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Clarins Fall 2016 Collection Review and Swatches

The Clarins Fall 2016 Collection is all about emphasizing eyes with volume, volume, volume! Clarins has revamped their eyeshadow palettes for fall. The new Clarins 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette ($43 CAD) is available in three shade combinations. 01 Nude, 02 Rosewood, and 03 Brown. All feature gorgeous neutral shades that will flatter a wide variety of skin tones and eye colours. The formula is enriched with vegetal extract and carnauba wax to offer a smooth, buttery texture and beautiful pigmentation. The shadows can be used dry

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NARS Fall 2016 Review  - 1

NARS Fall 2016 POWERFALL Collection Review & Swatches

I have a few items from the NARS Fall 2016 POWERFALL Collection to share with you today. This collection of refined seasonal shades and signature colours was created by NARS Founder and Creative Director, François Nars. Cheeks are sculpted to new heights by complexion-enhancing hues from light caramel to espresso. Lids shimmer with shades of iridescent white, rose gold, and deep indigo, while lips go matte in saturated tones of garnet and bordeaux. New Velvet Eyeliners add rich dimension with pigments that glide on smooth and

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Dior Fall 2016 Skyline Collection Review  - 10

Dior Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Review & Swatches

I don't know if there is any other category of cosmetics that sends my heart as a flutter as highlighters. My facial structure certainly doesn't do them justice, but there is something about beholding a new highlighter for the first time that is just so awe inspiring. The new Dior Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Shimmering Sculpting Powder in 001 ($68 CAD) is a highlighter that most certainly takes your breath away. The powder formula is exquisite. There is absolutely no powder kick up and it has a silky smooth texture. Not a

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Dior Flash Luminizer Radiance Booster Pen Review

The Dior Flash Luminizer Radiance Booster Pen ($52 CAD/$40 US) is available in a range of regular shades as well as two pearly shades. The "regular" shades, as I've decided to call them, are meant to apply under or over foundation to lightly conceal, while offering a subtle brightening effect by diffusing light in a similar vein to the YSL Touch Eclat. They also are promoted as filling in lines and wrinkles. The shades I have are too dark for me to properly test out but I would love to hear your thoughts if you've tried these. The

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Dior Fall 2016 Skyline Collection Review  - 9

Dior Fall 2016 Quints Review | Parisian Sky and Capital of Light

The Dior Fall 2016 Skyline Collection 5 Couleurs Skyline Palettes ($ US/$73 CAD) have some of the most intricate and beautiful embossments I've ever seen. The pattern in an interpretation of the architectural structure of the Eiffel Tower. I don't usually have too hard of a time digging my brush in and destroying beautiful cosmetic embellishments but this time I had a genuine struggle. Just look at how beautiful and detailed this is! Being so finely detailed it takes very little to mar it's beauty. I got over it though! There are

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Dior Fall 2016 Skyline Collection Nails | Minimal & Skyline Swatches

The Dior Fall 2016 Skyline Collection Dior Vernis ($33 CAD) shades are an expression of opposites. 112 Minimal is a pale beige with very fine tonal shimmer. 848 Skyline is a vampy, yet elegant, red brown hue. A perfect fall shade. Both of these applied beautifully and looked opaque and even in two coats. I adore the wide, curved Dior Vernis brush. It makes application effortless. Both shades are limited edition. The collection hits counters August 1st, 2016. Follow Perilously Pale via Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram |

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Summer 2016 Fragrance Guide  - 2

Summer 2016 Fragrance Guide

I am so excited to be able to share with you so many amazing new scents that are perfect for summer. Many  of these are actually going to be year round favourites for me. I love discovering new scents! These are in no particular order. Aside from the first scent which is my hands down favourite. And what a surprise that was! The new Mugler Angel Muse Eau de Parfum ($78 CAD/30ml) is, of course, a gourmand scent. This fragrance is touted as being the first gourmand vetiver for women. Vetiver is one of my absolute favourite

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Urban Decay VICE Lipstick Review and Swatches

Urban Decay recently revamped their lipstick collection with the release of the Urban Decay VICE Lipsticks ($17 US/$21 CAD). This impressive lipstick range features over 100 shades and replaces all of their previous lipstick offerings. There are many new shades, along with the return of many cult favourites, and even some returning previous LE shades. There are six formulas/finishes available: Mega Matte - Super intense matte Comfort Matte - Urban Decay's creamiest matte Cream - the original: creamy, badass

