Studio10 is one of those cult brands that makeup artists and beauty editors rave about, but thanks to the sheer marketing noise of bigger brands, mainstream beauty lovers sometimes miss despite a genuinely stellar line-up of makeup for mature skins.
That’s all about to change. Firstly, the brand’s founder Grace Fodor has been on a tour with Patsy Kensit, banging the drum for PRO-AGE beauty (the idea that beauty, as we get older, should be inclusive, and on our own terms…WORD!).
Secondly, they’ve just launched a new product that I kid you not, may well be THE product of the summer.
Enter Perfect Bronze Glow-plexion, £24. It’s part of their range of plumping, nurturing fluids designed to work on older skins and it’s gorgeous.
Firstly the texture – light, easy to blend and a tiny bit goes a long way. There’s no vile smell and it has the slightest hint of shimmer – more light-reflecting then glittery, which is ideal for daytimes.
If you’re super pale, I’d suggest mixing it with a tiny bit of your foundation, but for most skins, this will give a hint of colour, without any worry of Essex bronze. It’s immediate, so you can see where it’s sitting. It sort of creates that ‘glow’ that you get from being outside for a while. I definitely wouldn’t ruin it with any powders afterwards.
I was worried about streaking but was able to pour water on it without it budging too easily (not that we need that this summer – gah!). You can also use it on other areas – so don’t forget the Decollette for this one!
WHO IS IT BEST FOR:
It will sit nicely on anyone but I’d especially rate it for 40-plus skins. It’s so rare to find fluid formulas that play nicely with lines and wrinkles, that not to take advantage of it with this product would be a crime.
Paraben free and not tested on animals
ALCOHOL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, GLYCERIN, PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, GLASS BEADS,
TALC, ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE, POLYGLYCERYL-4 ISOSTEARATE, HYDROXYMETHYL DIOXOLANONE, MICA,
DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, PHENOXYETHANOL,
MAGNESIUM SULFATE, ZINC STEARATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, PROPANEDIOL, TRISODIUM ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATE, HYDROGEN DIMETHICONE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE,
PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), GLYCOLIPIDS, TIN OXIDE, HEXYL CINNAMAL, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, LAURETH-12
CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE)
CI 77492 (IRON OXIDES)
CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES)
CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES)
WHERE CAN I GET IT:
Their website and Marks and Spencers