Spring just beginning means lots of new skincare and makeup from my favourite brands! Here are some new beauty products to help you transition into the new season.
Stila has some exciting new collections for spring, Bohemian Beauty, and Selfie Reflection. Included in the lines are new shimmery eye shadow formulas, and one of my favorites: the Glitterati lip topcoat. It’s perfect for pairing with their matte lipstick formulas. (more…)
Spring is just around the corner. Dior has a dazzling array of new products for spring! My favourite products are the Dior Lip Glow Hydrating Color Reviver Lip Balm ($41). The lip balms are from Dior’s Backstage collection. The formula is created with mango butter for hydrated lips. The formula reacts to the chemistry of each persons lips to adjust to a custom shade for each person.
Liquid matte lipsticks have been all the craze lately! it’s hard to find that perfect long wearing formula, that won’t entirely dry out your lips at the end of the day. Make Up For Ever decided to give the trend a try with their new artist liquid matte lipsticks!
I received 3 colours in the shades 103(Warm Beige),105(Rosewood), and 109 (Praline).
These lipsticks are for people like me, who love an ultra matte finish, and no sheen whatsoever with the help of mineral clay, and kaolin powders in the formula. The formula promises to wear all day, without transfer which I have to say is very true! The formula stayed put on my lips after eating greasy foods, and did not transfer onto surfaces like traditional liquid lipstick which I was very excited about.
The lipstick comes in mainly neutral, but highly pigmented colours, something for every skin tone they dry down to the true colour which is nice. The formula is smooth, and very creamy as it has avocado and glycerin to keep hydration. Although my lips did become dry at some point in the day, I did reapply, but it was not nearly as dry as my lips have been before when trying to keep on a liquid formula.
Overall, a great addition to the battle of liquid lipsticks!
I’ve been looking for a very long time for an oxblood colour from NARS that was completely matte, and without hints of brown like shades in their pure matte collection. I finally found the perfect colour of deep red in one of the new colours from called Endangered in my favourite lipstick formula, the Velvet Matte pencils! I received Endangered Red, Famous Red, and Do Me Baby.
I have written the praises of NARS velvet matte lip pencils before, but just a re-cap, the formula is one of the smoothest I have put it. It glides easily, and is also multi purposed as it can be used as a lip liner as well! I am super excited for the 10 new colours they released, with everything from a very hot pink called Let’s Go Crazy, to Unspoken, a deep navy, there’s something for everyone, and new colours to try!
The holidays are actually just around the corner! It’s time to start breaking out glittery eyeshadows, deep lipsticks and festive manicures. Here are my favourites from ACI.
If you want huge oversized lashes give Cargo Boundless Mascara ($20) a try! The oversized brush has 3 different textures so you can get maximum intensity. The soft bristle coats lashes with just enough product, the firm bristles gives increased volume, and spiked bristles gives defined curls and separation. I use all three for a dramatic holiday look.
With cold weather and snow comes watery eyes and runny mascara. Some waterproof formulas are not the best in lengthening and fanning out my lashes. Fusion Beauty has changed my opinion of waterproof mascara with their Xtension ($28) dramatically lengthening fibre mascara. With micro fibers and nourishing ingredients, it promises no smudges or clumps which has been great in cold weather! (more…)