I am so much in love with the By Terry Hippy Chic Summer Collection 2018 which I reviewed here, I have been loving to get ready in the morning just to play and use the beautiful products. There are more exciting new launches from the brand, which are perfect for anyone who needs sun protection (and yes we all need that I know) and beautiful long lashes ( off course me too). I am talking about the new By Terry UV Base Invisible Sunscreen Primer Broad Spectrum SPF50 and By Terry Lash-Expert Twist Brush.
By Terry UV Base Invisible Sunscreen Primer Broad Spectrum SPF50
By Terry UV Base Invisible Sunscreen Primer Broad Spectrum SPF50 is an invisible perfecting primer that provides a high-level of broad-spectrum SPF 50 and helps skin fight against external factors (pollution, UV rays, stress). Enriched with antioxidant vitamin E and protecting UV filters, its fresh, lightweight gel-cream texture gives a non-greasy matte velvet finish for a perfectly even skin. The primer has a translucent matte finish, the texture is gel-like and does not feel like other SPF’s in the market, there is no ashy or white-cast finish. The formula is super light-weight and is suitable for all skin types.
With so many products for skincare and makeup, this is a really nice fusion of skincare and makeup properties into one. It provides sun protection and that too a high level of broad-spectrum, plus it helps give a smooth base for makeup application. It can be used as just the last step if you are not going to apply makeup and if not, it has become my perfect base these days. I am totally in love with the texture, does not feel like sunscreen, it is gel-like and does not give the oily feeling after application. There is a little radiance which is an add-on, makes the skin look healthy and radiant. I did not experience any breakouts while using this base. The makeup did not roll off and stays on pretty well for the full day, I mean lasts longer than usual.
By Terry Lash-Expert Twist Brush
By Terry Lash-Expert Twist Brush with its “2-Step Twist” custom-brush system, this ingenious mascara combines simplicity and expert performance for an instantly professional result. Enriched with premium deep black pigments and natural protective oils (jojoba, olive, and avocado), its extra-workable texture may be stretched out and touched-up to create any look without ever smudging or flaking. The mascara is claimed to be everything you need for volume, length, shape, and curve. This new multi-tasking mascara bends itself to your will to customize each and every lash as you need. It has high-technology telescopic-brush, fitted with a super smart twistable mechanism that allows you to advance or retract the brush head to make up your lashes exactly as needed, uber-dramatically or naturally deeply defined. Made of elastomer fibers with ‘sensor’ pins, the brush catches every single lash for limitless possibilities.
Position-1 (non-twisted) for length
The innovative formula of the mascara is designed to enhance and nurture the lashes. There are nourishing vegetable oils of olive, avocado, and jojoba, sculpting wax of rice, carnauba, candelilla, and restructuring hydrolyzed keratin make it a deeply conditioning formula, which ensures a perfect makeup effect and healthy-looking lashes. The waterproof polymers adhere to lashes with each customized brushstroke, building bespoke volume and length. The premium deep black pigments, offset and intensified with a touch of blue, magnify the rich, dramatic effect. The mascara is ultra-smooth and ultra-buildable, does not dry-out, flake or smudge.
Position-2 (twisted) for volume
I have been really impressed by the innovative design of this mascara, a twist makes the same product do something else, it is a double duty mascara of course. Length and volume are the main keys of this and I have been using this for few days and been trying both the features as well as each feature separately. The effect and finish from both are really great, and I agree with the claims. My lashes look healthy, naturally voluminous and long. The mascara is easily buildable for a more intense or dramatic effect. The mascara does not smudge, flake, or dry out. Even at the end of the day, it looks great and moreover, is really easy to remove with the right eye makeup remover.
I am really impressed and been using these on heavy rotations. Follow me on my Instagram to see the before and after pictures, along with my looks. By Terry UV Base Invisible Sunscreen Primer Broad Spectrum SPF50 and By Terry Lash-Expert Twist Brush are available at Nordstrom, Barney NY, Beautylish, Spacenk, Cult Beauty, NetaPorter.
Spring brings with it so much joy, life, and energy. The same can be related to the fragrances when it comes to the season, spring and summer bring with it the flowers, sweetness, freshness in terms of scents. I have two new launches which I am writing about in this post. Mugler Angel Eau Sucree and Coach Floral have become a new go-to scent for me since last few days. Read below for details on both these new fragrances.
Mugler Angel Eau Sucree
Mugler Angel Eau Sucree was launched as limited edition fragrance in 2014 and due to the love it received, it is now a part of the Mugler permanent collection. The nose behind the fragrance is perfumer Dorothee Piot and the fragrance plays on a profusion of gustatory effects, a combination of rich and varied flavors (crispy, velvety, smooth, melting, tangy, and sweet), and is ultimately enjoyed in a trio of delight. The three delights are described as:
A tangy or Acidulous delight – creamy, juicy red berry sorbet that awakens the senses like a breath of fresh, sweet air.
