Product empties: Skin care

I’ve recently used up a few skin care products: two moisturisers and a facial. I thought I would write a small review about each of them and decide if I would buy them again.

Skin care products

The first one on the left is by Vichy from their Idealia range. The products of this range are meant to give radiance to dull and stressed skin. The range seems to have a new look but I think the product is this one. The moisturiser did give my skin a beautiful glow, however I get quite oily so I’m not sure if that is something that I personally need. Also, this range is for dull and exhausted skin and I don’t think I gave it enough challenge with my healthy lifestyle 😉 This product is meant to be mattifying but it’s not enough to battle my oilyness. I don’t think I will be buying this product again. Still, I really liked how it made my skin look healthy and radiant just after I applied it and before I got too shiny. I’ve also had the Idealia night cream when it was called Skin Sleep. I enjoyed using that as well but as my skin doesn’t get dull and tired I think another range will be more suitable for me. If you get dull skin I recommend this range!

In the middle is Mask of Magnaminty from Lush. I really fell in love with this product and I think it is my favourite mask ever. It feels nice on my skin, it is relatively easy to wash off and most importantly it leaves my skin feeling amazingly clean, fresh and moisturised. I’ve never found a mask for oily skin that didn’t leave my skin dry. This one was a great discovery and has become one of my favourite skin care products. It is also a pleasure to shop at Lush because everyone is so nice and it smells amazing! I will definitely buy this one again, and hopefully very soon. I was so happy with it that I might try a different mask as well.

The third one is a good and trustworthy moisturiser from Simple. This is the Kind to skin light moisturiser, the heavy is too much for my oily skin. This moisturiser does its job reliably whenever I feel like I need a little bit more moisture than I get from the products that I use normally. I think I have used three or four bottles of this and I already repurchased it. I really recommend this moisturiser and any products in the Kind to skin range.

My favourite foundation

I have tried a lot of foundations, hoping to find one that would keep my oily skin at bay and make me look flawless. I will show you my favourite foundation so far and two others that I like a lot. With a student budget all of my purchases have been from affordable brands.

L'Oreal Infallible 24h matte

My absolute favourite is the L’Oreal Infallible 24h matte. It is by far the best foundation for keeping me as oil-free as possible throughout the day. The coverage is medium and the matte finish is not too matte and looks natural. The only drawback that I’ve found is that I can’t find a shade that perfectly matches my pale winter skin.

Maybelline Fit me matte poreless Maxfactor Facefinity Maybelline Fit me matte poreless Maxfactor Facefinity

Maybelline Fit Me! matte + poreless is also good at keeping me oil-free but the coverage is a bit too low for me. If you prefer a lighter look this could be for you! This foundation claims to have pore-blurring properties but I haven’t found that to be true. Actually it seems to settle into my large pores and this is the main reason why Infallible beats this foundation. Fit me: yes, matte: yes, poreless: no. However, thanks to the matte finish and a good colour match I will keep using this on days when I feel like I can get away with low coverage.

MaxFactor Facefinity compact foundation is always in my bag if I’m out for the whole day. Out of these three I found this to have the highest coverage. The texture is very matte and a bit too unnatural for my taste, but sometimes that is what I need if I’m having a long day and my base is falling apart. It is also great because I don’t need to apply powder on top of it. I’ve used this product for eight years! I fondly remember how it made my teenage skin with a lot of blemishes look good. As a plus, the size of the mirror is amazing and I don’t even carry another mirror with me.

So those were my three favourites. If you have any recommendations please let me know, I would be very happy to discover another good foundation!