After a brief fling with Boujois Healthy Mix (review on it’s way!) and a long love affair with Nars Sheer Glow, my skin is demanding a change.
The reason for this demand is that my skin type has completely changed over the past season – I’m putting it down to cold weather and hormones. I have always had combination skin. Normal on the cheeks/forehead and prone to oiliness on my nose and chin. Not any more.
At the moment my skin is
- Dehydrated – despite tonnes of moisturising products and water
- Very fine – as Irish skin tends to be. It needs more protection from the elements than thicker skin
- Prone to congestion – blocked pores on my chin
- Spotty – on my chin only, thank you hormones. The spotty areas are very dry, no oil in sight which means no more spot/acne products for me
Nars Sheer Glow is an absolutely beautiful foundation but it just isn’t cutting it since my skin has dried out. I find myself with patches of dryness as the day continues. I will probably return to this old favourite next Summer when my skin is less parched.
Bourjois Healthy Mix is cheap, easy to apply and fresh but it doesn’t provide the coverage I need on the spotty areas at the moment. It also doesn’t last very long on the skin although it is a lovely foundation.
So this left me with the dilema of choosing a foundation, preferably one I had in my collection already. On a whim yesterday I grabbed my bottle of Chanel Pro Lumiere Foundation and smeared it on with my fingers after my moisturiser.
Low and behold it looked divine and lasted amazingly well. All day in fact. I loved this when I first bought it but found it took rich for my skin in Spring and Summer. I could feel the foundation on my skin, which I hated. Now that I have dry skin, it overs moisturisation and a barrier from the elements. My skin felt completely protected from the cold.
I think I may re-love it!
A note on my moisturiser of choice lately – I am absolutely in love with Aqua Serum Hydrant and Créme Ylang by PHYT’s. It is designed for thin Celtic skin. They are also organic. I am addicted to their range at the moment… I feel a video coming on!
How is your skin this weather? What foundation and moisturiser have you been using to help?
I have been trying out Chanel Pro-Lumiere for a few months now. Here is what I think: