Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Mary Kay TimeWise Matte 3D Foundation Review

2019 is shaping up to be a good year for foundation. I’ve found a few formulas that work wonders for my complexion and today I’m sharing another fantastic product from Mary Kay.

I love when brands mix skincare into their pigment because on workdays I tend to wear makeup for at least 8 hours and up to 20 hours while traveling overseas. Due to my busy schedule, I am always looking for products that don't clog pores, look oily or cause breakouts, and Mary Kay’s new Matte Foundation checks all the boxes.

The Age Minimize 3D Complex ($28.00) is available in 28 shades that contain encapsulated resveratrol, vitamin B3, age defying peptides and antioxidants that strengthen collagen and elastin, fight free radicals, improve the look of wrinkles, brighten uneven skin tone and protect against environmental damage.The formula is suitable for combination, oily and sensitive skin.


I have not tried any of the previous MK foundations but I am quite impressed by the lightweight, smooth finish. Keep in mind that the appearance of your makeup (flawless or uneven) is directly related to the health of your skin so results may vary.

The color does not crease, flake or settle into fine lines and the liquidy texture blends seamlessly for a natural finish – much better than thick creams.

At first the coverage seemed a bit sparse but I didn't have trouble finding a match (Bronze is my preferred shade). The second time I used a bit more product and concealed everything I wanted to hide. Throughout the day I didn’t need any touch-ups and there was no greasy build-up or oxidization – the color appeared even with no harsh undertones.

If you have very dry skin, the matte effect may not be ideal this season. To change the finish, layer the foundation over a supple moisturizer or try mixing in a drop of facial oil for more dewiness. All I do is pat on a bit of setting powder and it lasts all day. I prefer a shine-free finish because my skin tends to produce sebum as the day wears on.

The anti-humidity and sweat resistant properties are great for long summer days and I’ve even tested it while working out with no major mishaps.


I always use primer to achieve the most flawless finish possible but TimeWise makes my skin look great – no complaints. I can customize the coverage for any occasion and it does not clog pores or cause irritation no matter how long I wear it.

A damp beauty blender seems to works better than a makeup brush but application is quick and consistent. I’m not sure about the 3D effect (didn’t notice any difference) but the small tubes are ideal for travel.

Mary Kay is available online at marykay.ca

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

K-Beauty Skincare Routine: The Case Full of Seoul

K-Beauty has taken the skincare industry by storm and has quickly become mainstream in North America. There are countless products to choose from and a never-ending stream of tutorials and reviews.

While vacationing in Asia I saw huge shopping centers dedicated to achieving beautiful skin but many people (myself included) have no idea where to start or what actually works. Thankfully Umma Beauty has meticulously curated a selection of the best Korean creams, serums, toners and masks to take your skincare routine to the next level.

As many of you know, K-Beauty is all about using an effective multi-step layering approach and this beautiful hibiscus case contains 8 core products that target common skincare concerns.

There are also 4 specific beauty plans to get you through the week including: Morning Glory, The Sleeping Beauty (nightly ritual), Get Ready With Me and Spa Sunday which I used yesterday after the Thanksgiving long-weekend.


Step 1 is always the 9 Wishes Rice Foaming Cleanser with micro-ground rice powder that gently exfoliates dead skin and rinses away impurities. The nutritious ingredients leave skin bright, refreshed and smooth with no residue or tightness – perfect for dry winter days.


Step 2 is also the same for each routine. It includes the travel-size May Coop Raw Sauce Toner composed of 93% maple tree sap, natural moisturizers, organic grain extract, herbs, vitamins and humectants. I’ve never used a toner quite like it. The consistency is similar to a nourishing serum yet it abolishes dirt, absorbs excess oil, eliminates bacteria, prevents blemishes and protects against free-radical damage without causing dryness.


Step 3 in each beauty plan is always the Urang True Rose Repair Essence Serum with essential oils, vitamins C and A, jojoba and organic floral water. This is an intense hydrating glow complex that plumps and rejuvenates dull, dehydrated skin so it appears youthful and radiant. The formula absorbs quickly and penetrates deeply with anti-inflammatory properties that soothe and protect. Due to its natural composition free of fragrances, synthetics, chemicals and preservatives, it must be used within 6 months.


