6.13.2017

A Simple Guide To Color Correcting

color correcting 101

Social media is filled with many techniques when it comes to makeup applications Color Correcting is one of them. Color Correcting is something that has been done for many years by makeup artists it can be overwhelming at first, but it's not as complicated as it may seem. I know painting your face with colors of the rainbow may appear a bit odd but trust me understanding the color wheel, the application and blending it properly will elevate your foundation routine to a whole new level. If you aren't familiar with the system of color correcting I will try my best to break it down and make it simple and easy so you can incorporate color correcting technique into your everyday looks.
  • Green- It neutralize redness, rosacea, sunburns, and pimples. 
  • Purple- It cancels yellow, brightens dullness and sallow undertones.
  • Peach- It cancels blue, covers dark circles, and covers hyperpigmentation.
  • Yellow- It cancels purple/blue undertones and corrects mild redness.
  • Red- It cancels green, corrects dark undereye circles and its great on dark skin tones. 
  • Blue- It cancels orange discoloration and brightens fair skin tones.

These are some of the most common ones you'll spot in a palette there are more shades such as orange, pink and so on. Recently I made the mistake of overdoing it on my skincare routine so I had to deal with painful red pimples and now I'm left to deal with the spots. I had a few events during my bad skin phase, so I pulled out a few color correctors in my collection green and peach. I was dealing with redness and pigmentation/acne spots from the breakouts and green, and peach correctors were the perfect solution to my problem. 

Algenist Green Color Correcting Drops
Ipkn Green Color Correcting Primer, Algenist Green Color Correcting Drops 

I have two green correctors that I've been using one from Ipkn which is a corrector with SPF 15, and the other one is by Algenist. Green correctors will cancel out redness in the skin. If you have large red pimples Ipkn green corrector is an excellent choice, it's thicker in consistency, and it provides full coverage. If you have a large area to cover such as rosacea or sunburn use a liquid corrector, in that case, Algenist green corrector will be the perfect option. 

Ipkn green color correcting primer broad spectrum spf 15
Ipkn Green Color Correcting Primer, Algenist Green Color Correcting Drops 

Algenist Green Color Correcting Drops Ingredients:

Water, Dimethicone, Mica, Nylon-12, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Talc, Titanium Dioxide, Glycerin, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Algae Exopolysaccharides, Chlorella Protothecoides Oil, Dunaliella Salina Extract, Haematococcus Pluvialis Extract, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Isododecane, Magnesium Sulfate, Silica, Methicone, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, PEG-8 Distearmonium Chloride PG-Dimethicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, Sodium Chloride, Hexylene Glycol, Pongamia Glabra Seed Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Iron Oxides (CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Oxide (CI 77891).
Algenist Apricot Color Correcting Drops
 Algenist Apricot Color Correcting Drops 

I've always been a huge fan of peach/orange correctors cause being a night owl comes with a price. If you have dark undereye circles, then peach/orange correctors is a step you shouldn't skip in your makeup routine! Peach shades cancel the grey-blue hue tones in the dark under eye circles. On light skin tone, the peach shade will correct uneven skintone and on darker skin orange will work the best. The one I'm currently using is the Algenist Apricot Color Correcting Drops, it has a liquid consistency it's very lightweight, and it blends in seamlessly. You can mix this product with your primer, moisturizer or foundation but I prefer using it alone I apply a small amount on the areas I want to correct, and I press it and let it sink in before applying my concealer or foundation. 

Algenist Apricot Color Correcting Drops
Algenist Apricot Color Correcting Drops

Algenist Apricot Color Correcting Ingredients:

Water, Dimethicone, Mica, Nylon-12, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Titanium Dioxide, Glycerin, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Talc, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Algae Exopolysaccharides, Chlorella Protothecoides Oil, Halidrys Siliquosa Extract, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Isododecane, Magnesium Sulfate, Silica, Methicone, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Sodium Chloride, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), Titanium Dioxide (CI77891).
Algenist Green Color Correcting Drops
 Ipkn Green Color Correcting Primer, Algenist Green Color Correcting Drops 

IPKN Color Correcting Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 15
Ipkn Green Color Correcting Primer, Algenist Green Color Correcting Drops 

As you can see the Ipkn primer is very rich in texture, it's also very hydrating so while covering the problem area it also helps eliminate patchiness. Its formula is enriched with nourishing rose flower oil and extracts to smooth out your face and help reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores for skin that is visibly softer, smoother and younger-looking. Pearl gold powder accentuates the brightening effects of the primer to give your skin a naturally dewy, radiant look. 

