Kat Von D Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick Prayer

Kat Von D recently reformulated and rereleased her Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick which to be honest, I wasn’t really a fan of before. I only own one in the previous formula and it is so matte that it is almost painful to apply to the lips (though they may not all be like that). This time around however, it is more of a cream formula instead of super-super matte. I knew I needed to try one out so I picked up the shade Prayer which is described as a deep merlot. I love vampy shades like this so my eye was instantly drawn to it. Continue reading

Colourpop Haul: The First of 2018

Colourpop Haul

When I saw that Colourpop released a new Lux line of lipsticks, I was instantly intrigued. Seemed like a great time to place my first Colourpop order of 2018! Not only did I pick up a couple Lux Lipsticks I picked up a few other goodies that I’ve had my eyes on for awhile. What I love about Colourpop is that it is so budget friendly! I got all of the items pictured for under $50 USD (excluding shipping)! So let’s take a peak at what I picked up, shall we?

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Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick

Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick

Fenty Beauty… doesn’t it seem like they are taking the beauty world by storm right now? Their products have been flooding my social media feeds and I ain’t mad about it. Fenty Beauty, created by singer Rihanna, has been launching products out like crazy since they launched in September. One of their latest releases is their Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick – a matte lipstick meant to be both weightless and long-wearing. You all know I love a matte lipstick so I was eager to pick one up and try it myself. I chose the shade Spanked which is described as a dusty rose.

Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick Packaging

The first thing I noticed about the Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick is that the tube is not only quite long and thin, but it is also very light in weight. However the shape makes it quite easy to get a good grip on to get a flawless application. The reflective surface is definitely a finger-print magnet which is a nightmare if you want to photograph the product (also difficult to not get your own reflection in the shot) but it is quite pretty to look at.

Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick

The little FB embossed on the top of the Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick was such a nice touch, it was almost a shame to use it for the first time and smudge it away. I’m glad I got a photo of it first!

Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick

The formula of the Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick itself is very creamy and pigmented. One swipe gave me full pigmentation and one quick blot didn’t take away any of the pigmentation. It definitely applied like a cream lipstick, however once it dried down it looked just like a liquid lipstick! As mentioned before, I found the thin shape of the product made it very easy to get an even and clean application on the lips.

Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick Wear Test

1. Freshly applied at 8 AM; 2. Pre-lunch check-in at 12 PM; 3. Post-lunch check-in at 12:45 PM; 4. End of day check-in at 5 PM

The Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick easily lasted me throughout the day. I had a little bit of wear in the centre of the lips but to the naked eye, it was barely visible. In fact, I didn’t even notice until I was editing my photos that there were a few spots where it wore off. For the most part it felt very comfortable on the lips my lips did feel a touch dry at the end of the day. However, my office at work is VERY dry and I’ve been finding my lips and skin abnormally dry lately. I did put lip balm on prior to applying this which helps keep some moisture in.

Overall, I am in love with this formulation! It applied so well and had the staying power of a liquid lipstick which I find so impressive for a “standard tube” style lipstick.

Have you tried any Fenty Beauty products yet? Let me know in the comments below! Like the style of this post? Be sure to check out my other Love for Lipstick series reviews!

xoxo,

Robyn

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January Favourites: Makeup, Skincare & More!

January Favourites 2018

January was a pretty great month. I started off the month (and the year) in Paris, France with my husband so the rest of this year is going to have a hard time stacking up to January. I started getting into experimenting with makeup a bit more again, trying out a few different looks which I’ve posted here. It’s going to be a great year, I can just feel it! But, on that note, let’s take a look at which products were getting the most love in January!

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January Favourites Makeup

Zoeva | Cocoa Blend

I picked up this palette from Sephora in Paris since I haven’t really seen it in Canada but I’ve seen it all over YouTube over the past few years. It is definitely more of a neutral palette, but what drew my eye to it was the purple shade, Delicate Acidity. I posted a look using the Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette last week mixing it’s warm and cool tones. I’ve been using it a lot this month and have been really enjoying it. I’ll be sure to dedicate a post to it and swatch it soon! Continue reading

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

Last spring I won a YSL Beauty Box Giveaway hosted by beauty editor, Dave Lackie. In this prize was a YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick, a formula I hadn’t tried before but obviously was excited to test out. Somehow it took me this long to do a proper test but I’m ready to share my thoughts on this product with you today. I received shade #201, Orange Imagine which is a beautiful matte orange red shade.

