BareMinerals are known to create innovative products that are powered by nourishing, skin-loving minerals. The products are described to be formulated with purity in mind so the consumer can feel good about everything they make. With a number of cult favorite products from this brand which are loved and appreciated by people around the world, there are new launches which include bareMinerals barePro Performance Wear Liquid Foundation with SPF 20, Good Hydrations Silky Face Primer, Combo Control Milky Face Primer and barePro Contour Face-Shaping Trio which I have been testing for few weeks and finally writing about them in this post now. I am still testing the bareMinerals SkinLongevity Vital Power Infusion which I will be reviewing once I have tested it.

barePro Performance Wear Liquid Foundation with SPF 20, New Launches

bareMinerals barePro Performance Wear Liquid Foundation with SPF 20

bareMinerals barePro Performance Wear Liquid Foundation with SPF 20 (CAD $42) is the newest foundation from this brand. The Mineral Lock formula provides 24 hours of coverage and the long wear technology mimics the natural lipids in the skin. The finish is natural matte. The formula is creamy and very comfortable to apply and wear.

barePro Performance Wear Liquid Foundation with SPF 20, New Launches

It is oil, paraben, and fragrance-free, non-acnegenic and non-comedogenic. There are a number of good ingredients in this foundation which provide a good skin care in makeup. Papaya enzymes in this formula help to exfoliate and improve skin’s texture. Bamboo stem extract gives a blurring and soft-focus effect. This foundation is available in 30 shades means quite a good range of all skin shades.

barePro Performance Wear Liquid Foundation with SPF 20, New Launches

There is a Luxe Performance Brush (CAD $37) which is specifically designed to blend around difficult spots like nose and eyes. The fibers are tightly bound and are hypoallergenic. I have been using the foundation and the brush since last few days regularly and I am quite satisfied with the results. The coverage is great and is buildable based on the requirement. The formula is very creamy and easy to apply, the finish is semi-matte means it does not looks full matte but natural matte.

barePro Performance Wear Liquid Foundation with SPF 20, New Launches

I am impressed by the staying power, it has stayed well for over 12 hours during the period I tested. I did not experience any irritation or breakouts while using this foundation. I have used it in every way, with the beauty blender, with the luxe performance brush and also with my regular brushes that I use for other foundations and it has not disappointed me. It looks very natural in every way I tried.

barePro Performance Wear Liquid Foundation with SPF 20, New Launches

I was sent four shades 13 Golden Nude, 16 Sandstone, 15 Sandalwood, 18 Pecan. 15 Sandalwood is the closest match to my medium tan skin tone with yellow undertones. The four shades can be referred as below:

13 Golden Nude – Medium Skin with Warm undertones

15 Sandalwood – Medium/tan skin with warm undertones

16 Sandstone – Medium/tan skin with neutral to warm undertones

18 Pecan – Tan skin with cool to neutral undertones

bareMinerals Primers

A primers main purpose is to work with the skin to improve its tone and texture while equalizing its specific needs which can be controlling oil, balancing or hydrating dry skin. Good Hydrations Silky Face Primer (CAD $35) is described to help minimize pores and fine lines. It utilizes the hydrating benefits of hyaluronic acid and a natural sugar in plants that protect against dehydration called Trehalose. There are Mica, Titanium Dioxide, and Silica which provide their mineral properties for luminizing soft focus.

barePro Performance Wear Liquid Foundation with SPF 20, New Launches

I have used this primer few times and it works well to keep the makeup in place, I had no issues using this and been a nice addition to my primers. The makeup glides on easily with this primer as a base. My skin gets dehydrated time to time and this helped keep it hydrated and not much oily, just the right natural finish.

barePro Performance Wear Liquid Foundation with SPF 20, New Launches

Combo Control Milky Face Primer (CAD $35) is described to start off as a milky serum and the transforms into an oil-absorbing powder. It is created with a dual purpose in mind for the combination skin type to balance oil and maintain moisture balance. Silica and African Tree Bark extract help to diminish the appearance of pores, soak up excess oil and blur skin imperfections.

barePro Performance Wear Liquid Foundation with SPF 20, New Launches

The finish is very natural and makes a good base for makeup application. I have combination skin prone to congestion that is sometimes dehydrated too. This primer did not break me out or caused any irritation. The makeup stayed on well with this primer as a base and my skin looked natural and not shiny or oily.

barePro Contour Face-Shaping Trio

barePro Contour Face-Shaping Trio (CAD $42) is described as a trio of blendable, specially calibrated shades that help to flatter the features by three steps – Shade, Blend, and Pop. There are two palettes, Fair to Medium and Tan to Dark available to suit a range of skin tones. Based on the shape of the face, the shades can be used to contour and flatter the features.

