Friday Faves – Missha BB cream, Vichy Micellaire and Lumene Cream

I’m really excited to share with you what I have been loving the past few weeks!

The first product was something completely new to me. Have you read in the blogosphere about Micellare Solutions? I had and was curious. It seems they are not all that common here in the US.

I stumbled on Vichy’s 3 in 1 Calming Cleansing Micellar Solution in ULTA. I actually had a credit AND a coupon to use. Nice!! It looks so unassuming in the bottle…don’t let that fool you!!

This has some serious makeup removing power! It really blew me away, something that doesn’t happen often in skincare! I applied a small amount to a cotton pad and swiped off my most stubborn waterproof mascara. I couldn’t believe how easily it was coming off!! I didn’t have to press hard, pull or tug at my eyes like with a normal makeup remover wipe.

The next step was the big test! Revlon Colorstay. Great foundation, but it wears like iron. It’s hard to remove usually, but not with this! I was shocked at how gently and completely this removed my foundation and other face makeup.

Not only is Vichy Micellar a great makeup remover, it’s super gentle and didn’t irritate my sensitive skin or break me out! I will never use another makeup wipe again.


Next up is a little jar of Lumene Sensitive Touch Comforting Night Cream. I have been using this day (under makeup) and night on my sensitive, dry and irritable winter skin. It sinks in immediately and doesn’t feel the least bit heavy. My skin feels soothed and the flakes are gone. No breakouts either!


I have tried a number of US “BB Creams” that are nothing more than a tinted moisturizer. I haven’t come accross one yet that I like. Missha M Perfect Cover BB cream is a true Asian BB cream. spf 42 pa+++, skin benefits and coverage. I picked the shade no 21. (I’m pretty fair at the moment, I have neutral skin with some redness about N15 in MAC.) I love the texture, it’s like a night cream. It blends in very easily and doesn’t accentuate any dry patches. I really am happy with the coverage as well. I sometimes use this as my foundation on “no makeup” days. I’ve also used this under my foundation with good results. Alone, this will last me about 8 hours without powder. It lasts 12+ hours using it as a primer under foundation. I haven’t had any breakouts or skin irritation either.


What are you loving this week?

xo Amber



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