Facing the green-eyed monster
I’m suffering from jealousy, of the extreme kind. And the worst part is it’s over my best friend’s 18-year-old sister (surely when you hit your late twenties you’re supposed to have matured past such silliness?)
It’s not so much her gorgeously long legs or youthful figure that gets to me, but rather the fact that she has possibly the most flawless skin I’ve ever seen. You know, the kind of complexion that’s so clear it literally glows – all annoyingly without the aid of bronzers or illuminators. And, although generally a smooth milky white, it has the rare ability to turn into a rich caramel after a minute outdoors (unlike my skin that seems to wage its own war against daylight by turning red and blotchy the minute it’s exposed to the sun).
So yes, it’s not surprising that whenever she’s around, my face and I are left feeling dull, freckly and a little more than green with envy. Yet luckily for me, while genetics may not be on my side in this instance, the cosmetics industry sure is! To smooth my complexion and tone down my freckles I love Rimmel London Lasting Finish Foundation. When my skin is looking particularly lifeless I use Natio Glow Skin Brightening Face Balm for immediate radiance and, for subtle yet effective bronzing I can’t go past MAC Bronzing Powder. All I need now is a time machine to take me back to my teens…
What’s your biggest beauty envy? How do you create a flawless face?