I’ve had an amazing run with concealer lately, loving the last few new concealers I’ve tried (to the point of getting multiples!). When Urban Decay announced they were releasing All Nighter Waterproof Full-Coverage Concealer, inspired by their cult favourite All Nighter Liquid Foundation, I knew I wanted to try it. I have never tried their All Nighter Foundation, so I don’t necessarily have that to compare it to, but waterproof, 24 hour wear to last through all the troublemaking a night can bring?? Providing matte coverage that lasts all day and night?? Get me a tube of All Nighter Concealer!

UD promises that All Nighter Concealer is ultra-pigmented and blendable, drying to a matte, stay-put finish that not only controls shine but also hides dark circles. It even promises to cover tattoos! The formula features light-diffusing pigments to blur flaws with a soft-focus effect, without settling into fine lines. Urban Decay recommends pairing All Nighter Concealer with their All Nighter Liquid Foundation or Naked Skin Liquid Makeup for high coverage as needed. And to make sure everyone can enjoy All Nighter Concealer, it comes in 14 shades that range from pale to deep.

Urban Decay’s recommended application: there is no need to build up coverage, instead, apply a very small amount of product, after foundation, and tap, tap, tap it into skin with either a finger or a brush.

So, just how did it fare?

First off, can we talk about the tube? What a beautiful (and beautiful-to-photograph!!), intricate metal-effect bottle! (I’m partial to all of UD’s gunmetal packaging, though…) The concealer has an angled paddle wand applicator within its cap, and because of that, travels nicely. That always gets bonus points from me. The wand applicator provides a generous amount of product, which is amazing for large areas. I found that I could dab on a drop of product, then pat it out to cover the area I was working on. All Nighter really is pigmented, so a little goes a long way.

Let’s talk about the finish. The product seems to dry quickly, which made me slightly nervous the first time I used it. I quickly realized though that I was still able to blend All Nighter without issue, and without leaving behind telltale outlines of heavy concealer. It is a matte-finish product, and will dry and set if you don’t work quickly, but not so quick that I had difficulty finishing my coverage. With it being matte, I was also concerned about it settling into my fine lines (let’s face it, I’m not 20, not matter what *I* think! lol). I’ve had challenges with heavy concealers in the past and have mostly stayed away from anything overly drying.  I found All Nighter finishes looking dry, but not cakey, and though there was some slight settling, it did not cake deeply into lines or crows feet. (I used it both alone and over foundation, and added a dab of eye cream when I patted it under my eyes. I found the eye cream helps to make the product even more blendable – a nice touch for the delicate eye area!) All Nighter is also excellent as a base for your eyeshadow; my eye makeup did not budge until I washed it off!

Urban Decay recommends choosing your shade by testing the product on skin, letting it dry completely to see the true colour, and going with the lighter shade if you’re in between two colours. Here are the 14 shades:

I will say that the product dries a touch darker than in the bottle, and I personally found some of the gaps between shades a little large. For example, the jump from Fair or even Light Warm to Light-Neutral was at least a couple of shades, while Light-Warm is a steadier climb. With my slightly tan olive skin tone I could go between Light Warm or Med-Light Neutral. What I love to do is use two shades of concealer for different parts of my face; for example, while going maybe half a shade lighter under the eyes, I like a full shade lighter for my eyelid, and true-to-skintone on my face. With two tubes, I can achieve multiple hues for all my coverage needs. All Nighter Concealer blends out so nicely at its edges that you can even skip foundation, and just apply concealer where you need it (as I often do on ‘low-makeup’ days).  And the wear was amazing for me. It stayed right where I applied it, did not budge, kept my eyeshadow from creasing or fading, and came off beautifully when it was time to wash my makeup off at night. I used both an oil-to-milk cleanser (seen here) as well as a face wash; both times the makeup came off beautifully.

The one thing I did not test was All Nighter’s waterproof coverage, but I can promise you  that based on its wear so far, I’ll be taking it on my next vacation!

Available now wherever Urban Decay is sold, including Sephora, Shoppers Drug Mart and Urban Decay ($35 Cdn).

What’s your favourite Urban Decay foundation or concealer?


