— September 21, 2017 —

Upcoming | BECCA Après Ski Glow Collection: Eye Lights Palette, Mini Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighters (Holiday 2017)

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Becca Cosmetics has now launched their Holiday collection for the 2017! I will continue to update this post, as well as other holiday collections, throughout the season if new sets become available.

Apres Ski Glow Collection: Eye Lights Palette — $45 USD ($54 CAD) — Limited Edition
  • (7 x 0.05 oz.) Eyeshadows in Pearl, Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Opal, Topaz, Toasted Marshmallow, Hot Cocoa
"A palette features seven shades and two luxe finishes: satin-matte and high-shine. Put your eyes in the spotlight with this limited-edition eyeshadow palette featuring the bestselling Shimmering Skin Perfector Highlighter formula customized specifically for the eyes. These exclusive pairings allow you to dial up or down the lights to create a customized light effect for all skin tones and eye colors."

Mini Size Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighters — $19 USD ($23 CAD) — Permanent
  • (0.085 oz.) Rose Gold (soft gold infused w/ rose tones)
  • (0.085 oz.) Moonstone (pale gold)
  • (0.085 oz.) Opal (golden opal pearl)
  • (0.085 oz.) Vanilla Quartz (light gold infused w/ pink pearl)
"A bestselling, creamy, highlighter powder to light up your best features with a high-shine finish. Like a spotlight for your skin, Shimmering Skin Perfector® Pressed Highlighter lights up your favorite features with high-impact, ultra-reflective shine. Inspired by the dazzling light of the midday sun, this iconic formula is enriched with ultra-fine, luminescent pearls that absorb, reflect, and refract light to amplify your natural radiance. The multi-toned pigment pearls adjust to your skin’s natural undertones. Unlike traditional pressed powders, this unique formula blends pigments with liquids, to create an unparalleled, creamy feel that applies seamlessly for a silky finish that never cakes. The result: a high-shine, elegant finish that doesn’t look glittery."

Browse the whole range at Sephora, don't forget your free deluxe sample...

Upcoming | BITE Beauty Holiday Collection (Holiday 2017)

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Bite Beauty has now launched their Holiday collection for the 2017! I will continue to update this post, as well as other holiday collections, throughout the season if new sets become available.

Amuse Bouche Liquified Lip Set — $22 USD ($26 CAD) — Limited Edition
  • (4 x 0.07 oz.) Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipsticks in Demi-Glace (chocolate mauve), Flambe (vivid poppy), Braised (deep scarlet), Whip (blushed beige)
"A giftable set of four deluxe lipsticks in modern, wearable shades. This innovative lipstick takes liquid lip to the next level. With indulgently creamy wear, high-pigment color, and a satiny finish, each Liquified Lip glides on with unprecedented precision for a perfectly polished look. $48 USD / $56 CAD Value."

The Perfect Bite Amuse Bouche Lipstick Set — $25 USD ($29 CAD) — Limited Edition
  • (4 x 0.05 oz.) Amuse Bouche Lipsticks in Honeycomb (beige nude), Sugarcane (pale pink), Rhubarb (rich plum rose), Cayenne (bright red)
"A perfectly curated collection of four deluxe-sized Amuse Bouche Lipsticks in a giftable tin. Channel your inner elegance with these four bestselling mini Amuse Bouche Lipsticks that give lips either a subtle hint of color or a bright pop—all with a satin finish. Create flawless and polished lip looks with this giftable collection of trendy nude and bold shades. $59 USD / $40 CAD Value."

Champagne Discovery Lip Set — $35 USD ($39 CAD) — Limited Edition
  • (0.17 oz.) The Multitask in Cashew (matte rose taupe)
  • (0.05 oz.) The Lip Pencil in Cashew (matte rose taupe)
  • (0.14 oz.) Prismatic Pearl Creme Lip Gloss in Champagne (metallic champagne w/ nude, gold shimmer)
"Toast the season with Bite's Champagne Discovery Lip Set, featuring a curated selection of three bestsellers in complementary shades: the multistick and lip pencil in cashew (matte rose taupe), and prismatic pearl crème lip gloss in champagne (a metallic champagne with nude and gold shimmer), plus a limited-edition mirror. Wear alone or layer together to take your look from daytime to party time. $65 USD / $73 CAD Value."

