Most people would agree that the most natural way to give a man’s skin some additional colour is through a tinted moisturiser or self tanner but there can be problems with both. Firstly application can be tricky, both products need to be applied properly in order to give a natural yet polished finish to the skin. Secondly, colour can be an issue as many of the one-colour-suits-all products can be entirely wrong for someone’s skin tone. Thirdly, tinted moisturisers can appear oily on men’s skin without a powder (which is an additional step most men would prefer not to take).
Enter Per-fekt Skin.
This is a new product that i’ve been testing throughout the summer and i’m pleased to say that the results look very promising for men in need of a more polished look. Like a tinted moisturiser it provides an instant wash of colour to the face that can be washed off at the end of the day. Unlike a tinted moisturiser, this product comes in the form of a pigmented silicone gel which has mattifying properties and adds no additional moisture to the face.
One or two pumps of this pigmented silicone gel (about half a pea size) is all that’s needed to cover your entire face. You smooth the product on (which easily covers the face) and then simply pat the product in all over your face. Following that, smooth over the face with your fingertips again and you’ll be done!
As this has a silicone base it has the dual properties of giving your face some colour as well as controlling facial oil throughout the day and diminishing the size of pores. You can choose a shade to match your skintone to make your own skin more even toned or go one darker for a tanned look. I have naturally tanned skin and use Rich to give my skin a richer tan for the summer.
The pigment is so sheer that either way it will look very natural and choosing a colour online is really easy using their shade guides. This provides less coverage than a tinted moisturiser so if you’re looking to hide major blemishes then this probably won’t work for you. All this does is add a light veil of colour over your face to make it look more alive and healthy.
This is probably the most natural looking cosmetic item for men i’ve come across, all thanks to the unique gel forumla which adheres seamlessly like a second-skin. I urge you to try it if you can!
I think I might post a follow-up review with pictures of the product and how it looks on skin so keep your eyes peeled!