Skincare Samples First Impressions 2

I’m currently in major cleanup mode trying to use what’s in my “extras” drawer in my beauty chest. I haven’t done one of these since April, so you can check out my last one HERE.

p.s. – whenever you see a product name, make sure you hover over it to check if there’s a link 🙂

Clinique Foaming Sonic Face Soap: This was a nice face wash but isn’t anything that I’d spend $20 on. I think a great drugstore version is the Basis Gel Face Wash.

Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint: The color of this sample was way too dark for me so I was looking extra tan the day I tried this out. This foundation is very thin and lightweight. It wore pretty well on my skin and lasted through a long day outside shopping. I’m not sure if it’s worth $56 but if you get the chance to try this out, I think its definitely worth it.

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer: I went through a phase where I wasn’t wearing primer and when I used this one I felt transformed. This primer has a cult following for good reason. I didn’t like the Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer as much for some reason, so I’d go with the original formula.

Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream: Fresh’s skincare is gorgeous. This and the Black Tea line are my favorites, but the Lotus line is much more affordable. The 1.6 oz. jar is $45, which isn’t too terrible for high-end skincare. Definitely ask for a sample of some Fresh skincare next time you are in Sephora.

Egg Mellow Body Butter: I’m trying to come up with a way to describe this other than, “IT SMELLS LIKE TAKING A HEAVENLY NAP ON A CLOUD,” but that just about sums it up.

Perricone MD Re:Firm: This product is described as a “surface recovery complex,” which I treated as a serum in my routine. I really enjoyed this product but right now I don’t think it’s necessary for my skincare routine.

Supergoop City Sunscreen: This sunscreen was nice, but I don’t think it was $42 nice. I was considering purchasing this for my trip to Florida but after some research I think I’m going to try the Clinique Pep-Start Sunscreen instead. This one is only SPF 30 versus the Clinique’s 50.

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