Exciting times! I have finished up a few more beauty bits since my last round of epic empty reviews (featured here and here). Today, I’m bringing 4 condensed (my version of condensed, so still a lot of ramble) empty reviews to you that spans across skincare, makeup and body care. Right, let’s get into it.
I have been a long time fan of the By Terry Baume de Rose lip balm, which is the ultimate luxurious treat to your dry lips on the colder days, so you can imagine how quickly I snatched up the Baume de Rose holiday set during the Christmas time. This travel sized Baume de Rose face cream is part of the set, and is also a relatively new addition to the Baume de Rose family.
I have read glowing reviews of this face cream online, but funny enough, I still cannot quite make up my mind about this even after finishing up the entire 30ml of the product. I do agree with a lot of what others have said about this moisturizer, which is that just like its sister Baume de Rose lip balm, the face cream will be your savior to dry, hydrated skin. It has a lightweight, yogurt like texture (lighter than your typical cream and heavier than your usual gel products) that sinks into the skin almost instantly, requires virtually no wait time if you want to follow up with other skincare or makeup products. Even though it feels very light, it gives a serious bunch in the hydration department, my skin always feels well moisturized and nicely pampered. Also, did I mention a little goes a long way? For this, I would give the product a big thumb up.
However, the scent of the face cream is strong, really strong. I’m not even one that despises scented face products, for the most part, I’m OK with or even welcome organic and light scent. But something about the strong rose scent in the face cream that I find myself frown every time I use it. It’s not a deal breaker, but I would definitely prefer without it. So the final verdict is that I probably would not repurchase it, but if I have it as gift with purchase, I certainly won’t mind using it till the last scoop.
I’m that lady that wears sunscreen literally every single day, even if I’m just laying on the sofa and spending the full day staring at Netflix, you can bet I have sunscreen on. To put it simply, I don’t start a day without sunscreen. You have got to take this anti-aging thing very seriously, you know? So naturally, finding the perfect sunscreen is up there in my skincare priority list.
Is the Elta MD SPF 46 my ultimate sunscreen choice? Not quite there, but would I repurchase this in the future? Most likely. Because with all considered, it’s still one of the best sunscreens I have used (I like it more than the Clarins UV Plus Anti-Pollution SPF 50), especially if you have sensitive or problematic skin. The Elta MD brand is great in general for people with acne-prone, rosacea and hyperpigmentation skin. This sunscreen is no exception. It’s a mineral sunscreen, goes on very lightweight, doesn’t irritate the skin, and has no white case, though I do find it makes my skin a tad shiny than I would typically prefer after initial application.
The only flaw that knocks this sunscreen off from the “best sunscreen” crown is that it doesn’t sit well with some foundations and tinted moisturizers on my skin, where it would cause peels, such as the Glossier perfecting skin tint and the Cle de Peau radiant cream foundation. But if you are not a makeup wearer day to day, you will not be disappointed with this sunscreen.
This is my second empty of this low maintenance, gets-the-job-done-quickly brow product. I wouldn’t have hesitated to put it straight into my repurchase list in the past, but lately, I have given it a second thought. Why?
Well, first of all, I feel it actually doesn’t hold my brow as well as I would like it to be, especially for some of my longer brow hairs that seem to fly around in their own free will. Secondly, I have been using the Benefit gimme brow in shade no.5, which seems to give me the same result as the Glossier one, and is much easier to get a hold of. Late but certainly not the least, I’ve been very intrigued by the new Hourlgass Arch Brow Shaping Gel and the Arch Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel. So it’s still a great brow product, but I probably won’t repurchase it just yet.
This is simply the best body exfoliator I have used to date, everything I said about this yummy, glorious product in this full blog review still stands true. Herbivore just knows what we are looking for when it comes to body care, not the cheapest product out there, but lasts a long time and certainly in my repurchase list.
Have you tried any of these products? If so, what are your thoughts?