You know, lately I just don’t feel the hype around makeup products anymore. I think I’m sick or something(and I have been battling a stomach bug this weekend), or just getting SICK of everything. More likely the latter.

Like these two new releases:

 

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Seriously either one of those I don’t give a F#*K about. And in case you’re wondering what they are, that’s the Urban Decay Smokey Naked Palette, and the Becca Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop.

How can something be NAKED AND SMOKEY? NOPE. Seriously Urban Decay just STOP it already. Please leave that Naked Train and don’t ride it anymore. Because I AIN’T hopping onboard. And I think a lot of other people feel the same. #TooMuchNaked

And as for Becca? Well, I get you want a popular YT Guru to help sell your products. I get it. But your highlighters DON’T need any help. Everyone already loves them??!! And honestly, I don’t give two hoots about Jaclyn Hill. But REALLY HER YOU PICK? I mean she wears more makeup than some of my favourite DRAG QUEENS. Seriously. Ru Paul doesn’t need THAT much makeup and highlight to look good! And by the by, since you are an Australian brand…why not Rae Morris???!! She’s one of you! And an amazing makeup artist to boot! Oh, I SEE. It’s the whole YT popularity thing then, hey.

And, there’s my problem. Any QUASI-MAKEUP-ARTIST can become popular and a brand, when they’ve done really NOTHING except snap their fingers at you and make silly faces at you while applying WAY too much makeup…really enough makeup to make a drag queen say WTF GUUUUURL? Yeah, not buying it. Not ever. You can’t walk around in real life with all that crap on your face. I mean you can..sure. But HEED MY WORDS: EVERYONE WILL NOTICE. AND THINK WHY ARE YOU WEARING THAT MUCH MAKEUP in the daytime. Most of the makeup tutorials these days are makeup for photographs or the stage. And that’s where it looks good and should stay-it’s not for every day life.

Something is seriously shifting in the makeup world right now. Can you feel it? I can. It used to be legit. People who work in the biz. And that biz is no easy biz to make a name for yourself. But Youtube? Is ruining it. For them. For us. For the young girls who watch these so called ‘makeup gurus” and think that’s the makeup they have to do these days. And it scares me. And I will NEVER. EVER. Support these kind of makeup releases. Never.

What do you think? Let’s talk about it. Maybe you can show me a ray of hope. Because right now? I just see darkness. And it’s closing in fast…..   🙁

 

Last week I attended my very first blogger event! I’ve been blogging for 5 years now and there are never any events here in Edmonton so it was so exciting for Avène to actually come here!

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It was so much fun meeting other bloggers from Edmonton including one of my faves Rae @theNotice, the lovely France who represents Avène, and the team from Langton PR. I cold have stayed and chatted for hours and hours haha! And the pear cocktail was pretty good too!

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There’s some exciting new products coming from Avène soon, so stay tuned for that!

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Remember when I picked up the new Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation and Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer at the last Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum Redemption Event in Calgary?

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Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation

 

I picked up the shade Light Warm in both products. Swatchy Time!

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Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation and Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer in Light Warm

 

The Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation is very pigmented and creamy smooth for a powder foundation. You can apparently use it wet as well, but I haven’t tried that yet because even though I really like the way it feels and covers, I have one MAJOR problem with it…maybe you can tell what that is from this picture:

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Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation

 

See the ORANGE on the sponge? It looks good for about an hour or so on me, but then it oxidizes and looks quite orange on me. It’s weird because that rarely happens to me with foundations.

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Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation

 

It’s a shame as I do like the powder! But I’m not prepared to go and get another shade to try, because I fear the same will just happen. At least I didn’t pay for it! The Urban Decay Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer is a keeper though. It’s creamy, has great coverage, blends seamlessly. It reminds me of my favourite concealer, the MAC Prolongwear, except for one thing: it creases under the eyes. It’s great for the face though and covers redness and blemishes quite well.

I bought some new Zumba sneakers, or runners as we call them here in Canada…sneakers are for sneaking around in 😛 you run in runners 😛

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I had such a problem finding a pair that were flexible enough for dance, yet in my big-foot size 11s! Nike finally came to the rescue and I love them.

I’m trying to eat healthier too and eat more fruit! I really am awful when it comes to eating fruit but it’s just SO expensive right now in Canada. And I’m not a huge fan of apples. So when I see something that I do like on sale, I pick it up. These strawberries hit the sale spot!
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I got a new hat! You all know I have a pretty great knit hat/toque collection, but I need to start beefing up my warm weather hat collection! I got this one at Old Navy on sale, and I hope I can find another one in California next week!

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Yup, that’s right-we’re going back to visit Marky. It’s Spring Break for her, so we thought we’d go down and visit, feed her, restock her supplies and visit Disneyland. For some reason it feels like it’s been a long time since I’ve seen her, so I’m excited to see her if only for a few hours. She’s so busy trying to finish her first all by herself 90 sec animation, so I don’t think we’ll be able to see a lot of her. But it’ll be my dose of Marky that I need, so yes! I’ll be happy with what I get.

And that was my week! How was yours? It’s going to be REALLY warm and spring like here this weekend! Highs in the double digits! I sure hope that means Spring is here to stay!

Have you ever had a foundation oxidize on you? Does it happen a lot? This is probably only the second foundation I’ve ever had do that.