Algenist weightless color drop serum combines microalgae, alguronic acid, and microalgae oil to instantly color correct, treat skin, and cover imperfections. Use alone or add into makeup or skincare products to help balance skin’s texture and tone for smoother, more even, and longer-lasting makeup wear. 

Algenist Color Correcting Drops $38 (0.5 oz each) are available at Sephora. Ipkn Green Color Correcting Primer SPF 15 $28 (1.35 oz) is available at Freepeople, and it will be available soon at Ipknus.com 


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5.25.2017

Tried & Tested: AveSeena Skincare Line

AveSeena Skincare Line
AveSeena Skincare Line 

"Dr. Ebru Karpuzoglu, MSc, Ph.D., and for over 20 years I’ve researched the effects of estrogenic and endocrine disrupting chemicals* on the immune system. These beautifully packaged creams, lotions and serums almost all contain synthetic chemicals and preservatives like parabens with estrogenic properties — which, to make a story short, can make you not a happy camper. AveSeena brings together 100% naturally-derived ingredients with something most natural products leave out: Science. I’ve researched key ingredients such as botanical extracts, advanced cell communicating actives, and powerful antioxidants, greatly recognized for their powerful ability to reverse the aging free radical damage. AveSeena firmly believes in ingredient transparency. We are proud to list every ingredient used in our products on your product box and AveSeena.com. On AveSeena.com you will also find detailed information about key ingredients and their main features. AveSeena is certified as 100% Cruelty-free and our products are animal-friendly. "

Lately, I've been trying to switch to nontoxic products that are cruelty-free, and ingredients that are pure and clean. So when AveSeena reached out to me, I was more than happy to try out the line. Today I will be reviewing the following:

AveSeena Essential Radiance Serum
AveSeena Essential Radiance Serum

Essential Radiance Serum highly concentrated multi-tasking serum helps to reveal a radiant beauty and supple glow with instantly balanced soothing feel. A concentrated blend of incredibly nourishing botanicals and innovative plant stem cell extracts encourage the look of resilient bounce, uplifted smooth, youthful feel in one step. It's packaged in a sleek plastic bottle with pump dispenser. This serum is very lightweight in texture it's also very fast absorbing. AveSeena Essential Radiance Serum is formulated with Aloe Vera Juice, Licorice Extract, Witch Hazel Water, Rose Flowe Water and Ginseng Root Extract all of which helps skin look smooth and radiant. I've been using this for the past month or so, and I did find this somewhat hydrating I have oily-combination skin, and I think this serum is ideal for oily skin. 

AveSeena Essential Radiance Serum Ingredients
AveSeena Essential Radiance Serum

Ingredients:
Rosa Damascana (Rose) Flower Water, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Water, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide, Glycerin, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Methylsulfonylmethane, Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi Mushroom) Extract, Glycolic Acid, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Salix Lucida (Willow Bark) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm) Leaf Extract, Panax Ginseng (Ginseng) Root Extract, Pimpinella Anisum (Anise) Fruit/Seed Extract, Armoracia Rusticana (Horseradish) Extract, Schizandra Chinensis Fruit Extract, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Fruit Extract, Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm) Leaf Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Globularia Cordifolia Callus Culture Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Leaf Extract, Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion) Extract, Geranium Maculatum (Wild Geranium) Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol.
AveSeena Ageless Perfection Cream
AveSeena Ageless Perfection Cream

Ageless Perfection Cream is a daily age-defying cream that instantly discourages the appearance of multiple signs of aging: fine lines, wrinkles, dehydration,  loss of radiance and firmness – with every application. Ultra-boosted with pure botanical treasures, this gorgeous cream absorbs instantly enveloping the complexion in a delicious softness for hydrating comfort, lifted feel and extraordinary, transformative experience. This moisturizer is housed in a thick and sturdy plastic airtight packaging with a pump dispenser. I love the packaging it keeps the product germ free, and all the potent ingredients are nice and secured. I paired this moisturizer with the Essential Radiance Serum, and I noticed my skin is well balanced and plumped. It's formulated with Niacinamide which is a very effective skin repairing ingredient it helps improve fine lines, uneven skin tone, and enlarged pores. This is a great moisturizer for AM and PM it wears really well under makeup, it's rich in texture yet it quickly sinks into the skin, and it's also very hydrating. The consistency of this moisturizer is thick and creamy, so a little goes a long way with this product. It has a pleasant floral scent it's not too overpowering, and this is 100% synthetic fragrance-free which I love! I was skeptical at first due to its rich texture, but I'm very impressed with this moisturizer It didn't clog my pores or break me out. This emollient moisturizer is ideal for all skin type, and it will leave your skin feeling firm and nourished. 

