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Mary Kay Fall 2017 Colour Collection

Mary Kay, Review
Mary Kay Fall 2017 Colour Collection Review

So far this month, it’s all been about taking a look at what to expect in makeup and beauty this fall. Mary Kay is bringing IT this fall with the release of a bunch of really stunning products. This fall/winter season collection from Mary Kay offers a mix of rosy nudes and smoky neutrals with rich-toned accents that are very on trend. Let’s dig right in!

The limited edition Fall 2017 Collection offers two Eye Color Palettes in Simply Smoky and Rose Nudes, two Lip Suede’s in Mulberry Muse and Rose Blush, and three Nail Lacquer’s in Pink Escape, Rose Blush and Violet Silk. Plus, if you spend $60 on the limited edition collection, you get a cute faux-suede Collection Bag.

Mary Kay Fall 2017 Colour Collection

The Eye Color Palettes are quite stunning, so let’s start there first. The Simply Smoky palette ($27 / Available now at MaryKay.ca) offers a mix of satin, matte and pearl finishes in a range of smoky blues, purples and greens while Rosé Nudes ($27 / Available now at MaryKay.ca) offers the same finishes in rosy mauves and berry pinks. Both palettes will take you from your desk to dinner and drinks and will help you come up with endless, on-trend looks.

The Swatches:

Mary Kay Fall 2017 Colour Collection Review

Simply Smoky Eye Colour Palette

Mary Kay Fall 2017 Colour Collection Review

Rosé Nudes Eye Colour Palette

Mary Kay Fall 2017 Colour Collection Review

The Lip Suedes provide true colour payoff in a semi-matte finish that glides on soft and smooth. They’re lightweight, transfer resistant and won’t feather or bleed. Mulberry Muse ($19 / 2g / Available now at MaryKay.ca) is a dark burgundy plum with a satin finish and Rose Blush ($19 / 2g / Available now at MaryKay.ca) is a dusty rose nude with a satin finish as well.

The Swatches:

Mary Kay Fall 2017 Colour Collection Review

Top: Rose Blush Bottom: Mulberry Muse

Mary Kay Fall 2017 Colour Collection Review

Pink Escape Nail Lacquer

A fall colour collection isn’t complete without a few new nail polishes. Each of the limited edition Nail Lacquers features on-trend colours with an effortless application in a satin finish. They’re scratch resistant and glide on with little effort. Pink Escape ($10 / 7.5ml / Available now at MaryKay.ca) is a ballet pink with a satin finish, Rose Blush ($10 / 7.5ml / Available now at MaryKay.ca) is a medium dusty rose with a satin finish, and Violet Silk ($10 / 7.5ml / Available now at MaryKay.ca) is a dark plum with a satin finish.

Mary Kay Fall 2017 Colour Collection Review

Violet Silk Nail Lacquer

Mary Kay Fall 2017 Colour Collection Review

Rose Blush Nail Lacquer

My Glittery Thoughts:

The smoky and rosy shades are totally my thing and rosy shades and mauves are always my favourites to wear because they really enhance my eyes. The Lip Suede’s are incredibly pigmented, very gorgeous and extremely comfortable to wear. I like the semi-matte finish because it keeps my lips hydrated. There is a bit of transferring but only a bit, so you won’t have to touch it up a lot unless you’re really going to town on a greasy meal. I like that a ballet pink has made an appearance as an on-trend shade for the fall. It’s always a reliable go-to when I want a soft pink and chipping is not as noticeable with them. The wear time is average and the application is very smooth. Overall, my favourites from the collection are the Lip Suedes because the colours are gorgeous and it’s a perfect, comfortable, moisturizing finish to wear in the fall.

What do you think of the Mary Kay Fall 2017 Colour Collection? What are your favourite shades to wear in the fall?! Share your thoughts below!

 

 

 

 

 

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

Fall 2017 Makeup Trend Worth Trying: Wine Me Up

Avon, Review, Tuesday Trends
Fall 2017 Makeup Trend Worth Trying: Wine Me Up

I’m slowly starting to embrace fall trends as summer starts to quickly come to end. Summer is my favourite time of the year but there’s something about the changing colours in leaves, buying the first hot fall drink of the year (NOT a fan of the PSL), wearing more layers during the day and wrapping myself in my comforter as opposed to tossing it off because it’s just too damn hot for that. I especially love seeing where makeup trends are going every season and what the IT shades will be. One of the fall 2017 makeup trends that I think is very much worth trying is all about the colour wine.

I recently received Avon‘s new A Box, a curated box of themed Avon products, that was filled with products in the divine wine shade. It contained 5 products that included the True Color Lipstick in Vamp, a plum toned wine with a satin finish, Big & Daring Volume Mascara in Black, True Color Pro+ Nail Enamel in Midnight Plum, True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Romantic Mauves, and True Color Glimmersticks Eye Liner Diamonds in Sugar Plum, a sparkly plum.