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Vita Liberata is the current go-to brand for all things safe tan (read: self-tan). I’ve been obsessing over this brand since discovering their Trystal Minerals Self-Tanning loose powder (which I must restock!), and more recently, their incredible Ten Minute Tan and Body Blur – both reviewed here. Ten Minute Tan launched early last year and really delivers what it promises, a medium-coloured tan in 10 minutes. (Read my review for more!)

Today I wanted to tell you about the Trystal Pressed Minerals Powder, a gorgeous bronzer that you can take with you wherever you go. Described as a super-sheer face colour that applies and settles like skin, this on-the-go matte bronzer can be used to contour the face or as an all-over bronzer. Much like its sister loose powder, when used over a moisturizer or foundation, the organic DHA within the powder activates and will lead to a subtle tan that will last up to five days.

I’ve already shared that I love the loose powder version of Vita Liberata’s Trystal Minerals, and this Pressed Powder does not disappoint. The pressed powder provides a slightly more controlled application than a loose powder, with less opportunity for the powder to fall/waste. With a couple of swipes with a kabuki brush, it easily builds up to provide the desired bronzed look, or, with a stiffer brush, the desired contoured look. I love pressed powders due to the fact that they travel much easier than loose powders, and I love that the quality of this powder is very similar to its loose version. It applies smoothly, without streaking, for a gorgeous golden glow – without sparkle for those of you looking for a matte bronze! And what’s better than a bronzer that, with continued use, will leave you with a hint of a tan? Amazing side-effect if you ask me!

Trystal Pressed Minerals swatched on my arm (left) & blended out slightly (right)

And now for the giveaway! 

I’ve partnered with Vita Liberata to bring you the chance to win some of my favourite products from them! One winner will receive: One Ten Minute Tan, one Body Blur, and one Trystal Pressed Powder! Prize value is approximately $150.

How to enter: Leave a comment on this blog post telling me your favourite way to self-tan!
Additional chance to win! Head over to my Instagram page and find the Vita Liberata contest post, and follow the directions there!

Contest rules: Contest open to Canadian residents (sorry international friends. Though if you have a Canadian address, you can enter), 13 years of age or older. Contest ends on March 4, 2018 at 11:59 pm ET. All entries will be verified. Winner will be announced on my Instagram stories on Monday, March 5, 2018 and will have 48 hours to claim their prize!

Vita Liberata luxury at-home tanning solutions are available exclusively at Sephora stores and at sephora.ca. Learn more about Vita Liberata at VitaLiberataCanada.com!

So what’s your favourite way to self-tan?


(Products were provided for consideration and review. All opinions are my own.)

It seemed appropriate to welcome fall this year with this review of Dior’s latest collection for Fall 2017, Metallics. Presenting a story of contrasts, the attraction of opposites, the alchemy of contradictory effects…


Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup, explores the possibilities of a season with opulent colours and rich textures, producing a clash of vibrant metallics and muted mattes. This autumnal palette electrified by the glint of metal forms a beauty manifesto for women who are strong yet fragile, sensual yet subversive, almost insolent, but always sophisticated. A chic and multifaceted personality, who dares to wear colour and knows how to play with effects to forge a personal, confident look.


New this season is the latest hybrid product from the House of Dior, Metalizer Eyes & Lips. This little tube with a nozzle houses metal-effect pigments in an ultra-creamy, quick-drying texture that can be used both on your lids and your lips. It can be applied with the finger to leave a light veil of colour with chrome effect (read: shiny, reflective metal look!) on the eyelids, or applied with a brush to intensify this for a bolder finish. It can also be applied all over the lips as a lip colour, or softly over lipstick to play with contrasts. Available in five screaming metal shades; shown are 528, 548, and 678:


Although not brand-new in its category, I loved the Dior Metalizer simply for its effect and gorgeous shade selection. I adore gleaming metal lids, going back to my love affair with Dior Fusion Mono in 2013, and now love the ability to add this effect to your lips and complexion as well.  And just look at that shimmer in 678 Bronze Tension!

Dior’s iconic 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow palette boasts new formulas that glide beautifully on the skin, launched this fall in two smoky harmonies each containing matte, satin, glitter and shiny effects:

  • 007 Hypnotize features warm brown, gold and chocolate tones around an exuberant brick shade
  • 677 Magnetize starts from an almost frosted grey to explore a cooler scheme ranging from platinum and silver to fiery charcoal.

