THE COSY SKIN
Every sensitive skin -if not all of them- knows this feeling far too well: the uncomfortable skin which replaces any significant thought of the day by the more superficial ‘I cannot wait to go home and take my makeup off’. So, at this time of year where everyone seems to look for the perfect warm and cosy coat, I like to be the one who lists the picks which help the skin to feel as comfortable as the body.
EVERYTHING STARTS WITH SKINCARE
To me, cosy skin is first and foremost a question of knowing where to introduce some extras into the routine, starting with La Roche-Posay’s Hydraphase Intense Mask, a mask at its best when used overnight for an intense dose of hydration and strength. Next is the Dr.Jart+ Ceramidin Liquid, or the serum which I use as a booster whenever the skin shows some weaknesses, whether it is sensitivity, dehydration or -although quite rare for me- dryness and dry areas. Finally, more a winter switch than an extra, Nuxe Crème Fraîche de Beauté for Dry to Very Dry, Even Sensitive skins is the perfect way to round off the skincare routine with simplicity, but a slightly richer, soothing one.
MAKEUP WHICH MIMICS SKINCARE
I always like my makeup to feel like skincare on the skin, to be as hydrating and lightweight as it can be, that is to say not drying and easy to forget really. It is perhaps the reason why I like the Glossier Stretch Concealer -Light 10- to be my makeup routine’s very first step: it simply is the best hydration/pigmentation/coverage ratio I’ve found so far. Always awake, fresh and comfortable, never dry or cakey at the end of the day either, my under eyes have rarely looked or felt better. The same could be said for my skin, all thanks to the L’Oréal True Match -1.N.Ivory-, a foundation which seems to keep getting better and better as I’m using and taming it: applied with fingers and in small quantity, it becomes the most lightweight and invisible foundation I’ve ever tried. As fresh as completely bare, the skin breathes and lives through it. But all the cosy skin in the world doesn’t mean anything if the lips aren’t comfortable as well, hence why I’m introducing Dior’s Lip Glows -this time in 004 Coral– or the best way to keep the lips hydrated, plump and comfortable without compromising on a pretty tint as well as a glamourous shine.