Saturday, March 29, 2008

Grrrr . . .Another Frustrating Trip to Sephora

So, anyway, allow me a small rant. This has been bothering me ever since I got back from the mall yesterday.

I went to Sephora in Pentagon City AGAIN to try finding a foundation or a tinted moisturizer that didn't have a million preservatives that have been linked with cancer (i.e., parabens). I mentioned a few weeks ago that I had recently bought a foundation from Clinique, being hopeful that it was less toxic than most. Unfortunately, after finally forcing myself to read the label, I saw that it not only had ONE paraben, but ONE OF EACH paraben (methyl, ethyl, propyl and butylparabens!!!). Do they really need so many?

So back to Sephora it went. While there, I thought I would try the Bare Minerals line. Yeah, I had seen the info-mercial and was intrigued. The transformations were really inspiring. Plus, I had recently read an article in Elle Mag about the company's founder,
Leslie Blodgett, and it was filled with interviews with women who said their lives were changed by the stuff. The very nice make-up lady "buffed" it on, and, well, I have NEVER seen my pores look at big as they did with that stuff on my face! Plus, hell, can't they make the lighting in Sephora a LITTLE more flattering and the mirrors a little bigger? My face looked absolutely caked with power and I had those little sparklies all over . . . um, yeah, that looks natural . . . my skin is naturally sparkly! Okay, so maybe this make-up is a miraculous cure for all those ladies out there with horrible skin-tones so they take the trade off. But, um, it did not look at all natural on me and I think I still have at least a few years of not being forced to cake myself with make-up.

Another annoyance: I was excited to read in Lucky Mag about the new Korres all-natural line of make-up and wanted to try the
Ginger & Vitamins Foundation.

But, of course, they weren't carrying it in the store. WTF??? There are, like, two natural foundations out there, why not carry one of them in the store? And I just looked on the Sephora web-site and half the shades are already out of stock. GGRRRR . . .

What do I have to do around here to get a natural foundation??

Have a pleasant weekend.


Sean Hennessey said...

Marissa said...

Ooo, be careful with Bare Minerals. I also bit the bullet and actually like the way it went on and looked, but it caused a gnarly skin reaction on me. After Googling, I found out it contains bismuth oxychloride, which is a known skin irritant for people with sensitive skin. So from my perspective, you should be lucky you hated how it looked!

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