October Favourites

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Hi guys! It’s Double Post Saturday… This post was actually supposed to be up yesterday but I have been sick all week and then busy getting ready for Halloween. Somehow October has come to an end and it is time to round up my favourites for the month. Is it just me or did October fly by faster than any other month this year? Even so, I managed to get sick not once, but twice. It seems I started my month sick, was healthy for 2 weeks and then am ending the month sick again. Just my luck!

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Halloween Witch Makeup

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Happy (almost) Halloween everyone! Halloween is one of my absolute favourite times of the year. I love dressing up! To get into the spirit of Halloween I thought I would share with you the makeup that I will be pairing with my witch costume for work on Friday. I do have another costume that I will be wearing out but I’m going to save that one for Saturday. Since this is for work and I won’t have a lot of time in the morning, I went for something simple, but vampy.

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Silver and Purple Makeup Look

Hi guys! I normally have a Mani Monday post for you today, but my nails are an absolute mess today. I’ve been pretty busy the last few days so I haven’t had a chance to re-do my nails. So instead, this week I’m going to switch things up a bit and do a makeup look today and a manicure related post later this week.

This is a look that I did last week for Thanksgiving and I was really happy with how it turned out. I did a silver foiled lid, smoked out with a darker shadow, with a pop of purple under the eye. I didn’t really know what my plan was, I just started playing with shadows and this is what I ended up with. I was really happy with it and I’ll definitely be re-creating it in the future. I love silver and purple together. My original wedding colours were going to be purple and silver until I saw purple and turquoise together and fell in love.

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Products Used:
Foundation: L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation in Classic Ivory
Concealer: Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Concealer in Ivory
Powder: Anastasia Beverly Hills Banana Powder (undereye) and MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light (all over face)
Blush: e.l.f. Studio Blush Palette in Light (I used the bottom left shade)
Contour: Anastasia Beverly Hills Fawn
Highlight: The Balm’s Mary-Lou Manizer
Eyes: Urban Decay Primer Potion (original). Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow in Charmed (all over lid). Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette –  Combust (transition/crease), Dagger (blended into outer corner), Smoulder (under eye), and High (inner corner of eye). Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil in Psychedelic Sister (waterline). Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara (lashes).
Brows: Milani Easybrow Automatic Pencil in Taupe and L’Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper in Light to Medium
Lips: Colourpop Lippie Stix in Fern

I really need to play with the Makeup Geek Foiled Shadows more, they are just so nice to work with. I’m still using my finger to apply them because it seems to be the easiest way to get a nice, even and pigmented application.

What are some of your favourite colour combinations for eye makeup? Let me know in the comments down below!

xoxo,

Robyn

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Wedding Glam!

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Hi guys! Today I am excited to be attending a friend of mine from work’s wedding. Since we are now into autumn, I chose a red dress and I decided to do a smoky eye with a neutral lip. I debated doing a red lip but it seemed like too much with the red dress and red hair. For the smoky eye I busted the Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette and again, went straight for the silver/grey shades. For my hair I used my Babyliss Miracurl and then promptly surrounded it in a cloud of hairspray as it is fairly windy outside today.

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Dress: Forever 21
Shoes: Steve Madden

Products Used:
Foundation: L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation in Classic Ivory
Concealer: Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Concealer in Ivory
Powder: Anastasia Beverly Hills Banana Powder (undereye) and MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light (all over face)
Blush: NARS Orgasm
Contour: Anastasia Beverly Hills Fawn
Highlight: The Balm’s Mary Lou-Manizer
Eyes: Urban Decay Primer Potion (original). Urban Decay Naked Smokey Palette – Combust (transition/crease), Slanted (all over lid and inner half under eye), Dagger (blended into outer half and outer half under eye), and Black Market (also blended into outer half closer to the edge). Urban Decay Naked Palette – Virgin (brow bone) and Naked (blended into crease). Too Faced Perfect Eyes Eyeliner in Black). Makeup Forever Smoky Extravagant (lashes).
Brows: L’Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper in Light to Medium
Lips: Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Fiend

I hope you all are having a great Saturday! What is your go-to look for a wedding? Let me know in the comments down below!

xoxo,

Robyn

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All 4 Urban Decay Naked Palettes: Swatch & Chat

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Hi guys! Today I wanted to share with you swatches from all 4 Urban Decay Naked Palettes and then chat a bit about them. As you could guess from this post, and previous posts, I am a huge fan of the Urban Decay Naked series. I only own the full-size palettes, I do not own the smaller ones. I find they are great because they are quality shadows and there is something for everyone. Each palette has it’s own theme, so while you may not like them all, there is likely one that would suit your needs.

