Sunday, August 28, 2011

Top 5 Beauty Products

Hey there! I hope everyone had a fun & safe (from Irene) weekend.

Since I love reading about other people's favorite beauty products, I thought I'd share my top 5 favs with you all =)

1. Purity
This is a facial cleanser by Philosophy and it is fabulous! It's so smooth on my skin and always removes my make-up. I wear a lot of eyeliner/mascara and I never have to use a separate eye make-up remover. It's definitely on the expensive side for a face wash, but it's great for my skin and saves me time.

2. Revlon Colorstay Foundation
This is a great foundation that's easy on my wallet. I've tried many other expensive foundations such as Makeup Forever, Estee Lauder, Nars, Clinique...but this one has been the best so far! I have very oily skin, so I love how it comes in two formulations- Combination/Oily or Normal/Dry. I have to admit, I would really like to try Laura Mercier's Silk Creme foundation, but I just can't justify spending almost $40 dollars for a small tube. So for now, I'm definitely happy with this.
3. Too Faced Natural Eye Palette
My best friend Abby gave this to me for Christmas last year and I am so happy she did! The eye shadows on this palette are very high quality with great pigmentation. I barely have to run my brush over the shadow to pick up the color. Since there are 9 shades, it's very easy to create many different looks. I use it almost every day and my eye looks are always changing!
4. Clarisonic Mia
Ok, so I kind of splurged on this one. Buttttt, I waited until I had a 20% off coupon, free shipping and a QVC gift card. This lovely little device is around $150. I know, I know - that sounds crazy. But after reading so many wonderful reviews on this thing, I just HAD to try it. And I must say, I have no regrets! I use it on my face twice a day, morning & night, with my Purity cleanser. Not only does it make my face feel incredibly smooth, but it improves the look of my foundation/blush and allows my skin products to absorb easier. Overall - definitely worth the money.
5. St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse
I absolutely love being tan, but a few years ago, my dad developed skin cancer on his face. It was removed and he's fine now, but I've been terrified to go tanning ever since. Fortunately, I discovered this product and now I don't have to look so pale! It is by far, the best self-tanner I've ever used. It never makes me look orange or splotchy and since it's a dark mousse, it "shows wear it goes." It's so easy to apply! I usually only use it in the summer, but it's still great to have on hand if I ever need a little extra color!
What are your favorite beauty products?? If you have any suggestions, please leave them in the comments - I'd love to hear about them! =)

4 comments:

Candyland said...

Hey shea ! I didn't think "new bloggers" existed!! I thought I was THAT far behind! Lol. So I need to learn how to make my own signature, get a super cute background, make my pictures bigger on the sides.. And that's for starters. Can u help? Good, thanks! Oh yeah, Love those eye shadows! lol

Kelly said...

i have been wanting to try the st. tropez self-tanner, i see it everytime i'm at victoria's secret, i think i'll try to pick it up next time i'm there! i also love the purity face wash, i received a kit with several philosophy products for christmas and this was one of them, i love anything philosophy! this was a great list, i may try to do a post like this soon. i did one a year or so ago, but i think it's time to update,lol! here's the list if you wanna check it out: http://www.thisbrowneyedgirl.com/2010/02/my-favorite-things.html

-kelly :)

Heather said...

I'm a sucker for anything Bare Escentuals. I love the way it makes my face feel and it never feels like I have make up on!

Someday said...

I am all about organics and avoiding chemicals, that way I don't have to worry when the baby is tasting my hands, face and everything else. I use Mychelle products for my face and Weleda products for my body. My favorites are the Sea Buckthorn body wash, Mallow body lotion and Skin Food for really dry spots.

Kim