Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Must Have Eyebrow Products (Blogmas Day 19)

Hey guys! How are you? Christmas is coming crazy fast! My, how the time flys!
Today I will be sharing my favourite eyebrow products that I have been loving lately.

The first is what I use to fill them in which is an eyeshadow from MAC in the shade: Charcoal Brown. I use this on an angled brush and use light strokes to fill in the brows.

To set my brows I use a clear brow gel. My favourite is from Milani but the Wet n' Wild one I'm using right now is okay.

MAC Lightness of Being Collection Winter 2014-2015 (Blogmas Day 16)

MAC Lightness of Being Collection for Winter 2014

Mineralize Rich Lipstick ($22.00 U.S. / $26.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

    MAC Lightness of Being Collection for Winter 2014
  • Be Fabulous Washed-out pastel pink
  • Luxe Natural Light beige cream (Repromote)
  • Dreaminess Soft cool pink cream (Repromote)
  • Style Surge Neutral coral cream (Repromote)
  • Touch the Earth Light wood brown



Mineralize Glass ($22.00 U.S. / $26.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

MAC Lightness of Being Collection for Winter 2014
  • Poetic Pale champagne pink with pearl
  • Loose & Lively Peachy orange
  • On Cue Gold pearl
  • Boundless Energy Violet pink
  • Beautiful Moves Pale mint with pearl





Mineralize Eyeshadow ($22.00 U.S. / $26.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

    MAC Lightness of Being Collection for Winter 2014
    MAC Lightness of Being Collection for Winter 2014
  • Spiritual Life Shimmery pale lemon
  • Natural Vigor Shimmery champagne peach
  • Just Breathe Shimmery light blue
  • Uninhibited Shimmery light grey
  • Leap Shimmery lavender
  • Force of Nature Shimmery brown

MAC Lightness of Being Collection for Winter 2014


Eye Pencil ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Taupe Dark brown
  • Slate Dark grey


Mineralize Skinfinish ($32.00 U.S. / $37.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

    MAC Lightness of Being Collection for Winter 2014
  • Lightscapade Shimmery pale peach with lavender marble (Repromote)
  • Perfect Topping Shimmery off-white with light pink, blue, yellow marble (Repromote)



MAC Lightness of Being Collection for Winter 2014Mineralize Blush ($27.00 U.S. / $32.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Uplifting Peach with bright orange marble
  • Please Yourself Light pink with plum marble

MAC Lightness of Being Collection for Winter 2014Studio Nail Lacquer ($12.00 U.S. / $14.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Lightness of Being Pale beige
  • Modern Movement Pale lavender


Availability: December 26th at all MAC locations, online December 23rd at maccosmetics.com; January 2015 internationally


MAC Lightness of Being Collection for Winter 2014



Saturday, December 13, 2014

Grown-up Glitter (Blogmas Day 14)

Hello everyone! I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season so far! One way I like to spice up my holiday attire is with glitter. 

Now with glitter, in my opinion, there is a fine line between '5 year old makeup playset' glitter and a little pop to add some wow. 

This year I have discovered the perfect way to get that gorgeous sparkle without looking tacky.... DRUM ROLL PLEASE.... Metallics!! 

The perfect example I am going to be showing you today is nail polish. Painting your nails is a great, subtle way to add in that slight sparkle without looking over the top!

The polish I used is from Covergirl and its in the shade bronze beauty

Review: Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Mascara (Blogmas Day 13)

Hey guys! Today I have a short review for you on the newest mascara from Covergirl. This just released and I am shocked by how fast it came to the drugstores here in Canada! I paid around $8 for it at walmart and I got the waterproof version.

This mascara is... just okay. I find it to be quite clumpy which sucks. I think it is because of how short and stubby the plastic bristles on the wand are. It difficult to comb out through my lashes to separate and define them.

I also find this mascara SUPER hard to get off. Like so difficult. Lately, I've been trying to take good care of my skin and rubbing at your eyes isn't something you are supposed to be doing. Even waterproof eye makeup remover has a hard time getting it off my lashes.

The only thing I enjoy about this mascara is how well it holds my curl throughout the day. My lashes don't fall over a long period of time which is something I struggle with all the time.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Go to makeup look (Blogmas Day 15)

How many of you have a go to look that you can just throw on? If you don't, I suggest that you create one! This is gonna be simple, quick and easy to do on the go or when you just want a no fuss makeup look. 

First I start off with my face. I skip the foundation most of the time and just opt for concealer under the eyes and powder. Then I add a bit of pink blush for. A natural flush and I use highlighter to make myself look youthful and glowy. 

