While I love make up, I like to keep it pretty simple. I guess my days of creative make up were spent in my teens and twenties. These days, I know my face and what works for me and the quicker I can get it done, the more I can get done with my day.
In the autumn and winter I tend to wear a metallic grey on my eyelids, thicker eye liner and dark red lips as well as a heavier foundation.
When it comes to the warmer months, I wear a bb cream, lighter lipstick and lighter eyeshadow. Warmer weather also means I need to drink a ton more water so what I do is add a sliced lemon to my water decanter and fill water bottles with that because lemon is amazing at cleansing the skin.
When wearing lighter make up, it means our skin needs to be in great condition so it’s best to prepare the canvas. I’ve got pretty big pores over my nose and chin so I’ve been trying *The Incredible Face Mask from May Beauty. It’s a thick black mask that goes on smoothly and smells lovely, then it gets to work grabbing deeply into your pores over about half an hour after which you peel it off and marvel at your sparkly clean pores.
May Beauty kindly sent me a pack of five masks and they will last me a long time as I only really need to apply it to my nose and chin area. The pack also comes with a handy brush if you don’t want to use your fingers. I wasn’t actually sure how much to smear on, a thick layer or a thin layer? I liked the texture of the mud, not like mud at all, so I kind of put on a thicker layer, I figured it would be easier to peel off.
The mask dries shiny, so it looks like you’ve put liquid latex on your face, it’s quite cool and I could actually feel all the pore junk it had sucked up when I ran my fingertip over the area I’d applied the mud mask to, amazing!
Peeling the mask off was easy, I just wiggled my nose and chin around and the edges peel off almost like plastic, then you peel it off in one go and wow, my skin felt amazingly smooth afterwards. I could visibly see my pores were much clearer and the dry patches I had around my nose are gone.
The effects were so good my mum has stolen a couple packets of the face mask off me! I actually can’t wait to use it again. It’s a fun way to pamper and prep your skin for spring and to finally get those pores clean without squeezing them which as we all know is not a good idea.
May Beauty have given you all a generous 30% off your very own incredible face mask, just use my unique code at the check out: damefacemask30 when you click on this link.
Here’s to sparkly, smooth spring skin!
Have you ever tried a mask like this?