Ok, these are specifically called DIOR Sourcils Poudre… or Dior Powder Eyebrow Pencils…and I gotta be specific, because ya’ll know I’m all about the CORRECTNESS…is that a word? Probably not… I feel like blogging has really ruined my vocabulary. I think I’m making up words now. Is that a sign of insanity??!! I HOPE SO.

Dior Powder Eyebrow Pencils

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DIOR Sourcils Poudre or Dior Powder Eyebrow Pencils

I have five shades! But I think I lost one somewhere..or something got screwed up at Dior, which because of the swatches you’ll see, I’m thinking that’s what happened. Take a look at my bud Nancy@SpiffyKerms  for the missing shade because I just didn’t get it…or maybe two of them? I don’t know anymore LOL, I just give up…I’m such an afterthought in the beauty blogging world, and this just proves it. HEAVY SIGH….   😛

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Dior Powder Eyebrow Pencil in #433 Ash Blonde, #453 Soft Brown, the next two are the same shade #693 Dark Brown because I guess I was sent double the same shade for some reason??!! and last is #093 Black

Yeah, so I guess my blogger package got all wrong somehow. Here I am thinking WOW THOSE TWO SHADES ARE REALLY SIMILAR, and that’s because THEY ARE, HAHAHAHAHA! But whatever, doesn’t detract from my impressions of how the product performs, because that’s what’s important, right? RIGHT.

I like these Dior Powder Eyebrow Pencils! But they do tend to run a bit warm in shade for my liking. Having grey hair really makes you appreciate a cool-toned brow product. It’s like spotting a leprechaun I swear…HARD. AS. HECK.

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Dior Powder Eyebrow Pencils

These Dior Powder Eyebrow Pencils are super pigmented, so a light touch is needed for sure, otherwise beware of Groucho Marx brows…unless of course, you’re going for that look HAHAHA. Just a few gentle swipes is all you need from these babies, and thank god there’s a spooly on the end to blend that pigment down into something that’s presentable. This is not for precise brow hair drawing, no sirree…this is for those who just want to fill in some sparse brow spots. And Dior Powder Eyebrow Pencils do that really well.

Though, I think the beauty world is over brows right now…so these are a little late coming in Dior’s part. But, they are a decent offering in the brow department, if you can find a match and don’t need much help with your brows… IE… someone born past 1998….maybe later even. 😉

SOMEONE needs to make a brow product that works for us grey-haired gals SERIOUSLY. I think I need to do this for my fellow grey haired ladies because WOW…there’s like NOTHING out there for us! Consider this my new beauty mission statement: I WILL FIND THE PERFECT BROW PRODUCT FOR GREY HAIR. I will….because wow it’s the hardest beauty problem I’ve encountered YET in my beauty life  journey!

What’s your favourite brow product? I recently bought one from Hourglass and again, even though assured by fellow bloggers that it was cool..it isn’t on this pale, grey-haired blogger. And of course, no sooner do I decide to finally try this brow product, they come out with MORE shades…and now I’m wondering if one of THOSE new shades is IT. Time to go Sephora swatching again! It just never stops, hey?  😛

 

Seriously. In one week too.

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Dior Brow Styler in Universal Brown and Dior Backstage Primer

What you’re looking at is Dior Brow Styler in Universal Brown($30) and Dior Backstage Primer($30). MAN. I love these two things. A whole lot.

Let’s talk about the Dior Backstage Primer first, because I think this is one of the best primers for oily lids out there.

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Dior Backstage Primer

When I first got it, I was pretty meh about it. It looks pretty similar to the Lancome one, which does nothing for me. My oily lids are so oily. For any eyeshadow to not crease, I have to first use a primer like NARS Pro Prime, and then something else like a cream eyeshadow, MAC Paint Pot-anything else. Double prime, which is a pain in the arse. Otherwise my shadows will crease in a few hours easy.

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Dior Backstage Primer

With Dior Backstage Primer though, I can just use it and nothing else. I can’t believe it! The only way I can describe it, is that it’s like a MAC Painterly, but drier in texture. It’s not creamy at all. And I think THAT’S the key there Watson! It takes a bit of work to spread it out evenly, but the results are so worth it.

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Dior Backstage Primer

It pretty much matches my skin tone as you can see and that’s awesome. The con is that I can only use it on my eyelid. It’s a bit too dry to blend up to my eyebrow, which is fine with me. I have no issues with shadows creasing on my brow bone! If you have dastardly oily lids like I do, Dior Backstage Primer is WORTH it. Trust me.

The other Dior product that has been saving me about 5 minutes in the morning is the Dior Brow Styler in Universal Brown.

