DECORTE Cosmetics Limited Edition Kate Moss Favorites Make Up Kit

Decorte Cosmetics Limited Edition Kate Moss Favorites Make Up Kit

If you are a regular reader of the BIZ, you know I am a HUGE fan of DECORTE Cosmetics. The color cosmetics are simply incredible. I wear something from this line every single day, no exaggeration – the foundation, concealer, primer, and lip palettes are fantastic. Kate Moss happens to also be a big believer as well as the brand ambassador and she has selected her favorites to create a must-have Makeup Kit ($190) that is available for a limited time only. When she was in Tokyo, Kate was totally blown away by the complete line which isn’t available in the states. She proposed curating her own personal selection to get the secret out and personally chose the items for this kit.

This kit includes a carry case; a palette with four shades, four eyeshadows, two cheek and face powders; a brow pencil; a lip pencil; a liquid eyeliner; and three brushes.  Spoiler alert:  the DECORTE Kate Moss Favorites Makeup Kit is worth every penny.

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Decorte Cosmetics Limited Edition Kate Moss Favorites Make Up Kit

The carry case is a sleek back case that holds everything in the kit with room to spare.  One side zips open half way and holds the palette case. It has pockets on each side to hold lipsticks or smaller containers in place. The other side of the case has a full zip and opens flat. The left side has a hidden pocket and in front has covered storage for brushes and lip, eye and brow pencils. The right side has a clear pocket for even more storage. This is an awesome case – small but mighty.

There are three brushes included in the kit. The largest brush is for the two cheek and face powders. It’s ok…I can’t say that it is something I would use normally, but it works in a pinch. It’s really too small for all over and too big to get into small areas, so it’s the only thing in the whole kit that doesn’t do much for me. The other two brushes are great. The middle brush is an excellent eyeshadow brush, particularly for defining the crease. The smallest brush is fantastic lip brush. You will want to supplement these brushes with some of your own to make the kit complete, and there is plenty of room in the carrying case for more brushes.

Decorte Cosmetics Limited Edition Kate Moss Favorites Make Up Kit

So let’s dig into this gorgeous palette, shall we???  There are four lip shades, four eyeshadows, and two face/cheeks shades. Starting with the lip shades, we have four beautiful ‘amazing mattes’ as Kate calls them, ranging from neutral nude to deep wine.

They are creamy wonderfulness! Oh I love these. They are matte but somehow they make my lips look larger. They have a wonderful texture and the lasting power is terrific. They leave my lips soft and hydrated. I love each color by itself, but usually mix and match and layer for fun.

Moving on to the powdered products – the four eyeshadows are beautiful – lovely, buttery, richly pigmented and simply gorgeous. Kate’s favorite shade, the one that gets all the buzz is the ‘moss’ green shade, but they are all truly lovely.

The top photo has the moss-green eyeshadow on the left, which has a touch of yellow to it. I think it pairs beautifully with the creamy yellow next to it which has a bit of shimmer – fabulous. The deeper shades are below – a dark metallic purple-brown, and a midtone golden brown. I love the shades and the texture is incredible.

These two are the cheek/face powders. On the right is the overall face powder, a translucent illuminating powder that gives skin a beautiful soft glow. On the left is the cheek powder. It’s interesting – it’s really a highlighting powder, with more luminescence than the creamy white one. The yellow powder is even more brightening, and it looks spectacular against deeper or tanned skin tones. I wish there was a blush shade but I do love the two face powders and there is plenty of room in the carrying case for my own blush, that’s for sure.

Three other goodies inside include the Lip Pencil in PK820 Nude, the Brow Pencil in GY002 Neutral, and the Liquid Eyeliner in BK001 Noir.

The Lip Pencil in PK820 Nude is a twist up refillable non-sharpening pencil. The color is universally flattering, a neutral pink that looks good on just about everyone. The pencil is soft and glides on and makes for a great base for those amazing lip shades in the palette. I love this lip liner and carry it in my purse when I’m not taking the whole case with me.

The Brow Pencil in GY002 Neutral is supposed to be the right shade for everyone, but those with light blonde hair will find it to be too dark. It’s a great brow pencil though – it draws on perfectly, like true brow hairs. I do need a spoolie for my brows, and there is one on the opposite end – I forgot to get a photo!

I am in love with the Liquid Eyeliner in BK001 Noir.This comes with a separate cartridge that you load up, and the liquid saturates the brush with a few clicks. Inky black liquid liner that can be as demure or as dramatic as you wish. Fantastic!

