The new Too Faced La Matte Color Drenched Matte Lipsticks ($22 US/$30 CAD) are a refreshing change in a market currently saturated with ultra drying matte liquid lipsticks. This matte lipstick formula is more like a traditional matte lipstick formula but with a more hydrating, comfortable feel thanks to the Lotus Flower Extract they are infused with. They do offer a true flat matte finish but feel very creamy on the lips. The packaging is gorgeous. Sleek black tubes with raised lettering and a gold interior. The labels on the
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I am a sucker for pretty products and the Dior Hydra Life Jelly Sleeping Mask ($69 US/$85 CAD) is one of the most visually appealing face masks I've ever seen. It just makes me happy looking at it. It also helps that it feels and works just as beautifully as it looks. The mask has a very light, fresh jelly texture and scent. It contains celadon jelly that breaks into water on the skin. It boasts a highly concentrated level of active ingredients including Mallow Sorbet created from French Mallow grown in the exclusive Dior Garden
Urban Decay’s latest collaboration with Disney is celebrating the release of the Alice Through the Looking Glass movie hitting theatres on May 27th, 2016. After the huge success of the Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows release 5 years ago, this new Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Eyeshadow Palette ($60 US/$75 CAD) has big shoes to fill. The Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows sold out on their website in a matter of hours. While this palette is of course still limited edition, I think Urban Decay is a lot more
The Fresh ROSE Face Mask is one of my all-time favorite facial masks so when I discovered there were new Fresh Rose products joining the brand's skincare range I was so excited. The new serum and cream are targeted at normal, combination, dry, and sensitive skin types. For those that love the scent of the Rose mask you will be happy to hear that the new products have the same luxurious rose scent. If you aren't a fan of fragrance in your skincare products then you will likely want to search out different hydrating
I am already a huge fan of the MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Eyes and Artist Liners. When I heard about the new MAKE UP FOR EVER AQUA XL Eye Pencils I wondered how on earth could they possibly release another eyeliner. I would have to assume if they were releasing a new liner it would be an improvement upon what the brand already offered, but that seemed like such a tall order. Well wow, let me tell you, these AQUA XL eyeliners are amazing! These are my new go to eyeliners. They are so smooth and creamy and give amazing colour payoff.
This week the Makeup Wars team is sharing our favorite nail polishes for Spring and early Summer. I have so many beautiful new nail colours that I am excited to start using this season but with almost cutting the end of my finger off a week ago my plans of swatching them all for you have been squashed. I was hoping to at least do some nail wheel swatches for you but it turns out my daughter has stolen most of them from me to play with. Hopefully I can get swatches up of more of these lovely new polishes up for you shortly, but in
I'm excited to start sharing some Too Faced Summer 2016 Collection pretties with you today. I couldn't help but start with these gorgeously packaged, and too cute for words, Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Sparkling Bellini and Too Faced Sweethearts Bronzer. They come packaged in deep heart shaped cardboard boxes adorned in gold. Perfect display pieces. Inside the blush and bronzer are breathtakingly pretty. The Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Sparkling Bellini ($30 US/$38 CAD) is a heart shaped, baked
Urban Decay's latest collaboration with Disney is celebrating the release of the Alice Through the Looking Glass movie hitting theatres on May 27th, 2016. After the huge success of the Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows this new Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Collection has big shoes to fill. Joining the eyeshadow palette (review coming soon) is a range of five lipstick shades that pay tribute to five characters in the film. The lipsticks are gorgeously packaged in colourful kaleidoscope pattern. The five limited
I discovered the Sun Bum brand last summer when I reviewed their sunscreens and instantly fell in love. The products offer excellent, effective sun protection, and after sun care, in formulas that apply easily, feel nice on the skin, and smell great. When I found out that they'd released a line of hair care products I was beyond excited. The hair care line is formulated for active, sun lovers looking to protect their hair from sun, environmental pollutants, chlorine, and saltwater. They line offers UV protection and is free of
MAC is launching a new range of MAC Pro Longwear Colour Sticks ($22 US/$26 CAD) on May 19th, 2016 and MAC Studio Eye Gloss ($22 US/$26 CAD) on May 12th, 2016. I have two of the new Pro Longwear Sticks to share with you as well as one of the new Studio Eye Glosses. The MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Colour Sticks are available in 21 shades with a range of finishes from matte to metallic with medium to full coverage pigmentation. Long-wearing, vibrant and impactful, Pro Longwear Waterproof Colour Stick glides onto eyes,
The limited edition NARS Under Cover Summer 2016 Collection is inspired by a getaway to the French Riviera. It features beautiful contemporary illustrations by Konstantin Kakanias on the exterior packaging. I love that each and every item in the collection has it's own unique packaging. Colour wise the summer collection is all about sheer washes of colour on the eyes and cheeks with saturated colours on the lips. First up we have the beautiful NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow ($29 US/$38 CAD). Deep End is a shimmering teal green
I have two items to share with you today from the MAC Vibe Tribe Collection. These two pieces perfectly capture the colourful inspiration of this collection with tones of vibrant orange red and shimmering gold. The packaging is peachy tan plastic with vibrant coral, teal, and brown accents. So fun for summer. The MAC Cream Colour Base in Yellow Topaz ($23 US/$27.50 CAD) is the sole Cream Colour Base in the collection. It is a beautiful light golden champagne that adds just the right amount of dewy champagne shimmer with just a
There are two new eyeshadow palettes from Cargo Cosmetics that make contouring the perfect eye look easy peasy, lemon squeezy. There are two variations of the Cosmetics Cargo Cosmetics Eye Contour Eye Shadow Palette ($28 US) available. One with lighter bases (shown) and one for deeper bases.
The palettes are packaged in sleek silver plastic compacts with a large mirror and no wasted space with useless applicators.
The palette really does include all the shades you need to create a variety of sculpted eye looks.
I wanted to share with you my thoughts on some of the new products from The Estée Edit by Estée Lauder line. I received some products at the media event I attended and also ordered a couple products that I fell in love with at the event. Overall I'm quite impressed with this collection. In includes some really versatile staple products as well as some really fun and innovative ones. The packaging of the products is absolutely gorgeous. White, shiny silver, bright cobalt blue, and spray paint effects make the look of the line
shu uemura always nails it with their seasonal collection packaging and the latest collection is no exception. The Kye for shu uemura Summer 2016 Collection is inspired by the K-Pop (Korean pop) culture that has not only taken Asia by storm, but is becoming a global sensation as well. For their summer collection shu uemura has teamed up with designer Kathleen Kye, who is the high end, high fashion K-Pop streetwear designer renowned for her sophisticated and innovative designs that feature high-tech experimentation as
There are lots of new products and new shades available in the Dior Diorshow lineup. There is a new 2016 collection of eight new shades of Dior Diorshow Mono Eyeshadow ($ CAD). These shadows are stunning. I find them to offer more intense pigmentation than the eyeshadows in the Dior quints so if you are the kind of makeup lover that loves rich colour payoff then you will love these shadows. The shades include the incredible lamé effect 756 Cosmopolite. This shade is described as a timeless gold but it is more of a golden taupe