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Simple 10 Minute Summer Makeup Look

Hey hey! I don’t know about you, but I cannot stand a lot of makeup on my face during the warmer months; I always feel like I’m melting away. So I’ve condensed my makeup routine into only 10 minutes for those days where I have work or just want to look a bit more alive. Here are my steps to a simple summer makeup look:

  1. Moisturize, consider something with SPF already built in, if not remember to always apply sunscreen and protect your skin.
    1. Product of choice: “Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream” by REN
  2. Prime, I usually apply primer under the eyes and around the noise. Anywhere I want to smooth before correcting.
    1. Product of choice: “Photo Finish Foundation Primer” by Smashbox
  3. Concealer, during the warmer months I despise foundation, it’s just too heavy on the skin. The only time I would wear foundation during the warmer months is if I have an event to attend.
    1. Product of choice: “Aqua Luminous Perfecting Concealer” by Becca
  4. Setting Powder, make sure the concealer does not budge!
    1. Product of choice: “Stay Matte Pressed Powder” by Rimmel
  5. Mascara, adds a bit of a lift to the eye.
    1. Product of choice: “Voluminous Butterfly Sculpt” by L’Oreal
  6. White Eyeliner, in the waterline to make my eyes look a bit bigger.
    1. Product of choice: “Kohl” by Rimmel
  7. Highlighter & Blusher
    1. Product of choice: “Becca x Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette” by Becca
  8. Lips
    1. Product of choice: “Ultra HD Gel Lipcolour” by Revlon in the shade Vineyard

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I am absolutely in love with the Becca concealer, its lightweight with a good amount of coverage and so hydrating. It covers my panda eyes and dark spots. This product has become a new fave and possibly even earned a repurchase in the future.

What’s your summer makeup routine? Let me know in the comments 🙂

Prices, without tax or shipping, for the products mentioned (CAD):

  • “Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream” by REN: $56
  • “Photo Finish Foundation Primer” by Smashbox: $50
  • “Aqua Luminous Perfecting Concealer” by Becca: $36
  • “Stay Matte Pressed Powder” by Rimmel: $8
  • “Voluminous Butterfly Sculpt” by L’Oreal: $10
  • “Kohl” by Rimmel: $6
  • “Becca x Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette” by Becca: $54
  • “Ultra HD Gel Lipcolour” by Revlon: $12

Until Next Time!


-Suman

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A Summer Glow|Becca X Chrissy Review

At this point and time I’m sure all of you have heard about or bought the “Becca X Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette”. There was buzz around this product before its release as expected, since one of social media’s biggest stars was a part of this collaboration. This palette comes with 1 blush shade, 2 highlighters, and 1 bronzer. Let’s start with packaging. I am a sucker for packaging and this product got me good. It’s a beautiful metal quad with a marble front and a massive mirror inside. The colours of the packaging consist of mostly pinks, peach, and rose gold, which gives off a very light and summery vibe. Becca really nailed the packaging!

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Opening up the palette you will see your product. Let’s begin with the bronzer. It is a beautiful product, perfect for a warm summer bronzy look but it’s more for light to medium skin tone. It is not dark enough for deeper skin tones. I guess if they did want to market it for more skin tones they could’ve added 2 bronzer shades instead of just 1. There are flex of shimmer in the bronzer, which personally I am not fan of. I do prefer matte bronzers. The bronzer is the product I use the least in this palette. The blusher is amazing; it also contains flex of shimmer which I do not mind. The blush is a beautiful rosy shade which will compliment a lot of different skin tones. It is well pigmented which is great!

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I appreciate that the palette comes with 2 highlighter shades, which will compliment more skin tones. One thing to note is that these highlighters in the palette are less pigmented than the regular Becca powder highlighters.  This isn’t a terrible thing; I found that these highlighters in the palette are more so of an everyday effortless summer glow and not blinding where you need sunglasses. I usually layer them on top of one another which give a great finish. On their own they give off more of a medium glow.

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The quality of all the powders, I find, are great. They are not chalky and application is smooth. The outcome is long lasting, and if you are a fan of warmer shades and a non-blinding everyday glow, you will love this palette. This palette is well priced as well since you do get 2 highlighters, 1 blush and 1 bronzer. I do find myself reaching for this face palette on the daily since it has everything I need in it and is perfect for an everyday effortless look.

 

 

 

Prices, without tax or shipping, for the products mentioned (CAD):

  • Becca X Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette: $54

Until Next Time!


-Suman

To Glow or Not To Glow

There seems to be massive hype for Laura Geller’s highlight in ‘Gilded Honey’. I decided to try it for myself and see just how amazing this highlight was! Will it blind onlookers, or just match up to any other highlighter on the market? When I bought this product, I was very surprised by the size of it. I did expect it to be bigger for some reason. It contains 0.16 oz or 4.5 grams of products, and is sold for $26 (USD). There is no mirror included and the packaging is not extravagant or really worth mentioning. I first heard about this product through a few of my favourite YouTubers, including, Desi Perkins and Amanda Ensing and just had to have it like a lot of other makeup products.