Gourmand or sugary delight – ethereal and crisp because of the generous and tantalizing caramelized meringue accord
Sensual or Voluptuous delight – refinement of patchouli and softness of vanilla, just for pleasure, like an unexpected sensual surprise
The packaging of the iconic star metamorphosis into an irresistible candy takes on a tender and slightly pearly blue reminiscent of the sugar coating of scrumptious chocolate cake.
Coach Floral is a new feminine floral scent inspired by Coach’s signature tea rose motifès. The fragrance radiates joy and positivity in addition to evokes the lightness that inspires spring and summer. Coach Floral opens with a splash of citrus and a touch of effervescent pink peppercorn with radiant pineapple sorbet. The heart reveals a bouquet of fragrant flowers – Tea Rose, Jasmine Sambac and Gardenia – before an enveloping dry-down to elegant creamy wood, patchouli essence, and musky notes.
The packaging of the fragrance features a tea rose charm on the feminine oval bottle. There is turn-lock shaped spray cap which is a nod to the original closure that first appeared on Coach bags in 1954, while Coach’s horse and carriage – a symbol of brand’s rich history of craftsmanship – is embossed on the glass. The finishing touch is a rose gold-tone hangtag like those seen on every Coach bag since the 1970s. I reviewed the original Coach fragrance here if you are interested to read about it.
A highlighter is a product that is always in, whether it is summer or winter or any season, a little extra glow always cheers you up. Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess 2018 Collection which has the star product called Illuminating Powder Gelée in Heat Wave is a limited edition highlighter released this summer. As per the official description, ‘This seductive all-over bronzer is endless summer. Smooths on as a soft sheen. Builds to a luminous pearl highlight.’
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Illuminating Powder Gelée in Heat Wave is a limited edition product and is part of the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess 2018 Collection. The packaging of the Illuminating powder aka the highlighter is very beautiful, rose with pops of aqua. The product has a beautiful embossing and pan design. The highlighter is bright, medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic sheen. Estee Lauder powder gel formulations are one of the best and even this one is amazing. The formula is created using a unique Prisma technology which gives such a gorgeous glow. It is a tri-brid of liquid, powder, and gel. The finish is smooth and beautiful, delivering a soft sheen that illuminates the complexion.
If you are a fan of sparkle and shimmer, (who is not? Especially in the summer) this is a really nice option to try. And as this is a limited edition product, you need to check this out before it gets sold out. I can totally pull it off on the beach days or vacation. The formula on this highlighter is smooth to touch, finely milled, and very pigmented. In my opinion, this highlighter is not for daily use or something you can use every day if you are working in a conservative or office environment. If you’re looking for an everyday glow, this is not for you. Heat Wave has a very high shine frosty finish that’s very noticeable on the skin, so if you love intense highlighters, Heat Wave is just right for you. Some highlighters have a tendency to increase the visibility of pores and texture on the skin, I didn’t notice anything like that on my combination skin. It did not emphasize my problem areas.
For me, this will be a perfect addition to the highlighters when I need that extra oomph or hint of summer glow for a vacation or night out. It is buildable up to a true metallic highlight. For an even more intense glow, I wet my brush with a setting spray before applying the product. I think that Heat Wave would be best suited for most of the skin tones. For very light skin tones, it will be more of a bronzer and for light-medium to dark skin tones, it will be perfect as an illuminator. The staying power is really nice, applies and blends in pretty well. There is a fun amount of sparkle and this can also be used as a top up on the eyeshadow, as a highlighter or just as a fun eyeshadow. The packaging makes it even prettier to take along while traveling.
Guerlain Summer by Terracotta 2018 Collection has some really gorgeous products and all are focussed on that healthy glow and solar radiance. I have loved and collected few products from the past year’s collection which are treasured for their packaging and formula, and of course which I rarely use on special occasions to not ruin the embossing and just keep them as collector items for me. From the Guerlain – Summer by Terracotta 2018 collection, I have two products which I will be going into detail in this post, which are Guerlain Terracotta powder, in a limited edition called Guerlain Terracotta Route des Îles and Guerlain Meteorites Le Parfum.
