May 14th, 2018
I’ve been a little distracted lately… and have been wondering if I have the capacity to continue maintaining this blog. It is not even about redirecting my efforts to other social media platforms, I think I need to just focus on doing me for a bit. I had the crappiest Mothers’ Day because my husband wrecked my brand new car; and broke my wrist by slamming it against a window frame. Tip of the iceberg, but looming in the horizon for a while now. This blog began as an avenue for me to define myself as more than just a mother and wife at home, and beyond just another employee at work. Lately however, I find myself struggling to keep up with the pipeline, and having to dig deep to find enthusiasm and joy in the latest and bestest. The question is, what do we do when the passion is gone?
An unexpectedly heavy introduction to what should be an easy read, my apologies for that. But let’s say that I’m not ready yet to let go entirely, so I will take this as a nice distraction for as long as I can. So humor me, dear readers, with some emotional verbage and not-so-philosophical discourse from time to time. In return, I will aspire to do justice to some products that still manage to impress me in spite of it all. Today, I have the pleasure of introducing the latest Western-branded cushion that has found its place squarely in my daily routine – the Clarins Everlasting Cushion Foundation!
We all have those days when we just don’t feel like applying, buffing and blending our foundation to perfection. Lately, I’ve been waking up to those days quite a bit. And the easiest solution is simply pick up a cushion and pat it on. My weapon of choice is the Clarins Everlasting Cushion Foundation. High coverage, natural glowy finish, and feels comfortable like second-skin. It even comes with SPF 50 PA+++ sun protection and an anti-pollution complex to keep skin from premature aging… what’s not to love?
The all white packaging, complete with reflective silver trimmings, is chic and irresistibly cool. Everything from the bouncy puff applicator to the swing lid that closes securely over the cushion to keep it from drying out, feels as well made as it should be. Coming from the skincare experts, Clarins Everlasting Cushion Foundation boasts 24-hour non-stop hydration, to keep even the most dehydrated skin looking plump and smooth.
The above half-faced comparison gives you a good idea of how well the Clarins Everlasting Cushion Foundation conceals dark circles and the redness around my nose. It also gives a luminous glow that instantly brightens up my complexion. On my combination skin though, it does get a little too shiny after mid-day, so I need a good anti-shine primer on my t-zone and blot in the afternoon. Regardless, this cushion did not fade nor oxidise on me at all, and lasts well throughout my long 18-hour days. If you are using this in a drier climate or have dry skin in general, you will enjoy this to its fullest potential. The shade that I am using here is 108 Sand, which suits me perfectly.
Now as I’m typing this, I’m staring at a rubber cockroach that my son had sneaked into my purse this morning. It gave me a good scare the first time I saw it, but has since evolved into our private joke of sorts. I think I shall go throw it at my colleague for some laughs… it’s the little things that matter these days.
This post featured a product that was generously provided for my consideration. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.