Bye-Bye Pores!

Introducing magic for your pores…

L’OREAL Paris just came out with … YOUTH CODE Pore Vanisher which helps you achieve perfect looking skin!

  • Non-comedogenic
  • Non-acnegenic
  • Dermatologist tested for gentleness
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • Shine-free, oil-free
  • Fast absorbing
  • Can be used under make-up
1.4 FL.OZ. (40 ml) – SRP $29.99 CDN



How to apply:
Smooth over your entire face or areas where your pores are visible (commonly on the nose and cheek area). Apply in the morning and at night for better results. Can be worn alone, underneath your foundation or the last step of your skin care routine.

{L’OREAL claims this product}:

  • instantly transforms your skin for a refined, smooth, look; feels freshly hydrated
  • absorbs excess oil for a shine-free, matte finish
  • overtime will actually reduce the size of pores due to its active ingredients

{Review}:

  • minimizes the size of pores (very noticable difference on my nose)
  • reduces shine
  • matte finish
  • feels silky smooth, grease-free 
  • skin looks flawless under foundation
  • foundation looks better hours after application than without the Youth Code Pore Vanisher
  • the product has a bit of colour in it, but when you apply it, it is colourless
  • this product has a scent to it, but it is very mild
WARNING!!! Here is the big reveal … close up of my face! 😛 jk
My before & after, a few minutes after applying the product on my nose and cheek area.

Would I recommend this product?
Yes! It acts like a great primer for under your foundation and it treats the skin to minimize your pores overtime.

Comment below and let me know if you have tried it and how it worked for you.

    L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder

    Price:  $16.99
    Size: 27 ml (0.9 oz)
    Shades: 12 shades (light to medium-dark skin tones)

    To apply:

    • Before applying, shake the bottle to mix the formula.
    • L’Oreal recommends using your fingers to apply rather than a foundation brush. Ensure you have clean fingers so you do not transfer dirt and oil onto your skin.
    • Once you apply one layer, I suggest going back to apply a second on areas that need more coverage (i.e., acne scars) by dabbing it on with your finger. I continue to dab and build on top until I get the desired coverage and it blends well into my skin.
    • This product dries to powder so there is no need to apply a powder over to set the foundation.

    Claims:

    • glides on
    • transform into a powdery finish (liquid-powder formula)
    • no make-up feel

    My Observations:

    • I’m not a huge fan of applying foundation with my fingers. But applying this foundation, wasn’t too bad. Like any other foundation, you just have to work fast before the foundation dries to avoid streak marks.
    • The consistency is very liquidy and more product comes out then what I intend. If it was a pump bottle, I think it would help control the amount of product coming out.
    • The coverage is a light to medium matte coverage. I think it’s a great foundation for an everyday wear to even out the skin tone and cover any light scars or imperfection. However, I do not recommend this foundation if you are looking to cover a lot of acne.
    • This product does dry to powder and it gives such a beautiful finish to the skin. With a combination skin type (oily t-zone), applying a powder on top is not necessary.
    • My skin feels very smooth and the foundation feels extremely lightweight as if I’m not wearing anything at all.
    •  This contains SPF 18. Great for everyday wear to protect yours skin from the UV rays.

    Shade: Sun Beige

    Note:
    no face primer applied underneath
    no powder applied over to set
    Note:
     Foundation faded a tad bit (you can see the acne scar on my chin a bit more)
    Nose and area above my eyebrow got a bit oily
    Skin still looked quite even

     Conclusion:
    I have received so many compliments on the appearance of my skin whenever I wear this foundation.  With the lightweight feel and natural, smooth finish I would recommend this foundation for those who want a light to medium coverage everyday foundation. My skin gets moderately oily on my nose and center of my forehead, but I found I didn’t need to powder over this foundation. However, if your skin gets extremely oily, I would recommend lightly powder in those areas or where a face primer underneath.

     Have you tried this foundation? What are your thoughts?

      Don’t be afraid to MASK it!

      As I walked into the family room I yelled out “Surrrprrrise!”. I decided to surprise my love with my face covered in a light-blue clay mask! His response, “You are still beautiful!”. Aaah, what shhhhhweetheart! Wait until he sees my skin after I wash it all off! Smooth and soft like a baby’s bottom! Lol 😉

      My skin has been acting up lately so I thought I should take extra care of it. I’ve been breaking out more often and it’s probably due to life events (holidays, moving, etc.).

      As I was getting ready for bed, I saw a clay mask I haven’t used in a looong time, Freeman Feeling Beautiful Facial Clay Mask. It has avocado, oatmeal and Vitamin E which help reduce clogged pores, removes excess oils & dirt, and makes your skin feel smooth. A bonus? This product smells lovely too!

      How often should you wear a clay mask?
      It really depends on your skin type. I would suggest using it once a week. But if your skin tends to be on the oily side you may be able to get away with using it twice a week. Clay masks suck out excess oil that can clog your pores.
      How do you apply the clay mask?
      Typically, the steps are as follows:
      1. Cleanse your face.
      2. Dry your face.
      3. Apply a thin layer of the clay mask all over your face and go down to your neck. Work around your eyes and ensure yoj don’t get too close.
      4. Let the clay ask completely dry until your face feels extremely tight and stiff.
      5. Rinse off with warm water.
      6. Pat your face dry with a towel.
      … and VOILA! Beautiful skin!
      I know, masks can be scurrry, but don’t be afraid to use them. Your skin will thank you at the end! 🙂 Plus, if your partner is like mine, he might be jealous of the soft skin and want to try the clay mask too! 😛
      I purchased this product at Wal-mart.