Sephora VIB Sale Haul

Tarte Glitter Treats Liner Set No Shower Happy Hour YSL Rouge Volupte Shine 4 Rouge in Danger Bite Beauty Multistick Brioche Boscia Luminizing Black Mask Herbivore Blue Tansy Mask Huda B

I haven’t been wearing a ton of makeup this fall, for a number of reasons. I go through phases with makeup where sometimes I’m just not feeling it, haven’t got a lot of inspiration etc. Also, I had my laser eye touch-up in October so I wasn’t able to wear any eye makeup for a couple of weeks.

All this to say….That didn’t stop me from going a little crazy during the many sales this month. There was the L’Oreal warehouse sale, the Sephora VIB sale and I had a 20% off coupon for Tarte’s website….In my defense, I haven’t been indulging in new products as much as previous years, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to stock up since I could take advantage of some discounts. So stop judging me! She yells defensively…

Tarte Glitter Treats Liner Set No Shower Happy Hour YSL Rouge Volupte Shine 4 Rouge in Danger Bite Beauty Multistick Brioche Boscia Luminizing Black Mask Herbivore Blue Tansy Mask Huda B

Truth be told, I went a little crazier than I had originally planned….I don’t know what happened, guys. I just kept adding things to my cart. WITH ABANDON. It was equal parts exhilarating and shameful. Where are my fellow makeup junkies at? You know what I’m talking about….

So, here’s a roundup of my purchases with some swatches of the makeup items and a short blurb if you’re interested in knowing more about why I bought them. This is gonna be a long one, guys… Continue reading “Sephora VIB Sale Haul”

Vampy Lipsticks For Fall

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Normally, my go-to lipsticks are red or nude, with a coral or pink thrown in during the summer for some variety. Although I am a recovering lip addict, I’m not super adventurous with my colour choices. Greys, browns, and the ever trendy “greige” don’t really do it for me. And forget about the blues and lilacs! They can look great on other people, but they just aren’t for me.

That is not to say, I don’t like having options. Especially now as we go into fall and winter, I think there’s a really good reason why burgundy, oxblood, and other vampy lipsticks are so popular now. They add a kind of richness to the season’s dimmer colour palette.

vampy fall lipsticks Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick Mulberry Scarlet Tarte Tarteist Lip Pencil Squad Ciate London Liquid Velvet Voodoo

From top left to bottom right:
Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick in Mulberry
Tarte Tarteist lip crayon in Squad
Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick in Scarlet
Ciate London Liquid Velvet lipstick in Voodoo

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Best Coral Lipsticks

Best Coral Lipsticks

Nothing says summer for me quite like a popping coral lip! If you’re new to lipsticks and don’t feel quite so comfortable with a bright red pout, corals are a good alternative.

Lorac Alter Ego Lipgloss Flower Child Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick Coral Blossom YSL Rouge Volupte Shine 12 Coral Incandescent swatch

From top to bottom:
Tarte Amazonian Clay Lipstick in Coral Blossom
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in 12 Coral Incandescent
Lorac Alter Ego Lip Gloss in Flower Child

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Summer Beauty Favourites

Summer Beauty Favourites

summer beauty favourites swatch Tarte Amazonian Butter lipstick poppy

Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick – Poppy

This is the perfect no-fuss lipstick. The colour really pops when you first put it on and as it fades throughout the day, it leaves your lips with such a pretty stain, like you just ate a Popsicle. If you’re afraid of red lipstick, this is the perfect intro to it!

summer beauty favourites swatches YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in Oil lipstick 12 Coral Incandescent

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in Oil Lipstick – 12 Corail Incandescent

First of all, the packaging needs no words. It. Is. So. Beautiful. Can we tell I’ve been gravitating towards a theme for summer? Bright, warm corals and pinky reds are my jam! And I’m a little bit over the matte liquid lipstick at the moment. I think they’ve peaked. I’m all about the glossy, juicy pout now, with less than crisp edges, that effortless chic look. The kind of lip you don’t even need a mirror to apply.

summer beauty favourites swatches Too Faced Sweet Peach palette

Too Faced Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Palette

I have been obsessed with this palette since I got it a couple of months ago. There are a lot of products that get so much hype, but for me… The hype was real for this one! I love almost every single colour in this palette. If I have a complaint, it’s that I don’t like the smell. But I prefer all my cosmetics and skincare to be scent-free. This is actually a surprisingly versatile palette. You can get pink looks, peachy looks, neutral looks, purple looks… And just for fun one day, I used this palette for my face too (contour, blush and highlight!) If you are into warm eye shadow looks, and especially peachy or coral hues, this is a great palette. Continue reading “Summer Beauty Favourites”

Best Red Lipsticks

Best Red Lipsticks
Nothing makes me feel feistier than a red lip. They say that red lips for your wedding is a tricky gamble, it can be messy, it can be loud… But when I got married last year, I just knew I needed a bright red lip to feel whole. Even before I got super into makeup in the past few years, red lipstick was my go-to makeup look.
From top left to bottom right:
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Fiery
Marcelle Rouge Xpression Cream Lipstick in 901 Amour
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Gazpacho
YSL Vinyl Cream Lip Stain in 401

Spring Beauty Favourites

Spring Beauty Favourites
Lorac Unzipped Palette swatch

Lorac Unzipped Palette

This is an older product that I’ve been reaching for a lot in the past little while. I’ve been on a real pink kick lately. It may have something to do with how I dyed (or attempted to dye) my hair pink around the end of February/beginning of March. If I had to pick just one palette to keep forever, it would probably be this one. I love pretty much every colour and the pans are so big, I doubt I’ll ever run out.

Stila Perfect Me Perfect Hue Medium Tan swatch

Stila Perfect Me Perfect Hue – Medium-Tan

Speaking of pink kick…this is a great palette to ring in the spring with as well! My favourite part of it is probably the blushes. There’s a shimmery peach and a deep, dusty, matte pink. They are really pretty on their own but I like mixing them together for a dramatic flush.

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