How was your weekend loves? Mine was great. On Sunday my bestest Cassie came over and we spent the day at my house celebrating some great news (I'll announce soon), eating some takeout from my fave Caribbean restaurant on the Upper West Side Fredas and watching the movie, A Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. We stopped after a while though because that movie is a little too weird. Have you seen it? It's a little crazy. Anyway, let's talk beauty.
Two weeks ago NYC was hit with 70 degree weather. It was glorious. Last week wasn't as beautiful. But anyway, when the sun hits, and the weather gets super warm, I always make sure to carry oil blotting sheets because my skin (especially my nose) becomes a greasy mess. The last few weeks, I've been testing Clinique's Pore Refining Solutions Stay Matte Hydrator, This product promises to hydrate your skin, and keep it matte for eight hours. 8 hours is a LONG time for my skin to stay matte-especially when the sun is out. The product is also oil free and non-acnegenic which is a huge plus because my skin is super sensitive. I realized how effective this was while using it during our little heat wave. After washing my face, I didn't use a moisturizer. I just applied this product. As I was applying, I noticed that the product itself just felt like a moisturizer. It didn't feel silicony or anything. How the heck is my face not going to get oily with this? I then applied my foundation and makeup. After a day of running errands, I finally had a chance to look in the mirror. Woooh! My skin was not oily at all, not even a little bit, even my nose which always gets shiny no matter what I use, was still matte. I didn't even have to use my oil blotting sheets. That is insane! I always have to use those. I also liked that this product didn't make my skin too dry. (A lot of these products that claim to stop the oil, suck the moisture out of your skin and can leave it flaky and gross.) My makeup applied so smoothly with this on as well. This product may replace my trusted primer. All in all this gets an A+ FYI: the product says you're supposed to use with the other pore refining products, but I didn't. I just used this alone, and loved it.
How was your weekend?
Have you tried any of the Clinique Pore Refining line?