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Battle of the luxury face oils: Rodin olio lusso vs. Sunday Riley Juno

As many of you know, I have a slight obsession with face oils.  I think they are amazing and total necessary luxuries for your face.  After reading a lot of reviews on Into the Gloss, I went out and bought Rodin olio lusso face oil.

Rodin smells amazing and feels really luxurious.  It goes on smoothly and has not caused me to breakout.  I love rubbing it into my skin, and afterwards my skin does have a nice glow.  It got me through the dry horrible winter months in New York.  My two complaints about the Rodin oil are: 1) it does sit on top of my face a little instead of absorbing in, and 2) it is not moisturizing enough on its own, so I recommend mixing it with a moisturizer.

Recently, after become obsessed with Sunday Riley products, I went to Barney’s and got a generous sample of the Sunday Riley Juno Transformative Lipid Serum.  At Barney’s, they told me that this face oil is the most popular product from her line.  The oil doesn’t have the same strong floral fragrance as Rodin – it actually smells a little like Argan oil.  It is super moisturizing and absorbs into my skin without any shine.  I like it as well because it feels more moisturizing then the Rodin.  I use it as a base with the Sunday Riley Good Genes product (reviewed here).  I like Juno, and it has ingredients that are high in Omegas and natural retinol.

On a head to head competition, I like the Rodin more. It smells fantastic – I find the scent lingers on my skin for about 5-10 minutes after I put it on – and it just feels very luxurious.  I feel that the Rodin gives my face more of an immediate glow than Sunday Riley Juno.  Both are great oils though – I would recommend Rodin to those who like products that smell nice and feel extremely luxurious.  I would recommend Sunday Riley Juno to those who don’t really care about scents and want a thicker, more moisturizing oil.  Rodin is $150 and Sunday Riley Juno is $125, and both are 1 fl oz/30 ml.

Ingredient lists as follows:

Rodin:  Jasmine Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Jojoba Seed oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Arnica Montana Flower extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Oil, Orange Flower Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Benzyl Benzoate, Linalool.

Sunday Riley Juno: Acai seed oil, Argan oil, Black Cumin seed oil, Blackberry seed oil, Blueberry seed oil, Broccoli seed oil, Carrot seed oil, Chardonnay Grape seed oil, Cranberry seed oil, Marula oil, Meadowfoam seed oil, Pomegranate seed oil, Red Raspberry seed oil

Have you tried either of these products?  Do you use face oils?

My beautybagg: holiday travel

Hope you are enjoying the holiday season!  I’m home for the holidays and thought I’d share what I brought in my travel beautybagg.

my beautybagg: holiday travel

NARS The Multiple in Orgasm – great blush,  pretty and shimmery.  I like it more than the powder because it travels well and doesn’t break or flake.

Dior Addict Lipstick in Model 564 – really pretty light pink lipstick that goes with pretty much everything.

Clinique Up-Lighting Liquid Illuminator in Bronze – I like to use this as bronzer and blush; it lights up my face and gives a dewy look.  I like it more than powders because it’s cleaner and doesn’t get all over my makeup bag.

Clinique Acne Solutions Spot Healing Gel – I’m using this as a spot treatment right now, but I actually like the Kiehl’s Blue Herbal Spot Treatment more.  This has salicylic acid and really dries out my skin.

Bumble and bumble Defrizz – I don’t even have frizzy hair but I find that this really smooths out my hair and detangles.

Rodin Face Oil – you guys know that I heart oils – I use this after I shower and before I go to bed beneath my Cetaphil lotion (click here for my current skincare routine).

Travel Tubbs – I put Cetaphil lotion and Vaseline in here, because they are good-for-everything basics.

Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup Foundation – offers good coverage, but I find that it tends to sit on top of my skin, so I use a small amount and make sure to blend well.

Maybelline eyeshadow quad in Natural Smokes – Judy suggested that I get this when we were in Target last year!  I always travel with it because it has the best basic colors and great for everyday.

Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes 2L – my everyday eye liner

Shu Uemura Eye Curler – a must have for my short Asian lashes

*Unpictured – I’m also bringing my YSL Touche Eclat highlighter for my undereye area and fragrance-free hair products and body wash in my travel toobs.

my beautybagg: makeup bag

Kate Spade makeup bag – a wonderful bridesmaids gift from my friend Julie!

What did you pack for holiday travel?  Please share how you maintain your glow while you travel – we’d love to know!