My YSL Collection

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Usually, when I spend $40+ on a beauty product, it’s a palette of some sort.

But in recent years, I’ve been occasionally spending more than I’d care to admit on luxury lip products that make MAC lipsticks look cheap.

YSL beauty products are about as high end luxury as I’ll go, and I fully acknowledge that the prices are ridiculous. We’re talking around $40 for a lipstick, and $50 for the famous Touche Éclat. Read more…

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The “My Lips But Pinker” Lipstick

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I can’t be the only Canadian makeup lover who stalks drugstores waiting for products I heard about from US bloggers to drop, can I? Read more!

Bold, Matte Liquid Lipstick Done Right

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Remember my Sephora Cream Lip Stain fail?

In that post, I mentioned the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvets.

These. Are. Incredible. Read more!

The One That Had All The Potential

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Do you ever come across a product so pretty, so promising that you just hope with every fibre of your being that it will be good?

Maybe that’s a tad dramatic. Read more!

My Perfect Everyday Lip Product

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Almost everybody has one: that lip product that’s super flattering, comfy to wear, and a joy to apply.

This is mine. Read more!

How to Wear Red Lipstick

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If you struggle with fussy bold lip colours, look no further. I’m sharing my best tips for the lazy person’s red lip!

Nars Dolce Vita Lipstick

NARS Dolce Vita

When I was looking for my MLBB shade with a helpful beauty advisor at Sephora, she had me try on Dolce Vita by Nars. I had never tried Nars lipstick – their bases and blushes are what they’re famous for, so I had never really bothered. But the shade was a really beautiful brown-pink that is super sheer but buildable. It wasn’t quite MLBB, but it stuck in my mind, and I would try it on every time I went to Sephora after that.

During the Murale gift with purchase event, I finally picked it up. And I’m glad I did. [Read more…]

Review: Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in “Stellar (501)”

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I bought this product because of the name. I’m a sucker for a good pun. (But then when they released these in the US they called them Rimmel Show-Offs? They’re still Apocalips in Canada, though.)

I also bought this because it was touted as a dupe for the YSL Glossy Stains; however, since biting the bullet a few months ago and actually buying a glossy stain, I can safely say that they are completely different products.

Read more!

The Comfiest Lipsticks Edit

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’m not a lipstick or lipgloss person. On the occasions I decide to wear lipstick, I’m much more likely to go for something full-on like a red or hot pink than I am to just wear neutral shades every day. As for gloss, I tend to hate the texture.

However, lip products really tie a look together…so I’m stuck between hating the feeling and wanting the look. Lucky I have these little guys. Read more!

Review: MAC Huggable Lip Colour in ‘Out for Passion’

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Not long ago, MAC released their Huggable Lip Colour Collection.

I bought into it partly because of the name…I won’t lie. It’s adorable! “Huggable” is a fantastic word.

The other reason I purchased one is because of the claims. A moisturizing lipstick with shiny, buildable colour? Sign me up! Read more!