Hit or miss? Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Recapture 360 + IR Defense

RECAPTURE 360 + IR Defense Anti-Aging Day Cream

RECAPTURE 360 + IR Defense Anti-Aging Day Cream

Over the years I’ve become rather jaded when it comes to celebrity lines.  I’ve learned that just because a beautiful person espouses something it doesn’t mean it will work wonders on me, instantly making me dop dead gorgeous.  I honestly had no interest in trying the Christie Brinkley line until Marcia started raving about it.  She finally convinced me to try one of the products sent to the BIZ to test, and handed me the Recapture 360 + IR Defense Cream with a Cheshire-cat smile and a soft “You’ll see.”

I see.  I definitely see now!

RECAPTURE 360 + IR Defense Anti-Aging Day Cream

RECAPTURE 360 + IR Defense Anti-Aging Day Cream

Recapture 360 + IR Defense Cream ($69) is a truly beautiful moisturizing cream for the morning.  It’s thick, creamy, and silky.  It leaves my skin feeling incredibly soft and smooth.  It feels amazing going on and the effect really lasts all day.  I find that it makes my foundation go on even better, looking smooth and fresh.  It has Bio-Copper Complex+ protection to protect from UVA/UVB & IR rays and is a “true solution for visible wrinkle reduction & prevention.”   Just look at all the benefits:

  • Reduces the appearance of wrinkles.
  • Reduces the look of multiple signs of aging.
  • Key signs of aging are reduced so that skin looks smoother, firmer, and reduces the appearance of dark spots.
  • 3 effective technologies [Revive + Improve+ Protect] to help correct multiple signs of aging: Wrinkles-Firmness-Dark Spots.
  • It’s the ideal all-in-one solution for smoother, firmer, more even skin.
  • A global anti-age solution acting on wrinkles, loss of firmness and dark spots.
  • Helps rejuvenate skin and fight against wrinkles, lack of firmness and skin tone unevenness.
  • One single anti-aging formula to help correct [or address] multiple signs of aging: wrinkles, firmness, and dark spots.
  • Recapture your youthful appearance.
  • Decreases the crepe paper aspect of the skin for smoother, younger looking skin.
  • Enhances your skin’s natural ability to address multiple signs of skin aging caused by damage from UVA/UVB exposure, infrared radiation, oxidation and environmental stress.
  • Improves the look of sagging skin.
RECAPTURE 360 + IR Defense Anti-Aging Day Cream

RECAPTURE 360 + IR Defense Anti-Aging Day Cream

I find the moisturizer truly helps promote collagen production and evens out my skin tone.  It’s also a great wrinkle fighter and anti-aging treatment.  There is something about it that is crazy soft and cushiony, and it makes me feel pampered.  Kind of hard to explain, but some products just make me feel like I am really taking good care of myself, and this is one of those products.

As usual, Marcia was right.  I love this beautiful moisturizer.  Now, however, she has created a problem for herself because I want to review all the other Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare products…so Marcia, prepare for some major arm wrestling!!  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration; affiliate links

Key ingredients:

Neodermyl™

  • Helps support the skin’s natural energy for a more rejuvenated look.
  • Helps support the skin’s natural production of collagen and elastin.
  • Helps to recharge skin’s beauty.
  • Helps improve skin elasticity and firmness.

 

Elix-IR™

  • A knotgrass extract capable of helping fight against infrared ray induced sun damage.
  • Increases firmness and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and helps prevent premature skin photo aging.

 

Sytenol® A

  • Made from edible seeds from Indian origin.
  • Has the capacity to improve/reverse the look of the signs of aging skin.

 

K Vita C

  • Made a special form of vitamin C with great antioxidant activity that helps to fight against free radicals that damage the skin.
  • Significantly decreases skin roughness, decrease the look of the total number of creases on the skin, creating smoother and healthier looking skin.

 

Mitostime

  • Concentrated extract from brown algae.

 

Vederine™

  • A fortifying active ingredient that helps maintain the skin’s natural moisture.

 

Phormistim G

  • Extract from South African plankton that helps support the natural protective anti-oxidant mechanisms of the skin.

 

Aquaxyl®

  • Helps skin preserve its water, helping reduce skin dehydration.
  • Hydration effect on the skin; increases skin hydration.

 

Essenskin™

  • Blend of calcium & essential amino acids.
  • Improves skin firmness, elasticity and smoothness.

