MAC and Taraji are at it again. This is a partnership that I can absolutely get down with.
I can’t remember the last time I looked at a Viva Glam colour and thought, “Wow, I need that.” But when this lipstick was announced, that’s exactly how I felt.
Alright, so I’m super late to the game on this one for a variety of reasons and I apologize. One of those reasons is that I like to test a product pretty thoroughly – especially when it was sent to me to review – before posting my thoughts on it.
Bite Beauty – a brand that I absolutely LOVE – recently ventured into the realm of lip pencils. As a lip-centric brand, it’s a launch that just makes sense. I adore lip pencils – the likes of MAC Chestnut and Cork, and ColourPop BFF3 are staples in my arsenal when it comes to making light lipsticks and glosses more flattering, and making bold colour application more precise.
I’ve been trying to shop my stash lately to make use of and enjoy my extensive makeup collection a bit more. I’ve also been enjoying a few things that I’ve picked up recently. These are four – a mix of old and new – are some things I’ve been loving over the past few weeks.
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.
When I initially heard about the MAC Star Trek collection, I was excited. I’m not a huge Star Trek fanatic or anything, but I did watch the series after school during high school. It’s iconic in the scifi genre, and MAC is iconic in makeup – it’s a match made in heaven, right?
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.)
It’s no secret whatsoever that I love nude lipsticks. And when it comes to liquid lipsticks, Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks are some of my favourites (Lolita and Bow n Arrow mixed together are everything). So I had to pick up one of her new shades, Sanctuary, during the first round of the Monthly Everlasting Flash program.
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.
There are few things I love more than a polarizing palette. It makes me determined to get to the bottom of things. Although the colour selection (and price – yikes!) of Huda’s debut palette didn’t draw me in, the mixed reviews got me interested.
On a recent trip to Philadelphia, I made it my mission to pick up the Ulta-exclusive Tarte Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Contour Concealer. The internet was collectively losing it over this concealer, and since we don’t have Ulta in Canada, my other option was to order this concealer directly from the Tarte website and pay the astronomical shipping, which is no bueno.
In any case, I’m glad I picked it up, because this concealer has quickly taken its place among my favourites.