elf Cosmetics Hydrating Camo Concealer Review

elf Cosmetics Hydrating Camo Concealer

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Today I have a review of the elf Cosmetics Hydrating Camo Concealer. I purchased it while I was in Nova Scotia in early October and have been using it ever since. [info in italics taken from the elf Cosmetics website]

elf Cosmetics Hydrating Camo Concealer

What is it: A long-lasting liquid concealer that provides crease-proof full coverage while hydrating your skin.

Why we love:

  • Full coverage concealer with a satin finish
  • All-day wear time
  • Large doe foot applicator
  • Great for normal, combination, and dry skin.
  • Our Shade Match Guarantee allows you to buy with confidence
elf Cosmetics Hydrating Camo Concealer

Key Ingredients:

  • Sodium Hyaluronate – helps provide hydration by locking in moisture
  • Rose Flower Water – helps soothes skin with its anti-inflammatory properties
elf Cosmetics Hydrating Camo Concealer

Nothing to see here—this full-coverage liquid concealer covers up imperfections and under-eye circles while delivering a boost of hydration to your skin. The lightweight, workable formula corrects and perfects without creasing or flaking for a smooth, satin finish that lasts all day (no touch-ups needed). Find your match with a wide selection of 25 shades.

elf Cosmetics Hydrating Camo Concealer

I have the shade Fair Rose (fair with pink undertones) – one of the lightest shades in the range – which is a great shade match for me. I decided to get this concealer as I wanted one that would not dry out my skin, especially with the cooler wether approaching. it applies and blends easily with fingers, a brush, or a sponge – depending on your personal preference. I love that this drugstore brand has 25 shades in this concealer. It is lightweight, and the coverage is great. I tend to apply it on the sheer side, as I just use it to camouflage any pinkness in my cheeks when I’m not wearing foundation, but it is a full coverage concealer if you don’t sheer it out. It wears all day, and thus far plays nicely with my serums, moisturizers and sunscreen.

Do you have a favourite concealer?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, I purchased this!

My JetPeel Experience

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Today I have something a little different than my usual product review. I was invited to the W Hotel here in downtown Montreal for the JetPeel Experience last week (November 2nd) – thank you JetPeel and Blend PR [info in italics and infographics / photos from JetPeel Press Release]

JetPeel

Based on subsonic jet stream application, JetPeel enables fast transdermal delivery with no needles, no pain, and no downtime. The world’s first and only beauty technology of its kind, JetPeel is clinically proven to provide instant, same day, visible results in a non-invasive comfortable and relaxing treatment.

JetPeel turns targeted solutions into a fine mist that is able to penetrate the skin on a deeper level helping to provide you with specific treatments tailored just for you—travelling at a subsonic speed of over 200 m/s. Applied with an advanced JetPeel wand, the jet stream exfoliates the epidermal layer and gently stretches the skin surface, opening microchannels that allow for noninvasive delivery of nutritive microdroplets deep into the skin. The treatment takes about 45 minutes.

I was very intrigued by this facial technology, especially as it has no downtime, and is painless!

When I first arrived, the JetPeel Technician, Erin took a good look at my skin, and asked me a few questions to help target the treatment type based on my skincare concerns – which I’ll get into after walking you through the process.

JetPeel Treatment Sequence

The JetPeel is feels super cold – I jokingly compared it to February in Montreal when it occasionally goes down to -40C. It doesn’t hurt at all. The first step is the lymphatic drainage – it feels like a massage, and it reduces toxins and puffiness and increases circulation in the skin – this is done from your hairline down your neck to your clavicles.

The next step is the exfoliation / hydradermabrasion stage, where the chemical exfoliant is applied, and then sits for approximately 6 or 7 minutes before being neutralized. There are several different exfoliation ingredients to choose from, a Glycolic Acid 10% solution was used for me. The JetPeel machine basically blasts off dead skin cells and mades the skin ready for the next stage – the hydroporation and booster infusion stage.

The hydroporation and booster infusion stage is, in my opinion, “where the magic happens” – this is where you can target specific concerns and the treatments are delivered deep into the layers of the skin. We decided to do a combination treatment based on my skin concerns – redness / mild rosacea on my cheeks, mild hyper-pigmentation (from a sunburn from several years ago), and fine lines / wrinkles on my forehead, outer eye, and smile lines. Let’s take a look at each of the treatments / solutions that were used on me:

COUPEROSE (Rosacea Treatment): Specially formulated for the treatment of rosacea and very sensitive skin, Couperose & Sensitive Skin Serum is rich in anti-inflammatory and sun defence ingredients that soothe and protect, preventing irritation and redness. The formula is infused with purifying antioxidant aloe barbadensis extract, Niacinamide for the reduction of fine lines and pigmentation, antibacterial Azelaic acid that evens and tones the skin, and calming, regenerating Troxerutin. It’s the perfect gentle yet powerful solution for the most sensitive and delicate skins.

