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Smashbox Photo Matte Eyes Travel Palette

31 Oct

Smashbox Photo Matte Eyes Travel Palette

Hi beauties!

I’m always tempted when it comes to makeup minis, so I just had to pick up this travel palette from Smashbox.

Talk about multifunctional. The Smashbox Photo Matte Eyes Travel Palette features wet/dry (no sparkle!) shades that you can use as a shadow, liner, or brow powder,

Here are the eight neutral shades in the palette (mostly cool tones):

  • Haze (light grey)
  • Rosehip (muted pink)
  • Grounded (medium cool brown)
  • Wheat (soft warm brown)
  • Vanilla (soft light beige)
  • Desert (medium/neutral brown)
  • Earthy (warm brown)
  • Canyon (dark brown) 

The shadows can be built up for drama or applied with a light touch for a “no makeup” look. The shades have good pigmentation, are creamy, and last a long time.

If you like this palette, you can also get a full-sized version of this palette. For me, this is a great idea. 💡 If I love a palette, I get hooked on it until the bottom of the pan starts to show through.

The palette also comes with a mirror and a step-by-step guide with tips on how to accentuate your brow and eye shape. Overall, this palette packs a punch, so it’s a good value.

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Spring Makeup: Clarins 4‑Colour Eyeshadow Palette (Lovely Rose)

19 Mar

Hi beauties!

The last few days in Vancouver have been packed with sunshine. 🌞 The cherry blossom trees are also getting ready to bloom, so spring is definitely on its way!

What better way to celebrate a new season than to switch up your eye makeup!

Usually, spring shades trend toward pastels and lighter shades. Not this year: bold, colourful shades are everywhere.

The Clarins 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette in Lovely Rose is definitely a quad with a pop of colour. I posted this photo on Instagram and the love for these shades was unanimous (thanks everyone!).

The shades in this palette range from light pink to deep purple in a combination of iridescent, matte, and satin finishes. Here are the shades (from left to right):

  • Pink Pearl
  • Coral
  • Mauve Pink
  • Deep Plum

If you don’t have one of the Clarins 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palettes, they’re always a good investment. Enriched with mineral pigments, the gentle formula contains carnauba powder to help make the eyeshadow comfortable to wear. The gold case palette comes in a signature red velvet sleeve with Clarins embossed on the front.

Overall, the real “beauty” of this palette is that Clarins’ eyeshadow quads can be applied in different ways:

  • For a natural look, apply the eyeshadow dry.
  • For a bold “pink” payoff, build up the intensity or apply the colors wet.

Happy spring, everyone!

Disclaimer: Media sample provided, all opinions are my own.

Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara

22 Jan

Hi beauties!

Are you a mascara junkie? Have you heard the buzz about the Lash Princess False Lash Effect mascara?

Over on Reddit, people are going insane over this Essence mascara that promises “dramatic length without the falsies.”

I had to hunt high and low in the Vancouver area, but I finally found a single tube.

After using this mascara several times, I have to say yes, it’s a darn good mascara for the price (under $5).

Here are some details about the mascara. It comes in one shade, a deep black. The fibre brush with a cone shape makes it easy to reach small lashes and lashes in the corners of the eyes, so you get a full lashed look.

After one coat of this cruelty-free mascara, my lashes look longer and thicker. With a single coat, there is also no clumping, flaking, or smudging! I like the look so much, I don’t use a lash curler (which I’m pretty much addicted to).

I wouldn’t say my lashes look as good as false lashes, but a couple of friends have noticed that my lashes are looking fuller these days.

Since the general recommendation is to replace mascara every two to three months after opening, I’ll definitely be stocking up on this lengthening mascara . . . if I can find it. 💕