A liaison between two amazing Italian brands, Collistar and an icon of Italian-made design – Kartell, has brought out an amazing result, a beauty limited edition collection named Transparency. Kartell is credited for the wonderful transparent packaging (you can totally recognize their style and concept), while Collistar came up with some quite bold colour combinations.
Slovenian Collistar team welcomed us at a lovely home design salon Décor Design in Ljubljana, where we had a chance to see all the products from this Spring/Summer 2015 collection (their makeup artist even created a daring makeup look) and admire some of the Kartell’s masterpieces. I came home with 3 new products:
Collistar Sexy Look Sensual Oil Face & Body Illuminator (approx. 22€/30ml) is a true beauty, isn’t it? The whole packaging and two phase colour combination is super pretty. The upper orange phase is oily and has an amazing sweet and flowery scent, while the bottom pink layer contains precious golden particles. All you need to do is shake it to mix the two phases. Is it just me or does shaking a product bring up the Taylor Swift »Baby, I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake…« song, every single time? Back to the product – although the ingredients are super rich and moisturizing and it does contain oil, this one feels super light and silky on the skin. The scent is divine, the highlights and delicate sequin effect are just perfect to enhance your tan (I am super pale at the moment and I am saving this one for warmer days, when I catch some tan). You can use it on your face, décolleté, arms and legs to create seductive highlights while nourishing your skin.
The other two products I got in my goodie bag are Collistar Gloss Nail Lacquer Gel Effect (approx. 7€/6ml) in Arancio Mobil 544 and Rosa Victoria 515 with dual three-dimensional plumping and gel-like finish. The consistency is quite fluid and smooth, the brush is well designed (short rounded shape), making it very easy to apply. You only need one thick layer for full coverage (or two thin ones, which is my preference) which lasts for about 3-4 days on my nails (with base coat, and no top coat). They both suit darker skin tones in my opinion, especially the Rosa Victoria shade. They will be perfect for the upcoming warmer months.