Browsing category: Reviews

MAC Let's Be Friends Blush  - 1

MAC Let’s Be Friends Blush Review, Photos, Swatches #MACFlamingoPark

Well hello hot pink! The new limited edition MAC Let's Be Friends Blush ($22 US/$26 CAD), from the MAC Flamingo Park Collection for Spring 2016, is a stunning, vibrant fuchsia pink blush sure to set any pink lover's heart a flutter. Let's Be Friends has a subtle satin finish that applies mostly matte but with enough of a sheen to give it a natural skin like finish. This blush is bold and not for the faint of heart. Thankfully it has a beautiful formula that allows it to be blended out and diffused with relative ease, even on

Continue reading
Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Brow Box  - 1 (1)

Urban Decay UD Gwen Stefani Brow Box Review, Photos, Swatches

Of all the beautiful pieces being released as part of the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Collection, I think I was most excited about the Urban Decay UD Gwen Stefani Brow Box ($30 US/$35 CAD). I thought if anyone is going to get cool toned, taupe/ash brow products right it will be Gwen! Well my confidence was well placed because these brow powders are perfection. The packaging is beautiful and fits right in with the rest of the palettes in the collection. The compact is black with the lid having gold circles recessed behind a white

Continue reading
MAC Flamingo Park Have Your Cake Lipstick  - 1

MAC Flamingo Park Collection Have Your Cake Lipstick Review

The upcoming MAC Flamingo Park Collection is a pink lovers dream. The collection is full of existing and limited edition shades of blush, lipstick, beauty powders, lip glosses and more. Whether you love soft and delicate pinks, or bold and vibrant, this collection is sure to please every pink lover. The MAC Have Your Cake Lipstick ($17 US/$20 CAD) is a bright cool toned magenta purple in a matte finish. It is one of the limited edition shades in the collection. This is a bold shade that has a depth to it that keeps it from

Continue reading
MAKE UP FOR EVER ULTRA HD Concealer R20 Y21  - 1

MAKE UP FOR EVER ULTRA HD Concealer Review | R20 and Y21

The new MAKE UP FOREVER ULTRA HD Foundations, both liquid and stick, are some of the best foundations on the market right now, and are favourites in my stash. I was so excited when I heard the new MAKE UP FOR EVER ULTRA HD Concealer ($27 US/$32 CAD) was being released. The new ULTRA HD Concealer is targeted for use on the under eye area. It is promoted as offering invisible, luminous, and comfortable coverage that corrects and conceals dark under eye circles while blurring fine lines and wrinkles. I ADORE the packaging of this

Continue reading
Covergirl Plumpify Mascara Review  - 1

COVERGIRL Plumpify Mascara Review

The latest mascara release from COVERGIRL has resulted in another wonderful mascara being added to my mascara drawer. Yes I have a drawer. Just a little drawer in my acrylic storage, not a giant drawer of mascara in my IKEA unit! The beauty industry has really been upping it's mascara game lately. I find myself in the unusual position of loving the majority of mascaras I test. Two years ago that would never have been the case. Anyways, back to the COVERGIRL Plumpify Mascara. What really makes this mascara stand out for me is it's

Continue reading
Too Faced Melted Chocolate Review  - 1

Too Faced Melted Chocolate Liquified Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

The Spring 2016 Collection from Too Faced brings us six new Melted Liquified Lipsticks ($21 US/$25 CAD). Three Too Faced Melted Chocolate Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks and three Too Faced Melted Chocolate Liquified Metallic Lipsticks. These lipsticks have the same squeeze tube with angled sponge tip applicator packaging as the original Melted lipsticks. I am surprised by how much I actually love these applicators. I find they allow me to create a  very even edge which is the opposite of what I would expect looking at the

Continue reading
Dior Diorblush Sculpt Review  - 1

Dior Diorskin Forever Diorblush Sculpt in Pink Shape & Coral Shape Review & Swatches

Dior not only reformulated the Diorskin Forever foundation for 2016, but they have also launched a new contouring blush to coordinate with the Diorskin Forever launch.The new Dior Diorskin Forever Diorblush Sculpt ($43 CAD) is available in two blushing shape shades, 001 Pink Shape and 002 Coral Shape, as well as two contouring shades, 003 Beige Contour and 004 Brown Contour. In this review I will be featuring the two blush and highlight duos. Pink Shape is a lovely matte medium pink that looks rather muted in the pan but really

Continue reading
Clinique Pretty Easy Brow Palette  - 1

Clinique Pretty Easy Eyes and Pretty Easy Brows Make for Effortless Eye Looks

Clinique has recently released the new Clinique Pretty Easy Brow Palette ($43 CAD), and Clinique Pretty Easy Eye Palette ($55 CAD), that offer sleek and portable solutions for even the most novice makeup user to create beautiful and natural eye looks. The palettes even include instructions for creating the perfect looks. The Pretty Easy Eye Palette includes eight beautiful , neutral eyeshadows along with mini Clinique Skinny Stick Eyeliners in Slimming Black (black) and Slim Sable (brown). I love that the shadows offer a

Continue reading
Benefit They're Real Tinted Primer  - 1

Benefit They’re Real! Dual Purpose Tinted Lash Primer = The Perfect “No Makeup” Makeup Lashes

