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Julia Petkevich-Sochnova, author of the Be Butterfly blog and columnist at BeautyHack, regularly shared her favorite products from different categories with us. And we have collected all the best together - choose!
Clarifying Clay Mask, SkinCeuticals
My all-time favorite face mask. It is good because it contains acids, so the care is not only instant, but also prolonged: with regular use, the skin gets better and better. Despite the fact that it is clay, the skin does not dry out, and it also has a very pleasant texture, reminiscent of liquid silk. It's a pleasure to use it!
Ginzing Peel-Off Mask To Refine And Refresh, Origins
The most beautiful mask. It belongs to the forgotten mask-films: it is applied in a thin layer, and after drying, it is removed from the face with a single film. And her beauty in color is deep orange, with a metallic effect, she resembles an Iron Man mask: it looks unusual in a beauty routine. Of course, its advantages do not end there - it contains fruit acids responsible for exfoliation and an extract of coffee beans: a charge of vivacity for the skin is provided.
Trans-foam Clay, Dr. Jart +
This is a very interesting set of three clay masks. Their advantages are that they are a 2-in-1 product - a foam for washing and a mask. Therefore, on those days when there is no strength for anything, it really helps out - first you need to take off your makeup, then apply one of the three masks as needed, and after just three minutes wash it off. Delight!
"MegaMint Mask", Lush
For thrill-seekers. It gives a great charge of vivacity - in the first seconds it seems that the face will now separate from the whole body and fly into space, it is so cold. Therefore, it is ideal for use in the morning - the eyes automatically open that even no coffee is needed, and it also perfectly cleanses (in the composition of bentonite and kaolin) and exfoliates the skin due to ground adzuki beans and primrose seeds. True, one must always remember that its shelf life is only four months.
Prime Renewing Pack, Valmont
"The Cinderella Mask" is the only name for the famous Valmont Prime Renewing Pack mask. Indeed, with tired and "rumpled" skin, it works wonders in just 10 minutes! Small wrinkles are smoothed out, dryness disappears, the skin becomes smooth and very pleasant - a feeling of fullness and elasticity is created.
Effaclar Mask, La Roche Posay
There are never too many clay masks! Therefore, it is impossible not to mention the new La Roche Posay Effaclar Mask in the selection. It contains two types of clay that work to cleanse oily and problem skin. In addition, the mask perfectly evens out the tone of the face, reduces possible inflammation and at the same time is gentle on the skin.
Skin Needs, L'Etoile
In my opinion, alginate masks are more effective and more interesting than fabric masks, but they are still not so widespread that they can be bought anywhere. True, there is one ideal option in terms of price-quality ratio - L'Etoile Skin Needs masks, sold in the network of cosmetic stores of the same name. They cost about 150 rubles without a discount and exist in eight versions. I like everyone!
Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque, Kiehl's
This clay mask is easy to recognize on Instagram - it is loved by bloggers all over the world and are happy to be photographed when it is on the face - a cheerful yellow-orange shade contributes to this perfectly. But according to tradition, I got here for its effectiveness - it was simply created for a morning shower, tightens pores, evens tone and energizes the skin, whatever that means.
Egg Cream Mask Firming, Too Cool For School
Of all the fabrics lately, my favorite is Too Cool For School's Egg Cream Mask Firming. Claimed to be a firmer, but I most appreciated the hydration and nutrition she gave in 20 minutes! And she also has a good mold, so her eyes, nose and mouth are in place, and not as often happens.
Instant moisturizing face mask Peony, L'Occitane
Packaged in convenient 6 ml containers, which you just ask for on the road. One mold is enough for me two or three times. Despite the thin layer, it works at "5+". It moisturizes perfectly, acts quickly and smells like a peony - what else is needed?
Products for problem skin:
Serum Active Serum, iS Clinical
For a long time now, my # 1 product has been on the bathroom shelf. Undoubtedly, this is the choice of so many people who know firsthand what acne is. It contains a complex of acids that really work. Every day the condition of the skin improves, especially if you take a comprehensive approach and scrupulously care for your face. I tried to replace it many times, but I still ended up returning to this blue bottle of magic potion.
