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A Few New Beauty Bits

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve picked up a few new beauty bits – everything from cleansers, to eye cream, to eyeshadow. Here’s a little look at what I’ve bought. 

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L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Cleanser – Detoxify & Brighten: I’ve had this around two weeks or so and have developed a love for using this in the morning. This clay-to-mousse formula feels great on my skin; getting a really deep cleanse without making my skin feel super dry. It also retails unbelievably cheaply: you can grab it in Target for $5.99. 

Burt’s Bees Brightening Daily Facial Cleanser: This is my current go to evening cleanser – I’m all about creating my radiance for the next day overnight! After removing my makeup with the Garnier Micellar Water, I use this to really make sure my skin is squeaky clean. I tend to wash it off by just splashing my face with water, but once or twice a week will use a washcloth/muslin cloth to get rid of the dead skin. This, too, retails pretty cheaply and can be found in Target for $7.19. 

Burt’s Bees Sensitive Eye Cream: I have to be so careful with what I put around my eyes as they’re super sensitive – hence the choice of an eye cream designed for sensitive eyes/skin. I love this eye cream as it provides hydration without being greasy. It’s also a great base for concealer (at least for me), and a little goes a long way. Pick it up in Target for $8.29.

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Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Mask: If I’m being brutally honest, I only really picked this up because my beloved Nuxe Creme Fraiche de Beaute ran out (rip). I did a little bit of research, and this was the night cream that was coming out on top every time – and I can see why. The jelly-like consistency means that this cream isn’t horrendously thick or clogging up your pores. Despite this, it’s unbelievably hydrating, and I’m a big fan of how my skin is currently looking and feeling. Considering how much product you get in the jar (I was very pleasantly surprised), it’s fairly cheap, retailing for $35 in Sephora.  

Ren Evercalm Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask: My love for this product stemmed from the sample I got in a Sephora order. The teeny-tiny sample gave me a good 3 uses of the product which provided my skin with some much needed moisture. I only use this once a week after showering and washing my face – I think any more on my skin would be overkill, to be honest. I love how calm my skin feels after using it! Pick it up in Sephora for $39.

Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum: Like the Ren mask, I received a sample of this with a Sephora order and developed an instant love. I went to add it to my loves and got the shock of my life, quite frankly. $79. I nearly cried. After some serious thinking (talk about a first world mindset….), I ended up going for it and am so pleased that I did. The serum is (along with the other products I’m currently using) making my skin look healthy, but not greasy, which is always good in my book. 

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VBxEsteeLauder Eye Ink in Black Myrrh: When I saw that my main gal VB had done a big old collab with Estee Lauder, I was all over Sephora like a rash. There were two products that really caught my eye, however. The first was her Eye Ink in Black Myrrh. In the pan, it looks scary – black with flecks of silver and gold glitter. Swatched, it’s not scary at all. It turns out to be more of a very dark, but sheer, grey with a very subtle shimmer to it. It’s extremely build-able and I love to push it into my lash line and buff it out to create a smoky-eye effect. Grab the Eye Ink in Sephora for $45. 

VBxEstee Lauder Eye Foil in Burnt Anise: The second product I was drawn to was the Eye Foil in Burnt Anise. I originally saw this on violette_fr‘s Instagram story (Violette is Estee Lauder’s Global Beauty Director), and I knew that I needed it in my makeup collection. I’ve been a long time follower of Violette and am a huge fan of basically any makeup look that she creates, and trust her judgement a worrying amount despite the fact that she has no idea who I am..(hmmm). Anyway, this is a gunmetal grey with a huge amount of shimmer in it. Definitely more of an evening eye look rather than a day one (unless that’s your style, you do you!). This with a bit of the Eye Ink buffed over the top creates a look like no other. Pick up the Eye Foil in Sephora for $40.

Have you grabbed any new beauty bits recently? Be sure to let me know below! Love and good things to you all. 

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4 comments on “A Few New Beauty Bits

  1. I’ve tried the Loreal Clay Masks, so I wonder how the cleanser is. I love Ren day cream, so I’ll have to try their mask!

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  2. Pingback: A New Approach to Makeup – kathryn firth

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