There is a finishing touch I can’t do without.
I need a puff to not only feel made-up and ready to go but also to maintain my make-up during the day and evening.
Powder in the most part is essential but finding the right one can be downright hazardous. I don’t want to look as if I have seen a ghost and nor do I want to look like I have a veil of crepe glued to my skin.
Even when I write the word “powder” I conjure up images of powder caked women with tiny painted bow lips; who knows where my imagination found that one, but nevertheless it is real.
Powder can be perilous.
I have persevered with the use of powder because the right product can change the skin from ordinary to fabulous in a few sweeps of a brush or the pat, pat, pat of a sponge.
The immediate benefits of a loose powder are the loss of shine and the minimisation of pores; powder when worn correctly can regularise the skin tone beautifully.
That’s where the Laura Mercier comes in; I adore this product. It is easy to apply and has a beneficial effect immediately. I puff it on my ‘T’ zone and that’s it. I wear it over the Giorgio Armani CC cream and a bit of blush. The days of wearing loose powder straight on my skin are pretty much done; even in winter I use the CC cream with sun protection.
The Chantecaille HD has revolutionised my make-up.
The light reflecting properties give a flawless matte finish; this compact is especially great in the evening for a more polished look and is very easy to use for touch ups. If you want to be camera ready, this powder is a winner all the way. Shine and facial photography are never our friends.
And the best news about these two? They don’t sink in and emphasise the facial lines. Win/win. xv
The Finishing Touch
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