Bite Beauty | Upswing Full Volume Mascara

Very excited to share the news from Bite Beauty with you all. They just launched a new mascara to their makeup line and I was able to try this new Upswing Full Volume Mascara (C$37.00) available online at Sephora.
Bite Beauty has been one of my favorite brands for their lip formulas and it was so nice to find this new addition to their makeup line.

It’s a clean and vegan formula that is infused with tree berry wax. It comes in a nice intense black shade that defines and lifts the lashes quite amazingly.
The packaging is super luxurious with a nice and soft rusted gold finish.

I find the brush is very unique and interesting. It carries an hourglass shape brush with a very intense and full-bodied bristle brush that brushes out every lash and adds definition.

The formula is buildable and lightweight. It doesn’t smear or smudge on the skin (eye crease). It gives a clean polished look with a full drama to the lashes.


Bottom line, I loved it. I love that the formula is vegan and clean without any compromise to its performance at all. The lasting powder is quite amazing and brings out your lashes to the max. You can find it available online exclusively at Sephora.

Press sample provided and courtesy of Bite Beauty.


Spring Beauty Launches on My Radar…

It’s the time of year when I put out my eyes on new and fresh launches from beauty brands. Most of these launches are ones that tempt me toward them depending on how the trend goes for the year, as well as what my beauty needs are at this particular time.
I am already testing quite many new beauty products that will be shared on upcoming posts but these ones are some beauty products that I think are going to be a super hit formula for this season.
I will either get them as a press sample to test and try while some will be purchased from me to share them with you all here with my thoughts on their performance and quality.

In general, I love Nars Cosmetics beauty products especially their eyeshadows. Nars | St Germain des Prés Eyeshadow Palette from Claudette Collection is one of the items from the collection that I have my eyes on. I absolutely love the combination of colors and finishes in this palette.

YSL | Touche Éclat Le Teint Foundation you all know I always get too excited to find new complexion products especially foundation and concealer. I have been a long-time lover of the YSL beauty’s foundations and I still remember the first foundation that I purchased was the YSL Touche Éclat Le Teint Foundation back then about 18 years ago in my early 20’s and I wore it on my Engagement day. So very excited to test this new formula.

Fenty Beauty | Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Powder Foundation I love full coverage powders and I always dig for those that don’t make my skin look dry and patchy. I think Rihanna nails her complexion products and looking forward to testing and try this new addition.

I always love Laura Mercier complexion products especially the Secret Camouflage Concealer Duo was one of my favorite concealers to hide my dark circles yet Laura Mercier | Secret Camouflage Concealer Duo Stick now comes in a new look. This is a 2-in-1 formula that is lightweight and full coverage, sounds good?
Yes, I am super excited about this new addition from her and this is going to be a new item that I will be reaching out to from now on.

Givenchy | Teint Couture Shimmer Powder is a Limited Edition compact that I am super excited about and I think it will a beauty product that you’ll need. I always love Givenchy’s complexion products especially their powders and can’t wait to try this.

There are quite amazing skincare launches yet Dior Capture Totale Set right now is offering quite an amazing skincare set which I find are perfect traveling. Dior is also introducing their Dior Addict Lip Maximizer Plumping Gloss now in a new shade – Ultra Pink which is a very nice and fresh pink.

as well as Tatcha | The Dewy Serum Resurfacing and Plumping Treatment just launched a new addition to their Dewy line that sounds like a one skincare product that will must-have for this year.

As many of you know I am a huge lover of cleansing oils and balms, here Shu Uemura just launched Botanicoil Cleansing Oil that I am very excited to test and see how it works on my skin.

Another skincare item that has tempted me is the Murad | Rapid Dark Spot Correcting Serum. I want to get my hands to this as soon as possible since I live to use the brightening serums during the winter season.

Charlotte Tilbury launched few new beauty items yet I have my eyes on the new Hollywood Flawless Filter Luxury Eyeshadow Palette and the Walk of No Shame Jewel Pot Eyeshadow. I love her eyeshadow formulas especially the gel cream shadows.

A couple of hair care products that really excites me at this time are the Living Proof | Curl line, as well as the Gisou | Honey Infused Hair Oil is not something new but I have in my mind to test and try it.
Sol de Janeiro | Triple Brazilian Butter™ Hair Repair Treatment Mask is a new bundle of hair joy that I am looking forward to testing this season.

There few new scents that are really tempting me and the Spicebomb Night Vision Eau de Parfum is something I have my eyes one for this father’s day. I think its going to be a fresh scent for this season.


Lancôme | L’Absolu Rouge Intimatte Matte Veil Lipsticks

Lancôme just introduced their first blurred matte lipstick line L’Absolu Rouge Intimatte. This is a lightweight matte lipstick that wears comfortably while it offers a soft finish. They are 18 shades of matte lipsticks and these are really phenomenal in terms of quality and formula. The color range is just beautiful ranging from soft nudes to some really nice mauves and reds.

If you been a Million Idole reader, you know I either don’t wear matte lipstick or if I do I like formulas that are more velvety and those that come with comfortable wear. Wearing a matte lipstick does require nice and smooth lips which I find hard to keep up with during the winter months. Yet I find this formula is quite hydrating and doesn’t emphasize dry patches and doesn’t feel dry on lips at all.
I love Lancome’s lipsticks for their quality and the range of colors they provide.

This formula has a blurring effect that gives that soft and nice focus finish. I received them in three beautiful shades that I can wear very easily.

  • Killing Me Softly is a nice soft pink mauve that looks absolutely beautiful on lips for a pink nude lip look.
  • Pleasure First a brick red shade that I love to wear during the fall and winter months.
  • Kind of Sexy is a gorgeous plum mauve shade.

The pigment is quite amazing with a very soft and creamy feel that wears comfortably on lips. The formula is enriched with hemispherical filler that helps create a very unique finish to the lips that are not opaque. You can really spread out the lipstick all over the lips for a more full coverage finish while I like to dap it all over my lips and smooth it out with a brush for that blurred look.

Bottom line, its an absolute amazing formula. If you’re looking for a nice hydrating matte lipsticks with a blurring effect then this is a great option to look into.