GIVEAWAY and Tutorial: Jet Set in to Fall with REVLON


REVLON wants you to Jet Set in to Fall with their passport of city inspired looks. They sent several Canadian bloggers (including yours truly) a signature look in a box and are offering our readers the opportunity to win their own box to recreate the look.  The look I was assigned was the burnt red lip and […]

Get the Look: NARS “Night Caller” Fall 2014 Collection

Get the Look Nars Fall 2014

To achieve the campaign look from the NARS Fall 2014 Color Collection, apply Instant Line & Pore Perfector around the eyes and face where needed to instantly smooth any fine lines or pores. Prepare skin with Light Optimizing Primer SPF15 to create a seamless canvas. Using a sponge, dab Siberia Radiant Cream Compact Foundation to the […]

Preview: NARS “Night Caller” Fall 2014 Color Collection

NARS Fall 2014 Color Collection

On August 1, NARS released their Fall 2014 Colour Collection called Night Caller. A bold, yet tender palette, NARS introduces a complete and cohesive assortment of products that will highlight and accentuate all your features. Eyes shine in amethyst and quartz shadows while intense black liners flecked with rich purple, gold, and green pearl provide intriguing […]

Review: Real Techniques New Miracle Complexion Sponge


I’m just not a sponge person. There’s no way around it and no sponge out there that will change my mind. For foundation I always grab a duo fibre or stippling brush, Real Techniques being amongst my favourite of this style. I think that the form of the new sponge is clever and certainly competitive […]

MAKE UP FOREVER Celebrates 30 Years With New Artist Shadow Collection

Make up forever artist shadow

In celebration of the brand’s 30th Anniversary, MAKE UP FOR EVER is revolutionizing the product that made it world famous. Introducing the Artist Shadow range, a collection of 210 highly pigmented eye shadows with superior blendability and intense even colour payoff. This vast range of shades offers endless possibilities and the ability to create infinite […]

Get the Look: The Campaign Look for NARS Dual Intensity Eye Shadows

NARS Dual Intensity Get the Look

Created and developed by founder and creative Director François Nars, the Dual-Intensity eyeshadow heats up the season with strong, smoldering eyes. For the campaign image, NARS chose to photograph Daria Strokous – renowned for her stunning beauty and bold style. Daria’s captivating eyes and porcelain skin were the perfect canvas for this high-fashion look. To achieve […]

Almay Smart Shade Products Were Loyal Travel Companions


I’ve returned from my summer hiatus! I went back home to Montreal for a month and was residing in the land of great food but no Internet (aka my Italian grandparents’ home). I have perfected the art of packing beauty products for long trips. What used to take a caboodle (remember those?) has now been […]

Get the Look: Emma Stone at the 2014 MET Gala

emma stone met gala beauty close up

REVLON Global Brand Ambassador Emma Stone dazzled on the red carpet at last night’s Met Gala wearing a Thakoon gown and a glamorous yet relaxed makeup look inspired by the Spring season. Rachel Goodwin, CHANEL Celebrity Makeup Artist worked to create a fresh look to complement her vivid two tone pink dress. “Overall, we wanted […]

Favourite Spring/Summer 2014 Blushes

spring summer 2014 blush

For me every season is defined by a particular beauty product: fall is lipstick, winter is eye shadow (all those Christmas palettes!) and Spring is blush and Summer is highlighter. It is not until the past couple of years that I have become a real blush fiend. I use to think that NARS was the […]