Holiday Glam…

Holiday Glam…

Hey guys!

Here is a makeup look I have been gravitating to this holiday season! ( please excuse my eyebrow… I didn’t realize I had smudged it LOL)  P.S I am not a makeup artist, no desire to be one lol( I just like playing around with cool products 🙂

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First, I prepped and primed my skin. I used the Hangover Rx Replenishing Primer all over my face with the exception of my t-zone. For my t– zone ( forehead, nose and chin) I used the Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector. I have combination skin that leans more to the oily side so the primer mixing helps to keep my oils controlled.

Hangover Rx Replenishing Primer: $45.00 ( 1.35 fl oz)
Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector: $28.00 ( mini size)

I followed up with the Too Faced Comfort Matte Foundation in the shade Cocoa. This is a medium coverage foundation which is what I prefer these days. Not too heavy on the skin and leaves the skin looking dewy.

Hangover Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation: Normally $48.00 but currently on the Sephora website for $38.50!

Next, I concealed some trouble spots with my Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer in the shade 470. This helped to cover up any blemishes the medium coverage foundation may have missed. This is my favourite concealer at the moment! So creamy, moveable and a little goes a long way.

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer: $35.00

On my eyebrows, I used an Essence eyebrow pencil in the shade brown. Easy to use and to create a soft natural-looking brow. I found this at my local Shoppers Drug Mart.

Essence Eyebrow Pencil: $2.49

On my eyes, I used a combination of two palettes. The Naked Heat Palette by Urban Decay and the Morphe 15d Day Slayer Artistry Palette. I honestly mixed and matched different colours. I don’t remember what I used but I wanted bold rosy colours to offset my red dress.

Naked Heat Palette by Urban Decay: $68.00
Morphe 15d Day Slayer Artistry Palette:  This was a  limited edition palette but I believe I got it for around $25.00

To line my eyes this day, I used the Sephora Collection Colorful Waterproof Eyeliner in the shade Black lace, which is a matte black liner. 

Sephora Collection Colorful Waterproof Eyeliner: $16.00

For mascara, I just used the Maybelline Colossal Big Shot Mascara in the shade Glam Black.

Maybelline Colossal Big Shot Mascara: $6.00 at Walmart.

On my lips, I used the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in the shade Lolita and Lined my lips with MAC’s Chestnut lip liner. 

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick: $26.50
MAC’s Chestnut lip liner: $22.00

Finally, to set my face I used the Too Faced Mattifying Setting Spray.  Love how this spray works with this foundation but nothing beats my tried and true MAC Fix+ 🙂

Too Faced Mattifying Setting Spray.  $20.00 ( mini size)

 

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Everyday Basic Winter Face…

Everyday Basic Winter Face…

Hey loves!

Quick post today! As today is the first day of winter I thought I would share a basic winter makeup  look I have been gravitating towards as of late. If you have 5-7 minutes in the morning you can do this look too in 7 simple steps!

Products Used:

Foundation: Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in the shade “Cocoa”

Concealer: Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in the shade “Truffle”

Eyeliner: Fenty Beauty “Flyliner”  ( black liquid eyeliner )

Mascara: Maybelline Great Lash  Mascara in the shade “Very Black ”

Powder: Ben Nye Transluscent Face Powder in the shade “Chestnut”

Shadow: A mix of some shades in the Tarlette in Bloom shadow palette

Lips: Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in the shade ” Sanctuary”

( Excuse the eyebrows lol I forgot to fill them in this day ! Normally I would use a simple Elf  Cosmetics pencil liner to fill them in )

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Happy Winter Y’all!
xoxo

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3 Perfect Red Lipsticks To Wear This Holiday…

3 Perfect Red Lipsticks To Wear This Holiday…

Hey loves,

One thing I love to do is add a red lip to spice up my holiday outfits. Here are 3 lip products I have been reaching for consistently this holiday season!

Mary Jo K- Kylie Cosmetics

I absolutely love the formula of the Kylie Cosmetics matte liquid lipsticks. I find that while they are matte, they are not extremely drying as you find with most liquid lip products. The colour pay off is amazing. You can wear this all day without fear of it smudging or smearing. This lipstick is described as a true blue red product which makes it very wearable for lippie lovers of varying complexions.  This retails for $17.00 USD which is mid range price point for this type of product.

