Here we are with another round of ‘Take 3 Beauty samples’. Each month I select some samples from my little stash to use and provide a little first impressions review.
This month I had some pretty exciting samples to be using. They included;
- Nars pure radient tinted moisturiser
- Bell cosmetics mat & smooth make up base & mat & soft make up
- Lush Buche de Noel cleanser (Christmas limited edition)
First up is the Buche de Noel fresh cleanser £6.75 from Lush.
This is one of those grainy cleansers that when mixed with a little water forms a cleansing paste.
It smells lovely, kind of like marzipan really. That will be the ground almonds!
I did find it a bit weird rubbing this into my face. I felt like I was rubbing porridge into it. Especially as you can see bits of cranberries in it. I’m not saying I didn’t like it though, it just felt strange.
Where I did feel this product is great is that it provided a gentle daily exfoliating effect, minus any harshness.
I’m not going to be rushing out and purchasing this though as I’m struggling to get beyond the feeling of rubbing porridge in my face. That’s more of a personal preference thing though not a fault in the product. It does actually have 5 star reviews on the website as well do it does have some fans out there.
Next up is the Nars pure radient tinted moisturiser £29.
I was really excited to try this but oh my god, I hated it! I’m not one to be skating a product, I usually stick to just talking about products I love, but this was BAD!!
The second picture is with a bit of powder on top to calm down the shine. Okay it’s not so bad now but I’m just not a fan of anything too dewy looking.
The last sample is actually a duo sachet of 2 different face products from Bell cosmetics.
I have a few products that I love from Bell already. Particularly their BB mouse and their eye makeup removing gel, so I was expecting good things from this.
The Mat&Smooth base was a lot thicker than I was expecting. It actually felt quite moisturising and did provide a nice smooth surface to apply the foundation.
The Mat&Soft foundation £7.95 I would say is not completely matte but I do like how it looks on my me. This in my opinion is a medium coverage foundation as I did have to use concealer under my eyes and on my chin.
The lasting power of this isn’t amazing compared with the BB mouse makeup I talked about earlier from Bell so I don’t think I would purchase this.
I recommend checking the BB mouse £6.95 if you are looking for a hypoallergenic foundation as that is better.
Let me know what you thought of them if you have tried any of these products.