It’s Colouring Time! Make Up For Ever Artist Color Pencil’s Review

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It's Colouring Time! Make Up For Ever Artist Color Pencils Review

Products these days are all about being more innovative and different in some kind of way but I really like when brands keep it simple and go back to basics. I feel like this was definitely the case with Make Up For Ever who recently launched their Artist Color Pencil‘s. They look exactly like pencil crayons but instead of being used to colour on paper (which you could still do with these but that would be a waste :P) you would use these to basically colour anywhere on your face. I suck at drawing, so these are colour pencils I could really have some fun with!

It's Colouring Time! Make Up For Ever Artist Color Pencils Review

Top: 900 – All Over Magenta
Bottom: 208 – Unlimited Blue

You can line your eyes, lips, fill in your brows, add contour or blush with the Artist Color Pencil‘s, which come in 39 intensely pigmented shades. They can be worn individually or together and come in a creamy matte formula that glides on smooth and blends out seamlessly. Since they are very creamy, they are not long wearing so you will have to apply a primer underneath.

Price: $23 ea. / 0.04 oz. / 1.41 g / Available now at Sephora & Make Up For Ever

It's Colouring Time! Make Up For Ever Artist Color Pencils Review

Top: 900 – All Over Magenta
Bottom: 208 – Unlimited Blue

My Glittery Thoughts:

I like these pencils not only because they bring me back to my childhood of colouring in colouring books but the colours they give off are so fun and easy to apply. As mentioned, they’re really creamy and smudge easily so you will have to use a primer underneath or you can use them as a base underneath a coordinating eyeshadow or whatever and it will make that colour even more intense. I have been using them as eyeshadow bases as well as eyeliners and I’ve used the magenta shade to line my lips and turn my brows into a funky pink shade.  I’ve gotten used to self sharpening pencils, retractable pencils or ones you really can’t sharpen or retract so this is a nice change to be able to sharpen and be able to use every last bit of product. If you’re looking for a straight up waterproof pencil, you would definitely enjoy the Aqua XL pencils from MUFE more because these require a little more work to get them to stay in place but they’re still fun to play with if you’re willing to work with them. Because of their creaminess and nice pigmentation, I’m interested in trying out one of the brown shades as a brow pencil and maybe even a contour colour and see how that goes!

What do you think of the Make Up For Ever Artist Color Pencils?! Share your thoughts below!

 

 

 

 

 

Disclosure: These products were provided for editorial consideration, however these are my honest opinions.

Struggling to Feel or Look your Best? Say Yes To a Face Mask!

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Struggling to Feel or Look your Best? Say Yes To a Face Mask!

I’m one of those lucky people that never really get sick. It only happens maybe once or twice at the most every year and twice is usually rare. Well, now that I’m pregnant, I’m getting sick once or twice A MONTH! I cannot tell you how drained I feel on a regular non-sick day, so then add this on top and I’m a completely useless person. Applying my makeup is at the bottom of my priority list when I’m sick but I still try somewhat to take care of my skin, so I don’t look at my face in the mirror, after another illness has wiped me out, and feel completely terrified. I LOVE face masks because I don’t have to DO anything while they’re on. Just relax and close my eyes, which is exactly what I prefer doing when I’m at home and not feeling well in the slightest, and let the mask work its magic.

It didn’t feel like a sign at the time but I received a set of new paper and mud face masks from Yes To, a brand I haven’t tried much of until now. But little did I know at the time, that this was going to be just what I needed. Are you struggling to feel or look your best? Always say Yes To a face mask!

Yes To is all about providing innovative natural products that take care of you from head to toe, are free of toxic ingredients and parabens and are made of recyclable materials. They use a lot of fruits and veggies in their products and have a lot of dedicated products devoted to many of the top nourishing and antioxidant filled fruits and vegetables out there. Yes To has been expanding their skincare line recently with a ton of new and exciting paper and mud masks that are designed to meet the needs of a variety of skin types.

Struggling to Feel or Look your Best? Say Yes To a Face Mask!

The Yes To Mud Masks offer everything your skin might need from extra moisture, to detoxification, to reducing inflammation. They are easy to use and will leave your face feeling moisturized, nourished and glowing after just 10 minutes. Among the new mud masks is Yes To Cucumbers Calming Mud Mask that helps soothe and calm down sensitive skin. Aside from cucumbers, which are very soothing to apply, the mask also contains french green clay which is an absorbent clay that helps remove impurities and balances your skin. Yes To Coconut Moisturizing Mud Mask is all about delivering intense hydration to your skin. It contains virgin coconut oil and kaolin clay which is a soft clay that gently cleanses, balances and purifies while leaving your face feeling nicely moisturized. Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Mud Mask has the perfect balance of added moisture to help hydrate and detoxification to draw out any dirt and impurities in your pores. It contains charcoal which is a natural detoxifier that cleanses and draws out gunk from your skin and brings it to the surface while salicylic acid helps the cells of the epidermis shed properly to prevent pores from becoming clogged with bacteria. Yes To Primrose Oil Mud Mask helps treat and soothe redness and irritation, as well as boosts hydration. Primrose Oil is a natural source of omega 6 fatty acids and vitamins E & C, so it helps soothe and reduce redness, while adding hydration. Each of these mud masks retails for $3.99 each and contains 0.33 fl. oz/10ml and can be found at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart and Rexall.

Struggling to Feel or Look your Best? Say Yes To a Face Mask!

Struggling to Feel or Look your Best? Say Yes To a Face Mask!

