Favorite Cosmetics/Skincare Brands & Your Income : MoneyDiariesACTIVE

As a result of I bought curious after a really socially-distanced outing to browse (not purchase) at a luxurious skincare retailer had me eyeing up the girl in entrance of me ‒ dripping in bouclé Chanel and making my inside fashionista drool as I stood there in Previous Navy.

I’ve seen so many diaries from lower-income people nonetheless treating themselves to high-end merchandise. Additionally, the reverse. Which is cool with me. No judgment.

I am sort of curious to see what everybody’s utilizing as of late. Additionally figured including revenue may present any tendencies.

Purchses in my 20s apart, as of late I simply cannot purchase into cult merchandise which can be, to me, fluff, advertising and never a lot else. Curiously, as I used to be lastly sampling Drunk Elephant within the retailer, the gross sales assistant admitted that it was “much less in regards to the substances with luxurious pores and skin and extra in regards to the expertise”.

Sadly, I used to be unable to totally snub Drunk E because the cream was kinda not unhealthy. However for me, completely not price shopping for. Equally, I recognize there’s a large self-care facet to utilizing nicer merchandise. Or simply utilizing merchandise in any respect.


Revenue about $100,000 a yr, though I work loopy hours. Like, 70/week.

I do not really spend a lot on pores and skin. I not often put on make-up, perhaps 20 instances a yr, and solely simply began resuming a skincare routine.

I wash my face with Dove cleaning soap and use Moogoo Full Cream moisturizer (about $12 for a giant tube). Began including La Roche-Posay to distressed areas. Too early to inform if it really works.

Manufacturers/merchandise I personal. Oops, some are, like, 6 years outdated.

Laura Mercier eyeshadow

Avene/Jason sunscreen and XeraCalm cream

Bobbi Brown shimmer brick

Lancome mascara (ought to toss, too outdated, any recs?)

Moogoo lip glosses, Clinique lipsticks

ByTerry Baume de Rose lip balm (my holy grail splurge)

Shiseido and Bobbi Brown make-up brushes

Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer

Drugstore lipsticks

Stila eye make-up

I really like shopping and watching and “self-caring” by simply experiencing the wonder world by way of the web. I have been eyeing up Selena Gomez’s line for some cause. Additionally manufacturers together with Becca, Perricone MD, Sunday Riley’s Good Genes, the hyped-up Charlotte Tilsbury due to the mascara/lip evaluations + NARS, Dr Barabara Sturm (my god, the costs), Darphin, Chanel make-up. I prefer to dream.

I even have a jar of La Prairie serum (handed on from a pal working within the trade). I like to have a look at it greater than use it.

Over to you.

Edit so as to add: Clearly, I’m the one one for whom CeraVe = main burning/breakout. Preserve ’em coming! Thanks a lot on your replies!


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