Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Alpha-H Liquid Gold Perfecting Daywear

 I recently wrote about my Foundation Dream Team of Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Foundation + Alpha-H Liquid Gold Perfecting Daywear but that post was becoming a little too epic so I am going to review the Liquid Gold Perfecting Daywear in more detail in a post of it's own.


What they say: Liquid Gold Perfecting Daywear is a high performance Hyaluronic Acid rich treatment which attracts and binds precious moisture to the skin; helping to swell surface cells and plump out fine lines and wrinkles, giving the skin a fresh youthful appearance. More than just a serum, Liquid Gold Perfecting Daywear is an instant hydrator and skin illuminator. Microencapsulated bronzing spheres burst on application releasing a blend of mineral pigments and natural light reflecting particles leaving the skin with a radiant healthy glow.

Suitable for all skin types Liquid Gold Perfecting Daywear is particularly beneficial for dehydrated ,prematurely ageing, mature, uneven complexion and lacklustre skins.
What I say: Whilst trialling this serum/primer I used both on its own (as a serum) and under foundation (as a primer). In both cases I noticed a nearly instant plumping of my skin. The fine crepey lines I have been getting (due to not drinking enough, not getting enough sleep and not taking proper care of my skin - all thanks to Kiki!), either vanished completely or were greatly diminished. Actually, the only ones that remained were the expression lines around my eyes and mouth - so true wrinkles. It is the hyaluronic acid which is responsible for the plumping effect. Hyaluronic acid is a humectant - a substance that attracts and binds water. This is great for plumping out fine lines that are due to dehydration.

My skin after applying the Liquid Gold
 Perfecting Daywear  

It left my skin feeling tight, but not in a bad way. You can see from the pic above that it also left my skin looking quite radiant. This is due to two factors. The serum contains microencapsulated bronzing spheres that burst as you apply the serum releasing mineral pigments. You can see the spheres within the serum in the two photos below. The serum also contains Matrixyl 6 which helps to optically diffuse the appearance of wrinkles and surface imperfections - basically it reflects light away from imperfections providing the illusion of perfect skin. It also leaves the skin looking subtly bronzed. I did find that it left me looking a tad shiny if I used it own its own so prefered to use it as a primer under foundation.

As a primer, it made application of foundation effortless. The foundation just glided over my skin. It really was a great canvas for makeup application. I am not sure whether it increased the wearing time of my foundation as the foundation I used with it (Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Foundation) is meant to last 24 hours - so is long lasting anyway - but it definitely did make it very easy to apply.

One pump of the Liquid Gold Perfecting Daywear

The microencapsulated bronzing spheres are evident in
the Liquid Gold Perfecting Daywear as it is spread out

Once the Liquid Gold Perfecting Daywear is
 rubbed in it leaves a subtle bronzing effect

The Liquid Gold Perfecting Daywear is both a treatment product and a makeup item. In addition to the hyaluronic acid it also contains glycolic acid and licorice which work to resurface, brighten and refine pore size. I haven't been using the serum for long enough to comment on whether my pore size has reduced (haven't noticed any improvement so far but I have only used it a handful of times). However, the instant hydrating effect thanks to the hyaluronic acid is definitely evident as is the brightening effect from the Matrixyl 6 and the microencapsulated bronzing spheres.

When I use the Liquid Gold Perfecting Daywear in combination with my Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Foundation my skin honestly doesn't look far off perfect. I am stoked with the results of these two products, hence why I have named them my Foundation Dream Team!

Want to win a bottle of the Alpha-H Liquid Gold Perfecting Daywear? I have three different Alpha-H prize packs up for grabs, including the Liquid Gold Perfecting Daywear, but get in quick as this giveaway closes on Sunday August 19th. You can enter this giveaway here.

The Alpha-H Liquid Gold Perfecting Daywear retails for $AU89.95 and can be purchased here.

Have you discovered your Foundation Dream Team yet?

All opinions are my own and I received no remuneration for this post. A sample of this product was provided for consideration.