Discovering Kiehl’s Products.. Finally!

Kiehl's, Review, Skincare
Discovering Kiehl's Products.. Finally!

I used to live near Square One shopping mall and on the way to Sephora, I’d always walk by Kiehl’s and be tempted to want to stop in and buy something, but Sephora and the products they had there always left me just window shopping Kiehl’s product line and not taking the plunge to finally buy something. Then when I moved further away, I kind of forgot about Kiehl’s but kept hearing so many great things about their products that it really made me wish I had bought something when the store was so close to me. So, to my great surprise, I received a big box of Kiehl’s products to discover and I really couldn’t be happier.

The PR box came with, literally, all of the Kiehl’s best selling products that they’re known for. This included their Ultra Facial Cream, Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado, Creme de Corps, and the Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Mask..

Discovering Kiehl's Products.. Finally!

The Ultra Facial Cream ($63 / 50 ml / Available at Kiehls.ca & Kiehl’s stores) helps reduce moisture loss in the skin while drawing in and absorbing moisture from the air. The cream gives your skin continuous moisture throughout the day, leaving it feeling smooth, soft and looking healthy. Some of the ingredients it contains include Antarcticine (Glacial Glycoprotein Extract) (that’s sourced from Antarctica) that protects the skin against dryness and helps hydrate while giving your skin a noticeably smoother appearance as it shields it from free radicals, Imperata Cylindrica (Desert Plant Extract) helps store and retain moisture, even in the driest weather conditions, and SqualaneΒ (Perhydrosqualene or perhydrosqualene vegetal) restores the skin’s natural moisture balance to keep it very soft and supple.

The Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado ($39 CAD / 14 g / Available at Kiehls.ca & Kiehl’s stores) is a nourishing formula that moisturizes the delicate eye area with ingredients like avocado oil, a rich, fatty acid emollient that restores the natural moisture in skin, beta-carotene, a natural derived antioxidant found in carrots and contains vitamin A, and shea butter which protects skin from dehydration, improves its appearance and restores its suppleness.

The Rare Earth Pore Cleansing Masque ($36 / 125 ml / Available at Kiehls.ca & Kiehl’s stores) is intended to soften your skin as well as purify and minimize the appearance of your pores. It’s formulated with Amazonian White Clay that draws out oil, dirt and toxins that clog pores, Bentonite which is a colloidal aluminum silicate clay that absorbs oil and reduces shine, and oatmeal and aloe vera that help soothe the skin.

Discovering Kiehl's Products.. Finally!

From L-R: Rare Earth Pore Cleansing Masque, Ultra Facial Cream & Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado

Probably the most highly anticipated product out of the bunch for me was the Midnight Recovery Concentrate ($57 / 30 ml / Available at Kiehls.ca & Kiehl’s stores), which is very well known for repairing, regenerating and replenishing the skin overnight to make it look smoother and healthier. It works with your skin’s natural nocturnal state to dramatically restore it. It contains Evening Primrose that repairs your skin barrier and enhances radiance, Lavender Essential Oil which soothes inflamed or irritated skin and blotchiness and improves unevenness to give you a brighter and more radiant complexion, and Squalane restores the skin’s natural moisture balance to make it very soft and supple.

Creme de Corps ($41 / 250 ml / Available at Kiehls.ca & Kiehl’s stores) is a hydrating, rich, and non-greasy body moisturizer that is enriched with skin-nurturing ingredients that leave the skin feeling soft, smooth and beautifully moisturized. It contains beta-carotene which contains vitamin A, cocoa butterΒ  which softens and lubricates skin, and sesame oil, a refined moisturizing oil that absorbs easily while softening the skin.

Discovering Kiehl's Products.. Finally!

From L-R: Midnight Recovery Concentrate & Creme de Corps

My Glittery Thoughts:

What an amazing way to get to know a brand than to try all of their best sellers! I found out why these products are best sellers pretty much immediately and it kind of really sucks that it’s taken this long to finally try their products. Now I really know what the fuss is all about. The Midnight Recover Concentrate is my absolute favourite out of all of the products. I feel like it really adds that moisture and plumpness to my skin that I need when I wake up. The facial cream and eye treatment are both very rich and hydrating. The eye treatment especially is very thick so you only really need a tiny dab or else it takes a long time to absorb into your skin. I really like having a pump bottle for the moisturizer, so I can get what I need. Since it’s getting colder outside, I’m starting to get dry patches everywhere and the moisturizer immediately soothes and restores those areas. I don’t have any major issues with my pores but sometimes I get really annoyed by the black heads and white heads that I find. I felt like the masque was very refreshing and comfortable to wear and when I took it off, my skin still felt refreshed and my pores looked cleaner.

After trying all of these products, what do I recommend? There is something really nice about all of these products. If you get really dry under eyes, you’ll really like the Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado because it’s really thick, the Ultra Facial Cream I feel will work on pretty much all skin types. It’s a bit thick but not heavy and sinks into the skin really nicely to give you refreshing hydration. The Midnight Recovery Concentrate is a great investment if you want to add something anti-aging that also helps with evening out your skin tone. You look more refreshed in the morning after a night of wearing it, which I really enjoy. The body moisturizer and the masque are nice but I don’t use them as much as I do with the other products, so I would say to test those out in the store and find out if they are what you’re looking for. But overall, I really enjoyed all of the products and liked that they worked really well on my dry skin. I’m officially a Kiehl’s fan!

What do you think of these Kiehl’s products? Please let me know if you have any other Kiehl’s favourites that you think I should try!

 

 

 

 

 

Disclosure: These products were provided for editorial consideration, however these are my honest opinions.

