The Ogee Crystal Contour Collection
The Ogee Crystal Contour Collection has been creating quite a buzz on the popular social media platform, TikTok. As someone who is always on the lookout for new and exciting makeup brands, I couldn’t help but be intrigued by this viral sensation. The brand Ogee seems to be everywhere, and I can’t help but wonder what it has to offer. With its luxurious packaging and high-end reputation, it reminds me of a blend between MERIT and Westman Atelier.
The No Makeup Makeup Look
The Crystal Contour Collection is touted as the perfect solution for achieving the coveted no makeup makeup look. The set includes a contour stick, blush, and highlight, all carefully curated to create a natural and effortless appearance. While each product can be purchased separately, the set is currently priced at $138, providing savings of $20.
The Application Process
For this review, I decided to half my face with primer and half without. I opted for the Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Primer on the left side of my face and no primer on the right. Starting with the contour stick, I began carving out my cheekbones to create definition.
Upon swatching the sticks, I noticed that they were quite sheer in texture. The first two ingredients listed are olive fruit oil and Jojoba seed oil, which suggests that they are highly emollient and blend easily into the skin. However, I suspect that longevity might be an issue for those with oily or combination skin.
Using my trusted Makeup by Mario F1 brush, I started blending out the contour on my cheeks. The small side of the brush proved to be perfect for this task, allowing me to seamlessly blend the product for a natural finish.
The Blush and Highlight
Once satisfied with my contour, I moved on to the blush and highlight. The blush added a subtle flush of color to my cheeks, while the highlighter provided a soft and natural glow to the high points of my face.
Overall, I found the Crystal Contour Collection from Ogee to be a great option for achieving a no makeup makeup look. The products were easy to blend and provided a natural finish. However, I would advise those with oily or combination skin to proceed with caution, as the longevity of the products may be compromised. Nonetheless, I can see why this collection has gained so much popularity, and I look forward to exploring more from the brand.
Light and Subtle Application
The Ogee Makeup Review by Milabu Beauty showcases a light touch and subtle blending technique. With a delicate application, the reviewer emphasizes the importance of not going heavy or intense with the brush strokes. The result is a natural and understated look, rather than a shimmering or bold appearance.
Smooth and Gripping Primer
The primer used in the makeup review already provides a little bit of resistance on the skin. It effectively grips onto the areas where it is applied, creating a smooth base for the rest of the makeup. This feature ensures that the subsequent products adhere well and last longer, enhancing the overall makeup look.
Hydro Organics Sculpted Complexion Stick
The Milabu Beauty review introduces the Hydro Organics Sculpted Complexion Stick, a Skin Perfecting Tinted Moisturizer. The reviewer opts for the lighter shade, birch 0.5 N, to use under the eyes for concealment and brightening. Despite being sheer, the light shade is ideal for a natural-looking concealer. Building up the coverage slowly, the reviewer achieves a flawless effect without heavy application, perfect for a no makeup makeup look.
Choosing the Right Foundation Shade
Selecting the right foundation shade can be challenging, especially when one has a cool, neutral undertone like the reviewer. With difficulties in finding the perfect match online, the review highlights the missing option of a cool-neutral undertone shade. This demonstrates the importance of finding a shade that complements one’s unique undertone to achieve a seamless and harmonious makeup finish.
Blendability and Application
When it comes to applying the Ogee Surreal Dual Ended Foundation, I opted for the Makeup by Mario brush. As I started blending the foundation onto my skin without using a primer, I immediately noticed how effortlessly it blended. The emollient formula made it easy to achieve a seamless finish. However, I couldn’t help but wonder if using my fingers would have been a better choice for this particular foundation. Personally, I prefer using brushes because they provide better control over the application process.
Color and Coverage
One aspect that caught my attention right away was the limited shade range offered by Ogee. The colors are not extraordinary and lack variety. This could potentially be a downside for those seeking a wider range of options to match their skin tone. In terms of coverage, the Ogee Surreal Dual Ended Foundation provides a sheer to light coverage. While it is possible to build up the coverage, achieving a medium coverage seems to be unlikely. Therefore, if you’re looking for a natural and minimalistic “no makeup” makeup look, this foundation might be suitable for you.
