Browsing category: Lip Pencils

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Urban Decay UD Gwen Stefani Lipstick and 24/7 Lip Pencil Review and Swatches

When you think of Gwen Stefani you can't help but think of her striking blonde hair and a bold lip. The collection of Urban Decay UD Gwen Stefani Collection Lipsticks and Lip Pencils live up to her signature style with a range of 8 statement making shades of UD Gwen Stefani Lipsticks ($18 US/$21 CAD) and 6 shades of UD Gwen Stefani 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencils ($20 US/$24 CAD). The lipsticks come packaged in plastic tubes with an eye-catching black and gold pattern. The plastic feels very lightweight so I found myself wishing it

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My Recent Beauty Splurge | Huge Colourpop Haul!

Today the Makeup Wars team is sharing a recent beauty splurge. My most recent, and slightly heart stopping, splurge was on Colourpop cosmetics. I couldn't resist trying Colourpop any longer and placed two very large orders back to back. The Colourpop line is incredibly affordable but factor in the US to CAD exchange rate, shipping fee, duties and taxes, and the quantity of what I ordered and it turned out to be a very large splurge. I am not disappointed with my purchases. You really can't beat the price and the quality, shades,

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Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita Look Review Including the New Matte Revolution Lipstick in Bond Girl

Oh my goodness I am in TROUBLE. I have developed an all consuming obsession with Charlotte Tilbury cosmetics. I have been a fan of Charlotte Tilbury for years. I can't even remember how I was first introduced to her, but I loved her YouTube videos. When she announced she was coming out with her own cosmetics line I was incredibly excited. I knew she loved high end, luxury products so I was expecting nothing but the best. When the range was first released, but not yet available in Canada, I was so close to ordering from the UK, I

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New for Fall 2015 from Clarins

I have a few pieces to show you today from the August released Fall 2015 Collection as well as some new product launches hitting counters in September 2015.

There is a new range of 25 shades of Clarins Joli Rouge Lipstick ($27 CAD) coming in September 2015. Enriched with mango oil and salicornia extract, these lipsticks glide on smoothly with glossy pigment that lasts for hours and feel delightfully moisturizing. I find the texture and gentle gloss of this creamy formula makes lips look plumper and younger. I

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Tarte Fall 2015 Energy Noir Collection LipSurgence Matte Lip Tints and Skintuitive Lip Tint

Today I have some of the new lip products from the Tarte Fall 2015 Energy Noir Collection to share with you. The Fall collection brings two new shades of Tarte LipSurgence™ Matte Lip Tint and a new shade of Tarte LipSurgence™ skintuitive™ Lip Tint. The two new shades of Tarte LipSurgence™ Matte Lip Tint ($24 US/$29 CAD) for Fall 2015 are Bare (a nude marsala) and Tempted (a vampy dark berry). I love these matte lip pencils. The pencil format allows you to precisely apply the colour without need of a lip liner. The formula

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Get That Dewy Skin Natural Look with These New Products from Nudestix

NUDESTIX has added several new products to their range recently and I'm going to be sharing some of them with you today. NUDESTIX #gobronze ($35 US/$38 CAD) is a beautifully packaged set including two Magnetic Eye Color Pencils in Gilt and Immortal. The gold and bronze shades offer a subtle magnetic finish and have great pigmentation and colour payoff. I highly recommend using a primer with these as I always experience quite a bit of creasing and fading. The shadows can be blended out for a sheerer finish or worn more opaquely,

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Revlon Fall 2014 BOHO CHIC

Boho Chic Collection by Gucci Westman for Revlon Fall/Winter 2014

The colour palette of the Revlon Fall/Winter 2014 Boho Chic Collection is so gorgeous. Jewel tones of teal, blue and purple along with beautiful pinks makes this bohemian French woman inspired collection incredibly eye catching.  I love the eccentric and vibrant feel this collection brings to the chilly fall and winter months. The Revlon PhotoReady Primer + Shadow Palette in Eclectic ($13.59 CAD) is richly pigmented and the deep blue and green tones paired with smokey grey and silver sparkle top coat make give this palette so

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Tarte Kiss & Belle Lipsurgence Lip Set Review, Photos, Swatches

The Tarte Sweet Dreams Holiday 2014 Collection is beautifully packaged with patterns of purple, gold, and turquoise. I am obsessed with the packaging. So lovely and totally my style. Today I'm reviewing the Tarte Kiss & Belle Lipsurgence Lip Set ($34 US/$41 CAD) offers and amazing assortment of deluxe sample sized Lipsurgence products. All of the shades are new and limited edition. I really love the Lipsurgence products. I find them very comfortable to wear and they make my lips look smoother and fuller. The colour payoff is

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NARS Velvet Lip Liner Review, Photos, Swatches | Belle Mare and Costa Smeralda

