IsaDora Black & White | the monochrome look

05 januari 2017 av nailsbyic
Beauty

The products shown in this blog post were received as PR samples, but the opinions are mine and completely honest. The blog post contains affiliate links.


The IsaDora Black & White collection was released already in October 2016 but it’s not until now that I’ve given the products a good try – and I really like them! The collection contains a mix of both new and existing make-up products and in this blog post I’ll show you the news.

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The IsaDora Black & White collection

The monochrome look is very trendy at the moment and IsaDora has created this collection with inspiration from the simplicity in black and white. IsaDora states that the monochrome look suits everyone and it can be everything from minimalistic and rock’n’roll to feminine and romantic.

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The IsaDora Eye Color Wonder Bar in 02 Smoky Eyes

My favorite product in the collection is the IsaDora Eye Color Wonder Bar in 02 Smoky Eyes. It’s beautiful! This eyeshadow palette contains 12 different shades with a mix of matte, shimmery and frosted eyeshadows. I think the palette is great for creating a smoky look and I love that it contains both darker and lighter shades so that you can easily vary the looks. The eyeshadows are quite pigmented, lasts all day and I’ve only noticed some fallout from the glittery shades. The palette also comes with a double ended eyeshadow applicator – one side is a brush and the other is a smudger. The gorgeous glitter shades in this palette saved my New Year’s look and I’m sure I’ll get a lot of wear out of this palette!

If you’d like to buy this lovely eyeshadow palette you can find it on Feelunique.com or Lyko.se.

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The IsaDora Kohl Kajal in 00 White and 01 Black

The collection comes with two new kohl kajals – one white and one black. Personally I almost never wear kajal or eyeliner but I’ve seen some really cool graphic looks where black and white kajals are used in combination. IsaDora states that the kajals have a soft texture, they are easy to apply and lasts for several hours without any mess. The cone shaped tip is supposed to make application super simple and the tip remains pointed without any need for sharpening the kajal. The product can be used both on the upper and lower lash line, on the waterline or for a smoky eye look. The active ingredients in the kajals are emollients which are hydrating and vitamin C and E which are antioxidants, nourishing, protects the skin from free radicals and prevents early aging of the skin.

You can find the IsaDora Kohl Kajals on the following web shops:

International shipping: Feelunique.com & Nelly.comScandinavian shipping: Lyko & Nordicfeel

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The IsaDora Matt Fixing Powder

Next is the IsaDora Matt Fixing Powder which I had really high hopes for! The powder is transparent and is claimed to help your make-up stay on for longer. The powder also has oil absorbing ingredients which results in a matte finish, it has a blurring effect which helps covering uneven skin and it contains hyaluronic acid which hydrates the skin. What made me most interested in this powder is the fact that it is both matte and hydrating. Usually when I use matte powders my skin feels very dry after a while, but I haven’t had that problem with this powder. The finish is matte but at the same time it’s not that matte that the skin looks lifeless. However, I have quite oily skin and this powder doesn’t stay on all day for me, I need at least one touch up during the day. On the other hand, that’s the case with most powders and all in all, I think the IsaDora Matt Fixing Powder lived up to my high expectations!

The active ingredients in this powder are:

  • Hyaluronic acid – hydrating
  • Silica – oil absorbing
  • Vitamin C and E – hydrating, nourishing, protect the skin from free radicals and early aging
  • Spherical micro pearls – soft focus effect, blurs uneven skin

If you’d like to buy the IsaDora Matt Fixing Powder you can find it on Lyko.seNordicfeel.se & Feelunique.com.

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The IsaDora Twist-up Matt Lips in 71 Blackout

Lastly we have the IsaDora Twist-Up Matt Lips in 71 Blackout. This is a super dark red/purple matte lipstick which I, to be honest, don’t feel very comfortable in. However, for someone a bit bolder I think this lipstick would look amazing and there is nothing wrong with the formula. The lipstick is easy to apply, feels soft and comfortable on the lips even though it’s matte, and it has a good staying power.

If you’d like to buy the IsaDora Twist-Up Matt Lips you can find many different shades on these web shops:

International shipping: Feelunique.com & Nelly.comScandinavian shipping: Lyko, Eleven & Nordicfeel 

I hope you liked this blog post! Don’t forget to check out my Instagram account @nailsbyic and my YouTube channel Nails by IC .

