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Whether you follow a 3 step skincare routine or 10 step skincare routine, one of the most important steps/products is the treatment serum. If your major concern in your treatment/serum step includes words like dullness, lackluster, pigmentation, and youthfulness, then here are 9 luxury brightening serums that are worth trying to get that lit-from-within glow.

Let me start with the 5 serums I am reaching out the most these days – Sisley Paris Pure Bright Activating Serum, La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion, Shiseido Future Solution LX Legendary Enmei Ultimate Luminance Serum, Omorovicza Daily Vitamin C Serum, and Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum.

5 Best luxury serums for skin brightening that you need to try including Sisley Paris, LA Prairie, Shiseido, Omorovicza, and Drunk Elephant

If you are looking for bright skin and also to help with the dark spots, pigmentation on your skin, Sisley Pure Bright Activating Serum is the one – I can not recommend it enough, I just finished one bottle and definitely plan to keep it on rotation. La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion targets age spots, redness, and greyness – for a youthful and luminous complexion. Shiseido Future Solution LX Legendary Enmei Ultimate Luminance Serum is a combination of traditional Japanese aesthetics, breakthrough technology, and ancient botanical wonders to improve skin quality. Skin is radiant, hydrated, resilient, and youthful. Omorovicza has some amazing products, including serums and for brightening, I love Omorovicza Daily Vitamin C serum, a half pump is all I need and I apply it before my moisturizer. Skin looks and feels clear, plump, and radiant. Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum is a lightweight serum that gives results immediately. I could notice bright skin after my first use. While using this serum, you notice the skin is getting brighter and it is kind of addicting. I mean to say you notice the positive difference in your skin.

With all the brightening serums, whether you have one in your routine or are planning to have one – please use a sun protection during the day. If you have any questions for the serums I have shared here, please feel free to ask or if you already have a favorite or have a recommendation for me, do share. All the serums I have mentioned here, I shared about them in detail in separate posts as linked.

As promised last week on my Instagram, my International Giveaway and details are below.

I am giving away all the beauty products you see in the below picture below:

Giveaway, Beauty giveaway,contest

Rules to enter the giveaway (I have linked my handles below):

1. Follow me on Instagram

2. Like my 5 recent posts and comment on 2 recent posts on Instagram (comments on multiple posts for additional entries)

3. Follow me on Pinterest (Mandatory), Bloglovin (Mandatory), Facebook (Mandatory), Twitter (Optional) (Additional entry per platform you follow).

4. Last but not the least, please comment below and let me know your IG handle and your User Id for the rest of the platforms you followed me on so that I can verify before announcing the winner.

Follow all the 4 rules to be eligible. This is an International giveaway and it ends on 20th June 2020.

I will announce the winner on my Instagram Stories , so please keep checking my IG stories. I will wait for 1 week for your response before picking another winner. I will be mailing the giveaway prize within 1 week of announcing the winner. I am not responsible for any duties/customs charges that might be applied based on your location.


bareMinerals has launched a new lipstick called Mineralist Hydra-Smoothing Lipstick, a clean, mineral-infused vegan lipstick with minimal ingredients. The formula is very creamy and nourishing while providing a high pigment color. As per the official website, this lipstick is made with 19 ingredients – 40% less than the traditional lipsticks – this is pretty amazing to know. I was not aware that a lipstick is made of more than 27 ingredients – this is interesting. Coming back to the newest launch, bareMinerals Mineralist Hydra-Smoothing Lipstick has some really nice, hydrating, nourishing, and replenishing ingredients for smooth, soft, and supple lips.

Review and swatches of the new bareMinerals Mineralist Hydra-Smoothing Lipstick

bareMinerals Mineralist Hydra-Smoothing Lipstick shade ranges from nudest nude to the brightest plum and burgundy shades. Each of the 25 shade is inspired by the healing powers of natural minerals, crystals and gemstones, and features a subtle, uplifting natural scent of Prickly Pear and Acai. Not just hydrating and pigmented, the lipstick also helps nourish the dry lips while smoothing the visible lines on the lips. The packaging of the lipstick looks elegant with a light golden cover and a heavy smooth feel.

Review and swatches of the new bareMinerals Mineralist Hydra-Smoothing Lipstick

The shade description of the shades swatches is below:

Grace – Nude Pink

Focus – Muted Mauve

Memory – Neutral Rose

Honesty – Mauve Pink

Inspiration – Cherry Red

Courage – Classic Red

Optimism – Pink Strawberry

Intuition – Brick Red

Awareness – Rich Rosewood

Perception – Black Raspberry

Review and swatches of the new bareMinerals Mineralist Hydra-Smoothing Lipstick
(L to R) Grace, Focus, Memory, Honesty, Inspiration, Courage, Optimism, Intuition, Awareness, Perception

One single swipe is good enough to get full coverage. It works for me without a lip liner unless I am looking for more precision. The texture is lightweight while the finish is creamy satin. It keeps the lips comfortable and hydrated. As the formula is nourishing, it needs reapplying throughout the day.

