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Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipsticks

065 Catwalk on right, 080 Fashionista on left.

065 Catwalk on right, 080 Fashionista on left.

I recently picked up two shades of the new Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipsticks in Catwalk and Fashionista. Advertised as long-wearing and moisturizing with shea butter and aloe.

Catwalk on right, Fashionista on left.

Catwalk on right, Fashionista on left.

The shade catwalk is almost bronze in colour with a hint of red. Fashionista is a deeper coral-red. The lipsticks themselves are a bit sheer, but well pigmented. The finish is “suede”, almost matte with very little shine. Moisture-wise, they are less drying than most long-lasting lipsticks but still dry out my lips within 30 minutes. They must be reapplied on a regular basis to avoid the ring around your mouth as they wear off from the inside out, leaving coloured flakes behind.

I picked these up at Shoppers Drug Mart for $12.99 CA. Available in 20 shades.

Covergirl Lipperfection Jumbo Gloss Balm

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One swipe on left, three on right.

One swipe on left, three on right.

I picked up a stick of the new Covergirl Lipperfection Jumbo Gloss Balm (what a mouthful of a name) in colour 250 Scarlet Twist. This lip crayon is moisturizing with a soft natural shine, with a sheer and buildable colour.

The shade Scarlet Twist is pretty and soft on my lips. While the colour is a little cooler-toned than I normally buy, the sheerness of the finish allows my warmer tones to come through. I’m also a fan of the newer crayon styles of lippies. They’re easy to toss into a purse or pocket and the application of crayons are foolproof even without a mirror.

Currently retailing for $12.99 CA at Shoppers Drug Mart. Available in 16 shades.

Coveting Guerlain

s1479914-main-heroThe Guerlain Liu Eye & Lip Calligraphy Palette is at the top of my holiday wish list. This is a brand I have yet to try and the palette is so pretty. The shades are colours I would actually wear everyday, a neutral eye and red lip are my go-to combination. Perhaps I’ll get it with any gift cards I get for Christmas. I always get at least one prepaid Visa from the parental units. $82 CA on Sephora.ca.

Shimmer Sheet Set

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SEPHORA COLLECTION Shimmer Sheet Set: Shop Luminizer | Sephora.

Here’s a pretty and handy idea from Sephora, oil blotting sheets with blush and highlighters within. I use oil-blotting sheets at least once a day, and I find the idea intriguing. The rating is a little low at only 3/5 stars, so I’ll be watching to see if it goes up. I don’t usually buy something unless a product is at least 4 stars to avoid crappy products. This sheet set is selling for $19 CA on Sephora.

May Beautybox Five

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My weakness for beauty box sample subscriptions led me to a newer subscription available on the Canadian Market. Beautybox Five is currently selling for $12 CA a month, $30 CA for four months, and $100 CA for a year.

In my first month’s box was a 4 ml dropper bottle of True Natural Advanced Lift & Firm Serum (haven’t heard of this company), a 2-3 use packet of Freeman Facial Exfoliating Scrub in pink grapefruit, a single use packet of Pur-Lisse Pur-Protect Essential Daily Moisturizer (not familiar with this one either), a one wipe packet of LA Fresh Waterproof Makeup Remover, and another one wipe packet of Dr T’s Supergoop Sunscreen Swipe. I’m noticing a trend in this box of one wipe samples and single/few use packets. I hope next month’s is much better or I’ll pass on this company.

April Glossy Box

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April’s Glossy Box came in last week with three full-size products within. Glossy Box is a monthly beauty box provider that operates in Canada for $15 a month.

Inside this month’s box was a sample packet of Marcelle BB Cream in light to medium (a favourite of mine I wrote about in this blog post), a 250 ml tub of Wella Brilliance Conditioner and 150 ml tube of the Treatment (both containing diamond dust for “brilliance”), a full-size 9 ml tube of Marcelle Xtension Plus Mascara I’ve been wanting to try, a full-size 240 ml Elizabeth Grant Skin Care Shower Gel in Apricot, and a full-size 120 ml pump container of Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer. All in all, a well-stocked box.

I’ve really been wanting to try the moisturizer and mascara. I am happy that the gel doesn’t have an overwhelming scent, so I’ll give it a whirl. The shampoo and conditioner are for colour-treated hair, which I’ll use even though my hair is undyed. I’m sure it can’t hurt my hair.

Stila Set & Illuminate Baked Powder Trio

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Stila Set & Illuminate Baked Powder Trio : Shop Powder | Sephora.

I’m still debating whether to buy this powder or not. It’s a baked powder described as a sheer and lightweight illuminating powder that brightens, highlights, and warms the skin. The powder is shaved with a turn of the clear container insert. It’s very pretty but I’m worried that it will highlight my oily skin. Anyone tried this? Available on Sephora for $44 CA.

 

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