 

Ingredients:

Water, Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Sodium Potassium Aluminum Silicate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycrylene, Xylitylglucoside, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, Phormidium Persicinum Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Extract, Polygonum Aviculare Extract, Methylglucoside Phosphate, Copper Lysinate/Prolinate, Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate, Micrococcus Lysate, Bakuchiol, Lecithin, Ergothioneine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cichorium Intybus (Chicory) Root Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower/Leaf Extract, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Leaf/Seed Extract, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Arabidopsis Thaliana Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Extract, Cucumis Melo Cantalupensis Fruit Extract, Orchis Mascula Flower Extract, Cananga Odorata Flower Extract, Rose Extract, Stearyl Dimethicone, Sea Water, Octadecane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Silica, Anhydroxylitol, Coco-Glucoside, Carbomer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Aminomethyl Propanol, Xylitol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Dimethicone/Bis-Isobutyl PPG-20 Crosspolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Calcium Hydroxymethionine, 3-Aminopropane Sulfonic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Disodium EDTA, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Pentylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Benzyl Alcohol, Mica, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxid

 

Favorite skin savers for 2015

HoneyWhen thinking about the year that just finished it’s hard to pick from all the products that I’ve been using but sometimes items just stand out and I can’t help but want to use them over and over again. I know I’ll miss mentioning some great items and regret that but here’s a roundup of things I’m loving and think you will too.

*some pr samples and affiliate links

CHOP SAVER LIP BALM

Chop Saver Lip Balm

Chop Saver Lip Balm *

I’ve been slathering this on day and night lately. My bedroom is dry and I like how this helps keep my lips moisturized at night without disturbing my sleep (yes little things like this can disturb my sleep).

DELECTABLE FRAGRANCE FREE BODY LOTION

Delectable Scent Free Body Lotion

Delectable Scent Free Body Lotion *

Totally in love with this. My legs aren’t flaky!! That alone is enough to recommend it. As much as I like Delectable in Lemon & Cream, it’s the scent free one that is my savoir. I even bought two of the Delectable Scent Free Hand Cream from Kohl’s before Christmas so I could have one upstairs and one downstairs.

FARMHOUSE FRESH WATERMELON BASIL VODKKATINI BODY SCRUB

Farmhouse Fresh Watermelon Basil Vodkatini Body Scrub

Farmhouse Fresh Watermelon Basil Vodkatini Body Scrub *

This scrub is so heavenly. I wanted to just stand in the shower and sniff it. But even better than the way it smells is the way it works. It’s a sugar scrub with just a tiny bit of salt in it. It’s definitely exfoliating but without overdoing it. It leaves just enough oil behind on my skin so that I’m moisturized without being greasy. Farmhouse Fresh has made me a convert with their fragranced products – I never envisioned that happening.

OIL ESSENTIALS SWEET ALMOND & MACADAMIA

Oil Essentials in Sweet Almond & Macadamia

Oil Essentials in Sweet Almond & Macadamia *

Oil Essentials is another favorite. I use this in the morning on my legs and/or hair. It’s a very light oil and doesn’t leave me the least bit greasy. I can apply this on my legs and put on my clothes right away without worry. Oil Essentials created a great combination of Sweet Almond and Macadamia Oil with added benefits from jojoba, it’s rich in essential fatty acids and Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 & E. This cruelty free product smells so delicious and works so well. Plus at $10.99 the price is very right.

CHRISTIE BRINKLEY AUTHENTIC SKINCARE

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Recapture Day w/SPF 30 and Recapture 360 Night Anti-aging Treatment

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Recapture Day w/SPF 30 and Recapture 360 Night Anti-aging Treatment *

Christie Brinkley’s line amazed me. While I continue to test other brands and have found some that I like a lot, right now her line is the one I keep going back to. I recently repurchased the Recapture Day + IR Defense since I’m dangerously low on my original jar and bought the Complete Clarity Facial Cleansing Wash for my next cleanser.

DR. BRANDT XTEND YOUR YOUTH DUAL FUSION WATER

Dr. Brandt Xtend Your Youth Dual Fusion Water

Dr. Brandt Xtend Your Youth Dual Fusion Water *

I need to make my New Year’s resolutions and the first one should be getting ready for bed earlier than I do now. I find that many days I do resort to a Micellar Water at night. But I also love this in the morning on the days I need to cleanse and tone without adding any soap/cleanser to my face. Dr. Brandt has come to the rescue with this Dual Fusion Water many nights and almost every morning.

