dermalogica AGE Smart Skin Perfecting Duo

Dermalogica, Review
dermalogica AGE Smart Skin Perfecting Duo

Looking for anti-aging skin care that’s recommended by skincare professionals? Look no further than at dermalogica‘s AGE Smart line. As someone who wants to keep her skin looking as youthful as possible, I was excited to try out two products from the line that are quite the super hero duo when it comes to getting perfect looking skin.

dermalogica AGE Smart Skin Perfecting Duo Review

The Overnight Repair Serum ($159 / 15 ml / Available at Dermalogica.ca) is a product that maximises skin repair as you’re sleeping to minimise fine lines and improve luminosity. The supercharged peptide serum helps with stimulating collagen production to help firm and improve resilience. The serum also contains Argan and Rose oils which revitalise “blah” looking skin and smooth away fine lines. You can apply it by pressing it directly into the skin or you can also add it to your moisturiser for added anti-aging benefits.

dermalogica AGE Smart Skin Perfecting Duo Review

From L-R: Overnight Repair Serum & SkinPerfect Primer with SPF 30

How great would it be to add some anti-aging benefits to your makeup routine? That’s the job of the SkinPerfect Primer with SPF 30 ($109 / 22 ml / Available at Dermalogica.ca). It helps smooth away lines, brightens and primes you for flawless skin and preps your makeup application. Ingredients include velvety silicones that create an instantly smooth surface and pearl powder and natural earth minerals add a natural tint to the primer that balances your skin’s tone and enhances luminosity. The product also contains peptides and AGE Smart actives which help firm and shield your skin from MMPs (enzymes that are activated by sun exposure or inflammation) and free radical damage, and the included sunscreen shields against sun damage. The product is formulated without artificial colours and fragrances.

My Thoughts:

What makes these two a really excellent skin perfecting duo is how gentle yet effective they have been. I’m all about wearing face oils because my skin is drier in the winter and I love how moisturising the oily serum is and how it seems to give my complexion more life. My skin has been looking more even and radiant with every passing morning and more plump. I love silicone-based primers and the primer has been such a great addition to my routine because it saves me having to add sunscreen on top of my makeup or using a tinted moisturiser with SPF. I really like that you can see where you’re putting it on and the fact that the tint disappears as you blend it in. It’s a beautiful base product that makes my skin look really fresh and renewed, and I don’t have as much to cover up with foundation. It keeps my foundation in tact and looking good all day without making my skin feel greasy. Overall, I’m definitely becoming more of a fan of dermalogica with every new product that I’m introduced to and I can’t wait to try out more!

What do you think of the dermalogica AGE Smart Skin Perfecting Duo? Have you tried any products from their AGE Smart line?! Share your thoughts below!

 

 

 

 

 

Disclosure: These products were provided for editorial consideration, however these are my honest opinions.

Lancôme Grandiose Liners Review

Lancome, Review
Lancôme Grandiose Liners Review

A couple years ago, I fell in love with the Grandiose Mascara from Lancôme. I love its beautiful swan neck that allows me to easily coat each lash from any angle. Well, with the popularity of that amazing mascara came their decision to launch the new Grandiose Liners!

Lancôme Grandiose Liners

Similar to the mascara, the Grandiose Bendable Eyeliners have a 35-degree bendable wand that allows you to create precise liner looks directly to the lash line. The wand not only bends but can pivot to two stable positions while you apply. The ultra-thin felt tip, along with the bendable angles, gives you close access to create a really clean look. The liners come with an improved formula that uses pigment extracts for a stunning matte effect. The formula applies smoothly, dries fast and is smudge-proof and long wearing. It comes in three shades which include Noir Mirifique (black), Brun Mirifique (brown), Saphir Mirifique (blue).