AveSeena Ageless Perfection Cream
AveSeena Ageless Perfection Cream

AveSeena Ageless Perfection Cream
AveSeena Ageless Perfection Cream

Ingredients:
Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Water, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Water, Glycolic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-3, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide, Silk Protein Amino Acids, Stearic Acid, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Isopropyl Palmitate, Globularia Cordifolia Callus Stem Cell Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Squalane, Methylsulfonylmethane, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Ubiquinone, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Mahonia Aquifolium (Oregon Grape) Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Euphrasia Officinalis (Eyebright) Extract, Helichrysum Italicum (Helichrysum) Flower Oil, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu) Seed Oil, Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Arnica Montana (Arnica) Flower Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Matricaria Recutita (German Chamomile) Flower Extract, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Rosa Damascana (Rose) Absolute, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract, Geranium Maculatum (Wild Geranium) Extract, Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion) Extract, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Leaf Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Extract, Decyl Glucoside, Glyceryl Caprylate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide.
AveSeena Honeyactive Beauty Mask
AveSeena Honeyactive Beauty Mask

Honeyactive Beauty Mask is a thick, decadently rich beauty treatment like no other, designed to offer new levels of natural nourishment leaving the skin looking illuminated and full of vitality. Delicious pure honey-based mask enriched with sublime botanicals smells sumptuous upon application, while gently releases the face from impurities with a sense of creamy smoothness and silky comfort. This mask is housed in a beautiful miron black glass jar with a twist cap top, and it comes with a plastic spatula. I was keen to try this Honeyactive Mask I love mask with honey! I'm a huge fan of honey. It has antibacterial properties it will calm redness and irritation instantly I have very sensitive skin, and I find it very soothing and nourishing. This is a Kaolin clay based mask which deeply purifies, refines and tightens your pores. The texture of this mask is incredibly thick the rich texture absorbs all impurities, while honey and rest of the botanicals provide healing energies. The texture of this mask makes the application a bit difficult, but Dr. Ebru has instructed to take a dollop of this mask and warm it between the fingers. As it warms it gets softer and I followed her instruction, and it made it the application a little easier than before. There are no artificial dyes in this mask and it smells delicious to the point where I'm tempted to taste it haha! The natural scent is from warm cocoa intertwined with floral citrus and sensual honey. I love how my skin feels and looks after using this mask my skin is radiant, soft, firm and ultra smooth. I use this 2-3 times a week I leave it on for 20 min and wash it off with warm water it's very easy to remove. I love this mask I've used up quite of bit of the product. This is a great mask for all skin type specially for those with acne prone and sensitive skin.  
AveSeena Honeyactive Beauty Mask
AveSeena Honeyactive Beauty Mask

Ingredients:
Mel (Honey), Kaolin Clay, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Absolute, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Elettaria Cardamomum (Cardamom) Seed Extract, Gardenia Tahitensis (Gardenia) Flower Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Hibiscus Abelmoschus (Rose Mallow) Extract, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower/Leaf Extract, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Fruit Extract, Polianthes Tuberosa (Tuberose) Flower Extract, Hedychium Spicatum (Spiked Ginger Lily) Extract, Plumeria Rubra (Plumeria) Flower Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin

AveSeena Skincare review
AveSeena Skincare

Overall
I tested all three products for the past few months, and I'm undoubtedly impressed by the performance of these products. All AveSeena products are free of Paraben, Silicones, SLS, TEA, DEA, Mineral Oil, and cruelty-free. I highly recommend the Ageless Perfection Cream and the Honeyactive mask those two products stood out the most and showed great results within a short period of time. All three products are now available at AveSeena.com


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5.22.2017

Givenchy Point D'Encrage & Gypsophila Les Saisons Spring & Summer 2017 Collection

