My greedy beauty eyes are fixated on a few new products. I love when new things come out. I just can’t wait to try them. I’ll show you what I have been looking at lately and please let me know what you have your eye on if you feel like it in the comments! Dior Addict It-Lash Mascara, $26
This came up on the Sephora website as a VIB Exclusive and I immediately was interested. Dior makes some of my favorite high end mascaras and they never disappoint. I like the wand even though it does look similar to several brands that I have tried. I want to try the black shade but this also comes in purple, blue, and pink! Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Gel Mask, $45
I am a serious lover of PTR products. This mask seems like a really great Summer treat for my skin. And if it has an anti-aging effect on my skin and I look like a teenager after using this so be it! Benefit Hydrating Tinted Lip Balm, $18
I love a good balm and if it has some color to it I’m really interested! There are four different shades available (Rose is the one in the pic above) and in the description they mention that the product has a juicy flavor. Yum! Boscia No Pores No Shine T-Zone Treatment, $36
This product from Boscia has good reviews and I’m willing to try anything that will stop the T-Zone shine I’m cursed with daily. If it controls oil and shine all day I will be beyond pleased! Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask, $26
I’ve heard a lot about this lip smoother from YouTube and on other blogs. I was going to resist but I’ve been having a lot of lip issues recently. Sometimes trying a bunch of lip products makes my lips super dry and hard to deal with. I might pick this up to see if it helps. Philosophy Purity Made Simple Mask, $25
I don’t need two masks but I really do want to try this one! I love Philosophy anything. I love Purity geez why did this and the PTR mask come out at the same time? I gotta choose. I may save this one for Winter though. Or not. See I’m going to have to think about this more! Josie Maran Model Citizen Argan Cleansing Oil, $32 I love cleansing oil. I have never tried Josie Maran’s though. I love the packaging but now that there are perfectly good cleansing oils at the drugstore this $30 price tag is hard to justify. I may have to skip this one. But just know that I don’t want too!
I got the Dior Addict It-Lash Mascara in blue and it’s super fun! With a few caveats…The woman helping me at Nordstrom had it on and I was like what is that?! I had to try it immediately. It should be noted that both she and I are WOC, similar to your tone. She told me to use black mascara first and then apply the blue on top. I actually do not like the wand (I prefer nylon brushes) and I can’t imagine that this mascara would be great to use alone (in any color). For me, it only lengthens slightly and applies unevenly. So maybe $26 is a lot to spend for a pop of color, but I think for dark brown eyed beauties, it really brightens (on top of your regular mascara). I also tried the purple, but it didn’t provide as much of a wow factor. A great mascara that doesn’t get much blogger love (from what I’ve seen) is Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Zero-Smudge Lengthening Mascara. And no, I don’t work for them!
Thanks for the info. I’m thinking I might get the free sample that sephora is offering!
I’m having “lip issues” too because I love changing my lip colour during the day! I might have to get the lip mask before your review and give it a whirl myself. Love your YT and blog work, thanks!
The Bite mask was a miss for me. It was like sweet Vaseline. Nothing spectacular for that price. Maybe it will work better for you.
Sweet Vaseline oh no!
I love your YouTube reviews and blog. I just got the purity mask and I like it. I am a long time purity cleanser user and just getting into masks. I have dry/ sensitive skin and this was so calming for my skin. It only takes a few minutes too. I tried it because it came with a set from QVC with a jumbo purity, and purity wipes– might be a good way to try it if you’re out of cleaser.
Thanks for all your reviews and product suggestions!
Thank you so much for letting me know how the mask is! I love QVC great idea to get it as part of a set!
I tried the lip mask and returned it. Was not paying $26 bucks for Vaseline
I love your blog and your reviews. I wanted to suggest something for your to try for your tzone. I have combination skin (oily tzone) have you tried Murads Oil Control Mattifier? I’ve tried everything under the sun and this is the only thing that really works. It’s keeps me matte all day, over 8 hours plus. At the end of a long day I barely have a shine and if I do it’s very minimal…….this stuff works wonders, you should give it a shot. You can purchase it at Sephora or on Murads website. If you do get a chance to try it, please do let me know how it worked for you.
Thanks! I’ve used that before and I did a video on YT about it in 2011. It’s a great product for controlling oil but after using it for a while I noticed that it was changing the texture of the skin in my t-zone. It really dried the whole area out and made it rougher texture wise and my skin started to sting when I touched it. I started using it every other day and that helped but then I just stopped using it completely. I must have had a delayed reaction to it.
I see, thats too bad. I will keep an eye out to see if there are any changes to my skin while using it, thats good information to know. I Hope you find something that works for you! If I come across something else that works, I will let you know.
Thanks and please do let me know if you come across anything that you like. I’d love to know about it!
For sure, will do!
I’ll be the commenter who likes the Bite Beauty Agave lip mask I think it has much more heft to it than vaseline as I find it doesn’t slip around on the lips. The thickness makes it a good choice for night time. However, the packaging is not the best. The metal tube does make it difficult to squeeze the product out. Also, my tube is shedding the gray paint that covers it. It’s annoying as a shedding brush. Another lip balm that I’m using at night is By Terry’s Balm de Rose. The product comes in a simple, yet elegant pot. It has a similar thickness but the feeling is more cushiony than the Bite lip mask. I still don’t know if I like one better over the other yet – they both leave my lips feeling soft and moisturized. Can’t wait to see what you decide to get from the list above. I always love to hear your views on products. Thanks!
I haven’t tried many By Terry products but have heard about so many great things! Thanks for the info on Bite Beauty’s Agave Lip Mask. I went to Sephora recently and noticed the paint on the sample tube was coming off! Thank you so much for commenting.