Oribe is the master of hair care, but he is now expanding his empire to include makeup and skincare items! I am already a huge fan of Oribe products and the packaging and formulas are truly remarkable so I knew that anything else launched had to be of the same quality. Just from a first look - the new products immediately wowed me with their ornate (yet still elegant) gold packaging. Here are my thoughts on the few products I tried from his new line:
1. Oribe Restorative Body Cream - While I thought for sure the lipstick would be my favorite item, this body cream won me over instantly. It is rich and decadent, yet surprisingly lightweight when on the skin. I used only a small amount at a time, but it did an amazing job at nourishing, soothing and hydrating my skin all day long. I put it on in the morning and by evening, my legs and arms still felt soft and moisturized. The scent is fragrant but not overwhelming and would be fine layered with one's daily perfume or left alone for a most subtle effect. I have a feeling this will be a lifesaver for my skin when temps drop and the snow comes. Eek!
2. Oribe Golden Face Oil - While the body cream was incredibly decadent and rich, I was happy to see that the face oil had a more lightweight texture. It's not the thinnest oil in my collection, but fell more in the middle range of textures which worked well with my combination skin. I prefer to use this at night because it does make my skin very glowy even after being absorbed, and I wake up with even and calm skin the next morning. It contains Sea Buckthorn Berry and Rose Hip which help moisturize the skin but also target anti-aging concerns.
3. Oribe Illuminating Face Palette in Sunlit - This palette was the most surprising to me because I had expected it to be very shimmery and more of a highlighter. However, once I swatched it on the back of my hand I loved that it gave a slight radiance but not an intense shimmer. I showed all the shades separately above and then swirled together as one shade. I prefer to mix the colors together and dust them over my cheeks to give a subtle bronzy glow. I can wear it alone which gives me just a hint of color, but also layer it on top of other blushes to add a bit of warmth to my cheeks.
4. Oribe Lipstick in Nude - Yes. Yes. YES! This nude lipstick is beautiful! The color is on the paler side when on the lips (see me wearing it here), but I love the look. The formula gives medium coverage and feels creamy on the lips but not too slippery or too matte. I find that the lipstick lasts a good 5-6 hours on my lips before needing any touch-ups, and looks great alone or layered under a gloss or balm.
*pr samples included
Are you thinking of picking up any of these new products? Which ones are your favorites?
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