BRIGHTENING: Jet Solution Brightening Complex contains powerful ingredients that act as pigment inhibitors, instantly creating a brighter, more uniform tone. Enriched with Stay-C Vitamin, an oxidation-resistant variant of vitamin C, and the exclusive Bio-Light compound, rich in natural brightening and redness-reducing ingredients, the formula is gentle and powerful for effective use on the face, chin, neck, decollete, and hands.

ATX-NAT (Botox alternative): Discover a natural, safe and painless anti-ageing treatment that offers a superior alternative to Botulinum Toxin A. ATX-NAT Jet Solution takes a different approach, relaxing the muscles for a firmer appearance and improvement of fine lines and wrinkles. The clinically-proven formula is based on Argireline, a peptide composed of 6 amino acids, and Betaine, which balances the skin’s water retention activity for a hydrated, nourished result. Ideal for effectively and safely treating the wrinkle-prone areas around the eyes and lips, ATX-NAT is the key to exceptionally brighter, softer, and smoother skin.

Immediately after the JetPeel Treatment my skin was slightly pink, but not in a sensitive skin reaction way, just in that freshly cleansed way. My skin looked so smooth, plumped and glowing! Any pinkness disappeared before I made it back to my place from downtown. Its been a week post-treatment, and I look well-rested, and I can see a reduction in the pinkness in my cheeks, my serums and moisturizers feel like they sink in faster.

All in all, an AMAZING experience!

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, I had the JetPeel Treatment for free, however my opinion is based on my personal experience (as always). Thank you JetPeel Canada and BlendPR.

Luna Nectar Moon Boost Lash and Brow Enhancing Serum Review

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Luna Nectar Unboxing

As you know, I received a PR package from Luna Nectar with the Heliophilia Glow & Fix Serum and the Moon Boost Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum. This Canadian brand has been on my wishlist for SO LONG, so I was thrilled by the opportunity to try them out! [info in italics taken from the Luna Nectar website]

Luna Nectar Moon Boost Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum

If you’ve read my mascara reviews, you will know that I don’t have lush, full lashes, and they are stick straight, and on the fine side – they’re also fairly light in colour despite having naturally dark brunette hair. My brows are also on the thin side – naturally, and not from the 90’s over-plucking trend. So I’m a good candidate for lash and brow serums!

Luna Nectar Moon Boost Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum

Let’s take a look at Moon Boost:

Instead of monthly lash extensions or chemical, hormone-based serums that break the bank and act as the root of side effects; opt for a 100% natural, vegan, organic and cruelty-free solution that deliver better results, quicker. Imagine: a silky nourishing elixir that achieves greater length, thickness, and longevity of your lashes and brows. Let it work its magic overnight, and wake up to the brilliant choice of no makeup, or intense lashes and bold brows with the most minimal touch of makeup.

If you do have lash extensions, Moon Boost is also for you! It can be used to repair and strengthen your natural lashes, which prolongs the lifespan of your extensions.

Before Using Moon Boost
Before Using Moon Boost
After Using Moon Boost
After Using Moon Boost

I love this lash and brow serum – it doesn’t make my eyes sting like some lash and brow serums that I’ve tried, nor does it irritate my sensitive eyes. The key to using this type of serum is consistency. I can see a difference in both my lashes and especially in my brows! For my lashes, it is less obvious unless I’m wearing mascara due to my lashes being so light in colour. But I can see a difference in the length and thickness of my lashes. I tint my brows these days, which makes it so much easier to see the difference compared to how my brows originally looked – they are filling in, and are less skimpy, and I’m sure that with continued use, they will improve further!

Also – It is SO DIFFICULT to take a decent closeup of my brows and lashes.

