August 2015 Favorites

Monday, August 31, 2015

"Blah blah this year is going by so fast blah blah ". But seriously, I cannot believe we're marching into September already! As you may know, this past month has been a bit cray cray for me (as in my first time back in the Motherland after nearly a year), so I was more focused on just living rather than what I looked like? But I still cared a little and I did find new favorites though, so here we go!
a picture of August Favorites (makeup) ; Marcelle BB Cream Matte, Annabelle Biggy Bronzer in Matte Gold, e.l.f. Corrective Concealer, ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Tulle, Rimmel Wonder'Lash Lift Me Up Mascara
Marcelle BB Cream Matte - I just did a full review on this so for the complete 411 click HERE. I use this on the daily for a natural, quick and pulled together look!

Annabelle Biggy Bronzer in Matte Gold - Being a huge fan of the original, I knew I needed to get my hands on the matte version. To no surprise, it is a new favorite.  I use it for a light contouring and to slightly bronze the skin.

ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Tulle - Tulle is a bit of a "vampy" shade, but still totally wearable. It's the perfect color to easily transition from summer to fall lips! For swatches of this one and other Ultra Matte shades click HERE!

Rimmel Wonder'Lash Lift Me Up Mascara - To put it simply, it's the ONLY mascara I've been using for the past almost 2 months now. That's right, I haven't even been reaching for my Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara...For a full review and before & after pics, click HERE!

e.l.f Studio Corrective Concealer in Neutralize & Conceal - I haven't gotten around to try out every single item from my e.l.f. order yet, but this I traveled with and I love it. I use it under foundation to mainly correct redness (with the green) and brighten under the eye (with the light pink). This thin formula goes on smoothly and doesn't feel greasy.

a picture of August Favorites (skincare) ; TheFaceShop Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil, Biotherm Biosource Lotion, Biotherm Shower Milk

ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip | Review, swatches and comparison

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

When the ColorPop Ultra Matte Lip liquid lipsticks were first released, they sold out INSTANTLY and were out of stock for the longest time. As soon as I was able to place an order,  I got more than initially planned...Turns out, they should be here to stay now (a few shades are sold out but I'm sure they'll restock soon) so you don't need to go crazy. BUT at $6 a pop, I wasn't exactly breaking the bank either. The hype was real, and having been thoroughly impressed with the brand so far, I thought they'd be a sure hit!
a picture of ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in : Ouiji, Solow, Bumble, Tulle, Avenue, Creeper, Mars, Highball, Drive-In, Lychee
I picked up 10 shades: 
  • Ouiji (bright coral red)
  • Solow (neutral nude pink)
  • Bumble (dusty warm terracotta)
  • Tulle (dusty mauve burgundy)
  • Avenue (deep yellow red)
  • Creeper (classic blue red)
  • Mars (red fuchsia)
  • Highball (hot red- pink)
  • Drive-In (mid-tone bright magenta)
  • Lychee (bright warm violet)

Product Rave | Marcelle BB Cream Matte

Monday, August 24, 2015

I was so excited to hit to drugstore while in Canada to get my hands on a few Annabelle and Marcelle products.

I don't know if it was just the area I was staying in, but they were less accessible then I remembered? Most Jean-Coutu's only carried Marcelle, or very limited Annabelle products...Anyways, that's just a little side note...

The original Marcelle BB Cream is one of my all time favorites and I needed to restock. To my surprise, I discovered they now have a matte version. I figured : "even better!" and grabbed it without hesitating. Obviously, I picked the shade Light to Medium.
a picture of Marcelle BB Cream Matte

Product Review | Simple Micellar Water Make-Up Remover Wipes

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

When I found out Simple Skincare was coming out with their new Micellar Make-Up Remover Wipes**, I was stoked. It's no secret I'm a huge fan of their Micellar Cleansing Water and their Cleansing Facial Wipes. But now they made sweet sweet love and had a baby?? This spawn is what my dreams are made of!
a picture of Simple Cleansing Micellar Water, Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes, Simple Micellar Make-Up Remover Wipes
Having ran out of the Cleansing Facial Wipes during my previous travels, my recent trip to Montreal was the perfect time to take these new wipes for a test drive!

Makeup Looks | Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

If you're looking for a review with swatches and all that jazz, Imma stop you right here and tell you to refer to this post right HERE. Because that article was so heavy, I wanted to make a separate one to showcase a few looks I've created with this palette.

Just a little reference snap, so you can have an idea of the colors and refer to the names mentioned in the descriptions for each look!

a picture of Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette
Left to right : High, Dirtysweet, Radar, Armor, Slanted, Dagger, Black Market, Smolder, Password, Whiskey, Combust, Thirteen
Sweet & Simple :
a picture of Sweet & simple makeup look ; Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette
a picture of Sweet & simple makeup look ; Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette
1. After priming eyelids with the Urban Decay Primer Potion, sweep Combust all over the lid all the way to the brow bone to create an even base.
2. Pack on High all over the lid
3. Sweep Dirtysweet along the crease
4. Create a V shape at the outer corner with Radar and using a clean blending brush, blend gently towards the crease to create more depth.
4. Smudge out Radar under your lower lash line
5. Softly line the outer part of your upper lash line with an angled brush using Smolder and then smudge it out for a softer and smokier effect