This reoccurring category features products I received for free as gift with purchase, deluxe samples or when you trade in all your Sephora points to feel like Oliver Twist asking, “please sir, can I have some more?” Did I like any of these items enough to purchase the full size?
Items featured in this post are Clinique Foaming Sonic Facial Soap, GLAMGLOW Waterburst Hydrated Glow Moisturizer, Lancôme Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover, Shu Uemura Cleansing Beauty Oil Premium A/I and Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer.
Fuck, for such tiny things they have long-ass names.
Clinique Foaming Sonic Facial Soap
Would I actually purchase? For sure! I have three more sample sized tubes to get through since Clinique seems to always have gift with purchases but I’ve always been a fan of the Clinique brand. It’s super affordable and I find their skincare in particular super effective.
GLAMGLOW Waterburst Hydrated Glow Moisturizer
Would I purchase? This is going to be a pass for me. Because I don’t have super dry skin I don’t need a moisturizer that packs this much of a punch. Plus at $62 CAD a jar I’d rather pick out something better suited for my skin.
Lancôme Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Makeup Remover
Would I purchase? I’ve gone through countless bottles of this eye makeup remover, full size and mini. Every time I try something new I always come back to Bi-Facil.
Shu Uemura Cleansing Beauty Oil Premium A/I
Would I purchase? No, I wouldn’t. It’s expensive ($46 CAD) and a bit high maintenance in application. Even with trying to rinse my face afterwards I would still feel a slight layer of oil all over, despite the fact that I did not look oily.
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer
Would I purchase? Yes! It’s honestly so good and will last you forever. The full sized packaging is also adorably luxe.