I got a deluxe sample from Sephora in 150 to try out. The colour was a little too yellow for me if I purchased I would go with something with a slightly more pink undertone. I noticed when I first applied it looked great, but by the end of the day it had shifted quite yellow. I would really suggest you try a sample before committing to a colour.
Performance wise it went on really easily with a brush and gave me great coverage. It built up beautifully over my red spots so I didn’t need to use any concealer. I set it with my normal powder. I’m a very oily girl and I thought it would be drier but I did have to blot throughout the day. It wears beautifully, it’s super lightweight and comfortable to wear. It has a lovely, light powdery finish to it. It remind me a lot of my HG Estee Lauder Double Wear but at the end of the day I can’t wait to take off the Double Wear, it feels thick and heavy. The Fenty foundation remains super lightweight up even after 12+ hours of wear time.
Aside from the colour matching/shifting issue I really love this foundation and will definitely be going back to get matched and pick up a full-size bottle when I need a new foundation.
It stays very dark and fluffs out my lashes really nicely. I really like it – the results, the brush size, the packaging – the only problem is the cost of this thing. It reminds me so much of my normal HG (L’oreal Voluminous Million) mascara that I could not possibly justify spending $30/tube on it when I could be spending only $10.
If you don’t purchase L’oreal or you want to buy Vegan then I’d say it’s a great alternative, but I can’t justify it myself.
I think the polishes are overpriced – they don’t last very long. It lasted maybe 3 days for me before it started lifting, 5 days total. I didn’t like how it didn’t feel very thick and hard on the nails like the Gellish polishes. I need something better for the price that I’m paying. I don’t want to wear a gel polish that only lasts a few days.
I signed up for a year of the Luxe Box subscription box (same company that runs Top Box, which I’ve never tried).
It had a good range of products and the first box alone was worth enough for me to justify the year long subscription. I got 8 products of smaller/indie brands in my first box. They are full size or deluxe sample size. It is a seasonal box, so I will keep you up to date with future boxes.
If you are Canadian and trying to find an interesting box, I think this might be a good one.
I drank the Wengie koolaid and purchased one of these Perhaps Unicorn face massager tools based on her recommendation. I instantly fell in love with it. It feels so good to massage your jaw area with it. I have no idea if it helps to slim your face or anything, but the tool feels luxurious and has a great shape. I use it all over my face and jaw weekly. It was very expensive but it came in a nice box, in a nice bag, and the tool itself is beautiful so I felt like it was good value.
The longer you wear this the better your skin will look. I am never how good the coverage is when I first put it on, which is confusing, but by the end of the day, I’m feeling confident. I do need to powder after application, otherwise, I get pretty greasy.
It’s a very natural looking foundation that looks and feels like skin. I’d say it best if your skin is already pretty flawless. It can cake up if you apply too much.
I was confused by the 30-day Murad Acne Complex kit I purchased from Sephora – It came with the cleanser, the sunscreen/moisturizer, a sulphur mask, and a spot treatment. It didn’t feel like a complete skincare system for 30 days… (no regular moisturizer?)
My skin didn’t really clean up my skin or perform any miracles and I really thought it should have included a better moisturizer. These are very expensive products and the ingredient quality didn’t live up to my expectations. I have tried other Murad moisturizers that I love but nothing in this kit really stood out for me.
I never figured out what these were and usually buy the cotton rounds from QUO or Joe fresh. I tried these ones one day and fell in love! They are about 5c each and are just big soft cotton pads. So much nicer around the eyes than the cotton rounds.
If you haven’t tried them yet you really have to give them a go.
We tried the Kiwi-Apple & Pomegranate Ade Mask. They are fairly standard K-beauty sheet masks that we can purchase locally at Superstore for a couple of bucks. They smell amazing and left our skin feeling nice. They aren’t super memorable, but they have a bunch of different flavours if you wanna try some out. They are boring but safe. I would purchase more flavours to try.
This is a beautiful gel blush that I apply with a brush. The colour peony shows up so nicely on my pale skin – sometimes I have troubles getting softer pinks to show up. It wore beautifully all day on me, even with my greasier skin. I would super recommend especially because they often are on sale at Sephora.