The way this cult classic works is simple: just below the surface of your skin lie glands which release an oily substance called sebum; it’s extremely common (and the quantity produced is hugely dependent upon the individual) but difficult to manage. Corn Silk’s ultra light, mineral enriched formulation soaks up the excess surface oil throughout the day to leave skin feeling fresh-faced. There's no clogging or cakey feeling often associated with powder, plus the lightweight formula helps reduce the possibility of breakouts (which are caused by blocked pores.) You can buff the product directly onto skin, or apply a light dusting over your base to fix foundation in place, to provide long-lasting shine control and an airbrushed finish - whatever your skin tone. The universal shade doesn't 'cover' but works with your skin and your natural complexion for an effortless result; it's the ultimate weapon in creating that perfect selfie!
I was introduced to Corn Silk a couple of years ago and always turn to it when I need to fix my look or create a long-lasting finish; the loose powder is great as a final step, buffed lightly over skin with a fluffy brush, while the pressed powder is perfect as an on-the-go alternative. Considering this simple product has been around for decades, it's great to know the formula hasn't changed from the favoured compacts of the 1960's. After all, they say 'if it aint broke, don't fix it!' Not only is it a cult classic favoured over the generations, but it's also a firm favourite with makeup artists too... Aimee Adams, makeup artist to the stars including Fearne Cotton, Pixie Lott, Elle Macpherson and Ellie Goulding says “I recommend Corn Silk for getting make-up to stay in place and give you a flawless complexion, it is incredible and the only face powder I use on my famous faces!”
Here's my #CornSilkSelfie... A modern twist on a vintage look! Post yours and you could #WIN a Corn Silk goodie bag plus a £100 voucher to treat yourself to a makeover! (10 runners up will be featured on LBQ & receive Corn Silk goodies) #beauty #beauté #belleza #bellezza #makeup #maquillage #maquillaje #sp (T&Cs apply, UK only, see blog for details.)
Corn Silk is available from Boots and leading pharmacies from just £7.40.
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Corn Silk, but all opinions are my own.
(I genuinely use this powder and have done for some time!)
*voucher for a leading department store (House of Fraser, Selfridges, Harvey Nicols or Debenhams)
**T&CS: competition ends 20th July 2015; all entrants must use the correct #CornSilkSelfie hashtag and post on either Twitter or Facebook; LBQ will choose ten winners to be featured on the blog and receive a Corn Silk product; overall winner will be chosen at random and contacted within 48hrs of the competition closing; prize is non-transferable and only open to UK residents.