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YSL Spring Collector Palette

Yves Saint Laurent Palette Lumiére de Jour Review, Photos, Swatches | YSL Spring 2015

The Yves Saint Laurent Couture Face Palette Lumiére de Jour ($55 CAD) for Spring 2015 is truly a collector's piece. A gorgeous pastel hued sequin effect with black logo ribbon detail adorn the palette. I think I may have to leave this on my vanity for display. It is just so pretty. Inside is a pale pink (lighter than the promo pictures indicate) shimmering powder that can be used as a highlighter or all over the face. There is a fair amount of delicate sparkle meaning I would reserve this for evening use all over the

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shimmering marsala cheek trio

SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE Shimmering Marsala Cheek Trio Review, Photos, Swatches

The Shimmering Marsala Cheek Trio ($28 US/$35 CAD) is one of many must haves in the SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE 2015 Colour of the Year Marsala 18-1438 Capsule Collection. The press info for this gorgeous compact state that it is a chic compact containing two matte blushes paired with a cream highlighter. Please note that when they refer to the highlighter as a cream they must be referring to the shade being a cream colour as the palette is all powders. Mind you the triple jet milled process they have used gives these powders the

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Clinique The Nutcracker Suite

Pretty in Pink for the Holidays with Clinique The Nutcracker Suite Holiday 2014 Collection

Clinique is giving Holiday Makeup Collections a fresh and feminine take with their Clinique The Nutcracker Suite Collection Holiday 2014 Collection. This pretty pink collection stands out with it's shades inspired by characters, costumes and scenery of the classic holiday ballet performance The Nutcracker. The soft white and pinks of snowflakes and sugarplums give a pretty and whimsical holiday look which can be a refreshing change from the sea of dramatic reds, golds, and smokey eyes of traditional Holiday shade offerings. I

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bareMinerals The Magic Act

bareMinerals The Magic Act Review, Photos, and Swatches | A Palette for Eyes and Cheeks

bareMinerals The Magic Act ($49 CAD/value of $130)/($39 US/value of $124) is a beautiful collection of neutral eye and cheek shades in a sleek fold up palette. It is incredibly travel friendly, even purse friendly, with it's narrow and slender design. The palette includes 6 bareMinerals READY Eyeshadows as well as 3 bareMinerals READY Blushes and 1 bareMinerals READY Luminizer. Lets take a look at the 6 eyeshadows first. The eyeshadows are 1.3 g/0.04 oz. each. bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow shades in: Celebrate -

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Lise Watier Winter 2014

Lise Watier Aurora Winter 2014 Collection Review, Photos, Swatches

One of my favourite Holiday 2014 collections is the Lise Watier Aurora Winter 2014 Collection. The collection is inspired by the beautiful natural phenomenon that graces our northern Canadian night skies, the Aurora Borealis. Everything from the stunning packaging to the shades in the collection are influenced by the sweeping colours of the northern lights. The packaging on the compacts is a shimmering blue, purple and teal duo chrome finish with sweeping bands of multicoloured glitter. It is so pretty. The limited edition Lise

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Benefit Cheeky Sweetspot 01

Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box o’ Blushes Review, Pics, Swatches, Comparisons

The Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box 'o Blushes ($36 US/$43 CAD) is one of my favourite gift palette releases of the Holiday 2014 Season. It is such a beautiful selection of high quality blush shades, along with a universally flattering matte bronzer and sheer champagne cream highlighter, all for an incredible price.  It is perfect not only for makeup lovers and collectors but also for gals who may just be starting out exploring the world of beauty and need to expand their blush collection. The products are housed in a foam insert

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Dior Gold Shock Powder

Dior Diorific Golden Shock Pressed Powder in 001 Gold Shock | Review, Photos, Swatches

The holiday highlighter from the Dior Golden Shock Holiday 2014 Collection, the Diorific Golden Shock Illuminating Powder in 001 Gold Shock ($80 US/$80 CAD), is truly a beauty to behold in the compact. The powder is embossed with a stylized compass rose pattern and glows with pale champagne gold shimmer. The compact is a very hefty and luxe feeling golden metal compact. It is smaller in diameter than a typical highlighter but the compact is deep and rounded. Given the highly reflective finish it is was tricky to photograph. My

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shu uemura Brave Beauty 10

shu uemura Fall 2014 Brave Beauty Review | Satin Radiant Stick Light Pink and Pink | Gel Liner Green & Violet | Accessories

In my previous shu uemura Fall 2014 Vision of Beauty Collection reviews I have mentioned what an outstanding collection it is. I think it is probably my favourite collection released this fall. Every product I tested as part of the collection had excellent quality and performance. There is something many things in this collection that everyone will love. I have covered the Brave Beauty Eye Shadow Palettes and the Brave Beauty Rouge Unlimited Lipsticks and now it is time to share with you the rest of the products in the

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Tarte Rainforest After Dark Collection 02

Tarte Fall 2014 Rainforest After Dark Collection Eye & Cheek Palette & Dual Liner | Review, Photos, Swatches

The Tarte Rainforest After Dark Collection for Fall 2014 is filled with amazing new limited edition and permanent products and some gorgeous packaging. I have almost the entire collection to share with you but I want to start with what I consider to be the two star products in the collection. Tarte Rainforest After Dark Colored Clay Eye & Cheek Palette ($38 US/$46 CAD) The limited edition palette includes: 0.14 oz Highlighter in Champagne 0.14 oz Bronzer in Park Avenue Princess™ 0.21 oz Blush in Unleashed (nude

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NARS Paloma 2

NARS Contour Blush in Paloma |Photos, Swatches, Review

NARS Cosmetics has released a new Contour Blush ($46 CAD) duo. There are three shades available with each including a lighter shade to illuminate the high points of the face and a deeper shade to enhance definition. I have the shade Paloma to share with you. The formula is a matte powder with a very lightweight, smooth, soft texture. It offers a natural skin like results without chalkiness. I'm not sure if the lighter duo Olympia would work better for me but the lighter shade in Paloma is pretty much the same, if not a touch

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AERIN Kaleidolight Palette 3

AERIN Spring 2014 Essentials Collection Kaleidolight Palette | Photos, Swatches, Review

The AERIN cosmetics line is a very curated line that is all about getting the most versatility and performance out of a select amount of products. The new AERIN Essentials Collection brings us a carefully edited selection of AERIN products that are sure to become essentials for any woman who tries them. One of the new pieces is the AERIN Kaleidolight Palette ($78 CAD/$70 US). The palette is housed in a sleek gold compact. I love AERIN's no nonsense, no wasted space approach to packaging. The palette comes in a beautiful soft

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Sephora Pantone Radiant Orchid Collection 5

Sephora + Pantone Universe 2014 Color of the Year Radiant Orchid Collection Review & Swatches

The 2014 PANTONE Color of the Year is Radiant Orchid. Lush. Modern. Beguiling. Radiant Orchid is an inspired flush of uninhibited beauty. I am loving this years choice. Radiant Orchid is a blend of fuchsia, purple, and pink undertones. It suits a wide range of skin tones and is such versatile shade that can be worn on eyes, cheeks, lips, and nails. The Sephora + Pantone Universe 18-3224 Radiant Orchid Collection brings us an assortment of limited edition products capturing this captivating shade. I have three of the nine available

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Christa Potter is a professional makeup artist with a passion for introducing women to the newest and best in beauty with a touch of fashion and lifestyle.

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