Current Beauty Favourites! April 2018

Hey guys! 

So I thought I would give you an updated list on somebeauty products that I have been using constantly lately along with prices & swatches. Please note all prices are Canadian and listed beside product. 

Fenty Beauty – Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation – $42 (Sephora)

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There has been so much hype surrounding Rhianna’s Fenty Beauty line, and for good reason. I am now on my second bottle of the foundation and love the blendable, light weight, full coverage formula. You are almost guaranteed to find your perfect shade within the range as well since there is 40 shades in the line. For a more light weight look I use a beauty sponge, but if I am wanting more coverage I will use a stippling brush. 

The formula does dry rather quickly, so it is important to work faster with this product than you would need to with most foundations. Also, it is very matte and very little powder is needed to set the product unless you are extremely oily. I myself have dry skin, so I was a little hesitant but I do not find that it clings to any dry patches on my skin or that it drys me out at all. It has become my go to foundation! 

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Catrice Cosmetics – Liquid Camouflage Concealer – $7.65 (Ulta)

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I don’t generally switch up my concealers too often, but I had heard some great reviews on this product so I thought I would give it a shot. Some pros to this products are that it doesn’t seem to crease, it has great buildable coverage, and the price point is fantastic. The one major con is that the colour selection completely sucks, and there are only 3 shades to choose from. In this day and age, I can’t believe companies still think that it is OK to release such an incredibly limited shade range. However it is a great formula if you are able to find your shade and the product has so much potential. Catrice however needs to step up and improve on their shade range if they wish to make this a bestselling product. 

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Laura Gellar – Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in “Charming Pink”- $33.22 (Ulta)

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The price is a little steep for this product considering Maybelline Master Chrome just came out with a very similar shade – but I do absolutely adore this product. It glides beautifully on the cheek bones and has great colour payoff without looking cheap. It can be very blinding if you are too heavy handed, so just be careful unless that is the look you are going for. 

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Marc Jacobs – High Liner Gel Eye Crayon in “Earth(quake) – $31 (Sephora)

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The Marc Jacobs Eyeliners are my favourite and although I have several colours, the colour Earth(quake) has been top shelf in my beauty routine lately. Not only do these not run, but they pack on intense colour and glide on the eye easily. Hands down this is one of the best eyeliners on the market.

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Tarte – Maneater Mascara – $30 (Tarte)

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Now do I think it is necessary to spend $30 on a mascara? Absolutely not – there are so many affordable, great options out there for your lashes.  However Tarte does often have sales on their website, and I do love this mascara for separating my teeny tiny bottom lashes. 

Urban Decay – Heavy Metal Liquid Glitter Eyeliner in “Midnight Cowboy” – $23 (Sephora)

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If  you are looking for an intense glittery liner to add some sparkle to your look, this product will be your new best friend. I love to add it to the corner of my eye to give an extra little pop of sparkle. Something great about it to is that it dries quite quickly so you shouldn’t have to worry about it ruining your look if you blink too quickly, or if make an accident while applying it. 

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Pictured above wearing Urban Decay’s “Midnight Cowboy” in corner of eye.

Benefit Cosmetics – POREfessional Pearl Primer – $42 (Sephora) 

An interesting take on the original pore filling primer from Benefit, the Pearl Primer is supposed to add a little extra luminosity to the skin before applying your foundation. I’m not too convinced about it adding much luminosity as you are going ahead and then covering it up with your foundation, but I do love this product. It fills in pores, and has a little more slip to it than the original POREfessional which makes it a little nicer for those with dry skin. 

Marc Jacobs – Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette – $64 (Sephora)

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I am so obsessed with these eye shadows, as both the matte & shimmer shades pack on a lot of colour, while still blending beautifully with very little fallout. They are a little pricier than most palettes however they are definitely worth the extra cost. 

Nars – Velvet Lip Glide – $34 (Sephora)

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This is one of those products in which the formula can change from colour to colour so the only ones I am recommending are “Stripped” & “Roseland”. This product is a hybrid between a gloss & a lipstick and they are great to add some shine to your lips. I have a few other shades but I don’t find that they glide on as nicely as these two. 

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Pictured above wearing “Stripped” on lips. 

Nudestix – Magnetic Eye Color “Fig”- $28 (Sephora)

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Nudestix is a great Canadian brand that make different products all in a stick form. I love using the colour “Fig” under my eye and smudging it out before adding some eyeliner.

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I hope you enjoyed this quick review on some of my current beauty favourites. Let me know below if you have tried any of these, and other products you are currently loving. 

Aleasha 

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