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IsaDora Holiday Make-Up 2016 | Boho Baroque

13 december 2016 av nailsbyic
Beauty, Nails, Swatches

Disclaimer: The products shown in this blog post were received as PR samples, but the opinions are mine and completely honest. The blog post contains affiliate links.


The IsaDora holiday make-up 2016 collection Boho Baroque just launched and it contains some lovely products with golden packages! Who else is excited for the holidays?!

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IsaDora 542 Vintage Gold, IsaDora 879 Diamond Rocks and IsaDora 543 Baroque Blood

I’ve tried three of the four shades in the collection and I must say I love them all! They go really well together and the glitter top coat is just stunning!

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IsaDora 542 Vintage Gold

This shimmery golden polish is called 542 Vintage Gold. It has a bit of a holographic effect to it since it shifts in pink tones in some lights. It is really beautiful and covers well in two coats.

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IsaDora 543 Baroque Blood and IsaDora 879 Diamond Rocks

Here I used the dark red polish 543 baroque Blood as a base color and topped it with 879 Diamond Rocks, a transparent polish with both small and big silver and holographic glitter pieces. I love this combo! The red polish covers well in two coats and it’s a perfect shade for the holidays.

If you’d like to buy any of these polishes you can find the on these web shops:

International shipping: Feelunique.com & Nelly.comScandinavian shipping: Lyko & Nordicfeel

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IsaDora Grand Volume Lash Styler Mascara

isadora grand volume lash styler mascara brush isadora holiday make-up 2016 boho baroque christmas winterThe IsaDora Boho Baroque collection also contains some lovely make-up products. This mascara is an old favorite of mine, it’s the IsaDora Grand Volume Lash Styler. It gives your lashes a lot of volume and the golden packaging goes perfectly with this collection. This mascara can be bought at e.g. Feelunique.comLyko.seNordicfeel.se & Nelly.com.

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IsaDora Sculpting Lipliner in 60 Berry Kiss
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IsaDora Lip Desire Sculpting Lipstick in 72 Purple Plum

There are also some lip products in the collection. The first picture shows the IsaDora Sculpting Lipliner in the shade 60 Berry Kiss which goes nicely with the Lip Desire Sculpting Lipstick in the shade 72 Purple Plum in the second picture. I love all IsaDora’s Sculpting lipliners and lipsticks since they last so well on the lips! The lipliner is waterproof and makes the color last for a really long time while the lipstick is very creamy, which makes it very comfortable to wear. A perfect combo! The IsaDora Sculpting Lipliner and the Lip Desire Sculpting Lipstick can be bought at Feelunique.com, Nordicfeel.se, Lyko.se and Nelly.com.

Hope you like this collection as much as I do! For more of my nail art, check out my Instagram account @nailsbyic or my YouTube channel Nails by IC .

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IsaDora Cover Up Foundation and Concealer review

04 november 2016 av nailsbyic
Beauty, Reviews

The products shown in this blog post were received as PR samples, but the opinions are mine and completely honest. The blog post contains affiliate links.


I’ve been trying out the new IsaDora Cover up foundation and concealer for about a month now and it’s time for a review! In the launch there are also a foundation brush called face buffer brush, a concealer brush, a new anti-redness ultra cover compact powder and a new color correcting concealer.

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IsaDora Cover up foundation & concealer, ultra cover compact powder, color correcting concealer, face buffer brush and concealer brush.

IsaDora states that the Cover up foundation and concealer is supposed to give a ”picture perfect” finish all day long and it’s supposed to cover naturally fine lines, uneven skin tones, rashes and pasty skin in seconds. The foundation is supposed to give full coverage with a comfortable feeling on the skin, be long-lasting, be hydrating, make the skin tight and give a silky finish. The product can be used both as a foundation and as a concealer, it comes in five shades and the packaging is a vacuum pump which means the product will stay fresh for a very long time and you will be able to get out every drop of it.

The active ingredients in the IsaDora Cover up foundation and concealer are:

  • Mimosa bark extract and Darutoside: Tightening properties, reduce fine lines, fade out dark circles, reduce swelling, detox-effect.
  • Arctic rose root- and yeast extract: reduce signs of tiredness and give new energy to pasty skin.
  • Squalane: hydrating, antioxidant, repairing.
  • Glycerin: hydrating.
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IsaDora Cover up foundation & concealer in no 60 Light cover, 62 Nude cover and 64 Classic cover

So what do I think?

