Cosmetics

Favorite Affordable Foundation

I worked for Clinique and Borghese in my 20’s. During this time I would try many of the other cosmetic lines foundation. I would eventually stick with Laura Mercier foundation and powder for years. After starting FAVVES I would look for something more affordable for someone trying to start a company. I found L’ORÉAL True Match. For many years cosmetic companies would give you limited colors. Many would have a red or blue undertone. I have neutral skin so I was happy to find True Match. It is the perfect color at a great price and has SPF. And another important detail is that I can pick it up at most grocery stores and pharmacies. I still like the department store brands, but when you get a little older you think more about retirement or spending money on adventures. And I don’t think anyone has noticed my foundation has changed from when I worked in the department store. There are a couple of department brand cosmetics I continue to splurge on. You will notice those in other posts.

Cosmetics, Face Products

Favorite Face Exfoliator

A friend of mine told me about Philosophy Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash about 10 years ago. From the first minute I tried it I was hooked. The scrub is like sugar. I feel like the little granules clean better than other traditional exfoliators. The downside is that I need to remove the cap to get to the product. I don’t know if others have an easier time with the cap, or if it is just me. I just use a drop and the bottle lasts a long time.

Cosmetics

Favorite Affordable Face Powder

One of the first makeup products I was introduced to as a teenager was face powder. I was impressed how it made my teenage skin look so much better. I learned about foundation in my early 20’s. I worked for Clinique and Borghese and was able to try many face powders. As I made more money in my 30’s I would try more expensive powders. My go-to powder now is Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless presses powder. I like the color 120. It is a nice neutral color without too much red or yellow. Easy to pick up in most grocery stores and pharmacies. Also affordable to have one in my purse and makeup drawer. The powder gives a flawless look over my freckles and skin discoloration. I use this in addition to L’Oreal True Match foundation. More to come on that foundation in another post.

Cosmetics

Favorite Lip Liner

I have tried just about every lip liner out there, but always go back to this one. Estee Lauder Double Wear in Rose. I wear it under lip gloss, lipstick and lip balm. It stays on all day! If you have a favorite, please post it in the comments. I am looking for a specific color that Double Wear does not make.

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Favorite Lip Liner
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Favorite Under Eye Concealer

If any of you have ever started your own business, you know that most of your money goes in to your start-up. I used to buy the department brands because I thought the drug store brands were not good enough. When I needed to put more money in the FAVVES I started shopping at CVS for my cosmetics. One of my favorite products is Revlon Colorstay Concealer in Light Pale. I use this mostly under my eyes to hide dark circles. I top this off with a light powder to set the concealer. Funny when I was buying YSL, the YSL salesperson told me not to put any powder over the concealer. I tried that for about a half hour. It didn’t work for me. I like a light pressed powder to set the concealer. I use MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Light Plus.

Revlon Colorstay Concealer. Favorite Concealer.
Favorite Concealer Revlon Colorstay
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Favorite Lip Balm

This is a quick post about my favorite lip balm. I like just about everything with the smell of grapefruit…candles, soap, cleaning solutions, and now lip balm. My go-to lip balm always in my purse is BURT’S BEES Pink Grapefruit balm. I think BURT’S BEES has made some amazing products so I am not surprised at how moisturizing and smooth this lip balm is. I highly recommend it!

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