Sunday Riles | The Influencer Clean Longwear Foundation

There were quite some new base additions this year and I was supper excited to find out Sunday Riley for the first time is introducing a new base. The Influencer Clean Longwear Foundation (C$54 for 32 ml ) is a long-lasting foundation with a medium coverage but definitely buildable. This foundation is designed for all skin textures and targets redness, uneven skin tone and oiliness. It’s a foundation that carries skin care goodness into it while it even out the skin, I would say its pretty compare able to a BB or CC cream with a better coverage. The texture is light and comes in a satin-matte finish, offering a fresh looking skin all day long. The foundation is cruelty-free and formulated without synthetic fragrance, talc and gluten.
It comes in a very sleek-looking clear tube packaging with a pump dispense which makes it very ideal to take it with you while you’re on the go and travel friendly. While the pump dispenser really makes sure so get enough product without creating any miss.

The Influencer Clean Longwear Foundation comes in 20 shades to enhance all skin tones, the shade range is not huge but I found it’s pretty much covering all tones from fairest to deepest. The lasting power is pretty good but it does fade off through out the day. I found the foundation to be a little dry for my skin since it carries a semi matte finish, although it claims to work on dry skin but I had to prep my skin with a facial oil to get the foundation set nicely without feeling dry. The Influencer Clean Longwear Foundation works really good-by itself, there is no need for a primer or a setting powder. If you have an oily skin you might want to set it with a powder lightly but if you’re some one like me with dry skin I would suggest to skip the powder step since it really feels dry on skin. I did tried it different ways to see how it works the best, I found using a beautyblender works like wonders but it will sheer out the coverage, you may want to layer the foundation to get the coverage. The foundation do oxidizes, having said that you might want to go a shade lighter. I received the shades 110 and 130 for testing purposes, and 110 is a very fair shade with pink undertones yet 130 carries a fair shade with a warm undertone which was a good match to my skin at this time of the year. I might go a shade darker at the end of the summer season.  For me two pump was good enough to cover my whole entire face but you still need concealer to hide dark circles and some spots for sure. I still have to test the product on those hot and humid days, I feel its going to be one of the best foundation for hot days.

Bottom line I really had high hopes with this foundation but its one of the foundations that could be hit or miss. For me its some how a hit foundation yet I have to work with it, I personally love to wear a base with a good coverage and luminous finish, my skin can’t tolerate the dryness or matte finish texture at all and that’s the only miss for me, I had to prep my skin with a nice hydrating moisturizer plus a facial oil (or mix a drop of facial oil into the foundation) or setting spray was a must for my to get that luminous finish and loosen up with foundation. The coverage is good enough for every day and it does set nicely once mixed with a drop of facial oil. It looks fresh, and natural, perfect for every day look. I would highly suggest to get a sample before purchasing to see how it works on you skin. You can find the Influencer Clean Longwear Foundation now available at Sephora.

Press samples were provided and courtesy of Sunday Riley. 

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TON Cosmetics

I recently received found about this new Canadian Beauty brand TōN Cosmetics which simplifying the quest for the right shades of lipstick.  TōN Cosmetics lipsticks are created to suit your skin tone and undertone to match a true lip color especially for you. They carry a great range of lipsticks in Nude and Red to enhance every woman’s lip look. How you find your perfect shade? you take the TōN Cosmetics Test that is offered on their web page available right here by answering a detailed questionnaire to find that perfect shade.

Here after completing the test I found the shades that matches my skin tone and works with my skin’s undertone, the shades are:

  • Fair Warm 1 – is a nice light nude shade with warm under tone.
  • Fair Warm 2 – is a beautiful bright red shade with blue undertone and on the cooler side.

There is something for all skin tones, we all struggles finding that right shades while trying on dozen lipsticks to find that one perfect nude or red shade that goes well with our skin tone. Here with answering couple of question you get to find your shade. The texture is super hydrating and soft with a delicious smell that melts heart.  It comes in a beautiful white packaging toped with a jewel that adds a nice finish to the look of the lipstick.

I have teamed up with TōN Cosmetics to give on lucky lady to try out the a pair of lipstick in Nude and Red from the brand while all my readers and followers gets 20% off their purchase with using discount code MIDOLE 20 at the check out – to get their perfect shades of lipsticks. I’m supper excited to run this contest over here on the blog and I can’t wait for you all to try these lipsticks. The Rules for the Contest is as follows:

Open Internationally but to current Million Idole newsletter subscribers only. How to enter:

  1. Subscribe on Million Idole newsletter by leaving your email address
  2. Follow Million Idole and TōN Cosmetics on Instagram 
  3. Tag 3 Friends on comment section

Winner will be selected 48 hours after giveaway ends and contacted by me via e-mail. Prizes ship within one week – this giveaway is sponsored by TōN Cosmetics. 

