Change is Coming to the Rideau Centre

Change is (finally) coming to Ottawa’s Rideau Centre. For someone who has grown up in Toronto, one of the hardest things about moving to Ottawa was that it really was not a fashion destination. The Rideau Centre at that time didn’t have stores like Zara, Forever 21, H&M etc.

Last night select few of us were given a glimpse of what Rideau Centre will be transformed into. It includes stores such as J Crew, Victoria’s Secret Nordstrom and one other secret retailer which will be announced today (Im crossing my fingers it will be H&M).

Delicious Treats

With some lovely Ottawa bloggers Enter Kelly and TinFoils Tiaras!
What I am Wearing:
Dress - Aritzia
Necklace - Aldo
Shoes - Anne Klein (Town Shoes)  
Are you excited for the change?

Make Up Forever Artisan Brush Collection

MAKE UP FOR EVER has increasingly become one of my favourite brands when it comes to makeup that lasts and looks flawless. My favourite everyday products have been their HD Invisible Cover Foundation, HD Microfinish Powder (see review here) and their holiday holodiam limited edition eyeshadow. While I have loved the products that MAKE UP FOR EVER has brought to the table, I have always used my own set of brushes in applying the foundation, primer and other products.

However, MAKE UP FOR EVER recently launched their “mere” 76 luxury brush collection (some products are now available at Sephora). This extensive set ranges from everyday ‘must-haves’ to highly customized tools to create the most intricate artistic effects.
The Artisan Brush Collection 2013 is classified by the following:
100s = complexion
200s = eyes
300s = lips
400s = artistic specially designed for professionals.
Some of the brushes from the 100 Collection
I was given the opportunity to try out their large foundation brush (100s collection). I usually start of my makeup routine by applying moisturizer and then squeezing foundation and primer on the back of my hand, and applying with a brush (either a kabuki brush or a foundation brush).

One of the things I like about the foundation brush is that it is large, with soft but stiff bristles, making foundation application quick and easy. The collection of seventy six brushes took Creator & Artistic Director Dany Sanz and her team over five years to create. Dany wanted a variety of synthetic fibers that mimicked the silky softness of natural hair. These brushes feel amazing!

A con however is that because it is a bit larger, it may be difficult to travel with, unless you’re someone who doesn’t mind taking large brushes with you. While I really do enjoy the 108 Large Foundation brush, I can't say its that different from some of the other brushes I have, but it is still a wonderful piece, especially if your are looking for a new brush to add to your collection.

What are your thoughts of MAKE UP FOR EVER and their new Artisan Brush Collection? Have you tried any of their brushes? 

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