From MAC’s Ruby Woo lipstick to Caudalie’s bestselling Beauty Elixir, the Fenwick digital team have tested five iconic skincare and make-up products. Read on to discover our honest review on these hyped beauty products.
There are beauty products, and then there are iconic beauty products. Whether we’ve come across it in a magazine or through having lunch with our friend, we’ve all heard about a particular product with miraculous properties that’s earned rave reviews. From [MAC's Ruby Woo Lipstick]( to [Dr Hauschka's Rose Day Cream](, these are products that are instant bestsellers and their holy grail reputation truly precedes us. Which leaves us pondering; do these beauty products really live up to the hype? Previously, [we reviewed Charlotte Tilbury’s latest collection of lipsticks](, so this time around, the Fenwick digital team test five famous skincare and make-up products. Read on to discover our honest opinions and thoughts on each product.
###### **NARS Orgasm Blush** **What it is:** Perhaps the most infamous blush of all time, [NARS’ Orgasm blush]( is designed to flatter all skin tones, and the shade is a mixture of peach and pink pigments with shimmery gold flecks. **What we thought:** “I’m a recent powder blush convert since using [NARS’ Orgasm blush]( The soft golden flecks give my cheeks a lovely sheen and the formula is creamy and saturated.” _Victoria Nufer, Digital Copywriter_ “I love this blusher as it’s the perfect mix between peach and pink and has a gold shimmer, without being too glittery. You don’t need to use much to get a nice glow!” _Izabelle Olofsson, eCommerce Category Trader for Beauty_ “I always thought of myself as a bronzer girl but after using this, I can definitely see why this product is a cult favourite. It’s feminine without being too pink and adds brightness to my cheeks. I think I have a new favourite product!” _Grace Malden, eCommerce Category Manager for Beauty, Accessories & Gifts_ [NARS Orgasm Blush, £25](
###### **Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream** **What it is:** Soothing and moisturising, [Dr. Hauschka’s Rose Day Cream]( is composed of plant-based ingredients, which include rose petal wax, extracts of St. John’s wort and marshmallow. **What we thought:** “Initally, I found the consistency of this cream quite thick, but once I applied it onto the face, it felt really smooth and comforting. My only gripe is that the tube is too small!” _Natalie Chui, Junior Editor for Beauty & Womenswear_ “As someone who struggles with dry skin, finding a quenching moisturiser is an endless endeavor, but this cream is packed full of natural botanicals that soothe my skin. It’s quite oily, so it may interfere with your foundation.” _Victoria Nufer, Digital Copywriter_ “This product is a heavy-duty day cream for the days when your skin needs that extra TLC. It’s a bit intense for daily use on my skin but it smells divine and I will definitely be upping the usage over winter.” _Grace Malden, eCommerce Category Manager for Beauty, Accessories & Gifts_ [Dr Hauschka Rose Day Cream, £30.50](
###### **MAC Ruby Woo Matte Lipstick** **What it is:** Launched in 1999, [MAC’s Ruby Woo lipstick]( shade has since become synonymous with the brand itself due to its striking, true red colour and long-lasting formula. **What we thought:** “I wore it to a dinner party and my friends loved the shade so much, they all swore to buy one. It’s not a cult favourite unless you can convert your friends, right?” _Erin Fox, Digital Content Manager_ “I tend to veer away from red lipstick, however, when I applied this lipstick with a brush, it gave my lips a nice, berry-like sheen and helped tone down the intensity of the pigment.” _Natalie Chui, Junior Editor for Womenswear & Beauty_ “Red is my colour and I love the matte finish of this iconic lipstick shade. It lasts for hours but may feel chalky if you don’t apply a good balm first.” _Victoria Nufer, Digital Copywriter_ [MAC Matte Lipstick, £17.50](
###### **BIOEFFECT EGF Serum** **What it is:** Utilising natural collagen-producing protein, [BIOEFFECT’S EGF serum]( visibly smooths the complexion and increases the skin’s thickness. **What we thought:** “I have seen a real improvement in my skin after using this product for a few weeks, even though it's an added step in my skincare routine.” _Grace Malden, eCommerce Category Manager for Beauty, Accessories & Gifts_ “I was surprised by the serum’s viscous consistency. It can feel tacky when not followed with a cream, so I wear it as part of my nighttime regime. After using it, I noticed that my pores appeared smaller and my skin felt more plump.” _Erin Fox, Digital Content Manager_ “What I like about this serum is that a little goes a long way! You only need two to four drops and you don’t have to apply a moisturiser on top.” _Izabelle Olofsson, eCommerce Category Trader for Beauty_ [BIOEFFECT EGF Serum, £125](
###### **Caudalie Beauty Elixir** **What it is:** Inspired by the Queen of Hungary’s historic “elixir of youth”, [Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir]( is a vegan, natural and paraben-free facial mist that refreshes and tones the face. **What we thought:** “Two words: so refreshing! I’ve opted to use this in my post-workout skincare regime and the balm mint is really cooling after working up a sweat.” _Erin Fox, Digital Content Manager_ “I’ve used several facial mists, and this is by far my favourite! It smells like a spa in a bottle and I use it whenever I need to freshen up as it gives my skin an instant hydration boost.” _Natalie Chui, Junior Editor for Womenswear & Beauty_ “I like that the Beauty Elixir is made of natural ingredients and that it’s vegan and paraben-free, but the scent just wasn’t for me.” _Izabelle Oloffson, eCommerce Category Trader for Beauty_ [Caudalie Beauty Elixir 100ml, £32](
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