makeup lover. mom. wife
Product Review: Skincare and Makeup
I received these item free in exchange for my honest review on them. Iv been using these products for about a month now. So here we go! 1. COSRX - Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch Acne Pimple Master Patch $6. Firs of all holy value! These patches are actual magic. They are virtually invisible when on and I love how there are multiple sizes. It honestly cleared up deep pimples overnight. I’m going to stock up! 2. @LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Duo (+) Effaclar Duo Acne Treatment. I do not have very strong breakouts, while I wish I had this product in high school when my acne was really really bad this product was good but too strong/intense for where my skin is currently at. I used it on a few problem areas but it seems more like a long term treatment not a quick fix for someone like me. 3. MAYBELLINE - Mascara Lash Sensational Lash Sensational I loved the applicator but the formula itself was just not doing it for me. It clumped together on the brush and that transferred over to my lashes. I think the applicator is awesome but not the biggest fan of the formula. 4. MAYBELLINE - FaceStudio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter Master Chrome Highlighter. I absolutely love this product! It provides a very natural glow that is PERFECT for literally everyday. It blends beautiful and I just really love it. 5. CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin GOLD STAR! This cleanser is seriously the BOM! It’s affordable, gentle, and gets everything from lipstick to lash glue off your face. I’m buying the biggest bottle they have right now!
COSRX-Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch
Affordable luxurious glow
This product has a very luxurious and creamy texture. It provides a casual yet noticeable glow. It’s going to be my new everyday highlighter for sure! I am very impressed by this product and can’t believe Iv never tried it before. Highly recommend.
MAYBELLINE-FaceStudio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter
Momlife Skincare Routine
As a mom of 2 under 2 my skin care needs to be quick and effective! I absolutely love these stand out products! dr. brandt - Pores No More Pore Purifying Cleanser I use this cleanser with my Mia facial brush every day! I have really big pores and this truly gets deep into my pores and cleans all the gunk out! Kate Somerville - ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment this is a 2x MAYBE 3x a week product. It has a slight tingle to it but that doesn’t bother me at all. It gets my skin so smooth and removes any dead skin and uneven textures. innisfree - Volcanic Clusters Pore Clearing Toner next of course is this toner! I can’t speak highly enough of this toner. It has an all natural MINIMAL scent and doesn’t irritate my skin like most toners. It penetrates deep into my pores and helps shrink them. innisfree - Super Volcanic Clusters Pore Clearing Clay Mask yep ANOTHER pore product (pores are my issue obviously) this is a thick mask and has a pleasant mild natural scent. Doesn’t irritate and has a slight exfoliating element in the volcanic clusters. LANCÔME - Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum you have heard about this product a million Times by now and YES YES YES it’s worth the price! This bottle will last you an entire year! A little goes a long way but that little bit packs one heck of a punch!!
LANCÔME-Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum
Sun kissed in winter
This product is definitely darker in person than it looks online but that is totally OK as long as you are aware of it. I mixed this tent with my winter foundation and it gave me this beautiful Sunkist glow that I’m obsessed with! Very creamy with illuminating finish. I will definitely be getting the lighter shades to mix into my summer foundation because I am obsessed with this tan glow! BECCA - Light Shifter Dewing Tint Tinted Moisturizer
BECCA-Light Shifter Dewing Tint Tinted Moisturizer
Blue and red make purple right? Well, what about aquamarine and pink? Mixed those two colors together and I got this stunning, unique purple. It was really dark so I diluted it with some conditioner and I could not be happier with the results. Keep in mind though that I did have a level 10 blonde with my natural light brown hair at the roots. If you are looking for a vibrant result from arctic fox make sure your base color is light.
