Friday, April 1, 2011
I'm not a huge "product" person but when I find something I like, I like to share. Recently I've discovered and re-discovered a few makeup and personal grooming items that are blog worthy. :)
With summer getting closer, I'm building up a little tan with no lines with Nivea lotion. This particular moisturizing lotion includes a gradual self-tanner. Even though I love orange, I want my skin to glow, not radiate. It's reasonably priced- under $7- and is also an excellent skin moisturizer.
I've been hearing about Nars blush in Orgasm for a long time. I had a small aversion to the name (not to the noun, itself) just because it seemed a little tacky. But the rave reviews won me over and I decided to give it a try. It's a beautiful, mid-range pink with just a hint of copper. I haven't seen my face immediately after that particular noun but I'm guessing it's a pretty close facsimile.
For evenings, I like a slightly smoky eye and it seems I've tried every eyeliner out there. I read about Laura Geller's Velvet kohl pencil and was ordered it from Sephora. I'm so happy with the results. It's just the right combination of soft and saturated. The pencil has a little foam blotter on one end to soften the lines. Score!
I found my newest favorite under-eye concealer while perusing the Target makeup section. I honed in on the new (to me!) Pixi line. I sampled the No. 1 Eye Bright kit and loved the soft glow. It has four sections- two for under eye highlighting, one for the eyelid and one for brightening the inner corners of your eyes. I loved the texture...not cakey like some concealers.
And, finally, don't ask me why I ever cheated on my favorite mascara, but I am back to using and loving the classic "Great Lash" by Maybelline. Over the last few years I tried Dior, Lancome and Maybelline's Stiletto but for me, nothing compares to the old green and pink standby.
Have any favorite products that you'd like to share? I'd love to hear about them. :)