Review: Perricone MD No Makeup Skincare (Part 1)

I got an exclusive peek at the Perricone MD No Makeup Skincare line!

Perricone's European Training Manager, Emina, dished on what makes this line special and how we can play artist.

Perricone’s European Training Manager, Emina, dished on what makes this line special and showed us how to create custom shades with the makeup.

I haven’t had this much fun at a beauty event in a while—probably because we were talking about makeup that’s actually good for your skin. I’ve been a fan of Perricone since my Cosmo days, so I knew these products would be good. Let’s take a closer look at them, shall we?

First up: The Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation Serum, P2,750.

First up: The Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation Serum, P2,750. I like that it comes with a dropper for mess-free application.

This treatment foundation has a matte, velvety finish and it’s formulated with Neuropeptides (molecules that help boost suppleness and firmness of your skin). “It’s almost like an Instagram filter,” explains Emina. It only comes in one shade, but it can adjust to your skintone—just like BB creams.

Next is the Perricone No Bronzer Bronzer and No Blush Blush, P1,750 each.

Up next: the Perricone No Bronzer Bronzer and No Blush Blush, P1,750 each.

I love that you can mix these two together to create new shades for your cheeks. You can, of course, wear them alone also. The blush gives you a healthy-looking flush and it’s spiked with DMAE (an ingredient that helps prevent and correct the loss of skin elasticity). The bronzer, on the other hand, has vitamin C Ester (to smoothen skin and boost collagen) and the shade is great for soft contouring, too!

Look at me so happy that someone is doing my hair! Haha! After playing around with the products, we got to do a fun shoot also.

Look at me so happy that someone is doing my hair! Haha! After playing around with the products, we got to do a fun shoot also.

I don’t have a copy of my photo from the event yet, so I took a selfie using the products.

Ta-daaaa! My skin is glowing and it looks like I'm not really wearing any makeup.

Ta-daaaa! My skin is radiant and it looks like I’m not really wearing any makeup.

I took this at the end of the day, too! I blended a drop of the bronzer with the blush to score a warmer finish. I like that it gave me a little shine on the cheeks (I’m pro-shine, guys). The No Foundation Foundation Serum doesn’t give a lot of coverage, but it’s good enough to camouflage any sallowness and light spots. It seems pricey, but think of it this way: it’s like you’re paying for three products (foundation, moisturizer, and sunscreen) that are combined in one bottle. #BeautyMath

Smudged! From top to bottom, that's the foundation, blush, then bronzer.

Smudged! From top to bottom, that’s the foundation, blush, then bronzer.

You need to shake the bottles very well in order to mix the minerals and pigments together (the ingredients separate in the bottle). I like that it’s fairly easy to blend, but the application technique does take some getting used to. “You have to dot and press it into your skin with your fingers to activate the science before you blend,” says Emina. You’re really going to want to ditch the brushes and sponges with this line to avoid wasting anything.

Another thing you have to check out: their mascara! It's formulated with Biotin to help lengthen and thicken lashes, but look at the immediate difference it makes with just a few coats. P.S. Alyanna, I want you eyelashes. Grr.

Another thing you have to check out: their mascara! It’s formulated with Biotin to help lengthen and thicken lashes, but look at the immediate difference it makes with just a few coats. P.S. Alyanna, I want you eyelashes. Grr.

So what’s my final verdict? If you can splurge, everything is worth it because you can blend (1) the foundation with the bronzer, and (2) the bronzer with the blush. But if you can only buy one thing, get the No Foundation Foundation Serum (matte finish) or the No Foundation Foundation (dewy finish). I’ve been using the foundation serum for about a week without any skin problems, and I have to say, it really does give my skin a filtered glow.

P.S.
You guys have to read Part 2 of my Perricone series! I’ve been trying a few of their products for my nighttime routine and I think it’s also the reason why my skin’s been so plump! ♥

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Perricone MD Available at Rustan’s Department Stores. Click here to visit the international site.

  • Angelica bernales

    Hi san po pwede mag buy niyani want to try it sana 😊

    • Hi! You can buy it at Rustan’s Department Stores :)