When it comes to dessert, helping yourself to seconds might be perceived as greedy. However, beautywise it’s the ultimate compliment.
Here are a few stellar performers that keep me reaching for seconds:
Aveeno Active Naturals Positively Ageless Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 ($19.99 at Target) - I initially balked at the price, but mes amis (← picking up French from Amina’s très chic bilingual blog) this is department store moisturizer in a drug store bottle. It’s creamy and hydrating without leaving an oily sheen on your face. To top it all off, it offers major sun protection. Keep in mind, my skin is dry. This moisturizer may be a bit much for oily or breakout prone complexions. And I’m not the only one loving this moisturizer; Fitness magazine gave it kudos in their October 2008 issue.
Kera Care Humecto Creme Conditioner – Forget the 8 oz bottle, I buy this deep conditioner by the 5lb tub! It infuses my relaxed, color-treated mane with much needed moisture. I apply it after shampooing; sit under a heated dryer for 15-20 minutes, rinse and style. Or just hand it over to my stylist and let her do the work. Either way, I get the same soft, silky, manageable results. If I can’t find this conditioner at my local Walmart beauty salon, I order it from Amazon. Prices vary.
bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation ($25 at Sephora) – I was sucked into the cult of Bare Escentuals while watching QVC at 3 o’clock in the morning, and I’ve been a loyal member ever since. Fresh, natural and pretty, this make-up truly gives a “your skin only better” look. My skin on the dry side and initially I was hesitant to try a power foundation, but I haven’t experienced any flaking. One caveat, it travels messy. Bare Escentuals makes a travel case for on-the-go application. I’ve tried it, but don’t recommend it.
MAC Lipstick in “O” ($14.00) – A MAC make-up artist introduced me to this shade in 1995 and my love affair with it is still going strong. MAC calls it an intense purplish-red with metallic golden shimmer, but don’t let that scare you. I call it a great shade for everyone - from Heidi Klum to Alex Wek.
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Lipgloss in Ruby Sugar ($20.00) – I can see your eye rolls through the computer screen. “Again, with the Ruby Sugar,” you’re saying. But I can’t help it. The stuff always looks great on! Again, Bobbi calls it soft red, but on me it’s a pinky mauve with a subtle shimmer. I keep a tube in my make-up bag, another in my purse and an extra in my laptop case. (Oh, and three new tubes in a drawer in case of emergency!)
Well, that’s my list. What’s yours? What super products do you buy over and over again?