Makeup

Pat McGrath Labs – Lust 004 Lipstick

As much as I was incredibly excited to try out a new product from such a legendary makeup artist, I have to say that I was also really excited to get my hands on the Pat McGrath Labs Lust 004 Lipstick ($30) so I could play with the sequins – always a child at heart. Aside from the amazing packaging, I absolutely love the quality of this lipstick!

Pat McGrath Labs – Lust 004 Lipstick

Hourglass – Ambient Lighting Edit

It’s that time of year again when beauty brands bring out limited edition palettes/kits/collections to kick off the holiday season. The first thing on my radar was definitely the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit – Surreal Light ($95), which has already received a lot of varying opinions. As a previous Hourglass limited edition palette owner, I had to get my hands on this year’s version.

Hourglass – Ambient Lighting Edit

Burberry – Cashmere Fluid Foundation

Sometimes you stumble across products that you meant to pick up ages ago but totally forgot about. That’s the case with the Burberry Cashmere Fluid Foundation ($60). After coming across it again during my regular beauty researching (aka shopping), I decided to pick it up.

Burberry – Cashmere Fluid Foundation

Monthly Favourites – July 2016

The end of July means we’re starting to approach the end of summer in Canada. For me, it’s actually quite exciting because fall is definitely my favourite season but for now, lets recap the products I love during the height of the Canadian summer:

Monthly Favourites – July 2016

NUDESTIX – Skin Glossing Pencil

I’m a total sucker for a good multitasking product. With so many different beauty bits to choose from, it’s nice to be able to check off multiple boxes with one product. One of my favourites at the moment is the NUDESTIX Skin Glossing Pencil ($28) to add radiance to my cheeks, lips and eyes.

NUDESTIX – Skin Glossing Pencil

Laura Mercier & NARS – New Favourite Base Combination

I walked into Sephora after a long day of work to unwind in my happy place. I’ve had my makeup on for 11 hours now without any touch-ups. Just as I start to pick up some new bits of makeup I hear someone say, “what foundation are you wearing, your skin looks flawless.” Shocked, as I also have a stress-induced zit making a home on chin, I look up and see one of the Sephora employees waiting for an answer – that’s when you know you’ve truly found a great base combination.

Laura Mercier & NARS – New Favourite Base Combination

Too Faced – Cocoa Contour Kit

There are a lot of contour & highlight palettes out there that contain tons and tons of different shade, most of which a lot of people realistically won’t use on a daily basis. That being said, I searched high and low for a streamlined contour palette that is more simplified for daily use. Enter the Two Faced Cocoa Contour Chiseled To Perfection ($50) in Light to Medium. With two contour shades and two highlight shades, this is definitely one of the more simple palettes available.

Too Faced – Cocoa Contour Kit

Monthly Favourites – June 2016

Happy July! I hope my fellow Canadians had a great Canada Day last Friday and I hope all the Americas out there are having a good Fourth of July today. These Favourites are kind of all over the map this time around; some makeup, some skincare and toothpaste, so keep reading to find out what I loved in June.

Monthly Favourites – June 2016

Urban Decay – Vice Lipsticks

When a beauty brand announces that they are launching 100 new and reformulated lipstick shades – makeup lovers from around the globe perk up and come to attention. With so many colours to choose from in six different formulas, I had to get my hands on the Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks ($21) the second I could.

Urban Decay – Vice Lipsticks

New Mascaras – Charlotte Tilbury & Smashbox

Over the past month or so I’ve been testing two mascaras – the Legendary Lashes Mascara from Charlotte Tilbury ($38) and the Smashbox Indecent Exposure Mascara ($25). I’m usually not a mascara girl but I recently started the hunt for the best of the best. We all want mascara to work miracles on our lashes – extend, define, add volume – and I’m taking on the challenge to find the mascara that does that perfect job.

New Mascaras – Charlotte Tilbury & Smashbox

NUDESTIX Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balms

The warm weather is coming. Jackets and boots are coming off and it's time to transition to summer makeup. The new multitasking Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balms from NUDESTIX ($28) are just what you need as we move into the summer months. 

NUDESTIX Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balms

NUDESTIX & Love Is Louder

Makeup and beauty is incredibly fun. There’s an excitement to playing around with different products, allowing you harness your creativity. That being said, it is incredibly special when a brand goes above and beyond products to start a conversation about important social issues.

NUDESTIX & Love Is Louder

Monthly Favourites – April 2016

I feel like I had a lot of products I wanted to talk about this month but I didn't want to spoil some of the longer feature posts I'm planning, so here is the curated shortlist of the things I really loved in April. Stay tuned from some more thorough reviews of new products coming up in the next few weeks.

Monthly Favourites – April 2016

Lippies, Love and Lattes with NUDESTIX

As regular readers of my blog or Instagram and Twitter followers will know, I LOVE a good NUDESTIX product. Last Thursday, the fantastic NUDESTIX team was gracious enough to invite me to a press brunch to get the low down on all the cool products and campaigns they have coming up.

 

Lippies, Love and Lattes with NUDESTIX

The Estée Edit By Estée Lauder – Flash Photo Powder

There is a new collection from Estée Lauder in town and I was instantly attracted to it. Aimed at the millennial generation with it-girls Kendall Jenner and Irene Kim at the helm, The Estée Edit’s hip collection of beauty products have been at the top of my wish list for a few weeks now. The one product that really caught my eye was the Flash Photo Powder ($40). It’s not everyday that you see “oil-absorbing” and “brightening” on the same product, so I had to try it out.

The Estée Edit By Estée Lauder – Flash Photo Powder

NUDESTIX Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Pencils

I get extremely excited when there’s a new NUDESTIX launch. I’m a huge fan of the brand and I have an obsession with matte lips – so the new Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Pencils ($28) are the perfect launch for me.

NUDESTIX Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Pencils

Monthly Favourites – February 2016

With my collection of beauty products getting bigger and bigger each day, sometimes it’s nice to take a little buying break and “shop” my current collection. February was all about searching through the products that have fallen by the wayside over the past few months.

Monthly Favourites – February 2016

Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate

There are the products you love right away, the ones you never want you use again and the ones that grow on you. Even though I took my time with this product, I have definitely fallen in love with this formula. I’ve been using the Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(marcable) Foundation Concentrate ($69) for about six months now and I am so excited to share my full review.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate

Monthly Favourites – January 2016

A new year, a new round of favourites. Admittedly, some of the products/brands were 2015 discoveries but these were definitely all daily products for me in January.

Monthly Favourites – January 2016