Makeup This Week (Morphe, Becca, Pixi, L'Oreal, Kiss, Revolution Beauty, Physicians Formula, Clinique, Stila)

Makeup This Week (Morphe, Becca, Pixi, L'Oreal, Kiss, Revolution Beauty, Physicians Formula, Clinique, Stila)

This week I've been enjoying a neutral quick eye, and I've been using the Morphe 9B Bronzed Babe. I did review this palette and you can find it here. I didn't realize that I would enjoy the simplicity of this 9 pan palette. I usually keep large palettes on my vanity. I can create complete looks with the Bronzed Babe, it has enough shades to allow me to build my color and give the look dimension. The bronzed shades in this palette are just gorgeous, and I'm really happy with this palette. It doesn't have a shade light enough for a brow bone highlight, but I've been using a single shade from Kiss called Unicorn. It's bright and shimmery but not too shimmery. I think it's great for every day. 

Two New Products In My Routine: Reversa Cleansing Micellar Solution and Skin Smoothing Cream

Two New Products In My Routine: Reversa Cleansing Micellar Solution and Skin Smoothing Cream

Reversa is a brand that I was introduced to this year. The first product I tried was the 3 in 1 Mild Gel Cleanser (review.) I'm still using it, and enjoying it. I added in the Micellar Solution and Skin Smoothing Cream into my routine recently. Now that I use the Micellar Solution, I use the Gel Cleanser more as a cleanser and not a makeup remover.

Confession: I don't use alot of Micellar Solutions to remove my makeup. I go through a bottle in no time, because I spill it when putting it onto cotton rounds. I prefer a more solid makeup remover because I feel like I get more use out of it. I was a little reluctant to try this, but it was sent for review purposes and I was curious. When I noticed that it had a pump, I was much more encouraged to give it a try. The second issue, I normally have with these products is that they cause my eyes to burn. If my eyes burn, it's out. I won't go through that hassle. I'm very happy to report this does not burn my eyes at all. As for removing my makeup, it does a great job. It breaks down my eye makeup and mascara very quickly and easily. I don't have to run at my eyes. It is very gently and doesn't dry out my skin either. I really like that it doesn't leave any residue and I'm left feeling fresh and clean. I really enjoyed this and the pump really made the difference.

Recommended Eye Blending Brushes (Sigma, BH Cosmetics, Morphe)

Recommended Eye Blending Brushes (Sigma, BH Cosmetics, Morphe)

Today, I wanted to share the blending brushes that I use constantly when doing my eyeshadow. I have alot of brushes but I keep coming back to these brushes because they work the best for me.

Transition/ General Blending Brushes

Sigma E40: The Sigma E40 is a great blending brush. It's a great size to lay down my transition shade and start the eye shadow look. I like to also use this brush to continue blending throughout the eye look. This is a very soft brush synthetic brush.

BH Cosmetics V5: This is a single synthetic brush in the B H Cosmetics Vegan line. It's so soft and a great affordable option. I use this brush for my transition area and general blending of my looks.

Morphe M441- The M441 is a fluffy blending brush with natural bristles. It's a very popular Morphe brush that many use for the crease.

Jaclyn Hill X Morphe Dark Magic Palette (Review and Swatches)



Jaclyn Hill X Morphe Dark Magic Palette (Review and Swatches)

Have you ever felt intimidated by an eyeshadow palette? I will fully admit that the Dark Magic palette intimidated me and it took me awhile to get around to trying it. These colors are not in my every day collection. This is why it's the 4th palette review of the Vault collection on my blog. I really like stepping outside of my comfort zone when it comes to eyeshadow but sometimes it takes me a while to warm up to it. Especially, when a palette is as dark as this one. I decided to look at tutorials on Youtube and give this palette a try. I watched Angela Bright and followed this tutorial. I thought it looked wearable and decided to give it a try. I was so happy with my look and ecstatic that I finally tried this palette. 

Karity | Rose All Day (Review and Swatches)

Karity | Rose All Day Review and Swatches

The Karity Rose All Day palette has been on my wishlist since it was first released. I picked it up in October and couldn't wait to create some pink eye looks. I previously purchased their Just Peachy Palette (review) and their Nudes and Rudes (review) palette which I enjoyed both. The Rose All Day palette seemed fun and different and I was so excited but as I tried this palette I realized it wasn't what I was expecting. This palette really lacked pigmentation. Let's get into it....

