TOP 5 BLEMISH CONCEALERS

THE ONE MINUTE SMOKEY EYE

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COULD IT BE LOVE? THE GREATEST FOUNDATION BRUSH

JULY FAVOURITES

FINDING AN ALTERNATE ROUTE IN LIFE

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8.29.2016

10 BRILLIANT MAKEUP TUTORIALS TO WATCH


Recently I wrote a post on 10 Must See Beauty Videos. False. Bears, beets, Battlestar Galactica. Today I realized that that post wasn't actually recent at all. It was written almost a year ago. So it's time for an update! A lot has changed in a year. I hardly recognize myself. Somewhere along the line I became a person that watches Desi Perkins and NikkieTotorials. For some time I was very reluctant to admit this change in myself...to myself... seeing as I don't generally enjoy heavy makeup. However, I cannot deny that these ladies have such incredible, high level artistry skills that it's a pleasure to watch them. Of course I still love my usual English/Aussie crowd so we'll be getting a bit of both in today's mix. Onward with the 10 picks.

8.20.2016

10 TIPS FOR CONTOURING LIKE A PRO


A post on how to contour? How original. I know that just about everybody and their dog has done a post on how to contour now and it might seem like I couldn't possibly have anything new to add. But friends, I'm going to try! In the past year I've learned some cool tricks and tips about how to contour like a boss. There are a lot of interesting little things you can do to really alter the shape of your face. So without further adieu, fingers crossed you find something useful here.

8.12.2016

TOP 5 BLEMISH CONCEALERS


If there's one thing I'm good at, it's concealing with a spotty face. I've dealt with breakouts on and off since high school (though I'm lucky that my skin is in much better condition these days) and, although it's been frustrating, the silver lining is that I've had loads of first hand experience testing out different techniques for covering blemishes, as well as testing out different concealers. After trying out a butt ton, I'm happy to say that I've found a clear top five.

8.08.2016

THE ONE MINUTE SMOKEY EYE


I do a lot of smokey eyes at work. I love doing it, but what I constantly hear from clients is that “the smokey eye” is too challenging of a look from them to achieve on their own. It's completely understandable because when you look at the artistry being produced on Instagram, it's intimidating as heck. I'm super intimidated and I do this stuff every day. But a smokey eye doesn't have to be a challenge. It doesn't have to be twenty different shadows and ten different blending brushes (don't get me wrong, I love that stuff too). It can be as simple as two products and one brush. That's what I'm going to show you guys today – a super simple one minute smokey eye.

8.06.2016

COULD IT BE LOVE? THE GREATEST FOUNDATION BRUSH


IMATS came to Vancouver a few weeks ago. Seeing as I have next to no makeup (crowd throws vegetables at my head), I felt I should pick up some more. I'm full of good jokes. I circled around the convention and when I saw the line for Morphe I decided I wanted no part in the madness (think 3 hour waits). Instead I headed over to Royal & Langnickel where I felt far more at home with the common folk.