Sunday, September 8, 2013

Les tendances de l'automne signées Yves Rocher.

Cet été, Yves Rocher nous présentait de nouvelles ombres crème ultra-longue tenue 12H waterproof aux nuances ultra-intenses pour un regard tendance bling qui fait classe (voyez-vous ce beau vert turquoise/émeraude!? Allo, Couleur de l'année Pantone!). 

Source: yvesrocher.ca

Bleu Frais- Mercure - Prune - Nude - Bronze - Brun Foncé - Turquoise - Bleu Mauve - Mauve
Et bien cet automne, la tendance ''intense'' continue avec de nouvelles additions à sa gamme Couleurs Nature (et un CONCOURS...continuez de lire, ça promet!); des nuances punchées et ultra-longue tenue et un nouveau mascara effet recourbe-cils à brosse réservoir innovatrice. 
En premier, parlons couleurs (parce que la purple junkie que je suis est aux anges!). Je ne sais pas si vous suivez les défilés des Semaines de la Mode (les "Fashion Weeks"), mais une des couleurs phares sur les podiums automne-hiver 2013 fût le violet (merci Pantone!). 

Quelle fût donc ma joie quand j'ai réalisé que la nouvelle collection automne 2013 en comprend plusieurs! *insérez petit cri de joie* 
Mono Poudres Couleurs Intenses

Cet automne, la gamme fait peu neuve avec 36 nouvelles teintes modulables (et trois finis, dont un mat...yay!) et une toute nouvelle formule (avec extrait de riz) plus intense et onctueuse promettant une tenue de 8H. Bien entendu, j'ai fait le test. Résultat: sans primer, j'obtiens 6h avant que la couleur ne commence à s'estomper (mais j'ai la peau mixte et les paupières qui vont avec!) 


Nuancier Végétal
Brun cendré mat #103 - Rose Nude #21

Violet pop mat #121 - je LOVE!

Associe une Brosse Réservoir© qui délivre la dose optimale de texture pour maximiser le volume, et une formule enrichie d'un extrait végétal fixant (l'Élémi) pour une courbe de cils de l'enfer et un effet vertigineux. Sur papier, le concept semble très prometteur! Comme la brosse contient un réservoir (le petit espace vide au centre qui se gorge de mascara quand on le sort du tube), nul besoin de replonger le produit dans le tube de mascara pour faire le deuxième oeil. On tourne simplement la brosse pour accéder à l'autre coté du réservoir et voilà! Ça parait gadget un brin, mais en fait je trouve l'idée géniale puisqu'elle minimise le besoin replonger la brosse dans le tube (donc moins d'air entre dans le tube à chaque application, ce qui veut dire aussi moins de bactéries). 



Petite parenthèse!
À NOTER À VOTRE AGENDA chères beauty addicts - Ce mois-ci ce sont Les Journées Maquillage chez Yves RocherPendant 21 jours (du 4 au 24 septembre), en se présentant à une des boutiques Yves Rocher, vous pouvez recevoir un mini-makeover (un des 4 looks de l'image ci-dessous) et ce, GRATUITEMENT! Psst...libre à celles ayant reçu un petit makeover d'aller ensuite le partager sur leur compte Instagram @yvesrochercanada.  ;) 

Durant cet évènement, les amoureuses de vernis pourront aussi profiter du Bar à Ongles où seront offertes gratuitement manucures express avec leur tout nouveau applicateur à ongles, le Nail Doter - le 1er accessoire de #nailart signé Yves Rocher.
C'est tout simplement un Dotting Tool en acier inoxydable à 2 pointes pour faire 2 tailles de points.




Parlons maintenant du CONCOURS !
À partir du 4 septembre, il y a également de l'action sur leur page Facebook (Facebook Yves Rocher Canada); un CONCOURS pour courir la chance de gagner chaque semaine un panier cadeau d’une valeur de 275$, comprenant les nouveautés maquillage de l’automne! N'oubliez pas de participer!


Connaissez-vous les produits Yves Rocher? Si vous allez faire un tour en boutique durant le mois de septembre, revenez me parler de votre expérience en me laissant un commentaire. Qui dirait non à un makeover gratuit?!

**Les nouveautés Yves Rocher automne 2013 sont disponibles dès maintenant dans tous les magasins Yves Rocher ou via leur site web www.yvesrocher.ca 




Monday, September 2, 2013

Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer Holographic Collection

Yes, I know...I've been a bad blogger...but, my mommy duties have me on the softball field nearly every night since May. Not even kidding. Which means less no time for blogging. Hence why I am showing you these a few weeks later than planned. Oops.