After applying the serum Step 4 is usually the May Coop Raw Moisturizer containing 70% maple tree sap, baobab extract, cactus and a long list of fruits, cloves and botanical ingredients that deeply moisturize and replenish for 24 hours. The velvety formula is rich, lightweight and non-greasy with healing components that seem to minimize scars and discoloration. My skin looks supple, fortified and completely renewed so I use it morning and night to maintain a dewy glow.


If you’re enjoying a spa day at home, Step 4 would be the I Woke Up Like This All-In-One Sheet Mask instead of the moisturizer (the mask provides enough hydration on its own). After a busy week or long flight, this concentrated treatment revitalizes the complexion with a combination of pearl powder, vitamin C and niacinamide to brighten, tighten, soften, hydrate and restore elasticity.


When you’re getting ready for bed, apply the Tov Camellia Wrinkle Free Eye Solution before moisturizer. Infused with shea butter, niacin, guava, star fruit, lime, elderberry and macadamia oil, the balm hydrates, plumps, blurs fine lines and reduces puffiness. It also helps lighten dark circles while protecting against UV damage so you look well rested. The syringe applicator makes it easy to target problem areas and the cream stays where you put it.


If you’re heading out for the day, apply the Touch In Sol No Pore Blem Primer prior to toner, serum moisturizer and makeup. This might be one of the best primers I’ve ever used! The gel is light, supple and silky with no slick silicones or shine. It shrinks pores, evens skin texture, fills lines and creates a protective anti-pollution barrier. My makeup looks flawless and the vegan friendly, cruelty-free formula contains no parabens, sulfates or phthalates so it is definitely a keeper!


Last but not least in the night and spa regimes is the luscious Urang Vitamin Oil Serum packed with antioxidants, essential fatty acids, jojoba, lavender, myrrh, frankincense and rosehip oil. This lush elixir regenerates, strengthens, softens and hydrates so you awake to a dewy, youthful glow. It also works wonders on other parts of the body like dry heels, elbows, hands and cuticles.


The Case is valued at $345.00 but retails for $159.00 at Costco.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Cirque du Soleil Alegria Review

A couple weeks ago I attended the 25th anniversary of Cirque du Soleil’s Alergia – a new adaptation of their most iconic production seen by more than 14 million spectators. The modified version is fun, silly and daring with even more color, suspense and death-defying stunts.


The big top was abuzz at Ontario Place as guests walked the red carpet sipping champagne and snapping photos with brightly costumed performers. Popcorn and drinks were provided before we piled into the tent and took our seats in anticipation.


This wasn’t my first night at the circus but it was my favorite location. The venue is spacious, easy to access and set against Toronto’s beautiful skyline. No matter where you sit, the stage is positioned to give everyone a clear view of the action and the actors always make you feel like part of the show.

Every aspect of the production is enticing – the incredible music, whimsical costumes, props, lighting, ambiance and well crafted sets. When it all comes together you are transported to a magical realm like no other - something Cirque seems to do effortlessly. 

Photo: Marie-Andree Lemire / Costumes: Dominique Lemieux / Cirque du Soleil 2019

I am not usually a fan of the slapstick clown comedy (I mainly go for the jaw-dropping gymnastics and beautiful imagery) but this time they were funny. The odd characters pull you in, make you chuckle and create an immersive world of wonder.

The snow globe scene (as I like to call it) was exhilarating! To the audience’s amazement one of the clowns suddenly starts a whirlwind snow storm that engulfs everyone in an endless shower of fluttering white flecks. Caught up in the excitement I almost forgot it was a warm summer night.

Photo: Marie-Andree Lemire / Costumes: Dominique Lemieux / Cirque du Soleil 2019

As usual the acrobats are amazing. The synchronized trapeze is graceful while the acro poles, hula tricks and high bar aerial playground left most of us speechless. Performers were vaulting through the air, diving from the ceiling, spinning inside wheels and contorting their bodies in incredible, unimaginable positions.

Photo: Marie-Andree Lemire / Costumes: Dominique Lemieux / Cirque du Soleil 2019

Some artists formed human ladders - balancing meticulously, while others twirled on silk scarves as the singer's powerful melody enhanced the drama. It is my favorite musical rendition to-date.

Photo: Marie-Andree Lemire / Costumes: Dominique Lemieux / Cirque du Soleil 2019

The knife and fire dance is one of the most impressive performances I have seen in a Cirque show. Wearing a realistic tribal costume the flame thrower plays with fire like it is coming out of his body! He places the flames on his feet and hands before lapping them up in his mouth. Sizzling sparks graze his bare torso as he smiles, totally unscathed. I have no idea how he did it but I held my breath in awe, terror and wonder. He wins the award for greatest showman ever!

