Colourpop Haul

As many of you already know, I live in Canada, so Colourpop is a little pricey because of the conversion rate and shipping. Luckily Colourpop was having a promotion where if you spend $50 or more, you get free international shipping. I got some of my cousins to order with me so that spending $50 would be easier to achieve and I finally got my products after what felt like years! (Jk, shipping isn’t to blame. I’m just an incredibly impatient person.)

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Such a pretty box ugh


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R-L: Rooch, Mess Around, Beeper, Kae & Dukes


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Top to bottom: Rooch, Mess Around, Beeper, Kae & Dukes

I didn’t have natural light so the swatches are under a white light and then under regular light LOL


Beeper – “mid-tone taupe”

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This is my go-to everyday lipstick. I just love this colour because I think it’s very flattering on me. Coincidentally at the time I was ordering, I was running out of this, so I just restocked. But here’s a picture of my face just in case you forget what it looks like.

Mess Around – “mid-tone grey beige”

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Mess Around is the only satin finish lipstick I got and it’s the first one I’ve ever tried. I really wish I got more of them though, because for a non-matte liquid lipstick, it lasts SO. LONG. And it is just so comfortable to wear. It isn’t sticky when applying and when it dries, it doesn’t feel like you have any product on your lips.I think this would be the perfect muted colour for whenever I feel brave enough to do a bold eye look. Whenever that is….

Kae – “deep warm yellow brown”

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Kae is one of the colours from Karrueche collab. It really reminds me of Limbo (featured in this MOTD), but Kae is more reddish brown, where Limbo is a true deep brown. Either way, I love this colour! And I love that the packaging on the bottle is rose gold as opposed to all silver.

Rooch – “deepened russet wine”

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Look at how lifeless my eyes look. At this point, my lips are B E G G I N G for mercy. I now understand the pain that beauty gurus face when they swatch an entire collection of lipstick on their lips…

Rooch another colour from the Karrueche collab and I have wanted it since it got released pretty much. I think Rooch is a colour that would look flattering on anyone, regardless of skin tone. It is suuuuch a pretty deep red, like I am in love with how rich the colour is. I feel like this is the only colour I’ll be rocking around christmas time because it kinda reminds me of that time of the year. I think this colour is my favourite of all the ones I ordered.

Dukes – “dark blackberry in a matte finish”

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I am pretty excited about this one because it’s dark and vampy so it’s perfect for the fall and winter season and this time I can genuinely say that I don’t own a colour like this. I truly believe that dark lips look great on any skin tone, even though dark colours may be a bit intimidating to some people. I struggled a bit putting this on, so I definitely recommend using a liner with this and applying with a lip brush or cleaning up the edges with concealer. Since this is a dark colour, it can be pretty unforgiving and any mistakes you make will definitely be visible. Besides that though, this formula is so comfortable and hydrating!


That concludes my Colourpop haul yall. I promised myself that after this order, I wouldn’t spend any more money on makeup that I don’t absolutely need until 2017. So with that being said, I think this will be my last haul for a little while. I’m sad just thinking about it, but I guess I’m still benefitting since I’ll be saving money… Have a good night! (Or day, depending on where in the world you’re reading this from)

💖, B

MOTD: Keeping it simple

It’s been a while since I did one of these huh. Sorry if you’re disappointed at the simplicity and basicness of this “look” but I wanted to post this because this is pretty much what I’ve been doing since October started. I have been keeping my makeup routine pretty simple. Mainly because I’m at school most of the week, and since my school days are fairly short, I don’t see the point in putting on a full face of makeup. I’m also just lazy LOL it saves me so much time in the morning to be able to just quickly put on a few products and have time for breakfast. I have also gained an appreciation for simplicity. Don’t get me wrong, I am still all about winged eyeliner, bold lips and blinding highlight, but being very minimal with my makeup has made me appreciate the fact that you don’t need tons of makeup to still feel beautiful. (I mean I always knew that, it’s just that now I’m actually living it.) Not to mention that taking off my makeup at night takes me even less time! It’s great!

My simple routine consists of:

Eyebrows

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Concealer

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I use the Smashbox High Definition Concealer in Medium. This was gifted to me by one of my friends since it isn’t her colour and since then I have fallen in love with it. But I’m pretty sure Smashbox discontinued it because I can never find it on their website or at Sephora… or any place that sells Smashbox. So sad. But yeah I just put this under my eyes and wherever there’s excess redness or discolouration.

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I like to bake my face because it seriously keeps the concealer there all day. I don’t know why I haven’t tried baking my face earlier on in life, I feel like can’t leave the house without baking. It helps my concealer last all day and makes it look so flawless. It also just saves me from have to use my UD de-slick spray (because it cost ya girl $18 for a 1oz bottle and I’m not tryna use it on days where I’m not wearing foundation!!!)

Mascara

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I don’t really like wearing mascara, but ever since I got a sample of the Lancome Hypnose Drama mascara in my VIB appreciation bag (you can read about it here if you want to see what else I got) I’ve been using it just because of the fact that it’s there.

Lips

2016-10-11 05.50.40 1.jpgColourpop’s Beeper is just my everyday go to colour. It requires minimal thought and looks effortless which is what I’m kinda going for.

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And voila LOL. It looks like I kinda just got out of bed but I still look kinda put together. Woo! Remember you don’t need makeup to feel good about yourself, but at the same time, don’t let anyone tell you that you shouldn’t wear it if you want to! Live your life! Do you!

💖, B

DUPE ALERT!

For all of you out there ballin on a budget, I found a dupe for one of my fave lipsticks that will save you some money!

As you all know, I’ve been raving about the Too Faced Melted Matte liquid lipstick in the colour Cool Girl. I’ve been wearing it pretty much every day since I got it and I love it. However, it is a bit pricey. The colour Beeper from Colourpop is a really close dupe and is $20 cheaper! Plus Colourpop’s formula is also really good. It’s a win win really.

PS. for all my fellow Canadians, this may or may not save you money. Ordering on Coloupop means conversion from USD to CAD, then paying for shipping fees. My suggestion is that you do a Colourpop order with a few other friends or your sister or cousin or whoever so that you all can split the cost of shipping!

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Top: Cool Girl ($25) / Bottom: Beeper ($6)

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Beeper

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Cool Girl

💖, B