Lawless is a brand new to me and since I started testing the products, I started my research around the brand – what, how, and who. Lawless Beauty was founded by Annie Lawless who is a certified holistic health coach, yoga instructor, lifestyle blogger, and founder of one of the largest organic cold-pressed juice companies in the U.S. Her aim is to change the world of natural makeup and provide women with beautiful products like never before. An amazing fact about Annie, She made Forbes Magazine’s ’30 under 30′ list in 2016. I have been using few products from Lawless Beauty which I am going to share in this post – Soft Matte Liquid Lipstick and Lucid Skin Highlighter in the shade Afternoon Delight.
Lucid Skin Highlighter in the shade Afternoon Delight – peachy golden champagne highlighter is a velvety soft pressed powder with a glowing, radiant finish that fuses with the skin to create a glossy, lit from within look. The formula is talc and aluminum-free. This peachy golden champagne highlighter gives an intense, universally flattering warm glow that suits all skin tones. It glides seamlessly over the skin without accentuating texture or being visibly glittery or chunky.
To use – Using a brush or damp sponge, apply to the high points of the face—cheekbones, brow bones, the tip of the nose, and Cupid’s bow. For the body, apply to the collarbones, tops of the shoulders, and down the center of your shins to elongate and impart a radiant glow. Afternoon Delight looks wonderful over self-tanners and bronzers to accentuate a warm bronzy glow.
For an extra glow, using the ring finger, apply to the inner tear ducts of your eyes, the center of the forehead, and the center of the chin.
Soft Matte Liquid Lipstick is a high-pigment, ultra-nourishing formula with a smooth finish and lightweight comfort. It is easily buildable and keeps the lips hydrated with natural emollient ingredients to provide a long-wearing, yet indulgently creamy experience. The formula did not cake or crack once applied. The matte formula is very comfortable to wear on the lips – the shades go on from smooth and opaque on the first swipe, easily buildable depending based on the liking.
Leo is a light nude with peachy undertones
Dane is a deep plum shade
To apply, ‘Apply a thin, even coat of liquid lipstick to your lips, allowing a minute or so to set. This hydrating formula dries down to a soft matte finish. If the deeper pigment is desired, feel free to apply another thin layer, allowing each layer to set between applications.’
Overall, I really like the formula and shades of the Soft Matte Liquid Lipstick – both are very comfortable and beautiful shades and also the Lucid Skin highlighter – it looks very natural and beautiful on my medium skin tone with golden undertones. Lawless Beauty is available at lawless.com and Sephora.ca.*Press samples
Dior highlighters are one of the best I have tried – the shades, the formula, the finish, and the performance – it’s something that is uncomparable – they look so natural and the true lit-from-within example if somebody asks me. The limited-edition packaging and shades from Dior are something that I always look forward to. I am sharing the limited edition shades of Diorskin Nude Luminizer Lolli’Glow which were launched for spring but are not limited to use only in spring though – the shades 007 Peach Delight and 008 Pink Delight look perfectly gorgeous for any time of the year.
Diorskin Nude Luminizer Lolli’Glow powder instantly illuminates the complexion for spring with an iridescent sheen and enhances the face with a multidimensional glow. With a high concentration of pearlescent pigments, this highlighter structures the face and revives the complexion with a radiant glow.
“It’s an incredible, versatile product: the powder plays with strategic areas to bring a new dimension to makeup and is perfect for strobing. It can also be used to give a little beauty boost during the day when makeup starts to fade,” explains Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup.
This delectably pearlized highlighter illuminates the complexion with an iridescent sheen. The face is enhanced with the multidimensional glow of pearlescent pigments. Diorskin Nude Luminizer Lolli’Glow takes makeup to a whole new dimension by adapting to different skin tones. With a high concentration of pearlescent pigments, its formula bathes the face in a radiant glow for more beautiful-looking skin.
007 – Peach Delight: a light and pearly peach pink.
008 – Pink Delight: a light and pearly petal pink.
There is a lipstick I have recently been loving – Rouge Dior Couture Colour Lipstick in shade 646 – On Fire which is a bright metallic orange with a golden sheen. The luxurious black and silver packaging with a pigmented yet the lightweight and creamy formula is a lovely addition to my fall and winter lip colours.
Dior Beauty is available at Dior counters as well as Sephora, Hudson’s Bay, Beautyboutique by Shoppers Drug Mart, Nordstrom, Holt Renfrew, and Saks.*Press samples
I still can not get over the beautiful launches last year, details here and the year has just flown by so quickly – sharing the Cire Trudon Christmas 2019 Collection from the house in this article. Founded in 17th Century Paris, Cire Trudon has a rich history and was once candlemaker to the courts of Marie Antoinette and Louis XIV.
