Beauty reviews / Best foundation so far

Best foundation so far

After years of wearing make-up on a daily basis, some products have gloriously reached the top spots on my very-favorites list. If there is one product I can’t leave behind it’s the MATTE Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 from bareMinerals. I have tested many foundation types and it’s the greatest yet. It comes in twenty different shades and it’s really easy to use. All you need is a good brush to apply the powder (don’t forget to clean it afterwards !). I like to use the Pro Kabuki Brush #43 from Sephora.

It ranks at the top best foundation because :

  • You can easily choose how much coverage you want;
  • It gives you a natural matte finish and the skin doesn’t feel overloaded;
  • It helps to minimize the appearance of pores.

To apply it like a pro, go check the “Tips & Tricks” section on the page product. Also, Sephora is now offering a free bareMinerals duo with C$35 purchase !

matte foundation broad spectrum SPF 15 / pro kabuki brush #43


Beauty tips / Taking care of makeup brushes

Cleaning your brushes

Over the next few weeks, I would like to introduce you to some of my favorite products that you can use on a daily/weekly basis use. We clean our faces, but what about our makeup brushes ? We use them every day and don’t always take care of cleaning them. I think it’s essential to clean them in order for your brushes to last longer and it also prevents you from spreading bacteria on your skin.

These are my favorite beauty products for taking care of makeup brushes :

Daily brush cleaner by Sephora

You may spray a few pumps on your brush when you’re done using it, it dries quickly and then you can use the same brush to apply the next product. Doing this prevents spreading germs, plus it leaves a pleasant smell. Repeat after each use. With this cleaner, you can invest in a few good brushes instead of having one for each purpose.

Purifying brush shampoo by Sephora

In combination with the daily cleaner, this shampoo will help you preserve your brushes for a lifetime. Just make sure to follow cleaning instructions and to let them dry face down.

daily brush cleaner / background flowers 1 / background flowers 2 / purifying brush shampoo


Crush of the moment / Biotherm deep serum

I’m soooo happy to introduce you to my friend Marie Pier, who recently joined this blog as a contributor. She is a graphic designer and web developper by day, and a pet lover by night. Her mind-blowing sense of details and taste for home decor leads her beliefs in the power of a gorgeous home. She’s here to share her passion for home styling along with her obsession with beauty products! Welcome Marie-P! May this be your second home. -M

Aquasource deep serum from Biotherm

Hey Spring, you are finaly here ! I just wanted to share with you my crush of the moment and one thing that inspired M and I for the DIY concrete project we did last week (don’t worry you’ll see that soon enough). I really like that concrete console table, but it’s definitely out of my budget (443$ !). I may use it as inspiration in a future project! I love the whole concept of this room, especialy its brightness, maybe I’m just tired of looking at the dirty sidewalks.

Anyway, Spring has sprung and I like to take a particular care of my skin during this time of the year to be ready for Summer. I must confess, I cannot skip a day without using the Biotherm serum that I’ve been using for the last year or so. It’s a bit expensive (60$), but you don’t need much to cover your face (and a bottle lasts for about six months, on a twice a day basis) and you can easily save on your day/night cream (you’ll need less in combination with the serum). It really helps to prevent dehydration and it brightens your skin. How do you prepare yourself for Summer ?

room set up / console table / aquasource deep serum