New Vasanti Lipshine Shades And A Giveaway Too!

It’s Friday! And it’s the long weekend too! Last days of summer baby! Let’s celebrate with a GIVEAWAY!

Vasanti is a Canadian beauty brand founded by three amazing Canadian women that offers a wide range of products that encourage women to enhance their natural beauty by increasing skin radiance and glow. And I’m all about the glow lately! Bring it! You can get Vasanti Cosmetics makeup and skin care products online at vasanticosmetics.com birchbox.com, amazon.com, amazon.co.uk, and in select high end Shoppers Drug Mart locations across Canada. It’s a really great brand and for those of you living outside of Canada, I highly encourage you to try something if you have the chance!

Let’s get back to the giveaway. Just the goods Tracy :D Vasanti has just released 4 new universally-flattering Lipshine shades. Vasanti Lipshines are really nice glosses! They are a wind-proof, cake-proof formula that provides luminous long lasting and are not sticky at all. They contain Vitamin E and are lovely and creamy on the lips. Oh, and they are paraben and mineral oil and petrolatum free!

The new shades of Vasanti Lipshines are oh so pretty and are named after rivers around the world:
St. Lawrence-Cool Lavendar Pink
Belle River-bright coral peach
Rio Grande-nude beige
River Finn-bright plum

And guess what! Vasanti has so graciously sponsored a giveaway for Beauty Reflections readers! 3 readers will win a prize package including a mason jar filled with 4 Lipshines and matching jelly beans. LOOK HOW CUTE IT IS!! AND YUMMY TOO!

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Vasanti Lipshine

So, ya wanna win one? Here’s the rules! You got one week to enter, and I’m sorry but it’s open just to my fellow Canadian beauties. Sorry international babes, but stay tuned for next week! I got something EXTRA SPECIAL coming up I promise!

Just use the Rafflecopter widget to enter and good luck!

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Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Palette No.13 Skin Tones From The Ladylike Fall 2014 Collection

I think it’s time for me to start showing you all The Clarins Ladylike Fall 2014 Collection, hey? And doesn’t the whole ‘ladylike’ theme sound kind of chic and effortlessly beautiful?

Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Palette No.13 Skin Tones($42) from The Ladylike Fall 2014 Collection is a new and permanent addition to the line. It’s a gorgeous neutral palette that will make any neutral shadow lover’s heart beat faster.

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Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Palette No.13 Skin Tones From The Ladylike Fall 2014 Collection

Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Palette No.13 Skin Tones is a typical Clarins mineral eye shadow palette. They are wet/dry eyeshadows. Use them dry and they are light in pigment and very natural. I personally don’t like using their mineral eyeshadows dry all that much to be honest. I find them a little hard to work with and rather disappointing in texture sometimes. I much prefer using them wet, as they work so much better that way. And especially with a neutral-toned palette like this. Used dry, there’s not a lot of difference in tone when you apply the shadows, but wet? Pure neutral shadow JOY.

Swatchy Time! I actually did swatch the Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Palette No.13 Skin Tones dry over a primer, so you can see that they do have decent pigmentation used dry. And if you do use them dry, a stickier eye primer like a MAC Paint Pot works better fyi.

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Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Palette No.13 Skin Tones

A ladylike, natural eyeshadow look is really easy to do with the Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Palette No.13 Skin Tones. And I did do a simple one for you, using the eyeshadows dry. Very ladylike and great for every day use.

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Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Palette No.13 Skin Tones From The Ladylike Fall 2014 Collection

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Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Palette No.13 Skin Tones From The Ladylike Fall 2014 Collection

But I’m Tracy. And I don’t really do ladylike looks all that much. Give me a neutral palette, and I tend to go in the opposite direction of ladylike and look like I’m a grungy Nirvana video extra. Oh, and I did use the eyeshadows wet, because I think that adds to the grunge look. And man, that taupe just shines when you use it wet! Look at how amazing it looks blown out on my bottom lash line.

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Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Palette No.13 Skin Tones

The Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Palette No.13 Skin Tones is available right now from Clarins counters all over the country.

 Whaddaya’ think? Does this neutral eye palette offering appeal to you? Or is it just another neutral palette lost in the sea of Nakeds and Neutrals that have flooded the market thanks to Urban Decay?

*product sent by the lovely PR for review, thoughts are mine as always!

Mark Wonderfleur Fragrance Collection

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Mark Wonderfleur Fragrance

The new limited edition Mark Wonderfleur Fragrance Collection(on sale for $28!) is out right now and I think you should scoop it up quick! It’s a fun, feminine floral that’s quite perfect to wear for the beginning of fall.
Top Notes: Apple Blossom, Meadow Dew, Mandarin Flower
Middle Notes: Wild Freesia, Fresh-picked Daisies, Purple Pansy
Base Notes: Pillowy Musk, Dandelion Feathers, Forest Woods

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Mark Wonderfleur Fragrance

When I wear Mark Wonderfleur, it makes me feel like I’m walking through an apple orchard and a meadow of wild flowers on a warm, sunny, early fall day. And of course, I’m munching on an apple from the bunch I’ve picked to make a pie with! It’s always about the food people. :D Always!

