This is the last post in the Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques series. *sings to the tune of that line in Owl City’s “Dreams Don’t Turn to Dust”* “Lauren Brooke, I’m sad to see you gooooo…” I’ve had fun writing about this wonderful company! Here’s hoping you enjoyed reading about it as much as I enjoyed reviewing it. 🙂
In this post, I review the final components in a makeup routine.
I am a big fan of perfume oils. No watery sprays can ever beat the intense, alluringly natural scent of essential oils. After whiffing perfume oil, every other type of perfume smells harsh and false. Even the stuff I used to like just doesn’t appeal to me so much anymore.
I have never smelled anything quite like the Enchant oil of Lauren Brooke’s perfume. It’s clear that a great deal of care went into the crafting of many essences into a unique blend. There’s a cinnamon-ish, chai-ish, exotic scent to it that somehow brings up images of spicy Indian food and shimmering silk saris. Oh, and Thanksgiving. Really not sure why the last keeps getting thrown in every time I smell the oil…
If you like oil perfumes, you’ll love this. If you’ve never tried oil perfumes, you totally should try this.
I’ve never actually tried anything like this before. The makeup remover is like a thick balm, closer in texture to a butter than most of the eye makeup remover products I’ve tried before. Because it is so different, I tried some various ways of using it. Using my fingers, using a pad, wiping it straight off or letting it sit for a while before wiping it off, etc.
But I’m thinking I must have missed something, because it simply did not work. Once the remover warms on your skin, it turns into an oil that should work beautifully. But somehow or other, I feel like I’m wiping and wiping and wiping the oil off and getting very little of the makeup. By the time I finally was beginning to finish getting mascara and eyeshadow off, my sensitive eyes felt raw from all the rubbing of the pad.
Knowing how well oil makeup remover works, I can’t figure out why I couldn’t get this one to work for me. Maybe I didn’t use enough of the remover? I already used enough to make my eyes feel heavy (though very moisturized!). Maybe I didn’t let it sit long enough? Maybe my pads are too rough? I don’t know.
This is honestly the only thing I tried from Lauren Brooke that I did not care for at all. But it’s also the only thing that was completely and totally different than anything I’d ever tried before. Perhaps if I had a larger supply of it and spent some time playing, I could figure out how to use this remover to it’s highest potential.
And there ‘ya have it! This is my longest series to date, but I felt that I could hardly do justice to this amazing company in one post. I’ve enjoyed other makeup, but there’s something very luxurious about Lauren Brooke that I have never come across before. I feel like I’m really “dressing up” when I use their products, even though I’m just heading to the grocery store. I also feel satisfaction in knowing that I’m supporting a company that supports small communities and fair trade. If you haven’t already checked out Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques, I would totally recommend you do. 😀