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Dior Brow Styler in Universal Brown

Now, I don’t know HOW many times I’ve walked by this thing and thought-I wonder if it would work for me? Too many my friends. And if you’ve done the same thing? Do yourself a favour and just get it now.

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Dior Brow Styler in Universal Brown

First off, I had no idea the thing had a spoolie on the other end! HELLO. Just that makes my life so much easier. I don’t have to search for mine that’s usually hiding amongst my eyeliners. That saves me like 3 minutes at least. I swear to GOD my spoolie LIKES playing hide and seek with me. The little freak. 😛

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Dior Brow Styler in Universal Brown

The Dior Brow Styler has a small, and tiny pencil and is just the perfect size to draw on some natural looking brow hairs, of which I am lacking. Child of the 80s here. It’s not too soft or powdery like some pencils. Not too waxy either. And it’s not as hard as the Shu Uemura Hard Brow Pencil. This brow pencil is so, so easy to use. Zip, Zip, Zip! Tracy is done and done!

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Dior Brow Styler in Universal Brown

And this universal colour? Matches my brows really well too! Usually these kind of universal brow colours are way too warm for me. With the grey hair, I have to be extra careful when using eye brow pencils and powders. I love my Illamasqua Brow Powder in Moto a ton because it’s the perfect ashy brown shade for me, but powder takes a bit more time and effort. And I’m so not into perfection and tons of effort lately as you know. The Dior Brow Styler in Universal Brown is fast, fills in the blank spots, making my brows look better. SOLD.

These two Dior Backstage products have changed things up for me! And at this stage in my makeup life, that says a lot! Totally recommend both of these products!

Has something new(or not so new as in my case) changed up your makeup routine/life for the better? What was it? 

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

Happy Happy Friday everyone!! As of today, we have 15 days left until we leave on the Marky College Roadtrip! And she’s getting annoyed with my countdown LOL. I think it’s because she STILL hasn’t gone through her closet and gotten rid of some of her clothes that she hasn’t worn since middle school…and I SURE AS HECK AIN’T DOIN’ IT. MAMA REFUSES. 😛

 
Sephora sure has some great makeup tools right now that might interest you!
 

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Sephora Collection Take the Cake Mini Brush Set
Sephora Collection Fall in Line Brow Stencil Kit

 
 The Sephora Collection Take the Cake Mini Brush Set ($22 CDA)  is so darn CUTE. 
 
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Sephora Collection Take the Cake Mini Brush Set

 
It’s a four-piece mini cosmetic brush set that comes in a silicone pouch. Yup. Silicone. Which I thought was weird, but it’s kind of cool actually!
 
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Sephora Collection Take the Cake Mini Brush Set

 
The Sephora Collection Take the Cake Mini Brush Set comes with a Flat Powder Brush, Crease Brush, Shadow Brush,and an Angled Liner Brush. The brushes in the set are cruelty-free and vegan. And you know what else? They’re pretty darn good too! There’s just no CAKE at all so not sure why this is called Take The Cake? If you can figure it out, let me know…
 
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Sephora Collection Take the Cake Mini Brush Set

 
It’s perfect for quick touch ups while out and about or travelling too. And there’s even enough room for a couple of makeup products, like oh I don’t know-maybe a BLUSH?  [emoji smiling face with sunglasses] Plus that  silicone case really protects everything! I mean, c’mon-it’s hot pink too. You gotta like that!
 
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Sephora Collection Fall in Line Brow Stencil Kit

 
The Sephora Collection Fall in Line Brow Stencil Kit($14 CDA) is something that’s great if you really have trouble filling in your brows, or shaping them even.
 
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Sephora Collection Fall in Line Brow Stencil Kit

 
There are six stencils, and a double-ended tool with a spoolie on one side and an angled brow brush on the other. Just hold them over your eye and fill in with a matching brow powder. Or, here’s what I think they’re good for-put one stencil over your eye and take a white eyeliner and cover your brows with it. Take off the stencil and you’ll have white brows. Then with your tweezers, pluck whatever brow hairs AREN’T white. BOOM. Perfectly shaped brows are yours!
 
Happy Sunday! Are you watching the Olympics too? HOCKEY guys! I love Olympic hockey. And you know what? I’ve actually been enjoying curling too! HAAAAAAAAAAARD! What’s your favourite winter Olympic sport to watch?

*products sent by the lovely PR, thoughts are always mine, because seriously. Nobody controls MY crazy. It’s ALL MINE. 🙂

L’Oreal Paris has been busy! They have quite a few new products out in drugstores right now that are really worth taking a look at!

