Body Shop skincare is highly underrated. Their face creams are amazing at creating a smooth matte finish. I recommend both the tea tree products (for oily skin) and the sea weed products (for combo/oily skin)
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Recently i’ve been trying to get into wearing lipstick more often, I find it really finishes off a look, but i’ve had trouble finding a lipstick i’m happy with.
I was at Sephora with my sister when one of the makeup artists there told us about a Canadian made beauty brand called Bite Beauty. They make all of their lipsticks and glosses with food grade products. Which when you think of how much lipstick you accidentally ingest, it probably shouldn’t be inedible…
All of their products are made in Toronto as well (added bonus).
I just got one Luminous Creme Lipstick for myself in Rose for about $24. And i’m planning to stop by again and grab another shade. It’s very silky and they have a ton of different shades to choose from.
I’m very happy with this purchase.
50 Day Beauty Challenge: Day 2
Just got one of these not long ago! Great on the go glossy lip color. Goes on like a lip balm.
Build-able color and really great shades!
50 Day Makeup Challenge: Day 1
How did you learn to put on makeup?
Like I said before, mom’s rules were no makeup until we were 13 (which I think is fair). So on my 13th birthday, she took me to Merle Norman where a makeup artist taught me how to do my own makeup.
After that she bought me one of those big cheap makeup color palettes (and some other makeup tidbits) and let me have fun experimenting. I did have fun, and I haven’t stopped since!
Hey all! I’ve never done one of these, but thought it might be a fun way for readers to get to know me. Here goes!
Day 1: When did you start putting on makeup?
Well, probably when I was 12. My mom had this rule for my sister and I that we couldn’t wear makeup until we were 13. My sister was 14 and had makeup and I had acne. So I stole hers before school sometimes. I’d put on very little so my mom wouldn’t notice.
Just hit 30 followers!
(It’s the little things that make me happy)
Love this nail look! Super easy to do… Find the whole tutorial here—>TBD
All you need is turquoise polish, gold polish and saran wrap!
Careful your concealer isn’t too light, or you’ll end up with the “reverse panda” effect. Especially in photos.
Instead of applying concealer just below your eye, apply a bit more and blend it downward so you’ve concealed a triangular area below your eye. Don’t go too overboard, I usually like to blend the edges with a damp makeup sponge.
I’ve been a little afraid to try out bold colours with my green eyes, worrying it would clash or end up looking cheap or overdone. I think this would be a cool and simple look to try. I’d switch it up and use lavender or even eggplant (for evening) instead of bright blue. Purple with green is such an awesome colour combo.
Afraid of colour? Try it in a complimentary jewel tone or metallic and work your way to brighter shade and a thicker line. Maybe apply colour above your black liner on your lids!
Something I will never forget…
This isn’t exactly a beauty post, but I thought it was relevant and important to share with you all.
About five years ago my 48-year-old mom took the plunge and went completely grey, I remember her being very worried at first about it, then eventually she embraced her ‘silver’ locks.
About a year ago (thinking of my Aunt who is perpetually 29) I asked her if she was ever afraid of getting old, wrinkles, grey hair and such when she was younger. Then she told me a story I will never forget:
What’s the best way to apply foundation?
There’s more than one way to apply foundation, and each method has it’s pros and cons. So which do you prefer:
- Foundation sponge?
- Foundation brush?
- Stippling brush?
- Your fingers?
Anonymous said: Hey I just wanted to comment. I've been doing makeup for 8 years and concealer really should be applied to the undereye area before foundation, not after. Blemish coverage should be applied after.
Interesting. Any particular reasons it should be done before?