barePro Performance Wear Liquid Foundation with SPF 20, New Launches

The darker shade can be used under the cheekbones to define them and the ‘Blend’ shade can be used to smooth the dark edges. The ‘Pop’ can be used to highlight, under the brow and on the cheekbone. ‘Shade’ can also be used on the jawline to give it a shape and on the sides of your forehead.

barePro Performance Wear Liquid Foundation with SPF 20, New Launches

 

barePro Performance Wear Liquid Foundation with SPF 20, New Launches

 

barePro Performance Wear Liquid Foundation with SPF 20, New Launches

All the products are available at Sephora and Sephora Canada.  If you ask me which one out of these is my must have and would recommend the most to you to check out is the barePro Performance Wear Liquid Foundation with SPF 20.

Have you used anything from bareMinerals? What is your favorite and which one out of the new launches you would want to try?

*DISCLAIMER – This product was sent to me as part of press package, all views and opinions are 100% honest and based purely on my own experience.


Angel Mugler is a famous and unique fragrance created by Thierry Mugler in 1992 and it was the very first perfume of the Mugler’s olfactive family. There have been 4 iconic fragrances in the Angel Mugler’s world launched in the past. Angel Eau de Parfum was launched in 1992, Angel Eau de Toilette in 2011, Angel Eau Sucree in 2014 and Angel Muse in 2016. During these 25 years, Angel has been loved and appreciated for how attractive it has always been in all the forms. Angel invents a night perfuming ritual for sweet dreams, revising itself in the form of Angel Night Eau de Parfum.

 Angel Night Eau de Parfum

Angel Etoile des Reves or Angel Night Eau de Parfum (CAD $146 – 100ml) is described as a nighttime reinterpretation of Angel. It is Thierry Mugler’s iconic tender, delicious and bewitching fragrance, in a delicate, silky version that cradles the woman in the captivating wake of Angel all night. It can be sprayed generously on the sheets, loungewear and skin. The sublime spherical bottle features an atomizer, borrowed from boudoir tradition, that lends the perfuming ritual even more delicacy and preciousness.

Top notes of this fragrance are Bergamot, middle notes are Praline and Hedione, base notes are PAtchouli, Vanilla, and Musk.

 Angel Night Eau de Parfum

There is a companion of the fragrance which is the Angel Perfuming Body Cream (CAD $120 – 200ml) which is very rich and has creamy soft texture. Mugler Angel Perfuming Body cream features the delicious, soothing Angel Eau de Parfum fragrance with intense Diffusion System. The top notes of the cream are Bergamot, middle notes are Red Berries and base notes are Patchouli and Vanilla.

 Angel Night Eau de Parfum

I have been using these two most of the days before bedtime and it really uplifts the mood. The cream is very rich and the fragrance stays on more than usual time on the body if layered over the body cream. I do not have any issues when it comes to fragrance in my body products and I have been enjoying using this in my routine. The star-shaped design on the body cream jar looks very beautiful. The Angel Night Eau de Parfum is slightly softer and less sweet than the Angel Eau de Parfum. It is beautiful and for me, is wearable any time of the day, not just bedtime.

 Angel Night Eau de Parfum

Mugler Angel Night Eau de Parfum and Mugler Angel Perfuming Body Cream are available at Hudson’s Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart, Jean Coutu, Murale, and Nordstrom.

*DISCLAIMER – This product was sent to me as part of press package, all views and opinions are 100% honest and based purely on my own experience.


Darphin is a Parisian skincare brand founded by Parisian Kanesiotherapist Pierre Darphin in 1958. The Darphin products are crafted with most precious botanicals and potent, natural ingredients harvested at the peak of their strength which offer the perfect blend of pleasure and performance. Lumiere Essentielle is a new launch from Darphin which has Illuminating Oil Serum and Illuminating Oil Gel-Cream.

Darphin Lumiere Essentielle

Lumiere Essentielle is described to hydrate and illuminate with a powerful combination of the finest botanicals to help lift the veil of dullness, boost moisture and plump skin for a glowing complexion. At the heart of each product is a blend of 7 meticulously chosen illuminating essential oils: Tangerine, Orange, Neroli, Rose, Ylang-ylang, Cedarwood, and Ginger. These are combined with a Crystalline serum and Cashmere soft-gel cream, Lumiere Essentielle hybrids reveal skin that blossoms with beauty.

