Thursday, May 26, 2016

Too Faced Born This Way Concealer in Light Medium

If you liked the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation, then boy, will you appreciate this new launch. On June 15th, Too Faced is releasing the Too Faced Born This Way Concealer ($39). And spoiler alert(!!), it's just as good as the foundation. 

The Too Faced Born This Way Concealer is one of the many unreleased products that I received at Generation Beauty. There, I got colour matched to the shade Light Medium. The Born This Way Concealer is available in 10 shades - very fair, fair, light, light medium, medium tan, tan, deep tan, dark and deep. Light Medium is a good all-rounder (acne scarring and under eye circles) - slightly yellow but not too much so. For reference, Natalie of Ivory Avenue wears very fair. 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Cremes in 244 Sonic Truth and 246 Slow Burn

The search for the ultimate nude lipstick continues. Today's contenders are the Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Cremes ($38) in 244 Sonic Truth and 246 Slow Burn. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

THREE THINGS: Spring Loves from #CoverGirl and Olay // #BestBeautiful #CoverGirlClean

Every month, P&G Beauty sends along an enormous package of beauty goodies for me to play with. Not everything makes it onto the blog but sometimes there are a few noteworthy products. This month, I've been enjoying the CoverGirl Clean Matte BB Cream for Oily Skin in 530 Light/Medium, CoverGirl Perfect Blend Eyeshadow in 135 Cobalt Blue, and the Olay 4-in-1 Daily Facial Cloths

Monday, May 23, 2016

OPI Infinite Shine Spring 2016 Collection

The OPI Infinite Shine Collection is one of those no lamp, no light, easy to remove gel nail polishes that is meant to last for 10 days straight... with presumably infinite shine. Including the 8 colours from the spring collection, there are 70 colours in total. 

The OPI Infinite Shine gel-lacquers, primer and gloss retail for $14.95 CAD each. 

Saturday, May 21, 2016

HAUL: #bbloggersCA Swap // Generation Beauty Toronto Edition

What happens when 10+ beauty bloggers are in the same place at one time? A humongous swap. I'm trying to find a snap (but it snaps do). Just imagine hundreds of makeup, skincare, and nail polish sprawled out on a table. 

Here's what I picked up: 

Friday, May 20, 2016

Marc Jacobs Cover(t) Stick Color Corrector in 320 Getting Warmer

The Marc Jacobs Cover(t) Stick Color Corrector in 320 Getting Warmer ($52) is probably the chicest way to hop on the colour correcting bandwagon. The white and black minimalist twist-up plastic packaging is right up my alley. 

The Marc Jacobs Cover(t) Stick Color Corrector is available in three shades: 
310 Bright Now - pink/lilac to eliminate dullness and cover dark circles for light skin
300 Co(vert) Affairs - citron/lime to eliminate redness 
320 Getting Warmer - peach/caramel to eliminate dark circles and hyperpigmentation for medium/deep skin

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Mary Kay Lash Intensity Mascara

The Mary Kay Lash Intensity Mascara ($22) claims to provide 200% more volume to the thickness of lashes + 84% longer-looking lashes. That's a whole lot of lash, if I do say so myself. 

The wand of the Mary Kay Lash Intensity Mascara is freaking HUGE. To go with the huge claims, I guess. The wand is actually quite effective at grabbing onto all of the lashes and coating them with the mascara. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

THREE THINGS: Sephora Collection Rouge Gel Lip Liner, Rouge Shine Lipsticks and Rouge Cream Lipstick

It's sad that Sephora Collection products are often overlooked. They have a crazy amazing selection of products at decent prices and in innovative formulations. Today, I've got three Sephora Collection lip products to share with you - the Sephora Collection Rouge Gel Lip Liner ($15), Sephora Collection Rouge Shine Lipsticks ($15) and Sephora Collection Rouge Cream Lipstick ($16). 

Swatches: Sephora Collection Rouge Gel Lip Liner in 07 Dragon Fruit ($15), Sephora Collection Rouge Shine Lipsticks in 55 Addicted to You and 60 Love Me Tomorrow ($15) and Sephora Collection Rouge Cream Lipstick ($16) in R62 Private Boudoir. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Sigma Beauty E25 Blending Brush (MAC 217 and Hakuhodo Dupe)

Enter the Sigma Beauty E25 Blending Brush ($19.50 from Nail Polish Canada), a recent acquisition that is compared to the MAC 217 online and has an uncanny similarity to my Hakuhodo J5523 Eye Shadow Brush

Monday, May 16, 2016

EVENT: Generation Beauty Toronto Stylist Gift Bag + Line Up Goodies Haul

Thanks to Ipsy OS, I headed to Generation Beauty Toronto this past weekend! What a whirlwind of 2 days. 

Walking the Ipsy pink carpet favourite @livingthegrey

What is Generation Beauty? Generation Beauty is a two day "conference" of sorts where makeup fanatics convene to explore brands and meet influencers (like Desi Perkins, LusterLux and Made Yew Look). 

Generation Beauty 2016 brands included: Absolute New York, Benefit, Crown Brush, Luxie, OGX, Rock Your Hair, Royal and Langnickel, Tarte, Cake, Caudalie, Essence, Nudestix, Physicians Formula, Pixi by Petra, Pur, Skinfix, and Evelyn Iona. 

Generation Beauty Attendee + Creator Gift Bag goodies