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When I started out as a makeup artist, one of the essential products I added to my kit was Embryolisse’s Lait-Crème Concentrè. It’s a magical product that works as a moisturizer, primer and makeup remover. It revives dry and dehydrated skin, so it’s perfect for photo shoots, film and tv. It’s been a while since I’ve done makeup full-time and used Embryolisse, so it felt like a nice reunion when I was sent a package containing the magical mult-tasking maven.

Lait-Crème Concentrè is a 24-hour miracle cream that contains aloe vera and shea butter which help restore the skin’s natural glow and boosts tired, dehydrated skin. It can also be used as a moisturizing face mask, after-shave balm and cleanser.

Price: $21.75 CAD for 30ml / $38 CAD for 75ml / Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart

Ingredients: Aqua. Paraffinum Liquidum. Stearic Acid. Glyceryl Stearate. Triethanolamine. Cera Alba. Cetyl Palmitate. Butyrospermum Parkii. Steareth-10. Polyacrylamide C13-14 Isoparaffin. Laureth-7. Propylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Aloe Barbadensis. 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol. Tropolone. Parfum.

My Glittery Thoughts:

If you’re a makeup artist or just love multi-tasking products, Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentrè is amazing at helping fix up dry spots and also help your makeup apply better and last longer. A little goes a long way, so the tube will last you for quite a while. You can also use it anywhere that needs a boost of moisture, which means it’s perfect for winter. I’ve been applying it to my hands and it’s been a miracle worker. The cream dries down nicely and doesn’t feel heavy or sticky. You don’t need to wait around for IMATS to come around because it’s finally available at Shoppers, so if you’re looking to try something new that’s a cult classic that makeup artists have been loving for a long time, then you know you won’t be disappointed in this product!

What do you think of the Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentrè? Have you tried and loved any cult classic makeup artist faves?! Share yours below!

Disclosure: This product was provided for editorial consideration, however these are my honest opinions.

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Every time I head to Walmart, I always take a stroll through the makeup department. This stroll always includes a stop by Hard Candy, which has expanding their line of products and there always seem to be some surprises from them along the way. Which is exactly what happened when I found this collection of unicorn and mermaid inspired makeup just before Halloween. There was not much I could do at that point but buy everything I could and I’ve been dreaming of unicorns & mermaids ever since.

From L-R: Starry Night – blue-green shimmer, Twinkle – coral pink shimmer, Fairy Wings – dark blackened purple shimmer

Hard Candy‘s unicorns & mermaids collection includes a bunch of pastel and fun shades in everything from eyeshadows to highlighters to lip top coats. And if you’re like me and are bored of seeing the usual colours in highlighters and lip sticks/glosses, this is the collection for you. The first bunch of products that immediately caught my eye were the Wet Ever Unicorn Lip Top Coats ($6 US / $8 CAD / Available while supplies last exclusively at Walmart).

My Glittery Thoughts:

They have lots of glitter in them and Starry Night applies a bit more sheer compared to the others, but they’re fun to wear over lipstick to create a fun glittery lip. They dry down quickly, feel really comfy and light weight so they’re great for layering. Twinkle is perfect for anyone looking for less glitter and more shimmer in their top coats.

From L-R: Prism – white with opalescent shimmer, Aura – light purple with pink and blue shimmer, Moonbeam – light sea blue with green shimmer, Stardust – light pink with soft opalescent shimmer

The other items I picked up were the Just Glow! Illuminating Liquid ($6 US / $8 CAD / Available while supplies last exclusively at Walmart), liquid luminizers that will make your cheeks, or anywhere you want to apply a cool highlight, pop with an ethereal glow.

My Glittery thoughts:

It comes with a nice nail polish-like wand that makes for easy application and the colours are beautiful. You can apply them anywhere or mix them into your moisturizer or foundation for a glow that even unicorns would be jealous of. They’re also very buildable but I found that Moonbeam is the most pigmented from the get go, so you only need just a tiny bit of it to give your skin a pretty mermaid goddess hue. They also set really quickly, so don’t waste too much time with applying them where you want them.

