I love guessing blind items in the gossip rags, but why should the tabloids have all the fun? If you see a celebrity commit a major beauty faux pas make sure you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can run it as a blind item and help the offending celeb fix the issue!
Which gorgeous starlet, famous for her unique multi-cultural looks, who got her big break on a popular late night “news” show and now is gracing every red carpet because of her role on Aaron Sorkin’s “news” show, showed up in red carpet close ups with a face covered in glaring blackheads?? When I say blackheads, I’m not talking about a sprinkle over the nose… Let’s put it this way, they were so big and black, completely blanketing her forehead, nose, cheeks and chin, at first I thought they were freckles! Our starlet does in fact have some freckles but they’re tough to find in the oil fields. She also had an unhealthy dose of greasy shine to keep the blackheads company. GROSS!
So what should have our pretty starlet done prior to hitting the red carpet??
Daily Skin Regimen:
- Cleansing Tool: Our lovely needs to invest in a Clarisonic Skincare Brush ($195). Ladies, studies have proven that this sonic cleansing brush, gently moving back and forth more than 300 times per second, can make a dramatic difference in cleansing oily, problem skin. It’s SO worth the investment. Now for someone like me who has sensitive skin, I only use the Clarisonic a couple times a week max. If your skin isn’t sensitive you should use it every night!
- Cleanser: Dr. Brandt Skincare pores no more cleanser ($35) has Salicylic Acid to “exfoliate and removes dead skin cells, keeps pores clean, and prevents clogging,” Tea Tree Oil which “provides essential antibacterial properties,” and Willow Bark that calms the skin.
- Toner: I’m pulling out the big guns for our offending starlet who obviously has enough oil to drive gas prices down — Perricone MD Intensive Pore Minimizer ($55) has DMAE which “addresses the loss of elasticity,” Alpha Lipoic Acid that “gently exfoliates skin and normalizes oil while improving tone and texture,” Salicylic Acid which “removes build-up of dead skin cells, dirt, and oil that can clog pores”, and a Proprietary Mineral Complex that imparts tighter, smoother, more vibrant skin
- Moisturizer: I know the Omorovicza Balancing Moisturiser ($125) is a bit pricey but it’s well worth it for its cooling, gel-cream consistency that absorbs instantly and regulates the production of sebum. It’s loaded with natural powerhouse ingredients like Pineapple and Rosemary Extracts that help reduce pore size and clear dead skin cells, and Apple Pectin which provides “long-lasting hydration and restores suppleness.”
- SPF: I would like to think it goes without saying that anytime you add aggressive ingredients into your skin regimen that include words like “acid,” SPF is a must! My longtime fav is Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock with Helioplex, SPF 70 ($9.54) for absorbing instantly and its oil-free formula.
- Get a deep-cleansing facial like the Bliss “Steep Clean” facial that targets oil and grime and includes microdermabrasion or a strong peel.
- If our starlet is still riddled with grimy blackheads after our intensive skin regimen, she should use Biore Pore Perfect Combo Pack Deep Cleansing Pore Strips ($9.26) on all offending areas.
- Then she should follow with a clay mask that also has soothing properties like Apivita Express Beauty Mask With Green Clay ($30) to help suck out the remaining oil and tighten the pores.
Day of Event:
- After cleansing, our lovely should apply the Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask ($88) which gives skin an airbrushed look that camouflages blackheads and other skin imperfections for about 6-8 hours.
- Before our starlet gets into the makeup chair she better apply some primer on that hot mess. An oil-free primer like Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional ($30) mattifies, fills in pores and fine lines, and makes the skin a smooth canvas. It also helps create a barrier between her skin and her makeup, preventing further pore clogging.
- She should stash my secret weapon in her evening bag for last minute touch-ups – Clean & Clear Instant Oil-Absorbing Sheets ($4.95) combat visible shine without removing makeup by simply blotting (DO NOT RUB!) the offending areas.
Can you guess who our offending starlet is? Email me and I’ll tell you if you’re right!Janna Posted by janna Tags Beauty Blind Item, Benefit, Biore, Blackheads, Bliss, Celebrities, Celebrity Beauty Blind Item, Clarisonic, Clean & Clear, Cleanser, Dr. Brandt, Fresh, Mask, Moisturizer, Neutrogena, Oil-free, Oily Skin, Omorovicza, Perricone MD, Primer, skincare