My Favorites from my Natasha Denona Collection

My Favorites from my Natasha Denona Collection

I haven’t jumped on board any of Natasha Denona’s releases this year. The Tropic palette is too pastel and matte for me. The Camel palette is basically all neutrals, and the upcoming Safari palette is already a disappointment for me given that it is expected to be all mattes. However, I get good use out of the 4 Natasha Denona palettes I currently own. All of them speak to me in a unique way. These are pricey palettes; however, each…

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Sephora Pro Editorial Palette

Sephora Pro Editorial Palette

When the Sephora Pro palettes first came out last year, I was doubtful. I had never been enthralled with the quality of the Sephora brand palettes I had previously tried. I really had no reason to believe these would be better. However, after several longing-filled visits to Sephora, I ended up picking up all three palettes at CAD 85.00 each. I eventually ended up returning the Sephora Pro Cool palette as it performed the weakest out of all three. Also,…

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Travel Makeup Bag Essentials: Business Trip to Wine Country

Travel Makeup Bag Essentials: Business Trip to Wine Country

omorrow, I am heading to our senior leadership retreat in Kelowna, the wine country of BC. It will be hot which means no business suits required! Today’s post is a roundup of the makeup I am packing for my trip. I decided to keep things fairly simple this time because I always pack too much for business trips and use only a fraction of the items I brought. Eyes: I am not taking any eyeshadow palettes this time because I…

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Darling Girl Cosmetics Supernova Chromashift

Darling Girl Cosmetics Supernova Chromashift

I recently picked up a selection of the new Darling Girl Cosmetics (http://shopdarlinggirl.com/) Supernova Chromashift shadows. The duochrome lover in me cannot stop myself from being all over any new duochrome releases – and this one did not disappoint! The Supernova Chromashift pigments are described on Darling Girl’s website as: Ultra shifty metallic pigments that are out of this world! At the moment, all of the pigments are sold out on the company’s website (which doesn’t surprise me). I believe…

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Syzygy Cosmetics Comet Crush Palette

Syzygy Cosmetics Comet Crush Palette

Syzygy Cosmetics (http://www.syzygycosmetics.com) is another brand I discovered while browsing the #duochromeeyeshadow hashtag on Instagram. This is my favourite hashtag, by the way. Syzygy is an indie cosmetics company that was established in June 2017.  The brand claims to be the first to offer all duochrome products. They might be right – although I know of dozens of brands producing gorgeous duochrome products, these tend to be the crowning jewels in a collection of other super-performer products. The brand’s centerpiece…

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Violet Voss: Like A Boss Palette

Violet Voss: Like A Boss Palette

I am currently lusting after 2 Violet Voss palettes – the Rainbow palette and the Flamingo palette. I have swatched the Rainbow palette at my local Sephora twice now. The reason I haven’t purchased it is that I don’t use those rich bright colors very often. The Flamingo palette speaks to me at a fundamental level – the colors are so me! I would have bought it by now if not for the mixed reviews on Sephora. Too many people…

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May 2018 – Favorite Duochromes

May 2018 – Favorite Duochromes

We are almost halfway through May (unbelievable) and it is time for my monthly roundup of the duochromes I am loving this month. All my swatches are over Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy sticky base unless otherwise stated. JD Glow Cosmetics – Peachy Keen The shadow is described as: Peach w/ green flip This eyeshadow is part of JD Glow’s Galaxy eyeshadow collection which consists of their color-shifting duochromes. This eyeshadow retails for US$ 7.50 for a 37mm pan. If you are…

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Clionadh Cosmetics Witchcraft & Alchemy

Clionadh Cosmetics Witchcraft & Alchemy

Clionadh Cosmetics (www.clionadhcosmetics.com) is a homegrown Canadian Indie company based out in Toronto. I discovered Clionadh last year and now cannot get enough! I stalk them on Instagram and make eyes at any swatches I see. Needless to say, I love the versatility of Clionadh’s products – they are seamless from day to night and from the workplace to date night. The shadows are buildable – you can wear them for a muted, dynamic, subtly shifty contrast for work or…

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My Looxi Beauty Highlighters

My Looxi Beauty Highlighters

I really enjoy Looxi Beauty as a brand (www.looxibeauty.com). Another Instagram find, I find the company’s eyeshadows and highlighters pigmented, developed in an interesting range of colors, and very reasonably priced (USD 5.00 for a 26mm eyeshadow pan and USD 7.50 for a 35mm highlighter pan). The company also has some great deals on their ‘Steals & Deals’ page where typically discontinued shades are sold at half price. I own a couple of highlighters from Looxi and I would say…

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Beauty Bar Baby – Highlighters or Duochrome Eyeshadows? You Decide!

Beauty Bar Baby – Highlighters or Duochrome Eyeshadows? You Decide!

Beauty Bar Baby is another indie brand I stumbled across on Instagram (there’s tons of them now!). I ordered 5 of their highlighters – it was hard to decide which ones to pick because they have so many different colours and swirls. I love a good Indie with a diverse highlighter collection! I decided on the 5 that I thought were the most optimal combination of prettiest and most wearable. I purchased the 37mm pans only for each highlight. From…

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