What I started with:
What I ended the week with:
Foundation: Still just loving Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 in 825 Buff Beige. I think it is just the perfect color for me. Just the tiniest bit pink, I mean tiny.
BB/CC/DD Cream: I really liked the Kiehl's BB Cream. It has an SPF 50 and smells like it does but overall the coverage and color is nice. I think it will be just a touch too moisturizing for me in the summer though. Maybe they will come out with a CC cream next. I just love Kiehl's.
Lumene Time Freeze CC is a really nice product. I can wear it on it's own, it has a semi-matte finish. The only fault, I need the SPF a little higher than 20 if I am going to wear this in the sun. The Derma Doctor DD cream was way too dark for me.
Moisturizer: I started out with a bare face and spritz a little Urban Decay b6 Vitamin Infused Complexion spray. Then I followed up with Origins Plantscription. This is very moisturizing which was needed this past week. Just the tiniest amount is needed for my skin. I mostly just used the Lumene CC Cream as my moisturizer.
Primer: Again my Lumene CC Cream was an all-in-one but I also used Clarins Instant Smooth in my t-zone.
Mask: Julep Mask Noir. I can't get past how messy this stuff is. It is thick, very black and just doesn't want to rinse off your hands after applying it. I have seen people use a brush when applying masks but the product is super thick, I don't know how I would be able to wash off the brush. I do like that it mostly peels off in one sheet.
Hair: I feel like I have this thinning of my hair going on in my crown. I'm pretty sure my hair has always been like that because a very long time ago someone mentioned it but every once in a while it bothers me so I will pick up some Nioxin products when I see them at Marshall's. I use the scalp renew infrequently at best. I have never seen any noticeable results. Most likely because I don't really have a thinning problem, just think I do. But I figure I'm taking care of my scalp and my hair is really healthy. I just got a hair cut and that helps too! 4 inches gone!
I've really gotten into using a heat protectant this past year. I usually just let my hair air dry but when I do blow it dry or curl it, I will spray some on. I think when I first tried them years ago they would feel filmy. The "modern" heat protectants feel so light they are virtually undetectable. This one by TONI&GUY is like that. Good Stuff. I have a full size of Tresemme in the red bottle that I have been working on forever and tons of prep sprays from Bumble&Bumble which I always pick up when they have free shipping.
I have been using this L'OREAL OleoTherapy Hair Expertise since December. I picked it up from Ulta. I thought it was on sale and I had a coupon. Turns out the shelf was mismarked or the sign sale hadn't been taken off. I have forgotten how much it was but way more than I would have paid. Ulta is always like that for me though. My bill is always way higher than my mental calculations of what it should be! That being said, whatever I paid, well worth it. This product is lovely and my hair looks really nice. Sure it's the hair cut, but before the hair cut, I had all kinds of dry, split ends, it was a stringy mess. This hair oil helped to conceal all of that. Lovely product and I've barely made a dent using it every day for almost 4 months.
Exfoliant: Glo-Therapeutics Refresh Facial Polish has a nice fresh citrus mint scent that is perfect to wake up to in the morning. I really like it. It has a small but dense grit so it's gentle but effective. This is officially in my top 3.
Makeup: The AVON and mark. palettes were really nice. I picked them up from an Outlet catalog months ago and this is my first time using them. I wore them on their own and layered over Maybelline Color Tattoos in 25 Bad to the Bronze and 55 Inked in Pink.
The mark. drama case opens up in 2 directions revealing liners and eyeshadows. All the shadows are decently pigmented and I came up with some really nice eye looks this week. I didn't use the blue or orange in the mark. but I used all the shadows in the AVON Q922 muse quad.
In addition to the Balm trio I used Physicians Formula Happy Booster in Translucent as a highlight. I can't use this all over because it is quite sparkly. I forgot how dark Bahama Mama was but it blends out really well when used with a light hand and worked out perfectly.
So that was my Week 9 products!
One of these weeks I will give you all a tour of my bathroom so you can see where I store everything currently!