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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.
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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.

Hard Candy 12 Days of Lip Collection

6 Dec

Hard Candy 12 Days of Lip

Hi beauties!

Now that we’re into December, the countdown to the holidays is on!

One of the best ways to get into the spirit is by gifting a beauty advent calendar (or buying one for yourself).

Hard Candy is offering a few choices in beauty advent calendars this year, including the Hard Candy 12 Days of Lip.

This makeup collection includes mini lip shades with long-wearing colours and different finishes to suit all preferences. The colours range from nude and berry shades to attention-grabbing lavender and burgundy.

I don’t way to give it all away, but here are a couple of my favorites from the Hard Candy 12 Days of Lip collection:

  • Wet Ever in Selfish (shiny lip lacquer in nude pink)
  • Velvet Mousse in Cherry Blossom (matte lip colour in pinky red)
  • Metallic Mousse in Smoke and Mirrors (metallic matte lip colour in lavender)
  • Fierce Effects in Prowler (moisturizing lipstick in burgundy with a hint of shimmer)
  • Plumping Serum in Nude Beach (lip gloss in dark nude)

At under $10, this collection of lip shades from Hard Candy is the beauty gift that keeps on giving all year-long. 💋

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