Monday, February 5, 2018

Glowy #FOTD Tutorial | Kiko, Revlon, Chanel, Physicians Formula & IMATS

Eve Pearl Makeup

I'm embarrassingly late posting about my experience at IMATS 2017, an Italy haul, and some favourite products from Revlon and Physicians Formula. Eep. But better late than never, right? The benefit to writing about all these great brands now, is the fact that I know exactly how I feel about all of the items since they've been staples in my routine for months. Read on to see a warm, glowy makeup tutorial and my top buys from the summertime.

IMATS Haul

In August I visited IMATS 2017 as a blogger and had such a great time. I wrote about my first time attending back in 2015 here, and learned a lot for my second trip. I focused on picking up some product from acclaimed brands like Eve Pearl, Morphe, Veil Cosmetics, and a few tools from Blur Makeup Room.

Eve Pearl Review

I was gifted the most amazing set of brushes and base makeup from Eve Pearl, and have been using the items on and off throughout the seasons. I am so impressed with pigmentation and quality overall. You can see some of her best-sellers in my tutorial below, and I'll be sure to continue featuring these in posts to come.

Eve Pearl Set
Eve's products come in stunning, high quality packaging with big mirrors. The brushes are divine, I love both of them equally.

Eve Pearl Swatches

Here are swatches of the powder cheek palette, foundation duo in light (top 2 skin colours), concealer and salmon corrector in light (bottom 2 skin colours), and her liquid lipstick/gloss. The cheek colour palette is a bit powdery but SO pigmented. The face products are lovely, a touch waxy but highly blendable into the skin - especially over existing makeup as a touch-up. The lip gloss is hard to work with since it's so intense. I love how it looks when I can get the right amount really blended into my lips.

What to Buy in Italy

In August I visited Italy with Joseph. We didn't shop much, but I did pick up some amazing items from Kiko, Tiger and the drugstore. From Kiko I got:


I also got one of my favourite deodorants from Nivea at Carrefour, and some misc home stuff from Tiger - love that place! First visited it in Iceland. I have an exfoliating bath cloth, a waterproof waxed paper notepad for the shower (with a pencil!), my beloved banana slicer and a cute felt trivet.

Bagatt Italy Shoe Brand

If you missed seeing these on Instagram, here are my favourite shoes ever from Bagatt.

Best Morphe Brushes

Back to makeup. 

From IMATS I finally got to the Morphe booth and blindly picked out some brushes. I am thrilled with the selection. The concealer was also an impulse buy for around $7. The whole lot came to around $50 I think? I wouldn't recommend the concealer since the packaging is faulty and the product gets stuck in the cap making a big mess. Coverage is decent, but formula could use a bit of work in refining it to be smoother.

Physicians Formula Canada

Ah, Physicians Formula. Back at Gen Beauty (thanks for the invite, Alanna!) I got a coupon for 50% off Physicians Formula online. I so wanted to try their shadows, concealers, brow products and liners, so I made a big purchase and was very happy. The international fees and exchange hit me hard, but overall things came to like $7 ea and they'd be more like $15+ at the drugstore here. You can see the brow product used in this video, and look out for reviews of the other items to come. (& let me know if you want to see anything specific.)

Veil Cosmetics

One of the highlights (he he) at IMATS was visiting the Veil Cosmetics booth and meeting founder Sebastien Tardif hailing from Montreal. I fell head over heels for the Sunset Light Primer, and their Complexion Fix Highlighter is like YSL Touche Éclat.. but 10x better. I'll be including it in some looks soon. See the Veil primer in action in my tutorial below (it ROCKS!)

Veil Cosmetics Primer Review
Veil Cosmetics Sunset Light Primer

Complexion Fix Highlighter

Touche Eclat Dupe

I picked up a ton of great items from Blur Beauty Room, and have visited their store on Queen West a few times since then. They have really nice manicure tools, needle-point tweezers, hair accessories, "shadow switch" sponges, tweezer sharpeners and more. Their prices aren't cheap, but the 20% discount for makeup artists is a nice help.

Here's my daily makeup look (jazzed up a bit more than usual) using a bunch of these great makeup items:


before and after

warm glowy natural makeup

Let me know what your glowy makeup essentials are in a comment!

xx
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IMATS is produced by Make-Up Artist magazine
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