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Pure Canvas Primer Collection has just launched by the creator of the primer category itself – Laura Mercier. I know you might be as excited as I am – Laura Mercier primers are not new to me – I have used it for years. The great thing which always I could relate to was the sub-category or you can see how Laura Mercier created few products (for consumers, although they were available for professional use before) under the name of primer – of course to make something available for different types of skin’s needs and definitely, we can not thank her enough for it, and that was in 1996. I have personally used the illuminating primer and the hydrating primer for a very long time. So trying the newly launched primers from the brand which is a pioneer of flawless face and creator of primer category – it was definitely a top on my list to do.

Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer Collection new review Supercharged Essence, Pure Canvas Primer Blurring, Illuminating, Hydrating, and Perfecting original

Pure Canvas Primer Collection is a reinvented range that offers good-for-your-skin, good-for-your-makeup primers with unique, water-based, silicone-free formulas that create a breathable, protective barrier over the skin. The new primers have been given a modern look and feel while offering a multitasking blend of skincare benefits.

The Pure Canvas Primer Collection consists of four primers and a Supercharged Essence, each formulated to address specific skin concerns. They are formulated without silicones, infused with skin-loving ingredients, the products boost priming effects, extend makeup wear, and improve skin over time. They provide a breathable layer that seals in skincare and creates a protective barrier from environmental aggressors.

Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer Collection new review Supercharged Essence, Pure Canvas Primer Blurring, Illuminating, Hydrating, and Perfecting original

The Pure Canvas Primer Collection includes:

Pure Canvas Power Primer Supercharged Essence is a primer hybrid, a revolutionary innovation for the flawless face. This milky essence delivers next level priming with a visibly smoothing and ultra-soothing complex. It melts onto the skin and reflects light for a picture-perfect look from every angle while extending the wear of makeup. The skin looks smoother, radiant, firmer, and younger.

Pure Canvas Primer Blurring is a new formula – for the first time, Laura introduces an innovative, oil-free, and oil-absorbing primer that creates an instant mattifying filter and blurs skin’s appearance for a soft-focus effect. It seals in the skincare and creates a protective barrier that extends makeup wear while helping to control oil breakthrough. It is ideal for oily skin. It is not drying but provides a smoothing, plumping effect so makeup glides on seamlessly, conditions the skin over time for improved look and texture.

Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer Collection new review Supercharged Essence, Pure Canvas Primer Blurring, Illuminating, Hydrating, and Perfecting original

Pure Canvas Primer Hydrating is an all-new water-based hydrating primer that locks in moisture and creates a flawless canvas for makeup application. The primer has a lightweight, moisture-rich formula that replenishes skin and keeps it feeling hydrated as well as comfortable all day. The formula helps replenish the skin’s natural moisturizing properties to improve the overall feeling of hydrating without making it oily.

Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer Collection new review Supercharged Essence, Pure Canvas Primer Blurring, Illuminating, Hydrating, and Perfecting original

Pure Canvas Primer Illuminating is an all-new, water-based illuminating primer that enhances the skin’s natural luminosity with a ‘glow from within’ effect. The breathable, silicone-free formula seals in skincare and creates a flawless canvas for makeup application. It enhances the skin’s natural luminosity to visible refresh dull, tired skin instantly and visibly improves complexo=ion over time. Skin looks smooth, plump, radiant, and bright.

Pure Canvas Primer Perfecting is the original skin-perfecting primer that created a flawless canvas for makeup application. The silicone-free, water-based formula seals in skin care and creates a protective barrier that extends makeup wear. The modern packaging looks beautiful and fits in nicely with the whole new formula launches for the primers. The formula helps calm and soothe skin while the skin-loving anti-oxidants help minimize the look of imperfections and protects the skin from damaging effects of the sun and the environment.

Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer Collection new review Supercharged Essence, Pure Canvas Primer Blurring, Illuminating, Hydrating, and Perfecting original

I have used all the primers for a few days each and definitely my makeup looked and stayed much better than without using a primer. And as far as the specific primer in the collection is concerned, they do work. My skin is combination – more on dry side in the winters but otherwise on the oily side. I love the illuminating, perfecting, blurring, and hydrating primers. The Supercharged Essence is definitely a boost-up on the days I need some extra help with my dull-tired skin. So, definitely based on what your skin’s concerns and needs are – there is one for your skin – go check out.

Laura Mercier Makeup and Skincare products including the new Pure Canvas Primer Collection is available at Nordstrom, Sephora, Saks Fifth Avenue, and thebay.com

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Sisley has launched a new product that I am sure is going to be a favourite of many including me. I have used it for over a month now and I am so impressed. It is all I have been wearing for my everyday natural work look. Okay, containing my excitement level inside, for now, coming back to introducing the newest addition to Sisley’s base makeup is Phyto Hydra Teint. Sisley’s new Phyto Hydra Teint beautifying tinted moisturizer is an all-in-one formula that combines the performance of daily skincare with glowing, ultra-natural makeup.

