Oriflame – The One Range*
Oriflame is a Swedish business founded in 1967 by two brothers and their friend. Today, the company continues it’s global success selling every make-up, skincare, body care and fragrances.
I’ve been trying out a few products from their latest range ‘The ONE’ and I’ve been impressed so far!
Oriflame IlluSkin Foundation, £12
I made the assumption that the word ‘IlluSkin’ meant that this foundation would illuminate the skin and as we’re drawing closer to colder weather and darker days, I need a foundation that provides a healthy glow. Containing SPF 20, the IlluSkin Foundation comes in a 30 ml glass bottle and a push-down pump dispenser. One pump offers the right amount for one medium-coverage application, but apply another layer if you want to go a bit heavier.
I went for the Light Ivory shade which blends in well into my warm yellow skin tone. The formula does indeed offer a illuminating glow due to the HaloLight Technology in it, and it is quite dewy when you first apply it but once it settles after 5 minutes, the dewy-ness fades ever so slightly because of it’s oil-free formula so you don’t have to worry about looking shiny!
The foundation looks natural and it doesn’t feel heavy on your skin. It goes on really nicely without clinging on to dry patches, and when a foundation applies on this easily, you know you’re on to a winner! I wore this to my friend’s wedding reception and with a good make-up primer, the Oriflame IlluSkin Foundation
* lasted 5 hours on my face. This retails at £12 and is available in 6 shades.
Oriflame IlluSkin Powder, £11
This is the same formula as the liquid foundation but in a pressed powder form. However, instead of the dewy-ness provided by the liquid version, this foundation powder offers a matte finish. I always apply a powder over liquid foundation and this Oriflame IlluSkin Powder works well to complement.
This powder only comes in three shades (light, medium and dark) and I decided to go for the light shade which I worried it might’ve been too pale for me at first. A puffer is included but I’ve never liked these because it can make it look quite patchy, so I dust this powder over my face with a brush. A couple of light sweeps to set my make up and the powder gives me a flawless, matte finish.
Like the liquid foundation, this pressed powder is lightweight and the coverage is buildable. It doesn’t look cakey at all – but I think they key to using powders is finding the right brush to apply it with. Oriflame IlluSkin Pressed Powder
* has SPF 15 in it, and retails for £11.
Oriflame The ONE Colour Unlimited Lipstick, £10
Available in ten gorgeous shades, it was difficult to pick just one Oriflame The ONE Colour Unlimited Lipstick. They’re all really pretty! The shade I settled for is Pink Unlimited which is playing it safe because is the kind of pink I always wear.
As you can tell from the swatch, it has a sheen to it which is an indication that it’s also moisturising too. It’s creamy and has a shine to it, but don’t let that fool you in to thinking that this feels sticky. It feels light on lips and the pigment is surprisingly strong for a lipstick with this finish and texture.
I’ve been applying this on straight from the stick but for precision, use a lip brush. I’m finding it difficult to apply to this and keep within the shape of my lips so a brush gives it more definition. By using a lip brush, you can control the amount you put on too and it will looks a lot nicer and consistent. It lasts about 2 hours without touching it, eating or drinking. Oriflame The ONE Colour Unlimited Lipstick
* retails at £10