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Can this gel bring out your skin's natural glow?

The product

Nip + Fab Sheer Makeup Fix

The promise

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From the British beauty brand known for its breakthrough technology and advanced skin-smoothing ingredients comes this self-proclaimed multitasking wonder gel that will even out skin tone and improve texture by diminishing the appearance of fine lines and imperfections. The aim is a makeup-free complexion that is soft, radiant and youthful-looking.

How it works

Described as a no-nonsense, hardworking product, Sheer Makeup Fix is created with a unique formula that brings out skin's natural glow. The signature blend of ingredients includes osilift to firm, lift, smooth and soften wrinkles, hyaluronic acid to plump and hydrate skin and oat extract to calm and relax. It's available in clear and tinted versions.

How to use it

Apply to a cleansed face and neck. It can be worn alone or under makeup as a primer.

The bottom line

My instincts are mad at me. I totally distrusted them two weeks ago when I wore five-inch heels in the rain only to slip and sprain my foot. Then I dissed them by going on a date with an ex who spent the entire evening talking about his new live-in girlfriend and stiffed me on the cheque. I won't even get into the tequila-Tuesday/Wednesday-workout fiasco. As if to add insult to injury, I went ahead and followed the instructions on this product and applied it to cleansed skin even though my ever-persistent instincts told me to moisturize first. Now my skin feels tighter than a Real Housewife in an Hervé Léger bandage dress – although it also looks flawless enough to give one of those birds a run for her money in HD. My instincts, though, won't hear of it.

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$19.95 at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada ( ).

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