Hello! And welcome to my highlights for 2015. I’m an admitted make up junkie. I love trying new products and sharing my results with the world. A little about me, I’m a middle aged accountant who loves all things make up. I’ve been wearing make up for over 40 years. My mom was the neighborhood Avon lady, so I learned about skin care at a young age. I believe in aging well. I’m not trying to look like I’m twenty, but I do want to look good for my age. So without further ado, here are my top make up and skin care finds for 2015. They are not in any particular order, and I have reviewed some on previous blog posts.
Women’s Rogaine 5% foam-If you are losing your hair, this is the product for you. I’ve been using Rogaine for fifteen years and it really works. It does make your hair dry, so extra moisturizing is a must. $30 for a two month supply. http://www.rogaine.com/product/women%E2%80%99s+rogaine-+foam+2-month+supply+auto+delivery+.do?sortby=ourPicks#.VoGuQPkrLrc
Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E Skin Therapy oil $10 at https://www.palmers.com/en/cocoa-butter-formula/55-skin-therapy-oil-face.html Has all the great ingredients you look for, but not the price. I use four drops on my face every night. I’ve been using it for months and have seen a great improvement in my skin. Lines softened, smoother texture, more money in my pocket, what’s not to love?
Estee Lauder Advanced Time Zone Age Reversing Line/Wrinkle eye cream-$9 for a deluxe sample on EBay. I am so digging this eye cream. I’ve been using it for two months, and have seen a definite decrease in the lines under my eyes. I’ll be buying a full size soon.
OMG! Where have Frownies been all my life??? https://www.frownies.com/ These babies have been around for over a hundred years! They are about as low tech for wrinkle reduction as one could ever imagine. They are basically brown kraft tape with a special adhesive that you get wet and put on your wrinkles. I found them at Bed Bath and Beyond for $16. A package will last you 6-8 weeks. They totally work, and I love them. No Botox for me!
Wet N Wild Fergie Center Stage Collection Rose Champagne Glow highlighter- $10 http://www.amazon.com/Wet-Wild-Centerstage-Collection-A045/dp/B00AXYFKZI/ref=sr_1_3?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1451340660&sr=1-3&keywords=wet+n+wild+centerstage+collection You can’t find this in stores anymore, but it’s flipping awesome! I bought mine at Walgreens earlier this year. It’s baked and has a pale rose glow, great for my 56 year old face! Not too shimmery, just right and very natural looking.
YBBB Brow Power Skinny Pencil in Universal Transforming Taupe by IT Cosmetics. $24 at Ulta. I discovered IT cosmetics late in the year, and I really like all of the products I’ve tried. This ultra-thin eye pencil is no exception. My brows are blonde and this pencil really makes them pop. It also has a spooly brush to finish off your look. The color stays on until you take it off. No crazy brows for me, I’m over 50, and just want a natural look. http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod5770243
IT Your Skin but Better CC + Airbrush Perfecting Powder SPF 50- $35 at Ulta. This is a game changer for me. I just throw on some 30 SPF moisturizer and buff this stuff on, and I’m out the door. It has buildable coverage, but does look airbrushed. I love the fact that it has an SPF of 50. Always a plus. http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod12251077
Maybelline Master Prime By Face Studio Primer SPF 30 in Blur & Illuminate $8 at Bed, Bath and Beyond. My local BBB recently started carrying cosmetics. I have to say, they have quite the selection, and awesome prices. BBB always has 20% off coupons. This is a great rose colored primer. I mix it with any liquid foundation I might be using and it really blurs imperfections out, and adds a nice glow.
elf High Definition Under eye Setting Powder- $3 at Target. This is by far the best discovery for me for 2015. http://www.target.com/p/e-l-f-high-definition-undereye-setting-powder/-/A-14795896#prodSlot=medium_1_1&term=ELF+high+definition+undereye Where can you find any kick ass product for $3??? The brush that comes with it is junk, but the powder is flipping wonderful. It’s a white powder that you brush on after you put your concealer on. Lines are decreased, and it lasts all day.
Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector-$29 at Ulta http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod11881009 Another under eye cover up game changer. I got a BECCA gift set at Ulta to try out. This was by far my favorite item. It covers well, and a little goes a long way.
I hope you enjoyed my year in review. Thanks for stopping by, and Happy New Year!
Frownies? And they work?
They do. I put them on before bed, and the lines I’m working on getting rid of are decreased substantially when I wake up. They are a bit tricky to get off, as you have to wet them thoroughly to remove. I have a line between my eyes that has really improved. I’ve tried Botox, but it’s too expensive and doesn’t last. Just like anything you have to be consistent. I tried them on the lines at the corners of my eyes, and that worked also. All, in all a great product for the price. Plus the fact they have been around for over a hundred years, they must be doing something right. Thanks for stopping by.
I’ve never seen them but I see they are available on Amazon. I have them in my cart for when I make an order.
They are totally worth it. I’ve tried so many creams, etc. And also spent a fortune, for $15 or so you can’t go wrong. Let me know how you like them. They recommend you leave them on for at least three hours. If you are going to an event, put these on beforehand and it will relax your wrinkles. Just like anything, you have to be consistent and use them regularly to see lasting results. Good luck.
I wonder what the effective ingredient is? I’m curious now!!!
So secret ingredient, the tape helps to retrain the muscles in your face. Check out their website for some great before and after photos. http://www.frownies.com
I will check it out. I was thinking maybe they added glycerin or something… but let me go read! Interesting.