Tuesday, September 18, 2012

New Aromaleigh products for face (primer, powders, foundations)

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Illuminata eye, illuminata luxe, prelude and Peaches & cream ultra resolution powder


illuminata luxe mineral finishing powder

Yay! "diamond" powder without silica! I can use some silica but better if not too much... So I prefer products without it. This made skin look very radiant. Me likey! I already bought a full size of this :D
"Aromaleigh "Illuminata Luxe" Finishing Powder is a translucent, sheer loose mineral cosmetic powder, that contains reflective minerals to give your skin a subtle, more radiant appearance. Fine lines and wrinkles are less dominant, and a fine finish is revealed. It takes the Illuminata formula a step further with the addition of a revolutionary light-diffusing diamond copolymer, which is a spherical powder with an entrapped photoluminescent diamond core. 
This diamond copolymer ingredient, while not "mineral" or "natural" in nature, adds great benefit to this Finishing Powder's ability to impart a soft-focus effect and minimize the appearance of fine lines."
Ingredients: Sericite (CI 77019), Mica (CI 77019), Boron Nitride, Magnesium Myristate, Diamond Copolymer (Benzimidazole Diamond Amidoethyl Urea Carbamoyl Propyl Polymethylsilsesquioxane), Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)


illuminata eye mineral perfecting powder

Slightly different color than "Illuminata luxe" but I decided that I don't need them both :D Worked very well though! "Diamond powders" are great: brightening and perfecting!
"Aromaleigh "Illuminata Eye" Perfecting Powder is a translucent, pale pink, sheer loose mineral cosmetic powder, that contains reflective minerals and a revolutionary light-diffusing diamond copolymer to perfect, refine, brighten and conceal around the eye area. It can also be used on the entire face, if you wish! 
This advanced diamond copolymer ingredient is a spherical powder with an entrapped photoluminescent diamond core. Whileit is not "mineral" or "natural" in nature, it adds great benefit to Illuminata Eye's ability to impart a soft-focus effect and minimize the appearance of fine lines."
Ingredients: Sericite (CI 77019), Mica (CI 77019), Boron Nitride, Magnesium Myristate, Diamond Copolymer (Benzimidazole Diamond Amidoethyl Urea Carbamoyl Propyl Polymethylsilsesquioxane), Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)


prelude primer daytime mineral treatment powder

I have been using this now for a few weeks without any problems (contains silica and my skin doesn't always like it much). I don't see much difference but my skin is in very good condition at the moment. I bought a full size and my skin likes this a lot.
"PRELUDE is a mineral formula with skin-nourishing vitamins, herbal extracts, amino-acid rich silk powder and also luxurious pearl powder, which has been used for centuries to beautify the skin. Our formula doesn't contain minerals that just make your skin "look" good... it contains ingredients that will make your skin ACT better. Active ingredients that provide beneficial purpose for your skin's wellbeing."
Ingredients: Trace mineral concentrate, silk powder, zinc oxide, pearl powder, silica, mica, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), allantoin, aloe barbadensis leaf (aloe vera) extract, camellia sinensis (green tea) extract, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499)


peaches & cream ultra-resolution  finishing powder:

Feels like pure silica... I know many women LOVE this ingredient but I think I'm "allergic" to it (I can tolerate a small amount but not 100% silica powders). The color looks lovely though and I know silica looks good on skin. Just after swatching this I knew I couldn't even test this on my face.

"Helps to reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and imperfections. Light as a feather, you'll barely know that you've applied Ultra-Resolution Finishing Powder. It glides effortlessly over your skin like silk in a smooth, even layer. Application is a breeze! It's so soft, smooth and silky that you'll adore the way that it feels on your skin... and as a final step to your mineral makeup routine."
Ingredients: silica (translucent/peaches and cream/english rose also contains mica (CI 77019), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) 

Dusk to Dawn *free PR sample*

Overnight mineral treatment powder. Before bedtime, apply a thin layer to clean skin with a flocked sponge. Can also be used over your regular (well absorbed) moisturizer. I could use this without moisturizer when I used Shiseido toner (Future solution LX concentrated balancing softer), which feels like a serum :D I was surprised how soft my skin was in the morning! However I usually use a moisturizer and then I noticed that I very often forgot to apply this product... Made the skin look like I had some makeup so I might use this when I would like to look better without makeup :D So I liked this product a lot but for me the daytime version is just easier to use. It also works as a primer.

Ingredients: trace mineral concentrate, silk powder, zinc oxide, silica, mica, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), allantoin, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, phyllanthus emblica fruit extract, ectoin, camellia sinensis (green tea) extract, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides.



foundation
I also tested Light 2N (neutral) in three formulas: dewdrop, gossamer & pashmina.

Dewdrop foundation

This is my favorite and I'll buy a full size of this one later :) Feels very nice and moisturizing on skin.
"Aromaleigh Dewdrop Mineral Foundation PowderLuxe, Dreamy Formula ideal for Dry/Sensitive Skin! 
Glissade, the predecessor of our new DEWDROP mineral foundation- was the result of several years of customer feedback and testing... while many women revel in the freedom of mineral foundations, an equally large percentage of women find mineral foundations drying, itching, tightening and sensitizing to their skin... and they cannot wear them happily or successfully. We developed "Glissade" so that our customers could experience the ingredient simplicity of minerals in a formula that utilizes silicone-coated pigment technology, thereby providing a "buffer" between your skin and the pigments."
Dewdrop Ingredients: Sericite Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica +/- Magnesium Mysristate, Mica +/- Dimethicone, Zinc Oxide, Siica (Silicon Dioxide), Magnesium Stearate (plant derived), Allantoin, Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Iron Oxide (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) .
Dewdrop foundation 2N






Gossamer foundation

This a a "basic mineral foundation", very good and suitable for those who want to use just basic ingredients :)
"Gossamer is ideal for all skintypes, is finely milled and silky and contains Zinc Oxide, for full spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Gossamer also utilizes advanced light-dispersing and skin-smoothing pigment technology."
Gossamer Ingredients: Sericite Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica +/- Magnesium Mysristate, Zinc Oxide, Silica (Silicon Dioxide), Magnesium Stearate (plant derived), Iron Oxide (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) .




Pashmina

I used this as a foundation and I liked it. My skin is quite dry and full coverage foundations seem to work very well on my skin. Even though I don't need that much coverage. This was perhaps a bit too matte for my taste. If you don't need much coverage, this might work as a concealer.

"Pure Cover, the predecessor of our new Pashmina mineral foundation–was a multi-purpose product which could be used as a concealer, or on it's own as a high-coverage mineral foundation. Many customers also blended Pure Cover into their Mineral Foundation formulas to develop their own customized level of coverage."

Pashmina Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Zinc Oxide, Sericite Mica (CI 77019), Mica +/- Magnesium Mysristate, , Silica (Silicon Dioxide), Magnesium Stearate (plant derived), Iron Oxide (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)

Lazy Sunday-look :D 

NARS Orgasm Lipgloss & blush






2 comments:

  1. This is a helpful post! Thanks for all the photos and dicription. I need to order some more foundation and now I get it for my 17 year old daughter too. Her skin is such a different color from mine, so I'll het some samples!

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  2. Beautiful colors. I like how it shimmers a little too.

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