Givenchy Les Saisons & Point D'Encrage Spring & Summer 2017 Collection
Givenchy Point D'Encrage & Gypsophila Les Saisons Spring & Summer 2017 Collection

Givenchy recently launched their Point d'Encrage spring & Gypsophila Les Saisons summer beauty collections. I received a few products from their Spring & Summer 2017 makeup collection keep scrolling to read the review and view the swatches of the stunning Givenchy beauty 2017 collections. First up is the Point d'Encrage Spring Collection:

Givenchy Point d'Encrage Spring Makeup Collection
"Inspired by the pigmentation, intensity, and versatility of ink, the GIVENCHY Point d’Encrage spring makeup collection for 2017 is an ode to the beauty of artistry.
From extreme depths to a light transparency, ink has the ability to reinvent colours. Point d’Encrage explores a spectrum of hues from the sheerest pinks to the deepest blue-blacks, playing with texture along the way to create a showstopping effect on the skin.
This spring, explore your artistic side with the GIVENCHY Spring look, and embellish your features with dazzling radiance and tempting colour."
Givenchy Memoire de Forme Highlighter 01 Pink Ink
Givenchy Memoire de Forme Highlighter 

Givenchy Mémoire de Forme Highlighter 01 Pink Ink ($45.00 for 1.05 oz) Is housed in a sturdy, beautiful, sleek plastic jar with a twist top. This soft and airy highlighter has a hint of floral scent that's not too overpowering. A face & body gel highlighter with a fresh and bouncy texture for a radiant, healthy glow. With its unique feel, the gel consistency of Mémoire de Forme Highlighter contains 72% water. Since it's 72% water its very light weight and sheer in pigmentation. It's highlighting pink shade almost runs pastel lilac on me, and the gel blends in quickly leaving behind a wash of shimmer. Nicolas Degennes, Givenchy's makeup artist director, recommends applying this to the bridge of the nose, the apple of your cheeks, and the outer corners of the eyelids to illuminate the complexion. I personally like to apply to this on the apple of my cheeks and finish it with a powder highlighter since that's where the natural light catches. You can also use this on your collarbone, shoulders and your legs for a dewy, glowy look. I won't suggest mixing this highlighter with your foundation due to the micro shimmers cause the shimmers aren't subtle so it will leave you with noticeable glitters and shimmers. I think this highlighter will flatter on those with light to medium skin tones. This seems to be the most popular item from the entire collection, and it's now available at Neiman Marcus 

Givenchy Memoire de Forme Highlighter
Givenchy Memoire de Forme Highlighter 

Ingredients:
Aqua(Water), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Nylon-6/12, Pentylene Glycol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Caprylic/Capric Tri-Glyceride, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, Lecithin, PEG-240/HDI Copolymer BIS-Decyltetradeceth-20 Ether, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Phospholipids, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Xanthan Gum, Parfum(Fragrance), BHT, Geraniol, Tin Oxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Potassium Laurate, Tocopherol, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake). 

Givenchy Memoire de Forme Highlighter Swatch
Givenchy Memoire de Forme Highlighter Swatch

Givenchy Prisme Libre 01 Mousseline Pastel 
Givenchy Prisme Libre Mousseline Pastel 

Givenchy Prisme Libre Mousseline Pastel Travel Size ($40.00 for .3oz) Givenchy's iconic and best selling loose powder comes in a sturdy little jar with a twist cap and a powder puff it's perfect for on-the-go touchups. The iconic loose powder Prisme Libre in a travel size combines the 4 shades of our most popular colour correcting shade Mousseline Pastel. A universal finishing powder for a perfectly matte yet radiant and translucent complexion. This finely milled lilac-hued brightening powder has a matte finish, and it will be ideal for yellow and sallow complexions. I have yellow undertone, and I like to lightly dust it all over my face to set my foundation it doesn't leave a white cast it gives a flawlessly smooth finish. This powder is long lasting I have very oily t-zone, and it helped keep the oil at bay. I did have to blot midday cause I have yet to find a powder that can maintain the greasiness away for the whole day. I've always wanted to try Givenchy's infamous loose pastel powders, and I must admit I'm quite impressed by it a total winner in my book. I wanted to point out the difference between the travel size, and the full size of this powder which contains .42 oz products priced at $55.00 is not much so If I were to replenish I would most likely go for the full size. 

