We may all know and love Ciate for their amazing nail polishes but this is my first time to try any of the makeup from Ciaté London. I'm going to first put my hand up to say I had to google Olivia Palermo (the shame)!
Olivia Palermo x Ciate London The Cheekbone Cheat Blusher Bronzer Duo (€28): I picked this up in the shade Bluff-Point. First off the packaging is amazing with a perfect size mirror for on the go touch ups, and has a gold finish with textured leather lid. Top points for the packaging because I think it's super cute. The powder is so finely milled and it feels like silk to touch. When I first swatched it though I wasn't too impressed as it came out very patchy but of course I had to see if this was the case when applying to my face!
The duo is infused with bamboo extract to give oil control and to give a smooth fine finish. The bronzer I found to be a little muddy on my skin tone and had to take my time to really work this on to my skin. The dusky pink blush went on with ease but it started to disappear within just a few hours. The duo has a demi matte finish which just fell flat on my skin. For €28 I think this was just too expensive for me, especially as it didn't wow me. This duo is also available in one other shade Seaside Park which looks to be more on the peachy side.
Olivia Palermo x Ciate London Satin Kiss Lipstick (€22) in the shade Velveteen, is a beautiful berry red. The formula is so comfortable and long lasting on the lips and bonus it feels really hydrating. There are 3 other shades in the range which are nudes, but of course I went for the red (I'm obsessed with reds lately).
One swipe of the lipstick gives great pigmented colour to the lips, and as it wears throughout the day it leaves a little stain. With any red I would recommend a lipliner but I did get away without using one. It leaves my lips looking smooth and I really enjoy the satin texture of this lipstick, so it gets a big thumbs up from me. On the bullet itself you will find the Ciate bow and OP for Olivia Palermo embossed which another added detail I like to the overall finish and packaging.
Swatches Left to right: Olivia Palermo x Ciate London Satin Kiss Lipstick in Velveteen & The Cheekbone Cheat Blusher Bronzer Duo in Bluff-Point.
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So what do you think, would either of these products be something you would be tempted to splurge on?