New Obsession: Beautycounter
If you read my most recent post about feeling good while staying at home, you would recall that one of my daily “rules” is to put on makeup every day. I genuinely believe in the saying, “If you look good, you’ll feel good,” and I try to live that motto out daily. In my never-ending search for good, clean beauty products that look and feel amazing on my skin I finally decided to try out some products from Beautycounter after hearing about it from some friends and influencers that I follow. One of my good friends from college is actually a consultant with Beautycounter and hooked me up with some sweet samples of their products. In short: I love all of the products that I have tried!
In my effort to always be transparent with my followers, I have to admit that I have only tried out three products so far. However, I did want to try a little bit of everything from Beautycounter so I ordered a skin serum, foundation, and lip gloss. I figured that products such as these would give me an overall feel for the company and I think my suspicions were correct!
The Counter+ All Bright C Serum
I would like to begin this section with informing everyone that I do not have a skincare routine. (I feel like a child writing that out!) I am the worst regarding skincare. Without sounding completely awful, there are even times that I can’t find my face wash and just use my toddler’s gentle soap on my face. However, one of my goals for 2021 is finding a skincare routine that I love and keeping up with it. I am 25 years old and need this sort of consistency in my life, haha!
My friend sent me samples of the Counter+ All Bright C Serum and I ordered a whole bottle of it two days later. The main goals of this serum is to brighten the skin (which is does) and reduce the appearance of dark spots (which is also does). I noticed a difference in my skin in one day. I also love that this serum feels light on the skin. I do not feel like I am caking on layers of sticky lotions. It also does not interfere with my face makeup after applying it!
I would highly recommend this product and I am so glad to add it to my (new) skincare routine!
The Skin Twin Featherweight Foundation
If I had a dollar for every different foundation I have tried in the last two years I would have enough money to buy multiple venti iced caramel macchiatos from Starbucks. I am always met with either irritation from the formula, an orange-tint to my skin after application, oiliness or dryness, etc. And let me tell you: I have tried very expensive brands. This is not me bragging, either. Rather, I am making the point that even super expensive and high-end makeup sometimes just doesn’t work for some of us.
With all of that being said, I figured I should try Beautycounter’s foundation. The sample package that my friend sent me included a few different shades and after a few days of trying the Skin Twin Featherweight Foundation, I was hooked. First off, it is so smooth and feels like I am not even wearing makeup. Just like the Counter+ All Bright C Serum, it does not cake on and I love that. Secondly, the colors are wonderful. The shade I am using is Light 230 and I see fewer dark spots, no orange tint, etc. Lastly (and this will probably sound like a silly thing to like), I love that the bottle is glass and has a pump. It stays clean.
The Beyond Shimmer
This is the first lip gloss that I have bought since high school. I wish I was joking but I am not and I have already ordered more shades of this Beyond Gloss. I am obsessed.
The first shade I ordered was Warm Amber Shimmer. I thought the darker color looked so pretty, and I also loved that it had a bit of glitter. I tend to steer away from that sort of thing but I am so glad I stepped out of my comfort zone because this shade is so pretty on! It is the perfect shade for every-day wearing. It’s not too dark and it’s not too light. It is also the perfect amount of *glam* for wearing on the daily. Lastly, I love that it stays on for hours. I applied it this morning at 10:30 AM and my lips were still shiny at 1:00 PM. That sounds like a win to me.
Will I Be Back?
100,000,000,000% YES! I was so pleased with my products from Beautycounter and I am so excited to try some other products out! If you’re looking for clean makeup, or even just want to try something new like a shade of lipstick to add to your daily rotation, I highly recommend checking out Beautycounter. Their products are made with the best ingredients that are sourced ethically. Also, if you order by the end of January you can enjoy 20% off at checkout!