Doing My Boyfriends Makeup

So I somehow convinced my boyfriend to let me do his makeup. On camera…and publish it on the World Wide Web. Naturally, I had to go all in. Gold smokey eye, big fake lashes, contour, and a bright red lip. Since today is National Boyfriend Day, I figured it was the perfect day to share it with you!
He was such a good sport – in fact, he was more still and patient than many of the clients I’ve worked on.

Make sure to give the video a thumbs up if you want him to do my makeup next!

 

The key products used were the Jaclyn Hill x Morphe eyeshadow palette, the new Lise Watier Teint Velours foundation and powder, the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Skin Twinkle Vol. II palette, and the new limited edition Tarte Blush Bazaar palette! All products are listed in the video!

 

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Soft Cut-Crease & Peach Shimmer – Full Face Tutorial

This is a twist on the cut-crease, rather than a super sharp/defined crease, it’s more diffused! I paired it with a peachy-pink sparkly eye, and a soft nude lip.

Products used:

  • Smashbox 24hr Eyelid Primer
  • Smashbox Photofilter Powder
  • Stila Smudgestick “Damsel”
  • Lorac Pro 3 Palette
  • Kat Von D Lock It Concealer
  • Revlon Eye Art “Peach Prism”
  • Kat Von D Tattoo Liner “Trooper”
  • Absolute NY Micro Liner
  • Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
  • Kiss Fake Lashes and Ardell Lash Glue
  • Too Faced Hangover Rx Primer
  • Maybelline Fit Me Foundation mixed with Vichy Dermablend
  • Maybelline Fit Me Foundation Stick to contour
  • Pur Strobing Kit to highlight
  • Pur Glow Together Bronzer
  • Kat Von D Shade & Light Palette
  • Lorac “Spectra” blush
  • MAC “Subculture” Lip liner
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipsticks in “Crush” and “Pure Hollywood”

Brushes were all Morphe from the Morphe Me subscription (don’t forget, we both get a free brush if you join through my link!) and the My Makeup Brush Set Oval brushes! 

GRWM – My Easy Go-To Summer Makeup Look

Today’s tutorial is a quick Get Ready With Me! This is my go-to look, especially for the summer. It’s fast, easy, and helps make you look fresh and healthy! For me, this is a look I automatically go to when I’m in a rush or don’t feel like doing anything extravagant with my makeup.

 

Here are a few options to make applying this look quicker, if you’re really on a time crunch:

  • Skip the lash primer, and just apply your favourite mascara
  • Skip the liner – while this helps add some extra dimension to the eyes, it’s not always necessary!
  • Skip the cream highlight – or, just use cream highlight and skip the powder highlight. Layering definitely isn’t necessary, but if you’re a glow-addict like me, it’s just a quick extra step that helps me feel more glamorous!
  • Skip the lip liner/liquid lipstick, and opt for a nudey-pink gloss instead – this will give you a much softer, more natural look and will be much faster to apply

 

 

Kat Von D Eyeshadow Palletes- GIVEAWAY & Tutorial!

 

Today’s post is something a little different and something I’ve been eagerly awaiting for months! I collaborated with my best friend- and fellow blogger – Claudia Norris! We decided to do a Kat Von D Eyeshadow Palette Giveaway, and a tutorial for each palette! We really wanted to do this as a fun thank-you to all of our lovely followers!

Two lucky winners will receive a full size, brand new Kat Von D Eyeshadow Palette! I will be giving away the Shade & Light Eye Palette, and Claudia is giving away the Monarch Eyeshadow palette!

Make sure to check out Claudia’s video here! 

The details: 

The easiest way to enter is through this link here (it walks you through all the details and instructions, as well as extra entries!) If you’re on a mobile device, this is a mobile-friendly link! 

Enter here: KVD Eyeshadow Pallets Giveaway

To enter, the 3 things you must do are:

1. Be subscribed to both of us on youtube!

  • You can find my channel here, and
  • Claudia’s channel here! 

2. Be following both of us on Instagram:

3. Like our Facebook pages:

The giveaway will run from April 8th until April 29th, and the winners will be contacted on May 2nd! Since there are 2 palettes to choose from, the first winner to respond back will get their first pick!

There are also a ton of options for extra entries if you’d like a better chance of winning, all of which are listed in the Gleam link here! 

Make sure to leave us a comment on our videos to let us know that you’ve entered! Good luck everyone!

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Products used: 

  • Mac “Soft Ochre” Paint Pot
  • Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye Palette
  • Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil “Milk”
  • Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in “Blacquer”
  • Benefit Roller Lash mascara
  • Kiss #11 False Lashes
  • Morphe brushes from the April Morphe Me Package – review on those here! 

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Tutorial – Bronze Smoky Eyes

 

Today’s tutorial is a bronze, smoky eye using the Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette! It’s a super easy look, and although it is a smoky eye, it’s a very wearable one that won’t leave you feeling like a raccoon. It’s definitely on the softer side of the smokey spectrum! You can customize this look in many different ways to suit your preference. You can make the shadow darker, pair it with a red lip, or add some glitter for extra drama! I hope you enjoy!