Review and swatches of the new bareMinerals Mineralist Hydra-Smoothing Lipstick

Overall, a really beautiful lipstick – both in terms of shade range and formula – perfect for everyday wear. bareMinerals Mineralist Hydra-Smoothing Lipstick is available at Sephora, Sephora.ca, and Nordstrom.

*Press samples

Around the same time last year, I shared about Sulwhasoo Bloomstay Collection, here, which I really enjoyed in my skincare routine. The new Sulwhasoo Bloomstay Vitalizing Eye Cream has launched, just in time for spring when everything including the skin is emerging from the harsh winters and changes in weather bring with them the need for extra care of the skin. Sulwhasoo Bloomstay Vitalizing line is inspired by Sulwhasoo’s iconic flower – Plum Blossoms. These resilient flowers bloom even during severely cold weather and snow. Plum Blossoms lift spirits by signifying the coming of spring and end of winter, hence they have become the symbol of overcoming adversities with integrity and faith. Plum Blossom contains a powerful antioxidant that encourages more vitalized and rejuvenated looking skin.

Review of new Sulwhasoo Bloomstay Vitalizing Eye Cream, Clarifying Mask, Overnight Vitalizing Mask

The newest addition to the Sulwhasoo Bloomstay Collection, Sulwhasoo Bloomstay Vitalizing Eye Cream is an eye gel-cream that delivers anti-oxidant energy of plum blossoms to take care of the bags under the eyes, add resilience to the eye area, and makes the eyes look revitalized. There is a massager that comes complimentary with this eye cream, called Jamak Massager, it helps the eye cream to stimulate micro-circulation in the skin around the eyes, and also deliver the immediate cooling effect. The fatigue around the eyes is also minimized. The eye cream feels fresh and bouncy, absorbs quickly into the skin, and the eye area feels hydrated, soothed, radiant, lifted and firm. There is a subtle pleasant scent that fades quickly. The eye cream melts into the skin quickly without leaving residue.

Review of new Sulwhasoo Bloomstay Vitalizing Eye Cream, Clarifying Mask, Overnight Vitalizing Mask

Regarding the packaging, if you see, it is so beautiful and delicate as flowers. The jar, the same as the rest of the range, is heavyweight plastic which feels luxurious and pretty at the same time.

Apart from the Sulwhasoo Bloomstay Vitalizing Eye Cream, I am also loving two face masks from the brand which I have been using together or alone depending on how my skin feels. Sulwhasoo Clarifying Mask and Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalizing Mask have become my most reached out for masks these days. For my combination skin prone to acne, I was more excited to try the Clarifying Mask but after trying both of them, I am so glad that I tried the Overnight Vitalizing Mask too.

Review of new Sulwhasoo Bloomstay Vitalizing Eye Cream, Clarifying Mask, Overnight Vitalizing Mask
Sulwhasoo Bloomstay Vitalizing Eye Cream

Sulwhasoo Clarifying Mask is a peel-off mask that thoroughly removes dead skin and impurities from the skin, resulting in clear and soft skin. I cleanse my skin and apply the mask on my dry skin, you do not need to put a thick layer of the mask, even a thin layer also works. This mask fits tightly onto the skin, removes impurities and dead skin, tightens the pores making the skin smooth and improving the texture. It did not dry my skin but definitely I would recommend applying something hydrating after the mask. For me, it is either a Hyaluronic Acid Serum or the best one I always use is the Overnight Vitalizing Mask.

Review of new Sulwhasoo Bloomstay Vitalizing Eye Cream, Clarifying Mask, Overnight Vitalizing Mask

Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalizing Mask is a traditional Korean herbal sleeping mask that is nourishing and helps skin restore its natural radiance. The ingredients strengthen the skin’s protective barrier, moisturizes and soothes the skin while providing the nourishment. At first, I thought it would be heavy for my skin type but as I have used it many times now, it is just perfect. It makes my skin look soft, supple, and radiant the next day, with no breakouts or irritation. This is also perfect for the lazy evenings when I can just cleanse, follow with this mask, and still can wake up with good skin. The formula is light and creamy, absorbs into the skin nicely, does not feel heavy at all.

Overall, I am really impressed with the new eye cream as well as the masks, they have become a staple in my skincare routine for spring and summer. Sulwhasoo Products, Sulwhasoo Bloomstay Vitalizing Eye Cream, Clarifying Mask, Overnight Vitalizing Mask is available at Nordstrom.com and Holt Renfrew.

*Press samples


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