This past 3-day weekend was a blur! Between two days spent at IMATS LA and a day at home shooting an insane array of new beauty products, I, for one, could do with one more day before heading back to work. That being said, I am thrilled to offer extremely brief overviews of 3 new beauty releases from Dior, Becca and Hourglass Cosmetics!
Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the products in action...
|One of the most unique lip liners on the market.|
|The Dior Addict Lip Glow Liner has an angled tip for precise application.|
Boost the contour of your lips with Dior Addict Lip Glow Liner. Its ultrasoft, retractable beveled tip hugs the lip contour for easy, precise application. Formulated with Dior’s own "Color Reviver”, it boosts the natural shade of your lip line, while its "Volume Booster" technology smooths, defines, and fills in the lip contour.
The universal shade of Dior Addict Lip Glow Liner can be layered with any lipstick or gloss for a long-lasting, defined lip contour. It’s perfect for pairing with Dior Addict Lip Glow Pomade and Dior Addict Lip Glow (sold separately) for smooth, rosy lips and a natural lip look.
|Above: Dior Addict Lip Glow Liner alone on the lips.|
|The Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation comes in a glass bottle with a dropper to dispense the formula.|
(2) Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation in Beige: Ever since seeing posts of this new formula on social media, I knew I would eventually be purchasing this on a whim. #foundationphile
Incredibly light and buildable, this fragrance-free foundation comes in 8 shades (equipped with adapting technology so most skin tones should be covered) and I found an absolutely befitting match in the Beige shade, which is @NC 25-27. In my experience, one full pump yields medium coverage with a satin-matte finish that looks nearly invisible on the skin (while impressively banishing uneven areas and the look of pores). I currently get 6-7 hours of touch up free wear time and am very pleased with this foundation thus far. A more comprehensive review to come!
|A swatch of Beige in outdoor light.|
Smooth on foundation coverage that feels ultra-light and buildable, while it evens and perfects your complexion. Every weightless drop of fluid imparts subtle luminosity that blurs imperfections and leaves a soft-focused glow. The foundation features a curated array of eight flexible shades that flatter all skintones.
Ingredients: Water, Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isododecane, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Pentylene Glycol, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Polysilicone-11, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Enteromorpha Compressa Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Yeast Extract, Sea Salt Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Butylene Glycol, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Silica, Polyglyceryl-2 Isostearate, Decyl Glucoside, Squalane, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Tromethamine, Phospholipids, Propanediol, Panthenol, Stearoyl Inulin, Sodium Benzoate, Simethicone, Hydroxystearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Phytantriol, Stearic Acid, Aluminum Dimyristate, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Sodium Anisate, Sodium Levulinate, Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Saccharomyces/Silicon Ferment, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment, Saccharomyces/Iron Ferment, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA. May Contain [+/-]: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).
|The new Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder comes in 4 shades with warm (Brilliant and Euphoric) and cool (Incandescent and Iridescent) undertones.|
(3) *Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder (also available at Nordstrom): I am over the moon for this new release from one of my favorite beauty brands. These four strobing powders, which are designed to impart an ethereal glow rather than an obvious metallic shimmer, take the act of highlighting to the next level.
Classic and restrained, this powder formula is nothing short than what I've come to expect from the chic and minimalist Hourglass line. I prefer to sweep them across the high points of my face and down the bridge of my nose for a luminous finish that is nearly invisible to the naked eye; skin merely looks bathed in a wash of flattering light...I can't wait to continue to experiment with all four!
Shade Descriptions (per my experience):
- Brilliant: A soft gold
- Euphoric: A warm champagne bronze
- Incandescent: A pale baby pink
- Iridescent: A muted rose gold
As soon as the sun makes an appearance in full force (it's been relatively gloomy here as of late), I will be doing a follow up post with additional swatches and action shots so that the full resplendence of these powders can be accurately conveyed!
|Swatches in direct sunlight.|
Ambient® Strobe Lighting Powders are formulated in a sheer base that’s infused with concentrated, ultra-fine mico-pearl particles in a number of sizes and refraction levels for natural-looking luminescence—without leaving a heavy metallic finish. Developed with Photoluminescent Technology it captures, diffuses, and softens surrounding light to refine the appearance of the skin. Use it wet or dry for different levels of intensity, taking you from an everyday strobe highlight to a dramatic evening strobe highlight. These universally flattering shades are perfect for all skintones, and they’re designed to be used with the Ambient Strobe Light Sculptor (sold separately) for the most effortless application.
Designed to emulate the way in which strobe lights capture and reflect light on the face, Ambient® Strobe Lighting Powders contain a more concentrated level of micro-pearl particles in varying sizes and refraction levels than the original Ambient Lighting Powders. Combined with a sheerer base, the powders impart a highlight to the face in its purest form without masking the skin beneath it.
"Ambient Strobe Lighting Powders give off the most amazing glow to your skin without being overpowering. I love using it with the Ambient Strobe Light Sculptor when I want a more reflective highlight." —Carisa Janes, Hourglass Founder
|These powders are finely-milled and gossamer-light for a lit-from-within (rather than shimmery) glow.|
|Heavy swatches in outdoor shade (to depict undertone).|
The following images reflect all 3 products in action // no eyemakep, no lipstick, no blush...just these 3 products for a clean, simple, pared down look...
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this fleeing overview of these 3 releases! As aforementioned, I plan on offering more in-depth reviews of both the Becca foundation (replete with comparison swatches) and the Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder but wanted to share initial impressions and swatches for those interested in ordering these gems right away.
Good things ahead, including a swatch-heavy Surratt Prismatique Eyes feature, a recap of my time at IMATS LA and a host of new product procurements! I am also working my way through responding to your lovely comments and emails ; )
Have a beautiful week...xx,
--The Beauty Professor
** PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me), however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own. © 2012-15 Beautyprofessor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.