Darphin Illuminating Oil Serum

Illuminating Oil Serum (CAD $105) is a combination of Illuminating Essential Oil blend and Crystalline Serum. Illuminating Essential Oil blend with 7 essential oils as mentioned above helps illuminate and revitalize the skin. Crystalline serum which contains invigorating marine extract coming from the Mer D’Iroise, off the French coast, Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid and skin renewing Acetyl-Glucosamine. This Crystalline serum helps lift the veil of dullness and infuses moisture.

Darphin Lumiere Essentielle

The packaging of this Oil Serum is in a pump bottle. I take two pumps of this serum after cleansing and toning my face and apply it with a gentle sweep across face, neck and decollete. Then I press my hands over the cheeks, forehead, and chin. And then I tap my fingers on the face, neck and decollete as advised with the product details. The two phases of the Illuminating essential oil blend and Crystalline serum are freshly dispensed with each pump for water-weight freshness with the comfort of oil. It provides hydration and illumination after application. My skin feels hydrated, not oily and radiant.

Darphin Lumiere Essentielle

While using this regularly since last two weeks in the night, my skin does feel comfortable and luminous. There is no irritation or breakouts. Actually, I did not even have a single breakout in the last two weeks, I am still keeping my fingers crossed as this happens very few times in a year when I do not have any breakouts for a continuous period of over two weeks. As it is oil serum, it does not leave any residue or oiliness on the face, my skin absorbs it very quickly and then I follow with my moisturizer.

Darphin Illuminating Oil-Gel Cream

Illuminating Oil-Gel Cream(CAD $94) is a combination of Illuminating Essential Oil blend described above and Cashmere soft gel-cream. Cashmere soft gel-cream contains skin-strengthening plant sugars, hydrating Hyaluronic acid, skin-renewing Acetylglucosamine. The Illuminating Essential Oil blend illuminates and revitalizes skin. Cashmere soft gel-cream helps lift the veil of dullness, replenishes moisture and helps protect skin’s barrier. When massaged into the skin, this gel-cream transforms into a light oil, thus providing the lightness of gel-cream and comfort of oil.

Darphin Lumiere Essentielle

I take a pea size amount of this cream and gently sweep across the face, neck and decollete. From the collarbone,  I work upward in lifting motion and then apply slight pressure from cheek to hairline. then I place one palm flat on the forehead and lift toward hairline, alternating hands. This method is described with the product details on the website too. I do feel my skin is supple, glowing and healthy after I use this gel-cream. In the last two weeks, I feel the difference in the glow and my skin feels nourished, not any bits of oil but a natural radiance from within.

Darphin Lumiere Essentielle

Overall, I am very satisfied and impressed with the results. I am using these regularly now and sometimes mix and match with my other serums and moisturizers. I am so happy with the results and also with no irritation and breakouts. I would highly recommend these two products for all skin types. I know essential oils can be sometimes difficult and I have experienced it in the past with other products but this blend has worked very well on my skin, these are a keeper for me.

Illuminating Oil Serum and Illuminating Oil-Gel Cream are available at BeautyBoutique by Shoppers Drug Mart, Holt Renfrew, and Sephora Canada.

*DISCLAIMER – This product was sent to me as part of press package, all views and opinions are 100% honest and based purely on my own experience.


As the year is drawing close to the end, Christmas and holiday season is approaching, which brings with it high spirits and the time to celebrate. Givenchy’s Les Nocturnes – Striking Night Light Collection 2017 draws its inspiration from this symbolic period and its association with Venus. The Goddess planet mediates between sunlight and moonshine to bring out the colors on the cusp of day and night. This guiding star borders the darkness that licenses uncertainty, mystery, and doubt. It’s reassuring light guides our impulses towards a waking dream.

Givenchy Striking Night Lights Collection 2017

Givenchy Striking Nights Eye Palette

Striking Nights Eye Palette (CAD $76) is a must-have from this collection. The palette has highly concentrated pigments and an infusion of pearlescent glitter for a bold and shiny result, just perfect for the season. The silicones and lightweight oil blend in a comfortable, creamy texture that makes application easy and ensures long hold. The palette’s black star unveils the natural effect of its two-toned iridescence, perpetually shifting between reflections of pink and blue – the two colors Venus, the planet, brings out when she appears at dusk and dawn, as solar and lunar light are filtered in the atmosphere.

Givenchy Striking Night Lights Collection 2017

The gold star is an illuminator of glittering transparency. It adds depth to the eyes when applied over black or just on the upper eyelid. Nicolas Degennes, the mind behind the collection, advises trying it on the top of the cheekbone and also as a finishing touch to lipstick on the Cupid’s bow. The copper star exalts the color black, which Nicolas uses to heighten the intensity of the eyes. The luminous glimmer of Venus imbues this collection’s packaging, with its multicolored sparkles against a black background recalling the star-filled firmament.

