With some amazing new launches from Sisley Paris this year, I was so excited about them since I got a glimpse of the product during the Sisley Paris fall preview last month in Toronto. I did try the Sisley Paris Stylo Lumiere cushion pen during the event and was so looking forward to getting mine and no need to say again, I am using this every single day since I received them.
Sisley Paris Stylo Lumiere is an all-in-one cushion pen that captures the light, conceals signs of fatigue and helps smoothes wrinkles and fine lines with a single twist, giving a more radiant complexion, shadowy areas are concealed and eyes are brightened.
The key ingredients and the technology used for the formula are:
‘Spectacular Light’ pigments in the formula help boost the skin’s radiance. It has a refractive index close to that of a diamond, the pigments attract and reflect light effectively. The formula’s smooth surface act like thousands of tiny mirrors to cloak skin in a halo of light.
The pigments are coated with Lecithin (derived from soybeans) to create a formula that melts into the skin and provides coverage. It helps with erasing imperfections and signs of fatigue, the soft focus agents create an even, smoothing and satiny finish on the skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by giving blurring effect.
Active ingredients Acai extract (boosts skin’s radiance), Golden Apple Tree extract (enhances reflection of light), Oat seed extract (gives tightening effect), and White Lilly extract (hydrates skin)
The formula consists of two film-forming polymers (Hydrolipidic Polymer and Lipophilic Polymer) to resist caking.
There are four fresh and luminous shades available in this collection and all of them blend seamlessly and have long-lasting wear time:
1 Pearly Rose – Illuminates very fair to fair complexions with pink undertones
2 Peach Rose – Illuminates fair complexions with beige or natural undertones
3 Soft Beige – Illuminates medium complexions with golden undertones
4 Golden Beige – Illuminates olive complexions with golden undertones
Sisley Paris Stylo Lumiere can be applied in three different ways: alone on bare skin, before foundation to refresh features, and after foundation to brighten shadowy areas. Twist to soak the foam tip in the product then apply to brighten and/or retouch with a tapping motion. Blend with fingers for the perfect result.
I have been using this cushion pen every day and been really loving the finish. For just brightening the face on no-foundation or no-makeup look, which I prefer on the weekends, it works great, blends in beautifully on the skin, making it look like second skin, the skin looks radiant, naturally flawless by blurring problem areas, smooth, and soft. On the foundation, it makes the skin bright and the skin looks natural yet flawless with the blurring and smoothing effect on the skin that it provides. I use it around the eye area to brighten up the tired eyes or even works great when kids kept me awake on the previous night. On the center of the forehead, bridge of the nose, under the brow bone, it gives a radiant and lifting effect.
The formula blends in so nicely into the skin, a true second skin effect. It does not settle in the problem areas and is hydrating yet satiny smooth, no oiliness or greasiness. The packaging is so classic, the silver exterior looks so shiny and like a jewel, the soft foam of the cushion applicator helps with an easy application. The twist-on works well to get the perfect amount out on the foam cushion, you get to try a few times to get hold of it. I dot the product on the areas I want to brighten and blur the imperfections, then I blend. I prefer to use my finger to tap and blend in the product after application. Also, I feel the warmth of the skin on the fingers, makes the product melt into the skin. I alternate between shades 3 Soft Beige and 4 Golden Beige, they are going to be on rotation as the season changes.
I was so excited to share my happiness and review of Sisley Paris Stylo Lumiere Collection with you guys, so obsessed with it that I highly recommend you to check this out. I have the new Phyto-Lip Delight for my dry lips this fall and the Stylo Lumiere on heavy rotation. Sisley Paris Stylo Lumiere Collection is available at Holt Renfrew, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Nordstrom.
I have been using few products from La Prairie Skin Caviar collection including La Prairie Skin Caviar Essence-in-lotion, La Prairie Skin Caviar Liquid Lift, La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation SPF 15, and Skin Caviar Essence-in-Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 25 Sunscreen.
I am so excited to share with you two new additions to my La Prairie Skin Caviar Collection including La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream and La Prairie Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex.
