Being able to achieve a flawless makeup finish is a great thing for most occasions – it’s even more important for special events. With my wedding coming up next year, I am really paying attention to products that can give the highly sought after flawless-but-natural-looking face, especially looking for those that photograph well. I’ll be trying and reviewing makeup and beauty tools for this purpose over the next few months- watch this space for more!
The Corrective Colours Kit ($54 from ry.com.au) is a camouflage/concealer palette with 4 colours that can be used alone or combined. Yellow corrects for redness in skin and blemishes; peach counteracts the bluish green tinge of under eye circles; beige for a general neutral shade that can be blended with other colours, and lilac to counteract yellow and sallowness.
I’m mostly happy with the texture of the product- the peach shade sits well on the undereye area without noticable creasing through the day. The only problematic shade texturewise is the yellow shade- which is a little drier, and catches on flaky skin a little bit. On normal skin it’s not a problem, but on flaky blemishes it’s not ideal.
I use the peach and yellow shades the most. The peach does work fairly well under the eye area to cancel the bluish green tinge of undereye circles, and there’s no noticable creasing if you use a thin layer.
I find the yellow works well at cancelling redness around the nose, and the lips- although my one gripe here is that it’s really quite a pale shade. Probably a touch to pale for my fair to medium skin, and most likely too pale for anyone darker than me. I get around this problem by patting on some foundation on top with my beauty blender. You could probably also try and mix it with your own concealer.
I haven’t really found a use for the lilac shade yet- I’d love to know what you guys use this type of shade for in terms of spot correcting.
Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Circle Perfector SPF
According to Kiehl’s…
” Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective™ Dark Circle Perfector SPF 30 is a multi-action formula that provides both immediate and long term benefits.
1. Instantly brightens and perfects the skin: Formulated with Amino Acid treated Mineral Pigments to instantly help diminish the appearance of dark circles and brighten the under eye area.
2. Brightens overtime by reducing hyperpigmentation: Activated C and Licorice Root are used within the formula to help reduce the appearance of pigmentation.
3. Protection: Developed with Broad Spectrum SPF 30, utilizing a 100% mineral UV filter to minimize future UV damage and discoloration”
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Jul 14th, 2015 in Reviews, Skincare, Swatches | 113281 comment+Jane+Iredale+Corrective+Colours+palette%2C+Kiehl%27s+Clearly+Corrective+Dark+Circle+Perfector+SPF+14%3A+In+Search+Of+The+Flawless+Face2015-07-14+05%3A21%3A11myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D11328
This limited edition collection is inspired by one of Bobbi’s favourite destinations- Telluride Colorado. The collection features shades of tawny nude, rose gold, pinky bronze, reminiscent of the late afternoon sun in Telluride. It consists of a limited edition eyeshadow palette, 3 Pot Rouge shadeds for lips and cheeks, a limited edition Shimmer Brick in Sunset Pink, and 3 lip trios (lipstick, lip pencil, gloss).
I was very fortunate to receive the limited edition Telluride Eye Palette to swatch and review.
Bobbi Brown says..
” A palette of sunset-inspired eye shadow shades that deliver a range of brilliant eye looks. Featuring seven earthy eye shadows in a variety of brown, soft blush and mauve hues, this palette is a fresh take on a neutral eye—a major makeup trend from Fall 2015 New York Fashion Week. The palette includes a sleek Dual-Ended Eye Shadow/Eye Liner Brush for on-the-go application. ”
From left to right:
‘Cream’ is a (very) sheer matte warm white. I apologise if you can’t see the swatch, my camera didn’t pick it up well.
‘Woodrose’ is a sheer but buildable light brown taupe in a matte finish. This works well as a subtle crease shade that works with almost everything- I love this colour and wish it was more pigmented.
‘Velvet Plum Metallic’ is a medium but buildable pigmentation plummy bronze in a shimmer/metallic finish. The fine shimmers in this shade give the lids that ‘glossy look’ I adore . This is my favourite shade in the palette.
‘Blazing Star Sparkle’ is a white glitter shade in a clear base.
‘Heather Rose Shimmer Wash’ is bronze with multicoloured shimmer and medium pigmentation. The shimmer particles are on the larger side, and does seem to create a lot of fallout so be careful with the application of this one.
‘Antique Rose’ is a sheer to medium pigmentation dusty rose beige in a matte finish. Gorgeous shade, but it fades pretty quickly on me.
‘Smokey Brown’ is an extremely pigmented blackened espresso brown in a matte finish. This is a great shade because it works so well as a liner (it’s so pigmented it looks like a cream product even when applied dry), as well as a fantastic dark brown/black matte shade that blends out smoothly and doesn’t catch on the skin.
The dual ended brush that comes with the palette is pretty decent quality (surprisingly! I get so many crappy sponge applicators with my high end eyeshadow palettes, I usually just throw them out) I use the fluffy side for applying and blending shadow, the flat synthetic bristles on the other side works well for applying Smokey Brown as a liner.
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Jun 30th, 2015 in Bobbi Brown, Eye shadow, FOTD, Reviews, Swatches | 1138118commentsBobbi+Brown+Telluride+Eyeshadow+Palette%3A+Review%2C+Swatches%2C+FOTD2015-06-30+05%3A27%3A58myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D11381
We’re almost at the middle of winter here in Australia, and I’ve been busily testing cold weather skin care for the past few months. These are some of the products that I’ve found really great for my skin lately- some are new, and some are old favourites.