Givenchy Striking Night Lights Collection 2017

Note – The above shot is taken after the swatches

I have used this palette few times and I am so ready to start the holiday season already. The texture of the eyeshadows is beautiful, blends very easily and I did not notice any fallout. The shades are so unique and can be used in multiple ways. The luminosity is so beautiful, makes the shade even prettier. The gold star and copper can be used as a highlighter as well as eyeshadow. The black star gives a reflection of pink and blue, which is unique and looks great once applied. I never thought I would like this kind of cool shade but once applied, I am quite liking it. The packaging of the palette as you see is so beautiful, like the stars.

Givenchy Prisme Libre No 09 Éclats de Rose

Givenchy’s iconic Loose powder Prisme Libre (CAD $69) is also part of the Venusian harmony of this collection. This skin perfector in four rosy shades helps even out the skin for a smooth matte finish. The results are natural radiance and a fresh vivacity.

Givenchy Striking Night Lights Collection 2017

Givenchy Striking Night Lights Collection 2017

I have been using this as a setting powder and do like how it sets the makeup while giving natural radiance minus full matte effect. The packaging as all other products in this collection is so glittery and star-like. The inside packaging is same as all other Prisme Libre powders with a plush applicator with Givenchy written over it.

Givenchy Le Rouge-À-Porter No. 306 Brun Nocturne

Le Rouge-À-Porter Brun Nocturne (CAD $45) has a ultra-sensorial formula that gives the mouth luminous color and a naturally shiny finish. The packaging is so beautiful and is going to be perfect for the season to either keep it in a bag or on the vanity to add that shine and brightness to the season.

Givenchy Striking Night Lights Collection 2017

Givenchy Striking Night Lights Collection 2017

The formula is very comfortable to wear and the shade is beautiful for the fall and winter. It did not dry my lips and is very hydrating.

Givenchy Striking Night Lights Collection 2017

Top – Le Rouge-À-Porter Brun Nocturne, Bottom three are the Black, Copper, and Gold from Striking Nights Light Palette

I would recommend you to try these limited edition new launches. The collection is available at Sephora and Sephora Canada.

*DISCLAIMER – This product was sent to me as part of press package, all views and opinions are 100% honest and based purely on my own experience.


Being a fan of Givenchy all of my grownup life, every new release for Givenchy is looked upon by me as a little kid looks up at the stars. This Holiday season 2017, Givenchy is bringing this new fragrance called Givenchy Dahlia Divin Nude Eau de Parfum. This fragrance is described as a fresh variation, a delicate interpretation of the modern-day goddess.

Givenchy Dahlia Divin Nude Eau de Parfum (CAD $107 – 50ml) is a fruity floral fragrance for women. The top notes of the fragrance are apricot and orange blossom, middle notes are jasmine sambac, osmanthus and rose, base notes are white musk and white wood.

Givenchy Dahlia Divin Nude

Creator François Demachy describes this fragrance “Like a rough diamond, this new fragrance was chiseled from a thousand facets to express the radiant femininity of the woman wearing it. First, orange blossom tea sweeps you up in its fresh, crystalline tones and sparkling purity. Then a tinge of fruity sweetness comes in, velvety yet zesty, from the juicy apricot pulp. The ethereal floral heart is exalted by precious petals of sambac jasmine and rose, enhanced by an osmanthus note of apricotty, almost animal, leather. Base notes of blond woods radiate while carnal white musks envelop the skin in a soft, silky trail, like the promise of a last caress.”

The packaging of this new bottle embodies all the softness and delicacy of Dahlia Divin Eau de Parfum Nude. Its sleek lines and transparent top heighten the luminous glow of the juice inside, tinted delicate peachy pink evoking tones of nude skin. A white gold thread encircles its bottleneck to subtly enhance this gem.

Givenchy Dahlia Divin Nude

Since the moment I opened the package and had the first spritz on my wrist, I am a fan of this fragrance. I have been using it every day, actually, I do not do this for all the fragrances but this one has become a favorite. I would totally recommend you to give this fragrance a try when you are in a store or can get a sample online, for anyone who loves fruity floral with not much thick sweetness but a light fresh touch. For me, it is more of sexy, tempting, charming, daring kind of scent and is going be my companion for this fall and winter.

Givenchy Dahlia Divin Nude Eau de Parfum is available at Beautyboutique, Sephora, Hudsons Bay, Holt Renfrew.

 

*DISCLAIMER – This product was sent to me as part of press package, all views and opinions are 100% honest and based purely on my own experience.



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