Why I Don’t Like the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer

I love a cult-fave, hyped up product as much as the next person. Really, I do. Look at the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette, or the ABH Modern Renaissance Palette, or the L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation: all popular, all hyped up in the makeup world, and all products I love!

That being said, the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer is one popular product that I’m just not getting along with.

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Pixi Glow Tonic & Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray

If you skip toning in your routine, you might want to reconsider.

I get it. Who has time for an extra step? Or maybe you’re asking yourself why would you smear a magical water on your face. Personally, I have very little patience for products that don’t give me results. That’s why I’m jazzed about Pixi Glow Tonic and Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray.

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L’Oreal Infallible Total Cover Foundation – Swatches on Dark Skin

I really enjoy the L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation, so I was super excited to give their Infallible Total Cover Foundation a try. In this video, I swatch the colours and give my first impressions on the product itself.

Overall, the product – formula, coverage, even packaging – are really quite good. It baffles me why they wouldn’t put it in the normal L’Oreal Infallible foundation packaging, but that’s not a dealbreaker. What leaves something to be desired is the darn shade range, as you’ll see in the video. As with the Pro Matte foundation, there is a significant difference between shades 311 and 312 and I fall somewhere between the two. I could probably get away with just 312 in the summertime, but it is so persistently orange that I would definitely have to bring it down onto my neck. (And chest. Maybe shoulders. I’ll need a bigger bottle because I’ll have to make myself a totally different colour if I try to wear 312 alone, ok?)

In Canada, you can get this baby on Amazon or in your local drugstores soon. (Unless you’re looking for shade 312, in which case, online or a trip across the border are your only options.)

Pat McGrath Labs Metalmorphosis 005 Kit in Bronze – Swatches on Dark Skin


Previous releases from Pat McGrath Labs, although gorgeous, haven’t quite been my cup of tea for various reasons. The initial highlighter release wasn’t available in Canada, if I recall, and then there was like one shade of lipstick that I was interested in, but I didn’t think it was worth it for the price.

The Metalmorphosis Kit in Bronze, however, is exactly the kind of thing I need in my life. So I got in on the Pat McGrath goodies.

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Egyptian Magic

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My body is a paradox. My face will sometimes get so greasy, I may as well have set my makeup with cooking spray. My body, on the other hand, is dry and itchy 24/7, 365. My legs in particular are a problem area – they’re dry, cracked, and – on the very coldest days of the year – painful. I struggle to find a moisturizer that lasts more than a few hours.When Egyptian Magic reached out to me with an offer to try their product, I knew exactly where I’d try it first.

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