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Makeup Wars: My Favorite Beauty Items

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Every now and then I share my favorite beauty items, though I admit I had a pretty hard time paring those lists! Luckily today, my Makeup Wars group decided to share our favorite items that we repurchase over and over. Which means I’ll share another 10 items!

These are items that I keep going back to, have on hand always and use in between testing out other products, and if I run out I will immediately add it to the shopping list.

1. Cetaphil Cream: This has been a go-to product for me for years. I was even taught to recommend it to parents of kiddos with eczema while in my pediatrics residency. It really helps to seal in moisture after a shower, especially if you apply it right away. I don’t even hop out of the shower before I start slathering it on everywhere. Also, I love that it is much less greasy than another high moisture lotion, Aquaphor.

2. Skintimate Shaving Gel: I don’t actually have a full review on this product, but it seems to be the shave gel I always grab at the store. I have used other shave gels (Pure Silk, etc), but this one seems to work a bit better for me and it doesn’t leave rust stains in my shower. That’s a big bonus.

3. Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash: Yup, a ton of moisture in this body wash. Yup. I do find other ones that I like as a soap, but even with extra lotion afterwards, I miss the moisture from this body wash.

4. Venus Razor: Lately I’ve been springing for the 5 blade version and it just makes me happy. That is all.

5. Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1: This is the last product I use every night, I keep a lot of it around. Just, everywhere.

6. Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer: Love this concealer. It blends easily, covers up everything, and the tube lasts forever. I’ve been using this concealer almost daily for about 2 years and have only repurchased once. That’s a lot of concealer.

7. NARS Orgasm Blush: Every girl needs a go-to blush that just works. This one works for going out, work, running errands with my toddler, a dark smoky eye or even just a light wash of tan. See? Perfect blush.

8. L’Oreal Elnett Hairspray: Yup, it’s kind of a classic. I like that it holds, lets my hair move still and isn’t sticky. A can lasts me forever.

9. CoverGirl TruBlend Foundation: This is the foundation I reach for about half the time. The #415 is a good match for me, I can apply with a sponge, brush or fingers and it will still look good. Oh, and the coverage is easy to build up.

10. Kiehl’s Rare Earth Masque: I’m a long time devotee of mud masks, but this one is a bit more gentle on my face and still gets the job done.

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At some point, I’m sure I’ve received some of these items from PR. But, I’ve repurchased all of them over, and over, and over…

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Iā€™m a doctor, a mommy and a bit of a beauty addict. If you let me, I can take 2 hours to get ready in the morning. Really. I'm on a quest for faster beauty that works!

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  1. 1.22.13
    Beauty411 said:

    Nice list! I've only just tried Cetaphil Body Moisturizer and agree-so good! Would you believe I've never tried the MUFE concealer?! How did I miss that one, lol!

  2. 1.22.13

    I gotta try the Cetaphil cream after such a glowing rave. I love Kiehl's lip balm too. I use it everyday before I sleep and the tube keeps giving!

  3. 1.22.13

    Ah yes. MUFE Full Cover! I love this stuff! It really is THAT good. And thanks for the tip on Cetaphil Cream. I need something for Darthypie this winter as he has fairly dry skin. Which I hope will continue to be the case as my oily skin genes won't do him any favors in Adolescence. LOL

  4. 1.22.13

    We keep that Cetaphil tub around the house – my momma loves it. And I keep a Venus razor in my travel case, so when I have room to use it I love it!

  5. 1.22.13

    While I've just bought the Kiehl's mask once I understand it on your list for sure! Next on my list to try is that MUFE concealer.

  6. 1.22.13

    Great choices although I prefer NARS Deep Throat to Orgasm–heh heh

  7. 1.22.13

    Great list Christine! I love Skintimate shave gel too! I think I repurchase that every other week! I should have totally included that one on my list! šŸ™‚

  8. 1.22.13

    I totally forgot about Razors!!! I'd be lost without my Venus!

  9. 1.23.13
    Carleen said:

    I forgot about razors too. Even though I shave less from doing laser removal on my lower legs, I still shave plenty! Skintimate should have been on my list.

  10. 1.23.13
    Teri said:

    Glad to see we are both Elnett fans. I have no idea why I forgot to add Venus razors as I buy them in bulk!

  11. 1.23.13

    I love your list. I feel like I could buy everything on this list and be perfectly happy.

  12. 1.23.13

    yay Elnett! I love the new non aerosol version I received at the holiday party too. So great for amping up my curls!

  13. 1.23.13

    I have been loving that razor lately too! Know I know why guy razor commercials are always talking about five blades!

  14. 1.23.13
    Phyrra said:

    Yay I'm happy to see Orgasm šŸ™‚

  15. 3.15.13
    Loren said:

    Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash and CoverGirl TrueBlend foundation seem to be my what I reach for without looking at any other body wash or foundation. I am very fair and CoverGirl has the best selection. Sometimes I use 2 different shades blended, especially during the summer!