Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin Foundation Review #NEWGENERATIONMATTE

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I received the Make Up For Ever New Matte Velvet Skin foundation to try out and I’m here to share my thoughts with you. It’s a full coverage 24hr foundation and comes in 40 shades. It is light weight and oil-free. This foundation is not drying and moves with your face. It feels like I’m wearing nothing on my skin and I love it!


I will start with the Primer. I really love the primer. It is very hydrating. I feel that it helps a lot with the dry spots that I have around my nose, eyes, mouth and forehead. It also helps my foundation stay on longer. It is super soft, light, hydrating and silky.


As I wore the foundation through the day my skin got oily very little only a little around my T-Zone but a lot less than other foundations I’ve tried. I patted it down with my powder and was good to go. It lasted until I washed it off at night.  The New Matte Velvet Skin Foundation applies nicely but I had to work in small areas at a time. The formula dries fast. It gives an incredible coverage and feels good on the skin.


The brush is a new way for me to apply foundation. I usually use my fingers or beauty blender.  I really enjoyed applying it with the brush, it made the foundation nice and even on the face. It also helped cover delicate areas with more precision around the nose, mouth and eyes.


The brush is absolutely beautiful. Has a lovely weight to it. This is the first time that I’ve used a Make Up For Ever makeup brush and I love how soft it is. It is very nice and gentle on the skin.


Life-Like Full Coverage. Unique Flexi-fit complex makes this full coverage, lightweight & oil free foundation flexible, so it moves with your skin and never cakes, flakes, or fades. -Make Up For Ever

Makeup Artists Tips

For a long wearing lit-from-within glow, spray your artisan brush 108 with Mist & Fix, then place a small pearl size amount of matte velvet skin onto your cheeks, chin and forehead. Using artisan brush 108 fan out the product, way from the centre of the face to achieve a flawless look. -Makeup Artist Mathew Richard @mattmakeup



Makeup Artist Tips

To achieve a flawless velvety complexion, I use three shades of Matte Velvet Skin foundation to create dimension. First, I place light foundation colour on the high points of the face then I select a darker foundation for the points of the face I wish to contour. Finally I bridge the two foundation shades with the perfect complexion colour to achieve a beautifully, naturally sculpted face. – National Educator Dannica Lamoureux @dannicadots

To achieve a red carpet ready complexion add a drip of AIRBRUSH THINNER to your MATTE VELVE SKIN on a flat metal palette. Combine the two products, then apply them to the skin by using a fanning motion from the centre of the face outwards. The result is seamless and long wearing. -Pro Business Development Manager Emily Lajoie Bourassa @lajoiemua

Just one application and I am so happy with the coverage! The foundation feels very light and airy on my skin and covers perfectly. If you want a comfortable foundation that keeps your complexion matte and that lasts all day try Make Up For Ever New Matte Velvet Skin. It feels natural and the formula allows the skin to breath and move. I highly recommend this foundation, primer and brush. I love that they have over 40 shades. The foundation keeps shine under control and my skin looks and feels healthy at the same time. Thank you so much to Make Up For Ever for the incredible PR samples. I’m so grateful. Thank you so much!

Make Up For Ever New Generation Matte Velvet Skin is available exclusively at Sephora & for $48.00



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Shine Bright! Life Update PR Samples & GIVEAWAY!

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Hello my lovely readers and friends! I’ve missed you all so much! How are you? Hope you are all well. I’m really excited about this beautiful weather we are having in Toronto. It’s finally here. Everything is green and beautiful!


New and exciting things. I’m back online and blogging. Which is very exciting. I had a lovely Birthday and a few lovely gifts which I will share in the coming Summer posts. On Mother’s Day I had my hair coloured and cut. My sweet hubby put a new closet in our bedroom from (IKEA)  and I also received a few lovely PR samples which I’m excited to share with you. May has been amazing so far and I’m very grateful.


