So I was on the Urban Outfitters website a few weeks ago - it's a habit of mine to go on there, fill up my cart with gorgeous cozy sweaters, and then cry when I see the total and close out of the page (I actually do this same thing at Sephora all the time). I was clicking around and realized I had never checked out their beauty section before, and before you know it I was actually completing an order. Now that I've had my stuff for a couple weeks, I thought I'd let you know what I'm thinking of my new products.
The first thing that caught my eye was the Antipodes Moisture Boost Minis, a set of a mini Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream and a mini Divine Face Oil. Antipodes is a brand I've wanted to try more from ever since falling head over heels in love with their Aura Manuka Honey Mask, but it's unfortunately not a very easy brand to find here in the US. So anyway, I snapped up this little set right away because both products were things I'd had on my "to try" list for quite awhile. I cracked into the Divine Face Oil right away, and oh my is it magical. I'm a big fan of rosehip oil anyway, but this one is just on another level. It's so hydrating and makes my skin glow. If I know I'm really going to want to look good in the morning, I'll pop a few drops of this on before I go to bed.
I haven't used the day cream quite as much yet, but I've really fallen for it as well. It has a thicker consistency than I'm used to in day creams - in fact, it feels quite similar to the texture/consistency of the Manuka Honey Mask. It feels amazing on the skin, but I do have to let it sink in for awhile before I put makeup on top. It's been one I've reached for without question on no-makeup days, though, and my skin has just been drinking it up.
The other skincare bit I got was the Mizon King to the Kong No. 1 Moist Magic Cream Mist. I was incredibly intrigued by this product because 1) I've been getting really into Korean skincare lately and 2) this is described as an actual moisturizer in mist form, rather than some kind of souped-up water. As you can see in the bottle, it looks quite milky. It's was a very odd experience to use it the first time, but I'm completely converted. It's so hydrating and soothing on the skin, so it's climbed its way up to the top of my list of favorite face mists (more on that in a post soon). This is great for days when I'm trying to simplify my skincare routine, because this is hydrating enough to take care of my soothing mist and serum step in one. Other brands should really jump on this moisturizer-as-mist idea. I'm having to remind myself to use my other face mists and not use this one up right away, but I just love it so much.
Lastly, I picked up a highlighter (surprise) called Lighting Crew Highlighting Cream by a brand called The Beauty Crop. I'll be real here and say I only picked this up because it was a highlighter (hello), it had a cute name, and there were pineapples on the packaging. This comes in a small tube that almost looks like a lip balm, and I've been keeping it out on my vanity because I like the packaging so much. The product inside is breathtaking - no wonder it's such a small size, because you really only need a dab of product and you're good for both cheekbones. It's a highly metallic, pink-toned cream (the color reminds me of Stila Kitten), and it's gooooorrrrgeous. I don't like to add extra letters to words in blogposts (insert clip of the joy-riding parking garage guy from Ferris Bueller's Day Off saying, "I'm a professional"), but I just can't help it with this. It's stunning. If you're not a fan of intense highlights you won't like this, but if you're all about that glow you need this product in your life. It's super creamy and blendable as well, but honestly I'd still be in love with it if it wasn't because the color is so majestic.
I apologize if my raving has gotten annoying, but I truly love everything I ordered. I'm definitely going to be perusing the Urban Outfitters beauty "aisles" some more now - they've got the most interesting brands stocked there and I basically want one of everything.
Have you checked out any beauty bits from Urban Outfitters before?