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I've actually never tried their lipstick. How's the quality and the finish? I adore their Portfolio concealer though, that's my HG concealer. I need to check out these kits, they'd be awesome for traveling
I've never tried the lipsticks either. The new lipstains look amazing. I'm passing on the new mac ones, so I'll try to redeem points for a LW stain next time. I've never tried the Portfolio, so the mini size would be perfect. It should last me a lifetime anyway, considering I have a million concealers and always trying new ones.
post #152 of 341

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Maybe its unpatriotic of me but I really dislike all of the Canadian brand makeup I've tried. Quo has been hugely disappointing barring maybe one or two brushes (which I still think are way overpriced). Lise Watier has pretty packaging but is none of the stuff is really stellar or unique enough to persuade me to buy it over other brands. Annabelle - not bad for a CoverGirl etc alternative but since I dont really buy 'drugstore' makeup anymore I cant really say if its good lately. Marcelle - I've been sent free samples from them in the past (moisturizer, lipgloss, eyeshadow palettes) which are all okay but I dont think I'd ever purchase them.
post #153 of 341

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Maybe its unpatriotic of me but I really dislike all of the Canadian brand makeup I've tried. Quo has been hugely disappointing barring maybe one or two brushes (which I still think are way overpriced). Lise Watier has pretty packaging but is none of the stuff is really stellar or unique enough to persuade me to buy it over other brands. Annabelle - not bad for a CoverGirl etc alternative but since I dont really buy 'drugstore' makeup anymore I cant really say if its good lately. Marcelle - I've been sent free samples from them in the past (moisturizer, lipgloss, eyeshadow palettes) which are all okay but I dont think I'd ever purchase them.
I agree with you on some of this. I love Lise Watier, everything I've tried, m/u and skincare, has been fabulous. Annabelle - I love the Smoothliners, but I haven't tried much else. Marcelle - no luck at all for me, I don't even bother anymore. As for Quo - I've only had one of their brushes, the crease blender, and I didn't like it at all, so I've never bothered with any others. I wasn't overly interested in Quo until a few months ago, when I picked up one of the kits. The Sahara Sand mineralize e/s duo is amazing (I dare you to try it and not love it), the Skincredible foundation is really nice, and True Skin is a new HG for me. I'm actually really excited about Quo lately.
post #154 of 341
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Bubbleheart - try the LW portfolio and their eyeglitters. You might become a convert then
post #155 of 341

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Have you guys seen the new lash booster from Lise Watier? I'm thinking I might give it a try.
Lise Watier Cosmetics
post #156 of 341

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I was looking at the Shopper's flyer yesterday for this week and they have a Quo lip mix palette where you melt your own lipsticks and put them in just like the old MAC ones! I think i may want to try this!
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I've noticed Quo's eyeshadows have improved recently (more pigmented than they used to be.)

Has anyone tried their face primer?
post #158 of 341

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I was looking at the Shopper's flyer yesterday for this week and they have a Quo lip mix palette where you melt your own lipsticks and put them in just like the old MAC ones! I think i may want to try this!
I noticed that too, but I'm not really interested. I wish they (or anyone else) would come out with a lipstick holder, a sort of box with dividers that keeps lipsticks upright. I make my own from cardboard, but would love a "real" one.

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I've noticed Quo's eyeshadows have improved recently (more pigmented than they used to be.)

Has anyone tried their face primer?
I haven't tried many of their recent eyeshadows, but the Minerals Matter duo in Sahara Sand is absolutely heavenly!

I have the new primer, the one in the black pump bottle, and it's allright. I think it's exactly like Smashbox Photo Finish. I'm not very much into face primers, but if you like the SB one you'll like this one.
post #159 of 341

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I noticed that too, but I'm not really interested. I wish they (or anyone else) would come out with a lipstick holder, a sort of box with dividers that keeps lipsticks upright. I make my own from cardboard, but would love a "real" one.
Somebody on another site suggested a plastic ammo case (for bullets) as a lipstick holder. (Your lipsticks would go in the slots for bullets). I'm sure where you'd find one but I guess a store that sells hunting supplies (like Bass Pro shops): I'm not in hunting (at all) but this might be a good idea. (I'd take a lipstick ro make sure they fit.)

I also know there's a seller on etsy.com who sells handmade lipstick organizers that fit Mac lipsticks.
post #160 of 341

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I really like QUO's Liquid Body Shimmer in Savannah Shimmer.

Its similar to Pink Rebel Lustre drops, but thicker in consistancy.

