Hello! I have badly clogged pores on my nose and I was wondering what your favorite deep cleanser is for clearing/ minimizing pores? Thank you :)

Asked by
idreamofsuperhero

when it comes to minimizing pores and blackheads etc i always turn to clay masks. you can get clay masks for a variety of different price ranges, the mint julep one in drugstores is a longtime, affordable favorite of mine. it’s $3.99. 

i also like mario badescu masks, i have them all and they are my favorite part of my skincare regimen at the moment. 

I was just wondering what AHA/BHA exfoliants you recommend. I have combination skin & I tried to look for the tag but nothing popped up with /exfoliate /exfoliant /AHA /BHA, thank you

Asked by
blindedbymargiela

I personally use Murad’s AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser twice a week, but as a mask for about three minutes after I’ve massaged it in. It’s a bead cleanser actually, very fine, similar to Dermalogica’s or Bobbi Browns but pre-soaked, much finer than the St. Ive’s or similar exfoliants. But the AHA/BHA properties are pretty useless if you just immediately wash it off, so I leave it on in the shower so it can do its job. I revolve this one with a japanese one I got in Tokyo but I have no idea what it’s called, so I can’t link you. 

I recommend this philosophy acne treatment as an exfoliator for combination skin actually. It isn’t marketed as a BHA/AHA exfoliant, but it works as one, since BHA is actually salicylic acid. Fragrance free, too. 

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Review: Michael Todd True Organics Charcoal Detox Deep Pore Gel Cleanser

Michael Todd True Organics Charcoal Detox Deep Pore Gel Cleanser ($24.00 for 7.1 fl oz) | link is a charcoal-based cleanser that is wonderful for combination, oily or acne-prone skin because of its deep cleansing properties. I have been using this product for the last three months and I am in love with this cleanser for a couple of reasons.

 

Pros:

  • This cleanses everything. I’m talking /everything/ okay. Any dirt or impurity your skin has will be cleansed completely with this cleanser. The nice thing is that you don’t even need that much product to cleanse your face completely – I use a half a pump of product for my entire face when I use cleansing oil beforehand. This will last for a very long time.
  • You don’t have to use a separate makeup remover. The website claims that this will take off makeup completely, and it does. Even my waterproof eyeliner and mascara melt away with water + this cleanser, with a tad bit of rubbing. Truly surprised – although I still use my cleansing oil.  
  • Helps with blackheads and clogged pores. My chin’s pores and I are in a constant battle for dominance and this cleanser is tipping the battle in my favor – even during my period! Definitely helps in keeping my pores unclogged and blackheads at bay in my trouble areas. 

Cons:

  • This can be drying. I was tempted to put in the pros ‘not drying’ because as the weather gets warmer, it leaves my skin clean but not stripped. However, when I first started to use it during the later parts of the winter, I had to make sure not to use the cleanser too much or else I would get some dry spots. Would not recommend for dry skin because I fear this would irritate dry skin further (perhaps try the Honey and Oat cleanser).
  • The price. This is an interesting point, because I will spend a lot of money for my base makeup (foundation #1) and specific skincare treatments, but this is the most expensive cleanser that I’ve ever purchased.

Would I recommend? Yes absolutely. This is quickly becoming a staple in my nightly skincare routine and my skin has taken a turn for the better once I started using it, and I will be repurchasing when I eventually run out. 

My (Semi) Recent Purchases

Hi lovely followers! Recently, both of us have slowed down our general beauty purchases for various reasons, making our haul posts few and far between. However, I quite enjoy making haul posts, so here’s what I have purchased over the last three months.

Essence I <3 Extreme Volume Mascara | $4.99 | link: I am constantly on the hunt for mascara I actually like, but I heard great things about this one so I bought it at Ulta. If you have any suggestions for mascara, both of us are looking for good ones. Nice volume and decent length would be nice.

Kiss Me Heroine Make Volume & Curl Mascara | ~$12 | link: Speaking of recommendations, a wonderful reader recommended that both Arabelle and I try this brand of mascara because she really liked it, so when I went to a Japanese supermarket and saw it, I purchased it! At enormous markup but it was completely worth it; the product I’m looking forward to trying most out of everything here. Isn’t the packaging cute?

