By Sheila Arkee
Being of the oilier-skinned persuasion, I was really looking forward to trying out DHC’s Velvet Skin Coat. A makeup primer designed to help fill in pores, keep your makeup on your face, and give your skin a matte look, it’s one of DHC’s best-selling products.
If you are sensitive to silicones, beware, as the ingredients contain plenty of them along with soothing olive oil. Personally, I have never had issues with silicones, so the primer works well with my skin. No surprise breakouts involved.
Velvet Skin Coat is extremely lightweight and doesn’t feel heavy at all on your skin. It absorbs into your skin instantly, but I recommend waiting a few seconds to start applying your foundation.
To show you how this works I applied half of my foundation with DHC’s Velvet Skin Coat. You can see that the side with Velvet Skin Coat is smoother and my pores have definitely been minimized. I used a BB cream for this example, but I find that Velvet Skin Coat makes my skin look more matte when used with full-coverage foundations, like on day 91 of 365 Days of Makeup.
For a day out and about I kept my makeup simple – 3Lab’s Pefect BB Cream topped with CoverGirl + Olay Pressed Powder in Light/Medium and a touch of Stila’s Camellia Cream Blush.
And before my “after” shot, a portrait of my young son that entirely describes how I feel by the end of the day – not having it! Can you just feel the “mommy, puh-lease!” coming out of him?!
Needless to say, this is the best expression I could muster after a day at the beach that involved an epic search for parking and pirates. Yes, pirates. Long story.
Looking at the side with DHC’s Velvet Skin Coat versus the side that went without, you can see that my skin still looks smooth, which is incredible! I’m excited to have this in my makeup kit and will definitely reach for this often. The best thing about Velvet Skin Coat is that a little bit goes a long, long way.
Priced at $21, you can find Velvet Skin Coat and other great skin care items at DHC’s website.
*Provided for consideration. Opinions are my own.