The Clarins Colour Fall Event is going on right now at The Bay Southgate here in Edmonton! If you want to get some tips and tricks, or get a new fall makeover look, then you have to visit this weekend!

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Clarins Colour Fall Event @TheHudsonBayCo Southgate

 

I got the chance to visit the Clarins Counter and meet with the very lovely Clarins Regional Trainer Rose Ester Rojas:

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Clarins Colour Fall Event @TheHudsonBayCo Southgate, Clarins Regional Trainer Rose Ester Rojas

Rose has been working for Clarins since she was around 18 years old! She did take some time off when she had her children, but she came back to Clarins when she was ready to go back to work. I don’t think I’ve ever met someone that has worked in the cosmetic industry with one brand for that long! It’s kind of a rare thing and speaks volumes about Clarins and their products. Rose can’t imagine working for any other brand, because she trusts Clarins and is proud of the quality of the ingredients used. She told me a story about a customer that was a chemist who was from Sweden that would only use Clarins’ products. This chemist worked in a cosmetics lab that made products for a bunch of different brands. She told Rose that Clarins was the toughest and strictest company they worked with, and only used the best and highest quality of ingredients compared to the other companies. None of the other brands’ products came close to the same quality! So that chemist wouldn’t even THINK about using another brand! That story really hit home for me, as I notice that there’s something quite different when I try Clarins’ skincare. There’s almost an immediate result, and I don’t have to wait a full month to see a difference as I have to with other brands. Now I know that’s because of the pureness and high quality of their plant sourced ingredients.

Beauty specialist James Kershaw, Beauty Director of PHABRIK Magazine is also on hand at the event and this man knows beauty and has some amazing STYLE:

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Beauty specialist James Kershaw, Beauty Director of PHABRIK Magazine at Clarins Colour Fall Event @TheHudsonBayCo Southgate

He showed me the Clarins Fall Collection, and highlighted the gorgeous berry lip shades so hot for fall right now!

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Clarins Colour Fall Event @TheHudsonBayCo Southgate

James aslo showed me the New Crayon Khol Eyeliners that come in gorgeous jewel tones for fall, and even used the smoky plum one as a lipliner and topped it off with Joli Rouge Lipstick #738 Royal Plum which you can see on the bottom swatch picture. GORGEOUS.

I had a lot of fun meeting the staff at Clarins Southgate, and especially meeting Rose and James. Everyone was so nice and fun and had lots of tips and tricks to share. If you are in Edmonton, then head down to the Clarins Counter at Southgate and tell them I sent ya’!

 

*Thank You SO MUCH to the Clarins PR for inviting me to the event! It was a great afternoon!  [emoji white smiling face]

Sephora +Pantone Universe Ombre Dual Lipsticks Fire and Earth($26 CDN) are a coordinated double-ended lipstick that’s inspired by the natural elements. It’s just like the Sephora +Pantone Universe Elemental Energy Eye Shadow Palette I showed you last week. Really, it’s kind of a cool design actually-you press on one side of the lipstick to pop out the other shade:

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Sephora +Pantone Universe Ombre Dual Lipsticks Fire and Earth

Yeah, it means you get a little bit less product, but hey-you DO get 2 shades for the price so that’s sumpin-sumpin’, right? Thanks to my girl Kristen@Glambunctious for teaching this old lady that new word haha!

Sephora +Pantone Universe Ombre Dual Lipsticks Fire and Earth comes in two combinations. The first one is  Carnelian/Deep Claret, which really pretty glossy rosy red and a metallic terracotta shade:

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Sephora +Pantone Universe Ombre Dual Lipsticks Fire and Earth Carnelian/Deep Claret,

And the second one is called Cornsilk/Grenadine, with a bright glossy tangerine and a metallic gold:

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Sephora +Pantone Universe Ombre Dual Lipsticks Fire and Earth Cornsilk/Grenadine,

Okay, I’m not into these kind of gimmicky lipsticks at my age, but WOW. I like these! They are making me question my makeup existence actually! I’ve been taught to HATE metallic lipsticks, but the shimmery accent shade is almost matte, which is different than any other metallic lipstick I’ve ever encountered. And lemme tell you, as someone who experienced the 80s FULL ON, I’ve seen my fair share of metallic lipsticks! These are quite…well…. LOVELY. The glossy shade is on the sheer side, but quite buildable in opacity so that’s good too. To be honest, the real star of these Sephora +Pantone Universe Ombre Dual Lipsticks Fire and Earth are the shimmery accent shades! They make the glossy lipstick feel really good on the lips! Without them they can be a tad drying.This new kind of metallic lipstick will change your outlook too I swear!

