It’s been almost a year since I last posted about my favourite products, and given the popularity of that post, I thought an update was in order. I’m still in love with a few of the products I shared last time while others have been replaced by products I love even more.
Here’s what I’m using right now:
Noxema. I know, so high school, right? I picked up a travel-sized jar last summer and was shocked at how much my skin seemed to like it. I use Noxema morning and night and my skin is usually clear. I should note that I always ALWAYS try to wash off my makeup before bed, which certainly contributes to the clarity.
Neutrogena Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub. This stuff is brilliant. I use it when I shower, as it’s a bit hard to get all the little scrubbies washed off without the full shower spray/ I also follow The Beauty Department’s guidelines for exfoliating. Blackheads are practically non-existant.
The Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream. I shared this one last time and I still love it. I usually pick up a few jars when they’re on sale after Christmas.
Clinique BB Cream. Still addicted to this stuff. It’s perfect and makes your skin look even and flawless. I apply it with a beauty blender. The beauty blender isn’t cheap, especially considering it’s just an oddly formed sponge, but it’s AMAZING. The trick is to run it under cold water, squeezing out the excess, until the sponge is twice its size. Then, use it in a stippling motion to apply the BB cream (or your foundation).
Laura Mercier Translucent Pressed Powder. Best setting powder/shine reducer I’ve used. It looks white, but goes on translucent and keeps me shine-free for most of the day. I’m super pale though, so I’m not sure how translucent it would be on darker skin tones.
Benefit Lollitint Lip & Cheek Stain. I’ve used the Benetint stain for awhile now, which is more of a reddish-rose colour. Benefit just came out with the Lolli-tint colour, which they describe as “candy-orchid”, whatever that means… All I know is that the pink colour perfectly matches the flush my cheeks get when I’m out in the cold. They also have 2 other colours (here and here), in case one of them is a better match for you. I prefer cheek stain to regular blush BY FAR. I find blush disappears on my cheeks after an hour or two but this stain lasts all day. Consequently, make sure you’re very careful when you apply it because if you put it in the wrong spot…it will be there ALL day.
L’Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Mascara. I mentioned this one last time too. It’s the best. Every time I think I should try something new, I’ll use the new mascara for a week or two and then switch back to the False Fibre. It’s absolutely perfect.
So, those are my current faves! If you have any that you swear by, feel free to share in the comments. I LOVE finding new products to use.