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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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Treat Mom to a Facial at Caryl Baker Visage Beauty

Caryl Baker Visage Beauty has partnered with Skeyndor, the number one skincare brand in Spain, to bring several new facials to their menu. Facials include POWER C+ (a facial with pure Vitamin C to make your skin look radiant)  and the POWER HYALURONIC (a super boost of moisture).

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I tried the express Power Hyaluronic facial, and it left my face feeling super plump and soft. This is the best treatment for the maximum hydration.

So how does it work? The magic behind this facial is hyaluronic acid and aquaporin (the protein that transports water to a cell) This pairing helps to hydrate the skin, and impvoes the regenerating process of the skin. The service itself was very relaxing. My face was gently massaged with hyaluronic acid and I cooling hydrating gel mask was applied. After, my skin had more moisture even days later.

If you’re looking for a gift for Mom this Mother’s Day, why not go and get facials together at Caryl Baker Visage? Take a look at all of the locations here.

 

 

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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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Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte

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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.

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Swatch for Praline and Rosewood

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!

Get Make Up Forever’s Artist Liquid Matte Lipsticks at Sephora for $25.00 CAD.

 

 

 

 

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NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil New Shades

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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.

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Endangered Red and Do Be Baby swatches

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!

NARS Velvet Lip Pencil retail for $33.00 CAD

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