Drugstore Buy of the Week - L'Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray + Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray





If your normally battle oily skin or need to make your summer makeup more full proof, the L'Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray + Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray is just what you need to actually seal in your makeup and make it look fresh all day long.

This setting spray has a very good nozzle that releases an ultra fine, lightweight mist.  The spray absorbed into my skin very quickly.  Note: On most days, I did apply a sun protection primer first. The spray has a nice, light, fresh scent that dissipates very quickly.

I have combination skin and noticed mid-day a big difference in the level of shine on my t-zone. This will work for drier skins as well, since it doesn't contain drying alcohol or make makeup flake.The spray didn't leave any sort of film or residue once it dried, and it didn't clog my pores or cause any breakouts or irritation.

For a great brow gel that will also last throughout the day, purchase: L'Oreal Paris Brow Stylist Plumper Brow Gel Mascara

In particular, L'Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray + Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray did an excellent job of keeping my foundation/concealer looking fresh around my nose and eye area, even on very hot days when it world normally be running or fading. 

For oil control, this spray is also a great product (but if you have very oily skin, you may still have to blot during the day, depending on your skin and weather conditions).  Most days, I only blotted 1x in mid-afternoon, and there was much less oil on my blotting sheet than days when I did't use the spray. 

On an average day, this setting spray helped my makeup remain in tact and fresh for at least 10 hours per day.  L'Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray + Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray is a makeup lover's dream - and a great buy as well! - RLB

Beauty Find - Avene Ultra-Light Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion Spray, Body SPF 50+



Finding a lightweight non-greasy sunscreen for the body is still no easy task - despite how many more brands there are on the shelves.

But Avene Ultra-Light Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion Spray, Body SPF 50+ is one of the most complete solutions you'll get this summer to protect and hydrate skin.

Avene's newest sunscreen provides an SPF 50+, along with UVA (protects against aging) and UVB (protects against burning) protection.  It's water resistant (80 minutes) and most importantly, ultra sheer and dry to the touch.  It also contains important Anti-Oxidants to help protect skin from aging prematurely from the sun and other environmental factors.

Once sprayed, the texture is light that of a lightweight lotion.  The nozzle is very controlled, so I was able to spray evenly on both arms, chest and legs.  The spray doesn't have any added fragrance, and didn't leave any white or grey film on my skin once I rubbed it in, which is key. Once It was absorbed, the Avene Ultra-Light Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion Spray  finish is a slightly dewy (not shiny one, which made my skin look well hydrated and healthy).

When water got on my skin with via perspiration -  or getting into the water/pool, the lotion didn't melt or run.  And although this is meant for the body, I was able to spray it into my palm and add some to my face and neck without any burning or irritation.

If you usually hate the feel of sunscreen, but need that broad spectrum protection, stock up on Avene Ultra-Light Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion Spray, Body SPF 50+ for the summer and all your warm weather vacation needs. - RLB


*This product was provided courtesy of Avene PR for reviewing purposes.

Beauty Find - Kaplan MD Perfect Pout Lip Mask + Balm Duo



I bought this lip treatment on a whim after hearing some buzz about it, and KAPLAN MD Perfect Pout Lip Mask + Lip Balm Duo is definitely one to have in your beauty essentials!

The idea of a mask for lips is one I love, and this creamy, but non-oily lip mask is absolute perfection.  I applied the mask for 5 minutes as directed, then wiped off the excess (most of the cream absorbed into my lips).  This was the perfect first step to hydrate and sooth my lips after a very harsh winter and lots of dry air.  

My lips felt silky soft and smooth to the touch (even the corners which are usually more dry), and felt completely hydrated with no residue on them whatsoever. My lips felt plumper and fine lines were temporarily reduced as well.  Tip: If you have flaky, dry lips, this kit will work best if you exfoliate them first, then apply KAPLAN MD Perfect Pout Lip Mask + Lip Balm Duo.

Then I added the Lip Balm, which I was very impressed with.  The texture is a creamy-gel hybrid and it was perfectly lightweight and smooth.  I loved doing the treatment before bedtime and always woke up with smooth, pretty lips, but the balm was also my go-to many morning because of how super hydrating it was.  The balm worked well under all my lip products.  The finish if worn on it's own is a natural shine.

I continued to use the KAPLAN MD Perfect Pout Lip Mask + Lip Balm Duo about 3x week for the first few weeks I tested it, and was really impressed with the results.  My lips really did feel as though I had had some sort of "professional" lip treatment in a spa!

This is also the perfect product to add the finishing touch to a relaxing at home facial, and it will be in constant use for me. - RLB

Purchase Here: KAPLAN MD Perfect Pout Lip Mask + Lip Balm Duo

*This product was also provided courtesy of Kaplan MD PR for reviewing purposes.