I would describe this as a pale champagne gold foil. It's opaque in one coat, but I find best results with two. This polish is packed with shimmer/microglitter, but dries to a demi matte finish, metallic yes, but not glossy. This shade looks lovely on my fair skin, but would work well with a lot of other skintones as well. I personally find metallic gold nail polish hard to pull off, but this is not over the top and works well with my pale skin, unlike some other gold polishes.
Hands down the best liquid liner I've ever used. There is no learning curve with this liquid liner pen, I got a perfect result the first time I used it. I've tried quite a few liquid "felt-tip" liners with mixed results - this one releases the right amount of product and dries fairly quickly. I have oily lids, and while this is not a waterproof product, it is really budge-proof on me and does not flake. Excellent for creating a precise thin or thick line, as well as drawing a cat eye shape or various other curvy shapes too.
Looks gorgeous in the bottle and just as lovely applied. This is my foolproof go to nail polish. It's the easiest to apply and the formulation masks any ridges or bumps my nails may have. The color is a charcoal silver with multifaceted micro glitter that flashes silver, gold, and even a touch of green to my eye. It's a showy and beautiful polish, but not over the top at all. This is now the front runner for my wedding day manicure.
Looks prettier in the bottle than on my nails. I was expecting to see the micro glitter, but it looks more frosty/shimmery applied. The color is a warm golden green with a hint of bronze and teal. Doesn't really flatter my pale cool skintone I must admit. It does apply easily, thin, but not too sheer.
This is a great synthetic brush set for eyes with shadow, crease, and liner brushes. They are a bit weightly, but feel well made despite the cutesy style - so far no shedding of bristles. Super soft, and great for those pigmented products where you need a light touch. The one drawback I can see with these is storing them, as they are long and have a character on the end of each brush as well. Very cute tho, and will brighten any morning makeup routine. Purchased at Sephora for $21 Canadian.
Great every day blush of fair skin with cool or neutral undertones. Just the right amount of color and luminous bronzer, esp for Summer. I wouldn't recommend this one if you are looking for a dramatic look, but for an subtle, just pretty blush - check it out. I've only applied this with the matching synthetic brush and I love the results. Purchased at Sephora for $13 Canadian.
A sheer highlighting powder that works well on my pale skin. I would not recommend this for a darker skin tone. This looks gorgeous applied with a light hand and a synthetic brush - gives a soft shimmering glow. If you apply too heavy it looks glittery, so bear in mind application is important with this one. Purchased at Sephora for $13 Canadian.
This is a great synthetic angled blush brush. It's a bit weightly, but feels well made despite the cutesy style - so far no shedding of bristles. Super soft, and great for those pigmented products where you need a light touch - this applies and blends bronzer in particular beautifully. I got mine on sale at Sephora for $15 Canadian. Would rec this brush to anyone!
I'm coming to the realization that BB creams are overhyped. This is no better than many TMs out there, much worse than my fave Laura Mercier. The Light was a good match for my pale skin, but difficult to apply and not have it look fake. Very matte and powdery finish - it feels like it's just sitting on top of my skin and looks it too. Way over priced for the amount you get, and no extra "BB" benefits after using it a few months. Would not rebuy.
I'm no stranger to bronzers (Nars, Cargo, Benefit), but I don't often reach for the ones I own as they are a lil too obvious when I wear them. I'm pretty pale, and Royal Pride adds a warm sun kissed glow, not orange or overly brown. Looking at it in the pan, it seems very glittery and sparkly, but applied with a light hand and synthetic brush it shows a subtle shimmer on my face. I was able to snag this on sale from Sephora for $13 Canadian, definitely worth the price and then some. The packaging is cute, and better than both my Benefit and Cargo bronzers.
I recently purchased Carina, Ciao Ciao, Mozzarella, Pink Martini. Was so pleased with them that I decided to hunt down more and added Skeletrina and Donutella, even getting a back up of Donutella. These are all lovely. A Chapstick like balm, but more glossy, and sheer color that you can layer for more intensity. The real selling point is that these balms are also stains, yet they do not dry out my lips. Of course you do have to reapply to maintain the glossy finish, but if you don't, you will still be left with a lovely stain on your lips. Sephora is discontinuing the Tokidoki line, do get these while you can! I was able to buy mine for $5 Canadian. Edit to say I've uploaded a couple of pics and normally I am into more elegant makeup packaging, but these are just so darn cute!
Finally this eye shadow is available as a single! Mushroom is a warm, light gray shimmer - elegant is the word I would use to describe it. I was very happy to finally be able to buy Mushroom and was curious to try UD's new reformulation. I also purchased a replacement of Sin, so I am able to see the difference between the old formula and the new. Definitely the shadow is now softer and more easily blendable. Longer lasting on me now too, even without a primer. I do miss the old "token" packaging. I find the new compacts are harder to open, but they do have the bonus of being easily depotted into a special new UD palette.
When you look down at your hands and smile, you know you have a winning polish on your hands. Wore this all last summer and got compliments most everywhere I went. Lucky that I still have some left. Unique shade. Bright, but still somehow pastel without being sheer. Nouvelle Vague is a beautiful turquoise that is more aqua-blue, than green with lovely silvery micro glitter that does not look apparent, but adds dimension to the color and keeps it from looking flat. This lasts a week on me with no chips, but I apply two thin coats over a base coat and finish off with a top coat. I passed on Jade and have no regrets. This is the polish that deserves the Jade hype. Nouvelle Vague is one of my all time favorites. Doesn't hurt that it matches perfectly with my YSL Arty Oval turquoise ring.
This has been my go to lipstick since purchasing in February, and I have not yet grown tired of it. A natural rose with a hint of mauve and golden-pink shimmer. I’m willing to trade lasting power for the balm-like formulation. A pretty, foolproof shade that will add polish to any look in my opinion. I will admit I am a sucker for Chanel packaging and the fact that this lovely shade is housed in such a gorgeous package makes me love it just that much more
This is a good lipstick for when you don't want to think too much about your makeup. Looks good with other colors and tones, but also nice on it's own with minimal makeup. I'm fairly pale, and this formula is creamy with good coverage, not sheer at all, so it does show up on me and has a definite, "I'm wearing lipstick" look. This is a warm pink with hints of coral and brown. Purchased in Canada, so it was over $40 and though I do like the fomula and color, this is not special enough for that price. Even with lovely packaging and "Chanel click"!