The Best Product To Cover Spots (in my humble opinion)

I don’t know why I haven’t told you about this before because it has truly changed my life. Yesterday I posted a little video on my Instagram Stories featuring the Glossier highlighter in Haloscope because it’s really amazing. A girlfriend of mine sent me a DM to tell me my skin looked great. Which first of all, is so lovely to hear. But second of all, is partly due to my skincare routine which I’ll share with you next week (Woop Woop) and partly thanks to Dermablend 3D Correction Resurfacing Active Foundation. I’m not the first one to talk about this product, but honestly, I don’t even care, I HAVE to tell you about it here, on Le Beauty Journal because if you’re a human, and get spots from time to time, well, this will certainly might help.

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Now Dermablend is a very well-known range but I won’t go into details about it because all I want to tell you is that it WORKS. I decided to buy the foundation version because, call me cheap, there’s more product in the tube than there is in the concealer version. So here’s how I use it. I use my Real Techniques Expert Concealer Brush (which is the perfect tool), dab the tiniest amount on the back of my hand, and only apply it on spots. I use a small amount because it’s extremely full coverage, and I like my skin to show through makeup so I would not use on my entire face, but you could most definitely do. However I don’t want my spots to show through, and thanks to this Dermablend Foundation, they don’t anymore. If I want the coverage to be less intense, after using the brush, I would dab a damp Beauty Blender on top just to make it even more natural.

The biggest bonus in my opinion, is that I feel like it helps my spots to heal. It doesn’t dry out the skin, but gently resurface the area around and on the spot which is one of Vichy’s claim regarding this technology. I’m not usually convinced by claims like that, but I’ve been using this product for months, and I have to say it does improve the appearance of spots and how quickly they heal. I can’t believe I’ve waited so long to try this out. It costs around 20 euros and is probably the best skincare/makeup item I’ve invested in the past few months. It means I don’t freak out as much when I have a spot, it means I don’t get scars as much as I used to, it means I know the spot is being taking care of during the day… Basically, it means I feel better when I have spots!

How amazing is that right?

Skincare routine coming soon, get pumped! (Can’t believe I just used the word pumped).

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Little Things #1

I’ve been a bit busy lately, but the good kind of busy. Still, I haven’t been super present on the blogging front, so I’m hopefully making it up to you with today’s blog post. I’m coming back with an article about those little things that make life better, you know? It could be something you read, your new mug purchase (hint hint) or buying yourself some flowers. Little things #1 will be a series because there’s never too much things to be inspired by I think and here’s the first episode. Oh and I’d love it if you shared yours in the comments actually!

1. Glossier Cloud Paints

A friend of mine recently hooked me up on some Glossier goodies which I am SO thankful for! I got boy brow in brown, stretch concealer in light, the Glossier You solid perfume (which I’ll tell you about soon) and two Cloud Paints, one in Puff which I’m almost finished of so I needed (yes I am using that verb, because I truly need this stuff) a new one and I also got the shade Haze, a dark flamboyant pink which I LOVE. The formula is still excellent, and the pigmentation is unreal, you only need the tiniest amount. I also really love the finish on lips with lip balm underneath, glossy and deeply pink.

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3. Old Hoop Earrings

I got these like 10 years ago at a flea market, but I’m falling in love with them again. They’re simple hoop earrings, they’re not gold plated or anything though they seem to last pretty well over years. I love pairing them with a pair of white jeans, sneakers and a boxy t-shirt. Or with a dress if I’m feeling extra fancy. Great and simple style addition if you ask me!

2. Marc Maron WTF Podcast

I’ve written an entire post about my favorite podcasts, but I have to reiterate on this one because it’s so brilliant. Today for instance, I listened to the episode with Jason Alexander (from Seinfeld amongst other things) and it was great. Marc Maron is a great interviewer and though I don’t listen to all the episodes because I don’t know all of his guests, I often just click randomly on the list of shows and am never disappointed. I find that this podcast simply is the best destination for smart and inspiring conversations!

 

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4. Vichy Mineral 89 serum

Now, this serum is so good to my skin it’s the best discovery I’ve made in months. Vichy Mineral 89 is packed with water, 89% of mineral water actually which to be honest made me a tad sceptical at first. Paying 20 euros for water? No no. Still, I wanted to give it a try because I was looking for a good hydrating serum with an affordable price, suitable for my extremely sensitive skin. This one only has 11 ingredients, and a really watery texture. Yet it works on my skin and it might be because it also has hyaluronic acid and glycerin. My skin feels more hydrated and soft (also it never got irritated because the serum is fragrance-free which is a huge plus for me), and I have to say, I feel like it’s giving me glow! I’ve been using it for 5 weeks now every single day, and I highly recommend it!

5. The Office Mug

I mean, do I even have to explain why? I LOVE The Office (US version, need to watch the original UK series) and I miss it from time to time, I need to watch it again actually. In the meantime, I got this mug, and it just makes me so bloody happy it’s insane.