When you struggle with oily skin when you’re younger, you’re quite sure that there aren’t ANY benefits to skin that soaks up anti-acne medication and always seems to need more. Not to mention watching every single thing that touches your face, certain that anything creamy or oily will just trigger an outbreak that will take at least a week to contain. You know for a fact that there isn’t a single benefit to oily skin.

At least, that’s what I used to think, then I turned 40, and realized that I’m not on the wrinkle worry train. That oily skin that has plagued me my entire life finally turned out to be good for something, and even better when the latest acne preparations are also anti-aging treatments. It becomes a win all around.

But one of the best things that have happened is that cream type foundations that have always been off limits in the past have suddenly become something that I can’t rule out on principle. Creamy foundation no longer clogs pores and makes my skin angry. These new preparations give you the amazing coverage that you’re looking for without the problems that go with it. One of the best creamy foundations I’ve come across lately is the Victoria Jackson Foundation Duo. A portable compact and latex sponge that fits nicely into any makeup bag I have, it comes with two shades of foundation. I’ve debated why a foundation compact needs two shades, but I’ve come up with two really good reasons: one, my color changes a shade or two in-between seasons. The foundation I wear in summer isn’t always the foundation I wear in the winter, because it just doesn’t match. Two, you can use the darker shade as a contour. It’s a win all the way around.

Plus, the foundation feels so sheer that it’s amazing, especially since you get great coverage. Victoria Jackson calls it the “no makeup makeup,” and I can understand why. The formula comes in four shades: light, medium, tan, and dark, and each compact has the two shades, so they can be blended together for even more custom colors.

Victoria Jackson Foundation Duo is available at VMakeup.com for $29.95. Use codeĀ BLOG13 for 20% off your order. And let me know what you think about these new “cream foundations.”

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