caudalie french kiss tinted lip balm in addiction

 

caudalie french kiss tinted lip balm addition

 

Caudalie French Kiss Tinted Lip Balm – Addiction

I was excited Caudalie launched these lipbalms and picked up 2 of these – Caudalie French Kiss Tinted Lip Balm in Addiction and the Caudalie French Kiss Tinted Lip Balm in Seduction.

Scent: The Seduction has a vanilla scent whilst the Addiction has a tart raspberry scent both of which I like because they are not overbearing when you apply them.

Color transfer: On that same token neither is the color overbearing at all, in fact very very SHEER.  As I don’t have pale lips to begin, the Caudalie French Kiss Tinted Lip Balm in Seduction did not add any enhancement to my lip color just a moisturising effect.   The  Caudalie French Kiss Tinted Lip Balm in Addiction on the other hand, did have a slight natural lip color enhancement on application. Just as Caudalie founder Mathilde Thomas says its like just bitten lips!

So voila, I would strongly recommend the Caudalie French Kiss in Addiction as the color to go for as it is really not strong at all once applied.  My thoughts are they had applied a super thick layer on their marketing shoots to really show the color. But as you can see by my swatch below, they are very lightly colored on application.

Caudalie French Kiss Tinted Lip Balm in Addiction.

 

Texture: It is solid, so you will need to break it up a little by swirling to warm up. Again as Mathilde Thomas suggests you should break it like a creme brulee then apply it directly onto the lips.

Caudalie French Kiss Tinted Lip Balm in Addiction.

Ingredients: Finally the Caudalie French Kiss tinted lip balm ingredients for shade ‘addiction’ is listed here in the image below.

Caudalie French Kiss Tinted Lip Balm ingredients

VERDICT: If we’re eating up to 8lbs of lipstick in a lifetime, this French Kiss in Addiction is a great everyday addition to your lipstick wardrobe when you don’t want a full lipstick, want something natural and packed full of polyphenol antioxidant goodness , that French girl nonchalance I just woke up like that look , and a tint of natural color that is appropriate for the day AND can be scaled up for the night.

Je l’adore!

Enjoy

All images shot on my iPhone 6 Plus

xx

signet

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cult cleanser: Dr Dennis Gross

 

dr dennis gross All-in-One Cleanser with Toner

 

 

Dr Dennis Gross All-in-One Cleanser with Toner

Have you been searching for that cream cleanser which helps to remove makeup and does not leave a film after cleansing?

Well guys, this is it! I have tried a few cream cleansers (not all since some are oil based – ah congestion!), and this one is one that I have bought continually over the past 2 years.

I use this only at night time, and I will double cleanser with it or with other cleansers. But it is one which leaves the skin soft, cleansed and not stripped.  I think it does so with its smart formulation which includes a toner in the mix, so skin is left nice and soft after cleansing.  The texture is a non oily cream cleanser, see below:

Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates and plumps skin Vitamins A,C and E: Provide potent antioxidants that protect against free radicals Green Tea Extract: Protects against free radicals and environmental toxins Witch Hazel: Soothes the skin

It contains a whole bunch of good ingredients for the skin such as (below is excerpt from website):

Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates and plumps skin
Vitamins A,C and E: Provide potent antioxidants that protect against free radicals
Green Tea Extract: Protects against free radicals and environmental toxins
Witch Hazel: Soothes the skin

The use is so easy – following the instructions on the site, I apply directly on dry skin and massage to dissolve the days impurities and rinse off with tepid water. Dr Gross’ instructions as extracted from website is:

Apply to dry face with clean, dry hands.
Allow the product to work best for you by massaging face gently:
10 seconds – dry skin 30 seconds – oily skin
Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
For morning and night use.

I normally get the 180ml size (6oz) but if it were available in the mega 480ml (18oz) I’d get that for sure!

Have you tried this cleanser – what are your thoughts? Or have you used any other cream cleanser which doesn’t leave that filminess – I’d love to hear what you’re using!

Enjoy

All images shot on my iPhone 6 Plus

xx

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Sunday Riley Brightening Enzyme Water Cream aka Tidal Cream

 

sunday riley tidal cream brightening enzyme water cream ingredients

Sunday Riley tidal brightening enzyme water cream

Under review today we have the Sunday Riley Tidal Cream.

Not available in Australia, I purchased from Space NK.

I have been using this for most of this year, so about 10 months and I can not rate it highly enough.

This gel-creme or what beauty world now call these as “water creams” is a gem for anyone with dry skin.

Seasonality: This has worked for me in winter, giving me a dewy makeup look. In summer it might produce a bit too much glow but will quench dehydrated skin.

Scent: very light, natural scent, reminds me of exotic flora – keep in mind it does have bird of paradise extract in it!

Texture: gel-creme, that gives skin a dewy glow – see images below.

Ingredients: oil free – perfect for anyone who gets congested easily. Has your usual hyrdrating suspects such as hyaluronic acid, glycerin, jojoba esters.

sunday riley tidal cream brightening enzyme water cream ingredients

As to the whitening? I haven’t seen any whitening/brightening of my skin despite have the alphra arbutin – but the hydration and lightness I get from this was my primary driver to purchase this. And for me, this cream does its job – to hydrate.

Summary: 10/10 – a must have for anyone who craves deep hydration during the day.

I hope this has helped anyone wanting to try this but just not sure of whether to take the dive.  It is worth every cent for me!

ENJOY!

xx

All images shot on my iPhone 6 Plus