MAC Mini Haul!

2/27/11

Hey Beauties
So it's definitely been a while. Sorry! Things are so hectic with school and the fact that I plan events for the students in my department!
Today I had a pretty bad day and I decided to treat myself to some MAC. As I passed the counter, I swear, it was calling my name!! Since the MAC counter at the bay doesn't have eyeshadows pans and only eyeshadow pots I went for the lipsticks. I saw that from the Peacock, some of the kissable lipcolours were still available, so I purchased So Vain. I also got Brave lipstick from the MAC satin collection. 
Here are some swatches and lip swatches!


Left is Brave and Right is So Vain
Artificial Light with Flash

Same order as above
Artificial light without Flash

Brave lipstick 
Artificial Light without Flash

Brave Lipstick
Artificial Light with Flash


So Vain
Artificial Light without Flash

S
So Vain
Artificial Light with Flash

I thought that Brave looked alot like Chanel Mademoiselle 05 so I compared the two: 

Top one is Brave and Bottom one is Mademoiselle.

Turns out mademoiselle is a bit more brown/coral than Brave. 

I really like both of the MAC lip-things I bought today. I love Brave as a nude and an everyday colour and I love So Vain cause its Coral/Pink and its perfect for Spring/Summer. I also LOVE to wear those light corals for going out with the ladies. It just makes me feel so feminine. Brave is more of a medium pink and its like "my lips but better" colour, it just adds some medium pink colour and I find it super flattering for my NC 30 skin tone.

What are your favourites lipsticks right now?? I'm loving these two today :)

À Bientôt Mes Amours, 
La Belle Muse 

Apology for being MIA!

2/23/11

Hello Beauties!
I wanted to write a quick post and apologize for being MIA lately!! :( I've been so busy with grad work and events, the work hasn't really stopped yet either! I'll try to get a blog post (or a couple) in, between Thurs-Sat! 
I still want to swatch my ELF haul for you and review the cream eyeshadows as well :)
I've been doing so well with my products ban!! 23 days and going strong!! 
I hope everyone is having a fabulous couple of weeks!! 

Image taken from google.com

Always with Chanel on the brain, one of my favourites,
Chance by Chanel <3
That's real love.

À Bientôt Mes Amours,
La Belle Muse

Sneak Peak: E.L.F. Haul and FOTN

2/13/11

Bonjour mes belles filles!
I finally got my E.L.F. haul in last week! As soon as I got it I ripped it open and tried everything. Sadly, I haven't taken any pictures of the products open or any swatches but that it coming up very very soon. Here is a sneak peak pic to tide you ladies over ;)


Last night I went out with some of my girlfriends and I used a couple items from this little haul, and thought I'd give you a sneak peak of a couple of those items on me. So here is my FOTN :)
Some pictures really do look nicer when they're sideways :P





What I used:
Face
MAC Prolongwear concealer in NC20
Revlon Photofinish Foundation in 008 Golden Beige
MUFE HD Microfinish Powder (this stuff is amazing!)
E.L.F. Powder Blush (in either tickled pink or mellow mauve-not sure which one they sent me :/)
Benefit Girl Meets Pearl Highlighter
Eyes
MAC Ricepaper eyeshadow (highlight)
E.L.F. Dawn Cream eyeshadow (all over lid)
MAC Cranberry eyeshadow (outer half of lid)
MAC Sketch eyeshadow (outer V and crease for definition)
Buxom eyeliner in Leatherette
Covergirl Lashblast mascara in Black
Lips
Victoria's Secret Beauty Rush lipstick in Grapefruity

I'm going to apologize about the quality of photos when it comes to my eye shots. The colours are alot more vibrant in person. Especially cranberry overtop of dawn.
So far, I've shown you guys two products of my E.L.F. haul. I really love the way the blush gives me this very pretty flushed look. As for the name of blush, I'm not sure which one they sent me because it has two stickers on it "mellow mauve" and "tickled pink", tickled pink happens to be on top of the other.  By the looks of the blush I think it's mellow mauve. Either case, I like it! And next haul I will get both tickled pink and mellow mauve to compare :) I really am starting to like dawn. It looks quite boring in the pan, but its wearable alone or underneath another shadow. Alone it makes my brown eyes really POP, and underneath another shadow it changes he shadows colour. Cranberry, for instance, turns into a more burnt burgundy which I think is super flattering. 

Tomorrow I'm going to try to squeeze in a very girly V-Day look as I'm going to go hang out with friends. I'll have a haul post for you ladies including swatches and possibly a review of MUFE HD Microfinish Powder :)

À Bientôt Mes Amours,
La Belle Muse

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipsticks!

2/9/11

I've been meaning to do a post on my mini collection of Chanel Rouge Coco lipsticks. Now I only has 3 shades, but I love ALL three shades (and will be adding more...)! 
So here they are: 
Rouge Coco Lippies: Rivoli 21, Egerie 06 and Mademoiselle 05 (left to right)

Same order as above. With flash in artificial light.

