Laneige has some really amazing products which are suitable for most of the skin types. I recently emptied Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream and Serum and their Lip Mask is still one of my favorites, nothing like that. Another product I like from them is the Pre Perfecting Primer which I reviewed here. I have few skincare products from the brand which I have included in my skincare routine along with the new Laneige BB Hydra Cushion which is so much raved about by anyone who has tried it.
Laneige BB Hydra Cushion is described as the next generation of cushion, exclusive to Laneige, with unique double coating technology and new Skin Fit air cushion to uncover a new degree of beautifully radiant and protected skin. It is a global million-seller and one Laneige BB Cushion is sold every 3.8 seconds. It has received over 82 global beauty awards, isn’t that wonderful.
Few of the features and benefits of Laneige BB Hydra Cushion include:
The double-coating technology, Water Coat Technology and Sparkling Coat Technology, coats color pigments with moisturizer and micro pearls to perfect long-lasting hydration and luminous coverage.
The Skin Fit air cushion with more than 800,000 air cells and a unique three-dimensional diamond pattern and dense antimicrobial applicator work perfectly together to distribute thin, even layers of coverage for an effortlessly natural finish.
5-in-1 BB Cushion brightens, protects, and hydrates skin while preventing shine and perfecting long-lasting coverage for a natural, effortless glow.
Broad spectrum SPF 50+ provides protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays.
Melacrusher Brightening Technology leaves skin evenly toned and beautifully luminous.
A chic trendy compact design ideal for travel or on-the-go reapplication.
I have been using this new cushion since last few days and really impressed by it, the hype is all real. It is such a beautiful formula, seems like melts into the skin and makes the skin look so beautiful and radiant. The skin looks natural and the staying power is just so good, it looks great even at the end of the day. The coverage is light to medium and it blends in beautifully into the skin. There is a scent present in the product but is nice and subtle, fades in some time. I use my brush or beauty blender to apply this foundation, applies nicely in any way. The shade Coffee 35 is a bit dark for me but for a light coverage, it works okay as my summer shade but for sure I will need a light shade for winters. There is a flawless factor, means it provides some smoothing and blurring of pores. The added SPF protection is a great thing to have in any makeup product. I am really liking the dewy natural finish of this foundation.
A new addition to my eye creams is the Laneige Water Bank Eye Gel. Water Bank Eye Gel is described as a cooling eye gel to instantly address tired-looking eyes with the surge of weightless moisture. It is suitable for most of the skin types. Water Bank Eye Gel features the same superior technology for accelerated hydration, now in a singularly refreshing and quick absorbing eye awakener. Micro-sized particles of hydro ionized mineral water penetrate the gentle eye area, preventing dryness and protecting from external aggressors. In tandem with quinoa extract, olive oil, and moisture-balancing tillandsia, the skin around the eyes reveal a fresher, more radiant appearance.
It has almost the same gel-like formula and texture as the Water Bank Gel cream which is light and gives a nice cooling and relaxing effect to the skin once applied. It has a light scent to it and is very cooling once applied. It hydrates the eye area and I do feel it helps puffiness, sinks nicely into the skin and makes the eye area look brighter.
Laneige Bright Renew Capsule Sleeping Mask is a new mask in my skincare stash. Bright Renew Capsule Sleeping Mask is described as a leave-on sleeping mask with brightening, illuminating, and hydrating ingredients. Laneige Bright Renew Capsule Sleeping Mask features rich brightening ampoules within a hydrating gel cream. This innovative texture helps reduce redness and diminish the appearance of uneven or dull skin tone while you sleep. The brightening ampoules feature Laneige’s Melacrusher™ Brightening Technology, which reduces the appearance of dark spots and discoloration to reveal evenly toned and beautifully luminous skin. An optimal ratio of hydrating gel cream to these ampules hydrates deeply while brightening for a softer feel. Perfect for travel, the disposable one-time-use capsules guarantee a hygienic experience each time.
