Friday, 5 February 2016

Ciaté London - Olivia Palermo Review

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.

Products available on Cloud 10 Beauty.


So what do you think, would either of these products be something you would be tempted to splurge on?



*No samples contained within this post

10 comments:

  1. Great post, such a pity the product didn't live up to expectation especially considering the price, the packaging is very pretty though x

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    1. The lipstick is fab but the blusher bronzer just didn't live up to my expectation for the price. xx

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  2. I love OP so much, she is fabulous. I'm interested in having a look at her range but the price point is high if it's not long lasting. I don't touch up during the day so staying power is important.

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    1. The price point is off putting. Even though I really like the lipstick I don't think I would spend money on anything else from the range at those prices x

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  3. I love the Ciaté nail polishes and I really like the look and sound of this lipstick!

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    1. I love the polishes too Sinead. The lipstick is a definite winner to pick up if you get the chance.

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  4. I do love getting ciate nail polishes, the bottles are really cute and look great on a dressing table but don't know if I'm a fan of this makeup range. It's a bit pricey for what it is. The blusher is a bit much for pale skin. So annoying when you splurge and the products dont live up :(

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    1. It is very pricey and the reason to why I held off for so long to try out. I was very disappointed about the blush and bronzer duo and even more annoyed when I found out they were in TK Maxx for less than half the price. x

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  5. The blusher/bronzer duo looks gorgeous and the packaging is just so pretty!

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    1. It's very pretty but unfortunately it's now gathering dust in my drawer. I'm not a fan of the duo :-( x

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