I am one of those people that does not do makeup when I am going to be outside and hot and sweaty and it isn’t an outdoor party. Things like camping, sightseeing, fairs, etc., those do not warrant a full makeup face. I admit, I wish it did. However, I am very fair. So, to spend all day in the sun would be sheer torture afterwards for me. It just is not worth it. So, tinted sunscreen caught my eye.
We had planned on going to the Mid South Renaissance Fair, and I was all set to use the sunscreen. Then it rained. Oh, not just rained, it poured. Oh, not just poured, we had flash floods in areas! So, now what. I changed the date on when I would do the post to after the next weekend, when we hoped we could go to the Ren Fair. (Amazingly enough, it was around for two weekends!)
Now, I say that I needed to do this Fair for testing the product; but, I did use it when I mowed the yard. A task for which I truly never wear makeup! After just over an hour of mowing our yard, that has no trees, my face is always red. But, since it was just an hour, I really didn’t think any of it was the sun. Hmmm, I was not as red as usual. Go figure! Now, was that because I had on tinted sunscreen, meaning the sunscreen was covering the red? Nope. After I washed my face, it still was not as red as usual. Noted, for future reference.
So, I am also leery of any product that is a one size fits all for shades of makeup. Because I am not a one size fits all for makeup shades. And, my daughter is even fairer than me. In fact, when I told her to use it, she said, “NO!” She wasn’t going to walk around the Ren Fair with a brown tinted face; or worse, an orange tinted face. So, I put it on her; all around the pouting. Then I made her look in the mirror. Her demeanor changed. She is not one to put sunscreen on her face because it burns her eyes when it sweats off, and I agree with her on that! While in Las Vegas one summer, I used Arbonne’s FC5 Day Cream that has a 20 SPF. It is the only thing I have used that did not burn my eyes as I sweat it off, and it worked, no facial or neck sunburn.
Oz Naturals has a good track record with me, there has not been one product I have not liked from them, in fact, featured the entire line in our Good Finds section of our magazine (http://issuu.com/yourtruecolours/docs/your_true_colours_august_2015/12)
So, after a day of observing jousting, fortune tellers, pirates, Lords and Ladies, Knightings, the Queen’s Court, bagpipes, court jesters, archery and some great food and great buys, did it work? I actually laughed when I looked in the mirror after the shower (Yes, in August in Memphis and you spend the day outside from 11am – 3pm, when you get home you shower, because you are soaking wet. The joys of humidity.) I just knew that I would be burned beside my eyes where I kept wiping sweat away, or along my forehead late in the day when I finally had to wipe sweat from there with a napkin and the tint came off on the napkin. Nope. No burn. Well, that isn’t true. I did burn. At my hairline, you could exactly tell where I put the tinted sunscreen, it was a straight line. And it was there Sunday, and Monday, and it was a little less today, Tuesday. But, no burn on face, none. As for my daughter, who always burns no matter what…she used aloe lotion when she got home…but not on her face. She was not burned, either.
What I really liked about this was that I didn’t feel completely ‘naked’, I felt a little bit made up in the blistering heat! And, I made it all day without one photo of me. Sorry. There was just too many other ‘characters’ who needed to have their photo taken!
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