Helena Rubinstein deserves your respect. Why? It has been noted by some sources that she invented the mascara, the modern day mascara (not the first cake mascara) as we know it today, that is the wand in a tube, and the liquid formula.
But Helena Rubinstein the brand is not easy to get hold, certainly not in the UK or in the USA. I had some real old style HR make up years ago – the stuff you find in a bargain bin but I haven’t tried her new, revamped range out until now. Her spokeswoman is none other than Demi Moore.
I hauled two eye pencils, a duo and a lipgloss which no idea if they would be any good. Yeah, that’s how I shop:
The lipgloss range is called ‘Wanted’ and the shade is tanned beige – there is no justice in this photo but it is a simple stunning, light beige nude with micro sparkles running through it. Its a LIGHTWEIGHT gloss, quite sheer but perfect for summer.
The duo no. 47 (passion breath), a pink & plum. Soft and pigmented – not madly exciting but very elegant indeed –
The two feline kohls are absolutely gorgeous! The plum is a blackened deep purple and the black has lots of silver glitter particles in it. The pencils feel very soft but not metallic so they come off easily on the waterline and blend well to give the smudgy effect quite easily.
Swatches – the gloss, two liner and duo:
Overall, I am totally in love the the HR brand. The packaging is gorgeous, the colours are grown up but very elegant and the whole range is quite sexy…but its Classy. How I wish there was a proper counter in the UK or at least a way to buy online! For now, I have to keep my eye on eBay for deals, or www.facial-shop.com has odd ends and pieces.
It’s a stunning brand, one to lust after for sure.