Friday, August 31, 2012

New make up from Origins!

Today sees the launch of the new make up range from one of my favourite brands ever, Origins!  Last night I popped along to their counter in Arnotts Dublin to have a little sneak peek and to have a chat with some of the customers about the Plantscription products.  For those that don't already know, last year I was part of a group of ladies to trial out the Plantscription Eye Treatment and you can read all about it here.

Pamper time!
So the make up, you want to know about that right?  Well, after having a skin consultation with my new Very Best Friend Donna Galloway, Regional Education Executive, who gave the best reaction ever (shock) when I disclosed my age, thanks for that Donna, you were a brilliant ego boost, my make up came off and I got to try out the new Plantscription foundation.  You can read about it in more detail here.

Donna applied the concealer first and then the foundation and both felt lovely and light on the skin.  The foundation gives medium to full coverage and is buildable.  Now, you hear medium coverage and you think it's going to be thick and heavy on the skin but that's not the case at all.  It sat beautifully on my skin and gave my face luminosity and radiance but without looking oily or shiny.  This made for a happy Karen!  Oh yes, I'm shade 01, the lightest shade and it's perfect for me.  There are eleven shades in the Plantscription foundations and six shades of Plantscription concealers.

Along with the foundation and concealer comes ten shades of Ginzing Brightening cream shadows.  I fell in love with a purple matte cream shadow called Perkle and we applied it over a wash of a matte cream shadow, Vanilla Vroom. The cream shadows are crease resistant, water resistant and they're so lightweight that I kid you not, I drove home from Arnotts touching my eyelid every so often so see if I could feel any stickiness or tackiness.  I very much believe that Perkle will be mine before too long!


Left to right : Pinch Your Cheeks Blush, GinZing Brightening Cream Eyeshadow Perkle , Brighter by Nature Skin Tone Correcting Make up,  GinZing Brightening Cream Eyeshadow Vanilla Vroom
Origins also have powder shadows for those who are a bit scared of cream shadows.  They're called Peeper Pleaser eyeshadows and one of the sales assistants had them on and they were stunning.  I had to ask her which ones she was wearing and took a mental note.  There's ten shades of the Peeper Pleasers ranging from a light champagne shade to a jet black shadow.  Lovely altogether!

Peeper Pleasers
There's a GinZing mascara that has Carnauba Palm to help curl the lashes and although I didn't try this last night, I was very taken by the wand.  You know me and wands, I like them big *ahem*.  This comes in one shade, black and the packaging is cute and chunky.  I like a lot.


Oh yeah, back to my face.  We mixed two of the blushes together, Tropical Pink and Sunset Peach to create a glowing cheek and I was done and dusted.  Apologies for the photos of my mush below, it was taken last night and the sun had well gone down, so light bulb lighting it is!  You can get a sense of the glow the foundation gives and the payoff of the cheek colour.

Now, let me say that over the past couple of weeks, I've been exhausted and been on the computer a lot.  My eyes look tired and the skin under my eyes look a bit crepey.  So much so, I've been noticing that the foundations I've been using have been settling in those fine lines, making them look even more pronounced and so I've had to get extra vigilant with the whole eye cream step.  The rest of my skin doesn't feel particularly dry or anything so I'm hoping I just need some sleep and time away from the screen.  Anyway, the Plantscription foundation didn't highlight those lines and in fact seemed to camouflage them to a point where I kept looking at my skin in different light last night saying "How'd that happen?"

I may or may not have made a sneaky purchase at the end of the event...


Next time you're in Arnotts and pick something up at the Origins counter, make sure you give your details to the sales assistants.  They have monthly events and it's a great way of having some one on one time with the ladies, get a skin consultation and there's a raffle at the end of the night with some great Origins products!  Thanks so much to the Origins team for letting me be part of this.  I'll be talking about it for years to come and will continue to make my way through every product in the range!

*I need to double check the prices of the products and will update the post as soon as I get them. *
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  1. Sounds amazing and you look stunning!
    Nic xx

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    1. Aw thanks Nic :) The products really are fantastic!

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  2. Unfortunately I am illergic to plantscription products which is weird cause I am not illergic to the rest of thr range and I love it .. I got some origins makeup before (in America land of less expensive beauty products) would be interested in seeing the improved range

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    1. Ah tis a shame you're allergic Mags, deffo check out the new make up when you're in Arnotts or Liffey Valley next, for the blog and all ;P

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  3. You look amazing in the pics!!! Must go investigate IMMEDIATELY!

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    1. Thanks Chantelle, let me know what you think after said investigations!

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  4. You look gorgeous in those shots! So glowy. That is my favourite cleansing oil by far, has transformed my ever-so-oily skin!

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    1. Thanks a mill Joanna :) I'm loving the cleansing oil a lot, a really lot!

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  5. Oh look at you all pretty. Will you review the cleansing oil? I love a cleansing oil / balm and am always looking to expand my collection!!

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    1. Thanks sharnek! I will of course review the cleansing oil, so far it's amazing :)

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  6. You look gorgeous Karen! Soo pretty! Must check out all of those products now :-) Clarissa

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    1. Aw thanks Clarissa, that's so nice :)

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