Let’s be honest, the “no makeup” look is not that easy to pull off. And to really go without makeup, well… it’s not the best option for everyday, especially when the face is showing signs of dullness, stress and late nights. The other side of things is to put on too much makeup to mask the problem. And that’s not a great idea too!
Generally, we all want to look fresh, healthy, and glowing all day, everyday and we must admit that help coming from a good skincare and makeup routine can surely come in handy. However, I still believe that taking care of our skin is still more essential — crucial even — than applying all the makeup in the world. Well, unless of course… your makeup is your skincare too!
It does exist! Yes, a two-in-one beauty product that is both makeup and skincare, that allows us to save time, energy and money — while still making us look good! I’ve just gotten my hands on the latest Perricone MD’s No Makeup Skincare. This is a complete line of anti-aging skincare (which Perricone MD is a pioneer of) but this time, in the form of makeup! So imagine these makeup products that we are used to : foundation, blush, bronzer, concealer and mascara that deliver both beautifying and beneficial effects!
The No Makeup Skincare is designed to give us that all-natural, healthy glow of skin…so we can look like we are not wearing an ounce of makeup at all. Don’t you just love this whole idea that your own makeup fights signs of aging, cares for your skin, and makes you look natural and youthful again? Yes, I definitely do!
Take a look at what I am currently obsessed with now:
No Foundation Foundation. This gives the skin a dewy, glowing finish — just like how young, radiant skin is supposed to look like. It’s light enough to let the skin underneath be seen, while giving ample coverage to address uneven skin tone, dullness, and other skin imperfections. This is great for those days when you know heavy, traditional foundation just won’t cut it for you!
The skin benefits come in the form of Alpha Lipoic Acid (to minimize fine lines and wrinkles while delivering powerful antioxidant protection), Vitamin C Ester (to correct skin undertones), and optical diffusers to counteract red, yellow, and blue undertones. It also contains non-chemical mineral-based SPF 30 with Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide.
No Concealer Concealer. This addresses discoloration, dark circles, imperfections, tired, and fatigued-looking eyes by giving flawless coverage, and by smoothening and brightening the eye area. Over time, it reduces the signs of stress and aging. It is loaded with Vitamin C Ester (brightening and collagen boosting benefits), Hyaluronic Acid (locking in moisture and minimizing wrinkles), and Phospholipids (protects against environmental stressors while delivering moisture), and microcirculatory agents that help treat dark circles. It has a mineral-based sunscreen too (SPF35 with Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide) that protects without irritating the eyes or the sensitive skin around them.
No Blush Blush. This is a pigmented serum that is designed to work in two ways: First, it is to sculpt, lift, and define the cheekbones and accentuate contours. Second, it gives the cheeks a healthy color by self-adjusting to the skin’s individual chemistry. This results in a natural, youthful, rosy glow!
Like the other products from the No Makeup Skincare line, this has sun protection too — a non-chemical SPF30 with Zinc Oxide. It also has DMAE which is for firming and toning the skin. Its “weightless suspension technology” makes it breathable and just like second skin.
No Bronzer Bronzer. Another color-adaptable product, but this one gives the look of a sun-kissed and healthy glow. This bronzing serum revises the skin, diffuses fine lines, improves skin tone, and smoothes skin texture.
*Now, in case the foundation is too light for your skin, this bronzer is the perfect product to mix with it to customize to your shade and make it warmer.
Vitamin C Ester helps to brighten the skin and address visible sun damage, and SPF30 with Zinx Ocide protects you from UVA and UVB rays.
No Mascara Mascara. This addresses the problems of having sparse, brittle, or faded lashes–something that, sadly, comes with age. (This is one of my problems now!) On one hand, it works like mascara (as it gives instant colors, defines, lengthens and strengthens lashes), and on the other hand, it is is also an anti-aging treatment that is designed to regenerate and restore the health of lashes. This is due to the Tocotrienols and Biotin, which help improve the lashes’ health with every application.
There’s only one color, a “universal color” for this product — one that is not quite black or brown, but somewhere in the middle. This is a color that is meant to complement and enhance all skin tones. This product is long-wearing but easy to remove, does not clump or smudge, but lifts, volumizes, and lengthens the lashes!
When it comes to skincare that battles aging, Perricone MD is one of the top brands that has garnered loyal fans and users who appreciate the benefits of his patented and proprietary technologies. With this new line, the No Makeup Skincare, the brand goes over and beyond what one can expect from beauty products. And I am now one of Perricone MD’s biggest fans!
Perricone MD is available in all Rustan’s Department Stores.