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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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For me, it’s been KOSAS - Tinted Face Oil Foundation - Tone 2. 

 

That foundation has been a game changer for me. With dry skin, an oil based foundation has been so clutch. Plus, it has a nice velvet finish - not too dewy, not too matte.

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I've been dying to try this @radleyas glad you like it!

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I’m really impressed by it. And I took a gamble, since it was a new brand, and something very new, in terms of the products. For me, it’s paid off. But I do think it will likely work best for dry skinned gals. I know that my skin at 25 would have found it far too rich. But now, my skin soaks those oils up! It’s wonderful.  

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@radleyas This is the first time I hear of this brand, plus the first time I hear of a face oil foundation! Very interesting!

 

With my combination skin, I need something that sits in the middle of matte and dewy, but I know several BICers here who struggle with very dry skin and will definitely be interested in this.

 

Thanks for posting about it! ☺️

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I’m happy to share it. I have dry skin (although less dry now that I use Drunk Elephant products). In the winter, that oil is a skin saver. But even in the summer (I’m in Southern Virginia. 93 today, and 50% humidity), it has staying power. The oils are nourishing, and I find that the color stays true. When it’s really humid, I set with Tatcha’s Satin Skin Mist (that’s another awesome new product). Keeps me in that velvet zone, without adding any weight like a powder. 

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@radleyas  The Tatcha Satin Skin Mist definitely has a lot of fans. I have yet to try it but it’s on my “need to try” list for the next VIB sale because my love for my usual setting spray:

 

URBAN DECAY - All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray

 

...has diminished over time. I’m finding that it’s really exaggerating texture. 

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I was lucky to get that sample they had on offer just before the launch. For as tiny as it is, I’m still using it! I have heard many good things about the UD setting sprays. Unfortunately for me, it’s not a clean line, and has a bunch of things in it that annoy my sensitive, dry skin. Argh!

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I feel like I’m constantly discovering new things. But Charlotte Tilbury’s Hot Lips 2.0 lipsticks are amazing. The colours are beautiful and the formula goes on so smoothly.

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@KehDee  I have yet to try a single Charlotte Tilbury product 😕 I’m waiting for the next VIB sale because I am so stocked up and can’t justify a full-price luxury lipstick right now 😂 But this one will definitely be at the top of my list because sooo many people love it!

 

Which shades are your faves? 🎨 

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I own 1 CT lippie, 1 eyeshadow pot, and 4 2.0 lippies. I’ve only worn Glowing Jen and In Love with Olivia so far but they are both gorgeous.

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@KehDee  Very pretty! Looks like I’m going to need to save up for the next VIB sale 😅

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My favorite beauty thing of the last few months is (discontinued, from the sale section) Sephora Collection Black Magic Eye Makeup Remover Cloths. They're basically mini Makeup Eraser cloths, about twice the size of a regular cotton pad that you'd use to remove eye makeup.

 

I love trying lots of different eye looks, but it's too much effort/time/product to wash my face between every look. And it creates so much extra trash to use disposable cotton pads or wipes. The remover cloths have been perfect! I just put a little micellar water it, wipe my eye, and I'm good to go.

 

Makeup Eraser sells something similar on their website. Theirs are a little smaller - about the size of a regular cotton pad. They come in either rainbow or grapefruit, and they're sets of seven (Sephora's were sets of two). Hopefully Makeup Eraser's 7 Day Sets will come to Sephora soon!

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@creasedshadow this is such a great idea!  i have been wanting to play around with different looks more often and this sounds like a great way to do it with less amount of hassle.  Smiley Happy  do you have to do something extra for mascara though?

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I don't use anything extra for mascara, but I also don't mind if I still have a little mascara remaining since I'm usually going to be putting more on right away.

When I want to fully remove all my makeup, I stick with cleansing balms. I've never had trouble getting mascara off with cleansing oils or balms. I like Clinique , Heimish, and Banilla Co, and I hear good things about Farmacy and Drunk Elephant's cleansing balms too.

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@creasedshadow look what I found at Macy's! Smiley Very Happy  can't wait to try them!

 

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totally love cleansing balms!  I think Clinique's is my gold standard but I noticed the other day it's now up to $30!  What's up with that?  Love Green Clean too and was lucky enough to get a sample of Slaai in my latest sephora play box...like others have mentioned Slaai seems to leave a bit of a greasy film though....

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I felt the same way about the Slaai cleansing balm. Weird thing is, as i get lower into the jar, it rinses off completely clean and the product seemed to have melted a bit in the jar. When i use the upper layer, it's harder to wash off. guess it's just the oils separating with the easy to rinse off portion?

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Thank you for sharing that @mmmiu.😃 I had the same experience with the DE Slaai balm!

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@creasedshadow  I love those microfiber makeup erasing cloths (Sephora’s and Makeup Eraser’s), but not for removing makeup. Smiley Happy I use mine to rinse cleanser off my face. They’re great for that—super soft, plush, and non-abrasive—especially the morning after retinol night, when my face is extra sensitive to excessive rubbing. 

 

To remove makeup and apply toner, I use 2 different kinds of reusable rounds. One’s made of bamboo with a velour texture. The other’s a bamboo cotton blend with a soft terrycloth texture. I bought them all on Amazon for much less than Makeup Eraser charges for their rounds. But really, I think any reusable rounds are good for folks to have vs. disposable cotton ones. 

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I have been loving the FRESH - Sugar Strawberry Exfoliating Face Wash. It is gentle enough to use everyday while still being able to nicely exfoliate my face. I’ve found by adding water I can customize it by either making stronger or gentler which is always a plus. However the main reasons I’ve been loving this face wash is that it cleanses my skin without drying it out or irritating it and it has even helped to clear up some of my breakouts (yay 😄). Oh forgot to mention it also smells like jam which is awesome! Fresh please come out with a face wash that smells like Nutella. I promise I’ll give you all my money lol.

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@XxAudreyxX  Thanks for all the awesome info on this face wash! 👍😃 I love strawberry and I’ve definitely had my eye on this. 

 

Are the exfoliating bits smooth? I had an issue with this Fresh mask having exfoliating bits that felt like shards of broken glass:

 

FRESH - Lotus Youth Preserve Rescue Mask

 

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@PinkEvergreen I’d say the exfoliating bits are pretty smooth. To me, the feeling/texture in terms of roughness is akin to that of sugar granules.

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