Oriflame Makeup Review

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!

everlasting foundationEverLasting Foundation with SkinRenew Complex

‘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.

skin dream bb creamSkin Dream BB Cream SPF30

‘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.

oriflame beauty eyebrow kitEyebrow Kit

‘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.

very me metalinerVery Me Metaliner

‘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.

very me clickit eye linerVery Me Clickit Eyeliner

‘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.very me clickit connector

Back to the eyeliner, this one didn’t dry my eyes and went on smoothly creating a really precise line.

Very Me Clickit Lipgloss

‘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!

oriflame beauty studio artist lipstickStudio Artist Lipstick

‘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.


Oriflame Review

Oriflame ReviewI met the folks from Oriflame back at the Mumpreneur conference and they very kindly gave me a few products to try out at home. I have to admit that I’d never heard of the brand before but apparently they have been going since 1967 albeit not in the UK for all of that time.

I have very dry and sensitive skin and often suffer from allergic reactions, therefore I try new products with a mixture of fear and anticipation. Overall I’ve been very impressed by the few products I have tried and thought I’d share my initial impressions of Oriflame.

Optimals Skin Youth Day Cream

Optimals Skin Youth Day Cream

‘Light day cream that helps smoothen complexion, prevent visibility of first lines and enlarged pores. Contains smoothening microspheres and patented antioxidant technology Lingon 50:50™ to prevent skin ageing. SPF 10.’

This moisturiser has the texture of double cream and by that I mean the stuff you eat. After one month of use I haven’t had any adverse reactions and my skin feels moisturised and comfortable. This cream has an anti ageing formula but as I don’t really suffer from wrinkles yet I can’t comment on whether this cream would help cure or prevent them. Overall it had a lovely texture and I would be happy to continue using it, with the added bonus that it’s a very reasonable price.

Pure Nature Organic White Tea Extract Moisturizing Gel Mask

Pure Nature Organic White Tea Extract Moisturizing Gel Mask

‘Moisturizing gel mask with white tea extract. Rich in anti-oxidants to revitalize your skin. For all skin types.’

I first used this mask one morning when I felt absolutely terrible! My youngest had been suffering with asthma, the dog had a tummy ache and I only got about four hours sleep (how did I ever survive newborn twins if a night like this seems so hard). I popped the mask on for ten minutes during which time my skin didn’t feel tight or pulled and then I washed it off. I think this little beauty saved my poor tired skin, it really made me feel a lot better and significantly more moisturized. I can’t wait to try it out on cold winter days when my skin feels at its driest.

Amber Elixir Eau de ParfumAmber Elixir Eau de Parfum

‘Inspired by the mysterious beauty of amber, Amber Elixir exudes an enticing aura of sensuality and tranquility. Warm lingering notes of blackcurrant and mandarin embrace alluring heliotrope, mystical amber and sensual musk as you are consumed by its seductive amber glow.’

All sounds wonderful doesn’t it, but I’m one of those women who has a signature scent…. Except it’s rather expensive on a daily basis. Finding a daily perfume that I am happy with is no easy task, but I’ve become quite attached to Amber Elixir. It has an expensive quality to the scent and the bottle is beautiful.


I’m always sceptical of cosmetic brands that I’m unfamiliar with, I tend to stick with a brand when I know it works for me. However I’ve been very impressed with Oriflame so far, I’d love to try out some of their makeup and I think they’re definitely worth investigating further.


To check out more items from the Oriflame range or buy online visit www.oriflame4me.co.uk.