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Can we all settle down on the drama?

Guys… It’s not that serious. It’s just make up. If it’s not working for you. Return it.

What am I referringCapture.PNG to you may wonder? Well… Let me just rustle up a screen cap of what a search on YouTube gets you for “Subculture review”

I much prefer to stay away from reviews of new products until I have tested them out myself, but this one, was next to impossible to do so.

The drama was explosive. Beauty “gurus” grinding their brushes into palettes and being surprised when it turns into a massive shit storm of a mess… what did they think was going to happen?

The amount of OMG! WTF! ?DISGUSTING! @#$% all over social media and directed at Anastasia is shocking, and wildly over dramatic.  It is well within our rights as bloggers to not like a product or to

I bought this palette, I own this palette, I use this palette. I have used it almost everyday for a week.

This is what it looked like at the time of purchase. Beforeand this is where we are at 7 days of use later… (apologies for different lighting, one had studio lights, and one did not)FullSizeRender

Do you SEE THERE IS NO PAN?! DO YOU SEE IT LOOKS ALMOST THE SAME?! Thank the lord for the fact that I am not a savage with my eye shadows and I am not using a pitch fork to apply? Phew. Goodness sakes that was a close one!

As of the time of the after photo I have used all of the shades with the exception of Dawn. Not for any particular reason, I just happen to not have used it yet.

I am asking politely as one human to another, can we please stop creating drama around this release? If you don’t like this item, please feel free to return it. If it doesn’t work for you, doesn’t blend, or you just don’t like the shades, please feel free to give it an open and honest review, but PLEASE stop with the consistent swirling of your brushes into it until you burn out so much product you hit pan on purpose. Stop with the over dramatics. It’s exhausting, and you are making something of nothing.

There are so many other products I have watched people “make work” that are more expensive and worse quality. (Natasha D, I am looking at your palettes).

What are your thoughts on Subculture-Gate? Too much? Seems ridiculous? or totally founded on reason?

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Hold the phone NYX!

ALRIGHT ALRIGHT ALRIGHT, NOW I HAVE SEEN IT ALL.

I was browsing around on Ulta.com, to see what I can waste some money on and actually bite the bullet and get it delivered to Canada…. since I still haven’t taken advantage of yet.

You know the old song and dance…. Makeup….New arrivals…. OOOOO SHINY!

Oh hey there NYX has a new palette, looks like one of those old cheesy ones, which are sometimes a  sweet score! Lets take a look.

beautystaplepalette_main.jpgOh…. Whats this? It’s $65 CAD?!! How is this even possible?

What is this world I am living in where a NYX drugstore palette is $65? I am actually over the moon angry about this.

These are DRUGSTORE quality products. Someone correct me if I am wrong, but this is INSANE.

I am beyond disappointed in this price point. How is anyone supposed to afford these items if this is the rate of inflation on makeup? Eventually the cash cow is going to run out, and these makeup companies are going to be in big trouble. /rantfin.png

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Underrated Products Summer 2017

The true start of Canadian summer is upon us, when the weather goes from cold enough for a jacket in the morning, and hot enough to run naked through the streets of Toronto in the afternoon.

What does that have to do with this post? Nothing. Just something I wanted to call out because I feel like running naked through the streets is wildly underrated.

With that said, here are some products I feel have been very underrated this year, or have genuinely surprised me and I find myself reaching for this summer.

Continue reading “Underrated Products Summer 2017”

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I need some feedback!

Hi everyone!

The next few weeks and the last few weeks have been insane, we are in the middle of a move and some weddings, and friend’s moves etc. Good times had by all!

That being said WE ARE MOVING, and do you know what that means? A new beauty room for me! I am going to have the opportunity to paint, and restyle how my videos and photographs will look. So I am going to post a series of polls for your opinions on what you like to see while browsing your Beauty Blogs. 

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Urban Decay Basquiat Collaboration- This is Madness

I am trying really hard not to only come here to post when I have five minutes to scatter some thoughts out of my brain and into yours, but that doesn’t seem to be working, so at this point we will have to deal with the the time I have.

