too faced let it glow

too faced let it glowAnyone else start singing Frozen when they read Let it Glow? ♥ This adorable little set from Too Faced comes with a mini ( 0.08 oz/ 2.36 mL) Snow Bunny Luminous Bronzer, a mini (0.08 oz/ 2.36 mL) Candlelight Glow highlight in Rosy Glow, a mini (0.07 oz/ 2.07 mL) Love Flush blush in Love Hangover (which I fell in love with when I picked up their Love Flush blush palette earlier this year), and the softest little flatbuki brush with a heart-shaped handle. I have been wanting to try Snowbunny and Candlelight Glow for quite a while… and after using them a few times I think I have to pick up the full size versions because they are wonderful.

Both the bronzer and the blush are extremely pigmented. I’m still pretty awful at applying bronzer, so I tend to just use it as a bit of a contour even though it has shimmer. They both blend out easily, unless you forget how pigmented the blush is like I did this morning (crappy iphone photo outtake below). The highlight is just like Candlelight – nice and delicate, which is great because I don’t find that I can accidentally apply too much… so I only look like a clown, not one from twilight… lol.

These are tiny products – deluxe sample sized really. But for $32.00CAD it is an amazing way to test out 3 different products, with the bonus of an adorable brush.

Ingredients
Snow Bunny Luminous Bronzer in Dark Brown:
Mica, Polyethylene, Talc, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Snow Bunny Luminous Bronzer in Beige, Pink:
Mica, Talc, Polyethylene, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain (+/-): Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Snow Bunny Luminous Bronzer in White:
Mica, Talc, Polyethylene, Ethylhexyl Palmitate; Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Candlelight Glow in Rosy Glow:
Talc, Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Ultramarines (CI 77007).

Love Flush Blush in Love Hangover:
Mica, Zinc Stearate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica, Squalane, Polyethylene, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Glyceryl Caprylate, Lauroyl Lysine, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain (+/-): Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

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maybelline face studio master contour palette

maybelline master contour paletteAs someone who is still intimidated by contouring, I love products that make it easy – like the new Maybelline Face Studio Master Contour Palette. It covers all the bases… highlight, blush, and contour. It’s available in 2 shades – the one that suits my skintone is the Light to Medium, but it is also available in Medium to Deep.

Master face contouring on the go with this all-in-one palette – contouring brush included. Define and highlight in a New York minute with this effortless 3-step face contouring kit. Pro palette with three color shades – the contoured face … now made easy

Step 1. CONTOUR – Use narrow side of brush. Blend bronzer in a “3” shape along the hairline and jawline and under the cheekbones.
Step 2. BLUSH – Use wide side of brush. Apply blush onto the cheekbones above bronzer and blend.
Step 3. HIGHLIGHT – Sweep finger above cheekbones and on center of forehead, chin and bridge of the nose.

Ingredients
Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Triisostearin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Magnesium Stearate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Caprylyl Glycol, Alumina, Silica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, Magnesium Silicate. May Contain: Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 75470 / Carmine, CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 15850 / Red 7, CI 77742 / Manganese Violet, CI 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake, CI 77400 / Bronze Powder, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 45410 / Red 27, CI 45410 / Red 28 Lake, CI 77163 / Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 77400 / Copper Powder, CI 77000 / Aluminum Powder, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 77510 / Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, CI 16035 / Red 40 Lake, CI 15850 / Red 6, CI 73360 / Red 30 Lake, CI 15850 / Red 7 Lake, CI 77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide.

The highlight shade is quite subtle, which is wonderful for when you just want a bit of a glow. The blush is a beautiful light pink shade with a hint of shimmer that builds nicely and blends beautifully. The contour shade can be applied subtly, or built up for a more intense contour – I prefer to keep it light, and find that just a swipe with the brush and a bit of blending works for me.

It does come with a brush which is perfect for placing the contour shade. I find it a bit too small for blush, but if I was traveling and didn’t want to bring a lot of brushes with me it would work. I reach for this a lot because it’s easier than digging through to find multiple products in the morning. If you are looking for a foolproof cheek palette, definitely check this out!

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the body shop honey bronze collection

the body shop honey bronze collectionThe temperatures are starting to cool off… but if you aren’t ready to let go of that summer glow, this is the collection for you! I was super excited when I arrived home from my trip to Newfoundland to find these beauties waiting for me… and I’ve been using most of them almost daily.

Our honey-enriched Honey Bronze collection creates a total bronze look that suits every skin tone all year around. It’s perfect for creating a gorgeous, bronzed glow or to enhance an existing tan.

Honey Bronze Tinted Leg Mist
the body shop honey bronze tinted leg mistthe body shop honey bronze tinted leg mistthe body shop honey bronze tinted leg mistThis innovative Tinted Leg Mist is a transparent gel mist which helps to create tanned-looking legs in seconds. It gives an instant, even sun-kissed bronzed glow whilst leaving your legs feeling refreshed and moisturised. No oil, no shimmer, no transfer – just a natural looking matte tan!

I have a hard time tanning… typically I either burn, or I’ve applied so much lotion you can’t even tell I’ve spent time in the sun. I don’t mind for the most part, but I don’t like blinding people when I wear a skirt, so I was excited to try this. I honestly had low expectations, because almost every other self tanner product I’ve tried has turned me orange… and when I first sprayed it on my legs I cringed… but I was pleasantly surprised to see how natural it looked once I had blended it in. I washed my hands immediately after applying and they weren’t stained at all, it lasted on my legs all day and washed off easily in the shower. I love it!

Honey Bronze Tinted Face GelHoney Bronze Tinted Face GelHoney Bronze Tinted Face GelGet a subtle sun glow. This translucent lightweight formula leaves skin with a sun-kissed bronze matte tan that looks utterly natural, never orange or streaky: it’s fool proof! The refreshing gel texture quenches skin all day whilst its gorgeous fragrance takes you to the beach in seconds.

This is great for people who don’t wear foundation / concealer every day like I do… It does give a nice subtle glow, and it smells amazing, but as soon as I apply my makeup I can’t tell that it’s on. I’m not comfortable enough with my skin to go without, but I will be holding on to it in the hopes that by the spring I will be (if my pregnancy mask ever goes away *grumble*). It does leave my skin feeling moisturized which is a great bonus!

Honey Bronze Highlighting DomesHoney Bronze Highlighting DomesHoney Bronze Highlighting DomesHoney Bronze Highlighting DomesHoney Bronze Highlighting DomesHighlight cheeks with a natural looking flush of warm shimmer, whatever your skin tone. The creamy, lightweight texture glides onto skin for a soft finish with a delicious honey fragrance.

I have used cream highlighters before but I am new to cream blush/bronzers. I really like these, but I find they work better when I don’t have foundation and concealer on… otherwise when I start trying to blend them in my foundation and concealer move along with them – even if I’ve set it with powder. If you’ve had this issue before or know how to fix it… I’d love to hear it!

I’ve been using the beautiful champagne highlight shade down the middle of my nose, the middle of my forehead, and on my cupids bow. I prefer my powder highlighter for my cheekbones. The blush is a beautiful pink with gold shimmer and the bronzer works well as a light contour for the sides of my forehead, and in the hollows of my cheeks.

the body shop honey bronze collection

This is a wonderful collection and right now (as of September 1) you can buy 3 and get 2 free, or 2 and get 1 free!

How do you maintain a healthy glow all year?

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