There are two new launches from Rodial which I have been really enjoying since last few days. Rodial Collagen Lip Lacquers and the Soft Focus Glow Powder are the latest products from Rodial which are perfect for everyday makeup look giving a beautiful natural radiant finish on the face and nice everyday shades for lips.
Rodial Soft Focus Glow Powder is a luxurious, finely milled pressed powder for a soft natural glow. The embossing on the compact is beautiful, the different shades on the powder work together in harmony to give an illuminated glow while blurring the imperfections.
The universally flattering shade combines color correcting pigments with a subtle bronze toned highlight. The velvety, super fine powder can be used to perfect bare skin, set foundation or touch up makeup throughout the day for a polished look. It can be used on the bare skin, over the moisturizer, or over the makeup to set it. I love how it makes the skin look luminous all day and feels so lightweight.
Rodial Collagen Boost Lip Lacquer is a hydrating lip gloss which provides a high shine finish. The lips look and feel moisturized, supple, and youthful with these lip lacquers.
The gloss is not sticky or thick, stays on nicely on the lips without feeling tacky. The formula is creamy and comfortable to wear. It can be applied on its own on the lips or layered on other lip product depending on the shade. The shades I have swatched are Spice Baby(deep brown nude tone) and Intimate (warm rosy pink tone). Both the shades are suitable for most of the skin tones and the longevity is nice
I still love the Diamond Concealer from the brand which I reviewed in the past with some other products here. Rodial Makeup is available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Murale, and Beautyboutique.*Press samples
Flesh Beauty is a brand new to me and a brand launched last year in 2018 by Linda Wells, founding editor of Allure and current chief creative officer at Revlon. Flesh is said to have launched with products and foundation shades that are realistic with a diverse range, from frothy ivory to rich espresso. From the liquid lipsticks, the glosses, the blushes – everything is vibrant, bold, and flattering on fair skin tones, deep skin tones, and everything in between. The Flesh Beauty packaging and the logo are gloriously retro. I have few products I have tried from the brand – Flesh Swipe Flesh Lip compact, Tender Flesh Blush, Touch Flesh Highlighting Balm, Ripe Flesh Glisten Drops, and Fleshy Lips Sheer Lipstick.
Flesh Swipe Flesh Lip compact is a lipstick in a flat compact with a fingerprint in the product itself. The formula is creamy and glides on nicely on the lips. The finish is satin matte and is easily buildable. It applies perfectly with a finger or a lip brush and is also perfect for on the go lip tint and blush. The shade Jiggly is a dusty rose shade which is perfect for everyday use on most of the skin tones.
Tender Flesh Blush is a soft, lush powder blush which is very pigmented. The formula is soft and velvety, blends nicely into the skin.
Touch Flesh Highlighting Balm is a sheer, luminous highlighting stick which is very easy to apply and blends in nicely into the skin. The result is a beautiful glow which looks very natural on the skin. The formula is creamy and lightweight, glides on nicely on the skin. The shade startle works nicely as a highlighter on the high points of the face.
Ripe Flesh Glisten Drops is a liquid highlighter to illuminate the skin. It can be used alone or can be mixed with foundation or moisturizer to get a beautiful glowy finish. The formula is smooth and blends in nicely into the skin. 210 Aura has a pinkish tone to it and helps brighten up the skin, would be more suitable for lighter skin tones.
Fleshy Lips Sheer Lipstick is a sheer, soft lipstick, part of the 10 shades of carefully conceived nudes for every skin color. It gives a subtle hint of color and moisture to the lips. It is creamy yet lightweight and comfortable to wear. ‘The bullet has a cool tapered edge that works to define and contour lips; fill in with the full surface, starting at the center of the lips.’
Overall, the products and shades are easy to use and very practical. They are multi-use and have nice longevity. Flesh Beauty is available at FleshBeauty.com and Ulta.*Press samples
Byredo Black Saffron has been on my wishlist to try for quite a long time, the main reason was the attachment of this fragrance to my roots in India. Saffron has always had an important place in India for holy rituals, food, and even everyday life for its medicinal properties. I have three products from the collection I am absolutely in love – Byredo Black Saffron Hair Perfume, Black Saffron Body Lotion, and Black Saffron Hand Cream.
“Saffron has always been a part of my Indian upbringing both in smell, taste, and color. It is holy to all Hindus, is the color of Buddhist robes and has become a symbol for India. BYREDO’s ‘Black Saffron’ is a fragrance inspired by this very idea of sublime unity. I have grown to understand more about my heritage and this fragrance is very much about that process.” – Ben Gorham, Founder and Creative Director of Byredo. With its beautiful, intense golden-orange color and hay-like scent, Saffron has been used as a seasoning, dye, medicine, and fragrance. It was brought to Kashmir by the Persians in the 11th/12th century AD and its use and cultivation spread quickly throughout the country.
The notes of the fragrance are:
Top: Juniper Berries, Pomelo, Saffron
Heart: Accord Cuir, Black Violet, Cristal Rose
Base: Blonde Woods, Raspberry, Vetiver
Byredo Black Saffron Hair Perfume is a light formula and gives an invisible veil designed to leave the hair nourished and luminous while divinely scented. The scent is very uplifting and long-lasting. It subtly diffuses throughout the day, amplified by the natural movement of the hair. When you are busy with your daily routine, the scent diffuses gently to remind of it being there which is very refreshing. It does not makes the hair dry or leaves a residue. Hair looks and feels fresh, even on the second day after hair wash.
