The world is strange right now. We’re all under quarantine, false information about Covid-19 is everywhere, I can’t order a pizza past 8pm and I’m buying things online that I would normally just walk over to the store for.
Most of us have stopped wearing makeup altogether during this time, but I am thankfully still employed in an industry that is considered a necessity so I get to go to work everyday. Thus, makeup is still happening and being tested.
So here’s a little distraction for the next five minutes, starting with some new drugstore makeup I ordered from Shoppers. They were offering free shipping no minimum so I took advantage of that to stock up on some things I.. “needed”? No one needs makeup… I know, I know. I feel weird about it too.
Physician’s Formula Weylie Hoang Face Palette
The first thing that I picked up was the Physician’s Formula x Weylie Hoang face palette. You guys have been telling me to try the PF butter bronzers forever and I finally decided to go for it.
I reviewed the Sultry Nights Palette from Physicians Formula in 2018 and I remember that I actually hated it… the shimmers were terrible! But I remember that the mattes were very smooth & pigmented, so I thought if the bronzers were anything like the mattes in that palette I would probably like them.
I was on the fence about whether to get this face palette or not, mostly because my skin is so pale and the bronzer shades in here are deeper than I usually go for. Someone pointed out on YouTube that the bronzer shades have the same names as the ones in the regular collection but they’re a little bit different in tone. I’m going to review this palette separately, but spoiler alert — I LOVE IT.
Maybelline Fit Me Hydrate & Smooth Foundation
This is one of the first foundations I reviewed on my blog! I really love the Hydrate & Smooth version of the Maybeline Fit Me foundation. I haven’t tried the matte & poreless version, I know myself and the Dewy finish is what I like. Matte finishes make me look old xD
I might revisit my old review because it’s been a few years since I wrote it, and I’d love to update my photography!
Catrice Dewy Glow Fixing Spray
Taylor Wynn raved about this Catrice Fixing Spray in a recent video, which inspired this purchase. I usually go for my Pixi Makeup Fixing Mist or the Nyx Dewy Setting Mist, but I love trying out new things!
A few weeks ago I reviewed the new Catrice Self Made Bae Palette, and I was cringing when I hit publish. I really, really disliked that palette, and it was sent to me in PR so I felt kind of bad for raking it over the coals. But I’m glad I gave this mist a chance despite that bad experience, because I actually like this mist a lot! I’ve been using it for about a week now and it adds a beautiful glow to your makeup. If you like a dewy look I think you’d really like this Catrice mist!
Duo Lash Glue
This was the product that was the real “necessity” for me. My House of Lashes glue is almost empty and I have like… four eyeshadow palette reviews to get up for you guys! I went ahead and chucked my AOA lash glue. A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post about all the Shop Miss A Products I’ve been trying and their Faux Mink Lashes are pretty good, but the black lash glue was absolutely terrible.
I remember Nova recommended Duo Lash Glue to me eons ago, so I’m finally getting around to trying it. So far so good!
Sephora Sent me my order twice?
I never intended to share my Sephora goodies on my blog because I literally spent $11.50 with a free shipping code so I could redeem some points. I only ordered two small packs of the Sephora Collection Coconut Makeup Wipes, plus a pair of lashes that were on sale.
Apparently there was a mixup because I placed my order and not one but TWO boxes showed up.
Both boxes had the same packing slip. The second box contained doubles of the points rewards I ordered, plus a Tom Ford lipstick book sample, Summer Friday sample, AND a full sized Fenty Brow Pencil (what?) PLUS two other 300 point rewards that I definitely didn’t order. I think my order somehow started getting packaged twice and was then mixed up with someone else’s? WEIRD!
Tatcha Routine Refresher
I redeemed 300 points for this little Tatcha Duo containing the Tatcha Water Gel cream and The Deep Cleanse exfoliating cleanser. Two arrived! Um, ok!? I’m planning a little post wrapping up my experiences with Tatcha because I also got to try their Dewy Skin Cream in my March Ipsy Glam Bag, and I got their luminous skin mist as a deluxe sample with a Sephora order last month.
Wander Beauty Baggage Eye Masks
These Wander Beauty eye masks are amazing. I got a full pack from the Fall Fabfitfun Box at the end of 2019 and I’ve gone through the entire pack. I got doubles of my points redemption here – one in each box. Score! These are great for depuffing your under eye area. They don’t slip around on your face like some of the hydrogel masks out there.
Both boxes contained the Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask samples that I chose. I’m really excited to try these because there is SO much hype around Summer Friday on instagram. I wonder if it’s all hype because of the beautiful packaging, or if there’s something to these masks.
Belif Sample Set
I received some deluxe minis of the Belief True Cream moisturizer and their Aqua Bomb Jelly Cleanser. I have sooo many mini cleansers on the go right now, so it will be a while before I get around to trying these. Once I do I’ll post an instagram update on how they worked for me.
Kerastase Nectar Thermique Leave In Treatment
I got to try some Kerastase hair products when I was on the Elle Canada Grand Prix panel a few years ago. And I hated them. The products smelled like mosquito spray, and I couldn’t have my hair smelling like that all day!
I haven’t opened this deluxe sample yet, but my fingers are crossed that it won’t smell like bug spray.
Tom Ford Lipstick Book
I’m actually kind of impressed by how luxe this sample lipstick book is. It even comes with a little brush! I didn’t choose this, it arrived in the second box. The sample that I chose was the Versace Eros Flame Perfume. Now that I have it I wonder if it was supposed to be a Men’s cologne because it smells like Axe Body Spray. Both my husband & I cringed when we smelled it. No thank you!
Fenty Beauty Brow MVP Pencil
Okay so this surprised me. I could see how a mix up with the deluxe samples/points redemption could happen but a Fenty brow pencil that I didn’t order? Now this is random. Luckily this is a shade that will work for me. The toothbrush bristles on the end of the pencil are a little weird. I’ll try it, but I think a traditional spoolie is more for me.
What beauty products have you been eyeing lately?
I hope you guys are doing well. We’re probably in for a long haul so let me know what you’re doing to keep your sanity. Stay strong, keep your distance from others, and use delivery services when you can. I’m sending you all my love! We will get through this x