Part of my job as the Editorial Director of Glitter Guide is testing way too many beauty products. I’ve been trying to use natural products for the past year or two but testing all the time makes it kind of hard. This month I’ve found a few really great products and my skin is finally under control after several months of dry skin plus constant break outs (I blame it on my wacky hormones).
L’Oreal Cushion Foundation: Cushion compacts are the new ‘craze’ when it comes to full coverage makeup for your face — I’ve been hooked on light serums and CC creams so I was hesitant about this product but I love it! It makes putting on makeup a breeze and I can apply it in a few quick pats and it doesn’t leave my skin greasy or heavy. It’s light and natural looking (and feeling) and easily build able to achieve the coverage you desire.
Kat Burki Vitamin C Cleansing Balm: This is admittedly more than I’d spend on a facial cleanser but I love, love love this cleansing balm and how it leaves my skin feeling so soft and supple. It does a great job at removing makeup and doesn’t leave my skin as oily as other cleansing balms.
First Aid Beauty Radiance Pads: I can’t say enough good things about this product! I credit my bout of ‘good skin’ the past few weeks to these pads (in combination with the product listed below). They contain lactic and glycolic acid but at are gentle and formulated for daily use. Most toning wipes that I’ve tried leave my skin feeling stripped and dry but these don’t at all. I use them at night or in the morning before I apply serum and moisturizer.
Pixi Glow Tonic: I can’t get enough of this stuff! After hearing about it I set out to find it at Target only to be disappointed to discover it sold out, I found a trial size on an end aisle and splurged on the tiny $6 bottle. I use it in the morning or night (alternating with the First Aid Beauty Radiance Pads) and have found it to really make my skin ‘glow’. It’s also formulated with glycolic acid and I think it’s the magic ingredient to making my skin clear.
NYX BB Cream: On the hunt for new face makeup before my trip to Charleston last month I tried this on a whim after browsing the isles of Ulta and couldn’t be more pleased. It lasts all day, offers great, light coverage and best of all it blends in really easily.
Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer: After running out of my NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer I was on the hunt for something a little more fluid — as I found the NARS to go on great but eventually cake up in my fine lines under my eyes — it seemed a little dry. I love the coverage of the Naked Skin concealer.
Korres Wild Rose Peel: I love face masks and peels and this one is so gentle but leaves your skin feeling refreshed and baby soft.
OPI New Orleans Collection: I haven’t used OPI nail polish in what seems like forever but I love the colors from their latest collection and how they apply. The brush seems shorter and thicker than what I’m used to and the polish lasted for several days without chipping. I really like ‘She’s A Hot Muffuleta’ & “Let Me Bayou A Drink’.