Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil Waterproof Eyeliners

MAKE UP FOR EVER joined forces with pop star Charli XCX to create this collection of Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil Waterproof Eyeliners($25). I am old, so forgive me, but I have NO IDEA who she is HAHA. I don’t listen to the radio a lot, so the only time I might get to listen to a new song is at Zumba. But hey, if she likes bold colour on her eyes, then she’s gotta be cool-right?

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil Waterproof Eyeliners($25)

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Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil Waterproof Eyeliners

I was gobsmacked when the whole collection of Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil Waterproof Eyeliners showed up at my door. I didn’t expect that at all! I’m not one of the bigger and more popular bloggers around, but I guess Make Up For Ever must like me. Who knew? And I like them! And they are one makeup brand that appreciates honest reviews and feedback about their products. I’ve never felt like I couldn’t tell it like I saw it when I reviewed their stuff, and when I have given a less than a stellar review, the lovely PR has thanked me for my honesty. I admire that! And that’s why they’re the longest PR relationship I’ve had with a brand since I’ve started blogging. And hopefully it continues for a very long time-fingers crossed!

Now, let’s start this review with the fact that I am totally an eyeliner gal-like pencil eyeliner-I don’t do liquid eyeliner, or any other kind of fancy eyeliner crap. I am pretty old-fashioned when it comes to eyeliner, and much prefer the ease of a sharp pencil that I can smudge if I want, use on my waterline if I want, or flick it up if I want. But what I ALSO want is a pencil eyeliner that won’t smudge, fade, disappear. Oh, and I also want them to come in every fricken colour I’m lemming that day.

THESE ARE WHAT I WANT.

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Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil Waterproof Eyeliners

 

The Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil Waterproof Eyeliners come in different finishes-matte, iridescent, diamond, metallic and satiny. What I did find is that the more sparkle they have, the softer the pencil is. The metallics are REALLY soft, so be careful with them otherwise they can break rather easily. The others I had no problem with.

I’m going to let the pictures of the shades speak for themselves, and by all means click on them to enlarge so you can see better. Oh, and my swatches are the names of the individual eye liners. It was just easier to do it this way.

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Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil Waterproof Eyeliners

The Blacks:

The Browns and Bronzes:

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Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil Waterproof Eyeliners

 

Greens:

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Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil Waterproof Eyeliners

 

Blues:

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Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil Waterproof Eyeliners

 

Purples:

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Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil Waterproof Eyeliners

 

And the pastels, which are all matte:

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Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil Waterproof Eyeliners

 

The mattes are STELLAR on the waterline…on me, they lasted well into 8 hours without fading and that’s amazing. I didn’t try the others-I tend to not use eyeliners with any kind of sparkles in my waterline, sorry. I have sensitive eyes you guys, and I can’t take glitter in my eyes. It takes DAYS for my eyes to recover from that so I just don’t do it anymore.

But, on just my eyelids, all of them work AMAZINGLY well. They stay put no matter what! There’s not much time to smudge if that’s what you like, so you gotta work fast. It’s enough time for me, so it’s all cool for you too. Once they set, they SET. You will need a waterproof eye makeup remover to take them off. And may I suggest the MUFE Sens’Eyes – Waterproof Sensitive Eye Cleanser-it’s my fave and doesn’t irritate my sensitive eyes. I think it deserves a separate review though, so stay tuned for that!

I love these eyeliners and use them all the time…when I DO wear makeup. Because to be honest, I don’t wear a lot of makeup these days. Eyeshadows for sure I rarely use, but if I feel like adding a bit of colour to my eyes, these Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil Waterproof Eyeliners are what I use and love. Just so easy! This is how you do colour on your eyes if you are an aging beauty junkie like I am! Eyeliners give that subtle pop of colour that won’t make you look crazy and like you are trying too hard. Yeah, that’s a thing that happens when you are getting older. It’s not right and I don’t agree with it at all. But, these eyeliners make it so much easier to be YOU, to express yourself still, even though the world tells you that you are TOO OLD to wear pastel pink on your eyes. SCREW THE MAN you guys, and get one of these eyeliners in a shade that is outside your office comfort zone!  And wear it! WITH PRIDE.

What kind of eyeliner girl are you? Pencil? Pen? Gel? And, do you do COLOURS like these? 

