All posts filed under: Makeup

Annabelle| Lipsies

My loves, I was in Shoppers Drug Mart the other day picking up a few things when I stumbled across Annabelle’s Lipsies collection. I almost walked right by but something caught my eye. They were so colourful and cutesy. Now as you all know I am such a makeup snob so I usually steer clear of such products, but I knew I just had to have one. I decided to go for a more subtle sheer shade and grabbed the Coco-Vanilla flavor (obviously), if any of you know me you know Vanilla is my favorite scent! “GET LIPLICIOUS with this tinted retractable lip balm! The ultimate treat for your lips!“ $4.95 One swipe adds the perfect hint of shiny colour for lips that feel soft, smooth and moisturized. 12 cool aromas. Hydrating non-sticky glossy balm. Sheer colour. Easy-to-use retractable crayon format. Funky and fun design. No sharpener needed.  Well, I am sincerely happy I snatched this little lippie because I love it. It keeps my lips feeling soft and moisturized and it smells sensational. If …

Make Up For Ever| Step 1 Skin Equalizer

My loves, Make Up For Ever has some awesome products available this Spring. One of them being the next generation of primers, Step 1 Skin Equalizer. Create flawless skin in a flash with 10 specially designed primers that target and perfect all skin types, tones and textures. These unique formulas balance the full spectrum of skin concerns to create the perfect canvas. As a professional makeup artist, primer for a makeup application is key. It helps ensure that the makeup is going to last all day. Most brides on their wedding day what to have glowing radiant skin which is why I opted to try the Radiant Primer. Make Up For Ever was kind enough to send me one to try! “Like painters, who need a perfectly smooth, even-colored, and flawless canvas, makeup artists require even-toned and smooth skin for an optimal and professional makeup result.”—Dany Sanz, MAKE UP FOR EVER Founder and Creative Director “Prep skin for your makeup routine with Step 1 Skin Equalizers, and address your skin concerns with this innovative makeup …

Love’s A Game, Want To Play?

My loves, What would I ever do without makeup? It’s such a wonderful pick me up. You can be feeling horrible about yourself and you put a little makeup on and you are good to go. It makes you feel better instantly. Now on a day-to-day basis I really don’t wear that much makeup, but for special occasions or an evening out I like to up my game a little. “I think women should wear whatever makeup they want for themselves. Makeup should be fun.”     –Emma Stone You heard the woman; makeup should be fun and whatever you want it to be. People get caught up on trends and what trends they should be following. But not all trends work for everyone, so use the makeup that makes you feel beautiful and comfortable. Because after all you have to feel good about yourself to have confidence. Own it. This is one of my favorite makeup looks to wear. It enhances my features just enough that it’s a little more bold but still has …

MAC| ‘Twig’ Lipstick

My loves, So as I think many people do in this world, I have a slight addiction to Pinterest and by ‘slight’ I mean a full-blown addiction. I literally go on it whenever I have a free moment. Now you might say I am wasting my time by doing so. However, I disagree, because I find most of my nail art inspiration from Pinterest and I also find wonderful makeup products that I know I must try. Through my Pinterest exploring I came across a picture of lips with a sensational colour claiming to be MAC’s lipstick in ‘Twig’. Now I saved it in my phone so I would not forget the colour and it took me ages to finally get my hands on it, and my only excuse; laziness. But my wonderful beauty guru’s I finally have it to share with you! And it’s a true gem. “Colour plus texture for the lips. Stands out on the runway. Simmers on the street! What made M·A·C famous.” MAC Twig  $19.00 From the moment I laid …

I Don’t Need No Money, Fortune, or Fame

My loves, It’s  the middle of Toronto Fashion Week and I’m having so much fun. I cannot wait to share all the amazing collections I’ve seen thus far. SO far the runway shows I have seen include: Helder Diego, VAWK, Malorie Urbanovitch and Klaxon Howl. All amazing. I’m very much enjoying the makeup on the runway this year, I cannot wait to play around with these looks. As a Tom Boy at heart I absolutely love this look. I couldn’t wait to wear this outfit to Fashion Week, it’s comfortable, edgy and yet still very feminine. These boots are unbelievable comfortable but still very trendy. They are definitely a staple item that every girl should have! And camo pants, I mean, can you really go wrong? With this look I wanted my makeup to enhance my features in a natural way.  There is nothing more beautiful than natural makeup when it’s accentuating your best features. I wanted my eyes to be the main focus with a subtle neutral toned shadow combination and finish it off …

