Friday, December 2, 2016

Kat Von D Shade & Light Face Contour Refillable Palette and Eye Contour Palette

The Kat Von D Shade & Light Palettes (for Face and Eye Contouring) are some of the most popular products sold at Sephora. I've finally gotten the opportunity to test them out and colour me impressed, I should have taken notice to these sooner. 


Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye and Face Contour Palettes

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

GIFT GUIDE: The Lipstick Lover

Today, we're rounding up this year's best gift sets for your favourite lipstick junkie. I've tested out a majority of the sets in previous posts, so be sure to check out the fully fledged reviews as well! 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Caryl Baker Glow Palette in Northern Lights

The Caryl Baker Visage Holiday 2016 Collection draws inspiration from the True North... Canada! A majority of the collection is pretty standard for Caryl Baker - 6 eyeshadows, 2 blushes, 4 lipsticks and 6 of their new lip lacquers - all named after Canadian symbols and iconic cities like Jasper, Tofino and Nanaimo. 

And then there's the Northern Lights Glow Palette ($46 CAD), which really got me excited. For one, seeing the Northern Lights (aka Aurora Borealis) is on my bucket list. And secondly, I've seen and tried lip products, eyeshadows and blushers from Caryl Baker Visage - but not a highlighting palette. 

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Sephora Collection Mini Cream Lip Stain Set

FINALLY. I can say that I've tried the Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stains, a liquid lipstick that is wildly popular in the beauty community. For the holidays, Sephora's got a set of mini Cream Lip Stains ($15 CAD) in 4 bestsellers - Always Red, Infinite Rose, Cherry Blossom and Blackberry Sorbet. 


In this case, mini means baby-sized, like smaller than my pinky finger. 


Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stains: 
Infinite Rose (shimmery, sheer gold/peach nude)
Cherry Blossom (blue pink) 
Always Red (true red)
Blackberry Sorbet (deep plum berry)

Friday, November 25, 2016

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artistic Eye Shadow Palette

9 MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Shadows, one holiday palette. It's the MAKE UP FOR EVER Artistic Eye Shadow Palette ($58 CAD)!


The MAKE UP FOR EVER Artistic Eye Shadow Palette contains 9 MUFE Artist Shadows: 

S-102 - Onyx (Satin)
D-552 - Crystalline Grey Beige (Diamond)
I-220 - Sapphire (Iridescent)
ME-302 - Peacock (Metallic)
ME-122 - Snow (Metallic)
ME-108 - Steel (Metallic) 
ME-614 - Graphite Brown (Metallic) 
D-712 - Creme Brulee (Diamond)
ME-912 - Orchid (Metallic)

Thursday, November 24, 2016

GIFT GUIDE: Bath & Body Gift Sets

Bath and body gift sets have a bad rap for being the fallback/cop out present when yourself/Mom/aunt/family friend had little to no time to do the holiday shopping (between cooking holiday meals, baking cookies and working a full time job) and decided to pick up the gifts for everyone on the shopping list in the same store. 


But you know what? Bath and body gift sets are some of the most useful things you could pick up for a loved one. Who doesn't want to be clean, smell fresh and feel like a baby's bottom all over? Bath and body gift sets bound to be emptied before the next holiday season or if anything they can easily be re-gifted with a fresh bit of wrapping paper ;) 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Smashbox Light It Up 3 Palette Set: Eyes Contour Lips

There's nothing quite as cool as receiving one gift from a friend but actually getting three different things in the package. This is what makes the Smashbox Light It Up 3 Palette Set for Eyes, Contour and Lips ($55 CAD) a fun and unique beauty gift. Smashbox's Light It Up Holiday Collection for 2016 is in collaboration with Meryl Pataky, a San Francisco-based neon artist. Hence, the neon box and neon palettes. 

Smashbox Light It Up 3 Palette Holiday Set Review

The set contains three palettes and within those palettes includes six eyeshadows, 1 contour, 1 bronzer, and 6 lip colours. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Too Faced Merry Kissmas The Ultimate Liquified Lipstick Set

Too Faced's Melted Liquified Lipsticks are some of the best.  First there was the original satin finish Melted Long Wear Liquified Lipsticks, then came the Metallic and Chocolate Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks and the latest in the range is the Liquified Matte Long Wear Lipsticks. The Too Faced Merry Kissmas The Ultimate Liquified Lipstick Set ($32 CAD) contains 4 of the most popular Too Faced Melted Liquified Lipsticks. 


Too Faced Melted Liquified Liquid Lipsticks in Chocolate Honey, Chihuahua and Matte Lady Balls

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Fig Swatch

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Chihuahua Swatch

The Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Fig is a rosy orchid, while the Chihuahua is a light dusty mauve. The Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks are some of my favourites. These are traditional lipsticks in a bullet, melted into a squeeze tube with a sponge tip applicator. The Melted Liquified Long Wear lipsticks have a satin finish and are very comfortable to wear. On my lips, they last about 4 hours and leave a nice stain thereafter. 

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Chocolate Honey Swatch

The Too Faced Melted Chocolate Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Chocolate Honey is a medium brown nude. The Melted Chocolates are the same formulation as the original but smell of cocoa powder. YUM. 

Too Faced Melted Liquified Matte Long Wear Lipstick in Lady Balls Swatch

The Too Faced Melted Liquified Matte Long Wear Lipstick in Lady Balls is a matte true red and the most like a traditional "liquid lipstick" with a doe foot applicator. There's zero transfer (unlike its non-matte siblings), while the formulation is slightly more drying due to the matte texture. The lipstick lasts all day long if you avoid eating anything oily. 


Is the Too Faced Merry Kissmas The Ultimate Liquified Lipstick Set worth it? Yes! 3 x 0.16 oz. and 1 x 0.12 oz., which is 0.6 oz. product total valued at  $37.50 CAD ($25 CAD for 0.4 oz. for a single full-size product). So, if you like all of the colours included in the Merry Kissmas set, you're getting a $5.50 discount and 4 adorable minis. 

Which Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick is your fave?


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Monday, November 21, 2016

Formula X City Chic Clix! Travel Friendly Nail Polish Set

The Formula X City Chic Clix! Travel Set ($25 USD) is 6 polishes in a compact, travel-friendly package. Sephora always does these adorable little polish sets for the holidays, so let me break it down for you...


Saturday, November 19, 2016

Sephora Collection The Mini Team: Rouge Cream & Shine Lipstick Set

The Sephora Collection "The Mini Team" Holiday Set ($27 CAD) contains six adorably mini-sized (read: FUN SIZED) lipsticks in two formulations from Sephora Collection - the Sephora Rouge Shine Lipsticks and the Sephora Rouge Creme Lipsticks. 



Sephora Rouge Shine Lipstick
No. 29 - Latin Lover (sheer orange coral)
No. 64 - Summer of Passion (sheer pink-purple)
No.14 - Love Spell (sheer light pink)


Sephora Rouge Cream Lipsticks
No. 23 - Crush (deep reddish plum)
No. 04 - The Red (classic bright red)
No. 20 (pale nude)