This blemish-blaster is so good I had to write about it again
I know if I like a product the very first time I try it, but it’s a whole different story when that like grows to love. This can take some time as I try using such an aforementioned product in different ways, at different times or in conjunction with others currently in my routine or my medicine cabinet (or under my sink or in my beauty closet).
The most recent product I’ve found myself in this situation with is It Cosmetics’ Bye Bye Breakout. Part full-coverage concealer, part zit-zapping treatment, it’s become a PMS mainstay over the past few months. I first wrote about it when I got a big-old launch package from It Cosmetics some time ago, but it has since secured its status as an essential, and I feel like I didn’t give it enough love the first time around.
First and foremost, it really helps dry up blemishes fast—like shaves at least a few days off the redness/tenderness cycle. Second, though its texture is super-lightweight, it conceals even the angriest of pimples.
Last but certainly not least, it’s perfect for use anytime. On top of makeup when I need extra coverage. On its own to create the illusion of more even skin tone while running errands. But one of my favorite times to use it is between steps of my long, drawn-out skincare regimen in the evening. (I like to stretch it from about 6:30pm until bedtime so I can use more stuff and give each product time to absorb.) When I pat this concealer on specific spots throughout the night, I get multiple doses of healing alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids and undetectable camouflaging so no one in my family has to see I still get zits at the ripe age of 41. (But on the bright side, this means the hormones and oil glands are still working, right?)
The main takeaway here is that sometimes it can take time to get your groove on with a product, so don’t be so quick to cast something off. You never know where your relationship may go!