Bobbi Brown Retouching Face Pencil in Illuminate Review + Swatch

Bobbi Brown Retouching Face Pencil Illuminate

Hi everyone!

I’ve been using this product for a while now and have gathered my thoughts on it to review for you guys! I have previously tried a few Bobbi Brown products but they were mostly skincare. I’m just getting into their makeup and so far I have liked what I’ve tried.

Bobbi Brown Retouching Face Pencil Illuminate

When you think about highlighting – you think about mostly powder, liquid or even a cream consistency. This however is a creamy formula that is housed in a chubby pencil casing which makes it very travel-friendly, easy to use, and sturdy. It also comes with the sharpener which is great because you may not already have one that will fit this pencil. The stick concept is easy to use because you just draw it on your face wherever you want a nice sheen/glow. I can place this in my waterline, inner corner and brow bone in a matter of seconds. I like to warm this up on my finger before patting it on to my cheekbones, cupids bow, etc.

Bobbi Brown Retouching Face Pencil Illuminate

Consistency-wise this product is creamy but not too creamy where it ends up looking greasy and gets everywhere. Instead, this is a nice creamy formula that goes on easily and stays put for hours. You can build it to look more dramatic or with just one swipe you get a subtle sheen. There are very fine micro shimmers in there but the eye doesn’t pick that up, instead it looks very fresh and has a sophisticated glow rather than tacky and chunky.

Bobbi Brown Retouching Face Pencil Illuminate

The color is gorgeous and I can see how this shade would work for a variety of different skin tones. It pulls pink with a subtle silver frost but it also pulls champagne with a very light gold depending on how the light hits it.

I really am impressed with this product and this is definitely my gateway into trying out more Bobbi Brown makeup products.

What is your favourite Bobbi Brown product? Let me know in the comment section!

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Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Silky Cream Review

Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Silky Cream

Hi everyone!

The one product that is essential in my skincare routine is moisturizer. Even though I have extremely oily skin I always include a moisturizer in my morning and night routine. I find that if I happen to skip it my makeup does not sit right and I get even more oily than usual by the end of the day.

Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Cream

I was very excited to receive this face cream that Influenster sent me from Clarins complimentary to try out and review for you guys! First off, I was a bit worried that this might be too rich for me since this formula is for normal to dry skin and so I replaced this with my night cream for a couple of nights to see if it made much of a difference.

This is the small travel size (15ml) and not the full size which comes in a tub and contains 50ml of product. However, I prefer squeeze tubes or pumps because the product is not exposed to air every time you use it and it does not come in contact with your fingers. This product has a very artificial scent and as weird as this may sound; it smells like the sanitary pads that have a strong rose fragrance. It isn’t bad but it reminds me of that every single time I apply this to my face.

The cream itself is a white opaque consistency which is not at all greasy or heavy on the skin; it’s very lightweight and instantly moisturizes. It doesn’t leave any residue and absorbs in seconds which I prefer since I hate that heavy feeling some creams give.

Overall, this cream is nice because it contains the key ingredient Hyaluronic Acid which deeply moisturizes and Clarins advertises itself as a “natural plant-based” brand. However, this isn’t my favourite moisturizer because I prefer an oil-free gel consistency – I find my makeup sits better on my skin for whatever reason and the scent is a bit odd for me.

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Disclaimer: I received these products from Influenster for reviewing purposes. All my reviews are my honest opinion whether I bought the product(s) or it was sent to me

Lancome Visionnaire Advanced Multi-Correcting Cream Review

Lancome Visionnaire Advanced Multi-Correcting Cream

Hello everyone!

As you can probably tell, I’m very much into testing out different face creams at the moment and I have found some good ones and some not-so-great ones.

This face cream claims to help with wrinkles, plumpness and radiance. It has a very strong fragrance which I know many people steer clear of however, I actually really enjoy the fragrance that Lancome uses in their products. I received this in a gift with purchase set a while back and I started using it immediately. My first impression of this product was very positive because I really liked the feel of this cream. It made my skin instantly soft and smooth and almost blurred my pores; and not to mention it looks great under makeup as a base. However, after a few days of using this I noticed that my skin texture changed; it made my skin look bumpy and I even had a few breakouts (cystic acne) that toke weeks to totally clear up.

I stopped using it and after a few days I could see that my skin was improving. However, I decided to give it another shot because I absolutely loved the way that it made my skin feel – only this time I started using it as an eye cream and have been doing so for over a month. It creates the perfect base for concealer as it hydrates and plumps; the strong fragrance does not bother my eyes at all but if you are sensitive I do not recommend using this under the eyes. I’m not sure what ingredient was making me breakout but I’m glad I found another purpose for this because I really do like the cream and it does meet all of the claims.

Overall, I would not recommend this if you have sensitive or acne-prone skin.

Have you tried any Lancome products recently?

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