Bite Beauty Lip Pencil – Lip Swatches on Dark Skin

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.

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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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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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Tarte Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Contour Concealer in Deep – Swatches on Dark Skin


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.

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