NYX Cosmetics Vivid Brights Liner in Vivid Blossom – REVIEW

Since the NYX section opened up at my local Shoppers Drug Mart, I have been eyeing these liners for quite some time. This Vivid Blossom liner really caught my attention as I’ve been into lilac and pastel colours lately.

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I’ve applied this several times on my eyelids alongside black eyeliner. It is definitely a very light colour that proved difficult to see on my light skin tone. However, when paired with a dark eyeshadow, the pop of colour it adds is amazing!

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I am not a fan of the brush tip. It makes it hard to create a straight and precise line unless I move the brush REALLY slowly across the area. The pigmentation though, is out of this world! It is exactly how it is pictured on the box. Bright and VIVID, and true to colour. The photo doesn’t show the vibrancy, but trust me, it’s pretty vibrant!

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I enjoy the wear time. It does budge if rubbed off, and it does remove easily with water. However, if you don’t rub it off or wash it… it stays on quite well.

I’m interested in purchasing Vivid Fire. It’s the perfect red eyeliner to go with a vampy or daring look.

If you’re looking for a pigmented liner that will add a pop of colour to your eye makeup routine, I would recommend this!

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NYX Comestics Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Stone Fox – REVIEW

I have been looking at so many matte liquid lipsticks in the last few months and eventually tried to make a purchase, however that never really came to light as the CDN dollar is very unappealing at the moment. I had my eye on the liquid lipsticks from Jeffree Star Cosmetics, however in CDN dollars it would cost me well over $35 for just one lipstick. Wearing bold colours appeal to me very much, but I don’t have the opportunity to wear them as often as I would like to, so spending that amount of money wouldn’t really be ideal. I started to look into alternatives, and luckily, Shoppers Drug Mart once again became my holy grail store for cosmetics.

I walked into my local SDM, and low and behold, NYX Cosmetics had come back! A few weeks after, the Liquid Suede Lipsticks came to light. I was very lucky to snag the last vial of Stone Fox that was on the shelves. I got this shae because it would be less daring than other vibrant colours, and it would add great versatility to other colours already in my collection.

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It glides on so smoothly with the doefoot applicator. One swipe, and the colour goes on wonderfully with full pigmentation.

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It’s sticky after putting it on, but eventually dries to a matte finish after several minutes. It’s definitely not transfer-proof… having this shade makes any transfer look like a smear of eyeliner or mascara, or dirt. However, after blotting the lips a few times, transfer seemed less noticeable.

This shade particularly blends in well with lighter lipstick shades to add more darkness. Want a vampy look? It’s as easy as blending a bright red lipstick with this shade.

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I can’t review the wear time much, as I haven’t worn it out of the house yet, but after an hour of gaming, the lipstick stayed on as it was first applied.

Removal is easy with any makeup remover. It’s somewhat waterproof, as in, it won’t smear all over if it comes in contact with it. I removed it with olive oil but it still settled into the fine lines of my lips, so make sure to exfoliate before application.

I definitely recommend this if you’re looking for a fun shade to wear on a day or night out and don’t want to break the bank. It would be nice if this was kissproof or transfer-proof, but that’s not really the case here. If you don’t mind that, I would say go ahead and make that purchase!

I am interested in purchasing other colours from the line, such as Amethyst, which is a rich royal purple. For now, I’ll stick with my Stone Fox. 😉

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Physician’s Formula Organic Wear BB Cream – REVIEW

I was strolling the aisles of Shoppers Drug Mart one day and stumbled upon sales at the Physician’s Formula section. I was actually searching for a new BB cream since my beloved Etude House BB cream tube was expired, and I was looking for something natural and organic, if possible. I purchased the BB cream for around $12.

I got the lightest shade in Light, which is a little strange, since I’ve used their tinted moisturizer before and was in the shade Light/Medium. I was inclined to get the lightest shade because of past reviews of this product from people with similar skin tones, and turns out this was the best shade for me. It only comes in two shades, Light and Light/Medium, I hope the range of shades will expand to fit a variety of skin tones.

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The texture is very smooth and not watery, but a little tough to apply onto the skin. I had to work with the product fast as it tends to dry really quickly. The coverage is a really light coverage, so I recommend putting on at least two layers for the BB cream to be noticeable.

It feels very lightweight on my skin, which is a plus! I feel like I’m not wearing anything at all. It gives off a semi-matte finish and smooths out my skin tone but looks very natural. It covers up red spots on my face but needs to be layered to cover the spots fully.

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This lasted over 10+ hours and even through a nap!

It’s not scented either and the squeeze tube is perfect to get just the right amount of product out.

Overall, I would recommend this product if you’re looking for a lightweight BB cream and not looking for too much coverage.

 

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Physician’s Formula Sexy Booster™ Cat Eye Collection Liquid Eyeliner – REVIEW

My holy grail eyeliner (Physician’s Formula Eye Booster™ 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum) was starting to lose it’s pigmentation and was slowly getting dry every time I applied it, so I went out to find a new liquid eyeliner to try out.

I went to Shoppers Drug Mart and there was a sale going on for Physician’s Formula. Instead of the usual $12.99 pricetag, I got this for a nice $8.99 plus GST. I could have purchased another Eye Booster pen, but the design of this eyeliner really caught my eye. I love it when red and black are intermingled together.

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The directions say to shake the product before using. I gave it a good shake and twisted off the cap which revealed a slim brush that accurately resembled the one shown on the side of the packaging.

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My first time trying to apply it was rather difficult, as I was not used to a shorter handle and I haven’t used a liquid eyeliner in years. (I’m a pen kind of gal!) However, the second time I tried it, it was really easy to control and get that corner flick to create the cat eye look.

When applying on just one eye, the pigmentation is a dark black. However, upon applying to the second eye… the pigmentation decreased and started to streak and look more grey. I had to dip the tip of the brush back into the bottle to get it to glide on as black as the first eye. The liquid itself is a tad bit runny, but not too runny that it would drip everywhere. I let it dry and set after a couple of minutes. It also smells super delicious, but if the scent of vanilla is too much for you, this might not be what you want, as the smell is strong.

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I kept the eyeliner on for a good 8+ hours. The eyeliner did not budge, however it did smudge a teensy bit in the corner of my eye due to moisture, but that was about it. I placed a stroke on my hand and did a smudge test with my finger. It smudged really easily. I ran the product under water and it did not budge, however after wiping, it was easily removable with the water. It’s not waterproof, but it’s water resistant, which is better than nothing.

What I really like about this eyeliner is that after removing it, it didn’t irritate my eyes. Nor did it irritate them when I was wearing it. I have sensitive eyes, so I’m grateful.

Overall, I recommend this eyeliner if you don’t mind having a non-waterproof product, and if you’re okay with dipping the brush back in to finish your look. I will definitely keep on using this but I am really curious as to how it will perform in humid weather.

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