Sana Super Quick Gel Pencil Eyeliner | ~$12 | link: This was an impulsive purchase but one can never have enough black eyeliner so it’s completely justified. 

Bobbi Brown SPF 15 Tinted Moisturizer in Deep Tint | $42 | link: Repurchased my favorite summer base product since my entire collection of drugstore foundations were breaking me out. Just enough coverage for my acne scars but light on the skin and good lasting power with a finishing powder. 

Etude House Sun Prise Natural Corrector SPF 42 PA ++ | ~$11 | link: I wanted to try a new sunscreen so I decided on this one, which is supposed to act as a makeup base as well as a sun protectant. This does leave a cast on the skin, which slowly adjusts to your skintone. As an African-American, I was very surprised that it actually adjusted darker, but it needs time. This product + powder and concealer would make a great light makeup base. However, I think this breaks me out. A tad heartbroken. 

Etude House Sun-Prise Water Essence Gel SPF 30 PA++ | ~$11 | link: I gravitate towards Asian sunscreens since they don’t break me out and they are better for my skin with no white cast. I purchased this from Gmarket along with the other sunscreen pictured above! I haven’t used this one yet but I think I’ll like it because it looks like the newer version of the sunscreen I used last summer – mentioned here.

Glycolix Elite Gly-Sal 5 Percent-2 Percent Pads | $16.40 | link: My skin had been reacting to absolutely everything I was using, so I decided to stop using all of my skincare for about a month except a light moisturizer, and then try something new for my acne. Found this product, and from two weeks of use, I must say I like this. Works well for my skin and my active breakouts are almost gone. 

What have you purchased recently, lovely followers? Comment on the post using Disqus! o/ See you soon and as always, leave a comment or an ask if you would like a review.  

Hello lovely followers - today (Chi-Chi makes her glorious return to posting hooray) I come with my thoughts on the entire Yes To facial towelette line, since Yes To was nice enough to send samples of their entire line for review! Here are my brief thoughts on each line.
Yes to Grapefruit Brightening Facial Towelettes | $5.99 for 25&#160;ct | link: These towelettes are supposed to cleanse, exfoliate and brighten the face and complexion, with Vitamin C and Lycopene active ingredients which are supposed to promote healthier and smoother skin. I found these towelettes to have the most product in each towelette compared to the rest of the ones in the line – which I like a lot better. Also, this removed most of my base makeup with minimal rubbing, but struggled with waterproof eyeliner and mascara. After using the towelette, my face felt refreshed, not too sticky, and looked temporarily brighter. I don’t think that this product is strong enough to provide long-term brightening effects, but if you’re looking for a quick fix, I definitely recommend. This is the only towelette type that I would repurchase. Recommended!
Yes to Cucumbers Hypoallergenic Facial Towelettes | $5.99 for 30&#160;ct | link: These towelettes include cucumbers and aloe vera to provide a gentle cleanse for the skin, and are supposed to remove makeup while nourishing the skin. I am on the fence about this product. On the one hand, when my skin is having a reaction to another product that I am testing, it’s a godsend since it calms down my skin almost immediately. However, when my skin is doing pretty good, the towelettes dry out my skin like no other.&#160;???? Really confused. With that said, I recommend these for people with sensitive skin or for people who are sensitive to the ingredients in the Acne Blemish Clearing towelette version. As for makeup removing properties, these towelettes were decent – can take off base makeup and non-waterproof point makeup with relative ease, but struggled with waterproof makeup. All in all, a tentative recommend.
Yes to Tomatoes Clear Skin Acne Blemish Clearing Facial Towelettes | $7.99 for 25&#160;ct | link: These facial towelettes targets towards oily, combination and acne-prone skin contain acne fighting ingredients such as Salicylic Acid, tomatoes and witch hazel to combat acne and clogged pores. In my experience, these unfortunately broke me out more than when I didn&#8217;t use them; I got little white bumps all over my face the week and half I was testing them. :C Also, the towelette didn&#8217;t cleanse my face as deeply as I expected (it’s supposed to help fight clogged pores but it didn&#8217;t cleanse them????), making it an absolutely necessary to use a separate facial cleanser with this product. When it comes to removing makeup, this took off light base makeup (tinted moisturizer), struggled with foundation and did not take off any waterproof makeup without considerable rubbing.  Not recommended.
Yes to Blueberries Brightening Facial Towelettes | $7.99 for 30&#160;ct | link: Finally, these facial towelettes’ ingredients contain apple and lemon peel to moisturize and cleanse the skin – hoping to nourish aging skin. I like these towelettes when I’m not wearing any makeup that day and I just need to clean my face without using a cleanser. It doesn&#8217;t particularly remove makeup well, but it’s moisturizing, very slightly brightening (less than the Yes to Grapefruit towelette), and refreshing. With that said, I don’t really see the anti-aging benefits and I’m lost on how a cleansing towelette is supposed to ‘diminish fine lines and wrinkles.’ I probably won’t repurchase simply because I like the effects of the Yes to Grapefruits towelettes so much more, but these are nice too. Recommended! 

Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for editorial consideration, but it (quite obviously) does not impact how I feel about the products. Similarly, links are affiliate links, which means if you purchase through them we get a small commission (of less than 10%, so literally pennies). Our priority is to you first before anything else. See our disclosure policies here.
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Hello lovely followers - today (Chi-Chi makes her glorious return to posting hooray) I come with my thoughts on the entire Yes To facial towelette line, since Yes To was nice enough to send samples of their entire line for review! Here are my brief thoughts on each line.

Yes to Grapefruit Brightening Facial Towelettes | $5.99 for 25 ct | link: These towelettes are supposed to cleanse, exfoliate and brighten the face and complexion, with Vitamin C and Lycopene active ingredients which are supposed to promote healthier and smoother skin. I found these towelettes to have the most product in each towelette compared to the rest of the ones in the line – which I like a lot better. Also, this removed most of my base makeup with minimal rubbing, but struggled with waterproof eyeliner and mascara. After using the towelette, my face felt refreshed, not too sticky, and looked temporarily brighter. I don’t think that this product is strong enough to provide long-term brightening effects, but if you’re looking for a quick fix, I definitely recommend. This is the only towelette type that I would repurchase. Recommended!

Yes to Cucumbers Hypoallergenic Facial Towelettes | $5.99 for 30 ct | link: These towelettes include cucumbers and aloe vera to provide a gentle cleanse for the skin, and are supposed to remove makeup while nourishing the skin. I am on the fence about this product. On the one hand, when my skin is having a reaction to another product that I am testing, it’s a godsend since it calms down my skin almost immediately. However, when my skin is doing pretty good, the towelettes dry out my skin like no other. ???? Really confused. With that said, I recommend these for people with sensitive skin or for people who are sensitive to the ingredients in the Acne Blemish Clearing towelette version. As for makeup removing properties, these towelettes were decent – can take off base makeup and non-waterproof point makeup with relative ease, but struggled with waterproof makeup. All in all, a tentative recommend.

Yes to Tomatoes Clear Skin Acne Blemish Clearing Facial Towelettes | $7.99 for 25 ct | link: These facial towelettes targets towards oily, combination and acne-prone skin contain acne fighting ingredients such as Salicylic Acid, tomatoes and witch hazel to combat acne and clogged pores. In my experience, these unfortunately broke me out more than when I didn’t use them; I got little white bumps all over my face the week and half I was testing them. :C Also, the towelette didn’t cleanse my face as deeply as I expected (it’s supposed to help fight clogged pores but it didn’t cleanse them????), making it an absolutely necessary to use a separate facial cleanser with this product. When it comes to removing makeup, this took off light base makeup (tinted moisturizer), struggled with foundation and did not take off any waterproof makeup without considerable rubbing.  Not recommended.

Yes to Blueberries Brightening Facial Towelettes | $7.99 for 30 ct | link: Finally, these facial towelettes’ ingredients contain apple and lemon peel to moisturize and cleanse the skin – hoping to nourish aging skin. I like these towelettes when I’m not wearing any makeup that day and I just need to clean my face without using a cleanser. It doesn’t particularly remove makeup well, but it’s moisturizing, very slightly brightening (less than the Yes to Grapefruit towelette), and refreshing. With that said, I don’t really see the anti-aging benefits and I’m lost on how a cleansing towelette is supposed to ‘diminish fine lines and wrinkles.’ I probably won’t repurchase simply because I like the effects of the Yes to Grapefruits towelettes so much more, but these are nice too. Recommended! 

Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for editorial consideration, but it (quite obviously) does not impact how I feel about the products. Similarly, links are affiliate links, which means if you purchase through them we get a small commission (of less than 10%, so literally pennies). Our priority is to you first before anything else. See our disclosure policies here.

So Chi-Chi already reviewed a few Yes To products which we were both sent and I&#8217;ve used these enough to feel comfortable giving my opinions, now. Here&#8217;s the dish:
Yes to Cucumber Soothing Eye Gel - $14.99&#160;- You may ask if you &#8216;need&#8217; an eye gel, and the short answer is no, because they&#8217;re just heavy duty moisturizers that are eye-space space, or so several dermatologists have told me. They&#8217;re just an additional step to your regimen you may want to try. I&#8230;don&#8217;t like this, it tingles. I&#8217;ve asked a few people to try this as well and they also say it tingles. It&#8217;s not a particularly pleasant tingling, it feels kind of burning the first time you use it and if you stop using it for awhile the burning comes back. Skip.
Yes to Cucumber Daily Calming Moisturizer - $14.99 - While this has it&#8217;s upsides &#8212; nice creamy, almost primer like formulation, goes on smoothly and has nice SPF coverage, I also think it emphasizes redness (reviews online have mentioned it brings out rosacea) and isn&#8217;t quite enough to counteract dryness / flakiness that my acne medication can bring out in my chin. I think there are better moisturizers out there at this price point. Skip. 
Yes to Grapefruit Dark Spot Correcting Serum - $19.99 - This is definitely my favorite product out of everything currently available from the brand, and when it runs out, I&#8217;ll more than likely be restocking immediately. I definitely notice it working on lightening up my acne scars with consistent, daily usage. You have to be a little careful with pumping too much, and it smells weird (I don&#8217;t like the smell of the grapefruit line of products in general) and it&#8217;s a lil&#8217; goopy BUT it&#8217;s a super thin product and works great and is pretty cheap for a scar serum so WUDDUP. Try it.
Yes to Grapefruit Dark Spot Correcting Body Creme - $9.99 - I&#8217;m of the same opinion as Chi-Chi on this product. This is strongly fragranced with that grapefruit smell (which I&#8217;m not a huge fan of), but it&#8217;s basically a body butter. i don&#8217;t think it lightens up much really, it&#8217;s basically just a moisturizer. While I didn&#8217;t experience any negative side effects, break outs or redness etc, i also don&#8217;t think I experienced any&#8230;effects&#8230; in general.
Yes to Cucumbers Calming Facial Mask - $1.99 - These single serve masks are perfect for party sleepovers or traveling. I got 5 uses out of mine actually, I probably could have gotten more. I think it&#8217;s a nice mask to alleviate redness, minimize pores. The effects are subtle of course, but it&#8217;s nice and if you just want a cheap quick pick me up treat yo self kind of mask this is a nice one to try.
I was also sent over their lip butters, I think the berry and pomegranate ones are my favorite, I keep one in my jacket or bag at all times. Chapped lips are not kawaii.
I think the great thing about the Yes to Brand is the multiple brands within the company that cater to specific concerns (you can see them all here) and the fact they have very funny packaging and their products are paraben and pthalate free. All the packaging is recyclable, sustainable, and they give back to the communities. While some of these products don&#8217;t work for me, I&#8217;ve been a fan of the brand since high school (So many backups of their discontinued Yes to Cucumbers Leave-In Conditioner!!) and I&#8217;ll continue to try stuff out from them because they&#8217;re one of my favorite drugstore brands. Hope you liked this review. 

Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for editorial consideration, but it (quite obviously) does not impact how I feel about the products. Similarly, links are affiliate links, which means if you purchase through them we get a small commission (of less than 10%, so literally pennies). Our priority is to you first before anything else. See our disclosure policies here.
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So Chi-Chi already reviewed a few Yes To products which we were both sent and I’ve used these enough to feel comfortable giving my opinions, now. Here’s the dish:

  1. Yes to Cucumber Soothing Eye Gel - $14.99 - You may ask if you ‘need’ an eye gel, and the short answer is no, because they’re just heavy duty moisturizers that are eye-space space, or so several dermatologists have told me. They’re just an additional step to your regimen you may want to try. I…don’t like this, it tingles. I’ve asked a few people to try this as well and they also say it tingles. It’s not a particularly pleasant tingling, it feels kind of burning the first time you use it and if you stop using it for awhile the burning comes back. Skip.
  2. Yes to Cucumber Daily Calming Moisturizer - $14.99 - While this has it’s upsides — nice creamy, almost primer like formulation, goes on smoothly and has nice SPF coverage, I also think it emphasizes redness (reviews online have mentioned it brings out rosacea) and isn’t quite enough to counteract dryness / flakiness that my acne medication can bring out in my chin. I think there are better moisturizers out there at this price point. Skip.
  3. Yes to Grapefruit Dark Spot Correcting Serum - $19.99 - This is definitely my favorite product out of everything currently available from the brand, and when it runs out, I’ll more than likely be restocking immediately. I definitely notice it working on lightening up my acne scars with consistent, daily usage. You have to be a little careful with pumping too much, and it smells weird (I don’t like the smell of the grapefruit line of products in general) and it’s a lil’ goopy BUT it’s a super thin product and works great and is pretty cheap for a scar serum so WUDDUP. Try it.
  4. Yes to Grapefruit Dark Spot Correcting Body Creme - $9.99 - I’m of the same opinion as Chi-Chi on this product. This is strongly fragranced with that grapefruit smell (which I’m not a huge fan of), but it’s basically a body butter. i don’t think it lightens up much really, it’s basically just a moisturizer. While I didn’t experience any negative side effects, break outs or redness etc, i also don’t think I experienced any…effects… in general.
  5. Yes to Cucumbers Calming Facial Mask - $1.99 - These single serve masks are perfect for party sleepovers or traveling. I got 5 uses out of mine actually, I probably could have gotten more. I think it’s a nice mask to alleviate redness, minimize pores. The effects are subtle of course, but it’s nice and if you just want a cheap quick pick me up treat yo self kind of mask this is a nice one to try.

I was also sent over their lip butters, I think the berry and pomegranate ones are my favorite, I keep one in my jacket or bag at all times. Chapped lips are not kawaii.

I think the great thing about the Yes to Brand is the multiple brands within the company that cater to specific concerns (you can see them all here) and the fact they have very funny packaging and their products are paraben and pthalate free. All the packaging is recyclable, sustainable, and they give back to the communities. While some of these products don’t work for me, I’ve been a fan of the brand since high school (So many backups of their discontinued Yes to Cucumbers Leave-In Conditioner!!) and I’ll continue to try stuff out from them because they’re one of my favorite drugstore brands. Hope you liked this review. 

Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for editorial consideration, but it (quite obviously) does not impact how I feel about the products. Similarly, links are affiliate links, which means if you purchase through them we get a small commission (of less than 10%, so literally pennies). Our priority is to you first before anything else. See our disclosure policies here.

