Stocking Stuffer: Revlon Evening Opulence Holiday 2013 Colorburst Lipgloss in Adorned

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There are only three brands of lipgloss that I wear: Chanel, Dior and Revlon. This is not snobbery or beauty pretension–they simply have the best non-sticky formulas with gorgeous luminosity and incredible pigment saturation. In fact, I often prefer my Revlon glosses over their more expensive cohorts. The quality, colour selection and price really can’t […]

MAKEUP FOREVER Holiday 2013 Midnight Glow Collection

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Sparkle like the nighttime sky this holiday season with glittering eyes, and glossy lips from MAKE UP FOR EVER. Inspired by the glistening effect of the winter moonlight, our limited edition Midnight Glow Palette, Aqua Rouge, Strass and Glitter delivers a luminous look. Midnight Glow Eye Shadow Palette ($48) This limited edition palette offers pearly […]

Fall Lip Favourites Part 1: Ellis Faas Creamy Lips L102 and L104

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Ellis Faas has limited brand presence on West Coast beauty blogs because it is almost impossible to find in Canada unless you go through the smaller selection on the Sephora website or find a boutique that carries part of the range. Since I first saw their makeup capsule featured on Lisa Eldridge’s beauty channel a three […]

Guerlain Voilette de Madame Collection Fall 2013: Madame Batifole (860) and Madame Flirte (861) Review and Swatches

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Guerlain introduces its exclusive Fall 2013 collection, Voilette de Madame. Voilette de Madame celebrates mystery and femininity, basing its collection on the idea of a mesmerizing veil that allows you only peeks into a Madame’s world. Rouge G de Guerlain is a sultry lipstick nestled inside a mirrored case adorned in a dotted Swiss veil. Its […]

Review and Swatches: Dior Jelly Lip Pen in #656 Gaia and #476 Ilhabela

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Normally I wouldn’t post a review of limited edition products that are no longer available but I am still seeing surplus stock of the Dior Jelly Pens so I figured I would help a few stragglers out. I’m happy that I held off on my review of these since my expectations and opinions have shifted. […]

Review and Swatches: Dior Addict Gloss #643 Diablotine

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So here’s my rationale on Duty Free shopping at the airport-it doesn’t really count. I’m not at home and I’m technically not on my vacation yet so which budget am I pulling from? Personal or vacation? It is an ambiguous experience trapped in the post-security “No Man’s Land” that has me justifying lip products that I […]

Review and Swatches: Givenchy Le Rouge in 103 Brun Createur

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I am such a sucker for chic packaging and Givenchy’s Le Rouge certainly hits the mark in that category. Encased in a genuine leather, Le Rouge lipsticks embody the essence of the Givenchy brand: edgy with just the right amount of femininity. I love when fashion houses that venture in to the beauty market can […]

Review and Swatches: NARS Satin Lip Pencils

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My heart may periodically stray at the beckoning of new lip products but I always come back to NARS. Hello old friend, how I’ve missed you. With unrivalled pigmentation and longevity, the NARS Velvet Matte lip pencils have been staples in my collection for years. Cruella, Damned and Dragon Girl have been whittled down to stumps from all […]

Anastasia Holiday 2012 Review and Swatches: Kisses on My List Volume 2 Hydrafull Gloss Set

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When I drive with my dad, we crank the volume, open the sun roof and sing like fools along with the vinyl greats played on the XM stations 70s on 7. The Kiss on My List Gloss Set (named for one of my favourite Hall & Oats songs) is the perfect gloss collection for retro music lovers […]