Essence Pure Nude Highlighter Review

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Giveaway Package that I won.

I recently won a giveaway prize from Rossy at Ayr Galaxy, and this was one of the many products shown above – the Essence Cosmetics Pure Nude Highlighter. You should give her a follow if you don’t already! [info in italics taken from the Essence website]

Essence Pure Nude Highlighter

it’s like being lit from within! bring out your natural glow with this baked powder that has a slightly marbled effect. works on any skin tone and is perfect for adding a subtle shimmer to your face.

Essence Pure Nude Highlighter

This is a really great, budget-friendly, cruelty-free highlighter. I can see this working for a wide range of skintones.

Essence Pure Nude Highlighter

It has a pretty shimmer without being glittery. The above photo shows the highlighter heavily swatched, but it can be blended out for a beautiful, subtle glow!

Have you tried this highlighter?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, I won this in a giveaway. Thanks Rossy!

Sothys Bleu Envoûtant Fall Winter 2019 Makeup Collection Review

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Today I have a review of some of the products from the newly launched Sothys Fall Winter 2019 Collection: Bleu Envoûtant that was kindly sent to me from Sothys Canada / PozPub to test out. [info in italics taken from Press Release]

Sothys Bleu Envoûtant Fall Winter 2019 Makeup Collection

A new, magnetic and daring collection for a luminous and sophisticated make-up look. This season, Sothys is revealing its secret and showcasing captivating and radiantly beautiful make-up! Seductive and mysterious woman chic!

There are six products in the Bleu Envoûtant Collection – Stylo Illuminator, Illuminating Powder, Ombre Sothys Eye Quartet Palette, Intense Look Eye Pencil, Lip Duo Palette, and  Vernis Sothys Nail Lacquer. I received three items from the new collection: Stylo Illuminator, Illuminating Powder, Ombre Sothys Eye Quartet Palette.

Sothys Bleu Envoûtant Fall Winter 2019 Makeup Collection

Let’s take a closer look at them:

Stylo Illuminator

Sothys Bleu Envoûtant Fall Winter 2019 Makeup Collection - Stylo Illumuminator

Fluid texture; radiant finish and natural coverage. A clever little product which is dabbed on to help revive complexion radiance. Enriched with light-reflecting mineral agents, this formula has an instant illuminating effect on the complexion. Complex of skincare ingredients (hyaluronic acid + silk tree bark extract + tetrapeptides) renowned for their anti-ageing and moisturizing actions.

It took several clicks of this illuminating pen to get the product to flow onto the brush tip. But once it worked, it was super easy to use and blend into the skin for a beautiful and subtle radiant finish. (The swatch above was not blended out)

Illuminating Powder for Eyelids, Face and Décolleté in 10 Beige Éclatant

Sothys Bleu Envoûtant Fall Winter 2019 Makeup Collection - Illuminating Powder 10 Beige Éclatant

Sothys Bleu Envoûtant Fall Winter 2019 Makeup Collection - Illuminating Powder 10 Beige Éclatant

Multi-purpose powder. Soft texture which allows you to adapt the coverage with no caking effect. Formula enriched with light reflecting pearls for a luminous and radiant complexion and décolletage. Universal shade which adapts to all skin tones.

This is such a beautiful illuminating / highlighting powder – it gives the skin such a beautiful and luminous glow without being glittery. The powder is so finely milled and silky on the skin.

Ombre Sothys Eye Quartet Palette in 50 Harmonie de tons Smoky

Sothys Bleu Envoûtant Fall Winter 2019 Makeup Collection - Ombre Sothys Eye Quartet Palette 50 Harmonie de Tons Smoky

Sothys Bleu Envoûtant Fall Winter 2019 Makeup Collection - Ombre Sothys Eye Quartet Palette 50 Harmonie de Tons Smoky

 

Dress up your eyes with four new shades of Ombre Sothys, to easily create the simplest of sophisticated make-up. Four new complimentary shades: to be used separately or in harmony, wet or dry. Long-lasting and comfortable textures; iridescent and matte finish; buildable coverage.

These shadows swatches above were done on primer. The blue shade is so difficult to capture, but it is quite striking when the light hits it! Out of the four shades, one has a matte finish (top left shadow – mauve-taupe), and the other three have an iridescent finish (top right – gold, bottom left – deep blue, and bottom right – smoky grey). The can be applied dry for a more subtle effect, or wet to really bring out the drama! Very finely milled, buildable and blendable shades.

