Wednesday, 7 September 2016

EX1 Foundation

'THE EX1 STORY... EX1 Cosmetics is a multi-award winning line of cosmetics founded by British Asian Farah Naz. She turned a personal frustration at her limited choice of high street cosmetics into a single-minded passion to create the make up range of her dreams. Calling on her background as a biochemist Farah dedicated herself to developing a line of cosmetics that perfectly suited skin tones like her own. 

Farah's philosophy was simple: to design the highest quality collection of products for olive-skinned women, using only the best in cosmetic technology.

Developed in Milan Italy, EX1 Cosmetics have been formulated by world leading cosmetic scientists working in collaboration with top European universities. With two years dedicated to research and development, Farah has created a line of cosmetics that not only caters for the skin tones for Olive complexions, but also takes into account the differing biophysical characteristics of this skin type'

Source - EX1 Cosmetics Website

With such a varied client base of my own, I am always on the look out for new products that will be perfect for women of different skin tones.
I had seen EX1 Invisiwear Foundation on a few websites, but was reluctant to buy them before getting the chance to try them.

It was on a job with another Makeup artist, that I was offered the opportunity to have a little play with them as she had the full range in her kit, and I'm really glad that I did!

Aside from MAC, there aren't many foundations out there that TRULY match warmer/olive skin tones. They may match in colour, but undertones can give the skin a pink or sallow finish which is incredibly frustrating. To me there is nothing more sad, than a beautifully made up face, with an incorrect foundation shade to finish it off!
Finally, a foundation that glides on olive/golden skins, like a second skin.

This foundation is a real find. It's a perfect foundation for those of you who prefer a more natural finish. It gives a gorgous glow and looks fabulous on camera.
I would say the foundation gives a light to medium/full coverage, with a luminous finish.
An absolute find if you love your fake tan! I always struggled, as NO foundation looks great with fake tan. Maybe to the naked eye, but just you wait until you take a photo...

I use this on alot of my clientelle with olive/golden skins and they love how it looks and feels. I tend to buff a little concealer on top if they have blemishes and then pop a setting powder on top to set it and boost longevity.

Another great thing about these foundations? Great quality, minus the hefty price tag.
Only £12.00 each? I mean seriously, the more established brands out there need to watch their backs with new prouducts like this on the market.

Packaged in a lovely 'Rose gold' finish - they even look great carrying them around in your kit.

If you're still not convinced, the awards won for this fabulous foundation and makeup brand may sway you....

This particular foundation did come in 5 shades.
But now new, fab ( and fairer shades.. yippee!!! ) have been added.
I'm so glad that fairer, and more of a variety of colours have been added. I can now treat all my clients to this.

With just a one application of this foundation your skin will glow with radiance and health!
Have you tried it? This fabulous makeup range also has pressed powders and concealers I am dying to get my hands on!

I purchased mine from Look Fantastic at only £12.00 a bottle.


Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Embryolisse - Creme Concentrate

Everyone knows the great feeling, when you discover that 'Cult' beauty product.
Whether it be your perfect red lippie or that foundation you can't now live without.

Being a professional Makeup artist and working on hundreds of faces a year - It may be a brides special day or a celebrity on a phtoshoot, so having the very best products in your kit that this growing beauty industry has to offer, is imperitive.

I've narrowed down my kit, to products I absolutely love. Products that have taken me alot of time, testing and money to find, but all, very much worth it.

Finding a product so great, deserves recognition, and finally after years of trying and testing ( some of the most expenisve, and sought after face creams ) I have found my perfect mosituriser.

All hail. Embryolisse Creme Concentrate.

Yes, you may have seen this in your latest glossy magazine, and maybe you have seen it on the latest Makeup artists, post on Instagram. Maybe you think, it's just hype? Yes, it's a hype, but an honest one....

In my job, alot of the time I dont get to meet the client(s) before hand. I never know the kind of skin I may face. Dry, dehydrated, oily, it's anyones guess. I dont have the time, space or arm/back capabilites to carry around a whole case of skin care, so what I do carry needs to be pretty special.

This cream is a miracle worker. It somehow works on any skin type. Dry skin and dry patches, 'dissolve', oily skin looks fresh, and dehydrated skin looks plump.

I use it on everyone.

The texture of the cream is not oily, but leaves a lovely 'feel' to the skin and a fabulous fresh glow. Clients always comment once it's been applied on how great their skin looks and feels.

Throw away your primers, ( I did a long time ago ) as this seems to do that aswell. This gorgeous cream instantly prepares skin for makeup application, making foundations and concealers glide on effortessly and like a dream.

I can't praise it enough. I look at their other products and wonder, what are they like? Has anyone tried them?

This handy tube contains 75ml for only £15.00 at Look fantastic. RRP £20.00. That's a bargain, as you only need the smallest amount.

They also have a smaller tube 30ml, for £9.75 RRP £13.00 ( buy the larger one ... )

Have you tired this? If not, you need to! I'm dying to try more of their range!

Ruth Elizabeth Makeup Artist