This collection was released shortly after the main summer collections from my favourite drugstore brand Isadora, this is a much more playful collection compared to earlier releases the last two years which is something I talked about in my review of Isadora Summer Collection 2017 – Blue Bliss.
Which brings me to something else about this collection, it is in my opinion a mini collection with adding products from existing lines and a few products that are “variations” of existing products, personally speaking I like it when brands do that since I believe that if you already have a formula that is well-loved and popular then why not extend the product line?
This collection contains five nail polishes, six lip glosses, a lip glitter and a highlighter palette.
I bought the items I found interesting.
Gloss Glace 3-D Mirror Shine
This product line has been out for a while now but for this collection they came out with new shades.
I bought the shade 26# Iridescent Glow.
Description from Isadora:
Cover your lips with a glaced gloss effect and 3-D shine!
Gloss Glace is a moisturizing lip gloss with a plumping effect that will visually make your lips look fuller.
- 3-D Mirror shine.
- No transfering.
- Easy and quick application.
Contains 16 ml e 0.54 oz of product. This is free from perfume and is clinically tested.
I’m not a huge fan of lip gloss even though I like the look they can give.
Last year I bought the lip gloss set from H&Ms Global Fusion Collection and I really did enjoy those shimmer glosses as they were non-sticky and comfortable to wear which made me more curious about glosses.
This lip gloss is very intense on the lips. I enjoy this colour as it has a really intense blue iridescence and lilac shimmers, which is strangely flattering in my opinion and definitely makes this for me a very unique shade for me as I have nothing similar in my makeup collection.
It looks much more intense and iridescent in real life than in my pictures below.
When it comes to the claims Isadora has about this lip gloss, I’m not entirely sure if I can completely agree. It does slightly fulfill those claims but not in an extraordinary way
It does have a mirror like shine, I’ve never had a lip gloss this shiny before and yes, since it is a tube the application is neat and clean. But it is not completely transfer proof but it’s definitely long-lasting, more so than most lip glosses and not extremely sticky either.
It is a lip gloss that is very comfortable to wear and I really like the look. It has a very faint vanilla smell which derives from the aroma Isadora has listed in the ingredients list.
Loose Lip Glitter
This was one of the items I was the most excited about as it was among the standouts of this collection.
Description from Isadora:
Loose lip glitter which gives an iridescent and holographic effect. It has a weightless feeling that is comfortable and it can be used on top of any lipstick or lip gloss but also on other parts of the face and body. It is also easy to remove.
Contains 5 grams of product.
I’ve used cosmetics glitters in the past but what makes this one stand out in for me is that it features an intense iridescence but is still very comfortable to wear since it does not give the “sand grains” feeling on the lips.
The glitter particles are made of different colours such as lilac, green, blue and orange which combined with the iridescence, creates a very bright effect and contributes to the extreme sparkle this product has.
I’ve used a lip balm below in the swatch photos.
Face Glow Prisma Wheel
This is the star of the collection and probably the item I was most eager to get my hands on. I do have many “coloured” highlighters in my makeup collection but I just had to get my hands on this.
These are also eye safe.
Description from Isadora:
Iridescent facial powder in five pearly shades. Can be used alone or be mixed together for a special effect.
Contains 18 grams of product. Fragrance free and clinically tested.
I have to be honest in that I feel the formula is not among the greatest that I’ve tried, it is a little bit chalky and the fall-out can be immense and truthfully I am a bit disappointed by that especially since the last “face wheel” I tried from Isadora had a silky and buttery formula.
But I have found myself using this quite often lately, because yes it has its cons but I still find this product incredibly enjoyable to use. It is also very practical when traveling.
These were extremely difficult to photograph btw and they look much more vibrant in real life than in the swatch photos below.
Since none of the shades is given a separate name, I’ll start with the purple shade in this palette and go clockwise.
The first shade of the wheel is a medium purple with a cool undertone. In the pan it also looks to have a hint of both blue and grey, to be honest this one did not excite me as I already have two purple highlighters in my makeup collection and it looked too muted to look good on me.
But it is flattering on skin since this turns into a purple highlighter with an intense blue iridescence running through it depending on the light source. It is a gorgeous shade that I feel I will use a lot in the future specifically as a blush topper.
I initially thought the second one would be a regular silvery highlighter, these shades are usually the ones who go best with a pale complexion but I already own highlighters like this so I really did think that this one would remain mostly unused.
Boy was I wrong!
This one is the least subtle of the highlighters, it’s the only metallic highlighter in the wheel and combined with the iridescence it is one intense highlighter. It is so intense that I rarely use it on my cheekbones since it often becomes too much for my taste.
It also lightens the area it is applied to.
But I do really enjoy this one more than I initially expected.
The third one looked like a subtle beige highlighter in the pan, it even looks a little bit boring and not like it would pack much of a punch.
On skin however this is the highlighter that I didn’t knew I needed in my life, this is a stunning highlighter with the pink duochrome effect on a shimmery beige background and it does contain a small amount of micro-glitters.
It gives a “glow from within” effect on my skin.
Usually the only highlighters that looks “natural” on me is the pale white/silvery ones but I am happy to have come over a highlighter that falls outside that without looking muddy on me.
This swatch came out as more cool-toned than it really is.
The next one in the wheel is a darker version of the last one and I love using it as a blush topper.
It is too dark for me to use as a highlighte ron my nose or cupids bow but I really enjoy it as it gives a subtle warmth to any blush I’m sporting. It is really lovely as it’s not over bearing on even my skin tone.
It has the same pink duochrome as the last one but on a peachy background and I feel this one is going to be perfect for people with medium, tan or even deeper skin tones. It’s gorgeous!
The last one is my least favourite to be honest.
It is a minty green that will look bomb on a lot of people but I don’t feel it suits my skin tone that well.
When I try this out I feel that it makes me look very sick, which I find sad since the shade itself is very beautiful and I’d wish I could have pulled it off.
These are welcome in my makeup collection.
I bought two of these, namely shades #843 Aqua Glow and #842 Lilac Glow.
Description from Isadora:
Get glowing and iridescent nails with these nail polishes! These come in five different shades and you apply these with two coats or more depending on the wished effect.
Contains 6 ml of product. Clinically tested.
If you are looking for something opaque then you need to look elsewhere, these polishes are more for effect or on top of other nail polishes.
They are lovely in their own right but frankly not super special in my opinion, I believe I have a Depend nail polish somewhere with a similar effect but it needs to be said that I enjoy these since they do have a lovely glowy effect but also dries quite fast.
These are an extension of Isadora’s wide brush line, which means that the brush are more of a rectangular and wide shape which makes it easier to avoid a streaky application.
I really enjoy these and I believe they will look gorgeous if you are out and about during night-time.
#843 Aqua Glow
This one is a lovely shade with teal and light blue iridescent shimmers with some hint of lilac iridescence.
Depending on the light source it really does glows but it looks boring in broad daylight.
It also lasts sufficiently long.
I like it when I apply it in three coats.
#842 Lilac Glow
This was the one I was the most excited about but for some strange reason it never lasts longer than two days, which is weird since the other shade lasts almost a week before starting to crack.
I like the shade but since it takes three coats before I like the look, it just becomes a waste of time for me to apply this.
I love this collection as it is very playful and unique from a drugstore brand.
There were products with some cons but overall I am very impressed with this collection and I do hope that Isadora release more playful collections as they have done very well lately.
What do you think?
Is this something you’d personally wish more brands released?