Sunday, February 10, 2008
The Perfect Canvas
Looking gorgeous requires attention to detail, diligence, and risk taking. These three categories are imperative when talking about one's skin. Besides cleansing, and applying SPF 30 or higher daily, one needs the right foundation to create a perfect canvas. This is where the risky part comes in, because we often get attached to a foundation and wear it for many years, discounting the fact that our skin changes as we age, and refuse to try something new. I definitely fell into this category. I was strongly devoted to my Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer and felt that I had no need to branch out. I met my mother for lunch in the West Village after work, and while she is the naturally glamorous type, I noticed something different about her while sitting across from her at the table - her skin looked like it was lit from within, glowy but not at all shiny. She excitedly told me that her latest beauty purchase, Sisley's Phyto Teint Eclat Oil-Free Foundation, was the culprit behind this radiance. I tried it myself and loved the smooth and light hydrating texture (that's akin to spraying your skin with those miniature evian canisters in summer) and coverage that doesn't obscure your skin's natural look, but just enhances it. The link I've provided for you sells the foundation at a discount! While I am still an avid Laura Mercier fan, I have vowed to switch it up now and then so as not to fall into a dreaded beauty rut.