Farmacy Skincare

FarmacyIf you aren’t familiar with Farmacy skincare, let me introduce you!

4-Farmacy-ProductsTo be honest, I didn’t find out about this brand on my own. A few months back when Lauren and I were browsing Sephora in Santana Row, she took me to the skincare section and showed me these items! I didn’t end up picking anything out at the time, because I was currently using my favourite products (you know the drill: philosophy hope in a jar, and bobbi brown extra eye repair cream).

A PR pal that I’ve worked with in the past started representing Farmacy and allowed me to get familiar with the brand, too. So she sent over the Faramcy Perennial Picks for me to try out.

Farmacy Perennial Picks is a four piece skincare kit that comes with:

  • New Day Gentle Exfoliating Grains (1.4 oz)
  • Invincible Root Cell Anti-Aging Serum (0.27 oz)
  • Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm (0.5 oz)
  • Rise N’ Shine Daily Moisture Lock (0.5 oz)

This set is perfect for anyone who has dry, normal, combination or sensitive skin. The brand is formulated without parabens, sulfates or phthalates nor do they test on animals. All their products are free of formaldehyde and artificial colouring.

Farmacy-SkincareAlthough trivial because we all want to know how the product preforms on the skin, I think the packaging is great, with the wooden screw-top lids and each product is pretty enough to keep out on the bathroom counter tops.

Rise-n-ShineFarmacy Rise N’ Shine Daily Moisture Lock. I have to admit, I am partial to my favourite face cream, but this one is pretty nice too as it adds hydration to my dry skin and makes my skin look radiant.

Sleep-TightFarmacy Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm. This is more of a lightweight balm (re: balm = thicker). I’m happy it’s not too heavy  feeling, but just enough moisture for my dry skin to soak up during the night, and feeling smooth in the a.m. I love the fresh scent of the night balm, it has a natural clean scent to it which I tend to gravitate towards (I dislike anything vanilla scented, or candy/food smelling!).

Farmacy-InvincibleFarmacy Invincible Root Cell Anti-Aging Serum. I’m a huge fan of serums, but I seem to never finish them up. I love the way they make my skin feel, and I usually only apply them at night time because I don’t want to layer too much on my face in the morning with my SPF, moisturizer, and makeup. I love to save the pampering of my skin, for my nighttime routine. I haven’t been using these products all that long, so I can’t fully report on how well the serum is doing for my skin. But it’s definitely better than applying none at all!

Farmacy-New-DayFarmacy New Day Gentle Exfoliating Grains. This is my first powder exfoliator, and what I mean by that is just what you think it means. Pour the white powder into the palm of your hand, add a little bit of water and it turns into a gentle exfoliating cream. It’s gentle on my skin and doesn’t feel abrasive at all.

Farmacy Perennial Picks Skincare Set $45USD / $58CDN

Disclaimer: the skincare set from Farmacy was sent for review.

bareMinerals Gen Nude lips!

bareMinerals-headerbareMinerals has launched an entire lineup of perfect nude lip colours this summer, called GEN NUDE!

closing-bagGet this, they’ve launched 60 products. Sixty shades of nude, it’s unreal.

I have a couple of products to show you!

LipglossNotice the matte buttercream lipglosses packaging has a satin-matte like finish to them so they’re easy to tell apart from the buttercream lipglosses which are in the original bareMinerals packaging (clear/shiny). I love that they changed the packaging like that, to be matte!

lip-pencilsI haven’t tried a lip pencil from bareMinerals before. They’re decently sized, and they glide on easily. I think the colour on point is perfect for my lips.

bareMineralsLeft to right: bareMinerals GEN NUDE Radiant Lipsticks in Tutu and Honeybun in their sleek black matte packaging.

bareMinerals GEN NUDE Matte Liquid Lipcolour. These glosses are a long-wearing, cream-to-matte liquid lipcolour that has a nice lightweight texture to it, similar to the Buxom Wildly Whipped Liquid Lipsticks I reviewed in May. While they have the typical bareMinerals vanilla scent to it, it’s not overpowering. It doesn’t feel uncomfortable on the lips and these lipcolours are formulated with moisturizing ingredients to counteract any dryness that may have otherwise occurred. I can’t stand a dry-lip! These glide on smoothly and you’ll definitely find a perfect nude shade for your skintone, considering the amount of colours and formulas they came out with!

bareMinerals-cookiebareMinerals Matte Liquid Lipcolour – Cookie ($18).

bareMinerals-swankbareMinerals Matte Liquid Lipcolour – Swank ($18).

bareMinerals GEN NUDE Radiant Lipstick. Easy to wear, easy to apply without a mirror. Goes on like a creamy balm and feels really moisturising on the lips. Again, this too comes in 20 flattering shades. Have fun in your huge playground of bareMinerals lip colours!

bareMinerals-honeybunbareMinerals Radiant Lipstick – Honeybun ($20).

bareMinerals-tutubareMinerals Radiant Lipstick – Tutu ($20).

bareMinerals GEN NUDE Buttercream Lipgloss. If you’re familiar with Buxom (sister-company to bareMinerals) lipglosses, you’ll know they tingle (and they’re one of the glosses that I’ve finished multiple times, especially in the colour Katie). The bareMinerals ones do not have that minty smell nor a tingling sensation so I know a lot of people were concerned about that. The buttercream glosses have more of a sweet cookie scent to it (at least that’s what I think it smells like!). Although the colour I received in fancy has a bit of shine in the gloss tube, it doesn’t feel gritty at all nor can I notice any sparkle on the lips — which is a good thing!

bareMinerals-fancybareMinerals Buttercream Lipgloss – Fancy ($18).

bareMinerals-FlybareMinerals Buttercream Lipgloss – Fly ($18).

bareMinerals GEN NUDE Under Over Lip Liner. I’m not too advanced with using lip liners and have only tried another brand before this (Dior). So both brands are right up there, and I would expect they perform well on the lip with zero tugging, which is what they did. I was pretty happy with the two colours I got!

bareMinerals-on-pointbareMinerals Under Over Lip Liner – On Point ($16). This pulled more brown on my lips than I was expecting. I’d imagine it’d be an awesome nude to layer under a lighter brown gloss to create that 90’s look.

bareMinerals-borderlinebareMinerals Under Over Lip Liner – Borderline ($16). Once I lined my lips I couldn’t tell that I was applying it. It’s the exact same colour as my outer lipline, once filled in entirely, it was a bit lighter. This is SO pretty!

bareMinerals-GenNudeSwatches on top: Lip Liners in border line (left) + on point (right).
Swatches below: Honeybun (radiant lipstick), Tutu (radiant lipstick), Fancy (gloss), Fly (gloss), Cookie (matte), Swank (matte)


Look-Good-NudeShop the bareMinerals Gen Nude collection.

Disclaimer: bareMinerals GEN NUDE products were sent for review.