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!

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Illumination with SPF50 Review

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Illumination

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IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Illumination

Today I’m reviewing the IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Illumination with SPF50. I’ve previously tried the original IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream a few years ago (link is here in case you want to check it out). [info in italics taken from the IT Cosmetics website]

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Illumination

Experience your best-selling, multitasking, CC+™ Cream with SPF 50+ beauty miracle—now infused with proprietary Drops of Light Technology™ for a subtle touch of radiance! Developed with plastic surgeons, CC+ Illumination™ delivers full, flawless, perfect coverage and protects your skin with SPF 50+ UVA/UVB broad-spectrum physical sunscreen. Clinically shown to give you 179% of skin hydration, improve skin texture and enhance skin brightness without glitter or shimmer, this breakthrough color-correcting cream never creases or cracks and instantly camouflages imperfections including dark spots. Plus, it’s formulated with an advanced anti-aging serum made of hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, niacin, hyaluronic acid, and vitamins A, B, C and E that work in harmony to diffuse the look of wrinkles, minimize pores and give you a more luminous, supple and flawless-looking complexion.

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Illumination

In the original formula, I had the shade light, but this year, I picked the newer light-medium shade as I found that light was just a bit too light for me for summer, and the medium shade looked like it would be way too dark for me. I also decided to try the new Illumination formula as I love anything that helps my skin look and feel radiant.

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Illumination

When I first opened up the package, the shade light-medium looked way too dark, but thankfully it just makes me look like I’ve gotten a little bit of sun – which is what I was hoping for. The formula feels similar to the original formula, and the coverage is buildable, I tend to wear it on the sheer side, just to even out my skintone and add radiance. When first applied it seems a little too dark and too shimmery, but once blended out and it dries down, it loses the shimmer, and just makes my skin look great (my wrist / inner arm is actually paler than my face right now).

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

Flower Beauty Heatwave Luminous Bronzer Review

Flower Beauty Heatwave Luminous Bronzer

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Flower Beauty Heatwave Luminous Bronzer

Today I’m reviewing the Flower Beauty Heatwave Luminous Bronzer in the shade Sunrise. I bought it from well.ca. [info in italics taken from Flower Beauty]

Flower Beauty Heatwave Luminous Bronzer

Enhance your glow with Heatwave Bronzer! Our marbleized formula blends effortlessly for a warm, luminous look. Matte and shimmering powders swirl together for a lit-from-within ambient glow.

The Heatwave Luminous Bronzer is available in two shades – Sunrise (light golden) and Sunswept (medium golden). I picked the lighter of the two shades. At first glance it looked to be really dark, and I was afraid that I’d made a horrible mistake as my skintone is quite fair.

Flower Beauty Heatwave Luminous Bronzer

As you can see from the swatches, this bronzer is buildable, and gives my pale skin a bit of a healthy “sun-kissed” glow. I think that it is a great budget friendly, cruelty free, option.

Do you have a favourite bronzer? Have you tried this one?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

FLOWER Beauty Light Illusion Concealer Review

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Today I have a review of the FLOWER Beauty Light Illusion Full Coverage Concealer that I recently purchased from well.ca – this is the first product that I’ve tried from this cruelty-free brand [info in italics taken from the FLOWER Beauty website].

We have the secret so that you can fake your 8 hours in a flash… Light Illusion Full Coverage Concealer. Our weightless concealer provides dark circle diffusing illumination with our exclusive blurring pigments. A high coverage concealer it imparts a subtle radiance as it conceals discolorations. The formula instantly diminishes the appearance of imperfections, fine lines, and signs of fatigue for a flawless luminous look. Our creamy texture blends seamlessly.

I picked this up to try to find a more budget friendly replacement for the Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector. I’ve been using the one from Becca since 2016 – but the brand is closing down later this year, so I wanted to start testing out potential replacements.

I picked the shade L1-2 Fair, and it is a pretty good match for me shade-wise despite looking super dark in the tube. It adds luminosity / brightness to the under-eye area, and does a pretty decent job at camouflaging dark circles. I don’t find it to be as hydrating as the Becca Under Eye. I tried it both with and without my eye cream, – I’d advise using an eye cream before applying so it won’t look or feel dry.

Application-wise, it works well with fingers, concealer brush or a sponge – it all depends on your preference. The coverage is buildable too. I like to apply a very thin amount for the most natural looking coverage.The Light Illusion Concealer is available in 12 shades, ranging from L0 Porcelain to D4 Mocha with the bulk of the shades in the light to medium shade range – the brand needs to expand their darker shades.

Overall, it definitely is not a dupe for the Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector, but it is a pretty good brightening concealer. My search continues for a true replacement.