It’s Official-I’m A Damn #MaskFiend and I’m Proud Of It

You know, it’s when I clean out my bathroom and am able to take a close look at what’s in my cupboards that I realize I have a problem. You’d think I’d notice BEFORE THEN. Nope.

Mask Overload #MaskFiend

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#MaskFiend

 

Holy CRAP…when did this situation happen???!! It’s ludicrous.

Granted, some of them are PR Samples, so for those I scream UNCLE, and you can’t hold me responsible for. But some of that ridiculous mask overload is my fault, and hey…I’m owning up to it. Because you know what? I’M A #MASKFIEND. There, I finally admitted it! And it feels GOOD.

What’s a #MaskFiend? Well, if you love the instant and sometimes a few days lasting effects of INSTANT BOOST SKINCARE  for your skin woes, then hey….JOIN ME. OWN IT MAN. It’s ok. We could have worse addictions…and I know, I’m from a drug-riddled-addicted-family that only me and my little bro escaped the really awful effects of so, I know what I’m talking about here, I swear to God.

Ok, well enough self-loathing. Let’s analyze this mask overload, shall we? More Tracy Unplugged for your entertainment. Although seriously when am I NOT UNPLUGGED??! I gotta get a new saying, so if you can help me with that I’ll love you forever.

The WorkHorsies(see what I did there?) from my Forever Fave Love Avène

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Avène Loves

 

I can’t live without these two masks from Avène, so trust me, these are repurchases. The Eau Thermale Avène Soothing Moisture Mask is a workhorse mask for me and my dry, easily irritated aging skin. It’s something I slap on after a shower without even thinking. I never wipe it off. I’ll even use it as a moisturizer if my skin is feeling REALLY dry…like now. We have had no rain here, and I’m sure you’ve all heard of the #FortMacMurray Wildfire. It’s so SO DRY HERE you guys….I walk across the carpet in my house, and I am setting off SPARKS at anything I touch and it’s not even winter #NOHUMIDITYATALL

The Avéne Antirougeurs Redness Relief Soothing Repair Mask is another I’ll slap on every other day to calm and soothe my red face. It’s just so good…both of them are. Pretty much Holy Grails for this #maskfiend that’s for sure.

Sleeping Masque

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Amore Pacific and Nip+Fab Soften

 

The Amore Pacific Moisture Bound Sleeping Recovery Masque($72) I bought after trying a sample. Yup. One night, one try was all it took for me to buy the full size. It’s the best sleeping mask I’ve tried to date. I don’t know, I think it’s the Bamboo Sap that my skin loves, because there’s another mask I’ll show you later with the same ingredient), but it works for me. I use this at night when my skin is extra-parched like right now. I’ll slather on a light layer and wait a bit for it to sink in before hitting the sheets, otherwise my pillowcase gets the brunt of the good stuffs. It takes a bit of time to sink in before you can go to sleep, but hey…that’s ok with me because it IS a mask so, I expect that. The next morning my skin is so soft and smooth and flake-free…it’s amazing stuff.

The Nip+Fab Soften Kale Fix Clay Mask is a new one that was sent for me to try, and if you have dry, dehydrated skin that breakouts, you NEED this. It’s not a drying out clay mask, so this works for those of us that have dehydrated skin. It’ll draw out any gunk without making your skin look like the Sahara. It’s a great drugstore find that’s for sure!

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Glamglow and Laneige

Ok, confession time: I had NO idea that the GlamGlow Gravity Mud Firming Treatment was a PEEL OFF MASK??!! #FML I swear I’ve used this twice and hated it because it was so DAMN HARD to wash off HAHAHAHAHAHA so, I can’t really give you a review other than it makes you look all silver like The Terminator#2, so…yeah…but initial thoughts are that there’s a bit of firming so… I’ll get back to you about that bugger, now that I know how to use it. I really need to start reading beauty directions on the packages again. Seriously.

The Laneige Mulberry Yogurt Repairing Mask is only $33 Canadian which is a STEAL when it comes to masks. I like this one! It’s formulated with extracts from raspberries, blueberries, wolfberries(WOOHOO what’s a wolf berry because DUDE I want one), cranberries, and strawberries- a Multiberry Complex that delivers loads of nutrients and antioxidants deep into the skin to help nourish and eliminate harmful free radicals. It’s SUPER nourishing and hydrating- I mean it feels and smells like a yogurt berry smoothie hahaha! It’s a lovely, nourishing, moisturizing mask that I’m happy to have in my #maskoverload arsenal.
#MaskFiend1.jpgLet’s start with the bottom of that trifecta of AWESOME. The Filorga Meso-Mask I’ve talked about HERE , so read about why I love that one so much and will always have it on hand.

