If you have been following me for a while, you might know how much I adore the products from Surratt Beauty, the foundation, blushes, lid lacquer, brushes, and last but not the least the Surreal Skin Concealer. There is new concealer launched by the brand which has become one of my favorite concealers. I took a little longer than usual to post this review with swatches (holiday season you know) but it has been tested for long enough that I can give you all the surety that you might need before you indulge into the Perfectionniste Concealer Palette.
Surratt Beauty Perfectionniste Concealer Palette is a full-coverage concealer palette for creating an impeccable complexion and customized coverage. This high-coverage formula obliterates dark circles, blemishes, and other imperfections. Use the lighter shade to conceal and brighten, and the deeper shade on forehead, nose, cheeks, chin. The two shades blended together create an optimal shade to perfectly complement your skin tone, any time of year. The finishing powder sets the concealer and lends light-refraction. This palette is available in six tri-colorways—each with two creams and one setting powder—for customizable coverage.
I am really impressed with this product overall, both the concealer shades and the finishing powder, they all complement each other so nicely. The concealer melts into the skin, without looking cakey or making the skin look dry or emphasize the problem areas. It is quite pigmented and a little is all you need for nice medium coverage which is easily buildable to full.
Another important thing I am really loving this for is the longevity, it stays on put for over 8 hours which for me is so impressive. I use the lighter shade under my eyes to brighten them up and use the darker shade alone or blend it with the lighter shade to spot conceal my acne spots and pigmentation. I use the setting powder with a light hand to set the concealer. I never had to retouch the areas during the 8 hours I have it on, until I am back from work in the evening and remove the makeup myself.
The concealer does not feel heavy, it is very lightweight and applies beautifully on the skin. It even works great as a primer for eyes and even to highlight the high points of the face with the lighter shade.
There are 6 Palettes available which has the following descriptions:
1 White Powder has 2 Creams in Light Pink, Warm Pink and Powder in White
2 Violet Powder has 2 Creams in Light Peach, Warm Peach
3 Yellow Powder has 2 Creams in Warm Peach, Light Tan
4 Orange Powder has 2 Creams in Light Tan, Warm Brown
5 Brown Powder has 2 Creams in Copper, Brown and Powder in Brown
6 Apricot Powder has 2 Creams in Brown, Chocolate
I use Perfectionniste Complexion Brush or my fingertip or any other concealer brush to apply the concealer and a powder brush to apply the setting powder. I prefer to use Perfectionniste Complexion Brush most of the times as it works amazingly with the cream formula, helps apply it precisely as well as does not irritate the sensitive area near eyes. Once I apply it, I tap my finger on the area few times to set it nicely, I feel the warmth of the skin makes the product blend in more nicely to give a more natural finish. The setting powder is very fine, does not settles into the problem areas or lines nor it makes them dry or cakey.
Surratt Beauty Perfectionniste Complexion Brush is a densely packed brush for perfecting the complexion in targeted areas. The bristles allow for the optimal deposit of product on the skin, while simultaneously preventing over-saturation. It is equally suitable for applying concealer and foundation, giving a perfectly natural finish. As with other Surratt Beauty brushes I own, this brush is also perfection.
Overall, I am really impressed with both the Surratt Beauty Perfectionniste Concealer Palette and Perfectionniste Complexion Brush. The duo has become my favorite, highly recommend. Surratt Beauty is available at Sephora Canada, Beautylish, Sephora, Barneys New York, CultBeauty, and Net-A-Porter*Press samples
I am a fan of limited edition beauty boxes from Lookfantastic and Skinstore as they always have the best-curated products at best prices. The SkinStore x Erno Laszlo Limited Edition Beauty Box has a total worth value of over $282 and retails for $98! This essential Limited Edition box contains 6 hero products from innovative skincare brand, Erno Laszlo, including 5 full-size products.
