Reviews: Perricone No Sun Tanner and Wearable Teal Eye MakeupMay 30, 2011 at 10:54 am | Posted in Anti-Aging, Body Care, Makeup | 2 Comments
Tags: Bonne Bell, Mally, NYC Eyeshadow, Perricone, Perricone No Sun, teal eyeliner
Summer unofficially kicks-off with today’s Memorial Day holiday (here in the U.S.)! This means skin is coming out of hibernation at the beach or just in the backyard. And a sun tan from a bottle (along with sunscreen) is the only proven anti-aging remedy. On the eyes (and nails), teal is the “it” color for Summer 2011, but can you pull it off if you’re over age 25?
Perricone No Sun Tanner
I have a few favorite products from the Perricone MD line, so was excited to try the new No Sun Tanner. I popped into the Nordstrom beauty department and spotted a “make yourself a tester” table with various sunscreens and sunless tanners (love this idea, no need to bother a rep for a sample). I filled a tester with the No Sun, but once home realized I should have made two. The product directions state to apply for 7 to 10 days for a “gradual sun-kissed glow” and one sample lasted just 4 days applying only on arms and chest.
No Sun smells like summer — a light coconut scent. Hands-down, the best sunless tanner I’ve smelled. It is creamy, blends without streaks and there are no tell-tale stains on my hands. The resulting “tan” is light, though obviously it would have darkened with a few more layers. I prefer the more immediate bronze-iness of Bare Escentuals Faux Tan, but I think No Sun is a good option for fair skin. Or if you want a multi-tasking sunless tanner with other product benefits: No Sun ($65 for 4 ounces) also promises to firm, tighten, tone and moisturize the body (and face). If budget is an issue, a less expensive option is Jergens Natural Glow ($8-$9 for 7.5 ounces), which I often recommend to my lighter-skin friends or those who don’t want to deal with the “messiness” of self-tanner.
Wearable Teal Eyeliner
Bright teal eye makeup is in this summer — a tough look to pull off especially over age 40! Allure magazine (June 2011) suggests a “wearable teal” tip — apply it minimally as a liner over dark gray shadow and a deeper blue eyeliner. I tried it (see below). It’s still a bit bright for everyday but I would do this look for a BBQ or going out at the lake bar.