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If you can still find them at your local Walmart and you love colour and like trying new things, the Unicorns & Mermaids collection is worth every penny!

What do you think of the Unicorns & Mermaids collection from Hard Candy? What’s your favourite product from the collection?! Share your thoughts below!

The post Dreaming of Unicorns & Mermaids with Hard Candy appeared first on Glitter Diaries.

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Hey Glitter Babes!

I’m SO excited to share that I’m BACK on YouTube again! Last year, I started getting the bug to make my return to YT and have been planning and preparing ever since and the day has finally arrived! I went ahead and changed all of my old videos to private because, aside from being really old, they don’t represent who I am and what I want my channel to be. But, I will soon be filling up my videos list with tons of fun and educational videos on makeup and all things beauty.

So for my first order of YouTube business, I’ve created a pink glittery and glam makeup tutorial. It features a fierce cut crease, extreme winged liner, tons of highlighter, and a glossy red lip. If you want to make a statement this V-Day and impress the socks off that special person in your life, then this is the look to go for!

Pink Glitter V-Day Makeup Tutorial - YouTube

Products Used:

FACE

Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentrate*

Pixi Beauty Rose Flash Balm*

Maybelline Superstay 24hr Full Coverage Foundation in 102 Fair Porcelain

Wet n Wild Photofocus Foundation in 362C Soft Ivory*

ColourPop No Filter Concealer in Fair Neutral 10

Wet n Wild Take on the Day Mattifying Powder*

Quo Cosmetics Face Sculpting Palette*

essence cosmetics Mosaic Blush in Berry Connection*

Jeffree Star Cosmetics Platinum Ice Pro Palette

MAC Prep + Prime Fix+

BROWS

Wet n Wild Ultimate Brow Rectractable Brow Pencil in Taupe*

EYES

ColourPop No Filter Concealer in Fair 5

Jeffree Star Cosmetics Beauty Killer Palette

Pixi Beauty Lid Lovelies Festive Eyes Palette*

Wet n Wild Ultimate Brow Rectractable Brow Pencil in Taupe

Lit Cosmetics Metals Smitten + Silver

essence cosmetics Dip Eyeliner in Black

L’Oreal Voluminous Superstar X-Fiber Mascara

Velour Lashes in Whisp it Real Good*

Wet n Wild On Edge Longwearing Eye Pencil in Shock Therapy*

LIPS

NUXE Lip Moisturising Stick*

Hard Candy Stroke of Gorgeous Lip Liner in Firecracker*

Mary Kay Gel Semi-Shine Lipstick in Red Smolder*

Huda Beauty Lip Strobe in Charmed

Huda Beauty Lip Strobe in Hypnotic

What are your plans for Valentine’s Day?! Share yours below!

Disclosure: Products marked with ‘*’ were provided for editorial consideration. 

The post Slay the Valentine’s Day Game: Pink Glitter Makeup Tutorial appeared first on Glitter Diaries.

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Every year Pantone comes out with their chosen colour of the year that they believe will dominate trends in fashion, beauty and everything in between. Last year’s colour, Greenery, was nice but not a stand out colour to me. Purple is one of my go-to colours when it comes to makeup and I’m so happy it’s been chosen as the colour of the year for 2018. Purple, or Ultra Violet in this case, can be a little intimidating to rock but Avon and mark. have got you covered with ways to make the trend fun and wearable.

The first easy way to wear purple is, of course, on your lips! There are two lip products that make this very easy and totally fun. mark. Lipclick Full Color Lipstick in Wrath ($10 / 3 g / Available at Avon.ca) is a buildable, creamy, highly pigmented orchid purple that’s very comfortable and lightweight. It comes with a magnetic cap to ensure the tube always stays protected.

And if you’re comfortable with wearing an even brighter and bolder purple than mark.’s Pout Velvet Lip Paint in Fantasy ($12 / 7 ml / Available at Avon.ca) is perfect for you. It’s a true, matte violet purple with pure, vibrant pigments and a built-in primer that guarantees that you get a smooth, even application that locks down for a long wearing finish.