I must mention that I’m having a lovely giveaway on my IG Account. Feel free to enter. I really love Jo Malone fragrances and products and I feel this is a lovely summer fragrance. It smells like a rose garden. All you have to do is follow my IG account, like the photo, tag three people and make sure you are following my Beauty channel on YouTube and that’s it! I’ll be choosing a random winner on May 31st.

Here are a few breathtaking PR Samples and a video of the new DIOR ADDICT LACQUER PLUMP.


The formula for the Dior Addict Lacquer Plump are absolutely stunning. They feel light on the lips and yet they deliver shine, fullness and bold colour. Truly amazing !

Dior Addict Lacquer Plump is activated upon contact with the lips, revealing the intensity and shine of its lacquered finish. mere seconds after application, colour and shine appear in a featherweight film. -Dior


16 colours developed by Peter Philips are perfect for every type of occasion. They are $43.00 each and are available at counters nationwide and at Canadian respective .com sites. Some colours are exclusively available at Sephora.

Sephora Exclusives

Dior Platinum 107

Dior Freak 347

Sweet-D 367




Dior Addict Lacquer Stick

NEW SHADES! DIOR ADDICT GEL LACQUER Star Girl 202, Nude Wave 320, Rising Star 627, Studio 647, Bel Air 654, Walk Of Fame 874.  $43.00 Each.

NEW! *Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Roller-Pearl now comes in a beautiful roller ball application. So lovely for the handbag and feels so silky when you roll it on the skin. I absolutely love it. The scent is magnifique!

Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet $49.00

Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming $59.99

Also Available in Poison girl roller-pearl $49.00

Available Exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart and Dior Counters.


Avon has the perfect summer palette: “Sunset Beach Face & Eye Palette” which is absolutely beautiful. Limited Edition Avon True color Sunset Beach Face & Eye Palette $15.00 or  $9.99 with every $5.00 makeup purchase from pages 54, 56-85  C12.

Go dramatic or playful with these velvety, blendable shades to create countless looks. A summer must-have!

Fun colours! The set of three “Tropical Breeze” liners can be used for the lips and eyes! Fun in the SuN!Limited Edition Avon True Color Tropical Breeze Multi Liner Lip & eye Smooth gel-like liner adds vivid tropical colour to lips and eyes. $4.99 each.


Avon Skin so Soft Radiant Glow Polish and Dry Oil Mist is perfect to get my legs ready for some shorts and skirts! These smell fabulous and fresh. They leave my skin feeling super hydrated, soft and silky. Reveal a Natural Radiance! Skin Luminosity Polish Gently exfoliates to polish away dead, dulling layers with four nourishing oils and vitamin E. 200g. $14.99. Glisten All Over Illuminating dry Oil mist. A unique blend of five nourishing oils helps moisturize and add a soft all-over shimmer. 150ml $14.99.


NEW! Anew Ultimate Gold Face Mask is really amazing. I highly recommend you try this mask. It leaves the skin feeling beautiful!

Go For Gold! The ultimate peel-off mask with vitamin B3 & Botanical extracts, known to reduce the look of age spots while soothing skin. Anew ultimate Gold Peel-Off mask can be used two times a week. $39.99.


Last PR sample is this magical piece of goodness. Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Underpainting. Achieve artist level colour correction in this 4-in-1 Palette. It neutralizes all skin tone discolouration, seamless look and feel for the ultimate, yet undetectable coverage. Effortlessly smooths out complexion texture and imperfections and is long lasting. I’m using #20 very Light. $53.00 Available online & in-store at Sephora.


*Thank you to Make Up For Ever, Avon and DIOR for the breathtaking samples. Adorer! Merci Beaucoup!

Thank you all so much for your love and support!

Stand by for a lot more blog posts and fabulous new and exciting news!

