Favorite Beauty Products?
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Favorite Beauty Products?
Hey everyone. I was just curious to see what is everyones favorite beauty products. Like hair products, makeup, skincare, ect. Also does anyone notice a difference in high priced makeup or hair supplies then low cost.
For skin care, bath soap, lotions and lip balms/lipsticks I swear by Burt's Bees. I have combination skin and everything else either dried my face out or made it oily. These don't do either, just leaves my face really really soft. Hair products, I usually use either Biologe or Dove. I LOVE Biologe. It's a little more expensive, but I can tell a difference in my hair.
I use Avon for skin & make up. Herbal Essence for Hair. I generally don't wear make up though. Oh I just found this great stuff called Body Butter by The Body Shop.
I use Biolage products for my hair. I use Mary Kay Timewise cleansers to wash my face. I use Oil of Olay regenerist serum, enhancing lotion, and perfecting cream afterwards - it is like a Fountain of Youth in a bottle!
I use Mary Kay foundation, and any type of mascara, lipstick, etc.
I love Olay Daily Facials. They have made such a difference in my skin care routine. It's a make up remover, clenser, exfoliator and toner in one step!
I used to use Renergie from Lancome, but I've found Cetaphil, which is so much cheaper, works just as well!
As far as hair, I order my products from Ouidad. I've tried every curly hair product line out there and found this one to really be the best.
For make up I love Lancome and Estee Lauder. I love the new Estee Lauder perfume Beyond Paradise.
But honestly, the best beauty thing I've done is eat right and take essential oil supplements. I think the oils have really helped my skin.
For anything I use on my hair I love the Bed Head products, everything from the shampoo to the gel and hair spray and even the hair glue for DH.
I used to use Lancome make up products but found that its a bit pricey for someone who wears make up about once a month. Now I use Cover Girl or cheaper brands.
I've always used Bath and Body works lotions, scrubs and antibacterial stuff. Its a smell thing!
As far as cheap brands, the only thing I love is the store brand of Pert Plus I buy at Walmart. When my hair starts feeling greasy I use that for a few days and its back to normal.
I have rosacea, and while I use the prescription meds for it, I have found that Clinque's new RX line is incredible for it! I use that and wear a sunscreen on top. Night time is Peter Thomas Roth. I recently started using Channel's powder foundation, and am in love..looks like I have nothing on, but covers beautifully..and I have alot to cover! LOL
Love Bed Head products too.
The only thing I swear by is sunscreen(neutrogena for the face spf 45 or 30 - $10 at CVS ) for the sun. I tried several expensive sunscreens and nothing beats neutrogena $10 sunscreen. It isn't greasy.(It is relatively new.)
Clinique makes a good spray sunscreen that is spf 30 that is good for the throat and arms. (When you are lazy.) Clinique sunscreen for the face are good too.) Also DDF makes good sunscreens for the face.
Vitamin C from decleor for sun spots(takes forever to fade those things). Decleor has one that you mix the vitamin c powder with the liquid and it lasts for 30 days. Vitamin C deteriorates very quickly. Cost is $70. Definitely faded by at least 1/2 all my sun spots. But I still have three sunspots left. Faded completely away one light sun spot. This is the only thing that did a darn thing about my sun spots, but I still have three of them.
(Cetaphil) for the face to clean it. (10 bucks at cvs.)
I really need to go to the dermatologist though. I aggrivated the under of my one eye with copper beauty product. You got to watch what you put under your eyes so not to aggrivate the delicate skin. Grrrr....
Which products from Clinique? I have a mild case, and can't use the script meds because I'm pregnant. I need to find something to take away this redness, I've never worn so much foundation in my life.
Ame, Neimans is the only store carrying it, but you can get it online. It's the CX for redness.
It's expensive, but I think worth it.
Another product that I have found that is INCREDIBLE and I don't have to wear ton of concealer or foundation is Chanel's Blanc Universal sheer illuminator. It's like someone airbrushed my skin. I put that on first then just brush the powder foundation. Now keep in mind that I am 45, lived in the sun all my life and my skin is showing it, so when I say something covers it covers! LOL
btw..Cetaphil cleanser is the best to use too.
I love chanels foundations. I also have rosacea and use a prescription cream. I have been using Neutrogenias fresh foaming cleanser. It also takes off eye makeup all in one step.
I was using Yonka products but have run out of all of those products and was thinking of trying creme de la mer. I will be sure to check out Cliniques rx line. I just purchased the Clinique eye cream with the sunscreen and like it.
Lore, I used Creme de la mer, and while it was nice, it didn't help the rosacea and it was way too expensive.
Thanks Annie, I'll check them both out. I've been using a waterproof cover from Lancome and an spf 15 sunscreen, also from Lancome.
I used to use a Clinique powder foundation and loved it, but found that it just wasn\t giving me the coverage or the look I wanted. I'll check out the Chanel products.
I haven't tried the Cetaphil cleanser, just the moisturizer, which I love.
I use Aveda shampoo and conditioner.
I use Mary Kay skin care products.
And I use Clinique make-up.
I love Bed Head shampoo and conditioner.
Biolage hairsprays and gels and waxes.
I haven't really found any make-up that I'm extrememly crazy about. But, I'm going to try out some of the above mentioned "favorites". I always have trouble finding the right color of foundation. It's either too light or too dark....never just right!
Bath and Body Works antibacterial handsoap. We have one in every bathroom and a good supply in the closet.
Oil of Olay night time firming creme.
Calvin Kleins Eternity perfume.
Mommyathome, that's why I gave up on drug store brands of foundation and just pay up for department store brands...cause I know when I buy it, it will be the right shade cause it was tested on me.
For makeup what I like best is Prescriptions sold at Dillard's. I don't get to get it that often because it's pricey. When I can't get that I use just whatever, thankfully my skin isn't pickey.
For body wash/soap I use the suave bodywash or sometimes the Oil of Olay. I don't wear perfume but do love Bath and Body Works body sprays and lotions.
Prescriptives? I used that for almost 20 years, it's still one of my favorite make up brands. They recently stopped carrying the foundation that I loved, so I had to find something else.
btw..ya'll can't tell I am a makeup junkie can you?? LOL
you're right it is prescriptives, lol... Haven't gotten in almost a year.
BTW... what part of TX are you in Texannie?
oh cool, me too! I live in the southwest area near the Galleria.
Briargrove? My dh grew up there. I lived Memorial/Voss area..we live a little farther out Memorial now.
ps..you originally from here?
I'm right behind Briargrove, we live in some apartments one block before Voss. Yes, I was born and raised here in Houston (well originally Deer Park).
Do you have any Instant messengers? I'm justaneverydaymom on yahoo...
No, I don't. Small world isn't it! LOL
I love Nioxin shampoo and conditioner for my hair...supposed to be for thinning hair but just great for my color treated locks!!
It sure is a small world, we're practically neighbors!
NIoxin is great, so is infusium!
I love kiss my face hand cream, "peaches and cream".