Saturday, December 31, 2016

Beauty Look | #NYE Evening Glam Look - Featuring the #Tarteist Pro Palette

Here is another makeup inspiration that is a take on a #NYE Evening Glam look! This is a softer yet glam makeup look that uses a classic smokey eye with soft shimmer on top! This was a fun look to do because it was a mix of neutral colours as well as colour shimmers. To balance the look, I paired it with a Neutral medium toned Pink Lip.

This looks features the Tarteist™ Pro Palette which  I am sooooo happy that I bought! I love that the majority of the palette has Matte shades, with 4 really pretty duo/chrome/shimmer shades. The blue shimmer shade inspired me to do this #NYE Evening Glam Makeup Look!


  • Laura Mercier Hydrating Foundation Primer
  • Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation Shade 8
  • Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer in Shade 2
  • Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Concealer in Medium 40
  • Laura Mercier Universal Setting Powder
  • NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette
  • Giorgio Armani Cheek Fabric in Shade Blush

  • Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Palette for Eyes
    • Lid - Vintage
    • Crease - Fierce & Vamp
    • Transition - No Filter
    • Brow Bone - Classic
    • Mid/Outer Lid - Trendy & Minx
  • NYX Cosmetics Matte Liquid Liner
  • YSL Couture Kajal in Shade 3
  • Giorgio Armani High-Precision Brow Pencil in Shade 1
  • Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara in Black Pearl

  • NYX Butter Gloss in Shade Merengue
  • Giorgio Armani Rouge D'Armani Lipstick in Shade 500
  • Beautique Lip Pencil in Mocha

This look has a lot more drama on the eyes, but overall with a softer lip it's a great #NYE look for date night or a party at home :) Be daring and try something different, this is the one day of the year where there is no such thing as "too much".

Happy #NYE!

Beauty Look | #NYE #GlitterMakeup

Glitter will ALWAYS be tied to Makeup for #NYE! Of late, there have been tons of really beautiful and inspiring makeup looks on Instagram and I wanted to try this look! Glitter can be tricky, so scroll down for my easy tip!

Here is my version of the #GlitterMakeup look!


  • Laura Mercier Hydrating Foundation Primer
  • Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation Shade 8
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Shade Deep
  • Laura Mercier Universal Setting Powder
  • NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette
  • Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer in Shade 2
  • MAC Cosmetics Blush in Passionately Tempted
  • Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Palette for Eyes
    • Lid - Innocent
    • Crease - Whimsy
    • Outer Lid/Crease - Smoked
    • Transition - Innocent
    • Brow Bone - Classic
    • Mid Lid - Ethereal
  • NYX Cosmetics Matte Liquid Liner
  • Makeup Forever - Aqua XL - Extra Long Lasting Waterproof Eye Pencil 
  • Giorgio Armani High-Precision Brow Pencil in Shade 1
  • NYX Face and Body Glitter in Bronze (This glitter is Gorgeous! Click Here)
  • Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara in Black Pearl
  • NYX Waterproof Lip Liner in Shade Nebula
  • MAC Cosmetics in Media

Makeup Tip: Glitter is very tricky to work with since there is major fall out and pretty much can end up all over your face! Therefore use the following: Eye Drops! If you don't have lash glue or any other mixing medium, a few drops will allow you to mix and then apply on the lid.

This was such a fun look! I am very happy with the warmth the Tarteist Pro palette allowed me to do. The NYX Cosmetics shimmer really ads the right amount of pop!

Good luck with your NYE Glitter Makeup looks!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Product Love | My Daily #Foundation Tag Team :)


For the last few years, these two Giorgio Armani products have been my daily go-to when it comes to foundation! Now truthfully, Giorgio Armani beauty products are on the higher end when it comes to the price point, but the pay off is a good quality finish on the skin.

The Luminous Silk Foundation by Giorgio Armani, is perfect for everyday wear because it mimics radiant skin once you wear it. A few drops (dime size amount is the max) is all you need. This is not something you want to cake on, because it's not needed. Unless you prefer a full face, you can achieve it, however, this foundation is meant to give you a healthy glow, therefore, the "less is more" rule works best.

This Foundation is great for:
  • Everyday wear
  • Bridal Makeup
  • Boosting your skin's complexion
  • Medium to full coverage

Fluid Sheer by Giorgio Armani I have raved about non stop already. It's gorgeous, light, shimmery and natural looking but you can also intensify the glow you want. I also like that in the summer, I can use it to add warmth to my foundation shade! It comes in a range of shades and my top 3 are Shades #2, #10 and #11.

Fluid Sheer is great for:
  • Mixing with your Foundation
  • Putting it on as a sheer glow all over
  • Spot Glowing highlight
  • Primer for eye makeup

If you want to treat yourself, than definitely invest in these goodies from Giorgio Armani Beauty! They are worth the extra $$ and your skin will look amazing!

Happy Glowing!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Beauty Tip | Affordable #eyeshadows by #CoastalScents

So let's be honest, if you are a Makeup Artist or a Makeup Junkie, the costs of buying makeup add up when there is so many products & tools you have to invest in. With Social Media, it makes it harder to resist to add new items to your collection or kit because everything you see looks good ;)

The way we find info on makeup is really easy, just look at your phone! You can do your research via YouTube Videos, blogs and you can get recommendations by asking other makeup artists or friends. Doing your research before you buy anything, may help you save some money in the long run.

I came across CoastalScents via YouTube through Makeup YouTubers and I noted that they had a lot of affordable makeup products. Their eyeshadow palettes were SUPER popular and I ended up purchasing a number of palettes and other makeup as well. The products have worked well for me both personally and professionally.

What I LOVED the most is that the 28 Neutral Eyeshadow Palette had shades that were similar to MAC eyeshadows and the cost ($11.95 CDN)! I have shared the swatches below and the MAC shadows they dupe for:

  • Naked Lunch
  • Nylon
  • Soft Brown
  • Haux
  • Expensive Pink
  • Jest
  • Beauty Marked

  • Hush
  • Vanilla
  • Phloof!
  • Tempting
  • Cork
  • Era
  • Mythology

  • Gleam
  • Creme Royale
  • Wedge
  • Sable
  • Amber Lights
  • Corduroy
  • Patina

  • White Frost
  • Quarry
  • Grain
  • Blackberry
  • Brown Script
  • Brown Down
  • Carbon

This is one way to help get you a large quantity of eyeshadows for a lot less. The 28 Neutral Eyeshadow Palette, is a great palette if you are:

  • Starting out in Makeup
  • Looking for a perfect Bridal Eyeshadow palette
  • Interested in getting a high quantity of eye shadows that are affordable

Happy Shopping!