As I packed for our RV trip I realized I have several new items that have become basics in my makeup bag and wanted to share them with you. As you know, I only use products that are NOT tested on animals which limit my options but I’ve discovered it doesn’t limit me to lower quality products.
I have a very rough texture on my chin from past sun damage which has bothered me for years. It’s not wrinkled skin that I earned living my life, it’s damaged skin that I caused through years of not protecting it. Short of a scary, expensive, intense laser peel which might fix it or leave me with worse scars, there are few things I can do to soften its appearance.
Several months ago I discovered the It Cosmetics line. The first product I tried was their highly rated CC Cream Illumination SPF. I found a perfect color match but also that it was way too heavy for the rough texture on my chin. I tried it several times but it always settled into my creases so it got tossed.
Then I tried their Bye Bye Pores Pressed Translucent Powder. This is the only powder I’ve tried that knocks down the gleam from my sunscreen and doesn’t make my lines look worse.
Powder used to be my enemy. I’m used to it accentuating my wrinkles but this one doesn’t make me look drier than I am.
Around the same time, I discovered this Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer.
I smooth it on my chin and crows feet before applying my tinted sunscreen and find it does appear to blur the texture. It looks thick in the jar but spreads on smoothly.
Nothing’s going to make the rough texture or wrinkles disappear but blurring works for me and it’s a simple step that I’m liking the results of.
Do you have a wonderful skin or makeup product you can share with us? I would dearly love some suggestions. Preferably cruelty-free.
And now for some retail therapy. There are several sales happening this weekend that may be worth a peek.
Ann Taylor is offering and extra 40% off sale merchandise and 50% off dresses and shoes with the code RSVP.
J.Crew is offering 25% off with the code YESPLEASE.
Nordstrom is offering up to 40% off during their Half Yearly sale which is only on for 2 more days!
Saks Fifth Avenue is offering 40% off select items…including designer.
Neiman Marcus is offering up tp 65% off until June 3.
We’ve left in our trailer for Canada and I hope my internet holds up!!
Thanks for reading and have a great day!
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