Okay, so this purchase was definitely persuaded by Instagram marketing tactics. It seemed like for months all I was seeing on my Instagram feed were videos of beauty content creators having these “Unicorn Drops” pour down their face and result in supple & glowing skin! I promised myself I wouldn’t cave into the hype, but one thing led to another and as I was in the check out line at Sephora I threw it into my basket the last second. They always get you right at the end!
Was it worth it? Yes and no. The Farsali Unicorn Essence is marketed as a skin perfecting serum and a makeup primer. So it’s a 2-in-1 makeup and skincare product. With the price being quite steep I convinced myself that it was worth the money since I was kind of getting 2 products in one. So, I guess it’s reasonable in that sense. The only thing is, after testing it out, I don’t think I’m comfortable promoting this as a skin care item. Even though I didn’t necessarily see it damage or irritate my skin in anyway, the scent is where it gets me. It smells exactly like cotton candy, and that’s NOT an understatement. With a scent that potent of candy I can only imagine the synthetic chemicals that went into it. It’s strange because the ingredients list doesn’t seem very suspicious being filled with multiple berry extracts, but the vast amount of colour dyes in it just doesn’t sit great with me! That’s not to say that these ingredients are harmful in anyway, but definitely not a top of the line skin care ingredient.
As for a makeup product, I feel a lot more comfortable using this product as a makeup primer that settles on top of my moisturizer or mixed in with my foundation. Since I’m avoiding smothering my face in it at night before I go to bed, I have fun incorporating it into my makeup routine! I really do find that it hydrates my skin and makes it nice and glowy. It creates a really fresh base for makeup application and I really like the results!
So, this product can go both ways. For a makeup product – absolutely! Definitely try it out and have fun with it if you’re looking to treat yourself. But, if you’re looking for something to help with your skin and improve your skincare routine there are certainly better options. I feel like I’m being a bit of a “Negative Nancy” but I want to be as honest as possible to give those who commit time to reading my blogs accurate opinions and information!
Thanks for reading! Stay happy & healthy,