Nyx Born to Glow Radiant Concealer Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Born to Glow Radiant Concealer from Nyx Cosmetics – I purchased, and have been trying it out for a few weeks now. [info in italics taken from the Nyx Canada website]

Nyx Born to Glow Radiant Concealer - Fair

Carefully calibrated to match our Born to Glow Naturally Radiant Foundation, NYX Professional Makeup Born to Glow Radiant Concealer will give you instantly brighter eyes in a puff! This micropearl-infused radiant concealer covers up blemishes, blurs imperfections, and boosts radiance. Also great as a contour concealer, the built-in puff blender allows for quick, precise, no-fuss application and lets you dab, blend and beautify on the go.

Nyx Born to Glow Radiant Concealer - Fair

This concealer is available in 24 shades, ranging from pale to deep espresso, with cool, neutral and warm undertones. I chose the shade fair which is a perfect colour match for my winter paleness.

Nyx Born to Glow Radiant Concealer - Fair

This concealer helps conceal redness, and any uneven pigmentation without leaving the skin looking flat. It adds a radiant finish to the skin, and works well for brightening. I like it a lot!

I’ll be reviewing the Born to Glow Radiant Foundation this week as well.

Have you tried this? Do you have a favourite concealer?

Thank for reading

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Disclosure: I purchased this!


Han Skincare Cosmetics All Natural Concealer Review

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Today I have a review of the Han Skincare Cosmetics All Natural Concealer that came in my December Petit Vour box. Although I only shared my unboxing and first impressions two days ago, I’ve been testing out this concealer since December 31st. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Han Skincare All Natural Concealer - Fair


This creamy and nourishing concealer improves uneven skin tone, conceals dark circles, reduces redness, and lifts signs of fatigue while benefiting the skin with argan oil, shea butter, green tea and Vitamin E.

  • Lightweight and buildable medium to full coverage
  • Improves uneven skin tone
  • Crease-proof and budge-proof
  • Long-wearing formula

Han Skincare All Natural Concealer - Fair

This concealer is available in five shades – fair (pink undertones), fair light (neutral or yellow undertones), medium (warm undertones), medium dark (olive to tan with warm undertones) and dark (warm undertones). Looking at the shades online, none look like they would work for dark skin tones – to me the shades look like they’re very much on the light end of the skintone spectrum – I could be mistaken since I haven’t seen the other shades in person. If you have seen the darker shades, please let me know!

Han Skincare All Natural Concealer - Fair

I received the lightest shade, fair – which works for me as most of my concealers are in the porcelain to fair range. The coverage is a little heavier than my preference of light to medium coverage, so if you like your concealers on the medium to full coverage side, then you will probably like this one.

Han Skincare All Natural Concealer - Fair

It didn’t crease on me, but I found that it did accentuate dryness around my nose (I was a little dry and red as I was recovering from a cold) so it might need a little extra work if you have dry skin. It does hide redness in my skin really well which I like. I didn’t blend the concealer out completely, because if I do, it doesn’t show up in the photo because it is a perfect match for my skintone!

Han Skincare All Natural Concealer - Fair

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Oleic/Linoleic/Linolenic Polyglycerides, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Jojoba Esters, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Oil*, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Propylene Carbonate, Polyglycerin-3, Acacia Decurrens Flower Wax, Aloe (Oil) Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Lavender Bulgaria Oil*, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil (Marula Oil), Coffea Arabica Leaf/Seed Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Powder. May Contain: Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide | *Certified Organic Ingredients. 

Have you tried anything from Han Skincare Cosmetics? This is the first time I’ve tried anything from them.

Thanks for reading,

abrashattitude.com have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription that I pay for.


Au Naturale Color Theory Creme Corrector Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Au Naturale Color Theory Creme Corrector that came in my May Petit Vour subscription box. [info in italics is taken from the Petit Vour website]

Petit Vour May 2018 Unboxing

Au Naturale’s Color Theory Creme Correctors were designed using complementary color theory, (hues opposite to one another on the color wheel neutralize when mixed) in order to counter under eye circles, blemishes and other skin quirks.

Au Naturale Color Theory Creme Corrector

The Creme Corrector is available in five different correcting shades: Linen, Peach, Flax, Sweet Basil and Lavender. Here’s the breakdown of what each shade is targeted for:

  • Linen – perfect for brightening the eye area and hiding signs of fatigue. Pink and peach concealers are best to combat dark under eye circles.
  • Peach – to hide dark circles or other spots for those with medium to dark skin tones. 
  • Flax – to conceal purple or blue bruises, veins or under eye circles. Yellow concealers are the most versatile and are great for evening out skin tone and brightening complexions.  
  • Sweet Basil – to neutralize any redness due to acne, scarring, rosacea, windburn or sunburn. Green concealers significantly reduce redness and give foundation an even base.
  • Lavender – to eliminate any unwanted yellow undertones/spots on your skin. Purple concealers will brighten pasty, dull or yellow complexions.

