As I stare at my bedroom littered with beauty products, my hair slightly greying as we speak from stress because I’m running out of storage, I think: you need to talk about products more. I realize that I post a lot about products, but still feel like I don’t talk about enough. So, here I am, a girl, standing in front of my beauty products, promising to share more about them.
Essentially, this is going to a sort of beauty diary. I’m going to try to post this bimonthly, and talk about 5 beauty related things I tried (whether it be a product/ new concoction) in a similar format to my masking challenge. You guys seemed to like how it was me testing products in real time. So here goes. Hopefully you like it.
5 Things I Tried: Beauty Products Tested No. 1
Saturday December 16, 2017:
Currently watching The Flash season 3, episode 8 “Invasion!” Seems fitting as a dry patch is currently invading my face, and I’m supposed to wear makeup tomorrow (nothing as bad as Moldyvort, but still). So tonight calls for layering on the hydration. I’m currently masking with my trusty Complex Beauty Thirst Quencher hydra mask, but tonights concoction of moisture on trial features a mixture of the Dr. Roebucks Face Moisturizer with a couple drops of Peet Rivko’s Balancing Face Oil. The combo together was moisturizing and nourishing, but not overpowering. Skin soft like butter. Happy.
Sunday December 17, 2017:
Tom Ford Moodlight Duo. I had such high hopes for you. You first caught my eye years ago when Farah Dhukai used it in her video, and the lust has been real since. Sadly, expensive does not always mean quality worthy of said hefty price tag. And sadly, this Tom Ford duo just didn’t hit that beauty spot. If I’m going to shell out 82 George Washingtons, I want an ethereal glow that makes my skin look healthy and decadent. The rose gold side is beautiful, but nothing extremely special or ‘can’t-live-without-it’ status. The lighter side, however, is not even attempting to act like he’s participating in the glow life.
Monday December 18, 2017:
I’m finally getting around to trying out the Tom Ford Bronzing Gel I picked up last month. It’s Monday, which means stayed up way too late watching Netflix last night, trying to prolong the start of another work week. I, as always, regret this recurring mistake. Time to put some life back into the skin and add a sheer glowy bronze– I hope. It’s gel-y, looks a little scary dark brown, but blends on easily. Although sheer, a little product suffices; it’s easy to go overboard so just a word of caution to start slow. Overall, it blends easily (esp with fingers), and gives a glowy bronze sheen to the skin that is perfect for everyday. A win for Tom.
Wednesday December 20, 2017:
I received a lovely PR package from Fournier enclosed with a classic French pharmacy favorite: Collosol Eau de Lait. The Eau de Lait is half water, half milk so it’s thicker than a micellar water, but thinner than a cleansing milk, giving you the best of both worlds. It’s morning time, meaning my skin needs a quick cleanse before makeup. Instead of doing the usual cleanser + water routine, I soak a cotton pad with this milky water and gently wipe it across my face. The scent is a little potent, but it feels fresh and soothing. The good part– no residue is left behind so no water is necessary after swiping. The even better part– my skin is clean, soothed, soft, supple, and lush. The French know how to do skincare well.
Saturday December 23, 2017:
Pink isn’t a color I reach for when it comes to my makeup. So, I’m very cautious about wearing the Glossier Cloud Paint in Puff. On others, I think it looks amazing. On myself? Eh, this seems like it’ll be a forlorn attempt. A quick squeeze of the tube and pat into the skin later, I’m actually quite impressed. I don’t hate the color on me. It actually gives me that frosty winter cheek look. A little is really all you need to achieve said look. Applying more makes it look like the 80s smacked me in the face.
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