First Impressions!

Garnier skin renew dark spot overnight peel
I bought this about a week ago and so far I think it’s working out pretty well, I have noticed my skin has broken out a little bit but I’m pretty sure it’s because it’s a new product and my skin isn’t use to it, and also because it’s helping to purge my skin of impurities.
It has a thin consistency and smells really nice, and it’s gentle enough that you can use it every night. I’ve been using it after I cleanse with my clarisonic and then I follow it with a moisturizer because that’s what it says to do on the bottle, and it does leave your skin feeling a little bit tight as it’s a gel like formula.
I’m excited to see how this continues to work throughout the rest of the bottle, it costs around 20$ but you only need one pump for your whole face.

Glam Glow – Youthmud (Black)
I’ve used this once and I wasn’t completely impressed with it. This is the formulation that “Tingles” but really it stings and feels like your face is on fire a little bit. When I went into the store and asked about this they made it seem like after one use my skin was going to look radiant and transformed but really it kinda just looked shiny. It goes on a dark grey colour and has tea leaves in it as well as volcanic rock so it does look gritty on the skin; you’re supposed to leave it on until it dries and turns a lighter colour. Then you wet your face with warm water and rub the mask in with circular motions to exfoliate your skin. My skin felt super soft after and the general tone of my skin felt better but I didn’t have the “wow” reaction I was hoping to get. ALTHOUGH I have only used it once so I’ll keep you guys posted on how I continue to like it. I have the little sample jar that’s only 0.5oz as I didn’t want to commit to buying the full size without trying it.
I’m also interested in trying the other kinds of glam glow, let me know if you guys have tried them and what you think!

Stila Stay All Day waterproof liquid eye-liner
I bought this on the recommendation of my best friend Amber, because she uses it and it’s become one of her holy grail products. I myself have always been a Kat Von D trooper fan, but I thought I’d try something new and unfortunately I don’t like this liner as much as the Kat Von D one. Stila’s liner has a foam applicator whereas Trooper has a brush applicator which I find much easier to use. The foam applicator seemed really stiff and hard to maneuver along my eye lid, but Amber promises me that over time the applicator becomes softer so I will continue to give this one a try and hopefully come to love it as much as she does.

Loreal True Match Lumi foundation
I have a terrible addiction to products that have luminous or radiant in the name and or claim to create radiant and luminous skin. Even though I have combination skin I’m really partial to more radiant foundations as opposed to matte ones. I bought this one at Target about a week ago and I’ve been wearing it every day since and I really like it! I have the colour W1-2 porcelain/light ivory which is the lightest colour in the line. It definitely doesn’t have LONG wear, and I do have to powder it throughout the day but I really love the way it makes my skin look. I also like that it comes with a pump as a lot of foundations don’t and you end up wasting product, I use about 2 and a half pumps of this all over my face and it has a gorgeous effect which I think will be perfect for spring and summer. I would say this has a medium coverage, but as I said before it’s not a long wear foundation. It also has SPF 20 which is always a bonus in foundation as you should always have a little bit of SPF on your skin. This will definitely be staying in my collection throughout the hotter months.

Those are my first impressions on some of the new products I’ve been trying out! Let me know in the comments if you guys have tried any of these and what you think!
until next time, xoxo