Beauty Buzz for March, is all about celebrating our 1 year anniversary; featuring Billie Eilish and various brands and products I hope you will love, as much, as I do.
A year ago, I began this monthly column, as a place for me to write about beauty, I added independent stories and discovered so many great brands; discovering locally and internationally made products that surpassed my expectations.
This journey has been an unbelievable one for me, allowing me many opportunities to try out various beauty technologies and new product launches, all in the course of my work for Best Kept Montreal.
I have been reporting on makeup and skincare and fragrances for a year and I am loving it!
As I move forward with Beauty Buzz, I will be continuing it as a monthly column. My independent stories will be stand-alone, allowing people to judge whether the subject of the story is of interest to them, or not.
Without further ado, let’s jump into this month’s exciting offerings, as we all await Spring, with baited breath.
Billie Eillish’s Second Fragrance Will Seduce You
Billie Eilish has had a huge impact on the music industry since her introduction a few years back. Her music, has a haunting and sensual quality to it that translates wonderfully in her fragrances.
The Eilish No.2 Eau de Parfum from Billie Eilish Fragrances is an unbelievably sensual fragrance that has an intoxicating mixture of Italian Bergamot, Apple Blossom, Papyrus and Black Pepper, Poppy Flowers; with a wonderful base of Palo Santo and Ebony.
This expertly balanced and mixed fragrance comes in the most elegant and stunning component, a bust of Eilish herself, making the Eilish No.2 Eau de Parfum by Billie Eilish Fragrances, a collector’s item, that will be remembered in pop culture history.
The Eilish No.2 Eau de Parfum from Billie Eilish Fragrances is one of the most sensual fragrances I have tried and it will likely be one of my favorite products of 2023, it is just that delicious and intoxicating; try it once and you’ll be hooked.
A Luxury Blush de Beauté
Blush has long been one of my cosmetic weaknesses. Whenever a new blush is launched, I typically take notice and take my time, to decide which shade would best suit my skin.
Gucci Beauty launched last year, the Blush de Beauté Luminous Matte Beauty Blush, in a selection of 6 lovely and very wearable shades. The Gucci Beauty Blush de Beauté Luminous Matte Beauty Blush can be worn on the eyes and the cheeks, allowing for excellent cohesion and color harmony in your makeup looks.
The Blush de Beauté Luminous Matte Beauty Blush from Gucci Beauty comes in the most exquisitely adorable compact and the powder has the loveliest fragrance to it.
A definite splurge, trust me, you’ll love it!
Resurface & Smooth Your Skin
My good friends at Access Medica have been working wonders and magic on my skin and complexion for years now. They slowly introduced me to various laser technologies, such as the Genesis and the Halo lasers.
I just had a second treatment of the ProFractional Laser by Sciton, which has continued to help me to refine my skin texture and remove unwanted discolorations on my face and soften the appearance of my pores and fade away, my acne scars.
The ProFractional Laser by Sciton is a laser resurfacing treatment, that burns the first layer of the skin and encourages the skin to amplify its collagen production; this enhanced collagen production builds for a period of 3 months and continues to smooth and refine the skin’s texture.
My first treatment for the ProFractional Laser by Sciton yielded incredible results, my skin glowed like that of newborn, the glow on my skin was truly radiant and glorious.
The treatment requires a numbing of the skin previous to the procedure itself, and the process is not without pain.
However the skin refining properties of this laser are unparalleled and will help to smooth and soften any unwanted textures on the skin.
I spoke at greater length about this treatment, in one of my previous stories, read all about my experience, in more depth, here.
A Plumping Essence For Glowing Skin
Ren Clean Skincare kindly sent me 2 products to sample and I completely fell in love with the gentle formulations of their products. I mentioned the Ren Clean Skincare Evercalm Overnight Recovery Balm in my Winter Skin Saviors story, read about it, here.
Today’s suggestion is the Perfect Canvas Smooth, Prep & Plump Essence by Ren Clean Skincare, this hydrating essence features Biofermented Microbial Extracts and Biofermented Hyaluronic and Glutamic Acids, all ingredients that deeply hydrate the skin and reinforce the skin’s moisture barrier.
The Ren Clean Skincare Perfect Canvas Smooth, Prep & Plump Essence also contains Niacinamide which is an excellent anti-oxidant that helps to fight the signs of extreme fatigue, rejuvenate and improve the texture of the skin.
The Perfect Canvas Smooth, Prep & Plump Essence from Ren Clean Skincare is a perfect first step to your skincare routine; its gentle essence will plump out your skin and leave it feeling smooth and ready for a deeper hydration.
