Jun 172013

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Omovoricza Complexion Corrector ($155/ 1 oz.) (also available from Omovorica’s website) is a premium multi-tasking product made for day.  I’ve been testing this product for a few weeks getting my mind wrapped around all of the thing that it can do.  Which is considerable, because it is one of the products that you don’t realize that you wanted, because you didn’t think it could exist. And yet, here it is.

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One of the unique properties of Omovoricza’s Complexion Corrector is that it hydrates and gives a matte /satin finish at the same time.  You begin to realize the full import of that after you reach your late 20’s, and realize that all skin– even oily skin — needs hydration to look its best. Omovoricza’s Complexion Corrector can be used as alone, or as a primer, to hydrate and plump up my skin cells, so I get the “I spent all day in a spa” effect even after its removed for the day.  However, unlike many hydrating primers (or worthwhile moisturizers), Omovoricza’s hydration does not get greasy or heavy.  It remains as steady as a porcelain surface on the skin, very lightly so you do not notice it is there.  Except for the fact that your skin looks glowing, hydrated, and healthy.

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Feb 232013

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Omorovicza has just released a new moisturizer, the Omorovicza Intensive Hydra Lifting Cream ($225/1.7 oz.). This is a very rich, luxurious formula in a heavy, frosted beautiful glass container. This is the perfect time for this review, as we are in the February doldrums–with cold, dry air stressing out my skin I wanted an excellent quality moisturizer to get my skin ready for the Spring.

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I first tried this on a day where my skin was irritated, red, peeling and very unhappy. My instinct is to stay away from new products on such days, lest I risk more problems. As I’m becoming more accustomed with Omorovicza’s products, I proceeded nonetheless. In my experience, this line is extremely healing. Based on my past use of their products, I’m really gaining confidence that this line delivers. If my skin was going to recover, it was going to be with Omorovicza’s Intensive Hydra-Lifting Cream.

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As I was getting my errands and blogging done around the house that morning, I checked my skin every hour so. Gradually, over the course of a few hours, my skin started to lift, glow, and the dry patches were actually starting to heal. Although I had planned to wear a heavier foundation stick that day, I instead went with a light powder. That’s just priceless to me–visible results that shave off skin problems simply does not happen with every beauty product.

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With those results, I started to wear Omorovicza Intensive Hydra Lifting Cream day and night. This morning, after applying my concealer, I went to answer some email. When I was done and went back to my makeup area, it took me a minute to figure out whether or not I had already applied my foundation. My skin simply didn’t need much correction after a few days of wear. I applied a light layer of Omorovicza BB Perfecting Cream, some bronzer, and I was done.

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Omorovicza’s Intensive Hydra-Lifting Cream is a soft white cream that disappears when applied on the skin

I’d have to say that I concur with the company’s description:

A rich, yet easily absorbed, anti-aging moisturiser formulated for every day use, this Intensive Hydra-Lifting Cream delivers instant lifting, visible plumping and prolonged, sustained firming.

  • Hyaluronic acid, encapsulated and micro-injected, plumps and resurfaces lines and wrinkles; it also provides long-lasting hydration
  • Wheat polysaccharide tightens the skin’s surface to visibly reduce the appearance of wrinkles
  • Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, an amino-acid, remodels the surface of the skin
  • Arabian Myrrh plumps and redensifies the skin
  • Bifida ferment strengthens the skin’s immune system
  • Vitamin C provides anti-oxidant defense against free radicals and brightens tone

Ingredient list:

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Bottom line, I think Omorovicza is persuading that their products are exceeding the performance of my other high end moisturizers, some of which cost more. This is a good time to look at the Omorovicza line, because there is currently an offer for a Omorovicza Spring Beauty Kit $107 value free on orders over $175. The company sent me one of the gifts, the bag is a soft patent large enough for a month in Paris, or where ever your travels take you. The sample sizes are quite large and usable so that you can really test them out:

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The kit contains the following:

· Queen of Hungary Mist (30 ml)

· Copper Peel (2 tubes)

· Instant Plumping Cream (5 ml)

· Deep Cleansing Mask (15 ml)

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 I haven’t tried these sample sized products out yet, but you can bet that these will keep me busy for a spa day at home very soon.

