It's time to round up the best makeup and skincare from the past month. January was COLD and my skin did not appreciate it. It was dry, it was itchy and breakouts were frequent. I went through a ton of products but there were only a few stand outs. Here are the five products that got the job done for me in January.
BH Cosmetics Foundation [$3.95 to $8.95]
This is one of my favorite products of the last year. The only foundation I have used up (and repurchased) - it such great product. It has a thick consistency, but its not heavy on the skin. It give a very flawless, even toned finish with medium to full coverage. I apply it with a beauty blender or brush. I use the shade deep beige in winter and deep cocoa in summer month. With 12 shades in the range, there is something for everyone. Normally $8.95, but it has been on a discount at $3.95 for a while now. This is only available on the Company's website - here.
Rimmel London Stay Matte Primer [$6.99]
If you are an oily combo skin gal like me - this is the primer we have been waiting for. I have been wearing this under makeup all month and I have gone 8 to 9 hours without shine. I usually get a shiny t-zone 3 to 4 hours after applying my makeup. With this primer - no shine through, no blotting all day. I use this under my foundation and go over my foundation with the same blotting powder I have used for years. I have not been through the elements with this primer - but if my mattified face the last month is any indication, I think there is less blotting in the future.
Lumene Excellent Future Age Defying & Repairing Day Cream SPF 15 [$28.49]
Talk about moisture overload. I picked this up in the summer , but it was way too thick for 100 degree temps. I put it away in my give away pile - Winter came around, I was out of moisturizers, so I pulled this out - It is insanely great stuff. A little bit goes a long way and your face will thank you. Plus its got SPF 15 and all those anti-aging benefits.
Dr. Brandt Micro Dermabrasion Skin Exfoliant [$78]
I have never loved my IPSY beauty bag more than when a friend suggested this for all those dead skin issues I had this month. The price tag is painful , but thank goodness for samples in IPSY bags - if you can get over the price or get your hands on a sample - this sucker will work off the dead skin in under a minute with none of the side effects of most exfoliants. A little bit lightly worked into the face in slow circular motion for 1 to 2 minutes and you have got smoother skin in no time. Still not sure if the full size is an investment I will make, I am on the hunt for a significantly cheaper alternative - Will keep you posted.
Finger Paints Nail Polish in "Hue Brighten My Day" [$6]
When glitter gets REALLY good, it's called "hue brighten my day". I know the holidays are over and normally me and glitter don't mix, but this nail polish is so beautiful, I could not resist. I started using it on my accent nail, but then I started wearing it on my other nails too (and it will be a sad day when I have to retire this till the holidays). It's perfect for every day with just one coat and two to three coats when you want that "wow" factor on your tips.
What beauty items have you been loving ?