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9 Jun

IN THE MOOD…DRUGSTORE MAKEUP

I don’t wear a lot of makeup in summer and usually skip face makeup like foundation. But now, as I’ve aged, I do have the dreaded dark under eye circles and some pink spots that can use help. While I do like tinted moisturizers, sometimes I still need a bit more coverage than those deliver but a non-existent feel and look is a must. I read about this concealer that is similar to YSL’s Touche Eclat (which I love) and new compact mineral foundation with cushion sponge – supposedly great for being on the go in summer. So I had to try them (and share my thoughts). They are Physicians Formula: New Mineral Wear Talc-Free All-in-1 Cushion Foundation with SPF 50 and Super CC Color-Correction + Care Concealer with SPF 30.

In summary, they are: easy to find in any local drugstore (check), affordable at $16.95 & $12.95 (check), refreshingly lightweight and easily blended yet also provide good coverage for a natural look (check), fragrance and paraben free (check), multi-tasking with SPF (delivered via the two most important sunscreen ingredients, no added unnecessary chemicals) plus anti-aging brightening benefits (check). The shade variety is limited but I did find that it blended nicely even for my not so easy to match skin tone. The compact is heavier than I would like and seems excessive in material but is cute.

I used my Think Dirty app* to check the health score and the concealer got a 5 from a scale of 1 to 10 (steer clear of anything with a 7 and above) because it does have some ingredients like phenoxyethanol a preservative used as a substitute for a paraben (some products must contain preservatives because they are stored at room temperature and contain a lot of water which may breed bacteria). The new cushion foundation has not yet been rated by the Think Dirty app.

* Mentioned in my previous post Cosmetics Chemical Truth.

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