Monday, March 27, 2017

Luv Your Skin Company Mineral Makeup ~ Review, Swatches + Look

I was recently approached by an Indie Canadian beauty brand named Luv Your Skin Company to review some of their products and I couldn't resist! I love trying up and coming brands and I love to support Canadian companies. A total win-win situation!

Luv Your Skin Company is a Toronto based company and all their products are made in Canada. They focus on creating effective natural and organic products that are cruelty-free. All of their skincare is made using natural & certified organic ingredients and their makeup is mineral based.

I was sent a lovely box with a wide selection of their mineral makeup and I have to admit I'm pretty impressed with the quality of the products. The outer packaging isn't overly desirable; but as they say, it's what's inside that counts!

As an eye shadow junkie, I just had to try Luv Your Skin Company's Mineral Eye Shadow ($19) first. I was given the shade Naked Shimmer and it's a lovely pale pink shade with a hint of shimmer (glitter). This shade makes a great brow highlight due it's light and shimmery hue. I also like to wear it when I want a no-makeup-makeup look. It brightens up my eyes while looking natural. When paired with my trusty Double Wear eye primer, it lasts almost all day. This shade is so hard to swatch and photograph because it's light and I'm a lovely shade of pale-winter-white right now. It's much more noticeable when worn on my eyes.

One of my beauty goals for this year is to perfect winged eyeliner. I've been wearing makeup for nearly two decades, but somehow still can't do a wing. Honestly just lining my eyes evenly is a challenge. In my quest to find the perfect eyeliner, I stumbled across gel liners. I thought that gel liners would prove more challenging but I've discovered they're not. I was very happy to see that there was one in my beauty box from Luv Your Skin Company. I received the Creme Eye Liner ($19.99) in Brown and I have to say, it's quickly become a favourite. It's the most gorgeous espresso coloured shade and it's absolutely perfect for every eye look I've created with it so far. Now what sets this eyeliner apart from others is how easy it is to work with. It's very creamy and glides so smoothly. It dries quickly (but not so quick that you can't correct any mistakes) and it stays in place - all day! It is waterproof (very waterproof) and can be used to tightline as well as line your lower, inner lash line. I seriously love this eyeliner!

(Heavy finger swatch of Sand Pink on top of primer)

I've gotten back into blush again recently so it was nice to see one in my beauty box. I received a Pressed Mineral Blush ($29.99) in the shade Sand Pink. It's a very soft and delicate shade that would be perfect for spring. Unfortunately, I had some issues with it. When I went to use my Real Techniques Blush Brush on it I had an incredibly hard time picking up the product on the bristles. When I tried my Marc Jacobs Blush brush (it's slightly denser and not overly soft) I was able to get some blush on it. When applied to my face sans foundation, you can see it a bit (likely do to the natural redness on my cheeks) but when worn over top of my foundation, you can't. Sadly this one was a miss for me, but that doesn't mean that it won't work for you!

Luv Your Skin Company also sent me one of their Hydrasheer Lip Colours ($19) in the shade Cherise, which as you can see is a very pretty pink. This shade is so pretty and wears so comfortably on my lips. It can be applied lightly for a sheer hint of colour or layered on for intensity. Personally, I prefer my lipsticks on the bold side so I gave this a few passes on my lips for opaque coverage. I found that this Hydrasheer Lip Colour wore for a few hours before it needed touching up and it faded evenly. I did find it to have a bit of an odd smell to it, not overpowering or intrusive but certainly noticeable. For the colour and comfort, I can certainly live with it.

Last but not least, is the Hydrasheer Lip Gloss ($17). I received the shade Sapphire and no, it's not blue! I don't really get the name but anyways..It's a shimmery pink shade that offers just a hint of colour with a bit of sparkle and shine. It feels like a gloss but not overly sticky. The Hydrasheer Lip Gloss is infused with sunflower and jojoba oils, shea and cocoa butter to nourish your lips all day long. Hydrasheer Lip Gloss does feel very hydrating on and once worn off, the feeling of hydration remains.

I couldn't end my post without showing you all a look I created with all the Luv Your Skin Company products I received! This is a very natural, daytime look that's perfect for spring. The best part? It only took 5 minutes to do!

To learn more about Luv Your Skin Company or to purchase their products, visit them online at

Do you wear mineral makeup? Have you tried anything from Luv Your Skin Company? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

*PR samples were sent to me for editorial consideration. As always, all opinions are my own!

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