Happy Monday! And welcome to Dressed for My Day. I think it’s fair to say that my main focus here is style, but I also like to offer some insight and personal experience in the areas of beauty, fitness and inner beauty. That said, when I tiptoe into the realm of beauty I always feel even more nervous about tripping up than I do when I talk fashion. I’m no expert here, ladies. But I am excited to share with you today my findings as I recently tried out a new-to-me drugstore brand skincare and makeup line, L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect.
While I continue to enjoy my Mary Kay products and a few other favorites, such as the Lancome Definicils Mascara and Cils Mascara primer, I also enjoy trying out new makeup products at various price points to share with the Dressed for My Day community. Plus, I love being aware of brands that I can easily access at a drugstore or super store when I need something quick, say on vacation.
I decided to try the L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect collection because so many of my email subscribers recommended it or asked for a review. Plus this familiar brand has developed the Age Perfect makeup and skin care lines specifically for more mature skin.
The Age Perfect skin care line for mature skin includes gentle cleansers, lightweight oils and serums, and anti-aging creams and lotions to restore and revive skin. Of course I couldn’t try everything, but I did try enough to know that these are indeed high quality products that feel very nourishing and restorative. I also appreciate that some products, such as the Rosy Tone Face Moisturizer are available in a fragrance free iteration and you can buy products with sunscreen added or without.
Today I’m simply providing a brief overview of the skin care and foundational products I tried and sharing my honest assessment of each. Tomorrow I’ll share how I did my eye makeup as well as my blush and lip color application, and a few tips for creating a flawless finish.
L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Skin Care & Foundation Products
Again, these are not all the products in the L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect line, just the ones I purchased. Oh, and this is not a sponsored post, by the way. I purchased all of these on my own dime to try out for you!
L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Honey Night Balm // I’ve used this ultra rich cream for five nights now. It goes on like a thick, dense balm. It has the consistency of a lip balm, so you actually have to dig into it a little to get some on your fingertips. I’ve been wearing it alone, after washing my face for the evening. But I think it might work best worn over this Age Perfect Night Cream, which I imagine has a creamier consistency or the Rosy Tone Cooling Night Moisturizer. It looks like the purpose of the Hydra Nutrition Honey Night Balm is to hold in the moisture you’ve applied through the other night creams as you sleep. But it does work its way into your skin, so I didn’t wake up with it feeling greasy or heavy. Do I recommend it? Yes, as a second layer night balm for very dry skin.
L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Day Cream SPF 15 // At first I couldn’t tell if this cream was intended to be a moisturizer or just a sunscreen. I didn’t find it to be especially rich. If you have less dry skin, however, it might work well for you. But I prefer something with a lot of moisture and richness. Do I recommend it? Only if you have oily or combination skin.
L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal* Rosy Tone Moisturizer // The name of this moisturize scared me away at first, and that’s why I had purchased the Day Cream SPF 15. I was afraid it was going to turn me pink. Ha! But when the other Day Cream left me underwhelmed I returned to get this Cell Renewal* Rosy Tone Moisturizer, and I’m glad I did. It doesn’t turn you pink, but it does elicit just a bit of a healthy glow. And it goes on so silky smooth and feels quite luxurious. I got the one with the fragrance, and I actually like the light, rosy scent. But it’s also available in a fragrance free formula. Do I recommend it? Heartily!
L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Rosy Tone Anti-Aging Eye Brightener // Much like the Rosy Tone Moisturizer, this eye cream goes on silky smooth and easily. And it did keep my eye makeup looking fresh all day. Also my eye makeup does not crease or fade with wear. Whether that’s due to this Rosy Tone Anti-Aging Eye Brightener or not, I really don’t know. But it certainly didn’t hurt. And I did feel like the silky cream helped make eye makeup application easy. Do I recommend it? Yes!
L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Blurring Face Primer Infused with Caring Serum // I love using a primer before applying my foundation. In fact, this is a step I never skip. Normally, with other primers I’ve used, I apply the primer and then let it set a bit before applying my foundation. However, with this one I find that it worked best when applied immediately after the Cell Renewal* Rosy Tone Moisturizer and just before the Radiant Serum Foundation with SPF 50 (more on that in a bit). When I applied the three formulations one right after the other like that, I loved the results. My makeup went on more smoothly, applied evenly and held up to time and wear through the day. Do I recommend it? Absolutely!
