Thursday, 29 January 2015

MAKE UP FOR EVER Tease Me Lip Set: Innocent Nudes

MAKE UP FOR EVER's Tease Me Lip Set: Innocent Nudes* ($38 CAD) is being released for Valentine's Day, as a part of the Fifty Shades of Grey Collaboration. I haven't read the book, and I don't plan on seeing the movie, but I'm absolutely loving this lip trio! 

MAKE UP FOR EVER Tease Me Lip Set: Innocent Nudes

"Line, color, and shine. This playful collection features three lip favorites that you can wear alone, wear together, or experiment to create a sensual look that’s all your own. Line lips with Aqua Lip Pencil, lock in color with Aqua Rouge, and get a glossy finish with Lab Shine. The lip trio also includes makeup artist Victoria’s Down’s favorite lip looks, techniques, and backstage secrets." - Sephora

MAKE UP FOR EVER Tease Me Lip Set: Innocent Nudes

This set includes 3 full size lip products: Aqua Lip 3C, Aqua Rouge #3, and Lab Shine D16. You can wear all three products together, or separately. I've used all of these products before, but in different shades. MUFE knows how to do lip products so well, and the lippies included in this set are no exception. Aqua Lip is a waterproof lip liner pencil, and the shade 3C is a nude with pink undertones. 

MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Lip 3C

MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Lip 3C

MAKE UP FOR EVER's Aqua Rouge line is one of my all time favourite lip products! I was really excited to be able to try out a new shade from the line. #3 is a beautiful nude beige, again with a slightly pink undertone. This is a two step lip product - highly pigmented creamy colour on one side, and a clear gloss on the other end. This shade pairs wonderfully with the Aqua Lip 3C, and you can see them both on my lips below!

MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Rouge #3

MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Rouge #3
Aqua Lip #3C & Aqua Rouge #3 

MAKE UP FOR EVER Lab Shine D16

MAKE UP FOR EVER Lab Shine D16

MAKE UP FOR EVER's Lab Shine D16 is a beautiful sheer shimmery gloss. The base of this gloss is a nude shade, and there's a ton of gold shimmer and glitter. I've paired this gloss over top of the two other products in this set, and I think that all three products work wonderfully together!

MAKE UP FOR EVER Lab Shine D16
All 3 products layered together

MAKE UP FOR EVER Tease Me Lip Set: Innocent Nudes Swatches

MAKE UP FOR EVER's Tease Me Lip Set is also available in the Passionate Berry Trio, which also looks beautiful. These sets are limited edition, and they're such a great deal - $74 worth of product for only $38! Have you checked out any of MUFE's Fifty Shades of Grey products? 

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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Kosmea Purifying Cream Cleanser

I've been trying out another product from the Australlian brand Kosmea for the past month, and today is the day that I tell you all about it! Their Purifying Cream Cleanser* is perfect for all skin types, and I've also been loving it alongside my Clarisonic!

Kosmea Purifying Cream Cleanser

"Put back what you take away with this gentle, skin-nourishing cream cleanser.
This gentle cleanser removes make-up, including water-proof eye make-up and daily grime as it nourishes the skin with oils of sesame, avocado and certified organic rose hip oil. The natural astringent, witch hazel extract, purifies and tones the skin helping to rebalance moisture.

Perfect for all skin types, but especially if your skin is dry and sensitive" - Well.ca

Kosmea Purifying Cream Cleanser

Kosmea's Purifying Cream Cleanser comes packaged in a tall white and blue plastic tube. The packaging is fairly simple, but it's nice. This cleanser has a slightly "green" scent to it, which might be due to the avocado oil and organic rose hip oil. This formula is so smooth and creamy, and highly moisturizing. I've been using this cleanser morning and night, and it's helping to keep my skin hydrated during the cold Winter months. When used on my Clarisonic, my skin gets a light exfoliation, without drying me out.  

Kosmea Purifying Cream Cleanser

If you have dry skin, or if you just prefer a gentle cleanser, then I think that you would absolutely love Kosmea's Purifying Cream Cleanser! Looks like we have another winning product from this Australian skin care brand!

What cleanser are you currently using?

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Monday, 26 January 2015

Lancôme Liner Plume in Noir

Happy Monday friends! I'm starting off this week with an amazing beauty product: Lancôme's Liner Plume in Noir* ($37 CAD)! I am a huge fan of liquid liner in general, so I'm always excited to try out new formulas. This liner from Lancôme is jet black, pigmented, and incredibly easy to work with!

Lancôme Liner Plume in Noir

Lancôme Liner Plume in Noir

"Achieve precise lines and super long wear to make eyes bigger and brighter. Perfect for ultra-thin application, this buildable liner lets you create the thin to pronounced eyeliner looks with its uniquely-designed felt tip. It has a comfortable grip that allows for precision application, and the water-based ink with carbon black color achieves dramatic looks." - Sephora

Lancôme Liner Plume in Noir

Lancôme's Liner Plume is only available in one shade - noir (black). Black liner is something that I wear every single day, and this formula is quickly becoming one of my favourites. I love the packaging of Lancôme's Liner Plume, there's an easy to grip handle at the end of the pen. The tip is incredibly thin, allowing you to create a very precise line. I also find it easy to create a winged look, a cat eye, or a simple, thin line. 

Lancôme Liner Plume in Noir Swatch

The formula of Lancôme's Liner Plume is very pigmented, and I haven't had any issues with smudging, flaking, or giving me raccoon eyes. Even though this formula stays put all day long, it removes easily at the end of the day with micellar water. This liner glides on smoothly, so you don't need to worry about tugging at the gentle eye area. 

Lancôme Liner Plume in Noir

Overall, I am incredibly impressed with this liner from Lancôme! Yes, this is a very pricey eyeliner, but it is something that you'll use daily. 

Are you willing to invest in products that you'll use daily? What is your favourite luxury liner?

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Sunday, 25 January 2015

The Body Shop Moringa Body Butter

It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of The Body Shop's Body Butters, I've tried almost every scent available! One of the few scents that were still on my wishlist was Moringa*, which is a white floral scent. Each of The Body Shop's Body Butters have slightly different formulas, and the Moringa formula is incredibly rich and hydrating!

The Body Shop Moringa Body Butter

"This rich and creamy Body Butter is a feast for the skin. It melts straight in to leave skin feeling soft and smooth. It contains Community Fair Trade shea butter and has a delicate white floral scent. 24-hour hydration. Great for normal to dry skin." - The Body Shop

The Body Shop Moringa Body Butter

I've been using a mini size of the Moringa Body Butter, which retails for $6. These minis don't last me too long, since I use them all over my body every single night. The minis are great for travel, or to try out different scents before committing to a regular size, or one of the jumbo tubs. 

This formula almost melts onto my skin - it's seriously soooo creamy! The Moringa scent is quite strong, and very floral. I really enjoy this scent, but it might be a little strong for some people. As promised, I get a full 24 hours of hydration from this body butter, even in the depths of Winter. 

The Body Shop Moringa Body Butter

If you haven't tried any of The Body Shop's Body Butters, I highly recommend picking one (or two!) up ASAP! Moringa will be great for anyone with dry skin, and who love floral scents. Some of my other favourite scents are Coconut, Shea, and Mango. What are your favourite body butter scents? :)

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Saturday, 24 January 2015

Urban Decay Naked Illuminated in Luminous

Highlighters are one of my all-time favourite beauty products, I just think that they're so girly and fun! If you like glitter, then I think you'll love Urban Decay's new Naked Illuminated in Luminous* ($35 CAD). This highlighter has a baked formula and can be used on both the face and body, making it the perfect option for a night out on the town!

Urban Decay Naked Illuminated in Luminous

"Dust on Urban Decay’s Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder for Face and Body to give you a sexy, just-finished flush. Naked Illuminated powder is first baked on a terra cotta disc for 24 hours, and then it is finished by hand. Baking the powder gives it a high level of just-perfect shimmer, without the metallic look of cheaper formulas. This lightweight, baked powder has a sophisticated microfine shimmer that’s smooth and silky, with light-reflecting particles that leave a luminous, radiant look." - Sephora

Urban Decay Naked Illuminated in Luminous

I absolutely love the packaging of this highlighter, it's kind of bulky but I don't even care. This rose box has two layers, one with the baked highlighter, and one with a brush. There's a mirror on the inside lid, so you can easily apply this powder on the go. There's a magnetic closure, so the compact won't easily open up in your makeup bag. 

Urban Decay Naked Illuminated in Luminous

Urban Decay Naked Illuminated in Luminous

Urban Decay Naked Illuminated in Luminous Brush

Luminous is a beautiful shimmering champagne shade with a fairly heavy amount of glitter. If you prefer a subtle highlighter, this isn't the one for you. This shimmer is very obvious, but I think that it's beautiful. I've been pairing Luminous with NARS' Sin, which is a gorgeous berry blush. This formula is baked, but still has a rich, pigmented formula. I get a full day of wear out of this highlighter, and I love that I can add a swipe onto my cheekbones, and on my collarbone. 

Urban Decay Naked Illuminated in Luminous Swatch

Are you as big of a fan of highlighters as I am? If so, you need Urban Decay's Naked Illuminated in Luminous in your collection! There's also the shade Aura available, which is a soft pink colour with golden shimmer, and it also looks beautiful. 

What is your favourite highlighter?

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