Pictured above, top to bottom:  Noir Liquid Eyeliner, Nude Lip Pencil, Neutral Brow Pencil.

Overall, when you put everything together the look is fresh-faced with a bit of glam.  Here’s how mine turned out:

I also used DECORTE Priming Essence, Creme Concealer, and Soft Creme Foundation in Cool Ivory.

Overall, I think this is a truly standout collection. My only small comments are the face brush is nothing special and I wish there was a blush shade. Other than that, I am completely impressed and will use this palette down to the shiny pans!

The  DECORTE Cosmetics Limited Edition Kate Moss Favorites Make Up Kit won’t be available for much longer so get yours from Saks soon before they are gone forever!!  – Lisa

Just dreamy! Decorte Creme Concealer and Powder Foundation

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By now you know that I am completely obsessed with Decorte Cosmetics.  This is a fabulous Japanese line that is available exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue.  The color cosmetics are incredible.  I’ve previously written about their lip palettes – The New Nudes and The New Reds, both gorgeous lippie collections that have totally converted me into a lip palette lover.  I’ve also written about the Priming Essence, which is a beautiful opalescent primer that I am now using sparingly because I am dreading running out of it.  My other favorite is the Soft Creme Foundation, a fantastic foundation that will forever be in my top five foundations of all time.

Decorte The New Reds Lip Palette

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette

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DECORTE Cosmetics Soft Creme Foundation in Cool Ivory

Today I have one more fab foundation find from Decorte, as well as a truly impressive concealer!  This line just gets better and better.

Decorte Creme Concealer

I have the Creme Concealer ($60) in Light, and it also comes in Light Medium and Medium. Saks says, “It’s a paradox: Hyper-color and condition in one. Double-pigment technology provides extreme tonal color while helping soften delicate skin with botanicals for a most comfortable, just-matte finish. Long-wearing. Non-drying.

Decorte Creme Concealer in Light

Decorte Creme Concealer in Light

Decorte Creme Concealer in Light

This stick foundation reminds me of the stick Cle de Peau concealer, although it isn’t as thick and it blends so much better.  It provides the same sort of coverage, though.  Dark undereye circles are gone, gone, gone and the concealer lasts all day long.  I have a big problem with deep blue under my eyes so I need coverage, and the Creme Concealer really takes care of everything.  Color me impressed!

Decorte Powder Foundation Compact

The Decorte Powder Foundation Compact ($95) is so lovely I can’t even sit still as I write this.  Oh is this good!!!  Saks says, “Experience the unexpected. Velvety to the touch, this compact foundation combines a soft-crystal texture with a cascade of hydrating and conditioning benefits. Uber-antioxidant Shirakaba Tonic infuses skin with calm and renewal. Washi Paper Optics create a low-definition look for a luxe new luminosity. Layers weightlessly for individual, medium coverage. Long-wearing.

Decorte Powder Foundation Compact

Decorte Powder Foundation Compact 351 Cool Ivory

Decorte Powder Foundation Compact 351 Cool Ivory

Decorte Powder Foundation Compact 351 Cool Ivory

The Powder Foundation Compact comes in a sleek black case with the square of powder foundation on one side and an application sponge on the other.  The application sponge is quite nice, and works well for initial application and for touch ups.  The foundation is just lovely.  It gives great coverage so easily and effortlessly – it just glides right on without any need for blending or buffing.  The finish is soft and natural and not powdery at all.  I am so in love with this!

Decorte Powder Foundation Compact 351 Cool Ivory before and after

Wearing Decorte Powder Foundation Compact 351 Cool Ivory and Concealer

My shade is 351 Cool Ivory.  There is a great array of shades, 12 in all, although I must say the shades seem pretty off on my computer monitor.  I deduced my foundation shade, but if you aren’t sure you can always head on over to Saks and check this out in person.  Believe me, it is WORTH IT.  If you haven’t tried Decorte yet, please do yourself a favor and check it out!!  I haven’t been so impressed with a line in a very long time.  You will have a ball and I know you’ll find lots of things you’ll never want to live without.  – Lisa

Red lip palette perfection: The New Reds Lip Palette by Decorte

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Decorte The New Reds

I raved about the Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette at the beginning of summer and I’ve been wearing it all season.  The colors are gorgeous and the wear is fantastic!  Today I am once again professing my profound admiration for this Japanese brand found exclusively at Saks.  They have incredible lip palettes, and I am in a mega swoon over The New Reds Lip Palette ($95).

