I've literally used the Blemish Control scrub by St. Ives for over 10 years, but since I don't really suffer from blemishes I decided to switch it up and try the even & bright scrub!! It's like a spa in a bottle!! I'm obsessed with the smell - yes it smells like lemon and oranges and the scrub is so gentle on the face unlike the harsher exfoliaters out there!! I'm obsessed and have found my new scrub!
This bad boy is my new favorite beauty addition!! I have never been a fan of cleaning my brushes, but with this cleanser they are clean and almost instantly dry! No more waiting for the brushes to dry over night, it's ready to use within minutes. Granted the bigger brushes take a bit longer.
I was hesitant to show this picture (please don't be grossed out), but just look at the amount of product that easily came off with the cleanser. For $15 you get 7.9 fluid oz. and it will last a good while depending on how often you clean your brushes, which hopefully for me will increase to every other week!
I am really liking this concealer for two reasons, the staying power and it's coverage! I have mixed it a few times with my NARS Creamy Concealer and it's honestly a toss up between which one I love more! For me personally the NARS acts more as a highlighter in some cases more so than a concealer which I love because I get dark circles under my eyes, but this MAC acts as both a concealer and highlighter.
I got this liner in Black as part of the Influenster Frosty Box and I was really excited to try it! When they say it's waterproof, it's seriously not going anywhere which is good if you like to line your waterline with liner because it wont smudge nearly as quick as others. I don't normally line my water line unless it's a more dramatic look. It's very dark and could honestly double as a liquid liner because of how it looks once applied. I love the staying power of the liner and have already picked up it up in purple and really love the silver too!
The Not So Good//
I had really high hopes for this BB cream because I pretty much love all Urban Decay products, but the coverage on this cream left a lot to be desired because well I didn't feel like there was any! On the flip side I'm really loving their weightless foundation and it's light enough to wear everyday without it feeling heavy.
Sadly this eye makeup remover is so gentle that it takes about three full cotton swabs to remove all the product from your eyes and this includes Rimmel's own waterproof eyeliner mentioned above. I received this as part of the Influenster Frosty box and it's own endearing quality is that it's not oily, aside from that I wont be purchasing a full bottle myself.
My brows are incredibly important to me mostly because they frame my entire face. Change the brows and I seriously believe you change the look of your face! I have written at length about my favorite way to maintain my brows and the shape of my brows always stays the same, but recently I've noticed that filling them in a bit gives them some much needed definition! Enter in Billion Dollar Brows. You can see pictures of my brows touched up here.
Through BrandBacker I was able to test out the best seller's kit which includes the following:
Universal Brow Pencil: Formulated to work with all skin tones & hair colors.
Brow Duo Pencil: Brow Duo Pencil allows you to highlight your brow bone to add gorgeous definition and warmth. Works with any skin tone and on the other end the universal concealer.
Brow Gel: Brow Gel will lock in your look, giving your eyebrows a long-lasting, radiant glow while keeping them perfectly in place all day. It’s the perfect finishing touch.
Smudge Brush: This flat, synthetic brush is the ideal mate for applying creamy cosmetics like our Brow Duo Pencil.
Sharpener: Custom designed for our Brow Duo Pencil
Camille Belle & Olivia Culpo both have my ideal brow look.
I use it the pencil and brow gel every day for work and when I want to enhance the look for a night out I add in the duo pencil and add the highlight on my brow bone. I was really skeptical that the brow pencil would match my eyebrow color, but it matched it perfectly and didn't look overdone or drawn on how some people's brows can look. It's just very natural and I'm so happy with how my brows look every day now because that brow gel really keeps them in place!!
The best part - you can enter for a chance to win your very own best seller's kit and 30 winners will be chosen!!
So there you have it - a few of my latest beauty obsessions!! Have you been using anything new lately? Have you tried any of the above mentioned products out?
Disclosure: The Rimmel products & Billion Dollar brow set were sent to me complimentary by Influenster & BrandBacker respectively for testing purposes, but all opinions are 100% my own.