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Cushion Soft Eye Shadow: Burberry Eye Colour Cream

29 Jul

Burberry Eye Colour Cream

The cushion makeup trend continues to be red hot for the fall, but you don’t have to wait till then to get started.

Burberry has launched Eye Colour Cream, a collection of eight creamy eye shadows that let you effortlessly apply a wash of autumn colour.

The shadows are super light and deliver colour that you can easily blend and build (experiment with a couple of shades to get the exact colour you like).

The formula is crease-free and long lasting which is unique for a cream which can fade over time and leave a trace in the upper eye area.

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Summer Giveaway: MAC Cosmetics Gift Card

27 Jul

MAC Gift Card

MAC Cosmetics is definitely on my top ten list of favorite beauty brands.

As a matter of fact, it’s hard to pass a MAC counter without being tempted. Like last week, I couldn’t resist these goodies.

MAC Goodies

MAC Eye Shadow (in Embark)

I found out how about Embark Eye Shadow when my  favorite makeup artist on Twitter suggested applying it as an eyeliner using a 266 small angle brush. It works like a dream!

Follow @NinaWMakeup on Twitter for other great makeup tips, plus she’s hilarious!

MAC Lipstick (in Politely Pink)

MAC lipsticks are in a class of their own (and they’re reasonably priced) so I just had to add a light pink shade to my current stash.

Politely Pink has a lustre finish which means it’s on the creamy side so it’s very moisturizing. To make the color last, I use a lip primer or blot my lips and then re-apply.

Other MAC Favorites
  • If you’re new to MAC Cosmetics, check out this article courtesy of Cityline beauty expert, Dave Lackie. The article includes an interview with MAC senior artist Jane McKay, who lists the items and shades that she goes back to time and again.
  • Find out about two MAC must-haves that I can’t live without here.

How to Enter the Summer of MAC Love Giveaway

Since I’m such a big fan of MAC Cosmetics, I decided that I would share my love with regular and new followers of The Blush Stops Here by running a “Summer of MAC Love” giveaway.

Prize

I’m giving away a MAC Gift Card valued at $35 to one lucky Canadian beauty. The giveaway is unsponsored, which means I’m picking up the tab for the gift card plus postage.

Note: You can only use the gift card in MAC retail stores (not at HBC counters).

Rules

Follow @blushstopshere on Twitter and tweet the following before Thursday, August 6 (11 a.m. PST):

RT & follow @blushstopshere to #win a $35 MAC Cosmetics gift card! Canada only. Rules/extra entries info: wp.me/pwaiC-7ke #giveaway

A random winner will be chosen and contacted on Twitter. The winner has 24 hours to reply with a mailing address or a new winner will be drawn.

Additional Entries

Want another chance to win the $35 MAC Gift Card? To get additional entries, do either or both of the following:

  1. Leave a comment below and let me know which MAC product you love or lust after (please let me know your Twitter name if it’s different than the name you’re commenting under).
  2. Follow me on Instagram at https://instagram.com/blushstopshere/.

Good luck to everyone!

[Image via MAC Cosmetics]

Beach Proof Beauty: Ciaté London South Beach Socialite Collection

22 Jul

Ciate London South Beach Collection

Have you ever wondered how to glam up your makeup for the beach?

The South Beach Socialite collection from Ciaté London is the perfect beach proof makeup with just the right edge for creating bronzed contours and pigmented finishes.

Here are a few of the products I had a chance to try from this beautifully packaged collection with a Miami art deco themed design.

Bamboo Bronzer

This lightweight powder bronzer with oil-controlling properties comes in two shades: light mid and mid/dark. It contains botanical ingredients that smooth the look of your skin.

Get beach ready by dusting this bronzer anywhere you want to add warmth whether it’s your cheekbones, collarbone, or arms/legs.

Precious Metal Eyeshadow

If you’re looking for eye-catching glimmer in the sun, these innovative eyeshadow duos come in four metallic finishes: bronze gold, pink gold, ultramarine gold, and fuchsia gold.

Inspired by runway looks, the duos are cleverly packaged with a primer that you apply on your lids before layering the metal finish. The result is a high impact foil like shimmer that’s not over the top.

Lip Locked

Ciate London Lip LockedThis lip duo (tint and balm) can help create long-lasting lip color even in the dog days of summer with so many ways to wear it:

  • For a day look, add a swipe of the tinted lip balm for soft and smooth lips with a slight tint (I love the lip balm which is infused with shea butter).
  • For night, start with the lip balm then apply the hydrating lip tint for a full effect finish. Build coverage, as desired.

Whether you pick up Fuchsia or Berry, the shades work with all skin tones.

Lash Locked Mascara

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What I’m Loving This Summer

16 Jul

ImLovingIt

Here are few beauty and style goodies I picked up at the recently opened McArthurGlen designer outlet near the Vancouver airport. This is the first designer outlet to hit the city of Vancouver (not the ‘burbs) so it’s a big deal for Vancouver shoppers.

