Once again I’m terribly late on this post. Time for the September Samples & Empties Post. Quick thoughts about each starting above left to right.
bareMinerals Skinlongevity Vital Power Infusion: This is a nice light serum. Moisturizing, light scent. It’s too small of a sample to really know how good it is at anti aging. No bad reactions though.
OSKIA Restoration Oil: I loved this. No strong scent, great ingredients. Light texture that absorbs fast. Not greasy. I would buy a full size.
Zelens Triple-Action Advanced Eye Cream: This was my second jar. I love it. It has a silicone texture which makes it great for day as eye makeup glides on easy after. Review to come.
Ilsci Sour Cherry & Blackthorn Gel Mask: I liked this. Very natural, smells and looks like mashed cherries. Like you could eat it. It was tightening and made my skin feel fresh. I loved the glass jar.
Skin Script Cucumber Toner: This was OK. Very average and had an extremely powdery scent. Odd for a cucumber toner. I would not buy.
Rahua Shampoo: Love this. Fabulous warm nutty scent. Moisturizing without weighing my hair down. No sulfates. I will rebuy.
NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Groenland: Love the tinted moisturizer style and it’s a matte version which I don’t know of any other similar. Good coverage for this type of foundation. A little drying though. This shade in particular was too light for me. I would definitely look into a darker version for next summer.
SUQQU Enrich Foaming Wash: This was OK. Average foaming wash. Dried my skin out like most foaming washes.
MUFE Ultra HD Foundation 127=Y335: Matte full coverage foundation. A little drying which is typical of heavy matte foundations for me. A nice one if you like matte full coverage. This shade was too dark for me a touch.
Paula’s Choice Resist Weightless Advanced Repairing Toner: For normal/oily/combo skin, liquid style toner, not bad.
Paula’s Choice Resist Advanced Replenishing Toner: For normal/dry/very dry, heavier style toner. Was OK. I prefer a liquid versus the thicker style toners.
Paula’s Choice Calm Toner Normal to Dry: This was a thicker toner. It was OK. I preferred the Resist versions above. The Resist version just felt more moisturizing, soothing and clean.
Paula’s Choice Calm Toner Normal to Oily: This was a thin style toner that was OK. Again, I preferred the Resist version.
Su-man Velvet Skin Brightening Serum: This was the last one of multiple sample sizes. Review coming.
Erborian Yuza Double Lotion: I love this one. Light citrus scent. It’s a milky, moisturizing toner. It leaves my skin with a fresh feeling and moisturized. I would rebuy.
amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo: This was too white in my hair, didn’t like it.
Herbivore Coco Rose Body Polish: How I love thee… Reviewed here. Will buy over and over again.
Alterna Caviar Moisture Mask: This is nice. Good for really dry hair. This is too much for me now since I’ve moved.
Ojon Damage Reverse Restorative Shampoo: I love Ojon. This is a nice moisturizing shampoo. I love the warm nutty scent. Seems to be discontinued when I look it up I can’t find an active link.
Briogeo Blossom & Bloom Ginseng + Biotin Volumizing Conditioner: This was too heavy for me. I loved their old version of this, it got reformulated and now it’s heavier. Too bad I loved the old version.
Sunday Riley Good Genes Treatment: Smells like strong cat pee, but it’s quite good. It’s a lactic acid serum exfoliator, which is pregnancy safe. Review coming once done with full size bottle.
bareMinerals Skinlongevity: See above.
Hurraw! Coffee Bean Lip Balm: I love Hurraw! It’s natural. This one is like a coffee bean. It’s supposed to have some caffeine in it, but I feel that’s not really all relevant to give you a buzz.
REN V-Cense Youth Vitality Day Cream: This is OK. Nice average moisturizing cream.
Ellis Faas Skin Veil S104: This is a demi matte medium to full coverage foundation. This shade was a bit dark S103 was better for me. I like it, I just don’t use these high coverage foundations that often.
Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask: I’ve used this many times. It’s a mask that cools in addition to refreshing skin. I don’t like the cooling effect, otherwise this would be an item I use heavily.
Renee Rouleau Aloe Cleansing Milk: This was an average milky cleanser. Moisturizing. I like oil followed by gel of some sort versus milky. But this is great for dry skin. Not too good at removing makeup fully.
CHICCA Flawless Solid Glow Foundation: I couldn’t get the product off the sample card it was too hard. So epic fail.
Omorovicza Gold Eye Lift: Love it. Hydrating. Working on full size bottle now. Review one day.
Omorovicza Gold Night Drops: Love these. Hydrating serum with retinol. Working on full size now. Review one day.
Skyn Iceland Blemish Dots: See above.
Fresh Rose Face Mask: I like this. It’s nice. I talked about it here. I wish it didn’t irritate my nose sometimes.
Omorovicza Reviving Eye Cream: I’m almost done with a full size bottle. Will review once done. Thin light eye cream. Smells like cucumbers.
Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Creme: This was OK. Average cream. Small sample so hard to tell if it really works, you need weeks of regular use for that.
Lancome Visionnaire Nuit Beauty Sleep Perfector: This was OK. Lighter than I thought it would be. Average feeling product.
COOLA Face Mineral Sunscreen Unscented Matte Tint Natural BB Cream: This was terrible. It pills bad.
Charlotte Tilbury Multi-Miracle Glow: This is OK. Balm style cleanser or mask. I prefer other things more, it’s not my favorite Charlotte Tilbury skin product.
Susanne Kaufmann Nutrient Concentrate: This was OK. Nice hydrating serum. Too small of a sample to see if it did anything. It wasn’t enough to make me want to make the pricey splurge.
Too Faced Shadow Insurance: This is OK. A sticky primer. Not a big deal different than my usual Urban Decay Eye Primer Potion.
COVER FX Correct Yellow, Enhance Bubbly & Golden Peach, Cover N40: These were OK. Creamy average thicker product. This was the right shade concealer for me. It was too thick for what I prefer. The shimmer shades were thinner, like an average shimmer cream stick.