The Feel Unique calendar has a gorgeous packaging, it is not too pricey and contains various brands. Are the products any good though? Is there enough diversity?
£89 worth £277
Makeup: 5 items
The Feel Unique Beauty Advent Calendar has only five makeup items out of which three are for the eyes and two are tools.
There is the Huda Beauty Obsessions Precious Stones Eyeshadow Palette in Ruby, which has nine eyeshadow pans and costs £25. The palette is in deep red tones and peachy colours. It has both mattes and shimmers. I think this palette looks gorgeous and will be a lovely addition to any beauty lover. The Huda Beauty Obsession Palettes are in other calendars as well this year, but in different shades.
There is also the NARS High Pigmented Longwear Eyeliner in shade Via Veneto, which is black. This costs £19 and is a waterproof eyeliner pencil. This is an essential in someone’s makeup bag and so it is a welcomed item.
For mascara, we have the Essence Lash Princess Volume Mascara, which costs £3.30. Essence is known for their Lash Princess mascaras because they are amazing and cost just a few pounds. I am currently using this product and I love it. It is a great value for the price. However, I will not lie and say that I do not love receiving higher end mascaras in my beauty advent calendars. This gives me the chance to try out more options that I would probably not pay for myself in shops. Therefore, I wish they included a mascara from a higher end brand.
In the tools section there is the Zoeva 228 Luxe Crease Brush, which is for the eyes as well. This costs £10 and is a brush intended for the eye crease area. This is useful and everyone can use it.
Lastly, there is a beauty sponge, the Sunday Ivy Makeup Blender. This costs £8 and there are several versions of it online. From what I can see, all contain micro fibers and look fluffy. This looks interesting and adds some fun elements to the calendar.
Overall, the makeup section is weak. There are no face products and no lip products. With only five makeup items out of 27, this calendar put the makeup category aside, for other things in focus. However, the Huda eyeshadow palette does look mesmerizing and adds a fun element, as well as the fluffy beauty sponge. It is just a shame that they did not add at least one or two more items.
The makeup section is worth £65.
Skincare: 16 items
The skincare section of this calendar is the biggest by far. As usual, I divided the products in various categories to make it easier to follow.
In terms of balms, there is the Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm in 20g, which is worth £8.30. This product can be used in various ways – it can be a makeup remover and it can be a nourishing facial mask.
There is the Nuxe Reve de Miel Face Balm in 30ml, which is worth £12.50. This product has honey, propolis and oils, claiming it can help with dryness and irritation. I personally love cleansing balms and they are fantastic in removing makeup and sunscreen.
Then there are the cream cleansers. The Philosophy Purity Skincare Cleanser comes in 30ml and is worth £3. This product has won a few prizes, such as the Allure Reader’s Choice Award Winner, so it has the potential to be a lovely product.
I prefer cleansers in the calendar because they are products that need to be rinsed off and therefore there is a less chance of irritation. Out of other skincare items, they are the safer options.
There is the Rodial Vit C Energising Sheet Mask, which is only one sheet mask that is worth £14. It contains Vitamin C, B3, amino acids, hyaluronic acid and green tea. These are meant to hydrate, reduce the appearance of fine lines, reduce irritation, amongst many other benefits.
The second sheet mask in this calendar is the BeautyPro Thermotherapy Warming Gold Foil Mask with Hyaluronic Acid and Q10, worth £5.95. This one is self warming, and it should increase the moisture levels in your skin, as well as reducing the appearance of fine lines.
Lastly, the third mask in this calendar is the Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask in 30ml, worth £8.80. This is a clay mask that should help with clarifying your skin.
There are two primers in this calendar. One for the face, and one for the eyes. The Laura Mercier Hydrating Primer comes in 10ml and is worth £6.40. Like all other Hydrating primers, this is meant to make your skin smoother and to allow for a seamless application of makeup while retaining the moisture levels in your skin. The Laura Mercier primers are known to be fantastic primers and have been loved for years by makeup artists and beauty lovers. However, in just 10ml this will not last for long.
The eye primer is the Morphe Eye Primer in 0.3g worth around 30p. Another primer that claims to enhance your eyeshadow and make it last longer. The size of this is slightly ridiculous though, even for an eye product. I wonder what container this will come in.
Serums and Treatments
We have two serums in this calendar, one being the Saturday Skin Bright Potion Probiotic Power Serum in 10ml worth £13.70. This contains probiotics, prebiotics, peptides and vitamins, all meaning to balance your skin. This has a very long list of ingredients and it looks like a promising product.
There is also a serum from Charlotte Tilbury, the Magic Serum in a deluxe size of 3.6ml worth £7.20. This serum is hydrating and supposedly anti-ageing. It comes in such a small quantity though, you will not manage to use it much.
There are still a bunch of skincare items left. The Emma Hardie Moisture Boost Vit C Cream comes in 20ml and is worth £20. This is a hydrating cream rich in antioxidants and oils. It is heavily perfumed and although I love the Emma Hardie cleansing balm, I am afraid that the Vit C cream irritates my skin. It might be lovely for you, but this is why I am against so much skincare in beauty advent calendars – they can cause irritation and not suit everyone.
