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Best discovery of the last 6 months?

I always like hearing of other people’s product successes, so I thought I’d ask: What has been your best beauty product discovery of the last 6 months? 

 

Mine has been BECCA - Anti-Fatigue Under Eye Primer:A2495B22-105E-468D-A379-5BB52B80C29E.jpegUpon first application, I honestly thought it had done nothing. I shrugged, continued on with my usual morning makeup routine, and went about my day. Later in the day, however, I did a double take when I looked in a mirror and saw how improved my under eye area looked! After a couple weeks of daily use, a coworker even commented that I looked younger. Who doesn’t want to hear that once in a while 😁

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Hi @greeneyedgirl107,

 

How do you like the CLINIQUE - Pore Refining Solutions Charcoal Mask? I've been wanting to try it! 

 

Best Regards,


<3 Raquel 

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@RaquelBT I think it's excellent!  It's super easy to use, as it is silky, dries quickly, and washes off easily.  Most importantly, it has helped decrease blackheads that popped up out of nowhere for me from the hot/humid weather.

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@greeneyedgirl107 - Thanks for this information! *starts running to my local Sephora store* lol. Smiley Happy

 

Best Regards,


<3 Raquel 

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What do you like about it, @greeneyedgirl107? Is it better than other masks you’ve tried? What results do you notice? 😊

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@PinkEvergreen I don't have much to compare it to since I hadn't masked in over ten years!  But BIC got me excited about them!  I used it b/c since the weather has been so hot/humid my blackheads were acting up (I had them under control for years) and I needed a little something extra.  This mask did the trick.  Plus, it dries quickly so I appreciate that I don't have a lot of down time.  And, it washed off effortlessly.  Smiley Happy

Best discovery of the last 6 months?

I've only been wearing makeup, regularly, for a year so everything is a new find (I had, basically, given up). Lol. But there have been a couple of greats in the past 6 months. • I'm in love with the Beauty Bakerie flour powders. Like...I actually feel some type of way when they're sold out and I've run out. It's that serious. Not only does it just melt into the skin, it pulls the look together and helps it last beautifully. • The other is a product line, Mented Cosmetics. They have nudes that I can actually wear all day. For me, it's not a simple "if it doesn't work wear a different color". If I wear makeup to work, it must be subdued and the lip must be as close to my natural lip color as possible. So, finding a nude lip that wasn't too pink, beige, purple, grey, etc. mattered quite a bit. Finding that line was really an impactful thing for me. They even have glosses that compliment my skin and aren't sticky. I wish others could feel my excitement when I first tried it on and it was a legit nude for me

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@HazelEyedQueen I hear you! When I hit my 30s, my drugstore makeup started looking awful on my *gasp* middle-age skin 😅 I stopped wearing anything for a couple years out of frustration. 

 

Then I discovered the world of high-end makeup about two years ago, and my routine (and my wallet) has never been the same! So I’m relatively new to the scene as well, and am still discovering products and brands that I can trust. 

 

Thanks for sharing your discoveries. I sure hope Beauty Bakerie comes to Sephora one day! 

My 30s are making mr appreciate skincare! Lol. And Beauty...

My 30s are making me appreciate skincare! Lol. And Beauty Bakerie not only has great product but amazing customer service! One of my pans fell out of their bronzer/ highlight palette. I was outside of their grace window and they STILL took care of me!

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@HazelEyedQueen I’ve heard that before about Beauty Bakerie. That’s such great customer service 😊

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I've got two; one is a bit more of a re-discovery though!

 

The proper discovery is the BECCA Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh powder. This stuff really does feel wet (in a good way, promise!) and feels so cooling. It also helps my makeup not look cake-y or weird. It was a lifesaver while in FL for vacation in May! It felt so refreshing whenever I reapplied and helped me to not look so shiny with all the sunscreen. And sweat, haha.

 

The re-discovery is powder foundation. I found my UD Naked Skin powder foundation and gave it another try recently when I was having such a hard time with my other foundations. I can't for the life of me remember why I stopped using it. It was giving me way better results than my liquid foundations had been! I unfortunately used it all up and only just this weekend realized that UD discontinued their powder foundation! So now I'm on a mission to discover a new powder foundation to replace it. Also keeping an eye on places like Nordstrom Rack for the old ones. Had my sister check when she stopped by recently, and their had some of the Fair range, they only had Neutral and I need Cool. Wish me luck on finding a new powder foundation! I'm gonna need it.

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@Kay522 That happens to me too! I go back to something I stopped using and ask myself, “Uh, this is awesome. Why did I stop using it??” Good luck on your quest for a new powder foundation! ☘️ 

 

Thanks for the tip about the Becca mist. I’ll put it on my loves list for a rainy day (i.e. When I get Sephora gift cards for my birthday 😉).

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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder.  Everyone's been raving about it for years, but I didn't use a finishing powder and I thought my makeup looked fine, so why add more to my routine?  Plus, I had tried it in a Sephora store and didn't see any difference.  

 

I don't even remember why I finally decided to buy it, other than I just had this faith that it had to be good if so many people thought it was good.  After I put it on, my face just looks so radiant and beautiful.  Now the question I'm mulling over is whether it's worth my while to get it in different colors.  I have my eye on their palette.

 

https://www.sephora.com/product/ambient-lighting-powder-P377723?skuId=1483544&icid2=products%20gridSmiley Tongue3...

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@IciclePop The powders didn’t really work for me but I’m glad they do for you 😊 The one comment I would give about the palette is that the colours mix together very easily. You may see this as a pro or a con. Other than that, it’s a very handy, compact package that packs a lot of product! 

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Ooh, thanks for the tip, that's probably a con.  Maybe I'll just buy another single instead. 

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Mine is the Sunday Riley UFO Oil.

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If I could only pick one new product I've tried, it would be Missha's First Treatment Essence. It's so hydrating and absorbs quickly. Half a year has gone by now and I am down to the last 20% of the bottle so it lasts.

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That's good to hear @pocketvenus, because I have a bottle I'm going to use as soon as my current essence is used up Smiley Happy

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@suzyo, nice! It's very close to the SK-II if you have tried that one. I hope it works well for you Smiley Happy

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https://www.sephora.com/product/nourishing-mask-P404916

 

My favorite this year has been the Amika Soulfood Mask. I only wash my hair once or twice a week and I've been trying out a few masks every time I wash it for a few months now ( 2 Kerastase masks, Madam CJ walker...). Every time I use the soulfood mask I have a fantastic hair day - no styling or leave in necessary! It doesn't weight my hair down, but keeps my waves controlled and well behaved.

 

I absolutely love this thread and I'm definitely ordering the olaplex after reading the comments Smiley Happy

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@PinkEvergreen I have a bunch of recent product successes but my most surprsing one would have to be the Sephora Collection line itself. A few months ago I picked up a few products from the line, the Beauty Amplifier setting spray, the coconut water moisturizer, the coconut water cleansing cream, and the green tea makeup remover. I am so glad I tried out all of these products. The prices were great and the products surpassed all of my expectations!

https://www.sephora.com/product/micellar-cleansing-water-milk-P415436?skuId=1835438&icid2=products%2...Smiley Tongue

https://www.sephora.com/product/moisturizing-cream-P427348?skuId=1930866&icid2=products%20gridSmiley Tongue427348

https://www.sephora.com/product/cleansing-exfoliating-cleansing-cream-P415437?skuId=1835396&icid2=pr...Smiley Tongue

https://www.sephora.com/product/beauty-amplifier-set-refresh-spray-P407323?skuId=1771781&icid2=produ...Smiley Tongue