From L-R: mark. Lipclick Full Color Lipstick in Wrath & mark. Pout Velvet Lip Paint in Fantasy

Why not try a purple polish? Avon’s Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel in Purplicious ($5.99 / 12 ml / Available at Avon.ca) has a high shine, gel-like finish in a glossy, lilac purple. It offers nail protection, strengthens your nails, vivid colour, as well as a base and top coat. It’s also free of formaldehyde, toluene and DBP.

And if you just can’t stomach wearing purple, it’s completely cool to indulge in products that are wrapped in purple! Treat your eyes and lips to Avon Anew Platinum Eye & Lip Cream. It’s a dual-purpose treatment for your eyes and lips that’s formulated with Paxillium Technology that boosts the production of Paxillin (a protein that helps retain the full and expanded shape of your skin cells, helping them stay looking youthful). It comes with a dual-tip precision applicator with one side featuring a round silvery tip that cools and refreshes the eye area and the flat end evenly applies the cream on and around the lips. The cream helps the skin around your eyes look more elastic and smooths wrinkles and lines around your eyes and lips for a more youthful appearance.

It’s easy to implement purple into your look one way or another, so don’t be shy about wearing Ultra Violet and find a way to make it work for you!

Have you rocked any of these Ultra Violet inspired products from Avon? How will you be wearing the 2018 Pantone Colour of the Year?! Share your thoughts below!

Disclosure: These products were provided for editorial consideration, however these are my honest opinions.

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Jeffree Star may not be the most likeable person out there, but there’s no denying that his makeup line is really stunning and full of beautiful, quality products that come in some of the most gorgeous packaging. For Christmas, my hubby gifted me with most of the Holiday Glitter Collection which included the Platinum Ice Pro Palette. I’ve heard so many great things about his Skin Frosts, so I knew a palette was the way to go in order to really get a taste of what they’re like.

The Platinum Ice Skin Frost Pro Palette features 6 cool-toned iridescent pressed highlighters, which includes 1 highlight topper. You can use the shades alone or layered together to give you the perfect wintery glow for your eyes, face and body. The highlighters are very pigmented, can be used wet or dry and a little goes a long way because this palette doesn’t play when it comes to making you shine like the gods. It’s also vegan, cruelty free, paraben free, talc free and gluten free.

Price: $40 US / Available at JeffreeStarCosmetics.com

The Swatches:

Top Row from L-R: Ice Cold – cream white, Glacier – silvery white, Lavender Snow – icy lavender white Bottom Row from L-R: Alien Ice – pale white green, Pink Chill – pale icy pink, Canary Bling – pale gold My Glittery Thoughts:

As I mentioned before, these highlighters didn’t come to play! The top row of highlighters are VERY pigmented and a bit flaky but the colour and overall glow goes on smoothly and stunningly. The bottom row are what I would refer to as softer highlighters that don’t give as much POW compared to the top ones but they still give a beautiful, colourful shine to the skin. I would use them for a subtler highlight or added on top of an eyeshadow or a more pigmented highlight to give it a more iridescent finish. So if you’re afraid of wearing a highlighter that’s very bold, you can always use the top row as eyeshadows and use the bottom row as your highlighters. You can even add them to your body when you’re showing some skin and want to make yourself look like a goddess. I will be using this palette for anything and everything and love the effect of both the intense and more subtle highlighters. This palette has definitely convinced me to get another one and I look forward to getting the 24 Karat Pro Palette for my birthday. I’m really looking forward to finding out how blindingly pigmented and glowy those shades are!

What do you think of the Jeffree Star Platinum Ice Pro Palette? Have you tried any of his Skin Frosts?! Share your thoughts below!

The post Jeffree Star Platinum Ice Pro Palette Review appeared first on Glitter Diaries.

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I’m so happy that glitter has made a big comeback in the past year thanks to Stila‘s Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadows. So, you know I have to compare anything that’s similar in any way to Stila because they made such an amazing product. That’s exactly what I wanted to do when I set my sights on the PUR Cosmetics Quick Pro Glitters Eye Polishes. I also saw Kristi from RawBeautyKristi on YouTube rave about them in one of her videos and that convinced me even more to get them since she’s one of my favourite YouTubers.

