I should probably highlight here that I paid full retail for these items (well, not the CC cream - buying cosmetics in Korea is cheap, but anyone could have walked in and paid the same). I absolutely love these products at the moment and I just wanted you to know!
Then there is highlighter - that is a thing? Who knew? This stuff is brilliant. Apparently its technical name is illuminator, but that is very Dan Brown novel reminiscent. I have been trying to make a conscious effort to take better care of my skin and use my eye cream religiously. Unfortunately I am already starting to notice a few dark circles under my eyes - which is hopefully only temporary - but still led me to wanting something to bring back the freshness to my face. So, when I was perusing Mecca a few months ago, I was curious about their illuminator. I recalled the lovely Clinique illuminator that I used to use when I was in university, that is apparently so old that I can't even find any reference to it.
The NARS illuminator is great, it is super easy to use because you can mix it with your foundation/BB cream/CC cream or you can apply it on top when maybe you need a little extra oomph when heading out after a long day, or realise at 3pm you look like a zombie after catching an early morning flight.
This is where I usually sit, and love. I generally only need a light coverage enough to look slightly more professional? It also makes me feel a little more feminine to be wearing something, plus of course a little eye make up and I am set to go. This Mecca branded tinted moisturiser is all important 30+ and matches my skin perfectly.
Like the discovery of Benefit Moisturiser while I was in Korea, I also "discovered" CC cream. I was using BB cream, but found it could sometimes leave me with dry skin towards the end of the day. Not with my new CC cream, it is much lighter and smoother on the skin!
They are all different from a traditional foundation though, the main limitation being the amount of coverage (and subsequent sun-protection) and the range of colours. Being a run of the mill alabaster skin tone, the colour range isn't really an issue for me but I do burn easily.
What are your go-to cosmetics?