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I need to inject some colour into my life, I feel like my makeup is becoming old. You can predict exactly how I will look on every day of the week. Nude lips? Check! Winged liner? Check! Bronzey cheeks? Check! How boring! I was browsing the Anastasia Beverly Hills section of Sephora and my eye fell on the Craft Liquid Lipstick. I couldn’t believe what was happening, was I having a positive experience towards a BRIGHT colour! Uhm yes, that what was exactly happening.

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The packaging is nice and sleek. It reminds me of the design of the Colour Pop Ultra Mattes.

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Just look at this colour, it’s so beautiful. It looks so beautiful on darker skin tones or against a tan. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks never disappoint. They’re long-lasting, but not drying. Here’s a swatch:

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I don’t know what it is about the spring and summer months, but that is the time when all of my pink beauty gear comes out to play. I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite pink lipsticks and glosses.

From top to bottom swatched below:

  1. LA Girl Glazed Lip Paint in Whisper
  2. L’Oreal Colour Riche Lip Colour in Fairest Nude
  3. Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in Seduction
  4. Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Teddy Bare
  5. LA Girl Glazed Lip Paint in Elude

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If you are looking for a full coverage, but breathable foundation, this is it. I’ve been wearing the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation for a few years now and I love it. Some people seem to be afraid to wear because the coverage is maximum, but it’s really all in the way you apply.

I like to apply it with a beauty blender which helps to sheer it out or if I use a brush, I only applied a minimal amount and really, really buff it in.

Sometimes, I’ll add a drop of the Tarte Maracuja Oil if I want the coverage, but want a dewier look that day.

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I use the colours 5w2 (which is a warm undertone) and 5N2 (which is considered a neutral undertone). I have to mix both to get the perfect colour.

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Below are the swatches of the foundations. The top swatch is 5W2 and the bottom swatch is 5N2.

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I purchased a few Laura Mercier products from Nordstrom this past weekend. I’ve used highlighters, concealers and powders from the brand, but never one of their foundations. My mission in life is very clear: to achieve flawless skin at any expense. From what I hear, Laura Mercier is the go-to for achieving a flawless complexion. I love her translucent powder because it disappears on the skin and is not at all cakey.

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I got a full face application at the Laura Mercier counter in Nordstrom. The sales associate was amazing and suggested the Silk Crème because it was full coverage, but does not feel heavy on the skin. She chose the colour Pecan for me. She applied the foundation with the Laura Mercier sponge I purchased. It really pushed the product into the skin, but it didn’t look cakey. The sponge is very thick and from the reviews, it lasts forever and doesn’t break down easily. She used it dry, but she said for a lighter coverage to use it wet.

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She then set my foundation with the Laura Mercier velour puff and she used the Laura Mercier translucent powder. I looked at my face when she was finished and I was in looove! So, I purchased all the tools and the foundation immediately. There were no flaws on my face, I was happy.

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Now let’s fast forward to a few hours later, my foundation was slowly disappearing and disintegrating on my face. The foundation had no hope against my oils. I later asked my sister what she thought of the foundation and she said: “What foundation?” That was my cue to return it. I had really high hopes because it does look really flawless at first, but I feel that although it is oil-free, someone with normal skin would benefit more from this foundation. The creamy texture seems to break down at any hint of oil.

The velour puff and the sponges were a hit however! If you have the MAC powder puff, to compare, the MAC powder puff is much bigger and thicker; the Laura Mercier puff is thinner, more velvety and more pliable.

Have you tried the Laura Mercier foundation? How did you find it? Sound off below!

 

 

Hello Beauties!

I’m so excited that dark lip colours are an unexpected spring trend. In the spring, the usual palette is bright and bold neon or pastel hues. I had purchased a few MAC lip colours a while back that remained unboxed, so after going through my makeup drawer, I felt that these colours would be perfect for this spring’s dark lip trend.

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Here are some swatches (from the top to the bottom):

  1. Captive: It’s a satin lipstick by MAC. It’s a deep fuchsia and the added sheen makes you look very polished. It looks beautiful paired with a brown smokey eye or neutral eye makeup look.
  2. Verve: This is also a satin lipstick. I’ve always hesitated buying this colour. It was something different than any of the others I have. It’s perfect in the fall and will now pair well with bold eyeshadow looks in the spring.
  3. Smoked Purple: This is my absolute favourite of the bunch! It’s definitely not for the faint of heart, but for those who like a bit of fierce in their life. It’s a matte deep purple.
  4. Antique Velvet: This is also another favourite, it’s also a matte. Brown coloured lipsticks have been all the rave lately and this one looks great on medium to deep complexions.
  5. Whirl: When Kylie Jenner made the Whirl lip liner so popular, it was only a matter of time that the Whirl lipstick would be everywhere too. I love this as an everyday lipstick.  I prefer wearing mattes on a day to day, while creamier or satin finishes, I prefer to wear at night.

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