677 Hypnotize


077 Magnetize


Below you can see swatches of each palette, and each is absolutely gorgeous! I love that there is both a warm smoky palette in Hypnotize, and a cooler, more neutral-hued, true smoky palette in Magnetize. The shades are gorgeous, and apply like butter. I love that there are both matte and shiny options in each palette, as well as a bronze/golden hue. The one negative I found was the golden shade in Hypnotize: while it looks vibrant and deep in the palette, the shadow did lack some intensity upon application (second from left in the first swatch photo below). The remaining shades were perfect, deep, and beautiful. These are both stunning eyeshadow palettes in a fairly small size – definite must-haves if you don’t own a smoky palette like these!

Dior_Fall_2017_Metallics_677_Hypnotize swatch

677 Hypnotize

Dior_Fall_2017_Metallics_077_Magnetize swatch

077 Magnetize

To add a finishing touch to the eyes, Diorshow Bold Brow Mascara is enriched with microfibers to achieve a lush, full brow shape. Available in three ash tones for a natural effect: 011 Light, 021 Medium and 002 Dark.

Dior also enriched its line with the addition of three new Diorshow Brow Styler pencils this fall: 021 Chestnut, 003 Auburn and 004 Black.

For its signature smile, Peter Philips designed five new Rouge Dior shades for fall to combine the opulent hues and metallic effects on the eyes, face and nail.

  • Sensual Matte, a pretty, irreverent beige
  • Hypnotic Matte, a fervent ultra-feminine rosewood
  • Eccentric, a rosy brown with strong sex appeal
  • Enigmatic, a mysterious wine-red
  • and finally, the iconic 999 with a metallic effect called simply, 999 Metallic.

Paired with matching shades of Rouge Dior, the Dior Contour pencil completes the look in 169 Grège, 223 Beige Lumière, 593 Brown Fig, 948 Enigmatic Matte, 758 Sophisticated Matte.


Shown: 426 Sensual Matte, 481 Hypnotic Matte, 781 Enigmatic & 948 Enigmatic Matte Dior Contour Pencil


I am absolutely obsessed with matte lipsticks, no matter the season, and I knew when I saw these that I would wear them immediately! The two nude Rouge Diors I received are absolute perfection – see swatches both above and below. Enigmatic, though not a matte, is a total fall colour, absolutely gorgeous, and I was lucky enough to test it out with the matching Lipliner Pencil (see below). Out of the three I tested, Enigmatic was the most moisturizing with a hint of shine (as expected), while both Mattes were still beautiful, not at all drying, and applied like a dream! See all my swatches below – what is your favourite colour?


426 Sensual Matte


481 Hypnotic Matte


781 Rouge Dior Enigmatic shown with Enigmatic Matte Contour Pencil


All of Dior’s Metallics Collection for Fall 2017 is now available at Dior counters nationwide and online including at TheBay.comSephora and Holt Renfrew.

Which one of these is your favourite Dior Fall Metallics item?




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With summer coming to an unfortunate end for us sun and summer lovers, there is no better time than the present to talk about Vita Liberata, the most recent tanning it-brand. Earlier this year, Vita Liberata launched Ten Minute Tan, their answer to tanning in no time. VL calls this “the world’s fastest tanner;” it will provide a natural, medium tanned colour in just 10 minutes. Organic and super-charged with anti-aging ingredients such Matrixyl 3000 and Rosehip which work together to promote collagen production, this hydrating lotion cares for your skin as it tans.



Too good to be true? I put it to the test.

Application is easy: apply generously to clean, exfoliated skin using the Vita Liberata mitt or your hands. Massage it in with long, circular movements. Wash palms immediately after application. Wait 10 minutes, or, for a deeper tan, wait 15 – 20 minutes. Rinse in the shower, gently pat dry. Et voila! The tan will develop over the next 6 – 8 hours.

