For as much as I’ve tried to be honest about the downsides of blogging, there’s something nice about firing up the computer and ignoring the world for a bit while writing about beauty products in excruciating detail. When I opened the box containing my second tube of Make P:rem Safe Relief Cleansing Foam, I knew that it was time to break my review dry spell (more than 250 days!) and talk about my current favorite kbeauty cleanser.
[Update 181017: Sunday Riley has admitted to having employees post fake reviews on Sephora after a whistleblower leaked an email outlining the practice to Reddit’s SkincareAddiction. Read more about the story in my post.]
Welcome to the fourth season of fanserviced-b, this is the blog’s birthday celebration! When I started the blog in April 2014, I was a kpop fangirl who had no logical place to post her beauty reviews. Since then, I’ve reviewed a ton of beauty boxes, skincare, and a little makeup, but I’m still operating without a particular goal other than looking at the evidence and telling the truth about it as best as I can. It turns out that something even as simple as that can be useful (a somewhat sad commentary on the state of mainstream beauty writing). Thank you for being here and a special shout-out to the people who knew me back when I was just fanserviced (the b is for beauty).
Each year I come up with a birthday project for the blog. This year it’s a fairly expensive and time-consuming quest: to try to find a dupe for Sunday Riley’s Good Genes. Like so many quests, it’s not the destination, but what you learn along the way that matters.
The hunt for a Good Genes dupe
At $105 per ounce, Sunday Riley’s Good Genes is just really damn expensive. The tragic thing is that it works for a lot of skin (including mine); I wish I could drag it and move along, but my skin loves it.