Price: $40 ea. / 0.047 oz / Available now at Sephora & Lancome Counters

Lancôme Grandiose Liners Review

Brun Mirifique & Saphir Mirifique

My Thoughts:

First thing’s first, I LOVE the bendable wand! Just like with a mascara wand, a liquid eyeliner wand that can bend to the right angles needed to get really close to your lash line is invaluable. I kind of wish an eyeliner like this was around when I was younger and struggling so hard with figuring out how to do a cat eye and making sure everything was even. The formula is very smooth and quite pigmented, especially the stunning blue. The formula is very long lasting too and needs a good waterproof makeup remover to remove it. However, you have to be very careful when you have the tube open because the formula dries quickly and if you don’t use what’s on the tip applicator quickly, it will start to dry out which is what I found when I swatched the blue liner after taking photos of it out of its tube. I can only assume that what’s in the tube will dry out just the same. As long as you keep it tightly sealed and use it when you’re ready, you shouldn’t experience any issues with it. The price is a little steep but if you want a liner that is probably the easiest I’ve ever used, then it’s worth investing in.

What do you think of the Lancôme Grandiose Liners? Are you a fan of any of the Grandiose products?! Share your thoughts below!

 

 

 

 

 

Disclosure: These products were provided for editorial consideration, however these are my honest opinions.

Mary Kay Pure Dimensions Eye Palettes Review

Mary Kay, Review
Mary Kay Pure Dimensions Eye Palettes Review

I remember my mother buying Mary Kay products when I was young and I would every so often sneak over to her vanity and try out some of the products and hope she wouldn’t notice. Mary Kay has grown a lot since then with a lot of cool and modern products. As my own firsthand experience with the brand, I got to try out their new Pure Dimensions Eye Palettes.

Mary Kay Pure Dimensions Eye Palettes Review

The Pure Dimensions Eye Palettes are a luxurious collection of beautiful shades and intricate designs that are inspired by different travel destinations. The palettes contain innovative technology which allows each shade to deliver pure, true colour. The formula contains finely milled pigments that are silky smooth and very blendable. The colours are long lasting, range from matte to metallic shimmer, and look good on all skin tones.

Price: $46 ea. / Available now at Mary Kay

Mary Kay Pure Dimensions Eye Palettes ReviewParis Starlight
Top Row from L-R: light metallic olive gold, medium shimmery grape
Bottom Row from L-R: dark shimmery greyish black, dark metallic silver
Mary Kay Pure Dimensions Eye Palettes ReviewMoroccan Dunes
Top Row from  L-R: light shimmery ivory, light shimmery terracotta peach
Bottom Row from L-R: medium shimmery reddish brown, dark shimmery brown
Mary Kay Pure Dimensions Eye Palettes ReviewMaui Gardens
Top Row from L-R: Dark shimmery cobalt blue, dark shimmery olive green
Bottom Row from L-R: light shimmery yellow beige, dark shimmery golden brown

 

My Thoughts:

These palettes are definitely not my mother’s eyeshadow palettes! I love how vivid and bold these shades are and how pretty the eyeshadows are designed. I was trying to find out which shades were matte but all of the colours have shimmer in them, which I have no problems with. There’s a little bit of fall out with some of the darker shadows but aside from that, all of the shadows apply really smooth and buttery and very pigmented. I found that Paris Starlight and Maui Gardens can’t be used for a complete eye look because the lightest shade, especially in Paris Starlight, is too dark, so you’ll need to integrate a highlight shade into the mix. Aside from that, these palettes are pretty lightweight and aren’t bulky, so they don’t take up much room in a makeup bag. I think these palettes, especially Paris Starlight and Maui Gardens, offer gorgeously fun colours that you can mix and match to create tons of fun looks that are perfect for evening, or if you’re like me, anytime of the day.

What do you think of the Mary Kay Pure Dimensions Eye Palettes? Have you tried any Mary Kay products before? If so, which ones are your favourites?! Share your thoughts below!

 

 

 

 

 

Disclosure: These products were provided for editorial consideration, however these are my honest opinions.