Recent Loves

Beauty Products

This is where I talk about some of the beauty products I've been loving lately...

This balm made with lychee extract and coconut butter delivers rich color and high shine while locking in hydration and enhancing elasticity. I would describe this as a hybrid lip balm meets sheer lipstick. The shade is described as a warm beige nude which wears as a light pinky beige tint with a faint touch of shimmer on my lips. The color is really quite subtle which I don't mind. I could probably do with a little less shine but I really like the lightweight, creamy texture and how moisturizing this is and the case is really cool.
$36 (0.08 oz / 2.5 g) at Pat McGrath Labs, Sephora

Developed by a cosmetic chemist, this eye cream features a powerful formulation that combines patented 5% pure stable vitamin C and hemp oil to brighten, firm and hydrate. I had been wanting to try this eye cream because I kept hearing good things about it and it lives up to the hype. I love the airless pump packaging which I wish all eye creams could  be packaged in, then there is the velvety-soft, weightless texture that hydrates, softens and soothes immediately upon application. This is a lovely eye cream that works and one I would recommend. 
$65 (0.5 fl oz/ 15 mL ) at NordstromDermstore, Skinstore, Amazon 

Vitamin C is one of my favorite skincare ingredients so I'm always on the lookout for new products with it to use in my routine. This multi-tasking serum packs a punch with the highest, active level of stable 25% Vitamin C L-Ascorbic Acid to improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It also features ubiquinone CoQ10, Red Wine Extract and Plant C-Stem Cells to brighten and provide antioxidant/anti-pollution benefits. This serum is a little runny and sticky but it's fine once applied and worth getting past because the high concentration of active ingredients is really effective. My face looked bright and more radiant after just one week of use in the mornings. 
$38.99 (0.5 fl oz / 15 mL) at Amazon, Mychelle Dermaceuticals

This absorbent yet hydrating sunscreen offers broad-spectrum SPF 50 PA +++ protection with a combination formula  that contains both chemical and mineral ingredients. I like this sunscreen because it has a lightweight texture that sinks into the skin with a soft satin finish and no white cast or heavy feeling. It's also lightly hydrating and comfortable to wear without being greasy which is something I look for in a sunscreen. 
$30 (1.65 fl oz / 50 mL) at Soko Glam, StyleKorean, Amazon 

I am a huge fan of the Weleda Skin Food collection. I always have a tube of Skin Food Original Ultra-Rich Cream on hand which I use all over and I also really like the Skin Food Body Butter. And for the body, I think I like this lotion even more. The body butter can be a little unwieldy to spread because of how thick it is but this ultra-rich lotion is creamy and sinks in easily with a soft, silky finish.Big plus for the plant blend formula that is free of anything questionable. Weleda has created another winner. I just wish it came in a bigger size.
$18.99  (6.8 oz/ 200 mL ) at Credo Beauty, Weleda, Target

Have you tried any of these products?

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R's Rue said...

I’d like to try the Pat McGrath lip

Kinga K. said...

I like Pat McGrath too ❤

Emmylou said...

I've been meaning to try both Pat McGrath (my idol...swoon) and Weleda products but have yet to do so:( I really must get my hands on some, esp. that Weleda lotion. Thanks as always for the heads up, chingu:)
PS I'm so happy to hear I'm not the only one who hated Shang Chi! I thought I was going mental there for a minute:)

Lovely said...

I'm a fan of Pat McGrath products and I like the sound of the eye cream.


Sun protection is a must! I've been a longtime fan of Weleda products, so it's lovely to see it on your list. Hope you have a great rest of the week, Rowena. <3

Jackie Harrison said...

The eye cream sounds like a product I will consider.

Ivana Split said...

The balm sounds lovely and I personally don't mind a bit of shine in a balm.