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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Introducing: Inspire Cosmetics

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A new makeup brand to chat up today! Scratch that, a new Canadian brand to chat up. Inspire Cosmetics. What makes Inspire a bit different from your average beauty brand, is that they offer what they call an Experience Box. It's a subscription service, but you choose everything in it. Everything. How neat is that?! I'm getting ahead of myself, so let's get to it.

Inspire cosmetics soft rose eye lights

Inspire cosmetics eye look soft roseSoft Rose used with MUFE M-100, M-546 & M-530

Who doesn't like a little shimmer every now and then? The Inspire Cosmetics Eye Lites are exactly that. The little pots of loose shadow boast a shimmery formula that can be applied dry for a more subdued shimmer, or wet for a more intense pop. I used the shade Soft Rose (medium pink) over a bit of concealer in the look above for a more opaque cover and was really pleased that it applies with practically no fall-out. 

Inspire cosmetics breathless cheeky blush

I find it hard to resist blush in general, but make it a neutral hue and I'm all yours. The Inspire Cosmetics Get Cheeky Blush in Breathless is a shining example of a great neutral blush... With a peachy tone and soft golden radiance. The formula is perfectly pigmented, diffuses easily on skin and wears well throughout the day with only minimal fading.

I appreciate light foundation formulas, as there are many times I don't want a full-force base. The Inspire Cosmetics Tinted Moisturizer Radiance offers a sheer finish with a moisturizer meets primer type of effect. Available in one shade to suit all skin tones, this moisturizer doesn't really offer a tint. It instead gives skin a bit of radiance with a hydrating and smoothing effect. Formulated without oil, with SPF 15, vitamin e, a, and c and infused with hyaluronic acid, the product is just as much skincare as makeup. I've really liked this as a moisturizer/primer before makeup as it does leave skin feeling smoother and a bit brightened.

I am usually a liquid liner fan, but when I came across the Inspire Cosmetics gel liners (and the wide range of shades offered) I had to give them a go. The Line & Define Gel Liner in Stiletto is your classic black shade and offers a waterproof and budge-proof formula with a pretty deep, true black hue. I was impressed at how well this set and that it works as a tightline liner without transferring, but I found I did have some issues getting a crisp wing.

The Experience Box ships every three months, so you can re-up on your favourite products, or try new ones. As part of the program, subscribers also receive a discount that can be applied to additional purchases. That said, you can also shop as per usual, from the brand's product range.

Overall, I am really pleased with what I've tried from the band. I absolutely love the Breathless blush and have been reaching for it daily. What do you think? Interested in the Experience Box or any of these products?

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