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Paula's Choice Lip and Body Treatment Balm: Best. Lip. Balm. Ever. (Kristina if you're reading this, THANK YOU!) My lips have never felt so amazingly smooth and hydrated. I apply it every night before bed, every morning when I wake up, and throughout the day. I have already repurchased and will definitely be stocking up the next time they are on sale on the Paula's Choice website!
Nars Rue Bonaparte Eyeliner: For my NC25(ish) skintone, this color is the perfect nude for the waterline. It covers redness around the eye and makes me look more awake! I think this is a great eyeliner to try if you want a bright eyed look--especially if you've tried a white eyeliner pencil and found it to be a bit too intense. The nude is perfect. I have already repurchased!
Laura Mercier full blown mascara sample: I've been using this once in a while over the last few months and while I am a huge fan of Laura Mercier products, I don't think this mascara is particularly special. I definitely prefer my Covergirl mascaras from CVS. The length it gave was nice but it didn't give as much volume as I'd like. It also became flaky after a few hours. I liked carrying the mini mascara in my purse to have for touchups or if I'm in a rush and don't have time to apply at home. Overall, not something I would purchase and am glad it was a free sample!
Cerave Hydrating Cleanser: After using Bliss Fabulous Foaming Facewash for nearly 3 years (and one of those years with a clarisonic), I felt like I needed a change. My oily/combo skin was feeling oilier in the tzone and dryer in the cheeks and I felt like my cleanser was not doing much for me. I had read great things about Cerave skincare products so I decided to give it a shot! I absolutely love this cleanser! With my clarisonic, it removes all traces of makeup and leaves my skin feeling clean and supple. My cheeks don't feel dry and tight like they used to feel after washing my face. I was initially afraid of the "hydrating" aspect, as I do have an oily tzone--but I personally think this cleanser would suit many skintypes, especially oily skin that feels dehydrated. Love it and have already repurchased!
What are some products you've used up recently?! Let me know in the comments!