I have not tried many products from Erno Laszlo except the
Phelityl Night Cream but this brand was on my wishlist to try and I am so glad to have 5 full size products from the brand which retail at the price of one product. About the brand, ‘Dr. Erno Laszlo was a pioneer in skincare. In 1925 the Hungary-born dermatologist healed Hungary’s Princess Stephanie’s acute acne. In the process, he became the first to develop products for acne-prone skin. The master of medicine went on to perfect the world’s most coveted complexions from Europe to Hollywood before bringing his bespoke skincare philosophy to New York City in 1927.’
The limited edition beauty box dedicated to hydrating and nourishing the skin and what could be the more better time than winter. The Box Contains:
Erno Laszlo Pore Refining Detox Double Cleanse (Full Size – 100ml) – is a clarifying formula that delivers deep daily cleansing for clear, healthy-looking skin.
Erno Laszlo Exfoliate & Detox Hydrogel Mask (Single Mask) – is an innovative-delivery gel mask removes dead skin cells and detoxifies, deep down, for a poreless appearance that radiates with alluring vivacity.
Erno Laszlo Hydra-Therapy Sleep Memory Mask (Full Size – 15ml) – is a luxuriously lightweight formula for overnight use that melts into skin with a gel-texture inspired by NASA memory foam, working to replenish moisture levels when skin needs it most while you sleep.
Erno Laszlo Phelityl Night Cream (Full Size -15ml) – is a lightweight replenishing moisturizer that works with your skin during its nightly renewal process to promote plump, hydrated skin come morning.
Erno Laszlo Light Controlling Lotion (Full Size – 200ml) – reduces surface oil and refines your skin to eliminate dullness. Antiseptic Clove Oil eliminates bacteria while Glycerin naturally binds moisture to the skin.
Erno Laszlo Multi-task Eye Serum Mask (Full-size pack) – is a saturated eye mask infused with a cocktail of powerful ingredients to tackle signs of aging and fatigue around the delicate eye area.
The box is very curated by the SkinStore Beauty Box team and Erno Laszlo skincare experts and the presentation in the box is perfect to gift it to yourself or a skincare lover. The boxes are extremely limited in the number, so I would recommend you to check it out on SkinStore here before they run out of stock.*Press samples
Shiseido has launched new makeup collection which has been both appealing to the eyes as well as to the skin with lightweight skincare-like texture, lasting finish, and impactful colors. The products are classified in four reimagined textures – gels, dews, Inks, and powders instead of the traditional categories of face parts such as eyes and lips. The collection theme is ‘Visible Feels Invisible’ and the packaging is themed on ‘Modern Japanese’ with slim componentry and a lacquered red line.
I have used these products many times and I am really loving the textures, shades, ease of use, and performance of them. Let me start with the cheek products first. I have InnerGlow Cheek Powder and Minimalist Whipped Powder Blush. I have been literally obsessed with these two, they are so amazing, look so natural and the texture is amazing. I have been using this to work every single day since last two weeks.
InnerGlow Cheek Powder blush and highlighter hybrid seamlessly enhances, highlights, and contours with an airy, weightless finish. The formula is very lightweight and airy, blends in
Minimalist Whipper Powder Blush is an air-whipped cream blush transforms into a long-lasting, weightless, breathable powder with a soft matte finish. The mousse-like texture transforms into an ultra-thin, featherweight powder with a soft matte finish. The blush last for over 6 hours on my skin. As I mentioned, I am so much into both the cheek products. I have shade 01 Sonoya which is a warm pink shade. This blush looks so beautiful on my medium tan skin tone, gives a beautiful hint of color, making me look alive and fresh even in this harsh winter. ‘Apply sparingly with fingertips or dab onto cheeks using the gel blending tip of the DAIYA FUDE Face Duo brush and buff out with the red, diamond-cut brush head. A little goes a long way: Pat a small amount across your skin for a natural flush or layer to increase color intensity. ‘
Moving on to the lip products, I have LacquerInk LipShine, VisionAiry Gel Lipstick, and Crystal GelGloss.