Available this month is the new Benefit They're Real! Dual Purpose Tinted Lash Primer ($24 US/$31 CAD). This multipurpose product can be worn as a mascara primer to boost length and lash separation, or it can be worn alone for naturally soft and defined mink brown lashes. I'm not really sure if I noticed a big difference using this with my Benefit They're Real! Mascara, as I love that mascara and consider it pretty much perfect as is for everyday natural volume and definition with amazing separation. It does contain Provitamin

Continue reading
Top Beauty Tools

My Must Have Beauty Tools | Makeup Wars

This week the Makeup Wars Team is sharing our favorite Beauty Tools. I can't wait to see everyone's picks! I have left brushes out of this post, as trying to list all my favorite brushes would be a post in itself. Clarisonic Aria - I don't know what I would do without my Clarisonic. It has become an integral part of my skincare routine. Not only does it help my skincare absorb better into the skin and therefore be more effective, but it also keeps my pores clear and tight. MICRO Pedi - This thing has been a saviour for my

Continue reading
Skinceauticals Advanced Brightening System  - 1

Currently Testing | SkinCeuticals Advanced Brightening System

I wanted to share with you the skincare system I am currently testing. This five product treatment regimen is designed to attack hyperpigmentation, diminish dark spots, minimize fine lines and wrinkles, boost radiance and improve overall skin appearance. Exactly what I need! The SkinCeuticals Advanced Brightening System Includes: Phloretin CF: Powerful antioxidant that combines patented combination of 2% phloretin, 10% pure vitamin C, and 0.5% ferulic acid. Phloretin CF shields skin from damaging free radicals as it

Continue reading
Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara Review  - 1

Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara Review | It Really Looks Like Falsies!

Meet my newest mascara love. The Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara ($26 US/$33 CAD) is everything I look for in a mascara. It offers incredible length and volume all while keeping my lashes separated and soft. The design of the curvy brush places the most volume at the center lash while the defining tip styles lashes for major drama. It is also very easy to get access even my teeny inner corner lashes. The one available shade, 10 Noir, is incredibly black. There is absolutely no need for a lash comb with this

Continue reading
Diorskin Forever  - 1

The Newly Reformulated Dior Diorskin Fluid Foundation

For Spring 2016 Dior has reformulated their Dior Diorskin Forever Fluid Foundation. The Diorskin Forever Perfect Makeup Everlasting Wear Pore-Refining Effect with Sunscreen Foundation ($50 US/$62 CAD) is available in 16 shades. It has a beautiful light, silky fluid formula that offers nice coverage with minimal product. It sets quickly to a soft matte finish that is incredibly flattering and doesn't accentuate dryness at all. Even on my dry skin it leaves a beautiful soft focus finish that still allows my skin's natural radiance

Continue reading
Too Faced Spring 2016 Lipstick review  - 1

Too Faced La Crème Color Drenched Lipsticks for Spring 2016 Review and Swatches

The Too Faced La Crème Color Drenched Lipsticks ($22 US/$26 CAD) are one of my favorite lipsticks formulas. I actually just ordered 5 new shades during their holiday deals that I should really share with you as well. For the Too Faced Spring 2016 Collection they are introducing 10 new shades. Yes TEN! Some have the creamy, hydrating, glorious formula and cream finish we know and love with the La Crème formula, while others have quite a different glittery formula that is quite unique and should practically be categorized separately

Continue reading
Maybelline BrowDrama Pro Palette  - 1

Maybelline Brow Drama Pro Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

One of the biggest trends in beauty over the last while, aside from contouring of course, is brows. One of the most exciting part about the huge focus on brows is the volume of brow products being released in the market. We went from having a relatively small range of products to choose from, and for some of us a rather difficult time sourcing out good colour matches, to having a vast variety of brow products and shades available from so many beauty brands including high end and drugstore. Maybelline New York’s recent addition

Continue reading
Nuxe Reve de Miel  - 1 (1)

Protect and Nourish Winter Skin with NUXE Rêve de Miel

The NUXE Rêve de Miel line, with the repairing action of honey combined with Precious Botanical Oils, has the perfect range of products to gently care for and nourish your skin, hands, and lips during the harshest of winter weather. The new NUXE Rêve de Miel Facial Cleansing and Makeup Removing Gel ($19 CAD) cleanses the skin without stripping it. It has the most delightful plush honey texture and the intoxicating sweet honey and softly floral Rêve de Miel scent. This cleanser creates a light lather rather than a thick foamy one.

Continue reading
Pur Look  - 1

Pür Cosmetics Look Featuring the New Pür Eye Polish and Epic Illusion Palette

I wanted to share a look with you today featuring some new, as well as existing, products from Pür Cosmetics. This complete look was done with only the products listed below with the addition of a bit of concealer under my eyes. This look includes: Pür Eye Polish Eye Base and Top Coat in Satin ($26 US/$32 CAD) - This unique product has a very wet formula in tub that dispenses the product via a mesh cover. It can be used as an eyeshadow base or alone for a beautiful metallic finish. I used it in this look on my lid and

Continue reading
Free Email Updates
Subscribe now and be the first to receive all the latest updates!
100% Privacy. We don't spam.

About the Editor

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.

As Seen On…


The Archives

follow us in feedly
Ebates.ca