Thursday, 18 December 2014

Gressa skin minimalist makeup



While my love for makeup has no bounds I also like to look like me, it is always a battle between being true to myself and having fun with the latest colours. Natural beauty can be a bit of an oxymoron when it comes to makeup, there is nothing natural about London Bus red lips no matter where the pigments came from, but it is so much fun hunting down that perfect shade of pink or a flattering dark berry. Seeing yourself transformed from a girl next door in to a sexy seductress by the virtue of a smokey eye. Makeup looks have their own language and they say as much about the wearer as they do about the occasion.

Gressa Skin Minimalist glamour collection is the new wave of makeup that also nourishes your skin, for the moment the collection consists of corrective serum foundation, contouring serum bronzer, illuminating serum and six lip boosts. I have tried all of the above (not all the lip boosts though) but in this post I want to talk about the three products that have become a corner stone of my own makeup language.

Corrective Foundation Serum.






The very first ingredient in this foundation is Broccoli seed oil. This oil gives a similar slip to that of silicone, no other oil comes close to the silkiness of this one and you can only imagine how truly wonderful the serum feels on the skin. If it was not for the colour I would be convinced that this is a luxurious skin care and not an item of makeup. I use three drops and that is enough for the entire face. The shade that I have is 02, and right now it is perfect, during the summer I will be opting for 03. The coverage is light to medium, and it looks exactly like it should, your own even toned complexion. This product doesn't really compare with anything else out there it is effectively a tinted face oil, I don't need to use anything special to prime my face, just a light oil or moisturiser is all that is needed and this foundation serum actually feeds my skin with it's impressive ingredients like barberry and sea buckthorn extract. The dropper bottle makes it really easy to control the amount of product.


Lip boost Bare.
 

 I always like the idea of pale nude pink lips, and then I look in the mirror and am more than a little horrified. The shade just makes me look like the risen dead, I know how gorgeous it can look on other people but I have not been able to pull it off. Until the Bare lip boost that is. It is one of those colours that goes so well with the "I've just rolled out of bed hair and Bambi eyes" (you know like in the Hollywood movies, where the heroin has been supposedly caught before having a chance too get all made up, but looks all fresh and stunning).
I find the texture of this product extremely interesting. It is harder than other potted lip products that I have come across, you really need a good lip brush for best results, and it seems like it might be drying but actually on the lips it feels so creamy, and it imparts just a touch of glossiness. Even when my lips are feeling slightly dry I don't use a lip balm under it and my lips feel transformed within a minute. There is no obvious scent to the lip boosts, just the mixture of ingredients, and I actually prefer it for makeup not to be scented.

Lip boost Radiant. 


Most of the above applies to Radiant, although I think bare is a little creamier in the pot but only just a smidgen. The main difference is the colour and how it behaves. Radiant is an absolutely gorgeous orchid, that happens to be both extremely vibrant yet somehow not over the top, I have never ever come across a more flattering lip product in this shade. It also leaves a tint behind that lasts for hours. I love how you can vary the intensity of the shade depending on how much product you use, and it has been my most used colour during this fall. Normally the next morning after a night out I find that my lips are a little cracked and very dry, however on both occasions when I wore radiant they were absolutely fine the next morning. You only need a tiny amount even for a bold lip, so a pot would last a very long time.


Every time I wear Gressa's foundation or lip boost, I know I am also looking after my skin, I am not wearing a mask I am giving my complexion a little boost, and the choice of lip colour reflects my mood, bare for chilled and relaxed, radiant for playful and ready to bring the house down.

12 comments:

  1. Your first picture is sublime <3 You can tell the thoughts and utmost care Svetlana puts in her products. Ahh If Gressa had a stockist in Europe, I'd go crazy, and buy everything. That's how much I love Gressa ;) xx
    ps.I can't get over the London Bus red lip lol! There needs to be tutorial on Youtube with that title!

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    1. Thank you Liz :) if Gressa was in Europe I would be afraid for my wallet lol. I'm sure I would have gotten all the lip colours and skincare by now. P.S. Tempted to make that tutorial xx

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  2. So pretty! I love the sound of the Broccoli Seed Oil - such a different ingredient than the norm. :) x

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    1. Thank you, I love broccoli seed oil, not sure why it isn't used more often as it is just beautiful, lovely on hair too xx

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  3. I loveeeeeeee the look of Radiant! And the Lip Boost looks kinda like a whipped mousse dessert haha! Beautiful drawing too :) xx

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    1. Yes I thought radiant might be up your street! They do look like they have a mousse texture but eyes deceive it is pretty solid, a pleasure on the pout though so not complaining;) thank you, I think using my art as background is becoming a thing lol xx

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  4. Gorgeous!<3 I'm also waiting for the foundation to come, I really can't wait to try it! :D xx

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    1. Thank you! Oh can't wait to hear what you think of the foundation xx

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  5. I've been eyeing this beautiful brand for awhile now, especially the Gressa Skin Minimalist Serum Foundation. Suxh lovely products and review.

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    1. The foundation is divine but I was not expecting to be so obsessed with the lip boosts! Really fussy with my lip products Gressa is just a wonderful line. Thank you for the kind words xx

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  6. Haha!! Still laughing over the London bus red lip. That's classic. What a great review and lovely drawing too. I'm with you that Gressa nailed it with her formulas. The slip and feel of her foundation is unlike anything else that I've tried. What a fun read! Xo

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  7. I'm very tempted to this foundation for a while, i have a good self-control :) but after this post it will be hard to control to wait again :) xx

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