1. Clarins BB Skin Perfecting Cream / 2. NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder / 3. Laura Mercier Secret Finish / 4. Philosophy Turbo Booster C Powder / 5. Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum / 6. Josie Maran Argan Oil / 7. BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone / 8. Weleda Wild Rose Smoothing Facial Oil Capsules / 9. Mario Badescu Enzyme Revitalizing Mask
This isn’t a beauty blog, but I’ve become quite a beauty product junkie in the last two years. Keeping my shopping resolutions in mind, I have to remember to not overspend, as I’ve been known to drop quite a few pennies on all sorts of cosmetics and skincare products. These wishlist collages help me visualize my wishlist and often force me to assess and narrow down my choices.
With summer coming up (finally, finally!), I’m looking to cut down on makeup. I have hyperpigmentation and acne marks that are taking a long while to heal, so I always feel the need to cover them up before stepping out of the house. I hear vitamin C is great for fading marks and just evening skin tone out overall, so I’ve been looking to add it in some way into my routine. I have the Ole Henriksen serum at home right now so I will try and finish that one up before looking into other options, but the Philosophy powder and the Mario Badescu serum both look interesting and have great reviews. Many reviews for both products mention using L-ascorbic acid instead but I don’t trust my chemistry skills enough to do that.
I would still feel more comfortable wearing a little bit of makeup for the time being, and while I’ve been consistently wearing the NARS tinted moisturizer, the newly-released BB cream from Clarins caught my eye. I’ll have to see if I can get a sample of it at one of the counters. The new NARS loose powder is also quite attractive, but I still have a lot of Laura Mercier powder left. With summer comes the need to glow, and so the BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector has been really high on my wishlist.
Have you tried any of these products?