Agave Kisses Set — $20 USD ($24 CAD) — Limited Edition
  • (0.18 oz.) Agave Sugar Lip Scrub
  • (0.18 oz.) Agave Lip Mask
  • (0.05 oz.) Agave Balm
"A travel set with three products made from agave to exfoliate, treat, and hydrate lips. Powered by lip-quenching agave, this set features a deluxe-size Agave Sugar Lip Scrub, Agave Lip Mask, and Agave Lip Balm—a three-step regimen to exfoliate, treat, and hydrate for well-nourished lips. The Agave Sugar Lip Scrub is a triple-action, foaming lip scrub infused with exotic oils, brown sugar, and pineapple enzymes. It cleanses and gently exfoliates, while the agave syrup helps moisturize and condition lips. The Agave Lip Mask is a soothing, leave-on lip mask that smooths, nourishes, and hydrates lips. It contains organic agave nectar, jojoba oil, vanilla co2 extract, and the antioxidant trans-resveratrol, at triple the amount found in red wine. A must for on-the-go lip care, Agave Balm is the perfect travel essential, with a nourishing formula made from agave, and rare madagascar vanilla co2 extract. Lips stay hydrated and protected all day long, and it also acts as a primer for color application.  $32 USD Value."

Amuse Bouche Lipstick Holiday Exclusive — $26 USD ($30 CAD) — Limited Edition
  • (0.15 oz.) Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Spiced Plum (berry red)
"A limited-edition holiday shade with a metallic twist. The quintessential holiday red, re-imagined with this new and limited-edition shade of Amuse Bouche. Perfect for the holiday season and crafted by hand, the Amuse Bouche lipstick contains a balanced blend of lip-quenching ingredients for bold, creamy lip color that lasts—and flatters every complexion."

Browse the whole range at Sephora, don't forget your free deluxe sample...

Upcoming | KAT VON D Saint & Sinner Eyeshadow Palette, Everlasting Mini Liquid Lipstick Set (Holiday 2017)

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Kat Von D Beauty has now launched their Holiday collection for the 2017! I will continue to update this post, as well as other holiday collections, throughout the season if new sets become available.

Saint & Sinner Eyeshadow Palette — $62 USD ($83 CAD) — Limited Edition
  • (12 x 0.04 oz.) Saint Eyeshadow Shades in Absolution (ivory with gold super-glimmer), Worship (pearlescent eggplant), Immaculate (pearlescent olive), Chalice (metallic antique bronze), Sacred Heart (pearlescent coral), Amen (matte cream), Sanctuary (pearlescent nude coffee), Heaven (metallic silver), Crucifix (matte deep chocolate), Cathedral (gunmetal with silvery blue glitter), Rosary (metallic garnet), Baptism (matte pale pink)
  • (12 x 0.04 oz.) Sinner Eyeshadow Shades in Rapture (rosy pink with pink super-glimmer), Sabbath (matte jet black), Ashes (taupe with gold glitter), Martyr (matte toffee brown), Devil (matte pumpkin orange), Revelation (brown with gold glitter), Vestment (shimmery maroon with blue-green shift), Ministry (metallic cobalt), Exodus (chartreuse with gold glitter), Exorcism (matte deep purple), Relic (metallic fool’s gold), Stigmata (metallic scarlet)
"The Saint + Sinner Eyeshadow Palette features 24 pigment-packed shades inspired by the kaleidoscopic stained glass windows of old world gothic cathedrals. Embrace your softer side with 12 saintly shades—dreamy, wearable, and effortlessly romantic. Unleash your inner Sinner with 12 bold color pops—empowering, unexpected, and insanely pigmented. 

Experience divine dimension with three fearless finishes: electrifying metallics, velvety mattes, and shimmering pearls, plus two new special effect glimmer shades. Rightfully placed at the peak of the palette, these transformative super-glimmer shades amp up any eye look with prismatic micro-pearls that catch the light with every movement. Each cushiony shade is blendable and buildable. Kat Von D’s signature high-performance, long-wear eyeshadow formula creates next-level eye looks that deliver major impact. Whether you’re feeling saintly, sultry, or a little of both, you’re sure to find endless inspiration within this show-stopping palette of epic proportions. Available in stores 04/10." 

Everlasting Mini Liquid Lipstick Set — $49 USD ($66 CAD) — Limited Edition
  • (8 x 0.10 oz.) Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Madrid (warm redwood), Witches (pitch black), Damned (black cherry), Hawkwind (nude sienna), Sanctuary (cool sepia), Ludwig (tawny rose), Lovecraft (mauve pink nude), and Exorcism (ripe blackberry)
"This exclusive lineup of Kat Von D’s bestselling Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks is the ultimate collection of next-level neutrals for every mood, skin tone, and attitude. Discover a beautiful balance of divine nudes and rebellious statement shades, plus Madrid, a new, exclusive shade available only in this limited-edition set. Mix and match to create one-of-a-kind combinations, or rock any shade on its own for velvety matte color that won’t wear off. 

Everlasting Liquid Lipstick’s breakthrough formula gives lips long-lasting wear and high-pigment color. Its creamy, color-rich formula glides over lips like a gloss but dries to a true matte finish that feels weightless all day long. It’s infused with natural ingredients—including vitamin E and sunflower seed—so you can flaunt lasting matte color that leaves lips feeling comfortable. $73 USD / $87 CAD Value."

