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Guerlain has launched a new Primer or in other words, there is a new addition to the Guerlain L’Essentiel range. Here is the link to my detailed article from last year about the L’Essentiel Foundation. Guerlain L’Essentiel Pore Minimizer & Shine-Control Primer is a fresh, lightweight, and mattifying primer. Co-ordinating with the range, L’Essentiel puts 97% naturally-derived ingredients to work without compromising with the performance.

Guerlain L'Essentiel Pore Minimizer & Shine-Control Primer review

The primer is very lightweight, looks and feels very fresh on the skin. 1-2 drops are enough for my face and it blends in nicely into the skin without any residue. For my combination skin, this primer has worked pretty well to control the appearance of excess shine to balance skin and minimize the appearance of pores. It does not totally erase the pores or hides – which is not something real and natural but it makes the look of pores minimal. As I prefer a natural radiant makeup look, so this primer works pretty well with L’Essentiel Foundation as well as other foundations with a glowy finish. I apply this primer on my oily areas of the face – usually my t-zone, it makes the overall look very natural matte with minimized look of pores and shine is controlled.

Guerlain L'Essentiel Pore Minimizer & Shine-Control Primer review

Also, another important thing I have noticed is that this primer does increase the longevity of the makeup especially the base. I can not comment on how it will work on dry skin types for controlling the excess sebum but it definitely works to minimize the look of pores. For normal, combination, and oily skin types, this primer is an easy choice. And especially if you love L’Essentiel foundation, this primer makes a great pair.

Guerlain L'Essentiel Pore Minimizer & Shine-Control Primer review

The key ingredients that deliver the major specialties of this primer include Avocado Extract to help absorb excess sebum to keep skin appearing matte all day long and promote shine-free skin day after day and White Cocoa Bean Extract to help refine the look of pores and supports skin’s natural balance and barrier. Yacon Juice improves skin defence and balances the skin’s ecosystem. There is a subtle nice fresh scent to the primer when applied and dissipates very fast.

Guerlain L'Essentiel Pore Minimizer & Shine-Control Primer review

With skincare and makeup ingredients included in this newest launch from Guerlain, this is an easy pick-me-up to increase the wear time of makeup, to minimize the look of pores, and to control excess sebum and shine. L’Essentiel Primer is available at Sephora and will be available at other retailers mentioned below from the end of February 2020. Guerlain Beauty Products and Home Fragrances are available at Guerlain Boutiques, Hudson’s BayShoppers Drug Mart, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sephora, and Holt Renfrew.

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Buxom has introduced two launches for lips – both for treatment, care of lips, and also to prepare a smooth and sexy base before applying the lipstick. Buxom has launched its first conditioning scrub stick which gently exfoliates lips for a smooth, supple, and sexy lip look with a tropical twist.

 review of Buxom Power-Full Lip Scrub and tinted lip balm with swatches

Power-Full Lip scrub is dragon-fruit-inspired, sugar-infused scrub stick that gently buffs away dry skin patches while nurturing papaya seed oil and conditioning mango seed butter pamper lips. This works as a perfect mess-free first step in routine to make the lips ready for colour. It can also be used in circular motions to ensure that the entire lip is exfoliated. Then the leftover can be wiped away with a dry or wet issue. The Lip Scrub is a white-coloured stick with the multi-colour dotted appearance and is named ‘Dragon fruit’.

 review of Buxom Power-Full Lip Scrub and tinted lip balm with swatches

Buxom has also launched a plumping and moisturizing tinted lip balm that blooms to a unique custom shade by reacting to the pH level of the lips it is applied to means the shade will be different for different people. This big, bold, plumping lip treatment is available in two new shades inspired by the best-selling glosses. It applies very smoothly like silk and lips look supple and comfortable at the same time. It can be worn alone or with any other lip product. These tinted lip balms also work nicely as blush – a little colour on the cheeks gives a balmy flush of colour and create colour harmony on the face. The three shades in this tinted lip balm are Big O (sheer pink), Inner Glow (Nude), and Dolly Fever (Mauve).

 review of Buxom Power-Full Lip Scrub and tinted lip balm with swatches

Both the launches came at the perfect time when the weather is cold and inside air is dry – making the skin as well as lips dry and peeling. I am enjoying both the launches for everyday use and they are keeping my lips moisturized, supple, and comfortable. Buxom Cosmetics are available at Sephora and Sephora.ca

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Decorte Cosmetics has launched a very nourishing lip treatment aka lip beautifying product just in time to help me with my dry and much in need of nourishment lips. I recently reviewed and swatched the new The Rouge – Velvet Lipstick a few months back here which I still adore for how hydrating and comfortable they are. The new lip treatment fuses botanical high and low viscosity oils for deep, all-day conditioning with just a hint of colour.

Decorte Lip Oil review swatches new

The new Decorte Lip Oil instantly calms the dry lips making them look refreshed, plump and with a super-moist shine. The formula is not sticky and is very comfortable on the lips. The consistency is not very thin or very thick – just the right to apply and stay well on the lips. The lip oil keeps the lips conditioned, not just for the time they are on the lips but also throughout the day whether I reapply or not, definitely feels like a treatment for the lips.

Decorte Lip Oil review swatches new

The Lip Oils are suitable for daily care or to add lustre to the favourite lipstick. Not just during the day, it can also be used as a night-time treatment which I really find very beneficial. There are three shades of these Lip Oils which I have been using interchangeably and I have swatched them in this article. The tint in the coloured shades is very subtle in intensity yet buildable to a sheer wash of colour with a gloss like shine. The shades swatched are 01 White Jasmine (Milky Pearl – Translucent), 03 Luxe Camellia (Orangey red), and 04 Fuchsia Rose (soft pink).

Decorte Lip Oil review swatches new

Overall, I would recommend these lip oils for their formula, results, and shade range – all to keeps the lips nourished and comfortable. They are going to be regular in my makeup as well as skincare routine, check my Insta stories to see how these look on me. Decorte skincare and makeup products are available at Saks Fifth Avenue.

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