Wednesday, December 19, 2012

WEI to Go Sleep Over Kit

RATING (out of 5 stars): 2 stars

COST: $19

THE SKINNY: This is a really great idea with really flawed execution.

The idea: Individual-use packages of WEI to Go’s Real Clean Gelled Oil Cleanser and  Ideal Skin Perfect Finish CC cream (moisturizer + beauty balm + tint + antioxidants to keep your skin happy) paired together for women who travel. Or, if you believe the packaging, who have sleepovers.

I love the idea of small samples I can throw in a bag. But WEI gets it all wrong.

The camellia oil-infused gel cleanser is just nasty. It's basically an oil that you rub over your face and blot off with a warm wash cloth. The gel is supposed to lift away dirt and oil as you sleep. My question is this: Why can't I just have regular face soap? I found the gel cleanser difficult to use and even more difficult to get off my skin.

The CC cream, in light, looked chalky on my fair skin. Maybe I needed medium. Overall, the cream felt runny and not moisturizing. I did OK throughout the day after I applied a lot of bronzer to add color back to my face.

KEEP OR TOSS: Toss. I didn't like either product

CHECK IT OUT: WEI's kit came in a recent Birchbox.

-- Tested by Shay