1. Algenist Triple-Action Micropolish & Peel
1 word-microalgae. Some very intelligent dudes created Algenist at a company called Solazyme. They discovered alguronic acid and the way it protected the microalgae cell, helping it to survive in the harshest of environments. I learned all of this after I had been using this peel and loving it for months. I love this because it’s the fastest peel I own. It only takes 3-5 minutes, which is awesome for lazy butts like me. I put it on before my shower and then rinse off. It’s potent because of the alguronic, glycolic and fruit acids but not irritating. I like that it is manually exfoliating and chemically as well. Sephora gratis item. Click on product below to see more.
2. Sephora Acne-Fighting Roll-on Gel
Uh, well for starters, this is 12 bucks. But it’s 12 dollahs of effectiveness. I just needed something to put on spotty dotties to prevent them from becoming bigger dotties. I looked at a few similar products, but all contained the same amount of salicylic acid-2%. This works great. Does exactly what I need in a very efficient little roll-on delivery system. I have dry skin and this hasn’t irritated it a smidge! Sephora gratis item. Click on product below to see more.
3. Stila In the Know Palette
I’ve written about this before, but now that I’ve had a chance to use it, I can say it’s an awesome, wearable palette. It’s a perfect palette to create a wedding day eye, office-appropriate look or even a smoky eye. The shadows are silky and nicely-pigmented and blend nicely. Click on product below to see more.
4. Tarte Amazonian Clay Glamazon Pure Performance 12-Hour Lipstick
This lipstick feels like a little stick of buttery butter butt on your lips! I am going to be real and tell you it in no way lasts 12 hours. Not even 8. But the colors are so unique and perfect, I can’t resist. I adore Whimsy for a bubblegummy pink, Bold for a perfect summery coral, Pure and Inspired for a pinky nude and Wild for a cherry red. Click on product below to see more.
5. Sephora Pro #57 Airbrush Concealer Brush
I’m kind of mental about this brush because it does so many things well. Here are some of those things: buffs liquid highlighter onto cheekbones, blends under eye concealer seamlessly, stipples cream foundation and concealer over blemishes and tattoos. Damn girl, slow down! Click on product below to see more.