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Friday, May 30, 2014

I Am THE Makeup Junkie’s May HIT LIST #HITLIST #iamthemakeupjunkie

This month my HIT LIST is a little more skincare oriented. I have been trying out a lot of skincare products lately and most of them are so cool that I have to feature them on my HIT LIST for best products on the market that you just have to go out and try! This month I am doing 6 products instead of just 5, as I have 1 more than the usual that I think need mentioning.
1) Bare Minerals BARESKIN Pure Brightening Serum Foundation $29.00 and the Perfecting Face Brush is.$28.00.
Bare Minerals BARESkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation
The new BARESKIN Pure Brightening Serum Foundation from Bare Minerals is an exceptional formula because it is a mineral foundation and a brightening serum in one. It has been clinically proven to correct the skin tone. This formula is extremely pure, it does brushnot have any oil, silicones, parabens or fragrances. The formula is also non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic. It was made with just the barest minimum of ingredients. 
Coverage is adaptable, from very sheer to full, with just a few drops. There are 20 shades to choose from, which is great for those who have trouble finding a good match. The foundation has an SPF of 20, in a mineral sunscreen form of titanium dioxide 11%. So for those of you who have problems with chemical sunscreens, this foundation is perfect for you! The lightening comes from Vitamin C and Lilac Plant Stem Cells. The base of the foundation is coconut-derived with jojoba-coated mineral pigments.  
  This foundation has its very own Perfecting Face Brush that was designed just for BARESKIN Pure Brightening Serum Foundation. It has a fluid reservoir that allows for a no-mess application. Application of the foundation is very, very easy. I always apply a primer first, so that skin has a base for the foundation to cling to. I recommend Prime Time from Bare Minerals. It works very well. First, you have to shake the bottle of foundation. This is essential because the contents do separate. As there are no “bad” ingredients (such as silicones) in the formula, shaking brings them together again. You can always start with 1-2 drops of foundation and work up to more. Or, if you know you need more coverage then start with more drops. For sheer to medium coverage apply 2-4 drops of foundation in the middle of the brush (in the indentation) and swirl and buff around the face. I start with the cheeks and work my way to the forehead and chin. For full coverage 4-6 drops or more is ideal. And again, swirl and buff around the face.
See my full review here: http://bit.ly/1iekQCu. BARESKIN Pure Brightening Serum Foundation retails for $29.00 (1 fl.oz.). the Perfecting Face Brush retails for $28.00. Both are available online at www.bareescentuals.com, www.ulta.com, www.sephora.com, www.macys.com. SEPHORA, Ulta, Macy's and at Bare Escentuals boutiques.

2). illuMask Anti-Acne and Anti Aging Light Therapy Mask $29.99
illuMask is poised to take on the beauty world by storm. This company has come out with one of the most interesting products that I have seen in a while. Imagine taking an expensive piece of anti-aging and anti-acne equipment and making it inexpensive so that the average person can afford to use it everyday? Well it is possible now. IlluMask has done it.! They have created two different masks, an anti-aging mask and an anti-acne mask and have made it possible for everyone to be able to purchase it. The price point is affordable and the technology has been made easy to use. 
The anti-acne mask uses LED light therapy blue and red light to fight bacteria that causes acne. With the mask you get 30 uses, one whole month in each mask. They claim that with regular use you can expect that your complexion will become clearer, you will get fewer breakouts, you will have less redness and pain with the blemishes, skin will be less oily or flaky. It is safe for all skin types and skin tones. The mask will also help to decrease the redness associated with previous breakouts.
The illuMask Anti-Aging treatment uses phototherapy LED red and infrared light to fight the signs of aging. With regular use it will help skin to look younger. Skin will look visibly brighter. It will also look clearer, smoother and more radiant. There will also be a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and an improvement of skin tone and texture. Finally, skin will appear firmer and more elastic. 
  See my full review here: http://bit.ly/1hkC9l2. The illuMask is available online from: www.ulta.com, www.walmart.com, www.target.com, www.walgreens.com and www.drugstore.com. It is available in stores at Ulta, Wal-Mart, Target and Walgreens.

3) Dr. Dennis Gross alpha-beta peel pads/ extra strength alpha-beta peel pads $86.00 for 30 packettes.
Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel Original FormulaDr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel Extra Strength Packettes

 Now available in a two-step packette form. The original two-step anti-aging facial peel reduces fine-lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, blemishes, dark spots and redness. It is the #1 selling at home facial peel and it delivers instant and long lasting benefits. This peel is for anyone who needs a boost in their skincare regimen. Anyone who wants to see a reduction in the signs of aging skin, who has blemishes or mild to moderate acne. It is for all skin types. You will see a smoother, brighter, clearer and more youthful complexion. This peel was personally formulated by Dr. Gross himself, the patented 2-Step process contains Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids as well as wrinkle-reducing anti-oxidants including Retinol, Ubiquinone, and Resveratrol to smooth and enrich the skin. See my more in depth review later!