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Make Up For Ever ARTIST FACE COLOR Refillable Makeup System

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I’ve been loving and using the Make Up For Ever New Artist Face Color Palette System. I kindly received the TRIO Palette and I chose the Sculpting Powder in S112, Blush in B302 and Highlighter in H100. I’ve been wearing this for two weeks and I’m obsessed with it. The thing I notice with Make up For Ever is that the formula is always consistent and their makeup works perfectly. I’ve tried a few of their products and I absolutely LOVE them! I highly recommend the HD Skin Booster, HD Pressed Powder, the Pro Sculpting Brow Palette and the High Precision Lip Pencils. They are all amazing and I love them so much.



Check out all my Make Up For Ever Blog Post and INFO Posts if you like. 


Highly-Pigmented, Blendable, Long-Lasting.

34 Shades. Infinite Possibilities!


Can you believe all the stunning colours?  They are so radiant! You can mix and match, shiny and matte ones. Breathtaking highlights and bright colours for the eyes and cheeks. I love the colours that I’ve chosen because I love a natural look for everyday. I also love the highlighter because I apply it under the eyes, below the cheek contour area, forehead and down the nose. It works so well because it’s not shiny but a matte highlight.

50I really love how natural my Artist Colours are for my skin tone. I also love that I can intensify the look by adding more if I wanted to. I highly recommend you try them out.



*PR Sample. Thank you so much to Make Up For Ever. I’m so grateful and very happy.

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About MAKE UP FOR EVER: Since 1984, MAKE UP FOR EVER has been the innovative, superior quality go-to color brand coveted by both beauty professionals and makeup enthusiasts alike. Created in Paris by renowned Artist Dany Sanz, the exceptional colors, textures and long-lasting formulas have grown a loyal following around the world. Today, MAKE UP FOR EVER’s pro-grade products are sold exclusively at Sephora stores across Canada and online at Learn more:



MAKE UP FOR EVER, the artistic makeup brand dedicated to offering the ultimate range of colours, textures and high-performance formulas that inspires beauty lovers to unleash their imaginations, joins forces with pop star Charli XCX to reveal the season’s boldest beauty release: AQUA XL Eye Pencils, a new collection of vivid eye liner shades to achieve show-stopping results.


Best known for chart-topping hits, such as her breakthrough single, “Boom Clap,” as well as “Fancy” with Iggy Azalea and “I Love It” with Icon a Pop, Charli’s, bold, artistic, transformative nature and energetic stage presence exemplify the creative spirit of MAKE UP FOR EVER and the Aqua XL collection.

“I love the creative energy of MAKE UP FOR EVER – they create products that allow me to experiment and be free,” says Charli. “When I wear makeup, I can feel sexy, demure, classic, futuristic… so many different things. MAKE UP FOR EVER understands that it’s about more than just looking good.”

Available in 20 shades to match any style, from polished to punk, the AQUA XL Eye Pencil is an artistic collection of eye-popping, ultra-long-lasting eye pencils.

Featuring eyeliners in five different finishes – Matte, Diamond, Satin, Iridescent, and Metallic – AQUA XL Eye Pencil was tested by professional makeup artists in extreme conditions: under water, on stage, and on camera. Showcasing a full range of electrifying eye candy looks, from iridescent pastel pink and yellow, to vibrant purple, green and blue, these highly pigmented, high-performance pencils glide on rich and smooth with a special formula to rock any look, day or night.

The AQUA XL Eye Pencil features an exclusive, extra-long (XL) lasting formula, providing: XL Performance: A unique blend of ingredients – flexible resin for long-lasting results, vegetable wax for consistent colour payoff, and a revolutionary dry oil that locks in the color and creates water resistance – guarantees waterproof, smudge-proof, transfer-proof and sweat-proof results XL Colour: Unique, translucent, crystal copolymer gels helps amplify color intensity and brightness XL Comfort: Emollient oil and microspherical silica provides an easy, creamy and smooth application.

