SureThik Thickening Eyebrow Fibers

New month, new brows? Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been trying out a new and completely different eyebrow product from what I usually use! I usually fill out my brows with a pencil so I was super excited to give SureThik’s thickening eyebrow fibers (CAD$ 29.99) a go.

A little bit about SureThik, they are a Canadian brand and all their products are formulated and made in Canada!

Their eyebrow fibers kit, which is available in several shades from blonde to dark brown, comes with a handy double ended brush, a little wax container, the wax is made of 100% Natural Beeswax as well as the thickening eyebrow fibers which is made of 100% Natural Keratin fibers! The Thickening eyebrow fibers are meant to enhance your brows and are said to be sweat proof and smudgeproof.

Unlike an eyebrow pencil, this product requires a two step application. First, you have to apply the wax where you want definition using the little brush. Then, using the other end (both sides are labelled which is really convenient), you have to dab the fibers where you had previously applied the wax. Note: Brushing/Painting it on like a pomade will lead to clumps. It’s not meant to be brushed on, don’t do it!

I really enjoyed trying out the eyebrow fibers, this is the first time I’ve tried a product of its kind and it was an interesting experience. They really did fill out the gaps in my eyebrows and it looked quite natural albeit my messy application and unruly brows! The wax applies on smoothly and doesn’t feel sticky! Though, it does make more time than just using a regular eyebrow pencil and is a little tricky to apply! It does take some practice but that’s nothing new when it comes to makeup application!

Top: My brows are currently growing so there is a lot of gaps and stray hairs. Bottom: Using the eyebrow fibers in Dark Brown, I tried to fill out the gaps and it made my brows fuller.

Also, the application can be a little messy. I’d recommend to any contact wearers to be careful, don’t put too much fibers on the brush because it is annoying if it gets into your eyes (First hand testimony haha). Build the brows gradually! It will look much more natural as well.

Overall, I found it to be a really cool product, I think it would be perfect for anyone with gaps or very little to no brows!

Surethik products are available to purchase on the Surethik website!

*PR sample featured. All thoughts and opinions are unbiased and based on my own experience with the product!

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Dior Spring 2018 Glow Addict: Lip Glows

One of my very first high end lip products was Dior’s Lip Glow (CAD $41). I was only in middle school and I remember begging my mom to buy it for Christmas since it was “so cool mom, it is a colour changing lip balm!” Back then I didn’t realize that it wasn’t just a colour changing lip balm. Dior’s Lip Glow reacts to one’s lip to enhance the natural colour in addition to giving it a gorgeous tint. And I surely didn’t know that in the future I would carry a lip glow with me in my bag almost all the time. So one can imagine my excitement in trying Dior’s new selection of lip glows released as part of their Glow Addict collection!

L-R: Matte Raspberry, Raspberry, Ultra Pink, Holo Pink & Holo Purple

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been using testing them out and I love that now in addition to new shades, Dior’s Lip Glow which previously only came in a satin finish now comes in two new amazing ones, holographic and matte! The new shades are Holo Pink (Holographic), Holo Purple (Holographic), Matte Raspberry (Matte), Raspberry (Satin) and Ultra Pink (Satin).

Packaged in a signature pink case, with the Dior logo embossed in it. Dior’s Lip Glow has been a cult favorite since its release!

L-R: Holo Purple, Holo Pink, Ultra Pink, Raspberry & Matte Raspberry

The original satin finish is super comfortable and moisturizing. The new Raspeberry and Ultra Pink shades are absolutely stunning. I thought I would like the Raspberry shade more since I thought it would be on the deeper side but I actually love the way Ultra Pink makes my lips “pop”!

As for the Holographic finish, I was a little skeptical as I am not a big fan of glimmery lips but it has the same comfortable and moisturizing feeling! And the glimmers aren’t tacky, instead it really does make your lips seem iridiscent and as if they were reflecting light.

Swatches shown in natural light

As for the matte finish, it is the one I was most looking forward to! I love matte lips so I knew I had to try it! I love how pigmented Matte Raspberry is and how the matte finish feels similar to the korean powder lipsticks/lip tint especially with its blurring effect! Though unlike the other two finishes, I found that it didn’t feel as moisturizing and that I had to reapply more frequently. Despite the fact, it’s probably the one I currently use the most!

Swatches shown using artificial light

Dior’s Lip Glows are available at all official Dior retailers and if there is one lip item to splurge on, this is might be the one!

Have you tried Dior’s Lip Glow?

*PR samples featured. All thoughts and opinions featured are my own and unbiased.

Givenchy Photo’Perfexion Fluid Foundation

A couple of months ago, Givenchy Beauty launched their foundations on the Canadian market. Now that my skin is less of a dry mess (Stress + harsh cold weather this year were not a good mix for my skin, my skin felt so rough and any face makeup (even my go to blush) would appear blotchy and flaky) I’ve finally been able to put the Photo’Perfexion line to the test over the last couple of weeks. This foundation promises a natural flawless complexion with a radiant finish!

Packaged in a glass bottle with the G for Givenchy enscribed in pretty gold glitter on the cap, the Givenchy Photo’Perfexion Fluid Foundation (CAD$62) is equipped with a pump which makes for easy application. It is also small enough to be travel friendly!

