Let’s talk about Ceramide makeup in this blog post!
Inside this blogpost:
 Ceramide Ultra Lift and Firm Makeup SPF 15
 Ceramide Ultra Lift and Firm Concealer
 Ceramide Ultra Lipstick
Ceramide is just a kind of molecule which helps to firm up skin, plump up the skin’s collagen and elasticity, minizing the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the skin, including the lips. This is something for the ladies who want to maintain their youthful look and delay the process of aging skin!
Elizabeth Arden has just launched its Ceramide makeup last friday at Takashimaya, and is currently having yummy promotions which I’ll share with you at the end of my blog post.
 New Ceramide Ultra Lift and Firm Makeup SPF 15
It’s actually a foundation in rich creamy texture, with moisturizing properties and formulated using the Ceramide Plumping Techonology.
Promises to lift and firm up the skin, minimizing the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Above photo: Shade #2 Vanilla Shell
Provides medium to full coverage, contains Mica and Alumina to blur the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentations on the skin. Mica and Alumina have light diffuser property and are able to reflect the light from environment. This helps to create a radiant glow on the face.
Comes with SPF 15, long lasting wear (minimum oxidation), ensures skin comfort with a luminous finish, and a resulted even skintone.
Cellular Plumping Technology (Acetyl Glutamyl Heptapeptide-1, Hibiscus Abelmoschus Seed Extract), Ceramide 1, 3, 6, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Advanced Moisture Complex (Glycerin, Sodium PCA, Urea, Trehalose, Polyquaternium-51, Sodium Hyaluronate), Red Clover Extract, Alpina Leaf Extract, Vitamins A, C and E, Calibrated microspheres (treat pigments that deliver precision colour to the skin), Alumina and Mica, Sunscreens (Octinoxate, Titanium Dioxide)
Ecru, Vanilla Shell, Warm Sunbeige, Sandstone, Cream, Beige, Cameo,
New Makeup Blender
A foundation application tool to be used with Cermide Ultra and Firm Makeup SPF 15.
Measuring 11 cm long (sponge tip to end of handle), and 3 cm long for the sponge tip, convenient to place it in the makeup brush pouches.
Notice the sponge tip is is pointed, this is to ensure even the hardest area is able to blend well with the foundation.
But from what I see, there maybe a huge wastage on the foundation if I am to apply with this makeup blender. I recommend to use this makeup blender specially for some specific areas like the nose, eyes corner, and continue using fingers to blend on the major areas of the face.
 Ceramide Ultra Lift and Firm Concealer
A creamy concealer, formulated using Ceramide Plumping Technology, promises to smooth and even out the fine lines, especially on the undereye areas.
Other than firming the elasticity of the delicate skin around the eyes, it also targets on dark circles, saggy skin and puffiness.
With the light reflective ingredients, eye area skin looks brighten up and fine lines and wrinkles are less visible.
The key ingredients in the concealer are pretty much the same as the cream foundation. Difference are highlighted in green font.
Cellular Plumping Technology (Acetyl Glutamyl Heptapeptide-1, Hibiscus Abelmoschus Seed Extract), Ceramide 1, 3, 6, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Advanced Moisture Complex (Glycerin, Sodium PCA, Urea, Trehalose, Polyquaternium-51, Sodium Hyaluronate), Squalane, Red Clover Extract, Alpina Leaf Extract, Vitamins A, C and E, Calibrated microspheres (treat pigments that deliver precision colour to the skin), Mica, Microfine pigments (deliver precision colour), Eyeliss™ (reduce appearance of eyebags and puffiness)
Ivory, Fair, Light
 Ceramide Ultra Lipstick
Brilliant moisturizing colour which gives a plumping effects on the lips. Rich colours that range from plums to pink, red to neutrals.
Consists of sheer to full coverage, catering to everyone’s preferences. Wide selection of cream, shimmer and pearl finishes.
The NEW Ceramide Ultra Lipstick is really gorgeous! The packaging makes me feel like a Queen! Classy gold case, embossed with iconic Elizabeth Arden Red Door.
I am so going to include this classy lipstick and gold bag charm in my bag!
Volulip™ (moisture hold, minising the vertical lines and the lips, plumping effect) , Ceramide 1, 3, 6, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Tahitian Gardenia Extract, Rainforest Shea Butter, Vitamins A, C and E.
My pick is Shade 20 – Peony, a bright rosy pink with gold pearl for a sweet day look!
I have tried it for a day, love it totally because after application, I can really notice the less visibility of the vertical lines on my lips for quite a few hours.
Moisturizing enough to forgo the lip balms if the lips are very dry.
When comes to a night out, my 2nd pick will be a spontaneous colour, Shade 21, Watermelon, a bright blue pink cream. This shade is slightly darker than Peony.
Here’s me in Watermelon!
I will be submitting this photo to Elizabeth Arden Facebook Fan Page, do LIKE my photo if you like Watermelon ya! I will get to win a Ceramide hamper (Shall have it as giveaway for my readers!) with the most LIKES received.
Contest period: 13th to 31st May 2011.
SG doesn’t carry the full range and so we have only 16 colours available at the counters.
I have managed to swatch all the 16 colours, pardon me if my swatches are really messy and ugly.
Below are the uploaded photos, names of the shades, followed by the respective colour swatches, from left to right of each colour.
Ceramide Ultra Lipstick Shades
Shade 1 – Rouge A classic yellow-red cream
Shade 2 – Brick A yellow-based brick red cream
Shade 4 – Vintage Red A soft shimmery rosy red
Shade 7 – Coral A lightly pearlized rose coral
Shade 8 – Coral Vibrations A bright blue based creamy coral
Shade 10 – Cinnamon A sheer light pinky bronze
Shade 11 – Sugar A warm medium cocoa w/ cool pink pearl
Shade 12 – Nutmeg A shimmery cool reddish brown
Shade 13 – Honeysuckle A pinky brown with golden pearl
Shade 14 – Iced Mocha A soft sheer pinky pearlized nude
Shade 15 – Posy A soft sheer pearly baby pink
Shade 18 – Petal A clean mid-tone shimmery rose
Shade 20 – Peony A bright rosy pink with gold pearl
Shade 21 – Watermelon A bright blue pink cream
Shade 24 – Cassis A shimmery raspberry
Shade 25 – Mulberry A rich golden burgundy plum
The Ceramide Makeup Collection and price list
NEW Ceramide Ultra Lift and Firm Makeup SPF 15 1 fl. oz. / 32 g – S$87.00
NEW Ceramide Ultra Lift and Firm Concealer .2 oz./5.8 g/5.5 ml – S$39.00
NEW Ceramide Ultra Lipstick 2 oz./3.5g – S$40.00
Ceramide Cream Blush .09 oz./2.67 g – S$44.00
Ceramide Skin Smoothing Loose Powder 1 oz./28g – S$65.00
Ceramide Lash Extending Treatment Mascara 5 oz./.7 g – S$38.00
Right now (as of 13th May 2011), only the Elizabeth Arden Counter at Takashimaya has the Ceramide Makeup Collection. This collection will be available island-wide from 20th May 2011.