November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and at work today I helped organize a fundraiser for this very important cause. After losing a friend to this illness last year I did some research and realize how truly terrifying this particular cancer is. Purple is the colour of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month so we encouraged everyone to wear purple today so you know I had to have my makeup match!
Though my birthday was a little over a week ago I waited a bit to have my party. I just had a small get together at my place but I still wanted to put together a special makeup look for the occasion. Since I purchased the Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette earlier this month I decided to focus my makeup look on that palette. It was only my second time using the palette but it definitely seems to have the same formula that I know and love from previous Naked palettes.
Hi guys! Today I thought I would post the makeup look I’m wearing today as it was the first time I tried the brand new and highly controversial Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette. For those of you who may not know, there appears to be some manufacturing errors with this palette and some people have received duds. I believe most of the issues have to do with fallout and some shades hitting pan after a few uses. I just used mine for the first time this morning so it’s hard to say if I got a good one or not. So far the quality seems very similar to the Modern Renaissance Palette so I have not experienced any issues with the few shades I did use so far.
Hi guys! Today I thought I would put my selections from my Minimal Makeup post to work and show them in action. This is a makeup look that I would use for most hot summer days but is also great for a day out at the cottage. This could also be used for a day at the beach but you may want to sub in some waterproof products.
Hi guys! I just did a MOTD post yesterday but, I thought, why not do two in a row? I started cleaning off my vanity today and decided to play around with some products I had out waiting to be tested. The end result turned out great so I thought I’d share it with you! I won a YSL Giveaway a few months ago but for some reason I haven’t spend as much time testing out the products as I would have liked to. My makeup routine has been so minimal on the weekends the last few months so that is likely why. During the week when I wear my normal face, I don’t have time to play around so I stick to what I know. Anyways, let’s check out the look and then I’ll talk a bit about the products I tried out!
Hi guys! I’ve had the Morphe 35O Palette for about six months now and I realized that I haven’t done a single look using it here on the blog! Today, we are going to fix that! The Morphe 35O is quite possibly one of Morphe’s most popular makeup palettes. There was a good chunk of time where if you wanted this beauty you had to stalk social media and then be quick to order. Thankfully today it is easier to come by and I actually picked mine up from a Showcase store in my local mall. If you love warm colours, this palette was made for you!
Hi guys! It’s been awhile since I’ve done a MOTD post and I thought it would be fun to showcase some of my picks from last week’s Top 5: Spring & Summer Picks post! I had meant to do this look over the weekend, however, I had one of those barely leave the house/minimal makeup weekends. I think we all need a few of those! It was very relaxing! Anyways, I was able to make time for a mini photoshoot before work so here we go!
Hi guys! Today I thought I’d share with you the makeup that I’m currently wearing! As I was digging through my eyeshadow palette collection I knew I wanted to do something different on my eyes. So, I decided to grab my z-palette which is full of single eye shadows of varying brands. I was instantly drawn to my newer green shadows from Makeup Geek so I knew I wanted to incorporate those. The results? I ended up with a very forest/nature inspired look. I absolutely love combining greens and warmer browns to achieve a look like this. I actually did a somewhat similar one when I posted about the Kat Von D Metal Matte Palette here! Funny enough, with both looks I ended up going for Colourpop’s Barracuda on the lips. There is just something about this lipstick that goes so well with greens.
Hi guys! Today I thought it would be fun to show off my matte makeup look that I’m rocking today. I very rarely rock a matte eye makeup look but I wanted something quick and simple today as I was heading out to get my hair done. The only shine I’ve added to this look is my highlight and a shimmery blush. Though I mostly show it on my lips, I am definitely mad about matte!
Hi guys! Today’s post is super late, but I’ve been very slow moving today. Tonight I’m going out to celebrate the birthday of one of my best friends so I wanted to do a warm and vampy look with the Violet Voss x Laura Lee Palette. I blogged about this palette a few months ago and I’m still in love with it! The palette itself is now sold out but, I still thought I would share the look I did with it.
Primer: Nivea Post Shave Balm in Sensitive
Foundation: Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation in 0.5
Concealer: Too Faced Born This Way Concealer in Very Fair & Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Fair Neutral (mixed)
Powder: Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
Blush: Becca x Jaclyn Hill – Amaretto
Bronzer: Tarte Park Avenue Princess
Contour: Anastasia Beverly Hills Fawn
Highlight: Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop layered with theBalm’s Mary-Lou Manizer on top
Eyes: Urban Decay Primer Potion (original). Violet Voss x Laura Lee Palette – Priss Pot, Mama Bird and Raga Muffin (transition/crease). Alabama (crease, outer-v and under eye). Rammer Jammer (inner part of lid), Bitty (centre of lid) and Lou (under eye). MAC Eye Shadow – Cranberry and Sketch (outer-v) and Mylar (brow bone). Smashbox Rated-X Mascara (lashes).
Brows: NYX Eye Brow Gel in Blonde and L’Oreal Brow Sylist Plumper (clear)
Lips: Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Heathers
I’m absolutely in love with how this look turned out. I really love warm and vampy looks all year round but I’m particularly drawn to them during the fall season. The Violet Voss x Laura Lee palette is particularly amazing for warm looks. I just want to slap all of the warm shades all over my face. It’s so beautiful.
If you wanted to tone down the vampy-ness of this look you could totally use a nude or dusty rose lipstick instead. I debated wearing Kat Von D’s Lolita with this but, decided to go darker. I always choose a liquid lipstick when I’m going out because of the longevity of that type of formula. When I’m out I don’t want to be worrying about it my lipstick has disappeared!
What are you wearing on your face today? Is it warm and vampy too? Let me know in the comments down below!
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