I’m way overdue for some product praises, am I not? These are the products, samples and not, that have been rocking my socks off for the past few months. Enjoy!
I’ve been using this blush for the past month and I’m ready to declare it as my one true blush love. It just works in any makeup look, bold or bare. The bronze peach shade is great for bringing life into grey winter skin. It’s part of the Chanel Coco Codes Spring 2017 collection, but available permanently (hooray!). The shimmer here is minimal, and it just works to bring a very subtle glow to the face rather than obvious shimmer or sparkle. You need this.
Chanel Joues Contraste 370 Élégance Swatch
Chanel Rouge Allure Ink ($43)*
I’m still a bullet lipstick kinda girl, because I find most matte liquid lipsticks to be too tight and drying on my lips. Chanel Rouge Allure Ink liquid lipsticks are a step above the rest though. The formula reminds me of the Rouge Allure Laque: super pigmented, easily spreadable and starts off shiny… then a minute later it sets to a comfortable matte finish. I’ve been able to nap with it on with no smears. The lighter shade I have, 140 Amoreux (the perfect nude beige) fades away evenly that I really don’t have to worry about touching up. The cherry red, 150 Luxuriant, fades slightly when I eat so I wouldn’t say these are necessarily the best for longevity, but absolutely the best as far as comfortable mattes go.
Chanel Rouge Allure Ink 140 Amoreux Swatch
Chanel Rouge Allure Ink 150 Luxuriant Swatch
I was excited to give The Ordinary line by Deciem a try so I ordered a few things, including this oil, which to be perfectly honest, has blown everything else out of the water when it comes to my evening skincare routine. I’ve admittedly been lazy and no longer keep a 10-step regimen (those were the days!), and even when I commit the cardinal sin of not washing my face at night every once in a while, when I get back to this Rose Hip Seed Oil, I am absolved of all my sins.
I will say however, that it’s possible to overdo this oil, so if you find your skin getting sensitive, I’ve heard that you can mix it with another carrier oil, i.e., 3 parts rose hip to 7 parts other oil like coconut or jojoba.
Live Clean Sheer Light Skin Perfecting Dry Body Oil ($9.99)*
It’s nice to find a body oil that is nourishing enough but doesn’t turn one into a greaseball. I love the smell of this — I can’t quite pinpoint it — but it’s light and so nostalgic. This comes with a pump which I found totally useless, so I switched mine up for a flip top cap that lets me pour it out instead. I hope Live Clean fixes this because this dry oil is perfection otherwise. I love this when my skin is still damp right out of the shower, and it absorbs into my skin quickly and deliciously! My usually rough winter-battered knees are no match for this body oil. It is love! Available at Walmart and Loblaws.
Youguise! There’s a reason why this spray is legendary. I don’t consider myself an expert in hair. Sometimes my curling makes too uniform, too perfect waves. Combing them out just loosens the waves which isn’t ideal for my naturally straight hair either. What I need is dirt and grit, and Oribe delivers. Below are just two examples of great hair days that are made possible by Oribe. This spray magically creates space between strands and provides light texture and hold. Wow. So yeah, $46 is insanely expensive for a can of hairspray, but I’ll leave you to decide whether carefree, model-off-duty hair is worth that much. 😉