Dermalogica Hydrablur Primer review

I was really in two minds about posting this review. I prefer to only post about products that I really like and that I would spend my own money on. I am still not sure if I would fork out R850 for this, but stick around and you can decide for yourself.

Dermalogica Hydrablur Primer Review

Dermalogica Hydrablur Primer Review

Let’s start off with what they say:

Lightweight, non-greasy primer minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, mattifies against oily shine and imparts a silky, luminous finish to skin. H2ORelease™ Complex and Abyssinian Oil help provide intense, sustained-release moisturization that locks in optimum hydration levels. A microencapsulated tint releases upon application to provide neutral coverage while Whu-Zhu-Yu Fruit Extract enhances skin radiance. Naturally-astringent Mushroom Extract reduces pore size and appearance. Formulated without artificial fragrances, colors or parabens.

I received this primer shortly after it launched and I have to say, I was totally underwhelmed after the first use. It felt great on my skin, yes, BUT R850?! It did a good job blurring fine lines and making my pores look a little less huge, but I really didn’t think it was worth that price tag. It also didn’t mattify as much as I hoped. This was in March of this year while we still had lovely warm weather. And my skin could be classified as combination to oily.

Then winter arrived with one moerse bang and my skin didn’t know what hit it. All of the sudden my face was tight, dry, sensitive, scaly and blotchy. Not a pretty sight. (Keep an eye out as the products that saved my skin will be on the blog shortly). My forehead was so dry that when I scratched it (I know, I know!), I could see the flakes fallen to the floor. Super sexy.

I tried the primer again, and voilà, results.

On my dry skin Hydrablur worked like a charm. My skin appeared smoother and my foundation application was even. Currently I’m using it every day.

In short, would I recommend it… maybe.

If it fits your budget, and you are struggling with dry, patchy and flaky skin, give Dermalogica’s Hydrablur Primer a shot.

Have you tried Hydrablur? I’d love to know what you think.


Lancôme Juicy Shakers

Prepare to fall in love!

Lancôme has recently introduced the much anticipated Juicy Shakers and I am head over heels for these little cocktail shakers.

Fall in love with Lancôme Juicy Shakers

So what exactly are these tubes of juicy goodness?!

Lancôme Juicy Shakers

Lancôme has combined nourishing lip oils with beautiful colour pigment to create a gloss that glides on to your lips, leaving them looking and feeling luscious. The formula is not sticky at all. No, really. I know many glosses claim to be, but this one really isn’t. It feels light and silky on your lips and it’s quite addictive. The colour payoff is sheer, but a lot better than I expected it to be and the shine is simply gorgeous.

Lancôme Juicy Shaker in Good Kara-Mel

The tube is in the shape of a mini cocktail shaker emulating the Shaker that Lancôme created in 1946. You have to give the tube a good shake in order for the oil and pigment to combine, and then you apply it to your lips using the unique cushion applicator.

Everything about this product spells fun; the vibrant shades, the juicy and delectable scents, the shaker and the soft sponge applicator.

Lancôme Juicy Shakers are available in 8 shades, all with their own mouth-watering fragrance. Find them at your nearest Lancôme counter now for R270 each.

Lancome Juicy Shaker Berry in Love