Morphe 9B Bronzed Babe Sephora Canada Purchase

Morphe 9B Bronzed Babe Sephora Canada Purchase

You can never have too many browns right? right... that's my story and i'm sticking to it. When Morphe released these 9 pan palettes, they were exclusive to Ulta Beauty and as a Canadian I didn't bother due to the shipping and customs. Now that Morphe has come to Sephora Canada, we had 3 of these palettes available to us. I was so excited to actually see the 9B and the 9C in my Sephora store. I picked both up for 16$. What I didn't realize was how much I would enjoy this palette. Yes, it's another neutral palette but this smaller palette allowed me to do my makeup so quickly and easily in the morning. It gave me options and I had every thing that I needed to create a look. 

Exfoliating Scrubs: High End and Budget Friendly (Dr. Brandy PoreDermabrasion and Garnier SkinActive Deep Pore Exfoliating Scrub)

Exfoliating Scrubs: High End and Budget Friendly (Dr. Brandy PoreDermabrasion and Garnier SkinActive Deep Pore Exfoliating Scrub)


At the moment, I have these two exfoliating scrubs on rotation. I like them both equally and thought I would talk about each one. Depending on your budget or preference for scrubs, you might want to try one over the other. What are exfoliating scrubs used for? Exfoliating is an important step in a skincare routine because it helps to remove dead skin cells. It helps to revive the skin and deep cleanse prepping it for your moisturizer and/or serums. Depending on your skin type you will need to find an exfoliator that works well for you. In my case, I have normal to dry skin. I don't like the exfoliate more than once a week. You can over do it with scrubs, no one than once or twice a week and what I've read. 

Talking Myself Out Of The Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette (Berry/Raspberry Eyeshadow Trend) Affordable Alternatives

Talking Myself Out Of The Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette (Berry/Raspberry Eyeshadow Trend)  Affordable Alternatives

The Berry/Raspberry eyeshadow trend has really come about this fall/winter season and I've been really tempted by the Naked Cherry palette. I picked up the Rimmel London Crimson palette and that really made me want to wear more of these colors. I decided to look through my collection and see if I could find more palettes that have a similar color theory. I found some...

Talking Myself Out Of The Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette (Berry/Raspberry Eyeshadow Trend)  Affordable Alternatives


B H Cosmetics Foil Eyes (Colorful Palette Option) Review and Swatches

B H Cosmetics Foil Eyes (Colorful Palette Option) Review and Swatches

B H Cosmetics is an affordable brand that has a wide range of makeup and beauty products. They always have sales in rotation and they release products very consistently. Today, I wanted to talk about the Foil Eyes palette. This is not a new palette, but one that I've kept in my collection. This entire palette has shimmer shades, and I really like that it does have neutral shades included. I don't wear alot of colorful eyeshadow looks but I do want to try incorporating more color in my looks. This is a great palette to explore, because you have twenty eight shades to choose from. 

Rimmel London Magnif'eyes Crimson palette (Review and Swatches) Urban Decay Cherry Alternative

Rimmel London Magnif'eyes Crimson palette (Review and Swatches) Urban Decay Cherry Alternative

The Rimmel London Magnif'eyes Crimson palette caught my eye at the drugstore and I decided it was time to give their shadows a try. This palette reminded me of the recent Urban Decay Cherry palette. I don't buy alot of eyeshadow at the drugstore but this palette really surprised me. The color scheme has been really fun to wear this fall season.

Affordable Eye Brush Set Recommendation Lamora

Affordable Eye Brush Set Recommendation Lamora

When I started wearing eyeshadow, brushes really confused me. I would see these beauty gurus apply eyeshadow with brushes that I couldn't easily find or I didn't want to invest the money in until I was more sure of myself. When I did buy an affordable set of brushes, I didn't have the brushes that I thought I needed. This Lamora Eye Brush set is a great set for beginners, in my opinion. I use them frequently in my brush rotation and would recommend them for beginners or someone looking to expand their brush collection.

Veriphy Skincare Trio (Self Absorbed Moisturizer, Power Trip Facial Serum, 20/20 Eye Cream)

Veriphy Skincare Trip (SVeriphy Skincare Trio (Self Absorbed Moisturizer, Power Trip Facial Serum, 20/20 Eye Cream)elf Absorbed Moisturizer, Power Trip Facial Serum, 20/20 Eye Cream)

My current skincare routine involves a trio of products by Verify Skincare. A Canadian brand, led by a team of woman in science. I previously reviewed the Self Absorbed Moisturizer (here) and today I wanted to talk about them as a trio and how I've been enjoying them. First, I will reiterate that I am not a skincare expert. My skin is normal to dry and I do have some texture issues from time to time. Since I've been using all three products I have noticed an improvement in my skin overall. My skin seems more hydrated, more radiant, and smoother.

