VIB Rouge Ideas!

Hi everyone,

Based on Dina’s request, here are some new or fun items to think about while the Sephora Rouge sale is on!

New palettes:

So I have too many eye palettes and haven’t really looked at any of the ones that have come out. BUT these new huda beauty palettes got my attention because they are smaller, more portable and actually are better value than the equal amount of the larger palettes. Here are the two I have been debating between but ended up grabbing the mauve one since i already have a bright palette (urban decay electric) which seems to be everlasting!

Here is a new larger palette to show you that the price / pan actually is better with the smaller palettes.

Also, I have gone to sephora twice now to try out the new kat von d palette and while its fun, i personally have too many repeats in the colours but its been fun to try out and a great pic ! here’s the palette:

here are the two looks:

The colours are vibrant and blend well. They do have some fallout so apply face products after the eyeshadow!

Other products:

the metallic eye is very in right now, and stila came out with a great easy way for everyone to do it, regardless of skill πŸ™‚ you can wear it alone, with one crease shade or as a part of a full eye look! this set definitely cuts the cost down and you’ll likely never run out since these types of things tend to last ages. Go Stila on this one!

got my sister this set and its definitely a good by. i find that the kat von d lipsticks also last forever, so you really dont need 100 big ones. this is great way to get a variety of winter colours all in one shot.

i absolutely love the custom cover drops and if i didnt already have two of these, i would be buying it since its another product i would never run through. i use it as a base, mix it into foundation or use it as a highlighter on top so its really versatile. Definitely consider this one and its a good deal for the amount and variety that you get!


And of course, sephora favourites are always a good deal so definitely check these out too:




I’ll put up a post soon on my haul πŸ˜› i went a little overboard with stuff but i had a gift card from work so may as well πŸ˜›


Jeffree Star Mini Nudes Bundle : Volume 1, Velour Liquid Lipstick

Hi everyone!

A little while ago, I bought the velour liquid lipstick minis from Jeffree Star. This is my favourite liquid lipstick so when all the nude colours came out in the perfect mini set, I had to get it!

Here is the set and here are the swatches:



Great colour variety and the same amazing product as in full size. The brush in thisΒ  liquid lipstick makes it incredibly easy to apply in a thin smooth coat. It isnt patchy or spotty like some other brands, and because the brush is fluffy, it doesnt create a harsh edge like other liquid lipsticks do (anastasia, kat von d and smashbox are some examples)

Definitely a great buy with lots of colour variety! and great purse sized products.

Here are all the colours:

Skin Tight

  • for me this was an ok colour, but i am pretty fair so for most, this colour will be too light. I also found that it shows more of your lip imperfections that the other colours but thats what you get with a lighter lipstick πŸ™‚



  • this is the perfect nude colour for me! When i want a no makeup makeup look or just something more subdued, this is perfect πŸ™‚ i was previously thinking of celebrity skin for that but this one is even better for me! Again, i am pretty fair so this won’t work for everyone but i love it πŸ™‚



Celebrity Skin

  • little biased here because i already own and love this colour. looks great on everyone!



Posh Spice

  • sorry about the pictures for this one, totally forgot to do it until it was dark out!
  • so when i tried this one on years ago, i thought it looked 90s grungy, but actually i like it for a bit of a cooler nude colour


Rose Matter

  • this is definitely more of a pink than a nude, but its a cute colour and goes on really well



  • now we’re getting into the darker colours. they look really similar in the box but i can definitely see the differences when i swatch them or when they are on
  • this one was a little more subdued with a pink undertone. wore it on halloween so dont mind the ears!



  • this is more of a warm brown, and looks a lot like plath from kat von d (except not patchy and messy like that one!)



  • another one that i already own and love.
  • this is a great colour for a night out, and its a dark purple / brown. i really like it and it can definitely work on most people



thats it! hope you guys liked the post and if you have any questions on other jeffree star shades, i have lots so i can post pics of others πŸ™‚

Marc Jacobs Under(cover) Eye Primer

Hi everyone!

IT HAS FINALLY HAPPENED! I have finally found a product that I like as much as the Nars eye primer but with pigment and in a better package!

Here is the wonderful product:

So a little while ago, I had someone use it on me in a sephora custom makeover and I asked for a sample and forgot all about it. Then I noticed it in my sample collection and decided I’d give it a try!

Here is the look I tried it with most recently:

Nothing too intense but I layered on a bunch of purples and beiges so there’s more product that you would expect.

That day I went to the gym, and sweat a fair bit and was expecting to look like a disaster when I went to run errands after … BUT it was totally fine! Nothing moved!

