Product Picks: December

25 Dec

And here are Decembers Product Picks of the month!

First one goes to Aveda and their ‘pure abundance’ plumping potion. There are many powder type hair volumizErs on the market, but this one takes the cake. The reason I recommend this product over others is the way it makes your hair feel. Other powder volumizers give volume, but not without leaving your hair like you dumped a bottle of glue in it. With other products, you would be lucky to get a comb through your hair once the powder is in it. Pure abundance gives you the volume, without the nasty feel afterwords. It is light, and does not leave hair sticky or dirty afterwords. I am most definitely not one to splurge on spendy products when they are available in other brands for less, but this stuff is definitely worth the extra money.  Available where Aveda products are sold.

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My second pick is E.L.F. Studio HD powder. I have used both this brand and Make Up Forevers version of the product and I can tell no difference. E.L.F. studio HD powder is a perfect setting powder. Once your foundation and concealer is on your face, and dry, use this product last on your face to set your make up. With oily/combination skin this REALLY helps to eliminate the oil slick you might get on your forehead after a couple of hours. I also use Studio HD powder for touch ups, just a few blots on my t-zone and my make up looks freshly applied again. Not bad for $6.00!  Available at Target.

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Last, but not least is Revlon Just Bitten lip stain.  I am a HUGE, and long time fan of stains.  You get the color, without the ‘other’ (by other i mean the waxy buildup that transfers to everything your lips touch).  Applied once, a stain with last all day, and depending on how many layers you apply, you can achieve different colors.  My go-to all purpous stain has been Benetint.  It comes in a rather small jar with a brush tip applicator and can be used on your lips, and cheeks.  While this is all good and well it poses a problem for applying on the go.  I have also found the lip application to be not so precise.  With Revlon lip stain you get it in a felt tip pen like applicator, so your lines are perfect, and smooth; also perfect for applying on the fly!  Available at Target and walmart (and other mass retailers).

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