Today in Beauty: Palladio Rice Powder, Kendall Jenner Restless Lipstick, Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalizing Mask

Palladio Rice Powder Kendall Jenner Restless Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalizing Mask

A quick look at what I’m using today –
Palladio Rice Powder in Warm Beige. This powder is wonderful for both dry and oily skin, because it’s light enough to rest easily on dry skin, but is also oil-absorbing. This is the darkest of the three shades available, and because I have fair skin I use it as a light bronzer in summer. For those with darker skin, it would work well as a natural/translucent powder over makeup or to absorb oil.  get Natural or Translucent if you want a mattifying/oil-absorbing powder.Available at Ulta for $5!

Kendall Jenner Limited Edition “Restless” for Estée Lauder, in their Pure Color Envy Matte range. Gorgeous orange red, alas limited edition. *clutches*

Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalizing Mask. ‘I’ve been trying out this widely-loved Korean mask. It’s an overnight mask you apply on top of your other skincare and has herbs, mulberry, pomegranate, and walnut to brighten, nourish, and moisturize.  I purchased the 30ml sample size for $15 on Amazon (it’s a surprising amount of product so is lasting me quite a few uses).

NYX Ombré Blush Review

NYX ombre blush NYX ombre blush in Strictly Chic review today!

This is a newish launch from drugstore brand NYX, and features a range of powder blushes that tap into the ombré trend, i.e. color shading from darker to lighter. These cost $10 each at Ulta.

Review: I love NYX as a brand, but this is not one of their better products. I picked this up in Strictly Chic, which is a light coral shade. My first disappointment was that there’s no color shading to speak of – while this has several different hues in the pan, in goes on as just one shade. Said shade is extremely pretty, but the pigmentation is SO light that I had to apply several layers in order to get decent color payoff.  This is described as a buildable formula, but it’s too much so – I shouldn’t have to apply several layers (on my already fair skin!) just to get a basic flush. I also found the staying power to be alright but not fantastic. I will say that once on, it looks fairly natural and rests well on the skin.

Overall, the NYX Ombré Blush is a pleasant but unexceptional product that feels like it should be around $6 or $7, and I would not say is worth the $10 price point. You get a lot of product, but the color payoff is minimal. If buildable powder blushes are your thing, this is a decent product. Otherwise, I recommend the Maybelline Dream Bouncy blushes, which cost $8 and while they’re slightly more difficult to apply, are far more pigmented – my favorite is the Candy Coral which gives a rosy, gorgeous flush – one swipe of any of these babies delivers all the color you need.

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