My friend Jackie and I tried out a bunch of cosmetics from Goods, and picked out four favorites—including an eye cream made with stem cells from a Swiss apple.
As Groupon’s resident beauty expert, I get to sleep in salt caves
, hang from yoga hammocks
, and try freezing-cold cryotherapy
in the name of my job. I love crazy adventures like those, but I’m just as thrilled when I find new products that I can use at home (especially if they’re affordable!).
So, when I was asked to review beauty items from our Goods channel, I jumped at the chance. It turned out that there were a lot
of products that needed testing—more than I could handle on my own. I recruited my coworker Jackie to help, and over the following week, we chose our favorites. Check them out on Goods if you want to try them for yourself!
My Spa Life Shimmering Under-Eye Revitalizer with Gold and Collagen
Running on Goods: April 21 to April 28
These gold gel pads look weird and wet at first, but I committed to putting them under my eyes for 20 minutes each morning. The gel was soothing on my skin, and because it’s a little cool, it was also refreshing—I’m pretty sure it helped me to wake up faster. In addition to 24-karat gold, the pads have seaweed and tea in them, and these ingredients are supposed to moisturize and firm up your under-eye area. I definitely noticed that my eyes looked less saggy and red after wearing them. Success! My only complaint is that I’m running out.
LeParfait Apple Stem Cell Under-Eye Cream
Running on Goods: Now until April 22
I’m not usually an eye-cream girl, because the skin around my eyes gets flaky when I use them. I was scared to put this one on twice a day. So far, though, my skin’s doing fine, and the cream itself tingles in a nice way when applied. It’s made with the stem cells from a certain kind of Swiss apple, and they allegedly have anti-aging properties. I haven’t had dramatic
results yet, but my skin is looking nice and smooth, and I have faith in the French beauty company—French people know how to look good. Just look at Marion Cotillard
Jesse’s Girl Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
Running on Goods: Now until April 21
When you’re using bad eyeliner, it feels like putting tar on your face. Thankfully, this eyeliner glided on super
smoothly. I think it’s because of the brush, which was inspired by the ones used in Japanese calligraphy—it gave me a lot more precision when I wanted to make thinner lines. I only needed one coat to get the look I wanted, and it stayed on for the whole day, though I didn’t get to test whether or not it was really waterproof.
Manna Kadar Sheer Glow Shimmer Lotion
Running on Goods: April 21 to May 4
A pea-size portion of this shimmer lotion was enough to get me that Hollywood sheen. I put it on the apples of my cheeks over my bronzer and my blush, and it helped my makeup set so that powder wasn’t falling off my face. It has a lovely pink tinge, and because it’s sheer, it still looked natural on my skin. You just have to be careful not to overdo it—I used too much the first time I put it on, and my boyfriend asked if I was sweating!