This summer, Maybelline launched two new Color Show collections: Holographic and Polka Dots (which will be featured in an upcoming post). There's been so much hype about these since the first few teases, that I couldn't wait to see what the fuss was all about.





Holographic nail polish lovers will rejoice...or not. Let me explain. The only thing really holo about them, is the silver holo band on the cap (can you see on the pic above?). The description of the collection on Maybelline Canada's website says that the "nail effects shift from shade to shade depending on the angle". To me it sounds like these were meant to be duochromes...yes? Nonetheless, they are totally worth checking out. They go on easily with minimum brush strokes. The formula does spread evenly on the nail, leaving it with a nice, smooth appearance.  


Blue Blaze, Alluring Rose, Mystic Green, Lavendar Lustre, Bold Gold




My nails are in really bad shape these days (tried to do a few nail swatches and I think I will pass....my softball mommy hands are not that cute to look at right now after yet, another tournament) so I am re-directing you to this link for pretty nail swatches of all the Holographic shades

Lavendar Lustre is the one I liked the least out of the 4 I have. My favorite one is Blue Blaze. If you follow me on Instagram, you have seen this shot already (shown 3 coats).




Maybelline Color Show in Blue Blaze 

Overall for me, this is a fun collection to add to your polish box if you love metallics. If not, I'd say skip! 

And definitely SKIP  if what you are looking for are holographics...although the band on the cap is kinda pretty to look at... 

Did you buy any nail polishes from this line? What did you think?

The "holographic" collection is available for $3.99 each wherever Maybelline products are sold.  

*PR samples.







Friday, August 30, 2013

Vote for Nail Polish Canada to Win Best E-Tailer!




Big news! My most favorite Canadian nail polish online store has made it to the finals of Canada Post's E-Commerce Innovations Awards. Can I get a woot woot!? I have purchased quite a few polishes from them already so when I received an e-mail from Joy asking if I could share a press release with my readers, I was more than happy to help!
See, they need our votes to win the coveted title of Consumer Champion, which is the best e-commerce company in Canada. And, as a thank you, they're offering prizes for those who vote for them and 2 huge prizes (24 bottles of Enchanted nail polish and a $1000 shopping spree on their website) if they win the contest! Check out the details below and don't forget to vote guys!

For immediate release:
Nail Polish Canada (almost) the best e-tailer in Canada
NailPolishCanada.com is close to being named the best e-commerce company in Canada as part of Canada Post’s E-Commerce Awards and needs your help.
NailPolishCanada.com was selected as a finalist for best e-tailers in Canada by a panel of judges including executives at Facebook and Google (So yes Dad, nail polish is a “thing”!).
As for who will be crowned the Consumer Champion it now comes down to a vote
“It’s been thrilling to work with so many great customers and bloggers over the past few years. So thank-you all for building NailPolishCanada.com into a company worthy of such an honor. Sam even teared up a little bit as he wrote this sentence pretending to be me.” - Nikki, VP Glitter.
To encourage everybody to show their support and vote, NailPolishCanada.com is offering up to $2000 in prizes!
How it works
Vote for NPC
You can vote every day. Voting runs from August 28th to September 20th 12:00PM.
You must record your vote to enter & win at Nail Polish Canada’s vote page here.

Voting & prizes are open to Canadian and U.S. residents.
Daily Draw
There is a daily thank-you draw for everybody who voted that day for awesome prizes!
Bonus: If Nail Polish Canada Wins the Vote
This is the kicker, if NailPolishCanada.com wins Consumer Champion then we’re having a huge giveaway with two winners!
Grand Prize #1: 24 bottles of Enchanted Nail Polish
Grand Prize #2: $1000 shopping spree at Nail Polish Canada
Both prizes are awarded separately and every day you voted for us as Consumer Champion is one entry to win.
Prizes are only open to Canadian and U.S. residents. Seehttp://www.nailpolishcanada.com/vote for full details.
For further info please contact joy@nailpolishcanada.com  (she's very nice...I swear!) 

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigments Review and Swatches

Good news pigment lovers! Maybelline has expanded its Color Tattoo line and introduced the Color Tattoo Pure Pigments for summer 2013 (is that cheering I hear?!). 





I have been a huge fan of Maybelline Color Tattoo cream eyeshadows since day 1 (which are amazeballs! Truly one of my makeup bag must-have. I have already repurchased Bad to the Bronze, my favourite of the bunch...so far! Just bought three of the new LE summer shades....stay tuned for swatches), so I couldn't wait to see if these pigments truly were Color Tattoo line worthy. 

