Shiseido has amazing new launches this year and I am sharing two of the new launches from fall which not only look beautiful and bright packaging wise but also something I have been using for last few weeks, I am pointing to Shiseido’s Waso range that targets the Millenials – The new additions are Eye Opening Essence and Poreless Matte Primer.

New Shiseido Waso Eye Opening Essence and Poreless Matte Primer - review

WASO Poreless Matte Primer is an instant corrective primer inspired by Japanese wasabi, it helps minimize the appearance of pores and mattify shine. Just a small drop helps makeup stay put all day long. Fresh and rich in nutrition, the Wasabi-Inspired Complex in this primer brings out the best of your natural skin. Similar to wasabi, which draws out the flavour, this Poreless Matte Primer enhances the look of skin by making pores less visible, for beautifully matte skin that stays shine-free for hours. The formula hydrates skin at the same time does not make the skin feel dry. The skin is evened out on the surface of the skin while making pores less visible and soaks up extra sebum to allow the skin to be comfortably dry and free from shine, and ready for makeup. It did not break me out and is comfortable on this skin.

To use: Before putting on makeup, squeeze a small amount of the product onto a fingertip and thinly apply it to the T-zone and other parts of the face with visible pores and shine. To enhance its effectiveness, apply again over foundation by lightly patting it on.
For touch-ups, reapply by lightly patting it on without rubbing.

New Shiseido Waso Eye Opening Essence and Poreless Matte Primer - review

WASO Eye-Opening Essence is Momijioroshi-Inspired Complex for brighter under-eyes. Just a pinch of this beauty essence instantly defines and enhances the eye area, similar to the way momijioroshi brings out the flavour of a dish. This essence make the eyes look clearly defined and revitalized with essential vitamins, instantly addresses dark circles, dullness, and puffiness to quickly treat the area of the eyes prone to everyday strain. The beauty essence has a snow-like light fluffy texture inspired by Momijioroshi, with moisture-rich jelly droplets that impart a cooling sensation soon after application.

To use: Squeeze a small amount of the product onto a fingertip and apply to the eye area with a gentle, massaging touch
・Gentle yet effective formula for all skin types including sensitive.
・ Non-comedogenic, Dermatologically tested, Ophthalmologically tested, Oil-free, Paraben-free

Shiseido products are available Shiseido.caHudson’s BayMuraleBeautyboutique by Shoppers Drug Mart.

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111Skin is not new to me, it has been raved and praised by many – I am so excited to share the two moisturizers I have been using for the last few months and my skin is enjoying them so much. If you do not know about 111Skin, the brand is the culmination of twenty years of surgical knowledge, high-tech ingredients, and cutting-edge innovation; founded by globally renowned cosmetic surgeon Dr. Yannis Alexandrides, the original formula was developed to help his patients’ skin heal after trauma and given complimentary after treatments for more effective results and improved healing time.

review of 111Skin Nocturnal Eclipse Recovery Cream and 111Skin Nocturnal Eclipse Recovery Cream with NAC Y2

‘Collaborating with space scientists who researched the acceleration of ageing in astronauts, Dr. Yannis wanted to produce a product which could induce skin’s own reparative processes to alleviate scarring and inflammation and protect against environmental pollutants. The formula included NAC Y2, a trio of actives with superior antioxidant capabilities, one of which stimulates the production of Glutathione – the body’s most powerful intracellular antioxidant. After noticing their skin looking younger and feeling smoother, patients started requesting more of the serum and soon demand outstripped supply.’ NAC Y2 became the principle ingredient in the original 111SKIN product the Y Theorem Repair Serum, and then throughout the entire Reparative range. It is a powerful ingredient in skincare because of its varied and high antioxidant content, helping to improve resilience, protect from environmental aggressors, brighten the complexion, and rejuvenate skin.

review of 111Skin Nocturnal Eclipse Recovery Cream and 111Skin Nocturnal Eclipse Recovery Cream with NAC Y2

111Skin Space Anti-Age Day Cream (l), Nocturnal Eclipse Recovery Cream(r)

Both the creams about which I am sharing with you today include NAC Y2 as their key ingredient. NAC Y2 is made up of:

  • N-acetylcysteine (NAC):  The N-acetyl derivative of the amino acid L-cysteine (the precursor for glutathione – an important antioxidant which is produced by the body).
  • Ascorbyl Phosphate: A stable Vitamin C derivative and antioxidant.
  • Aesculus hippocastanum Extract:  The active ingredient is Escin, which is antioxidant and vasoprotective.

