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.
Omorovicza products have been in my skincare routine for almost a decade now and are a brand I trust. I do have the Acid Fix, Midnight Radiance Mask, Ultramoor Mud Mask, Queen of Hungary Mist still on rotation. Omorovicza’s newest product launches include four products, Omorovicza Cashmere Cleanser, Omorovicza Hydra Melting Cleanser, Omorovicza Magic Moisture Mist, and Omorovicza Oxygen Booster which are all available in Canada.
Omorovicza Cashmere Cleanser
Omorovicza Cashmere Cleanser (CAD $90) is described as a gentle, comforting yet indulgent cleanser has the soft feel of cashmere as it glides onto the skin. Infused with nourishing, gentle and soothing age defying actives, the light formulation removes impurities without stripping, leaving skin feeling cashmere soft, hydrated and clean.
The cleanser contains Calendula extract (known for its anti-inflammatory and decongestive properties, helps to soothe and restore the skin), Apricot kernel oil ( rich in vitamins A and E, helps to rejuvenate and nourish the skin and promote collagen
production), Shea butter (nourishes, moisturizes and helps boost the skin’s lipid content), Omorovicza’s patented Healing ConcentrateTM (it leaves skin firmer, more supple and younger-looking)
The cleanser has a creamy texture and is a great option for the second cleanse in the evening and as a first cleanse in the mornings. It feels very gentle and soothing on the skin. The skin feels clean, pure, balanced, supple, and comfortable to continue with the next steps in the skincare routine. To use this ‘Wet the hands and with a pea-sized amount of product, massage in circular motions across the face and neck, rinsing thoroughly with a damp mitten. Gentle enough for everyday use.’ It is suitable for most of the skin types including sensitive, dry, oily, combination, and normal.
Omorovicza Hydra Melting Cleanser
Omorovicza Hydra Melting Cleanser (CAD $135) – Omorovicza will relaunch its Hydra Melting Cleanser this May. Redolent of the finest spa because of its stimulating blend of essential oils, its triple-phase formula cleanses and invigorates the skin. The gel texture melts into an oil as it is massaged into the skin. The addition of water then transforms it into a milky emulsion that rinses away with ease.
The cleanser contains Mallow flower extract (hydrates and reduces inflammation for a more even looking skin tone), Seabuckthorn berry oil (rich in vitamins A, C, and E and omega 7, which purify and regenerate the skin), Essential oils of sage, rose geranium and Roman chamomile (have an astringent and antiseptic effect as well as calming the senses), Omorovicza’s patented Healing ConcentrateTM (it leaves skin firmer, more supple and younger-looking)
I have been using it as my first cleanse in the evening and as a first cleanse on the mornings, it is gentle on the skin, removes impurities, and skin feels nourished, even, and calm. The texture is creamy and not very thick. I massage it on my face for 1-2 minutes and add a bit of water that makes it melt into my skin. It melts away makeup and rinses away easily. To use it, ‘Apply to dry skin and massage well. Add warm water to form a milky emulsion before rinsing away.’ It is suitable for all skin types.
Omorovicza Magic Moisture Mist
Omorovicza Magic Moisture Mist (CAD $115) is described as a liquid moisturizer powered by an innovative, two-phase formula to instantly hydrate and revitalise parched skin. When combined, the oil and water phases provide weightless hydration, enriching the skin with pollution defying, antioxidant plant stem cells as well as nourishing, regenerative essential oils.
The main ingredients of the Magic Moisture Mist include Wheat germ oil ( a powerful anti-oxidant rich in Vitamin E, conditions and regenerates ageing, damaged skin whilst protecting against free radical damage), Macadamia nut oil (a lightweight yet powerful emollient rich in skin-conditioning, nourishing and soothing fatty acids for youthful radiant skin), Rosehip oil (imbues skin with essential vitamins, aiding tissue regeneration and increasing skin cell’s ability to retain water), Avocado oil (a naturally concentrated moisturizer, smooths and softens the skin), Sweet almond oil (replenishes irritated complexions, healing damage whilst strengthening skin’s natural defensive barrier), a precious blend of the following astringent and aromatic essential oils for an instant mood boost: rose geranium, lavender, sweet orange peel, neroli, eucalyptus and roman chamomile, Omorovicza’s patented Healing ConcentrateTM ( it leaves skin firmer, more supple and younger-looking).
Magic Moisture mist has been my go-to since last few months and I can’t stop using this, it gives me the most beautiful glow. To use it, ‘Shake well before use. Close eyes and spray the face for touch-free hydration on the go.’ It has a light subtle scent, hydrates the face for the whole day without making it look oily or greasy. It can be used as a hydrating toner as well as setting spray after the skincare or after makeup, it gives so beautiful glass kind of glow to the skin which stays all day. I have the travel size of this mist in my bag to freshen up during the day.
Omorovicza Oxygen Booster
Omorovicza Oxygen Booster (CAD $110) as inspired by the brand’s work on the Blue Diamond range and their discovery of the remarkable skin benefits of oxygen. In this cooling and soothing water-gel, an ingenious delivery system brings oxygen molecules into the skin for a dramatic effect. Instantly, oxygen molecules plump the skin and resurface wrinkles for a smoother, firmer appearance. Facial muscles relax as if Botoxed, and complexion recovers a youthful radiance.
The key technology and ingredients include
- An ingenious mechanism delivers oxygen to the epidermis to plump and smooth wrinkles, relax facial muscles and restore youthful radiance.
- Nasturtium-derived polysaccharides, accelerate and improve the oxygenation of the skin and its surface condition for a healthier appearance.
