I don’t know about you, but I always love to hear which beauty products my friends adore. With that in mind, I thought I’d use today’s Five on Friday to share my current favorite beauty products.
ONE – I picked up some of this L’OREAL PARIS L’OREAL® PARIS SUBLIME BRONZE SELF-TANNING SERUM this week because I thought the idea of a serum bronzer was interesting. I’m not a huge fan of putting most self-tanners on my face, but the little bit of a tan that I had this summer was fading quickly and I was starting to look like Casper the Friendly Ghost.
Not only did this serum go on smoothly, but I much prefer the texture to a typical lotion or spray. I was pleased that it didn’t leave my skin feeling oily or sticky and I like that there’s a slight sparkle to the serum which leaves your skin looking sun-kissed and radiant. I also love that you can use this product on your body and your face, something I’m always hesitant to do with lotions and sprays. Last but not least, I was also thoroughly impressed with the difference in color I saw after just one usage.
Apparently, I wasn’t the only one who noticed a difference. A friend whom I hadn’t seen in about two weeks actually stopped me on the playground the day after I applied this and asked if I had been on vacation. When I told her that I hadn’t, she asked if I had been to the tanning bed. I confided that I had used a self-tanner once. She immediately inquired about which bronzer I had used, saying she couldn’t believe how great it looked!
You could definitely use this serum exclusively for your face and stick with your normal lotion or spray tanner for your body!
Obviously, as is the case with any self-tanner, you’ll have to rub it in well and wash your hands thoroughly after applying. I used this for my full body and put it on very quickly the first few times, so I had a few minor streaks around my wrists. If you choose to use this on your full body, I would recommend paying close attention to your wrist areas, making sure to rub it in completely and not leave any excess. Another option would be mixing a few drops of the serum into your body lotion for easier application.
Based on my experience with self-tanners, I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s practically impossible not to have a streak or two somewhere. As far as I’m concerned, a streak here or there is a small price to pay to look sun-kissed during the colder months of the year. I will definitely be using this serum until the weather warms up enough for me to get a real tan!
TWO – I bought this Too Faced Natural Eyes Neutral Eye Shadow Palette a few weeks ago because I was running low on eye shadow and had been eyeing this collection for a while. I absolutely love it! Not only are the colors gorgeous and wearable, but the compact comes with a simple step-by-step tutorial insert that shows you how to create three easy looks (Day, Classic, Fashion). This is a new staple in my makeup collection!