Friday, May 15, 2009

Some of my favorite things!

I have extremely sensitive skin. Have all my life. Strong perfumes, and chemicals really can do a job on me. I had an episode about 7 years ago when my skin hived-up and was read and sore for 9 months. I really do not know what precipitated the extreme reaction, but it set me on a quest to find products that worked for me and didn't hurt!

I had been a faithful Clinique user since my teenage years. But as age came on, I wasn't happy with the way I looked. The liquid foundations were too heavy and the eye shadows just faded away. And mascara? To have such dry, sensitive skin, I have small eyes and mascara just melts and bleeds on my cheeks.

I decided to research my options for both a foundation and mascara. I was lucky in the cleansing and moisturizing. Cetaphil cleaner and moisturizing cream. They work for me.

For my foundation, I am a convert to bareMinerals. I love it! I love how it makes me look while wearing it and how my skin looks without it!

And as for mascara, the absolute best, the greatest, is Blinc:

Once applied, and set, this stuff stays put! Won't cry off, sweat off or melt off. Both of these products really live up to their hype.


Dobbygirl said...

Girl, QVC is having a Bare Minerals weekend - they have got some good deals.

I love it too!

Donna said...

Thanks for the Blinc reminder!!!

Rachel said...

I also have sensitive skin and LOVE i.d. bare minerals eyeshadow. It doesn't flake or smear... or fade!

I also have dry skin and have had great luck with California Baby Everyday Lotion. I use it on my face and body.

Thanks for the tips!