A long overdue makeup review on Evalina Beauty, a new cruelty free Vancouver based cosmetic brand. Currently available only through their site, Evalina Beauty prides themselves on products that will help you achieve a natural glam that is fuss-free and easy to use. The do also sell a sponge (pictured) and brush sets but part of the appeal of Evalina is that the product and your hands are all the tools you need to create a selfie worthy makeup look.
For the review I used the Evalina sponge for the Dew Beauty Benefit Cream but for the highlighter and shimmer stick I just used my fingertips to blend. They also recently launched a cheek and lip stain that I assume can also be applied with your fingertips.
This reoccurring category features skincare products I liked enough to use up, but did I like it enough to repurchase? I am also getting better about posting more consistently, eh? #funemployment really frees up my time.
Items featured in this post include NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray, Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water, Cover FX Illuminating Setting Spray, Tarte Ready, Set, Radiant Skin Mist and Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray
My quest to find high-performing natural beauty products is an on-going process so when Evio Beauty slid into my DMs to ask if they could send me product I was elated to try something new. Based in Toronto, Evio Beauty is an eco-conscious skincare and makeup brand based on sustainable practices, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and free of parabens.
Their packaging and marketing (especially their Instagram stories) really intrigued me about the brand but it was when I saw the price point I knew I had to try it. Evio Beauty is SO affordable. The most expensive item is $22ish dollars.
(In this post I will be reviewing the makeup, not the skincare because I haven't had a chance to use the skincare long enough to know how it performs. I also don't have two products; the Concealer by Evelyn Iona and the Creamy Lip-spo Liner.)
Let me be the first to acknowledge that gift guides aren't really a thing I feature on my own blog and before we delve into it a few things to note: This gift guide is just code for my ultimate wish list. These are the things I would buy if I was rich. I figured I might as well go big for my blog's first gift guide. These are my definition of "I have my shit together" type of splurges. While the items aren't tens of thousands of dollars they're still expensive and I could never justify the cost, employed or otherwise.
If anyone does feel like buying me something expensive, next month's rent would be nice.
Also, this list is a great example of how I would be a terrible sugar baby because everything is under $1000 and the most expensive thing is a mattress. Seriously, I joke that I would become a sugar baby in exchange for a Costco membership and a VitaMix all the time.
I could win the lottery and I would still be all about that “sort from low to high” life while online shopping.
This reoccurring category features cosmetics I liked enough to use up, but did I like it enough to repurchase? I also haven't posted an Empties in a while and this photos are old AF. I really should be posting these every other week just to get through them but I'm not going to because I am bad at blogger.
Items featured in this post are L'oreal Magic Perfecting Base, Milani Conceal + Perfect Foundation, Maybelline Better Skin Foundation, Revlon ColorStay Full Coverage Concealer, Maybelline FitMe Concealer and NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray.