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Review for: Avene Cold Cream Lip Balm, .14 oz more...
My lips were starting to become sensitive when using super fragranced lip balms, so I sought out advice from my dermatologist and they recommended me three different lip balms. The first one was this Avene Cold Cream Lip Balm that I’ve used before and loved. It has ingredients in it like squalane, thermal spring water, shea butter, and glycerin that you would find in a French Pharmacy moisturizer and the best part is that the lip balm works.
Unlike a lot of mineral sunscreens, this La Roche Posay one has a watery texture and no white cast because it’s tinted. There is nothing specifically wrong with this fragrance-free cosmetically elegant sunscreen other than its warm tint that will not suit everyone’s skin colour which is why I’ve found another mineral sunscreen that I prefer more than this one.
I’ve gone through at least five of these concealers and considered it my holy grail until I was swayed to try the NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer. One day, I was going through my makeup and noticed that I was one use away from finishing this Urban Decay concealer – so I applied it on my under-eyes and lids. The next morning, I noticed that I had a tiny pimple close to my left eyebrow and knew it was the Urban Decay concealer that caused it because I’d been applying the NARS concealer in that area for months and hadn’t had an eyebrow pimple since switching.
I’ve tried a lot of Nivea lip balms and I’m usually left unsatisfied because they leave a white residue on your lips. However, I was pleasantly surprised with the Hydro Care version because it goes on clear and has aloe vera in the ingredient list.
I was disappointed by this mascara because the packaging inside became damaged and suddenly the coconut fragrance didn’t really smell quite like coconut anymore. This incident taught me that I shouldn’t have more than one opened mascara in my collection and that I should keep track of the expiration date.
This lip conditioner has the same consistency and feeling as Eucerin Aquaphor Healing Ointment with an additional vanilla scent. I thought the product was lovely however I’m not re-purchasing it anytime soon because I’ve discovered that I don’t like lip balms with a squeeze tube packaging.
During the Holiday season, I purchased a Fresh lip treatment set that included six minis. I finished the clear lip treatment first and loved its sweet limoncello flavour. I also loved how buttery it felt and how it left no residue on the lips.
When looking for an eye makeup remover I try to find ones without dyes and fragrances in the ingredient list. This Simple one doesn’t have either and it has hydrating vitamin B5 and antioxidant vitamin E in it.
This is one of those makeup products where you try to make yourself like it because so many others do. Before purchasing it, I read so many five star reviews on this CC+ Cream because of its hydrating ingredients, medium to full coverage, and 50+ SPF sunscreen. However, every time I used it I felt like I got a couple of small pimples after wearing it and I think it was my skin reacting to the lemon oil, orange oil, and other ‘natural fragrances’ they’ve added to the foundation.