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

The gold packaging of this lipstick feels very luxe and has a bit of weight to it. The square shape of the tube, while not completely unique, does make it stand out a bit more in my collection of mostly classic round tubes. YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick has a faint scent to it, I want to say it might be roses? The scent doesn’t last on the lips so you don’t have to worry about that if you are sensitive to scented products. Continue reading

Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint

Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Uncensored

‘Tis the season for red lips and I have to say, I was pretty excited to try out the Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint in the shade Uncensored for the occasion. It is a liquid lipstick that promises weightless longevity that “stays kissably smooth”. It is also said to be a universal red that looks good on everyone. So, in my usual Love for Lipstick style, I’ve not only done a review for you, but I have also done my usual wear test photos so you can see for yourself if it keeps up with it’s claims.

Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Uncensored

The packaging is very unique for a liquid lipstick and has a definite luxurious quality to it. The applicator has a unique curvature to it and was very easy to use to get a precise application of this highly pigmented formula. Continue reading

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick Puree

It is no secret that I love liquid lipsticks so when I saw that Bite Beauty came out with their own version, I was definitely intrigued. I did see several reviews of the product so coming into this, I knew it wasn’t the matte liquid lipstick that I am used to. Instead, the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipsticks are more similar to the Too Faced Melted Lipsticks. Essentially, a cream lipstick in liquid form. I chose the shade Purée which is a beautiful burnt orange shade.

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick Puree

To start off, the square packaging is quite attractive. It is not only flat-lay friendly (#bloggerproblems) it really stands out from your standard tube. I also quite enjoy the long and tapered doe-foot applicator, it was really quite easy to get an even and precise distribution of the product. Continue reading

November Favourites: Makeup, Skincare & More!

November Favourites

November… where did it go? I blogged my way right through it and here we are already nearly a week into December. With some upcoming travel on the horizon, I have to say, I’m pretty excited that time has been moving fast. So what was I loving in the month of November? It ended up being another minimal month as I was sick a lot of the month and wearing makeup when you’re constantly blowing your nose is kind of counter-productive. Alas, I did end up discovering a few products that became instant-favourites!

November Favourites

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Makeup Favourites

Too Faced Primed & Peachy Cooling Matte Perfecting Primer, Fenty Beauty Invisimatte Blotting Powder & Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Spiced Plum

Too Faced | Primed & Peachy Cooling Matte Skin Perfecting Primer

I purchased the Too Faced Primed & Peachy Cooling Matte Skin Perfecting Primer during the Sephora VIB Rouge Sale on a whim and boy am I glad I did! It smells delightful and does an excellent job at keeping my skin matte throughout the day. Though the weather has been cold and dry, my skin gets shiny throughout the day all year round. This has instantly become a staple in my makeup routine and was recently featured in my Oily Skin Essentials post. Continue reading

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Spiced Plum

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Spiced Plum

Holiday exclusives… I can’t help but get caught up in them. They are always so sparkly and festive, as well as limited. When I saw the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Spiced Plum I was instantly drawn to it. It is a beautiful metallic berry shade which looked like it would be stunning on the lips. It is part of the Sephora Holiday Kiss Collection which is a series of limited-edition lipsticks exclusive to Sephora.

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Spiced Plum

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Spiced Plum

Right down to the packaging the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Spiced Plum is straight up adorable. The details on the box and tube make it extra special. Continue reading

Kat Von D Everlasting Glimmer Veil

Kat Von D Everlasting Glimmer Veil

Kat Von D Everlasting Glimmer Veil launched a few months ago and instantly was a product that intrigued me. The combination of a long-wearing liquid lipstick and glitter seemed like a natural choice for me. The shade range is all bold and beautiful and they can be layered over other lipstick making it very versatile. As you have probably already guessed, today’s Love for Lipstick post will be diving into the Kat Von D Everlasting Glimmer Veil in the shade Thunderstruck. The shade Thunderstruck is described as a “champagne with pink and gold glimmer”. This seemed to be the most neutral shade in the lineup and therefore seemed like the one I could get the most use out of on a regular basis.

Kat Von D Everlasting Glimmer Veil Thunderstruck

The Kat Von D Everlasting Glimmer Veil comes in a tube that is both shorter and wider than her regular Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks. The applicator is a bit different as well, instead of your standard doe-foot has a bit of a curve to it. I’ve found it to be very easy to use to get a nice, clean application. Continue reading