I’ve tried other self-tanners in the past and while some will provide a nice tan, many can be streaky or difficult to apply. Or, there is the difficulty of applying the product, letting it dry enough so that one can get dressed, then dealing with the awful scent of the self-tanner. VL Ten Minute Tan eliminates these issues by allowing you to apply it, wait 10 (or more) minutes, then rinsing it off!! No more worrying about ruining clothing with self-tanner stains because once you’ve showered, you can get dressed as you normally would. Amazing! And while there is a faint scent that does linger, especially as the product deepens over the next few hours, it is subtle and completely bearable.

With my olive-toned skin, I have tried leaving the product on for different increments of time and found that the best duration for me was approximately 15 or 20 minutes before rinsing for a natural, deep result. I also loved the way my skin felt moisturized and had a beautiful glow. I cannot wait to use this throughout the winter months to keep my summer glow!!

(Note: I am not including swatch photos as with my summer glow, the photos just would not show the depth of my Vita Liberata tan. I’ll post photos on my Insta when I’m paler.)


In addition to glowing, tanned skin, Vita Liberata also has a best-selling HD finish skin all-over makeup, Body Blur. According to Alyson Hogg, Vita Liberata’s founder, Body Blur is an instant body makeup that gives the most flawless skin finish and reduces the appearance of imperfections like cellulite and spider veins. It’s like wearing luxury sheer stockings! Launched with two new additional shades this past spring, Body Blur perfects the skin not only by masking blemishes, but also by adding a beautiful glow to the skin. Key ingredients include aloe, shea butter and vitamin E.

As easy to apply as the Ten Minute Tan, apply sparingly by dotting on the skin, then blending in long circular movements.

I’ll be honest, when I first saw this product, I did not want to believe the hype. Body makeup products are not a new category, and though can look beautiful, the work involved is not usually worth it to me. Plus the product transference is a pain, not to mention, dangerous when you’re wearing a stunning outfit that you risk ruining with smudged makeup! Alas, I finally relented and tried VL Body Blur. And was I ever glad I did! Body Blur has become my go-to leg and arm beautifier, especially when we are looking pale and lacking that summer glow. You’ll see in my arm swatches below how beautifully finished your skin looks with Body Blur, adding both a blurring and subtle tan effect, while providing a light veil of coverage to hide flaws and veins. And I love the glow it imparts! I used the shade 001 Latte.


Body Blur – shade


Body Blur – sun

I will warn you that you should definitely allow a good 5 or 10 minutes for Body Blur to dry after application to avoid getting any product on your clothing. And even with that, I did find some slight smudges on my car seat from behind my knees, and along the inside hem of my dress. It was very little product transference, but definitely something to be aware of especially if you’ll be sitting on, say, a white leather sofa.


Vita Liberata luxury at-home tanning solutions are available exclusively at Sephora stores and at sephora.ca.


Have you had a chance to try a Vita Liberata product, and what were your thoughts?



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For this season, Dior has composed a new facet for Diorskin Forever foundation and goes even further in long-wear complexion perfection, fulfilling women’s expectations in terms of texture and skin finish, from the most luminous, to extreme matte.


According to Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup, correction, wear, colour and matteness are the essential foundations of all perfecting makeup. 

With the Perfect Makeup Extreme Control Compact, Dior creates an extra-matte complexion that stays vibrant and shine-free from morning to night, even in extreme conditions. Containing Smart Blotting Powders ™, a mesh of incredibly fine mattifying mineral powders, this compact promises to bend seamlessly with the skin, deliver perfect matte correction with lightweight comfort. Available in 12 shades. ($70 Cdn)


My thoughts: Usually preferring compact/pressed powder foundations for on-the-go, I was super-excited to try Dior’s new Forever compact! Having already tested the Diorskin Forever Fluid foundation, I had high expectations when starting to use this compact…

Not at all “foundation-like,” the Forever powder is extremely finely-milled, applying lightly and evenly. In areas where I wanted a little more coverage, I was able to build up the powder; however, in my opinion, it does not build up to a cakey or 100% opacity finish. I found the powder to blend and almost disappear into your skin, providing a soft, blurred finish to the skin. I used this powder over Diorskin Forever Undercover concealer, and it provided the perfect amount of coverage. I did not feel like I was wearing anything throughout the day, and found myself touching up my t-zone only once to return it to a matte finish.

