Posted by: Jordan
Here’s another quick roundup of things I’m using and wanting right now!
I think this is a brilliant idea–a gorgeous jewel-toned powder eyeliner on one end, and a flattering champagne-colored highlighter on the other end. I chose the dark emerald green color, Malachite. However, the idea seems to be better than the execution, in this case. I found it difficult to build intensity with the eyeliner. It was pretty much always a VERY light wash of color. I even tried wetting the sponge tip a bit before dipping it into the powder-filled cap, and still it just wasn’t working quite right. I must have been trying to push too hard around the edges because the plastic cap split on the eyeliner end and now it won’t even stay attached to the pencil, leaving it free-floating around my makeup bag. I think this could be a great product with just a little more help from the product development team. As it stands now, not worth my $20.
I picked up a couple samples of these serums from my local natural foods store and I immediately fell in love with both the Vitamin C Anti-Aging serum, as well as the Green Tea & Rose Hydrating Serum. Please don’t make me choose which one I like better! They’re both incredible and I wish I had full-sized versions of these to report any long-term benefits I’ve noticed; unfortunately, I only got about a week’s worth of usage from each sample package, so I can only attest to the immediate benefits. Both were surprisingly hydrating for how light-weight they are and smelled incredible. I think I’d probably end up purchasing the Vitamin C serum to help reduce the appearance of premature aging due to the inevitable sun damage I end up getting despite all best efforts. Having a toddler and being at the playground every day will do that!
Want: Affordable, All-Natural Foundation
This request comes from a reader who recently asked that we do a SmackDown style review of a few affordable natural foundations (Vapour, we love you, but sadly you don’t very well fit in the affordable category at $40+) which would be pigmented enough to cover mild rosacea but gentle enough for her super sensitive skin. My first thought was the foundation from 100% Pure, which I haven’t tried but am guessing it’s a more pigmented version of the tinted moisturizer, which I love. However, at $32 it’s not a ton cheaper. Anyone have any other suggestions of foundations which might fit the bill? Let us know and I’m going to see if I can round up a few samples to go head-to-head!