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

Cumulative Empties Aug to Dec 2020 – Hair, Body and Makeup

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Earlier this week I shared my cumulative skincare empties, and today I have my haircare, body care an makeup empties (not decluttered makeup, that was a separate post). I didn’t finish up nearly as much in these categories as I did with my skincare stash, but I still feel like I’m making progress in using up products. I will link to my original reviews and let you know if it is something I would purchase / re-purchase or not (by purchase I mean eventually, as my goal is to only buy products when necessary).

Hair and Body Care:

NatureLab Tokyo Perfect Repair Shampoo – This was a part of a larger PR package from the brand. The matching conditioner has a few uses left in it, so I’m sure it will be in my next round of empties. I really love the Perfect Repair Shampoo – it makes my hair so soft and healthy feeling. I would purchase a full size of this if I can get it here, or order online from a Canadian website.

MoMi Beauty Styling Jelly – This was from my Petit Vour subscription. I liked this a lot, it worked well for my wavy, frizz prone hair. I would love to get a full size of this eventually – once I use up my current stash of styling products.

Sothys Pro-Youth Body Serum – This was a PR product. This is more like a rich body butter than a serum. Amazing for dry skin, and left my skin silky smooth. It is on the pricy side though, and I have a few body lotions / body butters to use up in my stash.

Makeup Empties:


Essence Cosmetics Lips Go Wow Plumping Lip Gloss – I LOVE this lip plumping gloss. It doesn’t sting or burn like a lot of lip plumpers. I plan on getting another one if they still have them at Shoppers / Pharmaprix.

Smashbox SuperFan Mascara – This was a free deluxe sample with purchase. Its a nice mascara, but didn’t hold a curl well for me, so I would not purchase a full size. I think that it is a great mascara if you don’t have stick straight lashes like I do!

So there you have it, the final empties for 2020. I’ve already finished up a few things this month, so I might return to a monthly empties format as long as I finish up a minimum of five products each month.

I’ll be back next week with some Bath and Body product reviews.

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Disclosure: Post contains both PR and self-purchased products – all are individually identified. My opinion is my own regardless and is based on my experience with the product(s).

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Intense K.i.s.s.i.n.g Lipstick Review

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Intense

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Today I have a review of my very first Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick – the Pillow Talk Intense K.i.s.s.i.n.g shade! I purchased this for myself during the annual spring sale at Sephora. [info in italics taken from the Charlotte Tilbury website]

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Intense

Fall in love with MORE Pillow Talk magic!

Darlings, lipstick is happiness in a tube! Fall even deeper in love with the MAGIC of Pillow Talk with my NEW! moisturizing deep berry-rose lipstick in K.I.S.S.I.N.G Pillow Talk Intense!

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Intense

Loved by supermodels and stars, my ORIGINAL, UNIVERSALLY FLATTERING, nude-pink Pillow Talk hue has been dialled up for everyone, every moment and every mood! This deeper, sweeter hue of Pillow Talk is in my super moisturizing K.I.S.S.I.N.G formula and looks extra dreamy on tan and deep skin tones for a sumptuous, satin-finish pout.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Intense The berry-rose shade is stunning, and the finish is hydrating and satiny. Although the description says that is looks dreamy on tan and deep skin tones, I think it works well for my pale to fair skintone.

Now that I’ve finally tried one of her lipsticks, I definitely want more! I cannot believe that it has taken me this long to get one for myself! I’m currently eyeing the red and coral shades.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Intense

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Smashbox Super Fan Mascara Review

Smashbox Super Fan Mascara

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Today I’m reviewing the Smashbox Super Fan Mascara. I got it as a free sample / gift with purchase with my last Shoppers Drug Mart / Pharmaprix online order. [info in italics taken from the Smashbox website]

Smashbox Super Fan Mascara

This lengthening mascara gives you modern, fanned-out volume. Get 12-hour length, lift and volume without any heaviness or clumping.

BENEFITS

• Buildable lift, length and volume that lasts for 12 hours
• 360° Precision double-bristle brush loads product from root-to tip, while the soft comb reaches, styles & reveals lashes you never knew you had
• Super-black formula keeps lashes looking fuller and thicker without any clumping, smudging, flaking or heaviness
• Cruelty-free

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you will know that I am admittedly mega 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 always use a lash curler before applying mascara. My eyes are sensitive, and water easily so any mascara that I use must be smudge proof, and water-resistant (ideally waterproof).

Smashbox Super Fan Mascara

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

1. waterproof / water resistant – +3/4 This is not a waterproof formulation, but it did mostly withstand my watery eyes, so it is somewhat water resistant.

2. smudge-proof +1

3. non-flaking / non-clumping +1

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

5. volumizing +1/2 Fairly good volume, but not mega volume.

6. must hold a curl +1/2 It holds a curl for me for about four hours before my lashes start to return to their natural stick straight form.

