(Closed) What are your best kept secret beauty products?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Scotch tape.

I can’t use exfoliants or abrasive cloths on my face because my skin is so sensitive so I end up with dry flakey skin even if I moisturize.  I use the scotch tape to take off the dead skin.  I actually got the tip from a super model who was on a talk show.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I just love vaseline lip balm with the rose tint. Keep my lips from chapping and soft and kissible! Hehe!

Shampoo, it’s going to have to be that Aussie 3 minute miracle and moisture boost stuff – have tried many, more expensive, so called next big things, always keep coming back to the Aussie! Just makes my hair unbelieveably smooth and a real indulgence 🙂

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

@tksjewelry: I get this!!  So going to try the scotch tape idea.  Thanks.

I don’t really have any of my own.  Except I have curly hair (think Baby in Dirty Dancing but a bit longer).  I bought a diffuser for my hairdryer last year, best investment ever!

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@ladyartichoke:  What difference does the diffuser make?  I have super curley hair and it always gets so frizzy, does it help with that?  I have a hairdryer with a straighting attachment that I love when I want to wear it straight, I am in LOVE with it.  It used to take me hours with a straight iron before I found that hairdryer.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

I don’t kow how much of a secret any of them are, but these are my favorites:

Urban Decay Primer Potion-Eyesgadow color goes on true and lasts

Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray-Helps your mkeup stay on

Cover FX cocealer-I’m not sure if I have found my “holy grail” concealer yet, but this is the closest I’ve gotten.  It settles into little lines under your eyes (you can just tap/blend it out, though), but it does cover dark circles.  

Benefit the POREfessional-Fills in your pores, makes you look more polished.  Only downside is that you can end up with powdery spots on your face once it dries/sets if you get too much product in one spot.  I apply it, wait a bit, and then run a soft cloth over my face.

MAC Snowglobe beauty powder-Beautiful all-over glow/highlighter.  Sadly, it was limited edition.

MAC Lightscapade mineralize skinfinish-Great highlighter for pale ladies.  Sadly, it was limited edition

Urban Decay Lip Junkie lip gloss in Wallflower-Great nudey pink.  Love the peppermint taste.  

Ulta clear brow gel-Cheap and works fine

Urban Decay eyeshadow-I just love their shadows.  Great texture and pigmentation. 

MAC lipstick in Hot Tahiti-Great color for those of us who are scared to try bold lipcolors.  

Urban Decay Supercurl mascara-Nice mascara, gives a little bit of a curl (nothing dramatic)

Clear lip liner (I use Urban Decay Ozone or a drugstore brand)-I put it around the perimeter of my lips to try to keep my lip product from wandering off lol

EcoTools finishing kabuki brush-Nice for applying finishing powders 

Nivea A Kiss of Moisture lip balm 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

@tksjewelry:  I found that without it it just goes really poofy and certainly more frizzy.  With it, it drys the hair without blowing it all over the place allowing it to curl.  Sometimes I use a bit of curl enhancing, anti frizz product too, which it makes the curls even more defined.  I have Frizz Ease and Tresemme mousses.   Frizz Ease is much lighter, Tresemme holds better (no need to use hairspray too).  I had the Sea Spray Ghd one, which is a liquid serum as opposed to a mousse which I prefer and was a total different look, but it made my hair all hard if I used too much, a waste of money if you ask me.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

I use Vaseline for MANY different things… it keeps my lips hydrated, and dry patches of skin on my face/elbows are taken care of with just a small amount of vaseline.

Also- I love the St Ive’s Apricot Scrub to remove flaky skin and it is pretty inexspensive.

 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

I love Smashbox Photofinish Primer in Color Adjust (green). It does so much to even out my skintone and keep my foundation/powder on. Smashbox’s High Definition Concealer and HALO Hydrating Perfecting Powder are also awesome.

I’ll recommend the Benefit Brow Zings kit to just about anyone, it’s amazing.

Fusion Beauty Lip Fusion XL is one of the besst glosses ever and Urban Decay Lipstick keeps my lips moisturized so well.

Not sure if any of them are actually secrets.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Ooo I remember one.  If you use glitter or loose powder for eyeshadow use a chapstick (or other similar lipbalm) as a base.  It stays put without being greasy like vaseline and doesn’t clump up.  Don’t use a menthol one though, it stings! Lol.

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Bag Balm.

Anyone who knows me on here knows my never ending love for Bag Balm. Everyone will be getting tins of it this year.

What’s it good for? Oh everything. Burns, zits, chapped lips, chapped skin, diaper rash, those unsightly arm bump things, put some on your face before you go to bed, wake up moisturized and dewey. This is my winter savior.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

@KatyElle: when you use it on zits do you just use it as a spot treatment or all over?

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@Mrs_Amanda: All over during breakouts. The trick is, only use it twice a week. I tend to get breakouts when my skin is dry and my pores are making too much oil to compensate. The first night I use it, the medicine in the balm reduces redness. The second night once my skin is hydrated the breakouts start to go away.

Between this and Clarins night cream, I just wash my face with plain soap and use Cetaphil moisturizer and my skin looks great.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper

@KatyElle: Thanks…I will have to try it! My skin is currently switching from insanely dry to break out spots from the lotion I have been putting on… so frustrating!

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@KatyElle: My mom swears by bag balm for dry skin 🙂

Mine isn’t cheap, but it’s made a HUGE difference for me. I get a really dry itchy scalp at the change of seasons, and it’s not pretty to be sitting around scratching your head and to have dry skin flakes every now and then. Yuck. I tried a lot of different shampoos/conditioners, but I tried Aveda’s scalp balancing shampoo/conditioner and omg, it’s a miracle!!! I wash my hair every other day typically, and within 2 washes, it was 100% not dry anymore, no more itching, not more dead skin. My hair is much happier 🙂 It sort of smells like the inside of a tree, but it’s a fair trade off I think. I’m also finding it doesn’t need to be washed as often, it barely gets greasy. I washed it on the 4th day last week because I thought I should really wash my hair, it had been a while, not because it was greasy or dirty looking. I’m LOVING the change and highly recommend it!

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