Physician’s Formula recently launched a new argan oil-infused range called Argan Wear and, for me, the star of the show is most definitely this guy:
How much do we love Physician’s Formula blushes? They’re always so gorgeous-looking! Please forgive the quality of the above pic. It was ripped from my Instagram account as I lost the original when my phone was stolen last week. While this blush, with it’s pretty floral scent, is almost too pretty to use, I jumped right in anyway. A few sweeps and the gold dust is removed leaving you with a pretty matte pink shade that’s actually a bit more mauve than it appears up top, but something that’ll suit many different skin tones. It’s very ‘autumn’, builds nicely and, when worn with foundation, sticks around from day to night without needing a ‘top up’.
Moving on, do you remember that time L’Oreal created a range of red lippies and matched each one to their mooi celeb spokesmodels? Well they’ve done it again with pink! La Vie en Rose ‘a symphony of tailor-made delicate pinks’.
Each shade was created in a way that avoided ‘chalky’ or ‘ashy’ via the infusion of mother of pearl particles and velvety pigments to create a radiant-looking pink.
I was given three of the shades to play with – J Lo, Blake and Julianne.
Of all the shades, I thought J Lo would suit me the least as it appears so dark in the tube but its a lot sheerer than I thought and turns into a nice orchid colour on your lips. I can’t wear Julianne, however, as it washes me out and Blake reminds me too much of a Tinkerbelle lip colour I wore way too much of as a ten year old. So ja, J Lo it is!
Keep an eye out for L’Oreal’s La Vie en Rose lipstick collection in stores. Each lippie is going for R154,95 a pop.
Last, but not least, let’s chat about REN’s new Wake Wonderful night-time facial (R620, Woolworths).
This boy contains a bunch of naturally derived acids that gently exfoliate while you’re dreaming about Tom Hardy mowing your lawn and surprising you with a puppy at Christmas.
It also contains soothing, antioxidant-rich omega oils, tocotrienols (a super potent form of collagen-encouraging vitamin E) and fab hydrators like Shea butter and rice bran oil as well as a yeast fermentation extract that can help draw moisture into your skin to leave it looking plump.
From a texture point of view this felt like a light gel-creme lotion and had a soft, tropical scent that, to me, smelled like granadilla which makes sense as it’s one of the fruit acids in the mix.
I’ve worn it for a few nights now and yes, my skin did look more refined in the morning and didn’t look red or feel sensitive in the least. (Still, for the record, my face is used to stronger AHA treatments at night, my favourite being Dr Dermal Texture Correction pads, but this is something I’d only recommend to those with a high tolerance.) Another plus? Yep, my combination skin did look supple and plump.
So yes, this lovely product does live up to its promises. I’d happily recommend it to anyone looking for a very gentle chemical exfoliation. REN says you can use it two to three times a week but it’s so mild I think many could use it more often, you’ll just have to gauge your tolerance level as you go along.