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Bizarre Beauty Finds: Tested and Reviewed

April 2, 2019

By:

Claire Cramer

Hey friends! Claire and Hannah here again to bring you some of our latest beauty finds! This week, we thought it would be fun to try out a few not-so-basic products on the market. A clay stick face mask? Green lipstick? We tried them out so you didn’t have to. Sit back, grab a glass of wine, and let’s dive in.

What We Used:

  1. L’Oreal Paris Unlimited Lash Lifting and Lengthening Washable Mascara
  2. Olay Mist Ultimate Hydration Essence
  3. Olay Pore Detox Black Charcoal Clay Face Mask Stick
  4. No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Day Cream
  5. No7 Match Made Foundation Drops
  6. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Concealer
  7. Lipstick Queen Frog Prince Lipstick
  8. Lipstick Queen Mornin’ Sunshine Lipstick

Claire’s Picks:

L’Oreal Paris Unlimited Lash Lifting and Lengthening Mascara

Hannah has been raving about this mascara for weeks so I was excited to finally try it out. It comes with a bendable wand that can be used two ways. To get the full effect, I used it bent and was pleasantly surprised at how well I was able to coat those hard-to-reach lashes. Don’t worry, if you’re not feeling like a full blown makeup artist, you can keep the wand straight like your normal mascara. BONUS: this is VERY similar [but a much more affordable alternative] to my favorite Benefit Badgal BANG! mascara.

Olay Mist Ultimate Hydration Essence

The next product I tried was the Olay Hydrating Mist. I’m always skeptical of these mists because, really, what do they even do? This little bottle promises hydration and revitalization, so naturally I doused my face in it. The Good News: You can use this spray pretty much any time- before you moisturize, after makeup application, and anytime throughout the day for a refresh. Cool right? I used it directly after applying my makeup and instantly noticed a fresh, dewy glow. [ps. it smells good and it’s free of oils, parabens & artificial colors or dyes.] That’s a win in my book.

Olay Pore Detox Black Charcoal Clay Face Mask Stick

This was my first time trying out a face mask in stick form! LOVED IT. All the benefits of a face mask without the mess. The stick went on smooth, creamy, and a lot thicker than expected- in the best way possible. I used the Black Charcoal Detox, but they also offer White Charcoal Glow Boost and Fresh Reset Pink Mineral options that I want to get my hands on next!

Hannah’s Picks:

No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Day Cream

If you have sensitive skin, this is the perfect hydrating day cream, friends! A little goes a long way, but it keeps my skin hydrated without causing breakouts + it’s non-greasy. I mixed it with the foundation drops to create a perfect mix for my skin tone without the feeling of too much makeup!

No7 Match Made Foundation Drops [wearing in Cool Vanilla]

A little goes a LONG way with these drops! I love that this foundation is designed for your own specific skin tone and blends for the most natural and even tone. This foundation is buildable, so your coverage preference will determine how many drops to use. I’ve been using a single drop mixed with this day cream and it’s the perfect sheer coverage. If you prefer fuller coverage, I would recommend using up to 3 drops depending on your skin tone. Start with one for a good base and continue building until you find what’s best for you! This foundation is lightweight, doesn’t feel cakey, blended well and evened my natural skin tone + lasted ALL day! Mix this with your favorite day cream, primer, balm or any other base you prefer before applying the rest of your makeup.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Concealer

I was a little skeptical of this concealer at first. A hydrating concealer that doesn’t get cakey or feel heavy seemed impossible, but this stuff is GOOD! Not only does this keep my under eye hydrated and smooth but it also does a great job of covering my dark circles after long nights up with my kiddos! Highly recommend.

Lipstick Queen Results

Mornin’ Sunshine Lipstick // Frog Prince Lipstick

I think we both agreed these lipsticks were our FAVORITE products to try out! They are SO fun. They might look intimidating at first [green and yellow lipstick?!] but never fear. The lip color goes on clear at first, then reacts to the warmth of your lips and adjusts to your PH levels for your own unique shade of pink or coral. Not only does this give you the perfect shade, but it also hydrates your lips and doesn’t feel sticky. Tip: the color did wear throughout the day into a glossy tint or stain, so reapply if you prefer a more vibrant lip!

Lipstick Queen Frog Prince

Lipstick Queen Mornin’ Sunshine

And that’s a wrap, folks! Shop all the products + a few fun extras below. Thanks for stopping by! xoxo

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