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Make Your Summer Makeup Last with Setting Spray

14 Jun

MACP&PMist

Hi beauties.

I’m not a fan of super hot weather, and neither is any makeup I wear when the temperature is rising.

The best way I’ve found to preserve makeup is with a setting spray or mist that locks it in and extends its wear.

Here are a couple of makeup setting sprays that I’ll be checking out this summer to avoid “midsummer makeup meltdown.”

MAC Prep+Prime Fix+

MAC Prep+Prime Fix+ is a mineral-rich mist that can be applied to finish makeup (or refresh skin). It’s packed with vitamins and minerals as well as a soothing blend of green tea, chamomile, and cucumber.

With its lightweight texture, it absorbs quickly and doesn’t clog pores.

Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

This weightless spray suits all skin types and features a patented Temperature Control Technology.

The sprayer on this setting spray is key. It delivers a mist that goes on so light, you wonโ€™t even know it’s there.

Makeup Forever Mist and Fix

This best-selling makeup setting spray creates a sweat-proof barrier and helps makeup last up to 12 hours!

The alcohol-free formula contains a complex to boost oxygenation and deliver a healthy-looking glow.

Imbue Skin Recovery Mists Imbue Goods Skin Recovery Mists

I had a chance last year to review a line of aromatherapy rose water sprays from a Vancouver company called Imbue Goods.

Their hydrating mists contain Rose Water, Vitamin E, and 100% natural, plant-derived essential oils. Besides being hydrating and calming, these multi-purpose mists can be used to set and freshen makeup. ๐Ÿ’•

NYX Cosmetics Stripped Off Micellar Water

10 May

NYX Cosmetics Stripped Off Micellar NYX Cosmetics Stripped Off Micellar Water

Hi beauties! ย Is micellar water part of your skincare routine?

Since NYX Cosmetics is one of my drugstore favourites, I’m excited that the brand is getting into skincare basics with their version of micellar water.

Like other cleansing waters, theย Stripped Off Micellar Waterย from NYX contains micelle molecules to pick up impurities and makeup from the skin.

After using this cleansing water for a few weeks to remove makeup, I’m finding that I like the refreshing feel of it on my skin better than traditional makeup removers. Compared to regular makeup removers, the NYX micellar water feels more hydrating with no oily residue.

In terms of effectiveness, it does a good job of removing every day eye, face, and lip makeup with no irritation. If you apply a lot of eyeshadow/mascara, you may have to double up on your effort to remove all traces of makeup (although, this may be true for all micellar water products).

The real plus about the NYX Stripped Off Micellar Water is that the price is right! For under $10, you get a large-sized bottle of cleansing water (400 ml or 13.5 fl. oz.). Even better, a little amount goes a long way. ๐Ÿ’•

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

Clarins Spring Eye Makeup

19 Apr

Clarins Spring Eye Launches

Hi beauties!

I don’t know how beauty brands anticipate makeup trends so far in advance, but Clarins has been bang on so far.

Earlier this spring, I had a look at the Clarins Limited Edition Face Contouring Palette that features a more subtle way to contour.

Clarins’ eye makeup launches have also tapped into a couple of new trends: grey as an all-season neutral and multiple looks with eyeliner.

Clarins 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette (Smokey)

This iconic eyeshadow palette comes with easy-to-apply charcoal grey shades that are long-lasting and versatile (you can wear them dry or wet). The neutral range includes a white pearl, light grey, medium grey, and dark grey/black shade.

Enriched with mineral pigments, the formula contains carnauba powder to help make the eyeshadow comfortable to wear.

For a touch of luxury, the palette also comes in a signature red velvet sleeve with Clarins embossed on the front.

Clarins Limited Edition 4-Colour Pen

Like most writers (I work as a tech writer when I’m not blogging), I’ve always loved pens. โœ’

When I saw Clarins 4-Colour Pen, it took me back to school days when everyone had to have a BIC ballpoint pen that let you switch to different colors.

Clarins is taking us down memory lane with a travel-friendly, mult-tasking makeup pen. Not only does the 4-Colour pen come with three shades for the eyes (blue, brown, black), it also includes a nude shade for lip contouring.

To use the pen, slide the colour you want to apply and twist the pen to lower the shade. The line that this pen creates is on the thick side, but it deposits the liner evenly. The colours work really nicely together. For example, you can apply black on the upper lid, and blue or brown on the lower lid for a more defined look.

If you love wearing eyeliner in different shades and hate sharpening or rough edges, this eyeliner is worth checking out. ๐Ÿ’•

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