Product Reviews

REVIEW: Fresh Beauty Soy Face Cleanser

Hello, lovelies!

I received this face cleanser as a sample from Sephora. I like to test new cleansers for a while before reviewing them to gauge how my skin reacts to the product. This product is a gentle, foaming cleanser that is suitable for all skin types.

The Packaging 

True to the product’s name, the packaging is simple and feels fresh. The lightweight, white tube makes the product portable. The white background makes the red lettering pop. The tube contains 150 mL/5 o.z. of product.

The Cleanser 

The gel formula is smooth and soft. It is transparent until you work it into a foamy lather on your face. The gel has a pleasantly cooling sensation when first applied which dissipates once lathered. It is suitable to use on a bare face or to remove makeup. I’ve used it as both a cleanser and makeup remover, and it is gentle enough for both uses.

Pros:

  • This cleanser has a pleasant, cucumber scent
  • A little product goes a long way. I apply a small, pea-sized amount to my skin.

Cons:

  • The product, for me, was not effective in clearing my blemishes
  • The cleanser is a gel product that does not foam. This is more of a personal preference, but I feel that foaming products give my skin a deeper-clean

The Verdict 

While the cleanser is gentle and doesn’t strip moisture from the skin, I have an acne-prone complexion. I did not find the product to be great in terms of cleansing but it did leave my skin soft and moisturized. If you are looking for a gentle, daily cleanser I would recommend trying this one. If you’re searching for a cleanser more suitable for blemish-prone skin with a deeper cleaning power, I’d skip it.

Fresh Beauty’s Soy Face Cleanser is available in a mini or full-sized tube. The mini tube retails for $20 while the full-sized product retails for $47. You can find this cleanser on Sephora’s official website.

Have you tried any products from FRESH Beauty before? On a side note, I created a YouTube channel this week and just uploaded my most recent Sephora haul. You can find it here! Feel free to Subscribe if you’re also on YouTube!

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Erin Angela’s 4 Favourite Fall-Inspired Lipstick Colors 


Hello, lovelies!

I already discussed popular beauty trends for fall here on the blog. It features some of the lip colours I’ll mention in this blog post. I rotate my lipstick shades of choice based on the season. With fall (and October!) officially here, I decided to showcase lipstick colours I love this season.

1. Deep burgundy 

Any shade of red or burgundy can be adapted for any season. A deep burgundy shade creates a rich, colourful canvas for light or dark makeup. This shade is the epitome of fall colours for me. My go-to shade of burgundy is M.A.C. Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in the shade Diva.

2. Eggplant 

This purple-toned pigment gives the lips a bright, fun pop of colour. This colour is slightly brighter than plum but not as intense as a rich violet. I enjoy pairing it with silver or metallic purple eye makeup and highlight. One shade I adore is Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in LUV. 



3. Brick red 

Reds are versatile enough to wear year-round. A brick red pairs well with plush scarves and boots. A brick red always reminds me of fall, and I wear it often throughout the season. While I cherish all my red shades, my must-have for fall is Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Rocksteady. 


4. Peach

This colour might be a surprising addition to my list. A bright, summery lip colour is a great way to deviate from the darker colours I have in rotation. This peachy-orange shade was created using my Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Palette


 Which lipstick shade do you love to wear during the fall?

Product Reviews

REVIEW: Make Up For Ever Liquid Lipstick


Hello, lovelies!

adore liquid lipstick. I own various lipstick formulas in the classic bullet style, but I always prefer the liquid version. Make Up For Ever introduced a 6-shade Artist Liquid Lipstick range this past spring. This is the first product I’ve tried from the brand, and was excited to receive a sample of the lipstick!

The Packaging 

These lipsticks come in a standard lip gloss tube. The doe-foot applicator is easy to use, and it applies the product precisely onto the lips. Despite the clear tube, the lacquered black cap and MUFE Logo add a touch of elegance. Because I own a sample of the lipstick, it is compact and lightweight.

The Formula

The lipstick is soft and creamy. It sets to a completely matte finish that is not drying on the lips. It has a soft vanilla scent, which I enjoy. The texture of this lipstick is smooth and feather-light. I do not experience any patchiness or dryness when I wear this lipstick.

The Colour 

I own the shade 105 – Rosewood. I adore the shade. It is a soft nude with pink-mauve undertones. I prefer nude lipstick shades with hints of pink or red in the undertones. It is a beautiful colour to wear with darker eyeshadow. One thing to note about the colour: Each shade dries a bit darker than it appears in the tube.

I was interested to test how long this liquid lipstick lasts on my lips compared to other brands I own. Even with eating/drinking throughout the day, it lasts 7-8 hours without smudging! It also does not flake or crack once applied.

Make Up For Ever Liquid Lipstick is available in 15 shades:

  • 101 – Cream Beige
  • 103 – Warm Beige 
  • 105 – Rosewood
  • 107 – Neutral Beige 
  • 109 – Praline 
  • 201 – Fresh Pink
  • 203 – Cold Pink 
  • 205 – Mauve Pink 
  • 207 – Raspberry 
  • 301 – Rust 
  • 401 – Red 
  • 403 – Deep Red 
  • 501 – Purple 
  • 503 – Deep Plum 
  • 505 – Blackcurrant 

This is a great, smudge-proof liquid lipstick. It retails for $25 at Sephora.