An old favourite all year round, but especially great for cleansing dehydrated sensitive skin and removing light makeup. I love how it cleanses well without leaving any sensation of oily residue- sometimes creamy cleansers can leave the skin feeling not-quite-clean. Sulphate free, of course. I’ve reviewed it in detail here.
A’kin Cellular Radiance Serum (23mL/ $44.95)
This is another product that I’ve loved in previous winters and I’ve started using this again about a month ago. It’s an oil based serum featuring nourishing and anti-oxidant rich plant oils including as rosehip, jojoba, macadamia, seabucktorn, amaranth, pomegranate seed, chamomile, calendula. It’s a silky, medium weight oil which leaves the skin feeling so amazing after massaging it in. I’ve been using this after giving my night time moisturiser a good 5 minutes or so to completely sink in.
This is one that I recently tried, and fell in love with. Compared with the large number of hand creams I’ve tried lately which are far too light and water based for my extremely dry hands and cuticles- this one is a lot more nourishing. It sinks in well, with no oily residue. Hand bag favourite!
Trilogy Rosapene Night Cream (rrp $44.95/60mL)
I’m really enjoying this both as a night cream, and as day cream. It’s a silky, elegant formula and makes my skin happy and glowy. I’ve recently reviewed the Rosapene Night Cream in this post.
This is a kaolin clay based exfoliant, with densely packed non-abrasive jojoba beads as the exfoliating particles. I would consider this my HG physical exfoliant because it does such a great job of sloughing off dead skin cells without scratching at, or irritating sensitive skin. Reviewed previously here.
Jojoba beads are also biodegradable- which is important to note- because many scrubs will use non biodegradable polyethelene microbeads which gets washed down the sink and can end up in our oceans.
This is a heavy, balm- like moisturiser for very dry skin. It has great barrier function, so it’s great at significantly reducing epidermal water loss through the day or night (I usually use this as a night cream). It’s not as elegant a formulation as the Trilogy Rosapene Night Cream, and takes a bit more massaging to absorb- but you will wake up with super soft skin in the morning.
New from MooGoo and something I’ve been using for the past couple of months. Magic for cuticles, feet, and hands- definitely going to be an ongoing purchase for me. Reviewed in detail here.
Lush Massage Bars
These solid massage bars double as rich body moisturisers for winter time- as you rub them into your skin the butters in these soften and melt into the skin leaving it beautifully scented. I’ve reviewed the Lush Massage Bars in more detail here.
Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Jun 23rd, 2015 in Skincare | 112389commentsWinter+Skin+Care+favourites+2015%3A+Trilogy%2C+MooGoo%2C+A%27kin%2C+Lush2015-06-23+06%3A54%3A26myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D11238
I was given a chance to try the Trilogy Rosapene Night Cream (rrp $44.95/60mL) recently and it has become to be one of my favourites from Trilogy. It’s a medium weight night time formula that feels silky and absorbs well after a quick massage into the skin with no greasy residue. It feels quite similar in texture to the Sukin Purely Ageless Replenishing Night Cream, although they are formulated with a different mix of plant oils. Compared with other Trilogy moisturisers- it is lighter than their Ultra Hydrating Cream (which is more like a balm), but richer than their Very Gentle Calming Fluid .
Trilogy Rosapene Night Cream is formulated with manuka honey, antioxidant rich plant oils such as rose hip, cranberra, acai, and skin loving extracts such as aloe and goji berry. As you would expect from Trilogy there are no unnecessary fillers (e.g. mineral oil), or known petrochemical irritants often found in skincare (e.g. propylene glycol).
It’s quite a dry winter in Canberra at the moment, so I’ve been using this during the day (sits well under makeup), and at night I’ve been using this under a couple of drops of the A’kin Cellular Radiance Serum – which I massage into the skin after giving the Rosapene Night Cream a few minutes to completely sink in. It’s a regime which is working really well for me at the moment. I’ll be testing more winter skincare products over the coming months, but I would otherwise have been happy to stick to this for the rest of winter.
Start a good day the night before. Enriched with our unique antioxidant-rich Rosapene™ oil blend, this high performance night recovery cream works with the skin’s own natural process for optimum regeneration. Wake up to a brighter, revitalised complexion.
Trilogy Rosapene Night Cream Ingredients:
Aqua (water), Prunus amygdalus dulcis oil, Cetearyl alcohol, Rosa Canina (rosehip) seed oil, Cetearyl olivate (and) sorbitan olivate, Coco-caprylate, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Seed Oil (and) Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (and) Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil (and) Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil (and) Tocopherol, Lycopene, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Oil (and) Tocopherol, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract , Euterpe oleracea fruit oil,Honey (mel), Aloe barbadenis leaf extract, Oenothera biennis seed oil,Sclerocarya birrea seed oil, Persea gratissima, Chamomilla recutita flower extract, Calendula officinalis flower extract (and) glycine soja (soybean) oil,Theobroma cacao seed butter,Tocopheryl acetate, Parfum, Rosmarinus officinalis leaf extract, Citric acid,Dehydroacetic acid (and) benzyl alcohol, Citral, Geraniol, Citronellol,Limonene, LinaloolPosted by myfunnyvalentine on Jun 18th, 2015 in Uncategorized | 112520 comments. Winter+Skincare%3A+Trilogy+Rosapene+Night+Cream+Review2015-06-18+00%3A48%3A16myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D11252
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