Au Naturale Color Theory Creme Corrector

I have seasonal allergies and am prone to puffy eyes and dark circles, so I was hoping for either Linen, Peach or Flax. My Becca brightening under-eye concealer is pinky-peach in tone, so it is probably good that I got the Flax  shade (yellow toned). It works pretty well to camouflage dark circles as the yellow cancels out the purple undertone.

Au Naturale Color Theory Creme Corrector

I find that a lot of stick style concealers are often a little on the draggy side when it comes to blending but the consistency of the concealer is surprisingly soft, easy to blend, and non-drying for the under eye, likely due to the Meadowfoam Seed, Castor, and Jojoba Seed Oils!

The packaging is really nice, it is metal, the cap seems to be magnetized, so it won’t fall off in your makeup bag or purse.

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam Seed Oil), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ricinus Communis (Castor Seed Oil), Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Seed Oil), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla Wax), Manihot Esculenta (Tapioca Root Starch), Organic Lavandula Officinalis (Lavender Oil), Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Iron Oxides, Micas, Silica.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Au Naturale Color Theory Creme Corrector

Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription box that I pay for.


Elate Cosmetics Creme Revealer Review

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Today I have a review of the Creme Revealer from Elate Cosmetics that came in my February Petit Vour box. Elate Cosmetics is a cruelty free Canadian company! [info in italics taken from Petit Vour]

Petit Vour February 2018

This tiny pot of camouflage superpower will give you a boost when you need it most. Elate Creme Revealer is the skin corrector that reveals a more confident you. The smooth creme application makes this your essential tool for concealing under-eye circles, blemishes, scars and anything else you wish to hide. Of course, your true beauty never needs correcting.

Elate Cosmetics Creme Revealer

The concealer is only available in three shades *sigh*

  • Porcelain is a cool-toned concealer for light skin.
  • Buff is a neutral-toned concealer for light, medium and deep skin.
  • Fawn is a yellow-toned concealer for light, medium and deep skin, and is designed to cover purplish, under-eye circles.

Elate Cosmetics Creme Revealer

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Triglyceride, Cold Pressed Organic Jojoba Oil, Castor Oil, Olivem 1000, Emulsifying Wax, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Silica, Boron Nitride, Bambusa Arundinacea (Bamboo) Stem Extract, Iron Oxides, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Shell Powder, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Shell Extract, Carrot Oil, Sea Buckthorn Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Borage Oil.

Elate Cosmetics Creme Revealer

I received the shade Porcelain, which is a perfect shade for my winter pale skin.

I think that this is a great concealer for normal to dry skin, especially when you take a close look at all of the hydrating oils such as jojoba, castor, carrot, sea buckthorn, evening primrose and borage. I don’t have oily or acne prone skin, so I cannot comment on how this would work for those skin types.

I’ve applied this cream concealer with fingers, brushes and sponges and it works well with all three, it just depends on your preference. It works great for concealing redness on my skin, and does a decent job at concealing the undereye area, but it does need to be set with a powder to prevent creasing. If my dark circles are bad, I’ll combine this concealer with my Becca Brightening Undereye Corrector for maximum concealing power!

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription that I pay for.


Petit Vour Unboxing February 2018

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My Petit Vour box just arrived, and I thought that I would share my unboxing with you today!

Petit Vour Unboxing February 2018

Just a reminder, the box is $23 USD per box for Canada (it is $18 USD per month for the US, and $25 USD per month for all other countries). I’m using the exchange rate that I paid this month’s box in calculating the overall value – I paid $29.33 CAD for the February box.

Let’s take a look inside!

Petit Vour February 2018

Elate Cosmetics Creme Revealer in shade Porcelain – I was surprised to see a concealer in a perfect shade for me. I can’t wait to test this out over the next couple of days.

Petit Vour February 2018

Derma E Purifying Daily Detox Scrub – I’ve wanted to try Derma E for a long time, so I’m super happy that I got this sample sized facial scrub! I can’t wait to try this out.

Petit Vour February 2018

Red Apple Lipstick Lip Liner in shade Natural – I’ve never tried this brand before, so I’m excited as it seems to be a perfect shade for several of the MLBB / nude lipsticks in my collection.

Petit Vour February 2018

Zabana Essentials Tamanu Calendula Healing Anti-Blemish Face Balm – This face balm sounds great, looking forward to trying this one out.