SIMPLE MICELLAR REMOVER WIPES

Simple Micellar  Remover Wipes

Simple Micellar
Remover Wipes

I buy two packages at a time since I don’t want to run out. These are great at night when I’m too tired to cleanse and just want to jump in bed. They are also great after the gym, to just refresh your face during the day, and to add hydration. I use a lot of wipes from a lot of brands but what makes these stand out is that they are refreshing and fragrance free.

REVIVA LABS NOURISHING CREAM

Reviva Labs Nourishing Cream

Reviva Labs Nourishing Cream *

It’s hard to pick only one product from Reviva Labs because everything is wonderful. The Nourishing Cream is like wrapping my face in a warm blanket made of cashmere. It’s the most soothing moisturizer I own. When my skin gets wacky from testing so many products this cream is what I revert to. It’s wonderful for face, hands, and body. I am so glad I was introduced to this in 2015.

LINDI SKIN EYE HYDRATOR

Lindi Eye Hydrator

Lindi Skin Eye Hydrator *

The hardest product for me to pick just one of is an eye cream. There’s a special reason why I chose Lindi though. Lindi Eye Hydrator is the most moisturizing eye product I’ve tried this year. It’s not the one to pick if you want to focus on dark circles or puffiness. It is the one to chose though if you have sensitive eyes, want to mask your fine lines, and/or need extra moisture under your eyes. This was developed for cancer patients and is a line I love using. Lindi Skin Face Serum is another product that they make that I’d recommend for anyone needing amazing moisture.

9 out of probably 190 is a small number but these 9 are products I’ve either repurchased or will repurchase in 2016 without hesitation. They’ve proven to me that they are the best of the past year. I can’t wait to see what 2016 holds! Have you tried any of these?  — Marcia

*samples sent for consideration, all opinions are 100% mine; some affiliate links used

Get great skin while giving back with Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare

Christie Brinkley Smile

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare has become a favorite brand of mine. I’ve told you before that I reluctantly decided to try the line when it was offered to me but within a short time became enamored with it. The products I’ve used are wonderful and I have no hesitation recommending them to you.

Starting December 1st, Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare will be offering an amazing gift set for the holidays. Best of all, for each set sold, $50 will be donated towards Smile Train – an organization close to Christie’s heart.

Smile Train is an international children’s charity with a sustainable approach to a single, solvable problem: cleft lip and palate. Smile Train provides training and funding to empower local doctors in 85+ developing countries to provide 100%-free cleft repair surgery in their own communities.

Look at what $78.90 will get you from Christie Brinkley’s website:

Christie Brinkley COMPLETE CLARITY Facial Cleansing Wash

Christie Brinkley COMPLETE CLARITY Facial Cleansing Wash

Christie Brinkley COMPLETE CLARITY Facial Cleansing Wash ($32.95) is gentle enough for all skin types. It’s a foaming facial wash that doesn’t strip your skin.

Christie Brinkley Complete Clarity Daily Facial Exfoliating Polish

Christie Brinkley Complete Clarity Daily Facial Exfoliating Polish

Christie Brinkley Complete Clarity Daily Facial Exfoliating Polish ($34.95) can be used daily but I prefer to use this several times a week instead. This is a creamy scrub that is gentle on skin yet gives a strong exfoliating action that refines skin texture, clear pores, removes dulling dirt and dead skin and stimulates skin turnover leaving skin feeling, purified, invigorated, and smoothed.

Christie Brinkley Recapture Day + IR Defense Anti-Aging Treatment

Christie Brinkley Recapture Day + IR Defense Anti-Aging Treatment

Christie Brinkley Recapture Day + IR Defense Anti-Aging Treatment ($79.95) is the product that sold me on the CB skincare. This gentle and very moisturizing day cream contains Broad Spectrum SPF 30 and feels so luxurious on my skin. I enjoy putting this on because of the way my skin feels and looks when using it.

“Infused with award winning anti-aging ingredients and beyond UV sun protection,  this clinically proven multi-level, anti-aging treatment helps correct the most visible signs of aging by supporting the skin’s natural anti-aging defenses and the natural production of collagen.

