Natasha Denona shadows 

Hi everyone!

Last Saturday at Sephora Masonville Paige did my makeup using some Natasha Denona shadow. Until that point, I had dismissed them as crazy expensive and unnecessary but that appointment make me reconsider. Here’s the look:


So the purples on this look were from this palette:


Here it is on the Sephora site:


$61!!!!!! For 5 shadows!!!! For reference let’s see the cost of the bigger palettes vs some other brands:


Modern renaissance is $55 for 14 colours

Too faced sweet peach is $59 for 18 colours 

Urban decay naked palettes are $66 for 12 colours 

So yes, the colours are huge in this one but who really uses that much of any one colour? 

So anyways, if cost isn’t a factor for you, buy this because the product itself is amazing. Super freaky, super pigmented but blends perfectly. If it wasn’t so insanely expensive I’d buy them 100% because the product quality is there. Here is a swatch


Going to have to debate long and hard about this but for now, I haven’t purchased any of these. 

Touch In Sol – Metallist Liquid Foil & Glitter Eye Shadow Duo

Hi everyone!

I know its been a while but I have a few reviews in the works 🙂

I got my makeup this weekend by the lovely Britt A at Sephora Masonville (London, Ontario) and she used two of the Touch in Sol duos to create a halo eye look.

Here is the look:

She used Talia and Eldora, which are these colours:

touch-in-sol

So while I was watching her use the product, I found that the glitter end is very inconvenient to use, although the end of effect is very nice. The creamy end is smooth and blendable but the actual foil sparkly end is difficult to get out of the bottle and is very dry and crumbly so having it in a tube like this rather than a pot means you will likely lose a lot of product just while trying to get it out of the bottle!

If you are looking for a foil sparkle product, I strongly recommend this Stila product:

sitla

It is a little pricey but it lasts forever, and you can use Mac Fix+ or setting spray instead of the little liquid once that runs out (since it doesn’t get sold separately). I feel like you would get a lot better control and application that with the touch in sol product and you would not have as much waste. Also, you can create a foil vs. creamy look that requires two products above in just one here depending on the ratio of liquid to sparkle. Definitely a better option in my mind when you want some glitter!

Jeffree Star lipstick haul and review :) 


Was so excited to finally have some of these lipsticks! They are some of the best liquid lipsticks on the market. The brush holds enough product to do your lips with one dip, they don’t create that excess on the edge like stila and kat Von d’s brushes do (since this brushes are smaller and harder), and the matte ones stay very well. 

The metallic ones are super pretty but do not stay nearly as well. Below are the examples of all the colours I tried on and how some of them stayed: 



Here it is in the morning 


After breakfast 


And then after lunch (aaaah!):


The matte ones stood up a lot better 😛 but the metallic colours are pretty and very comfortable to wear so don’t write them off necessarily!

Here are the other. Colours:

Rich blood:



Here it is after lunch 


And at the end of the day:


But my mug took a bit of a beating 😛

Next is celebrity skin:



And after lunch:


Then Sagittarius 




Then is dreamhouse:


Then androgyny:



Then Pumpkin pie:



And that’s it!!!! Let me know what you think!!!

YSL mascara volume effet faux cils babydoll

Who named this mascara?! This name is ridiculous! 

Anyways! I’m most of the way through my lash stash set and I’m onto the second full size product. Here it is:




The brush was pretty nice, with one side for top lashes and one for the bottom, much like rollerlash. 

It wasn’t the best for separating so it won’t look whispy but still seperated enough not to look clumpy. 

It was very black and had a matte finish, unlike the Estée Lauder which had the wet look even when dry. 

It didn’t really feel like it was curling my lashes so if that’s what you want, this wouldn’t be your best bet 

It gave me pretty good volume but not automatically, took a couple coats. 

I thought it was a decent mascara but not spectacular. Definitely better ones on the market but it’s a good option to give a little of everything 

Here’s what it looked like on me:


After doing the top picture, I loaded on a bit more to try to get extra volume and thickness and it held up pretty well in the bottom picture without clumping. 

