BEAUTY + THE SPY

January 20, 2019

 

By January, I always feel blah. The Holiday Season has come and gone, and I am left with bloat, a pesky pimple or two, and a whole lot of 'where the heck did my money go?!'. So you can imagine my excitement when I received this month's beauty shipment from The Beauty Spy by HSN. This round of goodies promises to not only clear my skin, but make me look alive again. Highlighter anyone? 

 

If you want to get your hands on any of the products below, use my code STYLEELYST20 for 20% off at www.thebeautyspy.com.

 

Happy New Year, Babes! x 

 

 

PRODUCTS

CHOSUNGAH HONEY SHIMMER EYESHADOW PALETTE - $24

 

Do you know when you go to apply eyeshadow and it multiplies in a dust cloud all over the rest of your face and lashes? Well, I do. This shadow is superior to all others. It goes on smooth, with high color payoff - to boot, the colors truly are flattering on all skin tones.

 

They market this palette with a 'shimmer' pigmentation, however, I didn't notice it much, which pleasantly surprised me, as I am not a fan of sparkle - at least not on my lids. My favorite shade has to be 'OATMEAL' - it's currently my daytime go-to.

 

WHAT I DO 

Apply DAY or NIGHT, as desired

 

KOKONOI COCONUT HYDRATING FACE OIL - $36

 

This product impressed me more than I thought it would. I am wary when it comes to oils, as I always feel like they're going to clog my pores - even though that's not necessarily the case. I used this for two consecutive evenings, after my retinol, and I woke with a dewy, fresh faced glow. It's a keeper! I will definitely be rotating this in my arsenal of night-time hydrators. 

 

WHAT I DO  

NIGHT - Use as a moisturizer after retinol 

 

 

 

MOREMO FACIAL CLEANSER - $28 

 

I am a sucker for a good cleanser. By the end of the day, I cannot wait to take my makeup off, and lather on some good-for-me skincare. This cleanser is one of the greats. With Amazonian Red Clay and Orange Peel Oil, it thoroughly cleanses - removing makeup, clogged pores, and dead skin cells - all while leaving skin comforted, never striped. This has since replaced my previous facial cleanser. Whether or not it's #HolyGrail status is TBD....

 

WHAT I DO 

NIGHT - Lather, Massage, Rinse - Repeat, if desired 

 

D.E.T.O.X. SKINFOOD FACE SCRUB - $24

 

I must admit, I was most excited about this product, as I have been dy-ing to try skincare infused with Turmeric. Turmeric's skin benefits are widely known - it's anti-inflammatory properties help calm skin, clear acne and reduce scaring. Sign me up! This exfoliating scrub also contains other naturally derived ingredients, such as Kale, Wheat Grass, Green Tea, Ginger - and, the power-house ingredient, Walnut Shell Powder. The Walnut Shell Powder's micro-granules sloth away dead skin cells and impurities, leaving clear, even toned skin. 

 

My skin was baby smooth after using, and even more radiant the next morning. I can honestly say that I will be using this product at least once a week. 

 

TIP

Scrub in a circular motion for the best result. You can also leave this on your face as a mask too. I would not recoomend longer than 15 minutes.

 

WHAT I DO 

NIGHT - After cleansing skin 

 

16BRAND EYE BXB PRIMER - $24

 

This bad boy is a game-changer. Say goodbye to the days of creased, faded eyeshadow, and hello to day-long staying power. This eyelid primer does what it says it's going to - it keeps your shadow in place. It also has a brightening effect to it, which helps diminish the signs of veins, and/or discoloration - leaving a blank canvas for your shadow. It too is formulated with natural ingredients such as, Apple, Orange, Pear, Tomato, and Blueberry

 

TIP

Even though this primer is for the lids, it works wonders on your under-eye area. Apply your eye cream or serum, then the EYE BXB PRIMER, and then your concealer. It brightens and masks dark circles, while making your concealer crease resistant.Voila!

 

WHAT I DO 

DAY -  UNDER-EYE, Over Eye Serum, Under Concealer  |  EYELID, Under Eyeshadow 

 

 

PASSION CAT TWIST VELVET TINT - $24.00

 

For those that are 'matte mad', this is the lippy for you! I received the shade 'DRY ROSE', and it's the perfect dusty nude. The pigment is rich, with high color payoff, but not too harsh - you can still use this as a daytime staple. I am not a fan of matte, but I did enjoy how moisturized my lips felt while wearing this, thanks to the Pearl Extract and Vitamin E

 

WHAT I DO 

DAY or NIGHT, as desired 

 

 

16BRAND FINGERPEN HIGHLIGHTER - $25.00

 

This highlighter will give you the, 'I was just on vacation for two weeks' glow. Yep - it's that good. Formulated with hydrating ingredients, such as Argan, Grape Seed, and Jojoba Oils and infused with Pearl Extractyou really can't go wrong. Apply this anywhere you need additional dimension, or a pop of brightness. The non-drying formula melts into skin, and lasts for hours. 

 

WHAT I DO 

DAY or NIGHT, as desired 

 

*DISCLAIMER* The products in this post were gifted to me; however, these are my own thoughts, opinions and usage suggestions. 

Be sure to check out my Instagram @STYLEELYST

 

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