My beauty resolution for 2017

Do you do beauty resolutions? 
I usually try to do something new yearly but sometimes I fail completely. My beauty resolution for 2017 is pretty simple. It's funny because I preach this to other people all the time but I won't lie... there is that one or two times when I don't do it. Then I regret it because my skin goes haywire!

My resolution will always be to remove your makeup no matter how tired you are. I always use wipes (This is another blog post). But when the wipes run out laziness can kick in.


At the beginning of the year, I actually bought three bags of square cotton pieces to accompany my four bottles of Bioderma. I totally think that could last me through the year without any problems. Bioderma Sensibio H2O micelle solution ($24 for 500 mL)is easy to use. The water cleanses and removes make-up from face and eyes. I wear lash extensions and this is sensitive to use on my lash line. 

Just a quick run down of Bioderma for anyone who hasn’t tried this amazing product. If you’re in Canada, it can be found in Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall and Murale. In USA, I know of Beautylish (I think they ship internationally) and Walmart.

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A pioneer since the 1970s, BIODERMA has acquired unique expertise by placing biology at the service of dermatology. This original scientific approach relies first and foremost on knowledge of the skin and its biological mechanisms to formulate products directly inspired by them.
They have a vast product range:
  • SENSIBIO
    Noticeable by it's red & white packaging
    Sensitive skin
  • HYDRABIO
    Noticeable by it's blue & white packaging
    Dehydrated sensitive skin
  • ATODERM
    Noticeable by it's blue & white packaging
    Very dry to atopic sensitive skin
  • SÉBIUM
    Noticeable by it's green & white packaging
    Oily blemished skin
  • PHOTODERM
    Noticeable by it's orange, blue, brown & white packaging
    Skin and sun
  • CICABIO
    Noticeable by it's purple & white packaging
    Damaged skin
Do you have a beauty resolution for 2017?


Five tips to make you more confident when getting your makeup done

I have a confession. 
Although, I am a makeup artist- getting my makeup done gives me sight anxiety...Yeah I know. 
My main fear is:

What if I don't like it & how I nicely ask someone to change it?


I hate confrontation! 
Whenever I do makeup, I'm the type of person who gives you a mirror and asks you questions along the way. I want you to be comfortable and love your look!

But I know it can't be like that in every situation. 
Here is a checklist of 5 things to make sure that your appointment goes smoothly.
This list can be very helpful for brides**

Always have a muse & examples of the look you're going for

My muse is Kelly Rowland because we have the same skin tone. I know we don't look alike but she's the perfect person to describe my skin tone and eye shape. If I'm looking for the perfect red- I know I can find a picture of her wearing one for reference. I always try to have three to five images of the look that I am going for. Sometimes saying chocolate smokey eyes isn't enough. Images help a lot.

If possible, ask to see the MUAs work

I know that it's not always available especially if your getting an MUA from a Sephora, MAC or department store. But if you're a bride- this will be very important. You need to see if this MUA's style is something that you vibe with. For example, I know a great MUA who does great work but isn't strong with liquid eyeliner. Or another who is amazing with blending but doesn't contour or highlight. You need someone who will work for you!


Always speak up on your allergies before the MUA gets started

For example- I have a grape allergy and I try to avoid moisturizers/serums that contain that. Also foundation preference- I prefer MUFE or NARS. If my MUA doesn't have it. I bring my own. But I know that's not always possible.

Preferences

If you don't like your eyebrows darken... SPEAK UP! If you don't wear dark lipstick. SPEAK UP! Also if you have a picture of how you usually wear your makeup. Show that! I do think that it's great to step out of the box but within reason. Which brings me to my last point.

If you don't like it speak up

Always compliment the MUA but say what needs to be changed. For example, "I love the eyes but my blush is too strong- can we tone it down a bit. Work together to find a happy medium!

If you have any more tips leave them below!

Quick Last Minute Holiday Look #2: Deep red lip and a smokey eye

Can you believe the year is ending already?? I actually feel that everything went so fast.
This look is the same base as my Quick Last Minute Holiday Look: Soft pink lip and a glittery smokey eye. WITHOUT the pink lip & glitter. Everyone tries to say you can wear a smokey eye with a red lip... Well I'm proving you wrong.


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Face- Primer:
For the Eyes: Urban Decay Primer Potion
For the Face: CoverGirl True Blend face primer for combo skin

Foundation: Make Up For Ever ultraHD in Y535
Concealer: Make Up For Ever ultraHD Concealer- Y49 and Y51 

Eyes- Base: Inglot’s eyeshadow 329 & Inglot kohl 01 along the lash line.
Crease: Anastasia Beverly Hills in Sienna


Lips: Colourpop in Rooch

What is your favourite part about this look?