My Renoir Oil-Free Dual Foundation ($36.50) is one of those products I've always kind of kept on the down low. When I lived in New York City my roommate told me about a beauty shop/apothecary on the Upper East Side called Boyd's where they carry their own line of cosmetics. She was born and raised in New York, so I thought I had just discovered an ultra chic secret line of makeup.
I was about to begin my first job and wanted to find something a little more adult than the Clinique compact I had been using since high school to keep my face shine-free throughout the work day. What attracted me to this product was the texture. The lightweight pressed powder absorbs oil quickly and creates a fresh (not cakey) looking canvas on your skin. You can also wet it and it instantly turns into a creamy foundation for heavier coverage.
For years this became my base for everything from work to weddings and the only real drawback is its overly sweet, old-ladyish smell. I never will understand why more makeup isn't fragrance-free.
I've stopped using Renoir products now that I test so many different foundations and powders for Bella, but I found an old one in the bottom of my drawer recently, and I couldn't help but feel a twinge of nostalgia for my days in New York. Memories of me and my Renoir compact came flooding in and it got me wondering if any of you also feel attached to specific products from your past?