murad white brilliance

murad2I have spoken often about how frustrated I am with the pregnancy mask that never went away, and how I have been on the hunt for products that will help… the new Murad White Brilliance collection focuses specifically on hyperpigmentation and uneven texture and tone – it’s like this line was made for me. I have super short reviews for each product below, because I have been using them together I can’t speak to what the serum and essence have done individually… I can say that overall since adding these products to my routine 3-4 weeks ago, I think my skin feels smoother, looks brighter, and I haven’t had any negative reactions.

I honestly think I have found my winning combo. I will be putting off reviewing new skincare products (except moisturizers… I love new moisturizers) for a while because I want to give my skin a few months with these and maybe… just maybe… I’ll be able to go foundation free this summer! If I am successful I will be sure to post about it, because it would be a huge win for me.

all three of these products are vegan, gluten-free and tested on people, not animals ♥

White Brilliance Cleansing Cream 4.5 oz | $43CAD
murad white brilliancemurad white brillianceA rich, gently foaming cleanser that purifies and restores skin, utilizing a nourishing blend of Omega-6 Essential Lipids and Jojoba-derived Esters to enhance moisture retention, imparting skin with a silky, smooth texture.

Designed for normal to dry skin but safe for sensitive skin, the White Brilliance collection is also dermatologist developed, scientifically advanced and features potent ingredients that enhance skin’s translucence for a luminous and glowing complexion.

High Performance Ingredients
Porcelain Flower Extract helps even skin tone and illuminates skin
Omega-6 Essential Lipid Blend helps keep skin hydrated
Jojoba Esters give the skin a silky, youthfully smooth texture and enhance moisture retention

Ingredients
Aqua, Myristic Acid, Stearic Acid, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Potassium Hydroxide, Lauric Acid, Glycol Distearate, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Trehalose, Inositol, Taurine, Betaine, Hoya Lacunosa lower Extract, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Tocopherol, Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Chlorphenesin, Disodium EDTA, Benzyl Salicylate, Limonene, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Parfum

I am in love with this cleanser. I have been using it for about a month now with my Clarisonic and it leaves my skin feeling clean but not at all dried out. Usually I have to apply my serums and lotions immediately after cleansing, but I don’t feel rushed to after using this. I love the twist cap packaging and the light floral scent – it smells like something you’d find in a spa. It retails for $43 CAD at Sephora.

White Brilliance Luminous Essence 1.7 oz | $70 CAD
murad white brilliancemurad white brillianceThis light-enhancing essence, infused with precious, skin-illuminating Porcelain Flower Extract, exfoliates and hydrates to restore youthful texture and luminosity.

Designed for normal to dry skin but safe for sensitive skin, the White Brilliance collection is also dermatologist developed, scientifically advanced and features potent ingredients that enhance skin’s translucence for a luminous and glowing complexion.

High Performance Ingredients
Porcelain Flower Extract helps even skin tone and illuminates skin
Red Algae and Indian Fig work together to exfoliate and support natural renewal to enhance smoothness
Kunai Root Extract, rich in electrolytes, speeds up rehydration

Ingredients
Aqua, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Trehalose, Inositol, Taurine, Betaine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hoya Lacunosa Flower Extract, Hydrolyzed Opuntia Ficus-Indica Flower Extract, Linoleic Acid, Ahnfeltiopsis Concinna Extract, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, glycerin, PEG-8, Carbomer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Sodium PCA, Sodium Lactate, Glucosamine HCI, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Zinc Gluconate, Butylene Glycol, Ascorbic Acid, Chitosan, Propyl Gallate, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Xanthan Gum, Polyacrylate-13, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Disodium EDTA, Benzyl Salicylate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Parfum

I have been using this right after washing my face. The texture is very thin and watery, and absorbs very quickly. This essence formula is supposed to penetrate deep into the skin and help prepare it for the next step, which for me right now is the serum and then a light moisturizer. It retails for $70 CAD at Sephora.

White Brilliance Porcelain Serum 1 oz | $115 CAD
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High-potency serum, infused with precious, skin-illuminating Porcelain Flower Extract, enhances skin’s translucence with 4 brightening technologies to give the complexion a visible, luminous glow.
Designed for normal to dry skin but safe for sensitive skin, the White Brilliance collection is also dermatologist developed, scientifically advanced and features potent ingredients that enhance skin’s translucence for a luminous and glowing complexion

High Performance Ingredients
– Porcelain Flower Extract helps even skin tone and illuminates skin
– Green Tea Extract’s phytoactive elements preserve and help promote skin’s brightness and firmness
– Hexylresorcinol and Hexapeptide-2, powerful brightening agents, infuse skin with radiance and enhance translucency

Ingredients
Aqua, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Hexylresorcinol, Hexapeptide-2, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Trehalose, Inositol, Taurine, Betaine, Hoya Lacunosa lower Extract, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Tocopherol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Ammonium, Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 80, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Chlorphenesin, Disodium EDTA, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Alpha Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Salicylate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Limonene, Linalool, Parfum

This serum is thicker than the essence, but still absorbs quickly. It has a delicate scent and is the most expensive of the trio, ringing in at $115 CAD at Sephora.