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L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Le Sourcil Eyebrow Pencil, Colour Riche Le Khol Eyeliner in Black

First there’s the the L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Le Sourcil Eyebrow Pencil($8.99 CDN) that comes in 2 shades: Golden Brown and Deep Brown, and the new Colour Riche Le Khol Eyeliners($8.99 CDN) that come in colourful and intense shades:

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L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Le Sourcil Eyebrow Pencil, Colour Riche Le Khol Eyeliner in Black

The L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Le Sourcil Eyebrow Pencil in Golden Brown is a bit warm for me, which is a shame as I really like it! It’s a creamy texture that dries to a suede-powder finish and that’s what I like in my eyebrow pencils. I hate waxy eyebrow pencils as my brow hairs are kind of long, so a wax makes them look like they have moustache wax on them. NOT a good look I tell ya. The spooly brush on the end is great for blending in the pencil with your brow hairs to give a natural look. If one of the colours matches you, lucky you! Check it out!

L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Le Khol Eyeliners have a cream glide technology, and you guessed it- these are creamy, smooth and vibrant eyeliners! The black is REALLY black as you can see and works great on the waterline, or smudged out on your lash lines. Since it’s a kohl pencil, it’s not bulletproof in wear, so I do suggest setting it with a bit of eyeshadow to make sure it stays in place. But truth be told, it’s pretty decent at staying put on its own-one of the better stay-put kohls I’ve tried! There are some really pretty jewel toned ones that would be perfect for fall.

L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Excess Mascara($10.99 CDN) is the first L’Oreal Mascara that I actually really like!

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L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Excess Mascara(

I know that the Voluminous Carbon Lash or whatever it’s called is a HG mascara for a lot of people, but for me it’s a bit on the dry side and smudges like crazy.  L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Excess Mascara is a wetter formula, maybe even too wet at first even for me. It took about 2 weeks for it to get to the right consistency that I like and now I can’t get enough of it!
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The brush is a plastic brush that’s hourglass shaped, yet comes to a rounded tip and it’s not so spiky that it hurts to put your mascara on. I usually always have to use kleenex and brush off excess mascara before going to my eye, but not with  L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Excess Mascara! I can go straight to my lashes without fear of clumping, and if there are any clumps the bristles on the brush comb through them. It doesn’t smudge or flake on me and isn’t a pain to take off. I really like it!

Here’s what one coat looks like:
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And here’s what it looks like with a couple of coats and the rest of my eye makeup:

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L’Oreal Paris Magic Nude Liquid Powder Bare Skin Perfecting Makeup($18.99 CDN) features a unique blend of light oils and instantly fuses with skin to give undetectable coverage. It’s available in 12 shades:

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L’Oreal Paris Magic Nude Liquid Powder Bare Skin Perfecting Makeup

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L’Oreal Paris Magic Nude Liquid Powder Bare Skin Perfecting Makeup #310 Light Ivory

Believe it or not, this shade Light Ivory #310 is too pale for me at the moment! I know! This has to be a day of triumph for me-the day that I finally am dark enough to wear drugstore foundations!

Light Ivory kind of matches my arm, but trust me it doesn’t match my face one bit. I’d need one shade darker for a better match, but for the winter I think this would be perfect. It’s the weirdest yet coolest feeling foundation ever and is hard to describe. It’s like a dry oil, but no oily residue at all. When you pour it out of the bottle, it almost looks like liquid sand.  It leaves quite a dry, almost powdery finish to your skin. Coverage is sheer, yet buildable to about a medium coverage. As cool as L’Oreal Paris Magic Nude Liquid Powder Bare Skin Perfecting Makeup feels and looks-it’s just not meant for someone with dry skin, just like its sister foundation, Giorgio Armani True Match. Both of these foundations catch on my dry skin and accentuate any dry patches I have and even ones I didn’t KNOW I had. Even if I try to moisturize my skin really well before application, L’Oreal Paris Magic Nude Liquid Powder Bare Skin Perfecting Makeup still doesn’t  work for me. But if you have oily or combination skin, then you will LOVE it. It honestly feels like there’s nothing on your face! If you’ve wanted to try Giorgio Armani True Match Foundation but haven’t because YIKES the price tag here in Canada is beyond ridiculous, then give L’Oreal Paris Magic Nude Liquid Powder Bare Skin Perfecting Makeup a try!

All of these new products from L’Oreal are available at most retailers right now! Give them a try! Get more info on them at www.lorealparis.ca!

Have you tried any of these new products from L’Oreal Paris? 

*products sent by the lovely L’Oreal Paris PR, thoughts and views are my own!