Makeup Is My Weakness

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Thursday, October 01, 2015

While I am no cosmetic guru, I do enjoy visiting Sephora or Ulta from time to time. These trips often end with me "gracefully" carrying an armful of products to the cash register after having declined a sales associate's offer for a bag to carry my things in. When I do make the occasional visit to one of these caves of cosmetic wonders, I normally come with a mission; Whether it's searching for the exact shade of YSL lipgloss that I read about or getting to see NUDESTIX in person, I know what I'm there for. 

This weekend I went to Ulta looking for whatever wondrous product would hopefully make my blackheads magically disappear (if only that was a real thing). I left with four things. One product, the Biore Charcoal Bar, unfortunately did not have the opportunity to be photographed because I was too excited to use it. The other three did make it to the photo shoot. I'm going to give an overview of each product and then in a few weeks I will do an update on how they are working for me.

First up is Eclos Cleansing Oil, which you can find at Ulta for $10.99. Recently I have seen and read a lot of different things that rave about cleansing oils and using them to take off your makeup as part of a two step cleansing process - first cleansing oil, then face wash. As someone that has skin that is more oily than dry, I was a little skeptical, but I decided to give it a try. So far I am pleasantly surprise! Not gonna lie, it was really weird when I first used it, but after a few days I've gotten used to the feeling of slathering oil on my face and I kind of like, plus I feel like my face has been a lot softer because of this product.

The Pore Purifying Green Clay Mask from Coast to Coast may be my favorite thing. It was approximately $9.99, but I am unable to find it on Ulta's website and it's more expensive on the brand's site. This is an item I picked out to specifically target blackheads. Fortunately the acne gods have left me alone most of my life and I don't have terrible breakouts, but the blackhead gods are a different story. I really like using this mask after I have washed my face, specifically on my nose, t-zone, and chin, which are the real problem areas. So far I think it's working, but it's hard to say after just a few days. 

I also recently read that Bio-Oil is a great product for reducing scarring, and as someone who finds a new scratch or two on my legs everyday, I thought I would give it a try. The size I purchased is less than what Ulta has on their website it was around $10. I have started putting the product on any scars I have every night. I have tried good old Vitamin E Oil before and definitely noticed a difference with that, so I think it will be interesting to compare Bio-Oil to Vitamin E.

I will post again in the next few weeks to update y'all on how these products are working for me. In the meantime, I'd love to hear about any of y'alls experiences with these products or if you have any suggestions of other products, let me know in the comments!

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