I Heart Drugstore Makeup

It is the last day of Christmas vacation for me, and yet it’s a happy day because….I’m posting a new video! I decided to do the “I Heart Drugstore Makeup Tag”, because I use a lot of drugstore products in my day to day routine. So here are my thoughts on a few of my favourite drugstore products.

Enjoy!

x B

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NEW YEAR’S EVE Emerald Smokey Eye

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I always have so much fun getting all dolled up for New Year’s Eve, which also happens to be my birthday, and this look is great for an evening out or a festive house party with friends and family! Because the eyes are so intense, I decided to go with a nude lip. Also, red lips can be a hassle to maintain with all the eating that goes on!

First I applied Too Faced Shadow Insurance all over the lid as a primer, and then I applied Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Tough as Taupe in the outer corner and crease of my eyes. From my Lancome Colour Design eyeshadow quad I applied “Designer”, a deep shimmery emerald colour,  over the centre of the lid, and then I applied “Volcano”, a deep shimmery taupe colour, in the outer corners and crease. Over top of Volcano I applied “IT List” in the very outer corners and took it just lightly through the outer crease. Above my crease line I applied the darkest shade from my Clinique Colour Surge eyeshadow duo Chocolate Kiss, and blended it out. To highlight the brow bone, I applied “Latte” just below the arch in my brow. I lined my outer lower lash line with “Volcano”, and then in the centre of the lower lash line I applied “Designer” and blended the two colours together. To finish, I applied a thin line of black eyeliner on my top lash line and smudged it out to increase the smoky effect, and then finished with several coats of mascara.

Have fun recreating the look, and happy New Year!

x B

Products used:

FACE

Too Faced Primed & Poreless Pure Oil Free Skin Smoothing Face Primer for Sensitive Skin

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation

Vichy Dermablend Fluid Corrective Foundation ( to spot conceal)

Rimmel Stay-Matte Pressed Powder

NARS Laguna Bronzer

Clinique Blush in Smoldering Plum

Benefit Watt’s Up! Highlighting Stick

ELF Studio Makeup Mist & Set Spray

EYES

Too Faced Shadow Insurance

Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Tough as Taupe

Lancome Eyeshadow quad (Latte, Designer, Volcano, “It” List)

Clinique Colour Surge Eyeshadow duo in Chocolate Kiss (the darker shade)

Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Liner Pencil in Jet Black

Sephora Outrageous Volume Dramatic Volume Mascara

LIPS

ELF Matte Lip Colour in Natural

Revlon lip gloss in Bellini

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FACE OF THE DAY: Everyday Glam

There’s nothing like getting a new “do” at the end of summer to freshen up your look for fall! I recently got my hair chopped off again, and I now feel ready to start the new season with a bang(s) (pun intended).

The makeup look I went for today is what I would call everyday glam. It was quick and easy to create, and left me smiling for the rest of the day.  PicMonkey Collage

The pale eyeshadow, the lack of eyeliner, and the big lashes cause my eyes to look bigger and brighter — perfect for me because my eyes are on the smaller side, so I’m always looking for ways to make them appear larger and less hooded. I’m currently smitten with the pink lipstick I’m wearing, and it definitely adds a flirty touch to this look!

Here are all the products I used!

FACE

PUR Minerals Correcting Primer

PUR Minerals 4-in-1 Mineral Tinted Moisturizer

Vichy Dermablend Fluid Corrective Foundation

Clinique blush in Smoldering Plum

Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder

PUR Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup (this one I used to bronze and contour my face)

Wet N Wild Colour Icon Brow & Liner pencil in Mink Brown (on my eyebrows)

ELF Wet Gloss Lash & Brow Clear Mascara (on my eyebrows)

EYES

Urban Decay Naked Basics palette – Foxy all over my eyelid lid, and Venus in the inner corners of my eye

Rimmel The Max Volume Flash mascara

LIPS

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in 006 Pink Blush

Revlon Colorburst lipgloss in 042 Bellini

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FOTD: The Rimmel Look

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I was going through my makeup recently and realized that I have an entire face worth of Rimmel products (and more!). So I thought I’d post a face of the day consisting solely of Rimmel cosmetics. So, here it is!

The Face

1. I applied a thin layer of BB cream as a primer, and then applied Wake Me Up foundation using my Real Techniques buffing brush. Now, I should mention that I didn’t have a Rimmel concealer that would work for hiding blemishes, so I cheated and used my Vichy Dermablend Foundation to cover up any spots.

2. For concealing my under eyes I used Match Perfection Concealer, and then lightly powdered my whole face with Stay Matte Pressed Powder.

3. I lightly contoured using the Natural Bronzer, and then for blush and highlight used the Match Perfection Blush.

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The Eyes

I wanted to go for a natural smokey eye look…

4. As a base, I applied Scandaleyes Shadow Stick in Bulletproof Beige all over the lid to help the eyeshadow last longer.

5. Next, using my Glam’Eyes quad in Smokey Brun, I applied the lightest colour in the inner part of my lid, the pinky nude colour over the rest of the lid, and then the 3rd darkest colour at the outer corner of my eyes and in the crease. I didn’t use the darkest shade because I wanted a natural smokey eye.

6. I lined my eyes using the Scandaleyes Kohl Kajal eyeliner in brown. I’m in love with this eyeliner! It’s a beautiful shimmery brown, and is really soft yet long lasting. But, it’s not great for making sharp wings, so I used a liner brush to drag out the wing at the outer eye.

7. MASCARA!!! My favourite part!!! I applied several coats of one of my favourites: Volume Flash the Max.

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The Lips

8. The very final step to my face was a sweep of Vinyl Gloss in the colour Fashion Icon — a beautiful orangey pink colour.

I hope you enjoyed my very first face of the day! Leave me a comment : )

x B

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