Cover FX Total Cover Cream Foundation (N20)– This is one of my favorite foundations, and I bought a new one before I ran out, and it’s almost empty again! It has great coverage, it looks nice on my dry skin, and I love how many shades it comes in. The only complaints I have about it are that it’s pricey and you don’t get much product, and it also transfers/comes off easily, but it’s fairly easy to touch up and doesn’t look too weird after.
Marc Jacob’s Re(marc)able Foundation (Ivory 12)— Before I ran out of this foundation, I bought another bottle as a back-up (as well as an Ivory 10 to mix it with), but then I ended up returning them both. This was one of my fave foundations last year because it is very full coverage (without using a lot of product), and it covered the hormonal acne I had around my chin last year without looking cakey like other full coverage foundations I’ve tried (I’m looking at you, Kat Von D Lock-It.)
I decided to return it for a few reasons–one is that my skin has been even drier than usual lately, and this foundation can dry out my skin since it’s matte. I’m also paler than usual lately, and the shade range for the foundation isn’t great, so I have to mix Ivory 10 & 12 to get my shade, which is hella expensive. Lastly, I’ve been wanting to try more hydrating/less coverage foundations since my skin has cleared up a lot since last year. If I ever need a super full coverage foundation again in the future I may get this one again, but for now I’m on the hunt for more hydrating/glowy foundations (if you know of any good ones, please let me know!)
Styli-Style The Stylus Liquid Eyeliner (Blackest Black)– I don’t know why I’d been holding on to this one for so long–I tried it early last year and loved it for a few days, but then it dried out, and I just never threw it out for some reason. I really liked the pen tip, but I won’t purchase it again since it dried up super quickly.
E.l.f. Lip Liner & Blending Brush (Natural)— This is one of the few vegan lip products I’ve used all the way up, and I bought another one. It’s not the best lip liner I’ve ever tried or anything, but I think it works quite well for the price (especially if you get it on sale, which I did), and I like the color of the Natural one–it’s similar to my natural lip color.
Yes to Primrose Oil Mud Mask–I picked one of these up at Target on a whim. I thought it would work well for my skin because it says it helps soothe skin and redness (which I definitely have), but I didn’t like the way it smelled, and it stung my face/wasn’t soothing at all.
Derma E Hydrating Day Cream— It’s been awhile since I ran out of this, and I decided to try out some other moisturizers, but I miss it and may purchase it again when I’m done with the products I have now. I didn’t take many notes on it, but I remember it feeling hydrating without being too heavy.
Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels, Glacial Face Wash, The Antidote Cooling Daily Lotion, and Oxygen Infusion Night Cream— I decided to try some samples of Skyn Iceland products after hearing Jkissa talk about them, but unfortunately I didn’t like any of them (I’m glad I only bought the small sizes!) I didn’t like the cooling aspect of the Antidote Cooling Lotion–it felt like extreme cooling to the point where it almost felt like it was burning, and it also didn’t hydrate my skin at all and felt very harsh. I also didn’t like the smell of the Oxygen Infusion Night Cream–to me it smelled like medicine, and I couldn’t even bring myself to finish it all. The only product I did finish was the Glacial Face Wash, which lathers up well/worked ok, but it also felt somewhat harsh on my face/I wouldn’t purchase it again. I wasn’t a fan of the Eye Gels either–I just wasn’t impressed/was disappointed in all of the products, especially since I thought they were supposed to work well for dry skin.
Lush Parsley Porridge Soap— I got some of this soap a while back because the person working at Lush said it’s good for body acne (I had hormonal back acne at the time.) I didn’t notice any benefits on my skin/my acne didn’t clear up from using it though and won’t purchase it again. It smells like parsley, which I was fine with, but I got it for the skin benefits and didn’t really notice any.
Arbonne Shampoo, Conditioner, & Body Wash– I ordered a few Arbonne products to support someone I know who sells it (even though it’s not Logical Harmony approved/I wouldn’t normally)– the products work ok, but they’re nothing special and not worth their high price.
Dr. Bronners Peppermint Bar Soap— I bought another one of these before the one I had ran out because I love using it to clean my makeup brushes. I may switch it up and try a different brand of soap next time though–I’d like to try out some more indie brands.
Sacred Soap Bath Bombs & Witches Soap– I mentioned these goodies in my February Favorites post–I loved the Paramour Bath Bomb (and already bought one again for my birthday) because it turned my bath water pink and left my skin soft and smelling like roses. I enjoyed the soap as well–(I love that it has a crystal in it!) and I’ve already purchased another one (they’re available locally at Zucchini Kill)–this time I got the Love Spell one.
Pixi Glowtion Day Dew— I liked this product, but I’m undecided if I’ll purchase it again. It does give a nice glow to my skin, but I don’t really notice it if I wear foundation over it.
Osea Malibu Advanced Protection Cream— I ordered a sample set of Osea products, and I went through this one super quickly. It felt kind of sticky/tacky going on, and has a bit of a fruity/citrusy smell (mixed with a hint of seaweed?) I didn’t notice any obvious benefits or love it (and it’s pricey), so I don’t think I’ll buy it again.
100% Pure Caffeine Mask— A friend sent me this mask from 100% Pure–it looks super weird but felt really nice. You have to lie down while wearing it, but I actually liked that it kind of forced me to stay in one spot and relax while it was on, and my skin was soft and hydrated after. I think I will purchase these myself at some point as a treat.
Things I Returned (Not empties, but I thought I should mention them):
Cover FX Custom Infusion Drops-A + Jasmine– I got these drops during a VIB Sephora sale to try to mix in with foundations and for skincare, but I didn’t feel like they were very hydrating or worth the steep price.
Cover FX Cream Foundation Brush— This brush is meant to be used with the Cover FX Cream Foundation, which I love, so I was excited to try it, but it left streaks in my foundation/didn’t work well at all for me (and it’s super expensive), so I returned it as well.
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