May 29, 2019

Perricone MD No Makeup Making My Weekends Easy, Peasy, One-Two-Threesy!

I was compensated by a brand or company but all thoughts and opinions are my own and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

I remember when Perricone MD No Makeup launched way back in 2012 and I remember how much I loved it. You see I’ve always had fairly resilient skin with very few breakout issues. Its always had a good smooth texture however, I do suffer from dryness and dullness but I really can’t complain too much. I truly believe it’s one of my best features and fairly low maintenance. This basically means that I never really had to use a ton of coverage. I gotta admit I’m one of those super judgemental people that gawks at youTube videos and Instagram posts where people pile on tons and tons of concealer and foundation. It makes my head spin! How is your skin even breathing with all that on!? I’ve actually never applied a complete face of foundation in all my years using makeup! Not even for a special event or a night out! I typically swipe a bit down the sides of my nose and spread it outward and I’m done. I do however, use concealer under my eyes as I’ve always been prone to tired, puffy eyes and I like paying special attention to this area.

That being said Perricone MD No Makeup Foundation is totally my thing. I prefer that no makeup, natural look but also, I like makeup that will brighten up my face, ease dullness, and even out my skin tone. That pretty much gets all that done in a sheerer, lightweight formula. With Summer around the corner it’s an ideal pick for light, no nonsense foundation in my opinion! The formula has actually evolved of the years as they offer it in more shades now and also, two finishes one a sheerer dewy formula and the other a semi-matte. Either one is actually great in my opinion and I’ve never had issues with the formula adhering to my drier areas. It’s actually a good formula for Summer if you tend to wear powder. The lightweight texture creates a rather great base for powder. I rarely wear powder as you know but when the heat sets in I actually like what it does for my skin! I tend to apply the No Makeup Foundation first and a dusting of powder after and it feels like it shaves 10 years off my face. It’s just a really nice, natural look without a lot of nonsense and on the weekends when I just don’t want a ton of makeup on it’s a perfect look and feel for me!

Speaking of products that have evolved so has Perricone MD No Makeup Concealer! I swear this product is more pigmented than it was several years ago. I actually use Medium all the time under my regular concealer as it has a sort of brightening and correcting finish that works great under other concealers. For the weekend, I end up using this formula only by using the “triangle of light” technique. Basically, for those that don’t know, that’s when you draw an upside down triangle under your eyes and blending inwards. The peachy shade corrects darkness and brightens up my eye area. This does run sheerer but it’s actually surprisingly more pigmented than some people realize. So, whether you want to beat the heat with a lightweight concealer, wear something lighter on the weekends, or maybe you don’t have a lot to conceal this is a hidden little gem.

And finally, last but never least, by two favorite products from the Perricone No Makeup Collection! Perricone MD No Makeup Blush and Perricone No Makeup Mascara. Seriously, if you haven’t added these to your stash do it. No Makeup Mascara is one of my HG (holy grail) formulas! It’s just a great mascara that adds volume to my lashes! And No Makeup Blush is a super natural looking blush with a creamy, easy to blend formula. Very easy to work with, very easy to wear, and doesn’t budge in the heat!

As we finally leave Spring behind and head into Summer I’m sure you’ll be wanting to haul out your lighter makeup and start doing some more natural, fresher looks! Perricone MD Makeup sure can help!

If you’re interested in trying any of these items you can snag $15 Off any $60 Perricone MD purchase with code RSPERRICONE4 at

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I was compensated by a brand or company but all thoughts and opinions are my own and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • StellaDiva

    I was so happy to see the foundation serum is now in 8 shades. I prefer the finish of the serum but I don’t use the dropper that comes with it. I picked out a few shades online when Ulta had 30% off perricone a few weeks back (sale seemed to last just a day and it was the same day Ebates had 20%!). Fortunately I found the first shade I tried was perfect. Wanted to exchange the others in store for that shade but it is avail online only! So I lost out on the sale price but very happy for your discount code!

    • Isabella Muse

      YES! and the concealer range has expanded as well! I do wish they’d do more shades of the blush too! Oh no 30% is an awesome deal (so is 20% ebates damn!!!!!!!!!!!!!) but glad at least you got this code ;-D Hope it helps! <3!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • StellaDiva

        I saw in store that another shade of the lipstick is coming. There is a spot for it in the new display. Didn’t notice the blush display.

        • Isabella Muse

          Oh! I can get on board with a new lip color! I love the blush, it’s prob my fav piece from the collection but I’d love to see another shade or two!

  • Linatha

    You mentioned you wear powder over Perricone’s no make up makeup foundation. I love to do that too. What powder do you use?

    • Isabella Muse

      Totally my Summer makeup look ;-D For some reason it always looks so flawless with powder ;D Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder in Natural! how about you?

  • Linatha

    I do like Mercier’s translucent setting powder, I’ve never used the natural one. I’m going to check it out.
    Here are my favorite setting powders, listed in order of my first favorite and so on
    1. Chantecaille Talc Free loose powder
    2. Silk Naturals perfecting powder (untinted)
    3. Ben Nye Neutral Set Colorless face powder
    4. Sonia Kashuk Barely There loose powder (in flesh)
    5. Givenchy Prisme Libre loose powder
    6. Philosophy Complete Me (spf 15)

    • Isabella Muse

      sigh Barely There Loose Powder was so lovely! I do so miss SK at Target 🙁 Givenchy’s a fav of mine too I like the Prisme Visage Perfecting Face Powder in Soie Abricot. It not only brightens and sets but it sort of gives a nice pretty natural hint of color! The new Hourglass powder is pretty brilliant as well! 😉

  • Kish

    I tried the foundation when it first came out and only had the one shade. It was too dark for me, but I did like the formula. I’ll have to investigate now that they have more!