Thursday, April 14, 2016

New Skincare, a Fresh Summer Scent, and Liner Too

Last week Sephora had their Rouge sale, and I'm still searching for the perfect skincare products (something that brightens/illuminates my skin and makes me look younger), so I decided to use the discount to try out some new products!

I had originally planned on repurchasing the Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser, but I've been using the Sunday Riley Luna Night Oil at night and Good Genes in the morning for the past few weeks, so I decided to add the Ceramic Slip Clay Cleanser to my routine. So far I really like the combination. My skin had a minor freak out (read: two zits popped up that I'm sure were lurking beneath the surface of my skin) the first few days of using Luna, but it settled down quickly. My skintone is more even and balanced. If you decide to try the Luna Night Oil and Good Genes, Sephora has a duo that is a much better price than buying them separately.

Sunday Riley Power Couple Duo

I love my Clinique Acne Solutions BB, but wanted to find something that was more brightening so I picked up the Erborian BB Creme. I'm not sure if it's necessarily brightening, but I love the finish it gives my skin! 

I had been applying it with a foundation brush, but sometimes I feel like the brush is absorbing too much of the product, so I decided to pick up a Beautyblender. Unfortunately the Beautyblender sheers it out too much, so I'm back to using my foundation brush. The blender is still great for applying concealer, and on days when I want a little more coverage, I use it to apply foundation.

Last year I decided I needed a lighter fragrance for spring and summer, so I purchased the Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey Summer Eau de Toilette. It's fresh and fruity and I love it! In fact, I love it so much I bought the cologne for Michael! If you're looking for a new fragrance for you or your sweetie, check these out!

I've still got a little less than half the bottle left, but I decided to take advantage of the Sephora sale and try the Jour d'Hermes Gardenia. It's quickly becoming a new favorite!

As you know, I love my Kat Von D Tattoo Liner, but the brush has started to separate a little so I don't always get the smooth line. A vlogger I follow mentioned that she now has (or maybe has always had?) an ink liner, so I decided to pick up some during the sale. There was a trio of Trooper (black), Baudelaire (navy), and Hemingway (espresso) so I ordered that. The tattoo liner is easier in terms of application (it just glides across the lid), whereas with the ink liner you need to use short strokes, but the ink liner wins when it comes to creating the perfect wing! 

This wasn't a new purchase, but it's quickly becoming one of my favorite products again, so I thought I'd share. I am almost out of my makeup remover wipes, so I decided to start using my MakeUp Eraser again. All you do is get it wet and the makeup just wipes away. It's like magic! And bonus, you're helping out the environment because you're not using a new makeup wipe every day - you just throw it in the washer every week and it's as good as new!

Did you pick up anything during the sale? 



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