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Hello Sunshine

Friday, 22 June 2012

I am probably as pale as you can get - without being officially diagnosed as an albino. My dermatologist even referred to me as "a lady of near translucent skin". This, combined with my overtly sensitive skin, means that bronzer and blushers are like declaring World War III on my face. Ingredients like talc and oil cause me nothing but irritation and breakouts.

I was recommended Bobbi Brown cosmetics by my dermatologist (after coming off some rather harsh skin medication). So off I trotted to Jolly's in Bath - my nearest Bobbi Brown counter. I bought their Tinted Moisturiser (Extra Light Tint- a little bit darker than tipex..). I didn't opt for the oil free, as following my dermatology treatment my skin was still a little drier than normal.

The sheer cream works wonders. It evens out my skin tone, and combined with their Face Touch Up Stick, (Cool Beige 3.25), it leaves my skin with just the right amount of coverage.

I was happy to discover that I really didn't need to wear an inch of foundation to achieve the 'natural' look. And even happier that this was because my skin had improved following the treatment. Anyone who has suffered any kind of skin ailment will understand what I mean.

There was however one problem - Colour. I needed some colour in my face! I told the Bobbi Brown girls my dilemma with irritation and wondered what they would suggest. Thank the Lord these girls were not just after sales. One of the girls recommended a Chanel product, a bronzing makeup base, that she believed to be talc free.

Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronze Universel has been my faithful companion since that day. It is so nice when you know they've heard your needs and not just the 'ting' of their tills.

So, to cut a long story short, I bought it. And oh how I love it! I can use it with 0% irritation and maximum impact. It can be blended on top of my tinted moisturiser or worn alone. I use a blusher brush and dab it around the contours of my face where the sun would naturally hit - well if I actually tanned. I can use as much or as little as I want -perfect!

Happy Fake Sun Days.