Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Once more, I am going to refrain from discussing the formula of each of these individually. It is smooth and easy to work with uniformly around the board. They are opaque in two coats for sure, but to be honest, you can almost get away with one coat.
Connie, You Saucy Minx is described as a bright medium purple crelly with intense hot pink shimmer. The description is pretty accurate. And these photos do not do it justice.
Rest In Pieces is a deep purple linear holo with blurple holographic micro shimmer. This is totally holographic and insanely gorgeous and easy to apply. But I would not call it shimmer. This is more of a fine glitter than it is a shimmer.
Smooth Criminal is a blurple leaning linear holo. As you can probably tell based on the polishes I have shown you so far, it has been a big struggle figuring out what to wear first! I freaking love them all!!!
Monday, March 30, 2015
Debuting right in sync to the feverish rhythm of summer festival season, DJ and musical style muse Mia Moretti curates a nostalgic collection for M•A•C that casts the warmth of the spotlight in colours such as sand-toasted peach, Riviera reds and poolside hues. For the playful romantic who dances to the beat of her own drum, Mia Moretti for M•A•C gives you the instruments you need to create your next smash hit.So this collection comes out on the 2nd for any of you dying to get your hands on any of these pieces. I must say they certainly have interesting shades in the lip palette! Not sure about that blue and green!
This was a mascara that was limited edition and came out, oh........ 16 months ago. This came out in January of 2014 here and I picked it up about 5 months ago on clearance. This is the shade Blue Blaze. Now I had never tried any of the Maybelline Colossal mascaras before and figured I would try it out. It was $3 I think.
Blue blaze is more a steal blue shade. ALmost a gunmetal shade with blue tinge. And I actually love the shade.
I find black in general is too harsh on me and this shade is great. It certainly doesn't look blue but its nice. And it builds so easily and effortlessly.
I actually really really like this mascara and am disappointed its no longer available. If any of you have a good dupe of this one, I am all ears. And if you can come up with a different mascara that has this or almost this shade, that would be even more amazing!!
Guess what??? In a few weeks Toronto will be getting its first ever full stand alone Benefit Cosmetics beauty store that also offers salon and spa services! Opening at 2614 Yonge Street between Lawrence and Eglinton this will be the FIRST location the brand has opened north of the border! Now if only some other Canadian cities (Winnipeg, cough, cough) can be next!
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Available in 6 shades, these new liners are a gel liner in a felt tip form. These are said to be smudge, fade and flake proof for a ridiculous 36 hours. Because you know, we all need 36 hours of makeup. Give it a few years and the makeup will last 10 years and we will only have to fix it when we get our IUD's replaced. I mean, give me a break already. But aside from the ridiculous wear time promises, these do look interesting! These are already up on the Smashbox website, and I assume they will land on Sephoras shortly.
I am going to refrain from discussing the formula of each of these individually. It is smooth and easy to work with uniformly around the board. They are opaque in two coats for sure, but to be honest, you can almost get away with one coat. The red one tends to stain a bit (even with a base coat underneath) but really, who cares? You want a fiercely pigmented shade as deep and opaque as this, guess what? Staining can happen. And since I never ever ever go with bare nails or sheer polish, its a completely irrelevant issue for me.
Blonde Ambition. This one is beyond words. Its a gorgeous pink leaning (but not at all pink) insanely holographic bottle of amazingness. Its really beyond words. Its almost a pale rose gold but not QUITE pink enough to actually be one.
The Mighty Red Baron is a beyond words. Its a deep red that is cool toned and just shining from within. Its got a linear holo effect, but not the normal rainbow holo you are used to. It almost looks like glowing glass flecks. It dries to an almost matte but not quite matte finish that I topped with a top coat. While I normally LOVE LOVE LOVE anything matte or almost matte, this one has an inner glow that just needs to be let out with a shiny top coat. Its just......... yup, gotta say it. MAGIC. Just go get it now and thank me later.