Game changers

Game changers

Apropos of nothing, a photo of Nicolas Cage in Face/Off

I recently bought some stuff that has made my face look better. It might make your face look better too, not that there’s anything wrong with your face. Your face is beautiful.

So, in the spirit of ‘sharing is caring’, here’s the good stuff:

Liquid Gold by Alpha-H
It’s ACID! ZOMG, I can’t put acid on my face! You can and you should. Glycolic acid is found naturally in sugar cane and has got to be better than rubbing grainy scrubs with bits of stone and old bones over your lovely face. Use this every other night. Cleanse, apply this as if using toner with a cotton wool pad and that’s it. No moisturiser. Not a serum in sight. Wake up, look in the mirror, exclaim, ‘Where did my pores go?!’. It’s that good. I was worried it was something for the more oily/combination types but no, my normal to sensitive-ish skin has no problems with this lovely aciiiiid. On off nights I use a light moisturiser or serum and eye cream.

Tinted Moisturiser by Laura Mercier
Everyone says this is good and everyone is right. I’m really not a fan of foundation and have generally tried to get away with just applying sunscreen and concealer. It has worked fairly well up until now but girl needs to face the future. This creates an even skin tone, covers minor flaws (little thread veins), contains SPF and just makes you look a little bit better. You can’t go wrong. Well, you can but it would be pretty hard to. As with all foundation/tinted moisturisers, you should try on in the shop and make sure it’s the right colour, otherwise you run the risk of it being the wrong colour and your face will look weird. People will judge you. I might be one of those people.

Convertible Colour in fuschia by Stila
I am as white as a ghost and I really try to avoid looking like a recently resurrected Aunt Sally. Hmmm, that probably is look I am going for – an ethereal Aunt Sally. This looks mad bright in the pot but once you’ve throughly blended you will glow like no other. Eyes look whiter and brighter, as if you’ve laughed hard and long (maybe after watching this) and it even makes your teeth look whiter. Magic.