Pros for me:

  • lightweight compact, easy to travel with
  • matte, blurry finish to the skin
  • seamless and great finish even over Forever Fluid foundation or Undercover Concealer
  • beautiful-feeling soft powder


  • definitely not heavy coverage, if that’s what you’re seeking
  • lightly-scented, for anyone averse to scent
  • on the expensive side

See below for swatches.


As a finishing touch that leaves no room for unexpectedly jeopardizing the perfect complexion, Diorskin Forever Undercover Concealer adds indispensable correction. Promising to provide instant camouflage for imperfections, water resistance and 8-hour wear, this highly-concentrated concealer was designed to adapt to all Forever foundations. It can be used after the Fluid or the Cushion, applied locally to imperfections or as a genius contouring concealer to add highlight or sculpt. Available in 10 shades that cover the full range of skin tones. ($42 Cdn)


My thoughts on this concealer:

I thought that Dior’s FixIt 2-in-1 Prime & Conceal was my favourite concealer from Dior until Diorskin Forever Undercover came along. This concealer is magic! Where do I start… application with the wand is easy to control, even for the smallest of corrections. The product applies in a cream, and blends beautifully based on the amount of coverage you are seeking. When I was looking for heavier correction in an area, I would pat rather than spread the product, or reapply a dot of concealer. This concealer also dries on the quicker side, then sets and does not budge. In addition to concealing and correcting, I used it as a base on my eyelids, and my eyeshadow stayed put for the entire day without a single crease. In my swatches below you can see how nearly invisible the product is when blended out, even when the colour is too light for my skin (see 021 Linen). I have absolutely nothing negative to say about this product – I love it!!


Promising a luminous matte finish for 16 hours, Diorskin Forever Perfect Makeup Everlasting Wear Foundation brings with it flawless correction and comfort for all-day wear. Throughout the day, the complexion remains smooth and the skin is more beautiful. The non-oily emulsion provides SPF 35 coverage to not only correct the skin, but protect it from the harmful elements of UVA/UVB rays. Available in 24 shades. ($64 Cdn)


My thoughts?

I have used quite a few Dior foundations over the years, and have loved both Diorskin Airflash and Dior Capture Totale Serum de Teint. While each of those have their perfecting qualities, Diorskin Forever Fluid Foundation is IT if you’re looking for a matte, but non-drying finish. Applying and blending easily, this foundation is very buildable so I start lightly then add to areas that may need more coverage. Like its concealer sibling, the foundation dries to a beautiful finish, almost not needing the usual dusting of powder because it dries matte. The foundation has lasted all day for me, without feeling gross or cakey as foundations sometimes can… the only thing I will say is that I did touch up my t-zone once or twice with the Forever compact on hot, humid days. Overall, I definitely recommend this foundation and hope you love it as much as me!


Also available is the Diorskin Forever & Ever Wear Primer ($60 Cdn).


Diorskin Forever is now available at Dior Counters nationwide, including at TheBay.comSephora and Holt Renfrew.

What is your favourite Dior foundation and concealer?



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Urban Decay recently launched their latest (and probably HOTTEST) Naked Palette, Naked Heat, to much fanfare. Naked Heat dropped at the beginning of July, just in time to add some sizzle to your summer!

UD Naked Heat Palette

I wanted to use the palette, play with it and wear it, before writing my review, even though I absolutely adore Urban Decay eyeshadow palettes (I have yet to find one that disappoints). An “auburn-inspired, warm, steamy, sultry set of colors” as per UD, Naked Heat is filled with 12 new shades ranging from warm champagne and taupe, to burnt sienna, brick red and even a blackened copper. There is literally something in here for every – single – skin – tone! And right on trend, too, what with the burst of warm-toned, rusty palettes of late.

UD Naked Heat Palette1

Another thing of beauty with this gorgeous palette is the range of looks you can create. I loved using my Naked Heat palette for a simple swipe of one or two shades for a soft daytime look, to playing with intensity of various smoky eye looks from soft and warm, to a deep, blackened metallic. And don’t let the Heat fool you. I feel like this palette is a perfect transition from the sweltering summer months into fall’s crisp leaf-changing golden and rust hues.

Below I have swatches in both daylight and sunlight:

UD Naked Heat Swatches shade

Naked Heat swatches in shade


Look at these metallics glow in sunlight!

