A few months ago, I blogged about a few of my favorite things.
One of those was a Christian Dior BB cream I’d gotten a sample of a few months back.
Since turning 29 and realizing that 30 came next, I’ve been looking for any anti-aging skincare stuff I can get my hands on.
Uh, except snake venom.
Anyway, I’d always used moisturizer + concealer + foundation + powder…and that’s a lot of stuff, and no foundation truly felt light enough. (Clinique was the closest I found.) So I really loved BB creams when I tried them, since they’re so light.
You can supposedly use BB creams as a moisturizer, too, but I usually use a light moisturizer like Clinique Moisture Surge, so I still use moisturizer under mine.
The Hydroxatone BB Cream has Vitamin C, peptides and SPF 40 to firm and lift the skin, brighten, moisturize and protect. And keep me looking 29 for life?
In the spirit of full disclosure (and because I’ve put other no-makeup pictures on the Internets before, though usually with a post-run glow), here’s a before-and-after.
I have relatively clear skin, but my face is all red from being sick.
As you can see, I’m really and truly obsessed with chevron, I have grey and white towels, I still can’t take a good selfie, and the lighting in my apartment is terrible. (And I probably should have taken both photos in the same spot, but I wasn’t going to take off my makeup again…)
Oh, and the BB cream? It has really good, even coverage and is really light. I’m not wearing any other makeup in this picture, FYI, so you can get an idea for the BB cream’s effectiveness. I’ve been wearing it every day since before Christmas, and I really like it for both everyday wear as well as going-out-at-night wear.
And I have a tube for one lucky reader!
But wait…other giveaway winners first!
Jen T, please email me at theodora @ losingweightinthecity.com with your mailing address; Kashi, please email me at theodora @ losingweightinthecity.com, and I will pass your email along to Erica!
OKAY! BB cream people!
Please leave me a comment telling me what your favorite makeup product is.
Bonus entries (separate comments for each entry):
Tell me if you’ve tried a BB cream.
Tell me what your favorite anti-aging product is.
Leave me a comment telling me you’ve liked the Hydroxatone Facebook page. (Bonus for you: they typically run specials on the page.)[This giveaway will close 9am ET on 1/17/2013.]