Burt’s Bees The Luminizer Nourishing Highlighter Review

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Today I have a little review of Burt’s Bees The Luminizer Nourishing Highlighters. These were a part of the swag bag that I received from their Sensitive Solutions Virtual Event. [info in italics taken from the Burt’s Bees Canada website]

Burt's Bees The Luminizer - Star Light and Golden Hour

Burt’s Bees® The Luminizer Nourishing Highlighter provides a healthy glow that instantly illuminates the skin upon application. Made with green tea extract packed with vitamins and antioxidants to support healthy, glowing skin, this Burt’s Bees highlighter hydrates skin and helps improve skin’s overall appearance. Our patented Green Tea Complex is working while you wear it to improve the appearance of your natural skin and to fight uneven skin tone. For an easy, everyday makeup look, this lightweight face highlighter blends effortlessly into the skin to define your best features, or try combining it with moisturizer or foundation for an allover, healthy glow. The non-sticky formula is fragrance free and provides a dewy finish for all skin tones. Formulated without parabens, phthalates, SLS or petrolatum. Keep a tube in your purse or makeup bag for whenever you need a glowing touch.

Burt's Bees The Luminizer - Star Light and Golden Hour

The Luminzer is available in two shades: Star Light and Golden Hour. Star Light is a silvery pink toned highlighter, and Golden Hour is a peachy golden toned highlighter. These are very easy to apply either with fingers or a brush. They also work great mixed into foundation. Both shades are beautiful and wearable – shimmery without being glittery – I find myself reaching for them whenever I wear makeup.

Burt's Bees The Luminizer - Star Light and Golden Hour

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these were a part of a swag bag from a Virtual Event that I attended. My opinion is always my own!

Merit Signature Lip Reviews – Baby and L’Avenue

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Merit Signature Lip

If you follow me on InstaGram, you will have seen that I did a very small order during the Sephora annual sale. Today I’m reviewing and swatching two of the Merit Signature Lip Lightweight Lipsticks [info in italics taken from the Sephora website].

Merit Signature Lip - Baby

What it is: A sheer lipstick with a satin finish and the benefits of a lip balm—without the heaviness of a traditional lipstick.

Formulation Type: Lipstick Benefits: Hydrating

Highlighted Ingredients: Squalane and Sunflower Seed Oil: Lock in long-lasting moisture. Papaya Fruit Extract: Soothes lips. Raspberry Oil: Moisturizes and adds a soft aroma.

Merit Signature Lip - L'Avenue

There are eight shades listed on the Sephora website, and I purchased the shades Baby (neutral pink) and L’Avenue (berry brown). Baby is the perfect pink toned nude on me, and L’avenue pulls more berry than brown on me. I love them both!

Merit Signature Lip Baby and L'avenue Swatches

These lipsticks are so hydrating! The colour applies sheer, but is slightly buildable. SO comfortable on the lips. It really does feel lightweight. Probably the most comfortable lipstick I’ve ever worn. It isn’t super long wearing, but I don’t mind re-applying as I would with a lip balm.

I’d like to pick up a few more shades at some point – most likely Tiger (brick red) and Fashion (soft berry).

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, I purchased these things. And I might do it again!

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.

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Pixi Correction Concentrate (Colour Correcting Concealer) Review

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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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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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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.

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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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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

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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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