Beautyhaven.ca recently sent me a couple of products to try, one of which is the Micellar Rosewater, and the other is the Dead Sea Face Mask. Read more below to see how each of these products work and how my skin looks!
Today, I’m doing a FaceOff Makeup Remover cloth review. You’ll be able to find more pictures on the products and before/after below. A big thank you to Face Off cloth PR team for sending me the product to try. Read more below to find out what is FaceOff and my thoughts on it.
I’ve actually shared my first experience with this product on my IG Stories, which you guys might have missed it if you didn’t follow me. So, please do follow me on IG (@kireimakeup) so you’ll get first dip on review and tutorials!
As you all might know from my Instagram page, I’ve recently purchased some products from the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea collection, namely the water foundation, aquacealer, so fine micro liner & eyeshadow palette. If you guys want to find out how I feel about this collection, please watch my youtube video or keep reading.
Hey guys! I apologize for the lack of update this week. I’ve been down with a stomach flu and fever, and didn’t have the energy to create tutorials and update my blog. I did post a review on the Burberry foundation on my youtube, so please check that out. I’ll be resuming blogging next week, or as soon as I get better!
This week, I’m doing the YSL Radiance Awakening Foundation review! Another foundation review! If last week the NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint is a matte foundation, this time the YSL Radiance Awakening foundation is a glowy, luminous foundation. Watch my Youtube video for the full review and demo!
So, here’s my NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint review. You can either watch me rambling about this foundation on my Youtube channel, or you can read all about this foundation in this review. I pretty much say the same thing on the video and this post, but probably I have a better train of thoughts on this post.
Last Tuesday, I finally grabbed the latest Chanel foundation and so I’ve decided to post this Chanel Healthy Glow Foundation review. I used this foundation on my latest Lunar New Year tutorial if you want to see how it looks in action. Anyways, just so you know, I returned this foundation this weekend back to the Chanel counter. Want to know why? Read more below!
Happy Weekend, everyone! As promised on my Instagram account, here’s all my Eve Pearl swatches and first impression post. I received this PR package from Eve Pearl last week, and in this package I received 1 Bronzing Highlighter Trio, 1 fan brush, and 2 lip glosses.
I saw Eve Pearl used the bronzing highlighter trio and fan brush at the IMATS Toronto 2015, and was eyeing for it but didn’t end up buying it, so it was really great to actually receive it as part of the PR package. The fan brush is so soft and fluffy! I love this brush for bronzer, blush, and highlighter. Absolutely love it, it’s like THE brush for powder bronzer/blush/highlighter.
The Eve Pearl Bronzing Highlighter Trio is meant to be used all at the same time. They way Eve Pearl uses it is by using the fan brush and swipe the brush left-right, which will pick up all the 3 products at the same time. The bronzer is very warm, the blush looks very similar to NARS Orgasm, while the highlighter is so pretty. These 3 products are very warm and since it has a lot of shimmers, it gives a very glowy look to the skin.
The bronzer is very warm, worn by itself it gives a very nice tan look on the skin. Please do not use this bronzer to contour your face, it’s very orange, it does not look good as a contouring product. The blush is a coral pink blush with gold shimmers, it’s so pretty! The highlighter is a very pale champagne color with gold shimmers.
The lipglosses are called “Kisses of Pearl”, and they are infused with Aloe and Vit. E. I love how hydrating these lip glosses are. The shades that I received are Stardust and Peach Champagne. The Stardust lip gloss is a brown-gold, while the Peach Champagne is a soft peach. I love Peach Champagne! It’s a color that I’ll probably use quite often. The Stardust, I’m not so sure how I’ll pair this color with. This shade is definitely out of my comfort zone.
All in all, the products are of high quality, very pigmented and definitely a must try! If you are interested in purchasing these, please check out Eve Pearl website for more info.
As you know, I recently received a few great products from THEFACESHOP Canada. If you have not checked out my post using these products, please check out my Lavender Glitter Party Makeup tutorial! It’s easy, fun, and definitely eye catching!
Have you tried any THEFACESHOP products? If you have, what’s your favorite product from this brand? If you haven’t, which product would you like to try? Leave your answer below on the comment section.
