August 24, 2016

Beauty becomes even more fun with the first Canadian Sephora Beauty Tip Workshop at Yorkdale!

Available now Sephora Yorkdale is the first Canadian Beauty Tip (Teach, Inspire, Play) Workshop store which offers an interactive Beauty Together approach to beauty that will educate and inspire while being a lot of fun!
At the heart of the new store concept is the Beauty Tip Workshop which consists of an area for up to 10 clients to learn via group beauty classes led by Sephora experts, gain self-guided access to tutorials using iPad stations. Each station is equipped with its own product, iPad, USB port and wifi, making it easy to play, browse and share looks on the digital screen and online right from your own seat.

I had the chance to take one of the Beauty Classes and learn the secrets of the Bold Smokey Eye. The Sephora expert showed us first how to do it on her model and then we had the chance to try it for ourselves using all the products provided. Here I learned that a smokey eye is hard, deep shadow shades will not stay in my crease but like to migrate and make me look like I have a black eye; and that Sephora experts are really nice and even when you look like you've been punched they will still be helpful and encouraging! P.S. Said expert will be happy to know that I have been practicing and can now pull off a non-punched smokey eye look! It's actually pretty easy for even the spastic to achieve - Just apply a light/medium neutral shadow to the lid (like Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in Panama Weekend - a dusty beige matte - $13); apply a deeper shade into the crease (like Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in Safari - a light mauve luster matte - $13); and then blend the neutral shade outward to diffuse from the area below the eye into the crease; then highlight inner eye corners and browbones with a light nude shadow (I like a little shimmer for this so use Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in Ballet Shoes - an ivory glitter - $13); and then add an additional liner layer to inner rims and lash lines and finish with mascara - easy peasy!

I highly recommend you learn from the pros an check out the Beauty Tip Workshop area and get in on a class - which you will find at Sephora Yorkdale - 416-785-4400 - check with them for class dates and times.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Joe Fresh Universal Beauty Balm!

Wind burn, dry patches, even chapped lips will find relief with:

Joe Fresh Universal Beauty Balm - 10g - $10 - a nourishing balm that helps to soften skin and relieve dryness on face, hands and body.

The stick format makes it so conveniently portable you can take it along anywhere and best of all, you don't have to worry about it leaking in your purse!

Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

August 23, 2016

Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free All-in-1 ABC Cushion Foundation

Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free All-in-1 ABC Cushion Foundation - $20.49 - in Light, Light/Medium and Medium - a revolutionary high-tech, cushion foundation with an ultra-fluid, weightless mineral formula that provides the multi-tasking benefits of BB and CC creams with the gentle flawless, skin-perfecting effects of minerals to instantly correct visible imperfections and blur fines lines and pores with an airbrushed finish.

With an ABC, mineral rich formula that features a proprietary blend of complexion enhancing minerals, soothing plant extracts, smoothing anti-oxidants and skin nourishing vitamins for moisturizing and brightening benefits that leave a luminous finish.

Available now at drug and mass market retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Avon True Color Multi-Benefit BB Nail Enamel - with swatches!

Avon True Color Multi-Benefit BB Nail Enamel - $9 - in 3 shades: Perfect Pink, Lilac-Love and Restoring Beige - that strengthens, prevents discolouration and yellowing with a UV filter primes by filling in imperfections and ridges, colour and protects and conditions for a smooth finish your nails in one easy stroke with a vitamin C & E infused formula.
Restoring Beige
Perfect Pink
Lilac Love

Available now from your Avon rep - 1-800-265-AVON or online at

- Lisamarie -

August 22, 2016

Vichy Mineral Mask Collection - for multi-masking at it's best!

Vichy introduces 3 mineral-infused masks formulated with natural minerals and Mineralizing Thermal Water for stronger, healthier looking skin - that address 3 different skin concerns:

Quenching Mineral Mask - 75ml - $34 - a hydrating mask with vitamin B3 to calm inflammation and brighten skin tone and glycerin and mint extract for a refreshing, hydrating cooling effect. Skin immediately feels fresh, moisturized and supple - and after 1 month is more radiant, revitalized and comfortable.

Pore Purifying Clay Mask - 75ml - $34 - a purifying mask with kaolin and bentonite clays to absorb impurities and tighten pores and aloe vera to soothe and hydrate. Skin immediately feels clean, clear and soft - and after 1 month is purified and pores refined.

Double Glow Peel Mask - 75ml - $34 - a brightening mask with AHA to gently peel off dead cells, mechanical peeling with volcanic rock - to gently exfoliate dead skin cells and eliminate impurities and vitamin C to brighten skin tone. Skin is immediately exfoliated and looks fresher - and after 1 month texture is refined, looks brighter and more radiant and is smoother and more supple.

The line is meant for multi-masking - nobody's skin is the same all over so why would you use just one mask at a time?!

Just 3 to 5 minutes once or twice a week will have you on your way to skin perfection - and to really amp up your routine, wipe off your mask with the Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water on a cotton pad. Once removed, follow up with another spritz of water for super-fresh skin!

Available now at drugstores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Mascara Monday - Chanel Dimensions de Chanel Mascara in Subversif

Chanel Dimensions de Chanel Mascara in Subversif - $41 - an aubergine black shade from the Fall 2016 Le Rouge Collection N°1
An all-in-one mascara that offers the perfect balance of volume, definition, length and curl, as well as conditioning and long-wearing properties.
With a narrow tip to catch even the thinnest lashes, the intuitive fiber brush glides on smoothly to deliver an eye-opening effect for an intense, well-defined look.
The mascara is part of the fall collection which has a red theme so I was a little worried that there would have more of a red tone to it - but you can see it doesn't look red at all - it pretty much looks black to me and it looks great!

Available now for a limited time at Chanel counters across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

August 20, 2016

NARS Fall 2016 Powerfall Colour Collection

NARS Fall 2016 Powerfall Colour Collection debuts a refined combination of seasonal shades, signature colours and state-of-the-art textures for eyes, cheeks and lips.
Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow - $36 - in Antares - iridescent white gold; Arcturus - shimmering deep indigo; and Rigel - shimmering rose gold
Velvet Matte Lip Pencil - $33 - in Infatuated Red - garnet (Limited Edition); and Consuming Red - bordeaux
Contour Blush - $54 - cheeks are sculpted to new heights by complexion-enhancing hues including Melina - left side: café au lait; right side: espresso; and Talia - left side: light caramel; right side: nutmeg

Velvet Eyeliner - $32 - in Black Moon - black; Mambo - rich hazelnut; Curaçao - turquoise blue; Kalisté - teal; London - stormy grey; Blue Lotus - periwinkle; Last Frontier - espresso; Las Pozas - white pearl; and Darklight - navy - add rich dimension with pigments that glide on smooth and blend evenly, creating the perfect base for smoky lids or a fine line for a bold look.

Available now at NARS retailers across Canada including Sephora, Hudson’s Bay, Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom, and Murale and online at

- Lisamarie -