Post # 1
Hi! I don’t really wear makeup and I don’t want to have to. However, my most concerning problem is uneven skincolor, especially undereye darkness. I look SUPER tired, and if I just put moisturizer in the morning, it seems to exagerate this. So I’m wondering, can anyone recommend a product that would even this out, without heavy makeup? I sleep quite a lot, perhaps I should drink more water though…
My dream product-idea would be just a nice whole face cream-moisturizer that perhaps is tinted to help this?
Question two: Do you have any suggestions for nice leave in hair conditioner or sprays that will keep my hair looking healthy all day..no frizz? I have slightly wavy, layered, longish hair. I’m not much into styling for lack of no-how…
Thank you!!I’m starting a new job and I do really want to look more put together:)
Post # 3
@FrenchNewlyWed: Try a BB cream or tinted moisturizer. I think your best bet would be to use an undereye illuminator like YSL Touche Éclat.
As for hair, I like to run L’Oreal Liss Ultime through damp hair. I’m prone to flyaways and it really helps to tame them without weighing down my hair.
Post # 4
@FrenchNewlyWed: i’ve used olay’s tinted moisturizer and i was surprised how good it worked. (i’ve always used olay products b/c they work for me). it really evened out and blended my skin tone. if i am just popping out for an errand, i will wear this and some mascara and lip gloss.
Post # 5
Yup, I will third BB cream and tinted moisturizer. Either will be your best friend! As far as the frizzies, you may want to try Frizz-Ease serum or Frizz-Ease straight fixation creme. The trick is not to overdo it on application or you’ll have grease-head. I have curly hair that’s been short, long, layered, one length, you name it, and Frizz-Ease has always been my go-to product for controlling frizz.
Post # 7
Good skin is inside out – make sure you are getting all your daily vitamins, vitamin C especially.
BB cream works for most people, but the Garnier BB cream made my skin break out badly and left it looking super oily. I do have problem skin though. I know clinique also makes a brilliant tinted moisturiser.
Post # 8
thank youuuuu! I don’t really have a bestie here in France, it’s nice to get girly tips from you ladies. So, on the schedule is: go buy a frizz spray, multivitamins (maybe online?) and research a BB Cream. I’m reading a lot of people on reviews that have had problems with the Garnier one too.
Post # 9
Commenting so I can find this at the store later. I rarely wear makeup but would love a good tinted cream to even out my skin a bit!
Post # 10
I have a hard time finding a tinted moisturizer or BB cream that’s a perfect match for my skin tone, since they usually only come in a couple colors… So what I do for lazy beauty days is mix a drop of moisturizer with a drop of liquid foundation (Clinique’s oil free stay matte is what I’m using right now) and distribute over my face. Then just a little undereye concealer as needed, mascara and lip gloss, and I’m out the door.
When I don’t have time to do my hair, I rub a couple drops of shine serum (Redken Smooth Lock or an argan oil serum) through the ends of my hair and let it air dry or put it in a bun or braid, and it keeps the frizzies away.
Post # 11
@MrsBeck: ok Mrs Beck I’m heading to a store with the promising name of ‘Beauty success’ ! I’ll come back and report on the results.
In France we have an abundance of the products you gave imported, but they are made here! YSL, Roche Posay, Garnier, Clinique…I’m just worried about budget.
Post # 12
I like the Laura Mercier oil-free tinted moisturizer, although on hot/humid days (like today!) I still get pretty shiny and should probably think about adding a mattifyer under or powder on top…but I am also lazy 😛
There are also lots of overnight moisturizers that claim to help with uneven skin tone…I’m currently using Yes to Tomatoes, and while I don’t know if it has helped with older dark spots, it is definitely preventing new ones.
Post # 13
@loveandapitbull: I second this. Laura Mercier is THE BEST.
Post # 14
I’ve got wavy hair too and I use curls rock all the time when I wear my hair curly. I’ve also used the garnier fructis leave in conditioner too, works really well and it’s cheap. I like smashbox tinted moisturizer too–I also tend to not wear very much makeup if I can help it
Post # 15
For your hair, which seems similar to mine:
My normal routine is wash at night, air dry, after applying either a curl-boosting product (such as John Frieda Curl Perfecting Spray), or a moisturizing/frizz taming spray or lotion (such as Aveeno Nourish + Condition Leave-In Treatement).
I swear by John Frieda shampoos. I like either the Frizz Taming or the Hydrating version. I have tried many other shampoos (in similar price ranges), and keep coming back to John Frieda products for taming frizz and flyaways.
Try not to blow dry your hair very often – it will make it healthier and less frizzy without product.
For the face: I second the PP’s in saying try a BB cream. You might have to pay a little more for one that has more pigment to cover imperfections, that also will not break out your skin.
I use foundation for more coverage since I have acne breakouts and scars, but sometimes in the summers I will just wear bronzer/blush with some concealer under the eyes and over blemishes.
Post # 16
Ok before I suggust any makeup I think you need to find a really good moisturizer for your uneven skin. I have the same issue. I discovered that the BB creams and tinted ones didnt give the results I needed. In fact, they barely covered them. I moisturize then apply foundation. If I’m going for a more casual day I use a nearly translucent pressed powder for eveness. The Dior Skinflash works great for undereyes. I used the YSL eclate before, but found the skinflash to be better. (I started with the Neutrogena eye brightener to save money, but it just doesnt do anything) My eyes tend to be dry so I use eye cream first. Whatever you choose for your skin make sure it has SPF.
I second the Garnier leave in. Also the Aussie 3 minute miracle isnt a leave in but is wonderful.