The Kit’s 1-minute miracles: Q & A with Christine Loureiro [+ giveaway!]

Do you live in search of the next big thing, that beauty product that’s going to change your life, your routine, your outlook on 7 AM? I know I do – that’s how I ended up writing this blog! It also means that I now have cabinets..and shelves..and an armoire full of every type of beauty product. Wouldn’t it be nice if some fairy godmother told you exactly which products were worth the hype and required little-to-no effort to get excited about?

One Minute Miracle products The Kit

The Kit’s 1 Minute Miracle picks do just that: they test upwards of 13,000 products each year in hopes of finding those select few that not only do exactly what they promise to do, but do it quickly and obviously. I sat down with The Kit’s Editor-in-Chief Christine Loureiro to learn more about the process and what exactly makes a product a one minute miracle. Keep reading for your chance to win some of the products!


Q: What makes a product a game-changer?

A: A game-changer does something that’s never been done before – once you try it, there’s no going back. It obviously has to be tailored to your habits or needs – for instance the T3 Twirl [curling iron that spins on its own] blends the quality of a T3 iron with the ability to reach the back of your head.

Q: You try so many things: how do you determine what makes the cut and gets into your makeup bag?

A: Something that works really quickly or where the benefit is immediately clear. When you try a face mask and the moment it touches your skin, you love the way it smells, you love the way it feels. You aren’t fighting or fussing with the product – it immediately does what it says it will and you spend less time than usual.

Q: We’re talking about 1-minute miracles today, but what kind of products are worth the time & effort?

A: Face masks. It feels incredibly efficient to treat your skin while doing your laundry or making dinner. it feels like you’re indulging in self-care but your’e also doing something really nice for your skin!

During my chat with Christine (she’s lovely, by the way!) she also mentioned a few products from The Kit’s picks that I should try ASAP. Namely, Benefit’s brand new Puff Off eye gel, Clinique’s Repair Night-Sculpting Cream and the Suncoat nail polish remover. Challenge accepted!


Some of my favourites:


I received a selection of products from The Kit’s One Minute Miracle picks for review and have gotten right to work on testing them all. A few have really stood out before – make sure you get your hands on these one way or another!

Vasanti Gel Brights Matte Lipstick in Mad Love
This lipstick is so awesome that it might usurp my NARS Audacious Lipstick in the category of favourite formula. The texture is unreal – smooth and comfortable yet with massive staying power. I can’t get enough! 
Aveda Beautifying Creme Cleansing Oil
As a shower gel devotee, I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about this creme cleansing oil. After the first whiff of its lavender, rosemary & bergamot scent, I knew I’d have to try it ASAP. I’m definitely a convert – it lathers like none other & doesn’t strip my skin. I didn’t even need body lotion – a lazy girl win!
Dior Cheek and Lip Glow in Instant Blushing Rosy Tint
OK, while this product was on the list it wasn’t in my package. But I have to tell you about it anyways because I’ve been obsessed since it arrived on my doorstep. This cooling, minty gel wash of colour melts right into your skin and gives the prettiest flush to lips & cheeks. It’s so perfect and so subtle. It’s worth every ounce of praise.

WIN The Kit’s One Minute Miracle picks!

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Thanks to our friends at The Kit, I’m giving away a box full of goodies – the same ones I received – to one lucky reader! It’s worth $300 so there’s no better reason to comment, follow & tweet your way to victory! The contest is closing on February 13. Good luck!

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  • BWhitty23

    I’m most excited to try the Aveda cleansing oil. I’ve never tried their products but have heard great things.

  • trysmallthings

    Hi Stephanie! I’m dying to try the I bought The Bodyshop’s lip and cheek doll at Christmas (the first similar product I’ve tried) and love it.

  • jemrah

    i most would like to try the Gillette Venus Swirl!

  • marlibu

    Vasanti Gel Brights Matte Lipstick in Mad Love
    Looks like an awesome shade 🙂

  • AngelaMitchell

    I’d love to try the I love their lip glosses but I haven’t tried their lipsticks yet.

  • AmyHeffernan

    The Aveda cleansing oil!!

  • BWhitty23 Oh I ADORE Aveda. This creme oil is so good, though. Love the scent!

  • trysmallthings You’d love it! It’s not in this gift pack but I definitely suggest finding it and making it a part of your makeup routine.

  • jemrah I didn’t think I’d ever buy another razor but this latest iteration of the Venus is pretty good!

