Of Blushes and Blemishes

December 19, 2012

I have never been a daily blush wearer. It's something I only sport when I perform, go to weddings and other special occasions. It's not that I don't like having to fuss over an extra step in my daily routine but I'm just too afraid that it will make my cheeks break out again, just like what happened when I was using one in my daily makeup.

Currently, my routine is very basic:

  1. moisturizer, 
  2. sunblock,
  3. lip balm, 
  4. spot correcting using foundation, (LOL I don't know why I couldn't just use a concealer)
  5. loose/pressed powder,
  6. eyeliner,
  7. [Optional] and when I have more time, I fix my brows 

Pretty basic and can be done in under 5 minutes. But due to this current stage in life where I'm in, where I'm trying out new things, I'm playing with the idea of actually buying a blush that won't cause more skin problems. My skin is already damaged as it is and I don't wanna add to the damage that lack of sleep and drinking have clocked in.

Earlier this year, I tried on a blush that was good on my skin, the Lancome Blush Subtil. It didn't clog my pores but I was hesitant to purchase in Rustan's since it costs too much. There's another one I currently have my eyes on, but I haven't personally tried it.

As for the skin imperfections that I currently sport, it's nothing that my dermatologist can't remedy but I can't, for the life of me, wake up on the time I set my alarm clock to go to my dermatologist's clinic that's all the way in Ortigas.

I reckon it's too late to go for a Spanish Peel since the holidays are just right around the corner and I wouldn't want to celebrate Christmas and New Year with snake-like peeling face so an appointment is out of the question. It'll have to be scheduled on January.

And yes, I just wrote this much petty information about myself that no one will be interested about.

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  1. Hey..Your your routine is pretty much like mine! Though am unable to get rid of the blemishes :(