As the title goes, this entry is part gift and part tiny (literally in terms of size) haul. Both items are from the same person so after wrecking my brains about how to best mention it, I figured I'll just clump it together!
Before Eliza's introduction, I had no clue about the existence of Bioderma's makeup remover. Well, maybe I have seen the bottle around... but I never took note of it, muchless knew about the positive reviews of it online.
When Eliza brought up the fact that she was spree-ing it and asked if I wanted in, I did some quick research and the reviews seemed mostly positive.
With that, I thought 'oh well, let's give it a shot' and opted for the teeny-weenie 100ml bottle (travel size, this little thing).
I got the Bioderma Crealine H2O Micelle Solution, which I believe is the Sensitive skin one. From what I read online, the name of it has since been changed from Crealine to Sensibio.
I switched to using this because I got tired fussing with the jammed pump on my Shu cleanser (no clue what happened!) and I ended up really liking it! Bioderma, I mean.
While I was initially skeptical about this doing a thorough job removing my makeup, I tried it with both powder and liquid foundation and my skin was left spic-and-span after. I swabbed it with a toner to find zero residue and it even manages to completely remove my eyeliner (again, without stinging my eyes).
I did spare this bugger from the waterproof mascara test, only because I instinctively reach for Bi-Facil for that. Maybe I will give it a try one day...
What was a haul mention turned out to be quite the review but for effective makeup removal and no greasy residual after, I can see why this has garnered that many positive remarks.
While in the 'searching up more about it' phase, I chanced upon a mention of this in Lisa Eldridge's video of her Favorite Skincare products. She had also featured it in her makeup-removal video which was what prompted me to go ahead with this, to be honest...
So anyway, that's ramble #1.
The gift part would be this lovely surprise Eliza had for me. She knew I had been eyeing Porefessional for the longest time but not refusing to indulge in yet another primer so she got this for me as a birthday present.
Thank you Eliza!
I have been using this recently and am really liking it. I passed on it for the longest time because I didnt have major pore issues but I have realized that this does more than just smoothing out pores!
From my own encounter with it, I love how my powder foundation glides on effortlessly after using this. It also has the usual primer effect of prolonging the need to blot and helping my makeup last a tad bit longer.
To prevent this from turning into another rambly review, I'll stop here but here's the last mention: I love the scent of Porefessional too!
Anyway that is it for this quick update, thanks for reading!
Today felt like a Friday and I'm not even sure if that's a good thing or not. Either ways, I'm looking forward to the long(ish) weekend ahead!
Have you tried Bioderma? Do you like it?
p.s. Incase you are wondering, Eliza does hold sprees for Bioderma every now and then. It's significantly cheaper than purchasing from Guardian so do go by her blog and bug her about her next spree :p I think I might want to pick up a bigger bottle the next time!