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Easy, Neutral Makeup Tutorial With New Product Launches!

This is my current go-to makeup look, with glowy skin and neutral, shimmery eyes. It’s super easy, and can be modified in many different ways!

For this tutorial, I wanted to include a few new products that have launched on the market, such as the new Smashbox Primer Oil, Becca Aqua Luminous Foundation, Covergirl TruNaked nudes palette, Clarins Instant Light Lip perfecting primer, Smashbox Modern Matte Lipstick, and the Mac Retro Matte liquid lipsticks. I hope you enjoy!

Full list of products used:

Eyes:

  • Mac “Soft Ochre” Paint pot
  • Maybelline Fit Me Powder
  • Covergirl Trunaked Nudes palette
  • Mac “Bare Study” Paint pot
  • Nyx Epic Black Mousse liner
  • Kat Von D Tattoo Liner “Trooper”
  • Morphe “Perfection” single shadow
  • Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara
  • Mac Studio Chromagraphic pencil NC15/NW20

Face:

  • Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil
  • Becca Aqua Luminous Foundation in “Fair”
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
  • Cover FX Illuminating Setting Powder
  • Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Trio
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector “Opal”
  • Nyx High Definition Blush “Taupe”
  • Becca Mineral Blush “Flowerchild”
  • Mac Fix+ Spray

Lips:

  •  Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfecting Base
  • Lise Watier Waterproof Lip pencil “Nude”
  • Mac Retro Matte Liquid lipstick “Lady Be Good”
  • Smashbox Modern Matte Lipstick “Stylist”

 

 

Holiday Glam Tutorial – Silver Eyes & Berry Lips (Blogmas Day 21)

 

Today’s Blogmas post is a holiday tutorial based on the look I shared yesterday! In yesterday’s post I also shared some mini reviews of some new products that I picked up to create this look.

The eyes are a sparkly, silver smokey look paired with a berry lip!

What’s on my eyes: 

  • Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye Palette
  • H&M Eye Colour To  Go Eyeshadow Stick “One Hit Wonder”
  • H&M Eyeshadow “Over The Moon”
  • Ardency Inn Modster Eyeliner “Black”
  • Kat Von D Tattoo Liner “Trooper”
  • Maybelline Pumped Up Colossal Mascara
  • Kiss Lashes (from Walmart) almost identical to the Ardell Demi Wispies!
  • Benefit Roller Lash Mascara (bottom lashes)

What’s on my face: 

  • L’Oreal True Match mixed with True Match Lumi
  • NYX Wonder Stick
  • NYX Dark Circle Concealer
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
  • Maybelline Fit Me Powder
  • NYX Contour Palette
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Palette
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector (liquid) “Opal”
  • Becca and Jaclyn Hill Champagne Glow palette “Pearl” mixed with “Champagne Pop”
  • Milani “Luminoso” Blush

What’s on my lips: 

  • Smashbox Always Sharp “Figgy” lip liner
  • Too Faced Melted Lipstick “Melted Fig”

Drugstore Makeup Tutorial – Girly, Glowing, & Bright (Blogmas Day 10)

For day 10 of Blogmas, I wanted to do a long overdue drugstore makeup tutorial! I had initially planned on doing a holiday-themed look, but was exhausted and getting sick. I don’t know about you, but I don’t particularly feel like doing a vampy lip when I feel like roadkill. So instead, I thought I would show you how to create a feminine, glowy look that helps make you look brighter and more awake! It’s super easy, and perfect for days when you didn’t get as much sleep, or just aren’t feeling so good. This is my go-to look for when I want to trick people into thinking I got a full 8 hours of sleep – or just want to look brighter, healthier, and more awake.It’s a very pretty, girly, fresh-faced look! Best of all, this look was created using all affordable & drugstore products!

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Strobing – Glowy Skin In The Midst of Winter Dryness (Blogmas Day 9)

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One of my least favourite things about the holiday season is the unfortunate effect of winter dryness. Dry, flaky skin, redness, and irritation all come to mind when I think of December, which can definitely put a damper on my holiday spirit /9especially if you live in an extremely cold climate like I do. Oh, Canada!)

Combatting winter dryness can be a seemingly daunting task, but there are a lot of steps we can take to help our skin. Hydrating is definitely the most important step. You can read all about oils and how they can help the skin here.  I will also be posting my favourite creams and masks to protect the skin soon as a part of Blogmas!

For today’s Blogmas post, I wanted to share how to achieve that healthy glowing complexion with makeup. The glowing, dewy look can definitely be harder to achieve in the winter than in the summer heat.

The “strobing” trend has been all over the internet and makeup industry for quite a while now. It’s been all over the runways, especially paired with  a berry or red lip. It’s by no means a new trend, and while some believe it’s already phasing out, I personally think there are a lot of great things we can learn from strobing.