La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream
A masterpiece lives beyond the limits of time. Its effect is eternal. It has a distinctive style, an exacting technique, a clear balance, and a refined harmony. La Prarie has remastered its masterpiece with their unparalleled caviar expertise, La Prairie reinvents caviar with a new incarnation, Skin Caviar Luxe Cream is remastered with Caviar Premier, a moisturizing cream that offers a unique dimension of sensorial indulgence paired with lifting and firming. Skin Caviar Luxe Cream is remastered with the new form of caviar combined with La Prairie’s Exclusive Cellular Complex, which gives new life and energy back to the very cells for lifting and firming.
The packaging of the cream is in the iconic cobalt blue jar packaged in a silver jar. The richly colored glass vessel topped with a polished silver cap evoke precision and purity. This design became an immediate classic when it was launched and has been preserved as a homage to the heritage of Skin Caviar Collection. To ensure the purity of the cream is maintained, a sleek spatula is included to wipe a small amount onto the fingertips. The cream has the signature caviar fragrance and a rich texture that glides on the skin smoothly, leaving it feeling exceptionally soft.
The key ingredients and technology include:
Caviar Premier, is an innovative blend of 7 active ingredients are designed to augment and enrich natural Caviar Extract with caviar mimetics. It reflects and surpasses natural caviar’s amazing skincare potential. It helps with lifting and firming benefits, and also helps increase elasticity.
Refining fruit acids including alpha hydroxy acids of botanical origin which exfoliates gently to retexturize the skin’s surface. Polyglucoronic acid and microalgae extract complex help stimulate the surface skin.
Soothing, smoothing, and hydrating actives to calm the skin, smooth lines, and moisturize the skin. Shea butter and high molecular weight sodium hyaluronate increase water retention in the skin. Green tea and chamomile extracts soothe the skin. Vitamins A, C, E provide anti-oxidant protection.
La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream is an amazing addition to my skincare routine. It feels so rich yet lightweight, glides onto the skin so easily and sinks in to give a smooth, refined, and firm skin. My skin feels so soft, toned, supple, and tightened. I have been really happy with how my skin behaves when I use this cream, I do see and feel the transformation it has made. There is no residue after applying the cream, there is very natural glow, my pores look so tight and skin looks like a smooth canvas. It works perfectly under my makeup as well as during the night. It has not caused any breakouts or congestion on my combination skin, instead, I do feel my skin is so much toned and firm. This is indeed such an exquisite experience to indulge in this precious cocktail of amazing ingredients remastered into this masterpiece.
La Prairie Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex
La Prairie Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex is a firming eye gel which is lightweight, rapidly penetrating gel that firms, nourishes and re-energizes the eye zone, improving tone and texture and leaving the delicate skin around the eyes brightened and hydrated. It helps with the signs of stress and fatigue, and imperfections are erased. It is infused with caviar extract, which helps increase firmness and elasticity, while the brand’s exclusive Cellular Complex uses cutting-edge biotechnological ingredients to help revitalize and energize at the cellular level.
The exclusive formula helps boost long-term moisture retention while helping to soothe the delicate skin around the eye. It moisturizes the delicate skin around the eye. Calms skin and reduces the feeling of puffiness. It also smooths the look of lines and primes skin for makeup application. I use it morning and evening, one dot under my eye, and apply with a light tapping motion from the outer to the inner corner. It may be extended from the outer corner to hairline and applied to the upper eyelid.
I am so obsessed with this eye gel, there is no irritation, no fragrance, and no residue. My eye area looks lighter and tighter, I feel it is getting more and tighter with each passing day. It works well with other skin care products I use, even under my makeup. It has been my go to in my everyday skincare routine to keep my eye area firm, smooth, hydrated, and bright, or on the days I need a quick fix for tired puffy eyes.
I highly recommend you to check the new La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream and La Prairie Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex. They are 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 is available at Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Givenchy Le Rouge Perfecto has been one of my top five lip balms aka maximizer aka pink enhancer since last few years. I did review it last year here. Givenchy Le Rouge Perfecto is an ultra-moisturizing balm, a plumping, and color-boosting concentrate with a pink finish, the all-in-one Rouge Perfecto is available in three new customized shades this year in 2018.