The Quick Pro Glitters Eye Polishes were released as a 5-piece kit late last year and are comprised of highly pigmented glitter eyeshadows that are a 3-in-1 product that come with a built-in eyeshadow base and primer that ensures the shadows won’t crease or fade. The flexible paddle applicator makes it easy to apply the shadows when you’re on the go.

Price: $39 US / Available now at Ulta

So, how do they compare to Stila’s Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Eyeshadows?

Top Row from L-R: Namaslay – light rose gold, Lust – rosy cranberry with gold shimmer Bottom Row from L-R: OMG – bronze brown with silver and bronze shimmer, Queenie – yellow gold, Midnight Diamond – dark brown with bronze and silver shimmer

The formula of the Quick Pro Glitters is quite liquidy, to the point where you have to be careful when pulling out the applicator because droplets of the liquid eyeshadow will make a mess if you’re not prepared for it, like I was initially. As you can see in the swatches, since the formula is liquidy, it takes longer for the eyeshadows to dry down and set. They are also a little goopy when you apply them which means you definitely need to smooth out the shadows with your finger or a flat brush in order to get a smooth, even finish. Compared to Stila’s Glitter & Glow, I find Stila’s brush really controls the application process well while the silicone paddle with the Quick Pro Glitters does not hold onto the product well, since it is quite liquidy, so you have to work with it fast so it doesn’t drip everywhere. When smoothed over with your finger or a flat brush, the glitters are really sparkly and beautiful but the coloured base isn’t there as much as it is with Stila. The effect is still glittery but a bit softer.

Also, the Quick Pro Glitters come off really easily with water (so be careful about wearing them anywhere that you may get wet), whereas I do have to attack my lids with a good makeup remover to get the Stila eyeshadows off completely. I think Quick Pro Glitters came close to Glitter & Glow but there are a lot of differences that gives Stila the edge that maintains them as my favourite liquid glitter eyeshadows. If you’re a newbie and want to dive into glitter eyeshadows for the first time and want to try something that’s very easy to wear and not too bold, you will probably like what PUR has to offer. But if you’re looking for something that compares to Stila, I still haven’t found it yet, but I will definitely let you know when I do!

What do you think of the PUR Cosmetics Quick Pro Glitters Eye Polishes? Have you tried them out before?! Share your thoughts below!

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Hey glitter babes, I’m back!

I took a bit over a month off from blogging and social media because December was one of the worst months of my life. I felt like my world was crashing down around me and I had nothing to look forward to anymore. It really messed up the holidays which is a time of the year that I really cherish, so I didn’t celebrate it as much as I have in the past. I will tell you guys more about what happened in a future post when I’m ready, but for now I just wanted to tell you why I have been away for so long.

And back to the review!

Kevyn Aucoin was the first makeup artist that truly opened my eyes to the world of makeup artistry. When my mom bought me his book “Making Faces”, it changed my life and I was totally obsessed with it. I’ve wanted to buy something from his new makeup line but nothing really stood out until this palette came along. Fortunately, I was gifted the Electropop Pro Eyeshadow Palette for Christmas and wanted to share this beautiful palette with you guys!

Kevyn Aucoin’s Electropop Pro Eyeshadow Palette is a limited edition palette that will help you create an endless amount of 3D chromatic looks and fun effects from light, sheer shimmer to highly metallic and opaque finishes. The shadows combine a mix of pop pearls and pigments to give you a stunning multidimensional look that has a weightless feel to it.

