I went to Walmart last weekend to pick up some food (because I need to eat) and needed a few Beauty items. Of course need and want are two different things and I fulfilled both….
Now some of this probably doesn’t look like beauty items, i.e. the Monistat Anti-Chafing Gel and the Milk of Magnesia. But surprisingly they do have a use in your beauty routine!
Milk of Magnesia $3.57
I use milk of magnesia as a primer of sorts. I put it in a little spray bottle (also at Walmart 97 cents) and mist on my face after cleansing and toning. Just a few sprays will work 2 or 3, don’t over do it or your face will have a white cast and feel very tight like you are wearing a mask. I was at first skeptical but this really helps keep the oil at bay and I don’t have to touch up my make up every hour because it won’t melt off!
Monistat Anti-Chafing Gel $5.98
You may have heard of using this clear gel that dries to a powder finish as a primer. Yes you read that correctly a feminine product being used as a face primer. Today is the first day that I have tried this and so far so good. I will follow up in a few weeks to give a full review and let you know my results. Apparently from what I read the ingredient list for the Anti-Chafing Gel and Smashbox Photo Finish Primer are the same. I confirmed this by reading the ingredient list on the gel and checking Sephora’s website for the Photo Finish Primer and they are nearly identical.
***Using the milk of magnesia and the anti-chafing gel together costs $9.55. Smashbox Photo Finish Primer costs $36.00. You get half an ounce more of the chafing gel then you do in Photo Finish Primer and the Milk Of Magnesia will last for about 6-8 months. So you really save more then $26.55 !! ***
Revlon Colorstay in 180 Sand Beige Combination/Oily $9.98
I bought Revlon Colorstay last year after hearing the rave reviews about it. I bought it, and was not impressed. The foundation did not stay on my face, transferred off very easily and did nothing to control my oil silo of a face. For whatever reason I kept it even though I never used it and rediscovered it this weekend while cleaning out my make up bags. Before I threw it in the trash can I gave it a once over and imagine my surprise when I saw the words Normal/Dry Skin…. WHAT?!?!? Well no wonder I had problems, my skin is anything but dry and my mother always told me normal was a setting on the washing machine. I know myself and I thought for sure I would have checked to make sure I was getting the correct type of foundation for my skin. I went to Walmart last night and headed to the Revlon section to find Colorstay in combination/oily. Seems I am not completely nuts as the combination/dry and combination/oily foundations were all mixed in together…. Have not used this yet but when I do I will also write a review.
Yes to Carrots Lip Butter in Mint $2.97
I have been using EOS lip balm since last summer. In the past several months my lips have gotten very dry and chapped. I quit using the EOS lip balm and my lips seem to do much better. I did a quick Google search and it seems I am not the only one who has been using EOS for months and then suddenly it starts to dry out your lips. I decided to give Yes to Carrots Lip Butter a try, so far so good, very moisturizing and I like the scent of mint.
Vaseline Lip Therapy in Cocoa Butter $1.44
Vaseline is always my go to for super dry lips and I thought I might need to use it for a few days to clear up whatever EOS did to me. And this tiny jar is sooo cute!!!
Clean and Clear Morning Glow Moisturizer $4.97
I have been using Lush’s Imperialis Moisturizer but it is to heavy for me during the summer. I like their Vanishing Cream but at $45.97 it is quite a bit of money to spend and I don’t have a lush near me which means I would have to order online and pay shipping which is about $8.00…So you can see my dilemma. I thought I would give this moisturizer a try and it has SPF 15 which is nice.
NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny $2.74
I have watched several YouTube video gurus mention this product so I thought I would give it a try. It looks matte which I like and I think the color looks a little dark for me but I have started using a fan brush to apply blush and bronzer that I think is too dark and it seems to work pretty well.
L’Oreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara in Black $7.97
I have heard great things about this mascara and you all know I can’t pass up trying a new one…. I haven’t given this one a go yet but when I do a full review will follow.