The Erborian Bamboo Waterlock made my Skincare 2015 faves list, and with good reason! It’s the best hydrating mask I’ve ever used. It’s a refreshing gel that you can use as a rinse-off mask, or as a leave-on treatment. Bamboo sap and fibers helps to lock in moisture and you immediately feel hydrated. The sap contains amino acids, to help hydrate the skin, while the fiber contains proteins and lipids to help maintain skin’s natural moisture. I’ll put it on after I shower and just let it sink in-why rinse it off? It also reduces visible signs of fatigue, so I love using this overnight. And the bamboo scent is so calming and green and lovely. Really one of the best masks I’ve ever tried!

The Clinique Sculptwear Contouring Massage Cream Mask($54) I got during a Shopper’s Optimum Points Redemption, so it was sort of free, and it’s ok? It’s really nourishing and moisturizing I’ll give it that much. But as far as any sculpting or contouring going on,  I call #TRENDBULLSHIT on that…good job Clinique on using those buzz words that are going around the beauty world right now, but your mask is just hydrating. That’s about it. At least it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, so I’ll give you that much. But it doesn’t do much more than that.

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These are the two masks I use when I want to brighten and make my skin look super CLEAN and NEW.

Consonant DHE Mask($45) is a 100% natural mask that’s formulated to detoxify, hydrate, and exfoliate to give you more radiant, healthy, youthful-looking skin after just one use. I bought this one form Well.ca when I became quite taken with the brand and wanted to try more of their products. It’s formulated with mineral-rich Manicouagan clay that’s extracted from the site of a 215 million year-old asteroid crash in Quebec like HELLOOOO— that’s like SOMETHING SPECIAL you guys! It detoxifies and clarifies your skin with the help of willow bark and tea tree extracts. Plus it’s got the potent HydrExtreme that I talked about HERE . This mask has a unique blend of alpha hydroxy acid fruit enzymes that gently exfoliate, revealing softer and smoother skin without any kind of irritation whatsoever. And my skin usually HATES any kind of glycolic or AHA’s, yet in this mask, those ingredients work! It’s so GOOD and it’s available at Sephora now so YAY for that!

The Caudalie Glycolic Peel($39) is a peel treatment mask that tightens pores, reduces oil, renews skin texture, and gives that immediate burst of radiance to your skin. In 10 minutes dudes. Yup, it works that fast. And it’s not irritating at all, even for my super-sensitive skin. It contains a butt load of active ingredients like papaya enzymes and glycolic acid that brighten and give you that radiant, young skin we all crave. GOOD STUFF.

Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Hydrating Treatment Mask

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Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Hydrating Treatment Mask

I can’t remember why I picked up Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Hydrating Treatment Mask($21 USD) but HOOWEE this is good stuff. If your skin is REALLY DRY, or you dried it out doing something extreme like trying to dry up a breakout-this is the stuff you need to repair you damaged skin barrier. It’s so emollient…like almost butter. I use this when I’ve had to combat any breakouts by using some kind of Benzoyl Peroxide or Salicylic Acid Treatment, because LORDY those things parch my skin something fierce. This mask has all kinds of plant-based oils, essential fatty acids, and lipids that dry skin needs to repair and replenish itself. It’s super creamy and soothes and reduces any kind of inflammation to instantly restore radiance and soothe dryness. It’s the best healing mask I’ve tried, and it’s affordable too, so YAY. Love Paula’s Choice LOTS.

Is that it? I think that’s it, HOLY SHIZ. And that’s just what’s in my cupboard, because I have a skincare drawer of sheet masks too so, HOLY this is a serious issue I have??!!  I still have a few jar masks that I need to try that have been sent to me so…OY VEY. I’ll get to them soon, I promise, because that’s what I do. I just feel the need to actually USE one of these up first before cracking one of those open, ya’ know what I’m saying’? Christ on a BIKE.  :P

Are you a #MaskFiend too? What are some of your faves? Share! Enable a fellow #MaskFiend…like I need any help  :D :D

Showering With Nuxe Prodigieux Shower Oil

I have some shower stuffs I’ve been LOVING lately that I need to tell you about, so let’s start with the one that is breaking my heart, because I CAN’T FIND IT AT THE DRUGSTORE YET. And I’m almost out!

