Thursday, March 17, 2016

New Makeup Forever Pro Sculpting Collection Review

Hey Guys,

Today I'm here with a review of some new products from the Makeup Forever Pro Sculpting collection*. In this collection, they have released a Pro Sculpting Face Palette, Pro Sculpting Brow Pencil and Pro Sculpting Lip Tool.

 The Pro Sculpting Face Palette in an all-in-one palette that will subtly accentuate definition. This palette has a creamy, blendable and buildable formula which will sculpt out your features in the most natural way. The palette is available in 4 shades and I have the lightest in shade 20.
Makeup Forever Pro Sculpting Palette in 20
The Pro Sculpting Brow is a 3-in-1 tool which is equipped with a retractable brow pencil, a round bristle brush and a soft sponge tip applicator to apply the light matte powder highlight. The shape of the tip of this eyebrow pencil makes it quick and easy to define your brows and the highlight is a universal matte light shade. This pencil is available in 5 shades.

Makeup Forever Pro Sculpting Brow in 30
Lastly, the Pro Sculpting Lip is a double ended makeup tool which adds volume and definition to your lips. On one end, there is a lipstick which is a semi-matte formula and has a rounded dome shape which makes it easy to apply. On the other end, we have a cream to powder highlighter made with pearl pigments to give the illusion of fuller lips. This lip tool is available in 4 natural shades and I have the shade 11. I have also been eyeing the shade 10 so as soon as I find these at my local Sephora - I will be picking it up! This formula is so comfortable and long wearing. I have been reaching for it everyday since I got it.

Makeup Forever Pro Sculpting Lip in 11

What do you guys think of the new Pro Sculpting Line? Will you be picking up any of these items? If you would like to see them in action, I also did a full review/demo of the products on my YouTube channel!



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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Quo by Orly Color Amp'd Nail Polish

L-R: LA Dreamin, City of Angels, LA Selfie, Step 2 top coat
Hey Guys,

Today I'm here with a review of the Quo by Orly Color Amp'd nail polishes*. These polishes claim to deliver a flexible, non-damaging 2-step manicure that wears like a gel but removes like a polish. The formula provides quick dry, extended wear and allows the finish of the manicure to bounce back which help prevent smudges during the drying process.

The one that first caught my eye of the bunch was City of Angels - it screamed spring to me! I started by doing my usual manicure routine - remove old polish, trim, buff and file. I did not use a base coat with this polish because I was nervous it may mess with the gel effect so I applied City of Angels to my bare nails. The first coat was quite sheer so I applied a second after which I could still slightly see my nails through the polish so I went in for a third coat. I was happily surprised to see a pink shimmer reflex coming through the polish which I had not expected but it added a pretty dimension to the pastel blue. Then I applied a thin layer of the Step 2 top coat and watched the magic happen. The dry time felt instant compared to other polishes I have worn. Normally I put my nail polish on before bed so it can dry while I'm sleeping but after 5 minutes with the Quo by Orly, I was able to touch the polish and it did not feel tacky. After 15 minutes I decided to put the polish to the ultimate test - dishes! When I sunk my hands into the hot water - I was nervous I was destroying my freshly manicured hands but they looked great after I took them out of the water!

Left: LA Selfie Right: LA Dreamin

I am still wearing City of Angels after a week and a half with a few minor chips and am so excited to try out the other two colours!
Left: Freshly applied Right: 5 days wear
Overall I think these are a fantastic drugstore nail polish formula and I would highly recommend! Have you spotted these Quo by Orly polishes at your local Shoppers Drug Mart? What shades are on your wishlist?

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Friday, March 11, 2016

Quo Prismatic Spring 2016 Collection


Hey Guys,


Today I'm here with a review of the Quo Prismatic Spring 2016 collection. This collection includes 3 eyeshadow palettes, 2 face palettes and an eyebrow kit.



L-R: Intergalactic, Infinity & Colourful Life
I was so happy when I opened the Prismatic eyeshadow palettes* because they include a wide variety of colours that are hard to find at the drugstore. Each palette comes with 10 eyeshadows and a dual ended foam applicator.  The shades range from matte, shimmer and satin finishes.

L-R: Infinity, Intergalactic & Colourful Life

Left Picture - Moonwalk (Top), Stardust (Bottom)
Right Picture- Stardust swatches (Top), Moonwalk swatches (Bottom)

Next up in the collection are the Prismatic face palettes* in Stardust and Moonwalk. These face palettes each contain coordinating highlights, bronzers and blushes. Both palettes were soft and pigmented while being easily blendable. My favorite to use was Moonwalk because the highlight in the palette has a gorgeous peach sheen - it's unlike anything I have in my collection.


The last palette in this collection is the Prismatic Brow Kit* which includes a light and dark brown brow powder, a double ended brush for application and a wax to tame unruly brows. This is the perfect kit to throw in your purse for touch ups during the day. It is so compact and comes with everything you need to keep your brows looking great.

This collection is available at Shoppers Drug Mart.

I hope you guys enjoyed my review of the Quo Prismatic Spring collection! Let me know in the comments if you're planning to pick up anything from this collection. I am planning to do a Spring Makeup tutorial with the Colourful Life eyeshadow palette - it looks like Easter wrapped into a pretty package.

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