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!
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