Summer Trends: Coloured Lashes


Hi guys! To end off my summer trends posts for 2016 I wanted to share one last trend. Today we’ll be talking about coloured lashes! This trend wasn’t from Trending at Sephora, but I did a bit of research to find another trend that would be fun to incorporate into the blog.

Coloured lashes is exactly what it sounds like. It’s using a fun coloured mascara (or possible falsies) to add a pop of colour to your lashes! As soon as I saw this one I knew I had to do it as I recently got a purple NYX mascara in a giveaway that I won. Coloured mascara is definitely a fun way to add some colour to a look. I’ve used this mascara a few times, once with a primarily purple look and today I have a look for you using it to add colour to an every day look.

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Products Used:

Primer: Nivea Post Shave Balm in Sensitive
Foundation: Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation in 0.5 with a tiny bit of Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation in Ivory  mixed in
Concealer: Too Faced Born This Way Concealer in Very Fair
Powder: Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder
Blush: NARS Deep Throat
Highlight: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter (Pressed) in Moonstone
Eyes: Urban Decay Primer Potion (original). Urban Decay Naked Smoky – Combust (crease), Password (outer-v), Dirtysweet, High & Slanted (layered all over lid) and Smolder (under eye). NYX Color Mascara in Purple (lashes)
Brows: NYX Eyebrow Gel in Blonde
Lips: MAC Up the Amp Lipstick

The NYX Color Mascara is a lot more pigmented than I thought it would be. My previous experience with coloured mascaras is that they don’t really show up or end up looking black. The mascara itself essentially just adds colour, it didn’t really add any volume or curl to my lashes. If you prefer a mascara that adds some curl to your lashes, I would recommend using an eyelash curler first. Anyways, I wouldn’t wear this every day but it is definitely a fun way to add colour and I would definitely do that again on occasion.



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Summer Trends: Metallic Shades


Hi guys! A few weeks ago I did a post on the Graphic Eye which was a summer trend that I was fascinated by on the Trending at Sephora page online. I talked a bit about the trend and showed you my take on it. Today, I’m going to be talking about Metallic Shades with is another summer trend that Sephora is reporting on.

The Metallic Shades trend is all about adding dimension to the eyes with rich, metallic shades. As soon as I saw the Lorac Pro Eye Shadow Palette 2, I knew these shades were meant for this trend. The bottom row of the palette is all shimmery shades that appear to be on the metallic side when swatched or applied. So, with that said, I’ve done two metallic shades looks using this palette.

Look #1: Purple Chrome

Transition: Nectar
Crease: Plum
Lid: Chrome
Under eye: Chrome and Silver

Look #2: Silver & Smoky

Transition: Nectar
Crease: Charcoal
Lid: Silver
Outer-V: Charcoal and Black
Under eye: Charcoal and Silver

In keeping with the metallic theme, for both looks I used the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Trance. For the first look I paired it with the Essence Lip Pencil in the shade In the Nude. For the second look I wore it on it’s own. The second look was what I was wearing on my face for my One Year Blogiversary post photo.

I’m really enjoying this mini series, I’m hoping to get at least one more in this summer before we switch gears to fall trends. What’s your favourite summer trend? Let me know in the comments below and maybe it will be featured in my next Summer Trends post!



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Summer Trends: Graphic Eye


Hi guys! I’ve been getting emails from Sephora inviting me to visit their website to explore summer trends and it got me really inspired. As soon as I saw them I really wanted to find a way to incorporate them onto the blog.

Today I’ll be tackling the “Graphic Eye” trend! A Graphic Eye seems to be an over-the-top almost animated looking eye makeup look. All of the examples I have seen have incorporated bold, unique eyeliner, whether it be a bold colour or drawn boldly. This isn’t showing on their #TrendingatSephora page anymore, but I still thought it would be interesting to talk about nonetheless.

For my take on this summer trend, I decided to simply add a twist to a look I would normally wear by adding bright purple winged liner. Many could say that winged liner isn’t anything unusual, but I very rarely wear it myself. I find it’s very much 50/50 whether or not it turns out so I often don’t do it because I don’t want to risk having to re-do my makeup. However, the NYX Vivid Brights Liquid Eyeliner I used made it a breeze! I was skeptical because I usually prefer a pen-style tip like the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner but, I ended up very impressed! Continue reading