It may still be Summer, but in the beauty industry, it’s officially Fall. Fall makeup collections have started launching, and I could not be happier about it! Fall and winter collections have always been my favourite, as I have an affinity for warm tones, bronzes, and all things Fall.

For Fall 2018, Lise Watier launched the Haute Nature collection – a collection of new, limited edition and permanent launches with a chic safari/nature-inspired vibe.

The new products launched in the collection are:

I was so excited for the lip balms to launch, as shiny, hydrating lip products are always my go-to. On a daily basis, I usually always opt for a natural looking lip product that is moisturizing and comfortable, with some shine. I rarely wear bold or matte lipsticks on a casual basis – I live in Alberta. We are too dehydrated of a climate for matte lips every day!

The Rundown:

What they are: a hydrating lip balm with sheer colour and a high-shine finish

The price: $23 CAD

The shade range: 6 permanent shades, one limited edition (Haute Nature)

These were definitely a “love at first swatch” scenario. They had the exact amount of colour and shine that I was looking for – not a super intense pigment, but a natural, glossy wash of colour.

These are very similar to the new Marc Jacobs Enamored Gloss Sticks that just launched! I love the Marc Jacobs ones, but I prefer the Lise Watier the colour selection from Lise Watier (not to mention the price difference!)

These feel like butter on the lips. They glide on so smoothly and give your lips amazing moisture and shine. You get the hydration and sheerness of a balm, with the gorgeous shine of a gloss. These are the perfect product to keep in your purse and throw on when needed. You can wear them on their own, or layer it over lip liner or lipstick. Wearing this on its own or over lip liner can give you a really gorgeous natural look. Applying it over a lipstick (like a matte lipstick for example) is a great way to add a touch of moisture and shine!

The packaging is really cool – it’s a click to open applicator! The nature-inspired pattern is limited edition, and then they will come in the standard silver Lise Watier packaging.

I’m pretty obsessed with these. “Ice Cream” is definitely my favourite shade, but “Parfait Glace” and “Pink Lemoncello” are close contenders!

Have you tried these? What are your thoughts on them?

 

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This is part 2 of my Makeup Declutter series – and today we’re tackling my lip collection! See all the products I’m throwing away and getting rid of! See which products didn’t make the cut, and why!

This is part 2 of my Makeup Declutter series – and today we’re tackling my lip collection! See all the products I’m throwing away and getting rid of!

Don’t forget to watch Part 1: click here to watch it!

Makeup I’m wearing: 

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This is a super easy, quick summer makeup look using cruelty free brands. It’s great for days when you wake up feeling (and in my case, looking) like you walked off the set of The Walking Dead. It’s my go to look for the summer, using a simple trick to make the eyes look bigger and brighter!

Products used:

Promo Codes:

Azeredo Cosmetics Lashes – Use code “MeganC10” to get 10% off!

Sigma Beauty: use code “RAINCOATESBEAUTY” to get 10% off!

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Another month, another Morphe Me brush set! July’s Morphe Me Brush Set is nautical themed and features 4 brushes.

I actually opted out of this month’s Morphe package, as it contains brushes with real animal hair. I am now trying to avoid animal hair and stick to synthetic for ethical, cruelty-free reasons. I don’t know if Morphe didn’t get the memo, as they sent this package to me anyway – despite me opting out and not being charged for it. Oh well! Guess that means another review for you guys! I will be giving away the brushes with animal hair to friends or family who need them.

Brush Breakdown:

  • M492 – Duo Foundation (synthetic and sable bristles) – this flat brush has duo fibre bristles and a rounded edge. It’s fluffy enough that it works great for blending liquid products while still allowing you to be precise. A brush like this works great with foundation if you’re wanting to apply a thin or light layer. I love using a brush like this for foundation because it allows you to apply a small amount in a light layer without looking heavy or cakey. This is similar in shape to the G19 that came in January’s brush package. 

 

  • M166 ‑ Oval Shadow (sable bristles)–  this brush is similar in shape to the Mac 217, or other very popular eyeshadow brushes. The M166 however, is flat rather than fluffy. A brush like this is ideal for packing colour onto the lids, as its flat surface picks up eyeshadow and deposits it onto the skin. The Mac 217 in comparison, is fluffier and designed for blending product rather than depositing it. I wouldn’t recommend trying to blend eyeshadow with the M166 – it’s simply too flat to be effective for blending! 

  • M579 ‑ Pro Flat Contour (goat bristles) – this brush has a wide, straight-edge tip and is ideal for using with powder products. Natural hair bristles absorb liquid and cream products, which is why it’s much better to use with powder. A shape like this is a must-have for any contour lovers, as it allows you to easily sculpt out and define your cheekbones. However, I feel like Morphe has included quite a few brushes like this in previous months and I definitely don’t need another. It’s similarin shape to the Y12 from June’s package, and nearly identical to the R8 brush. 

Morphe M57 (left) and R8 (right)

  • M536 Under Eye Bullet (synthetic bristles)– this is a rounded, tapered blending brush that is perfect for under the eye. It can be used for liquid, cream, or powder products, but I personally think it’s perfect for setting your under eye concealer with powder. This has become my new favourite! I dip this brush into some loose powder (like this one, or this one!

July’s package has some great brushes, but it wasn’t my personal favourite – mostly because 3 of them are made of animal hair. If you like some but not others, Morphe now gives you the option to swap certain brushes before you receive them!

If you’re wanting to expand your brush collection, you get a free brush (or points you can redeem for other fun products) if you join through my link here!

 

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Easy Glam Tutorial

I got to do my best friend’s makeup for her University graduation, and she let me film it! We did a trial run to test out the look she wanted. It’s a SUPER easy  glam look, with a matte eye, some winged liner, and a berry coloured lip.

As an easy glam look, it’s simple enough that anyone can do it! It’s great for beginners and can be customized in a million different ways. For example, adding a shimmery or sparkly eyeshadow instead of the matte will instantly make it more glamorous. Deepening the crease colour of the eyeshadow will make it more dramatic or smokey, and pairing it with a nude or red lip will change up the look!

Join us to see how we created this look, and for embarrassing stories of my adolescence!

 

 

Products used:

 

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