Quick snap of things I&#8217;ve been trying out or can&#8217;t wait to. Some of these were purchased by me, some were gifted, * means gifted but obvi doesn&#8217;t impact my feelings about the actual product because duh integrity. 
Illamasqua Foundation ($44) - I purchased this months ago during the sale but I haven&#8217;t used it yet and I&#8217;m still feeling weird about using Illamasqua products since their terrible handling of their Christmas promotions (just google it, I know we&#8217;ll be asked, and I&#8217;m not going to talk about it anymore). Illamasqua has amazing, high quality products especially their lipsticks and foundation for super pale people who want intense coverage. 
Arrojo Styling Whip* ($18) - I get my hair cut at ARROJO (pics of my hair here) and love both their dry shampoo and their Styling Whip. I never used styling products on my hair when it was long but I think it&#8217;s so important now because my hair is super malleable and if I don&#8217;t control it at such a short length it can look weird. This is super light and easy to use &#8212; a little bit through damp hair to shape it the way you want, and you can air dry. Most mousses and gels etc I&#8217;ve tried have been too tacky or gooey but this isn&#8217;t.
Mario Badescu Caviar Night Cream ($20) - I buy all my MB products during the Hautelook sales but they didn&#8217;t have the toner I liked so I picked this and the lotion instead. This is quite thick! I think the Ren one I like to use but ran out of is more like a super creamy lotion, but this is definitely more whipped. I&#8217;m still testing it out, I&#8217;ll let you know how I like it in a little bit. 
Balenciaga L&#8217;Essence ($135) - I&#8217;ve totally talked to death about this. Yeah yeah perfect perfume I love it etc. 
Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer ($39) - Rebought this because I&#8217;ve already hit pan on my first one after only a few months! It&#8217;s been steadfast in favorites posts since I purchased it.
China Glaze Polish &amp; L&#8217;Oreal&#8217;s Paparazzi Pleaser ($5.99)* - Haven&#8217;t used these yet since I&#8217;m currently obsessed with Color Club Glitters. 
Shoprite Oil Free Makeup Remover ($7.99) - I remove all my makeup using DHC Cleansing Oil now usually but if I have a lot of eye makeup on, I use some variation of the Nuetrogena remover. Target, Shoprite, etc&#8230; pretty much all the same formula. I like it best out of all the ones I&#8217;ve tried which have often been too oily or weirdly harsh.
Illamasqua Poised Illuminator ($20) - I am fond of using illuminators and contour and no blush, so I bought this one also during the sale because I was curious. Still haven&#8217;t touched it though.
Illamasqua Indulge ($22) - Illamasqua&#8217;s lip products have never failed me and make up a good chunk of my collection. Pigmented, super glossy or super matte depending on the producted, but never crappy.
Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion ($15) - I like using this post cleansing and it really makes a difference for my dry skin &#8212; helps it glow, looks brighter etc.
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Quick snap of things I’ve been trying out or can’t wait to. Some of these were purchased by me, some were gifted, * means gifted but obvi doesn’t impact my feelings about the actual product because duh integrity. 

  1. Illamasqua Foundation ($44) - I purchased this months ago during the sale but I haven’t used it yet and I’m still feeling weird about using Illamasqua products since their terrible handling of their Christmas promotions (just google it, I know we’ll be asked, and I’m not going to talk about it anymore). Illamasqua has amazing, high quality products especially their lipsticks and foundation for super pale people who want intense coverage. 
  2. Arrojo Styling Whip* ($18) - I get my hair cut at ARROJO (pics of my hair here) and love both their dry shampoo and their Styling Whip. I never used styling products on my hair when it was long but I think it’s so important now because my hair is super malleable and if I don’t control it at such a short length it can look weird. This is super light and easy to use — a little bit through damp hair to shape it the way you want, and you can air dry. Most mousses and gels etc I’ve tried have been too tacky or gooey but this isn’t.
  3. Mario Badescu Caviar Night Cream ($20) - I buy all my MB products during the Hautelook sales but they didn’t have the toner I liked so I picked this and the lotion instead. This is quite thick! I think the Ren one I like to use but ran out of is more like a super creamy lotion, but this is definitely more whipped. I’m still testing it out, I’ll let you know how I like it in a little bit. 
  4. Balenciaga L’Essence ($135) - I’ve totally talked to death about this. Yeah yeah perfect perfume I love it etc. 
  5. Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer ($39) - Rebought this because I’ve already hit pan on my first one after only a few months! It’s been steadfast in favorites posts since I purchased it.
  6. China Glaze Polish & L’Oreal’s Paparazzi Pleaser ($5.99)* - Haven’t used these yet since I’m currently obsessed with Color Club Glitters. 
  7. Shoprite Oil Free Makeup Remover ($7.99) - I remove all my makeup using DHC Cleansing Oil now usually but if I have a lot of eye makeup on, I use some variation of the Nuetrogena remover. Target, Shoprite, etc… pretty much all the same formula. I like it best out of all the ones I’ve tried which have often been too oily or weirdly harsh.
  8. Illamasqua Poised Illuminator ($20) - I am fond of using illuminators and contour and no blush, so I bought this one also during the sale because I was curious. Still haven’t touched it though.
  9. Illamasqua Indulge ($22) - Illamasqua’s lip products have never failed me and make up a good chunk of my collection. Pigmented, super glossy or super matte depending on the producted, but never crappy.
  10. Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion ($15) - I like using this post cleansing and it really makes a difference for my dry skin — helps it glow, looks brighter etc.