Price: $73 / Available for a limited time at Sephora

The Swatches:

Top Row from L-R: Light – pearl white, Beam – pale beige gold Bottom Row from L-R: Ultraviolet – light purpley taupe, Charge – medium golden bronze

Top Row from L-R: Switch – light-medium pink purple, Laser – medium pinky rose Bottom Row from L-R: Heat – medium burgundy rose, Fuse – dark purple mauve

Top Row from L-R: Amp – medium clover green, Impulse – dark emerald green Bottom Row from L-R: Hardwire – medium-dark purple grape, Blackout – black My Glittery Thoughts:

Holy metallics! These eyeshadows are very buttery and when swatched, they are so soft that they flake a bit. You do not, however get any matte transition shades with this palette so it’s definitely not an all-in-one palette but it’s still a lot of fun to use. In order to get the most out of it, you’ll have to use your fingers for maximum colour pay off. You can use brushes to apply these shades, but since they have that buttery, almost wet feel to them, they apply a bit more sheer and not as vibrant as they are when applied with your fingers. I love using this palette to amplify a look created with another palette and give it that extra pop of colour. These colours look the most amazing on the lids and can be used for a variety of looks since you not only get bright shades but also neutrals in there too. So, if you love colour and vibrant metallic, buttery shades, you will enjoy this palette as much as I do!

What do you think of the Kevyn Aucoin Electropop Pro Eyeshadow Palette? Have you bought anything from Kevyn Aucoin Beauty?! Share your thoughts/recommendations below!

The post Kevyn Aucoin Electropop Pro Eyeshadow Palette Review + A Quick Update appeared first on Glitter Diaries.

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Whether you’re very busy, always travelling or prefer a short but effective skincare routine, more skincare brands are listening and helping us out (thank you!). One of the steps in my skincare routine that I’m not a particular fan of is cleansing my skin. I don’t like spending a lot of time on it so I prefer using products that make the process quick but effective. MaskerAide recently came out with LET’S FACE IT Purifying Cleansing Stick that’s a multi-cleanser in a portable easy stick application that lets you get a really good clean in no time.

LET’S FACE IT is a unique oil-to-lather cleansing stick that cleanses, removes makeup, balances and nourishes the skin in one easy step. It’s an all-natural product made of 100% naturally derived ingredients, which include beet root, pink clay, rose petal bits and citrus oil. It’s perfect for taking with you to the gym or save space in your carry on, or, if you’re like me, prefer a quick and easy cleansing process.

Price: $25 / 50g / Available now at MaskerAide.com and in Rexall & London Drugs

Ingredients: Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Glycerin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Lauryl Betaine, Betaine, Myristic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Husk Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract, Rosa Centifolia Flower, Kaolin, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Pinus Sylvestris Leaf Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate

My Thoughts:

With this being my first time using a cleansing stick, I really enjoy using it and even prefer it over regular cleansers. I feel like I get a thorough clean with a little bit of gentle exfoliation as I rub the stick around my face and the rose petal bits massage my skin. I also really enjoy its citrusy scent. It is very handy for travelling because it’s really lightweight and takes up less space than a regular cleanser would. Plus, there’s less mess to deal with. The stick will also last longer than regular cleansers because it doesn’t take more than a few swipes across your face to produce a good lather and it barely makes a dent in the stick. As MaskerAide states on their website, if you want to ‘do the most’ in the shortest amount of time, when it comes to your skincare routine, then try products like LET’S FACE IT that will make cleansing, one of the most annoying steps, a bit more enjoyable.

What do you think of the MaskerAide LET’S FACE IT Purifying Cleansing Stick?! Have you tried a cleansing stick before?! Share your thoughts below!

Disclosure: This product was provided for editorial consideration, however these are my honest opinions.

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Shopping online for Christmas gifts can be just as stressful as shopping at the mall when you’re faced with tons of sites to choose from and no clue where to start. Websites that carry multiple brands and different types of products are always at the top of my go-to list and Farleyco is one of them. They are your one-stop shop for anything beauty related from hair care to makeup and brushes to natural, eco-friendly products to even stuff for men, plus, it’s all very affordable and shipping is a breeze. Here are just a few of the great holiday stocking stuffer ideas I’ve rounded up from Farleyco that won’t break the bank.

#1 – 7th Heaven Charcoal Peel-Off Mask / $1.99 for 1 or $7.99 for 5: Who doesn’t like products that pamper? Charcoal is still a very popular ingredient in skincare because it helps draw out impurities and dirt in your pores and the 7th Heaven Charcoal Peel-Off Mask is especially made to sink into your skin really deep and take out all of that gunk. These masks are the perfect, thoughtful stocking stuffer idea that will remind your friend or loved one that they need to schedule a night pronto to pamper themselves!

