24 June 2016


Dr. Hauschka is one of those brands that I remember from growing up in Denmark, which I guess, considering the brand is from neighboring Germany, is not surprising. Yet when I arrived in Australia, I didn't really see it around, until now.. I actually thought the brand was only about skincare made without alcohol or preservatives but rather make use of medical plants, which were possible are certified organic, and without chemical or synthetic fragrances, dyes or preservatives - I had no idea that the brand also had a makeup range, so needless to say that when the newest, and limited edition Spectacular Comeback Makeup Collection Autumn/Winter 2016, landed on my desk, it totally made my day!!

The makeup from the Dr. Hauschka collection is 100% certified natural and organic make-up, made with mineral pigments, nourishing plant extracts, oils and waxes help the skin retain moisture and protect against external influences. The delicate formulations provide a reflective mirror for the light, resulting in unique shades of colour that perfectly match your individual skin tone. Naturally free from synthetic chemical fragrances, colours and preservatives, mineral oils, parabens, silicones and PEGs. I'm impressed already! 
The Spectacular Comeback Collection brings favourites from past years’ limited editions back into the spotlight. 
The collection includes; 
  • Spectacular Comeback Eyeshadow Trio
  • Spectacular Comeback Kajal Eyeliner in 08 Taupe
  • Spectacular Comeback Balancing Teint Powder
  • Spectacular Comeback Rouge Powder Duo
  • Spectacular Comeback Lipstick Novum 08 in Maple Glow
As well as I also put the newly launched Foundation in shade 01 Macadamia to the test.  

Let me start with the foundation which claims to conceal conceals minor blemishes, shadows and areas of redness, with a medium coverage, making the skin look more even and radiant, yet while still looking very natural.
The foundation itself is very light, and is to apply to the skin, and it quickly absorbs and dries to the point you'd barely know its there, leaving the skin with a nice sheen, and a healthy radiant glow.
It doesn't quite cover my increasing bags under my eyes (thanks to two teething little ones!), or larger areas of pigmentation, so I do need to reach for a concealer, - but that said, it also doesn't claim to be a full coverage foundation.
I generally prefer a fuller coverage, but I do love how it makes my skin look so glowing, and it is the perfect foundation for days when you don't want to be too made up.
I also love that it is a moisturising formula that treats and cares for the skin thanks to plant oils, waxes and medicinal plant extracts including pomegranate essence, macadamia nut oil and coconut oil - yet it, yet it still wears well on my combination skin, only needing a touch-up mid day.
The foundation does have a strong floral scent, which does take a little while to fade - and while I would prefer that it didn't contain this added fragrance, I personally I do like this scent.
The foundation is available in 5 shades, and I tried the lightest shade 01 Macadamia which is a neutral shade for a light skin tone , and while I do have a medium shade skin tone, it is actually not a bad match for my winter skin tone, but come spring and summer I can imagine it would be too pale.
Next up is the Spectacular Comeback Eyeshadow Trio, which contains two shimery shades, a cream and a dusty rose, as well as a matte dark brown.
The eyeshadows contain fine Silk Powder and extracts of Anthyllis, Witch Hazel and Black Tea to care for the delicate skin around the eyes. The eyeshadows are all very pigmented and are easy to apply and blend, and they wear well too throughout the day without fading or setting into fine lines, and without using a primer first!
I love the flattering and harmonious combination of shades, which are perfect for everyday use, but as they are so pigmented you can still build up the shades and create a smoky look using the dark chocolate shade. I also really like the combination of the shimmery and matte shades, and the fact that the shimmery shades are still subtle and not over the top glittery, which is never a good look on ageing eyes!
It is also very clever that the lightest shade doubles as a highlighter for the cheekbones and cupids bow
Unlike the powder and the blush, the eye shadow comes in a divine rose-gold compact with a mirror and a doubled ended sponge-tip applicator, so that you can easily touch up on the go!  

Next is the Spectacular Comeback Kajal Eyeliner in 08 Taupe - which is a little misleading, as I really looks more like a dark grey than a mid-brown taupe - but regardless it offers a softer alternative to black. I usually wear black, but admit that I've really fallen for this shade, it is such a nice alternative, and it really is a less 'harsh' alternative for an everyday look! The Kajal Eyeliner has soft formula made from a combination of botanical oils and waxes, as well as Marula Oil to moisturise and protect the area around the eye. IT is very pigmented so you can draw a solid line, and because it is soft, it is gentle and easy to apply without dragging the sensitive eye area, and you can also easily smudge it with the integrated smudge applicator for a softer look if desired.  
Then we have the Spectacular Comeback Balancing Teint Powder, which is used immediately after applying foundation to help set it, and create a smoother and more velvety appearance, thanks to containing silk powder.
The powder comes in a black round compact with an inbuilt mirror, and it contains three different shades, a cream, a pale pastel pink and a dark brown, and this combination means that it is suitable for all skin tones, as used with a large powder brush, it picks up all three colours and blends evenly across your face. The powder is very fine milled and only gives your skin an ever so light coverage, but does help balance out the complexion making it more even and also make you foundation last longer too.   
The Spectacular Comeback Rouge Powder Duo comes in a long rectangular black compact, with a mirror, and a small and very cute angled brush that makes it perfect for when you're on the go. It contains two shades of pink with a beautiful flower design, and the two shade mean that you can create various looks, or even combine the two.
Again, the blush is very fine milled and it is very pigmented, so you can apply anything from a delicate rosy glow to your cheeks to an intense pink cheek, and yet again I am very impressed with the longevity
Then there's the Spectacular Comeback Lipstick Novum 08 Maple Glow which is a dark neutral mauve shade, perfect for everyday wear, and actually one of my preferred shades. The lipstick feels soft and lovely on the lips thanks to its moisturising formula that is also containing a combination of argan oil, and beeswax along with mineral pigments and medicinal plant extracts, so it really does care and nuture your lips while you wear it, so it's perfect to keep your lips protected too during the cold winter months.
As with the other products, this lipstick has a good wear of several hours, and when it does fade, it does so evenly leaving a flush of colour behind. A gorgeous everyday shade that should be in all lipstick collections!
So there you have it, all the newest releases from Dr. Hauschka, every single product is amazing, and I know they will be on high rotation over the coming months. Personally, the eye shadow was probably the standout, as the shades are stunning and so wearable, and the beautiful rose-gold compact certainly adds to this too. But the stunning Rouge Powder Duo and the Balancing Teint Powder have certainly also won me over!
Dr. Hauschka Spectacular Comeback Eyeshadow Trio - RRP: $64 
Dr. Hauschka Spectacular Comeback Balancing Teint Powder - RRP: $54 
Dr. HauschkaSpectacular Comeback Rouge Powder Duo - RRP: $50 
Dr. Hauschka Spectacular Comeback Lipstick Novum 08 in Maple Glow - RRP: $36
Dr. Hauschka Spectacular Comeback Kajal Eyeliner in 08 Taupe - RRP: $30 
Dr. Hauschka Foundation - RRP: $60.01 / 30ml
Dr. Hauschka is available from David Jones, Active Skin, Adore Beauty, Facial Co, and Dr Hauscha Online
* Some products may have been kindly provided for consideration, and have reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.
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