While this post was created in collaboration with Kiss and Makeup, all opinions and imagery are my own.
Little local boutiques are my happy place. I love discovering boutiques that are so beautifully set up and curated that you feel like the store was made for you. Kiss and Makeup (with one location formerly on Lonsdale in North Vancouver, but now on Marine in West Vancouver, and one location on Manitoba St in Vancouver) is definitely that for me. It’s a green beauty lovers dream, a one stop shop for fashionistas and one of my favorite places to find unique home decor and gifts.
Every little inch of the store has been so intentionally and beautifully designed, and I could honestly spend the better part of a day in there just looking at everything. Kiss and Makeup carries a huge variety of brands, with many of them being natural (Ilia, RMS Beauty, Tata Harper) and/or local (Vancouver Candle Co, Tofino Towel), which I absolutely love!
I’ve been testing out a few products recommended to me by the staff at Kiss and Makeup for a couple of months now and am so happy to have discovered some new beauty brands that are not only amazing performance-wise, but are also natural and full of good-for-you ingredients!
First is a lipstick from Ilia– a brand that I had never tried before but had heard a lot about. These are SO creamy and comfortable to wear. They don’t dry out my lips in the slightest! I definitely need more of these lipsticks.
Next is the Master Mixer from RMS Beauty. Oh my gosh- this is highlight like you’ve never seen before. It’s a super luminous rose gold cream highlighter and can be built up for more intensity, or blended out for a soft, natural glow. I’m obsessed!
Lastly is the Agent Nateur Holi(stick) No.3 Deodorant. I have tried several natural deodorants before and have yet to find one that 100% works for me. I tend to react to a lot of them (not sure what ingredient it is that my skin doesn’t like), however this one was fine on my skin.
While it smells really nice, kind of like a combo of essential oils, it doesn’t totally do the job for me in summertime. I do think I could get away with using this in winter when I sweat less, though. Keep in mind that natural deodorants work differently for everyone, so one that works or doesn’t work for me may or may not work for you! Only trial and error will tell.
Kiss and Makeup has quite the collection of clothes as well! It’s definitely the place to go if you want clothes that’ll make people ask you where they’re from. I can’t wait to see what they get in for fall!
For now though, you’ll find me sitting in my office in a pair of leggings and this amazing Babes Who Brunch sweater. ;)
I assume by now that you’ve officially fallen in love with this store (I mean, how can you not?) and you’re probably wishing that they had a location in your city, if you’re not a fellow Vancouverite. Lucky for you, Kiss and Makeup has an online store that carries a TON of what is also in store.
Not only do they ship throughout Canada, but they also ship to the United States AND internationally! Now you can have your very own Babes Who Brunch sweater too! ;) With over 50 brands to shop from on their online store, it’s honestly going to become your one stop shop for everything from green beauty to fashion to home decor. Just warning you.
Seriously, just go check out Kiss and Makeup for thirty seconds and try to tell me it’s not your new favorite!