Recently Urban Decay launched a press release/marketing campaign announcing their collaboration with world renowned artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. For those of you who don’t know who that is, that is completely okay. I didn’t know who he was either, until I watched She’s All That circa 1999, and they referenced his art style in relation to the main character killing herself. (deep, I know). For anyone who is actually interested in some of the history of Basquiat, please feel free to venture down the internet rabbit hole here.

One piece of background I feel like needs to actually be mentioned here, is that he is no longer on this earth. He passed from a heroine overdose in 1988. Here is an example of his art work. imgres.jpg

Interesting artwork that is for sure.

So.. here is the collab. landscape-1489589710-hbz-urban-decay-index2.jpg

Initial reaction

Omg must buy now, so new original and different! I LOVE IT.

Then I sat on it for a few days, and all I could think was, how I felt it was distasteful for UD to leverage an artist who was considered VERY edgy for his time to market a product they have launched time and time again. imgres.jpg

Look at this first palette, does it not look like a mixture of Gwen Stefani collab and Ultimate Naked Basics? You have these colours, why are we buying for packaging? There is nothing revolutionary here.

So then I thought, that second palette, THIS is where it’s at. Then I look closer at the second palette, and check out the swatches posted by trendmood, and it hits me. THIS IS JUST THE SPECTRUM PALETTE REPACKAGED. Why are they doing this to me? The torture is too much, and the reasoning is too high for me not to buy it, and not to promote it.

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Is anyone else pickingfulspectrum.jpg up what I am here? For comparisons sake, here is the full spectrum palette swatches. I can’t in my right mind look at this and think, “yes this is original, if this is not in my collection it will not be complete”. Photo Credit goes to @thefancyface. This is NOT my photo. 

All in all, before even seeing the true performance of this collection, there are just too many easy ways to dupe these shades, even from their own line. It’s just not for me.

I realize I have focused on the palettes, but let’s be real here, those are my true jam. Not to mention that blush palette can be easily duped by many of the existing blushes/palettes that you already have, and have been released by UD for years. The liners are in the same boat, Marc Jacobs, Mac, UD, KVD. It’s been done. PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STOP RELEASING THINGS AS LIMITED EDITION THAT ARE ALREADY IN MANY BRANDS REGULAR LINES.

/Rant.

 

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Blush Highlight and Bronzer Collection

Happy Labour Day everyone! Easy watching today, with another collection video!

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Imats Toronto Vendor List

***Enter Current Giveaway Here***

It’s that time of year again, where the leaves start to turn, the nights get cooler, and The International Makeup Artist Tradeshow comes to Toronto. Held at the Metro Toronto Convention Center on the weekend of October 1st, it’s bound to be a place where faces are a competition, art is appreciated, and sales are scoured.

This years participants are listed below, and you can click on their names to check out their products! See you there!

  1. AJ CRIMSON Beauty
  2. Alcone Company
  3. Bare Minerals
  4. Bdellium Tools
  5. Beauty D
  6. BeautySoClean
  7. Benefit Cosmetics
  8. Bio Seaweed Gel
  9. Blur Makeup Room
  10. BUXOM 
  11. CiCi Fashion Brush
  12. Clinique
  13. Crimes of Beauty Apparel and Accessories
  14. DAO
  15. Dermablend Professional
  16. Dhemys Cosmetics
  17. Dose of Colors
  18. ESQIDO Mink Lashes
  19. EVE PEARL Beauty Brands
  20. Eye Kandy Cosmetics
  21. Golden Devon Beauty Supply
  22. Jordane Cosmetics
  23. Kat Von D Beauty
  24. Kryolan Professional Makeup
  25. Lady Moss Beauty
  26. LASplash Cosmetics
  27. The Lip Bar
  28. Lit Cosmetics
  29. London Brush Company
  30. Makeup Forever
  31. Mehron
  32. Melanie Mills Hollywood
  33. Morphe Brushes
  34. MUSST
  35. Naked Cosmetics
  36. Neveen Dominic Cosmetics
  37. Niki Garret Cosmetics
  38. NYX Cosmetics
  39. Royal & Langnickel Brushes
  40. Saint Cosmetics
  41. Sleek Brows Canada
  42. TEMPTU
  43. Veil Cosmetics
  44. Velour Lashes
  45. Violet Voss
  46. Virtzu Distribution
  47. Zprodux

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