Buy or Bye? A Look At NARS Mini Orgasm Set

Hi everyone! In today’s video I’ll be reviewing the NARS Orgasm Mini Set, which contains mini versions of the Blush, Highlight, Oil-Infused Lip Tint, and the Afterglow Lip Balm. I’ll compare the quantity of product found in the mini’s, to their full-sized counterparts and to determine if this one is worth picking up.

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xx,
Nathalie


SHOP THE LOOK


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Celebrating National Lipstick Day W/ An Epic SWATCH Video!

July 29th is National Lipstick day. I launched this blog about 2 years ago today. While it’s been on hiatus for a while, it’s back and with more content than ever!

To celebrate NLD I compiled of all the lipstick swatches I’ve done to date. Hope you’ll enjoy!

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xx,
Nathalie


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The Perfect "Gloss" For A No-Makeup Makeup Look

Hello and welcome back to the blog! On today’s YouTube video I'm reviewing the NARS Oil-Infused Lip Tints. These are super hydrating and give the lips a shiny tint of colour - perfect for those who like a subtle lip or no-makeup-makeup look. Makeup sure you click on the video above for the full review + swatches.

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Nathalie


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NARS OIL-INFUSED LIP TINTS (limited edition)

- ORGASM (iconic peachy pink)
- DISCO INFERNAL (vibrant purple)
- HIGH SECURITY (fuchsia)
- PRIMAL INSTINCT (light beige pink)


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STILA Beauty Boss Lip Gloss review + swatches

Happy July everyone! Another LIPSICK video is here and this time we’re going to be looking at Stila’s new Beauty Boss Lip Gloss collection.

These shimmer, duo chrome glosses are awesome on their own or layered overtop of other lipsticks. They give the lips a plumping effect thanks to the hyaluronic filling spheres and luminous oils.

Make sure you hit play above for the full review and swatches and as always, please be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel!

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BOURJOIS Rouge Fabuleux Lipstick | swatches + review | full collection

If you’re looking for a drug store lipstick that’s creamy and richly pigmented, look no further than Bourjois’s new Rouge Fabuleux collection, launching this month. These are hydrated and coat the lips with gorgeous colour. From nudes, to pinks, reds, and deep burgundy, there’s something for everyone!

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SHOP BOURJOIS LIPSTICKS

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The Perfect Summer Lip?! LANCÔME Mademoiselle Shine Lipsticks, Review + Swatches

With summer here I’ve switched my usual matte lipstick for something lighter. These new Lancôme L’Absolu Mademoiselle Shine lipsticks launched last month and I’m already addicted to them.

They feel like a juicy lip balm on the lips but have a lighter consistency than a gloss or a lipstick. 

The shiny finish almost reminds me of a gloss, but it feels and looks more natural. Almost like your lips but better.

The shades are also buildable - dab it on for a sheer wash of colour or apply it straight from the bullet for a stronger pigment. Alternatively, line your entire lips with a matching lip liner for a full colour pay off with a glossy finish that will last.  

Speaking of which, the longevity of these Mademoiselle Shine lippies is pretty good. It lasts through food and drinks, which I’m a big fan of.

Finally, if you’re sensitive to smells then you’ll appreciate these. There’s no offensive odor or taste and, doesn’t have that usual Lancôme lipstick smell. Hands up if you know what I’m talking about.

That aside, definitely check these out if you’re a fan of tinted lipsticks.

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LANCÔME Mademoiselle Shine Lipsticks

157 Mademoiselle Stand Out - pink-coral
232 Mademoiselle Plays - pink/nude with shimmer
368 Mademoiselle Smiles - raspberry red
382 Mademoiselle Shine - orange
398 Mademoiselle Loves - berry tone

 

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NARS Orgasm 2019 - The Entire Collection

The NARS 2019 collection is here and I’m living for every piece! Make sure you click on the video above for a full review, swatches and first impressions of the entire collection. Also be sure to hit subscribe and give it a like on the way you! Thanks for watching!

xx

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My YSL Lipstick Collection

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As far as designers go, I consider Saint Laurent to be one of my faves. Their lipsticks are quality, long lasting with excellent pigmentation but surprisingly, it's their lipglosses that I favour. (I say surprisingly because I normally favour lipstick.)

I'm convinced that out of all of the glosses that I've ever tried, YSL has some of the better ones out there. The formula stays on even after drinking a glass of water and having a light snack. It does need to be touched up after having a plate of pasta but honestly, I don't mind.

