Every winter holiday season, Dior drops a collection of runway inspired makeup palettes. These limited edition palettes provide the perfect opportunity to try out a selection of Dior makeup in a typically chic case!
As a gift, you would definitely make someone’s day by picking up one of these palettes (hint, hint). However, if you’re going to treat yourself this holiday season, Dior makeup is always right on target.
If you have a skincare lover on your holiday gift list this year, your hunt for the perfect gift is going to be pretty easy.
Look no further than two beauty brands who regularly come up with innovative skincare creations using natural ingredients:
Black Tea Age-Delay is my favorite Fresh Beauty collection. It features anti-aging black tea extract, which inhibits damaging free radicals and helps to improve skin elasticity.
It’s the middle of November, and we’re well into the fall (and endless rain ☔️ in Vancouver).
Here are some of my favorites for this fall . . . and probably the winter ahead.
This plumping lip gloss from Dior was a splurge, but well worth it!
Besides the swish packaging, it’s a hydrating lip gloss that looks great alone or on top of your favorite lip color.
The brush applicator helps to deposit just the right dose, too. Check out more details here.
Since I’m a big fan of Buxom Lash Mascara, I had to pick up this luxe mini duo.
Along with Buxom’s bestselling mascara, the Luxe Lids & Lashes kit includes an eye shadow in a pinky-beige shade called Champagne Buzz that adds a touch of pearlescent shimmer (great for the holidays!).
Since I’m a makeup junkie, all types of bronzers, shadows, and lipstick catch my eye. When makeup products contain natural and vegan ingredients and are designed in Italy, they deserve a second look.
You may have already checked out other blog posts about the new natural makeup line from the Maison Jacynthe skincare brand. Their PR team, which has done a great job reaching out to the beauty blogging community, was kind enough to send me these samples:
- Terracota Bronzing Powder
- Eye Shadow
Yesterday, I was extremely fortunate to attend a beauty event hosted by Clarins.
The event took place at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel on Vancouver’s waterfront, where I was able to catch a glimpse of the mountains and ocean before the clouds ⛅ set in.
While a scumptious lunch was served, Clarins presented a video highlighting their Spring 2017 product launches.
For the new year, you’ll be able to check out these products from Clarins:
Sometimes, I think purple eyeshadow gets a bad rap.
Since it showed up in mod makeup in the 60’s, purple eyeshadow has evolved into a flattering shade for just about everyone.
Here are some tips to make wearing purple eyeshadow a breeze.
If you have hazel or green eyes, purple-based shadows are made for you. If you have gold tones in your eyes–even better, add a hint of pink and your purple shadow will accentuate your eyes even more.
If you have brown eyes, purple shadow is a great contrasting option. For those with blue eyes, a purple shadow with slight bronze undertones does the trick.
Generally, if you have darker skin, you can go for a brighter shade. If you have lighter skin, go lighter (but not too light as it can wash out your skin).
In the summer, I use a primer to control shine. In the fall and winter, I use different primers because my skin needs some hydration 911!
Here are a couple of my favorite primers that help makeup stay put during the cooler weather.
I have a lot of love for this lip primer 💕. There’s something about the texture that creates just the right canvas for lip color! It also smoothes out any dry areas.
Not only does the NYX Lip Primer help make my lip product last longer, it also prevents feathering!
The lip primer is available in two shades: nude and deep nude. I use the nude shade, which helps retain the true color of the lip product I’ve applied.
Who can resist an effective face primer for under $10?
e.l.f.’s Mineral Infused Primer is a silicon-based primer, which contains a mineral formula to help fight dryness.
I use the Clear shade daily, but this primer also comes in other shades:
- Tone Adjusting Green minimizes redness and corrects blotchy skin.
- Brightening Lavender evens out skin tones and brightens dull or yellow tones.
- Radiant Glow (with shimmer) creates a luminizing effect on dark spots and uneven skin tones.
Note: There’s one more reason to check out this primer. All ingredients in e.l.f. cosmetics are vegan–friendly and cruelty-free 🐰 .
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion is legendary and a favorite of makeup artists because it guarantees more vibrant eye shadow that lasts for hours.
It’s an easy-to-use shadow primer packaged with a doe applicator that goes on smoothly.
What’s the “magic” potion? The formula comes in an ultra-sheer base that glides on and disappears instantly.