To make your holiday extra special, I have another giveaway for you!
Quo always has a beautiful Christmas collection filled with fun stocking stuffers and beautiful cosmetics. This year is no different. Here are a few of the items from the collection! (more…)
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard of Rihanna’s new makeup line, Fenty Beauty. The line includes highlighters, primers, and of course, the fan favourite foundation with a whopping 40 shades for people of all colours. The foundation has been getting rave reviews from beauty bloggers, magazines, and everyday beauty lovers alike.
The foundation has medium coverage (buildable to full coverage) with a matte finish, and an oil-free formula. It also comes with 32ml of foundation instead of the traditional 30ml.To ensure that you’ll be matte for the whole day, the foundation is made with “climate-adaptive” technology resistant to sweat and humidity.
I received the foundation in Shade 370 which is a perfect match for my skin. When I first put on the foundation, I found it to be very natural looking on the skin, so it wasn’t very obvious that I was wearing foundation. The matte finish was also very nice, and made my skin very smooth. My favourite thing about this foundation is how long wearing it is.
I can definitely say that this is now my go to foundation when I know I won’t have time for touch-ups. I have worn it now about 3 times for 12 hour days, and to my surprise, when I come home my makeup still looks freshly applied.
I can’t wait see how this foundation performs in the summer months, but for now it will be great for holiday parties!
Fenty Beauty is available at Sephora
There are so many awesome beauty launches this fall.
Stila has a few great new items coming up including three Stila One Step formulas- Stila One Step Prime which is a clear formula that enhances and allows for a smooth makeup canvas with skin-conditioning silicones, One Step Colour correct, a three colour formula which colour corrects, brightens and nourishes, and finally Stila One Step Illuminate which illuminates, primes and nourishes. (more…)
I had the opportunity to go back to school with Guerlain’s international makeup artist Maxime Poulin! The morning was full of beauty tips, and new product launched from French beauty brand Guerlain.
Maxime taught us everything from how to do an easy contour, to a history lesson of the makeup of the1920s! Here are some of my favourite tips I learned, as well as the new products Maxime introduced. (more…)
Tarte has a great brand new on the go product, Clay Stick Foundation. I was super excited to try this after hearing great reviews!
The foundation stick is full coverage, and is a powder to liquid formula meaning when it is put to your skin, the formula melts and is easy to blend out. Although it is full coverage, foundation feels super light weight on my skin which is not too common for full coverage foundations. The finish is also matte which is an extra bonus for me and my sometimes oily skin, and can be used as a concealer, or playing around with different shades you can highlight and contour.
The foundation has a flawless great finish which I love, and truly did stay on for the day (Tarte promises 12 hours) and looked great at the end of the night! Although I applied with a beauty blender for more coverage, Tarte also makes a brush called the smoothie blender which is also great for blending out the product if you want medium coverage.
Overall a great product!
Tarte Clay Stick Foundation Retails for $49.00 at Sephora
Smoothie Blender Foundation Brush Retails for $36.00 at Sephora
Benefit has done a huge rebranding of all of their concealers! The quirky cosmetics company has rebranded the packaging, as well as the formula for their erase paste, which is now the Bo-oing Airbrush Concealer. Each product resembles super cute 90s school style erasers, hinting at the fact that you can erase any imperfections with each formula!
The weather is getting hotter, which means more oiler skin, and more blotting! It’s hard when you’re on the go to find that perfect product that will mattify your skin. Thankfully, Makeup Forever came out with with new Ultra HD Micro finishing Pressed Powder!
Powder in Shade 01 Translucent
More convenient than loose powder, because in the product comes in a little tin 6.2g square pan, perfect for putting in your purse on the go. The powder is one of the smoothest I’d ever felt!
The powder is light diffusing, ultra blurring, and promises to absorb oils with the help of silica and micronized pigments while illuminating features and a flawless finish.
It comes in 3 shades for every skin tone: 1 Translucent for light to medium skintones, 2 Banana for medium to tan skintones, and 3 Peach for tan to dark skintones. I received the translucent shade which can be used for every skin tone.
I used this powder to set my concealer before going out for a long day. The weather changed from moist and rainy, to humid and hot. The powder definitely held up well in my t-zone during all the changes! After I came back home my makeup was still in tact, and I was only a little bit oily!
Definitely a great alternative to loose powders when you’re oily and on the go!
Makeup Forever Ultra HD Pressed Powder Retails for $45.00 at Sephora