YBB Monthly Favorites

YBB Monthly Favorites For August 2019

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Hey, beauties we’re back with our favorite beauty products for August. For our August YBB monthly favorites, we tested the GlamGlow Instamud 60-Second Pore-refining Mask,  Huda Beauty Resting Boss Face Waterproof Setting Spray, Dickinson Enhanced Witch Hazel Hydrating Toner, and the Ace Beaute Glimmer Eyeshadow Duo – here is our take.


GlamGlow – Instamud 60-Second Pore-refining Mask

GlamGlow - Instamud 60-Second Pore-refining Mask | Your Brand Of Beauty

Retail Pricing: $42.00 (US), $55.00 (CA)

Where to buy: Sephora, Shoppers Drug Mart, Amazon, GlamGlow

GlamGlow’s Instamud 60-Second Pore-refining Mask is a foaming clay treatment that instantly activates when it comes in contact with your face. It’s designed to reduce uneven texture and skin tones, eliminate dullness, refine pores, and detoxify your skin. The lavender-colored formula contains a variety of botanicals such as aloe vera, witch hazel, apple extract, licorice root, bentonite, and kaolin clays to enhance the appearance of your skin and leaving your skin feeling invigorated. The product comes in a yellow pump, that contains 1.7 oz./50g of product. 

Here’s Moira’s YBB Rating for mature, dry skin

I received a sample of the GlamGlow Instamud from Sephora this month. I was really hoping it would help refine my pores, but I didn’t really notice any major difference after several uses. The instamud mask has a smooth application and when applied it has a tingling and cooling effect. It has a light minty sensation that is not too strong and a bright purple hue. In terms of the results, I noticed that my skin felt smoother ad slightly brighter. My daughter has the full-sized product and I did notice that the container is a bit small for the price, so I’m not sure if it is really a great value overall.

Feel: Smooth application, tingling and cooling sensation

Scent: Light minty scent

Results: Face felt refreshed and invigorated

Value: Could get more product for the price

Worked as expected: Somewhat

Pros: Face felt refreshed, skin felt smooth

Cons: Pricey for the amount of product

Your Brand Of Beauty | 4 Star RatingYBB Rating 4 out of 5

 

Here’s Natassia’s YBB Rating for oily skin

I received the GlamGlow Instamud Mask as a bonus gift for signing on with boxycharm last month. So far, it is my favorite face mask. It has a bright purple color and a sweet mint scent that is not overpowering. When you pump the mask out of the bottle, it has a creamy consistency, but once applied to your face, it has a foaming bubbly consistency. A little goes a long way because it foams quite a bit. Once it begins to leather, you’ll start to feel a tingling sensation. I found that it did refine my pores a bit, and my skin did look brighter. The only downside is the pump is a bit small for the price, but again a little goes a long way.

Feel: Tingling sensation once applied

Scent: Sweet mint scent, not strong

Results: Refines pores, brightens skin, evens skin texture

Value: Decent value for the price

Worked as expected: Yes

Pros: Refines pores, smooths skins texture, brightens skin

Cons: A bit pricey for the amount of product you receive

Your Brand Of Beauty | 4 Star RatingYBB Rating 4 out of 5 


Huda Beauty – Resting Boss Face Waterproof Setting Spray

Huda Beauty - Resting Boss Face Waterproof Setting Spray | Your Brand Of Beauty

Retail Pricing: $33.00 (US), $43.00 (CA)

Where to buy: Sephora, Huda Beauty, 

The Huda Beauty resting boss face setting spray is a matte, waterproof setting spray with extra-hold. It has a floral scent and unmatched staying power. The spray comes in a black metal canister that contains 3.38fl.oz./100ml of product. 

Here’s Moira’s YBB Rating for mature, dry skin 

If you’re looking for a setting spray that will make your makeup last all day, then Huda Beauty’s resting boss face spray is the one for you. If you’re someone that struggles with dry skin, then this may not be the best setting spray for you. Let’s start with the positives, it does a fantastic job of keeping your makeup in place all day. The downside, it does have a drying effect, I found that it makes my skin feel drier and it makes my under-eye concealers cake a bit. The one major downside is the scent, it has a potent old school floral scent that smells like something my grandmother would wear. If you are sensitive to fragrances or you have mature or dry skin, I don’t recommend this setting spray. 