First, let's take a look at what the Maybelline's website tells us:
Double-dipped pigments create intense eyeshadow colour intensity. Superior staying power (up to 24 hr), for crease-proof wear all day long. Explosive pure pigments in a crease-proof formula.

Wear time : Granted, I always take off my makeup at night, so I can't really comment on their 24 hr claim, but happy to report that they do last 10hr + (all day wear for me) worn with eye primer or over a Color Tattoo cream eyeshadow. 

Formula : Pigmentation rocks for most shades. A shame that the line didn't include more matte shades (I think the only semi-matte shade is the royal blue one called Brash Blue). Some shades are rather sheer (for example, there is nothing potent about Potent Purple worn on its own, and Buff & Tuff is just chunky glitter in a very sheer nude shade), but for the most part, pigmentation is great and colours are fun and vibrant. 

I did play around with them a lot before writing this and, even though the sheerness of a few had left me bummed out, I was happy to see that they looked a lot better over a cream eyeshadow or applied wet vs dry (HUGE difference in colour payoff!).


On to swatches! I have received 4 for review and bought 2 more shades.

From left to right: Never Fade Jade #5, Wild Gold #25 , Black Mystery #30, Breaking Bronze #35, Buff & Tuff #60, Potent Purple #15.



Finger swatches - how stunning is the emerald shimmer (hello Pantone colour of the year!) in the shade Black Mystery!!?? LOVE!





Verdict:


Even though not all shades wowed me (I'd skip Buff & Tuff), I still think these are definitely worth adding to your makeup bag if you love pigments (Never Fade Jade will be a definite must for Fall, you can even use it as a liner with a little bit of mixing medium). At the budget friendly price of $8.99 CAD, these are a great bang for your buck.


Have you bought any of the Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigments? Which ones are your favourites?

xox


Monday, July 1, 2013

Mary Kay for MEN - Introducing MKMen

Yes, you have read that right. Mary Kay is not just for the ladies anymore. They now have a skincare line for men: MKMen. So you can tell the Mr. that he no longer has to hide the fact that he uses your skin care products (c'mon, we all know they DO it), and that he can now proudly display proof that he takes care of his skin the way REAL men do. With men-approved packaging that they won't be ashamed to carry around on a business trip!

For summer 2013, Mary Kay introduced MKMen. A line of skin care for guys. Really, it was about time! If our skin ages, theirs do too! What is wrong with a guy who takes care of his skin? C'mon people, the sun affects everyone the same way...not just women.

Here's what Mary Kay has to offer for the guy in your life:

MKMen facial hydrator sunscreen SPF30
I can't say it enough...sunscreen is so important...every day...year round. Believe me, what you do today, your skin will thank you for tomorrow.

-lightweight
-10 hour protection
-multitasking : hydrates, contains age-fighting benefits and protects with its SPF 30
-contains antioxydants to fight free-radicals from the environment, which cau contribute to wrinkles and fine lines
-oil and fragrance free


SRP $27.00



MKMen Advanced eye cream
Although we do love the fine lines around their eyes caused by smiling too much (among other things... ;)), prevention is key. Even for the guys!

-Bye bye signs of stress, fatigue and sun damage
-lightweight, oil-free
-hydrates the eye contour area
-Dramatically minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

SRP $28.00


For the golfer, you can also get the MKMen products in a Golfer's gift set

The set includes the above two products, plus a MKMen anti-aging face bar and a set of custom MKMen golf balls. Because, we all know how much your golfer loves his balls! ;)

SRP $66.00




The line also includes a Moisturizer sunscreen SPF 25 (broad spectrum), a shave foam and a cooling after-shave gel


Is your man just as bad as you are when it comes to fragrances (I know mine is), then this kit might be the perfect gift, or addition to his collection:


The set contains 5 fragrances in the black/gold 50th anniversary packaging (one for each day of the workweek?):
-True OriginalTM Cologne Spray
-ML High IntensityTM Cologne Spray
-Velocity for Him Cologne
-Domain Cologne Spray
-Tribute for Men Spray Cologne (my guys' favorite...it's already empty). 

I do love this kit. It offers a nice mix of scents (from mild to bolder) and is a fun way to try out the different scents MK has to offer. 


