Product Reviews

REVIEW: Sephora Collection Eyelash Curler

Hello, lovelies!

I recently tried an eyelash curler for the first time and instantly fell in love. I typically only wear mascara on my lashes without curling them, but decided to add a curler to my last Sephora order. This lightweight eyelash curler from Sephora Collection gives my lashes instant volume and lift!

The Packaging

I gravitated toward this eyelash curler once I saw the beautiful golden colour. The lash curler has a shiny chrome finish. The curler is lightweight and travel friendly. My favourite aspect of the curler is the pink silicone pad that comfortably sits between each lash and the outside of the curler. The eyelash curler is slightly curved which gives more flexibility to curl every lash.

The Results

I decided to try this lash curler for a few weeks before I reviewed it. My eyelashes are long without curling, but this curler gives them extra volume! I quickly noticed that it became easier to coat each lash with mascara after they were curled. The curler is ergonomic and lightweight. These two characteristics made the curler easy to rotate to capture all my lashes.

If you’re interested in a lightweight, inexpensive eyelash curler I’d recommend this one from Sephora! The Lash Craft curler gives my lashes length, volume and curl with little effort. Sephora Collection Lash Craft Curler retails for $19 at Sephora.

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Erin Angela’s Lastest Sephora Haul

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I recently placed Sephora order to drain the remainder of the gift cards I’d received during Christmas. I replenished a few skincare products, tried new makeup products, and added a few surprises to this haul.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz

I finally tried this iconic product from Anastasia Beverly Hills! I bought a Brow Wiz, which is a brow pencil and spoolie combination that grooms brows and fills them in. My brows are a light brown colour, and I wanted to find a darker pencil shade to give them depth and dimension. I love that this pencil is travel-friendly and pigmented.

GlamGlow Water Burst Hydrating Moisturizer

I’ve relied on this moisturizer since June of last year, and my skin has remained soft and hydrated. This moisturizer is lightweight and doesn’t irritate my skin. It takes me ages to finish a skincare product, and I was actually excited to reach the bottom of this jar! This lightweight, fruity-scented moisturizer has a gel-cream consistency.

Caudalie Vinosource Serum 

My skin becomes incredibly dry during the winter months. I moisturize after I cleanse each morning, but quickly noticed that my skin felt dry and tight. I picked up Caudalie’s Vinosource Serum upon recommendation, and the lightweight serum treats dehydration in my skin. After one use, my skin instantly felt more hydrated and plump. I apply this serum each morning and my skin is silky and fresh.

Have you bought anything from Sephora recently?

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Product Reviews

REVIEW: Versace Dylan Blue Perfume

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I recently received a sample of the Dylan Blue Perfume by Versace. I have tested other perfumes by the brand and loved them, so I was excited to compare this one! This perfume has a delightful combination of fruity and floral notes.

The Packaging

The packaging is eye-catching and elegant. The perfume comes in a rounded glass bottle with intricate, raised golden decals. I love that the bottle has a gorgeous deep blue colour. It feels luxurious and beautiful.

The Fragrance

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this fragrance! The blackcurrent sorbet scent is punctuated with tart notes of Granny Smith apple. As the perfume dries down, I detect floral and musky notes. The scent is playful yet sophisticated.

The Wear

This fragrance is long-lasting but not overpowering. I apply it in the morning and the scent does not fade for 4-6 hours!

If you’re interested in trying a perfume that is fruity and floral, yet has a musky undertone, I’d recommend Versace’s Dylan Blue! The perfume is feminine yet has a sensual element. The fragrance retails for $106 at Sephora.

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Tips and tricks

3 Eyeshadow Tips That Will Change Your Routine

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Eyeshadow can be intimidating for even the most advanced makeup artists. Knowing how to use the product can help you apply it effortlessly. Here are three unique tips to help you achieve a flawless eyeshadow look!

Make eyeshadow shades more vibrant with a white base

Apply a white base before eyeshadow to make the hue pop. Blend the white shade all over your eyelid before applying other colours for vibrancy.

Easily fix broken eyeshadow

Has your favourite eyeshadow palette broken? To fix any broken eyeshadows, apply a fee drops of rubbing alcohol to the broken eyeshadow, mix it, and smooth the eyeshadow with a small spoon before pressing it flat. Allow it to dry for a brand-new look!

Reduce eyeshadow fallout

My favourite trick to reduce fallout is to do my eye makeup first. If there is any fallout, I can quickly clean it without disturbing the rest of my makeup!

