Friday, March 25, 2011

The Beauty Regimen just got better

I think it's pretty obvious that I'm a bit of a beauty junkie. I faithfully read my too many to count monthly publications always on the hunt for the next best thing, even if it's not MAC.  It was during one of my recent flipping the pages sessions that I stumbled upon this new love of my life.

Clean & Clear Mattyfing Moisturizer.  Can a moisturizer really be life changing, YES I say!  I'm usually really careful about choosing a moisturizer that contains sunscreen so SPF 15 was making me happy, oil free is another thing I look for, I mean who really needs more oil on their face.  I suppose super dry people but I'm not one of them.  Mattifying was something new for me...could this be the answers to my shiny face issues?  I've never really been someone that I would consider oily but lately it seems like no matter what I do, by 2:00pm I'm looking a little slicked.  I also wasn't that pleased with my current moisturizer.  It would take forever to soak in and I always felt like I was applying my make-up on a wet face.  So off to Target I went and picked up this little piece of heaven.  What a change, I can't even tell you, if you are even the slightest bit oily and hate the way your face looks around 2:00pm give this a try.  My face looks like it should, matte, even and flawless.  I suppose some of that has to do with the Studio Fix but anyway, it really looks so much better.  Mind you I'm choosing to ignore the little wrinkles...Anyway give it a try, I love it.

Another items I'm loving right now is this,

Garnier Skin Renewal Anti Puff Roller.  I've noticed lately that I have these really unpleasant under-eye puffy pillows.  It's a common side effect of allergies so I'm hoping that getting back on my allergy meds and using this will help de-puff my bags.  I have noticed some improvement in the first week of use, so I'll keep you posted on my progress of puffy pillow banishment.

Okay, I have to give MAC some love too and introduce you to my new favorite lip product.

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick colors pictured above are L-R Impressive, Bare Again and Behave Yourself.

What a great new addition to their lip line.  I'm a faithful lover of most MAC lipsticks but don't always love their new product categories.  I'm not a lipgloss girl and rarely wear it by itself mainly because I feel it doesn't have the staying power I'm looking for.  These lipsticks are really interesting.  They have the texture and squishiness like a lipgloss but the staying power of a lipstick.  I really dislike MAC's glaze and lustre formulas mainly because they seem to evaporate on me within a very short period of time.  I find these stay on better but still have the same sheer, soft qualities of those two formulas.  I find myself reaching for chapstick a lot because I like to have something on my lips to feel moisturized.  These are a great alternative, especially when going out and you want to have a bit of color.  I'm a bit disappointed with the colors offered, I feel they are too dark and heavy for impending Spring.  I chose the three that I felt would look the best and be the most versatile.  Red is just not fitting in with my lifestyle these days.  Bare Again was not one I was planning on getting, it was a replacement for another color they were out of and I'm really glad the sales girl suggested it.  It's one I will probably end up wearing the most.  It's YLBB (your lips but better) and is neutral enough to be very versatile.  I'm also loving the new packaging for these.  The lids click on and they the are flat on the top, meaning you can store them upside down, color names showing and not have them topple over like the current bullet shaped tubes.  I hope they revamp all of their lipsticks to these new tubes.

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