New Nuxe Prodigieux Shower Oil $16

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Nuxe Prodigieux Shower Oil

If you’re a fan of the Nuxe Huile Prodigiuese, then you’re going to adore the Nuxe Prodigieux Shower Oil, or the Prodigieux Hulle de Douche. It smells just like the oil-that dreamy blend of Sweet Almond Oil, Orange Blossom, Magnolia and Vanilla that just screams summer. Or fall. Or winter for that matter, because I love the scent all year round. And now, you can take a shower with that scent! It’s got the golden particles from the shimmery version of the oil too, but I don’t notice any golden particles on my skin after I shower, thank goodness. I don’t like sparkles on my skin as you know.

Just a little bit of water on your shower poof with a few squirts of Nuxe Prodigieux Shower Oil and this amazing fine foam that feels so fluffy lathers up and gently cleanses your skin with that delicious scent… I LOVES IT. And it leaves your skin super soft too! But hey, do top it off with some of the oil, because you want to keep that scent going if you’re like me. And by the way, there’s a parfum of the scent too! Which I also haven’t seen yet…I’ll keep stalking the drugstore aisles until I finally get my hands on that too.

The Nuxe Prodigieux Shower Oil is supposed to be available in stores as of May, but I haven’t seen it yet and I am almost out. SO I AM WORRIED. Please let me know if you spot it in stores! It’s going to be available at The Bay, Shopper’s Drug Mart, Sears, Murale and the usual stores in Quebec.

Are you a fan of the scent of Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse too?  Are you as excited as I am about this shower oil too?

The Ridiculously Expensive Amore Pacific Time Response Skin Renewal Serum

AND…I feel HORRIBLE posting about this stupidly expensive product when people in Fort Mac have lost their homes…their EVERYTHING….because of the wildfires. My heart goes out to all those affected. I’ve donated to the Red Cross, and I urge you as a reader to do the same. I just can’t imagine the heartbreak these people are going through…we have to care. Please donate to the Red Cross if you can help them out.

OK….let’s get on with this ridiculous review.  :P

I get quite a few email from PR, not as much as SOME people I know…but enough to make me laugh, because the majority is such BULL. Most of these emails I tend to ignore because I just don’t care enough anymore, or they’re all about:  please post this and you will get all these followers…NO CAN DO. I deal with a select few brands and PR these days-those that know me and can tolerate my snarky blogging voice. And to be honest, I don’t get a lot of makeup sent to me anymore which is OK with me. But if it’s something to do with skincare, my 49 year old ears PERK THE HECK UP. And sometimes I get the ballz to ask for something to get sent here, like this time. Though I thought there was NO way they’d send it to little old me. Guess I was wrong!

The Ridiculously Expensive Amore Pacific Time Response Skin Renewal Serum

Ok, WARNING to you all reading this…. it’s going to be a bit of a rant. SO, if you can’t handle my rants..move on.

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Amore Pacific Time Response Skin Renewal Serum costs anywhere from $500-$600

The only place in Canada that I’m pretty sure you can get Amore Pacific Time Response Skin Renewal Serum is from Holt Renfrew at the moment…I don’t think Sephora Canada carries this one..yet…or if they ever will. Oh, and I bet it’s available at Nordstrom here in Canada as well.

Amore Pacific Time Response Skin Renewal Serum supposedly boosts collagen production, and smooths fine lines and wrinkles. It speeds-up cellular regeneration bringing brilliance back to dull skin and increases anti-oxidant production preventing future aging and damage. Amore Pacific Time Response Skin Renewal Serum has a powerful, patented compound of green tea stem cells, green tea EGCG and green tea saponin. Basically, it’s FULL OF GREEN TEA in case you didn’t get that part  :P  . All this tea boosts collagen production and rebalances melanin regulation-which HMMMmmmmmmm…. I’ll get to that later. It revives the skin’s hydration process to reduce lines and wrinkles, improve skin clarity and increase skin radiance and firmness.