7. non-irritating to my sensitive eyes +1

Smashbox Super Fan Mascara

The brush is really great for getting the micro lashes at the inner and outer eye corners. Overall I would give this mascara a 5.75 out of 7! I do wish that it held a curl better. The lengthening is really nice, but my lashes are quite long naturally so it isn’t a must have for me. This isn’t a holy grail for me, but it is quite good. If you don’t have stick straight lashes, this might be perfect for you!

Have you tried this mascara, did you like it?

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Disclosure: This was a free sample / gift with purchase.

 

Empties March 2020

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Today I have my monthly empties post for you. I didn’t finish up as much as I had hoped, but progress is progress when it comes to using up the things in my stash and not wasting them! I’ll include links to my original reviews and let you know if I would want to re-purchase either right away or eventually.

Haircare:

Empties March 2020 1

EVOLVh UltraRepair Reconstructing Masque – This was a PR sample. I loved this hair mask so much, and it is on my wishlist to buy the full size as soon as I use up another mask in my stash. Review is here.

Rahua Classic Shampoo & Conditioner – These were from my Petit Vour subscription. I liked them a lot. I’d like to try more from this brand – maybe for wavy/curly or dry hair. Review is here.

Cake Beauty The Posh Wash and The Soft Serve – These smell so good, and work well with my hair, so I’m sure I’ll eventually buy them again. Review is here.

Skincare and Makeup:

Empties March 2020 - Skincare and Makeup with Moor Spa, Sothys, Essence, Eyes of Horus

Moor Spa Supreme Cream – This was a PR sample. I mainly uses this cream at night, as I prefer something a little lighter in the day time if I’m wearing makeup. I have a few moisturizers in my stash to use up, so no need to even think about purchasing a full size. Review is here.

Sothys Hydra3Ha Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Youth Cream – Another PR sample. This one was great for day or night use. I always need a little hydration boost in the fall and winter months so this worked well for me. I have a few moisturizers in my stash to use up, so no need to even think about purchasing a replacement. Review is here.

Essence Lash Princess Waterproof Mascara – I really liked this mascara, and gave it a score of 6.75 out of 7. I  would definitely re-purchase this one. Review is here.

Eye Of Horus Brow Define – Another Petit Vour box product. This was my very first micro brow pencil. I’ve since purchased one from Essence to try out, but would love to get this one eventually. Review is here.

Essence Make Me Brow Tinted Brow Mascara – I’ve already purchased a new one, it is that good! Reviews are here and here.

So there you have it! Were you able to finish up much this month?

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Disclosure: Post contains a mix of products – all PR samples identified, the rest have been paid for by me.

Sothys Spring Summer 2020 Collection – Été Balinais – Review & Swatching

Sothys Été Balinais Spring Summer 2020

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Today I have a review of some of the products in the new Sothys Spring 2020 Collection – Été Balinais! These are PR samples from Sothys and PozPub [info in italics taken from press release and from the Sothys website]

This season, Sothys whisks you off to Indonesia in search of the most beautiful islands. From Sumatra to Bali, discover our seven new favourites in vibrant sunny summer colours.

A harmony of Terracotta with pink and brown shades to give a vibrant, chic effect. A touch of glittering bronze for a radiant, sunny finish…enhanced with a bright, bold Fuchsia for fresh and vivid make-up.

Sothys Été Balinais Spring Summer 2020

The spring collection is comprised of seven new products – one Bronzing powder, one Illuminating powder for eyelids, complexion and decolleté, two sets of Smoky eye duo pencils with a eye contour and smoky eye pencil, two Rouges intenses lipsticks, and one Venis Sothys nail polish. Let’s take a look at what I received:

Illuminating Powder for eyelids, complexion and decolleté (#20 Bronze Sumatra)

Sothys Été Balinais Spring Summer 2020

Multi-purpose powder with a 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 decolletage. Universal shade which adapts to all skin tones.

Sothys Bali2

This is a gorgeous illuminating / highlighting powder, very finely milled and silky to apply. The shade is rose gold in tone and can be used for both a subtle and a blinding look!

Smoky Eye Pencil Duos (#30 Brun and Kaki Suma, and #40 Bronze and Cuivré Lombok)

Eye contour pencil & Smoky eye pencil – A jumbo pencil for easy application, perfect coverage and long wear with a sparkly finish. A retractable eye contour pencil with a thin lead for a precise line and a matte finish for use as a khôl pencil.

Both colour duos are beautiful and can be worn for both a day look and a glam evening look, depending on application. These would be great for travel!

Rouges Intenses Satiny Lipstitck (#237 Fushia Jasmin, and #238 Brun Rosé Temple)

Creamy and gliding texture – Satin finish – Medium coverage – Nourishing effect – Softness on application and long wear.

Sothys Été Balinais Spring Summer 2020

I’ve raved about the beautiful texture of these lipsticks before – so smooth and highly pigmented! Both shades are long wearing – and I love both shades!

What do you think of this mini collection for spring – it launches on March 24th!

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this was a PR package. However, my opinion is very much my own.