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Real Techniques Silicone Liner Brush

Real Techniques is a makeup brush company by Sam and Nic Chapman – they are the sisters behind the Pixiwoo makeup tutorial channel on Youtube, and I watch them religiously! When I saw their silicone eyeliner brush, I just had to try it. I use gel eyeliner on a regular basis and the one downfall […]

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Brush Must-Haves

Nars has just revamped its brushes, and there are some amazing choices to check out.  I already owned a Nars Smudge Brush and Angled Eyeliner Brush ($32 each) and although they are the “old” versions, they are amazing.  I’ve never had any fall-out of fibers from either of them, and they’re both so soft which […]

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Thursday Threes: Best Drugstore BB Creams

These are perfect for the summer because they all have SPF in them! The best BB creams can do it all. Not only do they provide sun protection and a bit of a tint, but they can also do double duty as primers underneath foundation. Here are our three favourite BB creams that can be […]

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MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil

Brand new to the MAC counter is their answer to the jumbo pencil lipstick. Unlike other versions that promise to hydrate, think of this as a shiny emollient lipstick in a pencil form. The colour is not sheer… but almost sheer. One coat works with your lip colour, but because this is a lipstick and […]

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Best Drugstore Nail Polishes Under $10

You don’t have to break the bank to find amazing nail polishes at the drugstore.  Here are our three favourites that are $10 or under. 1. Essie Nail Colour.  Essie has an amazing collection of neutral and nude shades, so check them out if you’re looking for your new classic colour.  ($10) 2. Revlon Nail […]

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New Nars Contour Blush

If you finish doing your makeup – the whole foundation, eyes, blush, brows routine – and at the end, everything still looks a little flat, then chances are that what you’re missing is a contour. Contour just adds dimension and depth back into your face. Your face is not without its own shadows and a […]

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New MAC Studio Sculpt Shade and Line

Out on counters today! Never behind the trend, MAC has brought sculpting to the eyes with their new eye shadow trios.  I love that they’ve crammed three colours into one small eye shadow pot.  You’re getting a little less of each colour in the pot, but since eye shadow is virtually impossible to finish, I’m […]

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New MAC Pro Longwear SPF 20 Compact Foundation

MAC’s new foundation formula is out on counters tomorrow! MAC’s Pro Longwear formula is my favourite foundation formula ever, and I’m so excited about their new compact version. Like the liquid, this version is SPF 20 and comes in a variety of shades. The compact is a cream to powder formula that sets on the […]

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L’Oreal Enters the At-Home Gel Manicure Game

At-home gel manicures are everywhere these days.  I’m constantly surprised by how many women actually own a gel-manicure kit – many, it turns out, and from Sally Hansen to Kiss Nails, it seems that if you have the patience, you can have gel nails at home. That said, not all systems are created equal, and […]

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Essie Spring 2014 Collection

Okay, I’ve found my holy grail pale nail polish shades for this spring, and they’re part of Essie’s Spring 2014 Collection.   The colours (in the order above from left to right) are Style Hunter, Spin the Bottle, Truth or Flare, Romper Room, Fashion Playground, and Hide and Go Chic. Romper Room and Spin the […]

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