I would like my skin to look like this girl’s, please.
I have very dry skin; I’ve whined about it ad infinitum over the years. And I’ve upped my efforts to combat all that dryness – oils and actual (if only intermittently applied) skincare regimens and such – but one thing I’ve never really given much thought to is my makeup. As an example, I’ve been using the same MAC powder foundation since I was in college – but recently it’s occurred to me that patting all that matte product onto my skin may be having…kind of the opposite effect of what I’m looking for.
But coverage is important to me, because in addition to being dry, I am also an uncomfortably red human being – rosacea, blah blah blah ugh – and have not-infrequently been asked by people who see me without any makeup on whether I am actually, literally sick. (This is a swell confidence-booster, as I’m sure you can imagine.)
And then, a few days ago, I had lunch with Erin. We sat in a room flooded with natural sunlight, and her skin – which, as we know, she takes extremely good care of – was glowing while I sat there all dull and dry and rosacea-y. It made me realize just how much I would like to glow, too. And started me thinking that maybe it’s time to pay more attention to what I’m putting on my face every day, and start using (gasp) products more suited to my skin at this particular, semi-elderly juncture in my life.
Next stop: Sephora. I went in planning to buy a highlighter (for glowiness, you know), and came out – as one does when one goes to Sephora – with an entirely new makeup routine. But the Giorgio Armani products that I discovered are so phenomenal, and so exactly what my skin needed that I’m basically putting up this post as a PSA. Because now?
I glow, too. (And no, this isn’t a sponsored post – I’m just obsessed and need you to know about these things.)
This (unfiltered, unretouched) photo was taken in full fluorescent lighting. For real.
Let’s do a step-by-step of the New System, shall we?