FOTD using MAC Deep Truth & Swiss Chocolate + any requests?

Damn the flash for being so damn bright. I hope it didn't wash out the all the blue :(

I wanted to do a quick look for a night out! I literally did this in less than 5

Products used:
E.L.F brow kit in Dark

Smashbox eye brightener inner corners
Mac Deep Truth lid(blue)
88 Matte shimmer navy blue & silver
Mac Swiss Chocolate (matte brown)
Jessie's Girl Liquid liner in Black
Mac plushlash mascara

Mac Lipgelee in Sapalicious

Mac select tint NW45
Make up forever HD powder
Make up forever Blush 
You can see my freckles! LOL

I noticed that you guys liked FOTD's!
Do you have a request?

Cover FX Blogger event (PIC HEAVY)

I had the chance to attend the first ever Cover fx blogger event!
I don't think I have ever told this story but the first brand I ever used in school was COVER FX!

First some background on CoverFX:
Since 1985, Lee Graff, a corrective makeup specialist at the CosMedic Clinic at a leading Canadian hospital, has worked with thousands of patients with various skin conditions. Together with Chemical Engineer Jenny Frankel, and leading Dermatologist Dr. Neil Shear, Lee began development of Cover FX.
Click here to read more
 Lee Graff working on a model with rosacea

Wanda Longo working on Jenny Frankel 
The whole event was VERY educational and hands on! I was surprised that Lee Graff & Jenny Frankel attended. They told us their personal stories about the brand and how much it means to them. Also they answered EVERY single question we asked!

Lee Graff, Client & Jenny Frankel

Melissa explaining the set up 

As a MUA I know that a flawless canvas is the best to work with. Since everyone skin has different needs Cover FX has 6 formula options!
  • Cover FX 
  • Natural FX
  • Powder FX
  • Mineral FX
  • Skin Tint FX
  • Concealer FX
The formula's I love are Cover FX because a little goes a LONG way & Skin Tint FX because it's light and water resistant :)

Wanda Longo explaining the steps of the "bullseye" method
 In the background lovely bloggers Farah & Anjail 

Another lovely blogger Joy!

Did you know Cover FX can also cover Tattoos!!
She had wings on both wrists..amazing

At the end of the event each girl walked out with "The Big Cover Starter Kit" + BritePrep FX, Mint Glaze lip primer &ClearPrep FX.
The kit includes:
  • Cover FX trio
  • Skinprep FX
  • How to DVD
  • Setting FX
  • Foundation Brush #170
The colors I used: B0, B25 & B45
That #160 is my new

I'm sooo happy I had the opportunity to attend this event. As a woman of color I know it's super hard to find a foundation to suit my skin tone. I'd recommend CoverFX because it ranges from lighter to deep dark. No one is left out :)

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Toronto Beauty Bloggers Meet up!! (pic heavy)

This sunday I had the chance to meet some amazing girls. TBBM was organized by FacesbyFarah!! This girl is amazing, she did a great job putting everything together. Believe it or not there were 18 beauty bloggers & 7 beauty companies!!

Beauty companies that attended were:
  • Cargo Cosmetics 
  • CoverFX
  • Balmshell 
  • Marcelle/Annabelle
  • Vashanti 
  • FaceAtelier
  • Dalish  
 At the end everyone walked away with bags in there hands! No one was left out :)

I can't wait until the next one! Everyone was super sweet and I can't wait to meet you with you all again <3
Me & Anjail
Joy & Naomi
Isabel(Annabelle/Marcelle) &I
 Jenn, Me &Mariana 
Farah & Megan (Cargo)
Melissa (Coverfx) 
Michelle & Karyn(Balmshell) in the background 
Me & Naomi
Ande & Sian (faceatelier) 
 Naz, Nat & Sarah

Annabelle Smudgeliner in Ohmygoth! FOTD

Hey Girlies!

If you haven't check out my Annabelle Smudgeliner review click here.

How amazing is this black!! I still can't get over it! I think it really brings out my brown eyes :)

I'm wearing it on my top & bottom lid.

