I have some really amazing discoveries from Decorte this year, mainly their color collection. I reviewed a few products here which are pretty much in the rotation and are very much loved by me. The eye glow gem is one of my favorite eyeshadow formulas and from inside, I do want every single shade in that eyeshadow, the formula is so soft, bouncy, creamy and staying power on my eyes is so so good, if you follow me on Instagram, you might know how many times I have shared it in my Insta stories and also in my feed. I have one new shade in my collection which I will swatch in this post. I have the highlighter from the brand which I finally got a chance to try. Along with the eyeshadow and the highlighter, the newly launched Decorte Nail Enamels are also discussed in this post.
Decorte Nail Enamel is described as a new generation of lacquer which utilizes contact lens technology, each formula is infused with O2 Transformer™, an oxygen permeable resin that creates a “breathable environment” for the nail. Advanced skincare actives deliver anti-oxidant and moisturizing benefits to help improve overall nail health while delivering exceptional performance; one-pass uniform coverage, high-gloss finish, quick-drying and long-wear. The nail enamel is available in 19 Shades. It is paraben-free and toluene-free.
I love a good nail color and if the formula is quick-drying, moisturizes my nails, looks great, keeps my nails in good condition, I am all for it. I have two shades swatched in this post and the third one is the base or top coat which is clear.
The shade RD441 is a beautiful red shade which I am loving, it is a beautiful shade of red which will look great on most of the skin tones. It makes my hands look so nice and bright, I would say they look so alive and young in this color, never makes them look dull. The formula does dry quickly and the finish is glossy.
The other shade I have is PK843 which is a pinkish neutral shade on my skin tone and is really pretty. Even this shade does not make my hands look dull or washed out, but is a pretty neutral shade making them look fresh and nice.
Decorte base and top coat is described as a serum base formula that offers a high-gloss, lasting finish. It utilizies contact lens technology, each formula is infused with O2 Transformer™, an oxygen permeable resin that creates a “breathable environment” for the nail. Advanced skincare actives deliver anti-oxidant and moisturizing benefits to help improve overall nail health while delivering exceptional non-yellowing, high-finish performance.
It can be applied as a base coat to smooth the irregularities of the nail bed and can be applied as a top coat, after nail enamel is completely dry, for a durable, high gloss finish. Based on the need, it can be used in both ways.
Decorte Dip in Glow cream highlighter is described as a soft-to-the-touch highlighter for full-on luminosity. Packed with serum-like actives and moisturizing benefits, a glow-from-within effect is created that no powder can achieve. Use under foundation for a lasting radiance. Perfect to accent cheeks, the arch of the brow and any other areas for an intense highlight effect. It applies nicely with fingertips. Sweep fingertips gently over the surface as the product is very soft. The formula of this cream highlighter is so soft, creamy, and melts into the skin. It looks very natural and gives a beautiful radiance to the skin. It looks great even on the eyelids to give them a glowy finish, just alone or even on another eyeshadow. The staying power is nice and stays put for the whole day.
Top – Decorte Eye Glow Gem in BR380, Bottom – Decorte Dip in Glow Cream Highlighter
Decorte eye glow gem is indeed a gem for me, it is one of my favorite eyeshadows. I have reviewed the formula and few shades here in detail. I am so happy to add this shade BR380 into my collection. It has a dewy-like texture blends effortlessly for a lasting hold of high-impact three-dimensional color. It does not get dull or smudge and gives a lasting, beautiful finish. It is a nice shade of taupe which gives a nice depth to the eyes. It is an everyday shade which I have been using most of the days at work.
Overall, I would recommend these products for their formulas and shade range. They are not new to me but have been using them in my daily makeup routine, check my Insta stories regularly to see how these look on me. Decorte skincare and makeup products are available at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Alien Flora Futura is a new version of Alien launched by Mugler this year. This new edition is described as the messenger of new femininity, Alien Flora Futura celebrates the birth of a world of light, the miracle of revitalized nature and an arid desert that has become fertile, as a sign of hope for a better tomorrow.
