Monday, August 1, 2011

Favorite Things (Beauty Edition)

I love to read product recommendations - I'm more likely to try something if someone I know (or know via the blogging world) has tried it.  So in case any of you are like me, here are some of my favorite beauty items.

I got a small bottle of this once in a Clinque Bonus.  It's good stuff!  Just dab a little on a pimple & it should clear up in no time - at least it does for me.  I've noticed a difference in as little as a day.  The less time with a pimple, the better!  And the stuff lasts forever.  I just recently bought a bottle of it to replace my sample bottle.

I have a lot of red in my complexion & this primer helps even out my skin tone.  I also tried & liked the Ulta Primer, but the pump gave me issues (I'm not the only one according to the online reviews) & I think the Pur Minerals primer balances my redness more.

I'd been using Bare Minerals foundation for several years when a friend recommended this powder.  It took me two tries to get the color right, but I actually like it more than Bare Minerals (and it's cheaper!)  I don't really like the brush or container.  In fact, I still had my Bare Minerals foundation container, so I just pour this into it.  A little weird but it works for me.

I love this eye shadow!  It's only $3, so you can try different colors without making a huge investment.  I love the shimmery ones.  My favorites are Celebrity, Sassy & Trendy.  Disclaimer: in my experience, the colors in person don't look exactly like they do online.  I haven't hated any of the colors but it took some trial & error to find my faves.  I also really like the e.l.f. mineral brushes.  They're super soft.

I'd love to tell you that I always take the time to wash my face before bed.  I'm pretty good about it, but there are nights it just doesn't happen.  That's where these babies come in.  Just wipe the make-up off, toss the towelette & put on some moisturizer.  I used these a LOT after Alex was born.  I didn't want to waste even a few extra minutes washing my face when I could be sleeping - ha.  These kept me from feeling guilty.  You can also buy refills for the case.

Well, that's it for this favorite things edition.  Happy shopping!



Starr said...

Love this post!!! Yay for fun new cosmetic recommendations. (It also reminds me that I've been meaning to tell you I want you to get on Pinterest! You could starts a "fav cosmetics" board! I will send you an invite to further pressure you!) :-)

Alisa said...

Yay! I love favorite things. You are a way better person for trying to clean your face every night. I never do! But I do use the wipes, so that counts somewhat...right:)
I too love the eye shadow thanks to you! Thank you so much for the recommends!