Screen Shot 2015-12-08 at 11.32.20 PMFirstly, yes. Strobing really is intense highlighting. But there’s more to it than that. The purpose of lighting is to create bright, glowing skin. It focuses more on bringing forward plains of the face, rather than adding dimension with the intense contouring that’s also been immensely popular over the last few years (thank you, Kim Kardashian and drag queens!) With strobing, the rest of the face is typically kept much more subtle. Natural-looking foundation with little to no contour, and instead focusing on really highlighting the cheekbones and adding that dewy, almost wet look.

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Strobing, when done right, can add a beautiful youthful glow to the skin. It creates the look of healthy, full, supple, bright skin.

Layering tons of highlighter on the skin is not always the most flattering on all skin types. For those of you with very dry or textured skin like I have, you really have to be careful with what you apply to the skin.

My favourite way to create a more natural strobing effect for a gorgeous glow is:

  1. Make sure the skin is exfoliated, to avoid the look of dry patches or flakes.
  2. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Seriously, this is one of the most important steps. After cleansing, I go in with a hydrating serum, followed by a moisturizer. Apply your moisturizer at least 10 minutes before applying makeup if possible, so that it has time to absorb into the skin.
  3. If you’re very oily, you may want to apply a primer. I personally have a love/hate relationship with primers. While they do help product stick to the skin, if you’re very dry or have texture/flaky patches, primer can actually accentuate this.
  4. A hydrating mist or facial spray is a great way to add extra moisture to the skin. My favourite is the Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin mist – it’s very expensive, but truly amazing.
  5. Opt for a foundation with a dewy or luminous finish. This really helps create that youthful glow, and will also help boost your highlight. Apply your foundation in very thin layers, blending into the skin with a damp sponge (this works better than a brush for creating a dewy, natural finish.)
  6. Cover any blemishes, spots, or discolouration with thin layers of concealer. The Estee Lauder Double Wear concealer is one of my favourites for hiding these imperfections. Use concealer sparingly, this look is all about creating a perfect “natural” base.
  7. Apply a cream or liquid highlight to the high points of the cheekbones. I like to apply this by gently tapping it into the skin with my finger. Use sparingly, slowly building it up. You can also add this to the tip of your nose, your cupids bow, a tiny bit to the chin, and to the forehead.
  8. Apply your favourite powder highlight over top of where you applied your cream highlight. I like to use a fan brush to apply this. For fair skin tones, a pale pearl or champagne tone works beautifully. For deeper skin tones, look for highlighters with more of a gold tone.
  9. After highlight, (and finishing the rest of your makeup as desired, although try to skip powder if possible to avoid mattifying the skin) finish with a setting spray or face spray. Mac Fix + is phenomenal for accentuating highlight, adding moisture, and absorbing any excess powder on the skin, however it’s not really a setting spray. Other sprays that work well are the Urban Decay Chill setting spray, the NYX Dewy Setting Spray, and the Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin mist.

 

How to Get Glowy Skin: In-Depth Tutorial for Dry, Textured, or Acne-Scarred Skin

I have struggled with my skin for quite some time. I had rather bad acne in high school, accompanied by eczema and extremely dehydrated and flaky skin. While I have finally been able to balance my skin and no longer have bad acne, I’m left with textured skin, mild pigmentation, and pitted acne scars.

Now, when you’re naturally dry or dehydrated, or have textured skin/acne scarring, achieving dewy, glowy skin can be tough. In this video I thought I’d also give you a review & demo of the new Estee Lauder Double Wear To Go – finally a Double Wear for drier skin types!

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Throughout the last couple of years and my time working in the cosmetic industry, I’ve accumulated a few tips and tricks that will hopefully help!

Products used: 

  • SkinCeuticals Vitamin B5 Hydrating Gel
  • La Roche Posay Toleriane Ultra
  • Makeup Forever Step 1 Equalizer Nourishing Primer
  • Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist
  • Estée Lauder Double Wear To Go
  • Maybelline Master Conceal
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
  • Kat Von D Shade & Light Palette
  • Hourglass Ambient Light Palette
  • Mac Mineralized Skin Finish Natural
  • Becca & Jaclyn Hill Champagne Glow Palette
  • Mac Fix+
  • Lise Watier Waterproof Lip Pencil in “Nude” (not shown)
  • Stila “Baci” Stay All Day Liquid lipstick (not shown)

Soft & Easy Fall Eye Tutorial

This is an easy eye look that’s soft and can be modified in a ton of different ways! It’s neutral with a smidge of warmth, perfect for someone who wants a soft makeup look that isn’t too intense or warm! While I do love ultra-warm looks for the autumn season, they’re not always practical for everyday wear, or everyone’s preference! This look is more neutral, with soft shimmer an just a hint of warmth.
I recorded this video at the beginning of September as a “transition to fall” inspired look. Sadly the files on my memory card became corrupt, and it took me forever to figure out how to fix them, so I’m just posting it now!

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