Reading the title of today’s blog post and you’re probably thinking ‘why would I bother putting make up on to look like I’ve not got make up on?’ Well, if you are, then your first thoughts were exactly the same as mine. I’m a heavy user of make up, in terms of how often I wear it as well as wearing full coverage products. Earlier on in the year, I tried out the Perricone MD No Makeup Makeup for the first time, and used the No Blush Blush and No Highlighter Highlighter. From the first use I was hooked with the light dewy finish and beautiful velvet texture of the two products. When the opportunity arose to try the rest of the range, I couldn’t say no, especially since I was getting a lot of questions from you lovely ladies about this miracle brand.
Although I do prefer a fuller coverage, I am in no way averse to wearing a lighter, more dewy finish, especially on down days where a full face isn’t necessary. My skin is in pretty good nick right now, with a great skincare routine that is keeping blemishes at bay. With no blemishes, I feel that I can afford to go lighter in my foundation and I have found the most perfect formulation that works well on my skin and makes me feel great. The Perricon MD No Foundation Foundation Serum is available in just one shade and works in conjunction with your skin for a glowing finish. I have quite a deep skin tone and to look at the foundation serum, I would have said that the colour was too light, yet when it applies, it’s like a universal shade. Matte in finish, and suitable for oily skin, I feel like I have a light – medium coverage although it feels like I’m not wearing anything on my face. It’s also a great multi-use product and can be used as a concealer or as a base for eye shadow. At £45, it’s above average price for a base product, but I really do love this and would definitely look at repurchasing when it’s finished.
To complete my face base, and as a welcome addition to the highlighter and blusher I’ve been wearing, the Perricone MD No Bronzer Bronzer, £29, gives skin a beautiful veil of warmth with a minute amount of product. The bottle on the bronzer needs to be shaken before use to mix the pigments with the serum before applying a small amount to the face. I like to mix a drop or two into my No Foundation Foundation Serum to warm up the shade in general, and then add a drop or two more to my skin for that bronzed goddess glow. I have tried to use it as a contour shade but it is too warm for creating chiselled cheekbones, so I leave it for my glow. It also looks pretty gorgeous mixed directly with the No Blush Blush for a custom colour blend.
I am really particular about mascara, and I have to apply it using a plastic comb wand. When I first saw the Perricone MD No Mascara Mascara, I fell in love with the applicator straight away. Just from looking at it, I knew it would give my lashes the length they needed as well as keeping the separate and not clumpy. The colour is a brown black, which looks beautiful on all eye colours and looks a lot more natural than jet black lashes. I was absolutely blown away by the mascara on first try. It honestly made my lashes look like I was wearing falsies, by thickening and lengthening my natural lash. Throughout the day, clumps of mascara fall out were avoided, and removal at night was easy peasy. An amazing product and worth every bit of the £25 price tag.
For the lips, I have been trying out the No Lipstick Lipstick and No Lipgloss Lipgloss, both £25. Available in just one shade, the lipstick is really hydrating and wears more like a tinted lip balm. It softens and moisturises whilst leaving lips with a rosy glow and shine. Again, a universal shade, but I have been mixing a touch of blusher with the lipstick for a deeper colour. Over the top, or worn alone, the No Lipgloss Lipgloss is another universal shade that comes in a pretty rosy pink colour. Non sticky and lightweight, the lipgloss wears for around 3 hours and doesn’t have a tendency to dry my lips out.
With the weather changing from the warmish Indian summer to a cooler and chillier Autumn, my skin tends to change in keeping with the seasons. I think that all the products from the Perricone MD No Makeup Makeup range will be ideal for this time of year, when skin has a tendency to dry out from the colder weather and central heating we are getting used to. After all, the less make up you wear, the better it is for your skin. I’m still telling myself that.
Have you tried any of the Perricone MD No Makeup Makeup range? What are your thoughts?
*Contains PR Samples