Same order as first picture. Without flash in artificial light. 


I love these guys. Rivoli is a beautiful red-wine shade that is dark but not too vampy and red but not too bright or trashy looking. All you need is some gold eyeshadow and some black eyeliner and you're ready to go with this little guy :)
Egerie is a great summer, coral/pink colour, but more on the coral side on my lips. It's cute, and soft-a keeper for summer/springtime and when I'm feeling especially girly.
Mademoiselle has become one of the lines most popular and (already) classic shade. It's probably my favourite seeing as I can virtually wear it any season. It's also amazing just to wear alone. I tend to keep this on me where-ever I go, just incase I need to look a tad bit more polished, I slap this on and I'm ready to go :)

Any favourite lipsticks or lipstick lines??

À Bientôt Mes Amours,
La Belle Muse

Aldo Accessory Haul!

2/7/11

I'm soooo thrilled to have added some cute accessories to my wardrobe!! Finally! I've been quite accessory deprived and its pretty bad. Specifically when it comes to long necklaces. Anywho, I went to Aldo on Sunday to see what they had, and as always they never disappoint, I was just impressed I didn't walk out with more!



The pictures were taken with my blackberry, not bad quality for a phone :)
So excited to sport these. The pink dangling earrings go with anything and they spice up any school outfit! I'm so excited to wear them, definitely worth the 8$ I paid.

What's your favourite accessory you've been sporting lately?

À Bientôt Mes Amours,
La Belle Muse

Faces OTN: Friendly Faces :)

2/6/11

Hey beautiful ladies!
This weekend I went out with two of my lovely friends here in Montreal! They came over to my place beforehand to have a glass of wine and to get their makeup done! It's so fun to have a girls night with makeup, cookies and wine before going out :) They came with their foundation done and I helped them with the rest.
Heres Afiqah first:



Afiqah's Wearing:


Eyes
MAC "ricepaper" eyeshadow to highlight
Radiance Cosmetics Quad in the Lightest Blue colour (all over lid)
Inglot 428 (dark blue) for crease and to line the eye.
Covergirl LashBlast Mascara

Lips
MAC "half n half" lipstick
Bourjois Rose Or Chic 37 lipgloss

Cheeks
MAC "peachykeen" powder blush

Now here's Sara:


Sara's wearing:


Eyes
MAC "ricepaper" eyeshadow (highlight)
MAC "amber lights" eyeshadow (all over lid)
MAC "carbon" eyeshadow (crease and to line the eye)

Lips
Bourjois "praline-17" lipgloss

Cheeks
MAC "peachykeen" powder blush

We had such a fun time afterwards going out to the bar and having some martinis :) I also LOVE doing other people make up and seeing how all the colours work for them! We discovered that despite Afiqah's dark lips she can totally wear nudes :) I introduced her to the amplified lipstick collection by MAC.

Happy SuperBowl!!

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À Bientôt Mes Amours,
La Belle Muse

Revlon ColourBurst Lippy: Soft Nude 070 Review

2/4/11

So as you ladies already know I recently purchased the Soft Nude 070 lippy from the Revlon Colourburst collection.

Revlon Promises: Instant burst of rich, true color with a featherlight feel. Elasticolor™ technology provides immediate color release and hugs lips with a burst of weightless color that feels like a second skin -Available in range of 20 gorgeous shades.

My Review: Soft Nude is a pretty peachy pale pink colour. Even on my medium pigmented lips the colour goes on opaque after two swatches. Colour stays pretty true to the tube colour, which a big plus in my books. I buy lipsticks so I get a richer colour, when I want sheer I stick to balms and lipglosses. The texture is soft and creamy but not as creamy as Chanel or YSL lipsticks. It feels nice as you put it on, but after a minute or so the lipstick becomes quite drying. Not only is it drying but if your lips happen to be even a bit chapped this will bring that out and amplify it so make sure you hydrate beforehand! The colour stays on but you will most likely need some lip balm-which thins out the colour a bit. One thing I truly love is the packaging, not its no Chanel labels or the classics designs of Dior or YSL but its a cute sleek black tube with diamond hatching on two sides. Suuuuper cute packaging! The price is average, here in Canada its 12CAD so about half the price of MAC lipsticks.

Swatch on my arm with flash.
Swatch on my lips with flash.

I agree with the fact that it "delivers a burst of colour" but I'm not sure what they mean by weightless, I mean I don't know about you but I don't feel "weight" on my lips after I apply lipstick.

I'm not sure if I'd repurchase this colour from the line but I'm definitely intrigued to try a pink and see if that shows up on my lips! The only thing I really dislike is the fact that it dries my lips out and amplifies the look of chapped lips at the same time.

What do you ladies think of these colourburst lippies?? Have you tried any colours?