You know when you discover a product and you are just like HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS BEFORE NOW? I’m sharing that product with you today. No, this isn’t a sponsored post. This is me telling you that the absolute best beauty product I have found (dead. serious.) is a SUNSCREEN.
I’m a crazy about sunscreen. After years (yes *cringe* years) of baking myself in tanning beds (proof), I walk around every day positive that I’m going to get skin cancer. When you’re young you feel invincible and by the time you realize you aren’t, you’ve done a lot of stupid shit. After my step-dad was diagnosed with melanoma (graphic image here), I now refuse to leave the house without SPF 30 or higher.
Unfortunately, I’m not a huge fan of how sunscreen feels under makeup. I mentally begged the Gods – why can’t sunscreen just feel like primer? It would be sparkles and magic! I’d never ever skip a day! Women of the world would rejoice AND be sun safe!
Then, on what I am now calling the ULTA Trip of Destiny, I found it: A sunscreen that feels just like a primer. And acts like one too.
This stuff is weird. On the first squirt, I thought NO WAY is this stuff going to blend well. It comes in a shade called “natural skin tone” although it’s much darker than my skin (apparently it also comes in a light version but Ulta didn’t have that and I didn’t realize it was tinted when I purchased it). That being said, it isn’t opaque. It’s thick and kind of see-thru-ish nude. It blends in and doesn’t really add the color to your skin.
Prior to buying this, I had been wearing the L’Oreal Pore Vanisher over sunscreen. This product replaces both of those (and some days, my BB Cream also). I’m actually pretty convinced that it acts as a pore vanisher because the ingredients are similar (dimethicone based) and my skin looks better after I put it on. I’ve been wearing it with just some under-eye concealer and my usual eye makeup.
To go all beauty blogger on you for a minute, I’m not a fan of the packaging. It really doesn’t do the product justice, as it looks a little cheap and the product itself feels expensive and luxurious. I also hate the name but whatever.
This is the best beauty product I’ve found. Period. It’s a little pricey – $19.99 from Ulta and $18.64 from Amazon for only 1.5 ounces. Still, because this is replacing two products for me (and because I wait until I have an Ulta coupon) it’s 100% worth it.
Now I want you to share: What is your holy grail product? Do tell!