Sunday, August 23, 2015

[Try It Out] Ole Henriksen, YSL, Urban Decay, Chanel


Here's another post on small samples I tried. This time I'm using the photo of the actual product instead of the sample size, I think this will be more helpful. Let's jump right in:

1. Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation

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This is an oil free perfecting creme. It claims to be oil-free, lightweight moisturizer that nourishes skin as it gently exfoliates and fades dark spots. 

Unfortunately, I had an allergic reaction with this product. My face was really red, but it got back to normal after two days of  not using this product. I'm not sure what ingredient caused the allergic reaction but  if you have sensitive skin like me, I suggest staying away from this .

Price:  $18( 0.5 oz), $48 (1.7 oz) , $78 (3 oz)
Rating: 1/5 ( It really is oil-free)
Would I purchase it: 0/5( it doesn't work for me)

2. YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain – Rebel Nudes 

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This product clams to be a revolutionary nude glossy stain with all-day 3D luminous effect. 
The shade I tried out is 107 Naughty Mauve rose mauve. It's a nice neutral pinky mauvey color. I like that that is not too sticky. It smells nice like any other YSL lip product, it has the same floral scent. Since it is a stain, I expect it to be long wearing. After drinking and eating, the gloss came off but there's still hints of color on the lips. I don't think it is actually all day long wearing. However, it is not drying at all, some glossy stains becomes drying after the gloss wears off, but this one does not dry out the lips.

I think this product (at least this shade) is suitable for people who wants to experiment with lip stains but does not want the super bold or pigmented lip stains. It has a natural hint of the color, but feels like a lipgloss with extra color. 

Price: $38 0.2 oz
Rating: 4/5

Would I purchase it: 4/5

3. Urban Decay- Revolution High-Color Lipgloss

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This is a high-coverage, ultra-pigmented lip gloss. I tried it out in the shade Bitter Sweet, which is a bright purple as you can see in the picture above. Unlike the YSL glossy stain I just talked about, this one is highly pigmented with bold colors. I am less familiar with this types of lip product because I am not a big fan of pigmented lip gloss. This is similar to a liquid lipstick. The only difference is that it does not dry out, it always have the gloss on that feels "wet". I find that this formula is quite sticky, I had to be really careful so that my hair does not get caught on the gloss. 

This is my first time trying a purple lip, I'm not quite sure about this color. Maybe because it is too bright! I think this is a pretty nice lip gloss, just not for me. I'll give the other shades a try too, maybe it's just the color.

Price:  $26 (0.17 oz)
Rating: 4/5
Would I purchase it: 2.5/5 (not this shade)

4. Chanel-Hydra Beauty Creme 

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The following products are from the recent Chanel skin care line. This beauty cream is supposed to provide hydration, protection, radiance. The company says that this product is the embellishing moisturizer for women in search of intense hydration backed by advanced antioxidant protection. It helps protect their beauty and restore their skin's radiance, while delivering absolute comfort.
I find this moisturizer too sticky. It does not absorb as quickly nor easily as I expected. I am not a big fan of the scent.  Unfortunately, it broke me out on the forehead and the chin. My face was really itchy after using it. I am not sure what ingredient caused this because I don't recall seeing "alcohol" in the ingredient list.

Price: $90 (50 g)
Rating: 1/5
Would I purchase it: 0/5

5. CHANEL-Hydra Beauty Micro Serum 

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Here's a description from Chanel. 
The first serum composed of camellia micro-droplets is based on an exclusive patented technology derived from Microfluidics. This revolutionary technology makes it possible to create a formula containing droplets of active ingredients whose purity remains intact until the moment of application. 
It claims to continuously hydrate for 24 hours and perfectly protect the skin. Unlike the moisturizer, I really enjoyed this serum. It is moisturizing, not sticky. I can't tell if it keeps my skin hydrated for 24hrs. I usually use this at night before bed, I did not wake up with a dry face.  I'm not sure if I am going to purchase this right away because of the price tag but I also have other serum this does the same thing. 

Price: $125 30ml
Rating: 4/5
Would I purchase it: 2.5/5

Okay, that's everything I have for this post. Have you try something new recently? What else should I try next?

Yours Truly,


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