I learned one thing walking into Sephora yesterday, and that is that I am really behind the times with this whole beauty thing. Give me a programming language and I’ll happily chip away at it, but give me today’s beauty terminology and I’ll get an empty, glassy expression that is usually reserved for when my guy starts talking about what he does on a construction site. The terms run from the odd and vaguely dirty (plumper) to the menacing and Dr. Evil-ish (serum). Also, names for products have gone from being simple to long nomenclatures that feel more like a classification in a Latin genus than an actual product name.
In any case, I also found out that Sephora proudly carries organic makeup and organic skin care lines, which is what I went there to find in the first place. I picked up two items that I am pretty happy with, even the day after:
Korres Quercetin & Oak Eye Cream
My main problem with eye cream is usually “the sting”. The eye tissue is one of the thinnest spots in our bodies, so if you are putting some kind of rancid chemical on your skin, it’s going to get right in there if you put it around your eyes. While it has only been one day so I can’t speak to effects, this eye cream doesn’t have “the sting”, has no discernible unpleasant chemical odour, and does actually appear to do something about eye puffiness. It is a bit pricey at $42.00, but as the nice lady at the store told me, it lasts her about five months and “a little dab will do ya”.
This product is made without GMO’s, parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals, or phthalates.
Be warned though – as the reviews on the website corroborate, the stem on the pump is too short and you’ll be digging the last third out of the bottle.
Tarte Natural Lip Sheer
I mistakenly bought this thinking it was lipstick, and was a little disappointed when I got it home. Then I put it on. Feels like lip balm, looks like lipstick, or at least a darker gloss. This is perfect for me since I hate the oiliness of lipstick. Absolutely perfect for a Canadian winter. Made without parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrance, petrochemicals, or phthalates.
In addition, you can research the ingredients to anything in the store before you purchase on their website. I’ll be back. Just not for the plumpers.