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I was rather disappointed when I first applied it because it didn’t give me that OMG blinding highlight that other products offer. I found myself having to apply a lot more of the product to get a good glow. In comparison to my favourite highlighter at the moment, ‘Champagne Pop’ by Becca, it wasn’t all that amazing. I would definitely not label this as a bad product or never use again, but personally it wasn’t worth the hype it was receiving. I would stick to my trusted ‘Champagne Pop’ and if I wanted that extra highlight add a bit of NYX Illuminator as a base. ‘Gilded Honey’ has a very smooth texture and goes on very evenly, it’s not patchy whatsoever. It has pigmentation, even when swatched, but not has strong as ‘Champagne Pop’. There are much better highlighters on the market, whether they cost more or even less. For a drugstore comparison, ‘Gilded Honey’ is much better than L’Oreal’s True Match Lumi Illuminator (pressed powder) in ‘Rose’ and Wet n Wild’s Illuminating Palette in ‘Catwalk Pink’.

Prices, without tax, for the products mentioned (CAD):

  • ‘Gilded Honey’ by Laura Geller: $33
  • ‘Champagne Pop’ by Becca: $46
  • ‘Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator in Gleam’ by NYX: $10
  • ‘Rose’ by L’Oreal True Match Lumi: $15
  • ‘Catwalk Pink’ by Wet n Wild: $7

Until next time!


-Suman

Wish I Had a Time Machine!

The world of fashion has taken a step back into an earlier decade! The 90’s have snuck their way back into our lives once again. Who didn’t love the 90s? Life seemed much simpler back then. Let’s be real, who didn’t want to live in the world of Friends? It would be great to live in an era where technology wasn’t everything, and one would meet their friends at a nice coffee shop to hang out and catch up. Alas, that is not the world we live in today. But traveling back in time is not difficult through FASHION!

This look was inspired a bit by the 90s, more specifically, high waisted ripped mom jeans. Mouthful, am I RIGHT?! Nonetheless, I paired these jeans with a retro-esk red striped sweater and accessorized accordingly.

Outfit

  • Jeans: TopShop (“Mom High Waisted”)
  • Sweater: H&M
  • Hat: H&M
  • Sunglasses: Aldo

I did not list all of the makeup I used, just a few products I thought were worth mentioning.

Makeup

  • Foundation: L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte (“105-Natural Beige”)
  • Lips: NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick (“Vintage”)
  • Contour: Sleek  Face Contour Kit (“Medium 885”)
  • Highlight: Becca (“Champagne Pop”) & MAC (Soft & Gentle)
  • Mascara: L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Sculpt (“Black”)

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Until next time!


-Suman

Fashion Show Vibes

Hola!

March 31st I attended a fashion show in Hamilton, Ontario. It was organized by Style at Mac, which is a club at McMaster University, for which I am a trend blogger. This show is an annual event showcasing fashion from across the city. This year it was held at the Cotton Factory, which continues to be a historic complex in the city. The Cotton Factory was formerly a cotton mill in the early twentieth century and now is the center for creativity. It’s historic and authentic atmosphere makes for one impeccable venue. The fashion show showcased designers such as: “White Elephant”, “Josette Cacino” and “Mendocino”. I decided to escape my norm of wearing all black all the time and went with a light grey bodycon dress. I KNOW, WHAT A DIFFERENCE. FROM BLACK TO GREY :O Spring is here and I’ve got to open myself up to a bit more colour! Nothing crazy of course, but grey is a great start.

For makeup, I went all out! If you know me you know I do not apply foundation often but I pulled out my fave, NARS Sheer Glow in Syracuse. It started with foundation and ended with highlighter by Becca in Champagne Pop and everything in between. I am talking contour, eyeshadow, THE WHOLE SHABANG 😛 The only thing I was missing were my false eyelashes. But they decided not to work with me so well, so I tossed them aside. For the lips, I went BOLD with Kat Von D’s Everlasting LipStick in Echo. This Lipstain does not budge but can be drying. So I suggest using Mac’s lip primer prior to applying the stain.  Not too many pictures were taken that night, unfortunately, but this is what I did manage to take. Hope you enjoy:

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I paired the dress with my black platform booties from Forever 21. I showcased my boots in one of my previous blog posts titled “Something Different”.

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  • Foundation: Nars Sheer Glow
  • Primer: Benefits Pore-Fessional
  • Concealer: Rimmel
  • Eyeshadow: Naked Palette 3
  • Eyeliner: Rimmel
  • Highlighter: Becca in Champagne Pop
  • Blush: Estee Lauder in Pink Kiss
  • Contour: NYX Wonder Stick & Sleek MakeUp Contour Kit
  • Bronzer: Rimmel
  • Mascara: Miss Manga by L’Oréal & Too Faced Better than Sex
  • Botton lashes: Wet & Wild
  • Lip primer: Mac
  • Lips: Kat Von D Everlasting Lipstick in Echo

 

 

 

 

 

Until next time!


-Suman