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The previous six months have been fraught with adjustments, amongst them, the truth that I’m scripting this from my sofa. And whereas some had been anticipated, like wearing jeans an entire lot much less, I by no means thought I’d be the woman who pared down her makeup routine.
I genuinely take pleasure in sporting make-up—portray my face is commonly one of the best a part of my day—however foundation is the one factor that appears like a chore. Resulting from years of acne, slathering on my full-coverage foundation is extra of a safety blanket. However seven months into working from my residence, I am rethinking my strategy.
Because of a three-month break from makeup, loads of pandemic nihilism—pimples is not the top of the world when the world is actually on hearth—and effective, some good skin care, I am beginning to really feel higher in my very own pores and skin than I’ve previously few years, even when it is technically “worse.” A key participant on this has been Ilia’s Super Serum Skin Tint, which has proved my long-running principle I have been too scared to check: A wholesome glow with seen pimples will nearly at all times look higher than pores and skin smothered by basis.
I usually mistrust something with “tint” within the identify, however after it received for best clean foundation in Glamour‘s Beauty Awards this 12 months, it is grow to be certainly one of my finest quarantine discoveries. It takes about two seconds to use with my fingers (if I am feeling bougie, I like to make use of an Artis brush) and principally blends itself. I’d say it gives the protection of a lightweight basis, which is greater than I discover most tints present. It makes my pores and skin look even and blurs pimples, and whereas it would not cowl it up fully, I look rattling near flawless on Zoom. For out of doors-the-house excursions, I will toss on a little bit of concealer on any main pimples—which blends seamlessly into the tint’s hydrating texture—however most days the tint is all I want.
Most vital, although, it offers me essentially the most lovely dewy glow that makes me look wholesome and alive, even after I really feel like a zombie inside. The glow comes from the inclusion of hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and plant-based squalane within the method, which not solely offers it a dewy end to rival most highlighters, however moisturizes and nourishes my pores and skin whereas I put on it.
Since it is a skin-care-makeup hybrid and so light-weight, I be ok with sporting it below a masks. I additionally love that it has SPF 40, so it is one much less factor to fret about earlier than I’ve my morning espresso.
Even after we return to a world the place I put on denims greater than sweatpants and I swap my tinted balm for red lipsticks, my Ilia Tremendous Serum Pores and skin Tint is right here to remain. I simply hope my dewy new outlook can be too.
Bella Cacciatore is the wonder affiliate at Glamour. Comply with her on Instagram @bellacacciatore_.