Hey everyone! I’m embarrassed to say it’s been a while since I updated my blog. I should have a break from work coming soon so I promise to update more often!
I always loved watching YouTube videos and reading blogs on empties and reviews because if someone has gone through the whole bottle, jar, container, whatever it is that’s holding the product… it means the review that follows is really insightful. I bring two items to the table today Urban Decay Chill Setting Spray and Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser (Orange Flower & Chamomile).
Urban Decay Chill Setting Spray
I can’t live without this now. Whenever I do a full face of foundation, I don’t leave until my face is soaked in this stuff. This stuff claims to be “a weightless, moisture-resistant setting spray with cooling time-release that works for up to 12 hours.” -Sephora
… and it does just that. It makes my look more put together and my foundation looking more dewy, fresh and flawless. The product sprays in a fine mist and you use it all over your face. If you have sensitive eyes like me, make sure your eyes are shut tight since it may cause your eyes to itch for the first minute or two.
For a 118 ml or 4.0 fl oz bottle, this setting spray retails for 36$ CAD at Sephora. It lasted me a year. The only caveat is that this spray does not make the foundation stick to your face; rather, it prevents the heat from your skin to melt the foundation. If you rub your face throughout the day or rest your chin on your hands, this product alone will not suffice. I recommend setting your foundation with a powder then spraying this setting spray on top.
If you have dry or combination skin and you’re looking for something that will keep your makeup from sliding off your face or cracking by the end of the day, definitely consider the Urban Decay Chill Setting Spray! I already bought my second bottle 🙂 If you have oily skin, worry not, Urban Decay has an alternative: All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray.
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser in Orange Flower & Chamomile
I’m sure most of you have heard about this legendary multi award-winning face cleanser. This cleanser is ideal for all ages and skin types and works in two phases. Phase 1 is to cleanse your skin. I use one pump and smooth is between the fingertips of both hands then massage it onto my face in circular motions from the centre of my face outwards and finish over my eye area. This works to purify and soften the skin and pick up all the makeup and dust that accumulated on your face. Phase 2 is to polish your skin. Each bottle comes with two muslin cloths which are gentle exfoliators. Step 2 is to rinse the muslin cloth in warm-hot water and to wring it dry before gently removing the cream. Be sure to use a clean section of the cloth for each new section of your face and to rinse the cloth thoroughly. After all the cream is removed, splash your face with some warm water then cool water to close the pores.
I find this cleanser to be really gentle on my skin and it does a fairly good job removing makeup and exfoliating my skin. My face feels very soft and clean. It can be used as a daily cleanser and exfoliator. The only downfall is if you have really resistant eyeliner and mascara – those gems don’t wash off easily. Don’t ever be tempted to rub your eyes with the cloth to remove the residual! If I have residual around my eyes, I wet a cotton pad or a Q-tip with some makeup remover or micellar water and gently wipe it off.
The Orange Flower and Chamomile scent is a limited edition from 2014 that has been with me for over a year. I absolutely adore the scent and I’m really sad that they don’t carry this anymore. I replenished the original scent and have been using that now. You can purchase this cleanser through Liz Earle for 25.50$ USD (3.3 fl oz or 100 mL + 2 muslin cloths); however, they often have promotions with limited editions such as the Jasmine & Osmanthus and Rose & Lavender scents being sold now (5 fl oz. or 150 mL + 2 muslin cloths for 32$ USD).
Have you used these products?