This week the Lipstick League wonders, "what's the last product you really wanted to love, but didn't?" Surprisingly, I was terribly disappointed by an Avene Soothing Sheet Mask.
Avene Thermal Spring Water is my favourite thermal water – it soothes skin redness so quickly. I also quite like several of the products I've tried. But I have an issue: although the brand is all about sensitive and sensitized skin, almost all their products are fragranced, and it drives me a little nuts. Still, I thought the Avene Soothing Sheet Mask would be mostly thermal water, with some soothing and hydration-boosting ingredients. When I spotted them in an NYC drugstore, I grabbed two up right quick, eager to try them.
Instead, the Avene Soothing Sheet Mask made me crazy. I found the fragrance so strong that I could barely keep the sheet on my face. On top of that, the mask had very little hydrating effect on my skin. Very disappointing. I never bothered with the second mask I'd purchased. Don't know where it is, at this point. Realized I'd do better to soak a Muji Compressed Facial Sheet Mask in Avene Thermal Spring Water ($21.95 CAD at beautyboutique.ca and $18.50 USD at dermstore.com) and maybe some essence.
lipstick league links of the week
Blushing Noir Fall is the best time for new makeup, especially for eyes! Check out some of Brooke's Fall drugstore beauty favourites from Maybelline.
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Phyrra Stuck in a makeup rut? Check out these 15+ Urban Decay Aphrodisiac Palette Tutorials and Looks for Inspiration. They’re perfect for Fall!
Slashed Beauty Ready to rock some braided hairstyles for fall? Watch this hair tutorial for four braided hairstyles to try out this season.
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Beautygeeks has all the details on Shellac Luxe, CND’s newest UV polish that needs no base coat and soaks off in an easy, speedy 60 seconds.
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Blushing Noir is Currently Craving the Benefit Brow Contour Pro. Brooke has a lot of sparse areas in her brows and thinks product like this, with 2 brow shades plus a definer and highlighter, is exactly what she's been looking for her whole adult life.
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So, what's the last product that you wanted to love, but loathed instead?