Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Showcase Beauty - Discovering Indie Brands

I love finding new products and new brands I might not have ordinarily come across, had it not been for this blog. I was recently introduced to Showcase Beauty, a place that defines itself as being the home of independent beauty brands. Founded in 2012, Showcase state that their passion is growing and supporting incredible entrepreneurs; from independent beauty brands to the community of stylists and influencers.  What I like is that I can browse Indie Beauty as well as K-Beauty (we all know I am obsessed with it) as well as seeing which products are popular.

By way of introduction, Showcase kindly sent me two products that can be found on the main website store and for me, it has been a great reacquaintance to both Antonia Burrell and to Bagsy Beauty.

Showcase Beauty - Discovering Indie Brands

The first product is Forest Dew Skin Conditioner by Antonia Burrell, which I have used before (here) and it has been an absolute delight to use it again. 

Forest Dew is made using 100% pure plant extracts and it aims to not only improve skin texture but to also cool and regulate skin. It is also alcohol and oil-free and it works to rebalance the skin's pH and relieve redness, something I am always keen to have in a product. It is also infused with Alpine plant extracts to reduce enlarged pores, reduce inflammation and balance sebum production, cucumber extract - an antioxidant with moisturising properties and is rich in vitamin C, and calming, toning, astringent lavender flower.

Antonia Burrell Forest Dew Skin Conditioner
The product itself is like a luxurious silky serum and it also smells absolutely delightful. To use, you need to ensure your face is freshly cleansed and that everything you have used, such as makeup and skincare has been removed. THen, using around 6 sprays onto a cotton wool pad or if you prefer too, the palm of a clean hand, you massage Forest Dew onto the skin. When I apply it, I use slight patting motions and then massage my face to ensure all of the serum has been absorbed. On the skin, it is really soothing and cooling and it leaves my skin feeling so soft and smooth as well as hydrated after use.


The second product I have is one of my favourites from Bagsy Beauty - Wonder Wand. Described as being a two-in-one concealing and illuminating crayon, Wonder Wand is a product that is perfect for being on the go, travelling or having in your arsenal just because you can.
Bagsy Beauty Wonder Wand Crayon
Most two-in-one products that I have used are double-ended, but in this case, Bagsy has been quite inventive with their product. As you can see, one side of the crayon is white and the other is nude.

The white side of the crayon works as a highlighter and it is perfect for adding some highlight cheekbones and brow bones. The Nude side works to conceal blemishes and under-eye shadows. The crayon itself is really creamy, so blending is an easy task and it applies incredibly well and there is no caking at all!

You can find out more about both of these products and Showcase Beauty itself here and I would love to know if you have used either of these products.









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8 comments:

  1. I haven’t heard of them before, but like you, I enjoy trying new brands!

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  2. I really love the sound of the skin conditioner! Discovering new brands is one of the best parts of blogging xx

    Beautylymin

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  3. This is such a brilliant way to discover new brands. The skin conditioner sounds fab.

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  4. Forest Dew sounds amazing :) I love k-beauty too. I love discovering new brands and goodies, especially skin care :)

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  5. Oooo they look so nice! I need to try out new brands soon :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  6. I've never heard of this brand, it sounds amazing!

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  7. They sound great. I love discovering new brands!

    Lauren | www.beautydivisionblog.co.uk

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