I picked up the new NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop foundation as soon as it launched here in my city. I was so curious about it and thought it would be the perfect opportunity to segway into a new series of videos I plan on doing – wear test reviews! I love watching wear test reviews, as seeing the product actually worn on the skin throughout the day tends to be the most helpful when deciding if it’s something you want to purchase.

For this wear test, I wore the NYX foundation for 12 hours without using a primer, and without setting it with powder to really get a feel for how it performs on its own.

Check out my video to see my thoughts on it, and if I recommend it!

 

 

Nyx Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Foundation

Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette

Nudestix Magnetic Eye Colour – Nudity

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade – Dark Brown

Lise Watier Nude Velours Eyeliner

Sigma Sinuosity Lash Mascara

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer 

PIXI Glow-y Gossamer Duo

Becca Flowerchild Mineral Blush

Lise Watier Waterproof Lip Pencil – Nude

Lipstick Queen Lipstick – The Truth 

 

It may still be Summer, but in the beauty industry, it’s officially Fall. Fall makeup collections have started launching, and I could not be happier about it! Fall and winter collections have always been my favourite, as I have an affinity for warm tones, bronzes, and all things Fall.

For Fall 2018, Lise Watier launched the Haute Nature collection – a collection of new, limited edition and permanent launches with a chic safari/nature-inspired vibe.

The new products launched in the collection are:

I was so excited for the lip balms to launch, as shiny, hydrating lip products are always my go-to. On a daily basis, I usually always opt for a natural looking lip product that is moisturizing and comfortable, with some shine. I rarely wear bold or matte lipsticks on a casual basis – I live in Alberta. We are too dehydrated of a climate for matte lips every day!

The Rundown:

What they are: a hydrating lip balm with sheer colour and a high-shine finish

The price: $23 CAD

The shade range: 6 permanent shades, one limited edition (Haute Nature)

These were definitely a “love at first swatch” scenario. They had the exact amount of colour and shine that I was looking for – not a super intense pigment, but a natural, glossy wash of colour.

These are very similar to the new Marc Jacobs Enamored Gloss Sticks that just launched! I love the Marc Jacobs ones, but I prefer the Lise Watier the colour selection from Lise Watier (not to mention the price difference!)

These feel like butter on the lips. They glide on so smoothly and give your lips amazing moisture and shine. You get the hydration and sheerness of a balm, with the gorgeous shine of a gloss. These are the perfect product to keep in your purse and throw on when needed. You can wear them on their own, or layer it over lip liner or lipstick. Wearing this on its own or over lip liner can give you a really gorgeous natural look. Applying it over a lipstick (like a matte lipstick for example) is a great way to add a touch of moisture and shine!

The packaging is really cool – it’s a click to open applicator! The nature-inspired pattern is limited edition, and then they will come in the standard silver Lise Watier packaging.

I’m pretty obsessed with these. “Ice Cream” is definitely my favourite shade, but “Parfait Glace” and “Pink Lemoncello” are close contenders!

Have you tried these? What are your thoughts on them?

 

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Another month, another Morphe Me brush set! July’s Morphe Me Brush Set is nautical themed and features 4 brushes.

I actually opted out of this month’s Morphe package, as it contains brushes with real animal hair. I am now trying to avoid animal hair and stick to synthetic for ethical, cruelty-free reasons. I don’t know if Morphe didn’t get the memo, as they sent this package to me anyway – despite me opting out and not being charged for it. Oh well! Guess that means another review for you guys! I will be giving away the brushes with animal hair to friends or family who need them.

Brush Breakdown:

  • M492 – Duo Foundation (synthetic and sable bristles) – this flat brush has duo fibre bristles and a rounded edge. It’s fluffy enough that it works great for blending liquid products while still allowing you to be precise. A brush like this works great with foundation if you’re wanting to apply a thin or light layer. I love using a brush like this for foundation because it allows you to apply a small amount in a light layer without looking heavy or cakey. This is similar in shape to the G19 that came in January’s brush package. 

