Lisa Eldridge needs no introduction, she is one of the best makeup artists that I adore so much. From sharing her knowledge, expertise, and love for makeup through her youtube channel, she has numerous clients all over the world. And same with her new makeup launches – the lip products are just superb- they are launched and they sold out – this has been ongoing since the launch. I am excited to try the newest lip kit from the diva, called Fantasy Floral Lip Kit in Velvet Ribbon.
The Fantasy Floral Lip Kits are available in five versions with different textures, finishes, and looks. The 5 kits have all the lip products for that specific shade namely lip liner, lipstick, and lip gloss. Each Lip Kit contains a ‘True Velvet Lipstick’, a ‘Gloss Embrace’ Lip Gloss, and an ‘Enhance and Define’ Lip Pencil. All the three products come in a very beautiful Luxury Velvet Makeup Bag designed in collaboration with the multimedia artist, Jon Jacobsen. The one I am reviewing in this post is the Velvet Ribbon Kit with Velvet Ribbon Lipstick, Glass Embrace Lip Gloss, and Enhance & Define Beauty Liner.
True Velvet Lipstick is a highly pigmented matte lipstick with a creamy texture and slight sheen, not a flat matte. The formula is lightweight, silky, and comfortable on the lips. It is non-drying and long-wearing. The bullet of the lipstick has the appearance of beautifully plush velvet fabric. Velvet Ribbon – True Velvet Lip Color is a vibrant, classic neutral/blue red. As per Lisa, this is the one classic pillar box red that every woman needs. “I named it Velvet Ribbon, because when I think of this shade I always think of a velvet bow.” This is truly the classic face brightening red that suits everyone. Good thing is that this blue red makes the teeth look whiter.
Gloss Embrace Lip Gloss is a smooth, non-sticky nourishing lip gloss with medium pigment coverage. I am really enjoying this lip gloss for my dry lips, it is very nourishing, lips feel soft and smooth – not just while this gloss is on but also after it has worn off. It is a true multitasker with lip care benefits in lip colour. Gloss Embrace Lip Gloss in Ribbon is a bold, universal red with a hint of blue. The medium pigment coverage looks great on its own or over the Velvet Ribbon True Velvet Lipstick. Now that I am working from home, I have been applying this gloss before sitting in front of my laptop – it just perks up my mood. It is a beautiful red lip gloss which is more of red glossy lip care.
The Enhance and Define ‘Beauty’ Liner in Ribbon is neutral in tone compared to the lipstick and a little deeper in intensity to add definition. The lip pencil has a gel formula that is very smooth and glides without effort, even on my dry lips. They are long wear and stay on like no other I have tried. once set, they do not smudge.
Overall, I am truly impressed by the shades and the formula of all three lip products in this kit. I can’t wait to try more from Lisa Eldridge – everything from the packaging, formula, and performance is superb. Lisa Eldridge Beauty is available here.*Press samples
bareMinerals has launched their holiday gift sets and there are options for every personality and clean beauty preference, from iconic complexion favourites to bright pops of colour, to 100% vegan skincare. I am excited to share a few of the gift sets here, including skincare and makeup. To tell you the truth, I am really impressed with the collection of products in the gift sets and the festive packaging.
An important thing to note is that bareMinerals have made gifting planet-friendly by minimizing plastic across the holiday collection. They have eliminated unnecessary packaging, incorporated post-consumer recycled materials whenever possible and made our gift boxes completely recyclable. The holiday packaging is designed to look like wrapped gifts, all of the sets feature a hand-drawn, nature-inspired pattern and are ready to share — no gift wrap needed. Isn’t it amazing – I am loving the fun and festive packaging plus this initiative by the brand.
Poreless At Any Age is a limited-edition travel-size mini pore-refining starter kit that is suitable for all skin types. I have not tried this range from the bareMinerals yet and feel that this is the perfect size and time to try them. The Poreless range is rich in exfoliating superfruit acids and prebiotics to minimize the look of pores and give skin a healthy and fresh-looking holiday glow. In case you have already tried and love this range, the set is perfect to stock on for travel needs. The kit includes Mini Poreless Clay Cleanser (30ml), Mini Poreless Exfoliating Essence (50ml), and Mini Poreless Oil-Free moisturizer (50ml). This set is available at beautyBoutique by Shoppers Drug Mart and shoppersdrugmart.ca.