Here are all the previous ones to compare 


I’d say that other than tarte, this is my favourite from the set 

Bobbi brown smokey eye mascara – lash stash 5/8

Hi everyone!

After a long break, since I needed to use up some of my mascara before starting a new one, I’m back with a new comparison of mascaras featured in the Sephora lash stash! 

This time I tried the Bobbi brown mascara. Here it is:



For reference, here is the full size product online:


Not sure why they named it this because it doesn’t have the heavy appearance I’d assume from something called smokey eye… anyways! Here’s the brush:


Not spectacular looking, right? I wasn’t expecting much when I used it but this was the best seperating brush I had used in a long long time so if you want a softer mascara look with wispy seperated lashes, this is for you!

I had to put a coat, wait for it to fully dry and then put another one to build volume, so it’s a bit time consuming for the look I personally want (which is pretty heavy) so while I did enjoy the final look, it wasn’t the greatest for my needs.

However, usually when you wait so long between coats, it clumps if you try to go over it again. This did not at all! All the lashes were nicely seperated. 

For volume and length, definitely not the best but for buildable volume and amazing seperation, this is the one!

Here is a comparison with the other 4 I have used until now 

And now a closer look at this particular mascara on two separate days 


Definitely not as heavy and obvious as I’d like but not the worst. Nowhere near as bad as nars!

So for my own personal preferences, here is the order from best to worst:

Tied for 1) tarte / benefit They’re real (the tarte one is growing on me, and I’ve been using it almost every day now) 

3) Estée Lauder

4) Bobbi brown

5) buxom 

Stay tuned for ysl soon! 

Sephora waterproof eye makeup remover 

Hi everyone! Got a sample of this with one of the gift bags from sephora over the holiday season and I thought I’d put it to the test 🙂 here’s what I got :


And here’s the product on Sephora’s site 


It’s similar to other oil removers where you have to shake it up to mix the oil with the other ingredients, put it on a cotton and use to wipe you makeup off.

On the first day when I used it, I had on this tarte mascara fro the lash stash that I’ve been reviewing:  


It did an amazing job at removing this, kat Von d ink liner and all shadow in one soft wipe. No rubbing my lashes, nothing.

The next couple days I kept using it with these products and I was very impressed

Then yesterday I used it with this Estée edit mascara 


It was barely making any impact on my mascara. Had to use two cotton pads and then gave up and used a diffferent wipe. I would definitely say this is a harder mascara to remove, which is one of the many reasons why I don’t like it, but this product is supposed to remove waterproof mascara and this isn’t even waterproof!

So altogether, I would say it’s good depending of what products you use and it’s a very reasonable price relative to comparable oil based makeup removers like these (note that the above picture was of the larger size / price all allghe pictures below are of the smallest sizes available in each)


Sephora cream lip stains 

Hi everyone!!! 

It’s been a while since I did a product review but we’ve been moving so I haven’t had much time to properly sit down and do this!

Anyways a little while ago the lovely Miranda at Sephora Masonville introduced me to this new product line  and I love it!

Here it is on the Sephora site 

Pretty reasonable in price compared to Anastasia ($26) tarte ($24) stila ($31) or kat Von d ($24)

So I tried on a mix of the colour above and the colour below:


Here they are in person 


And here is the result:


Great match to the eye makeup 🙂

So this lipstick was super comfortable and not dry at all. I love kat Von d lipsticks but in the winter, my dry lips make them look crazy. I put this on dry lips and honestly you couldn’t tell (or you tell me based on the pics!)

It wasn’t sticky, it isn’t feel dry and hard, so it really felt like a non liquid lipstick but with the benefits of a liquid lipstick. Honestly they did an amazing job here and I was shocked and impressed. 

Here is what it looked like after being on for 10 hours, and after two meals and a coffee:


It fared better than most lipsticks would in this scenario. I didn’t touch it or reapply, but I also wasnt careful at all to avoid ruining it. I think this is probably one of the best liquid lipsticks on the market 🙂