 

  • M166 ‑ Oval Shadow (sable bristles)–  this brush is similar in shape to the Mac 217, or other very popular eyeshadow brushes. The M166 however, is flat rather than fluffy. A brush like this is ideal for packing colour onto the lids, as its flat surface picks up eyeshadow and deposits it onto the skin. The Mac 217 in comparison, is fluffier and designed for blending product rather than depositing it. I wouldn’t recommend trying to blend eyeshadow with the M166 – it’s simply too flat to be effective for blending! 

  • M579 ‑ Pro Flat Contour (goat bristles) – this brush has a wide, straight-edge tip and is ideal for using with powder products. Natural hair bristles absorb liquid and cream products, which is why it’s much better to use with powder. A shape like this is a must-have for any contour lovers, as it allows you to easily sculpt out and define your cheekbones. However, I feel like Morphe has included quite a few brushes like this in previous months and I definitely don’t need another. It’s similarin shape to the Y12 from June’s package, and nearly identical to the R8 brush. 

Morphe M57 (left) and R8 (right)

  • M536 Under Eye Bullet (synthetic bristles)– this is a rounded, tapered blending brush that is perfect for under the eye. It can be used for liquid, cream, or powder products, but I personally think it’s perfect for setting your under eye concealer with powder. This has become my new favourite! I dip this brush into some loose powder (like this one, or this one!

July’s package has some great brushes, but it wasn’t my personal favourite – mostly because 3 of them are made of animal hair. If you like some but not others, Morphe now gives you the option to swap certain brushes before you receive them!

If you’re wanting to expand your brush collection, you get a free brush (or points you can redeem for other fun products) if you join through my link here!

 

Check out my previous posts:

June 2018 On Instagram

Must-Have Blogging Courses

Easy Glam Tutorial

Happy June, everyone! Summer is here in full force, and my Morphe Me monthly brush subscription arrived just in time.

This month’s Morphe Me brush package includes 3 gold brushes inspired by achieving the “perfect blend.”

June 2018 Brushes:

  • Y7 – Round Buffer: (synthetic bristles) this is a dense, rounded kabuki brush. It’s perfect for buffing liquid or powder products into the skin, such as foundation and powder. This is the brush I was most excited for this month. This specific style of brush I find to be unique in how dense and rounded it is. It’s extremely soft, and blends foundation into the skin really easily. I prefer a brush like this as opposed to a flat-topped brush because it gives a more natural finish.

How I like to use it:

  • I personally love to use this brush for powder foundation, like the Nude by Nature Radiant Loose Powder foundation (my current favourite!)

  • Y1 – Precision Pointed Powder: (synthetic bristles) this is a fluffy, medium-sized brush with a tapered tip. Brushes like this can be used in a variety of ways, such as setting your foundation with powder, applying blush or bronzer, and more. There have been a couple brushes included in previous Morphe Me packages that are similar in style (such as the Morphe R3 from the March 2018 Morphe Me package) or the Morphe E3. The Y1, however, is smaller and more tapered than both the R3 and E3.

How I like to use it:

  • My personal favourite way to use a brush like this is to set my foundation and concealer with powder. This brush is perfect for dipping into a loose setting powder and gently pressing against the skin to set any liquid or cream products.

Here’s a comparison of the Y1 and the R3:

  • Y12 – Pro Flat Contour: (synthetic bristles) this is a small, flat, dense brush. It’s ideal for contouring, such as contouring the cheeks and nose as it’s small and precise. This brush is very similar to the G42 which came in a previous Morphe Me package – however, it is a bit thicker and larger than the G42. I think a brush like this is a must-have for any contour lovers, as it precisely sculpts your features better than any other brushes, but also allows you to blend your contour out as well.

How I like to use it:

  • I personally love to use this brush to contour my nose, as the size fits perfectly. It applies and blends your contour powders and products easily and quickly!

If you’re interested in joining the Morphe Me monthly brush subscription (you receive 3-7 brushes every month for only $19.99!) you can sign up here and receive a bonus brush!

I’ve been collecting some new makeup products over the last few months, and tried to hoard as much as I could so that I could do a full face of first impressions! Watch me create this spring makeup look using all these products for the first time – many of which are brand new products on the market!

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