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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Benefit Gimme Brow

Although Anastasia is the Queen of Brows, Benefit is a strong contender for that title, especially with their huge brow collection release in 2016.

Ka-Brow aside, my true favourite item from Benefit’s brow lineup is an old favourite: Gimme Brow. It’s a tinted brow gel with volumizing fibers in it that you swipe on with an itty-bitty brush. And that’s what makes it amazing.

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NYC Beauty Haul

I went to New York City over Christmas Break, and I of course went shopping for makeup and beauty things while I was there.

I hit up Sephora, MAC, Target, and Ulta. I was particularly excited about Ulta and Target, which we don’t have in Canada. I thought I’d share what I picked up while I was there!

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.)