May 25, 2017

AlumierMD now makes the healthier choice an easier choice for sunscreen!

AlumierMD offers a line physical sunscreens with a smooth, sheer formula that leaves no white residue behind - now making it possible to get the great texture found in chemical sunscreen without the use of potentially harmful ingredients!

Moisture Matte Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 40 - 120ml - $60 - in 3 shades: Ivory Tint, Sand Tint and Amber Tint - has smoothing and mattifying properties, making it perfect for normal to oily skin and antioxidants to protect skin from free radical damage. What makes it really perfect for an easy summer look though is the cutting-edge, colour-encapsulated beads the blend on the skin, creating a sheer tint and healthy glow.

Clear Shield Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 42 - 120ml - $64 - with a lightweight, non-comedognic formula containing vitamin B3 and sodium hyaluronate making it ideal for all skin types including oily, redness and acne-prone skin.

Sheer Hydration Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 40 - 120ml - $64 - in Versatile Tint and Untinted - with a silky and sheer formula packed with free-radical quenching antioxidants for all skin types - use the tinted one to create a sheer healthy glow.

Available now at select medical spas, doctor's offices and online at alumiermd.com.

- Lisamarie -

Easy summer lips with GOSH and Sun Bum!

GOSH Velvet Touch Lip Liner - $10 - in 14 shades: Nougat Crisp, Cardinal Red, Flirty Orange, Antique Rose, Pink Pleasure, Angel Kiss, Simply Red, Chocolate Kiss, Cocoa Plum, Rose, Raspberry Dream, Smoothie, Raisin - with a unique waterproof wax formula that prevents lipstick from bleeding into the small lines around the lips along with vitamin E and jojoba oil to keep it from being too drying.

Great for wearing under lipstick but it's my go-to summer product for a melt-proof lip colour that is long-wearing and fuss-free. Rather then draw it on and have it look very precise, all I do is apply a bit to both lips, and then smudge it around with my finger - for a stained look - and then top it with my favourite lip balm:

Sun Bum Lip Balm SPF 30 - $5.99 - in coconut, key lime, mango, pink guava, pomegranate and my fave, banana - protects lips from the sun with a water resistant formula, along with cocoa butter, aloe and vitamin E to moisturize.

The colour lasts all day, I just reapply the balm on a regular basis to keep lips moisturized and protected from the sun!

Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

May 24, 2017

Eye Love Wednesday - super affordable palettes from Rimmel, Hard Candy and Annabelle

Rimmel Magnif'Eyes Eyeshadow Contouring Palette - $14.99 - in 3 palette choices with 12 shades each: Keep Calm & Wear Gold - a molton mix of gold and copper hues along with pale taupes to highlight and rich coffee colours to define; London Nudes Calling - an array of warm blush tones from beige through tawny to rust and plum; Grunge Glamour - with neutral greys and browns along with fierce wine, bronze and pewter hues to make creating sultry smokey eye easy - with beautifully blendable, ultra-smooth, non-crease, non-fade shades that can be used in a multitude of ways to create contoured eye looks that range from natural to sultry for every eye shape.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
Hard Candy Top Ten Sating Eyeshadow Collection - $6.58 - in 2 collection choices containing 10 shadows with a selection of matte, shimmer, glitter and metallic finishes: Rich & Famous and Lap Of Luxury - with a collection of fashion-forward colours in a chic, fabric mirror compact that includes 2 applicators.


Available exclusively at Walmart stores across Canada.
Annabelle Skinny Palette - $9.99 - in 6 colour harmonies containing 5 shadows from nude to bold: Taupe Neutrals Basics, New Eve Goldy Browns, Spring Rosy Hues, Summer Purple Shades, Winter Smoky Look, Fall Khaki Harmony - with intense colours and ultra-blendable pigments in a smooth and silky texture that glides on effortlessly.

Available at drugstores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Neutrogena All-in-One Make-up Removing Cleansing Wipes Vanity Case!

