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Lash Control

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

It is said that our eyes are the ‘windows to our soul’. If you believe that, and I do, then we want to make them stand out and look their best.

For me, mascara really brings out my eyes – I have short, light coloured, stumpy lashes and so I need the assistance of a great mascara to lengthen those puppies. Here are some mascaras that I have recently tried:
Brand: Avon
Product: Uplifting Mascara
Description: Revolutionary ‘flex-extend’ brush that bends to the perfect angle, allowing you to hold and lift lashes for dramatic results. Provides 75% more length and 100% more lift.
Colours: Black, Brown, Black/Brown and Navy
Price: $9.99CAD
Where to buy: Your Avon representative and online
Overall: Available in Canada October 2007. This brush really does bend! I was scared that I was going to snap it off – but no it’s still bending. Lashes look natural but have amazing length to them.
Would I buy? Yes most definitely. And with the price being so reasonable I can buy all the colours!
Brand: Besame Cosmetics
Product: Sculpture Lash
Description: A conditioning film for maximum curl, leaving lashes soft and supple, never stiff.· Silicone polymers to lengthen and thicken lashes for a full and natural look.· Pro-vitamin B5 and Keratin to moisturize the lashes.· Rosea Root Extract with anti-aging compounds to strengthen the lashes and hair shaft.· A fixing film that forms an ultra-luxurious water-resistant coating on lashes.
Colours: Plum, Black
Price: $26USD
Where to buy: Vancouver Holt Renfrew, Henri Bendel and online
Overall: I tried the black and it looked great on and felt good. I am not sure if it was me but I had smudges under my eye at the end of the day. I tried it a couple of days and same thing happened.
Would I buy? I’d try the plum and see if the same thing happens

Brand: Borghese
Product: Superiore
Description: Infused with a built-in, silk-powder foundation for superior wear, delicate lashes are coddled in natural conditioners while providing smudge-proof, flake-proof coverage. Enriched with Acqua di Vita ‘Living Water’ complex for stronger, more luxurious lashes. Suitable for contact lens wearers and sensitive eyes.
Colours: Black, Brown
Price: $18USD
Where to buy: Bloomingdales, Lord & Taylor, Dillards, The Shopping Channel and online
Overall: I tried the brown. Colour was natural and lashes looked full and long. Product lasted all day without flaking or smudging. Slight chemical smell to product. Would buy this mascara.
Would I buy? Yes, but it is currently only available in Canada on TSC so far.

Brand: Benefit Cosmetics
Product: BADgal Blue
Description:This deep-blue-violet mascara makes eyes whiter and brighter: blue appear more blue; brown eyes more golden; and hazel eyes more lush green.
Colours: Blue (also comes in black)
Price: $19USD/$25CAD
Where to buy: Sephora, The Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart, Amazon and online
Overall: My lashes look full and long. The blue really brightens up my tired eyes.
Would I buy? I have both the blue and the black and love them. Yes.

Brand: Imju
Product: Fiberwig
Description: An instant drying formula creates a long lasting film coat around your natural lashes. Fiberwig imparts a perfect, smudge-proof maximum lash extension effect with a water-resistant formula that’s easy to remove with warm water, without risking damaging or losing your natural lashes. A jet-black fiber film coats the surface of each lash with long-lasting, clump-free, lash lengthening color that’s resistant to tears, sweat, and oil.
Colours: Black
Price: $22USD
Where to buy: Sephora
Overall: This mascara does not smudge nor clump as promised and it feels like I have nothing on my lashes. I did find that it lengthened as stated but I would love a little fatness too for my skinny lashes. I would highly recommend it for those that wear contact lenses as this product stays put. I have to admit the peeling of the mascara off my lashes was a bit messy in my personal opinion.
Would I buy? Yes but it does not seem to be available in Canada.
Do you agree or disagree with me? What are your experiences with these brands? I want to hear from you!

Bésame Enriched Lip Glaze

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

Bésame recently added a new product to their timeless cosmetic line – The Enriched Lip Glaze.

This sweet smelling, creamy gloss is enriched with vitamins A, C, E and green tea extract to keep lips kissably soft for hours. Other ingredients contained in this luxurious glaze are, anti-aging marine collagen to promote lip shape and fullness, aloe vera, macadamia nut extract, sweet almond oil and squalene.

What is squalene? I didn’t know so I did a little research…

Squalene has several beneficial qualities for the body. One such benefit is that it assists in keeping skin moisturized and healthy and its anti-oxidant capabilities help to protect skin from the harsh effects of the environment. It is widely found in natural products such as – olives, palm oil and wheat germ oil. However, the largest concentration of Squalene is from deep sea Shark liver oil. Who knew?!

The Enriched Lip Glaze is available in 6 pretty colours that can be worn alone or over your favourite lipstick.

Bésame cosmetics can be found in several boutiques around the USA. For a full listing visit

Kiss Me

Monday, October 9th, 2006

Don’t you sometimes wish that you could have been born in a different era? Sometimes I wish I had been a young lady in the 1940s. All those beautiful feminine clothes, fun hairstyles and of course perfectly made up faces – maybe I would have been a star!

Bésame Cosmetics is trying to return us all to the glamour days gone by with their exquisite line of cosmetics in packaging that embraces the sophisticated designs of the 1930s, ’40s and Art Deco movement.

The Lipstick
This silky semi-matte finish lipstick comes in a decorative case that resembles a gold bullet. The Enchanting Lipstick is cleverly shaped with two blunt sides and two sharp edges – the sharp side is to line the lip and the blunt side to fill it in.

Bésame has replicated the exact shades used in the 40s by famous starlettes – Red Hot Red was a Munroe favorite. They can be used full strength or as a stain for a natural look.

I was impressed at the texture of the lipstick and how well it went onto my lips. It lasted throughuot my lunch and several cups of coffee.

The Powder
Their transluscent Feather Light Dusting Powder adds a finishing touch to keep your face looking fresh all day long. I have been using this wonderful powder on its own and over foundation and it has kept me shine free and smelling delicious – the powder is lightly scented with spiced vanilla – yummy!

The Rouge
Contained in the most beautiful little gold loonie-size mirrored case, the Boudoir Rouge is designed to be subtle and natural for a healthy, warm glow. I really liked the compact-style case and the tiny red satin puff was a nice touch. The product was subtle and did give me the radiance it promised.

Boudoir Rouge comes in four fabulous colours – Crimson, Raspberry, Sun Kissed and Sweet Pink.

What I also like was that Bésame offer samples of all their products for a very minimal charge. You’ll also get a $5.00 coupon off your purchase! How can you go wrong?

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