In early July I placed an order with Yes Style, it was my first order from this company that I’d heard so much about over the past few years. I had been wanting to try it for most of those years but also wanted to use a bunch of items I had in my collection, keep my eyes and ears open for the items I might best enjoy, and also order enough to make it “worth it” since the products must come from so far away.
I really didn’t expect my order to arrive so quickly, but by mid-July it was already at my house. Since I’d already done July beauty balance posts, I figured I’d just wait for August.
For starters, last month the total leaving my collection over what entered this year was 43 items. And here’s what entered “this” month.
9 items total. Here’s a rundown.
You don’t have to be following along with online beauty long before you realize that the Missha BB cream has a cult following. With its nice spf and great reviews, I thought I’d give it a try. While I’ve used it once, the color is more of a winter color so I have set it aside for now.
I also have heard great things about the Biore facial sunscreen. As someone who really hasn’t found her perfect sunscreen routine for mornings, I figured I’d give it a try.
Then I also go the CosRX snail mucin power essence. I have been using something from The Ordinary to keep the redness in my face under control, but I wanted to give this one a try. This is basically a replacement item as I am quite close to being done with what I have from The Ordinary.
Pyunkang Yul essence toner is something I tried in a sample size and really loved. That was about 2 years ago so it’s been sitting in my loves list since and I was quite happy to give it a try in this order.
I’ve also been eager to try a cleansing oil since I really enjoy cleansing balms. Technically I’ve got an overabundance of cleansing balms and really didn’t need this right now, but turns out I really enjoy it, have been using it regularly, and may very well repurchase in a future order. It’s Purito’s from green cleansing balm.
I liked the color tones of this romand better than shape bronzer/contour product. I haven’t really used it yet since I am working on a bronzer in my project pan but I look forward to doing so. Maybe I’ll experiment with it this week!
A’Pieu’s juicy pang blushers caught my interest. I tried these once but since it’s summer, I am leaving this to explore more thoroughly in the winter. I need the powder products in the summer!
And finally, the Peripera inklasting cover foundation seemed quite interesting and gets great reviews. Again I’ve purchased in a winter color, so I will be waiting on this item. I keep saying winter color, but really that’s most of fall, winter, and all of spring. I really only darken down for a short time in the summer so I tend to not purchase foundation colors in summer tones, using instead ones I already have to deepen down the winter colors.
And finally, not from the yes style order, is a simple container of wet n wild powder. I needed another powder to finish out my summer and I decided that this one is inexpensive and utilitarian and I’d just pick it up and call it good.
So, that’s 9 incoming items, leaving me at the total out over what came in this month at 34. And, since I’ve chatted so long about my purchases, I think I’ll save my empties for tomorrow.
2 thoughts on “August Beauty Balance”
Ooohhhh interesting finds. I find pressed and loosed setting powders are really all the same no matter what you buy if you are just looking for oil control. If you are looking for a powder that blurs, The Urban Decay new pressed powder the All Nighter is amazing and so worth it. I used it for a whole month before the pandemic. I have a shadow of baby pan, but I have oily skin so I use a lot.
I may try the UD! In the hotter months I do need oil control, and really bulk up on my powder usage. Plus, at work I do have to wear masks most of the day, so a good bake of my nose and chin assists in keeping makeup on my face for those rare moments where I don’t have to wear a mask. In the winter months my skin is a lot more on the normal side, and I have set aside a powder that works for that.
I’ve been borrowing my daughter’s Coty Airspun powder and like it just fine, it’s certainly a workhorse powder. But, it’s not always the easiest to find in store, so I thought I’d give the wet n wild a try.