Oil control spray Serozinc Spray, La Roche-Posay
Spray based on zinc - a famous fighter against oily and problem skin. Of course, the remedy itself will not give any phenomenal effect, because it is water with salt and zinc, but in combination with other anti-acne remedies, it will contribute and enhance the overall effect of the care. I use it as a tonic - after washing my face and before applying my basic care.
Beta Moisturise cream, Medik8
This is a rare case when a moisturizer for problem skin is made without acids and retinoids. Of course, because of this, its effectiveness is lower, since other known ingredients are not so powerful, but for those who cannot use acids with retinoids, this option will be a salvation! Or, for example, if you want to choose a treatment in addition to acids, as was the case in my case. The product moisturizes oily skin well, without overloading it, and I also noticed that over time it stopped shining very much.
Cream Keracnyl Cream Complete Regulating Care, Ducray
A classic acidic cream that does its job well and, which is very important, is quite affordable (about 890 rubles), is sold in pharmacies. I experimented with this cream and used only it for a while - it coped quite well with the task of keeping the skin in a normal state.
For many years, I have followed a two-step cleansing system: first I remove makeup with a makeup remover, and then I additionally cleanse the skin with a gel, foam or mousse.
Means for quick removal of eye make-up Démaquillant Express, Clarins
A classic two-phase liquid consists of an oily and watery part, which, with active agitation, mix together, forming a homogeneous mass. It can easily remove any makeup, even very persistent, and the skin will not suffer from increased friction.
Vanishing Potion No.33 Waterproof Makeup Remover, LA Splash Cosmetics
A highly specialized tool. It was created specifically for the removal of super long-lasting lipsticks and lip gloss - it copes with it at the "5+". Available in two versions: Coconut Concoction with coconut extract and Dose of Rose with rose extract.
Cleansing oil for washing Immortelle, L'Occitane
As for the type of product, my favorite is hydrophilic oils - they are viscous and thick products that resemble oil. They are applied to a dry face, perfectly dissolve makeup, and upon further contact with water, they are emulsified, turning into milk. This is followed by the obligatory washing with the usual gel or other similar means. For many years I have tried dozens of them, but my very first oil, Immortelle, L'Occitane, is still my favorite. It divinely smells like immortelle, copes well with makeup, is economically consumed and always available.
Cream for removing makeup Ultrabland, Lush
If you love everything natural and are ready to devote a little more time than 30 seconds to the make-up removal process, then the handmade cosmetics brand Lush has an interesting option. The brand has released Lush Ultrabland make-up remover cream for a long time, in some way it is a relative of make-up remover oils: it is based on almond oil, and also rose water, beeswax, honey and iris extract. First, you need to warm up the cream in your hands, then massage your face with it until the makeup is completely dissolved, and then moisten cotton pads with warm water and rinse off the cream with the remnants of makeup. The skin becomes clean, soft and soft.
Micellar water La Roche-Posay
What about without micellar water? That's right - no way! In a matter of time, this type of make-up remover conquered the world of beauty cosmetics, firmly embedded in the routine of so many beauticians. This is a transparent water that easily and quickly removes everyday (but not the most persistent) makeup due to micelles in its composition, which attract impurities. Micellar water La Roche-Posay was one of the first to appear and it still does not give up its position. Most recently, the brand has improved it and released it in three versions: for sensitive, for allergy-prone and for oily problem skin. In addition to good cleansing, it should be noted that the product is sold in almost every pharmacy and is available in three volumes: 400, 200 and 100 ml, which is very convenient.
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Gel
A new round in the evolution of micellar was a make-up remover gel with micelles: several brands released it at once, but I want to stop at Garnier - it costs only 250 rubles. Copes with light daily makeup without problems and does not dry the skin.
BB Cream Nude SPF 20, Erborian
Has been living in my cosmetic bag for at least three years. I think everyone has gotten tired of the literal mania, and the presence and absence of double letters in the name still does not promise anything - I am skeptical about this. Erborian BB Cream is an exception. With him, I realized that no other BB, CC, DD and others are needed, because he gives everything that I want to see in a foundation for every day: a natural semi-matte finish (when freckles are in place, peeling is not emphasized, minor imperfections skin hidden), a problem-free application with a brush, a sponge, or fingers and a truly universal shade that suits me 80% of the time throughout the year! I have an average Slavic skin color - light, but not snow-white. By the way, he also came up to most of my friends, from which I can conclude that "adjusting" to the tone is not a myth.
