Beauty Heroes has partnered with FitGlow Beauty, not only on the February box but also on a makeup discovery box (limited edition).
I shared a mini review on Instagram (here) of the two skincare creams, but let me elaborate on why I consider the Cloud comfort cream as a dream moisturizer. I have currently two cream moisturizers (the other one is from another brand which I’ll share with you soon) and both have this outstanding ability to work perfectly on oily skin.
Cloud comfort cream aka dream moisturizer for oily gals
I dread the stickiness that comes with cream moisturizers however, I’d be fine with it if they did not clog my pores and cause me breakouts. Switching to oils has simplified my routine but also balanced my skin. Yet, FitGlow is clearly not afraid of a challenge and passed the test with flying colors. Just like a silk fabric feels light and soft on your skin, so does Cloud comfort cream on your face. The CCC feels barely-there yet provides all-day moisture to the skin – in zero to sub-zero temperatures). I appreciate that FitGlow went for an aloe-vera-based cream and avoided for coconut-derived ingredients. Even though the redness rescue cream is specifically aimed to soothe redness, Cloud comfort does provide a refreshing and calming effect as well.
Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Organic Aloe), Rubus Chamaemorus Seed Oil( Cloudberry Seed Oil) *, Sea Water Extract, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Shea Butter) *, Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract (Chia) *, Cassia Angustifolia Seed Extract (Vegan Hyaluronic Acid), Glycerin (Kosher, Vegetable), Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey)*, Allantoin Liposome , Arnica Montana Flower Extract *,Equisetum Arvense Extract (Horsetail) *, Centella Asiatica Extract (Gotu Kola) * , Sorbitol, Leuconostoc / Aloe Barbadensis Leaf / Sorbus Aucuparia Fruit Ferment Filtrate , Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitmain E), **Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract** Prunus Domestica Fruit Extract (Plum)**. * Certified Organic Ingredients ** Organic Supercritical CO2 Extracts
The redness rescue cream (RDC): perfect makeup primer
The ultimate skin care item for the beauty minimalist. You can wear it on its own or under concealer/foundation to revive stressed skin. It’s a real multipurpose product: a makeup primer and a calming moisturizer. It soothes redness and inflamed spots thanks to the innovative c3 blend which contains Comfrey. Wakame seaweed extract and zinc (also great for blemish-prone skin) help in giving a healthier-looking complexion. It does not feel as featherlight as CCC, but remains lightweight and non-clogging.
Ingredients: Aqua, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil**, c3 Blend [Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey)*, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula), Matricaria Chamomilla, Undaria Pinnatifida Cell Culture Extract (Wakame Bioferment), Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Silica, Iron Oxides, Ultramarines, Sorbitol, Leuconostoc / Aloe Barbadensis Leaf / Sorbus Aucuparia Fruit Ferment Filtrate.
What’s in the makeup discovery box? Three full sizes products.
I picked the shade “Beet” which is a warm pink that is universally flattering. Think of it as a “my-lips-but-better” pink. Compared to an Ilia lipstick, the FitGlow lip colour cream is less opaque and thinner in texture, but you get a solid color payoff with a few swipes/layers. When it comes to comfort, I give it a 10/10 because it is super creamy and nourishing. I wore it on dry lips to show you how it looks like on terribly dry/cracked lips and you see that the finish is not bad at all. Of course, on perfectly nourished lips, it looks super pretty. Same for the lip color serum, it is beautiful on its own (lighter in color than Beet). Depending on my mood, I layer the two products (for full-on plump lips) or wear it on its own.
The Good lash serum + mascara
The good lash + mascara is the standout of this box for me. It had a “wow” effect on me and has catapulted itself into my top mascaras picks. (I had a mascara round-up post ready, but I’ll add the FitGlow in the mix). I’m not too fond of intense, dramatic effects on a daily basis so I only applied one coat of the Good lash + mascara. The large cone-shaped wand calls for precise application as you can use the slimmer part to reach thinner/smaller lashes or just work the tip of the lashes. As you can tell, one coat provides the perfect amount of volume and lifting without being over the top. t almost feels as if I’m not wearing any mascara at all, again FitGlow has the talent to create a delicate product that does not feel heavy on the skin. However, if you love dramatic, va-va-voom lashes, you can build it up and add more coats.
I really wanted to show a close up of the lashes, as you can see, no clumps, no smudges, just long, lifted and fluffy lashes. No need to reach for an eyelash curler. Do you see how natural it looks? I’m completely won over by this product. I do need to report back once it reaches the 3-month mark to see if I notice any changes in terms of clumps.
The FitGlow makeup look
I decided to do an entire FitGlow makeup look with all the products from both FitGlow collaborations.
What I used:
Complexion: The redness rescue cream as a primer to counteract any redness and just a little bit of concealer here and here from W3ll People, my 2017 favorite).
Cheeks: a Fitglow blush from my stash, which is the shade Rosé. It’s a shimmery champagne color that looks gorgeous and perfect for bronzy/sun-kissed cheeks. I went with a light hand, but on days I want to be bronzed to the gods, I apply more. I also used it as an eyeshadow for this look because it illuminates the look.
Eyes: I used the Rosé illuminating blush all over my eyelid and the pink shade of the eyeshadow duo “Bliss” on my lower lashline and inner corner. I followed up with the good lashes + mascara. Liz’s little tip: I used the cloud comfort cream on my brows to tame and nourish them. Works great!
Lips: I applied the lip serum first (Gospel) and Beet lip cream on top.
Green, vegan, cruelty-free and gluten-free, this is a brand that reaches out to a lot of people. FitGlow shares the same philosophy as Gressa, in the sense that both makeup lines are skincare/makeup hybrids. It’s makeup aimed at helping heal your skin, not worsen it. An approach that I completely support and admire as the message is about enhancing your natural beauty instead of covering it.
While some Beauty Heroes boxes do sell out pretty quickly, but this one went at the speed of light. I hope this review will remain useful in case you’re interested in trying FitGlow.
You can still order them on the Beauty Heroes shop (individually). Additionally, this month’s LOVE MORE gift is Dr. Rogers RESTORE Healing Balm. This $30 Love More gift automatically accompanies all orders $125+ in their beauty store.
What do you think of this box? Have you tried FitGlow Beauty?
**I’m a Beauty Heroes ambassador, see disclaimer, all opinions my own.
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Green hunter, wellness junkie and pun maker on the website, I’m on a journey towards a kinder and healthier life. @lizthegreenspirit on Instagram.