Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Spotlight On: Decorte Beauty + Swatches of Every Product in the Line!

Introducing DECORTE Skincare + Beauty.
I possess a profound appreciation for Japanese skincare and beauty; the cutting-edge technology and beautiful formulations consistently call my name.  Earlier this spring, I was able to preview a new addition to the US beauty and skincare landscape with the arrival of DECORTE Skincare.  From stellar skincare to gorgeous base and lip products, this line is streamlined elegance incarnate.  

Consequently, I am excited to share a comprehensive, swatch-heavy overview of the DECORTE; once only available in Asia, this lauded Japanese brand recently debuted stateside at Saks and earlier this spring!

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the DECORTE products in action as well as the Bottom Line...
DECORTE Soft Creme Foundation.
The DECORTE Soft Creme Foundation (discussed HERE) is a resplendent formula; incredibly silky and nourishing, this glides onto the skin with ease.  The weightless texture allows my skin to feel like it's able to breathe, even after hours of wear. 

The coverage is an immediate medium that is easily buildable to full and the finish is a flattering satin matte for a hyper natural effect. I find that I get a comfortable 7-8 hours of wear before needing to touch up in my t-zone and love how even and creamy this makes my sensitive skin...this formula is a gem, indeed!

Official details, courtesy of Saks:

EXCLUSIVELY AT SAKS. Experience the unexpected. Soft to the touch, this crème foundation instantly perfects the complexion while vastly improving skin's health and vitality with time. Uber-antioxidant Shirakaba Tonic infuses skin with clarity and renewal. Washi Paper Optics create a low-definition look for a luxe new luminosity. Custom medium - full coverage. Long-wearing. 1 oz. Made in Japan.

Warm Beige and Warm Ivory.
The *DECORTE Soft Creme Foundation comes in 12 shades that are suitable for fair to medium-tan skin tones:
  • #202 Golden Ochre: Very warm light yellow beige
  • #300 Warm Pearl: Fair warm-neutral alabaster beige
  • #301 Warm Ivory: Fair neutral alabaster beige
  • #302 Warm Ochre: Light peachy-yellow beige
  • #303 Warm Beige: Warm light-medium beige **My perfect match for NC 25 skin
  • #304 Natural Tan: Warm medium beige
  • #350 Cool Pearl: Fairest alabaster rosy beige
  • #351 Cool Ivory: Light rosy beige
  • #353 Cool Beige: Light-medium rosy beige
  • #354 Natural: Neutral medium beige
  • #355 Honey: Rich warm tan for medium-tan skin tones
  • #401 Rose Ivory: Fair rosy alabaster beige
Ingredients (click to enlarge).
Swatches in direct sunlight.
Swatches in direct sunlight (with a flash).
Swatches in outdoor shade.
Swatches in direct sunlight.
Swatches in direct sunlight (with a flash).
Swatches in outdoor shade.
DECORTE Soft Powder Foundation.

Ever since having the opportunity to try it last month, I have been heavily relying upon the wonders of the *DECORTE Soft Powder Foundation (reviewed HERE).  The Foundation Case (sold separately) is crafted of a light yet stalwart metal and the refillable pans ensure that waste is avoided.

Finely milled with lush color payoff, the formula offers light to medium coverage, banishes shine and keeps skin looking fresh and healthy for hours on end.  I use it to set my t-zone in the morning and touch up in the late afternoon; and although it instantly perfects the skin, the texture is virtually invisible.  An absolutely exemplary formula, this powder has been a permanent fixture in my handbag as of late!

I appreciate the sturdy plastic shield that protects the powder and keeps the mirror clean...genius!
 Official details, courtesy of Saks:

EXCLUSIVELY AT SAKS. Experience the unexpected. Velvety to the touch, this compact foundation combines a soft-crystal texture with a cascade of hydrating and conditioning benefits. Uber-antioxidant Shirakaba Tonic infuses skin with calm and renewal. Washi Paper Optics create a low-definition look for a luxe new luminosity. Layers weightlessly for individual, medium coverage. Long-wearing. Made in Japan.

