You’d never know, (because I haven’t made a blog post in forever), but I actually picked up some of these Fenty Beauty products the day they launched, even though I had to pay an absurd amount for them in Europe. Of course I promptly lost my lip luminizer and between travelling and school, haven’t a chance to blog it. Still, I hope this is post will be of some use to you.
If you’re anything like me, you’ve seen the Clinique Cheek Pops in store and decided you need them based on the lucite packaging and a flower motif alone.
I picked these up at The Bay for $24 each but they can also be purchased at Sephora.
Usually when I post swatches for new products I try to either take as many pics in store or buy a wide selection of colours I think will work for women of colour. NARS’ Dual Intensity Blushes were unfortunately not a product I could do that with. With two shades, varying levels of intensity wet or dry, and a high price point it simply wasn’t possible. So I went in with the goal of getting just one. I ended up visiting Holt Renfew at Yorkdale Mall to purchase one, which came to $58.76CAD with tax (eep), but price per ounce they’re about the same as other mid-range blushes such as MAC. I didn’t get the name of the artist who helped me but she was lovely, helpful and applied the blush in a very flattering way (as opposed to the stripes I often get at Sephora).
We’re bringing back an old “favourite” today, NARS Orgasm. I got this as part of the Sephora Superstars gift set last year and it’s been sitting on my shelf ever since.
When I started getting really interested in makeup in high school NARS was one of the brands I remember everyone touted (as they still do of course). The ‘must-have’ “universally flattering” product recommended to me, both online and by my fairer friends was NARS Orgasm. You can imagine young me’s disappointment when I went into Sephora, swatched it, and saw a mess of sparkly light pink.
It was one of my first realizations that there weren’t enough good recommendations for dark skin.