Browns, neutrals, and oranges have ruled the cosmetics roost for so long, it’s no wonder I find myself completely drawn to the emerging trend of pinks, lilacs, and iridescent tones, especially on the eyes. I love the effortlessness with which you can play with these unexpected hues; no need for an arsenal of brushes or transition shades or micellar water on cotton buds. Just swipe over the lid with your finger, and voilà!
Here’s a roundup of my favourites, from soft ballet pinks to strong, iridescent periwinkles.
Well hey there. It’s been awhile.
A few months ago, I did a massive brow showdown in the hopes of finding a dupe for the Anastasia Beverley Hills Brow Wiz in Dark Brown. Though I loved the Brow Wiz, the packaging broke each time I purchased. I had vowed to never buy it again.
Though I tried, every possible dupe I tried fell a little short.
I get a lot of visitors to Plateau Beauty looking for information about Boxycharm in Canada. In my original review, I said that while I liked the box, I probably wouldn’t continue my subscription beyond the two months I had planned.
I ended up sticking around for six months. While I did enjoy my subscription while it lasted, I thought I would assess the items I loved and determine whether the $200+ I spent was worth it.
For a few days each November, Sephora offers a cool 20% off all purchases to its VIB and VIB Rouge members. It’s a great time to stock up on beauty staples, buy a few gifts, or try things you wouldn’t normally buy. For the past few years, I’ve used the November VIB sale to score holiday value sets, along with pricier items for which I’m not too keen on paying full price.
If this is your first time shopping the sale, here are a few tips:
One of my favourite ways to get a bold shot of colour on the lips is with balm stains. These crayon format lip products come in a ton of colours and finishes, and the best part is that it seems to be a popular product for drugstore brands — there are so many affordable options.
Here I’ll share some mini reviews, including lip swatches, of crayons according to three different categories: matte, shine, and cream formulas.
This ends soon so you’ll want to act fast. Inglot is offering 20% off all online sales until 11:59pm tomorrow! Use the code BEAUTYWEEKEND.
Perhaps half the reason why I didn’t have many favourites in September is because many of the products I tried were kind of letdowns. Spending money on disappointing products is always a drag. I avoid too disappointment by taking fewer risks with categories I know I’m picky about: eyeshadow, foundation, brows. More research always goes into these buys; I’m way less impulsive with these products. I like to think I’ve learned my lesson (looking at my concealer graveyard is always a good reminder), but there are bound to be some duds even when you’re going after types products that normally work for you.
Here are a few items that just didn’t work for me this month.
Count me among the throngs who reach for deeper, more matte lip colour as soon as the temperature starts to drop.
I wanted to share two lip products that I’ve been loving this season. Both are incredible on their own, but together they make a great pair.
Thank goodness September is over. Juggling life and work this month was hard. With my husband away on business and my own work schedule apparently on steroids, the time I normally spend attending to my personal life and hobbies (such as trying new products and writing this blog) was in short supply. I turned to many of my old standbys most days, so this list of favourites isn’t too long. Shopping my stash seemed to be the primary method for (re)discovering products that found their way into my daily routine.