My Favourite Concealer

Finding the right concealer can be tough. Throughout the years, I’ve had my fair share of different brands of concealers. Some leave you looking ashy, oily or out right weird looking.

I have dark under eye circles so I like to use concealer to cover that up. I don’t want people asking me if I’m ok every second, you know what I’m saying? Girl, I know you can relate.

Recently, I found one that works well, The NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. I absolutely love it!

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This concealer is EVERYTHING! EVERYTHING! Yes, believe the hype.

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I vividly remember the day I went to sephora looking for a new good concealer with my friend. I had heard some friends talking about it and decided to see what it was like.I even read the reviews online and 99% were good reviews. There was no one to help me find my shade in the store, so I said to my friend “You know what? I’ll just try them on until I find my shade”. I chose one that looked like it would suit me then I proceeded to apply it. I immediately fell in love. LOL and I’ve never been in love before. After I put it on,I asked my friend how it looked and she said, “Wow, it looks so good, and you chose the right shade too”.  I was so happy.

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My shade is Biscuit. Biscuit is a medium dark natural balance of pink and yellow undertones. This covers my dark under eye circles so well and makes my face look radiant. It doesn’t crease! I like when my concealer looks bright and is a tone lighter than my skin tone so I love this.

These photos below show how I apply my concealer.

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After using my beauty blender to blend it out this is the result.Processed with VSCO with l10 preset

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I love this concealer. I know, I’ve probably said this 100 times. But it’s that good.

You can shop it Here

What concealers do you use? What concealers do you absolutely love?

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What I Use To Fill In my Eyebrows

I think my eyebrows are probably my most favourite part of my face. I just love them. I like to get my eyebrows threaded, at least once per month and in between those visits,  I tweeze them at home.If I’m not wearing makeup, I always make sure my brows are filled in. It just makes my face look brighter.

In the past, I used those simple eyebrow pencils that you would  find in the hair store or the local pharmacy. I used to think that they were the BEST thing! The biggest problem with those eyebrow pencils, they would rub off so easily. By the end of the day there would be nothing left on your brows.Yikes!

About a year ago, I found the best thing for my eyebrows. I found Rimmel London’s Brow Shake Filling Powder. It’s light and easy to use. I like my brows bold, dark and thin and I find that this helps with that. The best thing? It doesn’t come off.

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Below are some pictures of what my eyebrows look like, before, and after using the filling powder.

Before 

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When filling in my brows I like to slather on some concealer around them. I like using L.A. Girl Pro Conceal High Definition concealer. It just defines my brows more.

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Next, I use my beauty blender to tap the concealer in and blend around my eyebrows.

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I then shake the filling powder and apply it to my brows

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And this is the end result.

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It doesn’t rub off!

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I really loves this filling powder. I’ve had this for close to a year now, that’s how long it lasts! Bomb right?  I bought mine at Shoppers Drug mart here in Canada for about $10 but  you can also purchase it Here

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How I Clean My Beauty Blenders

I use my beauty blender to blend my concealer as well as baking. I use a brush for my foundation and they get so dirty! In the past, I would  either throw them out after I used them, or continue to reuse them.

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I try to clean my beauty blenders at least once per week because I mostly use makeup on the weekends.

I’m not Ok with breakouts or wasting my hard earned money, so I found a solution to my little problem.

Heres how I clean my beauty blenders.

1)Place beauty blenders in a container with water.

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2)Take out one of the sponges and add a small amount of Dawn Dishwashing Liquid. You can use other brands of dish washing liquids but I find that this brand works the best.

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You can find this dishwashing liquid at your local grocery store.

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3)Then start to gently rub the sponge on makeup brush remover mat. You can find these at your local dollar store or from Amazon Here

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4)Gently rub sponge on the mat until makeup is completely gone.

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5)Rinse, then towel dry the sponges.

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Then you have clean blenders.

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This process takes about 5 minutes, so nothing too long. Thanks to my friend Elise for recommending the dollar store for the makeup cleanser mat. I’m in love with it. My life is so much easier now.

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Outfits : Spotlight on Dungarees

In Canada, the weather can be very volatile. Recently, we’ve been having somewhat warmer days, as recent, as last week. Dungarees, are a great option for this transitioning weather. They’re long, so if it gets cold, you won’t be freezing and they’re very versatile.

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The ones that I’m wearing are from Asos.com. They’re made of polyester and they’re very comfortable. Throw on a T- Shirt underneath and you’ll look like one of the cool kids, or add an off the shoulder top and you’ll look like a bohemian babe.

 

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Dungarees are making a comeback this season and I’m here for it.

 

I chose these black ones because black, is my happy colour and I feel like my best self wearing black.

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You can wear these to brunch or on a hot date with your man. They are very effortless and fashionable and you won’t break the bank trying to purchase one of these.

 

I bought these about 4 years ago, but here’s a link to purchase similar ones : Asos.com

Here’s to living our best fashionable lives!

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The Foundations That I Use For My Oily Skin

If you follow me on social media, you’ll see me complaining about having oily skin. Girl, the struggle is VERY REAL. You know those times when you have to be running to the washroom to put on blotting powder because your skin looks so oily? Yeah girl, it’s not fun.

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I used to get so oily, to the point where I felt like not wearing makeup at all, but alas, I did my research and found some solutions. The Key to finding the right foundation for your oily skin, is the formula. One thing that I’ve found, that works, is that it’s good to stick to foundations that are matte and oil free. You can’t use products that are oily to get rid of oil. I know some people like to use those foundations that make them look all glowed up but since I have oily skin I can’t glow up, ya know what I’m sayyinnnnng?

Here are some foundations that I use for my oily skin

1 Mac Pro Long wear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation

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When I wear this foundation, it lasts all day, I don’t have to do any touch ups. The only thing I don’t like, is that they don’t have my shade. This shade is darker than my skin tone. It costs about $41 on Maccosmetics.ca

2 Loreal Infallible Pro- Matte 24 Hour FoundationProcessed with VSCO with kk1 preset

I start work at 9am and this lasts till 5pm, when I’m done. It’s very matte. It’s also affordable on my pockets for just $15 on amazon or in your local Shoppers drug mart. Here’s a link to buy it on amazon LorealFoundation

3 Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation

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This foundation is really cheap and really matte. It costs about $8 at Shoppers Drug mart. Every time I wear this, people always tell me “Wow, your makeup looks so good”. It does really make me look like I have on makeup and it’s not heavy. My only issue with this, They don’t have my shade. I know, sucks right?. When I use this, I have to mix the lighter shade with a darker one. Exhausting, I know.

4 Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Long wear FoundationProcessed with VSCO with kk2 preset

This formula is everything. It’s matte but it’s soft matte, meaning it’s not as dry as the others. People tell me all the time that my makeup looks good and natural when I have this on. Plus, they have my shade! I don’t have to mix anything, all I have to do is just put it on and go. This foundation makes my life so much easier. Rihanna, you did your thing girl!!!

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I’m not a makeup guru, nor do I claim to be, but if you have oily skin, these foundations help. Trust me, I know girlll!!

What foundations do you use for your oily skin?

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