Contouring powder HD Sculpting Powder, shade 505, Inglot
This is the same gray-brown shade without reddishness or the opposite effect of pallor - a universal color that perfectly imitates natural shadow. However, other brands have similar ones, but Inglot wins this battle at its cost. Along with the color, you get flexibility in application, including easy blending, durability and economy.
Highlighter Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter, shade Moonstone, Becca
The Becca brand has made its name on highlighters, and they are really cool. Now in a constant assortment in dry texture 10 shades (there are also cream ones), and you certainly want to have the entire collection. I love them for their pleasantly graceful cases and the radiance they give. I especially want to highlight the universal shade Moonstone - this is a light beige-golden pigment, but with a peach undertone.
Highlighters Skin Frost, Jeffree Star Cosmetics
They have two distinctive features: the weight, which is 15 grams, so the highlighter will definitely last for half a life, as well as unusual shades. The black? Turquoise? Pink? Mint? Maybe lavender? It's all to them! There is a place for makeup fans and all concerned lovers to roam around, especially since the radiance here easily reaches the level of "seen from space". Of course, there are also more wearable colors in the assortment, for example, Ice Cold - a pearl shade with a neutral temperature, which has become a bestseller in our country from the very beginning.
Liquid highlighter High Beam Liquid Highlighter, Benefit
It has been among the legendary makeup products for many years: it is revered all over the world. It is good because it gives a nice, slightly damp, shine, which is great for strobing. A miniature glass bottle holds 10 ml at once, which will last for a very long time, because one drop of the product is needed for one use.
Blush Orgasm, Nars
They became popular not only because of the name, but also because of the beautiful pink-peach shade with golden shimmer (very versatile in practice). They definitely pretend to be in a cosmetic bag. And they also have a very nice soft-touch case that you just want to touch, in a word, an orgasm in all directions.
Mascara Cat Lashes Mascara, Burberry
This mascara does it all: lengthening, curling, volume and separation - an incredibly versatile everyday mascara, also suitable for unusual, bright makeup, where lashes should not be lost. All this is flavored with good durability - although because of this, it just won't work to wash it off - hydrophilic oil suits me best. Finally, I will note the shades: there are three of them, and each is wonderful: black, black-brown and gray-olive. They are all dark, but with a twist.
Base for eyes Eyeshadow Primer Potion, Urban Decay
This is that amazing case when the fame and popularity in our country got hold of the tool even before the official launch on the market. Everyone carried the magic purple tube for themselves and their friends from overseas trips, and the most advanced ones ordered through foreign online stores. This is how I got my first bottle of "potion", as the name literally translates. Love came from the very first application: the shadows were kept tight, moreover, they were bright and saturated.
Palette of shadows Tartelette Eyeshadow Palette, Bloom, Tarte
I was prompted to buy by enthusiastic reviews from foreign bloggers who praised the color palette, pigmentation, ease of application and shading, vanilla scent and a beautiful case. In practice, I have found their excellent resistance - they stay on the oily skin of the eyelids all day long! But these are ordinary dry shadows - just incredible! At first it seemed to me that this was a coincidence and a lucky coincidence, so I checked this fact again and again … I never let you down!
Super Shock Shadow, Color Pop
Next I want to tell you about the shadows - yes, about the shadows that hold without a base! Owners of oily skin of the eyelids may think that this is fiction, but no, they exist, and I found them! My hit is Color Pop Super Shock Shadow, an American semi-cream shade that conquered the world not only with its multifaceted color palette and democratic price of $ 5, but also with phenomenal durability. On my oily eyelids, without using the base, they keep from morning to night, which causes both surprise and delight!
Cream eyeshadow Eye Tint, Giorgio Armani
Giorgio Armani's famous Eye Tint is another creamy shadow that has decent durability. They can easily endure a normal working day - for most consumers this is already enough. Separately, I would like to mention the chic palette, the presence of very interesting shades and pleasant use, when everything is thought out to the smallest detail.
