Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Monoi Makeup?


As you well know, if there's a means of using coconut oil, I will find it. The latest is Korres' Monoi Oil Bronzing Powder in the shade Sunglow Warm. It's luscious. It's decadent. It's everything you'd want in a bronzer. I bought it of course because it said Monoi was a primary ingredient...and then of course because it was bronzer. But now I love it due to both reasons. It has the slightest amount of shimmer in it--so little that it's difficult to detect on the skin. The nicest thing however, is the hydration that the monoi oil provides--nothing heavy or dewy, but yet far from drying. For brown skin ladies, I recommend grabbing the darker of the two shades, as the lighter one just about disappears on my skin tone. You know, just going along with my mantra..."one can never have enough bronzer." Repeat 10 times over.

Have you tried this? What are your thoughts?

P.S. Did you know that many mainstream lines are now incorporating monoi into their ingredient lists? A quick search will reveal the wide variety of products!

P.S.S. Tomorrow I plan on picking up the wedding essentials for my clutch. I'll keep you all updated with the must-haves for touch ups on the go!

16 comments:

Tali said...

I have been dying to try this as I love monoi de tahiti oil (i drown myself in it in summer).. but its always out of stock at the korres I go to.
How do you find it applies? Is it blendable and smooth? Does it stay put all day?

fantastic said...

@tali: i think that's so great that you love monoi oil :) where do you typically get yours from? i think the korres one applies really evenly..i don't apply it too heavy, but I think it stays put quite well. Have you tried the tester?

Tali said...

No when they are out of stock they hide the testers so we dont get our hopes up :/
I normally get my Monoi oil in beach side south of france or in Hawaii.. its near impossible to get the stuff in London!
Thanks for letting me know how it stays put.. i may order online!

fantastic said...

@tali: i was thinking about it this morning..it's pretty sheer, so it's a bit difficult to "mess it up". i think you should get it! ..but of course i do :)

javy said...

ive been wanting to try this makeup line, and esp the monoi oil now :)

fantastic said...

@javy: yesss! you must try monoi! throughout the pacific there are lots of different coconut oils that are infused with different flowers--but for tahiti it is definitely monoi :) i hear korres' tinted moisturizer is great too...up next!

Tali said...

Finally ordered online!!!!

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