Now, I’m OLD…and vulnerable to this anti-aging HOODOO SPEAK that beauty companies like to blather on about. BOOSTS COLLAGEN PRODUCTION…STEM CELLS… MELANIN REGULATION….Hey, I’m only hooman myself and wishing for that fountain of youth too. But nothing a cosmetic company sells you can speak to your cells like they claim, and turn off or on functions… start making changes at the genetic level like this stuff is trying to tell us…it’s just NOT feasible people. Let’s get a grip?!! NOTHING TOPICAL CAN MAKE YOUR GENES DO THIS OR ACT LIKE THAT.  I will no longer listen to these “SPINS” that PR try to shove at us, and no longer pretend or try to convince you that this stuff is real. Cause it just AIN’T.

Sorry to burst your bubble Amore Pacific. But as someone who is aging…like REALLY aging compared to the plethora of under 30 year old beauty bloggers in the internets… and hey most of them are my friends…but no offence? I don’t take any skincare advice from ANYBODY that isn’t close to my age, so that erases ALL of you buddies I hate to say…I mean, I still read your thoughts and all? And if what you are reviewing offers hydration…ok that’s one thing I’ll listen to and try. But if it’s anything to do with aging? You have no idea yet, trust me.

Amore Pacific Time Response Skin Renewal Serum is nice. It’s a serum that absorbs pretty quickly and doesn’t leave your skin tacky or greasy. But, it’s really moisturizing. LIKE A LOT. I can’t believe they sell a cream to go with this serum, because honestly you don’t need a cream after using this stuff. I find once a day is enough for my dry skin, otherwise it’ll break me out. If you are really, REALLY dry then twice a day is your jam with this stuff.

But, to be honest? I didn’t really notice all that much difference when I used this…at least until it started to break me out. Once that happens, I stop using that product and that’s what I did with Amore Pacific Time Response Skin Renewal Serum. It’s in my skincare drawer, waiting there. I might try again soon? Or just wait until fall when it starts to cool down here again. It’s super-hydrating, and that’s pretty much all I noticed whilst using it for about three weeks.

So, the ridiculously expensive Amore Pacific Time Response Skin Renewal Serum is something for those of you that have a lot of extra cash sitting around. For those of you that LOVE Korean skincare. For those of you with really, REALLY dry skin. To be honest, I can’t think of anyone I know that can afford this stuff. And if they could? I’d tell them NOT to waste their money. #WhoSaidBeautyBloggersDontTellTheTruth #FightMe

What’s the most expensive skincare product you’ve ever tried? This one is it for me. I’ve tried the La Mer Cream and even had a jar at one point in my crazy beauty junkie addiction journey. But that’s pennies compared to this one LOL. What’s your spending limit when it comes to beauty? And are you ore willing to spend on skincare like I am?

 

Dior 5 Couleurs Polka Dots Eyeshadow Palette #536 Escapade Dior Summer 2016

Hey HOW YOU DOIN’?

I know, I’m a bad blogger. PFFT. I don’t pretend that this is my full time job so… if you are still around reading this then YAY… thanks man. To be honest I really don’t care anymore and this is the last dang time I apologize for not posting often enough…Either you like me, or you don’t, so…HA. DEAL DUDES.

Anyways…Dior Summer 2016 unexpectedly showed up on my doorstep one morning. Yeah, usually I have to email the PR and ask heyyyyyy……remember me?!! I used to do that. Not anymore, because I don’t give a rat’s ass now and won’t beg for crap to show up here. Especially Dior, because I’m not a huge Dior Fangirl as you know.  So, I was pleasantly surprised that I wasn’t forgotten this time…although let’s see what happens down the road hey? :P I tend to tick off a lot of PR because I don’t blog for any brand and their free stuff..I blog because well…I like chatting with you all.

Dior 5 Couleurs Polka Dots Eyeshadow Palette #536 Escapade

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Dior 5 Couleurs Polka Dots Eyeshadow Palette #536 Escapade

So today I’m going to tell you my thoughts about Dior 5 Couleurs Polka Dots Eyeshadow Palette #536 Escapade. Because it’s the one that most people seemed to gasp at when I showed it on Instagram? And I don’t know why, because honestly the colours aren’t that amazing or unique? It kind of surprised me to be honest.

Swatchy Time!

