When buying makeup and skincare at the drugstore, it is ideal to know when to splurge and when to save. Believe it or not, drugstores carry “cosmetic gems” and “skincare saviors,” according to Tomy Rivero, celebrity makeup artist. Tomy shares his favorite drugstore must haves that won’t break the bank:
Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eye Liner
A great long lasting eye liner with an extra thin tip for a clean and sleek application and look, with a felt tip which allows for easy application, and won’t dull. Ideal for an everyday look or a dramatic cat eye for a night out.ELF Studio Complexion Brush
Use this versatile brush with wet or dry powders or foundations. It works perfectly with any loose setting powder to create a flawless look
Neutrogena Night Calming Makeup Remover
These cleansing pads remove makeup easily and are perfect for sensitive eyes and skin.The night calming formula leaves skin feeling smooth and hydrated. Whether removing a full face of makeup or touching up a smudge, these removers are great.
Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer
This face lotion is great for evening skin tone and eliminating dark spots. The SPF 15 protects skin all day long. The non oily lotion leaves skin ready for any makeup application
What are some of your coveted drugstore finds?
Rivero’s talents have been credited on the pages of coveted magazines, feature films and television as well as collaborations with New York Fashion Week. Rivero has worked extensively with elite models including Dorota Kollova (Prada) and Arlenis Soso (Lancome). Highly skilled in all areas of makeup, including hi def, runway, print, red carpet and body makeup, Rivero also works with celebrity clientele including Barbara Corcoran from NBC’s hit show, Shark Tank and Peter Dinklage from Game of Thrones.
Acne happens. Let’s face it. Whether you’re a teenager or a new mom or somewhere in between, it’s likely to happen at some point. And there are so many products to choose from – it’s overwhelming.
One line I have recently been introduced to, and really like is Proactiv. My only experience with the line was what I’ve seen on TV, but they have a full line of acne solutions in addition to the infomercial products.
There are a few that really stood out as hero products and solutions to make acne disappear quickly. First, I love the Advanced Blemish Treatment. It’s great if you have just one or two little blemishes that you want to dry up quickly, and it’s small enough to fit in the tiniest purse or pocket. I have several to keep one handy all the time.
Another thing I really like is the Clear Skin Body Pads. I mean we all know that acne isn’t limited to your face, and these pads are designed to have more weight to them, so they can tackle cleaning your chest or shoulder or back with ease. They kind of feel as though they are exfoliating pads so you get a really clean feel from them. When used morning and night, they are super quick to clear up acne and do not irritate or over-dry skin out.
I’m really bad about taking my makeup off at night. I think about it, but I hate doing it. The Makeup Removing Cloths make makeup removal tolerable. These pre-moistened wipes easily remove makeup (including eye makeup), leaving face feeling clean and fresh. It may not be a perfect solution, but it’s better than going to bed with full makeup on, right?
Ok, so where to buy? I have heard there are kiosks in the mall that sell Proactiv – but I have yet to see on with my own eyes. Best bet, visit www.proactiv.com to get the products that fit best into your life to keep you acne-free!
Do you have a tried and tested anti-acne product that you love? If so, I’d love to hear about it!
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