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Guerlain Masterclass with Maxime Poulin

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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…)

[Try it!] Tarte Clay Foundation Stick

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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.

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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!

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Tarte Clay Stick Foundation Retails for $49.00 at Sephora

Smoothie Blender Foundation Brush Retails for $36.00 at Sephora

 

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Benefit Boi-ing Air Brush Concealer

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!

 

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Makeup Forever Ultra HD Microfinishing Pressed Powder

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!

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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

 

 

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[ Review ] Dermablend Leg and Body Makeup

It’s that time of year again! The weather’s getting hotter and more shirts and skirts are coming out! It’s hard to hide behind layers, and now you won’t have to!

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Dermablend Leg and Body Makeup in the shade Tan Golden 65N

 

The brand created by dermatologists, Dermablend launched their new Leg and Body Makeup in Canada! Now your skin can look flawless from head to toe! The brand has you covered for the summer with their product that covers varicose veins, tattoos, and pretty much anything you’d want covered for the summer with their full coverage formula. (more…)

Dior Pump N’ Volume Mascara

I’ve been looking forward to reviewing this mascara for awhile! Dior’s new Pump and Volume is such a unique and great new beauty product that everyone should have in their makeup bag!

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The mascara was first created because backstage, makeup artists would run the tube of mascara under hot water to make the formula more fluid. The concept is that you squeeze the bottom of the tube while pulling the wand out, getting any extra product off of the brush giving massive volume. The mascara claims to give lashes 100% more volume and to be honest, it’s unlike any mascara I’ve seen before! The formula consists of waxes and elastic powders or “Bouncy Powders” which helps to give your lashes all that volume. The top is packaged like most of Dior’s mascara’s, but the bottom is a soft rubber tube.

Take a look at my lashes before and after below!

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2 coats of Dior Pump and Volume

It can get a little clumpy after 2 coats, but I personally like the clumpy look. It stayed on all day, and although it is not  waterproof formula, it was super hard to take off at the end of the night.Overall, this is great mascara for going out to special occasions, or if you want dramatic lashes every day like me!

Dior Pump N’ Volume Mascara Retails at Sephora for $37.00 

 

 

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NARS Liquid Blush

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One of my favourite brands, NARS has released a brand new exciting product: NARS Liquid Blush! NARS is most well known for their blush Orgasm, which is one of their best selling blushes around the world!

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From Left to right: Orgasm, Dolce Vita, Luster, Torrid

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