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! =)


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:

-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.