Impulse Buys: Did They Work Out?

by Joyce in


Over these last few years, I've been very good about properly researching and testing out products before I buy, but every once in a while, I see a new product and I just can't wait to get my hands on it.  I wouldn't REALLY call them impulse buys, but not looking at something in person first nearly qualifies in my book!

That often works out well, but I thought I would share my quick thoughts on the two products that recently fell into my online shopping cart and made it through check out before they made it to my local stores.  

becca shimmering skin perfector pressed review, korres yoghurt primer review

First, I fell for the Korres Greek Yoghurt Nourishing Primer when I was buying a new cleanser. I quite like the Korres Greek Yoghurt Advanced Nourishing Sleeping Facial, so I thought this could be a hit too. Unfortunately, I didn't really like it. The somewhat yogurt like scent is fine for an overnight mask, but I just didn't like the scent first thing in the morning, though it dissipated on the face after about 20 minutes. The texture of the primer was also surprising - creamy, rather than the silky or silicone feel of other primers on the market. While this isn't a bad thing, I did find that I could feel the primer on my face - I can't describe it, and I wouldn't say it is tacky to the touch, but I could just feel it on all day and that was a dealbreaker for me. If it made my makeup look super amazing, or made my skin super hydrated, then I would keep trying it, but I didn't find it to be miraculous. Oh well, money saved! Thank goodness for our nice return policies. 

All this time, I had been staring at the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed on the Sephora site. It took forever for the Sephora locations in SF and Chicago to carry it, and by the time they had it I wasn't sure when I'd make it to one of those locations. So I ordered it, sight unseen. Yesterday, I swatched this in Sephora, and while I'm a big fan of the original formula, I think this one is far too sparkly for me. The powder is very fine and soft however, so I think those of you who like a shimmery highlighter will absolutely love this! 

All in all, I'm glad to have gotten my hands on these products, even if I didn't open the Becca one! (Yes, that is an ongoing problem I have, lol!) Have you tried either of these products? Do you buy things impulsively? Would you guys like to see posts like this in the future? I'd love to know all your thoughts!

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