[productsamples/affiliatelinks] Okay, let’s address the elephant in the room here… the name. I know that it’s going to sit fine with some and not with others. My personal view is that it’s a bit of a cheap shot for a brand that trades on the elegance and sophistication of Hollywood icons but there you go. It’s also strongly rumoured (emphasis on ‘rumoured’] that Estee Lauder Companies is eyeing the brand up to add to their inventory.
The biggest feature of the collection is the pair of Face Palettes – above is Lovegasm with highlight, glow, bronze and blush. Aside from the bronze, which is matte, these are high, high beam face products with an emphasis on rose gold and bronze. There’s something a bit ‘disco’ about it – which I love – and if you’re a glow-getter, you’re not going to be disappointed with this. The formulas burnish up to an electric gleam on the skin – in fact, I’d say go very lightly to start with because while you can dial up you can’t dial down. It’s not that often that I open a palette and it immediately inspires a look but this one does – to me it’s beachy club nights, Studio 54 style boogie glam – that will work on all deeper tones.
The lighter version is Lightgasm – all the same glow but more suited to paler or cooler tones. Again, the bronze powder is matte with everything around it filled to the max with shimmer. I mean, if that’s your look, they’re impressive. At £60 each, they’re pricey, but if they see you right through the summer and beyond which I think they would, perhaps worth considering. I don’t know that I could say the powders are exceptional quality, but they’re doing their job perfectly well as long as you have a great buffing brush to hand.
Here they are together.
Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules
I’d be prepared to put money down to bet that you won’t have experienced a skin care texture like this before...
The bottom four swatches are Lightgasm, the top four are from Lovegasm.
I’m on happier ground personally with the Beauty Light Wands – liquid skin lighters in highlight or blush version that anyone can wear to bring a gorgeous twinkling sheen to the skin. They’re generously pigmented, super easy to blend and incredibly flattering on any age complexion. I like Pinkgasm on me – it’s a rosy-peach gold shade and believe me you only need a tiny dot.
In the swatch above, bottom to top, Goldgasm, Pinkgasm and Peachgasm. Gold is the highlight – the other two shades are the blush. There’s a cushion on top of the tube to let you dot your cheeks before blending – I don’t think you could realistically blend using the cushion – and warning! A lot comes out so squeeze gently and use the twist mechanism to turn it to ‘off’ when you’re not using it. They’re £29 each – again, pricey, but a little goes a very long with these and I love the quality of them.
The quad, Dreamgasm, is a bit of an anomaly within the collection because, while everything else is super-charged with light, the shadows are more pared back with the exception of the bottom left corner which is the colour-pop in the palette. It’s really wearable and £39. Ouch.
I’ve still got the new Collagen Lip Baths to test out (I loved the original and wear it often) and two new shades of Eyes To Mesmerise, which I’ll get swatched up later in the week. Otherwise, the new collection is HERE, non affiilate HERE. Looking forward to not having to add ‘gasm’ to the end of everything.
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