Neutrogena All-in-One Make-up Removing Cleansing Wipes Vanity Case - 25 wipes - $11.99 -  large, soft, premoistened wipes infused with a mild cleansing lotion and skin-conditioning ingredients  to gently and effectively cleanse and remove all types of make-up without over-drying, leaving skin soft, refreshed and healthy looking all in one step.

These are my go-to wipes which have now been made even better with the addition of a hard shell case that snaps closed to prevent air from drying out the wipes, because let's face it, the sticker closure on the package does not stay sticky enough to keep the wipes wet for the whole life of the pack - and you only have to buy the case once, it's refillable!

I'm also pleased to announce that if you have never tried the wipes because your skin insists on something without fragrance, there is a fragrance free version now available!

Nationwide at food, drug and mass merchandisers

- Lisamarie -

May 23, 2017

Rodial Baking Powder & Baking Brush

Rodial Baking Powder - 4g - $39 -  a rich, multi-use powder that blends effortlessly on the skin to leave a silky smooth matte finish that lasts without caking that is ideal for baking concealer, setting makeup and reducing shine. It has a semi-transparent texture that reflects light, while soft-focus spherical powders give a smooth airbrushed look for a matte finish without a chalky texture.
 

It's easy to use - just dust over foundation for a flawlessly set look, build as desired to use for baking or lightly brush over areas for a perfected suede matte finish.

For best results use it with the Rodial Baking Brush - $46 - with densely packed bristles which are tailored for applying and dusting away ‘baked’ powder, leaving a seamless even finish.

Available now at Murale stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Manicure musts - Essie Speed Setter Ultra Fast Dry Top Coat!

Essie Speed Setter Ultra Fast Dry Top Coat - $10.99 - an ultra fast drying top coat which dries in under a minute, has an ultra-shiny finish and works with any Essie (or any other) polish.

Being a perpetual nail smudger myself, I love something the helps along drying time but usually find that to get the fast dry, you have to sacrifice the shine - not with this one though, nails dry and still stay super shiny - love!

Available mid-June at salons and other beauty retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

May 22, 2017

SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier - for firm, smooth and plump skin!

SkinCeutical H.A. Intensifier - 30ml - $120 - a multi-beneficial corrective serum with a serum-gel texture that creates a smooth canvas on skin and is proven to amplify skin’s hyaluronic acid levels by 30%.

Why would you even want more hyaluronic acid you may ask...

Hyaluronic acid is a powerful natural humectant which helps regulate moisture levels in skin. With age, skin experiences a gradual decline in hyaluronic acid levels and production begins to decrease, contributing to signs of aging including wrinkles deepening, formation of jowls and loss of skin tautness and rough, uneven skin texture - I know, I had you at jowls!

The unique formulation in H.A. Intensifier contains a high concentration of pure hyaluronic acid, proxylane and botanical extracts of licorice root and purple rice to support skin’s hyaluronic acid levels and deliver surface hydration, helping improve the visible appearance of skin by reducing the look of crow’s feet, nasolabial folds (parenthesis around the mouth or laugh lines), and marionette lines (lines from the corners of the mouth down to chin) for smoother, firmer and plumper skin with visibly improved texture.

Also makes a great compliment to use as home care after dermal fillers to extend their life; but of course consult with your physician for individual at-home advice after procedures. 

Available at select dermatologist offices, medical spas and high-end spas across Canada - visit www.skinceuticals.com/canada to find one near you.

- Lisamarie - 

Needful Things - Tweezerman Aztec Eye Slant Tweezer

Tweezerman Aztec Eye Slant Tweezer - $34 - style meets function as precision performance is inspired by global fashion trends with a fun color motif. With a 25-degree slanted tip that is the perfect angle for achieving high definition brows like a pro, while perfectly aligned, hand-filed tips ensure tweezers close evenly and firmly to precisely grip every hair, every time, no matter how tiny.


Available now online at tweezerman.ca.

- Lisamarie -