Review: Laura Mercier Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder

While visiting a favourite perfumery, only to try some expensive fragrances with a fellow scenthead, there was a Laura Mercier display at the cash register that caught my attention. A row of powders promising a luminous finish, with impressive swatching results. I didn’t buy one, but after seeing it on another blogger’s instagram feed I was convinced. I’m not a powder girl, having had a brief and unfortunate love affair...

Review: Rouge Dior #400, Clover Matte

Let me preface this by saying this is the first time I’ve tried a Dior product. From what I’ve heard, Dior shares the issue of many “designer” label luxury cosmetics brands of inconsistent quality in terms of texture and pigmentation. However, lately I’d seen more promising reviews of their products. So in short, I had high hopes. Oh, how those hopes were cruelly crushed. When Dior announced their limited-edition capsule collection...

Review: My Beauty Diary sheet masks

Sheet masks are one of those beauty trends that is blessedly accessible. Nowadays, in the west, you can easily find them at any price point, from $1.50 to $20 and beyond… I haven’t tried a whole bunch myself yet, being picky about both ingredients and price. The average sheet mask contains 23g of essence, which is a generous amount for a single application since a serum bottle is usually 30ml....

Review: Hylamide Vit C & Hyaluronic Boosters

DECIEM is an innovative skincare brand based in Canada, and they’re something of a wild card. Their website is split up into several sub-brands, covering everything from primers to hair care products. I placed my first order with them in May, and received my order really quickly, which was nice. Shipping was free, too, which was even nicer. What appeals to me about the DECIEM products is not only the...

Glossier: Brand Overview

After much hand-wringing and anxiety, I finally gave in and placed a very diminutive order at Glossier. Though I must clarify: Said hand-wringing was at the trickiness of getting your beauty-hungry hands on products unavailable in your country. I live in Sweden, and Glossier has yet to roll out the international shipping option. But there are ways. I used a forwarding service, which meant a long shipping time and extra...

Glossier Review: Rose Balm DotCom

The appeal of the balm is its simplicity: it’s a very classic, traditional petrolatum-and-lanolin formula that many lip balms are based on. Glossier is a fairly minimalist brand, so this formula fits with their philosophy. I know there’s some controversy around petrolatum and other mineral oils, but I have no quarrel with it in my lip products. It comes in a metal tube with a plastic coating, which feels classic...

Glossier Review: Boy Brow

Boy Brow comes in a very plain, simple plastic tube that is standard for this type of product. I was getting a little sick of brow pencils, and I am one of those people who likes brushing coloured mascara into my brows, a brush-in brow wax seemed just the ticket for me. It comes in three colours: blonde, brunette and black. I picked blonde, and found the colour very flattering...