Make Up Forever

April Empties

Embryolisse Lait crème concentré (75ml)
I cheated a little here because it was mainly the Man who finished it. I asked his opinion and he says he likes it, preferring this to the Oilatum. It does appear he gets less razor burns and cuts with this cream. Made in France.

Because of the cult status of the cream I thought I would post the ingredients here for those interested:

Aqua, Paraffinum liquidum, stearic acid, glyceryl stearate, triethanolamine, cera alba, cetyl palmitate, butyrospermum parkii, steareth-19, polyacrylamide C13-14, isoparaffin, laureth-7, propylene glycol, hydrolyzed soy protein, aloe barbadensis, 1.2-hexanediol, caprylyl glycol, tropolone, parfum.

It uses symboil 68T a paraben-free preservative complex.
Suggested usage for this cream include cleansing/make up remover, repairing mask, after-shave cream or baby-care product, after sun care.

I have two back-ups of this and have started the Man on the first of those while I work on my current day cream.

Repurchase? No, I’d like to try something else after this.

Weleda Creme gommante au bouleau (150ml)
This fresh smelling body scrub is made in Germany and was in my October favourites in 2012. The gentle scrubbing particles are medium sized and are suspended in a very creamy formula that makes it very spreadable but won’t dribble everywhere in the shower. I enjoyed using this very much and the scent is invigorating. Great for using in the shower. I recommend trying this one if you have sensitive skin and are looking for a gentle body scrub.

Repurchase? Yes.

Yves Rocher Jardins du Monde Indian Cotton Flower Shower cream (200ml)
pH neutral, containing no animal ingredients. With Indian cotton flower extract and organically grown witch hazel water, botanical glycerin in a botanical cleansing base. Made in France.

This is my favourite scent from Yves Rocher yet. It’s very soft and delicate while still being on the same vein as fluffy towels, fresh laundry type of fragrance. I like this much better than the oats one, the packaging is also more shower friendly.

Repurchase? Yes.

Make Up For Ever Brow Seal (6ml)
I have been using this for the past year or so to set my brows after filling them in. It’s a transparent gel product that comes with a mascara-type wand. It coats the lashes and helps with the grooming but I didn’t notice extended wear with this on – my brow fades during the day (this sounds weird but I’m of course referring to the powder I use) around the same time with or without the brow seal. I wanted this to be a waterproof sealant or something similar that would extend the look of the brows and this wasn’t it. It’s more like hair gel for brows I suppose.

This is made in Italy and lasts a long long time. I’m chucking this out because I’ve been using it for so long – the gel inside is tinted by my brow powder and find it too yucky to use. Also an excuse to change.

I’m looking to try the Aqua Brow from the same company, a waterproof product with it’s own pigment and supposed to be long-lasting.

Repurchase? No.

That’s all for April! I’m wondering if I can count the MUFE brow gel as a pan?

Daily Routine

1. Chanel Purete Mat Shine Control Powder
2. Bobbi Brown eye shadow in Saddle (61)
3. Bobbi Brown long-wear cream shadow in Shore (35)
4. Bobbi Brown long-wear gel eyeliner in Black Ink (1)
5. SANA light yellow undereye concealor
6. Make Up Forever Brow seal
7. Maybelline Colossal waterproof mascara