The degree of my hyperpigmentation depends on so many variants. It depends on my diet or the time of the month. It depends on how good (or bad) I’ve been to my skin, in terms of cleansing and exfoliating. It depends on my stress level and what my face feels like doing. I’ve learned the hard way that being in your 30’s doesn’t guarantee an acne free situation. And 100% of my hyperpigmentation comes from acne scars. It’s a cycle that’s been repeating itself since my high school days.

How do I deal with my hyperpigmentation? It’s a two part process.

1 – I strive to take excellent care of my skin (more on that in an upcoming post), and

2 – I cover my skin issues all the way up so you can’t see them!

Step 2 is very necessary, especially when I’m going somewhere special and want to look fancy.

Step 2 also comes with caveats. There are days when I need more coverage than others. There are times when I am out and I realize waitaminute, I’m shiny and my skin doesn’t look great and I need to address this situation. And now, thanks to Lancôme Dual Finish Multi-Tasking Powder & Foundation, I can get the amount of coverage I need whenever I need it, whether at home or I’m out and about.


I stopped by Macy’s on State to get perfectly shade matched, and I would suggest you visit a department store to make your purchase. I got my exact shade of Dual Finish, AND a sweet gift with purchase which included a cleanser, moisturizer, lip gloss and makeup bag. Who DOESN’T love a GWP?


It was also great to get shade matched because of my apparent lack of perception. Winter’s got me all twisted. I keep thinking my skin hasn’t gotten as pale as it has, from a lack of sunshine. It turns out, I’m a 420 Bisque, while I thought I was more of a 460 Suede. It pays to ask a professional. it comes in 25 shades, so you’re likely to find one that matches you too.


So far I’m loving the options Dual Finish gives me – it comes with a sponge for wet application or a powder puff for dry application. It’s buildable to give you whatever degree of coverage you need, ensuring that blemishes can remain your best-kept secret. AND it stays matte when applied – you know that’s an area of concern for me!


What’s my Compact Confession? If I don’t have my blotting sheets or powder with me in a high profile situation, I get panicky! Dual Finish is a perfect fit for my purse or my travel makeup bag. I’m into it!

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What’s your best-kept secret? Lancôme Dual Finish multi-tasking powder and foundation in one has been the secret to a flawless finish for over 30 years. Share your #DualFinishConfessions and you could win a year’s supply of Dual Finish.

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Lancôme via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Lancôme.


Janie Anderson says:
March 17, 2014, 6:53 am
I have been blessed most my life that foundation has not been needed.My skin has just been even toned.Now at 49 my blood presure will make my cheeks pink and the blush covered with a little powder is a nice finish. As for your skin products that's another story.They have been a godsend.Since having to srart botex for migrianes everyone laughed because I really don't have any wrinkles.So vanity wise I didn't get that little Anyway your company has great products and my face proves it. Thank you, Janie Anderson (women ask me)
roxi tuller says:
March 21, 2014, 3:22 pm
I have used dual finish for over 20 years. I have tried every foundation and powder on the market. And nothing works like dual finish, I am buff in the winter. I use it dry, It builds without caking. I have had many people ask me what I use on my skin over the years and I take them and match them with there skin color. Lancone Dual fFinish Is A Blessing !!
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