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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.
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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. 💕

NYX Perfect Filter Shadow Palette (Rustic Antique)

2 Jan

NYX Perfect Filter Shadow Palette

Hi beauties!

How is the New Year going for you so far? I hope you’re keeping warm!

We had an Arctic cold front come through Vancouver last week, but it’s warmed up (phew!). Since I’m originally from Winnipeg, I know we’re pretty lucky out here on the West coast, so I’ll stop now.

I always like to keep my eye on what’s new in makeup (although I usually don’t go hard-core). For the last few months, I’ve noticed that burgundy or maroon shades are trending.

One of the best palettes for trying out this range of shades is the NYX Perfect Filter Shadow Palette in Rustic Antique.

This palette comes with 10 shades in matte and shimmer finishes. The colors are highly pigmented, super soft, and blend well.

Here’s a rundown of the shades (starting in the upper left corner):

  1. This is a matte ivory-white shade.
  2. This is a matte maroon shade.
  3. This is a matte nude shade.
  4. This is a shimmery gold shade.
  5. This ia a shimmery peachy beige shade.
  6. This is a matte dark peach shade with a hint of gold.
  7. This is a matte orange shade.
  8. This is a shimmery copper shade on the red side.
  9. This is a shimmery dark plum shade.
  10. This is a semi-matte cranberry shade.

The only drawback for this palette is that it doesn’t come with a mirror. However, the quality and quantity of the shades makes it worth picking up if you want to explore burgundy shades!

Happy 2018 everyone. 🎉🍸💋

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