Product Reviews

REVIEW: Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

Hello, lovelies!

I wear a lot of lipstick, and I like to incorporate products into my daily routine to moisturize my lips. I’ve always loved Laneige products and couldn’t wait to try the Lip Sleeping Mask after I bought it at Sephora a few months ago. It quickly became a staple in my daily makeup routine.

The Packaging

The packaging of this lip mask is fun, travel-friendly and eye-catching. The lip mask comes in a rounded jar that fits in the palm of your hand. The jar itself is a gorgeous pale pink and bears the Laneige logo. It is lightweight and can be easily carried in a purse, makeup bag, or even your pocket!

The Mask

One of my favourite aspects of this lip mask is the texture of the mask. It feels like a balm, and it is soft to the touch. When applied to the lips, the mask feels moisturizing, lightweight and buttery-soft. It doesn’t feel heavy or sticky after it is applied. It smells faintly of fresh berries, owing to the raspberry, strawberry, blueberry and cranberry extracts packed into the mask. After wearing this mask both morning and overnight, my lips were soft, plump and smooth.

How to use it

I usually apply this mask in the morning and evening as a part of my skincare routine. The full-sized jar comes with an applicator to apply the product. I have a travel-sized jar and apply it with my fingertips. Simply apply the product to the lips and let it absorb. I love that it does not need to be rinsed off. I apply it to my lips and let it do the work!

Laneige’s Lip Sleeping Mask is a wonderful product to keep the lips smooth, hydrated and plump. This mask is perfect to travel with, and can be applied morning or night. I love applying it daily as part of my skincare routine. Laneige’s Lip Sleeping Mask retails for $24 at Sephora.

Product Reviews

Bite Beauty Crystal Creme Shimmer Lip Crayon

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I adore Bite Beauty. I recently bought a Crystal  Creme Shimmer Lip Crayon from Sephora and instantly enjoyed the lightweight, creamy formula that differs from the drying matte lipsticks I usually wear. Bite Beauty’s Crystal Creme Shimmer Lip Crayon is the newest addition to the brand’s range of lip crayons. Instead of a matte formula, this crayon features a fun shimmer formula that delivers sheer colour for the spring season!

The Packaging

The lip crayon comes in a sleek, matte black tube with the Bite Beauty logo embossed on it. It is lightweight and portable. The crayon itself has a precision tip for easy application. The crayon twists upward when the bottom of the tube is twisted, but it is not self-sharpening.

The Lip Crayon

I love the creamy texture of the lip crayon! It glides onto the lips and is highly pigmented. The lip crayon feels weightless when applied to the lips, and dries down to a translucent finish. I adore that this product doesn’t fade or feather with extended wear. The product dries down to a soft-focus finish that appears blurred and chic.

The Formula 

The formula is nourishing and soft. The texture feels lightweight and comfortable. As with other Bite Beauty products, this lip crayon is formulated without parabens or sulfates. The lip crayon is water-resistant and feels smooth and hydrating on the lips. Each crayon has a pearly undertone.

The Shades

Bite Beauty’s Crystal Creme Shimmer Lip Crayon is available in a range of 10 shades. Each shade has a shimmer finish. I adore the fun, whimsical names of each of these lip crayons!

  • Rose Glace – Shimmering peachy pink with rose pearl
  • Candied Guava – Shimmering apricot with gold pearl
  • Mauve Marzipan – Shimmering mauve with magenta pearl
  • Fuchsia Frosting – Shimmering hot pink with electric fuchsia pearl
  • Cherry On Top – Shimmering warm red with red pearl
  • Violet Icing – Shimmering lavender with silver and violet pearl
  • Grape Glaze – Shimmering violet with iridescent pearl
  • Cocoa Crush – Shimmering bronze with bronze pearl
  • Molten Chocolate – Shimmering cocoa plum with maroon pearl

Bite Beauty’s Matte Creme Lip Crayon is a great product if you like a creamier lipstick formula. It is lightweight and feels delightful on the lips. Though it is not long-wearing, the formula is one that I favour when I’m looking for a lightweight, creamier product! Bite Beauty’s Matte Creme Lip Crayon retails for $28 at Sephora

Tips and tricks

3 Tips to Effortlessly Apply Red Lipstick

Hello, lovelies!

Red lipstick is a makeup chameleon. The shade is classic and can transform any modern, edgy, bright, or romantic makeup look. Despite the beauty of red lipstick, it can be a pain to apply thanks to feathering, smudging or streakiness. If you’re planning to rock a red lip this season, here are a few tips you need to know!

Powder the lips to prevent feathering 

This is a unique trick that I rely on when my lip liner is running low. To prevent feathering or bleeding lipstick, apply powder to the lips before applying lip colour. The powder gives the lipstick a base to adhere to which helps the colour stay in place.

Prep your lips first

Red lipstick adheres best to smooth and hydrated lips. Apply a lip scrub to exfoliate, then follow up with a balm to hydrate before selecting your favourite shade of red to ensure maximum colour payoff.

Apply a lip liner that matches your lipstick shade

Red lipstick is not forgiving when it comes to lines or mistakes. If your lipstick bleeds often, apply a lip liner to your pout to prevent lipstick from fading or emphasizing lines or texture.

What are your top tips for wearing red lipstick?

About Me

What’s In My Makeup Bag: Winter Edition

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I incorporate products into my makeup routine each winter that are hydrating, pigmented and bright. I love lipstick shades that are bold, eyeshadow that is sparkly, and skincare products that hydrate. Here’s a peek into my winter makeup bag!

MAC Matte Lipstick in Diva

A dark, vampy lipstick shade is a staple in my makeup bag during winter. I adore MAC’s Lipstick in the shade ‘Diva’ because it is a beautiful mulberry-red that pairs effortlessly with a smoky eye or a no-makeup look.

Caudalie Vinosource Serum

I suffer from extra-dry skin each winter. I recently incorporated Caudalie’s Vinosource Serum into my skincare routine to give my skin extra moisture. I apply the serum each morning, and have noticed a dramatic improvement in the level of moisture in my skin!

Tarte Sea Glass Eyeshadow Set

When I think of wintery eyeshadow, the word ‘sparkle’ always comes to mind. This eyeshadow set from Tarte features four lustrous liquid eyeshadow shades that are ultra-reflective. I adore wearing these eyeshadows when I want a makeup look with extra pop!

Tips and tricks

3 Tips to Effortlessly Apply Liquid Lipstick

Hello, lovelies!

I adore liquid lipstick. Liquid lipstick is a tricky formula to work with if you’ve never tried it before, but a few simple tips turns application into a breeze! Here are my top tips to effortlessly apply liquid lipstick.

Exfoliate your lips

A little prep goes a long way. Using a lip scrub before applying lipstick will remove any flaky skin and smooth lips completely. I like to apply a lip scrub to gently exfoliate before applying a balm to my lips for a moisturizing effect.

Apply lip liner

Lip liner is crucial to creating a specific shape before you apply lipstick. Liquid lipsticks have a specifically shaped applicator, but lining your lips beforehand will help you precisely place your lipstick!

Don’t layer your lipstick

I routinely notice that my liquid lipstick becomes bunched and thick if I apply an additional layer. Liquid lipsticks are not meant to be layered, and a thin, even coat of colour should do the trick.

Product Reviews

REVIEW: Bare Minerals Liquid Lipstick

Hello, lovelies!

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.

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.