The best lipstick I’ve ever tried?

jane iredale lipstick review

Even though I try out great new products pretty often, it still always amazes me, when I find a new product that is absolutely great. Like this lipstick – a simple product, but somehow it has all the features I’m looking for in a lipstick.

I got this lipstick as a pr-sample, and the color was chosen for me. I picked up my package and looked at it: it looks like a lipstick. I opened the lipstick, and I looked at the color: well, looks quite ordinary. I quickly read through the info about the lipstick and saw that it retailed here for fifty euros – wow – okay, is it possible for it to be worth the price?

Well, obviously that’s a personal choice, but when it comes to the packaging, the consistency, the color, the longevity, and how it acts on my lips… this lipstick is pretty close to perfect. And I don’t say that lightly. I think a lipstick lover would love this, but I also think this would be a great lipstick for someone, who is not used to wearing lipsticks.

So let me tell you all about it.

jane iredale triple luxe lipstick

 Jane Iredale Triple Luxe Long Lasting Naturally Moist Lipstick review

The consistency in Jane Iredale’s new Triple Luxe lipstick is very nice. It feels silky smooth when applied, but not too much. Actually, my lips feel like my lips, even after applying this product. And there’s the secret. I can wear it, without feeling like there’s anything on my lips. Better yet, the lipstick wears off very naturally and at the end of the day, my lips don’t feel dry, or as if I was wearing lipstick all day. That’s why I think this lipstick would be great for someone, who’s not used to wearing lipstick. It feels comfortable.

The color payoff in the lipstick is nice. It’s suprisingly pigmented, compared to it’s thin consistency. You can layer it a bit, to get an even more intense color. But personally I’m fine just with one layer and I think the color it gives with one layer is beautiful. The color seems to almost melt to my own lip color and it looks natural.

jane iredale triple luxe lipstick rose

This lipstick is not that long-lasting, but I think it’s not a bad thing. As  I said, the color is nothing too crazy, so it also wears off naturally from your lips. Meaning, you don’t look crazy when it wears off and you forget to fix your lip makeup. (At least with this color that I have.) And it’s also easy to just re-apply. When I’m wearing this, I re-apply it after eating.

When it comes to the packaging, there are no big surprises there – Jane Iredale knows their packaging. The lipstick looks beautiful and luxurious. But there is a small detail in the lipstick, which actually makes it even more luxurious: it has a magnetic closure, so when you close it, it slides effortlessly to it’s place. It’s one of those oddly satisfying things.

The shade I got is Rose, which is actually cool-toned rose color. On me though, it doesn’t look that cool. I’ve recently noticed that about myself: even cool-toned makeup products look quite warm on me. Undertones are tricky! I need to blog about that soon.

I sometimes feel bad for praising a product so much, but I just can’t think of anything negative to say about this, except the price. Which, then again, is kind of justifiable. It is a good lipstick, no way around that.

Triple Luxe Lipstick is available in 15 shades and you can buy it for example on amazon Luxury Beauty (which is an authorised reseller according to Jane Iredale).

the best lipstick

What do you think, is the best lipstick you’ve ever tried?

2 + 1 best sunscreens for oily skin

best sunscreens for oily face

aco sunscreen review

Sunscreen and oily skin. Not a good combo. If your skin has even a slight tendency to oiliness – you know just what I’m talking about. I’m not sure what it is exactly that causes my skin to break out and to shine even brighter like a diamond (Rihanna gets it) with sunscreens, but I’ve learned that once you find a product that works for you, you hold on to that product and never let go.

And you tell everyone all about it – since most of us don’t enjoy that sticky feeling anyway. And it would be nice to wear makeup on top of that sunscreen. So – here are three best sunscreens that work for oily and combination skin and that work really well under makeup as well. I would think that all skintypes would benefit from these (if your skin is dry, just apply your regular moisturizers under them).

eucerin mattifying sun fluid

Eucerin sun fluid mattifying (SPF 30 & SPF 50)

Eucerin’s thin fluid sunscreen is the winner for me as the best sunscreen for oily face. When I first found it, I couldn’t believe it’s true. It’s really a super lightweight fluid, almost watery. It absorbs into the skin quickly and it leaves a matte finish. It also stays quite matte, it doesn’t move anywhere. It doesn’t have a heavy scent to it – except that it smells like summer, since it’s always my memory from this product.

This is also Risto’s favorite – as he’s bald he needs to cover his head as well and this is one of his favorite sunscreens, as it’s so light and matte.

The only downside to this is that as it’s so runny (is that a word?), the packaging can get a bit messy. Also – it’s not easily available in Finland (=justfinnishproblems). The packaging could be bigger too, but then again it’s so easy to travel with since it’s quite small. Other than that, per-fect.

Ecerin mattifying fluid SPF 50* on sale right now on feelunique!

aco sun fluid mattifying

ACO Sun Face Fluid Mattifying SPF 50

I got ACO’s mattifying sunscreen as a pr-sample and I was eager to test it, as it’s quite affordable, the packaging is perfect and it’s easily available in my country.  And I am positively surprised.

This fluid is not as thin and watery as the one mentioned before, but it’s still quite lightweight. It feels a bit sticky, when you first apply it, but once it absorbs, it feels nice and lightweight. And yes – it leaves your skin quite matte. Not as matte as possible, but matte enough. This smells pleasant as well, like summer.

For my skin, this works as my moisturizer – if I apply a moisturizer under this, it doesn’t work. It starts to shine. But when I apply this to my cleansed face (possibly just a serum or a moisturizing mist under), it works wonders.

I definitely recommend this product as well – and I would think that if your skin is not quite that oily, you would prefer this than the Eucerin one.
The only thing here is, that this product and brand is only sold in Nordic countries.

I also got to try ACO’s new transparent sun spray (SPF 30), which is amazing for your body, if you want your sunscreen to be non-sticky and lightweight for your body as well. And obviously ACO has a whole range with different products for different skintypes.

www.aco.fi

great sunscreen for oily face

mineral makeup sunscreen

+ Mineral makeup

I know mineral makeup is not technically a sunscreen, but it does act like one. And it does a great job. Also – if you choose your mineral makeup right, it is the right choice for the environment. Minerals work as a physical sunscreen, meaning that they reflect the light away from your skin. I hate to admit it, but physical sunscreens are the ones, that are better for the environment.

If I lost you on ‘physical sunscreen’ – make sure to check out this post: Physical vs. chemical sun lotion.

And in my experience, physical sunscreens don’t let you down. I don’t think I’ve ever burned, wearing mineral makeup on my face (or wearing a physical sunscreen). It’s a safe choice. Needless to say, it also acts as your makeup, so your skin looks beautiful and even.

The only downside to it is that it doesn’t stay matte – unless you powder it and fix it during the day, as you would your makeup.

My favorite mineral makeup is still Pandhy’s loose mineral makeup, but the second would be Everyday Minerals. If you don’t mind silicones, I also like Jane Iredale’s mineral foundations. I also use Zuii Organic‘s foundation bases and they work really well as well (even though it’s not a mineral makeup line per se).

Pandhy’s mineral makeup

Everyday MineralsYou can order free samples from their site, if you want to try first!

Jane IredaleLink to amazon, which is an authorized reseller according to Jane Iredale’s official site

mattifying sunscreen

Photos of me: Kauneusgurusi

What is your favorite sunscreen for face?
And do you know of a natural sunscreen for face, that works and is very lightweight? I’d love to find more options.