SRP $40.00



The MKMen line and Limited Edition Men's Fragrance Gift Set are available now through your independant Mary Kay Canada Rep or online at http://www.marykay.ca




Sunday, June 30, 2013

Color Show Nail Lacquer Polka Dots Collection


For summer 2013, Maybelline released two new nail lacquer collections: Polka Dots and Holographic. These babies have just landed in store. Today's post will focus on the Polka Dots collection.

Photo credits: www.maybelline.ca


I have been a fan of the Color Show nail lacquers since day 1. I have so many shades (my favorite is without a doubt Orange Fix). So, when I spotted these at the drugstore, I just had to pick them up! A line of jelly nail polishes containing a mixture of multi-sized rounded matte black and white particles floating in a bright pigment. Yes, please! The line includes 5 shades:







Here is my favorite of the bunch on my nails (Instagram picture...which reminds me...do you all follow me on Instagram too?) - this one is called Drops of Jade #55. Can't get enough of it. My second favorite is Clearly Spotted worn over an opaque white nail polish. Such an easy way to rock the Black & White trend without going overboard!



The only negative point for me...removal! What a pain it is (see pic below)...but the prettiness of these nail polishes makes it worth all the hard work believe me!

   


Overall, I am loving these new additions to the Color Show line. They are quirky and a fun way to rock the the glitter “sandwich” look in one easy step! ;)

Have you picked up any yet? Do you have other similar nail polishes? 

The Maybelline Polka Dots nail lacquers are available at drugstores and mass retailers nation wide this month and retail for $3.99 each.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

New scent (bottle) we're obsessed with: Viva La Juicy Noir

Did you hear the news? The iconic fragrance house Juicy sent their people back in the lab to tweak their original scent in order to create something...dare I say it...even more enticing?!
If you are a fan of the original Viva La Juicy, you will want to check out this sultry take on the original!





The Inspiration
Bold, sensual and arresting, Viva La Juicy Noir is a captivating fragrance that embodies the Juicy Couture DNA: Discover the couture in the everyday.

Viva La Juicy Noir reflects the bold side of the glamorous Viva La Juicy muse.  A sultry take on the original,Viva La Juicy Noir is for the woman who is daring and leaves a lasting impression. She’s the life of the party – not afraid to show off and get noticed. She is irresistible and unforgettable.

The Fragrance
An enticing interpretation of the original best-selling Viva La Juicy fragrance, Viva La Juicy Noir highlights the succulent ripe berry notes and gourmand accents of the classic scent with a touch of honeysuckle and sandalwood.
Bold
Opening with a hint of wild berries mixed with sparkling mandarin and succulent Mara strawberry, these notes capture the vibrant spirit of the Viva La Juicy girl.
 Sensual
Mysterious and feminine, at its heart Viva La Juicy Noir boasts lush honeysuckle, beautiful gardenia petals and feminine jasmine sambac.
Arresting
Delicious notes of amber, caramel and creamy vanilla combine with sandalwood to create an addictive finish to the scent.
                                                   
And the packaging...oh my!
A striking pink metallic bottle that utilizes a complex metallization technique to create a liquid pink metal effect. Yes, PINK! It also has a faceted glass cap that tops the vintage-inspired decanter bottle, etched with the iconic Juicy Couture crest. A black satin bow finishes the bottle and captures the seductive spirit of the night. Any packaging junkie is probably staring at her computer screen (and my blog entry woo hoo) with a huge grin on her face. I'm right, am I not? I know I am...because it was my reaction upon reading the press release. Yes, I admit it. Juicy, you had me at...packaging!
Sexy scent, sultry bottle...I think you are onto something here Viva La Juicy people! I, for one, cannot wait to add this one to my collection!

Suggested retail prices:
Viva La Juicy Noir Eau de Parfum, 3.4 fl. oz./ 100 ml                             $90
Viva La Juicy Noir Eau de Parfum, 1.7 fl. oz./ 50 ml                                $70
Also available in a Rollerball Duo feat. Viva La Juicy and Viva La Juicy Noir .17 fl. oz./ 5 ml each            $25
               
Are you a Juicy fragrance fan? Will you be picking up this new bolder and better version of the old fan favorite? 

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Yves Rocher Grand Rouge

Pour le printemps, Yves Rocher nous présente sa dernière innovation lèvres - Grand Rouge. Une nouvelle génération de maquillage alliant couleurs intenses et soin des lèvres. Une bonne tenue, un côté crémeux sans être trop glissants et surtout très pigmentés! J'aime!