The perfumers behind the fragrance are Dominique Ropion and Jean-Christophe Herault. The quintessence of Alien Flora Futura is the symbiosis between the crisp, green freshness of ‘Buddha’s Hand’ and the extraordinary rarity of the ‘Queen of the Night’ flower that only blooms for one night.
Alien Flora Futura is contained within a talisman-like bottle featuring original architectural shapes, which encapsulates this incredibly precious ‘flower of the future’. It has changed the hue, departing from the amethyst tones of the iconic bottle to embrace an even more feminine orangey pink to evoke the dawn sky, the prelude to a kinder, more optimistic day during which everything becomes loving, believing, dreaming, being true to oneself.
Alien Flora Futura is a soft, gentle, and well-balanced scent. It opens up as a light airy flower scent mixed with the citrus accord. The jasmine is this one is much subtle than in the original Alien. The jasmine turns into a soft powdery floral on me and is really pretty. The scent stays close to and the staying power is around 5 hours on me. It is a beautiful fragrance for spring, summer, and perfect to wear to work. It is a nice classic, sophisticated scent for women.
Fresh skincare products have been a regular part of my skincare routine for daily need of my skin as well as those weekly go-to top-ups for the skin like masks, exfoliators. I have been really enjoying the new launches from the brand which are all about glow and protection against pollution and free radicals. I have been using the Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence and two new launches for the Vitamin Nectar range of the brand, called Vitamin Nectar Vitamin C Glow Powder and Vitamin Nectar Antioxidant Glow Water.
Kombucha, if you are not aware, is a fermented sweet black tea rich in vitamins and organic acids produced through the fermentation process. Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence is described to protect against pollution to help prevent premature fine lines, it is a fast absorbing liquid formula which provides below benefits:
- Provides Anti-Pollution & antioxidant protection
- Enhances Skin Luminosity
- Reduces the look of fine lines
- Refines the look of pores
- Improves elasticity
- Smoothes Skin Texture
- Boosts Skin’s Healthy tone
- Provides 24-hour moisture
The key ingredient of this essence, Kombucha is fermented black tea which helps to smooth, increase luminosity, and protect against pollution and free radicals. A drink dating back to ancient times, kombucha was historically known in Asia and Russia to promote good health and longevity with its toning and detoxifying properties. the hyaluronic acid works to attract and seal in moisture for supple skin.
I have been using this essence for over two months as I feel the need for it. while using it, I do feel it has improved my skin tone and overall look of my skin, it looks healthy and refined. I do not use it twice but mostly once a day either in the day or in the night after cleansing my face. I am pretty sure I would be fine to use it twice a day in the winters. I put few drops on the cotton pad and apply over face, neck and decollete avoiding the eye area. It feels a little sticky at first but absorbs nicely into the skin with feeling any stickiness or residue. Then I follow with my serum and moisturizer.
Vitamin Nectar Vitamin C Glow Powder is a 30-second foaming facial that instantly brightens and tightens pores with 20% vitamin C. The powder to foam treatment refines the skin’s texture for a healthy, youthful glow. Enriched with our vitamin fruit complex and supercharged with vitamin C, the invigorating formula creates an effervescent citrus lather that awakens your skin to achieve an amazing glow.
I tear the folded packet to open, pour the powders into on hand, mix with one teaspoon of water to create lather. Then I massage it into the skin for 20-30 seconds and rinse. This, for me, has been a really nice boost to the skin when my skin is feeling dull or lifeless. It gives a beautiful glow and radiance to the skin. The powder to foam formula is amazing and massaging it feels nice on the skin, does not irritates the skin.
Vitamin Nectar Antioxidant Glow Water is a hydrating, fast-drying spray that delivers skin nutrition on the go with a refreshing surge of antioxidant protection for a healthy, dewy glow. The alcohol-free, ultra-fine mist is packed with nutrients to make the skin have the lit-from-within glow. It can be used in three ways, as a cooling primer, makeup-setter, and for an instant refresh.
These three products have been a really nice addition to my skincare routine, I would recommend you to check these out. Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence, Vitamin Nectar Vitamin C Glow Powder, and Vitamin Nectar Antioxidant Glow Water are available at Sephora, Sephora.ca, Nordstrom, and nordstrom.com.