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Pur Strobe-Highlight Palettes Review  - 5

Pur Moonlight Glow and Sun-Kissed Glow Strobe/Highlight Palettes Review & Swatches

After my love affair with the new Pur Bronzer I should have known that I would fall head over heels for the Pur Strobe/Highlight Palettes ($42 CAD/$34 US) released at the same time. I'm not usually a fan of cream bronzers because I find that they can disturb the foundation they are applied over. Plus usually creams don't work well with powders, so if you apply the highlight before you set your makeup with a powder you end up dulling the glow. If you try and apply the cream highlight after setting your makeup you end up just

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Urban Decay Moondust Palette Review  - 1

Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Palette Review and Swatches

Behold the otherworldly Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Palette ($70 CAD/$49 US). The Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadows are like nothing I've tried before. The Moondust shadows seem to feed off lower sources of light for the most gorgeous 3D metallic effect, looking even more impressive in low, artificial, or indirect light than direct sunlight. They somehow look flatter in direct natural light. The reflective quality of these eyeshadows is a result of Urban Decay's "super-secret" technology and the result really is breathtaking.

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Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Review  - 4

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick | Kim K.W. and Bosworth’s Beauty Review

Charlotte Tilbury has released a new lipstick collection. The Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick Collection includes sixteen lipsticks, four of which are existing bestselling favourites, that were inspired by, and created in collaboration with, some the world's most inspiring female celebrities. During the first two months of sales of these lipsticks, $2 for each one sold will be donated to Women for Women International, an organization which actively works to better the lives of women around the world who are affected by

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Rimmel London Kate Sculpting Palette in 002 Coral Glow Review

The Rimmel London Kate Sculpting Palette ($10.99 CAD) is an all in one highlight, sculpt, and blush palette designed by Kate Moss. There are three shade combinations available. 001 Golden Sands 002 Coral Glow 003 Golden Bronze I have been playing with Coral Glow and I've been very pleased with it. I must say I am surprised this is a drugstore product. The quality is quite impressive. The highlight shade is the perfect champagne beige. It is a rather intense highlight but still refined and not glittery or chunky.

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Fight the Frizz

Tip & Tricks for Fighting the Frizz for Fine Curly Hair | Makeup Wars

This week the Makeup Wars team is sharing our Tips and Trick for Fighting the Frizz. The summer humidity means frizzy hair goes into overdrive. Having fine curly hair frizz is a huge problem for me. Here are the steps I've found that make the biggest difference in reducing frizz in my hair, and improving my curl pattern! I forgot to include my last tip. Don't brush your hair! If you have curly hair brushing it just creates a mess of frizz. If you have fine curly hair like I do it can go beyond frizz and turn your hair into a

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Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Illuminating Tint Body, Lunar Dust, Blush, and Lipstick

My first introduction to the Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics line was with their wonderful Contour Palette. I have been playing with some more products from the vegan and cruelty free luxury natural makeup brand and I've continued to be impressed by the beautiful formulas and wearable shades. The new Youngblood Mineral Illuminating Tint Body ($37.50 US) comes in a generous 175ml lock pump bottle and gives the most lovely, natural sunkissed glow to the skin. It blends in to a very natural tint of colour on my fair skin. My favourite

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Gorgeous, Healthy Nails and Manicures That Last with CND

I have been using a bunch of products from CND that have my nails looking longer, and better than ever. Not only do my natural nails look great but I've also been doing manicures at home that are lasting much longer than normal for me and only take a few minutes out of my day to complete. First up let's take a look at the CND Rescue Kit I've been using. I have been using this fairly sporadically since I've been spending a lot of time at the cottage lately and I'm still seeing great results. One way to ensure a long lasting

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Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Brows Brow Gel Review

The new Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Brows Brow Gel ($22.50 US/$30 CAD) is the final step in your beauty routine. Well shaped and defined eyebrows are essential to your look. Make sure your perfect brows last, while ensuring even better looking brows in your future, with this nourishing gel. The formula includes a "Magic Elasticizing Wax" that holds brow hairs in place without feeling stiff or sticky. Brows feel soft, yet firm, with hold that lasts all day. The nourishing formula with Vitamin E and Castor Oil strengthens brows and

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