TheFaceShop Mango Seed Skincare & BB Pact Review | ft. BBCosmetic

TheFaceShop Haul with BBcosmetic

I’m sure by now, you all know how much I absolutely loooove TheFaceShop! A few weeks back, I went on a big skincare shopping spree (read about it here) and picked up the Mango Seed discovery kit, which featured the toner, lotion, and facial butter. When popular online Korean cosmetic and skincare shop BBcosmetic reached out for a review, I leapt at the chance to try out some more TheFaceShop products!
Today I’ll be reviewing two items from the Mango Seed skincare line, as well as the My Other Bag x TheFaceShop collaboration CC Moist Cushion Foundation*!

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COVERGIRL x Katy Perry | Demi Matte Lipstick Collection (Review + Swatches!)

 

COVERGIRL x Katy Perry – Demi Matte Lipstick Collection

Back in March, I was invited to attended the Toronto launch of the Covergirl x Katy Perry lipstick collection! Matte lipsticks are all the rage these days, however many women find that mattes can be incredibly drying! Covergirl’s demi-matte lipstick range claims to offer the coveted matte lip look whilst retaining moisture within a creamy and moisturizing formula.

A wonderful little box full of goodies arrived at my door containing the full set of Katy Perry’s collaboration with the brand. This collection contains 11 demi-matte lipsticks and two mascaras. Keep reading to see swatches of the entire line, as well as my review of the colours and formula!

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A Rather Large Face Shop Haul | The Smim, Face Masks, and Mango Seed Skincare

I’m obsessed with Korean skincare products.

Recently, my skin type has become quite dry and sensitive. My usual skincare regime hasnt really been doing much for me, so it was time for a shake up! Luckily, The Face Shop has storefronts in almost every major mall around me! Korean skincare has never been more accessible, and the price point isn’t that different from major online Korean Skincare shops. I went into The Face Shop to pick up a few face masks, but walked out with a few extra bits. Keep reading to see what I picked up!

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#TakeYourChance with Chanel – Toronto Yorkdale Event!

 

#TakeYourChance with Chanel

Chanel is one of my all time favourite beauty and fragrance brands – it just exudes an aura of luxury and charm. Chanel No5 Eau Premiere is probably my signature scent! It’s light and seductive, with notes of jasmine flowers and tonka beans. The fragrance itself is both timeless and recognizable, and I’ve always received compliments when wearing it. Chanel has a number of iconic perfumes, and I’m here to share one of their most popular fragrances.

Last week, I was lucky enough to attend the Chanel #TakeYourChance event held at the Hudson’s Bay in Yorkdale Mall in celebration of the Chanel Chance fragrance. The line includes 4 different scents : Chance Original, Chance Eau Fraiche, Chance Eau Tendre and Chance Eau Vive. Each bottle was a different colour – yellow, green, pink, and beige.

It’s your chance . . . TAKE IT! A decidedly young scent for those who dare to dream. A light, subtly sensual fragrance, filled with vitality and energy, evolves from one moment to the next, each wholly unique.

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The Estee Edit – Beam Team, White Mud Mask, & Flash Lip Gloss Review + Swatches

The Estee Edit

Today I’ll be showing you some of The Estee Edit‘s new face and lip products! I previously reviewed the Metalishadow Creme + Powder in Scarlet Eclipse, and the EDGiest Kohl Shadowstick in last week’s post, which you can read about here!

Surprisingly enough, I have never really tried out Estee Lauder products. It’s one of my mother’s favourite brands, and our upstairs bathroom is dotted with Estee Products! The packaging always seemed so luxe, and the price point was quite high for my student budget. However, The Estee Edit (#beautyattitudes) is a new beauty line from Estee Lauder – the whole essence of the brand focuses on being fun, trendy, and fresh! I’m loving it so far. I haven’t seen many other reviews or swatches on the internet yet, so I’m very excited to give you an early look into this line. It will be released exclusively at Sephora in March.

 

 

The Estee Edit White Mud Exfoliating Scrub + Mask

This is an exfoliating cleanser, scrub, and mask that comes housed in a plastic white squeeze bottle. It has the same sprayed silver design with blue accents as the rest of the packaging. It’s a white cream with mini exfoliating beads. It has a soft, clean, floral scent which reminds me of spa treatments.

Made with White Porcelain Clay and Jojoba beads, for dual -action detoxing and pore-refining. Can be used as a daily wash-off scrub, and twice weekly as a 10 minute purifying facial.
Instructions: Gently massage onto clean skin in circles, leave on 5 minutes and rinse.

As a scrub / face wash:  It comes out of the bottle looking like a clay formula, but becomes more like a cream when water is added. The texture is smooth with very small microbeads – definitely a lot more gentle than other exfoliating scrubs that I’ve used in the past. Leaves skin feeling soft but not dried out.

As a mask: I left this mask on for about ten minutes – I didn’t apply it too thickly and I really scrubbed it in. After ten minutes, the mask was dry, but not tightening or uncomfortable. Again, it left my face feeling really soft after I washed it off. The floral scent lingered and it was super nice!

Find it on Sephora for $44 CAD.

 

The Estee Edit Beam Team Hydrate + Glow

Beam Team is a hydrating glow cream – my first impression was that it was a super glowy primer or liquid illuminator – I would compare it to Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector. When applied, it reveals a golden glowy finish on the skin. This would be perfect mixed in with foundation during the summer months for that ~bronzey sun kissed glow~!!
The interesting part about this is it’s a two part product – you have the liquid illuminator in the actual tube, and in the cap you’ll find a flip out mirror and cream concentrate. It’s a very similar shade to the actual cream, but a slight bit more bronze. It’s great for highlighting cheekbones, brow bones, and any other areas you want to catch a bit more sun!
 

 

 

Beam Team Hydrate + Glow is a double-duty double-decker—hydration with two levels of illumination in one product. It’s a complexion hybrid, meaning it creates an instant change in how your skin looks while simultaneously delivering skin care ingredients. The tube holds an amazing, illuminating moisturizer with hyaluronic acid that gives an instant glow. Plus, the touch-on concentrate under the cap gives you a high-impact shimmer.

As you can see in the swatches,  it’s very glowy! I haven’t had a chance to mix this into my foundation yet as I’m more of a fan of a matte/satin finish base, but the cream highlighter is lovely to use. It gives the most subtle, natural glow. And it has an absolutely gorgeous vanilla and floral scent!

Find it on Sephora – $55 CAD.

The Estee Edit Flash Photo Gloss 

This is a thick, luxurious gloss with a subtle blue microshimmer – hard to catch on camera but you can kinda see it in the flash photo. In the tube, it’s looks almost white with a blue-purple duochrome tinge. In daylight, it looks like a natural clear gloss. In flash photos and direct lighting, it creates a subtle yet noticeable extra dimension to the lips!
It’s thick and a bit sticky, but does not come off easily! It feels ultra moisturizing on the lips. It is also fragranced with a super yummy vanilla scent.

A high-tech gloss with a cool blue tint to highlight the white of teeth. This innovative gloss features cool blue shade that emphasizes the white in your smile. Infused with an addictive vanilla scent, it creates a photo-ready, high-shine finish that can be worn alone or layered over your favorite lipstick.

Right now, the Estee Edit line is listed on Sephora Canada‘s website, but the preview is only available for VIBs and VIB Rouges!
If you haven’t already, you can check out my review of the other Estee Edit products, including the Metalishadow Creme + Powder in Scarlet Eclipse, and the EDGiest Kohl Shadowstick.
Which items are you looking forward to the most? 🙂
xox,

Sachie

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*This post contains press samples, but as always it’s 100% my honest opinion