MOTD: All Matte Everything

Before you read this, just know that I am aware that I need to invest in a better camera to capture my pictures. My cell phone just doesn’t cut it when I need to zoom in and showcase the colors I used. I’m sorry!!!! Okay, continue.

I feel like it’s been a while since I’ve been able to play with my palettes. Maybe it’s cause I don’t normally wear eyeshadow to school, which is where I spend the majority of my time… Either way, this look is the result of boredom, and also because I wanted to practice my blending skills.

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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.

 

August/September Favourites!

Since I didn’t post an August favourites, I’m just going to combine it with my September favourites post! Tbh this could also be called a Texas haul because most of the products I mentioned were bought when I went to Texas LOL. Hope yall enjoy!

I also realized I forgot to post my Texas vlog when I uploaded it to Youtube, so you can watch it below!


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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

My new go to spot treatment. This stuff is STRONG (it smells like straight up alcohol) but oh my goodness this is super effective. It works the best on those really ripe pimples. By ripe, I mean those pimples that are really red, somewhat large and have the white head on them. Yenno, the ones that look like they’re about to explode. To apply this, you take a qtip and dip it into the pink solution (don’t shake the bottle!!) and then put the pink stuff on your pimple. I was surprised by how much product actually gets onto the qtip, so when you use this for the first time, it’s really only necessary to dip the very tip of the qtip into the pink stuff. You can get this in a glass or plastic bottle, they’re the same price, but I got the glass one because it looks nicer.

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Pixi Glow Tonic Exfoliating Toner

I was hesitant about buying this because a toner has never been part of my skincare routine, but I’m so glad that I did. After using this, I noticed that the texture on my face has pretty much disappeared. I noticed the biggest difference on my chin, right under my bottom lip. I usually always get stubborn tiny spots there that just do not go away and literally after 2 uses, they COMPLETELY disappeared.  My skin always feels so smooth and supple and just healthy! Unfortunately, I’m pretty sure that this is only sold in Target in North America, so my Canadian gals are out of luck, unless you order this online (which is what I’m gonna have to do when I run out of this because I don’t ever want to be without this toner LOL)

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NYX Lip Lingerie in Teddy

I had been wanting anything from the Lip Lingerie collection since NYX first announced it’s launch, but since I live in Canada, these are extremely hard to come by. The Lip Lingeries had been out for a while, but I never actually saw them in store until the end of August, around the time I left for Texas. Fortunately I found the shade I wanted in the first Ulta I went in. The formula is pretty moussey and dries to a comfortable matte finish. You do have to reapply once or twice throughout the day though, depending how long you wear it for. I seriously wanted to buy the entire collection because most of the colours in the collection look like my collection of everyday lipstick haha. Anyways, I love this colour because it’s a really pretty deep brown, but it isn’t extremely dark to the point where it would be too dramatic to wear on an everyday basis. I’m wearing it in the Texas vlog at around 1:35.

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Makeup Organizer

I have been looking for a makeup organizer for the longest time and I finally came across one that I love at Ross. It’s super simple and I love it because it saves so much space while still being able to hold a lot of items and all the products I use on an everyday basis can be organized easily and everything has it’s own place. I also just love the look of the clear acrylic. (It was a struggle and a half trying to fit this into my carry on to bring back home thought)

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NYX Pro Fan Brush

I’ve been wanting this brush for so long and I am so glad I finally bought it. I love this brush for applying my highlight. It is so dense and really packs on the product while still making it seem “natural” and seamless. Not to mention that this brush is SO SOFT and is such a dream to use. I just wish it had a brush protector like brushes from elf.

Hope you enjoyed! Let me know some of your faves if you want and I’ll be sure to check them out. I have so many ideas of things I want to post but life is starting to get busier with school and everything, so here’s to hoping I can remain somewhat consistent hehe.

💖, 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

MOTD: The result of boredom

I am notorious for putting on makeup but never actually having plans to go out. Or I will have plans to go out, but it’ll be a small hangout with friends at someone’s house and my face will be beat to the heavens. Today is one of those days. The only thing I’ve done differently from my regular, everyday routine is eyeshadow! I honestly have no idea what I’m doing but I think the result came out pretty decent, and hopefully in the future I’ll feel more adventurous with colours. (PS the quality of these pictures kills me too, I couldn’t find my camera so I had to use my phone lol)

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