Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Buyer Beware!

If you have been following my blog you might have noticed that I tend to not wear a lot makeup.  This is partially due to the fact that I tend to take my pictures in the evening usually after I have removed my makeup I then think "I should take a quick picture".  But last week I experienced a horrible reaction to a L'Oreal product.

I like to look at blogs and sometimes I see reviews on products that appear to be widely successful for other people so that prompted me to go out and buy L'Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Professional Magic Perfecting Base.  I read the directions and gingerly applied some of this cream to my face then applied my makeup like usual.

Within a hour or two I noticed that my face was tingling and by that evening when I removed my makeup my face was a little red.  I followed my usual routine and go to bed like normal thinking nothing about it.  The next morning I followed my routine and included the Magic Perfecting Base under my makeup and head off to work.  Like the day before I noticed that my face is tingling again but nothing I'm not use to.  You see my skin tends to be sensitive, but sometimes I just need an adjustment period and then everything gets back to normal.  I was so wrong this time.

Well that day at work I had several students and staff ask me if I was alright.  It wasn't until my bathroom break at lunch that I noticed that my face was red.  I mean really red!  My pores were so large I swear I could park a car in them!  I did what I felt was the best thing to do.  I washed my face.  Yep, right there in the girls bathroom at my school, I washed my face with hand soap and dried my face with brown paper towels.  Not ideal, but what were my other options.

I became an event in the 2nd floor girls bathroom and two other students offered to help me.  You see working in a high school means that the female students carry all their makeup with them including makeup remover.  I gladly accepted the offers my way and was able to remove all my makeup and get my face cleaned.

I wore no makeup of the rest of the week and returned my jar of Magic Perfecting Base to Target.  All I had to do was lean over the counter and the clerk made an exception to the no return policy on cosmetics.  Below are some pictures of my face on the second day of letting my face recover.  I'm sorry that I didn't think to take any pictures that first day, but I was trying not to freakout too much in front of the baby and hubby.
If you look closely you can see how large my pores are.

Not the best picture, but you can still see the redness.
I learned my lesson.  New product + Tingling = Bad Reaction  I will stick with my old routine and gladly love and use without fail my Aveeno and Oil Olay facial products.

1 comment:

  1. That's too bad! :( I have sensitive skin too. Hope all gets better :)