Monday, September 16, 2013

Birchbox Review Part Deux

Now that I've had a chance to use the remaining items in my September Birchbox, I'm ready to finish my review.

 Méreadesso All-In-One Moisturizer
Photo from Birchbox
First impression, it was a little thicker than I'm used to. I used it for a few days before giving it my final review because sometimes you have to use a product consistently before you truly know how it works. It didn't really make me break out, but for me, it's a little heavy for my daytime use. I prefer something a little lighter since I do wear a medium coverage foundation and that feels heavy enough. However, I did feel like it was a great moisturizer to use at night after taking off all of my makeup. It says it's great for all skin types, but it doesn't say it's oil-free, which makes me a little leery when using this type of product. Verdict: For me, it's great for night use and I'll finish the sample, but at $120 a bottle, I won't be purchasing this pricey product. 

Yes To™ Grapefruit CC Cream
Photo from Birchbox
This product was a little iffy for me. CC, meaning Color Correcting, is something that will help even out skin tone, but this one just left my skin feeling sticky. Sure, sure, it helped even out, but so does my Marcelle BB Cream or my foundation. Truthfully, it wasn't something I could wear as a stand-alone product even though the light color worked fairly well with my skin tone. It didn't mattify as it dried and since I'm not a huge fan of the "dewy" look, I topped it off with a powder. Once I did that it was slightly more acceptable, but you definitely still need to use a concealer if you have any noticeable problem areas. Also, the smell sticks around for a while and I wasn't exactly a huge fan of that. Verdict: I'll be sayin No To this CC Cream. 

Well, that's it for this month's Birchbox. Just to recap on the other three products in case you missed Part Une:

 RUFFIAN Nail Lacquer in Fox Hunt - The bottle is on the small side, but it's worth the splurge. The color was lovely, it held up better than some other higher end brands, and I will be buying another bottle.

Yes To™ Blueberries Cleansing Facial Towelettes - These are so-so. Great for on the go types and those who don't wear a lot of makeup. Not something I would use every day. 

Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in SugarbombIt's a keeper. It's everything you want in a lipgloss. 

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