VIDEO: GRWM | Glowing Face & Bold Lip


PRODUCTS USED
- Smashbox Photo Finish Oil Free Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing
- Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid in Peach
- Inglot HD Cover Foundation in 73
- Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Light/Neutral
- Ben Nye Banana Powder
- Makeup Forever Pro Bronze Fusion in 30M
- Milani Baked Blush in Rose D'Oro
- Violet Voss HighlightPalette in Unicorn Lustre
- Violet Voss Holy Grail Palette
- Pur Minerals Double Ego Dual-Ended Eyeliner in Madagascar
- Too Faced Melted Liquid Lipstick in Melted Jelly Donut

MUSIC BY:
EDM Detection Mode by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1500026
Artist: http://incompetech.com/

REVIEW: Too Faced Born This Way Concealer

too-faced-born-this-way-concealer.jpg

Hello, beauty lovers! If you watched my GenBeauty Toronto Haul video (or any other attendee's video), then you would know that I received a full sized product of the Too Faced Cosmetics new Born This Way Concealer. This is supposed to be a radiant concealer that is formulated with coconut water to give a hydrating punch to the skin.

While at GenBeauty, I got properly matched to my color, and I ended up walking away with Light Medium. Below is a comparison swatch including two of my other go-to concealers, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard and Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Light Neutral. You can notice how yellow the Too Faced concealer color is compared to the other two swatches.

too-faced-born-this-way-concealer-swatch-comparison.jpg

Below, you can see how wonderfully the concealer blends into the skin. It adds coverage, but it's not cakey. My left eye has only concealer while my right eye in the picture below is completely naked.

too-faced-born-this-way-concealer-test.jpg

To give myself a better comparison, I paired the concealer with my current go-to under-eye color corrector, Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Corrector in Peach. In the picture below, we still have just the concealer on my left eye, but I have layered it with the color corrector on the right eye.

too-faced-born-this-way-concealer-with-color-corrector.jpg

Of course, I need to show you the finished product with a full face! This is including foundation, color corrector, the Too Faced Born This Way Concealer, Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder to set, and then eventually MAC Fix+ and Makeup Forever Setting Spray (I had a long day today).

too-faced-born-this-way-concealer-full-face.jpg

My thoughts?

I will point out that the doe-foot applicator for the concealer is much more flexible than other concealers. This is a pretty lightweight concealer that blends out really well and doesn't feel very heavy under the eyes. I did use it to cover up a few blemishes and--despite it being very yellow in swatches--it covered nicely and blended well.

I did notice that the concealer settled a little bit in some lines under my eyes. I noticed this more when I set the concealer with my Ben Nye Banana Powder rather than the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder (which strikes me as odd because the Banana Powder very rarely creases on me). I also felt the wear time on this was a little less than my regular concealer, the Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer. It did wear well for about 5 hours before it started to break down. This is great for when I'm just going out, but it's not too realistic for days when I work 8.5 hours and then have an event right after, unfortunately.

At the end of the day, I do like this concealer. It's lightweight but it covers well, it blends very easily for days when I just want a little coverage but no foundation, and it is incredibly hydrating for the area under the eyes.

This concealer will launch on June 15th, 2016, and I hope you're all able to give it a go!

Let me know your favorite concealers in the comments!

VIDEO: May 2016 Favorites

Just a few of my favorite products that brought me through the month of May!

Review of Sibu Sea Berry Seed Oil: http://www.lipstickandlaura.com/blog/2016/4/26/sibu-beauty-a-skincare-story

Let me know your thoughts! Don't forget to upgrade to HD and
subscribe! You are all the bees knees!

PRODUCTS MENTIONED: 
Sibu Sea Berry Seed Oil
Ben Nye Luxury Powder in Banana
Milani Baked Blush in Rose D'Oro
Dose of Colors Matte Lipstick in Mood
Violet Voss PRO Highlighting Powders Palette
Violet Voss PRO Eyeshadow Palette in Holy Grail

VIDEO: GenBeauty Toronto 2016 Haul & Impressions

Last weekend I attended Generation Beauty in Toronto for the first time. Follow along with me while I go through all of my swag and here my thoughts on the whole weekend!

