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
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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
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 ($28 US) available. One with lighter bases (shown) and one for deeper bases.
The palettes are packaged in sleek silver plastic compacts with a large mirror and no wasted space with useless applicators.
The palette really does include all the shades you need to create a variety of sculpted eye looks.
shu uemura always nails it with their seasonal collection packaging and the latest collection is no exception. The Kye for shu uemura Summer 2016 Collection is inspired by the K-Pop (Korean pop) culture that has not only taken Asia by storm, but is becoming a global sensation as well. For their summer collection shu uemura has teamed up with designer Kathleen Kye, who is the high end, high fashion K-Pop streetwear designer renowned for her sophisticated and innovative designs that feature high-tech experimentation as
There are lots of new products and new shades available in the Dior Diorshow lineup. There is a new 2016 collection of eight new shades of Dior Diorshow Mono Eyeshadow ($ 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
Today I have some new spring pretties from Estée Lauder to share with you. First of all, from the Golden Goddess 2016 Collection, we have the limited edition Estée Lauder Summer Glow Eyeshadow Palette ($55 CAD). This six shade eyeshadow palettes includes sun kissed neutrals with a pop of teal. There are two matte shades (yay!) and four shimmers. The sleek gold palette is really pretty and includes a generous mirror. The eyeshadows are quite nicely pigmented with the exception of the teal which is quite sheer and
The new Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick ($8.99 CAD) is promoted as offering 12 hours of wear with luscious moisture and a lightweight feel. They come packaged in uniquely shaped packaging that is very sleek and attractive. I love that there is a band of colour indicating the lipstick shade within. The formula is richly pigmented and offers gorgeous, vibrant colour. They glide on really smoothly thanks to the blend of oils they contain including Rosa fruit oil and Vitamin E. The formula contains a blend of advanced polymers
The Stila 2016 Spring Collection has so much to love! The best thing about this collection, in my opinion, are the new Stila Covertable Color Lip & Cheek Cream Palettes ($51 CAD). They are a sleek palette of 5 shades of the incredibly popular (for good reason) Stila Convertible Color Lip & Cheek Creams that are available in two color combinations. Sunset Serenade is a very warm palette of colours, while the Sunrise Splendor palette (shown) is an offering of cooler shades. Included the Sunrise Splendor Covertable Color
The Dior Summer 2016 Milky Dots Collection brings us a new Dior Addict lip formula. The Dior Addict Milky Tint ($43 CAD) is a "nourishing lip fluid" with a wet shine effect. These are basically nonsticky glosses with pastel shades and glossy shine. They have packaging and an applicator similar to the Dior Addict Fluid Sticks. I love the shape of these doe foot applicators. They really hug the contour of the lips beautifully. There are four shades in the collection: 156 Milky Pastel 286 Milky Plum 356 Milky Peach 376
The Dior Milky Dots Summer 2016 Collection features some beautiful complexion enhancing products. It introduces two new, limited edition, Dior Diorskin Nude Air Glow Healthy Glow Radiance Powders ($56 US/$68CAD) as well as the Dior Diorskin Nude Air Summer Glow Shimmering Loose Powder 001 ($56 US/$68 CAD).
I am such a huge fan of the Diorskin Nude Air Powder compacts. The powders are always so beautifully displayed with their mix of shades and intricate embossments. These Diorskin Nude Air Glow Powders give skin a
The Dior Milky Dots Summer 2016 Collection includes two new, limited edition, Dior 5 Couleurs Polka Dots Eyeshadow Palettes ($63 US/$73 CAD). The summer 2016 Dior quints include sand or bronze toned neutrals accented with splash of vibrant summer colour. I don't usually show exterior packaging but the polka dots on the eyeshadow palettes and nail sets in this collection were too cute not to share. The Dior 5 Couleurs Polka Dots Eyeshadow Palette in 366 Bain de Mer is a breath of fresh air. The shades in this palette just
After the huge success of the Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour and Eye Palettes (seriously, if you haven't tried these yet you must) Kat has decided to expand on the line with some hits of color with the new Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad ($34). Available if four matte color combinations these eyeshadow quads have everything you need to create a beautifully contoured eye look. Each palette contains coordinating base, contour, highlight, and define shades. The four available shades
The upcoming limited edition MAC Brooke Candy Collection will bring us some beautifully packaged products in both unusual and everyday hues. I am excited to be able to share with you a few pieces from the collection today. For info on the full collection you can see my post from a couple of days ago on the full MAC Brooke Candy Collection launch. I am loving the packaging of this collection. Bright silver with black drips and grey paint splatter accents. It's really fun and eye catching. There are some specially packaged