Byredo’s Black Saffron Hand Cream is a moisturizing hand cream which does not feel sticky or greasy. It absorbs nicely into the skin and keeps the hands moisturized. My hands look soft and youthful. It is perfect for layering with the brand’s Black Saffron Eau de
Byredo’s Black Saffron Body Lotion is a nourishing body lotion which is lightweight and absorbs quickly into the skin. It is perfect for layering with the brand’s Black Saffron Eau de
Marc Jacobs Beauty has its limited edition ‘Leopard Frost Collection’ with icy finishes, high impact pigment, and gorgeous packaging. Leopard Frost Collection features limited edition Eye-Conic Frost Eyeshadow Palette and Le Marc Lip Frost in brand new metallic finishes. The collection is an eye-catching mix of shimmering and metallics finishes, creamy mattes fronted by Lila Moss in her first beauty campaign.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye-Conic Frost Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette in Flamboyant is an eyeshadow palette in a leopard-print compact, featuring new metallic frost finishes—to layer and dress your eyes. The palette has seven high-impact shades with a mix of icy finishes and creamy mattes are sure to get you spotted.
‘The Eye-conic eyeshadows are inspired by textiles and
The eyeshadow shades include Hey Girl Hey, You Slay, On The Runway, Serving Up, Eleganza, Extravaganza, For Your Life
The eyeshadow formula is very easy to work with, is very smooth, and pigmented. It blends easily, even the matte shades. The shades are buildable to high intensity. I really like how all the shades give a vibe of frosty winter days. There is cool grey-blue shade and on the other hand, there is a pop of bright color, overall a beautiful curation. The shades are very rich, both in the palette as well as on the eyes.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Frost Lip Creme is a rich, creamy lipstick a metallic frost finish. The color-rich, indulgently shimmering lipstick is housed in a sleek leopard-print case. Le Marc Lip Frost Lipstick delivers metallic shine which is not glittery. The color payoff is really nice and is long lasting, lasts for over 4 hours which I have tested. The formula is lightweight, does not dry the lips but is moisturizing despite the long-lasting color. It has a subtle vanilla taste and scent mimic a decadent dessert.
The lipstick is the perfect balance of pigment and translucency to give a subtle dose of frosting this winter. It is comfortable to wear.
It comes in five shades, all with metallic finish:
Sugar Sugar 500 – Pinky Nude Frost
Diva 502 – Pale Pink Frost
Just Peachy 504 – Peachy Copper Frost
Cherished 506 – Warm Bronze Frost
Detox 508 – Cool Taupe Frost
Marc Jacobs Beauty – Leopard Frost Collection is definitely an eye-catching mix of shimmering and metallics finishes, creamy mattes. Marc Jacobs Beauty is available at Sephora.ca, Sephora, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus.*Press samples
La Prairie products are one of the most treasured and luxurious products in my skincare routine, like when I want the best, not just the treatment on my skin but also to feel the best and you feel the best when things work for you. It is not just the formula, the packaging, or the luxurious textures but there is also decades of research by scientists which thrive to create something but the best. The newest product from the brand and in the Platinum Rare Collection is the La Prairie Platinum Rare Cellular Life-Lotion.
The first thing that got my attention when I was reading through the details about this new launch was detoxification. For my combination skin which is prone to hormonal congestion, I am very much drawn towards the products that say – detoxification, antioxidants, refined texture, brightening, and last but not the least hydration. And it makes me even more excited to share with you that this essence-lotion aims in providing all my skin needs. But does it works? Well, let me come to my verdict after using La Prairie Platinum Rare Cellular Life-Lotion for almost a month.
The deep amethyst tones of the bottle reflects sophistication, harmony and attention to detail, every surface and cap catches light and reflects it in a way that it looks like a beautifully cut gem. ‘La Prairie Platinum Rare Cellular Life-Lotion is infused with the eternity of platinum.’ The lotion has a delicate scent which is very uplifting and relaxing, it is actually the same as the rest of the products in the Platinum Rare Collection. The iridescent amethyst lotion has a liquid consistency which feels very silky on the skin. The glides nicely onto the skin and then absorbs giving the skin a beautiful veil of glow as you see after applying. But form within, the lotion helps in the natural detoxification process of the skin with a 3-level approach: Protect, Restore, and Energize. It protects the skin with the antioxidants in its formulation, the skin texture looks refined, smooth, and comfortable. I am so glad it is working for my combination skin, I have noticed my skin is brighter and the problem areas look blurred, no breakouts. The skin looks radiant and fresh.
To use, apply AM and PM after cleansing and toning. Dispense a small amount into the palm of the hand. Gently press hands together, diffusing the essence-in-lotion over both palms before gently patting onto the face. Massage into forehead, cheeks, chin and décolleté, allowing it to absorb completely and avoiding eye area. Follow with the serum and moisturizer for day and night.
‘Platinum Rare Cellular Life-Lotion is a complete essence-in-lotion, helping to boost skin renewal from within by supporting three key detoxification processes. First, it enhances the skin’s ability to break down the damaged proteins that impede its function. Second, it improves the skin’s energy production system. Finally, it helps the skin to fight external stress factors.’
Overall, I am in love with this lotion and can totally see and feel how this single product makes a difference in how my skin looks and feels. I believe it is so worth the price and if you believe in taking good care of your skin, not just for today but also for the future, to have good quality skin. La Prairie Platinum Rare Cellular Life-Lotion is available at Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue.*Press sample