Make Up For Ever| Mist & Fix

My loves, In a makeup artists professional bag there are a few essentials that every makeup artist should have. One being a setting spray, to ensure that your clients makeup lasts all evening long. Especially for those important wedding days! No bride wants a fading face throughout the evening of their perfect day. It’s also important for the makeup artists face to last all day to show you obviously know what you are doing. Which is why a setting spray is a magical creation making every makeup artists life a little easier. Make Up For Ever recently re-introduced their Mist & Fix setting spray! Which I couldn’t be more excited about considering it’s one of the most important makeup products. They were kind enough to send a bottle my way, and ladies I freaking love it. “Mist & Fix is a setting spray that sets your makeup and create a long-lasting hold. On top of that, the formula contains an O2 Skin Complex which provides oxygenation to the skin while making it more radiant (without shine). …

MAC| Isabel and Ruben Toledo Lipstick

My loves, I don’t know if you’ve gone to MAC Cosmetics lately, but they have some splendid make up collections in-house at the moment. My mom was really intrigued by the Isabel and Ruben Toledo Collection, so when at the mall we decided to stop by and take a look. As most of MAC’s hot collections seem to go, most of the good stuff was already sold out. I’m not sure about other locations, but supplies were limited. However, I did manage to get my hands on a beautiful bright red lipstick in ‘Opera’. Isabel and Ruben Toledo lend their vibrant eye for fashion and art to a collection of irreverent colour designed to inspire endless play. ” Formulated to shade, define and showcase the lips in a rouge-y matte range of reds. The iconic product that made M∙A∙C famous. Specifically designed white packaging features Ruben’s illustrations of graphic lines and faces in his one-of-a-kind aesthetic.” $23.00 Now, I am always a sucker for beautiful packaging, and this line has outstanding packaging. I wanted a …

Make Up For Ever| Desire Me Cheek Set

My loves, As some of you may have noticed from my Twitter and Instagram I was invited to attend the pre-screening of the most anticipated movie of the year, Fifty Shades of Grey. Now I haven’t read the books so I can’t really say if the movie was comparable to the books. But to be perfectly honest it wasn’t really my thing. Yes Jamie Dornan is extremely sexy and I did not mind watching him undress numerous times, and Dakota Johnson was great in it but I really couldn’t get past the terrible dialogue. However, I do very much enjoy the collections that Make Up For Ever created for the movie, especially this beautiful blush set (and P.S. the soundtrack for the movie is un-freaking believable). Create your look of desire with three shades of cheek color inspired by the movie Fifty Shades of Grey.  $56.00 (Value $128.00) “Blush, highlight, and glow. This blush-worthy collection features three cheeky shades, plus an Artisan Powder Brush for expert application. With looks that range from a healthy glow …

DIOR| Addict Lip Glow

My loves, Recently I tried Tarte’s Lip Tint and I had a few people tell me that DIOR’s Addict Lip Glow gave a much nicer colour with more hydration. So obviously I had to go out and buy it and try it for myself. I swear I have lip products coming out of every purse, drawer, pocket you name it, there is probably a lip product there. But I just can’t help myself. When I hear of something great there is no stopping me, I have to get my hands on it. A sheer balm that enhances your natural lip color while moisturizing and protecting the skin “Awaken and enhance the natural beauty of your lips with this unique balm. Formulated with color reviver technology, this silky lipstick reacts with the chemistry of your lips to create a special shade that will last all day. The addition of SPF 10 will keep you protected, while hydrating mango butter and loofah extract nourish for beautiful, luscious lips.” $37.00 -Addict Lip Glow Now when I got to …

Kiss Me On My Hot Pop Pink Lips

My loves, Whenever I think of Valentine’s Day, I always picture bright, vibrant pink lips. Valentine’s Day is day you can be a little more daring with your make up choices. You can rock a sultry smokey eye and nude lip or a sexy winged liner with a bold true red lip. I personally prefer to play up my lips on this romantic holiday, with a nice bold red or a hot pop pink. This year I decided to go with my personal favourite lip colour from M.A.C, ‘Girl About Town’, a beautiful bright pink. Since the colour is so fabulous on it’s own I decided to keep my eyes super natural using only matte based shadows, in brown neutral tones, with a very subtle black liquid liner and lots and lots of mascara! What would a girl do without mascara? I added a touch of bronzer to give a nice subtle glow and pretty pink blush to make me look extra girly. I mean, if you’re going to look girly you might as well …