Saturday, January 27, 2007

My Top 5 Foundations

Today is the end of a week long look into my top 5 lip glosses, lip plumpers, mascaras, blushes and foundations. Perhaps some of these items are your favourites too. Maybe I have introduced you to an item that you are not currently familiar with. I'd love to hear what items are your favourites so please post a comment and let me know.

Here are my top 5 foundations:

5. Benefit Some Kind-A Gorgeous
A sheer, oil-free, cream-to-powder complexion perfector. Lightweight and translucent, this product smoothes out imperfections and evens skin tone with a silky, smooth finish that's super natural and super gorgeous.
Price: 26.00 USD


4. MAC Studio Fix
It's a powder and foundation all in one that combines good coverage with ease of application. Designed to be used dry, the powder and pigments create a matte, velvety texture.
Favourite Colour: NC30
Price: $25.00 USD








3. NARS Powder Foundation SPF 12
This powder foundation provides flexible coverage and protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays. Enclosed in a luxury compact, Powder Foundation combines the ease of a powder with the performance of a foundation for a polished complexion.
Favourite Colour: Deauville
Price: $45.00 USD


2. DuWop Revolotion Face
Revolotion Face uses innovative ingredients to give you a soft, satin matte finish that leaves your complexion radiant, but never shiny or greasy. With subtle light-reflecting pigment and SPF 15, Revolotion Face is all you need to look fresh and natural for that "no makeup" look.
Favourite Colour: Caitlin
Price: $28.00 USD


1. Bare Escentuals i.d. bareMinerals Foundation - SPF 15 Sunscreen
Made from pure, crushed minerals, i.d. bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation gives your skin a natural luminosity, and feels as if you are not wearing any makeup at all.
Favourite Colour: Light
Price: $25.00 USD

Have a great Friday night and we'll see you tomorrow!

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Friday, January 26, 2007

My Top 5 Blushes

Everyone looks great with a rosy glow on their cheeks, don't you think? I personally feel naked without my blush.

Today I'd like to share my top 5 favourite blushes with you...

5. Laura Mercier Cheek Colour
These natural blushes provide a soft, sheer finish in long wearing colours that stay true and blend easily on the skin.
Favourite Colours: Blushing Apple, Nectar and Opera
Price: $22.00


4. i.d. bareMinerals Blush
These creamy, pure bareMinerals blushes give you a beautiful, healthy tone that looks natural, because it is. Create a soft, radiant glow that's ideal for all skin types, including sensitive and problem-prone skin.
Favourite Colours: Thistle and Lovely
Price: $18.00


3. Benefit Rush Hour
This instant makeover for lips and cheeks instantly warms the complexion for a neutral rosy glow with a simple swipe and blend motion.
Price: $20


2. NARS Blush
Translucent, natural shades, each with a subtle pink for natural blush undertone, created to highlight the complexion.
Favourite Colours: Orgasm, Silvana, Oasis
Price: $25.00


1. Tarte Cheek Stain
A water based, push-up gel stick that is perfect for a fresh flush of colour.
Favourite Colours: Flush, Blushing Bride and Tipsy
Price: $28.00

Tomorrow is the last day of this feature and I will be looking at foundations.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

My Top 5 Mascaras

Today I am sharing my top 5 favourite mascaras. I find that I need a couple in my makeup bag as certain occasions require certain lashes. For example...

It's a weekday and I am working from home - I'll probably go with the Bobbi mascara in dark brown as it's pretty natural. It's a Saturday night and I am going out with the girls, it's Benefit BADgal Lash Mascara all the way! Important business meeting and it's raining outside (how unusual!) Sue Devitt will keep my peepers from looking racoon-esq.

Here are my top 5 favs:

5. Bobbi Brown Everything Mascara
A Bobbi Brown best-seller. Everything Mascara is an everyday essential for lashes. Formulated to lengthen, thicken, and define for maximum fullness. Conditions and strengthens for soft lashes. The formula won't flake, smudge, or clump.
Favourite Colours: Dark Brown and Black
Price: $20.00 USD

















4. Sue Devitt Water Resistant Mascara
Create perfect lashes with this special water resistant volumizing and thickening mascara. The unique formulation and perfectly contoured wand, ensures incredibly thick, smudge-proof lashes, instantly.
Favourite Colours: Zaire (shimmering plum) and Hong Kong (black)
Price: $28.00 USD


3. Lancôme Définicils
For lavishly long, perfectly defined lashes, this best-selling mascara provides the ultimate in shaping and separation. Patented brush coats each lash, from base to tip, for superb definition. Ophthalmologist-tested. Fragrance-Free. Suitable for contact lens wearers.
Favourite Colours: Black and Deep Brown
Price: $23.00 USD


2. Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes!
This lash-loving combination of carnuba and candellia wax to help extend and maintain the length of the lashes; synthetic film to form and hold the curl; and soft esters derived from olives to add volume and shine - all you need for the ultimate close up. Love the packaging!
Favourite Colour: One colour - Rich Black
Price: $18.00 USD


1. Benefit BADgal Lash Mascara
A black mascara that gives lashes tons of 'BAD-itude!' This lash loader is like instant false lashes.
Favourite Colour: One colour - Black
Price: $19.00 USD


Tomorrow I delve into my favourite blushes and cheekstains. See you then!