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Dior 5 Couleurs Polka Dots Eyeshadow Palette #536 Escapade

They’re typical Dior shadows…slightly powdery and dry, but blend nicely. Not a lot of pigment either. Like I said, typical Dior. Click to enlarge the images below to get a better look.

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Dior 5 Couleurs Polka Dots Eyeshadow Palette #536 Escapade

I mean I like the palette? But it takes A LOT OF WORK to get these looks I created-especially the more pastel one I created. The brown one wasn’t hard at all, but that’s just not a very unique look at all now, is it? Unless you are totally new to this makeup game, I’m sure you all have a nice golden warm brown eyeshadow in your collection by now. And the peach shade is rather paltry in this palette… I’d much rather use MAC Paradisco for a bazinga! peach shade on my lids. That one doesn’t take TONS of layering to show up like the one in Dior 5 Couleurs Polka Dots Eyeshadow Palette #536 Escapade did.

Again Dior, you just kind of fall in that I ALMOST LIKE IT ENOUGH TO BUY IT category….but just not quite there. I mean, this isn’t a cheap palette here in Canada, costing $72 which is LUDICROUS, so I’m not going to tell you that this is a MUST buy if it doesn’t WOW me…and this just didn’t do that. Sorry Dior. You can do better. I’m just waiting for that day…whether it comes soon is another question…I wait with bated breath. :P

Summer collections are the ones that typically disappoint me…what about you? I just don’t get summer collections at all. I hardly buy any summer makeup as they just aren’t my style at all. You?

Blinc-For When You Need Your Makeup to Stay Put #thinkblinc

I remember blinc mascara from way back when-it was one of the first ‘tubing mascaras” which was a godsend for people who had trouble with mascara smudging on them all the time. And that is pretty much the extent of my blinc knowledge until now… :P

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blinc products have the cutest packaging ever!

Well, it seems that blinc has been BUSY since the last I heard of them! They are back at Sephora, and with a handful of carefully curated products that most women want to last all day. blinc products have been developed with a formula that offers waterproof qualities while still being incredibly easy to remove. And these products are ideal for fitness lovers, allergy sufferers, and anybody that needs their brows to stay put no matter what!

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blind products that stay put!

 

blinc Mascara Amplified($30)

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blinc Mascara Amplified

So, this has been reformulated since the last time I tried it. It’s still like the original Blinc Mascara, as it’s still smudge-proof, sweat-proof, water-resistant, and flake-proof. As with the original, Mascara Amplified coats lashes with tiny water-resistant “tubes” around each lash. But, unlike the first formula, this one applies more like a traditional mascara, so you can add as many coats as you want to build it up. And, you can even go back and reapply if needed, after it dries.

To be honest though, I didn’t try this one. TUBE MASCARAS FREAK ME OUT OK….I just get all creeped out pulling the tubes off my lashes and just couldn’t put myself through the experience again, so SUE ME, LOL. If you are a tuber, you’ll love this stuff I’m sure.

blinc Eyebrow Mousse($30)

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blinc Eyebrow Mousse

HOLY JESUZ this is some serious eyebrow tint!! It fills in sparse areas with tint, and then locks it all in place with a gel formula that doesn’t fade, run, or smudge, even if you sweat like a mofo during Zumba class like I do. Now, this shade I was sent is light brunette which is too dark for me-kinda’ gave me Groucho Marx brows, so no pics of Tracy with the stuff on because damn it, there’s just quite enough embarrassing photos of me on the interwebs. But trust me when I say this does not budge AT ALL. And don’t use a makeup wipe to try and remove it because all that will do is just take out any loose eyebrow hairs that have met their day. You need an oil cleanser to get these blinc brows off safely. All I know is that I’m getting a shade that’s more suitable for me that’s for dang sure because WOW. Good stuff.

blinc Eyeliner Pencil


Blinc’s eyeliner pencil was created to feature water proof, smudge proof, fade proof color that makes it one of the longest wearing pencils available and OMG, again they don’t kid about this stuff you guys. It’s creamy, so you have some time to smudge and blend, but once it sets, it’s THERE. And lasts forever and a day, AMEN. It’s so good on my upper waterline where I tightline all the time! LOVE LOVE.

blinc Eyeshadow Primer

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blinc Eyeshadow Primer

Ok, where has this stuff been my whole life? Because again HOLY SHIZ this stuff is amazing and holds everything! I don’t wear a lot of eyeshadow lately, but what I dearly love wearing is my Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow Top Coat Blanc Satin. It’s just a clearish cream base shadow with the prettiest white sparkles you’ve ever seen. It’s meant to be used as a sparkle top coat on top of shadows, but I love it just on it’s own. It brightens up my old eyes so much! BUT…it has major fall down with every primer I’ve tried-white glitter all over my cheeks no matter what I do, so I kind of gave up on it, until this blinc one came around. This miracle primer keeps the white sparkles on my lids where they belong and it’s total LOVE. Just so much love!