UD Naked Heat Swatches sun

Naked Heat swatches in sunlight

As I’ve come to expect from Urban Decay, the shadows are buttery and creamy, super-finely milled, and rich and densely pigmented. I will warn you that there is a touch of fall-out when using the Urban Decay dual-ended brush provided in the palette; however, I did not find this to be the case with any of my other eyeshadow brushes. A simple tap of the UD brush before application will minimize shadow falling, and a good base (like UD’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion) with help you get serious wear and longevity. The eyeshadows, especially the mid- to deeper shades, are highly buildable, allowing subtle colour for even the shyest eye makeup-wearer among us, to cayenne-pepper intensity for the big Heat lovers.

My favourite tip? I love applying the metallics with a slightly dampened stiff shadow brush for an incredible WOW effect and to seriously amp up the shine!

What’s your favourite way to wear Naked Heat? Did you have a chance to snag this beautiful palette?


The UD Naked Heat Palette ($66 Cdn) is now available at urbandecay.ca, sephora.ca and Beauty Boutique by Shoppers Drug Mart

Oh, and if you hurry, you may still be able to snag one of three Limited Edition Heat Collection Vice Lipsticks: Fuel (a warm, peachy nude), Heat (a metallic rust), and Scorched (a shimmering copper), as well as two new 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils: Alkaline (a deep burgundy) and Torch (a burnt cayenne) on urbandecay.ca!!




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Dior recently added a new generation of skincare, Dior Hydra LIFE to its skincare regimen. The collection includes nine new products that hydrate the skin using gentle, effective, natural-derived ingredients, in bright and fresh packaging.

I had a chance to try out four Hydra LIFE products consistently, and have my review for you below, after the Collection List!

In creating Hydra LIFE, Dior is also the first brand to partner with the Human Microbiome Project, a worldwide collaborative project based on the research of Skin Flora Genes, wherein research has discovered that rebalancing and preserving the skin flora is essential in maintaining a healthy glowing complexion, while an unbalanced skin flora leads to dehydration, redness and imperfections.

Another added bonus about Dior’s Hydra LIFE? The line features 90% natural non-toxic ingredients and is free from silicones, parabens, petrochemicals and allergens. Its lightweight glass packaging and streamlined outer carton made with natural inks and produced without cellophane reduces the line’s impact on the environment by 30%.

The Collection:

Dior Hydra LIFE Fresh Hydration Sorbet Creme
Hydrates and nourishes the skin with a Mallow and Harberlea flower leaves mixture in a fresh gel-creme.

Dior Hydra LIFE Deep Hydration Sorbet Water Essence
Also including Mallow and Harberlea leaves, this 3-in-1 essence offers ultra-concentrated moisturization, skin refining and toning for the skin.

DiorHydraLife Sorbets

The Masks:
This collection of three nature-infused masks is meant to be applied all over the face, left on for 3 minutes, and rinsed off with water. 

Dior Hydra LIFE Glow Better Fresh Jelly Mask
Highly concentrated smoothing citrus fruit extract and exfoliating apricot seed powder, this radiance mask offers a powerful yet gentle exfoliation in a water-rich gel texture.

Dior Hydra LIFE Pores Away Pink Clay Mask
Highly concentrated natural jojoba and natural pink clay allows this mask to purify the skin and minimize the appearance of pores. Its creamy pink texture transforms into a fine foam when rinsed!

Dior Hydra LIFE Extra Plump Smooth Balm Mask
With natural pine oil and nourishing botanical ingredients, this plumbing mask provides intense nourishment in a creamy but lightweight texture.


The Cleansers:
Four transformative cleansers to cleanse, purify, exfoliate and remove makeup with natural cleansing agents. 

Dior Hydra LIFE Lotion to Foam Fresh Cleanser
This fresh lotion containing naturally infused white tea transforms into an airy foam cleanser to remove makeup and deep clean.

Dior Hydra LIFE Oil to Milk Makeup Removing Cleanser
Upon contact with water this highly effective makeup-removing oil containing sweet almond extract transforms into a rich creamy emulsion, and removes makeup without an oily residue.

Dior Hydra LIFE Micellar Water
Enriched in echinacea flower extract, this soothing micellar water offers a concentration of powerful makeup removing properties, and a soft, comforting texture.