There are two lip sets that I am really enjoying from the holiday collection. Lip Balm Duo is a limited edition duo featuring the brand’s best selling lip balm in clear and a new rosy nude shade. The refreshing minty lip balms hydrate and nourish the lips without feeling heavy or tacky. Clear Lip Balm is good for everyone in the house while I am keeping the sheer rosy-tinted one for myself. This set is available at londondrugs.ca, London Drugs, and beautysense.ca.
Full-size BarePro Longwear Lipstick Duo is again one of the best selling formula from the brand and is launched in this limited edition package featuring a universally flattering warm rose shade and a new limited edition bold red shade. I have liked the formula of BarePro Longwear Lipstick in the past and excited to have it back in my makeup routine. It is full-coverage matte colour and is comfortable on the lips without making them dry. The formula has nice longevity without smudging and transferring (on the mask these days). This duo is available at Sephora and sephora.ca.
Strength & Length Mascara Duo Full size + Free Mini is a limited edition mascara gift set featuring a full-size clean, vegan mascara plus a free mini – to add length and lift to the lashes. The formula is infused with Red Clover Peptide Serum to maximize natural lash growth. I am excited to try the formula. This set is available at beautyBoutique by Shoppers Drug Mart, shoppersdrugmart.ca, londondrugs.ca, London Drugs, and beautysense.ca.
Finally, coming to the palettes – for eyes and face. Joyful Color Gen Nude Eyeshadow Palette is a limited-edition palette featuring 6 flattering neutral and plum tones. There are 3 shimmering neutral shades and 3 cool violets. The formula is smooth and creamy, blends easily, and is buildable. I did not feel it dry on the lids. The palette works very well for luminous neutral as well as a bold plum eye look.
The shades of the palette are described below (left to right):
Chai – rose beige
Cider – pink peach
Toasty – true bronze
Flash – cool lilac
Plum – rich plum
Velvet – deep charcoal
This Eyeshadow Palette is available at londondrugs.ca, London Drugs, and beautysense.ca.
Gen Nude Ombre Face Palette is a very versatile face palette that is all you need for a hint of holiday radiance – a natural-looking glow with a flush of soft-rose blush, matte mineral bronzing powder, and shimmering champagne highlighting perfect. The formulas very soft and creamy, apply and blend easily. It has light to medium buildable coverage and gives a beautiful natural radiant finish. This Face Palette is available at Sephora, sephora.ca, beautyBoutique by Shoppers Drug Mart, shoppersdrugmart.ca, londondrugs.ca, London Drugs, and beautysense.ca.
Overall, a really festive and fun collection with something for everyone – be it a skincare lover or a makeup lover.*Press samples
Buxom has, no doubt, one of the best lip gloss formula I have tried. There are new limited-edition shades launched for fall. Buxom Full-On Fall Gloss Collection is a limited-edition collection that features two Full-On Plumping Lip Polishes and two Full-On Plumping Lip Creams in four new flattering shades for fall. The new launches have the same best-selling formula with new fall-inspired scents – warm apple cider and pumpkin spice latte.
As the weather is getting colder and we are wearing cozy warm clothes, a little shine on the lips does perks up everything, of course with a little tingle and moisture on the lips that plumps the lips. I have noticed that Buxom Lip glosses always make my lips look fuller without feeling heavy or drying my lips later, the formula is gentle.
Full-On Plumping Lip Polish is perfect for a high-shine shimmery finish that plumps the lips. It makes the lips look smooth while keeping them soft and hydrated. The formula does not feel heavy or sticky and feels comfortable. The Lip Polish works nicely on its own or over a lipstick to create a custom look and finish. The two new shades of Full-On Plumping Lip Polish are Autumn (a sparkling rose nude) and Hazel (a shimmering golden beige).
Full-On Plumping Lip Cream is perfect for ultra-glam, a glassy-smooth colour that not only makes the lips supple but is also hydrating and comfortable at the same time. It is not sticky and does not feel heavy on the lips. The two new shades of Full-On Plumping Lip Cream are Spiked Apple Cider (a pinky nude) and Pumpkin Spice Latte (a sweet spiced nude). Both the shades look great on their own or over a lipstick to create a custom look.
Buxom’s Director of Global Education and Artistry, David Birdwell, suggests mixing Hazel and Pumpkin Spice Latte for a rich and creamy caramel nude with gilded shimmer. To achieve a radiant rose nude with a hint of bronze sparkle, blend Autumn and Spiked Apple Cider.