Winter is in full swing and I am already waiting for spring to come. There are many sneak peeks of new launches for spring already which makes the wait for spring even harder. I have two new launches from Decorte Beauty which are giving me spring vibes with the quality formulas and stunning shades. Decorte Powder Blush and Contouring Eyeshadow Palette, both in stunning shades perfect for this harsh weather as well as very welcoming for the spring.
Decorte Powder Blush is a soft-powder blush which melts into the skin instantly, imparting true color along with glow-from-within translucent radiance. The formula glides on to the cheeks, blends in nicely. It did not emphasize any problem areas but did blur them out. The finish is semi-matte with a delicate soft glow which looks very natural. The staying power is really nice and stays on for a whole day for over 7 hours. It works nicely for a no-makeup look and for a soft glamorous everyday look. I use it with my blush brush and a little goes long way, gives a beautiful natural hint of color to the cheeks. The shade PK800 is a light pink color with gives a natural and beautiful hint of pink to my medium tan skin.
Decorte Contouring Eye Shadow palette has four textures to create a contrast between shadow and light. The four different textures in the palette can be used to create radiance and shading to give definition to the eyes. There is an illuminating shade to concentrate light, it is luminous, helps banish dullness. To layer over the illuminating shade is the highlighter color which diffuses light over the entire eyelid and boosts definition. The third color is the accent color to allow bright effect with dark colors. The darkest shade helps with further overall definition depending on the look you want to create. The palette 014 is a feminine pink brown contrast with glamourous hue.
The eyeshadows are packed inside the palette in globe-shaped powder, making it easy to use while looking beautiful inside. The texture is soft and blends easily. The formula is pigmented and easily buildable. The shades work nicely whether alone and in contrast with each other, the lightest shade does works as a nice highlighter too, on the high points of the face or on the brow bone.
Overall, quality formulas and performance is good, great for everyday use. Decorte skincare and makeup products are available at Saks Fifth Avenue.*Press samples
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