Swatchy Time!

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Swatches of the blinc eyebrow mousse in Light Brunette, the eyeliner pencil in black, and the primer in light-the primer comes in different shades to help counteract any discolouration on your lids so another YAY for that.

And if you believe anything I ever say, then trust me again-you need some blinc in your life! If you have trouble with certain products like these ones I’ve shown lasting on you, then you seriously need to give blinc a try! You won’t be sorry, I promise.

Have you ever tried anything from blinc before? Are you a fan of tubing mascaras? Or do they creep you out too?

 

Burberry Kisses Sheer Moisturizing Shine Lip Colour

More lipsticks Tracy? Heck YES.

Burberry Kisses Sheer Moisturizing Shine Lip Colour

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Burberry Kisses Sheer Moisturizing Shine Lip Colour

Burberry Kisses Sheer Moisturizing Shine Lip Colour($36) are ultralightweight, hydrating lipsticks that feel SO good on the lips. They are comfortable and very buildable in pigmentation. They give a juicy, shiny look to your lips that’s perfect for warmer weather. And they are not sticky at all. I absolutely adore them!

Swatchy Time!

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Burberry Kisses Sheer Moisturizing Shine Lip Colour

Burberry Kisses Sheer Moisturizing Shine Lip Colour have a balm-like gel texture. I actually couldn’t believe how much pigment Burberry packed into a sheer lipstick. A couple of swipes and you get amazing pigmentation on the lips. Unlike other sheer lipsticks that have a colour payoff cap, these you can keep building up layers to get LOADS of colour payoff. And it doesn’t matter how many layers you build up, the formula still feels light and comfy. Infused with Burberry’s signature rosehip, tea and lavender formula, the scent is very subtle this time around and barely noticeable. Yay for Burberry softening up on their heavy scents finally! I just got one of their newer lipsticks during the sale, and that one has no scent at all. Yippee-Kai-Yay!

Burberry Kisses Sheer Moisturizing Shine Lip Colour #249 Hydrangea is a neutral, pretty, every day rose shade that’s so easy to wear.

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Burberry Kisses Sheer Moisturizing Shine Lip Colour #249 Hydrangea

Burberry Kisses Sheer Moisturizing Shine Lip Colour #257 Coral is a light coral that’s perfect for spring and summer and just brightens up the face.

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Burberry Kisses Sheer Moisturizing Shine Lip Colour #257 Coral

Burberry Kisses Sheer Moisturizing Shine Lip Colour #241 Crimson Pink is my favourite shade of the three that were sent. It’s so bright! And fun! I’m really getting into bright, happy pink shades like this lately.

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Burberry Kisses Sheer Moisturizing Shine Lip Colour #241 Crimson Pink

Remember when I used to say Dior Addicts were my favourite sheer lipstick formula? Yeah, they used to be. These have become my new top sheer lipstick, that’s for sure. The formula is just outstanding I think. Very cushiony on the lips, moisturizing and not drying at all, and have great colour pay off. They actually feel like a thinner version of my fave tinted lip balms, the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Balms. The wear time isn’t really amazing though, but hey these are sheer, so that’s fine with me. The darker Crimson Pink one actually lasts the longest, leaving a pretty stain as it wears off. That one I can get about 2 hours of wear time. So, if you want one that lasts longer try a darker shade I say. I do think they last longer than the Dior Addicts anyways, so if you like those, then these Burberry Kisses will become a new fave for you as well. Oh, and these have that Burberry lipstick magnetic closure too which is pretty dang fancy I think.   ;)

There are a whopping 27 shades to choose from too, and wow I want MORE hahaha… #LipstickFiend  But, I wish my Sephora had Burberry in store so I could see them in person! But, maybe that’s a good thing though hey :P

What’s your favourite sheer lipstick? 

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