As promised, bB tested some of the Lioele products that arrived yesterday. It was a very full day of errands today, so it would be the perfect road test!
Starting with clean face and Jane Iredale powder… No blusher, no lip product.
I’m not sure if it’s just me? But the Carry Me Blusher was rather difficult to apply. Maybe that is how it is in the beginning, when the powder has yet to saturate the puff. I started out by puffing it for a long time on my hand, then on my knuckle (when I got impatient), to get the pink powder through to the top of the puff. Then, it seemed impossible to get the puff anymore saturated no matter how hard I was hitting my knuckles (very little pink powder was showing on the puff at this point), so I tried it on my cheeks. I puffed and puffed and then puffed some more. At one point, I felt as if I was punching my own face, but with very comfortable, cute, spongy punches. A long, long time later, I finally achieved something close to my usual density.
I wonder if this is normal? I guess I will observe and see if it gets better with subsequent use.
The colour is a lovely delicate pink, and the staying power was awesome. It looked pretty much exactly the same when I removed it at night.
As for the Blooming Gloss, it was a total winner. It glided on wonderfully, and I love the colour. I applied once, blotted, and applied again. I didn’t bother to touch up all day after that, and while it’s normal for any lipgloss to wear off, my lips were not completely bare after drinks and dinner. There was still a hint of colour and I could still feel the moisture of the gloss.
I also touched up my nose with the Lioele Oil Paper Pact today. The powder is very fine and has a powdery scent similar to that of baby powder. I personally love this sort of scent, so I thought it was quite pleasant. I found the mattifying power to be not as good as Jane Iredale (if I had touched up with Jane Iredale instead), but it’s still good enough as a touch-up compact on-the-go.
If you are interested in these products, you can find them at Pretty and Cute, and there is a code klove10 for a 10% discount at checkout.
Here is my previous post on the products when they arrived – Lioele cosmetics haul.
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