Thursday, April 27, 2006

Thursday Thirteen - Beauty Tips Edition

Thirteen Things about PIKSEA
  • Non-comedogenic is crap. If it covers your pores, it can clog them.
  • Add a little sugar to your facial cleanser when you wash your face. It has the same exfoliating and healing properties as salt, but without the sting.
  • If you use heated appliances on your hair (blow dryers, curling irons, flat irons, etc) you can keep your hair from getting damaged by working a little olive oil through the ends before shampooing.
  • Hard Candy's Stain and Shine is great. It's the only lip stain I've found that actually stays on, fading gradually through the day. I love it in Piglet.
  • The magazines all recommend powder blush over powder foundation, but that doesn't really work. If you use powder foundation, try gel or cream blush instead. Tarte's gel cheek stain is my favorite ( I wear the Blushing Bride)
  • Clinique makes the best eyeshadows. They also make the only eye pencil that I've ever found that really stays on and doesn't melt or run. It's their Almost Black pencil eyeliner
  • Murad's Pomegranate Energizing Lip Balm is really nice and thick and moisturizing. It tastes pretty good, too.
  • There is nothing worse than crappy lip gloss. Clinique's Glosswear and their Color Surge glosses have incredible staying power and keep your lips nice and soft and smooth.
  • If you use a straight iron, definitely look for one that is a combination curling iron/straight iron. Revlon makes one in ceramic.
  • If you have fragrance allergies (I do. I'm pretty much allergic to everything that touches my body) but get tired of the fragrance free life, check out Donna Karan's fragrance line. I was told that she has fragrance allergies too and designs fragrances that she can use. I wear her Be Delicious without any problems. I even squirt it into my boring fragrance free conditioner.
  • Cetaphil makes the best lotions, ever, in the world, especially at their price. Their concentrated fancy hand lotion is great on rough dry feet. Their regular lotion keeps me soft and moisturized all day, with no allergic reactions and no greasiness.
  • If you find something that you love, stock up on it. Manufacturers discontinue stuff with no regard to how much you love it. : (
  • Aveeno's skin relief body wash and Bigelow's almond soap are awesome for sensitive skin.

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ems said...

Personally, I'm an Origins girl.

Amen on the Cetaphil. Great Olive Oil tip! My list is up!

Lisa said...

Ooh! Thanks for the recommendations! I know very little about makeup and stuff. I know, sad. :)

My TT is up - have a great day!

sassymonkey said...

Someone else who spends time at the Clinique counter. ;-) So far I've been limiting myself to their skincare stuff though...I love their All About Eyes eyecream.

Jen said...

I'll have to tell my MIL about that line of fragrance, she has a lot of sensitivities and I wonder if it would work for her?

We like the Cetaphil, too!

My TT is up!

Chana said...

I love Origins Checks and Balances face wash and Bare Minerals..everything!
My TT is up!