Petit Vour February 2018

All in all, I think that this month’s box was great! The contents are valued at $52 USD, and using the exchange rate that I paid for this month’s box, that works out to be $66.30 CAD.

Reviews to follow once I’ve had a chance to test everything out.

Disclosure: I pay for this subscription.

Best of 2017 – Makeup

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Today I’m sharing my top makeup picks for 2017. These are all new to me products that I’ve tested out during the year, and do not include any old favourites. These products are the most used, and most loved additions to my makeup collection in 2017.

Best of 2017 Makeup

Masion Jacynthe Fluide de Teint / Fluid Foundation (PR Sample) – This is the perfect foundation for this time of year when my skin needs extra moisture as this is a hydrating and dewy finish foundation. I’ve been adding in a little of one of my paler foundations to get a perfect shade match for my winter pale skin. Reviewed here.

The Ordinary Serum Foundation – This is a great all year round foundation as it contains some SPF, and is lightweight, with what I would call a semi-matte finish (not a super flat matte). I have this in two shades (1.2P and 1.1N). I’d like to try the 1.1P next. Lately I’ve been mixing the two together to make the perfect shade for me! Reviewed here and here.

Milani The Multitasker Face Powder – I use this powder to set my Maison Jacynthe Fluid Foundation, to make the finish is little less dewy, and to cut down on shine on my nose for other foundations. Reviewed here.

Maison Jacynthe Illuminateur / Illuminator  (PR Sample) – I have this in the shade Sparkling Sun, a pale gold toned highlighter. It is great for adding a subtle glow to the skin. Out of all the highlighters that I own, I seem to use this one the most. Reviewed here.

Hey Honey Active Propolis Cream Concealer – This concealer works so well for the under eye area as it hydrates and conceals. Reviewed here.

Best of 2017 Makeup

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipsticks in Pepper, Rhubarb, and Verbena – I’ve been wearing these lipsticks ALL THE TIME since purchasing my first one in the spring. The best lipstick formula I’ve ever tried. Reviewed here, here and here.

Sothys Paris Velvet Effect Lipstick in Rose le Pic (PR Sample) – This lipstick formula comes close to the perfection of the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick. It is a very wearable rose shade that I’ve been wearing a lot. Reviewed here.

Essence Cosmetics The False Lashes Mascara – This is the best non-waterproof mascara I’ve ever tried. My eyes water easily, so most non-waterproof mascaras are a no-go for me. This one has everything I look for in a mascara – deep, dark, ultra black, volumizing, lengthening, AND hold a curl without flaking or running / smearing. I need to pick up a new tube asap! Reviewed here.

What were your most favourite products for 2017?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: All PR Samples identified, the rest have been purchased by me. My opinion is my own.

Weekly Recap Oct 23rd to 29th

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Just a little recap of the past week’s blog posts in case you’ve missed out and want to catch up…

Monday, October 23rd – Hey Honey Active Propolis Cream Concealer Review

Wednesday, October 25th – Essence The False Lashes Mascara Review

Friday, October 27th – Lip Edit Fall 2017

Guess what? I now have over 2000 followers here! Thank you to each and every one of you that follows, likes and comments! ❤


Hey Honey Active Propolis Cream Concealer Review

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I received the Hey Honey Active Propolis Cream Concealer in my October GlamBag and I’ve been wear testing it for several days and feel ready to review it. This is the second product from Hey Honey that I’ve gotten from Ipsy. [info in italics is taken from the Hey Honey website]

An active cream concealer that minimizes the appearance of dark circles and other discolorations around the eye area. 

This highly pigmented cream treatment concealer combines a special blend of amino acid Proline and Vitamin E to provide an anti-wrinkle effect for a smoother appearance. Emollient oils support the lipid layer of the skin, minimizing visibility of fine lines.  

Normal to Dry Skin Types

Gently squeeze cream from the tube onto a clean fingertip. Apply a small quantity to the under-eye area. A second layer may be applied, until perfect coverage is achieved. Can be used alone, under or on top of foundation. 
I always use an undereye concealer, even on days that I’m not wearing foundation – my usual one is the Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector (review is here). So how does the Hey Honey one compare?
As you can see in the swatches below – the Hey Honey concealer is peachy toned, whereas the Becca concealer is more pink toned. Both blend well with my skin tone.
I was surprised by how moisturizing this concealer is. A little goes a LOOOOOONG way, the first time I tested it out, I had enough concealer for days, haha! It works well to conceal dark circles and brighten the under eye. I haven’t had any issues with creasing either. All in all, I think that this is a great under eye concealer!
It seems to only be available in one shade – natural tone.  I’m doubtful that it would work for darker skintones, but maybe I’m wrong. I’d like to see it swatched on several different skintones to know for sure.
Have you tried this concealer?
Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!
Disclosure: This was a part of my monthly Ipsy GlamBag subscription that I pay for.



