Falling for matte: Mary Kay fall 2019 limited-edition matte lipsticks

I love a good matte lipstick.

Although the matte liquid lipstick is my lipstick of choice, I don’t mind a traditional formula every once in a while. I’ve been a fan of Mary Kay’s lipsticks in general ever since I tried them and was excited to get some new fall colours in my collection recently.

As part of their fall beauty releases, the direct-buy brand released two limited-edition shades in their matte lipstick formula. Both shades are super fall appropriate and will be perfectly paired with your best fall plaid, tall boots, and pumpkin spice latte.

Mary Kay fall 2019 limited-edition matte lipsticks

First shade is Spice of Life, a dusty rose shade that would look stunning on darker skin tones. This one is a quintessential fall shade and pairs nicely with a variety of different makeup looks. The second colour, Tenacious Taupe, is a taupe nude colour that I really love. This one looks darker in the bullet than it applies and I love the matte finish.

As for wear, these glide on the lips and deliver pigmented colour in a matte finish. I do find that these stay on quite well, but I would recommend carrying the lipstick with you if you’re wearing it out for the day or night.

Mary Kay fall 2019 limited-edition matte lipsticks swatched

Both lipsticks retail for C$20 each and are limited edition for fall. Although I’m more partial to Tenacious Taupe, both are truly stunning and would make a perfect addition to your makeup collection.

What is your favourite lipstick colour for fall?

Please note, products gifted by PR. All opinions are my own.

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Perfect canvas: Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Foundation and Magic Vanish Colour Correctors

With NYFW officially over, it’s time to hop right back into our regularly-scheduled content!

I probably have around 15 to 20 foundations, but no matter how many I receive I am always so excited to try out new formulas and releases from brands. You guys know I have a lot of Charlotte Tilbury products, and for the most part, I’ve loved everything that the British makeup artist has come out with. The one product I didn’t have in my collection from her yet though.. a foundation.

Luckily she just released a new one, the Magic Airbrush Foundation (C$53), and the brand was so kind to send over one of the shades. This was the foundation I actually used during Fashion Week, and I have to say that it totally blew me away.

The Magic Airbrush Foundation, available in a staggering 44 different shades from light to dark, delivers flawless and poreless-looking skin. The formula is high-coverage and promises to say on all day, feel weightless, and give you a natural matte finish.

 Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Foundation and

This foundation actually goes deeper than just giving you amazing-looking skin. The formula includes skincare ingredients, including Magic REPLEXIUM to reduce the appearance of wrinkles by up to 22 per cent after eight weeks of use, MossCellTec No. 1 to boost hydration by up to 216 per cent, and AirCool for an instant fresh feel while you wear it.

Like I said, I completely fell in love with this foundation. Not only did it make my skin look amazing, but I really put it to the test, running around and sweating during Fashion Week. This foundation not only didn’t budge or smudge, but it also stayed in place all day long, even while running between shows and waiting for the subways (the brand does say it’s sweat proof, humidity proof, water proof, and transfer resistant… and trust me, I put all those claims to the test). The finish was very high coverage and it didn’t feel heavy on the skin. I would also say that it’s very breathable and comfortable once applied. My skin didn’t feel tight or irritable after wearing it for long periods of time.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish Colour Corrector open

I paired the new foundation with her new Magic Vanish Colour Corrector (C$38), which I got in the shade Medium. The Magic Vanish Colour Corrector comes in a teeny-tiny compact that is designed to colour correct, neutralize, and smooth out pigmentation and brighten the appearance of the under-eye area. Apply this product with your finger after you do your foundation and before your concealer to correct any pigmentation poking through and to smooth out the look of your skin.

What really makes it magic is the ingredients in the product. The formula includes flavonoids to help disguise the appearance of under-eye bags, carnauba wax for a smooth application, mica for a brightening effect, and microspheres to make it all blendable.

The Magic Vanish Colour Corrector is available in three other shades as well: fair, tan, and deep. Tan and deep are red coloured and are designed for those who have a darker skin tone. I don’t think that this product is that necessary for most people’s makeup bags. If you suffer from intense pigmentation or dark under eyes, then I would look at picking it up, but I think a concealer would do for most people out there.

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Foundation swatched

Overall, I love these two products (especially the foundation) and highly recommend you stop by the Charlotte Tilbury counter in case you are on the hunt for new face products, or just want to try something new and fabulous.

Have you tried one of Charlotte Tilbury’s foundations?

Please note, products provided by PR, all opinions are my own.

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Feathers & frocks: NYFW recap Vol. 3!

Okay, so real talk: I’m ready for NYFW to be over.

Truthfully, I’ve had so much fun with the whole experience, but what you don’t see if the rushing, the sweating, the dehydration, the time crunch, the running around, the blisters on my feet… okay, I’ll stop complaining now and leave my whole recap experience to another post (which I’m so excited to write by the way!).

This will probably be my last recap post since the bulk of the shows I went to happened yesterday and the day before (I still have a few sprinkled here and there).

My Monday started off with the Indonesian Diversity show, which took place at Spring Studios. This show I believe happens every season and highlights four Indonesian up and coming designers. It’s basically like four shows in one, which each designer showing a sampling of their collection.

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From there, Yogiswari Prajanti took over the runway, whose designs were also colourful and featured cartoonish characters on the clothes over top of fun colored polka dots.

The third designer was Ayumi, which was very fashion forward. Think lots of texture and cute skirts and dresses, leaning more towards formal wear as opposed to a casual style.

Lastly, Julianto’s designs were my favourite from the whole show. His pieces were very done up and featured intricate beading and oversized ruffles. There were so many looks that I was in awe of and his collection was very showstopping.

On Tuesday, I hit up Pier59 for the Pamella Roland show. This show was the highlight for me since I went from standing to front row. I sat across from Nicki Hilton and Katherine McPhee (and a bunch of other females that looked very familiar) as models wearing beautiful dresses and suits strutted past.

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The designs in the Pamela Rolland show were truly stunning. Lots of sparkle and tulle and multicolored fabrics with colours that ombred into each other. The designs were so beautiful and were truly breathtaking

From there, I grabbed a Lyft to the Cynthia Rowley show which was in a back alley in SoHo. I actually got there right in time and loved the designs. The clothes were a lot more contemporary and wearable for everyday. Lots of black with multicolored prints that really popped off the fabrics. There were also some bright colours and I love how the designer paired them with clashing colours for a showstopping look.

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After Cynthia Rowley, I made my way back to Pier 59 for BAILUYU by Fu Wenjie, who is a Chinese designer. The designs were very minimalistic and monochromatic in palettes of white, cream, and sea foam. I loved the simplicity of the collection and how breezy the designs looked on the runway. She also played with different textures which added a bit of complexity to the looks.

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I will be doing a full NYFW post soon on how to get invites, what happens before and after the show, as well as some other tidbits on what it’s really like. This whole experience has been so eye opening and I’ve truly enjoyed every moment of it. Seeing these designers’ work has been incredible and if you’ve always dreamed of going to a fashion week, I say you do it, it truly is magical.

Have you ever wanted to go to Fashion Week?

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