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Workout Week: No Makeup, Makeup

There was a time, in my misguided youth, where I wore makeup to the gym.  Full face, foundation and everything.  Now, I would never consider such lunacy.  But that doesn’t mean that I want my acne, tired morning skin, and scarred up cheeks on full display.

Enter, Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment.  I love this stuff.  In fact, this was my very best beauty buy of 2018.

Because on the days when I do not want to wear makeup, I can smear a bit of this on my face and get just enough smoothing, concealing, and color correcting to not look like death warmed over.  And should I suddenly need a full face to get through my day, I can add my makeup routine right on top of it.

It’s the perfect thing to put on for the gym for that no makeup, makeup look.  Just this and a bit of mascara, and I’m done.  I no longer need to feel “made up” at the gym, but I do want to look good enough that when I look in the mirror, I see my form and not my acne.

This product comes in an $18 half-ounce and a $52 for 1.7 ounces.  If you suffer from acne, dark marks, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, redness, or just want to smooth things out and get a little sun protection in the process, you will not regret spending the $52.  But if you are wary, and just want to test it out, the $18 jar is for you.  Either way, you cannot go wrong.

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  1. Crystal says:

    Yes! And if you’re looking for a light color correction with some glow, alone or under makeup, another option is the Dr. Jart Cicapair “Camo Drops.” Both are recommended.
    https://www.sephora.com/product/cicapair-tiger-grass-camo-drops-P429250?icid2=drjart_cicapair_productcarousel_ufe:p429250:product

    August 6, 2019/Reply
  2. Fan from bost says:

    I’ve recently become a fan of L’Oreal Cell Renewal Rosy Tone Moisturizer for much the same purpose. A lot of days this summer I’ve enjoyed needing nothing but this plus some eyeliner and tinted lip gloss. https://www.lorealparisusa.com/products/skin-care/products/facial-moisturizers/age-perfect-cell-renewal-rosy-tone-moisturizer.aspx?shade=cell-renewal-rosy-tone-moisturizer

    August 6, 2019/Reply
  3. Anna says:

    Yes! When I saw the title of the post I was going to come and recommend this. I just started using it for days I don’t want to wear makeup but need some spf and don’t want to look dead. It’s awesome. The only drawback is that I can’t get it near the bags under my eyes (usually I’ll blend my bb cream up under my eyes and it smooths things out a bit). Because it eliminates the red under my eyes, the purple REALLY stands out.

    August 6, 2019/Reply
    • Belle says:

      “And don’t want to look dead.” Truer words were never spoken.

      August 6, 2019/Reply
  4. C says:

    This sounds like just what I need. Have you used/do you recommend any other Dr Jart products? I saw someone recommending the Ceramidin cream to go with this, and am curious whether it would be worth purchasing both.

    August 6, 2019/Reply
    • Maria says:

      I use the Ceramidin Liquid and it’s one of my favorite products—I stock up whenever Sephora has a sale. I use it under moisturizer for an extra boost of hydration. I’ve had a big jar of the Cicapair for a while but rarely ever use it because the consistency is so thick and I have trouble blending it out. Then again, I rarely wear face makeup so perhaps my technique is just poor.

      August 6, 2019/Reply
    • Belle says:

      I’ve just used the face cream. I would check the Sephora reviews, they’re usually pretty in depth.

      August 6, 2019/Reply
  5. NEENS says:

    I had high hopes for this to work for no-makeup days but unfortunately this did not work on my skintone (medium/tan). No matter how light a layer I applied or how much i rubbed it in, I still ended up with a pink/grey ghost effect.

    Anyone have a recommendation for darker skintones?

    August 7, 2019/Reply
  6. MoniCa says:

    I bought this a year ago to help with my rosacea and it is easily the best beauty purchase I have ever made. It makes your skin glow, minimizes redness, and has replaced my primer (did I mention the rest of my acne disappeared after I switched?). Highly recommend.

    August 7, 2019/Reply
  7. Crystal says:

    Sephora has a $42 kit where you can sample several of the products from this line — might be of interest!
    https://www.sephora.com/product/cica-rescue-kit-P448183?icid2=palettes%20and%20value%20sets:p448183:product

    August 8, 2019/Reply
  8. Betsy says:

    Mine arrived and I’ve been using it for a week. All I can say is: this is the best beauty product I have EVER purchased. The effects ars remarkable: redness gone, fine lines smoothed, light glow. I look like I am wearing a filter – and I’m almost 50. So pleased that a little goes a long way.

    August 17, 2019/Reply