I have been soooo terrible lately at blogging. I don't know what's wrong with me! Anyway....here are just 4 beauty goodies I used up last month!
1. Tula's Purifying Face Cleanser: Omg! I am SOOOO obsessed with everything Tula. Seriously, I am either using this brand or Josie Maran. Nothing else. It's so gentle and makes my skin feel amazing. I use it 2x daily but at night I use it with my Clarisonic. It has truly changed my skin. I highly recommend it and I purchased 2 more bottles.
2. Avon's Makeup Remover Wipes: These wipes are nothing new. I use them in the morning to clean my makeup brushes between uses and at night to remove the first layer of makeup. I swear by them. I usually order 20 packs at a time. I am kinda bummed because Avon has increased the price recently by a dollar a pack...it's a lot when you buy 20 packs at a time... I hope they decrease the pack back down!
3. Josie Maran's Hydrating Milk Serum: I love love love this serum. It's super hydrating yet light. I used it like crazy after my acne meds dried out my skin. I don't think I'll purchase for the summer because I'll be an oily mess but it's amazing for dry skin or Winter. No regrets with this one and I'll be back next Winter.
4. IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Lines Serum: I love this brand and the serum was amazing. It had a nice soft scent and made my skin feel amazing. There's just one problem...it only lasts one month. For like $55 bucks, I can't spend that every single month. Sorry but not happening! I will not repurchase even though I love it and I'll be sticking with my Tula.
Have you tried any of these? What have you been loving lately?
Hope you're all having a great weekend. I have such a disappointing post to share today. My 2nd Lancôme product I've ever tried and it was a...fail.
My sister-in-law absolutely loves Lancôme. She swears by it. Besides this eye makeup remover, surprisingly I've never tried anything else from this brand! I don't know why considering I've tried so many of the major brands! Well so many brands are popping up that's it's hard to keep up! Anyway...let's get back to today's post. Lol.
About two weeks ago, I tried Lancôme's Teint Idole Ultra 24 Hour Longwear Foundation Because I have been struggling so much to find a good foundation after all my acne drama. I can't use Estée Lauder's Double Wear anymore because it makes me breakout. My fave brand ever (Chanel) doesn't make a foundation that really matches my skin...I've tried Tarte, NARS, Urban Decay, and Make Up For Ever already and ehhhh. Why not try a brand new brand? Lancôme it was.
I picked up my first bottle at Nordstrom about a week ago and initially I LOVED it. The salesperson told me it was extremely similar to Double Wear which I loved until the breakouts. So I bought a bottle and away I went.
Here's what I loved about it...
Full Coverage: Not sure if it's really 24 hours but I got 16 out of it which is fine with me. It covered all of my acne scarring and created a flawless look.
Beautiful Packaging: Glass bottle and slim enough for me to store away in my acrylic drawers. (Unlike my Chanel)
It has a pump!!!! Something the Double Wear bottle needs!
The expiration date is clearly labeled on my bottle!! No guessing 12 months for opening date. Lol. How am I supposed to remember when I started using??
Amazing Color Range: They have like 40 shades!
Discounts and Free Gifts! Lancôme is very similar to Estée Lauder and they offer a great rewards programs and some pretty generous gifts with purchase.
Sounds amazing huh? Everything was perfect until....the foundation oxidized on me after 4 hours!!! I have never ever ever had a foundation change color on me! I didn't even know what oxidized meant!! I didn't know it the first time I used it but I really noticed after a week. When I applied the foundation first thing in the morning, the color was 100% a match. So I walked out the front door for work and didn't pay attention to it anymore. But throughout my work day I used to get a comment here and there from a coworker saying...you look really tan? Did you just get back from vacation? Ummmm no. I was thinking to myself...why are they saying this? So I went back to Nordstrom and got color matched again. After three tries, I got matched for the same color all three times. Then this Friday afternoon I had a moment of realization...the foundation got three times darker around 12 noon. I was in my work bathroom and it looked like I was wearing a face mask. My face was SOOOO much darker than my neck and the rest of my body! I was sooo embarrassed and didn't want to leave the bathroom! Are you kidding me?! This situation has never happened to me before. Just like I never had an allergic reaction to makeup until Estée Lauder...I've never experienced oxidation until Lancôme!!
Yesterday I went back to Nordstrom, returned my Lancôme foundation, and spent an hour at Dior and got some new goodies. Now I'm totally staring at myself in the mirror and making sure I don't look darker. Hahaha.
Have you tried Lancôme's Teint Idole Ultra 24 Hour Longwear Foundation? If so, have you had the same issue?
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!