I like to think that I’ve always been one to think outside of the box when it comes to makeup looks… and this doesn’t mean I’ve got to use 15 different products! Thinking outside of the box for me means using what I’ve got and doing some fun looks that not many would think of right off the bat! We all know that monochromatic looks are in, a glossy lid is in, stains are in!
Sometimes we just can’t find the time to head to the beach each weekend—especially if you live 3 hours away like myself! I’m also not a huge fan of the pool… so how the heck am I going to get my tan on this summer? Good question. I’ve got an answer (and it’s not propping yourself up in a skin-damaging tanning bed!). Instead? Self-tanner!
*I don’t know about you, but the cooler weather can only mean one thing…dry skin. Even if you’re oily, or just have normal skin (lucky), you will definitely want to have a look at these must-have face balms. These balms hydrate, balance, soothe, heal and give you that glowy, healthy skin you strive for. Plus, they can double up as body balm too!
It’s that time of year again! Holiday parties, fun winter festivities—and all of them (could) include dressing up and gettin’ real fancy. But, what to wear (makeup-wise, that is)?! With all of the conventional makeup on the market nowadays, full of toxic ingredients that are harmful to your skin, how do you go about choosing makeup that’s glamourous, nontoxic and safe? Do you go with a smoky eye and nude lip? An edgy cat eye with some rockin’ red lips? Decisions, decisions! Don’t worry—I’ve got you covered with this step-by-step Glowing Winter Makeup tutorial I did for Eco Diva Beauty’s Blog! This look is sure to turn heads—and yep, it’s all green and totally safe for your face and that beautiful skin of yours!
Fall is almost here, and in honour of my favourite season, here’s one of my favourite “dark” looks. Call it goth, call it vampy… I love it. Read on for how to achieve it!
Eyes: I kept the eyes pretty simple, actually. It’s basically all about shading and creating a deepset eye. I applied a matte beige eyeshadow (i.e. Fleur by Alima Pure) all over my brown bone, as well as my lid, as a base for my other shadows to blend onto.
Then, I took a shade similar to Blond (also by Alima) and applied that into my crease and all the way to the inner corner (with a fluffy crease brush) with small circular motions, as my transition colour. (A transition colour makes the other shadows that are darker blend better over top.)
Next, with a smaller brush, I applied a deeper brown shade (i.e. Cocoa) and created an almost sideways ‘v’ shape across my crease and into my lid. Blend, blend and then blend some more to create a super soft eye. I then took a pinky-mauve shade and applied it to the edges of the sideways ‘v’ to soften up the edges a bit. Taking a mix of matte black (i.e Alima Pure’s Satin Matte Eyeliner in Black– also can be used as a shadow) and brown (i.e. Earthy Calm by Kjaer Weis) shades and I deepened the ‘v’ a bit more, to create more depth, intensity and definition. Again, blend it out well!
Get your favourite black liquid or gel eyeliner out and start mapping out a thin wing/cat eye shape. This is completely optional! I love the dramatic effect it gives, but you can do without the liner if you like!
Apply your standard coat of mascara, whichever brand or kind you prefer – I love this W3LL People Expressionist Bio Extreme Mascara. It has hyper pure mineral pigments which create the blackest of black for highly defined, luxurious lashes without irritating your eyes. So good!
There you go, you did it! You finished the eyes! Continue with your base/foundation and concealers etc, per usual. Check out my post on How-to Apply Creme Foundation, if you’d like a more in depth tutorial on that!
Lips: The easy part! Pick your favourite deep wine/berry/plum/raisin lip colour (basically any deep, dark and vampy shade you have) and apply it to your lips with a lip brush. (I love this Kjaer Weis one!)
Gosh, I am so excited to share this Eco Diva Beauty blog post I contributed to this month!
I love what this company does! Carrying only the most sustainable, effective, pure, and luxurious products, Eco Diva is changing the cosmetic world! Environmentally friendly, body and skin friendly, and always conscious about the health effects our makeup products have on our well-being. They’re doing it right by me! (You can read more about their values here.)
If you want to read more on how to get a natural spring makeup look using all organic and toxic-free products directly from the wonderful Eco Diva Beautystore…click on the photo below!