Skin prep was never part of my morning routine. When you’re constantly rushing against the clock and trying to make the morning ritual as simple as possible, integrating such products isn’t first nature.
I discovered Embryolisse’s Secret de Maquilleurs, which is a product line made to make your skin look its best before makeup application. After cleansing and moisturizing, the skin is ready to be prepped!
I use this little guy every single day. Do you ever wake up with feeling like you didn’t even sleep and the proof is in the undereye puffiness? Radiant Eye acts as an ice cube, refreshing and providing a cooling effect on the under eyes.
I apply the stick directly onto the skin and gently tapping the product around the eye contour with my fingers. You immediately feel better about yourself and it gives you a little boost to make it through the morning. It’s so practical to toss in your handbag to reapply throughout the day to give you a little boost. This is a must-have in every makeup bag!
Once I look a little more put together, I apply the Smooth Radiant Complexion on the face. This is a serum-like product that has a light-reflecting reflect due to the nacres. Your complexion will glow and your skin will feel so soft.
BB creams are no strangers to the beauty routine and this one feels great on the skin. If you’re unfamiliar with BB creams, it’s a beauty balm that contains several ingredients to act as a multifunctional product; moisturizer, primer, foundation and concealer. The Complexion Illuminating Veil has good coverage, as it masks away minor acne scars that I have. It also doesn’t leave an oily film, which is a definite plus when you already have oily skin to begin with! I particularly enjoy using this product because it provides great coverage so that I don’t have to apply foundation.
Last up is the Lashes & Brows Booster. This works beautifully on the lashes as a primer prior to applying mascara to nourish and fortify them. On the brows, it helps to grow them and to keep the hairs in place.
The con to this product is that it’s completely transparent so I’m not sure if I’ve applied enough or any at all. It’s also difficult to determine whether I covered all the hairs.
And voilà! The skin is prepped and ready for makeup application. If you really want to have a radiant look, I take a little of the Smooth Radiant Complexion and tap it all over the face. I find that my makeup holds longer without running and my skin feels overall softer and illuminating.
These along with other Embryolisse skincare products are now available in Canada at your local Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix.
Have you tried these products or any other skin prep ones? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below!