This sample of Skin Food Cactus Agave Toner came with my purchase of Urban Decay Ammo from a local seller. I only got to use it the other day. It’s the first time I’ve used a toner. Honestly, I’m unsure what a toner does and what it is for. I found out, after a little research, that it minimizes the appearance of pores and not ideal for very dry skin. In spite of knowing it may make my skin drier, I skipped application of Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion. I just applied a BB cream after the toner.
After a few minutes, my skin felt a tad tight. Another thing I found out is that toners can give you a dewy look and this really does. I suddenly feel like I’m too made up for work. LOL But I like that it made me look glowing the whole day and it did minimize the appearance of pores. That tight feeling may take some getting used to though. ^^; I wonder if it’s also the work of the toner, but the matte blush I had on stayed on longer.
I now understand why people like the dewy look and the importance of toners. I’ll use it when I’ll be going to events where I know there will be camwhoring involved. LOL Kidding aside, it’s nice to have a glowing skin that isn’t entirely because of an oily face. Well, an oily face makes your face shiny, reflects the flash on pictures, and ‘eats up’ your makeup. I just have to find an affordable toner. In spite that this toner seems good for me, I know Skin Food is a bit pricey. Suggestions for an affordable yet HG toner? I received a Garnier OilClear (thank you Garnier and Netbooster Asia) and I wonder if it’s a good alternative.