Recapture Day + IR Defense Anti-Aging Treatment has received the seal of recommendation from ‘The Skin Cancer Foundation’.”

For the cost of the Recapture Day alone you’ll be getting both cleansers which is an amazing deal. Just as important is that you are not only getting great skin but you are giving back to a cause that is so important to Christie Brinkley and to people around the world with cleft lip and palette. Do yourself and others a favor and consider this wonderful skincare. I know I’m taking advantage of it because of the $57 savings and because I want another Recapture Day + IR Defense Anti-Aging Treatment in my life. — Marcia

Christie Brinkley on HSN and giveaway on Beauty Info Zone

Christie Brinkley on HSN

Christie Brinkley on HSN

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare is a brand that I’m crazy about. I’ve got 4 of her products in my arsenal and each one is a rave. I’ve been thrilled using her skincare and this is a line that will be helping me out even more once winter and those cold harsh winds come into play.

You can read my review of both the Recapture 360 Night Treatment and Refocus Eye IR Defense Eye Treatment HERE so you’ll learn more about products you’ll want from the Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare line.

On Thursday October 29th you can learn all about the line on HSN. You can see the stunning and youthful Christie Brinkley sharing the line at 2 a.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. EST. Tune in since you will be totally impressed with her natural beauty and I know you’ll fall for her skincare line as much as I have.

Christie Brinkley Recapture Day + IR Defense

Christie Brinkley Recapture Day + IR Defense

We have been graciously offered a giveaway for one US reader of a Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare item and I chose the RECAPTURE DAY + IR DEFENSE moisturizer for this. I used this throughout the summer and it kept my skin well hydrated and radiant. This is a product I’d buy again and again and I’d love for one of you to have that same experience. My original review (HERE) gives you the information about this sunscreen moisturizer and as I reread it just now I was nodding my head in agreement with what I said 2 months ago. christie brinkley day cream jar information

The ingredients in this are excellent and leave my skin softer and ready for foundation.

• Neo-Dermyl is a cutting edge copper based ingredient that helps firm and reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles as it rejuvenates the skin.

• Sytenol A is unique and powerful retinol-like anti-oxidant that visibly evens and brightens skin tone.

• K 3 Vita C is a stable form of vitamin C that helps support natural collagen production and even skin tone.

This is really a cutting edge product that I love. The Sunscreen is SPF30 and was my main sunscreen most of the summer. Even better news is that the Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare line is certified vegan and cruelty-free with 100% vegan formulations.  — Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:

1.  US only

2.  Ends 11:59 p.m. EST on November 3, 2015

3.  Entries will be verified

4.  If comments close towards the end of this giveaway please email me at [email protected] with the title Christie Brinkley with your comment and then continue on.

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*prize will be provided by the company and it’s PR

Christie Brinkley on HSN and giveaway on Beauty Info Zone

Christie Brinkley on HSN

Christie Brinkley on HSN

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare is a brand that I’m crazy about. I’ve got 4 of her products in my arsenal and each one is a rave. I’ve been thrilled using her skincare and this is a line that will be helping me out even more once winter and those cold harsh winds come into play.

You can read my review of both the Recapture 360 Night Treatment and Refocus Eye IR Defense Eye Treatment HERE so you’ll learn more about products you’ll want from the Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare line.

On Thursday October 29th you can learn all about the line on HSN. You can see the stunning and youthful Christie Brinkley sharing the line at 2 a.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. EST. Tune in since you will be totally impressed with her natural beauty and I know you’ll fall for her skincare line as much as I have.

Christie Brinkley Recapture Day + IR Defense

Christie Brinkley Recapture Day + IR Defense

We have been graciously offered a giveaway for one US reader of a Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare item and I chose the RECAPTURE DAY + IR DEFENSE moisturizer for this. I used this throughout the summer and it kept my skin well hydrated and radiant. This is a product I’d buy again and again and I’d love for one of you to have that same experience. My original review (HERE) gives you the information about this sunscreen moisturizer and as I reread it just now I was nodding my head in agreement with what I said 2 months ago. christie brinkley day cream jar information

The ingredients in this are excellent and leave my skin softer and ready for foundation.

• Neo-Dermyl is a cutting edge copper based ingredient that helps firm and reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles as it rejuvenates the skin.

• Sytenol A is unique and powerful retinol-like anti-oxidant that visibly evens and brightens skin tone.