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these are PR samples gifted to me from Sothys Canada / PozPub.

K.Voss Bronzing Potion Glow Cream Review

K.Voss Bronzing Potion Glow Cream

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Today I’m reviewing the Bronzing Potion Glow Cream from K.Voss that came in my March Petit Vour box. I’ve seen this product on Instagram, and it looked super pretty. [info in italics taken from Petit Vour]

K.Voss Bronzing Potion Glow Cream

Instant luminosity, no filter needed. This sheer illuminating cream creates a natural looking, no makeup glow to all skin tones while moisturizing for a soft, radiant complexion. This ultra-hydrating cream creates a subtle luster and the formula flatters all skin types. Worn alone, over makeup, or as a highlighter, the lightweight bronzer delivers an instant glow to every complexion.

K.Voss Bronzing Potion Glow Cream

The Brnzing Potion can be used all over the face, or just to highlight areas of the face. I’ve been wearing this mixed into my Juice Beauty CC Cream  – it gives my skin a nice radiant glow, without being glittery or shimmery. Very natural looking, and non-greasy.

The swatches below from left to right: K.Voss Bronzing Potion Glow Cream, mix of K.Voss Bronzing Potion with Juice Beauty CC Cream, slightly rubbed in mix of K.Voss Bronzing Potion with Juice Beauty CC Cream. When applied normally (fully rubbed in), it is undetectable, and only appears as naturally glowy skin.

K.Voss Bronzing Potion Glow Cream Swatch

Bronzing Potion (Fragrance-Free) 10 mL / 0.33 oz –  Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Propylene Glycol, Isododecane, Mica, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Coco-Glucoside, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin. [+/- May Contain Peut Contenir Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499].

K.Voss Bronzing Potion Glow Cream

Have you tried the Bronzing Potion? How do you achieve a natural glow?

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

Sothys Summer Chill Spring-Summer 2019 Makeup Collection

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I was recently sent a few PR package with products from the new Summer Chill collection, from Sothys / PozPub. [info in italics taken from the Spring-Summer Makeup Collection press release, first photo taken from Sothys website]

The new Spring-Summer makeup collection inspired by chic, ethnic style, is an invitation to travel, to unwind and to relax.  […] Fresh and vibrant tones Fushia and poppy embellished with luminous nude colours for a chic and cool summer collection. 

Sothys Spring Summer 2019 Makeup Collection

The seven piece collection contains a matte bronzing powder (Terre Lointaine), a radiant blush (Rose d’été), an eyeshadow palette (Harmonie de tons “Nude”), a matte contour lip pencil (Teint Universelle), two Lipstick Pencils (Fushia Fauve and Rouge Orangé) and a nail polish (Fushia Fauve). I received five products from this collection. Let’s take a look:

The Eyeshadow Palette Harmonie de tons “Nude” contains four taupe / mauve toned nude shades with an iridescent finish.

This palette is beautiful, it has a matte black magnetic case. The shadows all have a pearly finish, and the colours all work together.

The shadows are soft and buttery, quite pigmented for nude tones. I can see this palette working for a wide range of skin tones. Very wearable colours.

The matte Contour Lip Pencil in Teint Universelle (Universal Shade) is a lip pencil that  can work with all lipstick shades. It can be used on its own as well.

Sothys Spring Summer 2019 Makeup Collection - Ombre Sothys Eye Quartet Palette 40 harmonie de tons nude

The lip pencil is long wearing and pigmented, surprisingly comfortable on the lips.

The Lipstick Pencil in shades Fushia Fauve and Rouge Orangé with shea butter, brown algae extract and castor oil (for hydration, plumping and shine).

Sothys Spring Summer 2019 Makeup Collection - Lipstick Pencil in Rouge Orangé and Fushia Fauve

I really love these lipsticks, very comfortable, pigmented and long wearing. The colours are so bright and juicy!

The Nail Polish in the shade Fushia Fauve with vitamins B5, C and E, as well as sweet almond oil for for protecting and nourishing the nails.

Sothys Spring Summer 2019 Makeup Collection - Nail Polish Fushia Fauve

This polish is super shiny, and bright. I love the pop of colour! I can see myself wearing this polish a lot.

What do you think of this makeup collection?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these are PR samples, however my opinion is based on my experience with the products.