Browse the whole range at Sephora, don't forget your free deluxe sample...

Upcoming | MAKE UP FOR EVER Lustrous Collection (Holiday 2017)

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Make Up For Ever has now launched their Holiday collection for the 2017! I will continue to update this post, as well as other holiday collections, throughout the season if new sets become available.

Lustrous Shadow Palette — $49 USD ($58 CAD) — Limited Edition
  • (12 x 0.05 oz.) Artist Color Shadows in M100 (matte black), M608 (matte red brown), ME512 (metallic golden beige), M322 (matte khaki), M536 (matte milk tea), ME728 (metallic copper red), M500 (matte ivory), M619, ME840 (metallic pink chrome), M549, M847, M928 (matte eggplant)
"Lust for luster with this limited-edition eyeshadow palette featuring 12 must-have shades of Artist Color Shadow, the newest innovation in the eyeshadow category. This unique formula blends the best of all worlds: intense color payoff, superior bendability, and unprecedented 12-hour wear. Formulated with 25 percent more pigment, this creamy shadow will glide onto eye lids for maximum color impact in one stroke. Be the first to try this new formula in a must-have range of shades to create endless eye looks that range from beautifully natural to dramatically smoky. $180 USD / $214 CAD Value." 

Lustrous Artist Rouge Lipstick Set — $35 USD ($43 CAD) — Limited Edition
  • (4 x 0.04 oz.) Artist Rouge Lipsticks in C304 (orange), M401 (hot red), C211 (rose wood), C207 (fuchsia pink)
"Lust for luster this holiday season with the Lustrous Artist Rouge Set featuring four mini Artist Rouge Lipsticks with shades ranging from classic nudes to bold berries, including MAKE UP FOR EVER’s bestseller, C-211. These lipsticks bring bold color impact to lips that make a statement. This extremely pigmented formula not only provides intense, opaque color but boasts a long-lasting, non-drying formula that hydrates the lips for ultimate comfort. This set features lipsticks in two finishes: an ultra-matte, velvety finish that won't feel dry, and a cream finish for intense color with a natural-looking finish. You’ll never leave without your not-so-basic basics again. $29 USD / $36 CAD Value."

Lustrous Faves — $25 USD ($30 CAD) — Limited Edition
  • (1 x 0.X oz.) Artist Metallic Lip Gloss in Pink Champagne (exclusive)
  • (1 x 0.09 oz.) Star Lit Powder in 13 Ivory
"Lust for luster this holiday season with the Lustrous Faves Set. Get party ready with show-stopping neutrals that include MAKE UP FOR EVER’s bestseller, Star Lit Powder and new Artist Metallic Gloss. Star Lit Powder is an ultra-radiant, ultra-fine loose powder that is perfect for the eyes, cheeks, and lips. This multi-faceted formula includes pure mother of pearl to add light-catching color and shine. The new Artist Metallic Gloss is a metallic lip gloss with a powerful, multi-dimensional finish giving high impact shine and ultra-smooth dimension. Transform your look with these must-have metallic essentials. $37 USD Value."

Lustrous Brush Set — $79 USD ($95 CAD) — Limited Edition
  • #108 Large Foundation Brush
  • #156 Large Flat Blush Brush
  • #140 Small Highlighter Brush
  • #226 Medium Eye Shader Brush
  • #216 Medium Precision Eye Blender Brush
  • Sleek Travel-Friendly Pouch
"Lust for luster this holiday season with a perfect for home and on-the-go brush set. The set includes five artist favorite makeup brushes and a sleek travel-friendly pouch for the most professional application. This collection features top quality handcrafted favorites for eyes, cheeks, and face. Now, you can have the pro brushes you need to be your own makeup artist wherever and whenever you go $160 USD / $188 CAD Value."
Browse the whole range at Sephora, don't forget your free deluxe sample...

— September 16, 2017 —

Update | Cruelty Free Makeup Brands

You can now filter and search the Cruelty Free Tag on this blog to find all posts relating to cruelty free products! I've also gone ahead and listed on the Brands Page whether brands (including their parent companies, if they happen to have one) are cruelty free and/or vegan. The same goes for my YouTube channel—there is now a featured Cruelty Free Playlist listing all of the videos and reviews with CF products.

From now on blog posts and videos will also include disclaimers in the opening paragraph stating if a product is cruelty free or contains carmine (CI 75470) as it is a common allergy and skin irritant for many makeup users, including myself.

For those of you wondering, although I do use some products and brands which may not be certified cruelty free, I strongly believe that it is important to highlight those that are. I hope these new features and additions can be helpful for those of you who are interested, or those who stand by a cruelty free lifestyle! 🙂

Disclaimer: All product(s) featured were purchased by me for personal use. Please visit the Disclaimer page for more information.