Thursday, 11 May 2017
Wednesday, 1 March 2017
Today I'm going to be talking about the facial area again (sorry), I will take some more outfit posts soon, I promise.
Last year I decided to ditch foundation for good in favour of a splodge of concealer over the old dark circles and blemishes. I'll be honest, the main reason behind the move was because it meant extra time in bed of a morning (I mean, who wouldn't opt for sleep over a dreamy complexion?). The second reason was to give my skin a bit of a breather. After the whole makeup wipes ft rashy forehead ordeal, my skin began to clear up and I realised that, most of the time, I could get away without wearing foundation. 'Where am I going with this?!' you ask. Well friends, I want to talk to you about a concealer that changed the game for me. You see, I've found 'The One'.
Roughly a year ago, I received a voucher to spend in Space NK. I'd just run out of concealer (Estée Lauder 'Double Wear') and thought I'd try something new. So I plodded around the shop aimlessly and, after looking at a fair few concealers with a blank expression on my face, I decided to ask someone to help me. They immediately recommended the By Terry 'Terrybly Densiliss Concealer' (£44). At the time I thought 'Christ, that's a bit steep', but I wanted a change and was impressed with how smoothly it went onto my face and covered my dreaded dark circles. I also had a £30 voucher which meant it was technically only £14 coming out of my own pocket. So I took the risk, purchased the little blighter and let's just say we've been in love ever since.
The concealer provides good coverage but I'd say the most brilliant thing about it is that it's quite light and creamy so it doesn't dry out the underneath of the eyes. With 'Double Wear' I found that sometimes the underneath of my eyes would look a bit dry and crispy, and more lines seemed to appear - despite the fact I was using eye cream every day. Now, though, my concealer glides on like a dream (think a nice bit of Lurpak for the face). The coverage, as I said, is pretty good. Halfway through the day I sometimes have to top it up, as my face seems to do a sterling job of absorbing it, but you never really need to use more than a few dabs here and there. A tube of the stuff lasts me about four months - if used sparingly - which works out at £11 per month (not bad in the grand scheme of things, especially when I'm saving money on foundation too).
All in all, I'm super thrilled to have stumbled across this concealer and would highly recommend it.
To quote Dawn French: "It's not (By) Terry's. It's mine."
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
For a number of years I removed my makeup every evening using face wipes. It required minimum effort and suited my CBA attitude towards beauty perfectly. But then something pretty rubbish happened. I started to get these really dry patches of skin on my forehead and between my eyebrows. They were pink, dry and bumpy - and itched like hell. When the winter months came, the problem would become exacerbated and I became pretty upset with the way my face looked. I couldn't cover the dry patches with makeup because it seemed to make them spread even more and become even more aggravated. So I had to go around with a pink, crusty forehead. FIT.
My skin is by no means perfect - as you can see from the pics above, I have blemishes around my nose and small spots on my chin - but the crispy, rashes of yesteryear have been banished (hopefully for good). So if there's one thing I'd recommend in 2017, it's to give the face wipes a miss and try something else instead. After all, you and your face are in it for the long haul.