Ever since I stopped all frivolous shopping for Lent, I’ve been at somewhat of a loss for what to post. Totally sad commentary on the state of my life. This is just going to be a brief look at my panicked beauty shopping before the ban. I’ve had a chance to try most of the items, and couple have already moved on to a better home. BTW, every item on this post was purchased with my own money.
MAC Archie Girls’ Collection Lipstick in OhOhOh
Even though I loved the swatches of this, I did not like it on me. It is nude and dead-fish looking on me so much so that I gave it away after only two weeks. I found it moisturizing, but really disliked the colour. I’m more of a red lipstick and/or extra shiny lip gal.
I have to admit that I am not too sure how to use this product. But when I do use it (after make-up), I like the cool feel of this on my skin. I bought the travel size to try it out, it’s a possible repurchase.
Philosophy Hope Tinted Moisturizer in Deep
This was a gift from a friend who said this was too light for her. It is a tad too red and too light for me, but mixing it with regular moisturizer made it a closer match. I like the “Hope in…” series, wish they would come out with a few more shades.
Laura Mercier Lip Glace
Now this is a keeper. It has presence on my lips and shows up to play. I bought this after some young man spent a good 20mins giving me a make-over at the counter. I’ve worked retail, the least I could do was buy one product. And I’m glad I did. I’m looking forward to trying more Laura Mercier products in the future.
Almay Make-up Remover Wipes
I like the little eye-pad make up removers so thought to give these a try. They were pretty decent and I will consider repurchasing.
Yes to Grapefruit wipes
Yowzer – these are touted as exfoliating, and boy do they sting:( I’m a little sensitive to vitamin C products and I can feel it in the citrus ingredients in this. And there’s hell to pay if I need to use more than one, like on days I wear foundation. I’m interested in trying other products in the Yes to Grapefruit range, but I’ll be saying NO to these.
Juice Beauty Sample kit
I’m in the market for a new, natural cleanser, and was going to pick up just the cleanser, but noticed that this sampler kit was cost less. I thought it would be a good way to try the range without making a formal commitment to one product. I’m kinda glad I did, I’ve only tried a few of the products so far and I’m not 100% convinced. Except for the toner spray – I will definitely purchase that once the ban is over. I’ll have a more detailed review of these products when I’ve tried all of them.
I also bought some Revlon lip products, I think a lip stain and a suede lipstick. I immediately threw the lip stain in my makeup bag that I keep in my purse. I’ve just had a really hard time photographing them.
How about you, what have you picked up lately? Have you shopped the new summer collections yet?
Stay blessed and thanks for visiting.