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The Hottest Lip Trend Hits Mass Cosmetics

Revlon simply never lets me down. It is a consistent and reliable brand, with product offerings at an affordable price point. When it comes to their lip products, I would dare say they rival the most prestigious brands. They are constantly innovating and on trend, while deeply rooted in their classics (Coffee Bean or Toast of New York anyone?).

CaptureI saw a displayer of their newest lip product in a drugstore. Since it was Revlon lip, I stopped dead in my tracks to check it out. The colour I wanted was sold out, but as luck would have it, someone came and filled it while I was there, so I just had to buy it! See? The Cosmetic gods were telling me to buy it so it’s not hoarding. IMG_8300

The Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor goes on like a lip gloss and feels lovely. The scent is actually quite delicious as well ( a little fruity). It goes on remarkably well with a beautiful pigmentation. At first it looks a little shiny, but in no time it sets matte. I bought only one shade (aptly named Addiction), but will be returning for the rest shortly.

I would describe the wearability as medium… it stays on well but isn’t super long lasting. This suits me just fine as I found that this is a blend of all things great from both moisturizing and long – wearing lipsticks, which isn’t something I have seen before. Kudos to Revlon for another fantastic lip product, and I will be back to the store to pick up the rest of the shades soon!

Have you used a Revlon lip product before? What are your thoughts?


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My First Chanel Lip…

I was in Montréal for work and if you have never been there, you need to know that women there looks effortlessly styled and polished from head to toe. They really have that natural French fashion flare, and seem to be able to look more put together in a moment than if I decided to take all day to style myself. Feeling the glam of the city, I  was wearing a long lasting red liquid lipstick (which will remain unnamed ). That and the late November weather, my lips were feeling like the Sahara, cracked, and looking terrible in general. I just HAD to have red lips, being in Montreal , so I decided I should seek out a new, more moisturizing one. RougeCoco2015_collection

I chose to entertain buying Chanel because I was in a French city and that is just how my beauty logic works. I am a big supporter of lower priced lipstick, but I was feeling it was time to see what the hype is all about when it comes to luxury cosmetics. Don’t get me wrong, this was not my first luxury purchase, or even my first luxury lipstick… I had become a tad bit frugal in this arena as there are so many fabulous lower end lipsticks, and I had never experienced a luxury lipstick that I felt was worthy of the high price tag.

Approaching the counter at the new Pharmaprix galerieBEAUTÉ in the popular Saint Catherine Ouest 2015 - 1area, the Chanel advisor looked like she was a stand – in for a Chanel makeup photo shoot with her stylish rich brown hair, deep brown eyes and flawless, yet naturally glowing makeup.  I told her about my dry, parched lips and desire for something more forgiving in a stunning red. She steered me towards Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour  in 444 Gabrielle. She informed me that this is the shade Kiera Knightley is wearing in the ads. SOLD! (I am such an easy mark.)

IMG_2627This lipstick feels AMAZING on my lips, and applies like a dream providing instant hydration. The shade is absolutely gorgeous, and I would encourage ANYONE looking for a red lip to check this one out. It would look stunning on any skin tone, and is such a classic shade. The colour doesn’t appear quite the same on me as it does on Ms. Knightley, but I think it is just perfect.

It was my last day in Montréal when I bought this lipstick and I swear I am not lying when I say FIVE different people complimented me on it at the airport. This is a obviously a winner!

Foxes, what do you think of luxury beauty products? Are they worth the investment? I would love to hear your thoughts on this!


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Product Review: Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick

photo 1-3I have been seeing Too Faced beauty products all over my social media lately. Up until now, I had only used the “Better Than Sex” Mascara as recommended to me by my friend Kelly. It was a lovely mascara, and it is high time I tried more of this little brand. When I saw the videos/ pictures of Melted Lipstick, I thought the pigmentation looked so rich and beautiful and since I am always on the look out for highly pigmented lip colours, I thought that this will be the next thing I try from Too Faced.

I actually had a difficult time deciding which one to pick up. All of the colours were luscious and enticing! I settled on “Melon” after a long internal debate, and figured it will be great throughout the spring and summer months.

