Chloe loves makeup and loves to try new brands. But they don't always turn out to be as great as she hopes. So we decided to create a new column just for her: Teen Beauty Tips. Every few weeks she'll go shopping for makeup or beauty items. But since that's too easy, we wanted to make Chloe's Beauty Challenge a real challenge.. so she only has $15 to spend to come up with Teen Beauty Tips... and she can only spend it in a drugstore or similar store (CVS, Walgreens, Target, Rite-Aid....) Originally the amount was $10, but the price was too limiting since we wanted a variety of items in each article, so we upped the amount to $15 to make it a little more interesting for Chloe and you!! Let us know what you'd like her to try.... This week, I picked up Maybelline’s Dream Lumi Touch which was $6. It's a cover-up / illuminator. I have dark circles under my eyes when I'm tired or have allergies, and yes, I have blemishes. I wanted something that could work on both areas. This product comes in a multitude of colors and I chose Ivory because I'm pretty pale right now. The color was nice and not noticeable, which was great. I liked the consistency of this product because it was liquid-y, but wasn't too thick or too thin and it was easy to blend in with my skin. I don't wear a powder or foundation, so it had to look natural. It did. The only drawback was that the liquid dried on the brush between uses which lowered the rating. Rating 3 out of 5 stars.
Next I was so excited to try Wet n Wild’s Color Icon eye liner for $0.99. Normally, I would be very hesitant to try out this eyeliner because my eyes are incredibly sensitive. Most eyeliners make my eyes water, and during allergy season they get red and itchy too. I typically would not have tried this eyeliner, but because of the Beauty Challenge, I knew I could! And boy, am I glad! The pencil is really long, meaning it will last forever with me, and since I can sharpen it, it won't expire. The color is intense, it didn't make my eyes water, and it lasted all day. I couldn't have been more happy with this purchase... and plan to buy plenty more Wet 'n Wild Color Icon Eye Liners whenever I have $1 left to spend! Rating 5 out of 5 stars.
Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment for $6.99 Speaking of blemishes, I decided I needed to try this spot treatment too and it worked great. I put it on right after I felt a zit coming, and my blemish went away faster than usual. It didn't completely stop it from coming, but I haven't found a miracle treatment that can! But it definitely cleared up a lot more quickly than it would have without this applying anything. The Acne Spot Treatment has 2% salicylic acid and the directions suggest applying 1 to 3 times daily to clean skin. The price is reasonable, and it worked well. I applied it morning and night after I washed my face, and would highly recommend it. Rating 5 out of 5 stars.
Until the next $15 Teen Beauty Tips. ~Chloe