A few things I'm loving recently:
- Covergirl LashBlast waterproof mascara in black. A recommendation from my aunt, this goes on smoothly and doesn't seem to flake or smudge. I forgot my L'Oreal mascara on a weekend trip several years ago, and my friend's mom gave me an unopened tube of Cover Girl mascara that I ended up loving, and buying for years (especially since it was cheaper than L'Oreal!). I experimented with other brands after Covergirl stopped making that product, but now I'm back and happy.
- Sephora FACE waterproof eye makeup remover. This was another recommendation by the same aunt, and I cannot emphasize how awesome it is. Waterproof eye makeup remover, in my experience, is either greasy, useless, or overpriced, but this is none of the above. It seems to lift mascara magically away. My skin is really sensitive, and sometimes this stings a little, but it doesn't even need to stay on for long because it dissolves makeup almost instantly. Best yet, it's only $8 for 4.22 ounces.
- Alba Sea Plus Renewal Cream. I've blogged in the past about Alba; I love their mango body wash, and last summer discovered their lip balm. I just bought this cream yesterday, so my recommendation might be a bit premature, but so far I'm sold. The consistency is very thick: almost like butter, but not greasy. It does contain some fragrance, but doesn't sting my (seriously, morbidly sensitive) skin. This may be a bit too much for the spring and summer, but is doing wonders for my winter flakiness. The site says it's $14.95, but it was only $12.99 at my grocery store.