For eyes, I sweep a light gold shade all of my kids and use a medium brown matte shade in the crease for some definition: 

I finish off the eyes with a super thin line of black liquid eyeliner and lots of mascara. 

To complete the whole look, I pop on a nude pink lipgloss and I am good to go!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Review: The Body Shop Tea Tree Toner (Blogmas Day 10)

Hello everyone!  How are you liking blogmas so far? I hope you aren't sick of me yet. There are still a few weeks to go!

Today I want to share one of my new favourite products with you. I have had this for a while but rediscovered it a little while ago and have fallen in love.

I use The Body Shop Tea Tree Toner after I remove my makeup. It finishes cleaning my face and closes the pores. My favourite part is how refreshing and minty it feels. It's great!

I have noticed it really clearing up my face lately which is amazing!

Christmas Decor! (Blogmas Day 9)

Hey guys! Today I wanted to share my Christmas tree with you all! I love seeing how everyone decorates theirs differently so I thought you might want to take a peek!  Happy holidays! :) 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Must Have Makeup Brushes (Blogmas Day 7)

Hey guys! Today we will be talking makeup brushes!! These little babies often are forgotten about but they are one the most important things used when applying makeup. Lot's of makeup can be applied with our hands but brushes can create a more flawless, professional look overall. To be honest, they just make me feel pro too heehee :)



To start, face brushes! A makeup look isn't anything without a perfect base so face makeup is where it's at! For foundation, I love using my Real Techniques All Over Face Brush. It is a super dense brush that is great for really buffing in the product. It has stubby bristles that are synthetic which is good because it won't absorb product.

For concealer, I use the ELF Flawless Concealer Brush. This is great for buffing out the concealer under my eyes and I also use this to apply powder under my eyes to set the concealer. P.s. This brush is a good crease brush for eyeshadow too

Real Techniques Blush Brush is my #1 for blush, bronzer and highlighter. It is big enough to blend out product but small in the sense that it keep the product controlled.

For eyes, I have my 3 main brushes I adore. First up is the ELF Eyeshadow "C" Brush. A super dense brush like this is a dream to use when packing colour on the lid. For blending the crease, I like the Eco Tools Airbrush Concealer Brush. It is super affordable and actually does a good job at blending shadows in the crease. Lastly, for the brow highlight, I like the Eco Tools Shadow Brush. It is a flat shader brush but it kind of comes to a point at the top so you can precisely place your brow bone colour.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Red Lip Alternative (Blogmas Day 8)

Hello everyone!  How are you? Today I want to discuss a sensitive topic... the bright, the bold, the brave red lip. If you are confident enough to rock a red lip, then hats off to you girlie!

Though for some of us, that bright fire hydrant tint on our lips can be a bit too much. A nice alternative is a berry lip! My favourite!!

If you aren't about that bright red lip, nor the fushia pout, this berry option is perfect for you! It is more subtle and toned down which makes it less of a pop and doesn't draw as much attention to that area.


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

MAC Sketch Eyeshadow Pairings (Blogmas Day 6)

Hey guys! Today I will be sharing with you, how I use my newest fave eyeshadow from MAC. It is described as a burgundy with red shimmer. This colour is perfect for fall and winter and is a nice alternative to black in the outer corner.

Here is a list of other MAC Eyeshadows I love to pair with Sketch:


  • Honey Lust on the lid and Sketch in the crease
  • Satin Taupe on the lid and Sketch in the crease
  • All That Glitters on the lid, Woodwinked in the crease and Sketch in the outer corner 
  • Sable on the lid and Sketch in the crease
  • Honey Lust on the inner half of the lid, All That Glitters on the outer half of the lid and Sketch in the crease 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

My Mac Eyeshadow Collection (Blogmas Day 4)

Hey guys! Today I will be showing you my eyeshadow collection from Mac! These are the eyeshadows I use the most in my collection and I love that these palettes are customizable and you can pick the colours yourself. Normally, you need to buy an insert to put in the palette to hold eyeshadows but that only fits 15, so I popped out the insert and now I can fit 23!






Sketch

Wedge

Woodwinked

Tempting

Sable

Satin Taupe

Charcoal Brown

Honey Lust

All that Glitters

Retrospect

Seedy Pearl

Naked Lunch

Nylon 

I have a growing list of eyeshadows on my wishlist! I actually have a post on that as well, so feel free to check that out ---> http://mademoisellemaquillage23.blogspot.ca/2014/10/mac-eyeshadow-wishlist.html

GlamST App (Blogmas Day 5)

Hey guys! Today I will be sharing info on one of the newest beauty apps on the market called GalmSt. GlamST is an app for iOS that allows you to discover new makeup by choosing the styles you love and trying makeup on your photo. You can freely experiment from the comfort of your phone, try on makeup by snapping a selfie, choosing your style and seeing how makeup would really look on your face. Our goal is to make women feel comfortable with their choices and who they are daring them to experience the power of makeup and find the best-looking version of them. The app is available in the store here: https://itunes.apple.com/uy/app/glamst/id917490858?mt=8






So as you can see, you take a selfie of yourself and then you can choose if you want to make yourself look trendy, or glamourous or edgy. You can even have a look inspired by a celebrities makeup style. 


