Sampling | Seersucker Sass

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Sampling

Happy Wednesday, y'all!  I'm typically pretty set in my routine, but I have been trying a ton of products out lately.  I tell myself it's in the name of blog research, and I try it out so that y'all don't have to do so ;)  I change my makeup and skincare routine up seasonally, and I'm currently gravitating toward very light products and bright products that are a little out of my comfort zone!

For reference, I have combination oily skin that is extremely sensitive, which is what my preferences are based on.  Also, all of these products are from my PLAY! by Sephora subscription.  It's only $10 a month, is tailored toward your needs, and in my opinion, the sample sizes are worth the money.



Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Clay Cleanser ($45)  This made my skin go crazy.  My face was red for the next 24 hours and was extra oily for the next couple of days.  I don't typically try new facial cleansers for this reason, but I had good experiences with clay based products, so I thought it was safe.  Surprisingly, it has the texture of a regular cleanser and not a clay based product like the name would imply.

Would I purchase?  No.  It didn't do well with my skin.


Maison Margiela 'REPLICA' Beach Walk fragrance ($126)  This scent wasn't really age appropriate for me,  it felt a little bit too mature.

Would I purchase?  No.


YSL Black Opium fragrance ($69)  I loved this scent!  I usually wear Coco Mademoiselle, which is a very feminine scent.   Black Opium is a little spicier and would be perfect for a summer night out.

Would I purchase?  Yes!  It's on my wishlist.




Kat von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick (in K-Dub) ($20)  Everlasting is the perfect way to describe this product.  It's highly pigmented with a matte finish, but doesn't feel dry on your lips.  The color that I received (K-Dub) isn't something that I would have ever picked out for myself, but it's fun for summer.

Would I purchase?  No.  If I didn't already have 12 lip products floating around in my handbag, I would potentially order this in a different color.


NUDESTIX Magnetic Matte Lip Color (in Greystone) ($24)  I was really excited to try this, and I was extremely surprised that it was brown.  Not a deep wine or mauve... brown.  (See swatch above.)  The formula was very long lasting and smudge proof, so I think that I would have enjoyed this in a color that wasn't described as "greige."

Would I purchase?  No.




Benefit Cosmetics the POREfessional Face Primer ($31)  I never bought into the hype around Benefit's pore minimizing products, and that is something that I regret.  My pores are awful, and this could have really helped me out!  I tried this out under my makeup on two extremely hot days, and it held up under the heat.  I was a little nervous because the product is brown, but it blends right in with my fair skin.

Would I purchase?  Yes!  It's on my wishlist.  The smaller bottle is more affordable, so I may go that route since a little bit goes a long way.




First Aid Beauty Hello Fab Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer ($28)  Out of all of the products I've tried recently, this is my favorite!  I don't wear much face makeup, and I wear it even less in the summer.  This is a moisturizer that brightens, smoothes, and visibly blurs imperfections and leaves skin with a dewy glow.  My only complaint about this product is that it doesn't go very far.  It takes a decent amount of the product to cover my face.

Would I purchase?  Yes!  Planning to purchase this week!  (If you're unsure, it also comes in a smaller, more affordable tube.)





What do y'all think - anything you want to try?!  What have you been sampling lately?



PS - I am working on a summer hair product post, and I'm looking to try a few more products.  If there are any that you've been curious about, be sure to drop the name of the product in the comments!  I want to try things that y'all are actually interested in.




23 comments:

  1. I'd love to hear what dry shampoos you recommend! I have a month off from work in the summer, which means I'm lazy and would love to not wash my hair every day :)

    Kristin
    stripesandsangria.blogspot.com

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  2. Interesting to hear your thoughts on the clay cleanser! I use that cleanser every day and I absolutely love it! It's helped my skin so much! <3

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  3. I've heard great things about Benefit cosmetics! I'm glad it worked well for you.

    Tori

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  4. The Kat von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick is such a fun color! I'm usually super safe with lip colors, but I'm kind of digging that bright pink

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  5. I love trying out samples too! They're such a great way to test out products without actually committing to using up a full-size. I really want that Black Opium perfume, it smells so so good!

    xoxo, SS

    www.SouthernAndStyle.com

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  6. I actually think that if you buy the larger bottle of porefessional it is more worth it in the end and you spend less money :p even though upfront it's a pain for your wallet :(

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  7. I love benefit!!! its the best

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  8. I am going to have to try the POREfessional product! My pores have recently been not so cute & I would love something to mask them xx

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  9. I looove the POREfessional!! So glad I tried it!

    www.maggiealamode.com

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  10. I feel like I'm the only person who doesn't like the POREfessional product! lol But I'm glad it works for you!

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  11. I've been using that Benefit primer for years! Love it!

    Xo Lacey

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  12. I just wrote about the first aid beauty priming moisturizer too! I'm so obsessed with it!! It's amazing under foundation!
    xo megan

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  13. Coconut moisturizer yes please!! It's great to sample products!!

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  14. I love porefessional! My husband even wore it on our wedding day because he's weirdly sefconscious about his pores and somewhere between our venue and our honeymoon it got lost. I did buy more though because it's honestly the best pore minimizing primer I've ever had!

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  15. Black Opium is one of my favorite scents! I just ran out and it's on my wishlist as well.

    Greta | www.gretahollar.com

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  16. so glad you liked the porefessional face primer, I've heard a ton about it and was about to buy it too!!

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  17. That nude lipstick is pretty! I would love to try that color! :)

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  18. Love this! What moisturizer would you recommend? Trying to find a good one for sensitive skin with SPF.

    Tori || Victori Media
    https://www.victorimedia.com

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  19. I love trying products in the name of blog research haha

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  20. I love Benefit Cosmetics the POREfessional Face Primer!! I've been using it for years!
    xo, Laura
    www.have-need-want.com

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  21. I always hear great things about YSL perfumes! I made need to check this one out!
    xoxo,
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

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  22. I have been wanting to try some first aid beauty products! love all of your insight on these products! x, kenz

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