So, as part of the Canadian Beauty Bloggers network, I was selected to give THEFACESHOP Canada products a try. Big shout out to Canadian Beauty Bloggers, as well as THEFACESHOP Canada! I received these 5 products in the mail (L-R) – Freshian Big Mascara, Candy Violet blush, Lavender Glitter eyeshadow, Purple Violet Color Proof eyeliner, and Pink Scarf Rose Ink Lipquid. Keep on reading below to find out the swatches, as well as my review on these products!
Let’s start with THEFACESHOP Canada Freshian Big Mascara (01 Curling). The Freshian Big mascara is described as “Mascara that provides natural eyelash looks. Curling & volume effects are well seen!”. There’s actually a Volume version of this mascara, the one that I received is the Curling effect. I actually quite like the wand on this mascara, it’s thin and I can get the bristles right in between my lashes. The formula is not too runny, and it does not dry out too quick either.
THEFACESHOP Canada Freshian Big Mascara (01 Curling)
In the “before” picture below (top row), you can see that my lashes are stick-straight and long. I have to curl my lashes before I apply the mascara (middle row). As you can see in the “after” picture (bottom row), my lashes lost some of its curls but gain extra length. The mascara itself does not cause my lashes to clump, it separates the lashes pretty well. The reason why this mascara does not keep the curls of my lashes is because it does not dry quick enough. If you’re looking for a curling mascara, you should look for one that is waterproof since waterproof mascara dries out faster when you apply it, which then would help to lock the curls in place. This mascara is NOT waterproof, and so it does not hold the curls very well. It is still better than other non-waterproof mascara though in terms of holding the curls.
THEFACESHOP Canada also sent me a Candy Violet blush! Prior to this, I did not own a violet blush. This was my first time using a purple-toned blush. I know it looks quite pink in the picture, but it is actually a light purple if compared to other pink/rosy blushes. It is a very pale cool tone blush, so I wasn’t quite sure how this would show up on my skin.
The blush, since it’s purple, is really great to brighten your skin. As you know, purple/violet works as a brightening corrector. So, this blush does a good job to brighten up your skin. It has a little bit of shimmer, and it works well as a highlighter. The downside to this blush is the fact that it’s too light for my skin. I can’t really use this as a blush on its own, so I use it as a highlighter or a brightener on top of my other blush. I also can use this blush to change the “warmness” of my other blushes. For example, if I think my other blush is too warm-toned, I can apply this blush first then the warmer blush on top to make it more cool-toned or neutral.
One of my favorite products from this package is this stunning sparkly purple eyeshadow! THEFACESHOP Lavender Glitter eyeshadow is described as “Highly pigmented Single Shadow Glitter gives a uniform and ultra shiny finish. Its silky, easy-to-adjust texture applies easily and adheres without smudging, for long-lasting hold.”
Oh, this gorgeous eyeshadow is amazing! Just enough glitters and there was no fallout at all! Glitter eyeshadows are notorious for their fallout, where the glitters will be everywhere EXCEPT in your eyelids where you want it to be! Not this eyeshadow! The glitters in the eyeshadow stay on the eyelids. You can also apply this eyeshadow with a wet brush, and it’ll make the shade even more purple and sparklier. Don’t believe me? Check out my Lavender Glitter Party makeup tutorial to see the eyeshadow in action.
My other favorite product from THEFACESHOP Canada PR Package is this Purple Violet Color Proof eyeliner. I wish the eyeliner is slightly more purple, but as you can see from my swatch, it’s actually pretty dark in color. On my tutorial, you can see that it looks almost black. However, I don’t really mind it. It almost looks like a soft black eyeliner, which will be a great alternative for those who prefer a non-black eyeliner. Sometimes a black eyeliner can look too harsh on those with fair-light skin tones. The hint of violet in this eyeliner will bring out the colors on your eyes. Purple is universally flattering on everyone and every eye colors!
The last product in my package is THEFACESHOP Pink Scarf Rose Ink lipquid. It’s a liquid lipstick, hence the name lipquid. It is described as ” [An] all-in-one lipstick, gloss, and tint comes in 12 shades and provides hydration and hold for up to 12 hours! The specially shaped applicator helps both define lip contours and fill in the lips. Using the chisel tip, you can define and color your lips with great precision.”
This lipquid is similar to a lip stain. It stains your lips with a pretty color, and you can layer it to make the color more intense. Since it is a stain, it lasts pretty long even after eating and drinking. When I did the swatch for this lipquid, my hand was stained for the whole day.
I love this lipquid, it’s not sticky or drying like other brands, and it’s also moisturizing. This shade Pink Rose Scarf is a beautiful shade of rosy pink, which is very flattering on everyone. One tip on using this lipquid is to apply it in layers. When you apply it in layers, apply it sparingly to control the intensity of the stain. On my previous tutorial, I applied a sheer layer on my lips, then I added more layers just in the center of my lips to create a gradient effect.
You all know my love for Shu Uemura x Maison Kitsune Holiday Colection, yes? And as promised, here’s my review and swatches on the Maison Kitsune for Shu Uemura Beauty Remix palette in Indigo. This Maison Kitsune Indigo palette review is based on entirely my own honest opinion and experience with the palette. I bought this palette myself, and I’ve done 3 tutorials using it. Please check out my tutorials if you want to see how the shadows look like on my eyes.
Why do I choose the Maison Kitsune Indigo palette over the Plum? Well, that’s probably because I prefer the colour selection on the Indigo over the Plum. Don’t get me wrong, I think the Plum palette is gorgeous, but I’m more attracted to the shadows in the Indigo palette. The difference between the Indigo and the Plum palettes is that the Indigo palette leans towards the cooler tones, while the Plum palette is a lot warmer compared to the Indigo.
“Sharpen up for a night of clubbing and electro beats in a “new classic” Maison Kitsuné style with the beauty remix smokey eye & cheek palette. Inspired by Western smokey eye and Tokyo street girl’s high cheek. Be bold and chic French style, or subtle and modest nipponesque, two opposites create a new harmony. Play with accent colors on smokey eyes for a fresh, spirited twist. A happy collision between effortless French style smokey eye with navy and pink blush under eyes inspired by a youthful Tokyo spirit.”
This collection is all about East meets West! Bringing the French chic and Japanese street style together, this palette is the perfect combination of East meets West vibe. This Maison Kitsune Indigo palette consists of stunning shades from smoky navy to sparkling gold, and pink blush to top it all off.
As you can see from the first picture on this post, the Maison Kitsune Indigo palette comes in plastic package. The front cover is a pretty artwork, and it’s very colourful. Open the palette up, and you get a huge mirror inside, 7 eyeshadows and a blush. You also get 2 makeup brushes along with it. I don’t use the brushes that come with the palette, just because I find them too small.
Shades & Finish
7 eyeshadows and 1 blush.
Top row (L-R):
- #1 pressed eye shadow P navy – navy blue (metallic)
- #2 pressed eye shadow IR black 985 – gunmetal grey (metallic)
- #3 pressed eye shadow P soft blue – sky blue (shimmers with white glitter)
Middle row (L-R):
- #4 pressed eye shadow G gold – yellow gold (glitter)
- #5 pressed eye shadow IR white – white (glitter)
- #6 pressed eye shadow G soft green – lime green (glitter)
Bottom row (L-R):
- #7 pressed eye shadow G deep pink – pink (glitter)
- #8 glow on blush in pink (matte)
All the eyeshadows and the blush blend easily, and they last for a good while, especially if you use primer underneath. Who doesn’t use primer nowadays, right?!
The only issue I have is that some of the eyeshadows, even though they might look highly pigmented on the palette, on the eyes they aren’t that great. In my case, I think the Gold, Green and Pink shades look pretty, but don’t really show up on my eyes. As you can see from my tutorial #1 and #3, the Gold and Pink are very sheer, but it still looks very chic. The glitter shades are very pretty as highlighter, to be placed on top of other eyeshadows (like in my tutorial #2).
The Navy and Black eyeshadows are gorgeous, and very pigmented. The shades are beautiful on its own but I have to say, if you layer a colored base underneath it, the shades pop even more especially the Navy. Absolutely gorgeous. My Navy smoky eyes tutorial show just how stunning the blue eyeshadow is.
CAD$85 from Shu Uemura website
- Beautiful palette
- Gorgeous eyeshadows and blush
- Eyeshadows and blush have a great pigment pay-off
- Lots of sparkles on this palette
- Eyeshadows with sparkles/glitters are quite sheer, but in a way it makes wearing glitter very chic and not tacky.
- Eyeshadows with sparkles/glitters are quite sheer, so in terms of pigments pay-off it’s not that great.
- The lighter shades might not work for darker skin tone