makeup review




Real Style Tries Mai Couture Blotting Papers

For those of us who suffer with oily skin, there’s always the worry that your T-zone will be shiny only a couple of hours into a long day. If you’re in need of an oil-fighting solution for when you’re on-the-go, Mai Couture Vitamin C+E Revitalize Oil-Blotting Papier is the answer.

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Real Style Tries Clinique Superprimer

Using a primer on your face can be tricky because every person’s skin is different. You have different needs from your best friend and your mother and one primer is not equal. Enter Clinique’s new line of Superprimer Face Primers with six different primers for all of your skin care needs. Real Style tried Clinique’s latest addition to see if they have now found one to fit our skin.

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Real Style Tries Mistura Beauty Solutions

Recently, Real Style had the opportunity to try Mistura’s The Essential Kit, which consists of a 6-in-1 beauty solution which aims to address a number of skin concerns all at once. Canadian cosmetics line Mistura was founded in 2008 by Andi and Hayden Marcus, a husband-and-wife team based in Ottawa. With an emphasis on natural beauty, Mistura’s claim to fame is a breakthrough single shade formula for every skin type, tone, and texture. We decided to try the four-piece kit with the hopes of refreshed and glowing skin.

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Real Style Tries Clarins Paris 3-Dot Liner

With all the beauty trends this season pointing towards defined and detailed eyes, Real Style decided to try the 3-Dot liner by Clarins Paris in the hopes of perfectly outlined eyeliner. The black liquid liner claims to emphasize the upper lids in between eyelashes, leading to that must-have wide-eyed look.

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Real Style Tries Mally Beauty

Recently, Real Style tried a few signature products by Mally Beauty (created and developed by self-described beauty addict and celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal). With a line of cosmetics available online on the Mally website, as well as on QVC and at Henri Bendel locations in the US, Mally Beauty has been quickly gaining popularity since it was launched in 2004.

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Real Style Tries Manna Kadar Cosmetics

After opening beauty boutiques and salons, young savvy and, of course, stylish Manna Kadar developed her own collection of makeup with al her own values. With plans to expand into stores shortly, Real Style had the change to try this prestigious makeup brand before the masses learn of their secret.

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Real Style Tries Pari Beauty

A new professional line of cosmetics, pari Beauty, has launched in Canada and Real Style tried out the new makeup to see if it stood up to our current favourites.

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Real Style Tries Four CC Creams

By now, you are probably comfortable wearing your favourite BB Cream every day, but CC creams have added a new element to your beauty routine that may be confusing to some. CC stands for Colour Correcting and are meant to fix issues like redness or dullness. While they are similar to BB Creams, some can be very different. Real Style tried four CC creams available now to see how they stack up.

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Real Style’s Favourite Foundations

Getting a great base with your favourite foundation is the only way to ensure you always put your best face forward. Real Style’s editors are ready to share their secret to a beautiful face every time with their favourite foundations.

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Beauty Review: Avon Tint N Go Cheeks & Lips

If you are still on the hunt for the perfect blush and lip tint, Avon has an all-in-one product that they hope will replace your standard powder blushes and lip glosses. This cream stick is meant to add a hint of colour anywhere you need it to brighten your face.

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Beauty Review: The Body Shop Born Lippy Lip Balm

The Body Shop’s Born Lippy Lip Balm is a cult hit for the store with fans flocking to get this stick to soothe their lips. We picked up one of the plum flavoured lip balms to see what all of the fuss is about.

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Beauty Review: Maybelline Color Tattoo 24Hr Cream Gel Shadow

If you are sick of eye shadow that fades away after a few hours, Maybelline’s new Color Tattoo 24Hr Cream Gel Shadow promises a breakthrough in makeup. This new shadow is said to stick with bold instense shade for up to 24 hrs.

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Beauty Review: Maybelline Dream Collection

Come Spring everything from your clothing to your perfume to your makeup gets lighter. Maybelline wants you to lighten your face with their new Dream Collection makeup. With a Blush and Airfoam and Lumi Touch Highlighting concealers, they are offering a fresh face for Spring. We tried out the line to see how light it truly is.

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Beauty Review: Glossybox

You’ve heard of the book of the month club, now Glossybox is offering Canadian women beauty samples of the month. Like other names, such as Birchbox, Glossybox is bringing luxury beauty samples to your door each month. We got the first Glossybox in the mail to see if we want to become repeat customers.

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Real Style Tries Clinique Almost Lipstick

If you think lipstick is too much, but want more than your average lip gloss can offer, Clinique’s Almost Lipstick has arrived just for you. Living somewhere between a gloss and a lipstick, Clinique promises light, glossy colours that work with your lip colour. We tested out Clinique’s Almost Lipstick to see if their shades suited us.

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