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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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Highlighters of the Moment

Highlighters of the Moment

A great highlight is an absolutely essential step in my makeup routine as it helps me achieve that dewy, ethereal, well-rested glow that I am after – from workplace to date night. I regularly experiment with different highlighters – both mainstream and Indie, although I find that Indie companies do a better job coming out with unique, one-of-a-kind shades and finishes. In today’s post, I will talk about some of my favourite highlighters at the moment – these are the…

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Surreal Makeup Eyeshadow Collection: Duochromes to Die For

Surreal Makeup Eyeshadow Collection: Duochromes to Die For

Surreal Makeup is another Indie company I discovered on Instagram. Established in 2011, the company produces cruelty free mineral pigments in a rainbow of vibrant colors. I combed through Surreal’s website to pick a selection of duochrome pigments, most of which fell under Surreal’s Dragon Scales collection. The Dragon Scales collection is described on the company’s website as: Intense duo chrome eyeshadow, lip colors and highlighters specially formulated for the most  illustrious metallic color shifting effects imaginable. You can imagine…

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