Photo: Marie-Andree Lemire / Costumes: Dominique Lemieux / Cirque du Soleil 2019

Alegria’s story-line wasn’t straightforward but Mr. Fleur (the ringleader) seemed to be manipulating the kingdom and characters with his magic stick, forcing them to perform in an attempt to gain power. I could be wrong but one thing I learned after seeing seven shows is to relax and just let it happen. Don’t try to make sense of the unusual scenes. It’s about giving in to the fantasy and letting your imagination run wild.

Photo: Marie-Andree Lemire / Costumes: Dominique Lemieux / Cirque du Soleil 2019

Alegria is fantastic for all ages and occasions. If you are looking for date night ideas or family fun, the show runs until November 24th and tickets are available at cirquedusoleil.com/alergia.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Avon Mattitude Soft Matte Liquid Lipstick: Review and Swatches

I never get tired of lipstick nor does it seem possible to ever have enough. In a few days I’m off to Europe again so it’s time to start packing my long-wear, no-fuss makeup.

I need lip color and shadows that stay on for hours and make me look refreshed after a long flight. Products that apply effortlessly, dry quickly and enhance my complexion are perfect for long days of touring and romantic nights in a new city.

Avon must have read my mind because they just released 8 super-saturated Soft Matte Liquid Lipsticks ($15.00 ea) that feel weightless and glide on smooth. The creamy texture makes it easy to layer, fill and spread the pigment, but make sure your outline is sharp so it doesn’t look messy.


Once dry, the color appears vivid, matte and seductive. If you notice thin areas or prefer more coverage, simply apply another coat. 

The micronized pigment release formula is enriched with poppy seed oil and vitamin E for a hint of moisture but if you have very dry skin, it might not be enough. Exfoliate and moisturize the night before so you don’t end up with a rough finish. A quick lip treatment every now and then is always beneficial no matter what lipstick you’re wearing.

Throughout the day there is very little transfer or fading and the color is quite flexible. It holds up well during cocktail hour but greasy foods may loosen the finish.  

Those with sensitive skin will be happy to know that these luscious liquids contain no parabens, sulfates or phthalates and the scent is pleasant. 

The shade selection is basic yet wonderful! There are two nudes – one for fair skin (Ambitious) and a neutral mauve (Resolute) for medium to deep complexions.


The bright coral (Devoted) and deep magenta (Driven) look amazing on everyone and the pink has a stunning purple undertone.


Tenacious (dark brown), Persistent (the perfect deep burgundy) and Resilient (juicy blackberry) are trendy for fall. The intensity is super sexy so they look great with neutral shadow or gold shimmer. I wore the burgundy-red to Cirque du Soleil's Alegria Premiere last night and received so many compliments!


Swatches left to right: Ambitious, Tenacious, Devoted, Resolute, Persistent, Driven and Resilient.

Avon has also created Liquid Glimmer Shadows ($10.00) that can be amplified from sheer to full-coverage. There are 8 shades to choose from with a brilliant metallic base infused with glistening glitter.


The buttery pigment applies evenly and dries matte but you might have to use a smoothing primer to improve the finish. I love shimmer that stays put all day and these shadows don’t budge!

Avon is available online at avon.ca

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Avon Pure Roll-On Essential Oils and Genuine Crystal Necklace

Essential Oils have a variety of health benefits and there are many ways to use them depending on the formula and concentration.

I like to put them in my Avon Diffuser to purify the air and improve sleep quality. During cold and flu season I add a few drops in my bubble bath and face steamer to ease congestion, improve breathing and promote relaxation. Pure blends can also be diluted and added to skincare or massage oil to help relieve a variety of ailments and a few drops in a water-based solution can be sprayed into the air to deodorize a room and refresh fabrics.


Avon has come up with an easy way to take your pocket pharmacy on-the-go with their new 100% Pure Roll-Ons ($22.00 ea). These vegan friendly, natural blends alleviate stress and negative vibes without parabens, phthalates or sulfates.

I couldn’t find any information on the website or packaging about where to apply them but the neck, forehead/temples, chest, abdomen, feet, inner elbows and spine are good places to start (depending on what you’re using them for). The concentrated plant derived formulas are safe for topical use and can be inhaled for instant relief.

