Tuesday, 29 December 2015

MAKE UP FOR EVER Lash Show Review

Reviews-Day Tuesday is here!  It's been a while since I've done reviews, or tutorials, or anything that involves photographing my face, thanks to my mystery allergic reaction.  I've been itching to do a review, and luckily, my allergic reaction has left the area around my eyes (ugh, it wasn't fun), so I can review some falsies.

These are the N-403 Lash Show False Lashes* from MAKE UP FOR EVER.

Saturday, 26 December 2015

Fave Purple Products

My favourite beauty trend as of late, and let's be honest ever, has been the purple lip trend.  Purple lipstick was the first colour that I was ever complimented on, when wearing a sparkly purple Minnie Mouse lip gloss that I got from Disney World, when I was 10.  So I'm glad that this purple trend is back, and I'm hoping that it never goes away.

Here are some of my fave purple makeup products, fresh from my battle station.

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

It's New To Me! Shopping My Stash

As part of my effort to not share any photos that include my face until my skin clears up (read all about what happened HERE) I've had to get a bit more creative with my posts.  It's been tricky, because usually my creative outlet is my makeup, so I've been up a creek with no paddle, as of late.

Sometimes, you have to dive deep into your beauty battle station, and re-discover some of your overlooked babies, that you forgot that you own.

Saturday, 19 December 2015

All I Want For Christmas Is....

It's about time that I make my official makeup wishlist.

Here's to hoping that Santa uses this as a reference.

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Current Makeup Routine - Dealing with Skin Problems

It's been a little while since I've posted a makeup review, or a face of the day - and there's a reason for that.

Ever since the last week of October, I've had this mystery allergic reaction developing on my face.  It's been freaking me out, because it was similar to the reaction that I had when I found out that I was allergic to benzyl peroxide.  But this time the reaction was constantly changing - super dry one day, moist *ugh, I know we hate that word* the next, patchy, bumpy, UGH!  Of course, I want to pile on the colour correcting makeup, but I know that I have to be very sparing with my coverage, as to not anger my skin any further.

I didn't want to completely hide the allergic reaction, because that would require A LOT of makeup, and could have resulted in making the reaction worse.  My goal has been to make it look like I'm just trying to cover up a bit of a break-out, and not a create a caked-on, full fledged "my skin is rejecting itself" look.

So here's what I have been using to disguise the red-ness.

Almay Smart Shade Perfect & Correct Primer - My only attempt at balancing out the red-ness.  This primer is my one and only, and never lets me down.  It applies with a creamy consistency, and although it doesn't make the discolouration in my skin disappear, it gives my skin a great starting point.

Saturday, 12 December 2015

DDM Cosmetics - Ana Golja Collection Launch

Last week was the official launch for the latest from DDM Cosmetics.  They collaborated with actress Ana Golja and created a line of 8 new liquid lipsticks, inspired by all things Ana.

Click through for pictures form the event, and some sneak peek swatches.

MAC/Estee Lauder Warehouse Sale - Winter 2015 + Haul

I braved the crowd and attended the MAC/Estee Lauder warehouse sale, in Markham, Ontario, this weekend, and it was bonkers.

I wanted to go on the Sunday (the last day of the sale), because they are known to have extra discounts on certain items.

Estée Lauder Introduces the Modern Muse Le Rouge Makeup Collection

Estée Lauder is excited to announce the launch of the Limited Edition Modern Muse Le Rouge Makeup Collection exclusive to Hudson’s Bay.  The collection is inspired by the high-impact red hue of the iconic Modern Muse Le Rouge fragrance bottle. 

This “capsule” collection of bold and provocative shades is perfect for the holiday season.

Saturday, 5 December 2015

What's In My Everyday Makeup Bag?

I'm someone who doesn't like to carry a big heavy purse, so I carry a relatively small bag on the daily.  But whenever I'm on my way out, I always grab my little makeup bag that is filled with essentials that I might need to help maintain my makeup for the day.

Here are some travel-friendly products that I have with me at all times.