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Sessy- Colourpop 

This product falls under the category of “products Youtube made me buy” (lol). I follow a youtuber named Ellarie and she did a makeup collaboration with Colourpop Cosmetics. I have literally been wearing her two liquid lip shades since they debuted and this beautiful reddish wine  shade has definitely been one of my favourites.  This product in particular falls under the Colourpop category of ultra matte liquid lipstick, which is their boldest and longest lasting formula. I can definitely attest to this product being long lasting. You may need a little coconut oil to break it down when removing. This product retails for $6.50 (USD) and at that price you may as well treat yourself to one this holiday season!

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Beso – Stila Cosmetics 

My ultimate favourite red lip product of all time. Yes, It has taken the spot of the long withstanding Ruby Woo by MAC Cosmetics. I feel that this red is the red that suits my deep complexion the best.  A  little goes a long way with this product. One swipe is pretty much all you need to fill your lips.  While this product is a little bit on the pricey side at $22.00 USD, It is well worth the money.  Although I have tons of red lip products, this is the one I find myself reaching for the most. I have seen it look stunning on people with darker completions like myself as well as my more fair complected consumers. I would certainly recommend you give this lipstick a try, One flaw is that it can be a little on the dating side, so be sure to have hydrated lips before you apply or your cracks will show!

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What reds do you guys grab for in the holiday season? Let me know!

Til next time!
xoxo
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Beauty Blog: My Fave Fall Lippies

Beauty Blog: My Fave Fall Lippies

Hey guys!

I just wanted to share with some of the lip products I reach for the most during the fall season! I tend to go for darker, more vampy shades, with a few neutrals in there! Here some of the ones I think work well with all skin tones, but especially for my melanin rich sisters!  Enjoy!

Color Pop (Liquid Lipstick) – LAX: LAX is described as a warm reddish brown shade. This shade has a matte finish, I like to pair it with Chestnut lip liner from MAC. This product retails for $6.00 USD ( approximately $8.00 Canadian)

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LAX: Photo courtesy of Temptalia.com

Color Pop ( Liquid Lipstick)-Avenue:  Avenue is a warm red matte shade. It’s a bold yet wearable everyday red!  This lip product is a long wear product. This lipstick retails for $6.00 USD ( approximately $8.00 Canadian)

Avenue: Photo courtesy of  Temptalia.com

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick – Exorcism :  This shade is a warm plum/blackberry shade. I feel like I reach for this shade quite often. I love how easily it pairs with either a neutral eye or a more glam look! This product retails for $20.00 USD (approximately  24 dollars Canadian)

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Kat Von D Exorcism: Photo courtesy of temptalia.com

Stila (Liquid Lipstick) – Chianti:  This is a deep blackened plum shade. This is a shade I reach for when I’m heading out for maybe a night on the town with the ladies. Something a little out of my comfort zone, but still beautiful shade nonetheless. This product retails for $24.00 USD ( approximately $31.00 dollars Canadian)

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Stila Chianti: Photo courtesy of Makeupalley,com

 

MAC ( Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick)- Oh Lady: This is a deep berry shade. To me, it’s  like the fall version of  “Flat out Fabulous”. I like to wear this on days I need a little more splash of colour. This product retails for $20.00 USD ( approximately $25.00 Canadian)

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MAC Oh Lady. Photo courtesy of Bonnie-Garner.com

 

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick- Crucifix:  This is a warm brown shade. Pretty similar to shade of my skin. This is a brown I reach for regularly.  It can be a little streaky when applying, so I like to pair it with Chestnut  lip liner from MAC. This product retails for $20.00 USD ( approximately  24 dollars Canadian)

Kat Von D: Photo courtesy of temptalia,com

These final three are probably the ones I reach for the most!