Here I am at the end of the day with natural and artificial light:

I was incredibly impressed! I will be buying this for sure during the holiday sephora sale πŸ™‚

Now some reviews have said this is drying but they may be using too much. I used very little and dabbed it all over from lash to brow. So don’t go nuts and it should be good πŸ™‚

Also some people like the heavy coconut smell of the other marc Jacobs products but I do not. Thankfully this doesn’t smell like that.

Anyways 10/10 on this one! Head to your sephora and grab a sample to see for yourself!

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes! Mascara

Hi everyone πŸ™‚

Got another lash stash so wanted to review these as I use them πŸ™‚ I loved the tarteist mascara so I was enthusiastic about this one. Here’s the info on it:

Here is the mini lash stash, which includes a free full size of the mascara of your choice from this set:

They have a new one available now and typically these are just over $30.

I was excited about this because I haven’t used a few of these / they are new, so this was a cheap and easy way to try a few new products!

Here is what the brush looked like:

So the brush is a bristle brush but the fibres are fairly short. The formula is a little more liquidy than the ones I’m used to but I was still hopeful

Here’s what it looked like on the first time I tried it:

So the volume is a 5/10 but the length is a definite 10/10. The first time I didn’t do an amazing job with the brush but the length was great so when I want a brighter whispy look, this is perfect. Here it is with another look:

Much better separation after getting used to the brush πŸ™‚

So for me, i don’t think is buy this again because I like the heavy volume mascaras but I will definitely use it until the end on no eyeliner days when I want a softer look πŸ™‚

For a heavier look, I’ve been using the Josie Maran Argan oil mascara which I love and I feel has actually improved my eyelashes over time.

My favourite concealers

Hi everyone!!!!

I wanted to do a comparison review of all the concealers that I use to help you guys pick whats best for you!

For consistency, I put concealer on first, on spots on my face and under my eyes and then I put it Cosmetics cc cream (no setting powder) and then kat Von d under eye powder and took more pics πŸ™‚

1) Makeup For Ever Ultra HD Concealer in R30

Here I am with only concealer on, and nothing else

The colour here is a little light for me, but that helps with covering acne and with brightening the under eye area. However, like the Makeup Forever Ultra HD foundation, this is a full coverage, but very smooth and blendable product. I would say its not the BEST for coverage, but is very good if the texture works for your skintone. Its not as creamy as some other products, so you can see where it starts and stops if you dont blend well.

For my blog post on Makeup forever foundations, here’s the link:

Here I am with the kat von d under eye powder in Petal and It Cosmetics CC cream:

As you can see, it has very full coverage and you cant see any of my scarring. Under eye coverage is pretty good as well. This one doesn’t dry out my under eye area, which prevents ending up with a creasy mess. Definitely recommend this product and making it to your foundation if you wanna give Makeup Forever foundation a shot!

2) Nars Radiant cream concealer in Vanilla

As you can see, relative to the makeup forever one, things definitely blends better. It looks smoother and more even, with fuller coverage. The only downside to this one would be that if you have very dry skin, it can be a little drying under the eyes, but not terribly so. So for combination or oily skin, definitely a perfect one for you!

Here it is with CC cream and under eye powder:

All in all, definitely one that I will continue to repurchase! One of my favourites!

Here I am that day with the full makeup look (a more natural makeup day, with no liner or lipstick, just mascara, shadow and gloss) and proper lighting:

3) Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer in Vanilla

Next is another one of my favourites, and this is truly one of my favourite products at Sephora. If i had to go on a trip with 3 makeup items, it would be this, better than sex mascara and hoola light bronzer πŸ™‚

Here is the product:

Here I am with only this product on. You’ll see I don’t use it under my eye because I personally am very dry there so unless I use very little in a no makeup makeup look, it doesnt really work for under my eyes. However, although I do have a fair amount of scarring, when i want to quickly throw something on, I use this and the sephora airbrush concealer brush and it blends in perfectly!

4) Born this Way Naturally Radiant Concealer

This is my concealer with the least coverage and weight. It does feel very natural, as advertised, but I only use it under my eyes and it isnt enough for spot coverage on the rest of my face.

Here is the product:

And here is it on both the under eye area and the rest of my face to show you the lower coverage with the product, but it is definitely natural and radiant as advertised:

And now here it is with the cc cream and under eye powder:

So if you don’t want full coverage, but want a natural, blendable concealer, this is my favourite!

5) It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye, Full Coverage Anti Aging Waterproof concealer

So one thing to keep in mind with this brand is that you can skip some steps since there are serums and anti aging products in their face and eye products.

