FOR ALL MY NATURAL HAIR GIRLS, this stuff is absolutely amazing. I had damaged my hair pretty badly due to lack of care and I thought I was going to have to cut a lot of it off because of it. However, this small bottle SAVED about 85% of the hair I thought I would have to cut. I was even able to twist my hair without it unraveling for the first time after using this product. Don't let the size fool you either, I got about three good uses from this product and I was being heavy handed with it. If your hair is damaged FOR ANY REASON, you need to use this product. I'm about to move to another country and I am stocking up on it because it is magical. Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector
This product has pretty much become my go-to primer. It is very light weight and has not made me breakout. It also does not dry out my skin, but actually acts as a second moisturizer. You do not have to use much of the product to see the shimmer/highlight in it. I LOVE IT. On days when I don't want to wear a foundation, I just pop this on, do my eyebrows, a lip and GO. It's that good that it can work on bare skin just by itself. I absolutely would buy this again, no questions asked.
Oh lord did I want to love this toner. I really did. You should definitely try to get a sample of it if samples are available! It's not a bad toner, but I think you have to have a really specific hyper oily skin type for this. I have combination skin and it made my oily areas oilier and my dry areas dryer. I was shocked. I haven't stopped using it because it hasn't made me breakout or anything like that, but I have had to add an extra hydration element to my skincare routine and limit its use to balance it out. You can also run through this FAST so be careful with how much you are using. I personally won't be repurchasing.
This might be the best cleanser I have EVER used. This is no exaggeration. It is extremely gentle and light, especially in comparison to my previous cleansers. However, that doesn't mean it takes a lot to clean your skin. I only have to use one pump and after 60 seconds of cleansing, my skin feels softer and most importantly HYDRATED. The $28 price tag might be a bit pricey to some, but it works well enough that its worth it. I will absolutely be repurchasing again. Farmacy Clean Bee Ultra Gentle Facial Cleanser
I purchased this at a Stylenanda Flagship store in Myeongdong, Seoul, South Korea thinking it was just a highlighter compact. I was incredibly surprised - and slightly disappointed - to find that it was a highlighter/contour duo - which is why I am only rating this three stars. The highlighter itself is very pretty, adding a more subtle glow to the face. For this reason I absolutely love using it as an every day highlighter that can match or add a pick me up to any look. You can pack it on to make it more intense, but doing so makes the color more icy, which does not fit with my skin tone. This is where we get into the disappointment for me. Because I am brown skinned (though lighter, I will say), I cannot use the bronzer/contour portion of the compact. It either blends in with my skin tone or makes me look ashy (this is depends on the foundation I am using). For $15 dollars (according to the English website), I really wish I had gotten more bang for my buck. Instead I can only use half of the duo, which is why I only rate it three stars.
This is easily one of the best foundations I have ever used - EVER! If you told me that this was a high quality, high end $40+ foundation, I would believe you. It is up there with the Maybelline Fit Me collection in terms of drug store foundations. The applicator is one of my favorites and it is overall very buildable (but you can go for a lighter coverage if you want to). I prefer to use a dense foundation brush to apply and it slides on easily (with and without primer).
It does not get five stars for two reasons. The first is that the shade range is just average. On their website they carry 16 shades, but you probably won't find all 16 in stores, as I found when I purchased mine in CVS. I consider myself lucky to have found a shade that matched and I am not even that dark. The second reason I cannot give it a full fives stars is more personal - I have oily combination skin and after a few hours the oil really comes out to play. Definitely have some blotting papers or powder on hand for this one. But generally one of the best out there.
Another essential part of my skin care routine. After washing my face, my skin can sometimes feel stripped of moisture and this definitely helps restore the balance. Since it's put on your skin immediately after washing and allows some other steps of a skin care routine to be skipped, it can REALLY help you out on a lazy day or when you're in a rush.
These are probably my two new favorite lipsticks - not the best that I own which is why it's only four stars. The colors are amazing and really flattering, especially if you are like me and into darker tones on the lips. These are a TOUGH MATTE so I would suggest prepping your lips before hand because they do pull and tug, but they have a long staying power and come off easily so I can't complain too much. They are a bit on the pricey side and seem much smaller than you would expect, but I would still say its worth it.
The first leave in I have found that makes my hair soft and keeps it soft. I live in a really dry environment and my hair constantly suffers, but this has been the best thing I have used in terms of locking in moisture. I don't know if this is the holy grail product yet, but its pretty damn close.