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick- Sanctuary: This is a cool mauve shade. It may be my favourite fall nude shade to wear! Definitely in my top 5 nudes of all time . Long lasting and non streaky! This product retails for $20.00 USD( approximately  24 dollars Canadian)

Kat Von D: Sanctuary- Photo courtesy of temptalia.com

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Lip Luminizer : This is a universal lip gloss shade. On me, it presents as a soft coral shade. Beautiful shade to wear on its own, but lately I have been pairing it with another favourite of mine;  This product retails for $18.00 USD ( approximately $23.00 Canadian)

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Fenty Beauty Gloss BombLip Luminizer : Photo courtesy of lipstickalley.com

 

MAC’s Bittersweet Me. Now this on its own is my all time favourite lip gloss( well its tied with MAC’s Spite lol) I tried the two of them together and it was lip gloss magic!

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MAC Bittersweet Me.  Photo courtesy of temptalia,com

What are your favourite lip products for this season!
Let me know!
xoxo
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Disclaimer: I do not own the photos in this post. All photos are credited to their original owner.

 

 

Are They Worth The Hype: MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolours

Hey lovely people!

I am back again with another edition of , ” Are They Worth The Hype?”. This edition features the MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolours.

Not too long ago MAC re released their collection, adding some new shades. The first release that they came out with, I was not impressed… at all! I found the formula ( especially in the darker shades ) were extremely streaky and not long lasting at all.

I had a gift card to MAC, and was in the market from some new products, so I decided to give these liquid lipcolours a try once again.

I love liquid lipsticks. There are three things I look for when purchasing a liquid lip product:

1:  Are they long lasting?
2:  How do they feel on the lips? Are they super drying?
3: How do they apply ?
4: Packaging?

 

1: These liquid lipcolours are SUPER long lasting! I wore this product for about 8 hours ( a full work day) and  I didn’t have to reapply once! I even had a sub sandwich for lunch and drank a soda without a straw and make lipstick was still intact.  Towards the end of the day, I did start to see a little feathering around the sides, and a little bit missing from the middle. But it wasn’t super obvious.

2. The first time I tried these products, they were super uncomfortable for me . Extremely drying and streaky and crumbly. But this new formula is completely different.  They were very comfortable on the lips  throughout the entire time of wearing it. The fact that they are more of a matte suede finish, I think helps them not to dry out my lips.

3.The liquid lip colour has a doe foot applicator which makes for a smooth and easy application. The applicator holds a lot of product so I would suggest that you wipe off some of the product before you apply.

4: Let’s talk about the packaging. I’m not impressed at all. We all know that MAC lipsticks have that classic packing:  matte black tube with the silver line in the middle and the silver branding.  The liquid lip colour packaging  basically kept the black matte top and a clear plastic tube .  I guess they wanted to keep their products packaging consistent but to me it kinda fell short!

 

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I purchased the shade “Oh Lady”  and I absolutely love it! I will definitely think about investing in a few other shades.

These products retail for $21.00 ( Canadian)  and you get  5 ml of product in each tube.

Would I repurchase this product? Absolutely! Are they worth the hype? Yup!!

I love liquid lipsticks! What are some of your favourite brands?

xoxo

Minimal Makeup For A Quick Trip…

Minimal Makeup For A Quick Trip…

Hey guys!

As I write this post, I am procrastinating packing my suitcase for my quick little vacay that I leave for… wait for it… Friday. I haven’t even looked at ( or for) suitcase yet…. sigh I do this every time (lol)

Yikes! I have decided since this is a quick trip, I’m not checking a bag. I’m strictly bringing a carry on! I’m doing my very best to pack lightly, and that includes my beauty/makeup products.

If you’ve ever travelled with me, you know I usually pack my ENTIRE makeup collection because I just don’t know what look I want to go for. Well, this time, I’m putting my foot down on myself (lol) and packing the minimal essentials to get my face together for a simple day brunch or a night on the town.

Here are the tips I have for packing lightly on in the makeup department

  • Pack Palettes if you can: If you have a palette that has a combination of products combined. For example a blush and highlight palette  or an eyeshadow palette instead of a bunch of single shadows.
  • Bring a medium/full coverage foundation that can possibly also double as a concealer.
  • Bring one universal lip liner and limit the number of lip products you bring ( this is visually impossible for me!)  Bring one red/ bold lip colour, a nude lip colour and a sheer gloss.
  • Bring travel sized items like, cleansing balm ( as opposed to liquid makeup remover) setting powder, setting spray etc..
  • Bring multi purpose brushes instead of 25,000 different brushes. Take stock of our actual daily makeup routine and bring the brushes you need.
  • Have an idea of the makeup look you are going for ahead of time so that you don’t over pack items you most definitely won’t use.