Pigmentation – Wowzas these babies have colour that goes on and looks like perfection! I have been so disappointed in the past with glosses and lipsticks that do not go on like they look or gradually change over time your lips. This goes on rich and gives full coverage immediately, and if this is your thing I would highly suggest trying these out.

Texture – Typically long wear lip sticks are pretty dry and make your lips feel like paper in no time. This has a gloss texture going on, and remains comfy as long as it is on. One of the best textures I have tried in a long wear lip products.

Wearability – I would rate this as a medium for wearability. If you did not know already, there is always a trade off when it comes to lip products – generally the longer it stays on the drier if feels, and the more moist it feels the more quickly it wears off. This is a cozy medium for all areas as far as I am concerned. It stays on long enough without any of the typical long wear side effects likes flaking or peeling off.

photo-7Application – Often things that comes in tubes are awful to apply, but Too Faced has really given a lot of though to this gem of a product. The applicator tip is fine enough to get into every area of your lips without “globbing” the whole thing up and making a mess. They claim that there is no liner required, and I would agree with that claim 100%. Probably the only thing I would do is take a cotton swab and clean up around the lip line, and then apply concealer with a precision brush around it to give a super sharp look.

From their website:

DETAILS:

Get the staying power of a stain, the intense color of a liquid lipstick and the high shine of a gloss in one long-wear formula. Using exclusive technology to keep cauldrons of molten lipsticks liquid and creamy, Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick comfortably coats lips in bursts of intense, high-impact, super rich, saturated color that lasts for hours.

MORE TO LOVE:

  • Too Faced Co-Founder and Creative Director Jerrod Blandino had never seen lipstick more beautiful, intense, rich and glossy than when it’s in its melted form in the cosmetic labs. With this inspiration, we created a lipstick liquified so it doesn’t lose its pigment or shine while keeping a comfortable, flexible and cushiony wear.
  • Provides high-impact, super rich, saturated pigment in a long-wear formula.
  • Precision tip applicator to allow for a clean, effortless application each time (no liner needed!)
  • Vegan-Friendly

Overall…. I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!! I will be picking up more shades in the near future for sure. Love love love. Can’t wait for more!

What about all of you Foxes…. do you like a fresh pop of colour as the temperature starts to rise? Or do stick to neutrals year round?


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Day 5: Foxy Advent Calendar Tip Of The Day

Oh Foxes, it’s Day 5 of your Foxy Advent Calendar and today’s tip comes from Michelle Ziebinski, Beauty Boutique Manager at Shoppers Drug Mart in Edmonton. With 14 years experience under her belt, you can count on Michelle for tips and advice that will help you stay Foxy all through the holiday season. 10712653_10152855620460011_448126791880374209_o

getty_rf_photo_of_smiling_woman_with_lipstick_on_teeth“If you have an issue with getting lipstick on your teeth, here is a simple trick to prevent it. After applying lipstick, put your ring finger in your mouth, close lips around it and pull it out. Any extra lipstick will come off on your finger and not on your teeth.”

Well, ’tis the season to be photographed so I will take this advice to prevent any mishaps caught on camera! Thanks Michelle…

Foxes – are you wearing lipstick throughout this holiday season? What do you do to ensure you are camera ready?

 

 

 


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Day 3: Foxy Advent Calendar Tip Of The Day

Well it’s day 3 Foxes… time for a new beauty tip. This tip comes courtesy of Amy Pearl. In the beauty biz for the past 7 years, Amy Pearl currently works as a freelance makeup artist in Toronto, and has also worked as a stand-up comedian.

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“Dab foundation and powder around the lips to seal in the lip liner.  Sharpen the tip of a lip liner and fill in lips with it before applying lipstick. This way you will never have to re-touch your lipstick when at an event or at work or after a double cheeseburger (seriously).”

 

Thanks for today’s beauty tip Amy Pearl.  With New Year’s Eve upcoming we need all the help we can get keeping our lipstick on!

Foxes – what are some of your tricks for long lasting lip colour? Comment below to share.

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