Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Products I'm loving right now

Recently I have discovered some products that I have really been enjoying using, so I thought I'd share with you =) 

These first two products are kind of similar, even though they are meant for different things. 

BECCA Eye Tint - Vacuna 

Orgasm Illuminator 
                                                                                                                                       Orgasm                           BECCA eye tint 
As you can see, they are both shimmery liquid/cream products. 
I was first turned on to Becca products after watching Lisa Eldridge's videos, and the eye tint seemed like something I would really like. It comes in a variety of very neutral colors; I chose one of the lightest ones, which I was hesitant about because some reviews complained that it was barely visible on the lids. I personally love the color. It really brightens up the eye and is the perfect product for a barely there makeup look because it takes 2 seconds to apply. I have just been wacking this on with a little bit of gel eyeliner and I LOVE it.
It stays tacky after it has "dried" so I think it would work well as an eyeshadow base. It does crease slightly, but only if you apply a lot. This also works amazing as a highlighter, but make sure you test it out first if you have sensitive skin. 

The Orgasm illuminator is a sample that I got with my sephora beauty insider points, which I didn't think would be anything special, but I really like it. 
It applies really smooth and liquidy and imparts a beautiful peachy glow to your cheeks. You could use it anyway you want - as a highlight for your cheekbones, under your blush, mixed in with foundation. It is such an easy product to use; I love the packaging! You have to be careful to blend out the edges though, otherwise you're left with an obvious patch of highlighter, but otherwise, it's amazing!

MAC Creme Cup lipstick
Lately I've been more daring with my lipstick. Daring as in, wearing things other than nude, and this pink is so pretty. The cremesheen formulation is always great and the color a very wearable blue toned pink. 

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation
I wanted to see what all the hype was about and so far I have really enjoyed using this. I apply it with a regular flat foundation brush, which I'm not really a fan of, but it seems to work the best. I like to use stippling brushes, and sometimes I will use a stippling brush after I've applied it just to buff it in - this gives such a nice effect. 
It gives good coverage and is really nice to work with, but I don't really get the dewey complexion that I thought I would with a name like "sheer glow". But, so far, I'm happy =)

Origins Ginger Souffle
This just sounds delicious. And it smells delicious too. It is basically a huge tub of body moisturizing goodness. 
It is a very light moisturizer and it soaks into your skin quickly, so it's good if you don't like a sticky feeling that lingers. It works like a dream and I'm glad I will be using this for a good while. 

LUSH Shampoo Bar - Karma Komba
Who doesn't want their hair to smell like karma? 
I have always been so skeptical of these shampoo bars. They look funny, and seriously, how does one wash their hair with a soap bar? But after buying this and trying it out, I am now a believer in shampoo bars, and I would love to try out some of the other ones. I still don't know how the hell it works, but you only need to rub this through your hair for a few seconds and you will have the fluffiest lather ever. 
Each one is supposed to work for a different hair concern. Karma in particular is good for detangling knotty hair, which I don't think is very true, but it is good for deep cleaning. It is a shampoo that really clarifies and gets rid of all the grease and gunk in your hair. Some people might find this "stripping", but I have oily hair and it works really well for me. This would be really good for every other washes, so that you don't strip your hair of its natural oils, but you can still keep oily hair in check. 
*Beware, do not leave this in the shower unattended. It will melt.*

So there are a few of the products I've been really enjoying lately. 
Do you have any products that you have been particularly loving recently?


  1. I bought my mom a shampoo bar this winter and she loves it now :) And I'm starting to love my Creme Cup as well I used to be skeptical about it! :)

  2. Great post :) the Nars illuminator looks so nice & so does Creme Cup x

  3. I love Becca but since it was discontined in Sephora I have a very hard time finding it around here. I was so disapointed when Sephora stopped selling it. Would love to see an EOTD with it on though. I love lisa eldgridge too. She is amazing.

  4. Hi there!
    Greetings from Singapore...
    I have been loving 3 products that I got from the USA..
    Blogged about them:

    <3 Natalie

  5. I have heard lots of good things about Becca but haven't looked into their products. the eye tint looks lovely

  6. i'm liking the pink lipstick! i vowed to wear lipstick this year...so i've been a bit obsessive...wanting every shade!



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