Best of everything!(13 Posts)
Ok!!! What is the absolute best of everything?
Best Eye Cream
Toner? If required
Anything missing ?
Combination skin prone to outbreaks - generally hormonal
Best Eye Cream - currently using a Caudalie one, quite good
Day Cream - La Roche Posay with SPF, v good
Night cream - Superdrug Vit E, won't be buying again
Serum - LRP
Foundation - NARS or Laura Mercier tinted moisturisers, lovely
Eye pencil - Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner, in a pot, unbeatable
Lipstick - I'm a fan of Chanel
Concealer - NARS creamy concealer, fab coverage
Base/Prep - Benefit Porefessional
Foundation - Estee Lauder Doublewear
Blusher - Benefit Dandelion
Bronzer - don't like it
Eyeshadows - Urban Decay Naked
Mascara - Benefit Rollerlash
Eye pencil - Mac Technakohl
Lipstick - Mac
Best Eye Cream - I don't use one
Day Cream - Elemis Marine Cream
Night Cream - Elemis Night RecoverySerum
Base/Prep - Estee Lauder Idealist Skin Refinisher
Foundation - Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk
Blusher - Hourglass Magenta
Bronzer - Benefit Hula/Chanel Tan de Soleil
Eyeshadows - Too Faced palettes (all are great)
Mascara - YSL Baby Doll
Eye pencil - Mac - all of them
Highlighter - Hourglass or Beauty Pie Pro Glow
Lipstick - Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect or Marc Jacobs Charlotte
Concealer - YSL All Hours
Face wash - Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser or Eve Lom Cleanser (both similar but EL costlier and smells odd - great at removing all traces of makeup though).
Toner - Liz Earle Toner
Cleanser and glycolic acid pads - superdrug naturally radiant range (as good as liz earle!
Scrub - St Ives Apricot
Day Cream - The ordinary natural moisturising factors Hylauronic acid
Night Cream - The ordinary rose hip oil
Serum - The ordinary advanced retinoid and keihls midnight concentrate
Foundation - Origins vitazing tinted moisturiser
Blusher - Nars Orgasm
Highligher - Barry M stick
Liquid Eyeliner - Estee Lauder double wear liquid
Mascara - Estee Lauder Double Wear
Lipstick - Mac Lady Danger red or Avon Anew lip conditioner for nude
There is no best of anything, there is no one size fits all. The foundation that looks wonderful in your 20s, will look awful in your 40s, the moisturiser that works perfectly on a kind of dry skin, will cause spots or blackheads on a kind of oily skin. The concealer that covers blemishes will highlight dark circles. The mascara that suits short but thick lashes will look silly on longer, thinner ones. The nude lipstick that looks great on one skin tone will make a woman with a different skin tone look like she hasn't slept for days and has yellow teeth. The acid toner that makes one middle aged woman look five years younger will case massive problems that will takes months or even years to resolve on another.
That's why Boots' shelves are heaving and there's still room for five hundred million other retailers.
If you're really specific about the kind of concerns and skin you have, others with similar issues will be able to tell you what's worked for them but it's still no guarantee it will work for you.
Ok I have large pores
Problematic jaw line at time of the month
Dry to oily skin
Well what suits one won't suit another, nothing gets my hair smooth like Tresemme luxurious moisture but might make your hair lank.
I've never met better mascaras than those from Miss Sporty at pocket money prices and I love Boots Time Delay products.
I have had a long term love of L'oreal products but I love an Asprin mask (great for those pesky spots)
I like Revlon lipsticks as they last a long time.
It's a minefield isn't it? finding those products that are perfect for you.
If you really want the best in skincare, go to a derm and see if you can get some Retin A, it's amazing...if it suits you.
33, combination/acne skin, v pale
Best Eye Cream -don't use it
Day Cream - yes to cucumbers moisturiser
Night Cream - as above
Serum - I use a retinol from the ordinary or REN omega 3 serum
Base/Prep - etude house face blur (doesn't feel silicone like)
Foundation - Mac waterweight
Blusher - makeup geek
Bronzer - don't use
Eyeshadows - makeup geek
Mascara - L'Oréal paradise
Eye pencil - I'm not fussy!
Highlighter - makeup geek
Corrector - don't use
Lipstick - la splash lip couture (matte, doesn't budge)
Concealer - NYX HD for under eye, Kevyn aucoin sensual skin for spots
Face wash - la Roche posay toleriane or soap and glory peaches and clean
Toner? If required - I use rose water just to wipe off excess cleanser or nip/fab acid pads
Serum - Advanced Night Repair, Estée Lauder
Base/Prep - Dermalogica Hydrablur
Foundation - Double Wear, Estée Lauder
Blusher - Peony by Bobbi Brown
Bronzer - Hoola by Benefit
Eyeshadows - Urban Decay Naked and Bobbi Brown cream eye shadows
Mascara - Dior Pump Volune
Eye pencil - Kat Von D Eye Tattoo
Highlighter - Candlelight by Kevin Aucoin
Lipstick - Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk with Lip Cheat
Concealer - Mac Pro Wear
Eyeshadow Primer - Urban Decay Potion
And Nip N Fab gylcolic pads.
I've been watching Caroline Hirons YouTube videos lately for best five skincare products
Eye cream - I am totally fickle, today like the Vichy one
Day cream - Clarins, the replacement for Hydraquench which I can’t remember the name of
Night cream - Boots Botanics
Serum - Estée Lauder ANR
Base - Smashbox oil free
Foundation - YSL
Blusher - cream B.B., powder Hourglass
Bronzer - don’t use
Eyeshadows - I just use a single yellow-y nude, currently a Smashbox one
Eye pencil - don’t use, but do use the Kat Von D liquid liner
Mascara - MAC False Lash
Corrector - don’t use
Lipstick - this is my area of expertise. If I had to, I would say Nars, but I have about 100 in varying shades of red.
Concealer - don’t use
Face wash - don’t use. Cleanser wise I use Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip in the morning and a range of balm or oil cleansers in the evening.
Toner - Pixi Glow
Bonus addition - finishing powder - Hourglass. Setting powder - By Terry
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