Revlon ColourStay Compact Makeup + Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor

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Fabulous makeup lovers! I have found the ultimate flawless, long wearing, compact makeup and concealer, plus a gorgeous velvety matte lip colour that you all must try!
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I was uber excited to test out Revlon’s new ColorStay 2-in-1 Compact Makeup & Concealer because I’ve been hearing so many great things about how flawless and long lasting it is. They offer 12 shades, which makes it easy to find the perfect shade for your skin tone. And because the compact includes your foundation and concealer, Revlon completely takes the guesswork out of searching for the perfect match. Since I have fair skin, I chose the colour ‘Nude’.

The foundation feels so lightweight, so it doesn’t feel like you have very much on your skin, when really it’s getting the full coverage we all crave. I know I do! It left a polished, oh-so-pretty satin to semi-matte finish, which is the perfect balance for flawless looking skin. The quality is super high-end, so there’s no need to break the bank anymore!

The interesting part of this cool compact is the 3 different layers: 1st layer for the concealer, 2nd layer for the foundation, and 3rd layer for sponge – so it turns out there’s more foundation than you think! I found it super easy for me to toss 1 small compact in my clutch for touch ups, without having to worry about any bulk or mess.

The concealer is a thicker texture than the foundation, which is great to help hide the dark circles under my eyes. I would recommend starting off using less, then adding more if needed. The last thing you want is to look like it’s caked on – less is more, ladies!

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Now let’s talk about how uh-mazing the Ultra HD Matte Lip Colour is! The lightweight formula gives a high definition soft velvety finish that lasts for hours! I was quite shocked how long it lasted, without having to reapply like I normally would. For some reason, these pigmented lipsticks/lip glosses tend to bleed around my lips, which can be embarrassing and annoying. I usually steer clear of these colours but I guess I was wrong! The Ultra HD Matte Lip Colour lasted most of the day without having to touch up often, plus it didn’t bleed around my lips! Woot!
You can find 8 gorgeous shades in this 100% wax-free, gel formula lip colour! I’m wearing their Passion colour.

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Revlon is always improving their formulas, which surpasses any drugstore brands out there, making it comparable to other high-end makeup lines. A definite must-try!

 

This post was brought to you by Revlon but the images and opinions are my own.

Revlon All-in-One Mascara

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Okay girls! Who wants to take their lashes to the next level with volume, length, lift, definition and rich/intense colour?! I know I definitely do!

Revlon’s latest chic, innovative mascara, Ultimate All-in-One Mascara brings all of that and more in one easy application. So, that means you are getting the best of the best!
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I know you all want the secret to getting gorgeous voluminous lashes like I have in these pics. It’s actually quite simple…it’s all in the unique mini-oval shape brush, that allows you to reach every single lash on your eyes. Amazing, right?!

The Revlon Power Mini Brush might be small to the eye, but the hollow core helps you hold more mascara to maximize the amount of formula on your lashes, which means less dunking and more applying to create a fuller look.

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You can find this amazing All-in-One- Mascara in 3 different shades: Black, Blackest Black, and Brown.

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Eye Shadow – ColorStay: Adventurous

Eyeliner – ColorStay: Black

 

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Fast tips and tricks

  • To achieve an extra “pop” to your gorgeous eyes, use the tiny oval shape brush on the bottom and corner lashes. Bam! Now your eyes are popping more than ever!
  • Get the romantic/sexy-cool look by holding the brush vertical to your lashes and sweep back-and-forth after applying a base coat, or two. Voila! You’re eyes are now ready to make those heads turn!

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This post has been brought to you by Revlon but the images and opinions are my own.

#GlowAndShow

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I was born with very fair skin, but I tan easily. However, the suns UV rays isn’t so safe so I pile on the SPF and miss out on getting a natural tan.  It’s not worth the risk of getting skin cancer or blotches all over my skin, so when I was given the opportunity to test out Jergens Natural Glow, I was excited.

After my first application I started noticing a natural glow, but very subtle. By the third application, it starting looking more like a natural tan.

The Jergens Natural Glow has made be more confident in my photos. Every winter, I feel like I’m whiter than Snow White, so it helps to have a natural looking glow without looking like Oompa Loompa. With that said, I would totally recommend Jergens Natural Glow.

FASH TIPS:

  • Before applying your first application, make sure you exfoliate
  • apply lotion on the rougher/drier areas i.e. knees, elbows and feet
  • wash hands with soap after you are done applying (below the wrist). Then apply a small dab on top part of hands and rub both top parts of the hands together so the washed area has some application on it.

CONTEST:

Want to win amazing prizes that show off your flawless, natural looking colour?
Here’s how: 
  1. Follow @MyFashAvenue and @JergensCA on Instagram
  2. Share your glow by uploaded a picture/video using #GlowAndShow #Sweepstakes
  3. Check out Jergens.ca/(http://bit.ly/1QYDx0w) for more information.

 

*This blog post was sponsored by Jergens but the opinions are all my own.

Redken Colour Ultra Rich

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Although I have very dark hair naturally, I’ve been colouring it for a while to keep a richer, dark tone, and now, cover a few greys – ugh! Since I started colouring my hair I found it would always fade quickly and my red tones would start to show through after just a few washes, which can be very frustrating. So when I was asked to test out Redken’s Chromatics Ultra Rich, I immediately said yes. I mean who wouldn’t want to have rich and healthy looking hair, right?! I’ve been a long-time fan of Redken’s products thus far, so I was eager to see what they had to offer for this dull looking hair of mine.

I recently met with Redken artist, Marie-Eve Faucher, from Salon Tocci that used Redken’s latest product called: Chromatics Ultra Rich, which launched this month. I haven’t changed my hair colouring product in years and I was a bit worried at first. After consulting with Marie-Eve, I felt more comfortable and was excited to go through with it, because of her longevity with colouring hair and knowledge of Redken. The great thing about this product is that it has zero ammonia, which means there’s no unpleasant odour or an itchy irritation like I normally get using my regular hair colour. Once my hair was coloured, washed and styled, my first thought was how dark and rich it looked.  I’m so glad I took the risk to try a new hair colour, because I am extremely satisfied with it. Even after 3 washes, it kept its shine and felt soft. I strongly recommend you test this hair colour product out for yourself!

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I was gifted with Redken’s “Colour extend magnetics” shampoo and conditioner to help extend the colour of my hair. Not only do they smell good, but they work wonders, keeping my hair colour dark, which is said to last for a long period of time with the “colour locking system” and the shampoo is sulfate-free!

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For someone with a very busy lifestyle such as myself, time is precious and having thick, heavy hair doesn’t help. So, my Redken artist, Marie-Eve Faucher advised that Redken’s “Pillow Proof” express primer works wonders for my hair type. Although I was sceptical at first, I had to test it out for myself because you will never know unless you try. After my first time using it, I was blown away *pun intended*! It literally cut my blow dry time in half. Let’s just say I’ll be using this primer on the regular.

Tip: Make sure you shake well before spraying onto hair.

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Deanne 081Photo Credit – Jessica Desjardins