Le concept derrière Grand Rouge: que chaque femme puisse trouver une teinte pour ses lèvres, que votre carnation vous permette du rouge vif ou plutôt du corail ou du marron… Trouver LE rouge. Bref, avec cette gamme pas de doute vous avez le choix, puisqu'elle se compose de 18 nuances!

Verdict: On aime la formule naturelle à base d'huile de Camélia et d'huile de Sésame (allo lèvres douces)! Les rouges à lèvres Grand Rouge avec leur texture hydratante ''seconde peau'' qui se fondent sur les lèvres, sont ultra agréables à porter.  Et que dire du packaging doré? Ultra chic non?

Nuances: Stylo lèvres nuance #31 Rouge, Grand Rouge #31 Rouge Vif,  #71 Rose Poudré et #41 Coral Étincelant

Cette saison, Yves Rocher lance également un nouveau Stylo Lèvres dont la formule est enrichie d'huile de jojoba et de vitamine E, disponible en 5 nuances ainsi qu'un tout nouveau Stylo Lèvres Zéro Défaut (incolore) pour des lèvres impeccables. Mon nouveau chouchou quand je porte une lèvre foncée!



Stylo lèvres Zéro Défaut


Trois nouvelles nuances de leur Vernis Brillance sont également lancées: Rose Nude, Rose Somptueux et Mauve Poudre. Quasi opaque avec une couche...vraiment un allié parfait pour nous, femmes modernes. Une pause manucure est maintenant facile à ''squeezer'' dans un horaire surchargé. Youppi! Sur les photos, pas de base, ni de couche de finition et regardez la brillance! GROS coup-de-coeur pour la nuance Rose Somptueux (à ma grande surprise....fan finie de mauve que je suis!).

1 coat/1 couche


2 coats/couches - am totally in love with the Rose Somptueux shade/coup-de-coeur pour Rose Sompteux!

Finalement, deux nouvelles teintes du Blush Naturel font leur entrée dans la gamme : Rose Vif et Rouge. Des couleurs ''punchées'' tout à fait tendances!


Tentée de les essayer? Yves Rocher organise présentement un concours sur leur page Facebook qui permet de gagner des ensembles Grand Rouge! Faites vite, le concours se termine le 8 mai! 

Bonne chance et profitez bien de cette belle journée ensoleillée!

English version to follow shortly! Sorry, life is calling! ;O)

xxx

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Mary Kay Zen in Bloom Collection

East meets West has never looked so good! For Spring 2013, Mary Kay brings us a fresh bouquet of pastel  hues and bright pinks with the Zen in Bloom Collection.

In this collection the Mary Kay R&D team put together an array of innovative products with the modern woman, always on-the-go and in a rush, in mind. And, this mommy approves! There are 4 new cream  eye color shades, 2 limited edition hydrating lip lacquers, 2 new shades of their oh so lovely nail lacquers, one mineral pressed eye shadow trio in a beautiful special edition compact and a gorgeous mini clutch/makeup bag. Let me show you, in colour... ;)


The Zen in Bloom Collection

First, lips...Lip Lacquers that is! Sad to say but these didn't wow me as much as I thought (hoped) they were going to. You do get a lot of product for the price and they come with a mini retractable lip brush which is pretty fantastic, I have to say. Although, if applying on-the-go, you can totally apply these with your finger as well. 


The reason why they didn't get a raving review here...opacity. These are very sheer high shine lip lacquers. Maybe it's just me, but when I think lip lacquers I think high shine BOLD vinyl finish lip shades. Not sheer. Opacity aside, they are nice, hydrating and very purse friendly. I would have preferred a true lip lacquer, something with a little more character! Here are the swatches:


Limited Edition Lip Lacquers (with mini retractable lip brush, $18 CAD)


Also included in the Zen in Bloom collection are these four new shades of their cream eye colors. Super creamy and pigmented. They are kinda slick at first, which allows you enough time to place them properly onto your lid before they start to set. You can wear them alone or as a base for your eye shadow looks to create bolder looks that will last up to 10 hours. I love to just throw them on using my fingers, add liner and mascara and I am good to go! You can wear them on the waterline as well making them totally safe for contact lenses wearers. Definitely my favorite product of the collection. They are also available in 5 other shades. Click here to see the other color options!

Creme eye color shades - Metallic Taupe, Violet Storm, Meadow Grass, Coastal Blue ($16 CAD)


Limited Edition Mineral Eye Color Palette in Garden Sky:
As with the other mineral eye colors they carry, this limited edition trio is nicely pigmented and blend really well. I am loving the sand shade and the green is definitely a must-have this season (if you find emerald to be too bold, you will love this one to rock the Pantone color of the year!). I love using the blue shade as a pop of colour below bottom lashes while keeping my lids in the neutral zone. 

