Among the categories is Best Newcomer for which the 3 products short-listed were Elemis’s Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, Perricone MD Cosmeceuticals’ Blue Plasma and Lipstick Queen’s lipstick in Red Sinner.
Amongst the three, Elemis’s Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm is the one I’m familiar with the most (see my review here) and I adore this product. I would even go as far as to say it’s my favourite from Elemis. Its scent is soothing and intoxicating at the same time, it feels luxurious and it delivers on its promise to cleanse, plump and purify the skin. What’s there not to like?
Perricone MD Cosmeceutical’s Blue Plasma is a wondrous looking light blue liquid in a bottle. Just the name itself is attention-grabbing and I know my darling Priya from Beautywowza is a fan of this. It’s a non-acidic daily peel in disguise as a liquid treatment. It’s anti-ageing and it’s safe enough to use every day. How it works is it attacks dead skin cells whilst lifting surface debris, unclogging and purifying the skin for a glowing complexion. You apply a small amount all over your face after cleansing at night and then follow with your moisturiser.
I’ve been using it religiously for the past week and although the smell is a little odd (I can’t describe it, but it’s not perfumed, smells quite sterile!), it has helped to make my skin feel softer and more moisturised. I can’t say I’ve noticed a visible difference, yet, I would need to continue using it for a few more weeks to verify a distinctive result but so far it’s working well. It’s the first time I’ve used a product by skin specialist Perricone MD and from what I have gathered, they’re not cheap. This baby will set you back by £78 for 59ml.
Finally this brings me to Lipstick Queen Poppy King’s lipstick Sinner in Red, a classic bombshell red lipstick that’s a full-coverage matte lipstick with 90% pigment. I’ve heard nothing but good things about everything Poppy King creates for her Lipstick Queen collection and I have had the pleasure of meeting her at an event last year. She really does represent everything about Lipstick Queen.
I love the packaging – the case feels solid and supportive of the bullet. One of my gripes about lipstick cases is cheap plastic ones which do not provide adequate support thus causing the lipstick to snap. Trust me, this has happened to a couple of lipsticks I own from a reputable brand. The Sinners range is available in 20 shades by the way so for those who fear the colour red, I’m sure there is a shade to suit you.
Unfortunately due to time constraints I’ve not been able to test this product therefore I cannot give my opinion on it. A swatch on the back of my hand is not an accurate way of recording a verdict so I hope you can forgive me and that you won’t mind me posting a late review on Lipstick Queen’s Sinner lipstick in Red whether or not Lipstick Queen wins in the Best Newcomer category. Judging by appearances alone, I have strong hopes for this being an excellent red lippy.
Who do I expect to win out of these three? My money’s on Elemis and although I’ve not been able to try one of the products, I do think I would choose Elemis as my overall winner. Perhaps the odds are stacked against Lipstick Queen with two skin products but we shall find out tonight. Did you cast your vote? I did and I’ll be looking forward to seeing if my favourites win at 7pm tonight on QVC.
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