Coming Out Strong | MOTD & Colourpop Eyeshadow First Impression

One of my favourite songs on Future’s HNDRXX is his song with The Weeknd, called Coming Out Strong. This MOTD was inspired by that song, in particular by my favourite line in the song that says “They said I couldn’t reach Mars, so I turned to a star”. When I think of turning into a literal star, I think of a lot of glow and brightness, and I thought it would be fun to translate that into a makeup look. I also got a bunch of new Colourpop shadows, so I really wanted to incorporate them into this look. I haven’t done a MOTD in a while, and it was fun to use new products, as well as products I already own, but don’t use on an everyday basis. Kind of challenging, but I am so pleased with how this look turned out. If you’re curious to see how the look turned out, hit that read more!

💖, B

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MOTD: Brown and Gold halo eye

I wanted to attempt to do a halo eye, and I know this is not the greatest halo eye out there but for a first timer, I think I did a really good job! I wasn’t planning on posting this (I don’t usually like to post twice a day haha) but I ended up really loving this look and will probably wear it when I get a chance. This seriously just motivates me to do more eyeshadow looks because I genuinely had so much fun creating this look!

*Side note: I need to invest in a better camera… taking pictures without natural light on my phone makes everything look so harsh and unflattering*

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I prepped my eyes with my Maybelline Fit Me concealer (I don’t have any eyeshadow primers, but I think this works pretty good, especially if you’re someone who doesn’t do eyeshadow regularly) and set it with some pressed powder. Then I used Shell from my Covergirl Trunaked Nudes palette as my transition/base shade all over my lid. It’s a light cream, almost white, so I figured the colours would show up a bit better.

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The flash in this picture washed out all the colours 😦 but I figured I’d add it anyways

So for the outer and inner corners of my eyes, I used NYX Nude Matte Shadow in Dance The Tides. This wasn’t as pigmented as I had hoped for it to be, so I had to really pack on the shadow. I tried my best to keep a prominent space in the middle empty for the halo. I also made sure to blend every so often to avoid harsh lines.

For the “halo”, I used the Loreal Infallible eyeshadow in Hourglass Beige. Suuuch a pretty golden/champagney colour and looked really nice with the matte brown.

I wanted to add some dimension, so I added my NYX Matte Bronzer in Medium in the crease to kind of deepen the look. I also used this in the lower lash line. This bronzer is crazy pigmented so I think it works perfectly as an eyeshadow alternative.

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That’s it for the eyes. All other details are listed below:

  • Foundation: Milani Conceal+Perfect foundation in 06 Sand Beige
  • Highlight: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop
  • Contour: NYX Matte Bronzer in Medium
  • Lashes: Ardell 120 Demi
  • Lips: Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Kae

Guys I literally came up with this look at like 10 at night and I regretted it because I wanted to wear it out but I had no where else to go. Oh well.

💖, B

P.S. I guess that would make this a MOTN? Hahahahaha. I love myself.

 

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

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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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Cool Girl

💖, B

MOTD: Limbo

Hey hey! I’ve been studying for an upcoming midterm on Thursday and during my study break (which was definitely longer than it should have been but whatever) I decided to just do my makeup since I’m going out later.

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Basics:

  • Maybelline FitMe Matte and Poreless foundation in 310 – Sun Beige
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop
  • NYX Matte Bronzer in Medium
  • ABH Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown
  • Maybelline Waterproof Liquid eyeliner in Black (obviously lol)
  • Ardell Baby Wispies falsies
  • Covergirl trunaked palette in Nudes
  • Colourpop Ultra Matte lip in Limbo

 

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On my lips, I’m wearing Colourpop’s Ultra Matte Lip in Limbo. It’s a dark chocolate dream, I swear. Like I think this colour would look good on anyone! Then again, I think all dark colours can be pulled off by anyone, regardless of skin tone. The formula of this particular lipstick is more drying than the other matte lips I’ve tried from Colourpop though. I know May is pretty much over and summer is around the corner, so a lot of people are using more summery colours in their makeup looks but I think if you want to rock a dark lip on a sunny day, then do it! I love dark lips and I’m not gonna let a season dictate when I can and can’t wear certain colours!

Since my lips are so bold, I just went really light with my eyes. Then again, I usually always do LOL. I used the Covergirl Trunaked Nudes palette which I actually have been loving! I’m pretty sure it’s meant to be a waaay more affordable dupe for the Naked palette. There’s actually three different Trunaked palettes which means a dupe for each Naked palette. (Anyways if you want me to go in depth, just let me know)

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I used Shell all over my lid, Fawn in the crease and outer lid and Buff just in the middle of my eyelid. I think all these blended really well together and left me with a really simple, natural look, that still brings attention and dimension to my eyes.

That’s it from me! Gotta get back to studying lol I hope you all have a good rest of your day 🙂

💖, B