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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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@GG84  You are right. I made wrong assumption just seeing this in a pump bottle but realize that it’s not airless. 

DDG did better packaging compared to face serum (that one is in dropper bottle) but still not airless. I wish they used airless pumps.

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@naturalooks15  Yep, the DDG serum bottle has a traditional pump, and it’s hard (for me) to get serum out once it’s near empty. I’m about to restock that serum. I’ll probably buy 2 bottles this time and empty both into my 3rd airless bottle. I’ll just need a spatula or some other tool small enough to fit in the DDG bottle opening to get every last bit out. I’m sure I have one that’ll work. 

 

I’m not a big fan of droppers for anything but oils. The Ordinary’s glass bottle + glass dropper = something I don’t wanna travel with. And I don’t enjoy the extra steps needed in the morning to use Buffet in the dropper vs just pumping it out. 

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Bobbi Brown's Long Wear Cream Shadow.  These were the first cream eye shadows I ever used.  I think I got bored with them, and moved on to other brands and products.

I recently bought the shade Heather, and I absolutely love it!  I paired it with the shade Cement.  I forgot how smoothly these apply, and how well they stay on no matter the weather.

They're on sale everywhere because they are being discontinued. Smiley Sad

https://www.sephora.com/product/long-wear-cream-shadow-P270560?icid2=products%20gridSmiley Tongue270560Smiley Tongueroduct

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@Ispend2much6  I’m glad you’re enjoying them! 😊 How would you rate your own eyelids, for those of us that struggle with cream shadows staying put? Dry, normal, or oily? 

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@PinkEvergreen   That's really tough to say.  Powder shadows don't stay on very long unless I use an eye primer or liquid shadow underneath.  I touched my lids right now and they feel oily.lol

However, I live in a hot, humid climate and when I first discovered these, I wore them to many a soccer and softball game and they held up well.

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i love threads like this !

i can't name a single thing, and i tend to be a creature of habit once i find products--particularly skincare products--that work well for me. but i've shifted my skincare routine a bit and in doing so have discovered a few things i think are particularly brilliant.

 

i use the ren ready steady glow toner in the morning (favorite discovery of the past year, though not 6 months!), which is not just my favorite acid toner i've ever used, but also it still gentle enough that i can use an entry level (gentle) retinol in the p.m. without messing up my skin barrier. my two retinol products are PIXI retinol tonic followed with MURAD - Retinol Youth Renewal Serum. both of these are very gentle for a retinol product, and people who use retinols already might not see any change to their skin. but i've certainly noticed a reduction in pore appearance as well as a reduction in clogged pores and breakouts (as well as an added glow and reduction of fine lines). it's still a retinol product, though, so my OTHER favorite discovery is the REN CLEAN SKINCARE - Evercalm™ Overnight Recovery Balmwhich soothes but doesn't break me out (i use this in place of a regular facial oil).

 

 

my most recent brilliant discovery is the SUPERGOOP! - Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 which is the first facial sunscreen i've ever found that doesn't clog my pores !

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@jemly  Thanks for sharing your faves with us! 😊 I’m very sensitive to retinols so I’ve struggled to find a product that’s not too harsh for my skin. I think I have a sample of the Murad in my “inventory” so I’m going to need to go digging for it now! 

 

As for the Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen, this seems to be THE product of the year! Everyone is absolutely raving about it on BIC. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a product here so universally loved! I’m so excited to try it 😃

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I can't remember if I wrote in this thread lol

Last 6 months..quite a few products actually! but my #1 is the Farmacy Honeymoon Glow serum. I can't believe I didn't get in on that earlier! It's made my skin look so fresh and glowy Smiley Happy

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@mmmiu  @faeriegirl  I’m glad you guys are getting great results with this!

 

I really wish I could get on this bandwagon. I tried and got booted off by my sensitive skin 😏 So the bottle is still quite full and I just found out I’m getting another one in this month’s BoxyLuxe 😂

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@mmmiu I love the honey moon glow serum!❤️

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For me it’s been Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen. Seriously why is it so good. 

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@alexasteph  I’ve been hearing sooo many good things about it in the last month! I’m definitely going to check it out because I get hyperpigmentation very easily!! 👍👍👍

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@PinkEvergreen Yes it’s awesome!! It’s like the anti-sunscreen sunscreen. And next to YSL Touché Elcat it’s the best primer I’ve ever used. It agrees with every foundation I wear and leaves a really nice natural finish on days I’m going sans makeup. I absolutely love it. 

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@alexasteph  Okay, sold!! 😃 A sunscreen that doubles as a primer is right up my alley. I’m all over multi-tasking products!! 

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@PinkEvergreen I’ve used a few other SPF printers and they just feel like sunscreen to me. Since I wear SPF and primer everyday this is perfect! 

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My best discovery in the last 6 months (too bad it took me so long to discover this!!) is using warm, filtered water with my facial cleansing cloths.  What a game changer for me!  I wash my face in the morning with a jelly cleanser and instead of splashing water to wash it off, I soak a thin cleansing cloth in a small bowl of warm, filtered drinking water (my apartment comes with monthly water jug deliveries and a hot/cold water dispenser) and use that to wipe the cleanser off my face.  It wakes me up in a pleasant way and leaves my skin feeling amazing.  Added benefit of gentle physical exfoliation as well, getting all the dead skin off and allowing my skin to better absorb all the skincare that follows.  I do the same thing in my evening skincare routine, using the warm water and wash cloth to remove the cleansing oil and all the gunk that it moved around.  If you haven't tried this method of cleansing, I highly recommend!

 

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@angelKiss24 What a great idea! I have to try this.

 

Best,
Rebecca

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@angelKiss24  Great tip!! I’m definitely there with you on the warm water. It really does make all the difference!

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@PinkEvergreen, it's especially great on a cold morning Smiley Happy

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I came for the pic of the flannels!  I've recently started using them to rinse off my cleanser and it makes such a difference! I feel like I'm able to get everything off, exfoliate a bit and use less water.  Win win in my book @angelKiss24 I'm trying to switch to microfiber ones because I've heard they're better for the skin (less tugging) but I hate the feel of them.

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@michelleshops @elthom, I'm a fan of cotton ones too.  The microfiber ones I've tried haven't felt as good on my skin as 100% cotton.