Coffee Talk Thursday
This is a true girl talk topic this Coffee Talk Thursday! Sorry it's up a little late--I have a pukey baby. :(
Today, I thought it would be fun to talk about some of the makeup products and brands we love; maybe we can all gain some fun new ideas and money-saving tips. Here are my favorite things:
Skincare: I use Pears Natural Glycerin The Original Transparent Soap and am trying St. Ives Apricot Scrub for Oily or Acne Prone Skin - 6 oz.
I skip toner and love Mary Kay TimeWise Age-Fighting Moisturizer Sunscreen SPF 15moisturizer. When I can afford it, I like the Time Wise Day Solution Sunscreen & Night Solution. Personally, I don't always think it's worth it to spend a a lot of money on expensive moisturizing/line-minimizing products. I think the most important key is to keep your skin soft and supple with a decent moisturizer period. It doesn't have to cost oodles and oodles.
Foundation: My mother is a lifelong Estee Lauder user. She bought me my first bottle of Estee Lauder Lucidity Light-Diffusing Makeup SPF 8foundation as a teen; off and on, I have been using it ever since. I buy Estee Lauder makeup when they're in gift, or when I have a gift card.
I have bought foundation from the drug store, including fragrance-free Cover Girl, and Almay, and I am happy with them.
What kind of foundation do you use, and do you love it? (Always looking for good drug-store brands to save money!)
Powder: Since I use mineral makeup a lot of the time, I tend to skip this step. But if I had to buy it, I've always love Clinique's loose powder. I bought Maybelline pressed powder and use it with a loose powder brush (that's a good tip, by the way!).
I used to sell Mary Kay in college. I think their eye shadows are some of the best. They wear really well. I like Clinique's too. My mother-in-law has bought me several Bare Minerals' shadows, and they're good too (they're a loose powder, though). Some have a lot of glimmer, so you have to watch that if you don't want it, but I like them.
Eye Liner: I like Clinique's pencils with the smudge sponge. Do you have one you like? I'm always looking for good (and cheap!) recommendations here!
Mascara: Lancome has a great mascara, Lancome Definicils High Definition Mascara . Did you know that Loreal is the drug-store offshoot of Lancome? Loreal Voluminous mascara is very similar to Defencils--for a fraction of the price.