cosmetics

Do you want to see the thinnest eyeliner ever?

Do you want to see the thinnest eyeliner ever? Of course you do.

The Blinc Ultrathin Liquid Eyeliner Pen has a 0.00876mm brush that delivers the slimmest and most precise liquid liner.

Blinc Ultrathin Liquid Eyeliner Pen

Blinc Ultrathin Liquid Eyeliner Pen

It is really amazing and pictures hardly do it justice, but if you want to check out how teeny tiny this liner is, head on over to Pretty Chatty where you can read a full review!

Maybelline Asia Baby Lips

I recently did a swap with my wonderful new friend, Vanessa, who is living in Hong Kong right now. She told me about some really neat Maybelline products and was kind enough to send me some really cool things to blog about. One of the most interesting things Vanessa told me about were the Maybelline Asia Baby Lips, which are totally different than the ones we have in North America.

Maybelline Asia Baby Lips  in Watermelon Smooth and Berry Crush

Maybelline Asia Baby Lips in Watermelon Smooth and Berry Crush

These Maybelline Baby Lips have completely different packaging than the ones in Canada. The Asian ones are packaged like regular chapstick tubes, instead of the bigger cylinder shaped ones. They also have different colours and flavours, like these two Vanessa sent me, Watermelon Smooth and Berry Crush.

Aside from the different look, these were pretty similar to the Baby Lips I know and love. The formula was soft and smooth, and the colour was light enough for everyday use but can be layered for a more opaque look. The Berry one was more pigmented and is a shade I can see myself wearing frequently.

I love that I have these unique Baby Lips to join my ever-growing collection. They’re cute and convenient to keep in my purse, and have a light sweet scent.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Stained Gloss

These are the cutest! Have you seen the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Stained Gloss Test Tubes? They are mini lip stains that have serious staying power and bold, bright shades! The OCC Stained Glosses are high-pigment stains that are a little wet and sticky to apply but once they dry they’re like paint. They stick to lips and deliver opaque colour and a nice gloss.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Stained Gloss Test Tubes

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Stained Gloss Test Tubes

The shades I’m showing you are Hedonist, a pale pink, New Wave, the hot pink, and Jealous, a bold classic red. As you can see they are all super glossy and very opaque. These are bold shades that stand out and make your lips the centre of attention.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Stained Gloss Test Tubes in shades Hedonist, New Wave, and Jealous

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Stained Gloss Test Tubes in shades Hedonist, New Wave, and Jealous

Have you used Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Stained Gloss? Leave a comment and let me know your favourite shades!

MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish

This is one of those cult products that I have heard about for years and never gotten around to trying. I recently discovered an almost brand new compact in my mother’s makeup drawer, and was ecstatic about this treasure. MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish is a shimmery mineral highlighting powder.

MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish

This is a light powder with a lot of shimmer. It has a soft golden hue and can be built up to get a bit of a more opaque look. Many women use this as an everyday highlighter, however I find it suits me best for more special occasions. Although it looks intimidatingly shimmery in the pan, it actually delivers a much softer (and gentler) look when applied.

MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish

For a delicate gold flush to highlight your cheekbones, MAC Soft and Gentle is a well-loved choice. It’s high quality, gorgeous formula, and a tried and true favourite around the world.

The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Velvet Sticks

Just in time for Valentine’s Day! The recent launch of The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Velvet Stick is the perfect addition to any romantic beauty look this weekend. These dual purpose sticks are smooth, soft, and deliver pretty shades that you can use for blush or lip colour!

The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Velvet Sticks

The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Velvet Sticks

The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Velvet Sticks are thick crayon-like tubes, similar to Clinique Chubby Sticks. They have a matte finish and come in a range of pretty petal-like shades. There is a light floral scent which I actually liked. I love how the formula feels. It’s smooth, soft, and light. It doesn’t feel sticky or drying on my lips, and it lasted for quite a while. I got a really feminine flush of colour in just one quick swipe, and the large crayon shape made it easy to apply.

These sticks are perfect for Spring since you can layer them to get a more opaque colour, or lightly apply them and blend for a flush of colour. I love products that work for lips and cheeks, and these offer a great blush and great matte lip crayon all in one. You can read more about them here at thebodyshop.ca.

Rimmel London Glam Eyes HD 5 Colour Eye Shadow

I’ve been really into neutral eye shadow lately and recently found a great eye shadow palette that has a beautiful range of beige, bronze, and brown shades that work for everyday. The Rimmel London Glam Eyes HD 5 Colour Eye Shadow palette in 027 Brick Lane is the perfect combination of shimmer neutral shadows.

Rimmel London Glam Eyes HD 5 Colour Eye Shadow

Rimmel London Glam Eyes HD 5 Colour Eye Shadow

There are 5 eye shadows in this palette and they are all great basics. The bottom right shade is perfect for highlighting under the brow, and the darkest one in the upper left is great to smudge in the crease or along the lash line. I’ve been having fun experimenting with these shadows for some simple every day looks.

Each of the 5 shades has a lot of shimmer and medium opacity. They can be built up for more pigment or applied lightly for a more sheer look. With these 5 shadows there are a lot of pretty possibilities, so check it out if you haven’t yet.

Make Up For Ever Best Selling Red Lip Duo

So far every single Make Up For Ever product that I have tried has been amazing. From the awesome eye shadows I wrote about here, to the Ink Liner I wrote about here, everything I have tried has really impressed me. The Make Up For Ever Redefining Red Best Selling Red Lip Duo is no different.

Make Up For Ever Redefining Red Best Selling Red Lip Duo

Make Up For Ever Redefining Red Best Selling Red Lip Duo

This duo of a lip liner and lipstick is super cute and high quality. This mini pack comes with a travel size Lip Line Perfector, which is a clear lip liner to seal in your lipstick and prevent feathering. It also has a travel size Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick in shade 43, which is meant to compliment every skin tone. This lipstick is creamy and smooth, and has an extremely pigmented bold red hue. It glides on like a dream and looks like the perfect Hollywood bombshell classic red lipstick.

Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick Shade 43

Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick Shade 43

With an incredible formula and fabulous colour, this lipstick is reason alone to buy the duo. The lip liner adds a perfect finishing touch and ensures that the pretty red lipstick will stay in place. I can see this lipstick becoming a staple in my makeup kit for sure. It’s no wonder this is called the Best Selling Red Lip Duo!