Decorte The New Reds Lip Palette

The New Nudes Lip Palette transformed me into a lip palette fan, and now I am moving on to The New Reds Lip Palette, fall-friendly shades that have the same pluses as The New Nudes.  The shades in The New Reds range from medium pink to deep reddish-brown. They are all gorgeous, wearable, and mixable colors. They look great alone or in combination with one another. The formula has great pigmentation and lasting power. The finish is semi-matte and leave lips nicely hydrated. I’m not a huge fan of the brushes that are included in the palette, so I would recommend using your own. Otherwise, just like The New Nudes, I think this is a perfect palette just with deeper shades.

Decorte The New Reds Lip Palette

Decorte The New Reds Lip Palette

Saks says, “EXCLUSIVELY AT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE. It’s a paradox: Hyper-color and condition in one. Double-pigment technology provides extreme tonal color while helping soften delicate skin with botanicals for a most comfortable, just-matte finish. Long-wearing. Non-drying. Made in Japan.”

Decorte The New Reds Lip Palette swatched

Decorte The New Reds Lip Palette

Decorte The New Reds Lip Palette

Decorte The New Reds Lip Palette

Decorte The New Reds Lip Palette

The New Reds is a fantastic combination of brighter and deeper shades that is truly perfect for transitioning into fall.  I love mixing and matching the shades together, and sometimes mix them with The New Nudes to create ombre looks.

The New Reds Lip Palette is expensive but boy, it’s wonderful.  The formula is simply elegant, the pigmentation is excellent, and the colors are fantastic.  If this fits into your budget I highly recommend it.  In fact, all the color products I’ve tried so far from Decorte are some of the best I’ve come across – take a trip to Saks just to check them out!! – Lisa

Perfectly primed with Decorte Priming Essence

Decorte Priming Essence

Decorte Priming Essence

I am a little weird when it comes to primers.  Ok, so that’s not my only area of weirdness…but it’s definitely one of them.  I have probably bought and tested more primers than any other cosmetic product.  My skin does not hold onto product without a good primer – blush and foundation are gone within an hour.  It’s bizarre.  A primer makes all the difference, and a great primer does even more than keep foundation and blush in place.Decorte Priming Essence

I was recently sent the Decorte Priming Essence ($65) to test, and I am going to have to go back and update my article on my top ten favorite primers to add this one (check out my top ten list HERE).  I have used this every day since I got it, and am dreading the day I run out.

Decorte is sold only at Saks Fifth Avenue.  Saks says, “Always air-light, the Priming Essence creates an endlessly even and uniform pre-surface to extend and make the most of the foundation experience. Rice emollients gently hydrate as self-optimizing color technology neutralizes redness and off-tones for a newly transparent illumination. Skin-loving infusions are embedded within. Composed from the Japanese White Birch, Shirakaba Tonic lends exceptional antioxidant activity. Its generous calming properties are known to both protect and renew. Disappears instantly.”

Decorte Priming Essence

Decorte Priming Essence

The Priming Essence is a light primer that immediately sinks in and doesn’t leave skin sticky or tacky.  It has a opalescence that gives skin an instant glow that looks natural and wonderful.  On days when I don’t want to wear makeup, I still put this on to even my skin tone and give my skin some brightness.   On days I do wear makeup, it keeps my foundation in place all day long.  My blush lasts and lasts, and looks vibrant and fresh after 7 hours of wears.  I don’t have to powder my nose every hour, probably because of the rice powder, but it doesn’t dry out my skin at all.  It’s just wonderful.

Decorte Priming Essence

Decorte Priming Essence

So far everything I have tried from Decorte has been a total home run.  You have GOT to stop by Saks to check out this fabulous import from Japan, and if you are in need of a primer put the Priming Essence on your list pronto.  – Lisa

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Nude lip palette perfection: The New Nudes by Decorte

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette

I raved about the Decorte Cream Foundation a few weeks back and I am raving again today about this Japanese brand that is found exclusively at Saks – this time, it’s their lip palette that has me swooning.

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Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette

Normally, I am not a lip palette gal. I like lipsticks and lip glosses, but anything that takes an extra step – which to me means using a lip brush – goes unused and unloved. The Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette ($95) has defied all of my lip product parameters by being so freaking awesome, both in terms of color and wear.

