Monday, February 21, 2011

Beauty and the Best: Face Front!

Hello all -

For this edition of Beauty and the Best, I wanted to focus on all the lotions, potions, and creams out there for the face.

As I mentioned before, the key to any good make up look is great skin.  You have to have a flawless canvas on which to apply your colors and here are a few products that will help you get there.

bareVitamins Skin Rev-er Upper by Bare Escentuals - $21.00
This little bottle = amazeballs.  Totally worth the $$$.  Started using this lightweight miracle lotion about two years back and since incorporating it into my daily skincare routine, my skin as been clearer and healthier looking. This multi-vitamin lotion with glycolic and salicylic acid is a godsend for those with oiler skin like mine and it doesn't feel heavy.  A little goes along way - just three squirts twice a day.  I even managed to convince my mom to starting using it!

Oil of Olay Complete All Day UV Moisture Cream

I wear lotion with SPF every day - even in the cold, dark New England winter.  Even though I have dark hair, I have fair skin with alot of adorable freckles so I want to keep my skin as protected as possible.  I like this one since it is moisturizing without feeling like you are spackling it on your face.
bareVitamins Prime Time Products - $21.00

This product is a must for anyone who wants their "face" to last.  This satin-finish formula goes on smooth and leaves the skin primed for makeup application.  It makes makeup stay on longer since it controls oil, which causes your look to fade.  Apply a little to your eyelids to help shadows stay on longer.  Great to use over moisturizer but under make-up for events like weddings or proms, any events where you don't want to spend all night running to the bathroom to re-apply.

What's your favorite go-to product for your face?  What's your skin type and what products to you like the best?


Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic said...

I love Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer! I tend to get oily skin so I get the oil-free version.

Erica said...

My skin in the oiler side, especially in the T-zone.