Urban Decay Naked Palette

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L to R: Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar, Buck, Half Baked, Smog, Darkhorse, Toasted, Hustle, Creep and Gunmetal

This is the original Naked palette and the one that started it all. It is the warm toned palette of the bunch. I like to use this one particularly for a no-make up look, but I do also like the shimmery tan shades as well. I like to use it for when I want a very neutral look. My favourites of this palette are: Sin, Naked, Sidecar, Buck and Hustle

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

L to R: Foxy, Half Baked, Bootycall, Chopper, Tease, Snakebite, Suspect, Pistol, Verve, YDK, Busted and Blackout

L to R: Foxy, Half Baked, Bootycall, Chopper, Tease, Snakebite, Suspect, Pistol, Verve, YDK, Busted and Blackout

The Naked 2 Palette is the cool-toned one of the series. This is probably the palette I use the most as I use it for my everyday basic makeup look. My favourite shadows in this palette are: Bootycall, Chopper (looks amazing all by itself), Tease and Busted.

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

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L to R: Strange, Dust, Burnout, Limit, Buzz, Trick, Nooner, Liar, Factory, Mugshot, Darkside and Blackheart

This is the rose-gold toned palette of the Naked series. I love it for soft and feminine pink looks. I love this palette, it is stunning, but I probably use it the least of the of the Naked palettes. That is only because I use it when I’m feeling like doing something pink, whereas the other two, I could use on any occasion. My favourites are: Strange, Buzz, Factory and Darkside.

Urban Decay Smoky Palette

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L to R: High, Dirtysweet, Radar, Armor, Slanted, Dagger, Black Market, Smolder, Password, Whiskey, Combust and Thirteen

The Urban Decay Smoky Palette is the newest addition to the Naked series. It features the essentials for doing either a dramatic or more neutral smoky eye. The point of the palette is that you can do an every day smoky look that is appropriate for day time wear. I haven’t worn it enough yet (as I’ve only had it for about a month) to have favourites that I wear the most. Based on the swatches alone, I really like: High, Armor, Slanted, Dagger, and Smoulder. Those are the shades I go for when I pick this palette up.

Do you own any of the Naked palettes? If so, which are your favourites? If you don’t, which one are you most interested in? Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo,

Robyn

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The Upcoming Launch of UrbanDecay.ca

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Hi everyone! Urban Decay is finally opening a Canadian website! This is such fantastic news as it will make it so much easier for Canadians (like me!) to get their hands on all the wonderful products that Urban Decay has to offer. Especially those of us (like me) who don’t live anywhere near a store that actually sells Urban Decay.

They are also hosting a giveaway of one Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette per week when you sign up for their newsletter. This giveaway is for Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) only.

What are you most excited to get your hands on when the Canadian website launches? Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo

Robyn

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Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette

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Hi guys! Well I certainly did a happy dance when I heard the post drop off my latest Sephora order. I heard the vehicle pull up and actually squealed as I ran towards the door. I finally got my hands on the Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette.

Let’s take a second to admire the palette in all of its glory…

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Here is a smoky, dramatic but wearable look that I did using the palette:

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Products Used:
Foundation: L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation in Classic Ivory
Concealer: Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Concealer in Ivory
Powder: Anastasia Beverly Hills Banana Powder (undereye) and MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light (all over face)
Blush: Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Candy Glow
Highlight: The Balm’s Mary Lou-Manizer
Eyes: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion. Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette – Combust (Crease/transition shade), Slanted (All over lid and smudged undereye) and Smolder (Outer edge/to deepen crease). Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper (eyeliner) Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara (lashes).
Brows: Milani Easybrow Automatic Pencil in Taupe and L’Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper in Light to Medium
Lips: Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Obsessed

I’ve tried a few different looks with the Smoky palette so far and I’ve been very impressed. The eye shadows are pigmented and versatile. You can create both softer and dramatic looks with the palette. The only shade I had trouble swatching was Thirteen but that has more to do with my fair skin.

Since I ordered the Smoky palette while Sephora was their VIB Appreciation week, I also got a goodie bag which lots of amazing samples inside! I haven’t tried them all yet but so far I’m loving the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper (a product I had been dying to try). I’ve already tried Benefit’s Porefessional and Makeup Forever’s Smoky Extravagant Mascara so those automatically get a thumbs up!

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Did you purchase anything during VIB Appreciation week at Sephora? Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo,

Robyn

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