Primer vs. No Primer
In order to test the effectiveness of the Ogee foundation with and without a primer, I decided to apply it on both sides of my face. I must admit, I had concerns about applying it on the side of my face where I had visible texture. Unfortunately, my worries were justified as the foundation appeared patchy on that particular area. To salvage the situation, I attempted to add additional coverage by using the smaller side of the brush and gently stamping it onto the patchy areas.
Finish and Texture
The finish of the Ogee Surreal Dual Ended Foundation leans more towards a natural, soft matte look rather than a radiant and dewy glow. On the side where I applied a primer, there is still a subtle glow, but it is more of a velvety satin finish. On the other side without a primer, the foundation sets with a natural and soft finish. It’s important to note that the finish may vary depending on your skin type and condition.
Overall, the Ogee Surreal Dual Ended Foundation offers a blendable formula that is easy to work with. Its limited shade range and sheer to light coverage may not be suitable for those seeking medium to full coverage or a wider selection of colors. However, if you prefer a natural, “no makeup” makeup look with a soft matte finish, this foundation could be a good option for you. Remember to consider your skin type and use a primer if you have concerns about texture or want a longer-lasting effect.
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I was telling Andre when I was blending this foundation or the complexion stick in, especially these creme products. I really like to take my time and help melt everything together. So I really take my time blending the foundation in.
But I was finding that if you take too much time, you start to lose the pigment, especially on the primer side, which is fascinating. The non-primer side looks really good up close. From far away, it’s not as patchy, but I’m still seeing a little bit of the patchiness, so I think it’s because the color is not exactly matching my skin tone. You can see a little bit of discrepancies here and there, where it’s patchy versus not patchy.
But it’s definitely patchier on the primer side. So I find that if you’re gonna use a primer like I did, kind of like a blurring smoothing primer, it’s not the best for this type of makeup, or at least really warm up your complexion. Like go in with your fingertips and then go in with the brush later to add more coverage in those specific areas where you need it.
So let’s move onto blush. And this is in shade Rose Quartz. Again, it’s part of the Crystal Contour Collection. I’m not going to swipe it onto my cheeks directly from the stick. I’m just gonna go on the back of my hand to help warm up this product and then just use a brush, or you can just go in with your fingers to work.
The Ogee Makeup products have their pros and cons. The foundation provides decent coverage and looks good from a distance, but up close, it tends to appear slightly patchy, especially when used with a primer. The blush, on the other hand, offers a beautiful shade but requires some warming up before application.
It’s important to find the right techniques and tools to make the most of these products. Experimenting with different application methods and finding the right combination can enhance their performance and help achieve the desired result.
Overall, the Ogee Makeup line offers some good options for those looking to try new products. With a little bit of effort and experimentation, it’s possible to achieve a flawless look with these cosmetics.
The Ogee Makeup Review
This article will review the Ogee makeup products featured in Milabu Beauty’s video. The products included in the review are the Ogee blush, highlighter, and Full Bloom Sculpted Lipstick set.
Milabu starts by applying the Ogee blush using her Rare Beauty, Soft Pinch, blush brush. She is pleasantly surprised by how pigmented the blush is. She didn’t expect it to have such a strong color payoff. The blush leaves a nice finish on both sides of her face, which she appreciates. However, she decides to go back in with her foundation brush to soften the application a bit.
The Ogee highlighter Milabu uses is in the shade Opal. As she swatches it, she notices that it has a silver-blue reflex, which she finds really pretty. Instead of swiping the highlighter onto her cheekbones or face, she decides to work it into the back of her hand and apply it with her finger. She wants to avoid applying it too heavily, as she prefers a more subtle highlight.
