If you have been a long-time reader of the blog, firstly thank you, you’re a gem and deserve a lifetime of burritos. But secondly, you might remember a post about Touch In Sol from nearly a year ago. I mentioned in the post about their incredible mascara and my wish for the colour cosmetics to hit Australian stores. Well, we are in luck! Touch In Sol are launching a brand new website really soon, giving us easy access to their stunning range of cosmetics. A few goodies have landed here at Beauty Bender HQ, so I thought we would have a quick chat about the products that will now be available to us Aussies.
Brow Gellin Gel Eyebrow Styler *
I love me a pomade style eye brow gel. I find that this type of formula is best for long-lasting, defined brows. The Brow Gellin is a little different however. Instead of the normal pot, this is delivered in a pen like design. It is a little deceiving though as the pen comes apart into a brush and pot type of set up. It first glace the pot is quite small and it may make it a little difficult to use. Although the brush does fit in the pot with ease, it doesn’t look like there is a whole lot of product and it does make me think that the more I use it, the harder it will be to get product out. This particular gel is light, blendable and quite natural looking. The brush is surprisingly good; it is soft but firm enough to get that much desired definition. I found this formula super easy to use and a littler drier than some pomades, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I find that it doesn’t move or smudge and dries really quickly. I really really like the formula, like, really really like! But I think the cool practical packaging may not be so practical in the long run. But you can make up your own minds. This is by far my favourite of the Touch In Sol brow range.
Browza Super Proof Gel Brow Liner*
Browza is Touch In Sol’s version the much loved Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz. The packaging states that Browza is a water proof, sweat proof and smudge proof gel brow pencil. The packaging is simple and includes a little spoolie. The pencil itself is a little larger than I expected, but with a light-hand it works just as well. The formula certainly does glide on and is easily blended in for a natural look. Browza works well for a brow pencil but my only critisism would be that the spoolie is just a little too soft and doesn’t really comb my crazy brows into place, nor does it assit in the blending of product.
Light Bright Brow Spot Highlight*
I really like the concept of this product, Light Bright is essentially a highlighting pen that is used to highlight the brow bone, inner corner and basically any sweet feature on your cute little face. While the formula does require a little blending, the result is beautiful, yet subtle. Perfect if you tend to stray away from instagram-style, crazy shimmery brow bones. I really like using Light Bright on natural looking makeup days to accentuate my eyes without going overboard.
Metallist Liquid Foil & Glitter Shadow Duo*
Now this is one of the new releases that I was most excited about. I have read reviews of these little wonders and just had to get my hands on some. The idea behind this little wand is a long-lasting, high-pigment foiled eye shadow without any trouble. Firstly you spread on the liquid foil to add pigment to the eye but to also act like a glitter glue. The next step is the foiled glitter shadow, and man does this pack a punch – It is just stunning. Once placed on top of the base it transforms into the most glittery metallic magical eye shadow you’ve ever seen. There is very minimal fall out and the product lasts all night. There is no fussing about with glue, there isn’t sparkles all over your face (unless that’s the look you’re going for), there isn’t any gross creasing and sparkles all up in your eyeballs. Metallist is easy, dramatic and oh-so sparkly. It is perfect for a night out, or just adding some sparkle to any look. I believe that it comes in 5 shades, all of which are fabulous. I have Margaret which as you can see is a rose gold/champagne hybrid. If there is something that NEEDS a place on your wishlist, it is this.
Stretchex Stretch Lash Effect Mascara *
Where do I begin with this holy grail item? Never have I come across a mascara that gives me such butterfly like lashes. Stretchex is super black and the formula is not thick nor is it runny. It glides on the lashes without much effort and immediately my lashes are lengthened beyond belief. They are also separated, curled and voluminous. There are no clumps, no flaking and my lashes just look unreal. It really is the all in one mascara. Because of the buildable formula, it is easy to layer and build up on its own or on top of other mascaras for a more dramatic look. This little yellow and black beauty is a staple in my makeup bag and I couldn’t be more thrilled that it will now be easily available to me.
Style Black Gel Liner *
These little gems are a whole heap of fun, they aren’t your ordinary eyeliner. These gel liners although black have a special little sparkle. Each of them have a coloured fleck that will add a whole other level to your eyeliner game. These are gel based and glide on like an absolute dream. Once they are set, they are not going anywhere. These don’t smudge, transfer or move around at all, no matter how oily your little lids are. They really add a pop of something specail to your look and are worth at t he very least a swatch.
Go Extreme High Definition Lip Lacquer*
These are another range of products that I am particularly excited about. The Lip Lacquers are soft, slightly mousse-y but super hydrating. They are glossy without being sticky, or slimey and I would compare them to NYX Butter Gloss but with a touch more pigment and more longevity. The smell and taste is slightly chemical, which isn’t my favourite, but the comfort factor it is biggest redeeming feature and gets it over the line. The packaging is super cute and the applicator works really well. Although these are marketed as a lip lacquer, I would describe them more as a hydrating lip gloss. I am interested to see what other shades are available in the range.
One Step Closer Lip Crayon Bar *
These little babies seriously surprised me. My experience with lip crayons are usually very balm and sheer formulas that are perfect for over the top of liquid lipsticks etc. But these are suuuuuuuper pigmented while still being balmy and glossy. They are so pigmented that they act like a lip stain as well. Again, there are really comfortable on the lips.
Are you as excited as I am for Touch In Sol’s new website and colour cosmetics to launch? What do you have your eye on?
Until next time,
*DISCLAIMER – Although this product was sent for my consideration, all views and opinions are 100% honest. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. I try my hardest to provide my readers with accurate information, but I am not by any means a professional, nor am I an expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.