The Garden Sky trio comes in this special-edition compact that celebrates Mary Kay’s 50th Anniversary. It features a golden Swarovski crystal nestled amid a wave of ripples – a reminder that when you touch someone’s life, you create a ripple effect that carries far beyond that one act. 



Limited Edition Mineral Eye Color Palette in Garden Sky ($22 CAD), Special Edition 50th Anniversary compact $22 CAD.

I am so ready to start wearing pretty Spring hues on my nails and was thrilled to see that two new shades of their nail lacquers were included in the collection! For Spring, Mary Kay brings us two limited edition nail lacquer shades in Pink Bamboo and Blue Lotus. I can get away with one coat which I love on days where life is just a tad crazy or on nights where you decide to paint your nails when it's almost bedtime (yes, I know I am not alone...you do that too, don't you?). If you have to pick just one shade, Lotus Blue is the stand out. Love, love it!


Shown here: ONE coat!



Also included is one of my favorite ''face savers'', a product I have discovered about a year ago. Mary Kay has teamed up with Skindinävia to bring you their exclusive Makeup Finishing Spray. Spray evenly over your makeup to help your look freshly applied all day (up to 16 hours)! You can also use it throughout the day as a refresher to keep your skin cool. The small size of this bottle makes it the perfect purse buddy! 


Mary Kay Makeup Finishing Spray by Skindinävia  ($20 CAD)


As a perk, when you buy for at least $55 suggested retail in Limited-Edition Mary Kay Zen in Bloom Collection* items, you get the Limited-Edition Mary Kay Obi Pouch FREE! The Obi Pouch is so pretty and perfect to carry your favorite products in style (pouch includes a little pocket inside to keep your items safe)! Small enough that it can be popped into a handbag for safe keeping or you can use it as a clutch for an evening out.








Overall, Mary Kay didn't disappoint once again with this lovely collection. I have said it before, and I will say it again: "This is NOT your aunt Rose's makeup!". I am so in LOVE with the cream eye color shade in Metallic Taupe. It has become my everyday eye shadow. I also love to use it as a base for smokey eyes. 

The only "two thumbs down" for me goes to the lip lacquers, as I really wish they would have been more ''lip lacquer'' like and less like a high shine lip butter.


The Zen in Bloom collection is available until May 15th while supplies last. You can purchase the Mary Kay Zen in Bloom Collection online www.marykay.ca or via your personal independant consultant. Don't have one and would love to have one? Check out their website to locate a sales rep or call 1-866-455-5454.

If you have purchased any of the items above, let me know what you think in the comment section below! 

Have a great week everyone!
xxx


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I have heard a whisper...and fallen in love!


Maybelline recently came out with a new line of lipsticks/lip balm hybrids. I must say I am totally on board with the trend toward more comfortable, hydrating lipsticks! Finally, the beauty world has heard our pleas! Needless to say, I couldn't wait to try these new Color Whisper...because Maybelline is totally right...sometimes a whisper is better than a shout!


The formula is very creamy, but not heavy on the lips (or too slick). They are on the sheer side, but the colour is buildable, which I LOVE! A light sweep on the lips will give you just a veil of colour (aka no need for a mirror to apply...did I just hear you go "woo hoo!"? Oh no wait, that was totally me!), but if you reapply a few coats, you get a gorgeous shiny lip. 

Because these are a cross between a lipbalm and a lipstick, you do have to reapply often (staying power is not that great) but if that means not having to deal with a drying formula (and flaky lips...so not cute), I am all for reapplying!

Who Wore It Red-er, Orange Ambition, Lust for Blush, Coral Ambition, Pin Up Peach,  Cherry On Top

Berry Ready, A Plum Prospect, One Size Fits Pearl, Petal Rebel, Who Wore It Red-er, Orange Ambition

Isn't that a pretty bouquet?  

In a nutshell, lightweight lip products that can give off a range of colors depending on how much you build them up. Non-drying, comfortable to wear, moisturizing and all over good for your lips (they smell good too). If you are as big of a lipstick junkie as I am, these will quickly become a staple in your makeup bag...until the next lip innovation comes out that is (said in my best lipstick addict voice). Get one, you will want them all. Consider yourself warned.

Available in 20 shades, these retail for 9.99$ CAD.

xxx


*PR sample. These are my own thoughts and opinions.