 

 

 

Product Reviews

REVIEW: Clinique Pep-Start Double Bubble Purifying Mask 


Hello, lovelies!

I received a sample of Clinique’s Pep-Start Double Bubble Purifying Mask a few weeks ago at Sephora. (That’s a mouthful, hey?) This is a gel mask that purifies and cleanses the skin. The word bubble instantly caught my eye, and I knew I had to try it.

The Packaging 

This mask is packaged in a vibrant green tube. It is lightweight and portable. The Clinique logo is stamped across the front.

The Mask 

I love this mask. It starts as a gel and begins to foam once applied to the face. My skin appeared brighter and clearer after use. 

How to use it 

Shake well and apply to clean, makeup-free skin. Leave it on for 2 minutes until it fully bubbles. It transforms from a gel to a white foam. Rinse with warm water. 

I use this mask 1-2 times per week to supplement my skin care routine. It refreshes and cleanses my skin. 

Clinique Pep-Start Double Bubble Purifying Mask retails for $34 at Sephora

 

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REVIEW: Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick


Hello, lovelies!

DISCLAIMER: I received samples of Bite Beauty’s new Liquified Lipstick and the Line and Define Lip Primer compliments of Influenster.

adore lipstick. I own 4 lipsticks from Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche line. When Influenster reached out to me to try the company’s new liquid lipstick I happily accepted! This lipstick set contains three liquid lipsticks, along with a lip primer.

The Packaging 

The lipstick tubes are square and designed like lipgloss. The top of the lipstick twists off and contains a doe-foot applicator. I like the sleek design of each lipstick tube – it is slate-grey and contains the Bite logo. Each tube has a clear slot at the bottom displaying the lipstick colour within.

The Formula 

The first thing I must mention about this lipstick is that it is not drying. It is creamy, smooth, and not sticky. The lipstick contains ingredients like coconut oil to moisturize the lips with each wear. It applies like a gloss, and dries down to a semi-matte, glossed finish.

The Colours 

I received three beautiful colours, along with a clear lip liner:

  • Demi-Glace: Chocolate with a hint of mauve
  • Eclair: Rose
  • Flambe: Bright red

The Wear 

I notice this lipstick wears longer if I do not eat or drink in between applications. If you apply it at the beginning of the day without touch-ups, it lasts 4-5 hours on the lips. It does not wear as long as matte liquid lipsticks, but the Line & Define Lip Primer helps increase longevity.

If you’re a lover of all lipstick like I am, I highly recommend adding Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquid Lipstick to your collection! Each lipstick retails for $28 at Sephora. The lip primer retails for $25.

 

 

 

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The Best Beauty Trends for Fall 2017


Hello, lovelies!

I’m sipping on a Pumpkin Spice Latte and pulling a cardigan around my shoulders while I write this post. I am transitioning my closet for the fall, but my makeup also shifts to accommodate the new season. I’ve already implemented a few of these into my makeup, but read ahead for the top makeup trends you’ll see everywhere this season!

1. Dark/Vampy Lip 

Rich red colours are a popular lipstick shade this season. I began wearing the colour midway through the summer season, but I will certainly continue to wear it into the fall. Burgundy, oxblood and Bordeaux hues look great on both lips and nails. I never thought I’d love a dark red lip. However, I fell in love with MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Diva.

2. Metallics 

This trend is popular for eyeshadow and highlight. A pop of gold, silver, or chrome is all that is needed to create this trend. One way to create a metallic hue is to apply a chromatic highlight on your eyelids and cheekbones.

3. Inner Eye Highlight 

The inner eye is often ignored when applying makeup. Dabbing highlight or bright eyeshadow into the corner of your inner eye is a great technique to reduce darkness in this area of the face.

Are you trying any new beauty trends this season? 

Product Reviews

REVIEW: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel


Hello, lovelies!

I received a sample of Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel during a recent Sephora trip. This is the first product I’ve used to keep my eyebrows tidy between waxing appointments. This gel helps set and define brows.

The Packaging 

This product is lightweight and shaped like a mascara tube. The cap holds a mascara wand with tightly-packed bristles to apply the gel with. The bottom of the tube contains the clear gel. I like the sophistication of the product – it is chrome-coloured and contains the Anastasia Beverly Hills logo.

The Product 

I like that this product is clear. I apply it underneath my brow pencil and it sets the colour all day! It is smooth and doesn’t clump. It contains botanical and essential oils like camomile to condition hairs. The product does leave my brows slightly stiff after drying but this is compensated by the longevity of the product. The effect is natural-looking and it suits all eyebrow colours.

How to Use 

Apply desired brow product. Withdraw the wand from the tube and wipe off any excess product. Apply gel in short, upward strokes.

This is a perfect product to complete my eyebrow look. The gel keeps my brows full while still looking tidy. I pair it with Benefit Cosmetic’s Gimme Brow and it sets the product without fuss.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel retails for $29 at Sephora.