Review | Origins High-Potency Night-A-Mins Facial Oil & Renewal Cream

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Starting with facial oil:

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On the Origins website it says “Delete dullness overnight with our amazing sleeping peel. First, the relaxing aromas of Neroli Valerian and Vanilla lull you into sweet sleep. Meanwhile, potent skin resurfaces plus Vitamins C and E cushioned in 8 silky plant oils including Cranberry Seed, Sage and Pomegranate release dull, dead surface cells. Radiance is restored. Skin awakens smoother, rehydrated and vibrant.

Apply to clean skin before bed. Or add a couple drops to your night moisturizer.”

I’ve been using this facial oil for a month or so now, and I wasn’t expecting to see a difference in my skin after such a short amount of time, but I do.

My skin feels so soft and plump when I wake up, and in combination with the night cream my skin has also gotten a bit brighter than it was before I started using these.

Now, this is quite expensive, but I do believe that skincare is worth investing in.

And this facial oil is very watery/runny, so you only need a couple of drops every night, and you do get 30ml in the bottle so it will last you a very long time.

So overall I highly, highly recommend this. It sinks in fast, it smells amazing and it does wonders for my skin.

I got mine from Kicks for 420nok.

Now for the night cream.

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This one claims to put dullness to rest. Our famous night cream is fortified with time-released resurfacers plus Vitamins C, E and H, minerals and moisture-rich replenishers. While relaxing aromas lull you to sleep, skin sloughs away dry, dead layers. Deletes dullness overnight so you wake up radiant and refreshed. Renews, refreshes and hydrates.

I use this after the facial oil, and I love the combination of these two together. I haven’t used them with other products, or alone, but I do think that they’ll be great no matter how you use them.

Now, this doesn’t really sink in 100% on my skin, but it does a great job of hydrating, brightening and smoothing my skin.

Just as the facial oil this has a very relaxing, amazing smell, and I recommend this just as much!

However, this is quite expensive as well, and even though you do get quite a bit of product with this, it wont last as long as facial oil.

I got mine at Kicks for 420nok.

 

Review | Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation and Concealer.

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Starting with the foundation.

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This claims to be a weightless and virtually invisible liquid foundation that creates a luminous, demi-matte finish. It also claims that this formula helps skin achieve a natural, illuminated and bright finish— like the beautiful skin you were born with. Naked Skin is formulated with light-diffusing spheres, transforming you to look professionally retouched. Buildable coverage allows women to customize their look.

So, first of all I have to say that this truly is weightless, and it is very comfortable to wear, but with that said I don’t really like this foundation. The reasons I don’t like it is because it fades in oily areas, even when I set with powder, and it cakes up on dry patches. It also emphasizes facial hair, so if you have a little bit of peach fuzz on your top lip, this will give you a straight up mustache! And that’s not really what I think any of us want.

Now, as far as coverage goes this is a sheer/light coverage, and I wouldn’t really say it’s buildable because it does get cakey where I try to build it up. However, I do think that this could work if you have normal skin, but if you are dry, combination or oily I’d skip this one.

And I also have to mention that you have to use a sponge/beautyblender to apply this, because it does get very streaky when applied with a brush.

So overall, I’m not impressed at all, but if you really want to try it and see if it might work for you, I’d suggest that you get a sample before buying the full size.

Other than that this is formulated without parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, phthalates, GMOs and Triclosan.

I got mine from Kicks for 285nok.

Now, lets talk about the concealer.

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This claims to be an innovative, high-coverage concealer that provides buildable, weightless coverage and leaves an invisible, Naked Skin finish.

It also claims that this concealer lets you cover imperfections without looking covered up. It’s easily blendable and buildable, giving you even coverage with a luminous, demi-matte finish. Ultra-lightweight, this high-tech liquid formula never settles into fine lines, and it melds on for a no makeup look while full coverage in an instant. And it’s paraben-free.

So, when I got this I was mostly curious to try it because of all the hype it’s been getting, and yes, this is a good concealer, but I don’t think it’s that good.

Now, the reason I think that is because it just doesn’t cover my blemishes, and it definitely does not cover my dark circles, it just make them look a bit grey and dry, and it does crease on me, no matter what I do, but I do really like this for highlighting purposes though.

Now, with that said this doesn’t fade in my oily areas, and it is very lightweight and comfortable to wear, so it does have some good things about it as well.

Also, I’ve heard that people say that it reminds them of the MAC Pro Longwear concealer, and I can agree with that, but that didn’t really do much for me either, so I honestly think that this is very over-hyped,.

But, if you like the Pro Longwear, and want to try this I’d say go for it! Because than I think it would work for you.

I also have to mention that the shade range could be better, so you might have to buy two to mix if you can’t find your shade.

I got mine from Kicks for 190nok.

 

Review | Smashbox Fushion Soft Lights

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Reading from the Smashbox website it says:
Get a gorgeous lit-from-within glow with this radiant silk-like powder. The innovative baked formula imparts a soft veil of shimmer and keeps your skin looking luminous.
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So, I’d been wanting this for a long time before I finally picked it up in the shade “Baked Starblush”.
I bought this to use it as a highlighter or a blush topper, and it does give a very beautiful, subtle glow once you get it on, but it is a little bit hard to pick up with a brush and I don’t really care for that at all.
However, this does stay on all day, it doesn’t move around and it doesn’t contain any huge glitter chunks, which is nice, but for the price I can’t really recommend this.
It may work a little bit better as a blush topper rather then a highlighter, but there are still other great products out there for way cheaper, like the wet n wild highlighters or even eyeshadows in a similar shade that gives the same result as this one.
If you already own this, and you have the same issues as me you can try to take a dense brush and swirl it around to remove the top layer of the product, and that will make a little bit easier to pick up.
But even though it is very beautiful, I recommend finding something else.
I got mine from kicks for 250nok.

Review | Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye Cream

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On the Kiehl’s website it says that this is a restorative eye treatment for younger-looking eyes by morning.

It also claims to leave the under-eye skin feeling strengthened and replenished, diminish the appearande of fine lines, as well as reducing puffiness and dark circles.

This is also paraben-free, fragrance-free, silcone-free and mineral oil-free.

This eye cream has been hyped up all over the internet for a long time now, so I figured I’d try it for myself to see if it’s really worth it, and overall I think it is, but I don’t think it’s unique either.

So, what I like about this one is that it really does reduce puffiness, and my under-eyes feel very smooth and replenished after I use this.

It’s also very thick and hydrating, but it doesn’t leave my skin oily or greasy looking, and we don’t want that, so that’s a good thing.

However, this doesn’t sink in very fast, so I would keep that in mind, but it is a night cream after all, so.

I also like that it comes in a tube, so you don’t have to put your finger in it all the time, which makes it more sanatary to use, and you don’t need much with this at all, so it will last you for quite a while.

With that said, I don’t think that this helps with my dark circles at all.

It might make them seem less noticable, but I think that that’s the result of the puffiness being gone, not so much that the dark circles are reduced themselfes.

So if you’re looking for something to reduce the puffiness under your eyes, this is the best one I’ve tried so far.

I got mine from Kicks for 230nok.