For this last couple of months, I’ve been trying out a few products, some which I am totally new to and some I’ve wanted to try and bought. Since I love both skincare and makeup just as much, I combined my list with the following items, plus a little information, should you want to check them out.
Cover Fx Mattifying BB Gel Anti-Blemish Treatment – Finally, a BB that is light, perfect for oily/ blemished skin and covers much like foundation, except it is in gel form so it doesn’t feel like foundation. I loved Cover FX BB Gel, it was part of a sample offer with my purchase. (Using my pro discount, I ordered the Cover FX Oil Free foundation to try for a client and this came as a freebie). I highly recommend this bb gel, I am actually thinking of getting myself the full size, works well for both oily and dry skin. * I ordered the Medium and it was a good match for me. Retails full size $45
CeraVe Eye Repair Cream – Another brand I’d been wanting to try for several reasons, one being that it is available at most drugstores and it is made specifically for dry skin. CeraVe is a drugstore option offering a whole range of products from normal to dry, to very dry skin cream, lotion, babies and cleansers. The Eye Repair Cream is packed with ceramides and Hyaluronic Acid, both excellent ingredients for repair and deep moisture. I like that it doesn’t feel thick, absorbs fast, wears well under makeup and has no odor. My baby daughter has Keratosis Pilaris (like me) and is currently using the CeraVe Moisturizing cream, and we love that too. Retails $13.99
Bodyography Foundation Primer Clear – I recently blogged about Bodyography’s lip products and the reaction was overwhelmingly positive. Bodyography’s Clear Primer is their number one most popular product because it is pretty solid as far as primers go for oily and combination types. If you do primer before foundation, need a product that’ll help even out skin and offer a long lasting effect, this is your jam. I’ve been using it since late summer and my skin held up well in the humidity. This is a vegan, gluten free primer packed with anti-oxidants, vitamins A and E, Jojoba and Grape Seed oil. Retails $31
Tatcha Indigo Soothing Silk Hand Cream – A good hand cream is a staple during the cold season and this cream has it all, soft scent and deep moisture. It is a formula especially made for sensitive, inflamed or irritated skin with symptoms of dermatitis, eczema and rosacea. I loved every Tatcha product I’ve tried so far. Retails $38
Mirabella CC Creme – I liked the idea of a CC cream offering SPF 20, oil free formula, and paraben-free. For my combination dry skin, it was a little drying so with Mirabella’s CC creme, I need to use a hydrating milk under to ensure my skin is perfectly dewy (see my photo in the Charlotte Tilbury post below, that’s the finish of Mirabella CC cream with moisturizer on – just how I like it, dewy). Mirabella’s CC cream is FD&C Dye-free, gluten-free, would be awesome for oily skin types who want medium coverage and sun protection factor. Retails $42
**CeraVe and Cover FX were my own purchases, the rest were press samples, all opinions are my own.