Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Setting Powder ($47 CAD) in Translucent
WHO doesnt use this on YouTube? Since I can remember, this has been a massive cult classic that people with all different skin types use and adore. While I initially loved it (and ran through an ENTIRE JAR of it), the love drug has worn off a bit on me and I now find this too heavy under my eyes. I dont bake with this anymore because it creases and I dont apply too much over my face because it looks too ‘make-upy’. Do you still love yours?
Laura Geller Balance and Brighten ($41.33 CAD) in Fair
YouTuber EmilyNoel83 was one of the first few beauty gurus that I started watching, and I disctinctly remember her loving the Laura Geller Balance and Brighten powder. Now, to call this a foundation is a stretch because it has a very sheer coverage. However, as a foundation topper to help add an element of brightness to the face this product works great. The powder contains a beautiful swirl of yellow, beige and brown powders that mix to a beautiful light neutral shade (Laura Geller has a few shade variations in this product). I would not repurchase for how expensive I think this is (and I have other products that do the same thing, which I’d like to use up) but overall was happy I bought it.
Daniel Sandler Watercolour Fluid Blusher ($25.85 CAD) in Angel
Every UK blogger raved about the Daniel Sandler Watercolour blushes, and still do! This was featured in PixiWoos 2017 makeup favorites, and I can see why this has lasted the test of time. The watercolour blush is contained in a plastic squeeze tube bottle. The product is half pigment (that settles down to the bottom) and half water. Once mixed, the product is naturally quite runny given how watery it is but once you start blending it out the pigment kicks in and spreads beautifully on the face. Angel reminds me of NARS Orgasm without the intense gold shimmer. Angel is a light cool tone pink with a natural iridescence. This blush works beautifully on the skin to appear like a lit from within glow and can be built up based on your preferred intensity. I LOVE this.
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer ($27 CAD) in Medium and Light Medium Honey
… I’m done. My thoughts in a nutshell: I find these to look too cakey for my liking and a bit drying under the eyes. I don’t take this too high up to my lower lash line and really apply this sparingly to resolve. It’s nice but I don’t think it’s revolutionary and wont repurchase (gasp!)
Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops ($52 CAD) in Moonlight
While the highlight from Saturn trend took 2017 by storm, the Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops fit right in. The metalic nature of these drops and the glowy finish (in the absence of sparkles or glittery) created crazed makeup lovers. While I perfer to use this in a much more subtle way, I have seen others really take this to its full extend. Oddly enough, I dont hear many people talking about these anymore or using them- wonder if the trend has come to an end? I like these, but wouldnt repurchase.