All 12 shades.

The Decorte Soft Powder Foundation comes in 12 shades that are suitable for fair to medium-tan skin tones:
  • #202 Golden Ochre: Very warm light yellow beige
  • #300 Warm Pearl: Fair warm-neutral alabaster beige
  • #301 Warm Ivory: Fair neutral alabaster beige
  • #302 Warm Ochre: Light peachy-yellow beige
  • #303 Warm Beige: Warm light-medium beige **My perfect match for NC 25 skin
  • #304 Natural Tan: Warm medium beige
  • #350 Cool Pearl: Fairest alabaster rosy beige
  • #351 Cool Ivory: Light rosy beige
  • #353 Cool Beige: Light-medium rosy beige
  • #354 Natural: Neutral medium beige
  • #355 Honey: Rich warm tan for medium-tan skin tones
  • #401 Rose Ivory: Fair rosy alabaster beige
Swatches in direct sunlight.
Swatches in direct sunlight (with a flash).
Swatches in direct sunlight.
Swatches in direct sunlight (with a flash).
The New Nudes.

Finally, the *DECORTE V Fusion Lip Palette is utterly divine! In two color families (Nude and Red), this lip color formula is unlike anything I've ever tried.  The lip color is thin yet pigmented, semi-matte, yet hydrating and impressively long lasting.

The New Nudes has every nude--from pinky beige to light russet brown--for endless color combinations and personalized customization. This palette is truly a must for nude lovers and for those who prefer more vibrant hues, The New Reds is also swatched below!

The New Nudes.

The New Reds and The New Nudes.

Official details, courtesy of Saks:

EXCLUSIVELY AT SAKS. It's a paradox: Hyper-color and condition in one. Double-pigment technology provides extreme tonal color while helping soften delicate skin with botanicals for a most comfortable, just-matte finish. Long-wearing. Non-drying. Made in Japan.

Swatches of both palettes in direct sunlight.
To remain in neutral territory, I applied the four shades in my custom made quad by Anastasia Beverly Hills.  This eye shadow formula is buttery, pigmented and long lasting. 
The following images reflect all products in action (DECORTE Soft Creme Foundation #303 and The New Nudes on the lips) in afternoon sunlight...




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Last look.
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Bottom Line: I truly hope you enjoyed this overview of the magnificent DECORTE line and found the swatches helpful.  I am sincerely impressed by the quality ingredients and formidable performance the products I've tried and look forward to further experimenting with the line.

Will YOU be trying DECORTE?  If so, which products do you have your eye on?  Do share!

Good things ahead, including a host of new product procurements...I am also working on responding to your latest batch of lovely comments, both for the blog and my most recent video ; )

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.  © 2012-16 Beautyprofessor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

8 comments:

  1. Hi Rachel,
    Enamoured by the Decorte Range, Out Of Interest Which Shade In The Powder Foundation would you say is closest to Mac NC20 and Mac NW20. Many thanks sweetheart. Jas xx

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    1. Hello! I would recommend #301 for your NC20 match and #351 to match NW20.

      Hope that helps...xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  2. Love the look you created with the makeup. I also think those wonderful black shoes make the look. Such great style, Rachel!

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    1. Thank you ever so much, dear Debi!!

      And the shoes are extremely comfortable ; )

      Hope you are having a marvelous weekend...what is new?

      XO,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  3. Hi Rachel. What color would I be I'm an nc40 and I wear dior air in 40. Thanks!!

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    1. The closest match to NC40 would be #355!

      Hope that helps...xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  4. Hi Rachael,
    Would love to know your thoughts on how the Decorte Soft Creme Foundation compares to the Kanebo Sensai Cellular Performance Foundation that is no longer available in the U.S? Agree with the previous comment - the shoes are fabulous!

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    1. Hi Carrie,

      Thanks for the question! Yes, the Decorte calls to mind the wonders of the Kanebo (in terms of coverage, finish and lasting power)...with more shade options...such an exciting discovery ; ) Much appreciation for the kind words about my shoes!

      XO,

      --The Beauty Professor

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