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Custom Blended Foundation

Seriously, I have been telling EVERYONE about this: custom-blended foundation, courtesy of Sayuki cosmetics, exclusively at Holt Renfrew. Forget about the now-defunct Prescriptives counter where foundation was blended by hand and the match you got depended on the associate who was mixing your foundation for you.  Sayuki cosmetics has their own machine that takes a […]

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Thursday Threes: Liquid Eyeliner

Retro pretty cat eyes have been gracing red carpets and runways for a while now (Thanks Katy Perry, Adele and Lana Del Rey). Once you master it, liquid eyeliner is a great way to recreate this chic look. I’m not sure I’ll ever discard pencils and gel liners entirely, but liquids are great for quick […]

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Sometimes, It’s Not The Foundation

You wear foundation but you can still see the imperfections in your skin, and sometimes by the end of the day you’re wondering whether you forgot to put your makeup on at all.  It might seem like your foundation isn’t up to snuff, but chances are that it’s not your foundation that’s the problem and […]

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Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Foundations Review

I’ve been a fan of Bobbi Brown Foundation for a long time, because it’s one of the few brands that makes a colour that matches my skin exactly. For a long time, I bought the Bobbi Brown Oil-Free Even Finish compact foundation. They no longer make that one, but they do have a Long-Wear Even […]

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Trending Right Now: Highlight and Conceal

The hottest trend in makeup today doesn’t have to do with a specific product, and although it’s neither new or overly difficult to do, it’s a makeup artist technique that’s made it out to the masses thanks to Kim Kardashian’s overly done makeup and reality television.  Because reality television celebrities seem to look flawless all […]

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Givenchy Teint Couture Long-Wearing Foundation

…around here, we love long-wearing foundations.  They really do last the whole day and so it’s nice not to have to second guess your makeup halfway through the day. The new long-wear foundations are so different from what used to be out there.  They are smooth on the skin, not over-matte, and reflect light so […]

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Thursday Threes: Gel Eyeliners

We love gel eyeliners. They’re incredibly versatile and are perfect to line your waterline with because they are waterproof as well. These three are all well loved, tried and tested gel liners that you’ll love to take home. They won’t tug on eyelids like pencils will, and generally have a less intense look than liquid […]

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Beaute Cosmetics Nail Polish

I am all about an edited list of nail polish colours because the nail art trend left me a little tired of anything crazy and wacky.  The Beaute Cosmetics Vernis Eden collection could not have come at a better time.  It’s a perfect edit of ten shades that are just perfect. The colours I tried […]

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15 Best Brow Enhancing Beauty Products

Readers’ top picks for grooming gorgeous brows.

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Lash Primer Review

The last time we tried a lash primer, it left our lashes white, and turned our  mascara grey.  Never again, we thought to ourselves. And then we met this little number, called Mascara Base, by Anna Sui.  We don’t overlook any beauty product, so we opened the slim purple tube to check out what was […]

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