Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow

These are by far the best eye shadows I have ever tried in my entire life. I cannot rave enough about how phenomenal they feel and how well they apply. The Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows are like none that I have ever had before, and I cannot believe what I was missing all this time.

Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow in I-212 Periwinkle and ME-224 Navy Blue

Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow in I-212 Periwinkle and ME-224 Navy Blue

These shadows are made with gel-powder formula which offers intense colour payoff and some serious pigment. They come in a variety of finishes, including matte, metallic, satin, and iridescent. They glide on so smoothly and are able to be blended, layered, and so much more.

In honour of Make Up For Ever’s 30th Anniversary the brand has released a new “Artist Shadow” Eye Shadow Collection, which has 210 new shadows in 5 different finishes. With the amount of colour options here there is no way you won’t find one (or ten) that catch your eye!

Swatches of Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow in I-212 Periwinkle and ME-224 Navy Blue

Swatches of Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow in I-212 Periwinkle and ME-224 Navy Blue

The two shadows I have to show you today are I-212 Periwinkle, an iridescent light blue that is super bold and beautiful, and ME-224 Navy Blue, a metallic dark blue with a subtle shimmer. Both of these blue shadows are seriously stunning, and although the colours are gorgeous it’s the formula that has me head over heels. The feel of these shadows is so lightweight and soft, and the way they glide right onto my skin in amazing. You can tell that these shadows are extremely high quality, and at $24 each it’s no wonder why.

Check out the rest of the shadows over at sephora.ca and excuse me while I go daydream about which ones I will be buying. The Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows are by far the best eye shadows I have ever used and I highly recommend everyone splurging on at least one of these incredible shadows.

Revlon Jet Set Into Fall: Get The London Look

Revlon Jet Set For Fall: The London Look

All of the products needed for the Revlon Jet Set For Fall: The London Look

Revlon has a bunch of great (and affordable) makeup products but sometimes it can be tricky to pull it all together into a look. Luckily for us the awesome Revlon team has come up with some city-inspired looks that can give you the hottest trends for Fall in just a few simple steps. The looks are themed after famous travel destinations like London, Paris, and New York. I have the London look to share with you today, and it’s definitely something I can rock anywhere I am this season!

The cutest 'Get The Look' ever courtesy of Revlon Jet Set For Fall: The London Look

The cutest ‘Get The Look’ ever courtesy of Revlon Jet Set For Fall: The London Look

Be a London Lady

To get the London Lady look it’s an intense smokey eye paired with a natural lip. This is a trend that never goes out of style so you can rock this long after Fall. The products featured in this look are the following, and I have reviewed each one individually:

Revlon ColorStay ShadowLinks in Onyx and Gunmetal: These shadows come in little blocks that can be linked together to create your own custom palette. The shimmer in both Onyx and Gunmetal is to die for, and although they don’t last for hours the colours are really great. I would recommend a primer underneath to make these shadows stick around, but these shades are probably two of the best ones in the ShadowLinks lineup.

Revlon ColorStay ShadowLinks in Onyx and Gunmetal

Revlon ColorStay ShadowLinks in Onyx and Gunmetal

Swatches of Revlon ColorStay ShadowLinks in Onyx and Gunmetal

Swatches of Revlon ColorStay ShadowLinks in Onyx and Gunmetal

Revlon ColorStay Skinny Liquid Liner: For a super thin eyeliner this is the one to try. It has a tapered tip that pffers precision and fine lines, so your smokey eye will be perfectly defined.

Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara: I just reviewed this one last week and am still in love with how quick and easy it is to apply. This makes a great everyday mascara but can be amped up with the rest of the smoky eye look to create more dramatic and dark lashes. You can read my full review on the mascara here.

Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain in London Posh: I’ve tried these in a few different shades, which you can check out here. London Posh is a gorgeous peach shade that has a subtle gold shimmer to it. It feels smooth and soft on the lips and offers a hydrating stain with lots of shine.

Swatch of Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain in London Posh

Swatch of Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain in London Posh

To add to your look you can try the Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy Nail Polish in High Stakes, a bright teal shade, or All Or Nothing, a pretty soft pink.

Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy Nail Polish in High Stakes and All Or Nothing

Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy Nail Polish in High Stakes and All Or Nothing

The recommended London look is a bold smoky eye and neutral lip, which is a classic combination no matter where you are. Day or night, Fall or Summer, London or Paris – this look is one that I will be rocking all the time thanks to Revlon!

