Showing posts with label maybelline. Show all posts
Showing posts with label maybelline. Show all posts

Maybelline Super Stay 24H Foundation + SWATCHES

A few questions:
- How do you feel about all these new foundations that are now coming out for darker woman of colour?
 - Do you feel like it’s too late?
- Do you feel like this is the perfect time? 

For me, I’m just happy to be included. I know that sounds super corny but I’m happy that I can branch out try other brands and also help you save a bit of money in the process. 


This is such a overdue post. I started writing it with three foundations but stopped. Mostly because I got my hands on a fourth Maybelline foundation. Which you know always changes everything! If you’re looking for a drugstore option try Maybelline Superstay Full Coverage foundation ($14.99 CAN).

Maybelline- Total Temptation Makeup Collection + PICS

As I state almost every day(tears), I have given up wearing lash extensions until 2019. I’ve pretty much been wearing them straight on and off since the middle of 2015 (when I got married). 

I’m not gonna lie I miss how easy and effortless it was getting ready in the morning or having to attend an event was. I hardly had to do anything. I'd fix my brows, eyeliner, find good lip colour and I was set. But personally.... it all comes down to having to spend quite a few dollars a month. Which ends up being $1000+. I could go on a vacation with all that cash! 

Anyways back to the point, I have been on the hunt for a good mascara for a while! One brand that always is on top of the drugstore lash game is ALWAYS Maybelline. If I’ve ever been in bind "lash wise" I was always able to go to Shopper's Drug Mart -find a Maybelline mascara that works. 

Today's mascara of the day is from their Total Temptation Collection-Total Temptation Mascara ($7.96 CAN Walmart). First off !!!! Let me say this brush is REALLY really nice! I know for a while we could not get away from seeing plastic bristles on every mascara wand. Which I’m still a fan of but nothing beats a good old-fashioned bristles.

Maybelline: Jourdan Dunn- Met Ball 2015

I really like Jourdan Dunn! 
She went from being spotted in Primark 9 years ago to being the first black British model on the Forbes list! ICONIC!!! Plus she comes from a West Indian background like me. She was at the MET ball and her makeup was done with Maybelline products- I have the scoop!
“Jourdan's makeup look was created to reflect the gold and mauve tones of her
graphic cut-out and geometric shaped dress.”
Maybelline New York Master Prime in "Blur + Illuminate"
Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation in Coconut #355
Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte + Poreless Powder and Maybelline New York Fit Me Concealer
Maybelline New York Face Studio Master Glaze in Plums Up
Maybelline New York Face Studio Master Hi-Light in Mauve
Maybelline New York The Blushed Nudes Palette (June 2015),
-Mauve toned shades on her lid and crease. 
Maybelline New York Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel in "Bad to the Bronze" + "Pomegranate Punk".
Maybelline New York Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in "Blackest Black"
Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Black Pearl Waterproof Mascara.
Maybelline New York Brow Drama
Maybelline New York Color Sensational Creamy Mattes in Daringly Nude
Maybelline New York Color Show in Onyx Rush
I love it!
I'm need that palette ASAP!


Maybelline Master Kajal Eyeliners Swatches

What do you look for in an eyeliner?
For me, I need a brand that is:
  • Waterproof
  • Pigmented
  • Doesn't smudge
I found that with Maybelline Master Kajal Eyeliners ($11.99 CAN)! 
Cone tip applicator and cream stick formula with intense kohl pigments provide a bold smoldering line.

Tip: With Kajal's it's important use them sideways while rotating. 
NEVER on the tip because the tip can not be sharpened. 

As you can tell from the swatches the colour you see is what you get. 
These are really pigmented and suitable for all skin tones.

Top 3 Favourite Skin Primers Guest post by Alyssa

Whether you have oily, normal, dry or combination skin, a primer is a must! 
They can help even out the skin and make your foundation last all day.

Here are my 3 favourite skin primers of all time:
Annabelle Instant Perfecting Base
I was recently sent this primer from Annabelle and I’ve been loving it so far. It reduces redness and makes my skin feel so smooth! Sometimes I will wear this right over my moisturizer for the no-makeup days. It gives your skin a healthy glow and I will definitely be purchasing it in the future. Not to mention, this product has a pump which is not common in most primers, but can be very handy!

Maybelline Baby Skin
This is one of those products where you either grab it or pass on it. On my dry skin it glides on easily, gives a natural finish and doesn’t dry me out!

If you have oily skin, I recommend using a very small amount because your face can tend to get greasy throughout the day if you apply too much. You can find it for around $8 at the drugstore.

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
This is my all-time favourite primer. If you really want to invest in a good one, go for this one. One little pea size can do your whole face! I got two sample sized ones weeks ago and I’m still on my first one.

It’s not greasy, and it smooth’s out your pores, fine lines, and blemishes. Your skin will feel as soft as butter! It feels great and it’s totally worth it.

Tell me what your favourite primers are in the comments! 
I would love to hear them!


Another fashion week has come and gone! 
This year decided to keep it short and only a attend backstage beauty/hair for one show. 
Of course, it had to be David Dixon!

He showed his bridal collection that was designed specifically for Kleinfeld-Hudson’s Bay.
That was a huge treat for me!
I love seeing the dresses flow down the runway.

David Dixon definitely knows how to do "pretty". 
She’s fresh, feminine and romantic.”- Grace Lee, Lead Makeup Artist for Maybelline Canada

Check out the breakdown for Maybelline beauty:
Maybelline New York Dream Fresh BB Cream 
Baby Lips SPF 20 Lip Moisturizing Balm in Quenched
Face Studio Master Glaze in Just Pinched Pink.
Color Tattoo Inked in Pink
Color Tattoo Bold Gold 
Brown Kohl 
SuperStay 14HR Lipstick in Eternal Rose.


Very bridal appropriate!

Jorge Joao, Redken Canada Lead Stylist created a aggressive side part with low chignon.
He also took out small pieces to create moment on the runaway.

Products used:
Pillow proof blow dry express primer with heat protection
Heat Styling Satin Wear 02 Thermal Blow Dry Hair Lotion