Thursday, 12 September 2013

Studio 78 primer and liquid lipstick review

 



 I first discovered Studio 78 at Whole-foods in Cheltenham when I visited a few months ago, I remember thinking at the time the range was lovely so I was thrilled to get the chance to try two products from them the liquid lipstick* and the primer*. First thing to say about the products is that they do not look like natural cosmetics they are packaged really beautifully with very simple sleek packaging. The creator Margaret Halfon worked previously for Guerlain, the result of her previous experience is her own line of stylish products with a really pretty colour palette and great pigmentation.

Studio 78 Make up is certified organic by Ecocert which means that all of the formulas are 99-100% natural and they also have some organic ingredients in each one (percentages vary per product). The range covers everything from stunning talc free baked mineral blushers to an innovative liquid foundation, there isn't a product in the range which doesn't make me go ooohh I want!

First up is the We take some fresh air luminous primer* (£19), I love the names that the products have been given, each one is interesting and a little bit different. Natural and organic primers are few and far between so I was looking forward to testing this newly launched product. It is an illuminating primer which has the most beautiful golden shimmer, it is incredibly fine, this is not the chunky glitter I have seen from some illuminating products but it truly looks like liquid gold mixed with a cream, when you first squeeze it out of the tube.

I like to apply this all over but concentrating on my cheeks as that is the driest part of my face. The texture is very hydrating and it applies beautifully, once it's on the skin looks brighter and fresher without the shimmer being obvious on the skin. I have used this by itself on no make-up days just to brighten the skin and with BB cream and mineral foundation, it works well in every way.

Ingredients:
AQUA, SALVIA SCLAREA FLOWER/LEAF/STEM WATER*, PROPANEDIOL, ISOSTEARIC ACID, HEPTYL UNDECYLENATE, MICA, SUCROSE PALMITATE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERYL STEARATE, SILICA, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS OIL*, POTASSIUM PALMITOYL HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN, TOCOPHEROL, OLIVE GLYCERIDES, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL*, PARFUM, MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE, CELLULOSE GUM, OLEA EUROPEA LEAF EXTRACT, MALTODEXTRIN, OLEA EUROPAEA LEAF EXTRACT, ALCOHOL, CELLULOSE, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA FLOWER EXTRACT*, BENZYL ALCOHOL, DEHYDROACETIC ACID. MAY CONTAIN: CI 77891
99% of the total ingridients are Natural, 22% of the ingredients are from organic farming. 


This is the look I created with the primer and the liquid lipstick, I have some BB cream and powder over the primer and it gave a lovely fresh bright look to the skin. The shimmer is not overly noticeable once on, but this definitely lives up to it's illuminating claims. 


 The Let's get married liquid lipstick* (£19) in shade #2 satin wedding, is a lovely peach/nude shade. It comes in pen style packaging, which you click the bottom and the cream comes out of the sponge applicator pen ready to apply to the lips.



Studio 78 Liquid lipstick shade #2 on the lips in natural daylight

I couldn't be more impressed with this lip product, the initial finish is very glossy but it does dry down a little after a few hours of wear, this always feels comfortable on the lips and never dry, which I love. The ingredients are absolutely excellent 100% natural, with coconut oil, avocado oil, apricot oil and German chamomile, for an intensely nourishing treat for the lips that also has fantastic pigment and staying power which can be rare to find in natural cosmetics.


Ingredients: 
RICINUS COMMUNIS SEED OIL*, SILICA, POLYGLYCERYL-2 ISOSTEARATE/DIMER DILINOLEATE COPOLYMER, GLYCERYL ROSINATE, OLEIC/LINOLEIC/LINOLENIC POLYGLYCERIDES, DIMER DILINOLEYL DIMER DILINOLEATE, PRUNUS ARMENIACA KERNEL EXTRACT, COCOS NUCIFERA OIL*, PRUNUS ARMENIACA KERNEL OIL*, PERSEA GRATISSIMA OIL*, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL*, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS PEEL OIL*, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA FLOWER EXTRACT*, PARFUM, LIMONENE, LINALOOL, MAY CONTAIN: CI 77891, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 
100% of the total of the ingredients are natural
40% of the total of the ingredients are from organic farming*


    You can find Studio 78 Paris in Wholefoods MarketsNaturisimo and Being Content. I really recommend you take a look at the brand as they have some really interesting products, I have my eye on the blushes and the eye shadows next. 

Have you tried any Studio 78? What did you think? 


Ana x

*Samples generously provided, all thoughts, opinions and beauty musings my own.
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16 comments

  1. The primer sounds lovely! I've not heard of Studio 78 before but will definitely be looking out for them now :)

    Jess xo

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  2. Love the look of these, how have I not noticed them in Whole Foods?! x

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    1. Now you know about them I am sure you will be heading straight for the stand :) Xx

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  3. Love that liquid lipstick on you! x

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    1. Me too, I will be swatching next time I go to Wholefoods :) Xx

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    2. thank you :) I cant wait to see those swatches, pleaseee swatch the number 2 LOL

      Ana send me an email at cherrybubbleeegum@hotmail.it because you win the green love perfume :)

      Kisses beautiful!

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    3. Thank you so much Alessandra, what a lovely surprise :) Xx

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  5. These look fantastic! I love the packaging too x

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    1. They are great, I love them both the lipstick packaging is just fantastic Xx

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  6. Oh My Gosh I've been waiting for your review on the line! Sounds lovely, I really want to try the 'Camouflage' foundation though. I know Josie Maran does it, but I suppose Studio 78 has cleaner ingredient list

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    1. I haven't bought anything from Josie Maran for a long time, I think the ingredients for studio 78 would probably be better, I certainly couldn't find fault with the products! Xx

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  7. Love the retro 70s style packaging on these products x

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