Beauty industry trailblazer and Perfekt Beauty founder, Richard Anderson was a delight to my eyes as I walked into the private room at The Sanctuary Hotel where I attended the brand’s beauty event in hopes of sampling and learning more about the much talked about line.
Richard welcomed me and began to tell me how the line got started. He told me that Perfekt ® is the number # 2 selling product in Henri Bendel. And to me, that says a lot given how many great beauty lines they carry there. He then confessed that he was wearing the products in the line and given how great his skin looked, I had to know more.
It started back in 2005 with the creation of a moisturizer-primer -foundation in-one called the skin perfection gel. Available in four shades, I could not believe the texture of this product and how well it blended into my skin.
It resembled paint after I had taken it with my palette knife in art class with a paste like look but felt creamy and light like a soufflé. The color seemed so dark when the dollop was on my hand yet it quickly, via patting and not rubbing, became invisible to the eye.
What I liked even better was that all ethnicities are covered within the four shades available. I saw it first hand and I kid you not, this product absorbs into your skin within a few pats (which Richard has deemed the “Perfekt Application Technique”). It also has alpha lipoic acid and vitamins A and E to help tighten and nourish the skin at the same time. Richard repeated that his line does not want to cover your skin but wants to prefekt the skin. “Skin is in” and he truly believes the number one complaint from women was that they did not want to buy a primer, foundation, powder, etc. so he created his line to embody all of these necessities into just one product. Available in two shades (golden and tan) for $ 48.00 at Sephora locations nationwide, Henri Bendel, QVC, Fred Segal, Sephora.com and www.perfektbeauty.com.
If you are looking for a natural, non transferable looking glow that applies without any streaks or orange tones, the body perfection gel is for you. I am fair and I loved using the color “exotic” as it has a glimmer (glitter/shimmer) to it and applies as smoothly as any moisturizer I have used before. It also contains hyaluronic micropsheres, ceramides and shea butter. No funky you-just-got-spray-tanned smell here. No oompa loompa orange tones either. Natural glowing skin only. Body perfection gel is available in four shades (brilliant, golden, exotic and tan) for $ 48.00 at select Sephora locations nationwide, Henri Bendel, QVC, Fred Segal, Sephora.com and Perfektbeauty.com.
The eye perfection gel has cucumber extract which is soothing to the skin along with alpha lipoc acid, peptides and both Vitamins A and E. The applicator is soothing just by itself as it remains cool to the skin. It has the same consistency as the other products yet you feel the cooling effect when applied to the eye area. It is to be patted the full 360 on the orbital sphere. Available in three shades (bright, refreshed and vibrant). It retails for $45.00.
The cheek perfection gel can be applied onto the apple of the cheeks by gently patting a dot of color and blending with the palm of your hands. Caffeine serves as a natural antioxidant in this product and boosts circulation while toning and smoothing your skin’s natural texture. Available in two shades (blushed and bronzed) for $ 28.00 at Sephora (US locations), Henri Bendel, Fred Segal in Santa Monica, Apothia Fred Segal in Melrose as well as www.perfektbeauty.com.
The brow perfection gel glides on like a mascara for your brows and sets them in place too. Non fussy or flaky, once again the product feels delightful to the touch. Available in four shades (nude, champagne, caramel and espresso) for $ 22.00 at select Sephora locations nationwide, Sephora.com and Perfektbeauty.com.
Launching in April are the five shades of the lip perfection gel line. The applicator itself reminded me of Exude, and the gel lipstick/gloss comes out in a proper amount and covers the lips evenly. I liked Hollywood and put it on right away. Each of the6 shades are named after the streets of LA( fountain, vine, Hollywood, Melrose, paramount and sunset) and are $28.00 each. Once they launch, you will be able to purchase them at Sephora (US locations), Henri Bendel, Fred Segal in Santa Monica , Apothia Fred Segal in Melrose, www.perfektbeauty.com and QVC beginning Spring 2012. Harvey Nichols in the U.K. will also carry these as well as Sephora in Canada.
It has been said that Reese Witherspoon, Blake Lively, Victoria and David Beckham, Terry Hatcher among other well known celebs are fans and I can certainly see why. I am off to Sephora to buy some more products as last minute holiday gifts!
For more information, visit their newly designed website www.perfektbeauty.com or join the conversation on Facebook at per-fekt beauty and Twitter @perfektbeauty. For valuable tutorials check out perfektbeautyinc’s Channel on YouTube.
So tell us, would you give this line a try to make your skin look perfekt? Leave a comment below to let us know.
– Nicole Gordon Levine
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