Bring Back The Scent of Summer With These Delicious Demeter Fragrances

It’s three weeks into September and I am still day dreaming of a warm beach and iced coffee. I don’t think I’ve accepted Fall yet, and to combat my denial I have been turning to some sweet summer scents that almost make me believe I’m actually at a beach.
Demeter Fragrances: Vanilla Ice Cream, Pistachio Ice Cream, Orange Blossom & Mojito

Demeter Fragrances: Vanilla Ice Cream, Pistachio Ice Cream, Orange Blossom & Mojito

In case you aren’t familiar with the Demeter Fragrance Library, it is a huge collection of crazy amazing scents. Some of them are strictly crazy (for example Glue and Sawdust) but most of them are downright delicious! You can check out all of the scents here.
To bring back the scent of summer I’ve been spritzing these yummy scents:

Pistachio Ice Cream, a blend of sweet and nutty scents that combines in the most delicious, and mouth-watering, way. It doesn’t smell like the plain nut but it totally smells like the ice cream. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this scent since it is such an odd concept, but it really works!
Vanilla Ice Cream, a warm, sweet scent that will evoke visions of ice cream shops and sprinkles. This is almost a classic vanilla fragrance but there’s a little extra something special.
Orange Blossom, another bright scent that brings out a fruity light fragrance. This is like any classic orange scent but just a hint sweeter and less citrus-like.
Mojito, a fresh and bright combination of citrus and mint that smells as good as the drink. If you want something light and refreshing this will hit the spot perfectly. The lime isn’t too overwhelming and it balances nicely with the mint. Not too sweet or fruity.
Demeter Fragrances: Vanilla Ice Cream, Pistachio Ice Cream, Orange Blossom & Mojito

Demeter Fragrances: Vanilla Ice Cream, Pistachio Ice Cream, Orange Blossom & Mojito

These scents have been helping me get through the start of Fall, but pretty soon I will be ready for some yummy seasonal fragrances like Pumpkin Pie and Candy Cane Truffle. Demeter has a huge array of delicious and unique scents so you’re sure to find one to fit every mood, season, and personality!

Berry Lips: Beautiful Lip Products That Are Perfect For Fall

The weather is getting crisp and cool, and that means it’s time for sweater weather and dark lipstick! It’s sad to say summer is officially over but I’m pretty excited about cozy clothes and boots so it’s not that bad. Aside from Fall fashions I also am excited about the other things Fall brings – lots of tea, movie nights with my man, and of course Fall beauty trends!

One of the biggest changes for Fall beauty is the darker lipsticks that come out. Beautiful berry shades start popping up when the weather gets cold, and to get you ready for this pretty Fall trend I have rounded up a bunch of beautiful berry shades you should check out!

Beautiful Berry Lip Products from L-R: Sephora Collection, L'Oreal Paris, Maybelline New York, CoverGirl, and Rimmel London

Beautiful Berry Lip Products from L-R: Sephora Collection, L’Oreal Paris, Maybelline New York, CoverGirl, and Rimmel London

Keep in mind that berry shades can range in tone from being more purple-based or red, so check out which ones you like best for your skin tone. Both are equally as pretty but some berry hues can end up looking more like grape juice instead of wine.

Sephora Collection Nano Lip Pencil in 09 Pleasant Plum: This nano lip liner is perfect to outline one of the pretty berry lipsticks below, or to use as a full coverage product. Using a lip liner all over your lips will make it last longer than regular lipstick. Check out this super-pigmented lip liner here.

L’Oreal Paris Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain in 186 Berry Persistent: This lipstick stain is glossy and wet looking, but lasts for hours. It’s hydrating and packed with pigment so you get the best of both worlds – a lasting stain and a lightweight gloss. Check it out here to learn more.

Maybelline New York ColorSensational Lip Color in 410 Blissful Berry: This is a traditional lipstick that is super opaque and smooth. It applies like a dream and delivers a bold punch of colour in one simple swipe. Check out this creamy lipstick here.

CoverGirl Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm in 255 Jam Twist: This gloss and balm hybrid is moisturizing. light, and extremely smooth. It’s more sheer than a lipstick but still offers the right shade of berry in a less opaque product. Check out my review of these balms here.

