This Works Morning Expert Range

This Works Morning Expert Range

Early last year, I was introduced to the brand This Works, for their sleep improving products. Which I am so, so grateful for! As its become a range of products myself, my friends and family cannot go without. Fast forward to now, I recently got to test out the NEW This Works Morning Expert Range!

The Morning Expert range was created to address morning skin concerns. Some of mine include puffiness and dullness. I took a moment to reflect on the types of products I prefer to use in the morning versus at night. I realized I had a preference for invigorating, freshly scented products that would help facilitate the ‘waking up’ process even after I’m out of bed.

The Morning Expert range, contains a “Superblend of anti-skin-fatigue natural actives and brain sharpening essential oils – or a functional fragrance”. To help with both an inner and outer glow.

Starting off the review with the Morning Expert Hyaluronic Mask. Which is described as ‘an invigorating exfoliating mask with 10% Vitamin C and Jojoba to smooth, cleanse and vitalise lack-lustre skin’. My first impression was that it doesn’t have the traditional mask consistency but rather more like that of a scrub.

It’s a gel like consistency with micro beads. The directions suggest dampening your fingers and working the product on to your face. Then leave it on for 10 minutes. I have about 2 minutes to spare in the morning, so that’s all I can give it, 2-3 times a week.

The results are definitely instant. I noticed a much brighter and softer complexion. Plus the mild exfoliation helps prep my skin for a smoother makeup application. Morning Expert Hyaluronic Mask retails for $60 CAD.

Morning expert Multi-acid Pads

These blemish pads use blemish busting acids to help unclog pores and provide a radiant glow to the skin. Ingredients like the vitamin Niacin help with radiance and Liquorice root helps to calm any active breakouts and inflammation. I absolutely adore these in the morning! It truly is like a kickstarter for your skin.

Morning expert Multi-acid Pads retails for $50 CAD.

Next up is the Morning Expert Hyaluronic Serum. Intended to brighten tired looking skin, this serum can be worn under makeup. I will say it definitely helps with the appearance of firmer looking skin. However, if you’re going to be wearing this under your makeup. I would suggest not over-working it in to your skin. As it tends to start flaking.

Morning Expert Hyaluronic Serum retails for $57 CAD.

Lastly, but definitely one that caters the most to my skin care concerns is the Morning Expert Open Eyes.

Ingredients like Giant Kelp and Persian Silk Tree to help de-puff and brighten eyes. Whether I get 4 hours of sleep or 8. My eyes will have you guessing which one it is. My eyes are always puffy in the morning, more than the average person.

The metal application on the eye cream is life changing. The cooling touch helps facilitate the de-puffing process, much more quickly than with the cream alone. Morning Expert Open Eyes retails for $45 CAD.

The This Works Morning Expert range is available online, exclusively at

Samples kindly provided. All opinions are my own.

Maybelline Made For All Sensational Lipsticks

Maybelline Made For All Sensational Lipsticks

Today, I bring to you my thoughts on the recently launched Maybelline Made For All Sensational Lipsticks. Tested on 50 different skin tones, keep reading to see if this was made for YOU.

Available in 7 shades that are said to look stunning on all complexions.

The shades are:

It has a buttery consistency and hence requires at least 2 swipes to reach full opacity. Even after the colour has worn off, lips are still left feeling incredibly hydrated. All of the shades except # 382 have a lustrous finish to them, whereas 382 is a matte finish.

I personally am obsessed with the shades Mauve for Me and Spice for Me!

The Sensational lipsticks wear for about 4-5 hours. If you’re looking to lengthen the wear time, apply a lip liner beforehand!

Also to be noted, compared to other Maybelline lipsticks, this one is free of any scents!

So do I think these shades are diverse? Yes, indeed I do! As a tan-skinned individual, I’ve often rolled my eyes at a lipstick that is said to be a ‘universal nude’. Mainly because it looks more like a chalky mess on my lips, that was clearly not created for my complexion. However, the #MADEFORALL Sensational Lipsticks have undertones that work for cool, warm and neutral undertones. From the feedback I’ve been receiving on my posts, many fair and deep skinned folks happen to share the same thoughts!

Maybelline Made For All Sensational Lipsticks retail for $8.95 CAD and are available at all major drug stores where Maybelline products are sold.

Samples kindly provided. All opinions are my own.

Marc Jacobs Shameless Foundation

Marc Jacobs Shameless Foundation

I ecstatically bring to you my thoughts on the Marc Jacobs Shameless Foundation. When I first saw this foundation in the ‘Recommended for You’ section of Sephora’s website, I was immediately intrigued. Maybe because of its non-traditional foundation shape.

The range consists of 29 shades, that does a good job of covering fair to deep complexions. Although the tan to deep section could definitely use some more additions!

I tried out the shades Y340 & Y360. Both have yellow undertones.

