I’m taking a break from running and healthy eating to talk about some new make-up products I’ve tried—some I love, some I’m indifferent on, and some I probably wasted my money on.
Clarisonic – Mia
I was really excited to try out the Clarisonic based off a couple rave reviews by others. But I have to say I’m not all that impressed. I will say it has made my skin incredibly soft—baby-skin soft, but beyond that, I really haven’t seen a difference in my complexion and for over $100, I’m not sure it was worth it. I will still continue to use it since I have it, but maybe I’ll try to sell it on E-Bay one day. (Side note question: Does anyone ever have success selling items on E-Bay?)
MAC – Mineralize Powder
Two products I will always go to the department-store make-up counters for are foundation and powder. I just find it too risky to try and match my skin shade with the products at a store where you aren’t able to test out the products.
I really do like this powder by MAC. Prior to this I had Clinique pressed powder, which I also liked. I really can’t tell the difference between the brands. Both do a great job covering and smoothing out my uneven skin tone. I love the natural finish and matte color this one gives me.
MAC – Fix + Skin Refresher
I am not easily coerced into buying something that I don’t really need, but this was one product that the make-up gal at the MAC counter sold me on. I don’t even know what it was, but I thought my skin looked a lot better with this finishing spray on my face. But honestly now that I’ve tried it at home a few times, I’m not so convinced it is making my skin look any better. It must have been the magic mirror and lights at the department store.
L’Oreal – The Super Slim liquid eyeliner
In the past, I’ve always used a pencil eye liner, but I wanted a bolder look, so I gave this liquid eyeliner by L’Oreal a try. Like I said, I’ve never tried any other liquid eyeliner before, but I’ve been impressed with this guy so far. I find it pretty easy to apply. It goes on smooth, but it is easier to make a mistake when applying. You definitely need a steady hand. This is like a marker, so very easy to apply. (I was going to try gel eyeliner but chickened out because it seemed too complicated.)
Maybelline – Master Drama
This is the pencil eyeliner I use on my lower lid. I like it. I don’t think it is anything outstanding, but it does its job. I don’t know that a pencil eyeliner from a department store make-up counter that costs two or three times as much would be worth it, so I’ll stick to the cheap brands.
Clinique – All About Eyes
I got this in a free make-up kit for buying other products at the Cinique counter a while back. I would use this if my eyes were puffy in the morning. I don’t know that I noticed that much of a difference when I used it. I do think it helped keep my eye shadow in place longer though. I definitely do not plan on buying this after this container is gone.
I am loving my new skinny black BIC Band! I have two sparkly bands, but I wanted something with a little less bling-bling.
Hey Anchorage Locals!
Anyone interested in getting together Saturday morning for a run? I’ve planning on running 7 miles—barring my injuries don’t flare up. Let me know in the comments section below if you are interested—or you can send me an e-mail. Feel free to suggest a time and place that would work well for you.
Any new beauty finds you are loving?