One thing I really like is how you can get a list of all the makeup used in your look. They are all products that can be purchased at Sephora and you can change the price range of the products as well. Overall, this is a super cool concept and I don't know how much I will use it personally but I think it could come in handy for some people.


Follow them at: @glamstapp in instagram, twitter and facebook!


















Battle of the Dry Shampoos (Blogmas Day 3)

How many dry shampoos have you tired? If you asked me, my answer would be: too many! Today I will be sharing my thoughts on every single dry shampoo I've tried and which ones actually work.


  1. Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo- by far the worst one. It didn't spray out any white powder and it felt like I was just spraying alcohol in my roots. 
  2. Pantene Root Reboot Dry Shampoo- this one was just okay. It didn't absorb as much oil as it could have and it left my roots feeling tacky and gunky. I could defiantly feel that there was product in my hair.
  3. Salon Selectives Fresh 'n Up Dry Shampoo- this was the very first dry shampoo I tried. It does a good job of making hair look clean and fresh. It is also super affordable.
  4. Garnier Volume Extend Dry Shampoo- This is one of my favourites. It is makes your hair super fresh and clean. One tip I have is to spray it in the night before because it is hard to get the white out with this dry shampoo. 
  5. Batiste Dry Shampoo- is my all time favourite! It is a little more pricey but it makes my hair look and feel like I just washed it. It makes my hair look fluffy and soft and you can't even tell I have product in my hair.  

Batiste



Garnier
Herbal Essences

Salon Selectives

Pantene


























Blogmas 2014!







Hey guys! I have decided to take on a challenging task for the month of December. From now, until the end of 2014, I will be posting a blog post every single day!   

This could be a short little review on a product, first impressions, tutorials, hauls, outfit of the day and much more. If there is something you would like to see in particular, let me know! 

Review: Mac Prolongwear Concealer (Blogmas Day 2)

Hello everyone! Today I will be doing a review on the newest makeup product in my collection. I just recently purchased the Prolongwear Concealer from MAC the other day and I have been testing it out. The shade I use is NW20 for reference but the people at MAC can help you with figuring out your shade.

The reason I purchased this concealer was because I ran out of my Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer the other day and I needed a new concealer. I found that the Maybelline one didn't cover as well as I would've liked it to and this MAC one had a lot of great reviews.

The texture of the product is creamy and smooth and more runny than I thought. This, in my opinion isn't a down fall at all, if anything it makes it easier to blend.  I started using a fluffy brush to blend out the concealer under my eyes but I didn't like how it looked kind of cakey. I found that for me personally, the best way to apply this is by patting it in under my eyes with my ring finger. I can still blend it out nicely but I maintain the amazing coverage from this concealer.

The packaging is also great! It comes in a little glass vial with a plastic pump that is very clean and sanitary. The only con is that A LOT of product of the pump so I would use like half a pump. Just be careful to not quirt out too much.

I would recommend this concealer to anyone looking for a long lasting heavy coverage concealer. This works great on both the undereye area and on blemishes around the face as well.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

November Favourites

Holy moly! Where has this month gone!? It was like the leaves were on the trees and everything was green and growing and now here we are with snow on the ground! Here in Canada, it has definitely gotten quite cold and bitter :(

This month I only bought a few new things so I have been using up what I have. I think next month I will have some more "new" favourites just because of Christmas and the holidays :) a good time to splurge and treat myself.

Batiste Dry Shampoo has been my life saver this month! I finally payed the few extra bucks and got this dry shampoo to try out. It is amazing! By far, the best dry shampoo I have ever used. It leaves your hair feeling so clean, unlike some others that can feel tacky and goopy in your roots.





Another fave has been my new Mac Lipglass in the shade Cultured. I haven't always been a gloss girl, I much prefer the high colour of a lipstick but I am slowly working my way into the lipgloss world. This colour is a perfect light pink that I can top over almost any lipstick colour in my collection.






My last of few favourites this month has been the Essence Concealer duo. This has been doing a great job at covering up my blemishes throughout the month without looking cakey or thick. Super affordable too.