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Once in a while something will creep up and tap you on the shoulder. No hype, no loud noises but it will surprise you. Trilogy’s Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+* is something I took a chance on recently. It had been sitting in my box of samples for a long time, I’m ashamed to say but hey, better late than never, eh?

Well to say I’ve been wowed by this oil is an understatement. In a short space of time it’s transformed my skin radically. I noticed my face looks noticeably brighter and my skin tone appears smoother and clear, not to mention the elasticity it has been boosted with. It has also helped massively at reducing blemishes.

The oil combines essential fatty acids with super antioxidants, lycopene and phytosterol, making this certified organic beauty oil deeply moisturising while helping to protect against environmental free radical damage.

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Used in the morning and at night, you massage a couple of drops into your face, neck and décolletage after cleansing and toning, followed by your usual serum and moisturiser. Believe me, you will see a change in a matter of days.

Trilogy’s Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+ costs £26.50 for 30ml and is available through most online retailers as well as John Lewis.

Illamasqua: Once

Aug
2014
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posted by on Blushers, Eyeshadows, Illamasqua, Make-Up

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There are two things to be happy about: it’s Friday and Illamasqua’s new collection Once* is out today.

Three new products define Once with a blusher – Naked Rose reissued from the 2012 Naked Strangers collection but there isn’t a lipstick in sight. Instead the main focus is on the eyes (always my favourite part which Illamasqua caters for spectacularly) with a subtle nod at the lips, cheeks and nails.

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There are two new shades of their Sheer Lipgloss (£16.50) to coo over – Opulent (rainbow beige) and Exquisite (pink oyster). They shimmer beautifully and smell like candy.

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One nail colour also features and it’s a stunning antique teal with very fine old gold glitter called Melange. It’s my second favourite from the collection, pipped to the post by the debut of three Vintage Metallic Eye Shadows (£16.50) in perfect autumnal shades.

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Courtier is a dusky rose, Embellish is a rich cocoa and Bibelot is a rustic golden teal. I would best describe the Vintage Metallics as a cross between Illamasqua’s cream pigments and liquid metals as they give a fantastic shimmer yet have a cream-gel texture.

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The packaging is identical to the Precision Gel Eye Liner pot, which enhances the look and feel of the product. In fact it looks premium with the rose gold lid, which perhaps is a sign that Illamasqua is moving in that direction.

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Evidently these are my pick of the bunch and I have strong hopes this will be the start of a new line for the brand. I can picture a rich jewel colour like a deep purple or garnet – those would have me keeling over.

I won’t dwell too much on the blusher Naked Rose (£21.50) because for a brown girl like me, it’s wasted as it’s far but pale beauties like Do Not Refreeze and Tales of A Pale Face will love it.

Once is a thing of beauty and I believe it will have longterm lovers of the brand flocking towards it. Mind you, it’s not too obscure to frighten newcomers, I’d say it’s a gentle collection to lure you into the world of Illamasqua. And with that thought, I’m going to leave you with these incredible images.

Once_promo1 once_promo2 once_promo3 once_promo4Once is available online and at all Illamasqua counters nationwide as well as the flagship store on Beak Street.