Confessions of a Make up junkie!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Forever Repurchased: Skincare

I don't know if you've noticed, but I love trying out new products. I just can't resist when a new product comes out full of promises in a pretty packaging. So with my experiences I have gathered some intel on what products work, which you should splurge on and which are those that you should save your money. And you know what? I am such a nice person that I am going to share some of my discoveries.  Yup! You heard right. In this post I am going to talk about products that I will keep repurchasing as long as they continue to make it. 

Are you ready? 'Cause I am about to drop some serious knowledge.

Lancome Bright Expert

I seriously can not imagine my life without this serum. In just a matter of days, blemish scars just vanished and it gives my skin such a healthy glow. It also has some moisturizing properties which I appreciate on hot summer days when I just don't want to layer a cream on top of my skin. It leaves skin so soft and has SPF! What I do is that on humid or hot days I put this on my skin first after cleansing. Then I use a bb cream, tinted moisturizer or my MAC primer+powder combo and I'm good to go! This one is great under makeup because skin drinks it up, making it soft and supple and just ready for your makeup application. It doesn't build up or make me break out. Perfection!!

On normal days, however, my skin tends to be dry (with an oily nose. I know. WTF) so I need to layer a lightweight moisturizer anyway. All in all, I will continue to purchase this. I love it!!

Clinique turnaround concentrate Radiance renewer

This does what the Lancome Bright Expert does except it can't be layered under makeup. Yes, I am obsessed with skin brightening products. If is promises brightening, radiance, glow, etc, I will most likely buy it. I use it when I'm lounging around in my house, but mostly before I go to bed. It's super gentle, moisturizing and best of all, I wake up the next morning with brighter more even toned skin!! I can use it on its own but also, I use it under a moisturizer when I need extra hydration. I fell in love with this and it has a spot in my collection forever as well.

Lancome High Resolution refill 3x anti-wrinkle cream

Holy Jesus Christ! I LOVE THIS!! Words can not describe the wonder of this moisturizer. It wears magnificent under makeup and just provides the most perfect hydration for any skin type! The best part? It has anti-wrinkle agents AND SPF!! It may be pricey, but it's worth every penny! Not to mention it will last you a year. Not kidding. A little goes a long way and the jar is pretty generous. I love how skin feels right after I use this. Especially when I wear my MAC studio finish powder foundation. It's perfection in a jar. 

Neutrogena Fresh foaming cleanser

Seriously? The best makeup dissolving cleanser out there. I have tried luxury brand makeup removers and this one works just as well for a fraction of the cost. It doesn't dry out my skin and it makes it feel fresh. I always go back to this one when I stray away to try other brands. The great thing about this one is that it's super accessible! You can find it in any drugstore and even supermarkets! Epic win!!

Neutrogena Makeup remover cleansing towelettes

Yet another easily accessible product from Neutrogena. These towelettes are perfect for removing eye makeup without irritating your eyes. I am a contact lens wearer and I approve! It removes even waterproof makeup so easily it's borderline ridiculous.  You can also use it to remove makeup from your entire face when you're too lazy to do a cleansing routine after a night of partying. Don't spend your money on anything else for removing your eye makeup or overall makeup. This is the ultimate one. No joke. 

Proactiv Refining Mask

The active ingredient in this mask is sulfur. Let me tell you something. This makes blemishes almost disappear overnight. Even though I rarely get acne, I have to have a bottle around just in case. It's the only thing I trust to work. Fo' shizzle.

Aaaaand that's about it when it comes to skincare. As I stated before, I am always using new products but these are the ones I will always have in stock that I know I love and works for me. Next I will post up a Forever Repurchased: Makeup. That'll be interesting... ;)

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