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A Whiter Shade of Pale

I think I mentioned I have a 4-year-old son as well as triplet sons that are almost 3. Alright, I know I mentioned it because, to be honest, it gets me out of a lot of scrapes — not the least being that I am never called upon to be room mother. Score! But they do make me late a lot. You’d be surprised how difficult it is to get dressed with a child wrapped around each leg shouting, “Mommy! Mommy! Mommy!” Not to mention that the third just walked off wearing my shoes while attempting to clean out his ears with my makeup brush.

Long story short — I was late to drunch and wound up drawing the only chair with no shade. Since I’m deathly pale fair-skinned, by the time the meal was finished, I was looking a bit on the pink side. I knew then and there it was time to make the switch to summer make-up — something with at least an SPF 15 built in.

Now let me be clear. I am a beauty junkie. You name it and I’ve probably tried it. From Clinique to Chanel, I’m an equal opportunity makeup enthusiast. But for summer make up in the south, I always head straight to the corner drugstore. When it’s 100 degrees in the shade coupled with 99 percent humidity, you only put on your face what you’re content to have slide down your neck. For that reason, my summer make up of choice is Olay Definity Color Recapture Anti-Aging UV Moisturizer + Sheer Illuminating Coverage – Light/Medium. Aren’t I sweet? I even provided a link so you can see what it looks like. I particularly like the swirlies. It’s actually three products in one — sunscreen, moisturizer and a sheer tint. Despite the fact that I would characterize myself as pallid, I was able to go with the light/medium shade as opposed to the fair/light one. It actually made me look like I had a bit of a golden glow without taking me all the way to Oompa Loompa land. And with the moisturizer and sunscreen already built in, it shaves some time off my morning routine.

A quick touch of concealer followed by a light dusting of powder and I’m ready to face the world — or at least my little corner of it — and take the sunny chair with a smile.

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  1. Bells says

    can you please write more about products. I like your take on it.

    You know, in Australia, Olay was called Oil of Ulan for DECADES. Eventually they changed it to Olay and we were all confused. Now it’s Olay and we’re ok with it.

  2. jodi says

    I hate it when they confuse us after we’ve been loyal to a fault. For instance, Mars bars…a wonderful candybar with almonds, caramel and nougat covered in chocolate. Suddenly, it’s gone, and we have to learn to like Snicker’s with Almonds (for all intents and purposes, the same candy, but with a considerable dip in charm). And for what???

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