Okay, I have a handy trial size of this and it is perfect to throw in your purse to refresh skin + makeup during the summer. Also, because this thermal water is rich in minerals and higher in sodium minerals than others, I used it in a pinch when I got my nose pierced to help heal it. It was perfect!
This is hands down one of my fave face washes! I love Avene as a brand because all of their products include their mineral rich thermal spring water, but this wash on it's own is great. For starters, it's soap free—that means it doesn't strip your skin, but still foams up a bit so it feels clean. I don't have a whole lot of acne, but when I do have random pimples, this keeps it under control. They don't get worse, just gradually clear out. A little goes a long way, too. With AM/PM washes, a small dime size drop can last about 2-3 months (if not more).
Okay, this is the best drugstore matte liquid lip! I would even say I love these as much or more than ColourPop because I find these wear more comfortably. And the price is just amazing for everyone's budget. I wish there were just more colors, but they took care of the basic must-have color options with the first launch.
I discovered this in the shade Reserve Your Cabana a few years and I immediately knew that this wasn't a bronzer. It is definitely good for highlighting. Because of my medium skintone, it also makes a good illuminating "banana powder" aka it sets concealer beautifully. The consistency is very smooth for the price, too. My only complaint is the packaging. It's huge to so you get a lot of product, but it breaks. Every time I've used this, a few months in, it cracks. I don't know why, since I don't drop it. I don't love that, but I still find ways around using when it's cracked—I love it that much.
Let me tell you something about this mascara—PERFECTION. I've been using this since it came out and it is the only mascara that does everything I want, including affordability. I have pretty long lashes, but they're thin. This mascara separates them so they look fuller. The formula's consistency is creamy—not too liquidy—so it's very buildable. I can do 3 layers before it gets clumpy. For bottom lashes, the bigger brush can be clumsy, but if you have a skilled hand you can make it. And the Blackest Black shade is perfect for my dark hair.
Let me just say this straight away—I have oily skin. These sticks are creamy, as most sticks are, and that was their downfall for me. Color range wise this line is amazing. I got two shades—one for foundation and one for contour. The contour shade was great because it blended easily. The foundation shade, though, practically slid off my skin by EOD. A primer and setting powder would be needed for this, of course, but I wanted to give it a fair shot on its own. I recommend this for folks with dry/combo/normal skin. A darker shade for contour would work for all skin types, I think!
This is my go to blush palette. There are so many options—matte and shimmer shades, natural flush or bronzey shades, and even a good contour shade, too! I recommend having a light hand and building this as opposed to slapping it on your face—the colors are pigmented! I love layering different ones to create a multidimensional look too. Remember, no one's skin is one flat shade! Oh, and for the price—I mean come on. BH Cosmetics always has some amazing deal or coupon code, too!
I have 3c type curly hair that needs a lot of moisture. That means after a few days of styling, there's a lot of build up that can weigh my curls down. After washing with this serum (that feels like a cleansing jelly) that I received complimentary from Influenster, I my hair was a thousand percent refreshed. It was light, bouncy, but still had some moisture. This cleanser does not strip at all. Some of my curls are limp because of heat damage, but something about this product help bring them back to life. No exaggeration. I plan on buying this when I run out.
I received this as a tester from Sephora a few years ago and loved it so much I went back and bought the full size. It's very creamy and blendable, so it's great to mix with under eye concealer for a luminous look that wakes you up. That creamy formula makes it tricky for the rest of my oily skin, though. It tends to rub off easily, so I'll set it with a powder highlighter for an even more strobe-y effect. Of course it looks amazing that way on my cheekbones, brow bone and and on the bridge of my nose.