I have used this mask twice and really like the brightening and hydrating it provides to my skin. I like how it is individually packed and is more sanitary than dipping the fingers into the jar every time. Even then, the little pack is enough for two nights. I applied this on my face, wait for sometime before I hit my bed. It did not stain my pillowcases or sheets. My skin feels very soft and supple in the morning. I do not go overboard with thick application, I feel it might be too much for my combination skin.
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is a favorite of mine, I am on my second jar of this mask and I noticed I never talked about it on the blog yet. Lip Sleeping Mask is described as a leave-on lip mask that soothes and moisturizes for smoother, more supple lips overnight. Lip Sleeping Mask has a softening balm texture that closely adheres to lips for quick absorption. Enriched with vitamin C and antioxidants, its Berry Mix Complex™ offers a nutritiously sweet and fragrant blend of raspberry, strawberry, cranberry, and blueberry extracts to indulge the senses. Its exclusive Moisture Wrap™ technology boasts hyaluronic acid and minerals to form a protective film over the lips to lock in moisture and active ingredients. A generous layer of this soothing mask at bedtime helps reduce flakiness so you can wake up to lips that feel refreshed, supple, and soft to the touch.
I apply this lip mask after my skincare routine and once I am about to hit the bed at night. This has a thick consistency and spreads nicely on the lips. It feels thick and rich once on the lips. This is one of those products that I always know will work, when nothing else is helping my dry, peeling, or dehydrated lips, making them soft, hydrating, and plump in the morning. It is still on my lips in the morning which I wipe with a napkin before brushing my teeth in the morning. It is an even great treatment on the night when you know you are going to wear a matte lipstick.
Laneige Lip & Eye Makeup Remover is described as a moisturizing, oil-free makeup remover for lips and eyes that lifts away waterproof makeup. I am on my second bottle of this product and really like how gently it removes my makeup. I have my detailed review on this makeup remover here.
Laneige BB Hydra Cushion, Laneige Water Bank Eye Gel, Laneige Bright Renew Capsule Sleeping Mask, Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask Laneige Lip & Eye Makeup Remover are available at Sephora Canada.
Givenchy has some amazing formulas when it comes to lip products, I have been a long time fan of their lipsticks and review them in the past here, here and here. The newly launched Givenchy Rose Révélateur Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick is a combination of Rouge Interdit Vinyl Noir Révélateur No. 16 (reviewed here) and Rouge Interdit No.22, Rouge Interdit No. 27.
Givenchy Rouge Interdit Marble Rouge Lipstick 25 Rouge Revelateur is described as an intriguing marbled lipstick where a deep red and an edgy black melt together for long-lasting wear, vibrant, and satin color. It is concentrated within an intriguing, marbled lipstick, the shade Rouge Révélateur combines the powerful red Rouge Interdit N°13 with the mysterious Noir Révélateur, the brand’s signature edgy color. Black gives depth to the color and enhances its every facet, while a magic pigment reacts with the lips’ pH and adapts to all skin tones. This unique color offers a dark, customized shade of red. Apply first to the heart of the lips and then on the edges. For a more intense finish, build the coverage with an additional coat.
Givenchy Rouge Interdit Marble Fuchsia Lipstick in Marble Fuchsia is described as an n intriguing marbled lipstick where a luminous pink and an edgy black meet and melt together. Long-lasting wear, vibrant and satin color, the perfect made-to-measure shade of pink. Concentrated within an intriguing marbled lipstick, the shade Rose Révélateur combines the powerful pink Rouge Interdit N°22 with the mysterious Noir Révélateur, the brand’s signature edgy color. Black gives depth to the color and enhances its every facet, while a magic pigment reacts with the lips’ pH and adapts to all skin tones. This unique color offers a dark, customized shade of pink that perfectly suits its every user. Apply first to the heart of the lips and then on the edges. For a more intense finish, build the coverage with an additional coat.
I will start with the packaging, looking at the lipstick alone makes you appreciate the art and creation of it. The outer packaging is a signature Givenchy packaging, the only difference is the red and pink color edge on the fabric of the cap matching the lip color inside. It looks so bright and classic shade matching with overall black packaging on the cover. Now the formula, I would say Givenchy has one of the best formulas and this is no exception.
