Last week I talked about lipsticks from Mary Kay that I mentioned totally blew me out of the water. Prior to trying those suckers out I always associated the brand with, for lack of better words, mom makeup. Well, today I have another line that I also passed the same judgement on too fast.
London Drugs was super kind and gifted me all 10 shades from Elizabeth Arden’s new Beautiful Color Bold Liquid Lipstick collection. Although I have a ton of lipsticks in my collection, the thing that stuck out to me the most with these were the packaging. The tube is long and skinny, and feature a flocked-tip applicator that dispenses product with the push of a lever on the click pen. The formula is creamy, high-impact colour that has the coverage of a lipstick with the finish of the gloss. Colour is long lasting and comfortable, it also doesn’t bleed or feather on the lips.
These retail for $28 each at London Drugs and include an assortment of different colours, everything from bright pink to coral to nude. The colour is very saturated and applied nicely. Some of the colours I actually liked better applied than how they looked in the tube.
Liquid lipsticks are all the rage right now, and I love how Elizabeth Arden is getting into the game and appealing to a younger generation (I feel like Estee Lauder started the trend when they signed up Kendall Jenner to be their spokesperson). Although the formula is nice, it isn’t really anything I haven’t tried before. For me, this product is all about the packaging. Whether it’s the box that has kiss marks all over it, or the really cool clicky thing that dispenses the product, the beauty giant went above and beyond in creating a product that stands out in the market.
Colour selection is also amazing, as they have tons of bright colours to choose from that apply and wear amazing. If you like these, you may want to also take a look at the liquid liners, which are also part of the Beautiful Color Bold collection.
Have you tried any of the Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Bold Liquid Lipsticks?
Please note, I was sent this product from PR. All opinions are my own.
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Winnipeg had the wildest party of the year this past weekend.
Boobyball 2016 Paradise City swung into Fort Garry Place Saturday night for a colourful, wild soiree, all for a good cause. In case you haven’t read my post on what Boobyball is all about, it’s Rethink Breast Cancer’s signature event, held in four cities across Canada.
Toronto’s Boobyball was held last weekend, and Calgary (October 27) and Ottawa (October 28) are next on deck. The event encourages party animals to take charge of their breast health and help raise funds for those affected by breast cancer. Since 2002, Boobyball has raised over $4 million dollars for Rethink Breast Cancer, and Toronto’s Boobyball alone last weekend raised more than $225,000.
This year was Winnipeg’s third Boobyball and they switched locations from last year. Fort Garry Place was transformed from one of the city’s most elegant ballrooms to a colourful jungle. The experience started as soon as you crossed the skywalk from the Fort Garry Hotel with gorilla decals on the ground and jungle noises playing from hidden speakers. The committee did an amazing job with decoration, as there was tons of faux animals, trees, and amazing lights that took partygoers from Winnipeg to the amazon.
Aside from transforming cold, rainy Winnipeg into Tarzan’s home, the best part of the night were all the activations from different sponsors. There was pineapple bowling from Boston Pizza, ice cream from Cornell Creme, tons of photo booths, a flash tattoo station from Topshop (the presenting sponsor), a manicure bar from Urban Oasis spa, a braid bar from The Loft, and so much more. Oh, and did I mention it was also open bar, tons of food, and you left with a totally cool gift bag? Oh, and there was also a real python that you could wrap around your shoulders and take photos with. No big deal.
The committee totally blew it out of the water this year. Although this is a charity event, it was definitely one of the wildest parties I’ve been to in Winnipeg and party goers were more than happy to play into the theme. There was tons of floral, cheetah print, and forest green sashaying around the dance floor.
Boobyball was launched in 2002 by a group of dedicated young women in support of their friend Sarah O’Regan who, at just 23 years old, was diagnosed with aggressive, advanced breast cancer. Fast-forward 15 years, and Boobyball is now one of the most coveted and high-profile fundraising events for young philanthropists in Toronto, Calgary, Ottawa and Winnipeg. As for Sarah? She’s a thriving mother of three.
Proceeds from the night go to Rethink Breast Cancer, which is the first-ever Canadian charity to bring bold, relevant awareness to the 40s and under crowd; foster a new generation of young and influential breast cancer supporters; infuse style into the cause; and, most importantly, respond to the needs of young women going through it.
Let me know if you attended a Boobyball across Canada this year!
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Multi-purpose products. As someone who loves getting a great deal, I always enjoy when beauty products perform multiple uses. My desert island product has always been Rosebud Salve, since the petroleum jelly-like product is amazing for dry lips, mosquito bites, burns, pimples, dry skin, and more. I love having one product that does it all.
If you aren’t familiar yet with Bite Beauty, this Canadian brand available at Sephora, is known for their good-for-you ingredients. You can literally eat their lipsticks since there are no chemicals in the formula. Expanding on their highly popular lipsticks (I reviewed their Amuse Bouche lipsticks earlier this year), they have recently released a product called the Multistick, a cream product for lips, eyes, and cheeks.
Available in 18 shades, the Multistick applies like a cream but wears like a powder. You apply the product, which comes in the same velvet packaging as their lipsticks, either straight from the tube or using a brush or your fingers. The silicone-free formula has 35 per cent powder in each bullet and it creates soft colour that’s blendable, breathable, and buildable.
There’s a wide range of colours, everything from nudes to pinks to violets to browns, so they really do target all skin colours and all uses. Bite Beauty was so kind and sent me all the shades, and although some are definitely more workable than others for my skintone, since they are targeted towards multiple uses, any shade can be workable. My favourites are the lighter shades, like Blondie (a peachy nude), Papaya (rose pink), Gelato (lilac), Brioche (plum brown), Lotus (baby pink), Creme Caramel (orange nude), and Praline (burnt orange), however, I found the darker shades still amazing for different uses.
The lighter ones I mentioned above I used for all three uses, eyes (either on their own or as a base), lips, or cheeks. Since all the colours blend out so amazing, you can use really any shade for the cheeks, even if you are super pale like me (just make sure to apply a little bit and blend!). I also have used some of the darker shades as eyeshadow in my crease; I would just apply the colour with my MAC 217 brush. Considering they are technically creams, they really do blend out to a powder formula.
If you are a fan of Bite’s Amuse Bouche lipsticks, I would definitely look into these as well. Even if you’re not, the fact that this product can be used for eyes, cheeks, and lips is amazing and would definitely be something I would recommend to add to your collection. At C$28 a pop, they are a bit expensive, however, you’ll be getting a lot of wear with these (they are perfect for travel!).
I will note though that these are a bit thicker than a typical lipstick, so if you are buying one for that purpose, it may take some getting used to. They are very long lasting whether you apply them on your eyes, lips or cheeks.
Have you tried Bite Beauty’s Multistick yet? What were your thoughts?
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