I have had some pretty interesting first experiences. First it was getting fillers in front of a live audience, and now, I can add to that list: appearing in front of media and cameras sans makeup. You might think, WHAT? Aren’t you supposed to always look good in front of a crowd? Perfectly painted face, not a strand of hair out of place.
Wait, that’s not it. On top of appearing without makeup in front of media personnel, half my face had undergone a premium skincare treatment while the other did not. Normally you would apply skincare to your whole face, but I wanted to really test the efficacy of this skin care range. And what better way to view the results of the product than to test it on half your face?
That, my friends, was my first experience with the SK-II Cellumination EX range and it required me to use the Cellumination EX range for 3 full weeks… on HALF my face.
The 3-week challenge was aptly named the “Foundation Got or Not Challenge”.�The message was simple: SK-II Cellumination EX was meant to give you clear, aura bright skin as if wearing light foundation.
I have always been a firm believer of having great skin. With flawless skin, you really never need to pile on the makeup. Thus, the idea of appearing almost bare-faced in front of a large of people wasn’t new to me. But presenting myself to a crowd with half my skin prepped and primed with SK-II, that had to be the true test of the Cellumination EX products. I was a first time SK-II user and I was eager to see results for myself.
On media presentation day, key personnel from both digital and print media showed up to witness the unveiling of the “Foundation Got or Not Challenge”.
They also got the opportunity to try out the SK-II Cellumination EX products and conduct DIY experiments demonstrating the power of the SK-II Cellumination EX range.
The lovely Junita Simon was our host for the event.
3 weeks before I started the “Foundation Got or Not Challenge”, I was sent a set of the SK-II Cellumination EX range. I had the SK-II Cellumination Mask-in Lotion, SK-II Cellumination Essence EX, SK-II Cellumination Day Surge, SK-II Facial Cleanser and the highly raved about SK-II Facial Treatment Essence.
According to tests done by SK-II experts, I scored relatively well on 4 out of 5 SK-II dimensions to crystal clear skin: Firmness Power, Wrinkle Resilience, Spot Control and Radiance Enhancement. I needed help with Texture Refinement.
So, fast forward 3 weeks later, I appeared on stage with Venetia Stravens, makeup artist with 20 years of experience, to present the results of my “Foundation Got or Not” skin transformation with the SK-II Cellumination EX range.
The big question was: Did the SK-II Cellumination EX range help me achieve translucent aura bright skin… on one side of my face? And would people be able to notice the difference between the two sides?
We got Junita and a member of the audience to come up and pick which side had undergone the SK-II transformation.
And they both got it right!
It didn’t take them long to decide that it was the left side of my face that a visible aura as if wearing light foundation. The SK-II Cellumination EX range works!
To demonstrate how the SK-II Cellumination EX range gives you a translucent aura glow from within, my co-host, makeup artist Venetia Stravens, goes on to apply the SK-II foundation onto the other half of the face.
Here’s a close up of my face without makeup.
Being confident bare-faced, is having translucent, crystal clear skin.
She explains how foundation is great for giving the skin a matt finish and correcting skin tone, but cannot replicate the aura brightness that comes from truly radiant and glowing skin. That comes from having a great skin care routine.
Venetia herself had also undergone the “Foundation Got or Not Challenge” and as she continues to finish my make up, she explains how the SK-II Cellumination EX range brightened up her skin after 3 weeks. By the end of the event, it was quite clear that we were both very happy with the results of our “Foundation Got or Not Challenge” results.
Beauty bloggers, Kas and Joey, were both at the event and marveled at how brave I was for going bare-faced in front of everybody! There was nothing to hide. When you have crystal clear skin, you’re completely comfortable in your own skin.
It was so much fun embarking on my very first SK-II experience. The “Foundation Got or Not” challenge really put the SK-II Cellumination EX range to the test… On my face! Hahaha. A big thank you to the team who put the event together and having me on board to experience the amazing transformation.