The three new shades include:
No 2 Intense Pink – a pink for an ultra-intense result (new)
No 3 Sparkling Pink – a peach pink encrusted with silver pearlescent particles for a ‘party glow’ look (new)
No 4 Blue Pink – a plum pink sprinkled with pearlescent particles for a ‘disco-ball’ effect on the lips (new)
The 3-in-1 Rouge Perfecto formula combines moisture, lip care, and natural color in one. It is an innovative complex that instantly plumps up lips while its melting texture with shea extract offers hydration and comfort. It works perfectly to repair and soften even the driest lips, like mine. The eosin contained in the formula reacts to the lips’ pH for a natural and customized effect.
The packaging is perfection, sheathed in the same pink leather as the original Le Rouge Perfecto, along with metallic tube encapsulating the product. The new Rouge Perfecto shades are a great addition to create a fresh and natural look. It is easy to apply, keeps my lips moisturized, comfortable throughout the day, I do reapply after few hours though but overall, it really treats my dry and peeling lips making them look plump and pink. Another great thing is, it will look different on different people, means it reacts with the lips pH and imparts the color to lips based on the person’s respective pH value of lips. The sparkle in the new shades is not intense but very beautiful, you will be able to notice it and it looks so natural and beautiful, can be used as an everyday lip balm and lip tint with add-ons of plump and moisturized lips which look very youthful.
I would highly recommend you to check Givenchy Le Rouge Perfecto if you have not tried it yet. And if you are a fan of it like me, you need to check the new shades, they are gorgeous. Givenchy Le Rouge Perfecto is available at Sephora and Holt Renfrew.
As fall is almost here, I am already feeling the need for warm, dense, and rich scents in the house. And the Pumpkin Chai Collection from Nest Fragrances is really keeping my desire cozy and warm vibes fulfilled this time of the year. The NEST Fragrances Everyday Collection of luxury scented candles combines color, texture, and fragrance to enhance your everyday living and entertaining experience.
The glass vases are designed to complement the beauty of their surroundings and the classic shape and modern stripe etching will complement any décor. Each fragrance has been created by the most accomplished perfumers at the world’s leading fragrance houses. NEST Fragrances candles are made with a premium, soft, highly refined, cosmetic-grade wax that was developed over many years to optimize burn and fragrance diffusion. The ingredients used are the highest grade of wax materials and the finest fragrance oils available. NEST Fragrances candles are well-known for infusing a room with fragrance.
As per the official description, Pumpkin Chai Collection is a fragrant blend of wild pumpkin, spicy masala chai, cardamom, ginger and cinnamon, Pumpkin Chai brings a cozy, warm and inviting ambiance to any autumn occasion or celebration. Nest Fragrances Pumpkin Chai Scented Candle smells amazing, it is strong but not overpowering. The candle has a very long burn time which makes it really worth checking out. It is perfect for the fall and winter season for home as well as a gift. When unlit, it adds a very light and delicious scent to the room. When I lit it on the main floor, I can smell it on the upper floors and even the basement for the next few hours and even the next day when I come back home from work. It is worth checking out if you like gourmand, pumpkin spice types scents.
Nest Fragrance Pumpkin Chai Reed Diffuser is an elegant reed diffuser that creates a cozy ambiance with a blend of pumpkin, spicy chai, ginger, and cinnamon notes. NEST’s elegant Reed Diffusers are carefully crafted with the highest quality fragrance oils and are designed to continuously fill any space with a lush, memorable fragrance. The alcohol-free formula releases fragrance slowly and evenly into the air for approximately 90 days. The reed diffuser is a great way to add a nice fragrance to the house in a very subtle and not overpowering way and to have it there all the time. It is a nice mix of sweet and spicy sides of the pumpkin.
Nest Fragrances Pumpkin Chai Collection including the Nest Fragrances Pumpkin Chai Scented Candle and Nest Fragrance Pumpkin Chai Reed Diffuser is available at Sephora Canada, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Concealers are such multi-purpose products that are one sure shot which helps you look fresh, radiant, and youthful. Rodial has launched a new concealer, Rodial Diamond Concealer, which I have been testing since last few weeks, and few of you might already know that from my Instagram stories. First thing first, I am really liking how this concealer works, I use a very little amount under my eyes and it just makes my whole face lift up and lit up, if you know what I mean.