Dior Hydra LIFE Time to Glow Ultra Fine Exfoliating Powder
Enriched with natural lotus seeds and sugar crystals, this gentle exfoliating powder transforms into a light foam upon contact with water, and gently polishes and deeply cleanses the skin for a natural glow. (To be used 2 – 3 times/week.)


Last but not least, the Dior Hydra LIFE line includes the existing Hydra LIFE Pro-Youth Silk CremeHydra LIFE Pro-Youth Sorbet Eye Creme, and the Jelly Sleeping Mask.

The Film:


My Review:

I was sent four items for review from Dior: The Hydra LIFE Oil to Milk Makeup Removing Cleanser, Pro-Youth Sorbet Eye Creme, Fresh Hydration Sorbet Creme, and Extra Plump Smooth Balm Mask. Rather than just try them a few times, I put the line through the wringer, and have been using them faithfully as part of my regular skincare regimen for the past 6-8 weeks.

Dior Hydra LIFE bottles

Let me just start with the packaging and initial thoughts on the line… Wow. I absolutely LOVED the packaging and jars Dior used for this line, as it really seems to suit the airy, fresh image I feel this line has. The jars are gorgeously minimalistic, matte (for the masks) or shiny (cremes), and just look decadent once opened! All the items I tested had a very light, deliciously subtle scent, not at all overpowering like some skincare lines, which I know is music to the ears of some of my more sensitive readers. And the texture… also very decadent — more on that below.


Those who know me well know that I love my cleansing oils (I really do!), and was super-excited to try the new Hydra LIFE Oil to Milk Makeup Removing Cleanser. I use my Dior Instant Gentle Cleansing Oil all the time, and was eager to see how the new Hydra LIFE Oil to Milk Cleanser compared. As promised, once water is added, this oil becomes a creamy emulsion that is then massaged over the face and rinsed with lukewarm water. Personally, I prefer to use a facial cleansing cloth to massage off the cleansing oil, which removes my makeup. I did find that the Oil to Milk Cleanser had a bit of a harder time with my mascara, but removed all other makeup easily. And it leaves the skin supple and moist.

Eye creams are absolute must-haves to me and Hydra LIFE’s Pro-Youth Sorbet Eye Creme was a nice surprise for me. This eye cream promises to reduce puffiness and visibly lighten dark circles, and despite usually favouring richer eye creams, I was not disappointed. A delicious sorbet (gel-cream) texture, it spreads over the delicate eye area gently with a cooling feeling, absorbs very quickly and makes a perfect base for makeup (no creasing of makeup overtop). I will say that it is a very light texture, and thus, may not be moisturizing or rich enough for some, but I find it perfect for the warm, humid summer months. The only negative comment I have about the Hydra LIFE packaging is that with the small container, it does get a little difficult to get the cream out from the sides of the jar once the amount dwindles…

My favourite of the four products had to be the Hydra LIFE Fresh Hydration Sorbet Creme! With the same sorbet, gel-cream cooling texture as the Sorbet Eye Creme, this light moisturizer absorbs quickly enough to apply makeup right overtop. I found it refreshing, hydrating with a delicious texture. I love its lightness for summer, and absolutely love the subtle scent! I will definitely continue using this Sorbet Creme for the remainder of the summer!

Dior Hydra LIFE

My last product to test was the Hydra LIFE Extra Plump Smooth Balm Mask. What I loved about the mask was the quick, 3-minute application and super-quick results! Intensely hydrating and nourishing, this mask promises to leave skin instantly soft, while becoming plumper and more comfortable day after day. And nourishing it was! A great quick treat, suitable even for daily use, I loved applying this Mask and and being able to remove it almost immediately. I’m much more used to wearing masks for 10-20 minutes, which I still love to do as a relaxing treatment, however, it’s so nice to be able to garner similar results without a time commitment especially when we’re in a hurry. I will definitely be trying the other two Hydra LIFE masks after this and recommend you do the same!


The Dior Hydra LIFE skincare line is now available at Dior Counters nationwide, including at TheBay.com, Sephora and Holt Renfrew.


Have you tried any of Dior’s Hydra LIFE products yet, and how do you like them?



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(Products were provided for consideration and review. All opinions are my own.)

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