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick by Kate Moss in 107: This matte lipstick lasts for hours and looks amazing. It has a smooth formula and intense colour that looks great with the matte finish. The Kate Moss lipsticks are my go-to lip products and this one is no exception. Check out my full post on these lipsticks here.

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss in 09: This is like the non-matte twin sister of the Kate Moss Matte lipstick. This is another beautiful berry shade that has the same smooth formula and long-lasting pigment. Another perfect lip product from the Rimmel London lineup. Check it out here.

L-R: Sephora Collection, L'Oreal Paris, Maybelline New York, CoverGirl, Rimmel London Matte and Rimmel London

L-R: Sephora Collection, L’Oreal Paris, Maybelline New York, CoverGirl, Rimmel London Matte and Rimmel London

There you have it, 6 stunning lip products that will last you all season. Get a gorgeous berry hue with any of these products alone, or combine them to create your own look.

Pro Tip: If you’re worried about looking too much like Lorde you can lighten up any lipstick by dabbing it on with your fingers instead of applying it directly.

Do you have a favourite berry lipstick shade? Did I miss a great one in my roundup? Leave a comment and let me know!

Manicure Monday: The Number One Nail Polish You Need For Fall 2014

Not ready for summer to be over yet? Me either.

Luckily there’s a nail polish that can cure your blues and bring you one of the prettiest polishes you’ll ever see. OPI Do You Have This Color In Stock-Holm? from the Fall 2014 Nordic Collection is the only nail polish you need this season. It is absolutely stunning and borders between a neon bright and a classic creme.

OPI Do You Have This Color In Stock-Holm?

OPI Do You Have This Color In Stock-Holm?

Do You Have This Color In Stock-Holm? is a gorgeous blue-based purple and it is seriously bright. I’m honestly not a fan of purple in general but as soon as I saw this colour I knew I needed it in my life. It’s hard to describe because it’s both a bright shade of purple and deep shade of purple. Totally unique combination and I don’t have anything else like it in my stash of 500 nail polishes (no I’m not joking) so that means it’s quite special.

Another great thing about this shade is that it was a breeze to apply. It took two coats and applied smoothly.  It was pretty shiny on it’s own so I skipped the top coat.

Even though I’m not a purple fan in general I could not stop staring at this while I was wearing it. It’s quickly made it’s way into my top 20 list and that’s also very hard to do with over 500 bottles of competition. Whether you like purple or not I definitely recommenced checking this one out as soon as you can.

Try This Mascara For A Quick Everyday Lash Look: Revlon Bold Lacquer Length & Volume Mascara

I feel like I try a new mascara every other week. For the past two or three weeks I have been hooked on the Revlon Bold Lacquer Length & Volume Mascara.

This mascara is pretty basic but it does the job really well. It coats my lashes quickly and easily, it doesn’t smudge, and it delivers a little bit of everything. There’s some added length, a nice full fringe, and dark, defined lashes. It isn’t dramatic or too crazy, but it’s a great everyday option.

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Two New Liners To Love: Make Up For Ever Artist Liner and Rimmel London Exaggerate Eye Definer

This Fall you can get a glamorous smoky eye or a simple swipe of liner with these two new liners you’re sure to love. The new Make Up For Ever Artist Liner comes in 15 pigmented shades that deliver smooth and swift lines.
Rimmel London Exaggerate Eye Definer and Make Up For Ever Artist Liner

Rimmel London Exaggerate Eye Definer and Make Up For Ever Artist Liner

I tried out shade M10, a classic creamy black, and it glides on like a dream. It was great to get precise lines but it also was smooth enough to blend for a more dramatic look too. Let out your inner artist with these super opaque twist-up pencils!
 
For a little hint of glimmer try the Rimmel London Exaggerate Eye Definer, in shade 263 Starlit Black. This glittery liner is smooth and sparkly – perfect for a holiday party or special night out. It comes with a sponge at the end to help smudge, and has a built in sharpener. This liner is great for a quick way to spice up your usual black eyeliner look.

Swatches of Make Up For Ever Artist Liner shade M10 (left) and Rimmel London Exaggerate Eye Definer shade 263 Starlit Black (right)

Swatches of Make Up For Ever Artist Liner shade M10 (left) and Rimmel London Exaggerate Eye Definer shade 263 Starlit Black (right)

Both of these are great liners that have many uses. Try them for an everyday look or save them for a special occasion. I know I will be reaching for both very frequently this Fall!