Bottom line:  Omorovicza’s Intensive Hydra-Lifting Cream is an intensive moisture experience, for serious hydration, repair and noticeable results.

Omorovicza sent these products to Cafe Makeup without charge for consideration for review. This post contains affiliate links (for more information, see About Cafe Makeup)

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Jan 102013

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I’ve been testing Omorovicza Complexion Perfector BB ($125/ 1.7 fl. oz.), as one of my foundations over the past few weeks. As you likely know by now, the better BB Creams are “foundations with benefits,” including sun protection and other skincare ingredients. This product made Cafe Makeup’s Top 10 Products of 2012–I really love it.

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As a skincare specialist, Omorovicza has added an effective moisturizer and vitamin C to release moisturizer gradually throughout the day, as well as to encourage collagen protection and reduce free radicals. My skin feels calmer, if that makes sense. It’s very gentle. It is an ideal winter foundation, because it has the effect of improving the quality of my skin–my face actually looks better after I take it off at the end of the day than it did before I applied it in the morning.  On that basis alone, I’ve got to keep a bottle of this in my beauty drawer at all times. To be honest, I’d rather use Omorovicza Complexion Perfecter than some of the standard foundations, because of the noticeable skin care results.

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The coverage is light-to-medium, and reasonably buildable (you can use it as a concealer on cheeks and forehead by building coverage there). The feeling is very moisturizing but lightweight. It gives my skin a slight sheen in strong sun sunlight. Testing in my car rearview mirror, I did not see an detectable sparkles but simply a soft sheen-glow. I don’t like using a powder over it, because the glow is very flattering and gives my face a nice dimensionality. I look well rested (even when I’m not) and a bit younger. Applied, it looks more like a glowy cream foundation than a liquid.

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The product comes in one shade, as far as I can tell, that is well suited for light skin tones with a neutral color base (it leans neither pink nor yellow to my eye). For more swatches, see Mostly Sunny’s review here. The texture is creamy and airy–I find it spreads very well with fingers (that’s my recommendation, as many BB creams are the denser side of the texture spectrum). This gives me luminous coverage without looking (or feeling) in any way like a mask. Like the Diorsnow BB Cream, Omorovicza Complexion Perfecter doesn’t emphasize pores (note that the Dior gives a more matte appearance by comparison).

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I like the large bottle size–it contains 1.7 ounces compared to the 1 ounce size of most foundations. The bottle is a luxe, heavy, frosted glass topped by a plastic pump which keeps the product sanitary.  The pump is controllable–it’s smooth and allows me to pump out just a tiny bit if I need to (no splurge out!). This product does not contain any silicones and relies on physical sunscreen ingredients Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide. Ingredient list (click to enlarge):

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 Omorovicza Complexion Perfecter is formulated for those looking for a best-in-class, all-in-one solution. The coverage is sheer to medium is intended for those with fairly good skin, although I have used this with heavier hand in problem areas, or perhaps supplemented with a touch of Armani Maestro Concealer underneath. It gives me an absolutely gorgeous palette, which holds onto color well (probably due to its moisturizing properties). The biggest selling point for me, and the reason that I’ll replace this bottle, is the skin care ingredients and the lightweight feel. Some BB creams claim skin care benefits, this one delivers. Immediately. Also, many BB creams have a suffocating effect on my skin. Although the texturee of Omorovicza is on the creamy size, for a BB cream it’s quite lightweight. Bottom line–it’s a top shelf BB cream, the best I’ve tried.

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Omorovicza Complexion Perfector BB is available from Omorovica’s website, Sephora.com, Neiman Marcus, and Bergdorf Goodman.

Omorovicza sent the Complexion Perfector BB Cream to Cafe Makeup without charge for consideration for review. This post contains an affiliate link (for more information, please see “About Cafe Makeup” at the top of the page).

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