A couple of weeks ago myself and Lisa M took a trip to the Professional Beauty Show and lets just say I spent waayyyy too much, but it was all necessary (so I keep telling myself!). The two main products that I want to mention though are from Cailynireland.
Cailyn Cosmetics is an American brand and has recently launched in Ireland. I have had my eye on a couple of their products already so when I seen them at the beauty show it was a no brainer for me to pick something up. I’m such a magpie when it comes to new products, I’m totally drawn to anything a little different, with the stylish packaging just tipping me over the edge. So it was inevitable that I was going to purchase something in the Cailyn Cosmetics range!
So let’s get to the good part!
The O! WOW Brush is a tool that I have seen already and wondered how the hell do you use this, while thinking to myself that it undeniably looks a little like a toothbrush! Do you agree? Anyway not letting this cloud my judgement I picked one up to give it a try! And lets just say I think I’m pretty hooked on this stylish weird-looking brush! It’s perfectly suitable to be used with cream, powder, bb cream, liquid foundations, moisturisers, blush and highlighters to name but a few. It’s definitely a multi-tasker of a brush. Now I’ll be honest it took me sometime to figure out the technique and how best to use it, but I think I’ve mastered it.
The brush has an oval-shaped head, which is perfect for using under the eye and around the nose area of the face, the handle of the brush is also angled which makes the ‘Push and Pull’ technique easier to use. You simply apply the foundation onto the brush, push it onto the skin then pull it in the direction you prefer, usually outwards, then in circular motions buff it into the skin. I am not kidding when I say you get that airbrushed finish look to the skin, which I love!
The bristles are so densely packed together and the texture is velvety to the touch its very much a pleasure to use on the face, it’s like a mini face massage when buffing your foundation in. Who wouldn’t like that! It retails at €29.99 which I think is pretty okay considering the amount of usage you will get from this nifty brush! Needless to say why they chose the name O! WOW.
My second Cailyn purchase had to be this BB Fluid Touch Compact! The packaging alone sold it to me it’s just beautiful. Unfortunately for me though I picked up the wrong shade, I wanted something more day-time but this Nude 03 shade was 1 shade darker which meant I would need a tan, however I just applied down my neck and hey presto no one knew the difference! Cailyn Ireland have 5 shades in the range and claims that this product
‘features a moisture rich formula to moisturize, brighten, correct and conceal skin imperfections. Vitamin E delivers essential hydration to maintain a dewy and luminous finish to your complexion’.
I would say yes to all of the above, but I’m not fully convinced that it would conceal acne scarring or someone who suffers with roscea. It has a medium, but buildable coverage, suited to all skin types but would suggest if you are a bit more on the oily side like myself, I’d apply a powder on the t-zone area just to keep it at bay.
What I like most about this unique compact is that it is designed to easily dispense the BB Fluid by simply pressing a button to prevent an overflow of product, which let’s get real we have all done the ‘oops that’s way to much’ line when pumping out our foundations, you have complete control over the amount of product that you need, which is an attractive selling point. The other cool fact is that you can purchase a refill cartridge when your compact runs empty, which is perfectly eco-friendly, now that’s a bonus! The Cailyn BB Fluid Touch Compact retails at €29.99.
Overall I’m a Cailyn Cosmetics fan. I think this is a must-have product and would definitely recommend to someone who likes the BB creams with the added advantage of giving you that full, dewy, and concealing coverage.
Cailyn Cosmetics is available to purchase at Cailynireland
Below is a little snap of myself wearing the BB Fluid Compact using the O! WOW Brush to apply and as you can see the finish is amazing! Their was no filter used in the pic, this is all me and my wrinkles in tow!!
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Until next time ladies
Live Pretty x
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