LacquerInk LipShine high-intensity pigmented blend of oils which offers the shine and comfort of a gloss, while smoothing polymers provide the durable, hydrating color of a lipstick. It is a full-coverage fluid that deposits inky color with a vivid, vinyl finish. The concave applicator hugs the contours of the mouth and dispenses the perfect amount of pigment that can be worn alone or layered over other lip products for extra dimension and sheen. The formula does not leave the lips dry or sticky, it is comfortable to wear. The shade 302 Plexi Pink is a natural pink shade.
VisionAiry Gel Lipstick is a long-lasting, weightless, full-coverage lipstick that glides on the lips to deliver bold, high-impact color in a single stroke. The shade 210 – J-Pop is a spiced pink shade and perfect for everyday wear. It is very comfortable to wear and last for over 3-4 hours.
Crystal Gel Gloss is an ultra-clear, hydrating gloss provides a Lucite-like finish that leaves lips looking wet and ultra shiny. The non-drying formula boasts a superior refractive index that boosts color vibrancy when worn as a top coat and creates the illusion of fuller lips. It is weightless, moisturizing, glides on nicely, does not have any shimmer, just clear gloss. ‘Apply directly to bare lips and/or cheekbones for a dewy sheen, or use as a top coat to lend a lustrous effect to any product underneath. ‘
Coming next to the eye products, I have been really amazing at the formulas and shades of these. I have Essentialist Eye Palette, Kajal InkArtist
Essentialist Eye Palette has featherlight powder shadows which glide on smoothly and evenly, with a really good staying power. The four harmonizing colors—available in satin, matte, and shimmer finishes to create a multitude of looks—are enclosed in a super-sleek compact developed by the brand’s premiere packaging design architect. There are 8 shade combinations inspired by Tokyo’s iconic streets, I have 01 Miyuki Street Nudes and 03 Namiki Street Nature.
Kajal InkArtist is an all-in-one liner, kajal, eyeshadow, and brow filler. The formula is lightweight and nicely pigmented. The soft tip provides a thin, smooth band along the waterline that is just wide enough to be easily swathed across the entire lid, while the detachable sharpener keeps the integrity of the tip intact up until the very last swipe. The sponge blender can be used to create a diffused finish, allowing to achieve precise application or course correct. The finish is matte, comfortable to wear, very pigmented, and has a really impressive staying power. I have swatched shades 04 Azuki Red and 05 Plum Blossom.
Coming on the to brushes, the next generation makeup brushes of Shiseido, made with 100% synthetic fibers and handcrafted in Japan, with ergonomic handles for precision and control. With the three brushes I have been using for a few weeks, I have not experienced any shedding of the bristles. They work effortlessly and there is no streaking or caking of the products while using these brushes – Hasu Fude Foundation Brush, Daiya Fude Face Duo, and
Hasu Fude Foundation Brush is a uniquely angled foundation brush which offers a flat surface to evenly distribute foundation. The foundation applies perfectly, without any streaking or caking on the face. The synthetic bristles glide on gentle and effortlessly on the skin. ‘Buff product from the center of the face outwards or use a stippling motion for extra coverage. ‘
Daiya Fude Face Duo is a double-ended tool features a gel tip that mimics the effect of fingertips, while the red, diamond-cut brush was built for blending. The red, diamond-shaped synthetic brush head looks and feels fluffy but contains a large number of dense fibers at its core to maintain the tool’s shape and provide the perfect balance of strength and flexibility. This ergonomic brush is compatible with creams, powders, liquids, and gels. Each intricate brush is hand-crafted in Japan by a team of seasoned artisans. ‘Use the gel blender to dab liquid or cushion formulas onto the face and the red, diamond-cut brush to buff and diffuse pigment for a soft-focus finish.’
Along with the products I mentioned above, I reviewed the ModernMatte Powder Lipsticks here in the past which I still adore.
Overall, I am really loving the textures, colors, and the range of products. Shiseido definitely did a great job with this new makeup collection, I will keep the products in the rotation since I am really enjoying them in my everyday routine. Shiseido Makeup Collection is available Sephora Canada, Hudson’s Bay, Murale, Beautyboutique by Shoppers Drug Mart.*Press samples