Monday, September 26, 2016

Oscar Velvet Eau de Parfum by Oscar de la Renta

Oscar Velvet Eau de Parfum by Oscar de la Renta




Oscar Velvet Eau de Parfum ($88; macys.com) is Oscar de la Renta’s newest fragrance, a contemporary, seductive twist on the classic Oscar de la Renta scent. Its a Floral Chypre with notes of Dewberry, Red Lotus, Litchi Nectar, Double Purple Datura, Tonka Bean, White Amber, Amethyst Calla Lily, Blue Iris and Black Orchid. Oscar Velvet is a sophisticated, rich floral with a creamy sweet dry down. The opening is more floral than sweet - its definitely a more youthful opening and a lot more youthful of a scent when compared to the original Oscar. This one is fresher, slightly more sweeter and richer. The dry down brings out a lot of the creamy richness from the Tonka Bean, Black Orchid and Litchi. Great longevity too - I get about 5-6 hours before the fragrance starts to fade on me. Overall, a beautiful, very feminine scent that definitely feels less grown up than the original Oscar and one I’d wear all through the year!

Oscar Velvet Eau de Parfum by Oscar de la Renta



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Elizabeth Arden PREVAGE Anti-Aging Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 30

PREVAGE Anti-Aging Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($65; elizabetharden.com) is a new moisture rich foundation from Elizabeth Arden that helps smooth, firm and add a naturally radiant glow for aging, dehydrated or dry skin. The foundation comes in eight shades, and I mix shades 5 and 6 to get a good match.

Elizabeth Arden PREVAGE Anti-Aging Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 30


The packaging is really luxe, simple and the pump gives great control so there’s less product waste. It has a lovely texture that is very smooth, blendable and feels hydrating. The finish is a luminous satin finish and the coverage I’d say is light to medium and buildable. It feels very lightweight and balmy with medium coverage that looks natural.The texture is easy to work with using fingers or a brush. I use a little bit of powder to set, but you could skip one since it wears quite well throughout the day. Its a nice foundation for normal to dry skin types like mine, but if you have oily skin you might find it a little too moisturizing and if you are looking for something super full coverage you may need a good concealer to go with this. That apart, I think its a lovely foundation - lightweight, medium coverage that looks natural and adds a healthy glow without getting too greasy or cakey.

Elizabeth Arden PREVAGE Anti-Aging Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Elizabeth Arden PREVAGE Anti-Aging Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Elizabeth Arden PREVAGE Anti-Aging Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Elizabeth Arden PREVAGE Anti-Aging Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Elizabeth Arden PREVAGE Anti-Aging Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 30



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Jane Iredale Smooth Affair For Eyes

The Smooth Affair For Eyes ($32; janeiredale.com) eye shadows are new for fall'16 from Jane Iredale. They are cream to powder eyeshadows that work by themselves or as bases for powder shadows. The shadows come packaged in glass pots and I like to use my fingers or a flat shader brush with these.

Jane Iredale Smooth Affair For Eyes



I tried two of five shads from the range - Canvas and Petal. Both Canvas (Sheer Shimmery Gold) and Petal (Pale Shimmery Pink) look like sheer shimmer washes on my skintone and I like them more as bases than by themselves. They are quite forgiving on dry lids and while they don’t really set from a cream to powder, they don’t crease all that much. If you do have very oily lids, I’d recommend a good primer underneath. Overall, they are nice to layer, great as bases and if you like a quick and easy neutral eye look to pair with darker lips for this time of the year, these are definitely worth checking out.

Jane Iredale Smooth Affair For Eyes
Jane Iredale Smooth Affair For Eyes
Jane Iredale Smooth Affair For Eyes
Jane Iredale Smooth Affair For Eyes


























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