Thursday, 31 March 2016

How to Apply Red Liquid Lipstick

Here's a quick tutorial on how I apply red liquid lipstick. I personally love red lipsticks and my favorite are the blue-toned red lipsticks. In the tutorial I used Kylie Lip Kit in Mary Jo K, which is described as True Blue Red but there are other lipsticks that are very similar to it: 
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Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette Available for Canada

Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette has sold out so fast for US but it hasn't released in Canada until now. It's now available on Canadian Sephora website and will be in stores on April 15th. It retails for $59 CAD ($49 USD) and comes with 18 shades. UPDATE: It's already sold out for Canada.
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Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara is available online for US & Canada. It retails for $30 CAD ($23 USD). I'd personally wait for Sephora Spring Sale to buy this because it's less likely to be sold out by then. Click here for more details on the sale.
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Sunday, 27 March 2016

Kat Von D Shade + Light Color Contour Mini Quads

Kat Von D Shade + Light Color Contour Mini Palettes will be available at Sephora US and Sephora Canada online on March 29th but these are already available at some Sephora stores. Each palette retails for $26 USD and comes with 4 matte shades.
There are four shades to choose from:
  1. Smoke - Matte Cool Grays
  2. Sage - Matte Greens
  3. Rust - Matte Brownish Reds
  4. Plum - Matte Purples
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Here are swatches of each palette posted on Kat Von D Beauty Instagram.

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Saturday, 26 March 2016

MAC Pink Lipsticks

Here are 6 MAC lipsticks that are perfect for spring/summer.
Check out my video for lip swatches of all these shades. For shade reference, I'm NC40-NC42.

Here are swatches of all 6 shades: Mehr, Please Me, Candy Yum-Yum, Impassioned, Speak Louder & All Fired Up (left to right). 
Dirty Blue Pink (Matte)
This is a beautiful nude shade on me and even though I can wear it on its own, I still prefer pairing it up with MAC Soar Lip Liner.
Muted-rosy-tinted-pink (Matte)
I feel like this shade doesn't really complement my skin tone, so I rarely wear it but this would look really nice on someone with a lighter complexion. 
Neon Pink (Matte)
I love this shade but I find it's too bright and I'm not confident enough to wear it in public but I want to push myself to do so this summer for sure. 
Amped-Up Fuchsia (Amplified)
Clean Poppy Blue Pink (Cremesheen)
This was my first MAC lipstick and I love it! In the photo below taken with flash, it appears to be bright but in person, it isn't as light.
Bright Fuchsia (Retro Matte)
I absolutely love this one!! It really complements my skin tone and I feel like it's one of those shades that looks good on everyone.
Shade Reference: MAC NC42, Indian/Pakistani/Brown skin/tan skin 

Friday, 25 March 2016

Kylie Cosmetics Kourt K Launch

The new purple shade, Kourt K, launches March 25th at 6 PM EST (3 PM PST). However, the other shades will be restocked on Monday, March 28th and all 8 shades will be restocked at 7 PM EST (4PM EST).
I'd love to get this one but I just don't see myself paying shipping for one shade. I think I will wait till she launches more lip kits to order again.
She also launched shade 22 earlier this month.
Also check out my ColourPop dupes video and I'm also giving away a Kylie Lip Kit of choice (Candy K or Kourt K). Giveaway ends on July 31st 2016 at 11:59 PM EST. 
Check out my video for lip swatches of all 6 shades: Koko K. Candy K, Posie K, Dolce K, Mary Jo K and True Brown K
I also have a video comparing True Brown K with ColourPop Limbo:
Click here to read my blog post on these lip kits. 

