For the summer, I often reach for cream eyeshadows because of their ease and long wearing capabilities. I wear them as SSS (Single Sweep Shadows) and blend them with a fluffy brush such as the Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush. I finish the look off with eyeliner and waterproof mascara and call it a day. A new addition to Josie Maran’s cosmetic line (and a welcomed addition to my makeup collection) are the Coconut Watercolour Eye Shadows and they make the Single Sweep Shadow look a breeze to achieve.
Another FOTD! Are you tired of seeing my mug on here yet? This was actually the makeup I wore in my Red Lips: Step By Step post, so click through to find out what other products I was wearing in that look.
I have pretty light eyebrows so brow products are a MUST-HAVE in my makeup collection. Nothing hurts more than looking at my old photos from high school where I sported super thin and over plucked brows. It is no joke when they say that a good set of brows help frame the face and that is especially true when wearing a full face of makeup. However, even light makeup can benefit from the power of a bold brow. I have experimented with my fair share of brow products and in this post I will be sharing my favourites.
First and foremost, happy (belated) birthday to the wonderful country of Canada I so luckily get to call home!
A monthly favourites post actually on time? Hallelujah! On another note, I cannot believe that it is already July. I refuse to believe that summer will be over in just two months. With a condensed course out of the way, I may actually be able to enjoy the rest of the summer. A sentiment that is highly doubtful though because my other two courses are insane upper-levels and sucking the life right out of me. Nonetheless, I am thankful for school and I know I will miss it once it is over. Now let’s get on with this favourites post!
Here is my second FOTD post, the first from way back in October. I am trying to do these sorts of posts more often as I learn to sort out the macro function on my camera. It is incredibly difficult to take detailed pictures of my makeup but I think I have been slowly figuring it out. Hooray for gradually developing camera skills!
A standard look of mine, including some old favourites, some new gems and the Kylie Jenner inspired nude lip look that I cannot stop wearing.
Here are some new additions to my collection from none other than my favourite drugstore, Shoppers Drug Mart. I never purchase drugstore items full price and when Shoppers has a sale, they do it right. I was able to pick up a couple things that I have been eager to try and some things from a new Essence collection (my weakness!).
As a red and bright lip lover, I like to consider myself semi-well-experienced in the application of bright and bold lipsticks. Two keywords for a pigmented, long lasting lip: lip pencil. I am a firm believer in lip pencils, especially when using bold lipsticks because nothing is worse than a sloppy less-than-precise bright lip. Although having a variety of lip pencils to work with is ideal, you can also make do with a clear lip liner or a nude lip liner that goes with everything. Can I say lip one more time in this paragraph? …LIP!