NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation Review

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A few months ago I attended a launch event at Sephora for the NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation. Could they have fit more words in to the name of this foundation? I won’t gripe about it too much since the descriptors are all pretty spot on. I ended up hauling home the whole prescribed face routine after the requisite […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]

Make A Lasting Impression with Broadway Nails imPRESS Manicure

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I have to take a sabbatical from my gel manicure routine. After three consecutive applications over a few months my nails were so brittle that they were peeling and cracking. I have also discovered that I am a chronic peeler. If the edges start to pull up I can’t resist tugging the whole bit off otherwise the snagging […]

Favourite Spring/Summer 2014 Blushes

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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 […]

Scent of a Woman: Elizabeth and James NIRVANA Black and White

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I’m fairly pessimistic when it comes to “celebrity” fragrance launches, but Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen’s fashion line Elizabeth and James doesn’t really fit in to that category. Designers and visionaries in their own right, their brand is young and hip (if not obscenely over priced) and they have long since shed their tween dynasty images to […]

Not Meant to Be: Urban Decay Naked3 Palette

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The makeup stars were never aligned for me and the Urban Decay Naked3 Palette to be destined. I stalked Sephora until this palette was released on December 5th and even used my precious VIB discount because I was determined to love it. Almost three weeks later (don’t even GET ME STARTED on Sephora’s shipping track […]

Scent of a Woman: I’m the “Femme” in Dolce Gabbana Pour Femme Eau de Parfum

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I am convinced that every woman should have a signature scent that embodies their personality and Dolce Gabbana Pour Femme comes pretty darn close for me. It has been fine-tuned from the original incarnation and has usurped Light Blue’s permanent spot on my perfume tray. After sampling the Pour Femme Intense I think it would have […]

I Can’t Stop Touching My Face Because of MAKE UP FOREVER HD Pressed Powder

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The new particularly ghastly and painful pimple on my cheek is my own fault. I know better than to touch my face but I am so enamoured the silken finish of MAKE UP FOREVER HD Press Powder that I can’t stop petting my own cheek. My struggle with adult acne related to a persistent medical […]