De-Stress is a calming blend consisting of sweet almond, lavender, fennel, peppermint, chamomile and rosemary. I apply it on the inside of my wrists and slowly inhale before bed. The marvelous scent helps me unwind and drift into a peaceful sleep.


On long, hectic days when work and responsibilities seem to get the better of you, add some Energize Essential Oil to your Avon Genuine Crustal Necklace ($70.00). This formula contains sweet almond, lemon, grapefruit, orange and rosemary to help you stay focused and alert.


The gorgeous crystal pendant is much more than a cool piece of jewelry. The top opens to reveal a small felt insert that can be saturated in your favorite botanical blend. As you wear the necklace, the oil is slowly diffused into the air so you can enjoy the aroma therapy benefits anytime, anywhere. I can think of a few people (myself included) who would absolutely love to use the pendant with the Headache Relief or Aches Away Roll-On. The crystal itself (without the oil) promotes clarity and harmony and the setting is sterling silver with rhodium plating.

The Detox blend resets your mind and body with sweet almond, juniper berry, lemon, peppermint, sweet fennel, rosemary and sandalwood. I often use it to recuperate from jet-lag or illness.


You can find these fabulous products at avon.ca

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

L’Occitane Immortelle Precious Cream and Serum Review

I have a lot of skincare (enough to last a lifetime) but most days I use at least one L’Occitane product. In my bathroom right now you’ll find the Aqua Reotier Gel Cleanser, 3-in-1 Shea Enriched Cleansing Water and Shea Hand Scrub. The classic Immortelle Divine Youth Oil and Crème (which my husband also loves) are always on my dresser and I have almond scented hand creams stashed in every nook and cranny...I’m kind of obsessed.

Today I’m featuring the Immortelle Precious Cream ($70.00) and Serum ($85.00) with potent anti-aging ingredients. This duo will revitalize your complexion like no other because each jar is infused with L’Occitane’s signature Immortelle flower. These miraculous yellow buds are also referred to as “golden sun” or “the everlasting flower” because it survives in the harshest environment and never fades. The plant is also known for its unparalleled regenerative and anti-inflammatory properties that fight free radicals, stimulate collagen, detoxify and firm.


Apply the serum first so the lightweight liquid can absorb and begin the reparative phase. The texture has a structure similar to skin so there is no residue and your face is protected from pollution and blemish causing impurities.

The concentrated elixir is formulated to smooth fine lines and deep wrinkles (if you have any) while boosting radiance and resiliency. I prefer to use it at night but it can also be applied during the day as a makeup base. After the first week my skin felt incredible - silky, plump, lifted and resilient.


The Immortelle cream is infused with essential oil microcapsules for 24-hour moisture release. It also contains shea butter, sunflower seed extract, evening primrose and borage oil to nourish and rejuvenate without clogging pores. When applied before bed, the rich formula revives damaged areas so my complexion appears dewy, soft, smooth and renewed - like I just returned from a luxurious spa.


If I’m dealing with sensitivity, redness, hives or a nasty pimple, the healing ingredients reduce irritation so my skin looks clear and even in no time. I’ve also used it to replenish my lips, brows and under eye area but you should use it according to your needs and skin type.

If you crave a youthful glow, try this collection! The products are available at L’Occitane boutiques, department stores, Sephora and online at loccitane.com.

Friday, September 13, 2019

YSL Vernis À Lèvres Water Stain | Review and Swatches

As someone who has hundreds of liners, lipsticks and lacquers, I know that lip gloss can seem a tad boring. How can they make a sheer, shiny formula any better – add more moisture? Change the scent? Who cares!

Well YSL Beauty has created something wonderful - a versatile stain, gloss, lacquer formula that looks gorgeous and feels incredibly comfortable.


The Vernis À Lèvres Water Stains ($49.00 ea) are available in 18 stunning shades that make your lips appear juicy and plump. The unique moisturizing base is composed of 40% water for smooth glide and even layers that drench dry skin in supple color.

The finish is non-sticky but the stain adheres well and hugs the lip contour to prevent feathering. I love the lush texture, it feels like a soft, replenishing balm that repairs and accentuates. The light, luminous finish can be amplified from sheer to medium coverage and I was able to achieve amazing opacity.

You may need to reapply after eating or drinking but the applicator distributes the perfect amount of color that usually lasts for hours.


