Video: How To Apply Liquid Eyeliner

I’ve really tried to master liquid eyeliner over the past few weeks – and the best way to get good at it is to practice again and again, until you’re happy with where the line is going. Watch the video to see how I do it.

I was so nervous making this video because anytime I make a video it’s almost a guarantee that something will go wrong, but I’m so happy with the way my eyeliner turned out.

I used Revlon Colorstay Liquid Liner Skinny. It stays on all day and I’ve gotten used to how skinny it is, even though this isn’t the eyeliner I went to the store to buy.

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Bumble and Bumble Curl Line

You guys, Bumble and Bumble has reformulated their entire Curl Care line so that it’s even more hydrating than ever before. The collection is enhanced with Avocado, Jojoba and Coconut Oils to provide lasting moisture and hydration to curly hair which has a tendency to be extra dry. As someone who has curly hair, I can attest to the fact that my hair is needlessly dry.

I’m trying out all the products you see below, and I have to say that my favourites are the mousse and the 3-in-1 Conditioner.  It’s a 3-in-1 because you can use it as a Co-Wash instead of just a conditioner.  If you’re unfamiliar, a co-wash is where you wash your hair with conditioner instead of shampoo because it’s more moisturizing and not as drying.  I love that the 3-in-1 Conditioner isn’t as drying as a regular shampoo but not as thick as a regular conditioner so it strikes just the right balance for my hair.

The Bumble and Bumble Curl line can be found in salons and wherever you normally buy your Bumble and Bumble products.

$31 for the 3-in-1 Conditioner, online.  Also, when you order from the website, there are some good deals to be had and they are generous with the samples which I really appreciate.  My salon – Jerome Salon – is also generous with the samples.

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Best Beauty

Some favourites. Kind of wish I had kept the Armani Idole for myself.

I gifted this perfume to a friend and she has received countless compliments on it.  Should I have worn it myself?

The best body lotions you can use – we’re all out of Borba and seriously thinking of stocking up, while the Vaseline one has kept our cuticles at bay this winter.

Did you already see Kirsten Stewart of Twilight and her makeover?

Finally, this is probably one of the best books that I’ve ever read.

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Dsquared2 Does MAC

I know this collection came out in 2009, but I sitll have the lip conditioners from it, and love it. Anyone else holding on to makeup? Wish I could find these Greasepaint sticks though!

dsquared from macThe always-fashionable Canadian twins Dan and Dean Caten are collaborating with MAC to create a collection that shouldn’t be missed. Strong, sooty and the blackest-ever eye, new Greasepaint Stick colours, Sculpt and Shape Powders and Pro Lip Erase are all part of this dangerously sexy line.

When I first heard about the Greasepaint Stick I was skeptical about how these limited edition shades would translate from runway to real world. When V, the rich purple shade, arrived at my door I was pleasantly surprised. Smooth and ultra creamy, the eye crayon with an opalescent sparkle, is ideal for creating an intense but soft lash line or can be blended to for a more dramatic, smoky eye. Give it a few seconds to lock and you can rest easy knowing your colour won’t move an inch.

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Annabelle Swerve Supreme Mascara

I posted a quick Reel of this Annabelle Swerve Supreme Mascara on Instagram, and here is the full review.


Check out the little pointy bristles on this mascara wand. This is a mascara for those who want separated lashes. The formula is good – smudge-free, flake-free, and easy to wash off, but honestly, this mascara doesn’t give a lot of oomph, so it wasn’t a favourite of mine.

Have you tried any Annabelle mascaras? What did you think?

$9.95 online or at Shoppers Drug Mart.

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Create Your Own Serum! Universkin

Universkin can be found in dermatologists’ offices around Canada, and if you’re tired of mixing serums to find your perfect skincare, this is a great option!

