After I review my Empty Products, I take extra time to go over the standouts. It is a round-up for the best of the best. Only products that seem like they’re made for me make FabuFind status, so there are a lot of items I love that never make it. These are items I would repurchase, even without a deal. Items I am loving but cannot finish any time soon make it into my Core Collection. To eventually spotlight all FabuFinds, I will never repeat items already mentioned in a past article. That does not mean they lost their magic. An item not spotlighted in a past Empties article may get promoted as I try it more and fall deeper in love. If something gets demoted from FabuFind status (formula changes, skin changes, finding something better, etc), I will note the change in the original article I mentioned it in. There are three products I consider FabuFinds in my Winter 2019 Empties that I have not discussed yet.
The Yves Rocher Gommage Scrub is gentle enough to use daily, but it still exfoliates as well as other weekly scrubs. Whether I use it twice a week, once a week, or even once every other week, my skin feels soft and smooth. This smells so fresh that I always feel like I am relaxing when I use it. It makes me feel like I’m on a tropical beach vacation. That is not usual with a scrub. The botanical seeds never irritate my sensitive skin (harsh exfoliants suck), which I have experienced with other apricot scrubs. There is something special about this one, so I am positive it is the best apricot scrub I’ve tried.
The funny thing about the Shea Brand Raw Organic Rose Shea Butter is FabFitFun sent me the wrong product, and I loved the mistake enough to label it a FabuFind. I never complained about getting the wrong product, because I ordered the jasmine scent and got rose in its place. It really was just the wrong fragrance. For all I know, the jasmine is just as good. If this makes a future add-on or Edit Sale, I will purchase it and find out. This is really thick and kept the heels of my feet super moisturized this winter. I think this might even work better on my heels than my beloved Egyptian Magic.
When it comes to CC creams, most are closer to a tinted moisturizer than a foundation. The It Cosmetics CC Cream can mimic both equally well. It covers everything beautifully, so it helps to even out the skin tone as other CC creams do. You can easily build it, which makes it closer to a medium coverage foundation than a CC cream. If you use a lot of product and a buffing brush, you can even approach full coverage without it looking thick or cakey. Using a light layer and a sponge can give you the traditional look of a CC cream, so you can pair this with a very natural look. As one of the most versatile complexion products in my arsenal, I would recommend this anyone wanting one product that can multitask well. Whether you want light to full coverage, you cab get it with this.
I like the way it sits on my skin, because it does not emphasize pores or dry patches. Those of us with dry skin have a hard time layering, because applying too much can lift dry patches to the surface. While that happens with buffing any product into the skin, it gets minimized with products like this that layer nicely. My skin looks evened out, but it does not look fake or plastic. When I repurchase (already have a new, unopened one here in the wrong shade), I will probably get a lighter color. This light shade (which I already have another of) is a little dark for me. If I had to name one flaw, I would say it is the fragrance. This smells like some strange chemical, but it does fade in a few minutes.
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