I've toyed around with actually making a thread for this. I honestly don't have a lot of girlfriends that I talk to a lot in my local area. Plus, I've had conversations with Lyddi about these sorts of things that I've enjoyed.
Let's talk about beauty products, people. (Guys, you can too! Don't be shy!)
I'm a bit of a tomboy and I don't consider myself a girly-girl. My mother never really taught me about makeup or beauty products, so I was intimidate at first whenever I tried to shop for those sorts of things. Over the years, I learned about the importance of taking care of your face in general. I had a small period where I wore alot of makeup, especially eye shadow to where I always color coordinated with various outfits I wore.
Now, I'm fairly a minimalist. I just use foundation and a bit of a bronzer. My new favorite line of makeup is Bare Essentials mineral makeup
. While it may be pricey, it's worth it. I used creams, liquids, and powders, and I find this mix of mineral powder to work best. You barely use any and it blends nicely.
Every now and then, I'll use eye shadow. I still stick to using Mary Kay products since I have so many colors and don't need to buy anything new. Clinique is my go-to for my moisturizer and skin care. It's the only thing I found that makes my skin not feel dry.
As for others things, I like going to Sephora for my products. They have a plethora of brands to try and choose. They also sell good brush cleaners.
As for hair-care, since my hair is color treated, I use some Joico products along with Biolage. My everyday stuff is Pantene along with Neutrogena dandruff 2-1 shampoo/conditioner. I use a Regis straightening cream in my hair, blowdry with an ionice hair dryer, and after I use a flat iron, I put in a hair serum to help out the frizzies. I am also looking into getting some flat iron hair treatment spray of some kind.
Recently, I purchased a new flat iron. It's a HSI Ceramic Ionic Flat Iron.
. My current one is two years old and has a lot of wear on it. I figured it was a good time to invest one that will last a long time. I spent several hours researching this, and it seems to get a lot of great reviews.
Anyhoo, I've gotten things started. So, what sort of products do people use? Recommend? Do not recommend? Questions? Comments? Pointers? Let's share!