It is very moisturizing and it never dries my lips. I always have one of my Givenchy lipsticks in my bag because I know when my lips are peeling or feel dry, and I need some color which will not emphasize the dryness, this will work for me. I have been using this lipstick for last few days and this works as I expected, amazing formulas.
Now, coming to the finish, the lipstick has a satin finish which looks beautiful. It makes the lips look youthful, very subtle shine, which is almost natural plus the color. The shades of these new launches, I have been having a hard time choosing which one I like most. Unless many other pinks and reds, these will suit most of the skin tones. The pink is a perfect pink, the undertones are kind of balanced to make it a nice pink for everyone.
The red shade is great for every day as well as occasional use, the shade is really beautiful. I have been using one-two swipes of these lipsticks for a wash of color to the lips and it builds it up with more swipes to get intensity. The staying power of the lipstick is nice, for the subtle wash of color, it stays on well for over two to three hours but for the intense look, it stays even more until I feel the need to reapply after three to four hours.
Givenchy Rouge Interdit Marble Rouge Lipstick 25 Rouge Revelateur and Givenchy Rouge Interdit Marble Fuchsia Lipstick Marble Fuchsia is available at Holt Renfrew, Sephora Canada, and Sephora.
It has been a nice week so far, it is summer and feels like summer, indeed very hot. With every season, skin tends to deviate from what it was liking or what was suiting the skin in one season might not be giving the same results in a different season. Cleansing water and facial mists are something that you can use all year round and will have the same results if they suit your skin. I love trying new products for cleansing and for freshening up. I reviewed the brightening cleanser and face masks from Rodial a few weeks back here and they are still on rotation, they mainly target to brighten the skin. Today I am sharing two new launches from Rodial which target cleansing and re-energizing the skin.
You might be thinking what is Dragon’s Blood referred here. If you are not aware, Dragon’s Blood is sourced from the red sap of the ‘sangre de drago’ tree and works to form a second skin-like protective film on the skin. It helps protect against environmental damage and contain anti-inflammatory properties.
Rodial Dragon’s Blood Cleansing Water (CAD $45) is the new addition to Rodial’s dragon’s blood range. It is a gentle, hydrating, and soothing cleanser which removes makeup and impurities with refreshing rose water while dragon’s blood soothes stressed skin. It is a non-sting, no rinse formula. The triple action cleanser illuminates and evens skin tone for an instantly brighter complexion. Along with the dragon’s blood, the rose water in this cleansing water soothes and refreshes the skin with decongesting activity while reducing swelling and deep cleansing. Vit B3 in it brightens and illuminates the skin tone, reducing melanin accumulation in the epidermis.
I have been using it with a cotton pad on my face and even the eyes, it does not sting my eye area and removes makeup nicely. I do follow with a second cleanse to make sure no traces are left on my skin. I feel my skin is not dry and tight after cleansing with this but it is cleansed, purified, soothed, and soft. Skin appears bright and does not cause any redness or irritation on my problem areas. The packaging of this cleansing water is another plus, as you see in the picture, it is a nice clear bottle with a press pump, means you put the cotton pad over the top and press it. This is a really nice cleansing water which I am liking to first cleanse my skin when I am wearing makeup and even when I am just wearing sunscreen over my normal skin care.
Rodial Dragon’s Blood Essence Mist(CAD $52) is a lightweight mist which needs to be applied after cleansing to deliver active ingredients deep into the skin or at all times of the day to re-energize. It is created with 1% vitamin b to protect against aging environmental factors and 1% hydroveg R, which is exclusive to Rodial, to deeply nourish and hydrate the skin. It is infused with a blend of intelligent ingredients that react to sun exposure to listen to your skin’s needs around the clock.
I use this mist after cleansing my face and before using my serum or to set makeup. I close my eyes and spray directly onto face after cleansing to prep it for the next step which is usually a serum. It works nicely to set my makeup and also to refresh during the day. It feels very soothing on the skin and makes the skin feeling energized. The mist is very fine and light does not feel heavy or makes the skin look oily. It just makes it bright and beautiful.
Rodial Dragon’s Blood Cleansing Water and Rodial Dragon’s Blood Essence Mist launched in June this year, 2018 and is available at Murale and beautyboutique by Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada.
