Hi guys! Once again, the weekend is over WAY too quick! :(
So I know I did a lot of beauty related posts last summer and fall, but I have since gotten out of the habit. That doesn't mean that I haven't been trying lots of new products though! I like these types of posts other bloggers do, so I though I'd share some of mine. Over the past year, I have discovered new products that are now go to products for me. I won't share all of them today, but maybe in the future I will if you guys like that sort of thing.
So first up is Banana Boat Summer Color Self Tanning lotion. Last summer I used Loreal Sublime Bronze, but have since been converted to this stuff and like it much better! It works for any skin tone and really gives you an amazing glow that turns you brown, not orange. It's not streaky and the formula is tinted so you can see where it goes. It gives a noticeable glow after just one application. I also use this on my face.
Next is ELF Cream Blush. So far I have tried Heartbreaker, Seductress, and Tease and I love them all. I use ELF's stippling brush to apply these and that makes it foolproof because those brushes dispense the product well so you don't get too little or too much. The cream blush/stippling brush combo create a nice airbrushed finish and it lasts for pretty much all day on me. The other thing I love is that you get a TON of product for only $6.
My next go to is the Bead Head Wave Artist. This is similar to a 3 barrel iron, but creates a deeper wave that is less crimpy looking. This has ceramic plates and you can set the temperature so that helps minimize damage. These waves last until I wash my hair next...they sort of loosen up after the first day which is how I prefer them, but I pretty much have to do nothing to my hair for the next 3 days and it still looks great! This also works really fast, it only takes me 15 minutes to do my whole head and my hair is pretty long.
This is a product that I have had the chance to try through Bloom.com's sample program a few times. I have been using Loreal Magic Perfecting Base, but I love this Pop Beauty Face Magnet Primer a lot more. Face Magnet really helps my makeup stay on and looking good all day. I just need a small coin size amount spread over my face to get a nice, fresh canvas for my makeup. I definitely plan on buying it once my Loreal runs out.
Next is ELF Eyelid Primer. This product is only a dollar and it works so well! I hardly ever have eyeshadow creasing, even at the end of the day when I use this. I have used Smashbox's Photo Finish Lid Primer before and definitely prefer the formula of the ELF to it. I really have nothing bad to say about this, and you can't beat $1!
And finally, my most recent favorite, the BeautyBlender. At first I thought it was just an extremely overpriced sponge, but I finally caved and bought it and have no regrets. In fact, I haven't used anything else to apply my foundation or concealer since I got it! The key to success when using this, for me anyway, is to use pretty warm water when saturating the sponge. I find that this helps "melt" my foundation flawlessly onto my face. The reason I like the BeautyBlender so much is because it makes applying foundation foolproof. It always gives even coverage and never let's foundation become cakey. Really, it makes it so it's not obvious that you have foundation on, which is what we all want. I also like the pointed tip for concealer around the eyes.
So those are my recent favorites! Have you guys tried any of these products? I would love your feedback on whether you care to see these sort of posts ever again. :)Pin It