I recently attended an exclusive Elizabeth Arden event in Debenhams where selected beauty bloggers and fellow press people were invited to see two new product line additions to their already extensive range. Between bubbles and naughty nibbles we flicked through the press packs provided. Some may say I’m somewhat of an Arden newbie; relatively new to the brand in terms of their make up but their Eight Hour Cream is a fab fundamental in my make up bag and kit. The two new additions to their make up line both follow the same ‘Matte Is Back’ motto and include a matte foundation and lipstick line. The rich chunky gold packaging is immediately eye catching and luxurious so I was excited to see if the contents reflected my initial impression.
The Flawless Finish Makeup €38 is marketed as a ‘your skin but way better’ fluid filled with fabulosity. The formula will appeal to most; lovely and light, brilliantly breathable with a magic moisturising effect on the skin which is said to last all day. My dehydrated skin usually struggles with matte foundation formulations but this seems to smooth seamlessly for a naturally luminous look that lasts all day. This wonderful war paint is proven to minimise the appearance of pores immediately and over time with continued use and contains hydro pigment colour technology, vitamins and antioxidants to protect and perfect. Other added benefits include the fact that it’s clinically and dermatologist tested, safe for sensitive skin and oil free. Pretty much the perfect foundation find.
Behold the Beautiful Colour Moisturising Matte Finish Lipstick €26 available in 5 modern matte shades that include my choice Nude pictured above, Rose Petal, Raspberry, Bold Red, and Coral Crush. This lipstick gorgeously glides on with a silky smooth saturated finish. The metallic gold guild contains a bullet that’s detailed with the Arden emblem; a touch that gets me every time and is an extremely comfortable yet long wearing moisture matte. Ingredients include shea, muru muru and mango butters making this a coveted cocktail you need to add to your collection.