Product Reviews: Studio 78 Paris Makeup
Here’s a happy winter surprise: a new clean makeup line we’re seriously crushing on!
We were introduced to the line by our friends at NuboNau, which has an exclusive on the line for now in the United States. We fell for the packaging first. So chic! So retro! And most is made of cardboard, which is nice. With one sweep of concealer, though, and one finger-smear of blush, it was love.
I’ve tried three products so far—the undereye concealer (the lighter one), the blush (shade 2), and the black mascara—and I like them in that order. The concealer is a stand-out. It’s in a small pot with a flip lid that has a tiny mirror on it, which is genius. It’s a powdery matte cream, which RMS fans might find alarming at first. It’s a whole different look, but bear in mind it’s not meant to be used in the same way, either. Formulated to correct blueish undereye circles, it’s a boon if you, like me, haven’t been sleeping the best lately. I also love the blush. It reminds me a little of my old Nars favorite (“Orgasm,” naturally) but it’s a little quieter. I’d say it lasts a good half workday, easy.
Now, the million dollar question: How is the mascara?
Two-part answer: The brush and formula look and feel great. They create a sort of thick, inky, slightly-clumpy-in-a-good-way lash.* Unfortunately, though, it smeared on my face within a few hours. I tried it again with a coat of waterproof Dior on top to “seal” it, and it worked. But since I don’t want to wear Dior every day, I doubt I’ll be wearing the mascara all that much. Which is too bad! But I’d love to hear if you guys have other experiences.
Any new makeup lines you’re loving? Have you tried this one?
Concealer ingredients: Squalane, olive oil decyl esters, silica, copernicia cerifera cera, triticum vulgare germ oil, butyrospermum parkii butter, cera alba, squalene, sesamum indicum oil unsaponifiables, citrus grandis peel oil, limonene, linalool.
Blush ingredients: Mica, zea mays starch, squalane, zinc stearate, sodium riboflavin phosphate, cocos nucifera oil, helianthus annuus seed oil, alumina, prunus armeniaca kernel oil, persea gratissima oil, chamomilla recutita flower extract, parfum, dehydroacetic acid, benzyl alcohol, limonene, linalool.
* A and I love clumpy lashes!