Press sample provided and courtesy of TōN Cosmetics.

 

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Dior | Addict Lacquer Plump, Dior Addict Gel Lacquer Stick and Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Roller- Pearl

Here is the latest from Dior makeup – Dior just introduced a new formula to their Addict lipstick line – Addict Lacquer Plump and new shades to their Dior Addict Gel Lacquer. There were quite few new release and launches from Dior this year especially to their lip line. Dior also launched a new Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Roller-Pearl for this season. All the new launches and releases were supper amazing and its disparately hard to pass by any of the launches easily.

 

First look at the Dior Addict Lacquer Plum (C$43 for 5.5 ml). These are highly pigment lip ink that works like a tattoo with plumping formula that gets into the action upon contact. A breakthrough from the Dior laboratories, this new lipstick is the perfect makeup and skin care hybrid. Giving lips that bold colour and radiant lacquer finish. The texture feels soft and smooth, while it leaves a nice tint on the lips for up to 8 hours. Peter Philips Creative and Image Director For Dior Makeup describes this as “It is intensely colourful and long-lasting with unique radiance and shine effects, while its light texture provides incredible comfort.” I found the statement really defines the product well.  The pluming gives lips a more fuller look illusion. It’s formulated with natural hibiscus extract for a voluminous lip look and shaping effect. It gives lips that nice luminous and fresh look that is perfect for those Spring and Summer days. I found the color does interact with your lips chemistry where you’re left with a nice tint that comes from within.

I found these to be one of super hydrating and lustrous formulas by far. I immediately put the shade Dior Pretty in my on the go pack just right after first round of testing. These new Dior Addict Lacquer Plum formula are very iimpressive. The packing is instantly beautiful and lux looking. There are sixteen beautiful colours (some shades are exclusive at Sephora) and  categorized in three section: Classic, Neon and Glitters. I received four shades from the brand which includes:

  • Dior Pretty which is one of the IT shades from the collection and is a very beautiful rosewood shades that can be worn day and night (Classic)
  • D-Fancy is a bold chocolate shades that comes with high shine finish (Classic)
  • Dior Freak is bright pastel tangy peach shade from (Neons collection)
  • Fireworks is a deep coral shade that comes in with golden glitters (Glitter)

There is also new additions to the Dior Addict family – Dior Addict Lacquer Sticks collection is introducing 6 new shades. Dior Addict Lacquer Sticks were launched last year fully reviewed here, I found the formula to be one of the most hydrating lipsticks with a very creamy and soft texture. I received only three new shades to try. These four new shades comes in Glittery finish and two Satin finish, remember 2018 is all about glow and glitters.

  • Stargirl – is a beautiful pale pink that adds a high shine to your lips. You may want line the lips for more fuller illusion look.
  • Rising Star – this is a glittery nude shades that is a perfect every day and night color. If you’re a Nude lipstick lover you are going to love this.
  • Studio – is a beautiful glittery orange-red that looks amazing on all skin tones.

 

Dior also introduced a new Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Roller Pear (limited edition and exclusive at Shoppers Drug Mart and Parma Prix) with a very chic and romantic style. I personally obsessed over the Dior fragrances and this one carries that light and sensual floral scent which is very charming.

Notes:

  • Sicilian Orange Essence
  • Pink Peony
  • Damascus Rose
  • White Musks

The Roller Pearl comes in a perfect size where you can carry with you all day long and fits into your bag easily while refreshes your scent all day long. It stays in put all day long, loved the staying power. It comes in a beautiful and elegant glass bottle topped with a delicate pearl for a free and easy new approach to fragrance application. It dispense the right amount of product where you want with no waste at all.

 

I have a pure love for Dior Makeup and Fragrances, and a huge thumbs up for all these new launches. The products are amazing in terms of performance, lasting power and quality. The new Dior Addict Lacquer Plump is one of the best formulas I have tried so far. Just a perfect combination of lip ink and plumping gloss to give lips that juicy finish while it stays in your lips for a good amount of time. And I have been loving the new addition shades to the Dior Addict Gel Lacquer Stick collection, high shine and intense color and even better now it comes with glitter. Last the new addition of Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Roller-Pearl makes things even better, you have to make sure you get your hands to this before its gone. You can find the Dior Addict Lacquer Plump and Dior Addict Gel Lacquer Stick at Sephora, and all Department stores at Dior counter and the Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Roller-Pearl is available exclusive at Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharma Prix.

Press samples were provided and curtesy of Dior. 

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