TARTE – Clay Pot Waterproof Liner

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TARTE – Clay Pot Waterproof Liner (Goldilocks) Review & Swatch

Price: $25 CAD
Size: 0.08 oz
Shade: Goldilocks

I thought it would be fitting to review another colourful product – so here is the review on the Tarte Clay Pot Waterproof Liner in Goldilocks. I only purchased this shade so my review on the formula will only pertain to the one shade – other shades may have a different outcome. Continue reading “TARTE – Clay Pot Waterproof Liner”

CREER BEAUTE – Sailor Moon Miracle Romance Liquid Eyeliner

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CREER BEAUTE – Sailor Moon Miracle Romance Eyeliner Review & Swatch

Price: $20.81 CAD
Size: N/A (roughly similar to other eyeliners)

I thought it would be fitting to do a review on the Sailor Moon eyeliner during Halloween season since it is dress up month. I initially purchased the eyeliner as a novelty and did not have any expectations for it to work well but these are my thoughts. Continue reading “CREER BEAUTE – Sailor Moon Miracle Romance Liquid Eyeliner”

URBAN DECAY – Electric Pressed Pigment Palette

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Urban Decay – Electric Pressed Pigment Palette Review & Swatch

Price: $59 CAD *on sale: $24 USD*
Size: 10 x 0.04 oz

I thought it would be a good time to review this palette since October just arrived – so HALLOWEEN season has begun.*just a little plug – but I will be doing Halloween looks on my Instagram so hope over there if you are interested to see that* However – without realizing Sephora actually no longer carries this palette and the only place to find it, is on the Urban Decay website (it’s on sale though!). This probably means the palette is going to be / is already discontinued – so if you were interested I would say purchase it before it is gone!

Continue reading “URBAN DECAY – Electric Pressed Pigment Palette”

KAT VON D – Metal Crush Eye Shadow

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KAT VON D – Metal Crush Eye Shadow (Thunderstruck) Review & Swatch

Price: $25 CAD
Size: 0.10 oz
Shade: Thunderstruck

Following the metallic trend I wanted to do a review on the extremely popular Metal Crush Eye Shadows. I was only able to pick up the thunderstruck shade because they are often sold out but I will review this one for now. Continue reading “KAT VON D – Metal Crush Eye Shadow”

MARC JACOBS BEAUTY – Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara

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MARC JACOBS BEAUTY – Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara Review

Price: $33 CAD
Size: 0.32 oz

I noticed that I have not done a review on mascara in a while so I decided to review the Velvet Noir from Marc Jacobs. I found myself using this one quite a bit recently for my Instagram photos however, Too Faced’s Better Than Sex is still a staple in my regular routine though. Continue reading “MARC JACOBS BEAUTY – Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara”

TARTE – Tartelette in Bloom

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TARTE – TARTELETTE IN BLOOM REVIEW & SWATCH

Price: $54 CAD
Size: 0.053 Oz x 12

This palette has been out for a bit now – and I have played with it since. I wanted to use them for a while before doing a proper review on it – so here we go. Continue reading “TARTE – Tartelette in Bloom”

HOW S.L. DOES: Colour Correction

I have decided to start a new series called ‘HOW S.L. DOES’ where I talk about different makeup trends like colour correction.

To begin the series I decided to break down colour correction before I start to review different colour correction products. In this post I will talk about: why we colour correct, what colours to pick, and what formula to choose.

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WHY WE COLOUR CORRECT

To start off colour correction makeup is based off the colour wheel (pictured above). The idea is that if you want to neutralize a certain colour you use the colour on the opposite side to do so. For example if you have purple tones (usually found in dark circles) you will apply a peach tone to neutralize. Neutralizing the tone will allow you to use less product (ie. concealer) to cover up any imperfections.


WHAT COLOURS TO PICK

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DARK CIRCLES/SPOTS

Dark circles/spots usually have a purple-blue tone so according to the colour wheel peach/pink is the best for neutralizing the colour. Following the chart I made above it basically means that:

Light skin tone = pink colour corrector

Medium skin tone = peach colour corrector

Dark skin tone = orange colour correct

However, the chart above is a general guideline as everyone’s skin is different – therefore if you find that you have light skin and your under eye area comes off PURPLE opt for a PEACH colour corrector and so on. The most important thing to do is to evaluated your own under eye area and determine what tone it is. A good trick I like to use for figuring out my skin’s imperfections is taking a picture of your face without makeup (preferably with an actual camera because colour is not as detailed on a phone) and evaluate from there.

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REDNESS (ACNE/IRRITATION)

Redness is often found in acne spots, on the cheeks, and around the nose. The different types of ‘redness’ are generally split into two categories shown above – intense redness and mild redness. So colour correction would go as follows:

Intense redness (acne spots) = green colour corrector

Mild redness (irritation) = yellow colour corrector

The lighter the redness the lighter green and more yellow tone would be what you need. Therefore the deeper the redness the darker the green tone will need to be.

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DULLNESS

Dullness or sallowness is the category that is a little more confusing – it mainly refers to unwanted yellow or grey tones in the skin that make the skin appear ‘flat’ or ‘unhealthy’ sometimes even referred to as ‘unlively’. Therefore, the colour correctors will work to brighten the skin allowing it to look luminous and healthier. So following the chart:

Light skin tones = pink – light purple colour correctors

Medium skin tones = purple – blue colour correctors

Above I have only listed Light and Medium as dullness is rarely seen in darker skin tones.


WHAT FORMULA TO CHOOSE

After you pick which colours are best for your individual concerns you now have to pick the formula and consistency of the product. Like other products colour correctors also come in different formulas and it is best to choose the formula that would work best for your concern. I personally go by the list below:

liquid/powder = full face concerns (ex. all over dullness)

cream/gel = sections of the face (ex. redness in the cheeks)

stick/pencil = spot correction (ex. acne spots)

The thinner the formula – the easier it is to spread over the skin and the pigmentation of the colour corrector is lighter allowing to be look more natural. Creams on the other hand have a little more pigmentation but the product is easier to control and maintain in the desired area. Lastly, stick or pencil products are best for spot correction and allow you to concentrate the product on a small area without spreading it all over the place.

– SL.


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