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Product Reviews

REVIEW: Bare Minerals Liquid Lipstick

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I recently received a sample of Bare Minerals Liquid Lipstick. I was thrilled to test a new liquid lipstick formula, and this product exceeded my expectations! The lipstick is richly pigmented, lightweight and long-wearing. After testing the shade ‘Fire’, I immediately added additional shades to my collection!

The Packaging 

The packaging of this lipstick is sleek and sophisticated. The barrel of the tube features the colour of the lipstick within, while the cap is matte black. I own the shade ‘Fire’ and the tube is a stunningly bright red. The lipstick’s doe-foot applicator lets you apply the lipstick precisely.

The Formula 

This unique formula caught my attention. While the product is a liquid lipstick, the formula feels creamy and lightweight. It dries down to a matte finish yet it stays feathery-light. When I wear this lipstick, I don’t feel any heaviness on my lips!

The Wear 

The lipstick doesn’t require a moisturizing lip balm before application, but I apply it with a lip liner for longevity. The lipstick lasts for 5-6 hours on the lips without fading. As it begins to fade, it transforms into a beautiful lip stain before completely disappearing.

The Shades 

Bare Minerals Liquid Lipstick is available in 24 shades:

  • Smooch – Faded lilac
  • Slay – Dusty light mauve
  • Swag – Blushing mauve
  • Icon – Rich brown mauve
  • Juju – Deep rose
  • Swank – Royal purple
  • Infamous – Mid-toned nude with pink undertones
  • Friendship – Antique rose
  • Cookie – Soft pink
  • Weekend – Honeyed pink with peach
  • Wink – Nude with pink undertones
  • Om – Caramel nude
  • XYZ – Cinnamon beige
  • Bo$$ – Dirty pink beige
  • Scandal – Brown berry
  • Luxe – Dirty pastel pink
  • Fire – Fiery orange red
  • VIP – Bold crimson
  • Juicy – Poppy red
  • Naughty – Deep oxblood red
  • Shameless – Neon hot pink
  • OMG – Vivid violet
  • Flawless – Muted plum
  • Devious – Rich burgundy

Bare Minerals Liquid Lipstick is a lightweight, pigmented lipstick. The formula is long-wearing and comfortable on the lips. I adore the colour selection and the shades are versatile to transition from day to night! Each lipstick retails for $23 at Sephora.

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Tips and tricks

3 Unique Ways to Use a Beauty Blender

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A Beauty Blender makeup sponge is a unique, multi-purpose tool that you can have in your makeup kit. Along with blending foundation, a Beauty Blender is useful for a range of creative makeup tricks! Here are three creative ways that you can use a Beauty Blender sponge.

Use it to bake your concealer

I love this trick when setting concealer underneath my eyes! This trick works well with a slightly damp Beauty Blender. It may seem strange to apply the powder with a wet sponge, but water won’t transfer to your skin. Dampen the tip of your sponge, load it with powder, then dab it underneath your eyes to set your concealer.

Use it to blend your foundation and moisturizer

Sometimes, an oil-based foundation won’t blend with a water-based moisturizer, or vice versa. If you use a Beauty Blender to apply your foundation, it will be easier to press the product into your skin after applying moisturizer. This technique blends the products together and reduces the look of a caked complexion.

Use it to apply nail polish for an ombre manicure

Giving yourself an ombre manicure is one of the most creative ways to use your Beauty Blender sponge. Apply your desired colours to the flat end of the sponge and press it into your fingernails for an ombre, colourful nail design.

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Product Reviews

REVIEW: NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil

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I adore testing lip products. I recently bought a full-sized Velvet Matte Lip Pencil from NARS and instantly added into my lipstick rotation! The creamy lip pencil is pleasantly creamy, pigmented and bright.

The Packaging

This pencil comes in a slender, cylindrical tube that is matte black and features the NARS logo. The end of the pencil is reminiscent of the shade contained within. It is lightweight and travel-friendly.

The Formula

My favourite aspect of the pencil is how creamy and pigmented it is. It feels feather-light when applied to the lips. The texture is thin but smooth. Most shades have an opaque finish that does not dry completely matte.

The Wear

This pencil lasts for 4-6 hours on the lips without fading. It stays bright and pigmented throughout the day, but does not last long after eating or drinking.

The Shades

I love the diverse shade range of these pencils! They are available in a range of 23 shades and feature creamy nudes and bright pops of colour. I own the shade ‘Mysterious Red’ – a bright crimson.

Nars Velvet Matte Pencil is a perfect lipstick that is lightweight, long-lasting and travel friendly! Each lipstick retails for $34 at Sephora.

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