Today, we’re talking about a brand that brings to mind the words “classic” and “timeless”. It’s none other than Elizabeth Arden. The brand has been around for years but I have noticed that in the recent years, they have been attracting the younger crowd! Fun fact: The president of Elizabeth Arden, Ms JuE Wong, is actually a Singaporean! Wow, it’s encouraging to see a Singaporean at the helm of such renowned brand like EA. I was thrilled when the lovely people at Elizabeth Arden Singapore invited me to their press event at Fairmont Singapore where I had a delicious lunch. The day was made even more special when I had the opportunity to have a quick chat with on of the veterans of the social media influencer scene in Singapore, Tricia Ong. 🙂 Tricia is so beautiful and friendly in real life! I spent the past one month plus testing out the goodies from the PR package. Here are my thoughts!
I was most excited for the new eyeshadow trios. I love how you can mix and match which two trios you want to include in your palette! In my press kit, I received You Had Me At Merlot and Not So Nude together with the little black compact with a mirror. Do note that the casing costs $8 so the total for a palette would be $41 SGD. With 10 trios to choose from, there is definitely shades for everyone! Mix and match to your heart’s content! I’d recommend Not So Nude to someone starting out with makeup and just wants shades that are wearable for everyday. 🙂 I haven’t noticed a lot of fallout with the eyeshadows, which is a plus in my book. Usually, with such shimmery shades there would be a lot of fall out.
Lasting Impression Mascara
The Lasting Impression Mascara promises to deliver exceptional length, separation, and definition. It did lengthen my lashes and give them definition. However, the wand was quite tricky to use and there was a bit of a learning curve. Those who are seeking full & voluminous lashes might be left a bit disappointed as this mascara is not a volumizing mascara. I have the mascara in the shade Lasting Brown which is a nice dark brown shade that goes well with my natural black lashes.
Statement Brow Defining Gel
The formula is buildable so you can build it up for a really full brow or a subtle, natural look, whatever floats your boat. 😉 Some brows gels give you a crispy feeling, but that’s not the case for this. It gives some fullness without being clumpy. I use the shade Honey 02 which is a nice light taupe shade. I’m fond of using taupe and more cool-toned browns for my brows to match my black hair.
Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum
When it comes to their base products, I’m sure you’ve heard of their Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum. I admit, I don’t really need anti-ageing products at the moment as they can be quite strong. I love how the serum comes in the form of a capsule; so each time you use a capsule, it’s just the right amount for your entire face and neck! Having dry skin means that I have to layer moisturizing products and this serum is perfect to wear underneath my moisturizer at night. I usually don’t wear serums in the day but you may use this during the day as well. I know I said I don’t use anti-ageing products, but why not keep my skin as youthful as possible, for as long as I can? 😉 It’s lightweight, absorbs quickly into the skin and makes my skin feel so supple after that. My only gripe is that it is a teeny bit greasy. This is a single-use product so once open, please use it all.
White Tea Eau de Toilette Spray
The first time I smelled this, I literally gasped. It smells so divine. The fresh and feminine scent of White Tea makes it perfect for everyday wear. With notes of Sea Breeze Accord, White Tea Vapors, White Iris, Madras Wood, this EDT is beautiful mix of florals and musks, making it a real joy to wear. Like a flower on a beautiful spring day, this EDT is an excellent option for anyone with a penchant for fresh scents. It’s the kind of fragrance you put on and immediately feel more energized, ready to prance around in a garden full of flowers and maybe get swept of your feet by Prince Charming.
Overall: I’m very impressed by the quality of these products. I have been reaching for the eyeshadows as well as the White Tea EDT all month! 🙂 They are my absolute favourites out of everything. Have you tried any of these? What are your thoughts?