Guerlain Terracotta Route des Îles
Guerlain Terracotta Route des Îles is a Guerlain Terracotta powder in a limited edition called Terracotta Route des Îles. The packaging is luxurious, environmentally sound wooden pack (using wood from PEFC approved sustainably managed forests) contains a wide mirror and a two-tone powder block. There is a combination of the best-selling Terracotta shade 03, subtly iridescent, which naturally warms all complexions, and the it-color for summer, a slight gold shimmer apricot color, to illuminate the tan. The colors can either be blended together to warm the complexion and enhance the natural radiance of the tan or applied separately to achieve the desired intensity. On the skin, they meld together to form a buildable silky veil, so fine that the result is impeccable and remains so, all day long. The fragrance of the Terracotta powder takes you on a getaway. The ylang-ylang and orange blossom notes create the sensation of a cocoon. They are blended into tonka bean and vanilla notes with sunny facets that embody the essence of Terracotta. A note of white musk adds a velvet touch to this addictive fragrance. The senses are awakened, transported to a faraway land. Often copied but never equaled, the unique secret formula of Terracotta is reinterpreted in soft, vibrant colors. It retains the essential benefits of the legendary Terracotta bronzing powder: a buildable sun-kissed glow thanks to a comfortable and very fine texture for a naturally warmed complexion all day long.
A unique combination of pigments to banish dullness and set the complexion glowing. A formula which does not dry out the skin and offers long-lasting comfort. Mistake-proof application. To give a natural healthy glow look to the entire face, try the Guerlain secret: trace a “3” on the skin. Mix the two shades together in a circular movement and apply the powder to the face: from the forehead to the cheekbones and down to the chin to recreate the natural glow of the first sunbeams. Sweep the apricot shade over the cheekbones for even more freshness.
The formula is very luxurious, soft, buttery, and the perfect shade which is not orangey or too light, the perfect amount of tan to warm up the complexion and give a healthy sun-kissed glow. The formula blends in beautifully into the complexion. The staying power is great as with all the bronzing powders from the house. I am a fan of Guerlain bronzing powders since last decade, even before I started this blog and every new release from the brand makes me more excited. I have used this limited edition bronzer few times and already in love.
The summer has just started and I do use the Terracotta Bronzers all year round. I have repurchased the permanent shade 3 few times and is a regular part of my daily look and as my skin is medium tan, it works as a bronzer for the whole year and also as an all-over powder on the days I have the most tan in summer. The formula never emphasizes my imperfections and does not cause any irritations or breakouts as with all the Guerlain products I have used till now. As this is a limited edition powder, I highly recommend you to check this out before it is sold out.
Guerlain Meteorites Le Parfum
Guerlain Meteorites Le Parfum – Eau de Toilette captures in a perfume all the freshness and subtlety of its mythical Météorites. Another distinguishing feature of these little-multicolored powder pearls, which reveal the beauty of every woman, is their delicate violet fragrance. Thierry Wasser, Guerlain’s master perfumer, reworked the violet in all its facets: from its green notes to its woody base, and even its powdery accents. The fragrance opens with apple for a fruity, slightly sharp note, while rose and violet fuse in a floral bouquet which is delightfully revealed through sensual white musk.
The fragrance comes in the same round bottle as Terracotta Le Parfum, with the beautiful addition of a silver-colored spray nozzle and a pearly pink cap. The textured paper label reproduces one of the symbols of the Meteorites range: the garland in the powder pearl colors enhanced with hints of silver.
I would say this is the most exciting launch and an answer to all the fans of one of the most famous and loved product – Guerlain Meteorites pearls who have been wishing and wanting a fragrance which smells like the powder. As a part of my regular ritual to touch up my face with the Guerlain Meteorites pearls, the first part has always been to smell it, and now that the fragrance has come in a bottle, I am so excited every time I use it.
The fragrance classification is powdery, fruity, floral, perfect for the spring and summer. Top notes are bergamot, apple note, green notes. Heart notes are rose, violet. Base notes are white musk, woody notes. The fragrance is soft, gentle, pleasant powdery scent of violet. The top notes come are bright in the opening which gives freshness, which transforms and reveals tender violet into creamy-powdery violet which does smells likes the meteorites powder. I do feel it is on the sweeter side, not overly sweet but there is the presence of sweetness. The fragrance is not over-powering and can be used as a daily fragrance and even for work. The longevity is over 8 hours on my skin and the sillage is very close like it is made to enhance your skin as is the Meteorites Powder Pearls. I am really enjoying this scent, it is bright, fresh, pleasant, soft, ethereal and feminine.
Guerlain – Summer by Terracotta 2018 collection and Guerlain Meteorites Le Parfum are available at Sephora, Hudson’s Bay, Nordstrom, BeautyBoutique by Shoppers Drug Mart, Saks Fifth Avenue. Just to mention again that Guerlain – Summer by Terracotta 2018 collection is limited edition and I highly recommend you to check Guerlain Terracotta Route des Îles which I have been really in love these days.
