Drugstore Buy of the Week - Palmer's Skin Success Eventone Fade Milk

Skin Success Eventone Fade Milk with Vitamin E and Alpha Hydroxy

I've found several great facial skin tone evening creams and toners over the years that I now swear by, but there aren't as many great skin tone evening options specifically for the body,  So I was very happy to see that one of my favorite drug store skincare brands, Palmer's, now has a multi-use product, Skin Success Eventone Fade Milk with Vitamin E and Alpha Hydroxy.

Skin Success Eventone Fade Milk with Vitamin E and Alpha Hydroxy is a very effective formula that not only works to lighten hyper pigmentation, scars and discoloration - even on tough spots like knees and elbows, it also contains sunscreen to help maintain your results.  Skin Success Eventone Fade Milk  is made with  2% Hydroquinone, (which is still one of the most effective ingredients to noticeably lighten skin tone), as well as a combination of Vitamin C and Bilberry Extract which both naturally brighten and even skin tone.  There's also Retinol to help improve fine lines and skin texture, and Alpha Hydroxy Fruit Acids to exfoliate dead skin cells and leave your skin smoother and glowing.

I used Skin Success Eventone Fade Milk with Vitamin E and Alpha Hydroxy every day after my shower and within 2-3 weeks I could see a significant improvement in areas that I wanted to even out, like my knees, elbows, and neck.  I loved the silky, lightweight texture and it absorbed into my skin very quickly, leaving a sheen finish with no greasy or oily residue.  

Skin Success Eventone Fade Milk with Vitamin E and Alpha Hydroxy was very hydrating and it did have the faint scent of cocoa butter (the main ingredient in many of the Palmer's products in their line), so I didn't need to follow up with any additional products for more hydration, which was nice. I've been using Skin Success Eventone Fade Milk  for about a month now and like the results I'm seeing, so I will continue. Note:  The product information advises use daily for at least 3 months in order to see the best results, but you can see results in less time - depending on your skin tone, level of discoloration and how much skin tone evening you expect. 

Since sun exposure does negatively affect the results you get when using a hydroquinone skin lightening product, I was glad Skin Success Eventone Fade Milk  had sun screen.  But if you are spending a significant amount of time outside, I recommend adding an additional layer of SPF 40+ on your body.

Skin Success Eventone Fade Milk with Vitamin E and Alpha Hydroxy really has everything that someone prone to hyper pigmentation like me wants - complete hydration, skin tone evening, and exfoliating ingredients that left my skin soft, smooth and supple.   I recommend ordering multiples so you always have it on hand! - RLB

Also available at Walgreens and Walmart stores.

Beauty Find - Supergoop Superscreen Daily Moisturizer

Supergoop! Superscreen Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 40 PA+++

One of my favorite sun protection lines, Supergoop!, now has a Daily Moisturizer that will eliminate every doubt or negative feeling you've ever had about using a sun screen.  Supergoop! Superscreen Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 40 PA+++
is a ultra hydrating, yet completely oil free, moisturizer that also provides your daily dose of SPF protection.  Supergoop! Superscreen Daily Moisturizer is packed with nourishing, multi-purpose, clean ingredients that also protect skin against aging blue rays and pollution.  

This whipped formula, which is also a perfect base for makeup, is made with Cerium, a rare mineral element that reflects and shields from blue light (from screens and electronics),  Blue-green Algae, a naturally-occurring combination of moisturizers, antioxidants, and skin repair actives. and Plant Fermentation Film, a moisture-binding barrier that acts as a shield to help protect the skin from atmospheric pollution.

The first thing I noticed about Supergoop! Superscreen Daily Moisturizer is how creamy it felt on my fingers, but on my skin it was lightweight and absorbed into my skin within seconds, disappearing without leaving any white or grey residue.  The finish is a beautiful, naturally dewy one, which didn't make my more oily parts look oily or greasy.

I also loved how concentrated this Supergoop! Superscreen Daily Moisturizer formula is.  2 pea sized amounts were all that was needed to cover my face and my neck every day.  I loved using Supergoop! Superscreen Daily Moisturizer  under my foundation and it didn't cause any flaking, peeling or balling up when I applied my make up over it or as the day went on.  

Supergoop! Superscreen Daily Moisturizer
Broad Spectrum SPF 40
Another plus: with Supergoop! Superscreen Daily Moisturizer you don't ever need to worry about flash back in photos and there's no tell tale white purple/blue cast ever on the skin - no matter what you skin tone is.  Since I have combination skin, I could be on the lighter side with my application, but the formula is so hydrating, that if you have dry/very dry skin you can layer a bit more on and you will get that extra moisture you need.

Supergoop! Superscreen Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 40 PA+++ is simply perfection! And is now one my new must have's in my skin care collection. - RLB

Beauty Find - Marc Jacobs Beauty See-quins Glam Glitter Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs Beauty See-quins Glam Glitter Eyeshadow COPPERAZI 

I needed a little "makeup pick me up" recently and Marc Jacobs Beauty See-quins Glam Glitter Eyeshadow really pulled through!

Marc Jacobs Beauty See-quins Glam Glitter Eyeshadow is a glitter packed eye shadow like none other.  It's a sequin effect eye pot eye shadow that adds the perfect amount of super shimmer to any eye look. It's extremely dense pigments allow for the glitter to glide over the eyelid with maximum sparkle using just a touch of product.   If you really want a high glam or stage look you can layer it on for an intense glitter look, or use a tap of your finger for a soft wash of sparkle.

There are six shades in the collection and my favorite is COPPERAZI  (Pictured, above. I love the name!).  I loved adding a touch on my inner corners or over the lid for a night time look.  The COPPERAZI  shade was very flattering to my eyes and my skin tone.  It's one of the most beautiful copper shades I've ever used because of the warm tones blended with the hot pink glitter that really catches the light.

I liked applied either with my finger or a eye shadow brush like the Marc Jacobs Beauty The All Over Shadow Brush Synthetic.  There was no fall out and the application was completely smooth and even.  Marc Jacobs Beauty See-quins Glam Glitter Eyeshadow worked well directly on my lid, as well as over powder/cream eye shadows.

Marc Jacobs Beauty See-quins
Glam Glitter Eyeshadow

The  See-quins Glam Glitter Eyeshadow  stayed for hours and hours with no fading, smudging or transfer, no creasing and the glitter didn't fall out even by the end of the day.  

Note: Because of the high level of pigment and glitter in  See-quins Glam Glitter Eyeshadow, you must use a heavy duty eye makeup remover before cleansing your face at night to remove it.  

Two other beautiful Marc Jacobs Beauty See-quins Glam Glitter Eyeshadow shades I fell in love with are Gleam Girl and Topaz Flash (both shown, above). 

Look like a glam girl with just a swipe of your finger or brush and add a few of these Marc Jacobs Beauty See-quins Glam Glitter Eyeshadows to your every day makeup collection.  - RLB

Purchase Here: Marc Jacobs Beauty See-quins Glam Glitter Eyeshadow COPPERAZI 
Purchase Here: Marc Jacobs Beauty The All Over Shadow Brush Synthetic