Friday, 29 November 2019

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Beauty Deals 2019

Here are the beauty Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals. Click here for clothing, accessories and shoes deals.
  • Dominique Cosmetics November 27th to December 2nd
    • 30% off sitewide
    • 50% off Prisma Glow Palette 
    • 25% off any collection or palette 
  • Farsali 25% off sitewide and up to 40% off select items + Free Shipping to US & UK
  • House of Lashes 30% off sitewide + Free US shipping on US orders (Minimum $50 on international orders) using code THANKFUL
  • Huda Beauty Up to 60% off select products (no code required)
  • Kiehl's 
    • $10 off $50 (20%)  -  $20 off $80 (25%)  - $35 off $115+ (30%) code JINGLE 
  • KKW Beauty 30% off sitewide - November 29th to December 2nd 11:59PM EST
  • Kylie Cosmetics November 28th to November 30th at 11:59PM PST
    • 40% lips
    • 30% face and palettes
  • Macy's (in-stores & online) Various Beauty deals (check their website)
  • NARS - 20% off sitewide or 30% on orders $150+ November 29th to December 3rd
  • Paula's Choice 20% off sitewide, 25% best sellers and 40% off exclusive Black Friday kits + Free Shipping (U.S. & Canada)
  • Sephora - Deals starting under $15 ($25 CAD) (check the website)
  • Sigma Beauty 35% off + Free worldwide shipping (no minimum required)  using code BLACKFRIDAY35 
  • Tarte Cosmetics (ships to US & Canada) 30% off using code FRIDAY30 & Free Shipping on $25 US Orders & $40 CAD orders 
  • Too Faced 30% off sitewide using code PINK30
  • Urban Decay 25% off purchases (some exclusions) using code FRIDAY from November 27th to December 2nd
Click here for Black Friday Fashion Deals

Monday, 25 November 2019

MAC Foundation Stick NC40 Demo, Wear Test & Review | Combination Skin

Here's my review of MAC Studio Fix Soft Matte Foundation Stick NAC40. I did a 8-hour wear test and demo in this video.
It retails for $31 USD ($36 CAD) and contains 0.32 oz (9 g) of product. I purchased mine online from Sephora (MAC products are available available at Sephora for Canada). This is described to be an on-the-go multitasking foundation stick perfects skin tone, contours curves, and highlights features.
Claims:   
  • Buildable Medium Coverage
  • Easy to blend 
  • Natural, shine-free matte finish
  • Suitable for all skin types 
Shades: It's available in 33 shades. I got the shade NC40 and I think it's a good match for my skin tone. I also think the shade didn't oxidize on me as opposed to MAC Liquid Foundation, which does oxidize. I do think the shade range is limited though.   

Friday, 15 November 2019

Neutral Makeup Look 2019

Here's a neutral makeup tutorial featuring some of the new products featured in my last Sephora haul including MAC Foundation Stick NC40 and Huda Beauty Nude Obsessions Palette - Medium.
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Saturday, 9 November 2019

Sephora Holiday Bonus Event Haul

Here is my Sephora Holiday Sale Haul (shop online using code HOLIDAYSAVE). I also filmed a tutorial on this makeup look and it will be up by Friday. I tested out a lot of the products I hauled in this video. I'm wearing the Top & Hair barrette from Hana Boutiks in this video.

Monday, 4 November 2019

Pretty Little Thing Try On Haul 2019

Here's a quick Pretty Little Thing haul. I did some shopping for fall and since it was my first time ordering online from there, I got a few items to see how the size is. For reference, I'm 5'3" and I usually wear small or US 4-6 (UK 8-10). As for shipping, I got the package within a week (I live in Montreal, Canada) and I didn't pay any custom fees.

Saturday, 2 November 2019

Make Up For Ever Ultra UD Foundation Review

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation retails for $55CAD ($43 USD) and contains
1.08oz (32 mL) of product. It comes with a pump. It's claimed to provide undetectable medium coverage and a blurred, second-skin finish for up to 24 hours. 
Check out my video for my review (demo and 5-hour wear-test) of Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation using the shade Y412  -Bronze Beige but I also swatched 8 other shades I own.

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Shades
Make Up For Ever recently added new shades and this foundation is now available in 50 shades. The shade I Before this, I found Y415 - Almond to be the closest match for my skin tone but after trying this, I personally prefer Y412 - Bronze Beige on me. For shade reference I'm in NC40 in MAC. Click here to check out my shade reference post of the shades including MAC Conversion rate for some of the shades.

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Wear Test
I tested it for 5 hours in this video and noticed my skin looked oily. I have combination skin, so my T-zone does get oily throughout the day but I find that I got a bit more oily with this one compared to other foundations.  

Overall, this is one of my favorite foundations because it looks great on camera. I usually use this on days where I have a photoshoot or if I'm filming. It's also a foundation I reach out for when I have an event to attend to and I know I will be taking photos/videos. Now I do get oily throughout the day, so I definitely do need to blot even after 4 hours. That's the only downside to this foundation but I don't mind and it's still my favorite.
  • Finish: Natural
  • Coverage: Medium to Full 
  • Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily
Here's a photo with flash with full face of makeup.

Friday, 1 November 2019

Sephora Holiday Bonus 2019

Sephora Holiday Bonus event starts today for VIB Rouge! Click here to shop using code HOLIDAYSAVE. The discount is available to all tiers and not just VIB and VIB members like it was in the past years. 
  • VIB Rouge: 20% off  from November 1st to November 11th 2019  

    • Early Access Event: On November 1st, Rouge client and one guest of Rouge who is a member of the Beauty Insider program and is present at the time of redemption will be eligible for 20% off all merchandise purchases. 
  • VIB: 15% off from November 7th to November 11th 2019  
  • VIB Rouge: 10% off from November 7th to November 11th 2019  
Check out my video for my recommendations and I'm also hosting a little giveaway on my Instagram and here! Two winners will each get $25 e-gift card from Sephora (Canada & US only). 
Check out my YouTube video to enter the YouTube Giveaway:

How to redeem? Use code HOLIDAYSAVE to redeem online and/or flash the barcode in your email or mailer to redeem in store.
Disclaimer: Discount is available for multi-use online and multi-use in-stores. Discount does not apply to taxes, shipping, or other fees. Some limitations apply. See store for details. Available in the US and Canada.

Detailed disclaimer:
Valid on merchandise purchases made in Sephora US stores, Sephora Canada stores, Sephora inside JCPenney stores, and on sephora.com and sephora.ca. Offer not valid on jcp.com. On Friday, 11/1/19 in stores only, Rouge client and one guest of Rouge who is a member of the Beauty Insider program and is present at the time of redemption will be eligible for 20% off all merchandise purchases. Not valid on The Ordinary and MAC Cosmetics VIVA GLAM products. Clients are limited to the purchase of one Dyson item and five Morphe items per SKU per transaction. Not valid on in-store services, previous purchases, purchases of gift cards or eGift cards, FLASH, PLAY! but SEPHORA, gift wrapping, packaging, taxes, or shipping & handling charges. Return of discounted merchandise will be for the price actually paid. Sephora is not responsible for damaged, lost, or stolen offer materials or barcodes. Offer has no cash value and may not be altered, sold, bartered or transferred. Rouge status must be attained prior to redemption. No minimum purchase required. Due to heavy demand, Sephora FLASH delivery times cannot be guaranteed for this offer. Not valid on orders shipping outside the US or Canada. Cannot be used in conjunction with other offer or reward. Sephora and JCPenney employees are not eligible for these offers. Sephora may modify or cancel offer at any time.