A recent discussion on twitter about moisturizer lead to the request that I update my beauty product guide (previous posts part 1 & 2), which I am happy to oblige because I suck at knowing what to blog about lately and can talk about beauty products all day long. Things that have happened since the last time we talkeds: 1. I lost my Clarisonic. It was tragic and I have NO idea how it happened, but it did. However, this new face wash I bought is so magical that I haven’t needed it. 2. Sephora stopped making that awesome cheek stain I wrote about in the last post. Since then I’ve just been using my magic marker lip stains that I’ve decided look terrible on me as cheek stain, which works ok. 3. Every day I still use M.A.C Select Moisturecover and Blot Powder, and Clinique Airbrush Concealer.
New things, pictured:
1. Ole Henriksen Truth Revealed Super Creme, African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser, and Invigorating Night Gel. MAGICAL TIMES! I was looking for a new face wash as my face decided to start rejecting my Boscia stuff, and I decided to get a kit from Ole Henriksen since it was so highly recommended on Sephora. The only thing I hated in the kit was the eye cream, which left my eyes sticky, but everything else was lovely. These are just the three things that I love the most and ended up buying full size in. It ain’t cheap, no, but the bottles are huge! They work amazing and smell delicious like citrus and the face wash really smells like red tea. Despite being called super creme, the moisturizer is wonderful on my oily skin. The night gel is the best overnight product I’ve ever used.
2. My new favorite weapon for random break outs is Fresh Umbrian Clay Treatment Bar. I bought it to use as a cleanser, and that was a disaster as it was way too drying. But I dab a little on blemishes and leave it on for at least an hour, if not overnight, and it instantly shrinks. Where was this when I was in high school? It’s expensive, but will seriously last you a life time. I’ve barely used a 1/4 of it and I’ve had it for months! I admit it’s awkward to store – I keep it in a plastic bag as it get crumbly.
3. For Christmas, my besty Andrea got me the BEST gift, a collection of some of her favorite makeup products. Genius, and I loved every single one of them. First up, Buxom Lash Mascara. The thing I love best about it is the synthetic brush, which I find works amazing with mascara at getting an even coat on your lashes. It doesn’t end up under your eyes – downside to that is that you have to use eye makeup remover to get it off at night.
4. She also gave me a MAC Paint Pot in Rubenesque, which is really universally flattering shimmery gold that adds just a little bit of fun to you eyes. I don’t normally like creme eyeshadow, but us usual, MAC gets it right.