Its part of a LE display that came out recently. They have gold compacts too - 3 kinds with 3 different levels of bronzer. I LOVE the leopard print one for the compact, but wish the Tiger print bronzer was in it. Its far too dark for me. The third print is giraffe.
post #161 of 341

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Our store stopped selling Lise Watier and MUFE (not Canadian, but made me sad regardless since our store was the only place in Toronto to sell it - so now I can't buy it discounted). Oi! Now its up to IMATS and The Bay for MUFE. BAH!
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Our store stopped selling Lise Watier and MUFE (not Canadian, but made me sad regardless since our store was the only place in Toronto to sell it - so now I can't buy it discounted). Oi! Now its up to IMATS and The Bay for MUFE. BAH!
Where in TO are you, and where did they stop carrying MUFE? I know the locations at College subway and Fairview Mall have (had?) MUFE, unless those are the ones that recently stopped.

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Its part of a LE display that came out recently. They have gold compacts too - 3 kinds with 3 different levels of bronzer. I LOVE the leopard print one for the compact, but wish the Tiger print bronzer was in it. Its far too dark for me. The third print is giraffe.
I saw the bronzers. They look so cute, but I have way too many bronzers for someone who NEVER wears bronzer. I actually have the Quo mosaic one, it's so dark. I don't like the new compacts they have that hold multiple things. blush and e/s or something, I didn't look closely, but they looked really annoying.

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Somebody on another site suggested a plastic ammo case (for bullets) as a lipstick holder.
I've heard that before as well. I wonder if you can find pink ones decorated with butterflies or anything. lol
post #163 of 341

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hmm, last I knew of, there were a few SDM's in the GTA that carried MUFE.. actually, lol, I saved their contact info in my cell last time I was in TO, so when I ended up near one I could stop in and pick some stuff up (I lucked out too, There just so happened to be a spend your points event the weekend I was there and I ended up with $200 in free MUFE products!)

As of Feb, the ones that were listed to Carry MUFE were SDM Burnhamthorpe Rd (Missasauga), SDM Lawrence Ave (T.O.), SDM Queensway (Etobicoke), SDM 465 Yonge St, (T.O.)

Do you know if all these locations stopped selling MUFE? If so, I should remove them from my contacts so I dont waste my time accidently going to a location that doesn't carry it!
post #164 of 341

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Where in TO are you, and where did they stop carrying MUFE? I know the locations at College subway and Fairview Mall have (had?) MUFE, unless those are the ones that recently stopped.
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hmm, last I knew of, there were a few SDM's in the GTA that carried MUFE.. actually, lol, I saved their contact info in my cell last time I was in TO, so when I ended up near one I could stop in and pick some stuff up (I lucked out too, There just so happened to be a spend your points event the weekend I was there and I ended up with $200 in free MUFE products!)

As of Feb, the ones that were listed to Carry MUFE were SDM Burnhamthorpe Rd (Missasauga), SDM Lawrence Ave (T.O.), SDM Queensway (Etobicoke), SDM 465 Yonge St, (T.O.)

Do you know if all these locations stopped selling MUFE? If so, I should remove them from my contacts so I dont waste my time accidently going to a location that doesn't carry it!

I'm at the College one. I didn't know about the others....how did you get that info that MUFE was sold there?

I'm hoping it was just our store that stopped carrying it. Apparently the demo people had a fight with our Beauty Boutique Manager and now we don't carry it. Anna Sui took its place. The stuff is nice, but I hate how everything smells like roses. Its gross.

So yeah - College/465 Yonge location doesnt anymore. I need to look up the Lawrence Ave one!


EDIT: Ahhh, just saw you can search specifically for each line on the SDM site. It says we still have it, it needs updating. It also says MUFE is at the Bay/Gerrard location. I'm going to call all of these places when they open to ask
post #165 of 341

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EDIT: Ahhh, just saw you can search specifically for each line on the SDM site. It says we still have it, it needs updating. It also says MUFE is at the Bay/Gerrard location. I'm going to call all of these places when they open to ask
Yep, that's what I did.. I don't remember if I ended up going to the Lawrence Ave one, or the Burnhamthorpe Rd one.. I GPS'd them all and chose the one that was closest to Yorkdale..
post #166 of 341
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I'm annoyed that no SDM sells MUFE in Ottawa no one pays attention to the Capital :/
post #167 of 341

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I'm annoyed that no SDM sells MUFE in Ottawa no one pays attention to the Capital :/
I know there used to be atleast one store in Ottawa that carried MUFE, cause my sister in law bought me HD foundation from Shoppers for xmas.. She lives in Stittsville and didn't want to go all the way to a Sephora, so she went to a shoppers instead... Did they stop carrying it?
post #168 of 341
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well, I asked the SDM near me and they said Ottawa SDM's don't carry MUFE. She could be wrong though. I gotta do some more research.

Which one did ur sister in law go to?
post #169 of 341

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Hey.. I just spoke to her and she thinks she either bought it from SDM at 760 Eagleson, or on Terry Fox Drive... She went to both... The first lace she went carried MUFE, but didnt have my color, so she had to go to the other SDM to get it..