Givenchy Prisme Libre Mousseline Pastel
Givenchy Prisme Libre Mousseline Pastel

Shade descriptions: 
  • Mousseline Pastel: Delivers a natural-looking, opal effect 
  • Taffetas Beige: Imparts a natural-looking, opal effect 
  • Organza Caramel: Features a tanned effect 
  • Satin Blanc: Provides a soft, illuminated glow 
  • Voile Rosé: Gives a radiant effect 

Ingredients:
Talc, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Phenyl Trimethicone, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Diisostearyl Malate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Parfum(Fragrance), Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Tin Oxide, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Geraniol, BHT, Tocopherol, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides). 

Givenchy Prisme Libre Mousseline Pastel
Givenchy Prisme Libre Mousseline Pastel 

Givenchy Gypsophila Les Saisons Summer 2017 Collection
Givenchy Gypsophila Les Saisons Summer 2017 Collection

Givenchy Gypsophila Les Saisons 

"A tribute to the strength and serenity of gypsophila blossoms, the Givenchy Gypsophila Les Saisons Makeup Look is a crisp and beautiful collection for the face, eyes and lips that take its cues from Givenchy fashion.
The Gypsophila Les Saisons is an ideal companion for the summer, transforming the complexion with a sun-kissed glow, while lighting up the eyes in shades of blue and the lips with juicy pinks.
A striking meeting of Givenchy fashion and beauty, the look showcases a wealth of limited edition collector’s pieces for one season only."
I love the Givenchy Bronzers last year I purchased and reviewed the Les Saisons Healthy Glow Bronzer which I loved, and I even featured on my Best of Beauty 2016 post. What I love about Givenchy bronzers is the shade it has the most luminous finish ever, and it provides a natural, healthy sunkissed glow.  And the texture is just as good as the shades which is why I can't wait to get my hands on the Healthy Glow & Body Bronzing Powder ($65.00 for 0.56 oz). This collection was inspired by the Gypsophila flower, and if you have noticed from my photos, I love Gypsophila flowers I always have a fresh bunch in my house. 

Today I will be reviewing two products from the latest Givenchy summer collection:

Givenchy Le Rouge Coral Gypsophila swatch
Givenchy Gypsophila Les Saisons Le Rouge Lipsticks

Givenchy Gypsophila Les Saisons Le Rouge lipsticks are packaged in luxurious minty green leather case. The unique minty blue leather packaging alone will catch anyone's eyes, and I'm sure these will sell out in no time. 

Givenchy Le Rouge Coral Gypsophila
Givenchy Le Rouge Coral Gypsophila  

Givenchy Le Rouge Coral Gypsophila ($37.00 for 0.12 oz) is a limited edition lipstick that has the most beautiful packaging ever! The texture of this lipstick is light weight, smooth and non-sticky it just glides on your lips like butter. I love the bright coral shade it screams summer, and this shade goes perfectly with my complexion. The lipstick bullet is crisp enough for a precise application, but I like to pair it with a lipliner to avoid any bleeding. It's very comfortable on the lips, and it lasted for 3-4 hours before it started to fade.

Ingredients:
Polyglyceryl-2 Thriisostearate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Synthetic Wax, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Ozokerite, Cera Alba (Beeswax), C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Trimethylolpropane Triisostearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Parfum(Fragrance), Trihydroxystearin, BHT, Butylene Glycol, Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Propyl Gallate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Benzyl Benzoate, Hexylene Glycol, Hydroxycitronellal, Tocopherol, CI77891(Titanium Dioxide), CI 15850(Red 6), CI 15985(Yellow 6 Lake), CI 45410 (Red 28 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake).

Givenchy Le Rouge-A-Porter Red Gypsophila
Givenchy Le Rouge-A-Porter Red Gypsophila

Givenchy Le Rouge -A-Porte- Red Gypsophila ($37.00 for .07 oz) A sheer finish lipstick in a limited-edition red shade with a summery, aquatic blue genuine leather-clad case. Although it's a sheer lipstick, it does not lack in pigmentation. This creamy whipped lipstick is formulated with hyaluronic acid, its balmy, ultra-sensorial and hydrating texture protects your lips while imparting subtle color with a shiny finish. This glossy red shade will suit all skin even though I'm not a big fan of red lipsticks I can see myself reaching for this lipstick. This lasted 2-3 hours on me before it started to fade it's not very long lasting mostly cause it's more of a tinted lip balm. I love how cute and compact this lipstick is I can just throw it in my purse or makeup bag for a quick touch-up. 

