Nars has launched a limited edition customizable complexion enhancer called Tinted Glow Booster. The Tinted Glow Booster smooths skin’s appearance by visibly blurring imperfections and enhancing its natural overall glow. It is formulated with skin-tone coloured pearls to help brighten and illuminate skin for a naturally perfected, individual filtered look, the lightweight and layerable liquid can be worn alone, under foundation, or as natural illumination on the highpoints of the face.

Nars Tinted Glow Booster review swatches

The Tinted Glow Booster contains Nars exclusive Jojoba Complex Hydraglow complex which is a dynamic combination of Jojoba Elixir and Jojoba Gel, it provides immediate long-term hydration. Tinted Glow Booster adds an alluring glow and a soft-focus effect to skin while extending the wear of makeup for up to 16 hours.

Nars Tinted Glow Booster review swatches

The Tinted Glow Booster is available in four shades:

Kalvoya – light

Simos – medium

Tangsi – medium deep

Barbuda – deep

Nars Tinted Glow Booster review swatches

Apart from providing hydration, the tinted glow booster also provides a very natural golden glow – a customized blend of yellow and beige pigments provides a non-ashy, golden glow on all skin tones. The shimmering effect is very natural and gives a polished lustrous finish that is not overdone in any way – can be used everyday alone or mixed into your moisturizer or foundation or tinted moisturizer.

Nars Tinted Glow Booster review swatches

The imperfects on the skin are blurred, skin appears smooth and looks radiant. The finish is dewy luminous skin. From the swatches, as you can see, it blends beautifully and both the medium and medium/dark shades work for my skin for a very natural look while the dark shade I can use on top of my bronzer or even as a bronzer or eyeshadow too.

Nars Tinted Glow Booster review swatches

Tinted Glow booster is available Sephora.ca, Nordstrom, Hudson’s Bay, and Shoppersdrugmart.ca and beautyBoutique by Shoppers Drug Mart.

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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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