Now I consider myself lucky as I don’t always have to wear foundations but there are days where I like to have that flawless look and want to hide unsightly blemishes (I pop my pimples and yes I know it’s awful) I don’t wear any heavy foundation either. I usually go for medium coverage foundations to cover any left over dark spots/blemishes. This foundation does just that.

It offers nice and light coverage, so light that it feels practically bare on the skin and it has no cakey feel to it either. Though, I do strongly recommend wearing a good moisturizer underneath as if you have dry skin, as any foundation it can settle in blotches. It also has a nice light floral scent which personally I really enjoyed. It’s like a perfume for my face!!

My only major remark is that the shade range is a little weird. There’s nine shades but unfortunately they all seem to be a variation of beige for the most part. I’m the shade 7 Perfect Gold in the range which is the darkest colour and I wouldn’t say that I’m very dark so a bigger variety of shades would be much appreciated and appeal to more beauty lovers.

Overall, I think Givenchy’s Photo’Perfexion is a nice high end foundation for someone looking for something light to polish and accentuate their natural features although the price is a little on the steep end for the amount of product.

Have you tried any of Givenchy’s foundations? They can be found at Sephora Canada.

*These products were gifted to me as PR SAMPLES by Givenchy Canada. All opinions and thoughts featured are unbiased and based on my own personal experience.

Dior AW 17 Rouge Dior Liquid Lip Stain and Double Rouge

*PR Sample(s) featured. All opinions and thoughts are mine and unbiased.

Dior’s latest Rouge Dior collection features a selection of innovative shades (including the most perfect fall shades) and formulas in a totally new format. Think lip stains and liquid lipstick hybrids. That’s what comes to life in their new Rouge Dior Liquid Lip Stain ($43) collection.

Available in 3 finishes: matte, satin and metallic; the Rouge Dior Liquid Lip Stain come in an array of colours. I have one to feature from each category: Miss (Satin), a pretty pink shade; Scandalous Metal(lic), a deep metallic true brown and Dressed to (Matte), my absolute favourite and go to colour for fall, a deep oxblood.

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Esqido Lashes in BFF & Black Magic

*PR sample(s) featured but as always all opinions are my own and unbiased.

Fluttery butterfly wing like lashes are everyone’s (maybe almost everyone) dream. Personally, I love long lashes but they have to appear natural. So I was always hesitant to try false lashes until Esqido reached out to me.

Esqido eyelashes are made with super soft mink (that are cruelty free) which make them appear not only like natural lashes but make them practically weightless as well. They also are made with soft cotton strips for ultimate comfort and packaged in the cutest rosegold and white packaging.

For a beginner and a contact lenses wearer, false lashes seemed really challenging. I’m not going to lie, I had some trouble in the beginning. At first, I couldn’t even decide on a style, but then I found Esqido’s online lash guide which talks about different styles and different eye shapes and it made choosing my perfect pair (or pairs in this case) really easy.

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Givenchy AW 17 L’Autre Noir: Le Rouge Sculpt and Le Rouge

**Updated: This post has been updated with more details, I apologize for accidentally posting the wrong draft.

*PR sample featured. All opinions and thoughts featured are mine and unbiased.

Ombré, ombré hair, ombré nails, ombré jeans and now ombré lips! Givenchy is making ombré lips easier than ever with their new and innovative line of Le Rouge Sculpt Two-toned lipsticks (CAD$45). Givenchy’s new line of two-toned lipsticks features 5 stylish shades in different colour combinations, with the darker colour enriched with the Noire Revelateur formula.

What does it do? With it’s light core and darker edge, the Rouge sculpt is meant to contour, contrast as well as add volume in addition to giving an ombre effect to one’s pout. The lighter shade highlights the center point of the lips where the darker shades gives definition to one’s lips.

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Givenchy AW 17 Noir Interdit Mascara

For the longest time, the only makeup I would wear would be mascara. I had (still have 🙈) an obssession with long lashes and would sought out the best mascaras out there. So here comes Givenchy with their newest and one of the most innovative mascara I’ve ever tried, the new Noir Interdit (CAD $38).

Packaged in a sleek black rectangular tube with a silver and black mesh ribbon design inspired by runway trends, the packaging screams luxurious and chic.

But what makes the Noir Interdit special is its mascara wand which bends up to 90° so that every single lash can be reached and coated for a false lash effect. It’s a really cool concept and I was very happy that it does in fact make reaching for every lash so much easier. Super easy to snap and bend in order to use, it is a must have for any makeup lover!

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Givenchy Loose Powders: Which one is for you?

With all the rage about “baking”, setting and loose powders have become an important product in our beauty routine. I wanted to find one that suits my needs and didn’t make my skin dry. So when I wanted to find the one and was given the chance to compare Givenchy’s luxurious powders, I was so down.

Givenchy has three different type of setting/”loose” powders: Givenchy Poudre Première (CAD $66), Givenchy Prisme Libre (CAD$66) and the latest addition to their line, the Givenchy Prisme Libre Travel (CAD $48).

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Dior SS 17 Dior Addict Lip Tattoos Long-Wear Colored Tint

One of my must-haves is definitely my trusty lipstick. I almost always have one with me but for the past couple of weeks, I have been using another lip product instead, the Dior Addict Lip Tattoo Long-Wear Colored Tint (CAD $36).

Available in 6 gorgeous bright colours, the Dior Addict Lip Tattoos have a smudge free, fast drying and long lasting formula which offers weightless coverage. They are meant to literally “tattoo” your lips with colour which is so cool!

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