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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