Best of all the formula is buildable so you get the type of intensity you want from your gloss - one swipe for a sheer wash of colour or a little more for a vivid hue.

I don't even think the packaging needs any mention because it's just so cool and sophisticated, exactly what you'd expect from Saint Laurent.

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YSL FAVES - my small black LouLou bowling bag and wallet on a string crossbody bag. I happen to get the latter on my first trip to New York. It was an unplanned purchase and I had gone in looking for something special to remember the trip by.

Both bags seem to be limited edition as they’re no longer available for sale, though I’m sure if you look hard enough, you can find one secondhand.

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YSL Nudes

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YSL Reds

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Photography by Nathalie Martin.
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My Givenchy Lipstick Collection

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When I think about the first tube of luxury lipstick that I ever bought, I’m 99% positive It was Givenchy. Or was it Armani? Either way, I was looking for an experience. Something about splurging on makeup made me stand up straighter and feel more assured. I was working a dead-end job at the time and it was my way of escaping the mundane. Some people have alcohol or drugs, I’ve always been drawn to lipstick and fashion. Call me vapid or uncreative but my infatuation for clothes, shoes and makeup is deeply rooted in who I am.

When I was seven my mother didn’t allow me to wear nail polish so I would collect those hideous orange grocery store price stickers and apply them to my nails pretending they were freshly painted. Clearly I had a wicked imagination. When I was thirteen I would lock myself in the bathroom along with my mother’s makeup up bag playing with all of her lipsticks, imagining what it would be like to be grown up and wear red in public. Yup, some girls dream about their weddings, I was dreaming about makeup.

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Today I am the proud owner of an extensive collection of red red lipstick, all varying in shades and formulas - from sheer to mattes to ultra (lip drying) mattes. Givenchy’s 304 Mandarine Boléro makes to cut as one of my all-time favourites and one I’ve repurchased most. It’s muted red-orange that’s gorgeous on most skin tones and makes olive undertones come to life.

One of the things I adore about the Givenchy makeup line is the leather lipstick cases that’s so true to their chic rock and roll aesthetic. Their formulas are creamy, hydrating, fully pigmented, never drying, and let’s face it, they look fabulous displayed on the vanity. In fact, their full line of makeup range won’t disappoint. The Prisme Libre powder is a favourite of mine and I have just discovered the Teint Couture Radiant Drop, a sheer rose-tinted highlight that’s awesome for mixing in with foundation or adding to the face for gorgeous glow.

From sheer tined balms lip-plumping balms to marbled lipsticks and limited edition shades in leather floral cases, my Givenchy collection is pretty modest considering that I could easily go overboard.

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GIVENCHY Le Rouge Perfecto Beautifying Lip Balm


I ADORE these lip plumping balms. Sure, I can go out and get some Burt’s Bees (no shade, truly love them), but these balms are ridiculously luxurious - from the pink leather packaging to the actual formula itself. They adjust with your natural PH balance to create a custom sheer pink that’s pretty and natural and individual on everyone.

(SHADES from left to right)
01 Perfect Pink - sheer natural pink glow
03 Sparkling Pink - vivid pink with shimmer
02 Intense Pink - sheer vivid pink
04 Blue Pink - sheer blackberry with micro glitter

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The Givenchy Le Rouge Lunar New Year edition lipstick in the shade 325 Rouge Fétiche, a stunning cool red that’s both bold and classic. View the the full story here.

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GIVENCHY Le Rouge Lunar New Year Edition

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Givenchy always does such an amazing job with their limited edition Le Rouge lipsticks. In celebration of the Lunar New Year, they have released shade 325 Rouge Fétiche, a stunning cool red that’s both bold and classic. This time we’re seeing the elegant leather packaging in red with a beautiful silver clover pattern that can also be found on the matching limited edition packing for their iconic Prisme Libre face powder.

Wear the lipstick straight from the tube for a rich semi-matte colour, or try it with Givenchy’s Le Rouge Perfecto Beautifying Lip Balm underneath to get a natural wash that will look like your actual lip colour, but better.

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SHOP THE LOOK

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Photography by Nathalie Martin.

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Christian Audette x Beauty Professor

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As a true lipstick enthusiast, I often want to start my posts expressing how excited I am to be writing about yet another amazing tube of lipstick, but honestly, it couldn’t be more true right now. When I got Beauty Professor’s collaboration with Christian Audette in the mail I let out a little scream followed by “OMG RACHEL!”

