Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Products I Love

For all the gals out there, I thought I’d give a little shout out to some of the products that I can’t live without.

Tend Skin – I first ran across this when I lived in Boston and used to get bikini waxes at a fancy salon near my work. It works so great that I continue to order it over the internet. Although it lasts for so long I think I’ve ordered it twice in six years. It’s for men or women and is used to prevent razor burn and ingrown hairs. Just put a little on a cotton ball, apply, and you’re all set!

Smashbox Foundation Primer – This one I really can’t live without. It’s one of two makeup products that I panic about when it gets low. My good friend Z introduced me to this years ago and I’ve never looked back. I get it in green because my fair skin tends to get red, but they sell it in clear or other colors for different skin types. It feels strange the first time you use it because it’s kind of slippery, but you’ll love the results. It gives your skin a base so that the foundation and concealer float above it, rather than sinking into it. And maybe it’s something about living in a cold climate, but I always have parts of my skin that are dry and therefore act as little foundation pooling spots. I also use a lot less product with this as a base because it glides on top of it. It’s Smashbox, so it’s pricey, but totally worth it.

Foundation Brush (Sephora Professional) – B’s sister turned me on the magic of a foundation brush a few months ago and now I’m hooked. I never really understood them because I was envisioning a brush made out of the same material as a blush brush and figured that it would just absorb all of the foundation. In reality, the bristles are meant to be non-absorbent and so it works better than a sponge or your finger. I just pump out some foundation on the back of my hand and paint away! It gives a much more smooth and polished look.

Laura Mercier Eyebrow Powder – Now this one probably won’t be useful to anyone since I have met very few people lucky enough to have completely clear eyebrows, but if you’re in need of a little eyebrow darkening, I love this stuff. It’s not as crumbly as other powders and goes on easier than the gel based products.

So those are my favs, but since I’d like to know what yours are, let’s turn this into a little blog meme (rhymes with “theme”), shall we? That’s where you invite others to write about the same topic and when they do, announce it here and provide a link. So how about it Feather Nester, Ouiser, Billy, Die Frau, Marissa, Yum Mantra, Ithaca Chick, Toddler Tamer… anyone feeling up to it? Anyone have some really great beauty products that they love?


die Frau said...

I'm moving on to more all-natural products, so I'll have a lot of Aveda links. I like Physicians Formula Organics tinted moisturizer, too.

I will post my links; I need a more positive post going anyway. :-)

billy said...

Honestly I'm a bad gay man...I use very little product! I will say that one of the things I love most is a very subtle cologne. My favorite is Vera Wang for men. It's clean and simple. That said, I go nuts when I smell aqua di gio! so good!!!

I do like Anthony's logistics for shaving cream. It's very good.

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