Marc Beauty’s Shameless Foundation is said to be a hydrating, medium coverage foundation. It contains SPF 25. The official description states that it has an oil free formula and the product is self setting. With promises of 24 hour wear. I was stoked to put it to the test for at least 14 hours that is.

Beginning with the packaging, it’s shaped almost like a pebble. Such a design is new for Marc Beauty products, as they are known for their luxe packaging.

Don’t get me wrong, the plastic packaging still holds the standard amount of product and is AMAZING to travel with. Plus there’s no room for shattering.

The medium coverage provides a fresh, glow-y finish. Perfect for everyday wear. It blends effortlessly with whatever tool you choose to use. I prefer using a flat top semi-dense kabuki brush.

Why I personally like the Shameless Foundation is that, although I don’t get 100% coverage for my blemishes. The dewy formula mixes incredibly with my dry and textured skin. In my opinion, acne and matte foundations just don’t go together. As they just further enhance the imperfections by clinging to bumps, uneven and flaking skin.

If you’re looking for a one step, full coverage foundation, then this probably isn’t for you. Although you can build up the coverage, it still remains on the sheer, luminous end.

You definitely can’t leave the Shameless Foundation as is, without setting it. As it’s guaranteed to crease and gather. After it is set, it will continue to look better as the hours go by!

Marc Jacobs Shameless Foundation retails for $56 CAD and is available online and in-store at Sephora.

Samples kindly provided. All opinions are my own.

Fenty Pro Filt’R Concealer

Fenty Pro Filt’R Concealer

Today I’m sharing my thoughts on one of Fenty’s newest releases. The Fenty Pro Filt’R Concealer. To accompany the amazing Pro Filt’R Soft Matte Longwear Foundation. Which is still highly raved about, after being released in 2017.

The Fenty Pro Filt’R Concealer is available in an astounding 50 shades! Now, that’s what you call a truly inclusive shade range!

I tried out the shades: 220, 235 & 250.

Let’s talk packaging. The Concealers are encased in aesthetically pleasing tubes, made from a non-slip material. Grip is important to those like myself, who have accidentally dropped at least a dozen glass tubes of concealer in their lifetime. So 10/10 from me for this one.

The formula is creamy and provides a FULL coverage, matte finish. It’s a one step correct and conceal kind of product. As it’s able to both conceal discolouration and brighten tired/dull looking skin. The coverage is intense and hence why you only need a very small amount of product to get the job done. I don’t use my normal swiping application method as I do with other concealers but rather apply 3 small dots to the area that I’m concealing.

I personally prefer dewier formulations when it comes to concealer but then I have to compromise the wear time. Although the Pro Filt’R Concealer is completely matte. I’m able to make it work for me, by generously prepping my skin before application. I can get away without setting the Pro Filt’R Concealer and don’t experience any creasing until the 6/7 hour mark.

Fenty Pro Filt’R Concealer retails for $32 CAD and is available online and in store at Sephora.

Urban Decay Naked Reloaded

Urban Decay Naked Reloaded

It goes without saying that the original Urban Decay Naked Palette is iconic. It was a staple product in everyone’s makeup routine, from the time that it released to years after. I got my hands on it in 2012 (if I’m not mistaken) and learned to do brown/black smokey eyes with that very palette! Although the original has been discontinued, Urban Decay has graciously blessed us with the launch of their NEW Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette! 

Urban Decay launches the NAKED Reloaded Palette as the glow up version of the original.

Lets start with the packaging of the palette itself. UD has opted to ditch its metallic casing this time around and chosen quite the unique casing (which I have never seen before). A padded fabric with the brands logo in gold is now in place. Considerably lighter and more travel friendly than any other Naked palette.

Naked Reloaded consists of 11 brand new shades and 1 original. They’ve made the outer 4 shades, which are the most used, larger in size. Which is absolutely genius because right off the bat, I can tell I’d hit pan on those first. There are 6 silky mattes, and 6 microfine shimmers and metallics. In terms of pigmentation, the mattes and metallics have equal full coverage colour payoff.

  • Bribe 
  • Barely Baked 
  • Angel Fire 
  • Retro 
  • Reputation 
  • Burn 
  • End Game
  • Dreamweaver 
  • Distilled
  • Bucked 
  • Boundaries 
  • Blur 

I definitely notice that the shades in the Naked Reloaded palette are more universally flattering. They have ditched the makeup brush to allow for larger pans, which I personally love! As I’m always losing the brushes that come alongside eyeshadow palettes.

The launch of Urban Decay’s Naked Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette will be at the following retailers with the mentioned dates. It will retail for $55 CAD.

·         Urban Decay Freestanding Stores and – February 18

·         Sephora: online March 4, in-store March 7

·         Shoppers Drug Mart:  online March 4, in-store March 7

Samples kindly provided. All opinions are my own.