Coach Aviator Sunglasses

I’m a sucker for aviator sunglasses and combined with Coach touches (like the horse-and-carraige logo at the temple), I couldn’t resist.

These sunglasses provide state-of-the-art, full-spectrum sun protection which also twisted my arm. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that they’re packaged in a Coach case with a velvet interior.

The Body Shop All-In-One Instablur Eye Primer

I didn’t expect to shop at The Body Shop at the designer outlet, but I noticed a new addition to the Instablur line for the eye area.

The Instablur Eye Primer does triple duty: it works to conceal under eye dark circles, neutralise redness on the eyelid with a slight tint, and enhance the vibrancy of your eye shadow.

I like how this primer works but I wish it came in a larger tube.

Lady Slipper Nail Lacquer

This feminine shade of shimmering pink is just the right touch of summer if you prefer subtle polish. I love that it dries fast and glides on smoothly.

The formula, which reinforces and protects nails, is free of camphor, dibutyl phthalates, formaldehyde and toluene.

Next time, I’ll try Crabree & Evelyn’s Nail Polish Remover Wipes that replace traditional ingredients with a gentler, healthier soy-based formula.

Guess Relaxed Skinny Jeans

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Cushion-Sponge Liquid Eye Liner: Stila Got Inked

13 Jul

StilaGot Inked Cushion Eye Liner

Cushion makeup has been one of the strongest trends in makeup this year with products like the innovative Lancome Miracle Cushion infused with liquid foundation.

Now Stila is taking cushion technology one step further with Got Inked™ Cushion Eye Liner.

This lightweight liquid liner is dispensed using a one-of-a-kind, cushion sponge soaked in richly pigmented color. The six colors range from flat to metallic finishes and can be easily applied using an eye liner brush (use Stila’s La Quill Precision Eye Liner Brush or your own).

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Make Your Summer Makeup Last with Setting Spray

6 Jul

Makeup Setting Sprays

This summer is turning out to be a scorcher which means your makeup may need extra attention to preserve your look.

The best way to do this is with a setting spray that locks in makeup so that it lasts all day and all night.

Here are a couple of makeup setting sprays to get the job done (shown in the photo from left to right).

Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

This weightless spray is suitable for all skin types and features patented Temperature Control Technology.

The sprayer delivers a fine mist that goes on so light, and once you’ve applied it, you won’t even know it’s there.
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In the Pink: Maybelline New York The Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

3 Jun

Maybelline New York The Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

If you loved the Maybelline New York The Nudes palette, get ready for the next edition: The Blushed Nudes.

What’s different about this nude palette? The shades have been infused with rose gold pigments. Rose gold is a carry over of a trend from last spring (check it out here).

The palette features 12 shades in pinks, plums, and rose colors which are flattering on just about everyone. The shades are mostly shimmer (not over the top) but there are also 3 matte shades. If you need inspiration on using the shades turn over the compact to see quad, trio, and duo combinations.

TIP: Green or hazel-eyed ladies, the shades in this palette will make your eye color pop!

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Your Go-To Summer Eyeliner: Sephora Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner

1 Jun

SEPHORA COLLECTION Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner

I love the Sephora Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner any time of the year, but especially during the summer weather.

With its creamy texture, the waterproof eyeliner pencil glides on smooth and stays put without smudging or fading for the entire day (no makeup meltdown).

Do you struggle at drawing a defined line? Well, this eyeliner is a game-changer when it comes to easily drawing a straight line on the first try that almost looks like a liquid liner. Leave the line as is or use the smudge tip or for a smoky summer evening look.

Even though it’s a retractable pencil, you can also create a super-fine tip using the built-in sharpener. And talk about an extensive color range. The eyeliner comes in 21 matte, shimmer, or glitter shades.

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This Mascara is Flying Off the Shelves

14 May

Ciate Triple Shot Mascara

If you want to try this hot, hot, hot mascara, you’ll have to wait till it’s restocked at Sephora.

In the meantime, here’s why there’s buzz about Ciate London Triple Shot Mascara.

The special formula in this mascara is unique in that it coats the lashes with a glossy finish creating a more wide-eyed look.

The wand also has a starfish design with less rows of bristles than on most other mascara wands. What this means is that excess formula stays between the rows and transfers onto the root of the lashes on contact.

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Splurge on this Natural Eye Palette and Give Back

7 May

Chantecaille 15 Year Anniversary Eye Shade Trio

If you love to give back and also wear gorgeous neutral shades, Chantecaille has a striking eye shadow trio that is definitely worth splurging on.

Chantecaille palettes are so breathtaking, they could easily double as collector’s items. The 15 Year Anniversary Eye Shade Trio is no exception.

It comes in a refillable limited edition gunmetal palette with three neutral shades that can easily take you through any season:
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Flowers, Jewelry and Candy Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

27 Apr

MomGiftIdeas

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, you may be feeling stumped on how to make this year special.

