Thursday, December 10, 2009

November Favorites +1 Regret

Part of why I'm so late on posting my November favorites was because I felt like I'd be harping on and on about products I'd already raved about. But honestly, I do love these products, and they have stood the test of time and have been favorites month after month:

Revlon Colorstay Foundation. I don't think I'll bother paying for MUFE HD or Nars. Why should I when I have this drugstore gem? Although it does break me out if I use it daily, so I save it for weekends.

Merle Norman Super Lube: I've had this one jar of lip balm for nearly 10 years. I've hit pan recently, but there's still plenty left on the sides, which I take out with a lip brush. It's like vaseline, but a little richer. My next purchase will probably be the MAC Honey lip balm tin (I'm hoping Ebay will come to the rescue!).

Kat von D Ludwig Pallete--middle two highlight colors (Clay and Tequila). I use the more nude color all over my browbone, and then dot the really bright white right under my brow's arch.

Maybelline Define-a-Lash: This mascara is perfect if you already have nice lashes, but need a little more length and definition. You get that sun-ray effect where each lash is separated. It also holds a mean curl all day long.


Coastal Scents Blending Fluff: perfect for an all over color on the lid.

MAC 252 (from a holiday set from CCO): perfect for crease work and putting a dot of highlighter under the arch of my brow.

1 Regret: Burt's Bees Day Cream: although raved about this earlier, as I hit pan on the sample, the moisturizer separated into oil and lotion. When I put it on, my skin looked so oily that I couldn't wait to get home and scrape the greasy feeling off my skin. What the heck? Overall, I regret buying the Burt's Bees Radiance Face Sample Kit. It has so not been worth it. Yes, I did like some of the products, but none of them won me over to the point that I'd purchase a full size, and that was the whole point of buying the samples. Do you guys have any BB products you really really love? I don't want to turn my back on it just yet...

 What are your favorites and regrets for this month?

9 comments:

Katy Wilko said...

I really like burt bee's lip balms but haven't tried any of their other products :)

Cynthia Zacharica. said...

U do love yr Revlon Colorstay foundation, don't u? hehe..it sure is a star product though. I really like that palette..lovely colors
♥XX♥

Beautygirl24 said...

I regret a Burts Bees product as well! Did you see my latest post? The Burts Bees spot treatment did not work at all. I was pretty dissapointed! But now I am using a Neutrogena product,and it works much much better! And it's cheaper too ;) Great post btw! I have been thinking about trying the Revlon Colorstay

Clearly Beautiful Blog said...

Hey Katy, I tried BB's lip shimmer, not lip balm, and I'm not a big fan of the sparkles. Maybe I'll try the lip balms instead. Thanks for the tip!

@Cynthia: yes, I know I'm a repetitive parrot, but I do love my Revlon Colorstay. ;) And at around $30, the pallete is a great buy of a high-end product. :)

Beautygirl24 said...

thank you so much for the information about spot treatments! I had no idea what the difference was between ingredients, but now I do! The Neutrogena is working so well and now I know why ;) I'll definitely do the ice trick too!

Gaby said...

Awww I'm sorry you didn't like Burt's Bees Day Cream. Was the night cream included in the radiance starter kit? Did you give it a try? Personnally, I wouldn't repurchase it. It is not enough moisturizing for a night cream, but what surprise me is that you say the day cream is oily! Isn't it supposed to be the opposite? Maybe I should use the day cream as a night cream? Hmm...

tris1978ton said...

Good stuff! Sorry to hear about the Berts Bee. I felt the same way about the face wash I got from this brand. It was nice at first, but after a while, it wasn't great.

Clearly Beautiful Blog said...

Wow, there's a lot of people who regret Burt's Bees! Thanks for the comments and helpful feedback guys.

@ Gaby, I didn't like the night cream one bit. It was shiny and felt like Elmer's glue. I didn't notice any dramatic effects on my skin either. The whole Radiance line's scent is kinda lame because it just smells a bit like Egyptian Magic. You could try using the Day Cream as a night cream. I honestly liked it in the beginning. But as I hit pan, the formula kind of fell apart. Maybe it's because of a lack of preservatives or something, who knows. But just be warned that its shelf life was rather short, even in a sample size!

Monica said...

As for BB, I just started trying out the cleanser with Royal Jelly & so far not bad. Doesn't dry out the skin & gets makeup off:)

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