Wednesday, November 23, 2016

MAC x Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey has dazzled us with her smash hits and timeless contributions to music for decades and now brings her impeccable glamour to an iconic makeup collection that’s all you’ll ever want. Here's the collection :

The Lipsticks

Get So OOC: shimmering brown (frost) 
All I Want: champagne shimmer (frost)
Bit of Bubbly: soft pinky nude (cremesheen)
Dahhlinggg!: pinky peach (cremesheen) 
MCizzle: cool peach (cremesheen)

 SRP: $20.00 US/$23.50 CAD 

The Lipglass

It’s Just Like Honey: tan shimmer 
Rainbow Interlude: soft white shimmer
Little Miss Monroe: true gold shimmer

Dreamlover: dirty pink shimmer

(Online Only) Butterfly Bling: pink bronze shimmer 
SRP: $18.50 US/$23.00 CAD 

Pro Longwear Lip Pencil

So Dramatique: deep brown
New Ombré: cool peach
SRP: $22.00 US/$25.50 CAD 

I’m that chick you like/Eye shadow

It's everything/Eye Shadow

SRP: $41.00 US/$43.50 CAD 

Liquid Eyeliner

This Is My Night: rich brown-black 
SRP: $22.00 US/$25.50 CAD 


Extra Dimension Skinfish

My Mini: warm gold shimmer
SRP $45.50 US/$52.50 CAD 

Powder Blush

Sweet Sweet Fantasy: deep coral 

You’ve Got Me Feeling: light candy pink 

SRP: $24.00 US/$28.50 CAD 

Loose Powder

Touch My Body: radiant gold shimmer 
SRP: $39.50 US/$45.50 CAD 
183 Buffer 
SRP: $59.50 US/$70.50 CAD 
239 Eye Shader  

SRP: $28.50 US/$34.00 CAD 

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Monday, November 14, 2016

#ManiMonday: Lise Watier Arabesque Nail Polishes in Cerise Noire and Arabesque

Today I have not one but two polishes from the new Lise Watier Arabesque holiday collection. Cerise Noire is a lovely cream burgundy with great pigmentation and wonderful opacity and shine. Arabesque is a stunning metallic silver with rose undertones that looks great and gets even better the more you built it. I was impressed with the quality of the polishes, I loved everything from the shades, the formula and the brush and the colors have a great shine and a nice gel like thickness that give the nail that gel like polished look and lasts for days. 

Stay tuned for more reviews from what is so far my favourite holiday release of the year.

*Products provided for consideration. This does not influence my opinions or reviews

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

COVERGIRL TruNaked Eyeshadow Palette in Roses. Review and Swatches

There are a lot of hidden gems at the drugstore but I've always had a hard time finding a really good eyeshadow palette on a budget. That is until I found the new Covergirl TruNaked Eyeshadow Palettes. Today I have the TruNaked Roses to share with you and despite liking the other ones the colour selection on this one was my favourite.

First, the formula on these eyeshadows is smooth and buttery and swatches beautifully. I found most drugstore palettes to feature stiff formulas and always had a hard time getting the colours to show up and blend but that is not the case with this palette. I did find the formula to differ from shade to shade, some of the mattes will kick up more product when touched with a brush while the shimmery shades go on creamy, the darker colors while beautiful work better smoked out, they can blend out beautifully and they won't pack that much punch that beginners won't be able to use them.
The shade range is stunning, and all colour tend to run cool and feature, as you've probably guessed, rose and red based shades which happen to be my go to shades for fall and winter.  The shade range features neutrals, mattes, shimmers and darker, deeper reds which makes this palette versatile and easy to use. One work days it's sort of a one stop shop for me, I use one of the light shades as an all over base,one of the medium matte shades in the crease for some definition and if I have time I'll take one of the darker shades in my outer corner and smoke it out with a blending brush.
Overall, this palette is great and for the price you pay you get a lot of product and a nice variety of shades. The formula is one of the best at the drugstore in my opinion, the formula is great, the shade ranges across the board for all the TruNaked palettes are spot on and the packaging is simple and compact making it ideal for travel.

*Product provided for consideration. This does not influence my review or opinions.

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Lise Watier Arabesque Palette: Isadora and Coppelia. Review and Swatches.

Today I have the two eye shadow palettes from the Lise Watier's Arabesque Holiday 2016 collection to share with you.

The packaging is stunning and very appropriate for the festive season, white with golden detailing that give the products a special touch. Each palette encases five generous sized shadows embossed with a similar detail features on the packaging.

Isadora is the warm palette in the collection and it features five stunning shades. Across the board all shades are extremely creamy and buttery that tend to kick up quite a it a product given that the formula is so rich and pigmented. All shades swatched beautifully and tack a punch in the pigmentation department with the exception of the middle peacy shade which seems to have a quieter base but very apparent silver shimmer which makes me want to use this shade packed on the lid as a topper.

Coppelia is the cool palette in the collection and it also features five cool tuned shades.The formula is again very buttery and pigmented and swatches beautifully. The middle shade much like the warm palette has a soft bask with that lovely silver shimmer.

Overall I like the creamy, rich formula on these shadows, they are easy to blend and feel so luxurious to the touch while packing a punch in the pigmentation department. These shadows will benefit from a silicone based primer, something with a slip that will allow the formula to glide on nicely. The middle shades would work best with a tackier base and used as a topper shade as they don;t seem to have the same grip as the other shades and that strong shimmer needs to shine on all on its own. I can see these palettes as being great for the holiday season, they are festive and the color range is absolutely stunning, if enjoy rich, creamy, buttery shadows then you might want to run to your drugstore and snatch these one or both of these beauties.

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