Sisley-Paris Phyto Hydra Teint review and swatches of this new tinted moisturizer

The formula has some nice ingredients to make the skin look and feel comfortable while moisturizing and smoothing the texture of the skin, enhancing the radiance. As mentioned above, I have used this new tinted moisturizer for over a month, Phyto Hydra Teint provides light coverage and a fresh, soft and subtly glowy texture. The cream is very smooth, glides onto the skin and illuminates without caking. It blends into the skin without much effort and looks very natural.

Sisley-Paris Phyto Hydra Teint review and swatches of this new tinted moisturizer

It is available in three shades – #1 Light, #2 Medium, and #3 Golden. #3 suits my medium skin tone with golden undertones perfectly, I tried it straight on my face and it was a perfect match. Although I was expecting shade 3 to be a bit lighter than my shade and it even looked lighter from the outside of the tube compared to the product inside. I have swatched both shades 2 and 3 in the picture below for your reference.

Sisley-Paris Phyto Hydra Teint review and swatches of this new tinted moisturizer

Apart from giving that perfect natural no-makeup makeup look, it does feel comfortable on the skin – I experienced no irritation or breakouts on my skin. Skin looks radiant, smooth, evened-out, and imperfections are blurred. If you prefer a look that has a radiance that looks natural and flawless, this is definitely a product you need. The ease of use – blending ability and performance are amazing.

Sisley-Paris Phyto Hydra Teint review and swatches of this new tinted moisturizer
Swatches – Shade #2 Medium (above), Shade #3 Golden (below)

The new Phyto Hydra Teint collection is available at Holt Renfrew, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom. They will also be available at Sisley-Paris.ca.

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RMS Beauty is a brain-child of Rose-Marie, a prominent makeup artist working with some of the most prestigious models, actors, photographers and magazines in the fashion and beauty world today. While healing from her own severe health issues, Rose-Marie researched and discovered that some of the toxic chemicals and heavy metals in her system were also found in today’s beauty products we use daily. After rebuilding her own health, Rose-Marie realized she wanted to help other women claim their right to healthy, clean beauty and created the first of its kind, truly organic colour cosmetic line, RMS Beauty.  I have had the pleasure to have a conversation with Rose-Marie over the emails and I could genuinely sense the interest, the love, and the excitement she has for her products as well as the philosophy upon which the brand stands. I have two new products from RMS Beauty which I have been using for the past few days and shared in my article below.

Review and swatches of the new RMS Beauty - "Un" Cover-up Cream Foundation and Sensual Skin Trio

‘RMS Beauty products are formulated with raw, food-grade and organic ingredients in their natural state, allowing their living, healing attributes to penetrate and rejuvenate the skin. In their purest form, enzymes, vitamins, antioxidants and their healing properties remain fully intact, encouraging the amazing potential for anti-ageing effects. RMS Beauty has also taken extreme care in the use of minimal heat in the manufacturing process of this product in order to keep all nutrients and healing properties alive. RMS Beauty is full of healing nutrients that work synergistically with the skin, and are in harmony with nature and our environment to promote hydration, softness, and luminosity.’

Review and swatches of the new RMS Beauty - "Un" Cover-up Cream Foundation and Sensual Skin Trio

“Un” Cover-up Cream Foundation is a cream foundation that uses the same skin-loving qualities as the original “un” cover-up. If you are not aware, “un” cover-up original concealer-foundation is a cult-favourite for its ingredients, finish, performance, and skin-loving ingredients. The new “Un” Cover-up Cream Foundation is suitable to all the skin types, it is a medium to full coverage foundation, and blends easily into the skin like a second skin. The skin looks natural, radiant, and supple. The formula is hydrating, does not emphasize problem areas or dryness.

Review and swatches of the new RMS Beauty - "Un" Cover-up Cream Foundation and Sensual Skin Trio

Sensual Skin Trio is a set of three unique pressed powders inspired by RMS beauty’s cult-classic luminizers and the most universal shade of Lip2Cheek. The palette has a luminizing powder Grande Dame, bronzing powder in Madeira, and a blush in Demure. They are all of course multi-use products – they work great as eyeshadows too.

Review and swatches of the new RMS Beauty - "Un" Cover-up Cream Foundation and Sensual Skin Trio

Madeira Bronzer is a stunning powder that gives skin a sunkissed, bronzed highlight.

Grande Dame is a multidimensional powder that gives skin a moonlit-champagne luminosity.

Demure is a soft-pink, rose blush gives all skin tones that perfect, natural, rosy glow—this pressed powder is exclusive to this trio.

Review and swatches of the new RMS Beauty - "Un" Cover-up Cream Foundation and Sensual Skin Trio

I am so impressed with the formulas, they look so beautiful on the skin. Skin looks natural, radiant, and has a healthy glow. They blend so easily and seamlessly onto the skin.

Overall, a really nice brand and range of products. The products apply well with fingers as well as brushes. These two new additions to my makeup as well as to the brand’s product range are worth checking out. I do look forward to trying more from RMS Beauty. RMS Beauty products are available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Sephora.ca, and thedetoxmarket.ca

*Press samples


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