Eyebrow gel Gimme Brow, Benefit
Once upon a time, this gel made a splash in the beauty world - it turned out that eyebrow gel can not only dye and fix, but also add volume, visually increasing the number of hairs. And it's all about the microfiber fibers that it contains - they create the effect of "false eyebrows". Last year, the brand relaunched the gel and added another shade - now there are three, and everything is perfectly balanced, so almost every girl can find her own. And the futuristic design wants to sing an ode separately - it's just wonderful!
Eyebrow gel Brow Precise Fiber Filler, Maybelline
This gel has an unusual applicator that resembles a spear: on the one hand, it has short silicone villi that apply and distribute the gel, and on the other, it is just a smooth surface with which the gel can be applied pointwise to empty areas in the eyebrows, that is, used as shadow …
Pencil for eyebrows Brow Beater Microfine Brow Pencil and Brush, Urban Decay
In the pencil category, I have two favorites - the ultra-clear Urban Decay Brow Beater Microfine Brow Pencil and Brush, with which you can both neatly shade the entire area of the eyebrow, and draw individual hairs - the super-thin lead allows it! The pencil has a hard waxy texture, so too much pigment cannot be applied. In addition, the eyebrows will not only be drawn, but also slightly fixed. I would also like to draw your attention to the shade Taupe, in which I found my most ideal color! Maybe you are looking for this too?
Pencil for eyebrows with highlighter Pro Sculpting Brow, Make Up For Ever
And the second pencil - Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Brow, which combines not only a pencil that is beautiful in every way, but also a highlighter hidden in a case. The pencil is available in five shades, but the highlighting powder is the same for all - a flesh-colored pencil without noticeable sparkling particles. The lead is in the shape of a triangle, so it is convenient for them to work with both large areas and small ones. To summarize, a very handy and versatile pencil!
Matte lip gloss Lip Magnet, Giorgio Armani
For a long time I tried to find flaws - everything is not so good, but no - everything is fine here. I don’t know why it was called glitter, because this is the most liquid matte lipstick with a solidifying finish. All the shades I tested look perfect on the lips - beautiful, do not accentuate imperfections, do not look like gouache, do not crack from dryness and are very persistent. I will skip the design point - Giorgio Armani knows a lot about this. I will only note the pointed applicator, which is so convenient for drawing the contour. I already have six shades, but I want literally all eighteen that the brand has released, and it will be possible to stop there (complete the search for the perfect matte lipstick and paint only with "magnets").
Balm-tint for lips Lip Glow, Dior
The "old-timer" of emerging lip products has been megapopular for several years and has probably been in the cosmetic bag of every second make-up maniac. It is simple and beautiful at the same time - a light lip balm in the classic form of a Dior Addict case, with a twist in the form of transparent plastic in a delicate powdery color.
Lip oil Eclat Minute Huile Confort Levres, Clarins
The oil is a thick, thick gloss that gives an incredible gloss to the lips - you can look in them almost like in a mirror! Comfort is immediately felt after application, as the oil envelops the lips, softening them. Separately, I would like to note a very pleasant sponge - I won't lie, saying that it is the softest and most delicate that I have ever met - only for it you can fall in love with the product! At the moment, the oil exists in seven shades, and each has its own aroma: turquoise has mint, yellow has honey, fuchsia has raspberries, and red has berry.
Body Milk Verbena-Citrus, L'Occitane
At first, it might seem like the review for L'Occitane's refreshing Verbena-Citrus Body Milk is late, because summer is over, but no! It has been tested on itself - the product works great after sports and gives the necessary "breath of air" - invigorates not only due to the juicy aroma of verbena and lemon, but also the cooling ingredients in the composition. And it is also light and quickly absorbed, which adds points in its favor - after taking a shower after the gym, you can smear with cream and not wait until it is absorbed, but immediately start dressing.
