It was in high school that I decided it was time to find my “look”. It was only fitting because I was 15 and on my way to adulthood of course, it was time to establish my beauty identity. Looking back, it went far from well, I was basically a teenage girl in drag. I would apply MAC’s Amber Lights gold eye shadow all over my lid and then I would follow with Shadowy Lady, it’s a dark purple that I would apply all over my crease. I would then load up on L’Oreal Double Extend mascara in Carbon Black (whyyyy was the original discontinued). It didn’t end there, I also wore a hot pink Rimmel lipgloss every day with an Annabelle blush to match. Keep in mind, that all of this was after I had caked on loads of foundation, concealer and powder on my face. My beauty identity continued to evolve, but one thing has never changed: my quest for beautiful skin. My beautiful skin requirements are blemish-free, even toned, poreless and free of fine lines. I know it’s a stretch, but there are certain steps that you can take towards achieving a beautiful complexion. It’s not so much the need for perfect skin, but more so creating an environment where you nourish the skin you’re in.

Thought I’d share with two of my favourite skin care products:

  • La Roche Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel: This has been my ride or die cleanser for years now. I discovered it years ago when I was working as a cosmetician at a local pharmacy. It doesn’t leave my skin dry and it removes all traces of makeup. Also, the pH is at a suitable level to ensure your skin isn’t left irritated.
  • La Roche-Posay Ultra-Fluid Lotion SPF 60: This sunscreen is the bomb! I’ve been using it since it was first released years ago. It dries matte and you’re not left with a gray cast. I wear sunscreen every day, no matter what.

Let me know below if you’ve ever tried these products or if you have any other product suggestions!