The foundation is super easy and fast to apply. It feels very nice on the skin and it has great coverage. My skin is quite oily with a lot of redness to cover and this foundation really does its job. I think all IsaDora’s claims about this product are true and this foundation is a new favorite of mine! It stays on really well throughout the day, especially if I set it with the anti-redness powder which is part of this launch. The finish is a bit dewier than I like (probably since I have quite oily skin to begin with) but with the powder, the finish is perfect. For the best color match, I need to mix the two lightest foundation shades, no 60 Light Cover and no 62 Nude Cover. Due to this and since there are no dark shades available, I think the color range could have been better. However, I absolutely love the foundation, especially since it gives a full coverage finish without looking unnatural.

If you’re interested in buying the IsaDora Cover up foundation & concealer you can find it at the following web shops:

International shipping: Nelly.com
Scandinavian shipping: Lyko & Nordicfeel

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IsaDora Ultra cover compact powder in 23 Camoflage Nude

The Ultra cover compact powder in the shade 23 Camoflage Nude is an anti-redness powder with SPF 20. IsaDora claims that this powder is a problem solving face powder with a superior covering result. It is supposed to effectively cover couperose, superficial veins, red nose, and flaring cheeks. It comes with a sponge and it suits normal to oily skin.

I really like this powder! I was afraid it would turn cakey after a while due to the high coverage, but it doesn’t. In fact, I think the coverage is perfect for areas that are a bit more red and the powder stays on really well. However, if you have dryer skin, this powder might be a bit too dry for you. I have tried applying it both with the sponge that comes with it and with a powder brush and I think they both work well. The sponge applies a bit more product to the skin than the brush, and when I’ve used the sponge the powder stays on for a bit longer. The finish is matte but I still think the result looks natural. In other words, it’s a great powder!

If you’d like to buy the IsaDora Ultra cover compact powder you can find it on the following web shops:

International shipping: Nelly.comScandinavian shipping: LykoElevenNordicfeel

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IsaDora Color correcting concealer in 36 nude quartet.

The color correcting concealer in the shade 36 Nude Quartet consists of four nude shades with both warm and cold tones. IsaDora recommends you to mix the shades to get the perfect shade for you or to use them separately depending on skin tone and season. IsaDora also says that you can apply it with your fingertips or with the concealer brush which is part of the launch.

I have mixed feelings for this concealer. Sometimes it works really well and I love the coverage it gives, but sometimes it dries out my skin and makes the area where I’ve applied it look even worse. I’ve tried using it both with my fingers and with the concealer brush, and for me fingers work best. I mix the two middle tones to get the right shade for me and even though I have quite fair skin tone, the lightest shade is way too light for me, even as a highlighter. I’ll definitely continue to use this concealer since I love the coverage and the color match you get by mixing the shades, but I’ll be careful applying it on dryer parts of the face.

The IsaDora Color correcting concealer can be bought at the following web shops:

International shipping: Feelunique.comNelly.comScandinavian shipping: LykoElevenNordicfeel

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IsaDora Face buffer brush and Concealer brush

There are two brushes in the launch, one foundation brush called IsaDora face buffer brush and one concealer brush. Both brushes are made with Taklon which is a high quality synthetic fiber hair. I really like the face buffer brush to buff in the Cover up foundation & concealer. It makes the application really fast and the finish is smooth and even. I’ve only tried this brush for applying liquid foundation but according to IsaDora you can also use it for applying lose or pressed powder, compact foundation, bronzer and blusher. It’s a really versatile brush which I like a lot! The IsaDora concealer brush, however, is not a favorite of mine. It is quite stiff which I think makes the concealer application a bit difficult. I prefer a softer brush or my fingertips.

The IsaDora Face buffer brush and concealer brush can be found on the following web shops:

International shipping: Feelunique.com & Nelly.com Scandinavian shipping: Lyko & Nordicfeel


I hope you liked this review and that you got a better idea of what the products are like. I know that my blog is more about nails than makeup but since I like both, I really like writing some makeup reviews every now and again. Hope you don’t mind!

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