First Youtube video in a long time, and I thought I’d show you guys some of my skincare routine and something new that I’ve just added! Follow me on Instagram: @CanadianBeautyDotCom; or on Twitter: @CanadianBeauty!  A huge thank you to Dr. Stewart Adams and the team at Market Mall Dermatology for taking the time to teach me about the serum and the ingredients, as well as for taking me through the process of getting my own serums made.  Their information is located at the bottom of the page.

Universkin is bespoke skincare available at the dermatologist’s office. Check out their website here: http://universkin.ca/

A consult with a skincare specialist determines your skincare needs, including taking care of problems such as:
• Stressed skin
• Wrinkles, loss of volume
• Inflammation, redness; inflammatory acne; symptoms of irritable skin/rosacea
• acne
• Dry skin
• Thick skin, blackheads, comedones
• Oily skin
• Lentigo, melasma, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
• Acne

I was most concerned about hyperpigmentation so my formulas deal with that.

The base of the formula contains:

• Omega-3 and Vitamin E sourced from organic camelina oil allow the skin to produce natural anti-inflammatory compounds
• Biomimetic peptides are biological messengers for the physiological balance of the skin
• Hyaluronic acid maintains the skin’s extracellular matrix

You can add up to 3 pharmaceutical-grade “Active” ingredients to the base. There are 19 Actives to choose from; 57 possible concentrations and 1,159 unique formulations.
• Ferulic Acid
• Vitamin C/L-Ascorbic Acid
• Vitamin A/Retinol
• Novasoy Isoflavones
• Madecassoside
• DMAE
• Vit B3/Vit PP/Niacinamide
• Azelaic Acid
• Rutin
• Vitamin B5 or D-Pathenol
• Aloe Vera
• Glycolic Acid
• Phytic Acid
• Salicylic Acid
• Zinc Sulphate
• Arbutin
• Kojic Acid
• Lactopeptides
• SOD

If you have any questions let me know in the comments!

Market Mall Dermatology (in Calgary)

Address: 446, 4935 40th Ave NW, Calgary, AB T3A 2N1
Phone: (587) 774-3376
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The Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer

Do you have one? Do you use it?

This was the hottest hair dryer of 2019 – friends of mine who weren’t even into blow-drying their hair recommended it to me, and I heard from everyone that I had to get it.

I think that one of the things that made it so attractive is that it’s just $60 (or at least it is at the time that I’m writing this), and so you can’t lost a lot if you don’t LOVE it.  You also don’t have to really worry if you don’t use it every day.

Compare that to the reviews I’ve heard about the Dyson Air-Wrap styler.  Not one person who’s bought it has told me that it’s worth the $650 that it costs, and the only people who have raved about it have been the influencers who got it for free. The price really makes people consider if it’s worth it – and most people either returned it or think that life is fine without it.

I still don’t have a Revlon One-Step but I’m considering it.  You can get it here.

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XO Treatment Room Heavy C

Did you know that there are different kinds of vitamin C in your skincare? The most popular kind is ascorbic acid, but there’s also ethyl ascorbic acid which is more stable and for me it seems to add more of a glow to my skin. It’s also a kind of vitamin C that has been shown to work well with retinol and so you can use those together if you want to fight pigmentation at night time.

I got the Heavy C serum when I went for a facial at XO Treatment room and I’ve been loving it. It has hyaluronic acid in it so I find it to be pretty moisturizing and comfortable on my skin. I use it in the morning and it works so well with the rest of my skincare.

$50.95 available online.

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New, L’Oreal Paris Air Volume Mega Mascara

L’Oreal has a new mascara out and it offers volume and airy lashes.  I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m a huge fan of L’Oreal mascara because they have good staying power.

$16.99 on Amazon.ca and in drugstores as of October 27.

If you’ve tried it already, let me know what you think!

 

 

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What’s On My Counter Right Now

Here’s what’s on my counter right now.  My Shelfie, if you will.  If you have any questions about anything, leave them in the comments. And yes… I wear glasses.

 

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