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Halloween Makeup Using Products You Already Own

20 Oct

Halloween Makeup

If you’re planning on creating a special makeup look for Halloween this year, you probably already own what you need to get the job done.

I took a look at my personal makeup stash to see if I can repurpose any items for a spooky Halloween look.

Here’s what I found. Boo!

Eyeliner

A thick eyeliner with a felt tip, like the Maybelline Master Precise Curvy Liquid Eyeliner, is your best friend for Halloween. With a pigmented black formula, it can help create different makeup looks such as:

  • Scary spider webs
  • Wicked winged cat eyes
  • Beguiled button noses

Mascara

If your costume is a Zombie princess (with a magic wand), you probably want to wear clumpy lashes.

Use your favorite mascara to bulk up your lashes. Remember to rotate the wand, so you can coat every lash.

If you’re lucky enough to have picked up the Maybelline The Colossal Spider Effect Mascara, it has cone-shaped bristles that help group lashes together.

Lips

Lip gloss can take Halloween makeup to the next level.

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Trend Alert: Dark Lips for Fall

1 Sep

Dark Lips Trend

 

Hello beauties!

Have you been wondering what the new makeup trends are this fall season?

Dark lips dominated the Fall 2016 runway shows earlier this year, so it’s not surprising that darker lips are trending right now as an early fall favorite.

If you’ve started the dark lips party earlier in the year, the good news is you can take this trend right into the fall and winter.

Here are a few dark lip shades to get you started (starting in the upper left corner of the photo).

Maybelline New York Lip Studio Color Jolt

The Lip Studio Color Jolt is a shiny lip paint that packs a powerful pop of color with eight times more pigment than a traditional gloss in every drop.

You can build the creamy, long-lasting color for more vibrancy or customize your own look. The shade in the photo is called Berry Naughty, a deep blue red, which is a classic for fall.

NYX Cosmic Metals Lip Cream

The Cosmic Metals Lip CreamΒ is a creamy smooth gloss with a glistening metallic finish. The Asteroid Aura shade is an “out of this world” magenta with silver shimmer.

Annabelle Twist Up Metallic Retractable Lipstick Crayon

The Twist Up Metallic Lipstick Crayon has a creamy texture that hydrates and smoothes for an anti-drying effect (yes!).

If you like a true red with a touch of sparkles, the Heartbreaker shade is for you.

NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick

The Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick is a waterproof liquid lipstick with a velvety matte finish.

The Sandstorm shade is a trendy brownish nude that Elle magazine listed as a dupe for the Dolce K shade in the Kylie Jenner Lip Kit.

Maybelline New York Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds

The Loaded Bolds lipstick features a hyper-pigmented formula that provides goth-inspired depth with a single stroke courtesy of non-drying Kaolin clay base.

The Midnight Merlot shade is a dark burgundy with cool undertones. Drink up!

Which dark lipstick will you be wearing this fall?

Quick Tips for Wearing Dark Lipstick

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What I’m Loving This Summer

16 Jul

ImLovingIt

Here are few beauty and style goodies I picked up at the recently opened McArthurGlen designer outlet near the Vancouver airport. This is the first designer outlet to hit the city of Vancouver (not the ‘burbs) so it’s a big deal for Vancouver shoppers.

Coach Aviator Sunglasses

I’m a sucker for aviator sunglasses and combined with Coach touches (like the horse-and-carraige logo at the temple), I couldn’t resist.

These sunglasses provide state-of-the-art, full-spectrum sun protection which also twisted my arm. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that they’re packaged in a Coach case with a velvet interior.

The Body Shop All-In-One Instablur Eye Primer

I didn’t expect to shop at The Body Shop at the designer outlet, but I noticed a new addition to the Instablur line for the eye area.

The Instablur Eye Primer does triple duty: it works to conceal under eye dark circles, neutralise redness on the eyelid with a slight tint, and enhance the vibrancy of your eye shadow.

I like how this primer works but I wish it came in a larger tube.

Lady Slipper Nail Lacquer

This feminine shade of shimmering pink is just the right touch of summer if you prefer subtle polish. I love that it dries fast and glides on smoothly.

The formula, which reinforces and protects nails, is free of camphor, dibutyl phthalates, formaldehyde and toluene.

Next time, I’ll try Crabree & Evelyn’s Nail Polish Remover Wipes that replace traditional ingredients with a gentler, healthier soy-based formula.

Guess Relaxed Skinny Jeans

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