Pantone Colour of the Year 2019: Coral

Pantone Colour of the Year 2019 Coral

It’s March and spring, though it seems so far away if you’re buried in snow like we are in Thunder Bay, is coming! Pantone has declared Coral to be the colour of the year for 2019 so I thought it would be fun to round up some products that feature this beautiful colour that reminds me so much of spring. Coral is the March theme of the month for the Canadian Beauty Bloggers so be sure to check out the posts linked at the end of this post for more coral fun!

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3 Natural Looking Blushes

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Hi guys! Blush was a makeup step that I overlooked for years. Until probably about 2 to 3 years ago, I never wore blush. While I switch up the intensity and shade of my blush depending on the look I’m going for, I love a good natural looking blush! Today I thought I would share 3 of my favourites!

Urban Decay | Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Fetish

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This is by far one of my favourite blushes ever. You can’t tell by looking at it, but I wear this shade almost every day! If I don’t know which blush I want to wear, this matte beauty is what will end up on my face. It is very pigmented so just a tiny tap of a brush into the product is all you need to get a light dusting of pinky-nude blush! I’ve yet to find a makeup look that this shade doesn’t go with.

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3 Glow Worthy Highlights

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Hi guys! I have been getting more into highlighting over the past few years. I find myself constantly drawn to new highlights to add more glow to my face. I generally only highlight the tops of my cheek bones as I have oily skin. I have to be strategic to avoid looking greasy. However, I don’t let that get in the way of getting my highlight on! I’ve heard many oily skinned people say they avoid highlighting but honestly, I think if it’s applied right, anyone can pull it off. Today I want to share with you some of my favourite highlights!

The Balm | Mary Lou-Manizer

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This highlight is essential in everyone’s make up collection. I have seen it applied on so many different skin tones and it looks amazing on all of them! This is a pretty intense highlight so blending and using a light hand is essential. When applied properly it adds such a beautiful glow to the face. It’s a beautiful “honey” shade that can also be used as an eye shadow! This is definitely a staple in my collection and no matter how many other highlights I purchase, I reach for this one time and time again! Continue reading

Liquid Lipstick Round-Up

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Hi guys! This post is a day later than intended, I usually post on Wednesday’s, however due to unforeseen circumstances, I’ve been pre-occupied this week. I’m hoping Friday’s post will go up on-time but we will see how things progress. This is an unusual week.

So, today I thought it would be fun to round-up the liquid lipsticks in my collection. Liquid lipsticks are a very personal choice, everyone seems to have a different opinion on which they like. All of these opinions are based on my personal experience. What works for me, may be different for you.

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Colourpop | Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

The Colourpop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks seem to have the most mixed reviews I have ever seen online. I however, love the ones that I have. I do make sure I read reviews before I purchase them though. It seems to make a difference in which colours you purchase when it comes to formula. I own a pretty good variety of shades, you can see them all in my swatches below. I find that they are pigmented and very long-wearing. They can be a bit drying, but I always put lip balm on while I’m doing the rest of my makeup and let it soak in and then I blot off the excess before applying my lipstick. When I do this, I do not notice a drying sensation and if I do, its many hours after I’ve applied it. Continue reading

Blush Round-Up

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Hi guys! After my last round-up post I decided to round-up my blushes and swatch those for you as well. I figured I would start with blushes because it’s a relatively small portion of my makeup collection. I love how much a complimentary blush can make a look more complete. I usually go for a little wash of colour on my cheeks, I don’t really wear anything too intense when it comes to blushes. The blushes are less intense than my swatches suggest, I tried to build up the colours so that my camera would pick them up.  Continue reading