Let's take a break from nails and look at some beauty reviews! I'm keeping it short and sweet just like last time and this time around I have a fun variety of beauty and skin care products to look at. I'm keeping it short, so take a look at these 6 mini reviews below and let me know what you think!
Kat Von D Ink Liner in Trooper
(Full size $23 CDN // Sephora) Every couple years I bounce back and forth between gel liners and liquid liners, and this is one of two liquid liners I currently have in rotation in my makeup kit. This one is the perfect size to live in my gym bag so that's where I keep it. It's a basic black liquid liner, and while I was excited to try it I was a bit disappointed at the colour payoff - I found it was a bit watery and didn't leave as solid a line as my regular Julep liner, though the length and width of the brush makes it really easy to apply. Like it, don't love it.
First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser
(5 oz $25 CDN // Sephora) This is another product I liked but didn't love. It worked really well and left my face feeling really clean (and got rid of ALL my makeup including mascara!) but it had a slight soapy scent that I didn't love and it made my eyes really itchy when I accidentally got some suds in. Works well, but I'll stick with my regular cleanser I think.
Sephora Instant Moisturizer
(1.69 oz $29 CDN // Sephora) I have to say I was expecting to feel pretty 'meh' about this moisturizer but I've been pleasantly surprised! It applied a bit sticky/greasy but within a couple minutes it soaked in and my face has been fabulously soft ever since. It has a soft floral scent but nothing too strong. I would definitely get it again if I could, but this product seems to have been re-branded (and possibly reformulated) as Sephora Intensive Instant Moisturizer + Cream since I got this sample. So unfortunately if you want to try the same product as I'm reviewing here you're out of luck. :(
Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural Lipstick
(Full size $23 // Sephora) I expected to love this but I have to say I was really disappointed. The colour was subtle on me and I'm not quite sure which shade it is... Maybe N9 Copper Pink? Either way the formula was a bit too creamy for me, and I could feel it on my lips for a couple hours after I applied it. It also had a bit too much sheen for me -- I prefer my lipsticks to be matte. The colour was really pigmented and lasting though and I had no issues with feathering as the day went on. Overall a pass for me but I'm sure there are others who like it.
Bliss Grapefruit+Aloe Body Butter
(Full size 6.7 oz $26 CDN // Sephora) I loooove the smell of this product. It has the same grapefruit scent as The Body Shop products but it's not so strong that it sets my allergies off (either in the form of sneezing or a rash which is the usual for me with scented products) so that's a huge bonus for me. It also left my skin feeling smooth and soaked in really quickly without leaving any greasiness behind. So all over I'm super pleased with this product, would def recommend. :)
Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover
(Full size 4.2 oz $14 CDN // Sephora) The last mini review I have to share with you is for my favourite product from the bunch. I have been SO HAPPY with this eye makeup remover, you have no idea. I will definitely be getting it in full size once I've used it up. I just put a small dot on a cotton pad and it's enough to fully remove all my eye makeup from both my eyes, mascara and waterproof liquid liner included. And it doesn't leave my skin feeling either oily or dry. If you're looking for a new eye makeup remover definitely give this one a try!
So in general I found a few products I plan to re-purchase once the samples are done, which is awesome. :) Let me know what you think of these six products and if you've given any a try!
Thanks for visiting! xx