Holiday Makeup - Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Yesterday I had uploaded my newest video to my YouTube channel (which you can view here) on the holiday makeup I've been wearing lots this holiday season! I am loving all the glittery eyes and red lips that are showing up in my subscription boxes but I know for me that it just isn't something I would feel comfortable wearing. I came up with a look that is simple yet still festive.

Using only a few eye shadows it is something that is easy to achieve and I chose to stick to more neutral and plum toned colours. I used the Urban Decay Naked palette as it is my favourite out of the 3, plus a lot of people seem to have the original so I wanted to use something that most people own!

I really hope you enjoy this video and feel free to share, like, and subscribe! It would make my Christmas day :)


Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation

Friday, December 19, 2014

I can't even begin to explain how excited I was to finally own this foundation. I have wanted it for a year now but was waiting until my next trip to the states to pick it up. So while I was in Las Vegas early November it was the perfect time for me to pick up this beautiful foundation - and I did the day I landed!

Skin Foundation is definitely a light to medium coverage depending on how you apply and how much product you use. I tend to go for the light coverage side and I use the Multi Task brush by Real Techniques or if I want extra light coverage, I'll use a Stippling brush by Sigma. If I want more of a medium coverage I will go in with the Buffing brush by Real Techniques or even my BeautyBlender.

I love how light weight this foundation is and how it feels as if I'm not even wearing anything! I always wear it with the Becca Ever Matte Poreless Perfecting Primer to give  this foundation a more matte look. I find when I don't use a mattifying primer under the foundation I tend to get pretty shiny, which isn't a look I enjoy!

I use the shade Porcelain and it works great for me! I had been colour matched to the shade Cool Beige but when I brought it back to the hotel and applied it, it was just a *hair* too dark. I could easily get away with that shade but I am so crazy about my foundation matching perfect that I decided to pick up Porcelain instead. Plus I like how this shade is less pink than Cool Beige was!

Overall I'm really loving this foundation and it checks all the boxes for me (ideally it would be a matte foundation but my primer helps to give it a matte look!). If you do have/decide to purchase this foundation remember to shake it really well before you use it!

I hope you give this a shot if you're into light foundation coverage like I am. :)

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Today's Makeup | 12.13.14

Saturday, December 13, 2014

For my first day of the holiday break I decided to go the soft pink/romantic route for my makeup. Thank goodness my exams are all over! I can finally relax and take some time for myself instead of being surrounded by highlighters and textbooks.

This makeup is a look I really enjoy and is something that I can quickly do in less then 10 minutes if I'm in a rush, like I have been today! This gal has to get to work!

I've been really loving the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation in the shade Porcelain for an everyday foundation. It provides a light coverage and still allows my skin to shine through - it's a winner in my books! I've then been setting my foundation with the Laura Mercier Transplant Powder, which has been okaaaay, I'm not hooked yet. I find when I itch a spot on my face and then look at my finger tip I can see makeup...which doesn't happen when I don't use this powder!

To bronze my skin I use the Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzer in the shade Antigua. I'm loving this blushing-bronzer. The pinky shade of it really looks very natural on my fair skin and it does provide a nice bronze.

On my eyes I used the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette - I've been so hooked on my MAC palette I haven't used this beauty much recently! My go-to eye look is using Strange, Limit, and Nooner. A simple matte everyday eye that I love! I did apply the MAC Black Track Fluidline and did a small wing, but I forgot to add it in the picture! On my lashes I've been using the L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara and it's been giving me lots of length and volume!

To finish off my soft pink/romantic makeup look I used the YSL Lipstick in the shade Nude Beige (also called #1 but lipsticks without names are boring!). This is a lipstick I don't wear enough, especially for the price! It's very similar to MAC's Creme Cup, but I prefer the soft & buttery-ness of the YSL one a lot more.

And that's everything! What makeup did you wear today?

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November Favourites

Friday, December 5, 2014

Good morning! Late last night I posted a new video on my YouTube about my favourites products (and person!) from the month of November.

I hope you choose to watch my video and if you do, you can click HERE to get straight to it. :) Make sure you switch it to HD so the quality is a lot better!

 Also a huge thank you to MichelleNwin for subscribing to me on YouTube! I've been watching her for ages now and I have loved each and every one of her videos. I had a huge fan girl moment when I got the email saying she had subscribed! I hope you subscribe as well. :)


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