I had a very brief look at the Elizabeth Arden Gelato Crush collection in last week’s Eight Hour post, but now I’ve had a chance to play with colours and textures for this high summer make up edit.
There are four Cool Glow Cheek Tint – they’re made to a ‘bouncy’ formula, which means that they’re a water based gel so very light in feel on the skin. They’re such a good option for dry or older skin because they’re full of hyaluronic acid and ceramides. The finish is dewy, with a light tint of colour – very blendable, but don’t be put off by the mesh topper that holds the blush in place inside the pot. It is a very liquid formula and my advice is not to use finger tips but to use a small blush brush or even a large eye brush to apply. Personally, I think it’s a bit pricey at £28 but there really aren’t many formulas like this that merge seamlessly with the complexion.
The two shades I have here are Coral Daze and Berry Rush.
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The Gelato Crush Lipsticks are truly the stars of this summer edit. Again, fuelled by hyaluronic and peptides, as soon as I’d tried one of these, I popped it in my handbag to use over the summer (shade Red Velvet) because the texture is so lovely.
From left to right: Strawberry Sorbet, Red Velvet, Just Peachy, Rose Macaroon and Black Cherry which gives a hint of a wine stain. These aren’t high saturation colours – you get a bit more than a tinted balm but a lot less than a full on lipstick in terms of pigment, but goodness, they are all of the comfortable on the lip. They’re just a joy to use in terms of smoothness and hydration thanks to shea butter and I’m so impressed with this ‘nearly melted’ formula.
Because my tone is warm at the moment, I can wear the vampy nuance of Red Velvet and not look as though I’m ill and I love it! They’re £22 each, HERE, at John Lewis which has the full line up and they’re a big recommend for a juicy lip look for all ages. I will point out that because they’re ‘melty’ they don’t stay pristine in the tube – a couple of uses and mine looks very sought into and whatever you do, don’t leave them in the sunshine!
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