Here are some speed reviews of some products that I’ve been considering lately:
1.Guerlain ‘Secret de Pureté’ Cleansing Cream ($66 /6.5 oz.). This is a remarkably gentle cleanser that manages to remove virtually everything while leaving baby skin behind.
Recently, I received a generous 1.0 oz. sample from a gift with purchase, which has lasted several weeks. I’ve used it with water alone, or on the brush head of my Clarisonic. Here’s my little sample:
This cleanser is remarkable. It takes off my Armani Eyes to Kill mascara, my Chanel sunblock, and my Nars Tinted Moisturizer without stripping the skin in the least. My skin feels moisturized and glows when I’m done. Gorgeous. Yes, it has a perfumed scent.
2. Edward Bess Luxury Face Brush ($59) This kabuki-styled brush is perfect for blush, bronzer, and highlighter. Lovingly packaged:
It has a dense compact of bristles, which might lead one to a heavy coverage, but the gently sloped head allows me to pick up just the right amount.
The handle is slightly longer than other face brushes, which makes it a pleasure to use. It’s an investment, but one that I really do love.
3. Guerlain Shine Automatique in A La Parisienne #263 ($35) I’m continuing to enjoy Guerlain Shine Automatique in Rose Pompon. I love the slide-up packaging, it’s gorgeous and functional.
Guerlain Shine Automatique A La Parisienne is pretty sheer coral that lets just a peek of your natural lip color through.
If you are shy about wearing this season’s bright oranges, this sheer rose-coral may be perfect.
Here is A La Parisienne on Megan:
As a sheer lipstick, A La Parisienne will look slightly different on everyone. Here are some other reviews:
4. Replere Beauty Shooters($37 for 14 bottles) I’m a big believer that beauty comes from within. I cannot get enough of antioxidant rich foods, plenty of filtered water, and vitamin supplements. Dr. Debbie Palmer has made it easier to get a recommended daily dose of antioxidants, including vitamin C-packed fruits, goji & açai berries, and blueberries in a one ounce (1 oz.) Beauty Shooter.
Packed 14 to a carton, these are purse-sized, single serving little containers that you can take once a day to get your beauty in. One shakes, shoots, and done. I received three of these without charge for consideration for review, and found they had a pleasant, sweet grape cranberry-flavor with a slight touch of pulp. For those that don’t have time to get to a fresh source of fruits and vegetables every day, these provide a very easy alternative.