Maison Jacynthe Make-Up Review

Maison Jacynthe

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Maison Jacynthe

Today I’m super happy to be sharing a few products from a company that is cruelty free AND Canadian. Maison Jacynthe, also known as Les Soins de Jacynthe, a Quebec based company, was founded by Jacynthe René,a Quebec actress, producer and writer. She runs the online magazine jmagazine and has written several books and articles on health, cleansing diets and natural beauty.

Not only is Maison Jacynthe a cruelty free company, it is Beauty Without Bunnies certified! As well, the products are natural using plant based and essential oils, and other active ingredients.

I was invited to test out the recently launched Maison Jacynthe make-up line, I chose to try a concealer, a lipstick, and a blush. So far the makeup line includes mascara (1), lipstick (9), concealer (3), blush (2), face powder (2), bronzers (2), eye shadows (15), and eyeliner (pencil and liquid).

First of all, I want to show you the packaging of the shipping box. This is what arrived in my mailbox! I love that they have their own specialized packaging!

Anti-cernes 01 Beige Léger (Concealer, Light Beige)

First off, the outer packaging of the concealer:

Just wait until you see the product! It really is one of the best looking concealers that I’ve ever seen with its wood and metal casing! Stunning.

Here’s what it says in their catalogue  (any translation mistakes are mine):

Les correcteurs anticernes naturels illuminent le regard, hydratent le contour de l’oeil, estompent les cernes et masquent les rougeurs et les imperfections de façon homogène grâce à leurs pigments réflecteurs de lumière. <These natural corrective concealers illuminate the skin, hydrate the eye contour, fade dark circles and mask redness and blemishes thanks to their light reflecting pigments>

This concealer really is hydrating, it applies smoothly. It blends in seamlessly with my skintone as you can see in the photo (on the left swatched, on the right blended).

On my face, it blends in naturally and doesn’t crease. I’ve been using this daily both with foundation, or just with my finishing powder.

Rouge à lèvres 06 Bois de Rose Transparent Mate (Lipstick 06 Rosewood)

The packaging for the lipstick is similar to that of the concealer. Beautiful.

The product packaging is so luxurious! It stands out among my lipstick collection!

Here’s what it says on the website (again, any translation mistakes are mine):

Les rouges à lèvres naturels offrent une couleur éclatant tout en prenant soin des lèvres. Les actifs tels que la cire de Candelilla leur donnent un aspect crémeux et fluide et agissent comme un baume protecteur. Riches en pigments, ils sont proposés en dégradés par le rose et le beige rosé. Des rouges à lèvres principalement couvrants, de couleur mate ou nacrée, avec une excellente tenue longue durée, pur un maquillage en toute simplicité. <These lipsticks give a brilliant colour while taking care of the lips. Active ingredients such as Candelilla wax give a creamy and fluid look and feel like a lip balm. Rich in pigments, they are available in nine different shades, in both matte and pearl finishes, long lasting>


This lipstick feels like a lip balm when applied, very moisturizing and comfortable on the lip. The colour is slightly sheer and glossy, and long wearing. And the colour is so perfect for fall!

Fard à joues 01 Romé0 (Blush 01 Romeo)

The blushes / bronzers, face powders, and eye shadows come in refill packaging, and can be placed into their beautiful refillable compacts, or even into a Z-Palette / other refillable palette.

Here’s what it says in the catalogue description (any translation mistakes are mine):

Les fardes à joues naturels ont aussi une excellente tenue pour une teint sublimé et structuré. Mats et légèrement brillants, ils procurent un effet bonne mine immédiat. <These natural blushes are also an excellent way to add a subtle or structured flush to the skin. Matte yet lightly shiny, these blushes provide a healthy glow.>

Maison Jacynthe Fard a Joues

When I first opened this blush, I thought that I made made a terrible mistake in colour choice as it looks like it would be really dark on my fair skin. But with a light touch in application, it gives my skin a subtle healthy glow. If I’m heavy handed in application, I look like a clown! The shade Romeo is perfect for fall, especially when paired with the Rouge à lèvres / Lipstick in Bois de Rose / Rosewood.

This was my first experience with using products from Maison Jacynthe. I don’t think that it will be my last, as they have a skincare line as well that looks amazing! I’m looking forward to seeing more from this Quebec company.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! Merci! ❤

Disclosure: I received these products in exchange for an honest review.