Reviewed: Ultra Violette Queen Screen SPF50+ Lightweight Sun Serum

Sunday 10 March 2019

Hi, it's me again! It's been a while since I've blogged and originally I was going to have a current favourites as a first post, but I have so many thoughts about the Ultra Violette Queen Screen SPF50+ Lightweight Sun Serum that it really needs it's own blog post. It also needs a shorter name!

I know I've seen it blowing up my Instagram feed and I'm sure you've seen the bright blue bottle on your feed too! Bloggers are raving about it but does it really live up to the hype? Yes...... and no! Let me explain.

The product is amazing. Firstly the packaging is great. I love bright blue bottle. It has an old school glam feel to it with the dropper. The dropper is great for getting the right amount of product. They say to use 2-3 droppers worth of product to apply to your face, chest, neck and ears. I prefer to use 2 drops and focus more on my face and use a cheaper body sunscreen on my chest, shoulders and neck.   

I ordered it on Wednesday the 20th of Feb and it arrived on the 26th which was the following Tuesday. 

If you've tried the La Roche Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid Facial Sunscreen then you know the consistency has a watery but milky feel to it. So does the UV Queen Screen. It's really easy to apply and sinks in to the skin quite easily. 

I normally like to leave my sunscreen for 5-10 minutes to sink into the skin before applying my primer and foundation. Their website says that it doesn't pile, but I have had it pile on 2 occasions. I just washed it off my skin, reapplied the sunscreen and then applied my make up and it was fine. The first time it happened I applied a moisturiser with sunscreen (SPF30) before and then when I tried to rub the Queen Screen it started to ball up. The second time I had applied this and went to apply a primer that had sunscreen and when I rubbed the primer in it balled up. So I try and make sure if I use this then I try and make sure my moisturiser and primer doesn't contain SPF as the other times I used this sunscreen I had no issues.

I also purchased their Peach lip balm. I like that this is not only slightly tinted but that it also contains SPF. I wouldn't bother using this when I'm inside. It will just be in my handbag or pram for when I'm outside.

I think Ultra Violette is a fantastic brand. I love that they're a brand that's dedicated to make sure women and men use sunscreen daily. They also have a mattifying and a hydrating sunscreen, so you can easily find a sunscreen that works for you and your skin.

So if I love the product, the packaging and the brand then what didn't I like?

For me it comes down to price and convenience. The sunscreen costs $47 but their free shipping doesn't start until you've spent $50 or more. You can get shipping for $7.50 or express is $10. So if you just want to buy this, then it's a minimum of $54.50.

As I said before it took a week to get to me, so I would need to order it before I run out or hope that I have a sunscreen I can use while it's being sent.

So for me I would prefer to order the Mecca Cosmetica To Save Face SPF50 Sunscreen because it's cheaper ($40) and it has 25mls more. Mecca also do free express shipping, which normally is delivered the next day for me. 

So while I love the product, the price and the convenience is the only draw back for me. I would love to be able to purchase this from a physical store like Mecca or Priceline. It would also mean I could test the scent and consistency first before buying it.

Have you ever not bought something online because you prefer to go instore and pick it up straight away?
Amy XO 

I purchased this myself. All thoughts and views are completely my own, and are always 100% honest. 

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