Beauty Review: Drama Defined Collection from Elizabeth Arden

Makeup may be the last thing on your shopping list at the moment but I’ve found that I’ve been turning to it more frequently now that I’m meeting people on Zoom everyday – and faced with my own “dead” face on the screen more often that I would like to!

I blogged recently about one of my favourite lockdown lip products – the Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Liquid Lip which has definitely elevated by Zoom appearance.

But what about when you finally leave the house and no one can see your gorgeous lips hidden behind your face mask??

Well now is the time to really define our eyes and perfect our skin!

Enter the Elizabeth Arden Drama Defined Color Collection

This collection is all about defining your drama with attention grabbing eyes and flawless skin ready to face the day head-on, prepared for anything.

The new Drama Defined Color Collection from Elizabeth Arden provides the opportunity to create statement eyes with the Standing Ovation Mascara and High Drama Eyeliner.

As well as the chance to achieve a flawless complexion – a no-makeup, makeup look – using the Stroke of Perfection Concealer and the High Performance Blurring Loose Powder, applied with the High Performance Powder Brush.

Here are my thoughts on the range…

Stroke of Perfection Concealer (R299.00)

Nothing makes you look more tired and washed out than big, dark circles under your eyes! With this Stroke of Perfection Concealer you can eliminate under eye bags with a simple stroke.

The smooth formula covers dark circles, blemishes and imperfections, while reducing the look of puffiness and imparting skin’s natural glow and I love the creamy formula that glides on evenly and blends easily.

Key ingredients

• Brazilian Christmas Berry: Reduces the look of puffiness and dark circles.
• Polymers: Brighten natural appearance and diminish the look of fine lines.
• Jojoba Ester: Provides skin balancing benefits.
• Nylon 12 + Hylauronic Acid: Smoothe the look of skin.

Key benefits

• Smooth, easy application, with a non-sticky feel
• Blends easily
• Moisturising
• Brightens the look of skin
• Natural coverage
• Conceals dark circles, blemishes and imperfections

Available in 4 shades: Fair 01, Light 02, Medium 03, Deep 04


Standing Ovation Mascara (R370.00)

Achieve bigger, bolder lashes with the high performance, high intensity Standing Ovation Mascara. The innovative, supersized brush and smooth, fiber infused formula work together to amplify, build and curl lashes for a fanned out, ‘false lash’ effect.

The smooth formula softens and nourishes lashes, is smudge- and flake-free and clinically proven to increase lash volume by 128%.

Key ingredients

• Carnauba Fibers: Attach to lashes to create extra volume and length.
• Marula Nut Oil: Leaves lashes lustrous, hydrated and soft.
• Panthenol & Antioxidants: Help nourish and protect lashes.

Shades: Intense Black, Intense Brown


High Drama Eyeliner (R285.00)

Define and enhance eyes with the High Drama Eyeliner. The creamy liner glides on evenly for intense, long-lasting color. The dual-ended applicator can make a perfectly smooth line or a soft, smudged look.

Create stand-out eyes with this dermatologically and ophthalmologically tested, wax-based, waterproof formula that wears for up to 16 hours.

Key ingredients

• Flexible Film Former: Helps provide comfort and long-lasting wear along with water resistant properties.
• Rice Bran Wax: Skin conditioning agent providing a creamy feel.

Key benefits

• Powerful, vibrant colour with instant colour payoff
• Makes eyes pop
• Defines eyes
• Dries down with limited smudging

Shades: Smokey Black 01, Espresso 02, Midnight Dream 05, Purple Passion 06


High Performance Blurring Loose Powder (R560.00)

The blurring properties of this High Performance Blurring Loose Powder’s deliver a shine-free, natural finish with a flawless ‘no-makeup, makeup look.’ Whether worn on its own or used to set makeup, the soft focus technology imparts a smooth, even complexion – perfect for when you’re spending your days on screen!

The powder comes in a convenient package, including a mirror, swivel mechanism for precise dosage and space for an applicator.

Key ingredients

• Ceramides 1,3 & 6: Help reinforce skin’s moisture barrier so skin looks smooth and healthy.
• Nylon 12 + Hylauronic Acid: Smoothe the look of skin.
• Polymers: Optical diffusers that diminish the look of fine lines.
• Mineral Powders: Skin balancing properties to minimize shine and dryness.

Key benefits

• Lightweight feel
• Silky smooth application
• Non-drying on skin and not “cakey”
• Evens skin tone instantly
• Minimises pores
• Blurs fine lines and wrinkles

Shades: Translucent 01, Medium 03, Deep 05

High Performance Powder Brush (R380.00)

I adore this supersized, supersoft kabuki brush that applies makeup evenly for a flawless finish. The angled brush captures loose powder and imparts the perfect amount of coverage all over the face.


Availability: Selected department stores.





Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

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