Elate Cosmetics Veiled Elation Loose Mineral Veil Review in Glowing

Elate Cosmetics Veiled Elation Glowing

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Today I’m reviewing a product that has been on my wishlist for awhile – the Veiled Elation Loose Mineral Veil in the shade Glowing that I recently purchased. [info in italics taken from the website]

Elate Cosmetics Veiled Elation Glowing

A little bit about Elate Cosmetics:

At Elate Cosmetics we are committed to empower everyone to use the best possible products for their daily rituals. We create safe effective beauty products using cruelty-free ingredients, ethical marketing and sustainable practices.

Vegan. Cruelty Free. Clean. Gluten Free. Made in Canada. Sustainable Packaging and Values.

Elate Cosmetics Veiled Elation Glowing

Now onto the product itself. The packaging is stunning, made from bamboo, a sustainable resource.

Finish off your look for the day with Veiled Elation in Glowing. This loose mineral powder literally transforms your skin, with special bamboo extract to reduce redness and irritation. Use Veiled Elation to set your liquid foundation, reduce oil and shine, and create the illusion of flawless skin for that perfect camera-ready glow.

Elate Cosmetics Veiled Elation Glowing

Ingredients: Mica, Bambusa Arundinacea (Bamboo) Stem Extract Boron Nitride, Silica, Iron Oxides, Ultramarines

First off, the packaging is stunning, made from bamboo, a sustainable resource. This translucent mineral powder is great for setting foundation, but I’ve also used it on its own, or with a bit of under-eye concealer. It gives my skin a natural radiant glow without being glittery. It smooths out my skin and so far, doesn’t cling to dry patches or collect in my fine lines. I really like it!

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I’ve also previously reviewed the Creme Revealer (concealer) that came in one of my Petit Vour boxes. I have my eye on one of their foundations, but have a few to use up from my stash first.

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Disclosure: I purchased this.

Kani Botanicals Prismatic Highlighter Review

Kani Botanicals Rose Quartz Prismatic HIghlighter

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Today I have a review of the Prismatic Highlighter from Kani Botanicals that came in my October Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Kani Botanicals Rose Quartz Prismatic HIghlighter

A lightweight, glowy highlighter balm that leaves a natural, radiant glow. Formulated with nourishing ingredients, it creates a subtle, radiant sheen. 

Kani Botanicals Rose Quartz Prismatic HIghlighter

The Prismatic Highlighter is available in two shades, Rose Quartz (a cool toned pink) and Moonstone (light gold). I received the shade Rose Quartz.

This highlighter is great if you love more natural looking, glowy highlights. It is not super glittery, and it blends out really well. I’ve been using it a lot as an inner corner highlight, as well as a cheekbone highlight. The swatch below is without any blending:

Kani Botanicals Rose Quartz Prismatic HIghlighter

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | *Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Mica, *Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, *Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, *Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, *Butyrosepermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Tocopherol (non-GMO Vitamin E), *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Silica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77019), / Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Quartz. | *Certified Organic Ingredients. 

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I pay for my Petit Vour subscription box.

Empties and De-Stashing September 2018

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Today I have my empties for September as well as few things that I’m de-stashing because I’ve had them for way too long.

Empties (and whether or not I’ll be re-purchasing):

Empties - September 2018

I didn’t finish up that much this month, but am so close to finishing several things, so I’m sure that I’ll have more in next month’s empties.

Sothys Crème Jeunesse / Youth Cream sample – original review is here. I still have one more sample tube in my stash to use up. (PR sample)

Essence I ❤ Extreme Volume Mascara Waterproof – original review is here, already re-purchased.

Formulary 55 Sea Clay Body Mask – review is here. I won’t be re-purchasing this as my skin reacted to it. (Petit Vour subscription)

MyChelle Dermaceuticals Replenishing Solar Defence SPF 30 – review is here. I don’t need to purchase any replacement sunscreen right now, I have another tube of SPF 28 from MyChelle to finish up, as well as LASpa SPF 20 and SPF 30 in my stash, so I’m set for sunscreen for awhile. (PR sample)

De-stashing Lip Products:

De-Stash Lip September 2018

I finally went through all of my lipsticks to see if any of them have started to go off or dry out, and had to cull a few.

