Thursday, May 26, 2016

Elemis Nourishing Omega Rich Cleansing Oil

The Elemis Nourishing Omega Rich Cleansing Oil ($49; shop.nordstrom.com) is a new addition to my makeup cleansing routine. Its a rich oil and a great one step cleanser that gets rid of makeup and leaves skin balanced.

Elemis Nourishing Omega Rich Cleansing Oil



Like all cleansing oils, I like to use this on a dry face, massage it in until most of my makeup breaks down and then wash it off with the help of a warm washcloth. Its has a really nice scent and a texture that isn't too sticky or too runny. I love how nourishing it is and how easily it breaks everything down, including stubborn long wear stuff. It is very easy to emulsify & wash off too, but I always prefer the washcloth way. There’s no residue left behind and my skin doesn’t feel too dry and tight. Overall, a very nicely balancing cleansing oil that is perfect for most combination-dry skin types. I sometimes follow up with a second cleanser, but it is absolutely not needed if you don’t have too much makeup on.

Elemis Nourishing Omega Rich Cleansing Oil Review, Photos
Elemis Nourishing Omega Rich Cleansing Oil Ingredients



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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Dior Diorskin Nude Air Powder in Medium Beige

The Diorskin Nude Air Powder ($55; sephora.com) is a lightweight pressed powder with a satin matte finish. The shade range is rather small, but then, it is a sheer powder and not a powder foundation as such. I went with Medium Beige, which is quite perfect for my skin tone, maybe just a tad warm, in a nice way. The packaging is nice and there’s a good quality kabuki brush that comes with it to buff it in. 

Diorskin Nude Air Powder Medium Beige Review, Photos, Swatches



The powder is quite lightweight and perfect over light bases. I absolutely love it over Dior’s BB Cream. Three brushes I like to use with this are the Chanel Angled Powder Brush #2, the NARS Hanamachi Kabuki Brush and the small kabuki that comes with the powder. The finish leans matte, but has a nice satin finish overall without looking too flat. It doesn’t cover a whole lot, but is a lovely setting powder that looks very fresh and feels light. Overall, a great, sheer powder for summer and just all round the year if you like the ease of a compact and the finish of a lightweight powder, if you can find a good shade match from the few they offer. 

Diorskin Nude Air Powder Medium Beige Review, Photos, Swatches
Diorskin Nude Air Powder Medium Beige Review, Photos, Swatches
Diorskin Nude Air Powder Medium Beige Review, Photos, Swatches
Diorskin Nude Air Powder Medium Beige Review, Photos, Swatches
Diorskin Nude Air Powder Medium Beige over Dior BB Cream in Medium 003




Monday, May 23, 2016

Oscar de la Renta Extraordinary Petale Eau de Parfum

Oscar de la Renta Extraordinary Petale Eau de Parfum

Extraordinary Petale ($58 for 40ml; macys.com) is a new fragrance launched this spring and a softer, more floral and a modern twist on the original Extraordinary by Oscar de la Renta. The notes include Bergamot, Mandarin, Champagne, Rose, Orange Flower, Jasmine, Amber, Vanilla, Orchid Petals and Musk. Petale is also a more youthful, less creamy version of the original Extraordinary. The opening is very floral, a touch zesty too from the bergamot and mandarin. The rose, jasmine and vanilla take over once the fragrance starts to settle down, while the musk and amber linger on through dry down. Its quite a light fragrance and one I’d wear in the spring and summertime. The longevity is average and the bottle is very similar to the original Extraordinary, in a deeper shade of pink. If you are looking for a very floral, crisp, light and youthful fragrance this spring, give Extraordinary Petale a sniff next time you are at a perfume counter!

Oscar de la Renta Extraordinary Petale Eau de Parfum



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