I will first start with what and why of hydration for any skin type. From skin hydration, your mind may first think of dry skin or skin lacking the hydration causing it to be dull or lifeless. But if you have ever experienced dehydrated skin, with your skin being a combination, normal or oily, you might know there is a big difference. Dehydrated skin is a condition of the skin that might come and go, based on external factors, like your diet, stress, or season but in case of dry skin, it is a skin type and not a skin condition. I believe all the skin types need hydration and it depends on the skin type, what kind and quantity of hydration are best suitable for it to maintain and improve its state and condition. There is an in-depth article explaining the difference between dehydrated and dry skin here if you are interested to read more. I am going to talk about the hydration power duo from Sisley Paris, one is a new launch and other is from existing skincare collection, Sisley Paris Hydra-Global Serum, and Sisley Paris Hydra-Global.
Sisley Paris Hydra-Global Serum – Anti-Aging Hydration Booster
Sisley Paris Hydra-Global Serum – ‘Anti-Aging Hydration Booster is the first fundamental daily step in reinforcing the skin’s power of auto-hydration. To boost the skin’s intensive natural hydration, it acts on the 3 key stages of the water cycle by using the power of key ingredients of natural origins. Meticulously selected by the Sisley laboratories, two new ingredients, Blue Agave Yeast Extract from Mexico and Carob Seed Extract make up the heart of this serum. They target the production of hyaluronic acid (a key molecule in hydration) in order to retrain skin to conserve water. In effect, it naturally rehydrates it from within, re-infusing it with suppleness. The Hydra-Global Serum also promotes water circulation in the epidermis. By supporting the creation of an “airtight barrier,” water loss is minimized and long-lasting retention of water in the skin is better optimized. Re-hydrated from within, the skin looks more beautiful and lastingly hydrated and supple. It’s fresh, delicate and light texture leaves a bare-skin sensation allowing daily skin care to be applied immediately. A veritable sensorial experience.’
Sisley Paris Hydra-Global Serum is a new addition to my skincare routine since last month and I have been really enjoying using the serum. The time I get a pump of this serum on my fingertips, the delicate fragrance, kind of herbal in simple words, a blend of Sage, Lavender, and Marjoram essential oils gives way to a fresh and relaxing experience. One pump is enough for my face and I take another for my neck and decollete. The texture is very smooth, looks like a gel but is refreshingly creamy. It soaks into the skin fairly quickly. I have been using it day and night for five days in a week for almost a month and love the results. My skin is a combination but it does experience dehydration time to time, when I am in a period of stress or due to hormonal reasons or during the season change. It was the perfect time to start texting the serum during this seasonal change and then continuing till now in almost summer. The serum is light-weight and does not leave any residue after application, the fragrance fades away after application. My skin is more supple and feels moisturized. There are no dry areas on my skin, but it all looks more even and plumped I would say. Another word I would like it to describe is my skin looks and feel healthy. At first, I was not feeling easy to start testing it as I am prone to congestion and I am very careful in choosing the products for my skin type, but this one is a winner. I totally agree, it is suitable for all skin types and pertains the amount of hydration that your skin needs, not less and not more than that. I have experienced no breakouts or congestion from this product. My skin looks radiant and evener.
Sisley Paris Hydra-Global
Sisley Paris Hydra-Global – ‘Intense Anti-aging Hydration is an intensive hydrating, anti-aging skincare product designed to provide a comprehensive solution to the phenomenon of skin dehydration. Hydra-Global moisturizer works with the serum to restore the skin’s natural moisture balance and restart hydration functions deep within the epidermis by maintaining a continuous level of hydration. Apply the cream-gel texture morning and night to the face and neck after applying the serum.’
This is a very lightweight cream-gel moisturizer that I use after using my Hydra-Global serum. I do feel the Hydra-Global serum sets a beautiful base to make the skin more acceptable to the added benefits and hydration from this moisturizer. I massage it in circular motions on my skin including the neck and decollete area. It soaks into the skin pretty fast and perfects to seal all the benefits from the Hydra-Global Serum with added benefits of Hydra-Global into the skin. Both the products do work really nicely in harmony giving the optimal amount of hydration that the skin needs and the results are beautiful, radiant, long-lasting hydration making the skin supple and plumped with fewer wrinkles.
The delicate fragrance of the Hydra-Global Collection from the blend of Sage, Lavender, and Marjoram essential oils gives way to a fresh and sleek olfactive signature for this rehydrating duo makes it a relaxing experience to use and apply. Both the products are really worth checking out if you have any type of skin and do feel there is lack of hydration whether it is occasional or regular, there might be early signs of aging, or it may be due to any environmental or hormonal factors like stress, fatigue, wind, pollution which disrupt and weaken skin’s natural hydration mechanisms.. As per my belief, hydration is the key to maintain and improve any kind of skin condition, and when the hydration is provided in the amount that the skin needs, the skin will definitely appreciate it giving you the most beautiful and radiant results.