Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Beauty Products Haul and Review!

During my last two shopping trips I picked up some of my new favorite beauty products, and I am so excited to share them with you! So, let's get right into it!

L'Oreal Magic Perfecting Base, $12.99
After watching Elle's video on this primer on Elle&Blair.com, I definitely wanted to give this face primer a try. I have bought Smashbox Photo Finish in the past and I love it, but it is just too expensive. I have used this primer a few times already and it is definitely a great buy! My only issue is that it does make my face a bit oily. I am going to Ulta soon, and I will definitely be picking up some face blotting tissues to combat this minor issue, but other than that I definitely recommend this product!

Clinique Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder in Stay Beige, $20
This is the product I am most excited to tell you about! I have never been so excited and so in love with makeup! I have tried so many different foundations and each one had their pros and cons, but I only have great things to say about this foundation! It blends perfectly and gives me flawless, natural looking coverage. I love love love this product! Best 20 dollars I have ever spent! If you're looking for a great foundation definitely go to your nearest Clinique counter!

Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion, $14
I purchased this at the same time I bought the Stay-Matte foundation. It is another great buy! I used to only use the Mary Kay Blemish Control Toner, but I ran out a while ago so I decided to ask the wonderful girl who helped me at the Clinique counter if she could recommend a toner that also helped fight break outs. She told me about this product and I figured I would give it a shot. Although, it says its a clarifying lotion, it is definitely a liquid. I have used it twice a day, once in the morning and once at night, for a few days now and I can see a dramatic difference in my skin complexion and tone. It is my new favorite skincare product and I will definitely be buying this again when I run out, which will be in a long time because it's a huge bottle!

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Medium 25, $6.49
Aside from trying to find the perfect foundation, I have also been trying to find a new concealer. I have heard a lot of great things about the Fit Me line by Maybelline, so I decided to give their concealer a go. And boy am I glad I did! I love it! It blends and covers problem areas perfectly! If you are wondering whether to try the Fit Me line, I would definitely give it a try. If the concealer is this great, I bet the foundations are just as wonderful!


N.Y.C. Lip Sliders Tinted Lip Balm in Sugar Kiss
I found this at the Dollar Store of all places! I loved the color and have a thing for lip products so I picked it up. Plus, for only one dollar, how could I say no? It keeps my lips very moist and gives them just a hint of color. I may have to go back to find more colors!

Cosmetic Wedges, $1.99
I bought these because the girl who worked at the Clinique counter used them when she applied my foundation. It was a great tool and blended the pressed powder flawlessly. I knew I wouldn't like the applicator that comes with the foundation, so when I was at Target I picked up this bag of 32 wedges for $2. Pretty great deal!

Have you tried any of the products above? What did you think of them? What are some beauty products you have picked up lately?

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4 comments:

Laura said...

thanks for sharing about the primer! I watched Elle's video as well and it had me curious! Will probably purchase that as my next new primer! I haven't heard good things about the Fit Me Foundation :( I currently have the blush and bronzer in it and like it, I don't think it's anything to really brag about. BUT, like you said, I have heard good things about the concealer! Thanks for sharing!!!

Arianne Cruz said...

thanks for the Fit Me concealer review :) Might try it when the Rimmel Match Perfection is gone. It's so nice but I wanna try something else too :)

Lizzy said...

After hearing how much you love the Clinique pressed powder, I may go out and try it! Sounds like a good product and hopefully it works for me! Thanks for the great reviews on everything! (:

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metroswimgal said...

i have the nyc tinted lip balm and i love it! so glad someone ese picked it up!