L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation

Cushion foundations are all the rage lately – French cosmetics brands have perfected the launch, offering sheer, buildable coverage and a trusty compact that is perfect for makeup bags and traveling. I tried L’Oreal Paris’ take on the trend to see if it stacked up to the rave reviews.

My favourite thing about this foundation is how true to skin tone it is – when I first opened the compact in my shade, I thought that there was no way this would work – it was way too dark. However, upon applying, I noticed it was a perfect match. So perfect that even swatching was difficult, you could barely see the product! What you see in this shot is several coats of foundation applied with a stippling brush.

This product also gives your skin a luminous glow, almost as though you’ve also applied a highlighter. It’s perfect for a fresh-faced look for daytime. At night, I add translucent setting powder to mattify things up a bit.

The coverage for this product is sheer-to-medium – it takes a few applications to build it up. If you’re looking for additional coverage, add a creamy concealer to blemishes and under eye circles following your foundation applications.

The product range includes 8 shades ranging from “Light Ivory” to “Suntan”. Unfortunately, I don’t think this foundation is a good match for those with darker skins.

The L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation is available in drug stores including Shoppers Drug Mart and Rexall, as well as Walmart and Amazon.ca for approximately $24.99.

Swatches: Styli-Style Line & Seal lipliners

Do you use lipliners daily? 
I should know better but I really never spent the time to apply them. 
For my clients, I always do it. I guess I was lazy to add another step to make makeup routine. 

Philosophy: The Micro Exfoliating Treatment Kit

When you think of chemical peels and microdermabrasion, a trip to the spa and a $300+ price tag often come to mind. Luckily, skincare brands are releasing at-home versions of your favourite spa treatments for a fraction of the cost. The best part? These treatments usually include multiple applications.

Over the years I’ve tried several chemical exfoliators, microdermabrasion and peel kits – scrubs, fruit-acid soaked pads, you name it. I’ve noticed results, but not enough results to justify the price tag (skin treatments generally cost significantly more than a cleanser or moisturizer).

Enter the Philosophy Microdelivery Dual Phase Peel – a two-step peel that sells for under $100. After one use, I was hooked. My skin felt smoother than it’s ever helped before, redness was gone and my skin glowed. This is a great product if you suffer from acne or acne scars, aging skin, hyperpigmentation or sun damage.

Four reasons why you need the Microsoft Surface

I love being a beauty blogger. Trying out new products is always exciting. But that's only one side of my life. If you know me, then you know I work with video cameras and computers all day. I love when I find a product that makes my life easier. When I was asked if I wanted to try out the Microsoft Surface for Toronto Fashion week, I accepted without any hesitation.

Five new Revlon mascaras that you must have this season

Have you been to the mascara aisle lately? It’s insane!
So many brands. So many specifications.
Let's break it down!

Do you want length?
How about volume?
What about length and volume?

NUDESTIX Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Pencils- Royal & Belle

Matte lip products are my FAVOURITE trend. When I was asked if I wanted to try the NUDESTIX Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Pencils in Royal & Belle ($28.00 CAN), it was a YES. I love Nudestix. 
I love everything the brand stands for and how it caters to all skin tones.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro Sculpting Palette

Although I went to school for makeup, I'm still learning new techniques. Plus discovering products that make life much easier. Sculpting is the craze that is not going way. I blame Kim Kardashian! Although we all can't slay like Kim K, we can try right! MAKE UP FOR EVER’s new Pro Sculpting Palette ($54.00 CAN) is here to help us all slay!