Apparently Pigment Free Foundation Is a Thing and I Tried It
Social Media is one of the worst things for my wallet, I swear.
Yesterday I was clicking through Instagram stories and my friend Shelly who is always on top of beauty deals showed a screenshot of an upcoming deal at Ulta. BECCA Cosmetics Zero No Pigment Foundation.
I thought, "Umm...what?"
Curiosity got the best of me and I looked it up.
Apparently, it's a "new makeup and skincare hybrid" that doesn't cover the skin like a foundation does but lightly blurs imperfections. Plus it's hydrating which, I don't know about you, but during the winter months I feel like I'm drying out like Spongebob when he first visited Sandy's house for the first time.
Also, like Spongebob in that episode, my thought was, "I NEED IT!"
I'm also not one to pass up a deal and this product happens to be 50% off today (January 8th, 2021). Score! I set up online pick-up and grabbed it on my way home from the studio.
I made sure to go into this experiment with realistic expectations. What I wanted was a little something for those days that I skip the full face of makeup. Which, I'll be honest, has been more and more frequent. I mean, whenever I'm in public I'm wearing a mask so no one's really seeing me anyway. Plus, I work behind a microphone. #workperks?
Additionally, I'm 30 years old and my skin isn't terrible. I'll occasionally deal with acne, and I have fine lines and giant pores that I've come to accept are just part of my face now.
The packaging was super cute and as per instructions I got the product out with this tiny plastic spatula in the container, applied it to my fingers, and then applied it to my face using my fingers. It couldn't have been easier which is exactly what I wanted in an item I'd be throwing on at 4 am before work.
The verdict? I like it! But I'll stress the importance of having realistic expectations. Do I still have dark circles under my eyes? Yes. Do I look like I would with my normal foundation? No. (I did see in the Q&A section on Ulta's website that this product can easily be used with concealer if desired.)
I notice the most difference in natural light, not so much in front of my ring light or LED vanity light. I don't think it picked up well on selfies either which is why there aren't before/after pictures. It adds some nice moisture (on top of my daily moisturizer) and it feels nice and cooling on the skin. And apparently, it has Hyaluronic Acid in it. I'll be honest, I don't know what that is, but people keep saying I need it so I guess that doesn't hurt either.
Is it a must-have? Nah. Is it nice to have in the arsenal? Definitely! If you want to try it or get more info click here.