If you’d like to try this, or anything else from Luna Nectar, I was given a discount code to save 15% on purchases from the Luna Nectar website: BRASHATTITUDE15 (it is an affiliate link):

https://www.lunanectar.com/discount/BRASHATTITUDE15

Have you tried Moon Boost?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these products were PR gifted for review purposes, and this post contains an affiliate link. However, my opinion is always my own.

e.l.f. Cosmetics Wow Brow Tinted Brow Gel Review

elf Cosmetics Wow Brow Tinted Brow Gel

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elf Cosmetics Wow Brow Tinted Brow Gel

Today I’m reviewing the e.l.f. Cosmetics Wow Tinted Brow Gel. I purchased it a few weeks ago, and have been wearing it daily ever since. [info in italics taken from the e.l.f. Cosmetics website]

elf Cosmetics Wow Brow Tinted Brow Gel

What is it? A buildable, fiber-infused tinted brow gel that makes your natural brows look fuller.

Why we love:

  • Buildable wax-gel formula with brush
  • Gives you full, voluminous-looking brows
  • Available in 5 easy-match shades

Natural eyebrows that wow! This buildable wax-gel hybrid is enriched with Kaolin Clay and hair-like fibers that adhere to and enhance your brows. Brush and shape the tinted gel into place and your brows will immediately appear voluminous, fuller, and naturally filled in. Can be used on its own or as a topcoat over brow powder or pencil.

elf Cosmetics Wow Brow Tinted Brow Gel

This is a fantastic tinted brow gel – it looks great on its own, or paired with an eye pencil for a more defined and dramatic look. I chose the shade Deep Brown and I think that it is a perfect match for me as I prefer my browns to be dark (but not black). It adds volume and control but doesn’t make my brows look or feel “crunchy”. The small spoolie brush makes it easy to apply to the tails of my brows (where I need it the most).

elf Cosmetics Wow Brow Tinted Brow Gel

A great budget friendly brow option in my opinion.

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

Essence Cosmetics Bye Bye Panda Eyes! Mascara Review

Essence Bye Bye Panda Eyes! Mascara

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Today I have a review of the Essence Cosmetics Bye Bye Panda Eyes! Mascara – I purchased it recently and have been testing it out daily. [info in italics taken from the Essence website]

Essence Bye Bye Panda Eyes! Mascara

say bye bye to those panda eyes and hello to clean volume and defined lashes! this mascara is made to last all day without smudging or clumping with our tubular formula. plus its easy to remove with just warm water. vegan. paraben free. oil free. perfume free. alcohol free. 

Based on the description of the Bye Bye Panda Eyes! Smudge-proof Volumizing and Defining Mascara, this sounds like a great mascara for me. If you’ve been reading abrashattitude.com for awhile, you will know that I am very very picky about mascara. I have long, super stick-straight lashes that are quite light in colour considering my natural hair colour is dark brown. I use a lash curler and I need a mascara will hold a curl. My eyes are sensitive, and water easily so any mascara that I use must be smudge proof, and water resistant. I’m trying not to use waterproof mascara these days.

Essence Bye Bye Panda Eyes! Mascara

I have seven requirements for a mascara, and I’ll comment on each requirement and score each point. So how did the Bye Bye Panda Eyes! Mascara measure up?

1. waterproof / water resistant +1 surprisingly water resistant, yet easy to remove

2. smudge-proof +1 no panda eyes for me!

3. non-flaking / non-clumping +1

4. must be DARK black (not blackish, not brown black, and definitely not grey black) +1 Super dark black!

5. volumizing +1/2 not as volumizing as I had hoped, gives beautiful length though

6. must hold a curl +3/4 It holds a curl ok, wish it was a better hold

7. non-irritating to my sensitive eyes +1 no itchy eyes!

Essence Bye Bye Panda Eyes! Mascara

Overall I would give this mascara a 6.25 out of 7. I like it a lot, and I hope that as it dries out, that the curl holding power and volume will increase.

Have you tried this mascara, did you like it?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning of the post, I purchased this!

Garnier Fructis Hydrating Hair Treat Aloe Conditioner Review

Garnier Fructis Hydrating Hair Treat Aloe Conditioner

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Garnier Fructis Hydrating Hair Treat Aloe Conditioner

Today I’m reviewing the Garnier Fructis Hydrating Hair Treat Aloe Conditioner. Normally I tend to buy matching shampoo and conditioner sets, but only purchased the conditioner as I have a few shampoos in my stash to use up. [info in italics taken from the Garnier Canada website]

Garnier Fructis Hydrating Hair Treat Aloe Conditioner

Introducing NEW Fructis Treats Shampoos & Conditioners. Free of silicones, parabens, and artificial colorants, our new Treats Shampoos & Conditioners are formulated with 98% naturally-derived ingredients*. Our formulas are vegan with no animal-derived ingredients. Coconut-derived cleansing and conditioning agents create a lather that is powerful yet gentle on hair. When used together, Treats Shampoo and Conditioner nourish and detangle, resulting in hair that is soft, nourished and shiny.