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette

The shades in The New Nudes Palette go from very light pink/beige to light peachy brown. They are all gorgeous, wearable, and mixable colors. They look great alone or in combination with one another. The formula has great pigmentation and lasting power. The finish is semi-matte and leaves lips nicely hydrated. I’m not a huge fan of the brushes that are included in the palette, so I would recommend using your own. Otherwise, I think this is a perfect palette.

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette swatched

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette swatched

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette lightest shade

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette lightest shade

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette 2nd light shade

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette 2nd light shade

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette 3rd lightest shade

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette 3rd lightest shade

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette darkest shade

Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette darkest shade

Saks says, “EXCLUSIVELY AT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE. It’s a paradox: Hyper-color and condition in one. Double-pigment technology provides extreme tonal color while helping soften delicate skin with botanicals for a most comfortable, just-matte finish. Long-wearing. Non-drying. Made in Japan.”

If you aren’t into nudes, or if you want your nudes AND your reds, this palette also comes in bright shades in the palette called The New Reds.

Decorte The New Reds

Decorte The New Reds

It looks fantastic and I have my fingers crossed that I get to try this soon!! In the meantime, I know this palette is spendy, but if it fits into your budget I can’t think of a better combination of shades and a more elegant collection of lip products for the season than the Decorte The New Nudes Lip Palette. I hope you check it out.  – Lisa

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Quite possibly the best foundation ever: DECORTE Cosmetics Soft Creme Foundation

DecorteIt’s true. Without a good foundation, the quality of the rest doesn’t matter. The house will fall. The relationship will crumble. The makeup will melt. The foundation is, in essence, everything.

I was recently sent a foundation that is so good I wore it for three weeks straight thinking this HAS to be some sort of a mirage…there is no foundation this lovely, this luminous, this freaking fabulous. But it’s no hallucination…wow I love this foundation! What is my amazing foundation find?  DECORTE Soft Creme Foundation ($110).soft_creme_foundation_-_cool_pearl_9

Soft Creme Foundation is a spendy foundation from an upscale Japanese line that you can find at Saks Fifth Avenue. The feel and quality of the DECORTE line is similar to Cle de Peau. In fact, the Soft Creme Foundation immediately reminded me of one of my other favorite foundations, the even spendier CDP Radiant Cream Foundation. The DECORTE Soft Cream Foundation has a more liquid consistency though and while it builds to full coverage the initial coverage is medium. The coverage is fantastic and long-lasting, looking as good at 6 pm after a very sweaty hour-long work out as it does at 8 am in the morning.

DECORTE Cosmetics Soft Creme Foundation in Cool Ivory

DECORTE Cosmetics Soft Creme Foundation in Cool Ivory

DECORTE Cosmetics Soft Creme Foundation in Cool Ivory

DECORTE Cosmetics Soft Creme Foundation in Cool Ivory

DECORTE Cosmetics Soft Creme Foundation in Cool Ivory

DECORTE Cosmetics Soft Creme Foundation in Cool Ivory

It gives a gentle, youthful radiance that is fresh and believable. One jar will last years, I swear, because I use so little and get such great coverage with it. My shade is Cool Ivory, which I have heavily swatched on the left above and buffed in on the right.

DECORTE Soft Creme Foundation Guide

DECORTE Soft Creme Foundation Guide

I just can’t gush enough about the way this foundation covers. It evens skin tone, makes pores nonexistent, and gives this incredible glow that looks so healthy and sweet. I do use concealer – typically IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye – and then with a tiny dusting of finishing powder the end effect is truly incredible. The foundation makes every other bit of makeup I apply look fantastic. It’s magic.

Wearing DECORTE Cosmetics Soft Creme Foundation in Cool Ivory

Wearing DECORTE Cosmetics Soft Creme Foundation in Cool Ivory

DECORTE says, “uber-antioxidant Shirakaba Tonic infuses skin with clarity and renewal. Washi Paper Optics™ create a low-definition look for a luxe new luminosity.”  I say right on, DECORTE!  Whatever it is, it works, and it creates the most beautiful foundation ever for the rest of my makeup.

You can find DECORTE Cosmetics at Saks Fifth Avenue. I really hope you will try the Soft Creme Foundation…this is one solid foundation that you will always be able to count on no matter what.  – Lisa

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