If you follow me on Instagram, you might know how much I like the new Shiseido makeup, the products are so beautiful, the formulas glide on the skin like second-skin and the performance is great. I reviewed most of the products from the newly launched Shiseido Makeup range here in the past. I am sharing two products – one is new to me and the other is new shades of a favourite – in this post.
Shiseido Kajal InkArtist is one of the creamiest and beautiful product with enough pigment that builds on quickly to give as much intensity and boldness you want or a single swipe is perfect for everyday use. The staying power is amazing. I have been using the shades 04 Azuki Red and 05 Plum Blossom since January this year and they are like my reintroduction to colour on eyes, which in the past I did not like to experience much. They work great as an eye shadow, eyeliner, and even on the brows. The formula is very lightweight and the finish is matte. The tip of the liner with a sponge on the other side is perfect to apply and smudge.
I have two new shades on rotation – 06 Birodo Green and 09 Nippon Noir, swatches are below. This is definitely a keeper and I do look forward to using more color on my eyes.
Shiseido MicroLiner Ink is a micro-fine eyeliner with high impact pigments glides across lids with the utmost precision to deliver a weightless, smudge-proof matte inky line. The weightless, inky pencil features thermo-sensory technology that allows this formula to transform from a solid to a liquid upon contact with skin, creating a flexible, water-resistant film that lasts for over 12 hours that I have tested. The micro-thin lead can also be dotted between lashes or glided across eyes with remarkable precision and no skipping. It is available in five shades inspired by Sumi ink sticks used in traditional Japanese calligraphy and I have swatched two shades for you guys which I have been using on rotation – 01 Black and 02 Brown – both are perfect for my everyday look.
bareMinerals has come amazing products which have a cult following, the formulas and performance combination is something that is suitable to most of the skin types as well as to the people who have never been a fan of makeup, they treat the products as part of their skincare. bareMinerals barePro Performance Wear Liquid Foundation with SPF 20 was a well-loved foundation by my skin and I reviewed in almost two years back here. I am so glad to try and share my thoughts on the NEW bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Hydrating Foundation Stick SPF25 with you today.
bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Hydrating Foundation Stick SPF25 is a water-based liquid foundation in a stick that combines hydrating skincare benefits and SPF with naturally radiant medium coverage. The easy-to-blend texture melts into skin for all-day wear that’s lightweight and never cakey, with a radiant finish. Use the multitasking formula as foundation, concealer, contour or for touch-ups on-the-go. It is suitable for all skin types, especially dry skin.
The formula glides on nicely on the skin and I blend it with my fingers or a buffing brush. For my combination skin, as I like glowy and dewy base, this works like a charm. It does not make my skin look oily but is hydrating enough to not emphasize the dry areas on my face. I have swatched three shades of the foundation below. I mix shades 5 and 6 for my medium skin tone with golden undertones.
The coverage is medium and the formula is comfortable on the skin. It does not breaks or cakes during the day, with or without a makeup primer. I use a setting powder on my oily areas and I am good to go. It looks very natural and radiant on the skin. The staying power is nice stays put throughout the day with some fading at the end of the day which is normal for a medium coverage foundation. It is a nice addition to my makeup bases and the stick packaging is welcome in my travel bag.
bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Hydrating Foundation Stick SPF25 is available at Sephora, Sephora.ca, and Nordstrom.
One of my favourite brands has come with the new launches that are going to be on heavy rotation and are perfect for spring and summer. The creativity by ‘By Terry’ is a perfect example of ‘art meets makeup’. The products are very practical to use and great for everyday makeup. The latest from the brand includes four shades of new glowing powder, two new Baume de rose sticks, and one dry oil for hair, skin, and body.
By Terry Brightening CC Serum Powder is the powder version of the iconic Brightening CC Serum which illuminates, boosts the natural radiance, help blur imperfections, even out the skin tone, intensify skin radiance, neutralize redness and create a flawless finish. It is a beautiful combination of skincare benefits of rosehip oil with luxury make up. Skin looks naturally radiant. the formula is buttery smooth, easily buildable with a nice staying power. The powder is available in 4 shades. Depending upon the need and skin tone, different shades can be used for different purposes, like the darker as a bronzer or an eyeshadow for medium skin tones, same shade works as all over glow setting for medium tan skin tones. The four shades available are: Immaculate Light: sheer white with a luminous finish, Rose Elixir: sheer rosy pink with a luminous finish, Apricot Glow: sheer warm champagne with a luminous finish, and Sunny Flash: sheer warm bronze with a luminous finish.
I apply on top of your makeup as a finishing touch to create a “lit from within” glow. Depending on desired results and the type of your skin, this multi-purpose product can be used in a very versatile way.
‘For all over glowing effect start with applying the product to the contours of the face using BY TERRY All Over Powder Brush and gradually buff into the skin in a circular motion. Layer to enhance the result.
Use Immaculate Light No 1 or Rosy Elixir No 2 to highlight high points of your complexion including cheekbones, brow bone, cupid’s bow, down the center and on the tip of your nose, and around your temples.
Contour lighter to medium complexions with Sunny Flash No 4 along the sides of your forehead and temples, below your cheekbones and along your jawline.’
By Terry Baume De Rose Tinted Lip Care Crayon is a coloured version of the classic Baume de Rose Crayon. The tinted version is available in 2 wearable nude shades that flatter all skin types. The formula is intensely moisturizing and helps even the driest of the lips along with imparting colour. This luxurious tinted lip balm harnesses the power of Rose Blossom Essential Wax, Shea Butter, Vitamin E and Ceramides to combat dry, chapped lips.
It works nicely in all weather conditions, I have used the original formula for years all year long. The velvety-rich lightweight formula glides on effortlessly making the lips feel smooth, supple, soft and comfortable. The precise ergonomic tip of this pen-stick enables the flawless application to the lips and contour. The shades are below:
N1 Candy Rose: soft petal pink with a subtle glossy finish
N2 Sunny Nude: warm peachy nude with a subtle glossy finish
By Terry Baume De Rose All Over Oil is a luxurious dry oil that can be used on the face, body and hair. The unique blend of Rose Blossom Essential Wax, Rose Oils and Vitamin E soothes sensitive skin, targets signs of ageing and improves overall texture. It has a delicate rose scent soothes the senses. This 3-in-1 dry oil spray is definitely a complete multi-tasker for total well-being from head-to-toe.
‘Spray generous amounts on the face, body and hair. For best results apply morning and evening.
For face: Apply a few drops on the fingertips and exercise light circular movements along the jaws, from the chin to the ears, and then from the nose to the cheekbones.
For body: Spray generously over the body and massage in. Spray onto dry patches including behind the knees and elbows.
For hair: Spray on dry tips of the hair to feed and protect the strands from daily aggressions. Use as a pre-shampoo treatment by applying to dry hair before shampooing. The dry oil helps to nourish, fortify and restore shine. Apply after-shampooing as a hair drying protectant. Use a few drops on wet hair and style hair as usual.’
By Terry Brightening CC Serum Color Correcting Primer is an illuminating primer that creates a flawless base with no coverage. It combines skincare benefits with luxury make up, blurs imperfections, evens out the skin tone, intensifies skin radiance and neutralizes redness. It is very hydrating without breaking out my skin, skin looks instantly brighter and positively glowing. The formula is smooth and glides on effortlessly. It is available in 4 shades. I have been using this primer in shade 4 Sunny Flash since last year and also reviewed it in the past here. I mix a drop of this primer into my foundation or my moisturizer to get the most beautiful glow that looks very natural.