FIRST OF ALL, HAPPY NEW YEAR, everyone! It's been a long year, and I'm excited to start fresh with a new year; for some reason, this past year seemed to drag on sometimes, although there were some really great things, too. Sharing things like Halloween and Christmas and all his other firsts was wonderful, but I can't wait for what 2017 has in store. Positive vibes!
So, here's a great way to start the new year: a new giveaway with Los Angeles based K-beauty line, Cle Cosmetics. As you may know, I don't have much of a beauty routine to begin with-- like most other aspects of my life, I try to keep things minimal/natural, and makeup is no exception. Cle Cosmetics falls perfectly into my skincare and beauty regimen, right down to the branding and clean packaging. I was excited to try everything out, and the ladies behind the brand were gracious enough to let me host a giveaway of a few of their amazing facial cleansers.
My favorite product is definitely the melting lip powder. It comes in some great staple colors-- my favorites are milk choco and hot choco, two neutral shades that can even be used as blush! They were a bit tricky on the application at first since I'd never used a powder lip color before, but the results are a perfect, matte finish that lasts pretty long and doesn't rub off on things easily. I want to try the other colors soon!
The cleansers were my next favorites because I like having something that's easy and mild since my facial regimen consists of just washing my face. The oxygen foaming cleanser is an all-in-one face wash that I use daily and the melting cleanser is great for removing makeup! Super easy no-brainers.
I love both the essence air cushion and the ccc cream, but I think the ccc cream is a bit trickier to use since it comes out white and you blend the micro capsules so the color comes through. BUT, I like that the ccc cream is an all-in-one since it works as foundation, primer, and SPF 45 protection. The air cushion goes on more evenly to me, has SPF 50, and feels like you have nothing on while providing coverage with a glow. I got both in Medium, and I feel like the air cushion matched my complexion in that color the most.
All in all, I'd say you should definitely check out Cle Cosmetics for yourself. I don't think you'll be disappointed, AND you can start your Cle collection by entering my giveaway. To enter, go to my Instagram feed @melissasonico, follow both me and @clecosmetics, and comment on the post tagging friends as many times as you want. Good luck! If you don't win, you can sign up for Cle Cosmetics emails on their site and get 20% off your first purchase!
The winners are @sarahashley98, @samiyla, and @jnnfrgrmm. Congratulations! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize.