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Review: L’oreal Lineur Intense Liquid Eyeliner

4 Jun

Hello everyone! A liquid eyeliner review today that is tonnes better than the Almay liquid liner.

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Description: A carbon black liquid eyeliner pen that dries quickly and is easy to use.

Review: I am not a lover of liquid eyeliner as they look a little too stiff and can be a pain to apply but this product has actually won me over to the liquid eyeliner side if only temporarily (I still love my pencil eyeliners!). What I love about this eyeliner is that is comes with a felt tip that is flexible and is easily able to contour around the eye. Another awesome thing is that the handle is long and is great for those who don’t know where to place their hands and such. This is an absolute dream to work with it is pigmented, dries very quickly and does not budge throughout the day (as long as there is no moisture near the eyes it is fantastic). Actual time this lasted on my eyes was a full 8 hour so it is a workhorse! L’Oreal has recommended to throw out this product after 3 months and I have to say that the 3 months is a good enough time to use the liquid eyeliner as the older it gets the more terrible the formula. I was using this everyday for 4 months and after that I noticed that the liquid eyeliner wasn’t staying on my eyelids and the line was easily disturbed by my eyelash curler. So after three months it is best to throw it away as the formula isn’t as good as it once was. Overall, this is a great liquid eyeliner and I would recommend it for lovers of liquid eyeliners and even beginners at using liquid eyeliners it is that easy and great to use.

Cost: $9-13 CDN @ local drugstores and supermarkets

Would I recommend this product? I cannot say enough good things about this product and will definitely repurchase if I make a dent in my current eyeliner collection.

Review: Etude House Missing U Lip Balm

22 Apr

Hello everyone! A review on the Missing U line from Etude House. Lip balms!

Review: OMG! The packaging is soooo cute!! That’s probably why I have all four of the lip balms… anyways, each tin represents an animal on the verge of extinction and by purchasing from the line you contribute to saving some of these animals. Each of them appear glossy on the lips and have a nice flavour to time. These are great to give out to others as gifts as I did with mine these were definately meant to be shared.

Cost: $4-5USD approx. @ ebay.com

Would I recommend this product? I would recommend these products for sure they are moisturizing and the tints are quite natural and nice for an everyday sort of look.

Review: Lise Watier Pastel Power Illuminating Beads

26 Feb

Hello everyone! A super fun post today I recently purchased this and feel in love with this product and have been using it everyday. But onto the review before I give too much information away.

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Description: Brightening beads swirled together to create a luminous glow to the skin. Contains hylauronic acid to keep the skin moisturized.

Review: Can I say that I love this product and not review it? No? Okay well, in essence I really really love this product. This looks very similar to Guerlain’s Meteorite Pearls but since I don’t have any I can’t really compare them both or determine which one I like better. Anyways, these beads are actually limited edition so if you really like what you see go and get it! The pearl mix consist of light pink, lavender, baby blue and white and when blended together it turns into a brightening whitish sheen on the skin. For women of colour I recommend using a very light hand with this as it can look ashy. The texture was interesting but was smoothed over the skin evenly. Wear time was around 6-7 hours with it fading after 8 hours. The packaging is gorgeous as well the sakura imprint and the top is mirrored and the colour theme was a well balanced mixed of pastels. Overall, a great product and it is a lovely addition to my stash.

Cost: $29.00CDN

Where to buy: Shoppers Drug Mart, London Drugs, Sears.ca

Would I recommend this product?

Review: Too Faced Natural Face palette

13 Feb

Hello everyone! A fun review today on Too Faced’s Natural Face palette and to clarify this is the first on that they came out with and not the new one that was released with nice packaging (that palette is a little darker than this palette).

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Description: An all-in-one face palette to complete the natural look on your face. The palette contains a light bronzer, rose cream blush, light peachy pink blush, a concealer, pinky cream luminizer and a light cream brightener.

Review: I have been eyeing this palette since it came out in I believe Spring 2011 and was very excited to try it out. Unfortunately, it didn’t meet my expectations. First off the color selection is very limited only those with a light to medium skintone can actually use the palette. Women of Color would have difficulty getting the actual products to work for them especially the concealer and brightener shade. Second the pigmentation was… very poor. I thought that Too Faced’s face products would be good because their eyeshadows are well-pigmented and is silky smooth and easy to blend. Not so with this face palette while doing a finger swatch everything looked very vibrant and pigmented but when applied with a brush it was barely seen on my skin. The only product in this that worked as it was intended was the cream blush and the luminizer. The blush barely showed up on my skin and when I did pile it on all that appeared was the shimmers in the blush though it was extremely smooth. The concealer and brightener did little to my skin when blended out it was as if it was never there and did not cover anything at all. A pet peeve of mine is actually having cream and powder products together as the cream products tend to “collect” powder dust. Overall, this is not a product that worked well for me and to pay $48CDN for only two products that work is just too much.

