Tuesday, August 14, 2018

5 Favorite Beauty Products I'm Delighted to Share

5 Of My Must Have Beauty Products 

*Not a gifted or paid post. All writing/opinions are my own. Please know your allergies before trying any products. 

Today, I'm delighted to share five of my favorite beauty products with you. I'm a mix and match kind of gal, meaning I don't use all one brand with my makeup so you will see different brand names shared today. This is not a paid or gifted post, at all. I'm just sharing what I like! I realize that by the time we ladies get into our fifties and beyond we kind of have our makeup routine down. But, I have found a few new products that I'm now using that I truly like and have also returned to some products that I had let go for awhile. 

First off, let's talk makeup brushes. I went without using makeup brushes to apply my makeup most of my adult life until about five years ago when I broke down and bought a set. I didn't realize what I had been missing! Applying powder and eye shadow with brushes is so much better than using sponge applicators or puffs. The blending you are able to do with brushes gives an air brushed look and is also great for getting to the under eye area and covering any blemishes or imperfections. I still use my fingers to apply foundation, but use the brushes for everything else. 

I decided recently to return to using Clinique moisturizer and foundation. In a post awhile ago I had mentioned that I was using Olay products again, and I did use Olay for quite awhile. But, my  rosacea started to really give me problems and I felt that perhaps Clinique would be better for my redness. So, back to the Clinique counter for their "Clinique Days" specials! The dramatically different lotion is a great moisturizer for my skin. It isn't greasy and quickly absorbs into my skin. I used it for years and only stopped because I was irritated over the price increases. I am still not happy that they price the dramatically different lotion one dollar less than what you must spend at Clinique Days to get the "free" seven piece set. 🙁 But, I made peace with it and went ahead and got the Even Better face foundation that I like. If you can hold off to buy your makeup until Clinique Days happens, you can stock up and still get your freebies! I really like the Even Better foundation because it really matches my skin tone and covers and blends beautifully! I "set" my foundation with Loreal Mineral powder and I'm happy with the result. I'm not showing the mineral powder but you can find it under the Loreal sign at any drugstore, Target or Walmart. 

These two products are recent finds and I really like them both! I had used BB creme before, but when I saw the Loreal Magic BB cream for anti-redness I had to give it a try! The creme goes on green but absorbs right into my skin and, here is the best part, after about two minutes the redness is gone and my skin tone is even. It's so cool how this works! There are many days when this is all I wear. Other days, I apply the Even Better foundation over the BB creme and then set with the mineral powder. 

Have you tried a brow powder before? I was skeptical, but decided to give this Cover Girl product a try and I'm so glad I did. It really works for me to use a powder on my brows rather than a brow pencil. I tried several brow pencils and just felt they didn't look right on me. For a long time, I would simply brush my brows with a brow brush and do nothing else, but then, gray brow hairs began to appear. If I pluck them all, I won't have any brows left! With this brow powder I simply rub my brow brush in the powder and brush it onto my brow. There are three shades of powder and they can also be used as eye shadow. I feel like my brows look natural with this product and my gray is covered. 

Are any of my favorite products ones you use? What are your favorite products? Hope you'll take a moment to share! We're never too old to find something that works for us and makes us look and feel beautiful!

Until Next Time,


Karen said...

I'm really interested in the Loreal Magic BB cream. I don't have redness, but evening out skin tone is always a plus! I'm going to look into that one. I recently discovered Burt's Bees Renewal Firming Lotion and it has really worked on my skin in the short time I've been using it. I too had gone back to Oil of Olay but find the Burt's Bees is working better. Lines are definitely diminished and I am going to be sticking with this one for the foreseeable future. The brow powder is another one I'll have to try. I've been using the It Cosmetics brow pencil which I love, but it does take time to get a more natural look. I used to have nice brows but once I moved into my 60's, they pretty much vanished!! It was fun to see your choices of products - I'm always interested to see what works for someone else and I'm willing to give things a try to see if they will work for me too! Thanks for sharing this information!

Debbie Styles Life said...

I'm glad you enjoyed this post, Karen. I think that Loreal has several options for BB creme so you will have other choices if you decide to try it. I didn't even know that Burt's Bees had a facial lotion line, so that was interesting for me to learn. I love it when we all share!

Sharon said...

I've been thinking for a while that it might be time to update some of the products I use. It was helpful to see what you enjoy and recommend. One product that is new to me, also recommended by you, is tinted Chapstick. I really like it and will purchase it again.

Debbie Styles Life said...

You're right, Sharon. I forgot to mention the tinted Chapstick! I like it, too.

Clearissa said...

Nice post and product review. TYFS.