There is also the Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Advanced with seven capsules worth £10. These are anti-ageing and contain ceramides. This product seems interesting to use as it comes in a different packaging. In terms of innovation and interesting products, there is also the Tan Luxe The Face Drops in 10ml worth £10. This product tans your face while also delivering skincare and evens out pigmentation. I think this type of product could come in handy nowadays, as we wear less makeup under face coverings. By giving yourself a subtle tan on the face, you help the skin look more even. For 10 ml though you will need to find something else to evening out your neck, chest and body as well.
There is also another product for tanning the face, the St Tropez Tanning Face Mist in 14ml worth £3.85. This gives a slight tan to the face as well. For 14ml though you would need to find a body self tanner as well to match your face. This product is also in the Next Beauty Advent Calendar in the same size.
There is also an exfoliant, the Grown Alchemist Facial Exfoliant in 20ml worth £22. This is a wash off product that is supposed to be used daily for gentle exfoliation. The ingredients sound promising. However, it does contain fragrance, which can irritate the skin. That being said, most of the skincare items in this calendar contain fragrance.
Finally, we reached the last skincare item in this calendar. This is the By Terry Mini Baume De Rose 3g, which is a lip balm. It is worth £12 and is meant to hydrate your lips. I think it is lovely to get a higher end lip balm in the calendar. I think it is also a product that most people will be able to use, without worrying about irritation on the face. This product is also in the Next Beauty Advent Calendar.
While some of these skincare items sound promising and would be nice to try, mostly they come in such small sizes it would be difficult to actually enjoy them. The reason I am saying this is because in order to see if certain skincare products work, you need an extensive period of time. A few milliliters will not be enough to see if these products are suitable for you or not. Unless, of course, they cause irritation on the spot.
Although there is an insane amount of skincare in this calendar, the sixteen items are only worth £148. This is another sign of the very small sizes the product come in.
Body, Bath & Other: 6 items
Hair: 2 items
Thankfully the calendar has two hair items amongst that infinite number of skincare items. There is the Fekkai Brilliant Gloss Shampoo in 60ml worth £8. It seems like a shampoo that would suit most hair types and textures and it will be fun to use and try.
There is also the Aveda Smooth Hair Infusion Smoother in 25ml worth £9. This product is meant to be applied on damp hair. It will smooth hair, hydrate it and protect it from heat from styling.
Body & Bath: 2 items
For the body there are only two items and sadly, the body wash is missing. There is only the Neom Hand Balm in 30ml which is worth £9. It is always nice to receive body creams or hand creams in these calendars. Winter is a time when our skin gets drier.
The other cream is the Sol De Janeiro Body Moisturiser in 25ml worth £6. Sol De Janeiro have a hyped product, which is the Bum Bum cream, heavily promoted online by influencers. I wonder why they did not include that scent in, but rather they went for the other type.
Other: 2 items
For the miscellaneous pile of this calendar there is a pillow spray, the This Works Deep Sleep in the disappointing size of 5ml, worth £6. This is a lavender scented spray, meant to calm you before bed. It is also in the Next Beauty Advent Calendar in the same size.
Lastly, there is a candle, which as you know if you have read my other reviews, is one of my favourite items in these calendars. In the Feel Unique calendar we get the Urban Apothecary Mini Candle in Fig Tree in 35g which is worth £4. This smells of fig leaves, eucalyptus and cardamon. Candles are lovely in winter because they add coziness to the room.
The Body, Bath & Other section is worth £42.
The box of the calendar is very pretty, with turquoise drawers and colourful doors. It looks sturdy and elegant.
There are 27 items in this calendar instead of 25, and you get three items for Christmas day which make it extra special. You do get a lot of sample sizes so for some days the items might feel a bit disappointing.
IS IT WORTH IT?
This calendar contains 27 items instead of 25 which for £89 is not bad at all. You can use the 15% discount for new customers or student discounts and get it even cheaper. It is worth £277 which means it is not one of the best deals out there, but it is cheaper than many other calendars for this year.
The makeup section is shaky and does not have a lot of things, so if you want a calendar mainly for makeup then this is not the one for you. However, it does have a lot of skincare, so if that is your main reason for getting a calendar, then this does have an abundance of creams, serums, masks and other items. Personally, I am not a fan of skincare in calendars as it usually comes in too small of a quantity to truly see if a product works or not. Everyone’s skin is particular, has various issues or not, and so random skincare items in the beauty calendar can prove to be difficult to add in your already existing routine.
There are a few hair and body items and a candle which add some other elements to it, but overall I feel like the calendar is not very well diversified.
Overall, it is not a bad product. For the price, you get your money’s worth and it is one of the calendars that is not crazy expensive. It just depends if the skincare included is your cup of tea or not, since it is the predominant product in this calendar.
What do you think of this calendar? Let me know in the comments!
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