A Matte Velvet Perfecting Powder
Make Up For Ever has always been a leader and pioneer in the makeup industry, in part, thanks to the many reformulations they have brought forward; never content to simply have a good product, their drive for perfection constantly upgrades the industry as a whole.
The HD Skin Matte Velvet Undetectable Longwear Blurring Powder Foundation by Make Up For Ever is an excellent powder foundation that can be used in a variety of ways; obviously as a foundation, to set your foundation, to refresh your complexion after a long day, or simply to touch-up.
The HD Skin Matte Velvet Undetectable Longwear Blurring Powder Foundation by Make Up For Ever comes in an incredible variety of shades, allowing everyone to find a color that best suits their skintone.
This powder does not disappoint, it provides a radiant and luminous matte complexion that works wonderfully well in person and for camera. The HD Skin Matte Velvet Undetectable Longwear Blurring Powder Foundation from Make Up For Ever is a beautiful, compact powder that will make your skin appear flawless.
If you love long-lasting lip colors, I highly recommend the Rouge Artist For Ever Matte 24HR Longwear Liquid Lipstick, an incredibly pigmented liquid lipstick, that I write more in depth about, here.
A Vinyl Finish For Your Lips
Maybelline has been making beauty accessible and affordable to its clients since its initial launch in 1915, meaning that Maybelline has been helping people pretty themselves up, for over a hundred years and counting.
Maybelline is a trusted brand that produces many options and is super easy to find at any drugstore in Montreal. In recent years, Maybelline has been working and collaborating with Erin Parsons, an incredible makeup artist with a flair for vintage makeup and creative looks.
The Super Stay Vinyl Ink Longwear Liquid Lipcolor from Maybelline is an excellent lip color that gives a wonderful sheen on the lips. The color can be layered for more saturation of the color, and it feels very comfortable on the lips and hydrating.
The Super Stay Vinyl Ink Longwear Liquid Lipcolor by Maybelline, comes in a wide variety of extremely wearable and flattering shades for your lips; from deep browns and berries, to lighter neutral shades and soft pinks, there is a shade for everyone.
The Super Stay Vinyl Ink Longwear Liquid Lipcolor from Maybelline comes in a super cute component and is an excellent addition to any lip lover’s collection of shades for the mouth.
Inexpensive and highly pigmented, the Super Stay Vinyl Ink Longwear Liquid Lipcolor from Maybelline will work for everyone who enjoys a glossy, vinyl-type finish to their lips.
A Brow Liner To Achieve Perfection
The Eyebrow Liner from Pupa Milano has a wonderfully stiff applicator that allows one to draw precise, hair-like strokes in and around the brow area; allowing its user to extend the brow, fill it even more and precise the shape of it with ease.
The Eyebrow Liner by Pupa Milano is available in 3 shades, I used the Ash Brown, it worked really well with my fair brows to give them additional definition and volume to the hair.
Never underestimate the power of brows, they frame your eyes, know as the windows to the soul, let the Eyebrow Liner from Pupa Milano frame those soul windows; and make your eyes pop, even more.
A Quinn-tacular Collection
MAC Cosmetics has joined forces with the British, fashion darling Richard Quinn, to launch a beautiful collection called the MAC by Richard Quinn Collection; which features multiple lipsticks, an eyeshadow palette, a bronzer and blush duo, a highlighter, pencils, a mascara and more.
The MAC by Richard Quinn Collection launched on March 2nd and can be found in-store and online.
This limited-edition collection comes in some of the most beautiful packaging that MAC Cosmetics has released in a long time. This collection has spring written all over it for me, it is a truly glorious collection.
The MAC by Richard Quinn Collection reminds me of the older collections, MAC Cosmetics used to release in collaboration with the various fashion houses, bringing me back to the magic of MAC Cosmetics and their artistic collaborations.
Hurry and pick up yours before this collection sells out and these wondrous products disappear for good.
Transitioning Towards Spring
I hope you enjoyed this curation of products for your amusement, as we move towards spring officially; we all feel the need to wear brighter colors, try new things and feel the flurry of excitement for life again.
One thing we can all count on, the warmer weather will likely thaw out the most frigid of hearts and bring about a desire for change, and an exploration of life and what it means to feel alive and be human.
As we wait for the warmth of the sun on our skin again, and the greenery to inspire and come alive around us again, take the time to pamper yourself and get your skin ready for the fairer seasons; as our social calendars will likely become more occupied in the coming months.
Why not be ready to look your best, prepare your skin now, with lasers, skincare and makeup, and watch your beauty attract all that you desire.
Until next time my darlings, stay beautiful!
Lead image courtesy of Billie Eilish Fragrances.
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