Finish: Matte finish

Scent: Potent old school floral scent

Feel: A bit drying

Transfer: No transfer

Lasting power: Very long-lasting

Worked as expected: Somewhat

Pros: Keeps makeup in place all-day

Cons: Very strong smell, old school scent, not good for dry or sensitive skin

Your Brand Of Beauty | 4 Star RatingYBB Rating 4 out of 5

 

Here’s Natassia’s YBB Rating for oily skin

Huda Beauty’s setting spray is by far the best setting spray I have ever used. Your makeup will stay on all day, no matter how hot the weather is. I tested out the longevity of the spray on a hot summer day from 8 in the morning till 9:30 at night and my makeup still looked great. This setting spray will even make a powder foundation last all day without transferring. I love that it comes in a metal can because you get a light mist when you spray it rather than bigger droplets of product. It gives you a perfect matte finish, which I like because I have oily skin. There are two downsides to this product, it does have a very strong floral scent, which might be a problem for people that are sensitive to fragrances. The second downside is that it does contain two strong alcohols, that can dry out your skin, this may be an issue for people with dry or sensitive skin.

Finish: Matte finish

Scent: Strong floral scent

Feel: Comfortable, a bit drying

Transfer: Zero transfer

Lasting power: Makeup looks perfect all-day

Worked as expected: Better than expected

Pros: Really prolongs the wear of any makeup no matter what the weather is like

Cons: Very strong floral scent, can be a bit drying (not good for dry skin types)

Your Brand Of Beauty | 4.5 Star RatingYBB Rating 4.5 out of 5


Natassia’s Pick

Dickinson – Enhanced Witch Hazel Hydrating Toner With Rose Water

Dickinson - Enhanced Witch Hazel Hydrating Toner With Rose Water | Your Brand Of Beauty

Retail Pricing: $5.96 (CA)

Where to buy: Amazon, Walmart, Shoppers Drug Mart

Dickinson’s enhanced hydrating toner is a natural toner formulated with witch hazel, rose water, Vitamin E, and hyaluronic acid. It’s designed to remove impurities, refine pores, nourish, and moisturize skin. The gentle formula contains no alcohols and contains distilled water, which makes it ideal for people with dry or sensitive skin. It comes in a clear plastic bottle that contains 16 fl.oz./473ml of product.

I have been using Dickinson’s hydrating toner for about 2 years now. This toner is great for all skin types, it has no alcohols which is great for people with sensitive skin or dry skin. It’s also extremely affordable, for those of you that are on a budget. It does a great job of removing any traces of dirt or makeup that may have been missed during the cleansing process. In terms of the scent, it has a witch hazel and rose scent, but it’s not very strong. I definitely recommend this toner, it leaves your skin feeling hydrated, clean, and keeps your oil production in balance.

Results: Balances oil production, removes traces of dirt or makeup

Hydration: Very hydrating

Scent: Light witch hazel and rose scent

Skin Types: Good for all skin types

Worked as expected: Yes

Pros: Hydrating, very affordable, and great for all skin types 

Cons: None

YBB Rating 5 out of 5Your Brand Of Beauty | 5 Star Rating


Moira’s Pick

Ace Beaute – Glimmer Eyeshadow Duo

Ace Beaute - Glimmer Eyeshadow Duo 1 | Your Brand Of Beauty

Retail Pricing: $25.00 (US), 

Where to buy: Ace Beaute

The Ace Beaute Glimmer Eyeshadow Duo is a set of highly pigmented shadows designed for easy application with maximum color payoff. The texture of these shadows is creamy, and the application is smooth. The colors provided in these duos make them a perfect match for wearing together. When applied with a damp brush, you can achieve a foiled effect. 

I received the purple and silver eyeshadow duo in my August boxycharm box. I was pleasantly surprised at how soft the texture of these eyeshadows are and how pigmented they are. They have a satin finish with shimmer in them. The pairing of the colors in this duo work great together as well. Without an eye primer, the eyeshadows do last all day, with only a little bit of creasing and transfer. If you use a primer, then they last all day with no creasing or transfer. This eyeshadow duo worked out better than I expected.

Consistency: Very soft texture

Finish: Satin, shimmer finish

Application: Smooth application

Creasing: Slight creasing without primer, no creasing with primer

Transfer: Slight transfer with primer, no transfer with primer

Pigmentation: Highly pigmented

Lasting power: Last all-day 

Worked as expected: Better than expected

Pros: Highly pigment, super soft texture, great color pairing in the set

Cons: None

Your Brand Of Beauty | 5 Star RatingYBB Rating 5 out of 5

 

Well, that’s another wrap for our August YBB Monthly Favorites, also check out our July YBB Monthly  Favorites. Check back near the end of next month for our next list. If you want to share your experience with these products, add your comments below. Also, if you want us to review any other products, just drop us a note in the comments below or on our contact page, we’d love to help you find Your Brand Of Beauty!!


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