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bite beauty amuse bouche in eggplant

bite beauty amuse bouche lipstick in eggplantSo I may have become a bit obsessed with these Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche lipsticks… I just can’t help it… they’re all so pretty. When they were first launched I picked up three of them, and instantly wanted to own them all. (now only 30 more to go)

Swipe on bold, creamy lip color with Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche. Created and crafted by hand, Bite’s small batch, low-heat process preserves a balanced blend of lip-quenching nutrients, vitamins, and omega oils that are essential for achieving healthy-looking lips. Made with 12 edible oils and triple milled pigments, this lipstick provides saturated lip color with weightless coverage and a citrus flavor made from fresh pressed fruit.

Eggplant is described as a mid-tone smokey plum. It is ridiculously creamy, the citrus scent/flavor is amazing and fades after about 10-15 minutes of wearing it. I reapplied after lunch and won’t need to reapply again! I don’t own many purple lipsticks, it isn’t typically a shade that I am drawn to… but this one was just so freaking pretty I had to own it, and I’m so glad I do! The photos below had to be taken with flash as I still don’t have great morning light yet, so in person it’s a bit darker, but not by much!

While $30 may seem like a lot for a lipstick, I think they are worth every penny. They are hand made in Toronto and all Bite Beauty lip products are made with natural and food-grade ingredients, and do not contain petrochemicals, parabens, sulphates, or phthalates. They are also certified gluten-free!

INGREDIENTS
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL**, GLYCERYL ROSINATE*, CERA ALBA (BEESWAX)**, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL**, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER**, TRIISOSTEARYL CITRATE*, ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL**, EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX*, HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL*, SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OIL**, COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX**, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) CERA (WAX)*, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL*, FLAVOR (AROMA), HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED WAX*, ACACIA DECURRENS FLOWER WAX*,POLYGLYCERYIN-3*, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL**, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACT**, SILK POWDER*, PEARL POWDER*, GLYCERYL OLEATE*, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL UNSAPONIFIABLES*, TRANS-RESVERATROL*, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL**, ALMOND (PRUNUS DULCIS) OIL**, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL**, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL**, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL**, PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL**, PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) SEED OIL**, SIRAITIA GROSVENORII (MONK FRUIT) EXTRACT*

MAY CONTAIN
SILICA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)*, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)*, CARMINE (CI 75470)*, BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 15985), RED 40 LAKE (CI 16035), RED 6 LAKE (CI 15850), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850), RED 27 LAKE (CI 45410), RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410), RED 30 LAKE (CI 73360), RED 33 LAKE (CI 17200), MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742)*
* NATURAL | ** ORGANIC

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bite beauty amuse bouche in beetroot

bite beauty amuse bouche lipstick in beetrootBite Beauty recently released a new lipstick line called Amuse Bouche – with 34 stunning shades to choose from it was hard to choose only 3 to buy

Swipe on bold, creamy lip color with Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche. Created and crafted by hand, Bite’s small batch, low-heat process preserves a balanced blend of lip-quenching nutrients, vitamins, and omega oils that are essential for achieving healthy-looking lips. Made with 12 edible oils and triple milled pigments, this lipstick provides saturated lip color with weightless coverage and a citrus flavor made from fresh pressed fruit.

Beetroot is a rich berry infused with deep red. It is ridiculously creamy, the citrus scent/flavor is amazing and fades after about 10-15 minutes of wearing it. Like with Radish, when I wear this I typically end up applying a bit of clear lipgloss after lunch and I’m set for the rest of the day!

While $30 may seem like a lot for a lipstick, I think they are worth every penny. They are hand made in Toronto and all Bite Beauty lip products are made with natural and food-grade ingredients, and do not contain petrochemicals, parabens, sulphates, or phthalates. They are also certified gluten-free!

INGREDIENTS
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL**, GLYCERYL ROSINATE*, CERA ALBA (BEESWAX)**, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL**, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER**, TRIISOSTEARYL CITRATE*, ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL**, EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX*, HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL*, SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OIL**, COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX**, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) CERA (WAX)*, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL*, FLAVOR (AROMA), HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED WAX*, ACACIA DECURRENS FLOWER WAX*,POLYGLYCERYIN-3*, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL**, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACT**, SILK POWDER*, PEARL POWDER*, GLYCERYL OLEATE*, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL UNSAPONIFIABLES*, TRANS-RESVERATROL*, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL**, ALMOND (PRUNUS DULCIS) OIL**, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL**, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL**, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL**, PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL**, PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) SEED OIL**, SIRAITIA GROSVENORII (MONK FRUIT) EXTRACT*

MAY CONTAIN
SILICA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)*, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)*, CARMINE (CI 75470)*, BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 15985), RED 40 LAKE (CI 16035), RED 6 LAKE (CI 15850), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850), RED 27 LAKE (CI 45410), RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410), RED 30 LAKE (CI 73360), RED 33 LAKE (CI 17200), MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742)*
* NATURAL | ** ORGANIC

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