Here’s how you can give your mom the traditional Mother’s Day favorites with a twist.

1. Prada Candy Florale

A bouquet of spring flowers is always a hit, but a bottle of Prada Candy Florale will make any mom smile from ear to ear. This light and airy fragrance contains an uplifting mix of floral notes (peonies are a key note), soft powdery notes, and the warmth of honey to reflect the scent’s sensual side.

Find out more about this latest addition to the Prada Candy family here.

2. Aino Handmade Bracelet

Finnish site, Uniikii, specializes in designers and manufacturers who have a desire to change the world and give back. Handmade in Finland, this three‑tiered bracelet in dark blue caught my eye because it has a warm and natural look. For moms who are concerned about sustainability, the bracelet is made of wood, jewellery metal, and rubber string.

Check out more Finnish fashion from Uniikii here.

3. Too Faced Sugar Pop Eye Shadow Palette

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What I’m Loving Lately

22 Apr

What I'm Loving

Here are few beauty goodies that I’m loving lately. Let me know if you’ve tried any of these favorites or plan on it in the future.

1. Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight

This highlight from Clinique’s new contouring line contains pearlized, light-reflecting pigments that I’ve been lusting after for a long time. Use this sculpting crayon to add a luminous sheen to the top of your cheekbones or your Cupid’s bow to make your lips look more shapely. Find out more about the Clinique Hello Cheekbones collection here.

2. Cellex C High-Potency Serum

Vitamin C is one of the most powerful ingredients for fighting aging. Why? Vitamin C helps to produce collagen which gives elasticity to your skin.

When it comes to Vitamin C, nobody does it better than Cellex C. A pioneer in Vitamin C skin care, the Cellex-C complex contains highly concentrated levels of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) to enhance your skin. If you don’t believe me, check out photos of Mr. C. who tested the product on one side of his face.

3. Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Foundation

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Matte Neutral Eye Shadow Collection: Too Faced Natural Matte

6 Apr

Too Faced Natural Matte

If sparkle isn’t your thing, then you’ll love this all-matte palette from Too Faced.

The Too Faced Natural Matte palette includes shades from the best-selling Natural Eyes palette in a matte format. The creamy shadows feature a silky smooth formula with rich color payoff that creates an almost airbrushed effect.

Here are the shades in the Natural Matte Palette divided into three different looks (starting with the top row):

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Hybrid Powder Cream Technology: Rimmel Glam’Eyes HD Eyeshadow

11 Mar

Rimmel Glam Eyes HD

Rimmel London has been spot on with their latest makeup products, like their Wonder’Lash Mascara with Argan Oil and Scandaleyes Shadow Stick. So I’m not surprised that the brand is introducing another innovative product, this time in their eye collection.

The Glam’Eyes HD Eyeshadow palette contains 5 shades that add up to decent colour payoff for up to 8 hours.

The shadow formula is a new hybrid powder-cream technology that is easy to blend, especially for a drugstore product. You can wear it dry for a subtle look or wet for bumped up drama.

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Spring Giveaway: MIYU Beauty Skincare and Beauty Teas

4 Mar

MIYU Beauty Prettea Quartet

After a long winter, spring is finally around the corner. What better time to get your skin ready for a new season and leave the cold, dry weather behind!

MIYU Beauty is a revolutionary line of skincare and beauty teas that can renew your skin by hydrating and soothing your complexion inside and out.

I’m a big fan of award-winning MIYU Beauty and am so excited to be hosting a giveaway of their four-piece collection of skin essences and tea pairings.

A Prettea Little Tea Quartet

This handy travel-size beauty set will help you hydrate and unwind with skincare and delicious beauty tea. The quartet includes:

  • Hydrate mi beauty essence (15 ml)–Enhances your skin’s ability to retain water and leaves a radiant, dewy glow.
  • De-stress mi beauty essence (15 ml)–Helps with visual signs of stress like redness and irritation and leaves a healthy, serene glow.
  • Hydrate mi beauty tea (2 sachets)Contains green rooibos, an African red bush tea that naturally contains electrolytes to rehydrate from within.
  • De-stress mi beauty tea (2 sachets)Contains relaxing ingredients like peppermint and chamomile blossoms.

How to Enter the Giveaway

Follow @blushstopshere on Twitter and tweet the following before Thursday, March 19 (12 pm PST):

RT & follow @blushstopshere to #win a 4-piece skincare/beauty tea set from @MIYUBeauty. #Giveaway details at http://wp.me/pwaiC-7bF

A random winner will be chosen and contacted on Twitter. The winner has 48 hours to reply or a new winner will be drawn. This giveaway is open to Canadian and U.S. residents. The prize package is sent directly from the sponsor.

Note: I’m just starting out on Instagram, so feel free to follow me at https://instagram.com/blushstopshere/.

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Update: This contest is now over. Thanks to everyone who entered. Stay tuned for new giveaways!

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