Garnier Fructis Hydrating Hair Treat Aloe Conditioner

I chose the Hydrating Hair Treat Aloe Conditioner, as it it supposed to add hydration without weighing the hair down.

Rich in Vitamins A, B, C and E, Aloe’s hydrating properties make it a popular ingredient in skin care formulas that help to soothe and moisturize, and hair products that promote healthy shine.

Garnier Fructis Hydrating Hair Treat Aloe Conditioner

I like this conditioner a lot, it hydrates well, and isn’t over-scented. The scent is clean, but not flowery, and it isn’t citrusy either, I’m really not sure how to describe it! It makes my hair easier to detangle, and makes it soft and shiny.

Have you tried this conditioner?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

Pixi Correction Concentrate (Colour Correcting Concealer) Review

Pixi Correction Concentrate - Colour Correcting Concealer

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Pixi Correction Concentrate - Colour Correcting Concealer

Today I’m reviewing the Pixi Beauty Correction Concentrate Colour Correcting Concealer that I bought last week and have been testing out daily. It is supposed to be a drugstore dupe for my well-loved Becca Cosmetics Under Eye Brightening Corrector that I’ve been purchasing (and re-purchasing) since 2016. I was looking for a dupe because Becca Cosmetics had announced that they were closing in Fall 2021. Smashbox just announced that they will be releasing both the Under Eye Corrector and the Shimmering Skin Perfector in October. [info in italics taken from the Shoppers Beauty website]

Pixi Correction Concentrate - Colour Correcting Concealer

Highly pigmented, this correction concealer instantly erases darkness, softens and blurs lines. Skin immediately looks fresh, rested, bright and youthful. This ultimate ‘good night’s sleep in a jar’ camouflage cream is correction perfection in a pot.

Pixi Correction Concentrate - Colour Correcting Concealer

Instantly erases dark circles & blends magically into skin tone. Concentrated correction cream instantly neutralizes darkness around eyes or anywhere that needs brightening. Contains vitamins A, C & E and rose hip extract. Paraben free. Not tested on animals.

Pixi Correction Concentrate - Colour Correcting Concealer

On the package it says that this is for medium skintones – I didn’t notice this until I got home, and was a little nervous as I’m on the light end of the skintone spectrum! The Pixi Correction Concentrate is a similar peachy salmon shade as the Becca Brightening Corrector, and it works well to blend away my dark circles.

Pixi Correction Concentrate - Colour Correcting Concealer

It isn’t as creamy as the Becca, but I always wear eye cream, so it isn’t a problem for me, and I haven’t had any issues with creasing or dryness. I’ve tried applying and blending it out using my fingers, a sponge, with a concealer brush and with a foundation brush – it works well with all application methods that I’ve tried. I think that it is a good budget friendly dupe!

Have you tried this one?

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Luna Nectar Heliophilia Glow & Fix Serum Review

Luna Nectar Heliophilia Glow & Fix Serum

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Luna Nectar Unboxing

If you follow me on InstaGram, you will know that I received an awesome PR package from Luna Nectar, a Canadian brand that has been on my wishlist for ages! They are woman owned, and are vegan, cruelty free, dermatologist tested, and contain high performance ingredients.

Luna Nectar Heliophilia Glow & Fix Serum

Today I’m only reviewing the Heliophilia Glow & Fix Serum, as I am still testing out the Moon Boost Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum (lash serums take several weeks to see the full results – approximately 6 to 8 weeks. [ info taken from the Luna Nectar website]

Luna Nectar Heliophilia Glow & Fix Serum

Heliophilia is a moisturizer that goes on luxuriously rich yet feels lightweight, absorbing quickly and leaving a protective dewy finish. This multi-tasking face and hair serum addresses skin concerns relating to transepidermal water loss. Formulated with 15 active star botanicals such as Squalane, Baobab, Meadowfoam, Amla, Seabuckthorn, Gotu Kola, Camellia and Rosehip); this serum is rich in naturally occurring antioxidants such as vitamin A and C, essential fatty acids, omega-6, and omega-9. Heliophilia pulls double duty of deeply moisturizing, and producing a radiant, fresh, dewy supple glow.

Due to the seabuckthorn oil, Heliophilia will give you a subtle, beautiful bronzy glow – perfect for those effortless summer days.

For hair, Heliophilia is a nourishing oil to balance and restore moisture to damaged, overprocessed, and chemically treated locks.

