CoverGirl Total Tease Mascara


CoverGirl has released a new mascara with a very interesting and truly unique mascara wand.  The formula promises “Full. Long. Refined. Sexy, teased lashes!”  Total Tease Mascara is formulated to darken and thicken lashes for maximum lash definitionI love the packaging of the product.  The bubble gum pink against the black, and the design of the cover is very sleek!


The lash comb is so unique! It consists of two combs in one. First there is the main side of the brush used to apply the formula, and on the other side is a specialized detailing tip which allows for targeted application to the inner and outer corners of your lashes. It’s also designed to catch, comb and tease out clumps. I also appreciate the fact that a ton of product doesn’t come out on the brush. It gives a nice fanned out look.


Personally I love both the formula of the mascara and the brush.  It is a wet formula, which I prefer, but it doesn’t take forever to dry,  just gives enough time to use the unique comb of the brush to manipulate your lashes as preferred.  I find dry formula aren’t as accommodating.  This formula barely clumps, and what little clumping there is, is easily corrected by using the detailed tip which allows you to comb out the lashes.  It gives nice length, more so than volume.  It wears very well with no smudging and removes easily with Micellar Water.

It is expected for release in May, but I stumbled across it in my local Shopper’s Drug Mart for $9.99.  I highly recommend giving it a try!


Maybelline The Rock Nudes Palette


Maybelline has a new Nudes to add to the family, The Rock Nudes:

Dare to rock nude with this 12-shade eye shadow palette edited for edge.  Sultry, brooding, daring-whatever your mood demands, this 12-shade palette will deliver the ultimate smoky rock nude look.  From maddening matte black to knock out navy, bring out your inner rockstar.   Edited for edge, from heavy metal to quietly quartz, dare to rock nude.


The palette offers a variety of light and dark eye shadows in a variety of textures, including matte, satin and shimmers.  Perfect for winter and smokey eyes in a primarily cool toned palette. Continue reading




Revlon has released  two new “nude palettes”, with Passionate Nudes containing warm toned nudes, and Romantic Nudes containing cool toned nudes.  I was lucky enough to come across them at Walgreens while in the US last week.  I’d like to share pics and swatches with you now and will do a more thorough review later in the week. Continue reading

Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine Review & Swatches

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New from  Milani:

“A First! Ground-breaking gloss technology formulated especially for eyes. Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine coming 2015.”

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The Palettes come in four shade combinations- Rome, Florence, Venice & Milan.  The packaging is gold & gorgeous….looking very chic and expensive.  They retail for $9.99-11.99 US , which is kind of pricey for a drugstore brand, and the quads are actually quite small with a net weight of 0.14 oz. Continue reading

Rimmel Apocalips Matte Lip Velvet in Meteoric Matte and Atomic Rose


It seems that Fall 2014 is all about the Matte lip.  Building on the success of the Rimmel Apocalips, Rimmel has released a new Apocalips range in a Matte formula, called Matte Lip Velvets. Continue reading