I am actually super excited about this post. One reason being that I love anything to do with beauty, whether thats makeup, skin care or haircare, I just love it! I also love when you can find a good deal or an affordable product that you love! Now I have super sensitive skin and NONE of these products bother me so I just wanted to put that out there first.
Most of these products are amazing for hydrating dry skin, and I have very dry skin now a days. Its like you grow up, have kids and all of a sudden every part of your body is different, even the texture of your hair! So I have had to figure out what works best for my skin without spending a fortune. Now I have been lucky because our 19 yr old is crazy into makeup and the fact that she has a job and is 19 she can basically buy whatever whenever…now thats not the same for us moms, most of us have a hard time spending money on ourselves because we know what we need for the family and would rather spend on that. So I am here for you ladies! I am here to show you great products for a great deal!
A lot of these will be travel sized, but if you have ever used any of these products you will know that a little goes a long way, plus travel sized just means you can bring more makeup with you where ever you go! Ha!
My first favorite product is one that I just started using a couple months ago, perfect for dry skin, especially in the winter months, our skin is way more dry in these months. That would be the Argan Oil. The way I use this is I squirt my foundation onto the top of my hand and put a drop of the organ oil in with it. I use the back end of a small brush and mix it together, then apply with my foundation brush. I NEVER feel greasy this way. Its awesome!
Josie Maran Argan Oil:
Cost: Travel Size $16
Argan Oil is a 100% organic, chemical-free gift from nature. Its cosmetic and nutritional benefits have been the best-kept secret of Moroccan women for centuries and a secret that was whispered to me on a modeling shoot ten years ago. Moroccan argan oil is extracted from the nut of the argan tree, which grows only in the Moroccan desert. Argan oil is loaded with Vitamin E and essential fatty acids, so it has amazing healing, conditioning and repairing properties. Argan oil benefits your skin, hair, feet, nails, and even your baby’s bottom.
My second NEW favorite product is this Mario Badescu Rose Water Spray. Oh man in this stuff refreshing! This is such a cheap product, I think even the full size is only $12 and it will last a long time! I spray this on my face before I do ANYTHING. Even before I use another priming product I will use this. Now I wouldn’t use this and then anther priming spray.
Mario Badescu Rose Water Spray:
Cost: 4oz $7
A refreshing, hydrating mist to use anywhere anytime. Simply formulated with fragrant Herbal Extracts and Rosewater for a pleasant, pick me up for dehydrated, tight and uncomfortable skin. Spray your day and night creams for a boost of hydration or use it to set make-up or spray on dry hair throughout the day. Safe for all skin types. Gentle, non-irritating.
Next is the Smashbox Priming Water, this works a lot like the last one except you will see its a bit pricier, but the travel size will still last you a decent amount of time, plus then you have a chance to try it out before making the big splurge for the large size. This would work for both dry and oily skin because it doesn’t have any added oils in it.
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water:
Cost: Travel Size $16
Get the benefits of priming, hydration, and sheer radiance with this all-in-one Photo Finish Primer Water. Free of silicone, alcohol, and oil, it’s packed with revitalizing electrolytes that work to reawaken skin and restore moisture. This enriched water instantly absorbs into skin for lasting hydration, leaving skin looking refreshed and ultrasoft while it locks in makeup.
Now this product is a great one if you need your makeup to last longer, its not my ultimate fav in that area, but we will get to that one. With the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer I would still spray with one of your priming waters, allow the skin to dry and then apply this before applying your makeup. This is another one that you can buy in travel size, but really a little goes a LONG way!
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer:
Cost: Travel Size $16
The silky blend of vitamins and antioxidants smooths and perfects skin, while the unique formula supports natural collagen and fills in fine lines and pores for a flawless finish. Use after moisturizer and before foundation for complexion perfection. This skin-soothing blend of antioxidants, which can be worn alone or under foundation, works overtime to fill in fine lines and even out skin texture.
The Mac Strobe Cream is my all time favorite for getting your makeup to last all night! Same as the last product, I would apply your priming spray and allow to dry first. Then apply a small amount of the Strobe Cream all over face and continue with your foundation. I swear this stuff makes my foundation look so beautiful and smooth. And it will last for a night out on the town!
Mac Strobe Cream-
Cost: Travel Size $10
The ultimate quick fix for the skin. Super-powered with potent botanicals to refresh and moisten. Boosts the look of dull, flat or tired-looking skin with nutritious vitamins and a mega-dose of green tea. Brightens and clarifies with iridescent particles and antioxidants. Enhances the effects of light on all skin in all lighting conditions from sunlight to spotlight.
Here is another great priming spray, but even better you can use it to set your makeup as well! I swear in the summer out here in humid Tennessee, this stuff kept my makeup from running off my face! The Mac Fix+ travel size is only $10 and will get you through the summer months, again a great price to test out a new product!
Mac Pre & Prime Fix+:
Cost: Travel Size: $10
A lightweight mist of water packed with vitamins and minerals, infused with a blend of green tea, chamomile and cucumber to gently soothe and refresh the skin. Gives an instant boost of hydration while delivering a soft sheen to refresh and finish makeup.
What products would you like to know about? Leave me a comment and I’ll do my best to find the most affordable ones for you!