As the weather starts to cool, I tend to move away from floral fragrances, but Mark Wonderfleur Fragrance is just so cool and different enough with the apple blossoms in it that I can’t help loving it! The Mark Wonderfleur Body Cream is just as lovely smelling and perfect for layering under the eau de toilette spray for some added longevity. And with both of them on sale right now, you just can’t go wrong! Call your local Avon Rep, or order online at www.avon.ca.

When do you start to change your fragrance for the season? It’s still to early for me to wear the heavier fragrances I enjoy in fall, so something like this one is perfect. I want to smell fall, but not full-blown fall quite yet, if ya’ know what I mean! Especially on this trip because HOLY MOLY why you so hot right now Portland? It was 36 Celsius here today. It’s like the hot weather just likes to follow me around and taunt me… Thank goodness we’re heading to San Francisco today!

*product sent by PR for review, thoughts are mine as always

 

Lancome Hypnose Palette Malachite and Amethyste French Idole Make-up Collection Fall 2014

To be honest, lately I really appreciate the carefully edited Lancome Makeup Collections. I love that they don’t release 65 items at once. They truly take the time to select a few key items that represent the whole vibe and aesthetic they are going for that season. And I have to say, I really, REALLY dig the whole vibe I’m getting from their French Idole Make-up Collection for Fall 2014!

The Lancome French Idole Make-up Collection for Fall 2014 pays homage to the Parisienne. You, know what I’m talking about-that independence and resolutely effortlessly chic and recognizable style of the women in Paris. We all WANT what they got: that je ne said quoi attitude of rebellious elegance and ease that’s blended with glamour. The colours of the Lancome Hypnose Palette Malachite and Amethyste($55) draw inspiration from the heart of trends seen on the streets of Paris. If we can’t be in Paris right now, we can at least LOOK like we are, right? :P

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Lancome Hypnose Palette Malachite and Amethyste palette

The Lancome Hypnose Palette Malachite and Amethyste palette is inspired by the shimmering shades of malachite and amethyst channelled from men’s fashion. It’s a modern twist of fall khakis mixed with quirky purples to give it that Parisienne edge. I have to say, purples and khaki greens are a match made in fall baby!

Swatchy Time!

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Lancome Hypnose Palette Malachite and Amethyste French Idole Fall 2014

The shades of the Lancome Hypnose Palette Malachite and Amethyste are AMAZING, hey? Quality-wise, they are your typical Lancome eyeshadows being kind of soft, yet gritty. But when you apply them to the eye, they just blend beautifully. I’m always kind of surprised at how much I love how their eyeshadows end up looking on the eye.

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Lancome Hypnose Palette Malachite and Amethyste French Idole Fall 2014

Whaddaya’ think? I can tell you what I think! J’adore! The shades are just so perfect for fall and so very Parisenne chic. Pair these smoky eyes with a nude, pinky lip, a simple T-shirt, leather jacket, studded bracelets, boots and Bazinga! Fall in Paris, right? Get the Lancome Hypnose Palette Malachite and Amethyste and channel the French Idole Parisienne look this fall with me!

That’s exactly going to be my fall 2014 makeup theme-Parisienne chic. I never really thought about a makeup theme for a season, but it’s such a good idea, hey?  Do you centre your makeup looks around a theme? 

*products sent by the lovely PR for review, thoughts are mine as always! And I thank her for the Parisienne Chic!

New Limited-Edition Mary Kay Semi-Matte Lipsticks From The Mary Kay Midnight Jewels Collection

Matte Lipsticks have been a pretty big makeup trend this year. If you haven’t jumped on the matte lipstick cho-choo yet, then fall is the perfect time to do it! I love wearing matte lips in the fall. And these two Limited-Edition Mary Kay Semi-Matte Lipsticks($18) are perfect!

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New Limited-Edition Mary Kay Semi-Matte Lipsticks

The New Limited-Edition Mary Kay Semi-Matte Lipsticks are pigmented, creamy and long-lasting. The colour doesn’t feather or bleed. They stay put really well, which is one of the reasons I love wearing mattes. Unlike other matte formulas on the market, they feel pretty lightweight on the lips and are not as drying at all. I think they’re pretty comparable to some of MAC’s matte lipsticks, which I actually really like.

There are two shades of the Limited-Edition Mary Kay Semi-Matte Lipsticks from the Mary Kay Midnight Jewels Collection: a really pretty pinky nude called Pink Moonstone, and a vampy ruby red called Ruby Night.

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Limited-Edition Mary Kay Semi-Matte Lipsticks Pink Moonstone and Ruby Night

Swatchy Time!

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Limited-Edition Mary Kay Semi-Matte Lipstick Pink Moonstone and Ruby Night

Pink Moonstone is my favourite one! I’ll be wearing it a lot in the fall with smoky eyes. It’s just perfect for that.

