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April Beauty/Makeup Favorites ❥ 2016

April 2016 Makeup Favorites

April was a month where I rediscovered old favorites. Inspired by spring, the sun over my face, buds in the trees and birds signing, my light-hearted self felt like revisiting « comfy » products. I pushed aside all the products I bought this month (Sephora VIB sale), and went to my sure bets. I already have a few blogs in line to really test all these new acquisitions, and make a thorough review. May should be about all these products the good, the bad and hopefully not the ugly. But for now, let’s focus on April’s sure bets ….

Lise Watier Rivages Eyeshadow Palette

April 2016 Makeup Favorites

In Canada, Lise Watier is one of the best, if not THE prestige Canadian beauty brand. Summer 2015 was all about this Lise Watier Rivages eyeshadow palette and I’m happy to report that, even a year later, this one will still be in my Top 5 for this summer too. The colors are still in vogue and this palette works great, for your casual look to your glamorous style. After a year, the pans look a little crumbly and dry but they still perform wonderfully. I will hit pan on a few of these colors soon!

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer (Nude)

April 2016 Makeup Favorites

Normally, I’m not fussy about expiration date on beauty products but I’m more careful when it comes to items with sunscreen properties. In my innumerable stash, I found my Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer that expires in June so I’ve been exclusively using it for the last weeks and I have no word to describe how good it is. I’m ashamed to say that I had this Holy Grail for more than a year without even trying it (oops)!! My brand new Nars Tinted Moisturizer is amazingly good but I’m telling you that this one is way better !!! A review is needed ASAP.

Kat Von D Saint Perfume

April 2016 Makeup/Beauty Favorites

Lately, I’ve been going through my perfume collection and by going through, I mean sniffing all of them to do a little well overdue decluttering. My nose brought me to an old favorite: The KVD Saint perfume! Oh! my lord it smells so good … Released in 2012, KVD launches simultaneously Saint, a sweet perfume with plum and sage notes, and Sinner (that I own too)a light delicate aroma combining orange, mandarin and cinnamon. Both perfumes are great but, on a personal note, Sinner unfortunately doesn’t work quite as well on me.  The packaging is clearly KVD inspired with metal and skulls, and the perfume still actual and in style!!!

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Dolce + Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Bare Naked

April 2016 Makeup Favorites

I guess I was feeling “nuder” than usual this month! This combo doesn’t seem like it would fit me well with my fair skin but with a colourful eye look, it really comes to life… I thought about combining both products to finish those two before they turn bad… My frugal self is just unable to loose a product and I’m really happy with the result after all!!!

Kevyn Aucoin The Contour .Volume II

April 2016 Makeup Favorites

Kevyn Aucoin The Contour .Volume II is singularly the best thing I bought during last Holidays (such a great value)! Every single item in this contour palette is exquisite. Since there are both creams and powders in this beauty (the only downside of this wonder), I need to really apply myself to use all of the creams because we never know how dry a cream product can become overtime!

Note: If you are not into cream product, try Kevyn Aucoin Sculping Cream and it will blow you away big time!! The product blends so effortlessly, leaving the best natural contour ever. After using that product, it is really though to just think about changing brand for that matter… Hopefully, you do like me and pray for a similar set next Christmas 🙂

Laura Mercier Crème Eye Liner in Cobalt

April 2016 Makeup Favorites

Who said I’m not trendy?!? April gave me a reason to rock a pop of blue in my daily eye makeup (a tiny pop that is)! Laura Mercier, you are my favorite brand for a good reason: your products totally give us an edge. In need of a good eye liner, give this one a try !

Becca Eye Colour in Chantilly & Doeskin

April 2016 Makeup Favorites

I’m so sad that Becca doesn’t make single eyeshadows anymore. Becca’s eye shadow formula is so great; their Ombre Rouge palette is right there in my top favorite palettes!!!

Thanks for stopping by my beautiful friends xxx

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DISCLAIMER: This is not sponsored. Although some items may have been sent as pr, I am under no obligation to review them. Most items I discuss are purchased by me. All opinions expressed are my own and not edited by any companies mentioned.

14 thoughts on “April Beauty/Makeup Favorites ❥ 2016

  1. I have been obsessing with the stila liquid lippies lately! Been hoarding a few and can’t wait to purchase more shades. They are great!


  2. Agree with Stashy that, blue eyeliner is so on trend. It must look very nice on you. I love all Lise Watier products especially their eyeshadows. ANd Laura Mercier, their tinted moisturizer I love 😉 xo


  3. Every time you show that LW palette, I drool. It’s right up my alley! I’m not surprised you’ll hit pan on those. :::DROOL:::.
    Wow, that KVD Saint perfume packaging is so ornate. I’ve been on a perfume kick lately too. I seem to want to try every perfume I see! Do you wear perfume daily?
    And aww I’m sad once again. I wanted that Kevyn Aucoin palette and it was sold out by the time Jan 2016 rolled around and my No-Buy ended. My hope is that they release an amazing version this holiday!
    Blue liner is SO on trend right now! 😀
    I’m going to try to hunt down a Becca single eye shadow. I have a feeling I’ll like them more… the formulas in palettes are NEVER as good as singles!


  4. Look at you with your blue liner! I loveeeeeeeeee a good pop of blue in the Spring 🙂 It’s funny that you’re going through you’re perfume now cause I started doing the same thing. I’m trying to use them all up so I can replace them with Cruelty Free versions and I’ll have to keep Saint in mind for that!

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    1. Yes girlfriend, I’m rocking blue these days 😀
      Unfortunately KVD Saint & Sinner are both discontinued 😦
      Cruelty-Free perfumes are so hard to find …
      Happy Monday dear friend xxx

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      1. Nooooooooooooooooooooo. My heart… it breaks! 😛 Maybe she’ll come out with more in the future. It’s crazy that it’s discontinued so fast, esp since you say it just came out in 2012 :-/


    1. Indeed very vibrant !!! I attempted once or twice to take eye look pictures and it was a disaster … I need a better camera 😀
      Have a beautiful day sweetie xxx

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