Testing Out New (to me) Revlon Makeup: Highlights and Lowlights

Review, Revlon
New Revlon Fall 2017 Products Review

I went to a Revlon event over a month or so ago and left with a bunch of fun, new (to me) goodies to try out. Some of the products are new and some aren’t but I wanted to share a little bit about them and my thoughts after testing each product to let you know what some of the highlights and lowlights are.

New Revlon Fall 2017 Products Review

First, let’s talk about their eye products! Revlon has come out with the ColorStay Brow Crayon ($9.50 / Available at Walmart & Mass Retailers), which comes in four shades (Dark Brown is featured here) and offers long wearing colour (up to 24 hours) that defines and shapes your brows in a single sweep. Then, we’ve got the new ColorStay 2 in 1 Angled Kajal that also comes in four shades (Onyx is featured here) which come in a waterproof formula in an angled kajal tip on one side and a smudge brush on the other so you can smoke out the liner before it sets.

New Revlon Fall 2017 Products Review

From L-R: ColorStay Brow Crayon in Dark Brown & ColorStay 2 in 1 Angled Kajal in Onyx

Next is the ColorStay Creme Eye Shadow that come in 12 luxurious colours (Praline 730 is featured here) that come with a built in brush for a mess-free application that lasts up to 24 hours.

New Revlon Fall 2017 Products Review

ColorStay Creme Eye Shadow in Praline 730

New Revlon Fall 2017 Products Review

For the lips, we have the ColorStay Lip Liner ($9 / Available at Walmart & Mass Retailers) in Red, which also comes in eight other colours, and adds a defined, long lasting look to you lips that doesn’t feather or bleed. The ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipsticks ($11.50 / Available at Walmart & Mass Retailers) offer a velvety smooth formula that contains shea butter and aloe that come in 20 shades (Muse is featured here) that last through dinner and drinks.

New Revlon Fall 2017 Products Review

From Top to Bottom: ColorStay Lip Liner in Red & ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Muse

New Revlon Fall 2017 Products Review

Last but not least, Revlon has launched a set of luxurious brushes that are uniquely designed for the ultimate professional application with their comfortable diamond grip handles and ExpertFX brush heads. I was able to get my hands on the Blending Brush ($19.99 / Available at Walmart & Mass Retailers), a dual fiber brush that provides a steak-free, even application.

My Glittery Thoughts:

I’ve heard a lot of good things about Revlon ColorStay products and have tried a couple things before from them so it was exciting to see how long wearing these products really are. I love creme eyeshadows and how well the ColorStay one wears. It’s easy to blend once you lay it down but it sets pretty quickly, so you have to work fast. I’m definitely interested in picking up more neutral shades because I like how long they make my eye makeup last. I’m not a fan of the brush it comes with because it’s a little scratchy so I prefer using my own brushes with it. I’m a fan of the fun fuchsia pink Ultimate Suede lipstick. It goes on really creamy at first so I wasn’t sure about it lasting long initially but it blew me away with how well it wears even though it doesn’t dry down fully. It’s very comfortable and moisturizing but still smudge proof, which I love. I think both the lip liner and the kajal liner are nice and very pigmented but you have to work quickly with them. The lip liner is a little drying and I prefer putting it down all over my lips so when whatever lipstick I’m wearing comes off, I won’t be left with a weird red ring around my lips.

Unfortunately, there were some products that didn’t work as well for me. I was really looking forward to the Blending Brush but found out very quickly that it sheds pretty badly and I kept having to pick the hairs off my face as I was using the brush. The other product that disappointed was the Brow Crayon. Aside from it being too dark for me, the crayon is way too creamy and slides everywhere. I couldn’t set it with powder without having to take it off and put something else on my brows instead. Brow pencils and crayons need to have a bit of dryness to them so they can stay in place and adhere to your brows, which I unfortunately didn’t get with this one.

I’m definitely interested in picking up a couple more creme eyeshadows and possible some lipsticks because they were very easy to apply and wear. Have you guys tried any of these products out for yourself?! I’d love to know your thoughts!

What do you think of these new (to me) products from Revlon that I tested out? Any faves? Share your thoughts below!

 

 

 

 

 

Disclosure: These products were provided for editorial consideration, however these are my honest opinions.

eos Organic Lip Balms are Here!

EOS, Review
EOS organic lip balms

The egg-shaped lip balm spheres that you know and love are now in an organic formula! If you had any issues or concerns with them before, they’ve changed their previous formula to finally become USDA certified organic. So, now you can show your lips some eos love while feeling good about what you’re putting on your lips.

All 8 flavours you know and love are now certified organic, 100% natural, gluten-free and contains sustainably sourced ingredients. These balms are formulated with vitamin e, shea butter, and jojoba oil and contain no parabens or petrolatum. Thanks to Chick Advisor, I got to try out the new and improved versions of Strawberry Sorbet and Sweet Mint.

EOS organic lip balms

Price: $4 / 0.25 / Available at Mass Retailers

My Glittery Thoughts:

Since I already own the original formulas, it was nice to compare the two and find out the differences. I actually found the organic formulas to be much more moisturizing and I feel like the scent is even more mouth watering than it was before. I’ve always loved using eos balms because they’re so easy to apply and even when I get little dry patches on my skin that start to bug me when my skincare isn’t near by, I will dab this on the area and it helps hydrate it and look more moisturized. This year I’ve become more conscious about what I put onto my skin and I really appreciate that eos took this step and made their lip sphere’s organic. If you’re looking for a lip balm that’s organic and more sustainable, I would definitely get my hands on a few of these balms πŸ™‚

What do you think of the new eos organic lip balms? Have you tried any of them out yet?! Share your thoughts below.

 

 

 

 

 

Disclosure: These products were provided by Chick Advisor for review purposes.