Thursday, September 12, 2013

What's in my Makeup Bag?- Face Edition

Yay it's Thursday already!! Tuesday night Brian and I went to the Florida Georgia Line concert at the county fair and it was awesome (also brutally hot! I was not used to that after my cool weekend!). They put on a great show! 

Yesterday, my Mom and I made this awesome wreath for her door, and I decorated my house for Fall! Loving it and so happy that the weather is cooling back down tomorrow :-)

But without further adieu, welcome to the 2nd edition of What's in my Makeup Bag?! Last week I talked about products I like that are specifically for your eyes. Next week, I'll talk about hair products, and the last week I will talk about moisturizers and other body products. *By the way, all pictures were taken by me, that way you know I have actually tried out and used these products! This is not a sponsored post, just wanted to share some stuff I've tried! These are merely my opinions and should not be taken as fact.*

Tinted Moisturizer/BB Cream. I have hopped all over the place with foundations. I really don't like wearing anything too heavy because I usually sweat like crazy, so I jumped on the tinted moisturizer/BB cream bandwagon. I've tried many expensive brands and drug store brands. I've tried Benefit Play Sticks, which I thought was cool, but you needed a brush to blend it in well, and I felt like even then it just didn't blend as well as I wanted-- it looked too much like I was wearing makeup, and I prefer the natural look. I then tried Almay Smart Shade Makeup, but that pretty much had no coverage at all. I bought Urban Decay Surreal Skin Cream to Powder foundation and though the packaging is gorgeous and even comes with a cute little brush inside, I just didn't love the way it blended on my face. I've also tried Neutrogena's Shine Control Liquid Makeup (not pictured) and I had to throw it away because I swear it felt like sand was mixed in, it was so gritty!! I also tried Benefit's Hello Flawless Oxygen WOW (not pictured) and I personally felt it was too runny and too much coverage for me, so I gave it to my Mom to use (she likes it). 

It wasn't until I found this tarte BB tinted treatment that I found something I will 100% buy again. It is smooth and just the right amount of coverage. I really really like it! Also, I've always been a loyal bareMinerals girl, and love the matte powder, which I will sometimes layer over BB cream if I am going somewhere special or need a little extra coverage.

Blush. 4 words: COVERGIRL Classic Color Blush. I use the Rose Silk color. It's all I've ever used in terms of blush, and it's all I ever plan on using. I love this blush, plain and simple. The price is definitely right (less than $5, heck yes!). I like to use the bareMinerals brush I got for free with a purchase though, because I feel like it blends better. 

Concealer.I haven't tried out a ton of concealers, but I did a lot of research before buying and this Benefit boi-ing had awesome reviews. I got it a year ago and just took this picture today, and this is how much I have left, so it lasts forever! A little bit really goes a long way. 

Face moisturizer. So many moisturizers are so heavy and thick, but this Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream isn't and feels soothing going on. I use it at night. During the day, my dermatologist has me using a really really expensive moisturizer from her office with SPF 50 in it, because apparently I am very fair and freckly haha.

Face wash. I am not particularly partial to any brand. I try not to use salicylic acid because it's too harsh on my sensitive skin. Simple Refreshing Face Wash Gel (not pictured) is what I am using right now and it's fine, I'll probably buy the moisturizing one next time though. I got my Clarisonic Mia 2 in January. I use the delicate brush head (even the sensitive brush head was WAY too harsh on my skin) and I feel like it cleans my skin alright but honestly, I am just not sold on it. I know everyone and their brother love these things to death, I just don't think it really made much of a difference in terms of the health of my skin, especially for the hefty $150 price! 

If you have any questions, please comment or shoot me an email :-)

What are your favorite face products? Have you used any of these with different results? Let me know in the comments! Check back next week for What's in my Makeup Bag?- Hair Edition!

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  1. I love county fairs and seeing Florida Georgia Line is just an added bonus!

  2. Florida Georgia Line concert sounds like a blast. I'm definitely gonna have to try that bb cream. I haven't found one I'm in love with yet. Bare minerals is awesome!

  3. Florida Georgia Line concert sounds like a blast. I'm definitely gonna have to try that bb cream. I haven't found one I'm in love with yet. Bare minerals is awesome!

  4. I love your makeup posts!! :) I am a covergirl blush girl too- it's literally the only blush I have everrrrr used!

  5. I'm really happy about the Mia review- I've never tried it, but I was skeptical (and curious). I'm glad to hear that at least one person thinks the rage isn't worth it! :)

  6. Boi-ing is one of my favorites. I love Benefit products.


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