The Yes To Paper Masks are easy, mess-free and relaxing to use and cater to a variety of needs. Like the mud masks, they are all free of parabens, SLS and silicones. The paper masks come in the same varieties as the mud masks except there isn’t a primrose oil one but two Yes To Tomatoes masks. One is for blemish fighting and helps get rid of blackheads and unclogs your pores. It contains tomatoes, which are rich in lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that helps protect your skin from environmental stressors that clog pores and cause breakouts, and as well as also containing salicylic acid. Each paper mask retails for $3.99 containing 0.67 fl. oz./20ml and are also available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart and Rexall.

My Glittery Thoughts:

I really like that you can find each type of mask in two different formats (excluding primrose oil). Both only need to be worn for 10 minutes but it’s all about preference and what you’re looking for. I enjoy paper masks for when I want something easy and stress free. When I feel like taking more time for myself, I will put on a mud mask. Either way, your skin is still getting the same benefits with either type of mask. I like the variety of types designed for different needs. My skin has been super dry lately because of how sick I’ve been getting so the coconut and primrose oil masks have been nice to use in this case, however I find that for the most part all of them leave my skin feeling soft and hydrated. There was one thing I discovered with using them that even my hubby mentioned because I had him try a mask and that is that these masks TINGLE! So if you have very sensitive skin, I would be cautious and try putting a spot of the solution or mud on a part of your face before applying the whole thing and see how it reacts. I’m not sure what caused it because my hubby and I tried different masks and it took at least 5 minutes for the tingling to die down. When we took off the masks, there was no redness because of it but I just found it a little freaky because I was not expecting it, especially with the cucumber mask. If you can get over that, it does leave your skin feeling and looking much more healthy and vibrant.

What do you think of Yes To face masks? Which one would you love to try out?! Share your thoughts below!

 

 

 

 

 

Disclosure: These products were provided for editorial consideration, however these are my honest opinions.

Bronze Goddess Summer Beauty Must Haves by Avon

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Bronze Goddess Summer Beauty Must Haves by Avon

I haven’t been self tanning so far this summer but that doesn’t mean that I don’t still love looking like a bronze goddess. Avon continues to step up their game with new and exciting products that are very fun to use and on trend. They have been coming out with a ton of new products that are must haves for anyone looking to get golden and glow up their face and body without the need for self tanner. Here they are!

Bronze Goddess Summer Beauty Must Haves by Avon

True Color Sandy Beach Bronzing Palette / $18: Is there anything more important to looking like a bronze goddess than a gorgeous blush and bronzer palette?! The limited edition Sandy Beach Bronzing Palette comes with two bronzers called Kapari and Solana, and one blush called Flamenco that are all universally flattering shades that can be worn individually or mixed together to create a customized look. Use a light hand if you have pale skin because they go on quite pigmented and I can see them looking even more amazing on medium to darker skin tones.

The Swatches:

Bronze Goddess Summer Beauty Must Haves by Avon

Bronze Goddess Summer Beauty Must Haves by Avon

True Color Dazzle Drops / $15.99: I love, love, love glowy, bronzy drops and this is one of the most exciting launches from Avon. Highlighter drops like the new True Color Dazzle Drops are so versatile and can be worn alone or mixed with anything from primer to foundation or moisturizer to create a customized sun kissed look while also giving your skin a dose of moisture. The dazzle drops contain light reflecting pearls that give you a buildable, dewy finish. Unfortunately, there is only one shade of the dazzle drops but it is a beautiful shade that can be built upon and used as a bronzing highlight for paler skin and as a pale highlighter on darker skin tones.

True Color Bold Lipstick in Fearless Fuchsia / $10.00: Nothing says summer than a hot fuchsia lipstick! The True Color Bold Lipsticks are intensely saturated with colour, that’s true to what you see in the tube, that also has really great lasting power. I love wearing bright, fun colours during the summer because they make my face look more healthy looking and brighter. Plus, right now you can buy any 2 True Color lipsticks for $9.99 and Avon will donate a lipstick to Dress for Success. So why not pick up a couple fun, summery shades and support a great cause?!

The Swatches:

Bronze Goddess Summer Beauty Must Haves by Avon

From L-R: Dazzle Drops & Fearless Fuchsia

Bronze Goddess Summer Beauty Must Haves by Avon

Skin So Soft Radiant Glow Skin Luminosity Polish / $9.99: You can’t have a glowing face without glowing skin everywhere else, right?! A good body polish to slough off all the dead skin, make your skin brighter and luminous and have it smelling like summer is my go-to during the season. The Skin So Soft Radiant Glow Luminosity Polish gently exfoliates and polishes your skin to give it a natural radiance. It also contains 4 nourishing oils that offer ultimate hydration, as well as vitamin E.

The Swatch:

Bronze Goddess Summer Beauty Must Haves by Avon

Bronze Goddess Summer Beauty Must Haves by Avon

Skin So Soft Radiant Glow Illuminating Dry Oil Mist / $9.99: After exfoliating your skin and making it all soft and smooth, one product I’ve really been enjoying lately is a glowy dry oil mist. For those of us who aren’t self tanning much or ever, a dry oil mist like the Skin So Soft Radiant Glow Illuminating Dry Oil Mist gives you that effortless, soft, all-over shimmer that gives you a natural sun kissed look. It also comes infused with a blend of 5 nourishing oils that keep your skin moisturized.

The Swatch:

Bronze Goddess Summer Beauty Must Haves by Avon

I’m all about easy and effortless routines this summer and if you want that effortless, bronze goddess summer look with products that take little to no time to apply, these are it!

What do you think of these summery, glowy products from Avon? Have you tried any of these products yet?! Share your thoughts below!

 

 

 

 

 

Disclosure: These products were provided for editorial consideration, however these are my honest opinions.