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Modèle Plump & Sealed Lip Treatment

2 Jan

Happy New Year, everyone! 🥂 I hope this is a great year for all.

I received a sample of the Modèle Plump & Sealed lip treatment (courtesy of Farleyco) that I wanted to share with you.

I’m always game for a lip treatment, especially one with two products: a plumper and a lipstick sealer.

The Collagen Lip Treatment comes in an easy-to-use lipstick tube. It restores lip volume, reduces the signs of aging, and helps retain moisture. The lipstick is transparent and feels like a lip balm. I like this texture because it leaves my lips moisturized.

To get results with the Collagen Lip Treatment, apply it three times daily for the first 30 days or until you get the desired lip plumpness. After that, it’s just maintenance by applying it once or twice daily. You can also use it as a base for lipstick. 👄

The Lipstick Sealer eliminates feathering and bleeding of lipstick, while making lipstick last for 8 hours. The botanical formula is paraben free and not tested on animals. The product comes in glass tube packaging with a brush applicator. Once you apply it, it has a bit of a cooling effect.

For long-lasting effects, apply lipstick and blot lightly with a tissue. Then, apply two to four generous coats of the Lip Sealer, while keeping lips apart for 1 minute. No eating or drinking (or kissing) for 20 minutes.

In Canada, you can find the Modèle Plump & Sealed lip treatment at select Familiprix, Guardian, IDA, Jean Coutu, Pharma Plus, Pharmasave, Rexall, and Uniprix stores.

Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet Lipstick: New Matte Finish

10 Sep

Hi beauties.

Last week, I attended a special Clarins beauty event all about lipstick.

Clarins has added to their Joli Rouge Lipstick collection, so if you’re in love with a specific shade from the Joli Rouge Lipstick collection, you can now wear it three different ways (pictured from left to right).

  • Matte–Joli Rouge Velvet (new)
  • Shine–Joli Rouge Brilliant (sheer)
  • Satin–Joli Rouge (classic)

Here are the differences between each of the finishes.

Joli Rouge Velvet

This lipstick is the newest member of the Joli Rouge family. It creates a sophisticated matte look without drying out the lips. Clarins is always strong on skincare, so it’s not surprising that this matte lip look is different in that it’s hydrating (due to organic apricot oil).

Joli Rouge Brilliant

Joli Rouge Brilliant provides a glossy effect created by fine pearls and a Shine Booster that multiplies the reflection of light on the lips. The formula, which contains mango oil, hydrates lips for 6 hours.

Joli Rouge

With a satin finish, this is the lipstick that started it all! If you haven’t tried this classic lipstick yet, it has a rich and creamy formula with staying power that creates intense color!

The shade in the photo above is the iconic Joli Rouge (red with blue undertones). All three finishes come in 20 modern shades that suit all complexions.

Thanks to Clarins Canada for the invitation and the super cute lip bag and Joli Rouge samples.

Clarins Joli Rouge Event Vancouver

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

e.l.f. Prep & Play Ensemble

24 Apr

Hi beauties,

When I need a little pick me up (or my makeup addiction kicks into gear), my first stop is usually the e.l.f. Cosmetics aisle. I love most of their cruelty free cosmetics/skincare and the price is right!

I picked up the e.l.f. Prep & Play Lip Ensemble on sale at Rexall Drugstore (in Vancouver) earlier this year.

Even though it may be hard to find this kit right now, I thought I’d review the items that came in the kit, since they can be purchased separately.

Lip Lacquer (Natural)

This lip lacquer features the look of a lip gloss and a lip tint with shine and color. The Vitamin E enriched formula with a subtle vanilla scent is moisturizing and smooth. The texture isn’t tacky or sticky, and the color payoff is quite good.

The Natural shade is a pretty old-fashioned neutral shade (like the peachy shades that started the whole nude craze courtesy of the sisters with a name that starts with a “K”). You can wear the 10 e.l.f. Lip Lacquer shades alone or layered over lipstick for a bolder look.

Lip Exfoliator (Sweet Cherry)

The Lip Exfoliator (in a clear shade) comes in a tube and is shaped like a lipstick. This format lets you easily rub it across your lips and gently remove dead skin.

The texture is similar to a lip balm (sugar-type) that moisturizes and keeps lip soft. The formula contains Vitamin E, Shea Butter, Avocado, Grape, and Jojoba Oils to nourish and protect. Even better, the lip exfoliator has a subtle sweet scent of cherry pie. 🍒

The bottom line with e.l.f. kits is that if you see one on sale, don’t hesitate. You can try out the products at a lower price, and purchase them separately if they hit the right note.