I’ve been gone for such a long time from here it feels so weird writing after nearly a month. I have been posting over on AyR Intake but no life updates yet. I promise to fill you all in and go as far back as December because there are some things I would like to share.
Today though, I bring you guys a beauty review (finally!) of some Fourth Ray Beauty products, Colourpop’s sister brand if you’re not familiar. I guess this would be an unofficial One Brand Focus.. I was originally introduced to this brand last year thanks to Cleia, and after reading her reviews I was really intrigued. I didn’t get what I wanted but this little trio was a great start.
I normally don’t follow brands or dedicated beauty accounts on Instagram because I don’t like to be bombarded with so many releases what seemed like week after week, still don’t, so I honestly do really rely on my fellow beauty bloggers for recommendations or suggestions (as well as their reviews). But anyway, let me tell you what I thought about these products.
I do have a Summer Morning Skincare Routine feat. FRB (blog post) and a video to go with it as well from last year over the summer. The thoughts I expressed in that post and video still stand but I did want to give you guys an updated review of these since I was able to use them through the colder months as well.
Wide Awake Trio
So let me start by saying this little trio is no longer available on either ColourPop’s or FRB’s sites, but you can still purchase them alone. This trio came with sample sizes of the mist and face milk, with the oil being the only full sized product. This trio retailed for about $15USD when it was available, which I thought was pretty affordable.
I also really liked that each product had a sticker underneath that showed when the product was made; mine were made around the same time when they were ordered with the exception of the mist.
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Rich in antioxidants, Vitamin A, and Vitamin E, Watermelon Seed Oil combats free radical damage, balances sebum production, and provides detoxifying properties.
- Watermelon Seed Oil: known to help restore moisture while also balancing skin.
Price: $8.00 USD | Net Weight 0.50 fl oz / 14.80 ml.
Made: March 13th, 2019 | Emptied: December 2019
I generally applied this oil after toner in the morning, and mixed it with my night cream at night for more hydration. I used 2 drops for my face and 1 drop for my neck but as the climate got colder, I found myself needing a bit more. I’ve said this before, but I wasn’t a fan of the scent which wasn’t incredibly bothersome, but thought to mention it again anyway.
I really liked how lightweight it felt for use during the summer; my face didn’t feel oily and it felt nourished. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough for the winter and that’s when I noticed it failed me and I could not wait to use it up completely. If I tried to use more of the oil on colder days, my skin would feel greasy. I also absolutely hated the dropper, it took forever to dispense product so I got sick of it and took it off.
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Matcha Face Milk
A creamy, lightweight moisture booster to refreshen tired skin. Formulated with matcha milk, jojoba milk, rice milk, white tea, and kale, this formula will quench your skin with antioxidants for a more energized complexion. Safe for all skin types.
- Matcha Milk: known to energize skin with a blend of phytonutrients including caffeine, vitamins and minerals.
- Rice Milk: Supports and enhances skin softness.
- Kale: Loaded with antioxidants including Vitamins A and C.
- White Tea: known for its antioxidant properties.
Price: $14.00 USD | Net Weight: 1 fl. oz. | 30 ml.
Made: March 20th, 2019 | Emptied: December 2019
The most expensive out of the three, the face milk. I loved this face milk for the summer as well, it moisturized my skin so well and it felt like it woke up my skin in the morning. It is lightweight and absorbs quickly which is one of my favorite things and dare I say it nearly replaced my moisturizer. I did like how soft and smooth my face felt after applying it as well.
However, just like the oil, it also failed me during the winter.It just wasn’t enough! My skin was left feeling like it needed extra moisture so I was forced to layer another moisturizer over it. I was able to use 2 drops on my face and 1 drop on my neck during the summer but felt like I needed way more for the colder months. This face milk paired perfectly with the watermelon oil in the warm months but lacked some oomph for the winter.
Despite not working for me in the winter, I really loved this face milk and will consider repurchasing it for the summer. I also love all the yummy ingredients. I have tried some rice products which made my skin feel soft and smooth.
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Fresh AF Face Mist
Instantly combats tired, dehydrated skin. A refreshing blend of tibetan ginseng, white lily, rose water, and cucumber water deliver a burst of hydration to revive and energize the complexion.
- AM and PM use
- Tibetan Ginseng: known for its high antioxidant content and skin renewal properties.
- White Lily: known for its conditioning properties which promote healthy skin.
- Rose Water: known for its antioxidant properties which protect and condition the skin.
- Cucumber Water: supports healthy, hydrated skin.
Price: $8.00 USD | Net Weight: 4.15 fl. oz | 122.75 ml.
Made: December 14th, 2018 | Not yet emptied
I am shocked I still haven’t emptied it. Not for the lack of trying, but I’ve just been rotating through this and my Mario Badescu facial sprays. That being said, I do really like this mist and I think it’s my favorite in this trio because it works in both warm and cold climates. It truly does feel refreshing and hydrating at the same time and I’m glad I still have some but will need to use it up quickly before it expires.
I love the blend of ingredients as well, lots of antioxidants which is good for my acne prone skin. I want to purchase a full size once I run out, as I think this one is a good alternative to my Mario Badescu facial sprays. It’s honestly amazing, the dropper is the best and I have absolutely no complaints about this product.
Pros & Cons:
- 100% Vegan
- Cruelty Free
- Dermatologist tested
- Paraben and Gluten Free
- Trio great for testing products
- Face Milk and Oil great for summer
- Mist perfect all-year round
- Lots of great ingredients
- A little goes a long way
- Trio no longer available (full size only)
- Face milk and oil not enough for winter
While the face milk and oil worked for me in the summer, the results didn’t transfer well into the winter, so that is something to consider if I ever want to repurchase the face milk or oil in the future. The mist however was amazing and I want a full size.
What do you guys think of Fourth Ray Beauty’s products?
Have you tried them yet? What are your thoughts?
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Disclosure: this review is a personal opinion and is honest. I do not receive compensation for my reviews. Product(s) was/were purchased by me, unless noted otherwise.