Fall 2017 Makeup Trend Worth Trying: Wine

The True Color Lipstick in Vamp ($6.99 / 3 g / Available now at Avon.ca) is a plummy wine with a satin finish that’s infused with jojoba oil, vitamin E, collagen and lanolin. True Color Lipsticks keep your lips feeling moisturized and conditioned even after you take it off. The True Color Glimmersticks Eye Liner Diamonds in Sugar Plum ($5.00 / 0.28 g / Available now at Avon.ca) is a plum with rosy purple sparkles that defines eyes with creamy smooth colour and just a bit of sparkle in a retractable pencil.

The Swatch:

Fall 2017 Makeup Trend Worth Trying: Wine

From L-R: True Color Lipstick in Vamp & True Color Glimmersticks Eye Liner Diamonds in Sugar Plum

The True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Romantic Mauves ($12.00 / 5 g / Available now at Avon.ca) is a colour coordinated set of saturated shades that help you get a quick, effortless look that’s complimenting on every skin tone. The shadows are crease proof and true to colour, and the compact features a mirror and dual-ended applicator.

The Swatch:

Fall 2017 Makeup Trend Worth Trying: Wine

From L-R: Satin cream white, satin light golden beige, satin medium mauve taupe, satin medium purple mauve with pinkish gold sparkle

Fall 2017 Makeup Trend Worth Trying: Wine

The Big & Daring Volume Mascara ($7.99 / 10 ml / Available now at Avon.ca) comes with 24 hours of dynamite volume that’s clump-free, smudge-free and flake-free. It comes with a curved brush with multi-level patented bristles and a plumping complex in an innovative creme-gel formula. The True Color Pro+ Nail Enamel in Midnight Plum ($4.49 / 12 ml / Available now at Avon.ca) is a deep creme plum that features up to 12 days of lasting power with a high shine finish that resists chipping. The formula also increases the strength of your nails by 80% and is free of formaldehyde, toluene and phthalates.

Fall 2017 Makeup Trend Worth Trying: Wine

Wine plays up hazel eyes very well due to its purple tones which is why wine is always a shade I gravitate towards in the fall and winter. It’s dark but not too dark and colourful without being too bold. I can easily wear this colour to work or to an event. Even though these shades are more plum than wine, I still like how deep and dramatic it is to wear. The eyeshadow quad is such a great neutral mauve palette to wear for work because the colours aren’t that dark but the 4th shade in the compact has a bit of sparkle in it that is still easy to blend and wear during the day or night. I’m not the biggest fan of really full and thick wands but the mascara does apply pretty well and builds pretty thick lashes very quickly. The nail polish is a hit for me because it applies really smooth and opaque with a nice creme finish that really shows off how dark the plum is. If you’re looking to wear trendy colours and fabulous formulas, Avon’s got it going on!

What do you think of wine being one of the fall 2017 makeup trends you should be trying? What is your favourite makeup trend for fall this year?! Share your thoughts below!

 

 

 

 

 

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

Your Skin But Better? IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream Review

It Cosmetics, Review
It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Review

You guys know my love for IT Cosmetics and unfortunately since I haven’t had cable for a few years, I haven’t been able to keep up to date on any of their special promotions on the Shopping Channel, which has made me pretty sad since I’ve run out of a few of their products like their Brow Power Universal Eye Brow Pencil, which is my holy grail brow pencil. But anyways, but my sadness has been washed away thanks to the announcement that you can now find IT Cosmetics on Sephora! I got to reunite with my love for IT Cosmetics by trying out one of their newest, best selling products, the Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream.

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Review

Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream is a foundation with SPF 50+ UVA/UVB (woah!) that provides flawless, full coverage in 7 different shades and contains an anti-aging hydrating serum. As you know, all of IT Cosmetics products go through a lot of clinical tests and the CC Cream is shown to improve skin hydration, give you a smoother skin texture, and skin brightness. The foundation doesn’t crack, crease and instantly conceals skin imperfections like dark spots. The CC Cream is formulated with an advanced anti-aging serum that’s made of hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, niacin, hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and vitamins A, B, C & E, which all come together to diffuse the look of wrinkles, minimize pores, and give you a more radiant and flawless complexion.

Price: $49 CAD / $38 USD / 32 ml / Available now at Sephora.ca

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Review

My Glittery Thoughts:

Receiving this foundation got me absolutely so excited because it’s been a while since I’ve tried any new IT Cosmetics products and it made me even more excited that I can find it on Sephora’s website now. I got to try the shade Fair, which is the lightest one in the range. I’m glad they’ve expanded on their shade range which I think was a bit smaller before when I was buying a lot of their stuff. However, the shade is a little yellow and a bit darker than my skin tone so I have to be wearing self tanner or a bit of body bronzer to make it blend in.

Aside from the colour, the foundation is really comfortable to wear and long lasting and the coverage is more medium when it blends out. I like the semi-dewy effect it gives my skin and that it really keeps my skin hydrated, so I can definitely see myself wearing it more in the fall/winter. If you’re fair but darker than me, you will match the Fair shade perfectly but I hope that one day they will add a paler, more neutral shade to the line because I’d love to own it in my perfect match! This is perfect for anyone looking for something that gives a nice glowy finish with medium coverage that feels hydrating and has good longevity.

What do you think of It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream? Have you tried any IT Cosmetics products before?! If so, share your faves below!

 

 

 

 

 

Disclosure: This product was provided for editorial consideration, however these are my honest opinions.