October 07, 2014

Lazy/Beautiful: Sephora Instant Moisturizer

I'm all for making the most of what you've got with minimal effort.

It hasn't always been this way. Hours dwindled away as I caked on foundation, concealer and mascara in my middle and high school years.

My beauty philosophy leans heavily on the "less is more" side of the spectrum, with a hearty dose of "If the barn needs painting, paint it." Taking a less-is-more approach means preparing well: eating properly, exercising often and sleeping enough. I don't regularly wear a lot of make up but I love experimenting with products, regimes, and great life choices to create a relatively zit-free canvas.

One of my tried and true favourites is Sephora Collection's Instant Moisturizer, the only cream that keeps my dry spots hydrated and smooth without creating more pesky pimples. It quenches without creating an oil slick, absorbs without leaving that tight, stretched out feeling. My skin tone evens out. Redness minimizes. And best of all? I can use it day or night. A light layer during the day leaves my skin primed for makeup without a greasy sheen. At night, I add an extra layer around my eyes and cheeks to keep my Sahara-esque skin from drying out.

After experimenting with various oils, primers and other moisturizers all summer, I hit a rut and ran back to Sephora. Within a week, my skin returned to its still-zitty-but-less-dry state.

So, normal. It's back to normal.


  1. I am intrigued by this!

  2. Laura -- Sephora sells a travel size so you can try it without the full commitment. It's great!


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