Ingredients:
Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Synthetic Wax, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Hydrogenated Polydecene, Cera Alba (Beeswax), C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Trimethylolpropane Triisostearate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Parfum(Fragrance), Trihydroxystearin, BHT, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Propyl Gallate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Benzyl Benzoate, Hexylene Glycol, Hydroxycitronellal, Tocopherol, CI 15850 (Red6- Red 7 Lake), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake).

Givenchy Gypsophila Les Saisons Le Rouge Lipsticks
Givenchy Gypsophila Les Saisons Le Rouge Lipsticks

Overall
I enjoyed trying out products from both collection my favourites and must haves are the lipsticks and the pastel powder. From the luxurious feminine packaging to the quality of the products I'm really impressed, and I can't wait to try more from Givenchy beauty. Both collections are now available at Sephora, Neiman Marcus, and Barneys

Have you tried the new Bronzer? If so please share your thoughts and opinions in a comment below I would love to hear all about it.  

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5.19.2017

Tried & Tested: This Works Stress Check Range

This Works Stress Check Range
This Works Stress Check Range
-Face Oil $74.00 for 30ml
-Hair Elixir $46.00 for 80 ml
-Breath In $30.00 for 8ml
-Face Mask $59.00 for 50ml
Where to purchase: ThisWorks, Dermstore

"This Works was created in 2003 by former Beauty Director of Vogue UK and International journalist, Kathy Phillips, as an antidote to modern life, its impact on skin and wellbeing. The result was and is a collection of high quality, efficacious products that deliver on their promise without using unnecessary chemicals, that work with your natural Circadian Rhythm to support and maximize skin performance 24 hours a day. This Works was among the pioneer brands to replace sulfates, phthalates, GMOs and parabens with cleaner alternatives."

I recently had the pleasure of testing out This Works Stress Check range which contains a Face Oil, Hair Elixir, Breath In and a Face Mask. These products are meant to de-stress our mental and physical stress in check. Stress can take a toll on our skin and hair lack of sleep, late night snacks which is usually junk food it's all bad for our overall health. When I'm stressing out my skin, produce more oil, and it looks very dull. I also noticed my hair sheds more than usual. I have, to be honest, my days are filled with many chores, emails, editing photos and so many other things that really puts the pressure on me on a daily basis. So these Stress Check products really peaked my interest, and I immediately put them to the test! 


This Works Stress Check Face Oil
This Works Stress Check Face Oil

First, up is the Stress Check Face Oil it's clinically proven to provide immediate redness relief even on sensitive skin, this calming and hydrating oil is a Super concentrated blend featuring Pure Botanicals oils, Vitamin C and E and Omega 3. This oil is housed in a thick white glass bottle with a dropper applicator. My skin can get irritated easily, and I find this oil very soothing, and it calms the redness on my cheeks. It's very lightweight and fast absorbing and not to mention how amazing it smells. This is meant to be used in the morning, but since I have combination oily skin, I use it during my night time routine. This oil didn't clog my pores or break me out which some oil tends to do, and I only use a drop of this cause a little goes a long way. 

Ingredients:
Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Octyldodecanol, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil, Curcuma Longa Root (Turmeric) Root Extract, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Schinziophyton Rautanenii Kernel Oil, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium (Neroli) Flower Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Linalool*, Lupinus Albus Seed Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Fruit Oil, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract, Limonene*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Cinnamomum Camphora Linalooliferum Wood Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Ormenis Multicaulis (Chamomile) Oil, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Leaf Oil, Vetiveria Zizanoides (Vetivert) Root Oil. 

This Works Stress Check Hair Elixir
This Works Stress Check Hair Elixir

This Works Stress Check Hair Elixir is a super blend of encapsulated Neroli, Vetivert fragrance, Mongogo and Tamanu Oils to calm, condition, and protect hair throughout the day. I've never actually ventured into hair elixir before this so I didn't know if this would be a yay or nay for me. I immediately fell in love with this product it smells amazing, and every time I use it, I can't help but take a quick whiff of my hair throughout the day. Before applying this elixir be sure to shake the bottle. This elixir can be used on wet or dry hair no rinsing needed, and you can also reapply as required. It doesn't weigh my hair down since it's very lightweight and it does boost hair shine. I'm truly obsessed with this product it's definitely a must have for me. 

