I finally used up the last drop of my beloved 100 Percent Pure BB Cream, so of course I took the opportunity to place an order from Petit Vour. It’s my favorite one stop shop for vegan and cruelty free nontoxic beauty. They have a great selection and you earn 20% back in store credit with every purchase. It’s a dream. Everyone loves a good haul, so today I’m showing you what I picked up and how it’s performing so far.
To replace my everyday bb cream, I got the Juice Beauty CC Cream. It’s one of those products that I always see people loving, so I was curious. Also, I haven’t tried anything from Juice Beauty in years, so I wanted to revisit it.
I’ll definitely be posting an in-depth review once I’ve really put it to the test, but right now I think it’s okay. It has SPF 30, applies easily, wears well, but the coverage is very sheer and the scent is just weird. I’m not loving it as much as I thought I would. My skin has had more redness than usual and the cc cream doesn’t really tone it down, which is very annoying, so that’s factoring in to my current opinion on it. In short, stay tuned because I haven’t quite decided yet.
I mentioned before that I wanted to try the Gressa Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation, so I got a sample before spending $62 on the full size. I’ve only swatched it, but it looks promising. It really just feels like you’re applying face oil, but it quickly sets to a powder finish. Needless to say, it’s interesting. I feel kind of weird reviewing a product based off just a sample, but if you are interested in how it performs, let me know in the comments and I’ll update you here or on Instagram.
The Juice Beauty CC Cream (top) is in the shade Desert Glow. Below, is the Gressa foundation in the shade 1.5. Both are the second lightest color offered. The cc cream is darker and honestly looks a little orange, but because it’s so sheer I think I can get away with it. It is available in just five shades. The foundation is much better match for me. It comes in eleven shades and you can choose the appropriate undertones for your complexion. Both skew fair.
In truth, a sample of the Thousand Petals Beautifying Mist was purchased to get free shipping. I have wanted to try a floral hydrosol though, so it wasn’t for nothing. They soothe and hydrate the skin and I need all of that!
I’ve only used it once as a toner after cleansing. The scent is pleasant (unless you dislike rose scents) and it didn’t cause any adverse reaction, but there’s nothing else to say at this point. I’ll keep using it to see if it gives my skin a boost or not.
Lastly, I received two free samples of the 3-Minute Flash Mask by Ursa Minor. You know I love brightening treatments, so I was happy to try this out. It is a clear gel that has a slight cooling sensation and minty scent, but fortunately didn’t cause any irritation or dryness. It lightened my hyperpigmentation after one use, so it definitely works. I also like that it’s a quick mask. You can just pop on it after you wash your face, brush your teeth and you’re ready to rinse. No fuss!
Okay, this shade isn’t from Petit Vour, but you can get Au Naturale su/Stain Lip Stains on their site, so it still counts, right? Last month, Au Naturale did a giveaway of limited edition black lip stains and I was lucky enough to get my hands on one. Guys, it is so opaque and inky! I was seriously impressed by the richness of the color. Surprisingly it has a light whipped texture and is very moisturizing. I’m not sure if I want to try the more conventional shades though because it doesn’t dry down and isn’t transfer proof like I expected. They’re very pretty and maybe I still will try one, but it’s not a budge proof liquid lipstick formula. The search continues!
If you’ve tried any of these products, I’d love to know what you thought of them. If there are other products you’ve been loving, I’d love to hear about those too. See you in a couple days with all the vegan Thanksgiving goodness.