• K 3 Vita C is a stable form of vitamin C that helps support natural collagen production and even skin tone.

This is really a cutting edge product that I love. The Sunscreen is SPF30 and was my main sunscreen most of the summer. Even better news is that the Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare line is certified vegan and cruelty-free with 100% vegan formulations.  — Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:

1.  US only

2.  Ends 11:59 p.m. EST on November 3, 2015

3.  Entries will be verified

4.  If comments close towards the end of this giveaway please email me at [email protected] with the title Christie Brinkley with your comment and then continue on.

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*prize will be provided by the company and it’s PR

What do you change for winter? Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare review

It’s Makeup Wars Monday and our topic this week is changing from Fall to Winter. I know I could include clothes, shoes/boots, handbags but this is MAKEUP WARS after all so I’m going to tell you about the skincare I’ve got in my arsenal for winter.

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare has my vote for a great winter brand. I’ve previously shared with you my feelings about Close Up Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment, Complete Clarity Daily Facial Exfoliating Polish, and Recapture Day + IR Defense Anti-Aging Day Treatment. The love for this line keeps on growing. After I’d been using the Day Cream I was sent Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Recapture 360 Night Anti-Aging Night Treatment and later Refocus Eye + IR Defense Serum Infusion Eye Treatment which just intensify my feelings for the Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare products.

I used Recapture 360 Night Anti-Aging Night Treatment often during the late summer and early fall and each time I used it I knew that this was going to be perfect for winter.

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Recapture Day w/SPF 30 and Recapture 360 Night Anti-aging Treatment

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Recapture Day w/SPF 30 and Recapture 360 Night Anti-aging Treatment

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Recapture Day w/SPF 30 and Recapture 360 Night Anti-aging Treatment

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Recapture Day w/SPF 30 and Recapture 360 Night Anti-aging Treatment

Both the Recapture Day + IR Defense Cream and Recapture 360 Night Treatment have a richness to them that is undeniable. Especially at night when I’m usually less rushed and can devote more time to my skincare routine I notice how wonderful Recapture 360 Night Anti-Aging Night Treatment feels. I love massaging it into my skin. I’ve put it aside though after using it for a month because I know how badly my skin will crave these products once it’s truly winter in Michigan. But every once in a while I sneak it out to get rid of the dry spots that will reappear on my skin.

Christie Brinkley Recapture 360 Night

Christie Brinkley Recapture 360 Night

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Recapture 360 Night Anti-Aging Night Treatment is 360 degrees different from Recapture Day Cream. This night treatment works with your skin’s circadian cycle. When you are resting it works to repair the effects of aging as well as repairs sun damage. It is a fierce fighter against wrinkles so that your skin can appear more firm, smooth and elastic. It contains a bio-copper complex that works to increase your cell’s energy so that you can look like Christie Brinkley – or at least her skin. While you are sleeping the bio-copper complex is working to support the renewal of your skin.

Top: Christie Brinkley Recapture Day + IR Defense.  Bottom: Recapture 360 Night.

Top: Christie Brinkley Recapture Day + IR Defense. Bottom: Recapture 360 Night.

The longer you use these treatments, the more your skin will respond. I think these two can easily be used all year round but with winter approaching, I want to switch back to these luxurious creams.

In addition to the two daily treatments I’ve used Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Refocus Eye + IR Defense Serum Infusion Eye Treatment. I am a junkie when it comes to eye creams and serums and can’t get enough of them and I feel honored to have this to use.

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Refocus Eye + IR Defense Serum Infusion Eye Treatment

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Refocus Eye + IR Defense Serum Infusion Eye Treatment

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Refocus Eye + IR Defense Serum Infusion Eye Treatment

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Refocus Eye + IR Defense Serum Infusion Eye Treatment

Refocus Eye + IR Defense Serum Infusion Eye Treatment also uses the Bio-Copper Complex that’s vital in the Night Treatment. Since this is a serum it’s not as rich feeling as a cream would be but that doesn’t mean it’s not as effective. I’ve realized in the last few months that a serum is wonderful for the fragile skin that surrounds your eyes. As you age you need more help rejuvenating the appearance of your skin. People notice your eye area right away and if that looks revitalized with fewer lines and a brighter appearance then you in turn look younger. I could go on and on about the ingredients that are used to create this award winning line but my experience is why you read these reviews and I’m telling you that I notice all the things I mentioned.