Not Up to My Standards
As some of you know based on my last post, I was really hoping that the OleHendrickson balance collection could help with my pores and my oily skin. I also felt that it made my skin significantly worse in terms of acne. I do not usually have acne but now I have bumps all over my chin and forehead. I know some people say your face gets worse before it gets better but I simply cannot wait around to wait to see if that is the case with these products because my skin is significantly worse. So let’s get down to the truth of things. OLE HENRIKSEN - Balance It All Essentials Set I think this is for people with extremely oily skin. I have combination skin where sections of my face is oily and others are not. I found the cleanser to work great and is my favorite product from the collection. But it doesn’t stand out amongst other oily to combination cleansers. The toner is extremely harsh and I found that even using it once a week my skin would burn and it was just way too harsh and I don’t have sensitive skin normally. So I would say if you are going to use this toner for the first time start small and see how your skin reacts. this moisturizer is OK. I did not feel that it contributed much in terms of helping the oily sections of my face. OLE HENRIKSEN - Balance Babies Mattifying Oil Control Set This set has some really good products in it. And I am not overall disappointed in it. again, the cleanser and moisturizer are the same as the first collection in this review. Harsh toner and underwhelming moisturizer. Now the cold plunge poor mask. It is a clay and snow lotus extract. It is very fun to use with it’s vibrant blue color. It is a very cold feeling so it is true to its claim and name. It was not too harsh on my skin and I overall really enjoyed the way it felt. I did not however feel that it penetrated deep into my pores as I would have originally liked. The poor balance face sauna scrub is the winner of this entire collection in my opinion. It has volcanic sand, green fusion complex, neem seed oil, and AHA with green fusion complex. It exfoliates but in a very gentle way in the sauna affect warms up the skin and allows your pores to open up so that it can penetrate deep and really clean out your face. I will definitely be getting the full size of this product however I will not be pairing it with the rest of the balance collection products.
OLE HENRIKSEN-Balance Babies Mattifying Oil Control Set
PORE MINIMIZING SERUM
Lactic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) and helps exfoliate the uppermost layers of the skin. It results in smooth, refreshed and refined skin, which ultimately leads to smaller pore size. The Ordinary’s Lactic Acid is the first acid serum I’ve ever tried and I still consider it one of the best ones out there. It’s also super affordable and you absolutely can’t beat the price ($7)!!! Prior to introducing this product to my routine, I remember having a lot of dry, rough patches. But after a few uses it immediately made my skin so much smoother, more supple and it overall helped reduce breakouts! I’m assuming it’s because it was removing my dead skin cells, which prevented them from clogging my pores and causing break outs. I experienced tingling when I first used it but my skin has since adjusted and it’s been completely fine. I have also been able to use it everyday (I started with every other day). It has a very thin texture, almost water-like, but I never had any trouble with application and I always use my fingers. Overall, I really like this serum! If you’re new to skincare and have been interested in trying out an exfoliating acid, then I highly recommend checking this product out! It’s also available in 5% which is more gentle and for perfect newbies (nobody wants to burn their faces off 🤣). The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA
The Ordinary-Lactic Acid 10% + HA
The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% It’s a serum that regulates sebum and minimizes pores. It’s great for people who have oily skin and want to minimize the appearance of pores. It’s a surprisingly thick and clear serum. Overall, it’s one of my holy grails. I have been using The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% serum for 6months and I am in love with it. I have seen a reduction in blemishes and the appearance of large pores, especially on my cheeks. I would definitely recommend this serum for everyone with every skin type especially if you are concerned with blemishes. I bought the larger 2oz size and for the price you are getting a bang for your buck. It’s super easy to use and the dropper makes it so convenient.
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
BYE BYE large Pores ! ✨
I have been using this product for a week now and I can see a huge difference on my large pores. I didn’t expect the results to be this good but for sure would continue using it! ❤️😍
PAULA'S CHOICE-Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator
Pores Be Gone!
This mask will literally vacuum all the gunk out of your pores!! It's a clay mask, but totally different from other clay based masks. It uses a three-phase system to decongest the skin - a purifying phase, a protective phase, and a responsive phase. A super thin layer is needed, unlike other clay masks that need a thick layer to be effective. I use it once a week and my skin is totally smooth, decongested and brighter! I especially notice how well it works on my nose where sebum builds up and more pores are super visible, once rinsing the mask my nose is smooth and glowy! I don't find it too drying and don't feel a need to follow up with any hydrating masks, though I usually will. 100ml retails for $60 which is a better price than the smaller 50ml that retails for $39. It will also last you FOREVER since a thin layer is all you need. It's definitely going to be a repurchase for me! NIOD - Flavanone Mud Mask
NIOD-Flavanone Mud Mask