OK, I'm going to say it: I'm getting all kinds of Kylie lip kit vibes with this. The color I'm loving is Charmer, a sensual nude shade with a high-shine finish that has me stealing glances of my lips in the mirror. It feels pretty glossy while on so I'm not entirely used to that, but it's so smooth and luxe that I'm totally sold. The color pay off really impressed me—it took one swipe to get the perfect pout. Although I'm loving this neutral shade right now, I'm totally digging a bolder, fiery color for a night out!
Review for: Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 PA++++ 1.7 oz/ 50 mL
I love this SPF. It's my daily go to for wearing under makeup! It's so lightweight and skins in immediately. It's hydrating so I can even skip my daily moisturizer in favor of this fluid. It's non-greasy or oily so I never have to worry about looking shiny or breaking out. I recommend this product to everyone who asks me about SPF!!
I really love TULA products so I was very excited to give this eye serum a shot. First, I have to note how much I adore the applicator tip. It's slanted, metal-like tip offers a cooling effect on contact. The pump action insures just the right amount of product is distributed. Finally, the serum itself is hydrating and plumping. I immediately notice my puffiness and dark circles disappear. As far as any wrinkle or fine line reduction, I haven't been using it long enough to make a solid decision (hence, the four stars), but if it's immediate indications are any representation of longterm results, I am going to be very pleased.
I was totally skeptical about a light treatment actually working to fight acne. But, I've tested this for a few months now, and all I can say is wow, I'm so impressed. Is it a miracle worker? No. Sometimes pimples happen. But this is fast-acting and effective at making an unexpected breakout look less red and swollen. I've even noticed it drastically cutting down the heal time!
Review for: Fresh Umbrian Clay(R) Mattifying Mask 3.3 oz
I absolutely love this mask. Out of nowhere I started breaking out this winter and I wasn't sure how to remedy it—the typical cleansers and spot treatments I was using weren't cutting it. I gave this mask a shot and I was instantly hooked. The clay goes on creamy and smooth and dries in five minutes or less...a major plus for an impatient person like me. And after washing it off my skin is oil-free without being dry or flak, a huge problem for combo skin in winter months. And my little breakouts around my hairline and chin were nearly dried up by morning. I use it about twice a week and have seen a big improvement!
Review for: Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water for Combination & Sensitive Skin
I've been using this micellar water every day for the past month and I can't believe there was a time when I didn't use it. Its cleansing, refreshing burst is just what I need to wake me up in the morning and get me ready to start my day. It's perfect for a gentle and quick cleanse in the A.M. and it's also ideal for a little pick-me-up after a morning run.
As a beauty editor, I'm practically required to live a hoarder lifestyle. (I'm sure it's in the job requirement somewhere...) So at any given time, I have about 20 lotions at my desk or apartment. And although I have my pick of any fancy lotions, this is the one that I find myself continually using to the last drop. It's deeply nourishing and healing formula is just sinks in and instantly makes cracked hands a thing of the past.
I stock up on these rounds like it's the apocalypse—I have three packages of them in my cabinet right now. I use them in the morning with my favorite micellar water for a gentle cleanse. I use them to soak off hard to remove eye makeup. I use them to remove nail polish. I seriously use them every. single. day.
I really struggled at what star-rating to give this product. I really disliked the process of using it: there was far too much serum on the masks, they were horribly cold on my fingers, and 15 minutes felt like forever to let them sit. But, after using them, I actually noticed a difference in the appearance and feel of my cuticles. They were nourished, smooth, and shiny. If you can get past the awkward feeling, these actually do work!
This is my absolute favorite moisturizer. Period. I love the way it feels—it's almost like frosting (weird description, but I swear the creaminess of it feels more like a delectable food!). It's very smooth and absorbs into skin quickly. Never once has my skin felt sticky or oily after applying. It completely removes any dryness or flakes, making it ideal for winter. Although, I use this moisturizer year round!