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.

isadora cover up foundation and concealer ultra cover compact powder color correcting concealer face buffer brush concealer brush
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.
isadora cover up foundation and concealer 60 62 64 vacuum pump
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

isadora ultra cover compact powder anti redness 23 camoflage nude
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

isadora color correcting concealer 36 Nude Quartet
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

isadora foundation brush face buffer brush concealer brush
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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IsaDora Bohemian Flair swatches & review

01 september 2016 av nailsbyic
Beauty, Nails, Reviews

Recently, the IsaDora Bohemian Flair collection was launched. It is a beautiful autumn collection and it makes me really excited! Autumn is actually my favorite time of the year and the colors in this collection make me longing for colder weather and autumn leaves. The collection is quite big, consisting of nail polishes, lipsticks, lip liners, blushes, eye shadow quartets, a mascara and a brow gel. I haven’t tried all of the products but I’ve tried the nail polishes and some of the lip products.  The colors are a mix of darker autumnal shades and some nude shades.

The IsaDora Bohemian Flair collection is in stores now and you can find it at e.g. Eleven.se and Nelly.com. The nail polishes cost 79 SEK, the lipliners cost 89 SEK and the lipsticks cost 139 SEK. Below you can see my swatches of the nail polishes and a review of the lip products that I’ve tried.

IsaDora 541 Choco Chic swatch nail polish bohemian flair collection 2016 review swatches makeup make up nail polish nails dark brown autumn fall a/w f/w winter
541 Choco Chic

Firstly we have this very dark brown nail polish called 541 Choco Chic. It’s a creme polish, meaning no shimmer or glitter, and I applied two coats for full coverage.  I love darker shades like this one for autumn – it doesn’t look as harsh as a black polish but it’s still a really deep, dark shade.

IsaDora 540 Purple Paisley swatch nail polish bohemian flair collection 2016 review swatches makeup make up nail polish nails dark purple autumn fall a/w f/w winter
540 Purple Paisley

Next up we have 540 Purple Paisley which is a dark purple creme polish. Purple is actually not a favorite of mine when it comes to nail polish but this is definitely a very autumnal shade. To get full coverage I applied two coats of this polish.

IsaDora 539 Soft Suede swatch nail polish bohemian flair collection 2016 review swatches makeup make up nail polish nails light brown autumn fall a/w f/w winter
539 Soft Suede

The third and last polish  in this collection is called 539 Soft Suede.  As the other polishes, it’s a creme polish and two coats give full opacity. This is a super trendy color at the moment and I think it looks gorgeous on the nails. It’s so easy to wear and goes well with every autumn outfit. The shade is quite interesting, I would say it’s a light brown or very dark nude polish with hints of pink/purple.

IsaDora 52 Praline lip desire sculpting lipstick bohemian flair collection 2016 review swatch swatches makeup make up nail polish nails autumn fall a/w f/w winter 539 soft suede nude pink
52 Praline sculpting lipstick + 539 Soft Suede nail polish

I was so glad I got some lip products to try from this collection since I really like the colors. Firstly we have this one called Lip Desire Sculpting Lipstick in 52 Praline. It’s a very nice nude shade, a little bit lighter than my natural lips, and what I like the most is that it’s super creamy. I’ve been using mostly matte liquid lipsticks the past year which are very drying on the lips. The Lip Desire Sculpting Lipsticks are  not dry at all and are so comfortable to wear. The pen shape of the lipstick makes it very easy to apply. The thought behind this product is to use it for lip contouring which is a big trend at the moment. According to IsaDora, lip contouring is about adding volume to the lips and make them look flawless. Even though I didn’t manage to make my lips look more voluminous, I was surprised over how long the lipstick lasted on the lips. This shade will definitely be an everyday favorite!

IsaDora 52 Praline lip desire sculpting lipstick swatch bohemian flair collection 2016 review swatches makeup make up nail polish nails autumn fall a/w f/w winter 539 soft suede nude pink
Swatch of 52 Praline sculpting lipstick (picture from IsaDora.com)

I would say the color is a bit lighter than what the picture above shows, but of course that depends on your natural lip color. A new favorite!

IsaDora 68 rum raisin sculpting lipliner bohemian flair collection 2016 review swatch swatches makeup make up nail polish nails autumn fall a/w f/w winter 539 soft suede nude pink
68 Rum Raisin sculpting lipliner + 539 Soft Suede nail polish

In the Bohemian Flair collection there are also matching lipliners to every shade of lipstick. This lipliner is called Sculpting Lipliner in 68 Rum Raisin and goes perfectly together with the lipstick below. The lipliner can be twisted up so there’s no need to sharpen it, which I really like. The lipliner is waterproof and it’s supposed to make the lipstick stay inside the contour of your lips.

IsaDora 68 Rum Raisin lip desire sculpting lipstick bohemian flair collection 2016 review swatch swatches makeup make up nail polish nails autumn fall a/w f/w winter 539 soft suede nude pink
68 Rum Raisin sculpting lipstick + 539 Soft Suede nail polish

The last lip product I’ve tried from this collection is called Lip Desire Sculpting Lipstick in 68 Rum Raisin. This is the PERFECT autumn shade if you’re a bit bold. The color is a very dark purple shade and not as easy to wear as the nude one shown above. However, I think this lipstick is gorgeous! As the other lipstick, this one is also very creamy which makes it easy to wear and it was easily removed with some jojoba oil. I’ll definitely bring out this lipstick if there are any special events this autumn.

IsaDora 68 Rum Raisin lip desire sculpting lipstick swatch bohemian flair collection 2016 review swatches makeup make up nail polish nails autumn fall a/w f/w winter 539 soft suede nude pink
Swatch of 68 Rum Raisin sculpting lipstick (picture from IsaDora.com)

Again, here is a picture borrowed from IsaDora showing the color of this super deep and rich lipstick. It’s so beautiful!

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Disclaimer: This review is based on my honest opinion. I have not been asked to do it I received the products as a PR sample. This blog post contains affiliate links.

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IsaDora Twist-up Lip Balm SPF 15 review

10 juli 2016 av nailsbyic
Beauty, Reviews

 

IsaDora Lip Balm review

This is one of my absolute favorite products at the moment and has been so for several months. It’s IsaDora’s Twist-up Lip Balm SPF 15 with nourishing natural oils. I love this transparent lip balm because it feels very creamy and stays on my lips much longer than many other lip balms. Also, it smells SO GOOD of raspberry and protects the lips with SPF 15. Even though it is a bit expensive for a lip balm, 129 SEK, I definitely recommend it.

50% of the formula consists of natural oils and the active  ingredients are:

  • Pomegranate extract – powerful antioxidant that neutralizes the damages that are caused by free radicals
  • Goji extract – vitamin C, antioxidant, protects the skin from free radicals and premature aging
  • Castor oil – rehydrating, nourishing
  • Propolis extract – repairing, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging
  • Extract from cactus flower – antioxidant and rehydrating, protects the skin from free radicals and premature aging
  • Sunflower oil – emollient, contains Omega 6
  • Rapeseed oil – emollient, antioxidant
  • Camelia seed oil – rich in Omega 3 and 6, emollient, prevents premature aging, improves the skin’s elasticity and suppleness
  • Oil from peach seed – emollient
  • Jojoba oil – humectant, emollient
  • SPF 15 – sun protecting factor

The IsaDora Twist-up Lip Balm is in stores now and costs 129 SEK.

Disclaimer: This review is based on my honest opinion. I have not been asked to do it and I am not getting paid for it. I received the product as a PR sample.

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