For Christmas I was gifted the Urban Decay Smoky eyeshadow palette and I thought I would share a look I created with you all! It's super basic but it's one of my go-to looks when I want to do my makeup but not get too fancy. At the bottom I will link you to my video on Youtube so you can see my actually create it!
My go-to, quick, eye looks are usually a lighter colour on the lid and then a darkened crease for dimension, topped with thick winged liner!
You might think that that's kind of the opposite of a quick makeup look but for me I can do this quite fast because I've been doing it for years, it just comes naturally now.
I also always finish the look with a pair of large false lashes because without them I just wouldn't feel complete!
So there you have it! Watch the video right below for a more in-depth look at how this was created!
I have never been a fan of blush before, colour never really appealed to me on my face or even in my clothing but I've found in my more recent days that I've been wanting more dimension in my complexion and I think I've found the answer: cream blushes!
You can purchase them at Walmart.ca for $10.96 CAD and they're 0.44 oz, it'll definitely last you quite awhile because a little goes a long way. The formulas are very silky and warm up very quickly on your finger tips. They layer really nicely and are more build able if you tap the colour into your skin rather than blending it into your skin but can be built up that way too for a beautiful flush of colour.
I picked up two Revlon Cream Blushes in #200 Flushed and #300 Coral Reef. Flushed is very hot pink in the container but once on skin turns into a gently pink that really warms up your complexion. Coral Reef is a very intense coral colour and is also quite intense on the skin but of course since it is still a cream blush it does melt into your skin and appear flawless.
I've been such a fan of the Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Colours that I thought it was time to give the Ultra HD Lipstick a try. I was gifted the colour #875 Gladiolus over the weekend and wow, let me tell you, the colour is phenomenal but that's not the only great thing about it!
The Revlon Ultra HD Lipsticks are a wax-free gel formula and there are twenty different opaque shades. The containers are silver mirror finish with clear lids so you can easily see the colour inside. I love the smell of them, they're the same as the matte lip colours which is like a very sweet vanilla scent that lingers but isn't strong enough to bother my sensitive nose.
Gladious is such a gorgeous, bright and shiny red that I love so dearly. The gel formula leaves it looking almost like bright red patent leather which is the perfect look for a night out, or a super chic look for a day on the town! All you need is light swipes of the lipstick to get perfect coverage, so don't use a heavy hand when applying, even though it is a very light weight formula.
Although I am still more of a fan of the Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Colours because they last through me eating everything including saucy nugs. This lipstick definitely will not, and it transfers very easily which is quite dangerous with such a powerful red colour. I would definitely be applying a loose powder on top of this lipstick and a lip liner to match to make sure it stays a bit better.. and maybe just coffee through a straw haha!
I didn't get this in store or online, as it was gifted to me, and for some reason I can't seem to find it on any online mainstream stores but you can purchase them on Wells.ca in two different shades for $10.99 CAD.
Have you tried the Revlon Ultra HD Lipsticks? If so did you like them?
I thought it would be a fun idea to do a beauty tag! I'm not sure if I've ever done a single one on my blog before but I think they're fun and help you to get to know me better!
1. Do you remember your first makeup item?
It was definitely a single baby blue eyeshadow from The Body Shop when they used to give them out for free years ago. I have to say very opaque baby blue eyeshadow isn't flattering alone haha!
2. Describe your perfect mascara. Have you found one that fits your specifications?
Yes! My perfect mascara is Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara because it gives me crazy volume very easily, the only way it could be better was if it was waterproof and lucky for me they did come out with that.
3. What kind of coverage do you prefer from foundation?
Full coverage, always. I have always loved a flawless foundation look!
4. Favourite high end brand?
Ooh that's a hard one but I think I'd have to go with Too Faced!
5. What cosmetic brands have you always wanted to try but still haven't?
I'd love to try Dose Of Colors and Black Moon Cosmetics, I'm sure there is more but that's just off the top of my head.
6. Favorite drugstore brand?
Probably Revlon although I don't really reach for drugstore brands much.
7. Do you wear fake eyelashes?
Hell ya, and the bigger then better!
8. Is there any kind of makeup you can't leave the house without?
If anything I'd say mascara but that's fairly rare I even put that on as I have funky eyelashes so they always look odd.
9. What is your most cherised beauty product?
Here's looking at you Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner!
10. How often do you shop for makeup? Do you like to pick up an item here and there or get lots of goodies at once?
Well, I suppose I'd say pick up and item here and there but usually I'll binge buy from a certain brand but when it's my usually daily products I'll buy as I run out.
11. Do you have a "beauty budget" or you spend freely?
I spend freely, but only because I believe in treating yourself and I have no self control haha..
12. Do you utilize coupons, rewards cards and sales when you shop for cosmetics?
Usually I'll use discount codes and Ebates if available!
