Today I’m sharing some of my recent favorite beauty products. While I’m not usually up on the latest, greatest beauty products out there, every now and then I find something that I can’t live without.
(This is not a sponsored post of any kind. I just like to share.)
Here are just a few products that I’m liking these days:
I just discovered this long wear lip color from Stila a couple of months ago while in search for my favorite lip gloss (glaze), also from Stila. So far, I really like it. It glides on and seems to last a little longer than regular lipstick, maybe not as long as some of the lip stains that are out there, but I haven’t done a side-by-side comparison. I don’t tend to care for long-lasting lipsticks because most of them that I’ve tried have a weird, dry feeling, and look odd on me. This one is different. It think it has cocoa butter in it. It sure feels lovely. It really feels more like a lip balm, which I find perfect for these dry winter months. The color called “exquisite” is my favorite right now. Quite nice. Quite nice indeed.
I mentioned They’re Real! mascara from Benefit over a year ago, and am still happy with the results. It’s more expensive than what I used to spend on mascara, but when mascara is one of the few cosmetics I use daily, I’m okay with spending a little more. While it’s not waterproof, it does last long. I buy it at our local Ulta. You can also find it online, or wherever Benefit cosmetics are sold.
My friends Shelly and Kristan (who also co-author another site) first told me about Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner a while back. I’m glad they did. It’s a softer eyeliner pencil that easily glides on (without scratching your eyelid — I hate that). Then, once set, it stays put. And it’s not waterproof. I think it’s kind of magical. I originally found a gift pack at Ulta for my daughter and I to split to give it a try. We’ve both been impressed with it.
The purple Grindhouse sharpener, also from Urban Decay, is priceless. I’ve used all kinds of sharpeners over the years, but this one is something else. Get you one and see for yourself.
I just saw this set that offers a 8 full-size eyeliner pencils AND the handy dandy pencil sharpener. What a deal to split with a friend. Cool!
I’ve been battling dry skin and hair for the past couple of years, so I’ve become a conditioner freak. This Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Intense Moisturizing Treatment from Organix is like a hair masque or thick conditioner, not pure oil. Although it’s intended for occasional use, I’ve been using it as a daily conditioner following shampooing. I like it quite a bit. I’ve found it available at Target, Walmart, Ulta, and most drug stores for about $8.
Robyn originally shared this It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In hair conditioner with me a year ago, and since I’ve been through a few bottles. I always buy the “plus keratin” variety. Not only does it help condition, but makes it easier to comb hair out after washing. It’s also available at Target, Walmart, Ulta, and most drug stores, and while one bottle runs about $15-20 it does lasts a long while (about 6 months per bottle for me).
This Bamboo Smooth Anit-Humidity Hairspray from Alterna has become my go-to for hairspray. Humidity is a hair foe here in the South, so I snagged this to try over a year ago, and have stuck with it ever since. At around $18, it’s not dirt cheap, but it does lasts a long time (about a year per can for me). It smells very nice too.
Well, that’s it for now. I hope it helps a little if you’re looking for some new goodies to try.
And if you have any new products you’d like to share, please do! I like to hear what real people have tried and like.