Post # 1
In the “maintenance” a few Bees mentioned that they love drugstore makeup brands. I’m curious to know what kinds! I love my drugstore products as much as I love the stuff from Sephora and Ulta.
Currently my favourites are:
Face: Neutrogena Pressed Powder and Smashbox High Definition Concealer (a little goes a long way!)
Lashes: Lash Fusion XL and Maybelline Lash Stilletto (any kind)
Brows: Benefit Browzings kit
Lips: Urban Decay Lipstick (love Midnight Cowboy) and eos SPF lipbalm
Lids: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On pencil, L’Oreal HIP Eyeshadow and Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Oil Slick (I use it with a moistened angled brush for dramatic eyeliner)
Lotion/Primer: Neutrogena Oil Free Moisture SPF 15
Clean Up: Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser, Neutrogena Eyemakeup Remover pads, Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Body Wash, Olay Exfoliating Body Wash (they recently rebranded it, not sure what it’s called now but it’s in the blue bottle)
Hair: Head and Shoulders Shampoo, Herbal Essences Straight Conditioner, Blo Faux Dry Dry Shampoo, Aveda Smooth Infusion Style Prep
Apparently I’m a Neutrogna fan-girl!
So what are your favourite products?
Post # 3
Oops, meant to post this in Beauty!
Post # 4
Johnson’s baby wash for general face wash and as a makeup remover. Johnson’s baby lotion for moisturizer.
I like the Cover Girl in the purple tube lengthening mascara, and it took me a lot of trial and error to find it. (Hate the classic pink and green Maybelline!)
Garnier Fructis for Fine/Flat hair is great.
I use Cover Girl eye shadows.
I like drugstore makeup for the fun stuff like that, but for the basics like foundation/concealer, I get the more expensive stuff because I find better coverage and better matches for my skin tone. I could go high or low on lip products. I love love love Lancome lip gloss, but I wear Chapstick all. the. time.
Post # 5
Face: Chanel Mat Lumiere foundation, Laura Mercier concealer, Laura Mercier loose powder, Garnier tinted eye roll on
Lashes: Maybelline The One
Brows: Boots No7 pencil
Lips: MAC Russian Red lipstick, MAC Cherry pencil, Benefit Benetint, Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker in plum
Lids: Maybelline gel liner, Urban Decay primer potion
Lotion/Primer: Elemis Maximum Moist lotion (day), Elemis Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream (night), Lanacane Anti-Chafe gel (as a primer, it rules)
Clean Up: Elemis Rose Cleanser, Apricot toner and Melting cleanser
Hair: Aveda Scalp Benefits shampoo and conditioner, Head and Shoulders Sensitive shampoo and conditioner, Elemis Exotic Frangipani Monoi Moisture Melt (as a styling product)
Post # 6
@SpecialSundae: I’ve heard how fabulous the Urban Decay Primer Potion is… I think I’m using it wrong. I always get a cakey feeling when I try to use it. Maybe I should head to Ulta for a lesson!
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Face cleanser: Raw honey (am, Yes, the stuff you eat; but not the overly refined stuff in most groceries. Get the good stuff from the farmer’s market or natural store that still has bits of honey comb, pollen, etc. in it.), Purpose (pm), Clairisonic with sensitive brush head (pm). Tanda Zapper for blemishes
Face moisturizer: Korres Yoghurt Cream (am and pm), Ole Heinriksen Visual Truth Eye cream (pm)
Face make-up (every day): MUFE HD primer in yellow, Bare Minerals original formula foundation
Lashes: Hourglass Superficial Lash
Lips: Burts Bees for moisture, Buxom or Laura Mercier for glosses, Tarte for stains
Hair: DevaCurl Low-Poo, DevaCurl One Condition, DevaCurl AnGEL
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ
I love Revlon ColorStay eyeliner. It’s darker and stays longer than the Mac products I’ve tried.
I also love Neutrogena SkinClearing blemish concealer. It works great to just spot on areas.
I also use sea salt as an exfoliant (mixed in with face wash when needed). It works better and keeps my skin clearer than anything else I’ve tried, and I’ve tried some expensive products.
Post # 9
#1 would be Sweet Lemon Body Butter from the Body Shop. I just love the way it smells and after I shower I just slather it on all over. I also love all the Dove, go fresh products in the Energizing grapefruit and lemongrass scent. I use the soap and the body mist in this, and really love it. I also appreciate all that Dove is doing to help the self esteem of young girls and woman with their Real Beauty Campaign. It makes me feel good about using their products.
Post # 10
I also love my drugstore finds as much as the high end ones. My faves are:
Olay Regenerist face cream
ANY Urban Decay eyeshadow, 24/7 liner or the freakin PRIMER POTION! (amazing)
Revlon foundations & eyeliners
Two Faced eyeshadow box kits- I currently have “Natural Eye” & “Naked Eye”
Two Faced chocolate soleil bronzer (made of real cocoa powder, no shimmer & smells like chocolate!)
Clinique ‘All about eyes’ eye cream
Estee Lauder serums (seriously- ANY of them, they are AMAZING!!!)
Aveeno spf face creams
Neutrogena face soap, grapefruit face scrub & tinted moisterizers w/ spf
Burts Bees balm & almond hand lotion
St. Ives apricot face scrub & organic body washes
Ok, I have more, but I’ve already listed ALOT, haha…