Ok, here’s the Sephora +Pantone Universe Ombre Dual Lipsticks Fire and Earth in Carnelian/Deep Claret on the lips. First just the glossy Deep Claret by itself and then the Carnelian layered over top:

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Sephora +Pantone Universe Ombre Dual Lipsticks Fire and Earth Carnelian/Deep Claret,

And now here’s the Cornsilk/Grenadine, with Grenadine on it’s own, and then more of an ombre look created with the golden Cornsilk shade:

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Sephora +Pantone Universe Ombre Dual Lipsticks Fire and Earth Cornsilk/Grenadine,

Pretty, yeah? And aren’t both lip looks so perfectly fall? I don’t think you need both of these Sephora +Pantone Universe Ombre Dual Lipsticks Fire and Earth, but get one of them for sure! Your choice just depends on whether you’re a coral or a rose girl! Personally, I’m LOVING the Carnelian/Deep Claret, as the shades totally remind me of maple trees that are changing colour at the moment!
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Seriously, this time of year is AMAZING with so much beautiful colour! Embrace it in your makeup!

So whaddaya think about these ombre kind of looks? Love? Or leave it? Inquiring old beauty bloggers wanna know!

*product sent by PR for review, new found love for metallic lipstick? PRICELESS.  [emoji white smiling face]

“When it comes to color, there are no limits. I like to have freedom. Metallic makeup does that.”
Tom Pecheux, Creative Makeup Director, Estée Lauder

This Fall, imagine an incredible combination of the highest reflective shine and intensely desirable color to make eyes, lips and nails smolder – introducing The Metallics, a NEW Pure Color Collection from Estée Lauder. The Metallics uses a variety of unique reflective finishes to bring a new level of sophistication to multi-dimensional color.

SHINY!! Who doesn’t want some shine in their makeup life sometimes, right? I have three pieces from the Estée Lauder The Metallics New Pure Color Collection to show you: a Pure Color High Intensity Lip Lacquer, a Limited Edition Pure Color Vivid Shine Lipstick, and a Limited Edition Pure Color Vivid Shine Nail Lacquer:

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Estée Lauder Pure Color High Intensity Lip Lacquer, a Limited Edition Pure Color Vivid Shine Lipstick, and a Limited Edition Pure Color Vivid Shine Nail Lacquer:

Let’s start with the Estée Lauder Limited Edition Pure Color Vivid Shine Nail Lacquer($25 CDN) in Chocolate Foil:

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Estée Lauder Limited Edition Pure Color Vivid Shine Nail Lacquer in Chocolate Foil:

I got Marky to model Chocolate Foil for us, and of course the obligatory whining started:

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Estée Lauder Limited Edition Pure Color Vivid Shine Nail Lacquer in Chocolate Foil

BUT after I applied Chocolate Foil, she stopped whining! SHE LIKED IT haha! Why? I think for one, this is just ONE COAT of the Estée Lauder Limited Edition Pure Color Vivid Shine Nail Lacquer in Chocolate Foil-can you believe it? It dried really quickly to a hardened finish Marky said, which she really like about it. It seemed like it was more durable of a finish to her, and she actually asked me if there was a grey colour, because she really liked the formula. This was our first experience with an Estee Lauder Nail Polish and both of us were quite amazed at the great quality! There is a streakiness to it as there is with most metallic finish polishes, but if that didn’t seem to bother the whiny redhead, so I guess it all depends on what you like!

Lips next! First swatches of the Estée Lauder Pure Color High Intensity Lip Lacquer in Pink Vinyl and the Limited Edition Pure Color Vivid Shine Lipstick in Hot Lava:

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Estée Lauder Pure Color High Intensity Lip Lacquer in Pink Vinyl and the Limited Edition Pure Color Vivid Shine Lipstick in Hot Lava

Pink Vinyl is a really pretty dusty rose shade with a lot of shine! And Hot Lava is autumn in a lipstick-a gorgeous warm red with some gold and red sparkle. Hot Lava has that sweet fig scent that Estée Lauder lipsticks have, but it’s seems really toned down from what I remember and dissipates quite quickly.

Estée Lauder Pure Color High Intensity Lip Lacquer in Pink Vinyl($26 CDN) on my lips:

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Estée Lauder Pure Color High Intensity Lip Lacquer in Pink Vinyl

This is actually my first Estée Lauder Lip Gloss ever?-yeah pretty sure about that-but WOW is it ever NICE! Pigmented, smooth, moisturizing, not sticky and lasts a good 2 hours on my lips! I never new a lip gloss could be so pretty and feel so good!

And now Estée Lauder Limited Edition Pure Color Vivid Shine Lipstick in Hot Lava($32 CDN) close up so you can see the sparkles in the sun:

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Estée Lauder Limited Edition Pure Color Vivid Shine Lipstick in Hot Lava

I love Estée Lauder lipsticks, and I don’t know WHY for the love of Pete I keep forgetting about them! They are so light feeling, and last FOREVER on my lips. I get a good 5 going on 6 hours of wear with no feathering or bleeding at all. And this colour-it’s like a warm red apple in the fall sunshine! It’s gorgeous! Not a hard red to wear at all, so if you are red-shy, Hot Lava would be a great one to start out with that’s for sure!

There are also some Estée Lauder Pure Color Instant Intense EyeShadow Trios that have a molten metal, liquid-like texture in the collection, so look out for those as well! I know I will!

The Estée Lauder The Metallics New Pure Color Collection is available at all Estée Lauder counters across the country right now! You really gotta check it out!

