Beauty Without Fuss

Thursday 26 January 2012

New CID: i-glow and i-bronze

I don't see an awful lot of New CID on the beauty blogs I read, which I think is a shame, because in my opinion, they make some of the best powder products available.  Over the last year, I've acquired almost a full set of their face colours (three i-glows and one i-bronze), and I thought it was about time I showed them to you, too.

From left to right we have Sirocco, Ice Pop and Coral Crush (all i-glows) and that is Rio on the far right, which is an i-bronze.

All are baked formulas, and they're rather wonderful. Also, they last and last and last.  Coral Crush up there is the oldest (and most used) one in my collection, having been used at least three times a week for the last 12 months.  Next to it is Ice Pop, which I picked up last week.  Can you even tell that Coral Crush has been used 150 times more than Ice Pop? I don't think you can.

The shades tend towards the slightly complex, here's a closer look at all of them:


Ice Pop

Coral Crush


The powders are smooth and pigmented, Coral Crush and Sirocco are both shimmers, and Rio and Ice Pop are more on the matte side, though they both have seams of shimmer running through them.


With flash:

All of these have been swatched very heavily to get them to show up in the photo.  Normally I just swirl a big fluffy brush over the top of the pan, and swipe over my cheeks, if I'm using Coral Crush, there is normally no need for a highlighter too.

I'm not, I have to say, a fan of the packaging, it's extremely bulky, but at least these products don't come with the built in lights that are more or less standard on the rest of New CID's range.  A lot of the packaging on New CIDs products is deeply, deeply gimmicky, and it makes me a little nutso sometimes, but these are fabulous.

New CID powders are available from QVC and selected Debenhams, they cost £19.50 each.

 The Fine Print: PR samples, collected over a very  long period of time.

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  1. Love these, I have Ice pop and some of the other products available from New CID, I used to think it was called New ID because I got the products from a New ID studio in London.

    Check out the products I used to create looks on my blog if you like:

  2. Ohh Ice Pop and Coral Crush look amazing! I hate gimmicky packaging, but at least they have great products inside;P

  3. I have an i-gloss, and I thought the light/mirror thing was a gimmick until I went to the warehouse project in manchester and there were no mirrors at all.

    The i-gloss does have a rubbish brush though, it would be better with a foam tip.

  4. I love CID Cosmetics and have reviewed some of their products on my blog:
    Also, I've recently bought a 6 (or 8, can't remember) pack of mini i-glosses in TK Maxx which was a great bargain, I love the formula of those. :)

  5. These are really lovely. I'm not sure about the packaging but the colours look great!

  6. I remember when New CID first came out. I thought they were going to be huge so like you I am kinda surprised not to see them more often. The glows and the bronzers look fab but I have a serious case of buyers guilt at the moment. So many unused products. I can't bring myself to get anymore!!!I am sad. I know!

  7. those colours all look beautiful! love the look of baked products

  8. ok. i am going to have to ask. what camera do you use?
    how do you get so much detailing with low lighting?
    love the packaging. i could rio as an ice cream and in my mouth lol.
    liloo x

    1. The camera is a Panasonic DMC-LX3, lovely. I use the macro setting. It's actually not low light, but it's slightly out of direct light.


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