NARS Velvet Lip Liner ($24 US/$28 CAD) is a new 12 shade range of lip liners from NARS that pair perfectly with their new Audacious Lipsticks. The shades I have tested are Belle Mare (sangria) and Costa Smeralda (Shocking Pink). They have the same propel/repel (twist-up) design as the NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wearing Eyeliner. Just like the eyeliners they have a sharpener hidden in the end of the pencil. I love this because even with twist up eyeliners you still sometimes would like a very fine point. The formula is

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NUDESTIX Review | Eye Pencil in Stardust and Lip + Cheek Pencil in Love

NUDESTIX is a new brand created by two teenage sisters Ally and Taylor and their chemical engineer mother Jenny. It is all about simple, natural makeup that accentuates your natural beauty rather than covering it up with all kinds of makeup. I love the vision and message of this new brand. Especially for young girls. Too many girls are growing up learning about makeup on youtube and instagram from artists that can be quite creative and dramatic with their makeup. Don't get me wrong, I love these mediums and I love seeing the

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Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Collection | As Good as the Movie? | Photos, Swatches, Review

I can't believe it has been 20 years since the release of Pulp Fiction and the beginning of my love affair with Quentin Tarantino. Well with his movies... Even more shocking to me was the realization that despite my love for this movie that, until this week, it had been probably 15 years since I'd seen it! (Yes, I'm old) To celebrate the 20th Anniversary Urban Decay has curated a limited edition Pulp Fiction makeup collection inspired by the badass Mrs. Mia Wallace. Is the collection as good as the movie. I would have to say

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Lise Watier Summer 2014 Eden Tropical Collection | Photos, Swatches, Review

I always look forward to the Lise Watier seasonal collections. They never disappoint and always offer such beautifully packaged, high quality products. The Summer 2014 Eden Tropical Collection is no exception. The Palette Eden Tropical Eyeshadows ($43 CAD) and Eden Tropical Bronzing Powder ($38 CAD) come housed in these very colourful, lush tropical inspired compacts. The Eden Tropical Bronzing Powder offers a peach blush shade in the centre and a bronzer shade around the perimeter. The finish is a lovely satin shimmer. The

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Sneak Peek – NARS Final Cut Collection – The New Edge of Pink

NARS is delighting all us pink lovers with this exclusively pink limited edition collection. The Final Cut collection includes four matte (yay matte!) Blushes ($33 CAD ea), four Satin Lip Pencils ($30 CAD ea), and an Illuminator ($36 CAD). The Adelaide Illuminator is a gorgeous bright shimmering lavender pink. There are four shade groupings for the blush and lip pencils: Sex Fantasy Blush and Stourhead Satin Lip Pencil area pale lavender pink. New Attitude Blush and Villa Lante Satin Lip Pencil are cherry blossom pink. Final

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Make Up For Ever Summer 2013 Aqua Collection ~ Photos, Swatches, and Review

The instant I saw the promo images for the MAKE UP FOR EVER Summer 2013 Aqua Collection I was totally, irrevocably, smitten. The shades are just so beautiful and the Aqua products never let me down. I wish I had all the products to show you, (because I NEED them all), but for now I will tempt you with these three beautiful pieces from the collection. I hope to pick up the rest of the Aqua Creams and the Aqua Eye liners as well. [caption id="attachment_11119" align="aligncenter" width="600"] MAKE UP FOR EVER Summer 2013 Aqua

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Do You Wear Lip Liner? Why You Should Consider It. It’s Not Only For Wearing Bold Lip Shades!

I went through many years of only wearing more opaque lipstick formulas like Chanel Rouge Coco and only wearing very pigmented lip glosses or wearing gloss over a lipstick. I didn't care for sheer lip products at all. It wasn't that I didn't like the look of sheer lip products, it was that I didn't care for the look of them on ME. I have quite uneven pigmentation on my lips with a strong mauve tone. Given that most of the discolouration is present on the top of my lip line I believe it is likely caused by sun damage. Whenever I

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Rouge Bunny Rouge Forever Yours Long-Lasting Lip Pencil All Shades ~ Swatches, Photos, Review

Lip liners. They aren't usually a product many of us beauty lovers spend a lot of time thinking about. Well, at least I never have. I don't usually bother with them for personal use just out of sheer laziness but the necessity of them in my professional kit has led me to discover an unexpected love. The Rouge Bunny Rouge Forever Yours Long-Lasting Lip Pencils. Who new I could be so excited about a lip pencil?Of course I have to share Rouge Bunny Rouge's fairytale description of product! Once upon a time, a shrouded scroll

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Armani Signature Lip Set 2011

Look at the pretty thing that arrived at my work yesterday courtesy of Neiman Marcus online.... From the Giorgio Armani website: A collection of Rouge d’Armani best sellers housed gathered in a deluxe white cosmetics bag. This set includes: 2 ROUGE D’ARMANI LIPSTICKS in 512 and 605


a $90 value, yours for $59

I was so happy with the Rouge d'Armani 518 from the Spring 2011 Transluminence collection that I knew I needed more. When I saw this kit

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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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