  • Instantly helps to firm skin and get rid of dullness. Reveals a luminous complexion
  • Reduces pore size and calms redness with soothing botanicals
  • Patented 2-step technology. The 2 minute peel reveals radiant skin for all skin types.
  • Exfoliates skin without any recovery time
  • Available in convenient travel ready packettes for on-the-go treatment

The peel is available from www.dgskincare.com; www.sephora.com, www.dermstore.com, www.skinstore.com, www.nordstorm.com, www.qvc.com, SEPHORA, Nordstrom. 

4) boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge with Bamboo Charcoalboscia konjac cleansing sponge with bamboo charcoal $18.00
I reviewed the original Konjac sponge from boscia and this one is just as good, if not better. This one has bamboo charcoal to cleanse and exfoliate and help treat blemishes. It can be used on its own or with cleanser. Konjac root has been used for over 1,500 years as a both a beauty and dietary staple. Bamboo charcoal absorbs toxins and impurities. The activates charcoal is worked throughout the sponge. The sponge is gentle enough for even the most sensitive of skins and can even be used underneath the eye area. When used regularly, the Konjac Cleansing Sponge with Bamboo Charcoal helps draw out impurities, minimize the appearance of pores and reduces blemish-causing bacteria. Look for a more in depth review of this product.
Available from www.boscia.com, www.sephora.com and SEPHORA stores.

 5) boscia Revitalizing Black Hydration Gel $38.00
boscia revitalizing black hydration gel
I’m a big fan of anything that boscia puts out.  This product is amazing, it is a very light but potent moisturizer with activated charcoal. It has the most awesome herbal fragrance. The Revitalizing Black Hydration Gel refines skin texture, brightens skin clarity and minimizes the look or pores instantly and over time. The charcoal absorbs excess oil and impurities, artichoke leaf reduces pore size, glycolic acid improves skin texture, Vitamin C brightens skin tone, pomegranate enzyme exfoliates and licorice root reduces hyperpigmentation. The boscia proprietary blend of jojoba leaf helps with free radical damage and willowherb calms inflammation and redness/irritation. 
I love how light this moisturizer is but how well it hydrates the skin. It really does sink right into the skin and leaves it feeling softer, smoother and looking radiant. My skin texture is definitely better after having used it for a few weeks now. Look for a more in depth review of this moisturizer.

6) Le Mieux Skin Perfecter $225.00
le mieux skin perfector
The Le Mieux Skin Perfecter is the perfect machine for obtaining perfect skin. It has multiple uses. Just 3 easy steps, 3 minutes, 3 times a week and you can have perfect skin. The Skin Perfecter is way beyond any ordinary cleansing device. It is a 4-in-1 tool that combines four skin perfecting treatments into one ultrasonic, handheld beauty tool. Professional-strength ultrasonic waves cleanse, exfoliate, extract and infuse serums to reveal smoother, brighter and more perfecto skin. Micro massage action gently cleanses and stimulates the skin.Plus, the best thing of all, the Skin Perfecter is easy to use and never requires brushes, cartridges, or discs.
These four treatments can be done with the
Skin Perfecter:

    • Cleanser--deep cleanses skin and pores of excess oil, makeup residue, and surface impurities.
    • Exfoliator--gently removes cellular buildup using non-abrasive micro-exfoliation.
    • Extractor--extracts imperfections and reduces the appearance of enlarged pores.
    • Infuser--accelerates absorption of serums and other skincare treatments.

The Skin Perfecter provides low frequency ultrasonic waves (28,000 vibrations per second) to gently cleanse, tone, stimulate the skin and accelerate the absorption of skincare treatments. The low frequency waves create cavitation, which is the sudden formation and collapse of bubbles in liquid. The impact of bubbles collapsing on the skin surface creates micro-jets that increase the permeability of cell walls, transporting molecules through the stratum corneum. It has an immediate two-fold benefit:
  • to deeply cleanse by softening pores, pushing out debris and impurities
  • to enhance the delivery of appropriately formulated topical skincare treatments and propelling products more affectively to the targeted area.

See my full review here: http://bit.ly/1mlrBFa .
The Skin Perfecter retails for $225.00. Order the Skin Perfecter from www.skinperfecter.com.

Those are my picks for the month of May. I hope you like them. I plan to do more in depth reviews of a few of these products, but I had to let you know about them ASAP. Getting the info out to you was my ultimate goal. These are some great products that work. They are worth every penny of their price.
Until Next Time~
Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie
(These items were provided for consideration)


  1. How long have you been using the Le Mieux skin perfector? When did you start to notice results?

  2. The Bare Minerals foundation sounds amazing, I love the look of the brush as well!

    Jess xo

  3. The Revitalizing Black Hydration Gel sounds awesome. I need to look into this more!

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