For those who don’t know Rachel Anise is the beauty writer behind one of my favourite sites, Beauty Professor. She is a public speaker, model, actress, all around lover of luxury beauty, and fellow beauty blogger. She’s also happens to be new mother and when I held her three piece lipstick collaboration in my hands I have to admit that I teared up a little and thought “This is your year, Rachel.”

Mushy feelings and well wishes aside, let’s dive into the collaboration between Beauty Professor x Christian Audette, a brand that is admittedly new to me.

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Christian Audette is a cosmetics brand that specializes in producing vegan and cruelty free products. Their formulas are rich, creamy, and intensely pigmented, antioxidant rich and paraben-free.

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For her collaboration with Christian Audette, Rachel stayed true to her voice and created three nude shades that range from pink (Elle), to more neutral (Johanna), to peach (Golightly). The lipsticks come in a keepsake cosmetics bag bearing the CA x BP logo. The lipsticks are long lasting and I was pleasantly surprised to see it still on even after I had been snacking and drinking coffee.

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CHRISTIAN AUDETTE x BEAUTY PROFESSOR

JOHANNA: A quintessential pinky nude cream, named after Rachel’s baby daughter.

GOLIGHTLY: The exact shade of opaque peachy beige with a satin finish that Audrey Hepburn wears in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

ELLE: A universally flattering and buildable cool baby pink with a touch of luminosity. The name has special significance for both her mom and daughter and thus is an homage to women of all generations.

$60 USD, exclusive to christianaudette.com
*Above shade descriptions as per the website.

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The CA x BP collection is beautiful and while I can see it working well for those who love nudes. I have a preference towards nudes that are more towards the medium end of the shade spectrum so I’ll be wearing a medium nude pencil underneath my lipstick. That way I can enjoy the collection while having it cater to my shade preference. Never under estimate the colour of a good lip pencil!

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Congratulations Rachel for creating such a beautiful collection. I can’t wait to see what you’ll do next! Thank you for including me on the launch. I’m beyond honoured and flattered.

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NARS x Erdem Full Lipstick Collection

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I've been blogging for about four years now and I'm at a point where I've become harder to impress. Don't get me wrong, I still love seeing new launches and attending events, but it's like with anything in life, you do it long enough and the wow factor is fewer and far between. 

Well, leave it to NARS to take my breath away. I first learned about the collab with fashion designer Erdem as I was leafing through a magazine in the waiting room of an oral surgeon, waiting for Diana to get out of her root canal. I sat there with a stack of magazines drooling over recipes of oatmeal pancakes, veggie nachos and yes, the beautiful florals that are synonymous with the Erdem name. 

 
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I've always admired how Erdem is able to take something as soft and precious as florals and turn them into something sophisticated and mysterious. His use of colour is what draws me to his work and how he pairs unexpected colours like rich black and chartreuse alongside pinks and blue blues and turns them into something magical. 

We're now seeing this in his limited edition thirteen-piece collection with NARS. The colours are bold and unexpected and work together in harmony. 

The collection includes six new shades, featuring a creamy, smooth formula that range from bold to sheer.

We're also being introduced to NARS first ever powder lip palette which comes with a primer, and four limited edition shades and a lip brush for precise application. (BTW - we saw CHANEL introduce their lip powder palette earlier this year. Could this be the start of a new trend?)

The entire NARS x Erdem Collection will be available at Hudson's Bay and Nordstrom. Some shades will be available at Sephora, Murale and Shoppers Drug Mart. All dates and retailers are listed below.

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NARS X ERDEM Lipstick Collection

Limited Edition, $35 each (Canadian)

BLOODFLOWER - bright cherry red
MOON ORCHID - sheer light pink
LARKSPUR - sheer orchid
VOODOO LILY - sheer muted lavender
WILD FLOWER - deep plum purple
CARNAL CARNATION - sheer raspberry red

AVAILABILITY:
Bloodflower, Voodoo Lily, and Moon Orchid will be available starting May 3rd at Hudson's Bay and Nordstrom. They'll be available at Murale and select Shoppers Drug Mart starting July 1st.

Larkspur and Wildflower will be available at Sephora, Hudson's Bay and Nordstrom.

Carnal Carnation will be available at Hudson's Bay and Nordstrom.