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Spring Makeup Tutorial

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Sunday, 20 March 2016

Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow Singles

Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Shadow Singles are now available at Sephora and Ulta. These can also be purchased on ABH website but I prefer ordering from Sephora since I live in Canada and I don't want to pay shipping/duty.
Each eye shadow retails for $12 USD ($16 CAD) and contains 0.059 oz (1.7g) of product (slightly more than MAC eyeshadows that contain 0.5 oz). Price of MAC eyeshadows has dropped. MAC individual eyeshadow pan now retails for $6 USD ($8 CAD) and contains 0.5 oz of product, so you get a bit less product and pay half the price of ABH eyeshadow. 
Palette of 4 eyeshadows retails for $40 ($10 per eyeshadow) and $52 CAD ($13 CAD per eyeshadow).
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Palette of 8 eyeshadows is available on ABH website for $80 ($8.75 each).
Shades Swatched
Check out my video for swatches of all 39 shades:
I have in total 39 shades that are available in singles (most of them were in the palettes I bought).
  1. Pink Champagne titanium pinky beige shimmer
  2. Wine titanium peachy copper 
  3. Rosette titanium burgundy shimmer
  4. Chocolate titanium warm dark brown with heavy shimmer
  5. Blushing duo-chrome rosy lilac
  6. China Rose duo-chrome rosy peach metallic
  7. Iridescent Purple duo-chrome purple with blue reflect
  8. Fresh ultra-matte ivory pink
  9. Soft Peach - ultra-matte nude coral peach 
  10. Nude ultra-matte ashy nude
  11. Warm Taupe ultra-matte warm soft brown
  12. Orange Soda ultra-matte pastel peach
  13. Morocco ultra-matte brick
  14. Caramel ultra-matte warm light brown
  15. Sienna ultra-matte earthy brown
  16. Hot Chocolate ultra-matte warm dark brown
  17. Fudge ultra-matte rich warm brown
  18. Deep Plum ultra-matte deep purple
  19. Noir ultra-matte deep carbon black
  20. Glisten metallic shimmery beige
  21. Metallic metallic brassy gold
  22. Emerald metallic rich forest green
  23. 10K satin wheat gold
  24. Intense Gaze satin warm bronzed pink
  25. Sangria satin iridescent cranberry
  26. Aubergine satin deep inky purple
  27. Custom - lilac taupe gray
  28. Legend shimmer buttery gold with white reflect
  29. Aqua shimmer light seafoam blue
  30. Truffle shimmer warm medium brown
  31. Gold Bar- shimmer cool yellow gold with pearl
  32. Rich Velvet sparkle burgundy with silver sparkle
  33. Night Sky - black with silver sparkle
  34. Black Diamond - black with gold sparkle
  35. Vanilla velvet buttery white 
  36. Bengal velvet warm peachy brown
  37. Dusty Rose velvet dusty lilac
  38. RTW velvet peachy fawn
  39. Fresh Peach - velvet coral peach
This is described as a "highly-pigmented metallic shadow with a smooth texture and intense multidimensional shimmer." You can apply it wet for a pure liquid-metal finish. icon
  1. Pink Champagne - pinky beige shimmer (World Traveler & Self-Made palette)
  2. Rosette burgundy shimmer
  3. Wine - peachy copper
  4. Chocolate - warm dark brown with heavy shimmer (Tamanna Palette)
Duo Chrome
This is described as a "high-intensity formula with color shifting, prismatic iridescence."
This is described as a "blendable suede-like formula that provides a smooth, opaque matte finish."
  1. Fresh ivory pink (Tamanna palette)
  2. Soft Peach nude coral peach (World Traveler palette)
  3. Nude ashy nude (Maya Mia palette)
  4. Warm Taupe warm soft brown (Maya Mia palette)
  5. Orange Soda pastel peach (Lavish palette)
  6. Caramel warm light brown (Maya Mia & Amrezy palette)
  7. Morocco brick (Amrezy & world traveler palette)
  8. Sienna earthy brown (Maya Mia palette)
  9. Hot Chocolate warm dark brown (Self Made palette)
  10. Fudge - rich warm brown (World Traveler palette)
  11. Deep Plum deep purple
  12. Noir deep carbon black (Tamanna & world traveler palette)

Shades: Fresh, Soft Peach, Nude, Warm Taupe & Orange Soda (left to right)

Shades: Orange Soda, Caramel, Morocco, Sienna,
 Hot Chocolate, Deep Plum & Noir (
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 Here's a single swatch of the shade Hot Chocolate:
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This is described as a "rich, velvety formula that provides a high-shine finish."
  1. Glisten metallic shimmery beige (Maya Mia & Amrezy palette)
  2. Metallic metallic brassy gold (World Traveler palette)
  3. Emerald metallic rich forest green (Amrezy palette)

This is described as a "luminous formula that provides decadent color with a silk-like finish."
  1. 10K wheat gold
  2. Intense Gaze warm bronzed pink (World Traveler palette)
  3. Sangria -iridescent cranberry (Tamanna palette)
  4. Aubergine deep inky purple (Artist palette)
  5. Custom - lilac taupe gray (Tamanna palette)
This is described as a "light-reflective, finely-milled formula that provides a lustrous finish."
  1. Legend shimmer buttery gold with white reflect (Amrezy palette)
  2. Aqua shimmer light seafoam blue (Maya Mia palette)
  3. Truffle shimmer warm medium brown (Lavish palette)
  4. Gold Bar- shimmer cool yellow gold with pearl (Maya Mia Palette)
The shade Gold Bar isn't available at Sephora but can be purchased on ABH website.
Gold Bar
This is described as a "smooth formula with light-reflecting particles that provide a dazzling finish."
  1. Rich Velvet sparkle burgundy with silver sparkle
  2. Night Sky - black with silver sparkle
  3. Black Diamond - black with gold sparkle
This is described as a "weightless formula with a buttery texture and soft sheen."
Overall Impression
I love ABH eyeshadows! I do own a couple of palettes, so that's why I have all these shades. I would personally recommend getting limited-edition palettes. Some of the shades in those palettes may not be permanent but I find they are much better value. However, there are definitely few shades that I'm willing to buy in singles. Here are my top 10 favorite shades:
  1. Fresh (perfect matte brow bone shade)
  2. Bengal (transition)
  3. Morocco (crease) 
  4. Sienna (my favorite for the crease or to smoke lower lash)
  5. Glisten (perfect for highlight or eyelids)
  6. Wine (favorite eyelid shade)
  7. Sangria (beautiful cranberry shade that I like using on my crease)
  8. Chocolate (favorite shade for outer V)
  9. Deep Plum (beautiful deep purple shade for outer V)
  10. Noir (blackest eyeshadow I own; love using it to set eyeliner)
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Check out my tutorials featuring ABH eyeshadows: