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MAC Sheer Mystery Powder and No Foundation in 2019

It’s the days of no foundation.  I know. I’ve been a religious foundation wearer for the better part of two years, and my skin isn’t better now than it was then, but I found that I just wanted to be more low maintenance and cut the habit.  So here’s how I did it: I went […]

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The Holy Grail Nail Trio

This is a nail look I’ve done so many times that it’s become my go-to.  I really love understated super long nails – as long as they’re actually my real nails and I can grow them long enough to my liking.  The polish needs to be a safe pink that’s not nude or neutral.  Dior […]

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Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara

It’s a mascara that I keep going back to because it gives me those luxe thick lashes that I love.  The wands seems to grab the lashes, and the thick waxy formula layers so well. The brush is curvy which helps it grab all the lashes, and I really like using the end of it […]

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Beautycounter Velvet Eyeshadow Palette

Alright, it’s time to get out your Christmas list and put down an eyeshadow palette on it – because although you might have a few kicking around in your makeup drawer, you might not have one that’s as buttery smooth and flake-free with intense colour-payoff, and blendability all in one palette. My palette is in […]

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Skinny Wands

I’m all about the skinny wands these days, and these are my two favourites right now: Caryl Baker Visage’s Brow Ink ($23) on the brows adds some colour but also helps those stray hairs stay in place.   My other favourite is Marcelle’s Xtension Plus Skyline mascara ($12.99) which has an incredibly skinny wand that […]

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Vita Liberata Trystal Pressed Self-Tan Powder

Ok so here’s the deal with powder with self-tanner in it.  It works – but I use it on top of sunscreen and foundation so there’s really no opportunity for the self-tanner to work on my skin.  Plus, with daily retinol and vitamin C, my skin is being exfoliated pretty regularly and the idea of […]

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Buxom Lip Powder and Matte Lips

Matte lips will always be my favourite look to wear.  The colour lasts longer, and it’s a true bonus if I can find a lippie that leaves a bit of a stain on my lips too. I like a lippie that I put on first thing in the morning and forget about until lunch.  I […]

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New Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin Full Coverage Foundation

The problem with most matte full coverage foundations is that they look obvious on your skin, sometimes even magnifying skin imperfections and texture instead of making skin look smooth.  It’s also difficult to make them look natural because real skin reflects light and matte foundation doesn’t in the slightest. Make Up For Ever’s Matte Velvet […]

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It Cosmetics Superhero Liner and Mascara

It’s actually fairly difficult to find an inky black eyeliner and mascara that match, last, and are the blackest black that’s out there.  Bonus points for me if the black and a tiny bit of blue in it so that it brings out the brown of my eyes. Now I can stop looking for that […]

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Nars All Day Luminous Powder Foundation

It’s summer, so cream foundations have gone to the wayside, and mostly, my focus these days is sunscreen.  That being said, I’ve been finding that it’s kind of nice to atleast powder your face mid-day before stepping out for lunch or to see a friend, and so I’ve turned back to this powder foundation.  I […]

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