#2 – So… ? Body Mists in Musk, Vanilla Milkshake & Pink Grapefruit / $4.99 ea. / 100ml: Getting a new fragrance to try out is always a nice gift to receive during the holidays but body mists are becoming more and more popular because they’re travel-friendly and easy for on-the-go touch ups after you’ve gone to the gym or to freshen up before a dinner date. Whatever the case may be, So… ? Body Mists are fun, lightweight and easy to wear no matter what kind of scent your giftee may prefer. Plus, you can gift someone with multiple scents like Musk, Vanilla Milkshake and Pink Grapefruit, for instance, because at $4.99 a pop for 100ml, you can’t go wrong with giving them options for different moods or settings they may want to freshen up for. These body mists are also not too strong, so they can be worn by someone with even a sensitive nose, plus you can buy these body mists for anyone on your list because they work for all ages.

#3 – EcoTools Ultimate Shade Duo / $8.99: Even though I have tons and tons of brushes already, I can never get enough of owning more and I know every makeup lover is the same way. There’s something about the feel of a new brush that excites me which is what I felt with the EcoTools Ultimate Shade Duo. They are the ultimate duo for helping anyone create a perfectly shaded and blended eye look. The Full Shadow brush is used for applying base colours and highlights to your brow bone while the Precision brush adds accent colours and is perfect for using in your crease. The duo is very easy to use and is pretty much all you need to create a complete eye look which is why it’s the perfect gift for any makeup lover.

#4 – Flexitol Lip Balm for Severely Dry Lips / $5.49 / 10 g: We all love buying things people want but it’s even more fun to buy things people NEED. Who really thinks of the little things when the holidays roll around, like taking care of annoying seasonal skincare issues like overly dry lips. I deal with dry lips as soon as the temperatures drop and found Flexitol Lip Balm for Severely Dry Lips so very helpful because products like that are always something I know I need to buy every winter but I never get around to it when I need to. So, if you have someone who deals with the same problem come wintertime, this lip balm is a great gift idea because it comes formulated with 2.5% synthesized urea, which ensures deep penetration to alleviate soreness and discomfort while visibly softening and smoothing lips quickly. It’s got a great minty scent and a chiselled applicator for easy application.

#5 – Real Techniques Dual Ended Expert Sponge / $10.49: I absolutely love RT sponges. They’re affordable and are just as good, if not better, than higher end sponges. The Real Techniques Dual Ended Expert Sponge is one of the newest and most exciting sponges they’ve released. It’s designed for medium to full coverage application of liquids and powders and is latex-free. The orange side works for applying foundation, while the pink side works with applying contour, highlight and blush. If the recipient on your list loves her sponges but needs some help with simplifying or downsizing their stash, this sponge is very handy and affordable because each side is part of two of their most popular sponges, their Miracle Finish Sponge and their Miracle Complexion Sponge which are $10.49 each, so you’re saving yourself from spending double that when you buy this sponge.

What do you think of these stocking stuffer ideas? What kind of gifts do you like buying as stocking stuffers?! Share your thoughts below!

Disclosure: These products were provided for editorial consideration, however these are my honest opinions.

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Fall is the time of year when I really love testing out new products. My skin starts to get a bit more needy, so I especially love trying out new skincare products. Here are a bunch of new and exciting skincare products that I’m using right now.

PIXI Beauty has introduced me to double cleansing with their Double Cleanse ($24 / 2 x 50 ml / Available at Shoppers Drug Mart & PixiBeauty.com). A unique 2-in-1 cleanser created by Caroline Hirons where one side is a solid cleansing oil and the other is a luxurious cleansing cream. The solid cleansing oil contains contains vitamin e, camellia oil and evening primrose oil, and the cleansing cream contains vitamin c, peptide complex, and arginine.

My Glittery Thoughts:

If you want your skin to feel luxriously clean, you need to try double cleansing! When you’ve put on a full glam makeup look, cleansing once usually doesn’t cut it anyways. You can be sure you’ve got every bit of makeup off after you’ve first cleansed with the solid cleanser, which really helps take off mascara and other long wearing makeup, and then follow it up with the cleansing cream which soothes and makes your skin look bright and healthy.