- Swertia chirata extract stimulates the self-regeneration of the epidermis to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Hyaluronic acid works to lock in moisture and rebuild the skin’s firmness while diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Omorovicza’s patented HEALING CONCENTRATE™ delivery system leaves skin firmer, more supple and younger-looking.
To use the Oxygen Booster suiting the skin’s needs, ‘mix one or two drops of Oxygen Booster into your serum or moisturizer to ‘boost’ the skincare. Alternatively, apply after cleansing and before your serum and moisturizer.’ It is suitable for all skin types. I am really enjoying using this product as well as experiencing the difference it makes when I use it. I usually mix one pump of this serum into my regular serum or moisturizer, it glides on smoothly on the skin and absorbs quickly. It gives a beautiful dewy glow to the skin. I do feel my skin looks healthy, glowy, even, and plump when I use this in my skincare routine. It has been working as a great boost to my normal skincare routine and skin.
Overall, I am really enjoying the new launches from Omorovicza and not one of them has disappointed me, they are all worth checking out. Magic Moisture Mist and Oxygen Booster have become favorites in my skincare routine that I would highly recommend you to check out. The cleanser works great even for sensitive skin types. Omorovicza products are available at Nordstrom stores, Four Seasons Toronto, Sephora Canada, and online at www.omorovicza.com.
This is my first indulgence into Sulwhasoo, I am pretty sure it is not the last after using the products for over a month. The first thing that attracts me to a brand is their ideology and their beliefs. Sulwhasoo believes that natural beauty starts from the good state of inside and out by addressing skin conditions at a fundamental level. Sulwhasoo is the first luxury brand to combine ancient Asian wisdom and legendary Asian medical herbs with advanced modern science to offer holistic beauty solutions that restore the delicate equilibrium between body and mind, bringing harmony and balance to the skin. I am so excited to share with the two products from the brand I have been really enjoying, Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum and Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Intense SPF 50+.
Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum
Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum (CAD $105/60ml) is known as Korea’s No. 1 selling serum consecutively for the last 20 years. As an essential first-step serum applied immediately after cleansing, the First Care Activating Serum boosts a glowing and healthier look by replenishing dehydrated skin which is the root cause of all skin troubles. The serum prepares the skin and boosts the absorption and efficiencies of subsequent skincare products. It is suitable for all skin types including delicate and sensitive skin types.
The major ingredients and technology include:
Jaum Balancing Complex – Peony (for soothing effects), Lotus (boosts mental vitality and energy, adds radiance by stimulating moisture and circulation), Rehmannia (moisturizes and addresses aging-related changes), Solomon’s Seal (replenishes tin energy, relieves dryness, and stimulates circulation, adds elasticity), White lily (stimulates circulation to deliver mind-calming and skin nourishing effects). The technologies include POJE Optimizing Process (a special method that awakens the efficacies of each herbal plant), 18-hour Secret (it is the processing time for the efficacious formula), PREXtract Process (an innovative technology that deepens the efficacies of the formula by providing a higher concentration and a richly hydrated glow).
I have been using the First Care Activating Serum since last month and really amazed with the results. First I will start with the packing, it is a heavy bottle, looks and feels so smooth and lush, the shape and color as such give a beautiful holistic vibe by just looking at it. The serum is lightweight and absorbs pretty fast into the skin. The skin feels nourished, balanced, and radiant after using it. I could see the radiance even after applying it for the first time, with passing time and using it continuously, I see my skin looks and feels more balanced, hydrated, smooth, clear, and glowy. The products I use after this serum seem to work better with it and the makeup stays on pretty well over it, no issues of makeup rolling off. I apply this serum after cleansing my face, the brand has a defined Balancing Beauty Ritual focussed on how to apply the First Care Activating Serum. First, cleanse the face, rub both hands together to generate warmth. Then apply 2-3 pumps of First Care Activating Serum onto the palms, place the palms together, inhaling and exhaling gently to soothe the senses. the press the hands firmly, cupping the cheeks, then cup the forehead, and then the chin. Finally, the delicate eye area to help absorption, following with the Emulsion, Serum, Eye Cream, and Moisturizer from Sulwhasoo or your regular products like I mix and match depending upon my skin’s needs.
Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Intense SPF 50+
Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Intense SPF 50+ (CAD $110 per unit) is described as a luxurious rejuvenating cushion foundation that spreads seamlessly onto the skin, creating a smooth perfect finish that delicately reflects light for remarkable, youthful luminosity. With SPF 50+ and PA+++, the Sulwhasoo formula not only protects the skin against UVA and UVB rays, but it also delivers anti-aging benefits.
The major ingredients in this cushion foundation include:
Red Pine Extract – delivers radiance, resilience to the skin, boosts skin’s look of firmness and density, smooths the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Plum Blossom Extract – delivers anti-oxidants and clarity to skin
Radiance Pearl Powder Complex – provides silky, seamless yet perfected complexion with a healthy, natural looking glow.
As you see in the pictures, the packaging of the Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Intense SPF 50+ is so elegant and gorgeous, the details are taken care of in a beautiful design and packaging. The packaging is heavy and feels luxurious. I press the puff onto the cushion and gently spread the product across the face. Starting from the center of the face and working outwards, I blend in with either of my brush, puff, beauty blender or even my fingers. I apply more on the areas that need more coverage like where my pigmentation or dark spots are. The coverage is medium and is buildable to full.
Top – 21 Medium Pink, Bottom – 23 Medium Beige
The formula is creamy smooth and blends in easily into the skin to give a seamless finish. The finish looks very natural, radiant, luminous, and long-lasting. It stays on well for over 7-8 hours and it seems good even at the end of the day. 23 Medium Beige suits my medium tan skin tone , I would say it would be perfect match for my skin in winters. This is a great addition to my cushion foundations that I have tried this year. The packaging does include a filling plus one refill with it.