Also the concealer and CC cream colour don’t light up, because I use Light CC cream and medium concealer. So if you are using it just under your eyes, the lighter color could be nice for a highlighted look, but if you want coverage in other places with the same product, you’ll likely need to go a shade up for concealer too.

Here’s the product:

Here it is with nothing else to show the great coverage and it really doesnt seem too dark. Full but natural coverage.

I forgot to take pictures with just the concealer, powder and cc cream. But so I took some pictures of my finished look for the day

So in summary: if you want an all in one product with full coverage, either it cosmetics or nars cream concealer would be my recommendation. If you have oilier skin or dont have dry undereyes like me, my strong recommendation would be the nars matte (pot) concealer. If you want medium, blendable coverage, then Born This way is for you. Makeup Forever isnt my favourite, but it has great colour variety and is fairly similar in finish to the nars cream concealer so if that works for you, great πŸ™‚

Thats it! Hope this helps!

Fenty and It Cosmetics Highlighters

First is the it Cosmetics highlighter! I’m loving everything from this brand and their contour / highlight palette is no different πŸ™‚

Here is the product

So for my complexion, I can’t buy this but I looooooooove the radiance highlighter on the bottom right! The glow was amazing and the contour options are super blendable! If you are a bit darker than me, you could definitely use this one πŸ™‚

Here’s what it looked like on


Fenty is next πŸ™‚ here is the product

And here it is in person:

The lighter colour is very subtle and would be great if someone isn’t Gaga about tons of highlighter. I personally like more glow. The look below has both shades layered on:

So all in all, the fenty one is very pretty but I’m not blown away by it and probably wouldn’t buy it. Maybe if another colour is more unique I’d get it πŸ™‚

It Cosmetics CC Creams

Hi everyone,

Now that It Cosmetics is in Canada, i had to try out the products!

So I went to Sephora three times over the last couple weekends, to try a few looks , with the regular CC cream and one with the illuminating. Let’s see how they look and how they held up!

First the regular one. Here’s the product

Here was the look with this on:

It felt so natural and light and the fact that it has anti aging properties is amazing! One less skincare step!

Here’s how it fared over the day with a setting powder and the new too faced peaches and cream setting spray:

The artist used the sculpt palette from it Cosmetics too and look at this glow! It’s the bottom right shade in the palette:

Pretty good, right? I was very impressed with the cc cream! Soooo of course I had to buy it πŸ™‚ and I’ve been using it with the sephora airbrush foundation brush and it’s been amazing:) blends so well. Very good coverage without feeling heavy.

here are some shots I took when I first opened it :

Shockingly when you open it, there ya a pump rather than a squeeze tube, which is much more hygienic

There aren’t that many colours but it seems to be ok for my skin tone. Not sure that options will be there for everyone but it was ok for me now that I’m a bit tanned. The light colours likely won’t be light enough for me in the winter.

Here is what it looked like without any other makeup. Covered all my acne scars!

And here’s the final look with this product πŸ™‚

went to sephora one more time to hsv then try it on me, and we used urban decay primer and setting spray, plus laura mercier setting powder. Here’s he look :

And here I am 12 hours later:

Held up well!

All in all, I definitely recommend this product if the shades work for you!

Now on to the illuminating one. Here’s the product:

Used the medium this time which matched my body once I’m a bit tanned, and she just brought it down my neck.

Here’s what she used:

So most the illuminating products. She also added the Anastasia glow kit all over so I’m extra glowy! Here’s the look:

I don’t say this often but I think it’s a bit tooooooo much glow for me. Looked like the tin man in real life. Lol

Here it is in less flattering light so you can see what I mean

Little crazy lol

Anyways, this did noooooot hold up the way the other one did! Now I don’t think she used a loose setting powder. Instead she used the pressed powder foundation from it Cosmetics so likely this just wasnt enough coverage for a setting powder. Here I am looking crazy at the end of the day

Also the underrate concealer did not hold up as well. Could be that it wasn’t set but it kept doing this every hour so I eventually gave up and let it do its thing

So to me, one looked very natural and wearable and the other was a bit much. I’d recommend their regular cc cream every day of the week but I’d be cautious about the illuminating one. Powder will likely cause it to loose its glow but without powder, it doesn’t survive as well. I’d highly recommend getting the regular cc cream and concealer with all the amazing benefits (spf 50 and anti aging serum and primer built in) regardless of whether you want a quick application or as a part of your full routine. I now use it every day!

Here are a few looks with it

Thanks guys! I’m going to try fenty today if they have my colour in stock so let’s see how it goes