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Beauty Review: Kat Von D Tattoo Eyeliner

I had heard many good things about the Kat Von D Tattoo Eyeliner prior to purchasing it. It is after all a cult favourite. But I always had a hard time justifying spending the money on it. However, when I was in the market for a new liquid eyeliner, I decided that now was the time to take that leap of faith to see if it was worth the splurge. First Impression of the Kat Von D Tattoo Eyeliner As with every Kat Von D product, the packaging has intricate gothic-esque details on it and is rather sturdy. The eyeliner casing is just the right size, making it easy-to-grip and apply. The brush has a nice pointy tip so that you could get down to the finest of lines. Super pigmented and opaque. Although it dries quick, it is quite buildable and doesn’t become clumpy. Pros Now I kid you not, but I was absolutely jaw-droppingly impressed with how unsmudgeable the Kat Von D Tattoo Eyeliner was. Most liquid eyeliners that I’ve tried, smudges within …

Beauty Review: Ere Perez Quinoa Water Foundation

Ere Perez is an Australian-owned company that produces natural and healthy beauty products. In the past, I did a first impressions of some of their new products at that time (which you can check out here) and fell in love with the brand! I recently received another package from them, and one of the products is the Ere Perez Quinoa Water Foundation (A$40). It is a new product of theirs and I was eager to test it out on my skin. Will it match my skin tone? Will it come out cake-y on my skin? What will the formula be like? Hmm… So many questions that needed to be answered. To be honest with you, I have never been a fan of using foundation as they are known to contain many different chemicals and nasties. Just the thought of that alone with the additional knowledge that the product will be caked on my face and clogging my pores for hours at a time really deterred me from using foundation. In addition to that, I have …

First Impressions: Ere Perez Australian Blue Cypress Face Nectar + Multitaskers

Now if you’ve followed us for a while, you’ll know that we’re all for a healthy and natural lifestyle. So, you can imagine how excited I was to receive a PR Package from Ere Perez. For those of you who has never heard of them, they’re an Australian owned company that produces healthy, natural makeup. So, let’s get right into it! First, the Australian Blue Cypress Face Nectar (A$38) is Ere Perez’s new release and first skin care product. The product comes in a glass bottle that has a sleek design. It is enriched with Australian blue cypress, camellia, jasmine, frankincense, jojoba, grape seed, cedarwood, rice oils & vitamin E to balance and radically hydrate skin. The natural antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties & omegas combine to help smooth your skin and reduce the signs of tiredness and sun damage. The face nectar can be used to prime your skin for a lifting glow & youthful dewy complexion or you can add a drop to your foundation and apply to face for a flawless and luminous look. …

Beauty Review: Meet Matt(e) Hughes – Trustworthy

Every time I walk pass a display of ‘theBalm’ products, the main thing that catches my eye is their kitschy retro packaging. But I’ve never purchased any of their products until now… (jeng jeng jeng..) theBalm claims that the Meet Matt(e) Hughes range has a long-wearing formula that has a comfortable matte finish with no commitment issues. Their products are also paraben and cruelty free. Since I didn’t have a colour similar to this one, I bought the Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in the shade Trustworthy. It is a warm brown red-ish nude and I absolutely love the colour! The formula is lightweight and has a vanilla mint scent. Upon applying, you can feel the tingle of the mint on your lips. Initially, I found the tingly sensation a bit off-putting but have since grown accustomed to it. The colour payoff is great and true to the tube; just a few swipes and you have an opaque finish. It dries and sets quickly which makes it a great choice even when you’re in …

Beauty Review: Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask

Bite Beauty is a Toronto based beauty company solely focusing on lips. They manufacture without compromise by sourcing food-grade, or good-enough-to-eat ingredients, and producing each and every product in house —proving there’s no sacrifice in quality for products sourced from nature. After swatching a sample of the Agave Lip Mask at Plush Cosmetics, a cosmetics boutique store, I decided to invest in the Agave Lip Mask in clear. I honestly did not know that it came in other colours too. Regardless, I’m happy with what I got. My favourite part of this product (as always) is the fact that it’s formulated without Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates. The Agave Lip Mask is a soothing, leave-on lip mask that replenishes moisture. Bite Beauty claims that this innovative formula smooths, nourishes, and hydrates lips with a bioactive blend of organic agave nectar, jojoba oil, vanilla co2 extract, and triple the amount of the antioxidant trans-resveratrol found in red wine. So I decided to put it to the test… My first impression of the product was that the consistency is very …