We’re in the land of luxury buys here with Oribe’s very small make up edit. I didn’t even know they made make up because Oribe is far better known for its premium haircare.
I guess the nicest and most visually impactful item is the Illuminating Face Palette – soft, shimmery and glowy. The outer casing is a grey marbled effect with a gold logo – it’s rather reminding me of Versace Make Up from back in the day (please could we have this back!). Part of the softness is due to an oil infusion but there’s no way to tell what these oils are (I’ve looked). I can say they’re not mineral based because the brand is free from parabens, mineral oil and petrolatum. There are two colour ways for the Illuminating Palette – shown is Moonlit, but there is a more orange based Sunlit shade, too.
There are three Lip Lust Lipsticks in the edit: my sample is The Nude, but there is also The Red and The Violet with corresponding nail colours of the same names. The first thing I noticed is that it is very heavily vanilla infused, scent wise. Like MAC but even a bit more than that. In terms of pigment delivery, they’re great – nothing to complain about here – with a smooth, satin finish.
I have the skin oil yet to try, but I have used the Balmessence Lip Treatment (camelia oil) which on first couple of uses is nothing to get too excited about, but maybe the smoothing and softening comes with more regular use. I utterly love the gold lidded pot which again puts me in mind of Versace.
If you like luxury make up and products that aren’t yet mainstream, head to Net-A-Porter HERE to see the full collection. The Face Illuminator is £49, the Lipsticks are £32 and the Nail Polishes, £24. The Balm is £25.
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