And when long nights and lots of makeup and products have taken their toll on your skin, try a skin detox with nia’s (not into aging) Sunday Detox ($39 / 121 ml / Available at Shoppers Drug Mart). It’s a double detox containing rich clay mousse that draws out dirt and debris from pores to reduce the appearance of blackheads and then it dries to a peel-off mask that lifts away dead skin cells to give you smooth, radiant skin. It’s formulated with NIA-114, a patented molecule that fortifies and protects skin against the impact of lifestyle stressors, and also contains white kaolin clay, bamboo charcoal powder, mango and brazilian caja extract, lentil seed extract, and chaulmoogra, black Cumin & manuka oils.

My Glittery Thoughts:

I love, love, love trying new and different masks and this one is a lot of fun to use. A little tricky at first to use so you need to make sure you apply a generous amount to your skin so it thickens up. Then all it takes is 10-15 minutes for it to dry and then it peels off really easily and makes your pores look amazing! If you have any issues with blackheads or need something to give your pores a good cleaning, this mask will work wonders on you!

The Olay Age Defying Advanced Hydrating Gel Moisturizer ($18.99 / 50 ml / Available at Mass Retailers) is a new gel moisturizer that provides 24 hours of sheer and breathable hydration for normal skin types. It’s formulated with hyaluronic acid and b3 vitamins to give you an energized, refreshed and hydrated appearance that lasts for 24 hours.

My Glittery Thoughts:

If you’ve got normal skin that leans a little more on the oily side, you will really like this moisturizer. It’s very lightweight, refreshing and gives your skin nice, light moisture. For me, I need a little bit more hydration right now but I think this moisturizer would work well for me in the summer.

Treat your eyes this season with the Korres Greek Yoghurt Under Eye Priming Moisturizer ($42 / 15 ml / Available at Shoppers Drug Mart). It’s an instantly cooling eye cream that moisturizes, nourishes and primes the eyes before makeup application. It calms and soothes allergy prone eyes while strengthening the area’s delicate skin with greek yoghurt concentrate that’s rich in protein and probiotics. The moisturizer improves microcirculation, reducing fat deposits to minimize puffiness and dark circles thanks to rhodiola rosea root extract and also contains sugar beet that increases and protects hydration while controlling excess fluid build up to prevent puffiness.

My Glittery Thoughts:

When I learned about this eye moisturizer, I was told it was a popular product on Ru Paul’s Drag Race, which instantly had me very eager to try it out for myself. It is for sure my new favourite eye cream to use. It really soothes, hydrates and conditions the eyes and the cream sinks into your skin perfectly so that you can apply your concealer smoothly and easily.

Last but not least is the bliss mask a-‘peel’ complexion clearing rubberizing mask ($38 / for 3 treatments / Available at blissworld.com), a peel off mask that leaves your skin instantly clearer, cleaner and shine-free. The mask hugs every contour to ensure all of the ingredients are optimally deposited to even out skin tone and texture. To activate the mask, you need to add cool water up to the line marked on the container and mix thoroughly until the texture is smooth, then apply.

My Glittery Thoughts:

I was introduced to this cool mask last year and finally got to try it recently. It’s a bit finicky at first when you mix it so you need to really make sure that it’s mixed well before you apply it or else it can get a bit clumpy. You also need to apply it evenly to your skin so you get the rubberized effect all over. Once it’s on, it feels so refreshing and the thick consistency of it is cool to peel off after its been on for 20 minutes and has fully rubberized. Even thought the complexion clearing aspect of it is not something I find is an issue with my skin, it still brightens up my skin and feels soothing when you take it off and helps treat any little blemishes.

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What do you think of these new and exciting skincare products? Have you tried any of them before?! Share your thoughts below!

Disclosure: These products were provided for editorial consideration, however these are my honest opinions.

The post New & Exciting Skincare Products I’m Using Right Now appeared first on Glitter Diaries.

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