Full Bloom Sculpted Lipstick Set
Milabu moves on to the Full Bloom Sculpted Lipstick set by Ogee. She starts by swatching the first color called Lulu on her lips. Unfortunately, she is not satisfied with how it applies. The lipstick swatches very dry and lacks full pigment and coverage. She personally wouldn’t wear this color on its own, but suggests pairing it with a deeper lip liner to enhance the overall look. Although the lipstick feels comfortable on the lips, it falls short in terms of color payoff.
Milabu’s review of the Ogee makeup products has its ups and downs. While the blush and highlighter impressed her with their pigmentation and finish, the lipstick set failed to deliver in terms of color intensity and coverage. It’s important to note that individual preferences may vary, and what didn’t work for Milabu may still be a good fit for others.
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When it comes to the Ogee Makeup shade Amnesia, it’s safe to say that it falls short in terms of pigment payoff. Unfortunately, it’s quite patchy and requires multiple swipes to achieve the desired color. On the plus side, the shade does have slightly better pigment compared to the previous one. Although it takes some build-up, it does feel comfortable on the lips.
Juliet, a dusty blush shade, doesn’t quite impress on the lips, especially on my skin tone. It looks better when swatched on the back of my hand. To enhance the color, I decided to add a touch of Lulu to the center of my lips. The lipstick dries down to a velvety finish, giving the desired effect. As of now, it feels pretty good on the lips.
No Makeup Makeup Look
The Ogee Makeup line provides a natural, subtle color range, perfect for achieving a no makeup makeup look. The buildable pigmentation allows you to customize the intensity according to your preferences.
Wear Test Update: 4 Hours In
After four hours of wear, my forehead appears glowy, and I can feel a bit of extra oil on my skin. However, I must admit that the primer seems to be helping with the overall appearance.
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The Ogee makeup does not provide the desired level of glowiness on the right side of my face. I expected to see a reflective sheen, but it falls short in achieving that effect. To combat the excess oiliness, I decide to gently pat my skin with toilet paper. This helps to minimize the reflection and improves the overall appearance slightly.
However, I notice that my lips are showing the remnants of the lipstick, which I accidentally peeled too much, resulting in bleeding. There’s also some lipstick residue on my chin from the early dinner. I consider reapplying the lipstick to see if it will alleviate the dryness, but my lips still look parched.
Observations on the Makeup
The makeup feels and looks quite glowy around my T-zone, which might be a desirable effect for some. The blush is still visible, but unfortunately, it has shifted from its original position. Both the foundation and the complexion stick are showing signs of movement, which leaves me uncertain about their performance.
This makeup might be suitable for running errands or having a casual lunch or brunch, but it may not hold up well for long periods. It seems more practical to remove the makeup after a short time rather than relying on its long-lasting capabilities.
After more than 12 hours, my face appears excessively glowy, dewy, and oily. It feels tight and uncomfortable due to the oiliness. The desired effect of a subtle glow has turned into an overwhelming shine, making me question the overall performance of this makeup.
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Looking closely at the Ogee makeup, it seems that a significant amount of it has vanished on both sides. The application appears patchy and uneven, failing to provide a smooth and flawless finish. While I understand that achieving perfection with makeup is not always possible, the lack of coverage is disappointing.
I decided to reapply the lipstick once during the day. Interestingly, my friend Andre noticed that despite my touch-up, the lipstick had great staying power. He even complimented its longevity by not needing to reapply it himself. However, what disappoints me about this lipstick is how dry it makes my lips feel. The formula leaves them lacking moisture, which is definitely not something I appreciate in a lipstick.
Underwhelmed with Complexion Stick
As a whole, I must say that the Ogee Complexion Stick falls short of my expectations. Not only did it fail to meet the desired level of longevity, but it also disappointed in terms of its overall performance throughout the day. I was hoping for a product that would hold up against the test of time, but unfortunately, this was not the case.
A Final Note
The Ogee makeup range, including their lipstick and Complexion Stick, did not meet my expectations in terms of longevity and overall performance. In regards to coverage, the makeup appeared patchy and uneven, making it difficult to achieve a flawless look. Additionally, the dryness caused by the lipstick was a major drawback for me. Overall, I was left feeling underwhelmed by the Ogee makeup line.