Cire Trudon celebrates Christmas with a collection of 6 festive scented candles: their magnetic refections and luminous surfaces are unique. The candles are handcrafted with care, each glass is first lacquered on the inside before being decorated with silver leaves. Placed one by one, the later leaves fine cracks through which the light shines mysteriously. The flickering gives the candle a unique presence.
Further lacquered, the scented candles stand out with a colourful sheen: Abd el Kader’s silvery-white, Ernesto’s enigmatic black, Fir’s deep metallic blue, Nazareth’s magnetic red, Gabriel’s iridescent khaki and Hupo’s golden amber. In addition to Cire Trudon’s Nativity scents – evoking deserts, benzoin, myrrh and the trilogy of Magi kings – Fir et Hupo bring wintery notes of fir and amber to the collection.
Cire Trudon Abd El Kader
‘Abd el Kader’ candle with its sweet spearmint scent calls to mind the aroma of hot mint tea. Ginger, Clove, Jasmine and Vanilla give the refreshing fragrance a warm depth. The vegetable-based wax is housed in limited ediiton packaging adorned with the house’s signature gold plaque. A gust of freedom blowing from the Mascara coast and the mountains picks up on its way the green scents of fresh mint, the rashness of fights, ginger’s hot and peppered air and the perfume of tea and tobacco from the Ouled Nail tribe. The keynotes fragrance are below:
Head Notes are Apple, Blackcurrent Bud, Clove, Ginger, Lemon, Spearmint
Heart Note is Jasmine
Base Note is Vanilla
Born in 1808 near the town of Mascara in Algeria, Abd El Kader was a politician and military leader, as well as a writer, poet and philosopher who founded the Algerian state. Nicknamed “the friend of the French”, he was said to be enlightened and cultivated. A man who always fought with honour, he was highly respected even by his enemies.
I first reviewed this candle here last year. Abd El Kader is available in Classic size – 9,5oz/270g – Burn time 55 to 65 hours, Intermezzo – 28 oz/800g – Burn time 110 to 120 hours, Great candle – 105oz/3kg – Burn time more than 300 hours.
Cire Trudon Nazareth
Nazareth candle has a pure cotton wick and is made with vegetable-based wax scented with clove, cinnamon and orange. The red glass vessel has been hand-blown by artisans in Vinci, Italy – each one is unique. ‘Under a unique star, the red fire of clove, cinnamon and orange dances in the silent sacred night. From Orient to Occident, a pinch of olibanum secretly enlightens the soul.’
Head Notes: Bitter Orange, Ceylan Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Tangerine
Heart Notes: Cardamom, Chinese Osmanthus, Cinnamon, Clove, Orange
Base Notes: Benzoin Resin, Bourbon Vanilla, Cistus, Musk, Myrrh
Nazareth is available in Classic size – 9,5oz/270g – Burn time 55 to 65 hours, Intermezzo – 28 oz/800g – Burn time 110 to 120 hours, Great candle – 105oz/3kg – Burn time more than 300 hours
Cire Trudon Hupo
Cire Trudon’s candle has been carefully hand-poured in Normandy and presented within a golden glass vessel bearing the brand’s emblem. Instilled with notes of Amber, Cedarwood and Iris, ‘Hupo’ is a relaxing fragrance that “fills your home with a sense of calm.” Notes of Citrus and Cinnamon make it particularly festive, so be sure to light it when you have visitors.
‘A mysterious and mesmerizing material, ambergris has been treasured since Antiquity. The Hupo scented candle hints at ambergris’ rare origin: sought and desired, ambergris fascinated sovereigns around the globe; it was exchanged at a high price between China and the Middle East. Used in perfumes as well as medicine, its enigmatic, sensual scent matches the skin perfectly. Presented in a golden glass, the Hupo scented candle welcomes the olfactory strength of ambergris, incense and cashmere wood to celebrate Christmas in a unique manner.’
Head Notes: Cashmere wood, Cedar, Elemi
Heart Notes: Iris, Patchouli, Incense
Base Notes: Amber, Leather, Labdanum, Vanilla
Hupo is only available in Classic size – 9,5oz/270g – burn time 55 to 65 hours.
A beautiful Christmas Collection that is definitely a must-have for you and the perfect gift for loved ones. The limited-edition Christmas launches are a stunning addition to any bedside table, desk or mantelpiece. If you are a scented candle lover or want to add a touch of luxury on your bedside, vanity, or living room, I highly recommend you to check out these beautiful candles. Cire Trudon Scented Candles are available at Gravity Pope, Putti Fine Furnishing, Pink Tartan, Avenue Road, and KANDL Artistique.