111Skin Space Anti-Age Day Cream NAC Y2 is a rich day cream with vitamins, antioxidants, and Hyaluronic Acid infused formula which strengthens, plumps, and revitalizes the complexion while keeping the skin hydrated and nourished. The texture is so soft and smooth, applies well onto the skin – the oil-serum kind of finish gives a beautiful dewy skin that feels supple, nourished, and comfortable. Even being rich, it did not break me out. Also, it does not have SPF in it, I can use it at night too based on how my skin is and what it needs. For winter when the air is dry inside, I might be needing more moisture but this has been a great cream for the day for summer and fall for my combination skin.

review of 111Skin Nocturnal Eclipse Recovery Cream and 111Skin Space Anti-Age Day Cream NAC Y2

111Skin Nocturnal Eclipse Recovery Cream is an ultra-hydrating Recovery Cream that effectively combats signs of ageing to revitalize the skin at night. The powerful formula aims to restores volume and enables the skin to recover from daily environmental aggressors while stimulating cell regeneration. The skin feels smooth, hydrated, and radiant. This anti-ageing night cream has a high concentration of Hyaluronic acid which protects, captures, and retains moisture. NAC Y2 rejuvenates the cells and protects against environmental impurities. It is also an ideal night treatment for maintaining and extending the benefits of in-office, non-invasive topical treatments.

I am very much in love with these day and night creams – you can see how much I have already used. The healing, nourishing, and repairing properties of the key ingredients totally reflect on the results. My skin is soft, radiant, supple, and comfortable. I had a post up last week regarding the Master Masking Edit here which is also an amazing collection of masks suitable for all needs and skin types. 111Skin is available at 111Skin.com

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Buxom has launched some beautiful limited edition sets and shades for the holidays this year. The Buxom lip gloss formula is not new to me, it is a beautiful hydrating formula which is not sticky at all. I have the pictures and swatches of two of the holiday sets from Buxom below – Gimmie Glitter Plumping Lip Gloss Set and Glam and Gilt-Y Plumping Lip Gloss Duo.

Review and swatches of new Buxom 24K Holiday set Glam and Gilt-Y Plumping Lip Gloss Duo and Gimmie Glitter Plumping Lip Gloss Set

Gimmie Glitter Plumping Lip Gloss Set – This sparkly lip kit is stocked Full-On plumping Lip Polishes in Celeste and Clair, and three new, exclusive, festive shades: Joy, Holly, and Eve. The unique peptide complex visibly plumps lips to new levels and Vitamins A & E help provide lasting moisture, leaving lips with a shimmer shine finish and tantalizing tingle. The shades are described below:

Review and swatches of new Buxom 24K Holiday set Glam and Gilt-Y Plumping Lip Gloss Duo and Gimmie Glitter Plumping Lip Gloss Set

Celeste – peachy-beige sparkle

Joy – golden-nude shimmer

Holly – ruby-red shimmer

Clair – pinky-mauve with golden shimmer

Eve – dark-nude shimmer

Review and swatches of new Buxom 24K Holiday set Glam and Gilt-Y Plumping Lip Gloss Duo and Gimmie Glitter Plumping Lip Gloss Set

Glam and Gilt-Y Plumping Lip Gloss Duo is set of glosses packed with sparkle, Vitamins A & E, and the unique plumping peptide complex, leaving the lips with a shimmer-shine finish and tantalizing tingle. The two mini Full-On Plumping Lip Polishes in shades Sophia and Gabby flatter every skin tone.

The packaging and shades do vibe with the holiday season and make a perfect for you and your loved ones. Buxom Cosmetics are available at Sephora and Sephora.ca

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