Hey girlies! I haven’t updated you on my “favorites.” I believe it’s been almost a year since I last told you what I was absolutely loving. I decided to start off with makeup/skin, just because I think it’s funner. I will later share with you my current hair favorites.
Let’s start with skin protection. I have really sensitive skin. Just sneeze on me and I’ll break out in hives. I know some of these things aren’t really “makeup products” but it’s better to apply makeup on skin that has been taken care of!
Dove Sensitive Skin Soap Bar
Yes, at $3.47 (for a two-pack) is pretty expensive, but if your skin gets easily irritated like mine, you will forever be grateful for this. Of course, it’s unscented, sadly. I’ve almost jammed it up my nose trying to smell it.
Johnson’s Baby Shampoo
I know what you’re thinking. “But I don’t have a baby.” Ok, you don’t have a baby, but if you do, save yourself some bucks buy using this as a makeup remover! And if you’re not a momma, just get yourself a bottle. It doesn’t dry my skin and it’s super gentle. Removes makeup in no time. It’s perfect for sensitive skin, unlike makeup removing cloths. Those things leave red patches on my face. No bueno.
Neutrogena Sport Face Oil-Free Lotion
$9.97, Walmart ($12 if you’re in PR)
I’ve noticed my moisturizing lotion (with SPF 15) just wasn’t cutting it. My nose was peeling due to sun exposure. I had seen this at Walmart during one of my weekly grocery shopping trips but didn’t buy it because I thought it was expensive. I regret not buying it sooner. It doesn’t stink up my face like ordinary sunscreen, resists sweat (a big woo-hoo!) and it won’t clog pores. Yes, it’s also water resistant (up to 80 minutes). This blends smoothly and quickly onto my skin and applying makeup over it isn’t a hassle! The best part? SPF 70, baby.
L’Oréal Magic Nude Liquid Powder
Do you believe in magic? Get ready, ’cause you’re about to. This foundation really impressed me. Within seconds, my face looked as if I had already applied powder. The down side? It’s not for dry skin. My skin was going through a dry phase at the time and this looked horrible. After a few scrubs with my Baiden mitten, the problem was fixed. Oh la la! Matte skin!
BareMinerals Well-Rested Eye Brightener
This thing really does brighten the under-eye area, making dark circles less visible! But! A tiny bit goes a long way! Seriously, too much will make your face look oh-so-cakey. Yuck! I don’t even remember how I found out about this product. It was probably thanks to a beauty guru on YouTube. Thank you, beauty guru!
Hopefully you’re willing to give at least one of these products a try. I enjoyed trying out each and every one of these and I swear I’m sticking with them for at least a year. Ok, maybe not. (So many things to try out!)