13. What type of product do you buy the most of?
Probably eyeshadows, you can never have enough.
14. Is there a brand that you absolutely can't stand?
Not that I can think of off the top of my head!
15. Do you avoid certain ingredients in cosmetics like parabens or sulfates?
Honestly, I don't. If a brand is vegan and/or organic I do enjoy that though.
16. Do you have a favourite place to shop for makeup?
Sephora of course, so much selection!
17. Do you like trying new skincare products or do you keep a certain routine?
I'm constantly trying new skin care products.
18. Favourite bath and body brand?
LUSH Cosmetics all the way!
19. If you could only buy from one brand, which brand would you choose?
Oh man.. that's a hard one but I believe I'd go with Too Faced because they're cruelty free, have my favourite mascara and I'm sure I could fall in love with all their products.
20. What brand do you think has the best packaging?
I've always been a big fan of NARS packaging, the slick black velvety packing... mmmm.
21. Which celebrity always has great makeup?
Honestly I don't keep up with celebrities!
22. Do you belong to any online makeup communities?
Yes? Like Facebook groups?
23. 5 Favorite Beauty Gurus
Oohhh okay well, I actually don't watch a lot of beauty gurus! But Youtubers I enjoy are It's Black Friday, Helen Anderson, Kelly Eden, and way more!
24. Do you like multifunctional products like lip and cheek stains?
I've never been a fan but I also rarely wear lip or cheek products.
25. Are you clumsy in on putting makeup?
26. Do you use makeup base/primer for the eyes?
Yes, usually! Especially when I know I'm going to need it to stay all day or need better opacity.
27. How many hair products do you use on a typical day?
Maybe one if any.
28. What do you apply first, concealer or foundation?
Foundation but I'm thinking I'm going to start trying to switch it up and try putting on concealer first.
29. Do you ever consider taking makeup classes?
I am actually a professional makeup artist and have taken quite a few classes!
30. What do you love about makeup?
I love that you have full reign to do WHATEVER you want! There is endless possibilities and creativity to create whatever you want. It's art.
I always seem to miss holiday posts which annoys me so this year I am trying not to, starting with Valentine's Day! I decided that I should create a Valentine's Day GRWM video for my Youtube channel, and so I also took a few photos of the finished look that I thought I would share here!
I decided to change it up and NOT do my intense winged eyeliner that I always do. For the photos and video anyways.. I definitely might have added it after.. but you'll never know.
I also decided to curl my hair as I hadn't tried to style these extensions yet from VPFashion. Turns out, they curl and hold beautifully, I was very impressed. I thought that I was curling my hair outwards the entire time but by the time I finished I realized I hadn't, I had curled my hair towards my face. At first I was a little disappointed but I ended up really liking the look and will definitely be doing it again in the future!
My makeup consisted of a warm, rosy glow with the Naked 3 palette and Lunatick Cosmetic Labs contour palette and the rose champagne sparkles on the center my eyelids are from the new Mary Kay Spring collection from the Glistening Horizon palette. My nail polish is the Essie Gel Couture in Pinned Up and my lipstick is the Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolour in Seduction!
I am a big fan of serums and always have been so when Eden's Semilla reached out and asked if i'd accept a sponsored post for two of their serums I agreed! Although I am not strictly natural and organic products I always really appreciate them and will usually reach for them instead of an alternative and thankfully both of these are, they also do not test on animals!
The two serums are a Hyaluronic Acid Serum and a Vitamin C Serum. The Hyaluronic Acid Serum is 30ml and sells for $26.00 CAN, and the Vitamin C Serum is in a 15 ml and sells for $18.00 CAN. The reason for the sizing difference is that you should use a small amount of the Vitamin C so they should last approx. the same amount of time. You can buy each serum in sizes 15 ml, 30 ml and 60 ml.
The Hyaluronic Acid is recommended for maximum hydration, locking in the moisture. It contains Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Retinol, Aloe Vera and Shea Extract making it also great for anti-aging and rejuvenate tired skin targeting dry skin, fine lines and wrinkles.
I love applying this at night before I go to bed because I can apply it all over and let it sink in. It feels super refreshing and relaxing massaging this in after washing your face and getting ready for bed. It applies almost like a thin syrup but sinks into your skin fairly quickly and isn't sticky.
The Vitamin C Serum is an advanced anti-aging formula with Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Retinol, Vitamin E, Ferulic Acid, Rosehip and Jojoba Oil. Although both serums have similar ingredients they do vary and have separate jobs. They both have the same droppers which are really nice because I like to drop the product all over my face and be able to have the great control that I do with the dropper.
I like applying this in the morning after I've woken up because I like to give it time to fully sink into my skin, I'd say around half an hour for it to really get in there. Then I'm free to apply my other skin care items and makeup with no problem!
You can purchase the Hyaluronic Acid HERE and the Vitamin C HERE.