Mango butter helps prevent skin dryness on application and throughout the day AQUA XL Eye Pencils ($25.00), available May 2016 at Sephora stores across Canada and

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MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro Sculpting Collection Info

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MAKE UP FOR EVER is pleased to present the NEW! Pro Sculpting Collection which includes 4 Pro Sculpting Face palettes, 5 Pro Sculpting Brow pencils and 4 Pro Sculpting Lip tools. The Pro Sculpting Collection gives you everything you need to define and enhance your natural beauty.



4 Pro Sculpting Face Palettes

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Master the art of sculpting with light and shadow using MAKE UP FOR EVER’s new Pro Sculpting Collection. Learn expert techniques to enhance the face, lips and eyes with Pro Sculpting Palette, Pro Sculpting Brow Pencil and Pro Sculpting Lip Tool. The extensive Pro Sculpting Collection gives you everything you need to define your natural beauty. -MAKE UP FOR EVER

This all-in-one palette subtly accentuates definition in four simple steps. The creamy, blendable, and buildable formulas feature a combination of:

Polymers and Polyester Oils for supreme blendability and high-pigment power A mix of Synthetic & Carnauba Waxes with Silicone Coated Pigments to provide

Long-lasting, 8 hour wear Synthetic Mica to diffuse light for a satin finish, combined with smoothing 3D. Polymer Powders for an even, natural finish that feels comfortable on the skin.

Available in 4 shade options – light (20), medium (30), tan (40) and dark skin (50) – each palette contains a combination of highlight, contour, shimmer and blush shades, as well a booklet featuring step-by-step instructions to expertly sculpt six different face shapes.


1. Apply the matte light shade to highlight underneath the brow bone, on the bridge of the nose and on top of cheek bones.

2. To add contour and dimension, use the deep matte shade along the jaw line and below the cheek bones, and gently blend using an upward motion towards the ears.

3. Enhance the look by applying a touch of the iridescent light shade on all highlighted areas.

4. Finish by adding a touch of color to cheeks with the blush.

Price: $54.00 Available: March 2016 exclusively at all Sephora stores across Canada and

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50 Dark Skin
forty tan
40 Tan
thirty medium
30 Medium
twenty light
20 Light

5 Pro Sculpting Brow pencils

Add structure and intensify brows in a flash with this revolutionary 3-in-1, high-precision tool. Pro Sculpting Brow is equipped with a retractable, beveled brow pencil for precise, smudge-free application, a rounded bristle brush to groom brows, and a soft sponge-tip applicator to distribute a universal, light matte powder to highlight and define arches. -MAKE UP FOR EVER


Available in 5 shades – blond (10), dark blond (20), brown (30), dark brown (40) and brown black (50)






The Pro Sculpting Brow has the precision of a pencil with the natural finish of a powder due to its formula, which combines Vegetable Oils, Coco and Carnauba Wax, and Synthetic Mica for smooth application and long-lasting definition. The highlighter combines three Micro Spherical Powders and Esters for soft-focus illumination in an easy glide-on formula.


1. Apply the slanted edge of the pencil using light strokes in the direction of the hair growth to define and enhance brows.

2. Tame and groom brows with the soft-bristle, nylon fiber comb to control color intensity along the brow.

3. Complete the look by using the soft tip highlighter for a touch of luminosity at the brow bone.

Price: $32.00 Available: March 2016 exclusively at all Sephora stores across Canada and

4 Pro Sculpting Lip tools


Pro Sculpting Lip

Add volume and definition to lips with this unique, double-ended makeup tool. On one side, the retractable, satiny lipstick comes in 4 natural shades perfect for any occasion, and is formulated with Polymers and Synthetic Mica Powders for long-lasting wear and intense color payoff while wearing comfortably on the lips. The other side’s soft sponge applicator features a unique cream- to-powder highlighter made with gorgeous pearl pigments to give the illusion of volume when applied.


1. Define and give lips a bitten effect with one of the semi-matte, easy-to-apply lipstick shades. 2. Highlight to create volume at the center of the lips by adding a thin veil of the iridescent.





Cream-to-powder formula. Price: $32.00

Available: March 2016 exclusive at all Sephora stores across Canada and


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