Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover

Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover

Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover: A partially used bottle

Sephora.com says:
A waterproof eye makeup remover suitable for contact lens wearers and those with sensitive eyes.
This do-it-all formula removes waterproof makeup and contains a lash-strengthening complex that’s rich in flavonoids and olive wood extracts.
This product is ophthalmologically tested and suits sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.

Directions: Shake before use! Similar to the ever-so-loved Lancome Bi-Facil, it must be shaken before used. Turn the bottle upside down onto a cotton pad and press onto the eyelid.

Ingredients: Formulated without: Parabens, sulfates, snethetic fragrances, phthalates, GMOs, triclosanHydroSenn+ is a plant-derived ingredient exclusive to Sephora that leaves skin feeling soft and luxuriously comfortable.

 

The Rating: B

This gently removes eye makeup, however, it leaves a thick, oily residue on my skin and I need to cleanse after. I wouldn’t recommend it for after a night out when you’re too tired to wash your face, but for everyday it is a great option and I would repurchase it for sure! It even comes in a convenient travel size!

Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover

Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover: Bird's Eye View

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MAC Paint Pot: Indianwood

From www.maccosmetics.com
MAC Paint Pot in Indianwood

The MAC website describes it as “A highly pigmented eye colour that goes on creamy but dries to an intense, vibrant finish. Long-wearing, colourfast. Creates seamless coverage without weight or caking. Blends smoothly over lids. Cream based, can be mixed with MAC shadows and liners”
MAC Paint Pot: Indianwood
Swatch indoors with outdoor lighting

The colour is a highly pigmented, crease resistant, bright bronze-gold with a frost finish, Indianwood is part of the permanent collection, so it will be available for a long time. Each paint pot, even with daily use (it has been my everyday eyeshadow for months) seems to never end. I’m positive that it will last past its expiry date. Also, I have showered with it on, without primer and it somehow survived! At $20.00 CAD, you get 5g/0.17 fl.oz which is a LOT of product. If you have oily eyelids, I recommend an eyeshadow primer, otherwise this makes a great eyeshadow or eyeshadow base. It is perfect for travel since it it small and can be applied with fingers or with a brush (MAC 217 or any other full eyeshadow brush should work). If you like cream eyeshadows, this is a must-have product.

Rating: A

Review: Korres Quercetin & Oak Antiageing & Antiwrinkle Concealer

Korres Quercetin & Oak Antiageing & Antiwrinkle Concealer

Korres Quercetin & Oak Antiageing & Antiwrinkle Concealer

My love of concealers can only be accurately described as an obsession. If I could only take one item with me to a deserted island, it would be an under eye concealer. Which one? Well, based on the topic of this review, this one! The last concealer I raved about this much (pre-blog) was the MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer, which works better for blemishes and around the face, than for under the eyes (it should be set with setting powder). It contains Hyaluronic acid, which plumps lines, although it is diluted with concealer, its still available to have an effect long after your eye cream has absorbed.

I’d also note, that Korres is primarily a skincare brand, not that all skincare brands do this, but many of their makeup products consider the effect that their products will have on skin. While many  people are wary about “fusion” products, this, after my month of testing, does not seem to have many flaws.

The Rating: A
I would definitely repurchase this, the other shades seem to be of more yellow tones, and only 4 are available, so as long as you can find a match, try it out.

$22 USD/$30 CAD

Review: NARS Sweet Disposition Mini Multiple Set

 

The Set

NARS Sweet Disposition Set

NARS Sweet Disposition Set

Retails for $40 USD and contains 0.14 oz/4g of product per Mini Multiple. In comparison to the original sized Multiples, which are $39 USD for 0.50 oz., which is a HUGE amount. If you want more than one colour to test out, or are overwhelmed by that much of the same product, this set would suit your needs.
Note: I purchased mine in Canada where the price difference between NARS USA and NARS Canada vary far beyond that of the exchange rate.

The colours included would look great on a variety of skin tones, I’m an NC42, (or in NARS terms, Syracuse or Tahoe depending on the time of year), and all of the colours show up well on me.

  • Luxor is as an iridescent baby pink with a frost finish that works well as a highlight.
  • Orgasm is NARS iconic colour, is described as “peachy pink with shimmer” and in my opinion, creates a “naturally fabulous” glow on the cheeks.
  • Malibu is a “pinkish brown” that pays off more on the brown side and has very very little shimmer.

The Product

NARS Multiple: Orgasm

NARS Multiple: Orgasm

The NARS Multiple is described by the brand as a “multi-purpose stick for eyes, cheeks, lips and body.”

It is extremely buildable and features colours that could be worn at day or night. However, they do feature sparkle so if you’re a fan of mattes, this gift set may not satisfy you.

I apply it using my fingertips as the sales representative recommended to me, but a brush such as MAC 188 Duo Fibre Face Brush would also work well. The product has a waxy feel to it, so as long as your brush of choice is dense enough to distribute the product you should get gorgeous results.

The WEAR

In Winter, it is great for dry skin because it is quite waxy so it won’t dry your cheeks out as much as a powder product would, and it has staying power! I’m convinced if i go out without setting my makeup, the cold will freeze it into place; however, since that is definitely wrong, I would highly recommend using a setting powder. When used on the eyelids, it definitely requires a primer, especially for those with oilier eyelids. On lips, I would recommend using it with some sort of lip base, primer or balm that keeps lips soft while holding pigment.

In Summer, it appears more natural than powder blush, although this is a topic of hot debate, I would say, if you have oily cheeks or eyelids, this product may not be your best bet, simply because oil mixed with a cream (even if set with an awesome setting powder or if you use a primer of any base (silicone, oil free, etc.)) may not compete with the sun well.

The Packaging

Consistent with NARS usual matte black packages, these multiples seal tightly and at 5cm tall, they’re purse-sized for quick touch ups!

The rating: B

I’d call this a must-have for any NARS addict (such as myself!) and on-the-go girl.

Multiples in Malibu, Orgasm, and Luxor

Multiples in Malibu, Orgasm, and Luxor