Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Luna Sleeping Night Oil Review

Luna Sleeping Night Oil Review

I'm a huge Sunday Riley fan. Artemis is one of my all-time favourite facial oils (though I hear it's being phased out and replaced with SR's newest offering, UFO) and the Ceramic Slip cleanser is a long-term favourite product. I've been religiously testing Sunday Riley's Luna Sleeping Night Oil for a good 4 months now, and I can safely say it's going to be a night-time skincare routine fixture for me.

Luna Sleeping Night Oil is a worryingly blue, thin, nighttime retinol(vitamin A) based skin treatment. It's lightweight, and the blue colour does dissipate as soon as the oil is massaged in to the skin. No blue pillows here.

Luna Sleeping Night Oil

The two big guns in this little bottle are the vitamin A component, and blue tansy. Luna contains a retinol ester rather than the more irritating retinoic acid. Blue tansy acts as an anti-inflammatory - welcome in a potentially irritating product.

Why would you chuck a load of vitamin A on your face, I hear you cry? Have a read at the immortal Caroline Hirons' cheat sheet. She'll fill you in. Listen to her. She's a genius. Vitamin A and many of its analogues are basically the ultimate anti-ageing ingredient.

I use this product 2-3 times a week, and have noticed a geniune, palpable difference in my skin - less spots, quicker fading of discolouration and spot scars, and a generally bright, well-looking complexion. You really do only need two or three drops of this oil per night, so the bottle will last for ages - I have over two-thirds left after 4 months' solid use. As with any retinol product - make sure you're using a good SPF during the day after using this the night before.

Luna Sleeping Night Oil Review

It's pricey. I hate the dropper. And the blue is a bit unnecessary. But I'll be finishing this bottle and loving doing so.

Have you tried any Sunday Riley skincare?

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Monday, 20 March 2017

Daniel Sandler Watercolour Fluid Blush in Passion

Daniel Sandler Watercolour Fluid Blusher

Spring is definitely on the way. Hello sheeny cheeks, no makeup-makeup and fresh, glowing skin.

If you're in to dewy, healthy, summer-ready skin - you need dis.

Daniel Sandler Watercolour Fluid Blush in the shade Passion is a fantastic little product. A bit of a makeup-maven secret, this little beauty is the key to fresh, glowing cheeks without grease.

The formula is oil-free, lightweight, super-watery (I really struggled to swatch this as it tried to run off my hand!) and blends like a dream. I drop literally one drop of this on to my hand and then blend with a synthetic brush on the cheeks. It plays well with foundation and cream cheek products (I love using this with Phosphene), and can easily be powdered over with no blotchiness if you so desire.

Once this is on, it's on - Watercolour Blush is a real go-to for me for long days or wedding makeup. It can be built up easily, but is virtually undetectable on the skin - it just imparts a really healthy looking glow. Even on oily skin, I get a solid 10 hours' wear with no fading. Seriously impressive.

Between this and my Rituel de Fille loves, I'm becoming a cream/liquid blush convert these days.

Daniel Sandler Watercolour Fluid Blush Review and Swatch

You can see the Watercolour Blush heavily swatched (one drop) and blended to the right - glowy, healthy, and subtle. I love this product.

Have you tried this blush before?

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Saturday, 18 March 2017

The Red Lip Edit

The Red Lip Edit - Colourpop, MAC, Tom Ford

There are few things in the world I love more than a good red lip.

Well, Party Rings, puppies, then red lips, if we're going to put them in genuine order.

It's easy to keep red lips for only certain occasions - but recently, I've been all over red for everything from running to the shops to going out-out. Intimidating at first - but try it with a super-lashy mascara, a fresh, simple base, and you're good to go. Here are my top red lip picks:

1. Tom Ford Lips and Boys in Dylan. I've already waxed lyrical about this glorious, wildly expensive little tube. A real suit-almost-everyone, neutral toned red shade, with a super-smooth, comfortable matte formula. If you can bear to part with the dolla, this is a perfect medium red. You can pat this in to the lips as a stain if a full matte red lip is a bit much - it works equally well used this way.

Tom Ford Lips and Boys in Dylan

2. MAC Retro Matte: Ruby Woo. An oldie, and a goodie. There's a reason this is a cult product. Sure, the Retro Matte formula is on the drier side (nothing compared to your average liquid lipstick on my lips, it has to be said) - but it will not budge once it's on. A vivid, medium-to-cool red - this is a punchier version of TF Dylan.

3. MAC Matte: D for Danger. This is a cool, berry-red - if you're a berry lip fan and not sure about a crimson pout, this is a nice way in. Super-smooth, creamy, easy to apply and wear - and as a bonus, it makes your teeth look shiny-white. It's a darker shade, for sure, but it's surprisingly easy to wear. Again, this looks really chic and modern patted in as a lip stain.

MAC Ruby Woo and D for Danger

4. Colourpop Ultra Satin Lips in Lost - a beautiful, warm, brown/brick red. This is in my favourite liquid lipstick formula - the Colourpop Ultra Satin Lips. If you have a darker complexion or are olive-toned, this is a seriously flattering shade. The formula is ridiculously comfortable and long wearing.

5. and finally, Colourpop Ultra Satin Lips in Prim. Listed as a "dark blackened red", this shade is vampy, burgundy-red - on a dark complexion, this will look amazing. I love this shade as a statement - again, the formula is so light and comfortable, you'll forget you're wearing such an incredible red!
The Red Lip Edit
L-R Colourpop Prim, Lost, D for Danger, Ruby Woo, Dylan
And swatches - there's a red for just about everyone there. I absolutely love every one of these shades - what's your favourite red?

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Thursday, 16 March 2017

Omorovicza Complexion Perfector BB Cream Review

Omorovicza BB Cream Review, Photos and Swatches

If you're a busy bee (aren't we all) chances are you'd kill for an all-in-one, does it all, throw-on-and-go complexion product.

Behold: Omorovicza Complexion Perfector BB Cream SPF20.

This BB cream basically does everything except put the bins out and feed the dog. Moisturiser, SPF, medium coverage foundation, enriched with anti-ageing ingredients - it's a pretty amazing do-it-all product.

Omorovicza Complexion Perfector BB Cream Review

The coverage of this foundation is definitely bang-on medium - more than a tinted moisturiser like Bareminerals Complexion Rescue, less than a full coverage foundation. It's also silicone-free, a big advantage if you dislike that slightly slippy, coated feel some BB cream formulations have. I find this product to be surprisingly long-lasting on my oily complexion, and it doesn't do that weird breaking-up thing under oil pressure as the day goes on.

The Complexion Perfector has a pump (hooray!) and half a pump is honestly more than enough for the face, which is a relief given the dolla outlay required to buy this bad boy. It takes about 20-30 seconds to settle in - don't panic when it initially looks like it's going to sit on top of the skin, it will melt in beautifully.

 It's chock-full of skincare ingredients (I should think so, with the eye-watering price tag) so you really can just cleanse and go. Omorovicza say this layers well with other products, and I have to agree. I get about 6-7 hours' wear from this BB cream with a light layer of powder.

Omorovicza BB Cream Review and Swatches

You can see the moussey texture in the swatch above, and how it does seem to sit on the skin for a few seconds in the blended swatch. I have the shade Medium - I'd say this would work well for a warm-olive skintone, NC25-35.

My only gripe? The shade range. Two shades?! Really?!

If you are fortunate enough to match either the medium or light shade, this is a really beautiful product. I can see me getting a lot of use out of this over the summer months. Paired with the Shiseido 7 Lights Illuminator, this makes such a beautiful, radiant base.

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