New In Beauty & Skincare || September Review

New in beauty and skincare

The best thing about blogging is the PR samples and the worst thing is falling in love with the product only to find out the crazy price tag haha. Well that being said the past 2-3 weeks have been filled with fun surprises. Here are few bits and bobs that I received from Armani, Algenist and Marc Jacobs and Influenster Box.


Even though some products might not be new on the shelves, but they are new to me. So lets start with the craziest surprise package till date.


MARC JACOBS AIR BLUSH

Marc jacobs air blush

Marc jacobs

Marc Jacobs Airbrush collection*. Now I did receive one of the blushes in my influenster box and I was beyond, beyond excited to have received that package. Never did I know I would  receive the entire collection from Marc Jacobs in the coolest packaging ever. There are 5 shades in the collection, with lighter and contrasting stripes. The contrasting stripes can be used to alter the shade, you can go lighter and darker, depending upon how you mix up the two shades.

When I received my influenster box (incase you are not familiar with the box and you are blogger, you should definitely sign-up, its free and bloody awesome), I didn’t dare swirl my brush into the blush, just because I was afraid to ruin the packaging. But when I received the bomb package from MJ, I knew I had enough backups to ruin at-least one of them haha.

On to the blush, there are beautiful 5 shades to chose from, I finally did dig into lush & libido, though when I used it to be honest I wasn’t blow away by the color, cause lets be honest every blush almost ends up looking the same. Yet we keep growing our collection haha. But what surprised me was the wear time and the way it meshes with the skin. Despite sweating and bathing the blush did stay on my cheeks, which is incredible. And if you are blush fanatic like me this is definitely a stunning formula to have in your collection. Because it goes on smoothly, without patching or streaking on the skin.

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ALGENIST SKINCARE RANGE

Algenist skincare

Algenist is skincare brand that is based in San Fransisco, which offers an extensive range of anti-aging treatments. Now I have to say I was rather impressed with the package the surprise balloon that popped up from the giant box was super exciting not only for me but my little munchkin.

Onto the products I received two serums, Genius anti aging cream and complete eye renewal balm.

Genius Ultimate Anti Aging Cream ($75)* : A powerful formula that contains their patented Alguronic acid, with plant based collagen to help restore the skin. Unlike regular creams, the consistency and texture of this cream is unique, its like a mousey, gelly, cream consistence, if that makes any sense. But I can totally vouch for the amazing results of this product. I have been using this cream ever since I received it and I have to say I have seen quite a difference in my skin. It looks radiant and plump. This is the one product that made me write the start up line of this blog post (joy of receiving PR packages is to get to try amazing holy grail status products only to find out their heft price tag lol).

Retinol Firming and Lifting Serum ($102)* : One product I was too excited to try. I have been hearing the whole rage about the retinol and its amazing result. And this is what makes you taste the amazingness of retinol. This serum and along with the genius anti aging cream, are an essential part of my skin care routine now.

Complete eye renewal cream  ($68)* : I remember trying a sample of this years ago, and not liking it (oops, *inserts a monkey covering up eyes* emoji). Its like any eye cream, hydrating but what I look for when it comes to eye creams is, if they end up making my eyes look well rested next morning. And helps in lightening my under eye circles. This does a great job of hydrating but when it comes to the dark circle this doesn’t really work I have to say. For that I have been a huge fan of Tula eye cream, where I saw genuine results when I used it.

Power Advance Wrinkle Fighter Serum ($105)* : which is described as an advanced anti-aging serum formulated with their patented ingredient, Alguronic Acid along with a peptide 3D complex to address the first signs of aging.  And that’s all I can say about this since I haven’t tried it yet.

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ARMANI BEAUTY 

Armani beauty eye-tint and prima collection

Armani eye-tintsArmani Eye Tints and eccentrico Mascara received in Influenster box* : If you have been here on the blog then you probably already know how much I love my eye tints from Armani, they are the definition of ultimate one stop shop eye shadow. You can also read my review on the eye tints here.

The Eccentrico Mascara* : This one has been a pleasant mascara in my collection, a non waterproof formula after a long time, that doesn’t smudge or smear off the face during the crazy hot days. I judge mascara not on the basis of lengthening or volumizing but on the basis of a non irritating formula. Since I have super sensitive eyes, mascara can tend to irritate my eyes like crazy and I end up itching them for forever. Also, I love the fact that it defines the lashes beautifully without clumping and weighing them down. The wand of this mascara is what makes it unique. Even after I run out of this mascara I will definitely be keeping the wand.

Armani Fall Winter 2016 Runway Translucent Powder eye shadow Trio Palette* : In terms of packaging it is similar to the compact powder package only with a limited edition printed cover lid. I don’t know if this collection was launched and sold out or it is still yet to hit the shelves. Cause I haven’t seen it anywhere around the internet. As it states it comes with a translucent powder and three eyeshadows. If you are smokey eye lover, it has perfect shades to satisfy your smoky eye look.

Armani Fall Winter 2016 Eye tint (and that’s the shade name :|)* : It’s a stunning, stunning over the moon stunning khaki green/grey shade with subtle-intense shimmer (is that even possible?) running through it, which makes it the perfect holiday season eye shade. Absolutely gorgeous!!

Armani Prima Collect Bits 

Prima Smart Moisture Serum : I have tried this once underneath my makeup, and all I can say is, it did make the foundation go on smoothly. But other than that I haven’t used it enough to actually say much about it. However you can read about this here on Calibeaute blog.

Prima Refreshing Face Mist : Just your regular face mist, in a fancy bottle and a hefty price tag. I’ll admit I’m quite smitten by the chic minimal packaging of this one though.

Prima Day long skin perfector : Haven’t even used it once, since the reviews said it’s more targeted towards the oily skinned people. But I will definitely report back if I end up using this.

So you see last few weeks have been quite amazing in terms of receiving all the fun PR packages. And I do look forward to more in the coming times, haha lol 😉

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*All products were sent as PR sample, but all opinions expressed are my own and genuine. 

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