Sample Society - June
This month's Sample Society was all about facial cleansing and moisturizing. Here's what was in my box:
- hope in a jar moisturizer
- stila sheer tinted moisturizer in "fair"
- Murad Age Reform Exfoliating Cleanser
- Stila Lip Glaze "apricot"
- Illume "Desert Tulip" Candle
philosophy hope in a jar moisturizer
This was the first product I tried from the box. Though the moisturizer makes my skin nice and soft, it has a horrible medicinal scent that I just can't get past. And it lingers for a good twenty minutes. With the full size at a whopping $40, I'll stick with my cheaper scentless $12 pump stuff.
stila sheer tinted moisturizer in "fair"
I grabbed this while I was mowing the lawn because it has an SPF of 20. I'm not quite sure how this can be sheer, but somehow tinted and have a color to it (fair) at the same time. It does come out of the tube looking like fair BB cream but it goes on pretty sheer. For the few moments I paid attention it did seem to even out my skin tone. However I didn't feel particularly moisturized. I did feel like I was wearing makeup. Not a good thing for something I usually like to feel weightless. The full size on this is $34.
Murad Age Reform Exfoliating Cleanser
This isn't a bad cleanser. I'd class this as a very gentle exfoliator. It's not much to write home about. Especially not considering how much the full sized costs, $36.
Stila Lip Glaze "apricot"
I've yet to try this. I have so many lip products currently open that I can't bring myself to open another. And with a full size at $22, I don't want to fall in love.
Illume "Desert Tulip" Candle
I'll admit I was a little put off when I opened the tin and discovered a candle. In a beauty box? Okay. *shrug* But this cute mini candle smells fairly nice, claiming it fuses notes of red tulip, raspberry, and musk. I've yet to burn it. Not sure I will since I like opening the cover and sniffing it. The full size on this is also $22.
Not real thrilled with this month's Sample Society. And given I wasn't thrilled with last month's either, I'm not sure I'll buy July's.