Saturday, January 23, 2010

Products I'm Using Right Now

I've seen this post on several blogs and thought I'd jump on the bandwagon! I think it's a really great way to get a feel for the blogger's tastes :D

Shampoo/Conditioner:
Paul Mitchell Color Protect Daily Shampoo & Conditioner
Amazing products! They are made for gentle cleansing and conditioning, so your hair feels light and soft - also keeps color strong!

Redken All Soft Heavy Cream
I use this as an extra treatment a couple times per week. Smells like HEAVEN (as do most Redken products) and makes my hair feel like silk.

Styling Products:
Redken Align 12 Straightening Lotion - Makes hair soft, and protects during blow drying.

Aveda Brilliant Damage Control Spray
- A necessity for flat ironing!

Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum
- HG! Smells like tropical fruit, smooths all flyaways.

Redken Quick Dry 18 Hairspray
- Basic light hold finishing spray.

Shower Gel:
Dove White Bar Soap
I have quite oily skin/hair and I find a lot of shower creams and gels exacerbate the oilies. I love Dove products in general, and this bar soap cleanses without drying out my skin or leaving a residue.

Body Moisturizer:
Dove Cream Oil Body Lotion
Again, I love Dove :) Despite the name "Cream Oil," this is actually a fairly light moisturizer. Works wonders and smells so good!

Deodorant:
Dove Ultimate in Smooth Cashmere
I never stray from Dove deodorant! Works well, is moisturizing, and doesn't irritate underarms after shaving.

Cleanser (Used w/Clarisonic):
Mario Bedescu Acne Facial Cleanser - Gentle wash w/Salicylic Acid (Not sure how I feel about this yet!)

Neutrogena Clear Pore Cleanser/Mask
- Thick creamy wash w/Benzoyl Peroxide, feels tingly on the skin, rinses clean.

Exfoliator:
Olay Regenerist Daily Thermal Mini-Peel
So amazing! This is a self-warming micro-crystal scrub with Glycolic Acid. It's a treat to use in the wintertime (or anytime for that matter!), and the fine fine fine particles exfoliate better than a more conventional scrub like St. Ives.

Foundation:
Estee Lauder Double Wear in 1W1 Bone - Upcoming review on this!

Bare Minerals in 1N Fairly Light
- Love the effect of this foundation but it makes my skin super oily! I only use this in the winter... Need to try the matte formulation, methinks.

Bobbi Brown Oil-Free Compact Foundation in Warm Ivory
- Upcoming review on this product as well!

MAC Studio Fix Powder in NW15
- Nice buildable coverage for oily skin :) Great to touch up with throughout the day, as well.

Primer: N/A - I have yet to find a primer that really works for my oily skin :(

Foundation Brush:
MAC 190 - Can't go wrong with a tradition foundation brush.

MAC 181SE
- Perfect size for buffing in mineral or powder foundations! Just wish the handle was longer...

Powder:
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
Perfect for setting foundations! It's finely milled, super soft when applying, absorbs oils and never cakes.

Concealer:
Bobbi Brown Cream Concealer in Warm Ivory
HG concealer - Like the name implies, it's super creamy and blendable, not to mention moisturizing like all get out. Covers both blemishes and undereye darkness like a dream (even without Bobbi's corrector!) and has nice staying power.

Blush:
MAC Mocha (Matte)
Fave blush of the moment! The most flattering shade of soft pink on pale skin. Not too cool of an undertone, and not too peachy either. Perfection.

Laura Geller Blush-n-Brighten in Apricot Berry
As beautiful on the cheek as it is in the pan! It's a melange of pastel pink, raspberry, bronze and burgandy shimmers... makes for a warm raspberry sheen when applied.

Bronzer:
Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder in Light 1
HG Bronzer! Has a nice matte finish, and this shade, naturally, is perfect for the palest of pale skins. It's quite sheer and buildable, but doesn't have any orangeness to it at all. Loooooovee it.

Highlighter:
NARS Albatross
Gives the softest, most flattering golden glow. The gold shimmer is super fine, so it doesn't enhance the look of pores and fine lines as some highlighters do. Would repurchase, but I suspect this baby will last me for quite awhile...

Eyeshadow Base:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Was a die-hard UDPP user forever, but the packaging finally got to me, and I made the switch. Honestly, I don't notice much of a difference between the two. Both work phenomenally for oily eyelids!

Eyeshadows: Post on my palettes is coming...
MAC Mylar, Twinks, Cork, Espresso


Eyeliner:
Revlon ColorStay in Brown and Blackberry - More info on these liners in the future, stay tuned :D

Sonia Kashuk Pencil Liner in Iced Coffee - Dark brown with brown glitters! So so so pretty and stays on all day.

Lash Curler:

Shu Uemura
Believe the hype.

Mascara:
Estee Lauder Sumptuous in 01 Black - Great every day mascara, thickens and lengthens without clumping. What more can a girl ask for?

Loreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes in Black
- Upcoming review on this!

Lipstick:
Lancome Color Design in Pale Lip (Cream)
My go-to lipstick. Super moisturizing formula, never dries out the lips or enhances flakiness. Perfect shade of pink-nude.

Lipgloss:
Bare Escentuals Buxom Gloss in Amber - Amazing. Beautiful peachy color with fine shimmer, feels moisturizing on the lips and has the same minty-cooling effect as Burt's Bees original lip balm.

MAC Tendertone in Tender Baby, EZ Baby, Honey Bare
- Who doesn't love tendertones!?

1 comment:

  1. Wow you use amazing products! Thanks for following by the way :) I'll be doing the same! Have a great weekend :) x

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