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.
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.