I know this is long, so if you want to just follow the haul, it goes until 17:35. If you want to just hear my thoughts, skip to 17:35

**Turns out the two tubes of Pixi WASN'T a duplicate after all! One is a cleanser and one is a mask. They just have identical packaging. Woopsies!

PRODUCTS MENTIONED
- Too Faced Born This Way Concealer in Light/Medium
- Too Faced Melted Liquid Lipstick in Melted Chihuahua
- OGX Bamboo Fiber Full Shampoo & Conditioner
- Tarte Tarteist Mascara
- Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser
- Pixi Lengthy Fiber Mascara
- Pixi Endless Silky Eyepen in Cobalt Blue
- Nudestix Gel Colour Lip + Cheek Balm in Pulse
- Crown Brush Kohly Eyeliner in Sea Green
- pur Double Ego Dual Ended Eyeliner in Madagascar
- Smashbox Photofinish Foundation Primer
- Smashbox X-Rated Mascara
- NYX Rocker Chic Eyeshadow Palette
- NYX Pro Lip Cream Palette in The Plums
- Benefit Dew the Hoola Liquid Bronzer
- Rock Your Hair Dry Shampoo
- Delectable by Cake Beauty Everything Balm
- Luxie Beauty 213 Eye Shading Brush
- Luxie Beauty 522 Tapered Highlighter Brush
- Pur~lisse Eye Serume
- Absolute Butter Matte Lip Cream in Vampette
- Tarte Powder Player Bamboo Pressed Powder Brush
- Absolute New York Duo Stroke Dual Ended Precision Liner
- Crown Brush Duo Brow brush -  Spoolie/Angled
- NYX Butter Gloss in Cupcake
- Too Faced Glitter Glue
- Smashbox Photofinish Primer Oil
- OGX Argan Oil of Morroco Shampoo
- Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant mascara
- Delectable by Cake Miracle Material Beauty Ultra Nourishing Hand Cream
- pur Volume Vixen mascara
- essence Long Lasting Eye Pencil in Black Fever
- Glam Glow Flash Mud Brightening Treatment
- Pur~lisse Blue Lotus & Seaweed Sheet Mask
- Pixi Flawless Vitamin Veil foundation in 03 Tanned
- Royal & Langnickel Moda EZ-Glam Duo - Flat Lip and Pointed Lip Brush
- Royal & Langnickel MD445 Crease Brush
- Skin Fix Ultra Rich Hand Cream

NYX Class of 2016 Prom Party

Hello, fellow beauty lovers! Last week was an eventful week with a lot happening in the beauty world (don't worry, there are more wrap-ups to come...). Last Thursday, I was lucky enough to get invited to the NYX Class of 2016 Prom Party here in Toronto, Canada. The attire was prom, and while not everyone was dressed in the theme, the people who were and the party itself surely did not disappoint.

NYXClassof2016.jpg

I didn't go to prom my first time around. I went to my junior prom but I never went to my senior prom. I had moved to Canada for my senior year, I didn't know anyone well enough, I was bullied for that year pretty horrendously--I just didn't feel like it was worth the hassle. So I'm happy that I got a second chance as an adult with an open bar.

First off: my outfit. I have owned this skirt for a while but I haven't felt like there was a good enough reason to wear it. Thank you NYX Canada for giving me that reason last Thursday night. 

PromOutfit01.jpg
PromOutfit02.jpg

Skirt: Boohoo ( similar | similar )
Shirt: Winners
Shoes: Aldo ( similar | similar )

NYX Prom FOTD.jpg

I matched my makeup to my outfit using the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette and NARS Audacious Lipstick in Juliette. I kept everything fun and coral for spring.

NYX_Prom_Photobooth.jpg

Inside, they had photo booths set up, games for prizes (I won some cute pink sunglasses), an open bar, and a DJ who played some pretty stellar tunes. Of course there was a goody bag at the end of the night which included a cute black backpack with the NYX Cosmetics brand on it, a coloring book and some colored pencils, and a palette that I'm excited to get my paws into.

NYX Prom Party Swag Bag.jpg

Stay tuned for a review and (hopefully, if my computer cooperates) a video using this palette!