Sunday, December 4, 2011

Murad Essential Cleanser

I use this cleanser from Murad. The Essential C Line is for healing and protecting the skin from environmental damage.

This section of the line also help with exfoliation and ligthening of the face. Which is why I use this cleanser. It has tiny beads which help remove dead layers of skin and its a gentle gel-like foaming consistency which is great for my sensitive skin.

Who should use it: People with combination skin (maybe not anyone on the very oily, acne prone side) and people who want to help fade dark pigmentation from pregnancy, environmental stresses, or even acne scaring (in addition to other products from the line like Age Spot and Lightening Pigmentation Gel which is a genius product).

Friday, December 2, 2011

Beauty Treats Makeup Remover Cleansing Tissues

Beauty Treats Makeup Remover Cleansing Tissues
About $3.99

I am a fan of cleansing products and skincare but for some reason I HATE actually washing my face. The idea of water spilling everywhere, getting my hair and top wet just bugs me. So I was relieved when I found these little helpers! They are moistened pre-moistened with remover so all you need to do is wipe them over your face to remove oils or in my case: heavy water-proof makeup. I use these then follow with my regular cleanser.

For what skin type: I have oily, sensitive skin and they work perfect for me. No irritation and I haven't experienced any odd break outs.

They also come in Collagen, Green tea, and Cucumber. I have tried them all but I love the smell of rose so this is my favorite at the moment.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Illiminare Liquid Makeup

I LOVE makeup. And there is nothing I appreciate more than a full coverage foundation. I found this one at Ultra about a year before I left. 

The Illuminare liquid foundations come in 5 different colors and 3 different levels of coverage.


Ultimate All Day Foundation- A high coverage, matte formula for those with oily skin.
Extra Coverage Foundation- A high coverage formula which is supposed to be for "in between skin".
Fantastic Finish- A medium coverage, moisturizing formula for those with dry skin.

I clearly use the Extra Coverage Foundation (green). I actually have oily skin in my t-zone but I prefer this formula because the Ultimate (designated for oily) just seems to matte when I apply it. The Extra Coverage and Fantastic have more of a glow or natural sheen.

There are two bottles in the picture because I mix colors. I am a pretty perfect Fair, which is their 3rd darkest color but I am tanning so I mix a little Sun with it for now so I don't have to tan my face as much. That and my face doesn't tan as well as my body for whatever reason.

Have you tried Illuminare, do you have a skincare question, or would you like me to review a product?