While I love my staple beauty products, I tried out a lot of new things in the month of May. Some where good. Others not so much. Keep reading to find out what products I was loving and hating this month.
5 Things I’m Lovin’
E.L.F. Essential Shine Erasers ($1.00 for 50)
Now that the warm weather and humidity has arrived, I use about two of these daily to remove excess oil from my face. I also use these to blot oil after applying moisturizer and sunscreen. The downside is that just because you blot off facial oil does not mean it won’t come back so you may find yourself needing to use more than one sheet.
Boots No7 Total Renewal Micro-Dermabrasion Exfoliator ($14.99 for 2.5oz)
This is my first exfoliator that isn’t built into a cleanser. I researched and purchased this No7 product after watching Goss’s video on nighttime skin care. The purpose of an exfoliator is to help remove dead skin cells and ultimately leave your skin feeling smooth. I use this product twice a week after removing makeup and cleansing.
Bare Escentuals Matte Foundation in Fair ($28 for 7oz)
Bare Escentuals was one of the first foundations I ever used. I like it because the coverage can be layered and rarely looks cakey. This is one of my go-tos for when I don’t want want to wear a heavy foundation.
E.L.F. Studio Contour Brush ($3.00) and Ecotools Blending Brush from Ecotools Mineral Brush Travel Set ($9.99 for 4 brushes)
I’ve been using the Ecotools Blending Brush for about six months now and love the way it blends large areas of color. However, for more detailed eyeshadow, I purchased the E.L.F. Contour Brush, which got rave reviews. The brush gives you control over where and how much color is applied. The first time I used it, I got two unsolicited compliments from co-workers so I’ll take that as a successful purchase.
What I’m Loathing
BareMinerals Natural Lipcolor ($30.00 for Natural Lip Trio)
I received this lip gloss as a sample with the purchase of my Bare Escentuals foundation mentioned above. I don’t think I’ve met a lip gloss with more annoying packaging. The opening is formed to fit a lip gloss wand but this lip gloss comes with a brush. It makes for messy use and unwieldy closure.
Wet ‘N Wild Silk Finish Lipstick ($0.50-$1.00)
I bought 12 of these. Yes. 12. Why? Because I got super obsessed with lipstick for a week and ran out and bought these in every color. Since don’t usually use chapstick of lip moisturizing products, this lipstick dries out my lips because it’s made with aloe vera.
Bare Escentuals Feather Light Mineral Veil (unavailable)
From brief research, I’m not actually sure this product is sold anymore, which doesn’t surprise me. This was given to me by my future-sister-in-law who, like me, didn’t like its extreme shimmer. I don’t know where or how you would wear this unless you were going to a disco in 1971. The original Mineral Veil, on the other hand, is definitely worth trying.
Did you try any new products this month? How did it go?