Elizabeth Arden | Liquid Assets Collection
Beautiful Colour Bold Liquid Lipstick in "Daring Beige" | £18* (Link.)
Beautiful Colour Bold Illuminating Liquid Highlighter in "Champagne" | £26* (Link.)
A sparkling new collection that graces the Elizabeth Arden counters dubbed "Liquid Assets" is described as a luxurious collection that comprises of innovative fluid textures incorporating rich colour intensity and long lasting finishes that permits consumers a unique sensorial experience. Elizabeth Arden commented on the new range: "high impact colour in innovative liquid textures." Think rich, high shine, striking colours that's incredibly effortless but nonetheless beautiful and glamourous.The collection encompasses of:
Defining Liquid Eye Liner
Illuminating Liquid Highlighter
This review will focus on the highlighter and liquid lipstick in the new collection.
I'd like to express that this is liquid gold in a pot. A weightless, golden highlighter perfect for highlighting and adding a luminous glow to the skin; its weightless and feels comfortable to the skin. Infused with a light reflecting mineral pearls it creates a multi-dimensional effect on the skin. Inside the little pot is a mesh lining which dispenses the right amount of product with a single touch. The highlighter blends seamlessly into the skin without disturbing what has been applied prior making this highlighter a new staple in my makeup routine. The science behind the illuminating liquid highlighter is down to two key ingredients. The first key ingredient in the highlighter is what's known as a sugar-based film former which offers a gel-like consistency that creates a flexible film that is exceptionally comfortable to wear and captures water for added moisture. Additionally, mica-based pearls which are mineral pearls of mica and titanium dioxide that help reflect light and diffuse sparkle to create a multi-dimensional look.
Rebecca Restrepo, Elizabeth Arden's global makeup artist commented: "[the highlighter] works with all skin tones and types due to its liquid consistency." I have oily/combination skin so find a little of the highlighter goes a long way which is great because this product will last me a long time. I adore skin that looks dewy and fresh, so for a dewy look I apply the highlighter to all the high points on my face: brow bone, a little on the center of my nose, cheekbones and cupid's bow (the swatches below show a little of the highlighter on my cupid's bow.) As previous mentioned, the texture is extremely effortless to work with and does not disturb the base. Experimenting with this product, using both makeup brush and fingers to apply; I find either method works wonderfully giving way to true versatility of this highlighter. Speaking of versatile, I have even dotted a little to the inner corners of my eyes to add a little light to the area and looks beautiful pared with a rich, smoky brown eye makeup look.
A delightfully creamy consistency that delivers high impact colour combining the coverage and intensity of a lipstick with the finish of a gloss: a truly unique liquid lipstick. A wonderfully soft cushion gently caresses the skin, depositing a glorious nude/beige hue to the lips with a glossy sheen effect. The click-pen design means that the right amount of product is dispensed onto the cushion ready for application thus, limiting wastefulness. One of the key ingredients is micro-fine pigments which provide high impact colour, alongside resin and filmogen polymers which coat the pigments to provide long-lasting hold and shine reminiscent of lip colour and prevents the glossy finish from bleeding. Another key ingredient is emollient ester and glycerin which softens the lips and makes the liquid lipstick extremely comfortable to wear. The cushion is designed to perfectly glide with the contours of the lips and cupid's bow therefore accomplishing a simply smooth application. I adore lip products that are non-sticky on the lips and this is one of them and what's more, there is an array of stunning shades to choose from. The shades available are:
"Daring Beige" is an exquisite nude/beige hue that suits most makeup looks in particular a rich, smoky eye. The lasting power is excellent as I only needed to touch up once or twice throughout the day (7+ hours) which was usually after I had eaten but as it's a click-pen it is very travel-friendly and fits easily into the inside zip pocket of my handbag. Overall a wonderfully beautiful collection and two fantastic beauty products that not only look stunning but empathise the elegant features of the face.
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