This week, I was makeup less. Zero, none, nada. That's because I was out every single day, driving all over the metro, looking at apartments. More on that later. Right now, I want to talk about going without makeup. The only products I put on my face were the basics: Eyecream, Moisturizer and Sunblock. I've been using Armada Face Cover 45 for a few months now and have had mixed feelings about it til now.
If you're looking for good sun protection for your face sans makeup, then this is a great product to have. First off, it's hypoallergenic (as with all VMV products) and my skin did not feel the least bit irritated. It's also non-comedogenic, and true to its claim, my skin did not breakout with this sunscreen. I liked the fact that it goes on matte, unlike others that leave your face shimmery and oilier than normal. Most importantly, my skin felt protected the entire time, considering I was out from morning til sunset (I burn really easy) - imagine how bright the sun shines in this country!
here's what it looks like
Here's the reason I wasn't sure if I liked it to begin with: I'm not a fan of how thick this is - it was difficult to blend and I had to work real quick in spreading the product so that my face would not have white streaks. I also had to be careful with how much I applied because too much made makeup application a bit of a challenge... and made my skin feel kind of sticky. I'm guessing that their Face Cover 30 feels lighter so I'm definitely going to give that a go!
All in all, with the right amount applied, this is great for use without makeup. If you want to apply foundation, I suggest going for a tinted moisturizer with SPF instead.
On Monday, I forgot to put this on the back of my neck and until now I still feel sunburned in that area . Ouch! How could I have forgotten, right? The days that followed, the pain did not make me forget. So people, if you're living in this part of the world, summer is here - don't forget your sunscreen. Or else you'll look like a prune when you're old.
P.S. What the hell happened anyway? To make a long story short, my landlord broke contract and left me with very little time to get out of here. I may not be able to post as much this month because I have to attend to moving out and in, in a span of a few weeks. That includes getting my internet connection set-up and stuff. Sigh. Maybe I should stick my landlord's picture on to my voodoo doll. :p