 Other items I'm wearing are:
-Black mascara
-clear gloss

P.s I was having a good skin day :) LOL

Annabelle Smudgeliner Review

Annabelle Cosmetics is a Canadian makeup brand driven by its passion for colour and texture.

With their superior long-lasting formula and rich colour pay-off, Annabelle Smudgeliners are a must-have to add depth to any look! Let them glide to create a defined line, or blend gently with the built-in smudger tip to achieve a smoky, sultry look.

Even though Annabelle is a drugstore line, I think that it is VERY comparable to MAC.

The Smudgeliners come in 12 different colors. I got the opportunity to try three colors(Check out the swatches):
  • Sea Green
  • Electric Sapphire
  • Ohmygoth!

I am honestly in love. I know these are called smudgeliners but they don't smudge unless you smudge them. The tips are creamy and don't tug or pull your eye when applying.

Since I wake up at 6:30 AM.. these liners are the easiest to apply.You can control the size of the tip. I either sharpen mine to a pointy tip for a thin line or use it regularly for a thicker line.

I do not recommend sharpening the pencils in a regular sharper. Get the Annabelle single sharper to sharpen the pencils because they sharpen smoothly :)

PLUS the cleaning stick helps ALOT!

On the other end of the pencil is a rubber smudger. I've had a bad experience with a previous smudger almost blinding me..haha. But this one was soft and makes a great smokey eye!

My favorite liner of them all is Ohmygoth! It's the best black to make brown eyes pop! I'll take a FOTD this week :)

Overall I would buy these for myself and my MUA kit!

If your in Canada click here for locations that sell Annabelle! 

Click here to find out how to purchase Annabelle if your from the US.

I was sent these products to review by Annabelle cosmetics.

Skin MD Natural™ review + Giveaway

The wonderful people at Skin MD provided me with a bottle of  Skin MD Natural™ to review + giveaway.

 Skin MD Natural™ shielding lotion that helps the skin restore its integrity and enhance its protective functions so that the skin is able to heal naturally and regain its youthful appearance. Skin MD Natural works by bonding with cells of the skin's outermost layer to form an invisible shield. This layer of protection prevents environmental irritants and pollutants from penetrating the skin, while locking in the skin's own natural oils and moisture, helping heal dry skin, leaving skin feeling silky and smooth.It is dermatologist recommended and hypo-allergenic. It is also fragrance, colorant and paraben free, so it is safe to use for the whole family.

Most of my  Skin MD Natural™ experiment was done on my Boyfriend. I didn't take a picture of his hands because that would be RUDE! LOL

Monday to Friday he works with trouble youth and kids, Weekends he's an A/V tech. In other words he washes his hands A LOT! So his hands aren't as soft as I would want them to be. We've been looking around for a perfect lotion that wouldn't evaporate easily & keep his hands moisturized.

I found out that  Skin MD Natural™ worked quite well for him. Since it's not a big bottle it's not embarrassing for him to carry it around with him. Also it doesn't leave a greasy residue behind when he's setting up the A/V equipment.

Mini Tip: I make sure he puts it on before he goes to bed, so he wakes up with soft hands :)

Giveaway Alert! 

Win a bottle of  Skin MD Natural™!
Perfect gift for yourself or your bf/gf!

To win tell me 
"Why do you need Skin MD?"

  • Must be a follower
  • Must be a Canadian or USA resident
  •  Giveaway ends February 24 @ midnight
 This giveaway is sponsored by Skin MD.

My everyday face .. What is yours?

This is my everyday face :) Fresh easy and simple! Plus I have no time to do anything

  • ELF brow kit in Dark
  • Jessies Girl Tattoo eyeliner in Black
  • MAC Plushlash Mascara
  • Any MAC, Cargo or Revlon

I don't wear any foundation on weekdays because it takes way to long to apply!  BUT if I had to choose it would be MAC select TINT in NW45.

My question for you is:
  • what does your everyday face consist of?
  • Do you wear foundation & concealer everyday?