A couple of weeks ago I reviewed some skincare products from Oriflame, I also mentioned that I’d love to try out a few pieces from their makeup range. The lovely Lyn from www.oriflame4me.co.uk kindly sent me out a selection to try.
I’ll start by saying that I have really awkward skin, it’s fair, dry, sensitive and easily irritated and while I love makeup this has certainly limited my choices over the years. If a product dries my skin I abandon it, if a lipstick causes my lips to crack or peel, away it goes so I’m not an easy customer to please!
‘High-performance foundation with Patented Skincare Technology for multi-functional skin benefits. Clinically proven transfer-resistant for long-lasting flawless wear. Lightweight silicone base for velvety-smooth finish and perfect comfort fit. Medium to high coverage. 30ml.’
This foundation went on smoothly and didn’t appear to dry out my skin. It does give a fairly light coverage so if you need a really good concealing product then this may not be the one for you. Although it’s certainly worth mentioning that it did appear to last all day and my skin didn’t feel weighed down when I came to remove it.
Overall I really enjoyed using this foundation, it’s light, comfortable and offers a natural coverage and colour.
‘All-in-one solution fusing make-up, skincare and SPF protection. At once conceals all types of pigmentation, blemishes, discoloration and reduces appearance of pores. Hydrates and creates a perfect, lustrous skin tone. Use everyday for a dewy, flawless-look. Oil-free. SPF 30. 30 ml’
I really like BB creams for daytime use, they offer light and comfortable coverage without the weight of a foundation and this is by far my favourite BB cream to date! Other brands have offered good coverage but I often felt they dried my skin slightly. I actually forgot I was wearing this one and despite rubbing my hand across my face it didn’t smudge. The fact that this product is both hydrating and oil free means it should suit a wide range of skin types and the high SPF makes it perfect for protecting your skin in a stress free way.
‘Compact, all-in-one kit for creating perfectly defined eyebrows with a natural-looking finish. A professional brow look has never been easier. Contains 2 blendable brow shadows, 2 brushes and setting wax. 3 g’
I adore the packaging of this kit with its teeny tiny drawer and miniature brushes, it would make a fabulous gift. As I have dark eyebrows I found the lighter brow colour of limited use but that’s purely because of my colouring. The brow shadows went on smoothly and did a lovely natural job of filling in sparse hairs. I did try out the setting wax but to be honest I didn’t find it added anything useful, perhaps my eyebrows have been tamed sufficiently but the wax didn’t aid me personally.
‘Want to make heads turn? Glam it up with Very Me Metaliner in intense shimmering metallic shades. Stylo applicator for sleek, precise lines in a flash. 3.5ml.’
I tried out the Very Me Metaliner in silver and I’ve had a slightly mixed reactions to it. On the one hand I love the texture and colour with its brightening properties. On the other hand I’m not keen on the foam applicator as I much prefer a brush for liquid. I also found this liner a little drying on my eyelids but as I’ve said before I do have very sensitive skin.
‘Glossy eyeliner in electrifying shades and means all eyes are on you. Glides on smoothly for super-precise lines. Combine with clickit mascara for an ultra-glamorous look. 3.5 ml.’
In contrast to the previous liner I absolutely love the clickit eyeliner! The concept of the clickit range is brilliant, all the products appear to come without a handle (although there is still enough to be usable) which makes them small enough to fit in a tiny purse. You can then purchase a Clickit Connector for 50p which allows you to create personalised double ended products or click and use as a handle.
Back to the eyeliner, this one didn’t dry my eyes and went on smoothly creating a really precise line.
‘Shimmering lip gloss gives your lips perfectly kissable shine. Combine with Clickit Lip Stain for more intense colour. A choice of luscious shades to suit your every mood. 3.5ml.’
Another item from the Clickit range. This was a really nice lipgloss which didn’t dry or run, it also didn’t create an overly sticky surface which was a welcome relief when my hair blew across my mouth in the wind!
‘Creamy shine without shimmer! A satin-smooth texture in warm, muted shades for perfectly luscious lips with a flawless finish. The creamy, comfortable formulation moisturises your lips, leaving them feeling as wonderful as they look. The specially designed bullet shape means expert precision when applying. 4g.’
This lipstick gave a beautiful colour which lasted reasonably well, although it’s certainly not a long lasting blend. The packaging didn’t wow me in the same way as the eye brow kit had but it’s classic lines and simplicity were very pleasing.
To purchase all these products and more from the Oriflame range visit www.oriflame4me.co.uk or click on the product headings.