Ultra-nourishing cream Creme de Corps, Kiehl's
For all those who have dry skin all year round and those who think “what else to smear on themselves”, the Kiehl's brand has a wonderful ultra-nutritious cream, Creme de Corps. It is available in different flavors and all are good: the original one, for example, has practically no smell, and “soy milk and honey” just smells gorgeous of sweets. But any option perfectly nourishes the skin, instantly relieving discomfort and dryness. Of course, for normal skin in a warm period it will be heavy, but in dank autumn and cold winter it will suit most.
Lipikar Fluide, La Roche-Posay
La Roche-Posay Lipikar Fluide differs from the classic famous Lipikar in a lightweight texture that is suitable even for oily skin. It is absorbed many times faster, but its regenerating, protective and moisturizing properties remain. In addition, it, like most products of the same name line, is suitable for use from infancy, so it can be used literally from the first days of your baby's life.
Almond concentrated milk for skin elasticity Amande Milk Concentrate, L'Occitane
I have been in the ranks of his fans for three years now and I think that my feelings for him will not soon grow cold, how beautiful it is: it gorgeously moisturizes, makes the skin very soft and smooth, enveloping it with the divine scent of almonds. It is also quickly absorbed, even if you have oily skin, and does not leave behind an unpleasant film.
Body cream Dream Cream, Lush
Another popular body cream that deserves your attention is Lush Dream Cream: it smells pleasant and relaxing of herbs, nourishes and moisturizes the skin, and also has a calming and healing effect. Therefore, it is simply mega-universal - perfect for those who love herbal scents, and those who have irritation, and those who sunbathed on the beach all day.
Paste-scrub for body Amande Pate Delice, L'Occitane
The scrubbing effect of sugar and crushed nutshell makes the skin just perfect - soft, smooth, you want to touch and touch yourself, no matter how strange it sounds. And all this together with the famous almond scent, which has “hooked” thousands of L'Occitane fans around the world.
Divine Scrub Caudalie Divine Scrub
Divine scrub - as the brand itself called it and did not cheat! It all starts with a rich and bright floral-oriental scent that makes you dizzy (naturally, with pleasure), continues with a texture melting from the warmth of your fingers, turning into milk, and ends with a renewed skin after!
Dry Shampoo XXL Volume, Batiste
The Batiste brand is known for its dry shampoos. Actually, in their assortment in general there are only dry shampoos, and in this business they have long been real pros. One of my favorites is Batiste Dry Shampoo XXL Volume, which is a combination of dry shampoo and a styling product for volume. Just a few puffs on the roots, beat your hair with your hands - the styling is ready!
Moisturizer R&B, Lush
My love for leave-in products once started with Lush R&B, and I still have a special feeling for this hair moisturizer. If you omit the wonderful composition of oat milk, olive, coconut, jojoba, bay, capuas and avocado oils, and other cool ingredients, do not watch YouTube videos how it is prepared from fresh ingredients, then you will still fall in love with its action - the tool is great moisturizes and nourishes hair. At one time, you only need a small droplet the size of a pea, so another of its advantages is mega-efficiency. R&B also smells fantastic with tropical flowers and fruits!
BB-lotion Perfect Me Lightweight BB Lotion, Wella Professionals
And if you need versatility, Wella Professionals EIMI Perfect Me Lightweight BB Lotion is in a hurry to help! The bottle claims that the BB Lotion has thermal protection properties, moisturizes, adds shine and smoothness, and when applied to dry hair creates texture. In general, everything stated is fulfilled, but on my own I note that the lotion does not weigh down the hair and does not allow it to frizz.
Silk serum Serum de Soie Sublimateur, Leonor Greyl
When you want to quickly moisturize your hair before styling, hands themselves reach for it. It has a light texture of an emulsion that is quickly absorbed into the hair and does not leave behind a greasy feeling: all this is complemented by a wonderful scent of jasmine that will accompany you with every breath of the breeze.
Oil Bonacure Oil Finishing Treatment, Schwarzkopf Professional
If you are a lover of rich textures, then this tool will suit you: it has a thick, oily consistency that instantly softens and nourishes your hair. If your hair is thin, then you need a very drop of oil, but even if it is hard and thick, you should still be careful not to apply too much. The effect is worth it: the hair is shiny and smells very good!
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