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

My Top 5 Lip Plumpers

Tuesday is day two of my week long look at my 'Top 5' products. Today I'd like to share with you my top 5 favourite Lip Plumpers.

With so many fantastic ones out on the market and in my makeup bag, it's hard to just pin it down to 5! I feel that these 5 really do make you feel that you have a sexy, voluptuous pout.

5. Duwop Lip Venom
The spicy, pout-plumping gloss that enlists circulation-boosting cinnamon and ginger essential oils for instantly shiny, bee-stung lips.
Favourite Colour: Clear
Price: $16.00 USD


4. Too Faced Lip Injection
This tingly treatment uses vitamin B and capsium Chinese extract to instantly super-size your pout.
Favourite Colours: Techno Tart, Techno Buff and Original
Price: $18.50 USD


3. Tarte Rise & Shine Plumping Lip Stain
A dual-ended wand that contains a waterproof pink stain that imparts a natural rosy glow at one end, while at the other end, a plumping lip gloss that stimulates collagen on the cellular level.
Favourite Colour: Cherry
Price: $21.00 USD



2. Bare Escentuals Buxom Lips
This mineral-infused polish imparts a luminous high shine with no sticky or tacky feeling. A deep infusion of antioxidant vitamins A and E help keep lips soft, smooth, and protected, while the tingly and cooling sensation reminds you that your lips are getting an immediate increase in fullness.
Favourite Colours: Candi and Amber
Price: $18.00 USD



1. Fusion Beauty LipFusion Color Shine
LipFusion is a moisturizing treatment gloss infused with revolutionary technology to plump lips instantly. Results can last for up to 48 hours. I swear that it really does work. I can feel a difference in only 15 mins!
Favourite Colours: Sweet, Sexy and Berry
Price: $38.00 USD


Tomorrow is mascara day and I will share with you my top 5 favs.

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Monday, January 22, 2007

My Top 5 Lip Glosses

Happy Rainy Monday.

This week I thought I'd share with you some of my absolute fav products. Each day from now until Friday I will post my top 5 items in certain categories.

Today to start the ball rolling will be my top 5 lip glosses (I adore lip gloss!!!). Here we go!

5. Not Soap Radio Talk Smart Lip Glosses
A natural, Jojoba-based line of brilliantly shiny glosses. Each gloss is formulated with plant-based botanicals that help eliminate dryness, chapping and reduce the effects of aging. Kiwi and Kukui Nut Oils contain essential fats and promote full, healthy lips.
Favourite Colours: Greta and Campbell
Price: $16.00 USD












4. MAC Lipglass
A unique lip gloss that creates a high gloss, glass-like finish. Lipglass is the perfect product for creating shine that lasts. It contains Jojoba Oil to help soften and condition the lips.
Favourite Colours: Lychee Luxe, Viva Glam VI, Nymphette
Price: $14.00 USD / $16.50 CAD









3. Pink Beauty Lip Scintillate Lip Gloss
Shimmering soft colour in this high-shine lip gloss creates enticing lips. This gloss smells absolutely fantastic!
Favourite Colour: Fabulah
Price: $21.00 CAD










2. Benefit Her Glossiness V.I.P. Lip Gloss
The rich and luxurious formula is loaded with jojoba oil to make your lips feel five-star pampered.
Favourite Colours: Life on the A List and Didn't Hear It From Me
Price: $16.00 USD


1. Lancôme Juicy Tubes
This ultra-brilliant formula slicks on easily and adds power to your pout with transparent shine. I have about 10 juicy tubes now I think.
Favourite Colours: Berry Bold, Spring Fling, Miracle
Price: $16.50 USD



Tomorrow I'll share my top 5 lip plumpers. Have a great evening!

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Only 2 Days to Vote

Hello all!

I just wanted to let you all know that The Glam Network Awards voting will be closing on January 24th - that's only two days away!

Here's your chance to show 'some love' to your favourite blogs - there are many excellent ones to choose from!

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