This is what I will be bringing with me on my trip: 

For my eyes:  
Tartelette in Bloom Palette
Maybelline Unstoppable Eyeliner in “Onyx”
Better Than Sex Mascara

On my face: 
Clinique 2 in 1 Foundation and Concealer in the shade “Clove”
L.A. Girl Concealer
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
Kylie Cosmetics Kylighter in Chocolate Cherry

On my lips: 
Red: Beso by Stila
Bold: Bauhau5 by Kat Von D
Nude/Gloss: Spite by MAC Cosmetics
MAC Chestnut lip liner
Too Faced Lip Insurance Lip Primer

That’s 12 makeup products that I can do countless looks with! 12 may seem like a lot but its really not!

Let’s hope I can actually stick to this! Wish me luck folks! Until next time…

xoxo

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Beauty Blog: Bite Beauty Agave Lip Products…

Hey y’all!

Well winter has returned with a vengeance where I live, so much so that my workplace is closed for the day! ( Woohoo for Snow Days!)

With winter for me, comes extremely chapped lips! I have always sworn by my DIY Brown Sugar and Honey Lip Scrub, but being the product junkie that I am, I wanted to try out the Bite Beauty Agave Sugar Lip Scrub and The Agave Lip Mask.

Let’s start with the Agave Sugar Lip Scrub: 
What is it:  A gentle lip scrub designed to exfoliate and moisturize  the lips. It is main ingredients are brown sugar (raw) and agave sugar.  It also has some exotic oils that support the moisturizing effects.

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This product retails for $20.00 ( Canadian) and is sold in Sephora stores and on sephora.com. The packaging is basic yet cute!  Do you want my honest opinion on this product? Save your money and make it yourself!! Not saying that it’s a bad product (because it’s not), but is it worth twenty of your hard earned dollars? No!

Here’s my recipe for my go to DIY lip scrub!

2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar ( $0.99/lb at my local Bulk Barn)
1 Tablespoon  Liquid  Honey  (  I use the Natural Honey Farms brand that retails for approximately $7.00 at my local grocery stores) 

How to make/use it:  Add the sugar into a dish and slowly add the honey and mix together until it is a thick and tacky  paste like consistency . Spread the paste on your lips and let it sit for 1-2 minutes. Then using a wash cloth, in circular motions rub the paste off of your lips1 Voila you’re done! ( I always like to moisturize with vaseline afterwards)

So there you have it! For less than half the price, you can make basically the same product on your own at home! However, it DIY isn’t your thing, you could check the Bite Beauty product out! I for sure will not be repurchasing 🙂

Next up, the Agave Lip Mask: 
What is it: A leave on lip mask that is formulated to return moisture to the lips. Using various oils in addition to the agave honey, this products thick consistency helps to hydrate and smooth out the delicate skin of the lips.

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This product retails for $30.00 ( Canadian) Thank goodness I had a gift card , cuz thirty dollars for a lip mask??? No ma’am! (l0l) I really like this product though! If you have the means to purchase this , then I would definitely recommend it. I have been using this product daily for about 2  weeks and have already noticed a huge difference in my ashy lips (lol) I find this product works best when put on at night and left to do its thing while you rest! When I wake up in the morning my lips are smooth and when I have to brave the frigid elements outside, my lips stay intact! I even find that my lipstick applies so much smoother after using this product.

Don’t want to spend thirty dollars on one lip product? ( trust me I don’t blame you)  I have found 2 drugstore brand lip products that kind of do the same thing. Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm which retails for about 8 dollars or the good old tried tested and true Carmex Classic Lip Balm! That is a holy grail product for sure ! It usually retails for about 7 dollars at my local Walmart!

 

Well that’s it folks! If any of these things don’t work for you, you can always use good old Vaseline ! Vaseline will never let you down ! 🙂