Every season is an opportunity to find new and amazing products for my kit. Since I already have a ton of colours, I’m always shopping for that new texture or that amazing shade that I haven’t seen. As the fall season is almost over (at the counter) these are still around to be snapped up.
Clarins Ombres mattes (above), are great for subtle smoky eyes. The formula is unusual as it’s not really a cream but a powder suspended in a gel. The darker colours can have some drop out, so be careful when applying them. But they are amazingly light on the eyelids with a hint of shimmer. You can layer them for more intensity or sheer them out. Rosewood and Earth, 24$/each available at Clarins.ca and counters.
Bourjois has created the perfect matte cream lip formula called Rouge Edition Velvet. Weightless, buildable, it doesn’t dry lips out and it just keeps on going, like the energizer bunny. I tried the formula on my friend Duygu, and watched her eat away, drink, talk, smack her lips as the colour just held on for dear life. Amazing! $25 each at select Pharmaprix and Shoppers.
Eye Do It All, is the motto of these new pots. At the moment they are only available at Holt Renfrew in Montreal. I bought Black which works great as a liner for a soft look on anyone. As it builds up, it becomes a green black colour that is perfect for darker brows. Copal worked well on my ashy blonde brows, a touch brown for my taste, but it’s a versatile colour for lighter shades of hair. They really help to create a real looking brow or to beef up thin brows into the Cara Delevingne shape, $40 each at Holt Renfrew.
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Chocolate Suede and Deep Forest. These two colours are just fab and if you see them hanging around, grab them, because they create a solid base for a smoky eye. Deep Forest is a bit patchy on it’s own, but pair it with an eyeshadow and it creates a neutral grey shade that won’t look too cool. While Chocolate Suede is a grey-brown base eyeshadow you can layer over, $8,99 at most drugstores. Maybelline.ca