I have a few of the red, pink and orange hues but there are flattering shades for every skin tone including nude, wine, violet and deep berry.

The only shade that lacks saturation is 605 Bain De Corail because the color is quite light. If you prefer bold pigment, stick to the bright and deep tones.


I love wearing these while traveling because they hold up well during long flights and actually make parched lips feel soft and healthy. 


YSL Beauty is available at Shoppers Drug Mart, The Bay, Sears, Sephora and yslbeauty.ca

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Get Fuller, Thicker Hair with Nioxin’s 3 Step System

Beauty experts and stylists have told me that I have fine hair “but lots of it” – meaning that each strand has a small diameter but there are many of them so my mane appears full, healthy and abundant.

Many people will be surprised to learn that I’ve been using Nioxin - an advanced system designed to rejuvenate thin, lifeless hair. The treatment works by stimulating the scalp to promote healthy growth which is one of the reasons my tendrils are waist length and thriving.

Since we are all starting the process at different phases, I'll begin by giving you a quick health assessment of my hair. Most consumers purchase the kit to stop thinning but my goal is growth and volume.


My hair is shiny, silky, strong and soft with minimal breakage or damage. It is actually quite heavy when wet and I do not experience excessive shedding. Throughout this article I will not be revealing miraculous results but like most people I do have areas that need extra care.

The great thing about these kits is that anyone can use them, whether you have fine, thin, straggly strands or thick glossy hair with a few areas that need rejuvenation.

During the winter I flat iron frequently and even though I use a low setting to prevent frying my ends, heat styling can make hair appear thin, flat and dry. In the summer, I mostly wear my hair in a ponytail which can cause tension at the roots.


Other factors that may cause thinning include: chemical treatments and hair dye, repeated use of harsh sulfates, hormonal imbalance and pregnancy, genetics, aging, improper care, poor diet/nutritional deficiency, stress/anxiety, medication and other health related ailments.

Achieving more body, bounce and fullness is always a good thing so I’ve been using these products to make my roots appear plush, full and lifted. Each system consists of 3 simple steps that are easy to incorporate into your daily routine.

System 6 is designed for chemically treated hair and progressed thinning. I have never used chemicals or dye but the products are also formulated to “intensely hydrate” which is great for natural curls.

The shampoo cleans very thoroughly eliminating build-up, impurities and oil but it left my hair feeling squeaky clean and a bit fragile. During the second lather, I only shampooed my roots and used another product on my ends to prevent further brittleness. The cleanser is effective but quite drying so I probably won’t use it very often. 

The conditioner seems to be much more concentrated in active ingredients because as soon as I put it on, my scalp began to tingle intensely. The sensation wasn’t terrible but it wasn’t pleasant either. The formula has a strong menthol/peppermint aroma and I’m assuming the stinging sensation is meant to stimulate the follicles and promote growth. If it stays on your head it isn’t painful but you wouldn’t want to get this stuff in your eyes or near your nether regions while showering. Leave it on for a few minutes but keep your head upright so the suds don't run down your face. 

The last step is the Scalp and Hair Treatment which is color safe. The light foam is supposed to be applied all over the roots but I only use it on the small section I'm treating.

After 8-10 applications the hair in that spot did appear to be growing in thicker but I also experienced intense itching for about 2 weeks. I’ve never suffered from dry scalp or dandruff but after using this system, I spent a lot of time scratching my head which resulted in some irritation. This could have been a side effect of new hair growth but it was quite annoying.

Kit 2 is designed for natural hair and progressed thinning. The shampoo purifies the scalp and the conditioner moisturizes, strengthens and enhances density. The products have the same menthol scent and tingling sensation so the active ingredients are probably similar.


The foam leave-in treatment increases the diameter of each strand and contains UV protection to shield your locks from further damage.

I try not to shampoo my hair too often but for visible results you should stick to the program for at least 2-3 weeks. The more you use it, the thicker your hair will appear but I highly recommend a weekly treatment mask to counteract the drying effects of the shampoo.

Nioxin is available at amazon.ca, Walmart, Chatters Hair Salon, Trade Secrets, Winners (in varying quantities), select salons and online at nioxin.com.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Nivea Urban Skin Detox Collection Review

As I make my way around the city for the Toronto International Film Festival, I will be attending media events, gifting lounges and red carpet parties including a fancy producer’s ball. I am also preparing for a weekend trip to Niagara Falls and an anniversary trip to Europe.

