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Mastering Matte Eye Shadow: Too Faced Natural Matte

25 Apr

Too Faced Natural Matte

Happy Monday beauties!

If sparkle isn’t your thing this spring/summer, an easy way to master the matte look is with the Too Faced Natural Matte palette.

This collection of eye shadows features shades from the best-selling Natural Eyes palette in a matte format.

The creamy shadows have a silky smooth formula, the pigmentation is rich, and the colors are easy to blend!

TIP: If you want to apply a base before applying matte eye shadow, make sure it’s also a matte base!

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Ultimate Makeup Finisher: MAC Prep + Prime Fix+

12 Apr


Happy Tuesday beauties!

MAC Prep+Prime Fix+ is the holy grail of face mists so it was only a matter of time till I picked this up.

Lately, my powder foundation has been looking flat and chalky. After looking at a couple of MAC liquid foundations, a MAC rep suggested I try their best-selling makeup mist.

What a genius recommendation! I’ve now added “misting” as the last step in my makeup routine. Instead of looking overly matte and powdery, my skin looks healthy and dewy (but with the full coverage I like).

What You Need to Know about this Mist

MAC Prep+Prime Fix+ is a lightweight water mist that refreshes skin and finishes makeup. It’s packed with vitamins and minerals as well as a blend of green tea, chamomile, and cucumber to gently soothe your skin.

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Perfectly Pink Clear Nails

8 Apr

 Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat

Happy end of the work week, beauties.

Even though I love nail polish, I’m not adventurous when it comes to bright nail colors 💅.

What I do love, though, are shiny strong nails.

Pink Gel Coat from Perfect Formula lets you apply a sheer pink coating that hardens natural nails so they grow stronger.

The keratin-based formula also includes an optical brightener that filters out any yellow appearance, making the whites of nails appear whiter.

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Save Your Lips: tarte Rainforest of the Sea Quench Lip Rescue

4 Apr

tarte Rainforest of the Sea Quench Lip Rescue

Happy Monday beauties!

One of the biggest makeup launches to make a “splash” this spring is the tarte Rainforest of the Sea collection.

It definitely caught my eye not just because the packaging is so darn cute! It also hits the jackpot because it features skin-friendly products with healthy ingredients like algae and marine flowers.

Even though the weather is warming up, I’m not ready to give up using a moisturizing lip balm so I picked up the tarte Quench Lip Rescue in Opal.

This sheer balm hydrates and protects lips with a soft, subtle color in four shades:

  • Rose (coral pink)
  • Berry (deep red)
  • Nude (peachy pink)
  • Opal (pearly pink; shown in photo)

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Makeup Hack: Turn Your Eye Shadow into Eye Liner

31 Mar

MAC Cosmetics Embark Eye Shadow

Happy mid-week beauties!

Did you know that you can turn your favorite powdered eye shadow into an eye liner?

Using an eye shadow instead of a pencil liner creates a softer, more natural look.

Applying Eye Shadow as Eye Liner

Here are three easy steps to applying powder or cake eye liner:

  1. Select an eye shadow color that helps you get the look you want. TIP: For fuller, thicker looking lashes, apply a darker eye shadow.
  2. Dip the tip of the eyeliner brush into the eye shadow. Apply wet for a dramatic effect or dry for a soft look.
  3. Starting at the outer corner of your eye, move the brush across your upper lash line inward. Remember to stay as close to your lashes as possible.

MAC Products to Use

To line my eyes, I use MAC Embark eye shadow. This matte shade is a dark brown with a tinge of burgundy.

If you have blue or hazel eyes, this shade will make your eyes pop!

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Too Faced On the Go: Sexy Lids & Lashes

24 Mar

Too Faced Lids and Lashes

Happy mid-week beauties!

I’m a big fan of Too Faced makeup, especially their eye products. That’s why I couldn’t resist one of the travel size sets Sephora offered during their last Black Friday sale.

The Too Faced Sexy Lids & Lashes set features two best-selling eye products:

  • Shadow Insurance Eye Shadow Primer
  • Better Than Sex Mascara

Shadow Insurance Eye Shadow Primer

This eye shadow primer provides 24-hour shadow coverage with crease and fade-proof wear. The formula is light and easily glides onto lids to create a smooth canvas for your shadow. Remember, a little goes a long way!

What I also like about this primer is that it neutralizes lid discoloration ❤️.

Better Than Sex Mascara

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Bold Lips for Spring with Clarins Joli Rouge Lipstick

21 Mar

Clarins Joli Rouge Lipstick

Happy Monday beauties!

I was lucky enough to win an invitation to a Clarins beauty event in Vancouver last month, hosted by the amazing Dave Lackie.

One of the goodies we all left with was Clarins Joli Rouge lipstick.

That made me very happy because this collection of lipsticks is one of the most moisturizing I’ve come across lately. Joli Rouge lipstick has a creamy, moisture-rich formula with plant extracts that treat your lips and  mango oil that adds long-lasting hydration.

The shade that Clarins was kind enough to give us is a berry shade called Soft Plum. This rich burgundy color is right on trend this spring.

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Two MAC Cosmetics Absolutely Must-Haves

17 Mar


Even though I’m a makeup junkie and love trying new products, there are two MAC products that I just can’t live without:

How to Use

Depending on which shade you pick for your skin tone, you’ll get a sense of just how versatile these to are together.
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