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love Marc Jacobs eyeliners. The richness of the colour and longevity of wear makes them among my faves when it comes to this category. So, naturally I found myself excited by a new offering from MJ in this category. How do the new Marc Jacobs Matte Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliners ($25 USD/$31 CAD) live up to my expectations?

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Well, let’s just say they’ve really hit the nail on the head with this one. First of all, I’m a big fan of matte liner, which means these are right up my alley. They maintain a beautiful matte finish while providing a creamy, smooth application; the eyeliner glides right onto the skin without any creasing. The formula definitely sets quite quickly, so do any smudging immediately after application. After setting, this liner stays put and LASTS – it’s waterproof and locks into place. After swatching & setting, I rubbed at the lines with my fingers, fabric and tissues and ran them under water and was really impressed by how well they held up. They’re perfect for creating a bold look or using in the waterline.

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[Swatched from L-R: (Earth)quake, (Brown)ie, (Iron)y, Over(night), (Grape)vine, (Fine)wine, Out of the Blue, Whirl(pool), (Pop)ular, Mist Me?, Deja Blue, Pink of Me]

When it comes to colour, it really doesn’t get any better than this. The line is currently available in 12 shades inspired by the Marc Jacobs’ Resort Collection, and features a selection of deeper shades as well as some bolder colours which are perfect for creating a graphic lid. I’m super impressed by the bold, rich pigments in the liners.

Overall, the long staying power and bold pigmentation of the Marc Jacobs Matte Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliners make these a total win for me and an easy addition to my eyeliner collection; I’m extremely impressed by the formula and feel and will definitely be keeping these in regular rotation.

Will you be trying these eyeliners out? What are your fave matte liners?

 


Disclaimer: This post contains PR samples sent for editorial consideration, but as always opinions are 100% my own! xo

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If you follow me here or on my social channels, it’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Kat Von D’s beauty line. I love the formulation of the products and that you can tell a lot of work and thought goes into every aspect, from the colours used and the pigmentation to the packaging of the products themselves – I really think that KVD’s personality shows through. The new Kat Von D Pastel Goth palette ($51 CAD at Sephora) is no different.

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The palette contains 8 pastel shades, which may seem like a slight departure from the slightly heavier, bolder hues that KVD tends to go for. That being said, these pastels take on a bit of a moodier quality, with a smoky feel to them – they add a bit of edginess to the typical pastels we’ve become accustomed to seeing.

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The shades can be seen applied – from left to right: Star (matte daffodil yellow), Clementine (matte peach), Meow (matte lilac), Dope (matte lavender), Doom (matte sky blue), Gloom (matte meadow green), Dagger (matte stone gray), and Skull (matte pure white).

Oh, and as a side note, the Alchemist palette works wonders with this one – definitely worth giving a try! What do you think of the Kat Von D Pastel Goth palette?

 


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With the Oscars tonight, there’s never been a better time to talk red carpet beauty. Whether you’re planning on walking the red carpet, hitting up an Oscars party or just getting glam for a night out, here are a few tips that will help take your look to celeb heights.

 

Get red carpet ready with these tips:

 

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When you’re going to be in the spotlight or in front of the cameras, you don’t want to have to worry about fixing your lipstick. Stila Stay All Day Vinyl Lip Gloss adds sheen, a ton of colour, and has great staying power so you don’t have to worry about touch ups throughout the night. A red lip is a classic that never goes out of style!

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It’s no secret that I have a major love for lip products; a good lipstick can take you from a bad mood to a good one, instill confidence, and make you feel full on glam. Read on to see my top lipstick picks for a kiss-worthy pout (just in time for Valentine’s Day).

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The Revlon Ultra HD Lipcolors have quickly become a favourite of mine. They combine gorgeous colour, a smooth finish, and deep hydration into one shiny little package. They’re unbelievably comfortable on and their slightly sweet scent makes them perfectly kiss-worthy.

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The highly anticipated Too Faced x Kat Von D Better Together collaboration has finally arrived, and I couldn’t be any more excited. Let’s be real here; when I learned that two of my favourite brands would be coming together to create on killer collection, I knew that I was going to have to check it out. Of course, it was love at first sight – especially when it came to the Ultimate Eye Collection. Read on for more details and swatches of the Too Faced x Kat Von D Better Together collection!

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Now of course, I have to start with the Too Faced x Kat Von D Better Together Ultimate Eye Collection, because it’s easily the most covetable piece of the collection, and shows off a beautiful “marriage” between the two brands, combining Too Faced’s bubbly, pink personality with Kat Von D’s bold, edgy look. The heart shaped packaging actually breaks into two separate, six shade palettes. The set is finished off with a full-size Better Than Sex Mascara and Tattoo Liner.

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The Too Faced side comes in a pink half heart, with shadows housed in heart-shaped cutouts, and shades that are right on par for TF. Soft, matte pink & cream shades start off this set, with a ton of pigment and no chalky feeling, followed by 4 warm, brown-based shimmers. Heart of Gold and Better Together are stunners, and BFF & Lovely totally fall into Too Faced territory. Power Couple didn’t apply as smoothly as the other shades, but will make for a nice shading shadow.

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KVD’s palete takes on a bit of an edgier feel, natch, with 6 shades that balance out Too Faced’s softer look. The bold shadows are packed with pigment and will definitely be fun to play with. They’re smooth and soft when applied, with Yours, Pur Vida and Devotion giving a colour-packed, matte finish. Swoon will, quite literally, make you swoon with its unbelieveable colour payoff; one quick swipe had me blown away with its pigmentation. Lovestruck didn’t do as much for me, with super sheer colour, although it will make for a nice inner corner shade.

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The collection also includes the Too Faced x Kat Von D Better Together Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set. The set of four mini products comes housed in a way-too-cute, double sided makeup bag that features Kat & Jerrod’s beloved furbabies, Piaf and Clover.

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The set comes with minis of some fave Too Faced & KVD products (in mostly exclusive shades), making this a great set to pick up, if not just for the bag alone. KVD has included two new shades of her best-selling lip products, the Studded Kiss Lipstick in Muse and Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in XO, while Too Faced had the face covered with the Candlelight Glow Highlighting Powder Duo in Rosy Glow and a new shade of Love Flush Long-Lasting Blush in So Happy Together.

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Will you be picking anything up from the Too Faced x Kat Von D collection?

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