My simple everyday look with Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Waterproof Eyeliners + Swatches

Eyeliner has been a part of my daily routine for the past 15+ years. It's one product that I am always trying. I have tried so many brands. A good 50% of them end up smudged on my lower lid halfway through my day.It's so annoying. For me, I need products that don't budge. I don't have time to touch up throughout the day so I need one application to last hours. 

I look for liners that I can literally they check off my "everything I'm looking for" a list.
It sounds dramatic but hear me out.
  • Long lasting
  • Ultra pigmented 
  • Easy application that does not drag your eyes 
  • Creamy 
  • Safe for your waterline
  • Water resistant


It's a crazy checklist but when a product has six out of six checked off,  you definitely know that it's the one for you. There are five different finishes: Diamond, matte, iridescent, metallic and satiny. I am a matte girl! I love everything matte: lipstick, eyeliners.. etc. If I have to choose a second finish it would be satiny- followed by metallic.

SWATCHES
M-10 Matte black
M-22 Matte Blue
ME-42 Metallic Bronze
M-60 Matte Dark Brown
M-80 Matte Dark plum
SHOP


For my daily look, I usually go with M-60 - matte dark brown on my lower lash line. If I am trying to add some drama to my lower lid, I will then follow up with M-10 - matte black on top of the brown. For my inner corner ME-42 - metallic bronze. I love how golden ME-42 shows up on my skin tone so it makes a great inner eye colour without being too stark.

When I feel like adding a liquid liner (I didn't wear any this day) I always use Make Up For Ever Aqua liquid liner. As you can tell, pretty much 85% of the products that I use daily are all MUFE. I'm loyal to a brand that works and caterers for my skin tone.

Check out my instagram post on wearability




Cover Girl: Katy Kat Matte Lipstick Swatches

I have always been a fan of Katy Perry style. She's unapologetic and not afraid to step outside of the box. I was really excited when Cover Girl tweeted that they would be doing a one-of-a-kind make up line with her: Katy Kat Matte Lipsticks ($11 CDN). I was even more excited when the whole collection showed up at my door.

I received 11 extremely pigmented lipsticks that are available in 
shades that can be worn 365 days a year.


These are actually a demi-matte formula. Meaning that they are not drying on the lips when applied. A lot of people are fan of this type of formula because of the way they glide over the lips. I think the main reason why these are so moisturizing is because they contain Shea butter. I'm going to let you know right now if you to have not incorporated shea butter into your lifestyle you should now because it is amazing. 


SHOP


Each lipstick has a unique "kitty-cat" type name.
  • Sphynx
  • Pink Paws
  • Magenta Minx
  • Coral Cat
  • Crimson Cat
  • Catoure
  • Perry Panther
  • Cat Call
  • Kitty Purry
  • Cosmo Kitty
  • Maroon Meow
Check out some swatches that I took some of the lipsticks. 
Let me know which one is your favourite.


Lip swatches




 I'm really feeling Black Panther!
Which colour is your favourite?


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Currently Obsessed: Mary Kay Beauty Blotters® Oil-Absorbing Tissues

I'm the queen of looking like an oil slick during summer. It's annoying but that's what happens to me when I wear spf on my face. There is one product that I literally can't live without during these times: Oil blotters!

Right now, my go to's are the Mary Kay Beauty Blotters® Oil-Absorbing Tissues ($8.50 CAN). 

These 100% linen sheets remove shine and oil off your face within seconds.
The packets are small so they can fit into your purse or pocket.


These are perfect to use whether your wearing makeup for not. Brides would love these because it absorbs oil without messing up your makeup. Always use them by dabbing on your skin not rubbing or dragging them along your skin. Each pack comes with 75 tissues.


Some of these oil blotters come with cool extras like green tea extract or cooling properties but I know that those are not for all skin tones. These are hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and suitable for sensitive skin. 



Currently Obsessed: Olay Deeply Clean Pore Mineral Cleanser

I'm really good with all the steps in my skin care routine. I cleanse- exfoliate- tone and moisturize almost daily. The one step that I need to switch up regularly is my cleanser. Each one has their own unique attributes. A good cleanser can help you purify and brighten your skin. Especially after a hot day!

I was excited to get back to the basics with Olay Deeply Clean Pore Mineral Cleanser ($7.99 US).

How it works?
Made with Natural Kaolin clay. It's infused with a mineral complex helps to draw out pollutants (dirt.. makeup etc) out of your pores for a good deep down clean.

When I heard clay, I expected a cleanser that would be harder to work with (e.g to spread).
But as you can see the consistency is super easy to blend.

How I apply?


After a full day of wearing sunscreen my skin is pretty oily. I never know what cleanser to use to refresh my skin but Olay Deeply Clean Pore Mineral Cleanser has turned into my summer go to.
One of the main pros is it's ability to control shine and reduces the appearance of pores.
This cleanser is also dermatologically tested, oil-free and non-comedogenic!


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Cake Beauty: Desserted Island Brown Sugar Scrub

I've just come back from my second vacation of the year. My skin is literally perfect right now. I know jet setting is not the easiest and affordable thing to do. But there are easy ways to fake it. I have been playing around with some fun Cake Beauty items like the Delectable by Cake Beauty Everything Balm but so far I'm in love with the Desserted Island Brown Sugar Scrub($32.00 CAN).



A mix of brown sugar, cocoa butter & wholesome oils- into a lovely scrub.

Dead skin is what prevents you from looking your best. Once it accumulates, you look dull and uneven. Exfoliating can fix this by regenerating new skin to shine through.  

I love this scrub.
It gains major points from me for being made in Canada.
Plus it's:
*Cruelty-free
*Vegan
*Gluten-free
*GMO-free
*Paraben-free
*Phthalate-free


The brown sugar crystals are not rough on the skin.
After my showers, I always feel moisturized. 

The best place to use it *in my opinion*:
  • Under Arms
  • Elbows
  • Knees
  • Legs after shaving

 I basically just take a scoop up with my hands and apply it to wet skin in circular motions. I heard you can also do it on dry skin too but I haven't tried that yet. 

I keep it out of water for at least a minute and then I rinse off. Once I get out of the shower and pat dry my skin with a towel. They recommend using it twice weekly for best results.