When people ask me about my skin, I am hoestly baffled. My skin is red toned, very dry on the T zone (but the wrong products make me look oily), and I am a tad sensitive to certain products. I feel my answer always contrdicts each other and they never can give me the right products.
I went into sephora the other day bare faced and basically said "You tell me what I am."
The woman was super sweet and actually did my makeup for me. She saw my redness and my current peeling nose (form a recent sea-dooing trip) and ran around the store scoping out the right products. She first applied a primer. The Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Sheild. This product will help protect my fair skin from the sun with its built in SPF 30 and is actually proven to help reduce visble signs of aging. The product fills in your pores and wrinkles to help give a more smooth effect.
She then suggested Cover FX to me. The COVER FX Natural Finish Oil-Free Foundation caught my attention becase it is first oil free. My skin is dry, but give me too much oil and it just looks oily and flaky at the same time. This product also protects against pre-mature aging. But this is wear my redness is tamed. It is long wear and and water resistant!
We were all done when I asked about a finishing powder. She said most dry skinned people do not need the powder, but the COVER FX brand did have one that acted more as a setting powder rather than another layer of foundation. COVER FX Illuminating Setting Powder also helps reduce redness while helping keep your foundation lasting all night long. I wore what she applied to me the rest of the night and I felt like my skin looked clear and beautifully toned.
I wore it over the weekend. Pros: My skin did not feel as if I were wearing any makeup. I felt light andmy complexion was all even. I loved it. Cons: Over the night, I noticed my skin looked shiny. The makeup did not wear off, but more so it just had more of a shine. It is also very hot right now (reached 115 in Palm Desert) so it may just be due to that. Nothing oil pads can't fix!
Before purchasing online, make sure to stop in a Sephora store yourself BAREFACED! It really helps for them to really see what skin type you are. Even if it is uncomfortable, you'll get the best results!