If you are someone who follows the latest trends in beauty (and I’m sure if you’re reading this, then you do) you’ll be all too familiar with the ‘elixirs’ on the market that have 24K gold, essential oils and so forth in them, which leave you with that fresh-off-my-summer-holiday look and also work perfectly to blend your cream and waxier products seamlessly.
Well unfortunately, das expensive. And there are so many dupes on the market which may not contain gold, but they do a very similar job.
I haven’t actually tried this 24K Rose Gold Elixir, purely because I can’t justify (right now) spending nearly £40 on….oils. Maybe when I’m earning enough and feel like splurging I’ll take the plunge, but for now – I’m here to share something that has not failed me for the last 3 years, and can be used for nearly everything related to skincare to makeup.
This is a product that is honestly (in my opinion) the HOLY GRAIL of multi-use products. I came across this in my first year of uni and bought it because it smelt good, little did I know that it would still be my go-to product 3 years later.
I’ve probably built up enough momentum, so here it is:
This product….Gives me life. I originally bought it just to use as an all over moisturizer and when i wanted to sleek my hair down a bit if it was feeling extra frizzy. I was really skeptical about trying it on my face purely because it’s an oil, and sometimes they can just make you look like a sweaty mess if you apply it as a face moisturizer.
I can confirm, it doesn’t one little bit. It melts, it transforms. It’s just the one – you know?
So, onto the more important stuff: How it makes your cream makeup products last longer.
This is a great product to mix in a couple of drops with your foundation (especially if you are running low and it’s starting to get a bit thick) as it makes it blend so much better. It also means that you aren’t spending a huge amount on primers and pore fillers or having to throw away your foundation the moment you’ve used the majority as it’s gone a bit thick. This thins it out slightly, moisturizes your skin and just b l e n d s it.
It also enables you to get the most out of your foundation, because you can be a bit of a savage (like me) and make sure you rinse that bottle for all it’s worth. Good foundation isn’t cheap.
This is a particular lifesaver if you are a chronic concealer user + have dry under eyes. This always leaves you cakey and using a setting powder on top of the dryness just leaves you looking a crusty mess. It gives you lines that you thought would only exist in your pensioner years.
Put a drop or two on the back of your hand and just dab to your under eyes and let it sink in a bit before applying concealer. You will see how much easier it all applies once you’ve done this. After that – setting powder is optional, but you will notice using a powder after blending concealer with this oil will leave you looking 100. You could even bake your under-eyes and not see a crispy flake of skin in sight. Winner.
Another great way of using this product is gel eyeliner. We’ve all been there – left the pot open, gone out, come back & it’s dry and hard as a brick. This is where the oil comes in.
Put a drop on the back of your hand, and dip your eyeliner brush in it and spread the oil evenly across your hand so all the bristles on the eyeliner brush are covered with some product. Dip into the gel eyeliner pot and see le magic. Please note this doesn’t work with liquid or pencil eyeliner, I learned the hard way.
These are just a few examples of how you can use this with regards to cream products. You can virtually apply this to any cream/liquid/pomade product that needs a bit more life, or is starting to dry out slightly.
If you are at that stage in life where you don’t have a lot of cash to spare, I strongly recommend to purchase this. And even if you do have a lot of cash to spare, still give this a try and save yo’ self some ££££.