Morphe 35O Review and Swatches

Morphe 35O Review and Swatches

Someone is still talking about the Morphe 35O? Yes, I want to talk about it. I've owned the Morphe 35O for a few years and it's a palette that I go back to during the fall. It's very nostalgic for me. Morphe is one of my favorite brands when it comes to eyeshadows. I will also admit that I use my Morphe palettes more than my high end palettes. I'm always drawn to my Morphe palettes. The fact that they're affordable and becoming more and more easily available as a Canadian is even better. In October I had a two week vacation, and this palette was a standout palette for me. I could have brought this one palette and been set for two weeks. I really fell back in love with this palette. Those oranges are stunning!

Revolution Beauty Re-loaded Visionary Palette Review and Swatches

Revolution Beauty Re-loaded Visionary Palette Review and Swatches

Purple has been a popular color this year and I picked up the Revolution BeautyVisionary Re-Loaded palette. The Re-loaded palettes have been a little hit or miss for me, some I've loved and others I thought were just okay. Going into this palette I didn't know what to expect, I'm not a huge purple eyeshadow fan but I wanted to try it. 

Reversa 3 in 1 Mild Gel Cleanser Review

Reversa 3 in 1 Mild Gel Cleanser Review

Reversa was a new to me brand when I first tried this 3-1 Mild Gel Cleanser. I'll be honest and tell you that I'm going to try more of their products. This cleanser is a 3 in one product, and can be used as a facial cleaners, makeup remover and moisturizer. It doesn't foam, feels silky smooth and doesn't leave a residue on my skin. It claims to be hypo allergenic, non-comedogenic, perfume free and oil free. I've really been enjoying this product and I will break it down for you.

Brand Spotlight: Colourpop Cosmetics (Canadian Consumer)

Brand Spotlight: Colourpop Cosmetics (Canadian Consumer)

Let's chat about Colourpop Cosmetics, shall we? I purchase a lot of makeup on my own, and I wanted to start spotlighting brands and talk about the brand as a whole and how it works for me as a Canadian consumer. I really do love Colourpop, but as a Canadian I don't always gravitate towards their new releases. I really need to fall in love with a product, in order to make the purchase.

Let's Get Reading :The Ruins of Us by Keija Parssinen (Review)

Let's Get Reading :The Ruins of Us by Keija Parssinen (Review)


Synopsis:

American-born Rosalie fell in love with her husband during college; they were inseparable and full of dreams. Abdullah defied his parents when he announced they would marry, knowing they would eventually settle-down and accept her. Abdullah gave Rosalie everything she wished for, including life in Saudi Arabia; a country she has been fascinated with since she was a child. Twenty-five years into the marriage and two children later, Rosalie discovers she is not the only wife. For two years, Abdullah has taken a second wife, and she was oblivious. She honestly believed he was travelling on business, and had no reason to doubt him. She was clueless until a local jeweler made the mistake of asking her about a piece of jewelry she knew Abdullah would never buy her. When she confronts Abdullah, he confesses and explains that he has no plans to live without either wife. He plans to love and provide for both wives. Abdullah has always prided himself on being progressive, and Rosalie is shocked that he would do this to her. Rosalie struggles to keep her family safe, knowing she would never be able to leave the country with her children. Faisal is sixteen and becoming more and more of an extremist in terms of his religion. Their daughter Marium is constantly pushing the boundaries and they need to keep her in check. Rosalie struggles with heartbreak, confusion and bitterness. She has no idea where to go or what to do. Her children remain her priority.

Revolution Beauty X Tammi Tropical Paradise Eyeshadow Palette (Review and Swatches)


Revolution Beauty X Tammi Tropical Paradise (Review and Swatches)

Youtuber Tammi, and Revolution Beauty teamed up to create the unique Tropical Paradise palette that launched this summer. The Tropical shades really stood out to me and I was excited to try shades I wouldn’t normally wear. This palette has 12 mattes, 9 shimmers including a bottom row with two transition shades and one matte highlighter shade. While it does have unique tropical shades, it also has some nice neutrals; making this a versatile palette. I’m a neutral girl and it doesn’t matter how many neutrals I have, I continue to add more neutral colours to my collections.