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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 Limited Edition Face Contouring Palette

1 Mar

Clarins Face Contouring Palette

If you’ve been wondering about the state of contouring these days, one of Clarins’ spring makeup launches may have some clues.

The limited edition Face Contouring Palette contains long-wearing powders enriched with organic sweet almond oil, as well as an anti-pollution complex to protect skin.

The trio of matte powders comes in a chic gold compact with a large mirror. The universal shades, which represent a more subtle approach to contouring, are:

  • Highlighter (light beige) brightens dark areas.
  • Contour (medium brown) corrects and minimizes prominent areas.
  • Blush (soft rose) enhances the cheekbones.

While the highlighter is on the light side, the contour and blush are pigmented enough to define and sculpt, and add a healthy and pretty flush of color. The texture of the powders is also soft and blendable.

Contouring Brush

The star of the palette is the small angled brush that helps to easily define facial contours. The curvy brush, which has natural bristles, is tailored for precise contouring. I found that it easily fit the contours of my face and helped to sculpt the cheekbones area. I also used it to define the sides of the nose.

Using the Face Contouring Palette

  1. Apply the highlighter shade to the center of the forehead, upper eyelids, above cheekbones, nose, and the area just above lip and chin.
  2. Apply the neutral brown shade to the top of the forehead, sides of your nose, beneath the cheekbones and the sides of the chin.
  3. Apply the blush shades to the apples of your cheeks.

To make it even easier, the palette includes a handy card with instructions to make sure you get this subtle on-the-go style of contouring just right.

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

Pump Up Skin Hydration: Clarins New Hydra‑Essentiel

25 Jan

Clarins Hydra-Essential

Towards the end of last year, I attended a luncheon hosted by Clarins to present their Spring 2017 skin care and makeup launches.

Up until now, I’ve had to be “hush-hush” on these products. Since I spotted Clarins’ latest skin care at The Bay in Vancouver, it’s time to let the cat out of the bag.

Hydra-Essentiel

After looking at the impact of climate on skin hydration, Clarins Research discovered that sudden changes in temperature and humidity (thermal shocks) can impact skin daily.

To address this problem, Clarins Laboratories turned to nature and discovered a plant called organic leaf of life. This amazing plant from Madagascar captured the attention of Clarins because of its succulent leaves, which remain full of water despite the changes in temperatures.

The organic leaf of life extract in Hydra-Essential helps your skin’s capacity to retain water and restore optimal moisturization. On top of that, Hydra-Essential also contains an anti-pollution complex to provide extra protection against indoor and outdoor pollutants.

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