Have you ever read the ingredients on your facial cleanser? Yes, the one that gives you squeaky clean skin. Reading ingredient labels has become a sort of obsession for me lately. Every time I find myself in a skin care aisle, I pull out my phone and start photographing the front and back labels of skin care products. Yup. Pretty exciting stuff, huh? What intrigues me the most is comparing the front label – the smart marketing that actually makes me think that this product is good for my skin – to the actual ingredients on the back label.
In honour of Mother’s Day this weekend, I’m writing about my mom and the beauty product she used that started my obsession with makeup – a shimmery peacock green eye shadow. As a little girl, I was fascinated by my mother getting ready to go out. Whether it was to work or to shop, my mom always looked like a million bucks. She had all three of us girls before she turned 30, so I still remember the whistles from passing cars – typical of Mediterranean countries – as she walked down the street with us in tow.
With the arrival of spring, cleaning becomes a priority around our house. The longer spring days and warmer weather make all the dust, fingerprints, and unkempt backyards all that more obvious. But, what about cleaning out our makeup and skin care drawer? The stuff we put on our faces deserves the same attention as the rest of our house. I would even dare to say that the advice I give you might be even more important (this stuff is going on our skin, eyes, mouth!) and should be done several times a year.
It seems that a lot of the products on the shelves these days are working overtime. Prime and conceal, conceal and correct, prep, correct, conceal and moisturize…and oh don’t forget the SPF! The jobs that today’s beauty products tackle have become multifarious! It seems that we’re constantly looking for that one miracle multi-purpose product no matter how elusive it may seem.
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