I tried to use the locator on the SDM website, because you used to be able to chose the brand and search which stores carried it (which is how I knew SDM carried it when I initially asked for it for xmas), but they revamped their website and the locater isn't even letting me search a postal code at the moment... maybe try giving those locations a call?

HTH
post #170 of 341

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I've never tried any of Lise watier's products... now I'm all curious, I think I'm gonna have to do some swatching at my local shoppers!
post #171 of 341

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Awww, College stopped MUFE? that sucks. And what's with Anna Sui? They just showed up at my location at Yonge/Finch too, and I'm far from excited. What I wanna know is when UD will come to Toronto area SDM's.

Oh, and the brand locator on the website sucks. It's usually incomplete, and sometimes also incorrect.
post #172 of 341

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Awww, College stopped MUFE? that sucks. And what's with Anna Sui? They just showed up at my location at Yonge/Finch too, and I'm far from excited. What I wanna know is when UD will come to Toronto area SDM's.

Oh, and the brand locator on the website sucks. It's usually incomplete, and sometimes also incorrect.

I'm thinking UD will end up at Murale before Shoppers. But then again, even Murale doesn't even carry MUFE! I've been to the Murale at Don Mills and its great - swatched to my hearts content the first time I went and wasn't bugged at all when I told them I worked for Shoppers and was just looking.

I wanna experiment with Nars a little bit (its pretty much the only line I'm interested in at Murale) - but I need to whittle my stash a bit before I do that. Even with my discount I can't fall into buying more and more stuff!



And this is what I got for Ottawa (for MUFE):

680 Eagleson Road
613-599-4595
post #173 of 341
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Thanks Junkie and Cinci. I'm kinda far from Kanata but I'll keep an eye out for next time they have bonus SDM points to go and snag some MUFE

Junkie, Nars is pretty much my fave brand out there. All of their products (except for their pencil liners) rock my world!
post #174 of 341

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Has anyone seen the new collection display for Lise Watier - Summer 2010 Neon Take?

Omg that new white/clear plumpissimo le gloss with the Iridescent (its name as well) purple/pink shimmer is to die for!

I swatched it and was amazed by the colour...its soooo pretty
post #175 of 341

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Neon Take??? Is there lots of neons? I'm obsessed with anything neon coral or yellow. I was at Shoppers last night but it was such a crappy location, they just have the regular lines of cosmetics. I have to go check my regular SDM. And i still haven't visited Murale. I'm waiting to rack up some more Optimum points so i can get some NARS!
post #176 of 341

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FYI, the Fairview Mall SDM still has MUFE, I was there earlier this week.
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Annabelle's blue loose pigment looks amazing over a blackened teal for anyone who wants to try.
post #178 of 341

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MUFE is being discontinued at all SDMs - I called about 5 and got the same answer.

Fairview has very minimal product and is in the process of packing it all up at the moment. Don Mills/Lawrence Ave East is doing the same and said everything is being sent back on Monday, but their stock is meh - bits and pieces of each item.

Those were the only two stores who still had some stuff left. But you'll need to hurry to see what they have left.

The promotion for this weekend is kinda crappy anyways - $20 Esso Giftcard....not worth it IMO. I'd only go asap to spend points, but I already stocked up from my store last month. I'll do my MUFE shopping at IMATS - its cheaper anyways.

And I dunno if any of you know, but the optimum point system is also changing as of July 1st (in a few weeks).

New system:

8,000 pts = $10
22,000 pts = $30
38,000 = $60
50,000 = $85
95,000 = $170

Old (current) points system:

7,000 = $10
15,000 = $25
30,000 = $55
40,000 = $75
75,000 = $150
post #179 of 341

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Neon Take??? Is there lots of neons? I'm obsessed with anything neon coral or yellow. I was at Shoppers last night but it was such a crappy location, they just have the regular lines of cosmetics. I have to go check my regular SDM. And i still haven't visited Murale. I'm waiting to rack up some more Optimum points so i can get some NARS!

Well, not lots....wrong name for the collection. Its isnt that crazy neon. Check out Lise Watier Lise Watier Cosmetics

The pencils remind me of the ones that came out for Art Supplies.

And of course, the collection has their own version of lustre drops aka Havana Kiss & Glow.

The SDM in the underground at Yonge/Bloor is always good - same with Yonge/Charles and Yonge/Dundas (AMC in the underground) for Lise Watier products. They always have the LE stuff available.
post #180 of 341

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Oh yeah! Anyone see Annabelle's LE ready-made quads?

They're $16.99 each at my store - which is roughly $4.25 an eyeshadow (less than retail for a single one).

One has the old LE purple from awhile back called Purple Reine. I swatched a few and they feel a little crumbly to me.
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