Rodial Diamond Concealer
Rodial Diamond Concealer is described as a sublime fluid-cream concealer which provides an immediate flawless and traceless finish, covering and neutralizing blemishes and dark circles. The lightweight formula melts effortlessly into the skin, creating an airbrushed, healthy radiance. Imperfections are perfectly camouflaged while minimizing the depth of shadows and wrinkles. A natural, luminous effect with medium to full coverage, which sits smoothly on the skin without drying or creasing. The buildable texture can also be layered throughout the day for quick touch-ups.
The key ingredients include Diamond core powder which works to create a flattering, youthful appearance to skin, Sea Fennel Extract which helps to boost collagen production to smooth and firm fine lines, Vitamin E that protects skin from damaging free-radicals while repairing and hydrating the skin.
I am using Shade 30 for my medium tan skin tone. It has a yellow undertone, warm shade, for light to medium skin. The texture is lightweight, yet creamy fluid, blends in seamlessly into the skin, sets to a semi-matte, velvet finish. The staying power is really amazing, stays on for over 7 hours and does not crease or sticks to the problem areas.
To use, ‘Using the precise cushion-tip applicator, apply a small amount to the area of imperfection and either gently dab with the fingertip to blend, or use the Eye Sculpt brush to gently blend into the skin. For best results, use Rodial Baking Powder to set for a long-wear finish. The buildable texture can also be layered during the day for quick touch-ups.’
Rodial Suede Lips
Suede lips are jumbo lip crayons with long-lasting, non-drying formula is enriched with Vitamin E and has a creamy texture, allowing the color to glide on effortlessly for smooth looking lips with a pop of color. They are highly pigmented and have a matte finish.
They have a good pigment and glide on easily on the lips, they are comfortable to wear and stay on well for over 4 hours until I feel the need to touch up. The formula is not drying and does not emphasize or clings to the lips when my lips are dry.
After Hours has a deep burgundy maroon shade.
Overdressed has a berry pink shade.
Power Play has a deep classic red shade.
Rodial Eyeshadow Palette
Rodial Eyeshadow Palette is described as an ultimate capsule collection of complementary nude shades for the eyes. In a classic Rodial mini-palette, this contains a range of six neutral, high pigment shadows to define the lids and line the eyes for the woman on-the-go. With a selection of matte and pearl shades, you can create a range of looks, from the everyday neutral sculpted eye to a more dramatic smokey eye for the evening. The silky soft texture is easily blendable whilst providing long-lasting wear to take you from day to night.
This is a beautiful nude palette for an everyday look. The formula is pigmented and blends in very easily. It does not smudge or fall off and stays put with an eye primer for a whole day and without the eye primer, it stays on well for over 6 to 7 hours. I do give it some time to blend and set it which avoid creasing.
I am also enjoying the brushes from Rodial, they are very soft and dense, makes the application of the product a breeze. The Airbrush Foundation Brush is a multi-functional wonder brush with densely packed soft touch bristles that form a full, firm domed shape for effortless makeup application that blends seamlessly into skin. The tapered tip allows for the easy and equal application of foundation and concealer products to difficult to reach areas. Also allows for precision powder application across the T-zone and hollows of cheekbones. The result is a perfectly even, airbrushed finish.
The Baking Brush is a perfect tool to complement our loose baking powder, the baking brush has been specifically designed with soft, dense hairs to allow for easy application of loose powder. You’ll be able to apply your powder with ease and precision and it’s the ideal tool for buffing and dusting off excess powder so you can achieve that flawless suede matte finish to your complexion.
The Eye Blending Brush with densely packed, dome-shaped bristles the Eye Blending Brush is the perfect multi-tasker, ideal for all over shadow application, blending, shading and contouring, allowing you to create a variety of looks from subtle to sultry.
Rodial Makeup is available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Murale, and Beautyboutique.