All three products are available at HSN.com, Kohls, and beauty.com. On October 29th Christie Brinkley will be on HSN live to discuss her line. In conjunction with that we’ll have a giveaway for one of these three products but you’ll have to read about it on Tuesday October 27th. I know you’ll want to enter. Who wouldn’t want the chance to find ideal winter skincare? — Marcia

Join the other Makeup Wars bloggers to see how they change for winter. I hope for their sake they don’t have the harshness that we have in the Midwest.


*sent for editorial consideration
“Bio Copper Complex is a proprietary blend of advanced plant extracts, amino acids and copper. The Bio-Copper Complex is designed to feed the skin a powerful cocktail of ingredients needed to naturally build collagen and elastin peptides, helping to firm, smooth, increase elasticity and reduce wrinkles.”

Makeup Wars – items that surprised me

This edition of Makeup Wars is all about items that surprised us. These could be winners, these could be losers, but they were all in the race since we’ve used them for our blogs and personal life. I’ve found quite a few products that I didn’t necessarily have high expectations of that have blown me away but unfortunately the opposite has been true too. I’m focusing on the positive because these have all broken through the finish line as winners.

Makeup Wars items that surprised me - Christie Brinkley skincare, Benefit Roller Lash mascara and Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation

Makeup Wars items that surprised me – Christie Brinkley skincare, Benefit Roller Lash mascara and Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation

CHRISTIE BRINKLEY AUTHENTIC SKINCARE is a skincare line that I turned down the first time it was offered to me. My perception was that as beautiful as Christie Brinkley is, that she’d probably slapped her name down on a line that offered to make her some money. I was totally wrong and now I’ve had the opportunity to try 4 of her products. These are all well thought out items that have performed beautifully for me. I want an anti-aging line considering I’m aging every day and not going backwards. I’ve found her products to be excellent especially the Recapture Day + IR Defense Anti-Aging Day Cream with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen (that’s a mouthful) and Recapture 360 Night Anti-aging Night Treatment. These are luxurious without being outrageously priced. They are rich and provide the anti-aging benefits I look for.

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Recapture Day w/SPF 30 and Recapture 360 Night Anti-aging Treatment

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Recapture Day w/SPF 30 and Recapture 360 Night Anti-aging Treatment

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Recapture Day w/SPF 30 and Recapture 360 Night Anti-aging Treatment

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Recapture Day w/SPF 30 and Recapture 360 Night Anti-aging Treatment

RIMMEL LONDON LASTING FINISH 25 HR FOUNDATION was a recommendation by a friend who loves IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream as much as I do. I bought it because of her raves but I was sure it wouldn’t work for me and I’d return it. SURPRISE! I really like the foundation. I haven’t trusted drugstore foundation for a dozen years. I never found a color match, I rarely found one that I could tolerate the scent of and I didn’t find one that looked natural on my skin. Rimmel’s Lasting Finish has done all 3 of these for me in the right way. My color match is 091 Light Ivory, the fragrance disappears on my skin and I love the finish it gives me. It lasts all day with maybe a little more concealer if I’m going out. This is a great $7 surprise.

Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25 Hr. Foundation

Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25 Hr. Foundation

My last surprise is BENEFIT ROLLER LASH MASCARA. I haven’t liked many Benefit products unfortunately. I have a few that I’ve enjoyed like Fake Up Concealer and some I’ve hated like They’re Real, Push Up Liner so I was surprised that I even bought Roller Lash Mascara. I’m even more surprised how much I like this mascara. As with all mascaras the reviews were mixed but definitely more in favor of the mascara than not. I first bought Maybelline Lash Sensational because I had heard they gave a similar look and as much as I’m a fan of Lash Sensational, it’s a bear to remove. One day Roller Lash slipped into my shopping cart and arrived at my house. I put off wearing it thinking it was just another mascara. It’s not! It’s a SURPRISE! I really love the look of the mascara and how it wears. What do I get from this?

-Longer, defined lashes that have a great amount of volume

-Curl that lasts from morning through night

-Compliments galore on how great my lashes look (even when cringing in the chair at the oral surgeon)

-A mascara without flaking, clumping, or smudging

-A mascara that easily removes

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

Three surprises and four products that I can recommend buying and rebuying. I’m always in the mood for a good surprise and these products are just the things to do that.  Are any of these on your favorites list? — Marcia