This is a photo I took today and its been 18 days since I had my fifth IPL (intense pulse light) laser on my face. I've gotten much paler since a lot of sun spots and melasma have faded. My skin is still on the mend. I'm still trying to get used to how pale I look and sometimes it catches me off guard like in this picture. I'm having to practice adjusting my makeup techniques and colours.
A couple of days ago I had a microdermabrasion and it really brightened up my skin and made it nice a smooth however, it also aggravated my rosacea on my cheeks especially on my left side. The rosacea is somewhat irritating and I have red bumps which I have tried to cover up with foundation. Hopefully it clears up soon. It takes about 3-6 wks for skin to fully heal from IPL Laser so, I'm still waiting..... patiently.
What's on my face......
Foundation: Chanel Pro Lumiere
Eyes: Annabelle Chocolate Brown Kohl Liner (smudged all over lid) & Kid in the crease, Vex in the inner corner and Vanilla as brow bone highlighter. Mascara is L'Oreal Telescopic in black
Eyebrows: Shu Uemura Hard Pencil #9 Seal Brown and Lingering brow pencil MAC
Cheeks: slight contour with Chanel Bronzer and then Ladyblush cream blush MAC with a touch of Perfect Topping MSF from MAC on top of cheekbones as highlighter
Lips: Beurre Creme stick liner Mac, Viva Glam VI Lipstick Special Edition MAC with a hit of HK Sweet Strawberry Gloss overtop