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Limited-Edition Mary Kay Semi-Matte Lipstick Pink Moonstone

Limited-Edition Mary Kay Semi-Matte Lipstick in Ruby Nights is something else! It’s an amazing shade of ruby red that’s also perfect for fall. If you can wear brown-based reds like this one, you will love it.

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Limited-Edition Mary Kay Semi-Matte Lipstick Ruby Night

Limited-Edition Mary Kay Semi-Matte Lipsticks in Pink Moonstone and Ruby Night are pretty awesome matte lipsticks that are comfy to wear as far as matte lipsticks go. They’re not moisturizing, because well they’re matte, so they won’t be. But I don’t find them uncomfortable at all to wear. Prepping your lips with a good lip balm before wearing matte lipsticks really helps! I let a lip balm sink in for a few minutes, and then blot off any residue before applying a matte lipstick. Trust me, it really helps! So join me and let’s wear matte lipsticks this fall!

You can order them online at www.markykay.ca, or by phoning your local Mary Kay Rep.

Do you love matte lipsticks? Or not so much?

*products sent by PR for review, thoughts are mine as always!

Win Tickets To See Katy Perry in Edmonton!

Happy Saturday everyone! Have I got a quick but great little giveaway for you! Only problem is, you have to live in and around Edmonton, but this is REALLY GOOD!

I have 4 tickets to give away to the Katy Perry #PrismaticWorldTour Concert in Edmonton, Sept. 1, 7 PM at Rexall Place. Each ticket also includes a Meet And Greet with Katy as well!

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So, let’s do this! I’ll pick two winners, so that each winner can bring a friend. It’d be no fun going to a concert by yourself!

Like I said, you have to live in and around the Edmonton region or are willing to drive here for the concert. The 2 winners will also need to promise to share their BEST show pic on Instagram, and tag @COVERGIRL with the hashtags #BeautyUnited #Instaglam. You can tag me @beautyreflections as well. I’ll be in California moving Marky into her dorm room, so I’d love to see a pic of you and Katy!

I’ll pick the winner on Monday and email or tweet you, so look out for that! I’ll need to you to answer me pretty quickly so that we can make sure you get your tickets that week.

Just use the Raffllecopter Widget below to enter (may take a second to load).

Good luck!

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Mary Kay Midnight Jewels Collection Eye Palettes in Sapphire Noir & Emerald Noir

Nothing says fall makeup like some jewel tones for the eyes, right? Right! And that’s exactly what you get with Mary Kay Midnight Jewels Collection Eye Palettes in Sapphire Noir & Emerald Noir($26)! Take a look at these beauties:

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Mary Kay Midnight Jewels Collection Eye Palettes, in Sapphire Noir & Emerald Noir

Each palette contains five complimentary, buildable shades that can take you from day to night, depending on the colour intensity. And there’s one matte shade in each palette too which is fantastic! Right away that makes these palettes so much more wearable. I wish every eyeshadow palette had just one matte in the bunch. I’d like them a whole lot better! Now when you buy Mary Kay eyeshadows, they come in a plastic container which you can just use to house them and it’s just fine, but you can also buy their mini compact for $20 to keep both of your limited edition eye palettes nice and together. Because eyeshadows like to be together. Trust me.

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Mary Kay Midnight Jewels Collection Eye Palettes, in Sapphire Noir & Emerald Noir

The formula of the Mary Kay Midnight Jewels Collection Eye Palettes in Sapphire Noir & Emerald Noir is baked, so you can use them dry which works just fine. Or you can use them wet for some added intensity and sparkle.

Swatchy Time! I only swatched them dry this time, because I thought they were pretty great dry. Plus I know most of you don’t care for using eyeshadows wet. Me-I LOVE using eyeshadows wet. It’s something different, ya’ know? I like different. And it’s a challenge too, so I say BRING IT ON.

Where was I? Oh, yeah-Swatchy Time! Sapphire Noir is my favourite one! With shades of dark plum, muted charcoal, light matte gray, sparkly violet and iridescent pink it’s such a pretty palette that is right up my colour loving makeup alley.

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Mary Kay Midnight Jewels Collection Eye Palettes, Sapphire Noir

Emerald Noir is a really pretty warm palette of emerald green, chocolate brown, soft matte brown, bright teal, and shimmery copper. I think this palette is so versatile and perfect for fall.

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Mary Kay Midnight Jewels Collection Eye Palettes, Emerlad Noir

On the eyes, these eyeshadows are beautiful to work with. Smooth, pigmented, easy to blend- the Mary Kay Midnight Jewels Collection Eye Palettes are some of the best shadows from Mary Kay I’ve tried. Truth. Proof is in the pics!

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Over a primer you get great colour intensity and they don’t crease, and last all day. If you love adding some jewel tones to your eye makeup for fall, then you gotta take a look at the Mary Kay Midnight Jewels Collection Eye Palettes! Call your local Mary Kay Rep, or order online at www.marykay.ca.

Jewel tones for fall! So much colour fun! Do you like to wear jewel tones in the fall? And do you like using eyeshadows wet? Or not?

*products sent by the lovely PR, thoughts are mine as always! Love for jewel tones in the fall has always been true for me, how about you?

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