Trèstique Mini Matte Lip Crayon in the shade Belize Bordeaux – The cover came off so it dried out. (Ipsy Glam Bag)

Clove + Hallow Lip Glaze in Candied Hearts – The only reason that I’m de-stashing this is because I broke the casing and now it is leaking. I’m kind of sad about this because I really liked it. (Petit Vour subscription) Review

Hourglass Icon Mini –  this has been in my stash for a long time, it is a gorgeous red, but it has begun to dry out. (Giveaway Prize)

Too Faced Melted Chocolate in Chocolate Honey –  it has gone off. It smells gross. (Generation Beauty Toronto 2016) Review

Soap + Glory Sexy Mother Pucker in Plumble – Sadly it got lost in my stash, and has now started to thicken terribly. I do remember loving it though. (Giveaway Prize) Review

Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint in Rosé – I never wear it, although it is pretty, it makes me look like a corpse. (Ipsy Glam Bag, I think)

ColourPop Lippie Stix in Lady, Go Fish and Yasmin – I got these back in July 2015, and they have gotten dry. Review

Eyeliner / Brow Pencil De-stash:

De-Stash Eye September 2018

Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in Rocky Mountain Green – the cap was knocked off, so this one got dried out so badly. I really loved this beautiful green pencil. Review

Essence Eyebrow Designer Pencil – another one that got dried out from the cap coming off.

Trèstique Mini Highlight Stick – I rarely ever used this one, and it has dried out. (Ipsy Glam Bag)

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper –  I probably haven’t used this eyeliner since 2016, so it is beyond dried out. (Giveaway Prize)

Did you finish up much this month? DO you plan on doing a de-clutter / de-stash any time soon?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: All PR items and Giveaway Prize Winnings identified. Everything else was purchased by me.

 

 

 

Fall Shadow Edit – Shop My Stash

Fall Shadow Edit

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I was digging through my eyeshadow stash looking for a green shadow the other day, when the inspiration struck me to set aside a few for fall. With the temperatures (very slowly) starting to cool off, I’m more inclined to go for richer, deeper, smokier shades.

Here are a few of my picks:

Fall Shadow Edit

Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette – I’m still in love with this palette, I use it year round, but seem to go for the darker shades in the fall / winter. Original review and swatches are here.

Fall Shadow Edit

Urban Decay single shadows in Mildew, Cobra, and Loaded. I’ve had these for a long time but you can still buy Mildew and Loaded. Sadly Cobra seems to have been discontinued.

Nyx Prismatic Shadow in Jaded. I got this in an Ipsy GlamBag and it has been lost in my eyeshadow stash for ages, and I forgot that I had it!

What are your shadow picks for fall?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I won the palette in a giveaway in 2016, and the rest were purchased by me.

Minimal Makeup Faves for May 2018

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I cannot believe that it is already June! I thought that I would share my makeup faves for the month of May with you (and links to the reviews).

I’ve been wearing minimal makeup these days, but there are a few products that I’ve reached for on days that I wore makeup:

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream

This is perfect for when I want to be wearing sunscreen, but want some light coverage and evening out of my skintone. I don’t think that I’ve worn regular foundation in weeks! Review is here.

Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector 

BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector

I’ve been using this under eye corrector since I purchased it in May 2016. It works well for me, and doesn’t crease on me. I especially need it during allergy season! Review is here.

Elate Cosmetics Creme Revealer

Elate Cosmetics Creme Revealer

I’ve been using this a lot since finishing up my Nyx HD Concealer. It works so well with my skintone, and doesn’t cake up! Review is here.

Wet n Wild Ultimate Brow

Wet n Wild Ultimatebrow Retractable Brow Pencil

I use this brow pencil for days when I want a quick and easy brow. When I have loads of time, I’ll use my SureThik Brow Powder, but when I’m strapped for time, I tend to go for this pencil as it is fool-proof! Review is here.

Essence The False Lashes Mascara or I ❤ Extreme Volume Waterproof Mascara

Both are my go to mascaras because they add volume and hold a curl for my stubborn stick straight lashes. I’ve purchased and repurchased both mascaras several times. Reviews are here and here.

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipsticks

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick Swatches

I’m always wearing of the the Bite Beauty Lipsticks that I own. I have several and all are swatched in my Sweet Cream review ! I can’t wait to own more!

What were your favourites for May?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: Products purchased by me, except for the Juice Beauty CC Cream and Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick – those were birthday gifts (from my mom).