Luna Nectar Heliophilia Glow & Fix Serum

First off, just look at the colour of this serum! This is definitely going to give your skin a healthy sun-kissed glow, even if you are mega fair like me. I love that it is a multi-tasker, it can be used for both skin and hair. It can also be mixed into your moisturizer or foundation for an added boost of hydration and glow!

Heliophilia is filled with so many wonderful ingredients:

Squalane*, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil*, Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Oil*, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina (Rose) Hip Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Fruit Oil, Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed Oil*, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil*, Camellia Oleifera (Camellia) Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil* (infused with Calendula Officinalis (Calendula), Emblica Officinalis (Amla), Glycyrrhiza Glabra* (Licorice Root), Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola)), D-alpha-tocopherol (Vitamin E), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Chamomile Essential Oil, Lavender Essential Oil *Certified Organic

I was given a discount code to save 15% on purchases from the Luna Nectar website: BRASHATTITUDE15 (it is an affiliate link):

https://www.lunanectar.com/discount/BRASHATTITUDE15

Have you tried this facial serum? Review of the Moon Boost Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum to follow in a few weeks.

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these products were PR gifted for review purposes, and this post contains an affiliate link. However, my opinion is always my own.

Made For Me Classic Experience Box Review

Made for Me Classic Experience Box

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Made for Me Classic Experience Box

I was sent the Made For Me (MfM) Classic Experience Box to try out and review. Made For Me is a new Toronto based skincare brand, that is made in Australia, and is organic, vegan and cruelty-free [info in italics taken from the Made For Me website]

Made for Me Classic Experience Box

The concept for the Experience Box was modelled after that of the “subscription box” – a trend that was well known in the 2010s where consumers receive a monthly box full of curated products as a way of gifting them. However, not all monthly boxes are created equal, and some came in with mixed results to consumers.

After testing out the concept of the products in different sets, we found what works best and decided to package them together. However we still believe in the concept of gifting so long as it adds to their normal routines. Every few months, when you order a box, you may still get the same 3 core products, but you also get a mystery item that may be different from what you got before. That is, we decided to combine the surprise element with the predictability of our high quality, all organic selections that you would love. You are not obligated to order the boxes at preset durations. 

The Classic Experience Box ($90 CAD), is composed of a Brightening C Serum, a Hydrating Moisturizer and an Eye Cream. There is also a surprise mystery gift (this gift changes quarterly). Let’s take a look at the Brightening C Serum:

Made for Me Classic Experience Box

The serum contains properties from marine collagen, which improves the skin’s firmness and plumpness. It is also a great choice if you’ve been looking to fade dark spots or achieve the smooth, luminous texture that you’ve always dreamed of. Ingredients contain: Kakadu Plum Extract, Aloe Vera, Vitamin C

My skin LOVES vitamin C based skincare, and this is a great serum. If you want luminous skin, then this is the serum for you. I can see this working for all skin types.

Now onto the Hydrating Moisturizer:

Made for Me Classic Experience Box

Our Star product and a fan favourite, this facial lotion helps promote and improve overall glow of the skin. It contains a number of organic and botanical antioxidants to restore the skin’s natural appearance and achieve a supple complexion. Use it after the brightening serum and don’t forget your SPF! It can also be used as a makeup primer, as it leaves the skin glowing and prepped for any product you may be using after.
Ingredients contain: Hyaluronic Acid, Green Tea, Davidson Plum

This is such a nice moisturizer! It is light, hydrating and works amazingly well with the Brightening C Serum. Hello glowing skin! It plays nicely with makeup too. It can be used both morning and night.

And last, but not least, the Eye Cream:

Made for Me Classic Experience Box

The Classic Eye Cream helps in de- puffing & soothes the skin around the eye area. Its soft, velvety texture enables the skin to absorb nutrients to reduce dark circles and lessen the look of wrinkles leaving the eye area firm and well hydrated. Ingredients contain: Jojoba, Avocado Extract, Shea butter

My eyes are often puffy from allergies, and dark circles from the combination of allergies and occasional insomnia, so this eye cream has been such a great product for me. It really works to de-puff and soothe my under eyes.

And as for the mystery gift box – it is such a great idea, and no I’m not going to spoil it, my lips are sealed!

Made for Me Classic Experience Box

This is such a great skincare set, and it would make a great gift idea. Each of the three products are also sold separately – which I think is a great idea, because I use up moisturizer faster than serums, or eye creams.

Have you tried this brand?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this box was PR gifted for reviewing purposes. However, my opinion is always my own.