L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Creamy Powder Foundation with Minerals // I tried the Creamy Powder Foundation in shade #305 Cream Beige. I did try it as a foundation, but I didn’t like that at all. I felt like it “skipped” on my skin in application and left me looking somewhat mottled. I tried applying it with the sponge applicator it comes with as well as a foundation brush. Neither produced good results.
However, I also used the Creamy Powder Foundation as a setting powder after applying the other foundation and makeup. And I did like those results. I patted on just enough to set my concealer and blend in my blush a bit. And I felt like it produced a silky smooth finish. Do I recommend it? Not as a foundation, but as a setting powder only.
L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Radiant Concealer with Hydrating Serum // I applied this creamy concealer using the sponge tip applicator under my eyes and on any places where I have a little discoloration. Then I blended and set it with a small BeautyBlender.
I used #200 ivory Radiant Concealer, but I’m not sure that’s the best color for me. The L’Oreal website suggests choosing a color that is lighter but warmer than your skin tone, so it will counteract any darkness you have here. Because this formulation contains a hydrating serum and glycerin it’s not supposed to settle into fine lines. Indeed, I found it to hold up as well as any concealer I’ve ever used, and better than many. It’s very easy to apply, a rich, creamy formula. Do I recommend it? Yep!
L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Radiant Serum Foundation with SPF 50 // I tried three colors before settling on the #25 Cream Beige in this creamy foundation. Honestly, at this price I didn’t mind trying out three different formulas, and I can perhaps use one of those others as my skin tone changes a bit during summer. Anyhow, I really, really like the lightweight but dense consistency of this serum foundation. According to L’Oreal, this foundation is formulated with Vitamin B3 and Hydrating Serum, so it provides coverage while also being suitable for sensitive skin.
I applied the Radiant Serum Foundation with my fingers (as I normally do most days) and then blended it in with my BeautyBlender (you just bounce the dampened and towel-dried BeautyBlender over your face, targeting lines and nooks and crannies). I found the Radiant Serum Foundation to be very responsive to the BeautyBlender. It provides medium coverage while creating a natural glow and fresh, dewy complexion. Honestly lasting power is not very easy to gauge these days as we have to put face masks off and on throughout the day. Then again, we took photos on this day while I took my mask off and on repeatedly and I think it held up pretty well. Do I recommend it? Heartily!
Don’t hate me, but I’m going to stop here for today. I don’t want this post to get so long that I lose you. I’ll finish up with the more “colorful” components tomorrow. Plus, I’ll provide a step-by-step guide for how I applied my eye shadow and lip color.
Over all I really liked these products. So I’m going to go ahead and include everything in the shopping widget below. You won’t go wrong with any of these products in my estimation, as long as you take into consideration the notes I offered above. Let me know if you have any questions about the products I’ve mentioned so far. I’ll stick close and try to offer responses quickly today.
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By the way, I linked mostly to Walmart today, with a few links to Walgreens because some items weren’t available at Walmart. But you can also shop the products at these retailers:
- L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect at Walmart
- L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect at Amazon
- L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect at Walgreens
- L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect at CVS
- L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect at Target (My Target had none of these products in store.)
Shopping Tip: While you may be able to get these products at your local store, I do suggest shopping online and using the curbside pickup option that all of these stores offer right now. To me it is so much easier to shop online for beauty products rather than squatting down in a store aisle with a mask on and bumping into other shoppers. I ordered my products through Walgreens and my order was ready in less than 30 minutes.
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Blessed for My Day
Heaven is a real place. I don’t say this because some have claimed to have visited it. Nor do I rely on operating table visions or tales from the spirit world, although I do not necessarily discredit those either. I know that heaven is a real place because Jesus said He was going there to prepare a place for His followers. And He also assured them (and us) that if He went to prepare a place for His followers, He would also return to take them there. Heaven is where God abides and where He plans to bring us into His company.
I also believe that heaven is a glorious place. It is a place void of pain and suffering and tears, but full of joy and peace and love. Are you looking forward to heaven? I am. And I want you to be there, too. One more thing I know for certain about heaven: there is only one way to get there. And that is through Jesus Christ. No one can get there on their own. So ask Jesus today, if you’ve not already done so, to take you there by the blood of the cross, where He died for you. I hope to see you there! Meanwhile, let’s live today as those who have a reservation in heaven…a place that is beyond our comprehension, but not out of reach.
In My Father’s house are many rooms; if that were not so, I would have told you, because I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I am coming again and will take you to Myself, so that where I am, there you also will be. And you know the way where I am going.” Thomas *said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going; how do we know the way?” Jesus *said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father except through Me. ~ John 14:2-6