If you were to notice two things that are different about me today, one is that I’m wearing foundation, which is rare (there’s a reason, which I’ll share in a jiffy). The other is that my face is incredibly DEWY. The dew is because I recently received the Amore Lee Cosmetics Rose Geranium facial mist in my TokiBox. Despite all the tasty super foods and other skincare products in my TokiBox, the Amore Lee facial mist immediately caught my eye.
Personally, I can’t live without a good facial mist. They’re refreshing, hydrating and when you apply regularly throughout the day, it leaves your face with a dewy glow. If you were to ask whether facial mists were a necessity in a skincare routine, I’d tell you: “Absolutely.” Though not on the same playing field as your cleanser, sunscreen or moisturizer, facial mists do have their benefits. I’ll get to that in a moment, but first, let me introduce you to Amore Lee Cosmetics:
Amore Lee Cosmetics
Amore Lee Cosmetics is a very small indie (aka, independently owned) beauty brand located in Ontario, Canada and founded by Raven Lee. She sells all-natural and plant based bath, beauty and skincare products that range from anti-aging serums to bath bombs – she even has a Café Noir Coffee Body Polish I’m dying to get my hands on. All of her products are made from mother nature herself. For those of us who rely on natural products, we can breathe a sigh of relief from Lee’s slogan: “Be Confident. We’re Natural.” Thanks, Raven. We’re pretty confident now.
If you like to support indie brands, you may want to check this one out. Just take a look at the ingredients in her Rose Geranium Facial Mist.
My Review on Amore Lee Facial Mist in Rose Geranium
I love the price ($12.96), especially since you’re getting 4 ounces (118 ml). According the site, it’s designed as a 3 in 1 product.
Info From Amore Lee Cosmetics Site
The Facial Mist Acts As:
- Facial Toner
- Great cleanser that removes oil and dirt accumulated in pores preventing acne and pimples
- Prevents wrinkles, tightens pores and adds a wonderful glow to the skin
- Make up Setter
- Works great over make up as a setting spray (Apply sparingly)
- The aroma of roses is a powerful mood enhancer. It eases feelings of anxiety and promotes emotional well being
My 3 in 1 Experience:
Facial Toner: With the addition of witch hazel, the product likely provides an extra cleanse by removing excess dirt and oil. You should experience less acne, since witch hazel has been used to combat acne for years. I have to try the product a little longer to see the full results. The inclusion of aloe was a smart move on Lee’s part. Aloe reduces wrinkles and improves facial elasticity, so the mist does act as a mild anti-wrinkle solution.
Make up setter: Yes, it does work wonderfully as a makeup setter and you’ll read more about that below. If you’re eager to see the results, scroll down now and get to reading.
Perfume: The smell is divine. I haven’t smelled anything quite like it. As I passed it around the office to a few of my co-workers, they all agreed: wonderful fragrance. Here’s the downside: it doesn’t last very long. So I wouldn’t exactly call it a perfume.
All the Ways I Use my Facial Mist
My routine is simple compared to most. On a clean face and neck, I shake the bottle (always remember to shake the bottle – although half the time I forget, oops) and I spray the Amore Lee facial mist first on my neck and pat it gently into my skin. I always start with my neck, applying a couple spritz. Then I apply 1-2 drops of Derma E Radiant Glow Face Oil, massaging it upwards and then spread a little on my collarbone. With a frozen jade roller (I leave it in the freezer overnight) I start rolling the products into my skin.
Cool Fact: Jade rolling is a great way to tone and tighten your neck, as well as decrease neck lines.
Then it’s onto the face. A spritz of facial mist here, a spritz there and again I pat my skin before applying 3-4 drops of face oil. I massage the product into my skin, then gently move my jade roller towards my drainage points. This lasts about ten minutes.
So here’s the reason I’m wearing foundation today: I wanted to test the benefits of facial mists with foundations. In the morning, I apply facial mist before foundation. Experts say this helps to create a smooth canvas when applying foundation, sort of like a primer. After my foundation, I spritz my face a second time. This is to set the foundation so it lasts longer. This is a perfect alternative if you don’t like using powders to set your makeup. I can’t attest to its long-lasting abilities, but it made my foundation smoother. Less like foundation – more like flawless skin.
This one is pretty simple. At work as a pick-me-up, I shake the bottle and spray it on my face and neck for the invigorating feel and that indescribably unique smell.
To summarize, the Rose Geranium Facial Mist is well priced. That’s fairly hard to come by if you want all-natural ingredients. Seeing that it’s more than a facial mist, but a toner and make-up setter should inspire the budget-friendly to jump on the Amore Lee bandwagon. Why purchase three products when one does the job just fine? I love incorporating this mist in my jade rolling routine – it just feels right. As if it belongs in my routine. To the sane, that must sound crazy. I especially love it as a pick-me-up during work. When I’m mentally fatigued, I spray a little on my face and neck and think to myself: ” Yep. That’s exactly what I needed.”
I really enjoyed using the Amore Lee Facial Mist. When I run out, you may find me purchasing a second bottle…And a few other products in Amore Lee’s shop.