February Favourites

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Luxie Beauty Flat Definer Brush 221: I received this makeup brush in my February ipsy bag, and I already own roughly 30 makeup brushes so it wasn’t like I needed the brush or anything, but it’s a great brush. This one specifically is for defined application, and cost $12.00 on their website, however you can purchase a set of 5 brushes for $45.00 on their website, as well. The bristles are extremely soft, and the brush itself is probably the prettiest brush I have ever owned and even looking at it makes me very happy. Also, the brushes I already owned cause a lot of static electricity when they come in contact with my hair, which the Luxie brushes don’t. AND, they’re cruelty free. #loveanimals

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Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion: I don’t have  a picture of this product, so I used a photo from The Body Shop’s website, which shows how often I use this product. Tea Tree is my favourite brand, so you’ll be seeing a lot of Tea Tree products form me with my favourites. This month, I’m writing about my absolute favourite product by them, the blemish fade night lotion. I’ve been buying this product for years. It’s a small bottle and costs $20.00 at The Body Shop, which can seem like a lot but it is so worth it. I apply it at night before bed and don’t wash it off until the next morning either when washing my face or showering. It cleans your pores overnight and diminishes the look of blemishes while you sleep! I don’t do anything extra other than one squirt or the lotion and rubbing it in (which feels great, by the way). The bottle will last me anywhere between 3 months- a year depending on how often I use it and how much I use per night.

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Baléa 3 in 1 Cleansing Cloths: I like this product for similar reasons as to why I love the Tea Tree Lotion: because it’s easy to use with minimal effort. Whenever I go to a friends house or a friend comes to mine, I don’t really feel like going to the washroom and spending 10-20 minutes washing my face. What I do instead is grab a face wipe, and rub off all of my makeup using it. I replace washing my face with this product when washing just seems inconvenient. It’s also an eye makeup remover, so it works with taking off tough makeup, like mascara, eyeliner, and eyebrow products. It’s also very moisturizing and feels great when using it. The only downside is that it only comes with 15 wipes in a pack, so they don’t last long.

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CoverGirl Clean Sensitive Skin Pressed Powder: This is the pressed powder that I have been using almost my whole walk with makeup. The reason behind this is because it is so cheap and still works! It’s made for sensitive skin, so my skin is never irritated when using it. It also evens out skin tones and red spots if you’ve got any, and has a flawless finish that does not make me look like I’m covered in makeup and is in fact looks very natural. I buy it at Walmart for $6.97 and one compact can last for 6 months- 1 year. As you can see in the picture, it’s time for me to get a new one. I literally use this product every day, because it looks so natural. Putting it on does not agree to a commitment of applying a whole face worth of makeup, because it blends right in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Paula Dorf Baby Eyes Enhancer

In my February Ipsy bag, I received an eye enhancer that I expected I would never use. I tried it with my friend, solely so that I could see what it looks like so that I could review it on my Ipsy account. The full sized item costs $20.00 and you can buy it from the Paula Dorf website.

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It’s called the Paula Dorf Enhancer Baby Eyes. You apply it like an eyeliner, but on your waterline. You can also use it on the inner corner of your eye, as well. It makes your eyes look bigger and enhances them by making them pop more. Sliding the pencil across my waterline felt very ticklish, and I am assuming it’s because I don’t often wear eyeliner and when I do it’s not on my waterline, so my eyes are not used to that feeling.

It tickled my eyes at first, but I was fine after. It really does look like baby eyes. I would give it a 10/10.

Because it is a pink colour that does not fully match skin colour, you’d definitely need mascara to make it look more blended instead of a pink line.

When I applied it, my friends mom said “wow, does it ever lighten up your eyes”, which shows how much this product works and does it’s job. It definitely made my eyes look bigger.

I like it more than using white eyeliner. White looks very unnatural when people apply it on the waterline, but the pink looks so natural that you can’t even tell.

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What do I think? I think that it’s a great product, and if you’re looking for ways to make your eyes pop, this very well could be your answer. I may not purchase it myself, but only because I’m just not interested in using a product like this, especially since I’m more of a five-minute-routine kind of girl. However, on a night that I do my makeup because I’m going out, I will probably did through my makeup drawer to find this gem.

My Everyday Lip

IMG_1286I am a huge lover of M.A.C Cosmetic products so obviously my everyday lip combo uses their products. I start out with coating my lips in lip balm first so that they won’t be dry and can survive for a few hours, then I use my Prep + Prime Lip  and give my lips a quick coat so that they colour I use stays. Then I contour my lips with Whirl lip pencil by M.A.C. by lining my lips, making sure I round them, draw an “x” on my top lip under the cupids bow, and then draw a line in the middle of my bottom lip and then two more lines; one on each side in the middle between the centre of my lip and the end of my lips. After that that I either use my M.A.C. lipstick in Twig or I use my Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long-Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Committed by The Balm Cosmetics.

Twig tends to rub off easily so it only lasts on my lips for a maximum of 4 hours with limited drinking. I usually wear Committed because it last a very long time (roughly 8 hours, probably longer) and I usually have to take it off with baby oil and makeup remover if I want it off sooner. The two have a similar colour. Twig is a little more darker and pinky while Committed has a slightly more coral tone. Both look great for a nude lip colour.

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I got Committed as a sample in my October 2015 Ipsy bag and this is definitely one of my top favourite products.

Smashbox Full Exposure Eyeshadow Palette Review

When I had decided that I wanted to start wearing eyeshadow to spice up my routine, I had purchased the Naked Basics2 eyeshadow palette, however that one palette was not enough of a variation for me, so I decided to purchase a second eyeshadow palette. After browsing all of the aisles at Shoppers, I had chosen to purchase the Smashbox Full Exposure palette for it’s many shades and tones of nude, and also the matte or sparkly options, all in one palette. It costs $62.00 CAN at Sephora.

The palette came with fourteen different shades of sparkles and mattes, including black, grey, and many shades of nudes, a double sided eyeshadow brush, and primer. However some do come with mascara instead of the primer.

This is the perfect palette for someone who is looking for something that’s a one-stop item because of it’s variation in nudes, dramatic shades, and sparkles. No matter what I’m doing or where I’m going, this palette is my go-to each time. I like to wear the pink toned nude every day to school to make my eyes pop, and on nights our with the girls I like to use one of the sparkly colours. Whether it be nude or grey or black is up to how I’m feeling and where we are going.

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