Oribe -Luxury Makeup Review

Hi Prepsters,

I recently had the pleasure of trying out a few things from the luxury brand, Oribe's new makeup line. Oribe started as a luxury haircare line, and has decided to make a move into the realm of beauty and makeup.


The Lip Lust Creme Lipsticks ($42 CAD), come in six different colours, and are paraben. petrolatum, and mineral free. The colour is on the translucent-opaque side, but has build-able coverage. The colour I tried was called "The Violet", and is a deep red  tone. It has a satin finish, and feels extremely moisturizing on. The lipsticks are Vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten free. I would definitely recommend this product; I think the colour would be perfect for fall and winter. 

The colour in a brighter light

The colour in a brighter light

The other two products I tried were the The Lacquer High Shine Nail Polish($32 CAD), as well as the Balmessence Lip Treatment($35 CAD). The nail polish was in the colour "The Nude", and I absolutely love the formulation for it. After two coats (No base coat, or top coat), the nail polish was completely opaque, and had a high gloss shine. The nude was a little bit yellow, but would be perfect for girls with lighter skin tones, or skin tones that have red undertones. The polish was chip resistant, and is formaldehyde, resin, camphor, DBP, Paramben, Toluene, Xylene, and Ethly Tosylamide Free. This product is perfect for girls who have fragile nails (like me). It also comes in six colours.


The Balmessence Lip Treatment is a colour free lip balm pot. It has a very light, pleasant scent, and provides long lasting hydration to your lips. I find its great to use underneath matte lipsticks, as it doesn't really change the look of the colour, but leaves your lips looking plump, and not dried out. 


Overall I really like the entire line, the packaging is ridiculously gorgeous, and the quality of the products are hard to beat. My favourite thing was the nail lacquer, and Ill be trying out the rest of the colours available. 

 If you're looking to invest in some good makeup products, you need to check out Oribe, it is available at Holt Renfrew locations, as well as online.

Sara Sohail