I was a typical rough-and-tumble kid with perpetual skinned knees, bruised shins—only I never grew out of it. Coffee table? I’ll definitely walk into that. Uneven sidewalk? Watch me trip and scrape my knee. Most days I own it, and think of my assorted scars and bruises as the signs of a well-traveled life.
But there are times when I could do without these imperfections. Years ago, I was shooting a series of videos in Florida for my job at Conde Nast Traveler. I had a slew of fun beachy frocks to wear—and 14 stitches on my kneecap from a skiing accident. Needless to say, the makeup artist had to do some serious body foundation magic.
Nothing that dramatic has happened recently, but I have plenty of special occasions where I'd love the focus to be on my outfit and not my scarred limbs. That's why I was so jazzed to find that Miracle Skin Transformer Body SPF 20 is a klutz's best friend. The formula is semi-sheer, with a light shimmer—more like a BB cream than a full-coverage foundation—and evens out skin tone without any wax doll effect.
Last month, I packed the product for a friend's wedding in Virginia. When it came time to get ready, I smoothed the cream into my arms and legs, slightly nervous about it rubbing off on my delicate dress. But it dried almost immediately and gave my skin a satiny finish. It stayed put from the ceremony to cocktails to dancing, and I felt polished and confident enough to pose in zillions of full-length Instagrams. I even momentarily believed I had shaken off my klutzy ways…that is until I tripped leaving the after party and knee-planted onto some stone steps. Ouch. That’s going to leave a bruise.