Monday, 12 September 2011

Dr. Hauschka Glamour range review and GIVEAWAY

If you're a big fan of Dr.Hauschka as I am, you'll be happy to know that their Natural Glamour A/W range will be hitting the shelves this week.

The range includes:

This looks like a great palette that will take you from Autumn to Winter with its range of earthy and icy colours. With silk and herbs, the skin around your eyes will be cared for in the harsh weather.
(4x1.8g RRP £34.50)

The blue and grey colours look great for winter. I would use the light grey in the waterline for bigger, brighter eyes. It contains Anthyllis, Witch Hazel and Black Tea, which is soothing for sensitive skin.
(1.64g RRP £15.75)

Blackberry is a lovely reddish-burgundy colour. Very Autumnal. I don't normally go for dark colours at all. I'm not adventurous and tend to stick with nude pinks, and if I'm in a colourful mood, reds. So I was a little scared to try this, wondering if it would clash with my yellow undertones.

But it actually looks really good. It comes out looking exactly like the colour of the packaging so it's a rich and glossy colour and you only need to use a small amount making it more cost-effective. The shade lightens as I spread it on my lips but the colour builds up with more layers. I think I'll be sticking with one layer for the daytime for now but I will definitely be adding more layers as we go further into Autumn and for occasions.

The texture is very light and smooth, thanks to the moisturising oils and butters such as mango butter, without being too thin and translucent. So don't worry about your hair sticking onto your gloss on those windy days.

It comes off if I eat or drink anything, which is normal for most lip glosses, especially those that are completely natural.

The smell of the lipgloss is very mild. I can't work out what it is. It smells a little spicy.. I think. I can pick up a bit of licquorice in there. I don't know whether it's in there or I'm imagining!

(4.5ml RRP £14.95)

The Balancing Teint Powder was a big hit when it first came out the beginning of the year so if you missed out on this you'll be happy to know that it's back!

I don't normally use powders as I have combination skin so it's dry around my nose but as natural foundations contain a lot of oils, my skin has been getting oily with lots of blemishes :( Thankfully, this powder contains no oils and it contains witch hazel (an anti-inflammatory) so I'm hoping this will help my skin to sort itself out.

The powder is very light and silky (it actually contains silk powder!) I love this because powder normally cakes up around dry areas of my face. I only found that it caked up on the tip of my nose.

I find that it lightens any blemishes and inflamed bits on my face very well so it's great for when I'm in a rush/ too lazy to put on more make up or when I want to give my face a break from heavy oily make up. I wouldn't say it covers redness completely but, for me personally, it does minimise them enough for me to confidently go out without foundation. I also found that it got rid of shine.

This is supposed to give a warm finish if you use all three shades but as I already have a warm skin tone it's pretty much the same colour as my skin, which is a bonus for me as it's hard finding a shade that matches my skin tone - they're always too pink. If you're looking for something to give your skin a much warmer tone, I would suggest using the Dr.Hauschka Powder Duo on top. You can also use the shades individually. I'll be using the dark shade for contouring.

So overall, this is a good product for toning down redness in your skin for everyday wear but if your skin needs a lot of coverage I would suggest using this to set your foundation or concealer and to give extra coverage and a matte finish.

(9g RRP £34.75)


This giveaway has now ended. A winner will be chosen and notified very soon.

You'll be happy to know that thanks to Dr.Hauschka I have one Balancing Teint Powder to give away!

All you need to do is comment below and name three herbs in the Balancing Teint Powder.

You need to follow both myself and Dr.Hauschka on Twitter or Facebook.
Ends Sunday 25th September 11.59 pm

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1 comment:

richgirldiaries said...

I love Dr. Hauschka! I have only used one of their lip glosses and thought the smell was faintly of rose. Can't wait to try the eye palette!