This winter I tried out Burt’s Bees new Intense Hydration line and I actually just finished the jar of night cream. I’m almost done with a tube of eye cream and I also used half of the intensive mask all from the same line. :)
I liked this line.
It worked great for my extra dry winter skin without causing breakouts. I used the night cream and eye cream daily and the mask every other week.
The treatment mask is more intense and I did find if I used it multiple times a week it was too thick and I’d get a tiny zit from it. So using it more sparingly prevented that. It’s really incredible for skin that is extra wind burned or so dry that it’s already flaking.
The night cream is really light for being so effective. It doesn’t feel particularly moisturizing right away but it is soothing and cooling and does the trick. Since finishing the jar I started trying something new and my skin is already getting drier. Though I don’t think I would need this cream during the summer I might have to pick up some more just to get through spring.
Lastly I love the scent. The clary sage reminds me of the beach and all these items smell exactly the same.
So yeah… I am super happy with this line especially as a winter hydration fix!
posted: 5:58 pm, Thursday [url]
Tags: beauty, burts bees, review
Yesterday I received this Shu Uemura lipstick compliments of Yesstyle. The shade is PK 315 – a soft baby pink with a neutral undertone. It’s a creamy but somewhat sheer shade from their Rouge Unlimited line. The color builds easily. I found dabbing it on lightly is great for a matte pink lip. It’s creamy but feels a little dry since I’m always wearing slick lip balm. I’ve used both a gloss and clear stick balm over the lipstick today and it blends great with no feathering or creasing when adding the top layer. I’m wearing it alone in the photo below taken right after work today.
The color reminds me of two other lipsticks I’ve used. First, the texture and color are reminiscent of MAC’s St. Germain. However Shu Uemura’s lipstick is more forgiving in color payoff and moisturizing. It’s easily made to look subtle and doesn’t crease the way my MAC St. Germain constantly would.
The other lip item it reminds me of is Baby Lips Pink Wink.
(Which is a limited shade in the duo pack.) I actually think the Baby Lips would be a great dupe for this. Though the Shu Uemura lipstick lasts much longer with less fading and isn’t shimmery like Baby Lips, the Baby Lips is more moisturizing and also bubble gum flavored.
This is my first Shu Uemura lipstick and I’m a bit obsessed with the packaging. It’s sorta a little futuristic. The case catches the light so beautifully and it just has this overall feeling of sleekness in its design.
posted: 8:41 pm, Tuesday [url]
Tags: makeup, review, shu uemura, yesstyle