I don’t know WHY I keep forgetting about Estée Lauder makeup. I think I still carry the thought that it’s an old lady brand for some reason, and it really isn’t! And besides-I AM AN OLD LADY HAHAHA!  [emoji older woman]

Do you stereotype makeup brands as well? Which ones do you think are too old for you ?

*products sent by PR for review, new found love for Estée Lauder is mine. [emoji white smiling face]

I’ve shown you a mark On the Dot Eye Color Compact in the Spring and it was AMAZING. Well, there’s some new fall palettes in smoky shades that are just as good!
I have the mark On the Dot Eye Color Compact in Smokey/Sensuel($18 CDN) to show you, and if you love blue and green eyeshadows, then you gotta get this!

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mark On the Dot Eye Color Compact in Smokey/Sensuel

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mark On the Dot Eye Color Compact in Smokey/Sensuel

The texture of these eyeshadows in the mark On the Dot Eye Color Compact in Smokey/Sensuel are really great! They pack a big colour punch in a little compact! They are high shine, metallic eyeshadows, but this time one is more of a matte shade with some glitter. The glitter is easily tapped off the brush, so it’s a perfect eyeshadow to use in the crease.

Swatchy Time!

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mark On the Dot Eye Color Compact in Smokey/Sensuel swathces

Nice, hey? Look at that pigmentation! The eyeshadows almost feel like a cream to me, and they are so soft and blendable that you can literally use your finger to apply them onto your eye. An eyeshadow brush is optional if your finger-blending skillz are up to the task! The colours are amazing, and the eyeshadows last all day over a primer with no creasing.

Here’s a few looks I created with the mark On the Dot Eye Color Compact in Smokey/Sensuel. For the first one I used some of the greens in the palette:

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Then a look using the blue eyeshadows:
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Then a look with a combo of blues and greens:

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The mark On the Dot Eye Color Compact in Smokey/Sensuel is a great buy. If you’re a neutral loving eyeshadow girl, then this would be an awesome palette to get to add some blue and green to your looks for fall!  [emoji leaf fluttering in wind] [emoji fallen leaf] [emoji leaf fluttering in wind]

The mark On the Dot Eye Color Compact in Smokey/Sensuel is available to order online here at www.avon.ca, or by calling 1-800-265-AVON to find your local AVON Rep!

How’s that for some fall colour that’s affordable? Who needs that Dior Bonne Etoile Eye palette when you got this one!  [emoji face with stuck-out tongue and winking eye]

*product sent by PR for Review, thoughts of the Bonne Etoile Substitution are MINE hahaha!  [emoji white smiling face] [emoji winking face]

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BCBGMaxAzria Bon Genre Eau De Parfum

BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP and Elizabeth Arden announce the launch of their new fragrance, BCBGMAXAZRIA bon genre. It’s the third and final fragrance in the BCBGMAXAZRIA Fragrance Collection.

BCBGMAXAZRIA bon genre, is a seductive scent with an alluring air of mystery and a kick of attitude for today’s confident, sophisticated woman. And I think it’s a perfect scent for fall!

“I set out to create fragrances that would have meaning for the many facets of the BCBGMAXAZRIA woman,” said Lubov Azria, BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP’s Chief Creative Officer. “As the third and final piece of the Fragrance Collection, BCBGMAXAZRIA bon genre is an exploration of her darker more mysterious side and brings an effortlessly cool sensibility – with attitude – to the collection.”

BCBGMAXAZRIA bon genre has bold notes of Lychee, Red Berries, Bergamot and Black Pepper ORPUR.
TOP NOTES: Lychee, red berries, bergamot, black pepper ORPUR
MID NOTES: Jasmine noir, tuberose, tiger lily, cardamom
BASE NOTES: Australian sandalwood, golden amber, black vanilla, patchouli

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BCBGMaxAzria Bon Genre Eau De Parfum

When I first spray BCBGMAXAZRIA bon genre, the berries are quite strong, but quickly get softer and subside as the fragrance becomes warmer and creamier with a touch of floral. It becomes sweeter as the jasmine and tuberose start to peak through, but the sweet florals get just a hint of spice from the cardamon and patchouli. As time goes on, the amber and vanilla really make the fragrance warm and lovely on the skin.  BCBGMAXAZRIA bon genre takes you on a walk on a lazy warm fall day in the late afternoon. You can feel the warmth of the sun on your cheeks, which feels like summer sweetly saying goodbye…

The purple fragrance bottle mirrors the shape of the signature BCBGMAXAZRIA fragrance collection style, designed to resemble hourglass curves with the brand’s iconic butterfly logo transformed into a blooming flower on the cap. It’s really quite lovely, and the purple colour is perfect for this time of year. 

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BCBGMaxAzria Bon Genre Eau De Parfum

 

BCBGMAXAZRIA bon genre will be available at Sephora September 2013(that’s now!), with the Eau de Parfum 50 ml retailing for $64.00 and the Eau de Parfum 100 ml for $86.00.

Do you switch up your fragrance for autumn? What’s your favourite fall fragrance?

*product sent by PR for review, warm sunny fall days are dreams of mine!