Ingredients:
Alcohol Denat. (SD Alcohol 40-B), Aqua (Water/Eau), Parfum (Fragrance), Linalool*, Phospholipids, Betaine, Creatine, Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Citrus Aurantium (Neroli) Flower Oil, Allantoin, Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu) Seed Oil, Disodium EDTA, Phytantriol, Schinziophyton Rautanenii Kernel Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Raphanus Sativus (Radish) Seed Extract, Cinnamomum Camphora Linalooliferum Wood Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Ormenis Multicaulis (Chamomile) Oil, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Leaf Oil, Vetiveria Zizanoides (Vetivert) Root Oil, Acacia Senegal Gum, Gelatin, Xanthan Gum, Limonene*, Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract, Acetic Acid, Glutaral, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Citronellol*, Sodium Hydroxide, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract.

This Works Stress Check Breathe In
This Works Stress Check Breathe In

This Works Stress Check Breathe In helps keep stress in check from dawn to dusk. 100% natural blend of pure essential oils to help relieve mental and physical tension and stress. I love anything that smells like lavender, and this has notes of Lavender, Coconut, Neroli, and Eucalyptus it's an instant mood changer. And even my husband loves how it smellsI apply this on my wrist I try not to over do it cause it can be a bit overpowering so one or two rolls would do it. Since it's small and compact, it's easy to carry in my purse. This is also one of their best selling product that is now in their new Stress Check range.

Ingredients:
Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Oil, Eucalyptus globule (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil, Ravensara aromatica, (Ravensara) Oil, Boswellia carterii (Frankincense) Oil, Lavandula hybrida (Lavandin) Flower Oil, Melaleuca leucadendron (Cajuput) Oil, Melaleuca viridiflora (Niaouli) Leaf Oil, Geraniol*, Eugenol*, Limonene, Linalool. Naturally occurring in essential oils. 

This Works Stress Check Face Mask
This Works Stress Check Face Mask

This Works Stress Check Face Mask is instantly cooling and calming and it contains This Works signature Bio-Boost botanical oil blend as well as Peppermint Extract. Antioxidant-rich Turmeric Oil and extract of Giant Hyssop and Rose Root help to protect skin from internal and external stressors. I really love the packaging of this mask it comes in a sleek tube and an on and off twist top. This is a morning mask, but again due to my oily skin, I prefer using it during my night time routine. I apply this mask whenever my skin is irritated it really helps soothe the redness on my cheeks. You can use this mask and leave it on for 10 minutes or leave it on as an overnight treatment which is what I do. I feel my skin benefits from using it as an overnight treatment as opposed to leaving it on for only 10 min. It's easy to apply, this lightweight mask leaves skin revived, hydrated, smooth and radiant. Also, its unique aromatherapeutic blend of Neroli, Patchouli, Lavender, Vetivert, and Camomile, helps to relieve mental and physical tension and stress. 

Ingredients:
Aqua (Water/Eau), Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Octyldodecanol, Disodium Lauriminodipropionate Tocopheryl Phosphates, Propanediol, Carbomer, Polyacrylamide, Curcuma Longa Root (Turmeric) Root Extract, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hydroxide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Phenoxyethanol, Pentylene Glycol, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Laureth-7, Parfum (Fragrance), Allantoin, Disodium EDTA, Dehydroacetic Acid, Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract, Linalool*, Ethylhexylglycerin, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Agastache Mexicana Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Limonene*, Cinnamomum Camphora Linalooliferum Wood Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Ormenis Multicaulis (Chamomile) Oil, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Leaf Oil, Vetiveria Zizanoides (Vetivert) Root Oil. 

This Works Stress Check Face Mask
This Works Stress Check Face Mask

Overall
I really enjoyed the Stress Check range all the products are free of Phthalates, Sulphates, Synthetic Colors and Fragrance, Parabens, GMOS, Mineral Oils, Petrolatum, and Propylene Glycol. Stress can cause damage to our skin and health, so anything to help with de-stressing sounds riveting. By no means, these products will eliminate your stress completely however it can reduce it by providing a soothing and calming atmosphere. 

Whenever I'm stressed, I like to take a break and just read a book or clean up my vanity. Please leave a comment below and share how do you like to de-stress. I would love to hear all about it!

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