With all the traveling and late nights, I need products that effectively defend my skin against pollution and keep my complexion radiant, clear and healthy.


Nivea’s Urban Detox Collection includes cleansers, moisturizers and masks designed for busy people. The revitalizing formulas help fight the damaging effects of pollution so you can tackle your day with confidence.

The 3-In-1 White Clay Cleanser ($11.99) with organic green tea saves me a lot of time. It functions as a wash, mask and scrub that quickly removes impurities morning, noon and night. Leave it on for 3-5 minutes to detox and unclog pores. The micro-fine exfoliating granules buff away dead cells so your face feels smooth, supple and refreshed.


The Day Moisturizer ($11.99) contains SPF 20 which is enough for me since my It Cosmetics Foundation contains SPF 40. The cream is extremely lightweight, fast absorbing and non-greasy with a 48 hour moisture boost complex that nourishes dry skin. I love the fragrance, texture and finish. It works well under makeup, never makes me look greasy and protects against free radicals that cause wrinkles and dark spots.


The Skin Detox Clay Masks ($11.49) are available in a Purifying formula and a mattifying peel-off. The first contains white clay and magnolia to abolish dirt, bacteria and pollutants trapped deep within your pores. It is great for busy mornings because treatment time is only 1-5 minutes. I use it before showering, while I’m getting ready for work and before bed. Slather some on whenever you need a quick, rejuvenating facial.


The Peel-Off Mask with green tea and black rice eliminates dry flakes and excess oil to prevent blemishes, acne and greasiness. As the thin film is lifted off, you can feel it extracting sweat, dirt and debris that has accumulated throughout the day.

The Night Gel Moisturizer ($11.99) feels cool and soothing on tired skin. As you sleep, the antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties replenish and repair to promote a healthy glow. I usually layer the gel with serum or oil for even more hydration because there is not enough moisture to completely eliminate dryness.


When dealing with long, international flights and bad skin days, I like knowing that I have these products in my suitcase.

Nivea is available at drugstores nationwide.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Lise Watier Limited Edition Romance Sauvage Collection | Fall 2019

I hate to break it to you but summer is almost over. I don’t know what happened to June, July or August but they flew by in a blur of vacations, patio parties and fun festivals.

The evenings are getting cooler, kids have gone back to school and Starbucks has reintroduced their Pumpkin Spice Latte. I even saw Halloween decorations at the mall a couple weeks ago.

Autumn is my favorite month for many reasons but one thing that always excites me is the makeup. Deep sultry colors are back and I’m kicking things off with Lise Watier’s Romance Sauvage Collection.


These colors are inspired by danger, daring adventure and taking risks for love. Fashionistas will appreciate the stylish snake skin casing with pops of bright teal.


The Romance Sauvage Eye Shadow Palette ($60.00) is gorgeous! In fact, it may be one of my favorite palettes the brand has ever created. It contains 10 seductive shades that complement each other perfectly and look amazing on all skin tones.


The mattes are incredibly soft, smooth, buttery and blendable while the metallics are velvety, rich, dramatic and long-lasting.

The pigment glides on vibrantly with intense color payoff and excellent durability. I always use primer so I didn’t experience any creasing or fading and the formula is paraben-free.


The Blush Duo ($36.00) is embossed with the same pretty pattern as the outer packaging and comes with 2 “universal” shades designed to illuminate, lift and sculpt. Unfortunately the pink is too subtle and the deeper hue lacks pigmentation, I can barely see it on my skin. If you layer heavily it might work but the color isn’t prominent.


Lise Watier makes amazing lipstick and the Baiser Metal Mattes ($28.00 ea) are now available in sexy autumn shades. Toxic Kiss is a stunning combination of mauve, pink and wine with a lightweight finish that dries down into a long-wear lacquer. The metallic effect is luminous and bold without being sparkly or gritty and the color applies highly saturated in one swipe.


If you’re looking for pretty shadows suitable for travel and every occasion, check out the Dress Code Solos ($24.00 ea). There are 20 scintillating shades to choose from and each one comes with an applicator and small mirror.


These high quality pigments are similar to the shadows in the Sauvage palette – smooth, silky and buildable. They are available in matte, shimmer and metallic finishes that range from neutrals to jewel tones.

Lise Watier is available at Shoppers Drug Mart, departments stores (including The Bay) and online at lisewatier.ca.
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