23 Jan Per-fekt Beauty Skin Perfection Gel
Ever wondered how A-listers achieve a flawless, camera-ready complexion? Well, you can bet that it’s down to the brilliance of Per-fekt Beauty Skin Perfection Gel (£49.50), because the pro make-up artists working behind the scenes on shows including Ugly Betty and Gossip Girl often apply this to the actresses’ skin.
It’s also reportedly used by the likes of Victoria Beckham, Katy Perry and Megan Fox. Bet you’re interested now, aren’t you?!
Seriously though, I used this product for the first time this morning and I am rather excited to tell you how good it is. Having previously tried it on my hand I was immediately struck by how silky the formulation is, but as it’s almost invisible I did wonder if it would make a noticeable difference to my skin.
This primer/colour corrector/powder claims to even skintone, minimise pores, control shine, reduce redness, prime and ‘per-fekt.’ It contains Smart Color Technology which adapts to your skintone, alpha lipoic acid, and Vitamins A and E.
Dimethicone (silicone) is third on the list of just a few ingredients, which is what gives it that silky texture, along with the emollient isododecane – but this isn’t a science lesson so I’ll stop with the long words now.
You use it after your moisturiser. The application technique takes a bit of getting used to, as you are meant to pat it onto your face and then smooth with your fingertips.
Patting it on from the off felt a bit strange so I started by gently smoothing it over my skin and then patting. Beware – it blends so easily you’ll wonder if you’ve applied enough but you probably have. The packaging says do not rub!
As you smooth/pat (or pat/smooth), something starts to happen. It’s as if a soft-focus veil as been carefully draped in front of your face. And when you apply foundation on top, the magic really starts to happen – suddenly your skin looks even, flawless, airbrushed… Oh yes, I could get used to this!
I didn’t need to use any concealer or powder and a few hours later my skin still looks good, although there is a bit of shine breakthrough on my cheeks and around my nose.
Per-fekt Beauty Skin Perfection Gel is available from Selfridges and Fenwick, New Bond Street.