Cost: $39USD/$48CDN

Where to buy: Sephora.com, TooFacedCosmetics.com

Would I recommend this product? Not unless you are super pale and enjoy using barely there products.

Review: Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Natural Beauty

11 Feb

Hello everyone! A Tarte blush review today I only have two of Tarte’s blushes and would love to get more but they are pretty pricey in Canada. Anyways, onto the review!

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My apologizes for the upside-down photo of the back of the blush.

Description: A reddened pink matte blush. Able to withstand 12-hours wear and has oil-controlling properties due to the Amazonian clay used.

Review: I must mention that I don’t own a blush this shade and was extremely excited to try this out. The formula is dense but a brush picks up color easily. It is extremely pigmented so having a light hand on this product is recommended. There was no discernable scent to the blush. As for wear time it actually varied with the base products that I used. If I used a matte foundation then it stuck around for 10 hours but if I wore a dewy foundation or tinted moisturizer it only lasted 8 hours. Trivial as wear time and fading isn’t really a point that I care about but it was pretty good for lasting power. I feel for girls whose skin is oilier might find that this lasts only abotu 8 hours but that’s still very good for a blush. The outside packaging matches what the inside looks like which is pretty easy to figure out which blush shade it is which is a bonus when you have all similar packaging and can’t tell what blush you’ve picked out.

Cost: $26USD/$31CDN

Where to buy: Sephora or at tartecosmetics.com

Would I recommend this product? I totally would these blushes are awesome and would love to pick up more.

Review: Physician’s Formula Season-to-Season Bronzer

28 Mar

Hello everyone! Hooray Spring is coming soon and now I can seriously layer on bronzer for the sought after sun-kissed glow without worrying about skin cancer.

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Description: Wanna look like you have a faux tan everyday of the year? Well this is for you! Four customizable shades for the perfect bronzer look. Swatches were done with one swipe.

Review: Man, this was a pretty pricey bronzer I have to say especially for drugstore. I’ve never actually seen this on sale so those who really want to pick it up just be prepared to pay a bit for it. I personally do enjoy how this bronzer was promoting four different shades for all seasons. It’s a great concept and is sure to be  a hit all year round. Unfortunately there are somethings that are not so good about it. The colors are great they aren’t an Oompa-loompa orange so that’s always nice. All the colors are very pigmented but there is glitter throughout the entire product especially in the center with a little anchor like thing it is just shimmer to add to your face. It blends out easily though and the packaging is quite sturdy even though it’s a little too big for my liking it still works. Staying power was around 5-6 hours without any touch ups which is nice. Now for the unfortunate part of this bronzer, the scent. I smells very intensely of fake flowers and it’s not a pleasant scent I could even smell it after I put it on my face. So for those who have sensitive skin the scent can be a bit irritating on the skin. Also the amount of glitter/shimmers put into the product is a bit off putting I love my shimmer but not when it’ll make me look like a glitter bomb. Overall, I think it’s a nice bronzer with a great concept but the scent and shimmer is very off-putting for me. I won’t repurchase but it’s not a bad product per say.

Cost: $21.99CDN @ Shoppers Drug Mart

Would I recommend this product? I would for those who love shimmery bronzers, enjoy floral scents or do not mind scents in their cosmetics. Everyone else who hates shimmer and intense scents I would recommend to stay far far away from this product.

Review: Physician’s Formula Mineral Airbrushing Pressed Powder in Translucent

26 Mar

Hello everyone! Extremely long title but hey it’s a pretty descriptive name for it. Onto the review to see if it lives up to the claims of airbrushing.

Description: A light powder for the sought after air brushed finish. Swatch was done with one swipe.

Review: Physician’s Formula is a bit more expensive than most drugstore products but they have lately been stepping up their game with some pretty good releases. Though if the product isn’t good I wouldn’t be able to justify it luckily most of the line goes on sale about every 2-3 weeks at Shoppers which makes my wallet a little happy. I really like the color of the packaging it just seems very spring/summer-like with the bright pooliside blue. And the design on the powder itself is a very nice touch. The powder itself is finely milled and does have some tint to it (even though it’s translucent) luckily the tint doesn’t show up on the skin so it’s just translucent. Staying power was around 4-5 hours then I had to touch up it didn’t really control the oil very well. It blended nicely on the skin though. Overall, I think it does give your skin a flawless look but if it doesn’t control the oil very well it’s not working well for me.

Cost: $18-20 @ local drugstores and supermarkets

Would I recommend this product? I think this would work best for those who have dry skin or those who prep their skin with an oil mattifying base. Personally I think it’s too many steps so I won’t be repurchasing unless the packaging lures me to buy it.