slap it on

October 15, 2009

I was minding my own business, eating (inhaling) noodle soup for dinner, chopsticks midway inside my mouth, when suddenly my mom laughed after looking up from her laptop.

Mom: Some of the readers say you have flawless skin. They want to know what products you use. *snorts* If only they could see you right now.

I was quite offended when she didn’t stop laughing for a few seconds.


You know the saying “She has a face only a mother could love”? Even my mother doesn’t love my face, so you can imagine how bad it is. In fact, I’m probably the pizza-face amongst my group of friends. All of them seem to have nice skin. I need new friends. Pftt.

OK la, it’s not horrendous. With age, my skin is settling (probably too tired from all the grief it’s given me in high school)

But I definitely definitely do not have flawless skin. I have extremely sensitive skin which can be aggravated by pretty much anything; seafood, sleep deprivation, dehydration, stress. I don’t get pimples anymore (except when Ms. Menses decide to come once a month and bring along with her one or two pimple friends), but I do get tiny bumps which are equally annoying.

So I get help from this.


Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair.

I’ve blogged about this before, so you can read it here if you want.

In KL, it’s RM 290 for 50 ml, or RM 210 for 30 ml.

Since Toots works next to a shopping mall (grrrr), I asked her to buy it for me first, on her way home.

She was shocked at how expensive 50 ml is (so little you won’t even get full from drinking it):


She earns double what I earn, so my simple and sad reply:


(Sorry, my fb is in French. I learn better that way. Hehe)

I’m quite fair, so you can definitely see all the veins and redness sans make-up. That is why my Chanel foundation is my lifeline. The day they stop producing Chanel foundation is the day I will wear a paper bag over my head.


I’ve tried all of the types they have.

  • Matte Lumiere – my everyday mask that creates some sort of smooth, matte finish. It’s not the best if you have dry skin.
  • Vita Lumiere – I wear when my skin is a bit dry and dull because it is slightly shiny and gives you a little glow. It’s a little bit sticky, so I use it sparingly. It’s not the best if you have oily skin.
  • Pro Lumiere – Something about luminous tint bla bla…I pretty much bought it because the saleswoman was so nice, and because it has the word Pro in it; it’s got to be good. From my experience, it’s pretty much the middle between Matte and Vita.
  • Lift Lumiere – to lift your skin, anti-ageing. I’ve never tried this, and I hope I won’t have to for many many years to come.

And after that, to set it I use Chanel loose powder. It’s supposed to make your foundation last longer, and to create a smoother look….but I just use it because it makes the foundation less shiny.


So, those are my little secrets to an illusion of nice skin.

Just don’t come too close. Hehe.