Wisteria Blue Eau de Parfum by Nest Fragrances is a floral aquatic fragrance with delicate notes of French wisteria are blended with the essence of Bulgarian rose, Imperial jasmine, and fresh watery nuances. Inspired by the works of 18th Century British artist Mrs. Mary Delany, Laura Slatkin collaborated with master perfumers to translate these works of art into luxurious fragrances that capture the essence of each of the botanicals that adorn the products’ striking packaging. The nose behind the fragrance is Rodrigo Flores-Roux.
Wisteria Blue Eau de Parfum is an addition to the permanent line of fragrances from the house during spring/summer 2018. This is a beautiful spring/summer scent which gives the feel of a relaxing summer with a hint of aquatic freshness. The packaging of the bottle is so beautiful, with all the florals. The keynotes of the fragrance are French Wisteria, Bulgarian rose, and Imperial Jasmine.
It is a clean fresh pleasant floral fragrance. Longevity on my skin is nice, stays on for over 5 hours. There is a hint of sweetness which is not sugary. The scent is really pleasant and perfect for an everyday subtle scent. The fragrance is available in full size bottle as well as a roller ball which is great if you are traveling or want to have it in the bag for on the go.
Wisteria Blue Eau de Parfum by Nest Fragrances is available at Sephora Canada.
Biotherm has a range of products based on various researchers targetting to support the skin barrier, moisturize stressed skin, help to reduce the appearance of sebum, and protect against pollution particles adhering to the skin. The various products in the range help keep skin stay clean, protected, and luminous, and breathes easily all day long. The products I am sharing with you today are Skin Oxygen Foaming Melting Gel, Skin Oxygen Oxygenating Lotion, Skin Oxygen Antioxidant Serum, and Skin Oxygen Hydrating Gel.
Skin Oxygen Foaming Melting Gel is enriched with Chlorella Algae ‘the breathing algae’ . This gel melts onto the skin, trapping and removing impurities while not drying out the skin. The skin feels clean, purified and smooth. I massage the gel into the dry skin and then lather with water and rinse. There is a nice natural fragrance in the product.
Skin Oxygen Oxygenating Lotion is described as enriched with a Chlorella algae extract ‘the breathing algae’, with detoxifying powers, helps to correct imperfections caused by pollutants. Perfected and irregularity free, skin breathes again and reveals it’s original radiance. The lotion had a liquid texture. To apply it, I take it on the cotton pad and apply on the cleansed face, avoiding the Eye Contour. The lotion does not feel heavy or sticky, makes the skin look clear and fresh.
Skin Oxygen Antioxidant Serum is described as enriched with Chlorella algae extract ‘the breathing algae’, with detoxifying powers, antioxidant and regenerating actives. It strengthens the skin and repairs damage due to environmental aggressors. Stronger, the skin is visibly soothed, smoother and regains an even, radiant and healthy-looking complexion. The serum has an ultra-light, fresh texture for deep anti-pollutant penetration. After cleansing and toning, one pump of this serum is enough to cover the whole face and another pump for neck and decollete. It sinks in nicely into the skin.
Skin Oxygen Hydrating Gel is described as enriched with Chlorella Algae Extract, ‘the breathing algae’, and a detoxifying complex. This fresh formula – oil free – reinforces the skin barrier, moisturizes intensively stressed skin, helps to reduce sebum and avoids pollution particles adherence. Luminous, your skin stays clean, protected, and breathes all day long. It had a light cooling gel texture. This moisturizes needs to be applied after the serum, it sinks into the skin nicely, no residue or oiliness. The skin looks clear, refined, plump, and with a healthy glow.
The Biotherm Skin Oxygen range is a great option if you are concerned about the effects of pollution or other external factors, and want something to protect, care, and strengthen the skin. The products are suitable for most of the skin types, the fresh and fine textures make it a nice ritual to apply on the skin. Biotherm Skin Oxygen collection is available at Biotherm.ca, Sephora Canada, The Hudson’s Bay, and beauty boutique by Shoppers Drug Mart.