Back in April, I attended the Alpha LSG OMG Awards with work; a sales training course that introduced us to the products that we were to carry on board for the Summer. I have been on several of the sales days and take absolute pleasure in meeting the people behind the brands and letting our hair down whilst on the gala dinner. I had met the team from Studio 10 earlier in the day when they demonstrated the Studio 10 Beauty Visible Lift Face Definer on some of the crew. It was so lovely to be able to meet the founder of Studio 10, Grace Fodor and to really get to know the brand and its values.
Studio 10 launched in March 2014, and is the brainchild of industry insider Grace Fodor. Fodor has designed a range that works with ageing skin to cover, correct and conceal without taking away from the natural beauty of the face. All of the make up produced by Studio 10 is cruelty free and not tested on animals, and the Studio 10 website is full of at home master classes to help create a younger, fresher you. The Studio 10 Beauty Visible Lift Face Definer is my travel product of choice at the moment, as this travel exclusive kit contains a contour, highlight and blush as well as double ended brush for applying and blending.
The contour shade of the Studio 10 palette is unlike any other contour shade I own, and I have a fair few. The difference with this one is that it has a blue undertone, that works just how shadows do on your face, Matte and almost flat in dimension, there’s not one hint of shimmer or glitter. The formula is light and silky smooth and when applied, it layers up like a sheer veil of shadow on your face. It’s not muddy or orange in the slightest, and it is actually the most perfect contour shade that I think I own. It’s more about subtle definition and change in the shape of the face rather than the full on, overly done up mask of concealing that is usually associated with contouring.
The stand out product to me within this palette is the light golden hued highlighter. The warm gold undertone will work on every skin tone, and works into the skin as a sheer but buildable luminosity. The application is as easy as the blending, and it gives an instant lift to the high points of the face. The kit does come with instructions on where to place the products on the skin, and personally I only like to use the highlighter on the tops of my cheekbones, under my brow and down the bridge of my nose onto my cupids bow. Anywhere else and it slightly runs the risk of being a bit too shimmery. That being said, I still can’t get enough of the colour and formula.
The gel blusher within the kit is also quite unusual in formula, and it has been designed to work with ageing skin. As the gel is so light and sheer, it allows the skin to show through, without it settling into pores or clinging to dry patches. The result is a natural flush of colour, and if applied with a light hand, it’s very difficult to work out if you have make up on or if you are just blushing.
The travel sized double ended cheek brush has a natural fibre angled brush to make light work of placing the contour in the hollows of your cheeks, temples and around the hair and jaw line. The synthetic brush on the other end is perfect for blending the cream products into the skin and working the colours so there are no harsh lines on your completed look.
I’m really into the more subtle defining that comes with the Studio 10 Beauty Visible Lift Face Definer, so it’s a massive thumbs up for me. I see massive things on the horizon from Studio 10, and with products as stellar as these, it won’t be long before every girl has a Studio 10 essential in their make up bag. I’ll also be reviewing a few more items in the next few weeks, so keep an eye out. Studio 10 can be purchased directly from their website, or from Cult Beauty. The kit I have is a travel exclusive therefore it isn’t possible to buy the palette with the brush included, however both are sold separately with the palette priced at £30 and the full sized brush at £28.
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