Friday, April 5, 2013

Cerave Cleanser and PM Lotion

Have you ever experienced what I call a "skin freak-out"?  You know, the ones where your skin turns red and you have bumps and sensitive areas?  I had to try something because my normal routine was not cutting it. 

I heard about Cerave through research, and that it was dermatologist recommended.  I decided to try it, and I'm so glad I did!  The cleanser is a bit pricey for drugstore (runs anywhere from $11.99-$13.99 depending on where you purchase it).  Wal Mart has the best deals!

This cleanser has a lotion consistency and is very creamy.  I massage it into my face in a circular motion and rinse off with water.  This cleanser replenishes the skin's moisture level, is fragrance free, and packed full of ceramides, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid.  It's formulated to attract and hold moisture.  My skin was glowing and soft.  After about a week of using it in the AM and PM, I noticed my face was completely clear and no longer red/sensitive.  It was balanced and moisturized.

I also purchased the PM lotion.  It's a bit pricier than the cleanser and it runs anywhere from $12.99-$15.99.
I use this at night after cleansing and it's wonderful!  I felt a slight tingle after applying it but it didn't hurt my skin. This lotion has a thin consistency (feels like a water based moisturizer) and spreads evenly on the skin.  It really soaks into the skin and moisturizes it!  The best part is that it doesn't clog my pores or make my face all greasy. It balanced my combo-dry skin with a glow!

All in all, I give this skin care line a 10!  I adore it!  It's the only skin care line that makes my skin look and feel moisturized and soft!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Covergirl Outlast Foundation

Cover Girl Outlast Foundation
Cover Girl claims:

"All-in-one foundation with a long-lasting formula that fuses primer, concealer, and foundation in one easy step! The 3-in-1 formula provides a flawless look that lasts all day long.....". 

The verdict?  It is really good! It's a very thick consistency and covers well. It hides flaws, imperfections, and lasts a very long time.  I will say that I had a very hard time getting color matched because I have neutral/yellow undertones and Cover Girl tends to run pink or VERY light. 

Some things to keep in mind if you have dry skin (like I do), is that this will show some flakes if you don't moisturize before application.  Even then, it can still show some flakes.  I found it worked better for my skin if I mixed it with another foundation (I mixed it with a touch of Clinique Even Better) and applied it with a sponge. This really thins it out to still cover my dry skin but without all the flakes.  This doesn't take away from the staying power at all. I really like the full faced coverage.

If you are on the fence about it, try it! Everyone has a different opinion on makeup and what works for me may not work for you.