  • marlibu It’s *unreal*. Good luck!

  • AngelaMitchell This was my first time trying their products and I’m so into it!

  • AmyHeffernan It smells SO good. Good luck!

  • AmyHeffernan

    stephaniefusco AmyHeffernan My weakness is things like this that smell good! 😉

  • anchantra
  • SarahThompson1

    The Smashbox Primer Water! I’ve heard so much about it

  • LushkaSmith

    The Aveda cleansing oil. love all things Aveda.

  • Tracydeanne

    This is an amazing kit! I’d love to try the Dior Cheek and Lip Glow. I already use a cream blush, it would be interesting to see how this compares. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • glogirl3

    I’m interested in trying the  It sounds like a unique product!

  • mrsashleyhayes

    Im really into trying lip products lately, so thats what id be most excited to try!!! The looks amazing

  • samanthakaitln

    This Kit looks amazing! Would love to try the Dior Cheek and Lip Glow!

  • Tracydeanne Good luck! The cheek glow isn’t included in the kit although it is on the list. It’s on shelves right now though – definitely worth the buy!

  • stellahklee

    Really curious to try the Caudalie Beauty Elixir because I’ve heard good things about it!

  • LuvChaos

    JOICO flip turn!

  • Susan T

    The Dior lip and cheek glow looks amazing!

  • corrrtney

    The Smashbox primer water looks neat, I’d like to try that!

  • Brenda Penton

    I want to try the most

  • c_gxo_

    I would love to try the Vasanti Gel Brights Matte Lipstick in Mad Love, it looks awesome!

  • henglish

    Would love to try the Aveda Beautifying Creme Cleansing Oil

  • LoriAGalbraith

    I would love to try the

  • Bailey Dexter

    The sounds  & looks so feminine, I would love to try this one!

  • MaggieCheung

    I would like to try the “” first. I am really into skin care.

  • JeenyusMooby

    Definitely the Caudalie – I’ve heard great things but have never tried the brand.

  • JolieZananiri

    Would love to try the Dior Cheek & lip Glow. Seems fantastic.

  • ivypluchinsky

    The  Dior Cheek & lip Glow

  • Love that lipstick!

  • Rebby
  • CaraWoo

    I’m looking forward to trying the Dior Cheek and Lip Glow! I like how it can be used for cheeks and lips – mulititasking products are great!

  • hmrcarlson1

    I would love to try the Dior Cheek and Lip Glow as it is multi-purpose!

  • lorihook

    I really want to try  the Aveda Beautifying Creme Cleansing Oil!

  • northernbeauty85

    Anything Kiehls I always want to try, but rarely get the chance too. Thanks for introducing this to us: never heard of it but any blog/site/company that tests products to see if they actually life up to claims is a huge money saver and amazing in my book!

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  • SummerPlewes

    I am very much looking forward to the juicy bamboo cleansing clothes, however, that Dior instant blushing rosy tint caught my eye too!!! I would love to try that.

  • christinadr

    Dior lip and cheek glow looks awesome!

  • dalleykt

    I wanna try the Dior Cheek & lip Glow

  • SummerPlewes Those cleansing cloths smell AMAZING. I was so excited to see them in the package – I’d tried them out last year but never got around to replacing. Unfortunately the Dior tint isn’t in the package…but it is very recently in store! Worth the purchase.

  • Ei Leen

    Would love to try Aveda Beautifying Creme Cleansing Oil

  • elliott_gyal

    The Juicy Bamboo Cleansing Cloths look like they have potential. Those are what I’m most excited to try.  Have you tried them yet? What are your thoughts? Right now I’m using Live Clean Fresh Face cloths, which I adore… but it’s always fun trying something new. The Vasanti lipstick sounds lovely too!

  • emfriesen

    I’d love to try the Kiehl’s moisturizer! My skin is taking such a beating this winter and I’d love to find the perfect remedy! 😀

  • jennierinnn

    This is a hard choice but I think I would have to say that I am most excited to try the Caudalie Beauty Elixir! I’ve heard so many good things about it but have never tried it. I also love face mists in general! xx

  • shertz1981

    Smashbox Primer Water!

  • LoriButler

    the smashbox for sure, love that stuff

  • glitterdiaries

    The Dior Cheek & Lip Glow sounds really nice!

  • Julieprasad

    Love to try all of them

  • Yuen Ch

    Looking forward to trying the Dior Cheek and Lip Glow!

  • Vivian S

    Smashbox is the one Im looking forward to.