Pinks and Purples FOTD

Here’s yet another Face Of The Day post! I’m gonna have to start posting some more reviews or first impressions because I think it’s getting a little repetitive with all these FOTDs. Anyways, tonight I’m heading out to the last night of Igloofest here in Montreal. If you don’t know what Igloofest is, it’s basically a really crazy outdoor dance party that is held for 3 days a week for 4 weeks and each day there is a features set of DJs and everyone dances outside for about 3-4 hours. It sounds crazy but if you show up dressed up properly and really warm (think extra socks and long johns under your pants) dancing all night should keep you from freezing. It’s a really fun way to spend a Thursday, Friday or Saturday night! 

So, I’m going to Igloofest and I wanted to do something a little more dramatic and fun (even though no one can see my makeup in the dark, but if I get any flash pictures taken then I’m sure it will look good! Here’s my look:

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All the colours on the lid are from the Urban Decay Vice palette. I got this palette a little before Christmas and I haven’t really had a chance to experiment with all the colours. I love the palette a lot but there are a couple of shadows that have quite a bit of fallout but all the colours are gorgeous and I anticipate playing around with them a lot more in the future.

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Please excuse my unkempt upper brow area. I only notice these stray hairs when I take photos with flash.

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Face:

  • Annabelle CC, natural finish
  • Revlon Colorstay foundation
  • Maybelline Instant Rewind Dark Circle Eraser, medium
  • Annabelle CC pressed powder, Medium-Dark
  • Revlon cream blush, 200
  • MAC Dollymix
  • CoverFX BronzeFX, bronze
  • Marcelle pink highlighter, “Because I’m a girl”

Eyes:

  • MAC paintpot, Painterly
  • NYX Jumbo eyepencil in Strawberry Milk
  • UD Vice Palette: Freebird on lid, Vice in the crease and Noise blended ontop of Vice on the crease as well and Echo Beach as highlight. 
  • Annabelle eyeliner in Fiesta on the lower lash line
  • Annabelle smudgeliner in Chichi Girl on top of Fiesta (blended)
  • Maybelline Eyestudio long lasting gel eyeliner in blackest black on top lash line.
  • Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes in black to tightline and waterline.
  • Cover Girl Clump Crusher mascara

Lips

  • Rimmel Vinyl Max lipgloss in Goddess. (my lips look pink because I had tried other lip colours before choosing just a peachy gloss) 

 

 

 

 

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Now here’s a creepy picture of my face, trying to be weird/cute/I’m not sure.

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I was having a hard time picking what lip color to wear with this eye look and I was experimenting with a darker look using MAC Rebel and Viva Glam Nicki. I liked this photo so I included it but I felt that the look was already pretty eye heavy and the dark lip was a bit too much.

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First Impressions plus FOTD

So seeing as I just got some new products yesterday, I obviously couldn’t wait to try them out. I know I said that I would wait a few days to write a review but I couldn’t resist doing a “First Impressions” of some kind. So here are the products I’m trying out, from my previous post, they are the new Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation, which, according to the packaging, claims that it is an “Anti-Fatigue and Radiant Glow”. I will also be trying out the new Annabelle Cosmetics CC Colour and Contour Instant Perfecting Base, in the natural finish. It also comes in a white bottle which has a luminescent finish.
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So here is a scary picture of my face before applying any product, only moisturizer. As you can see, I have a lot of redness in certain areas, as well as some pretty dark circles under my eyes.

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This is after applying the CC base/primer. It does seem to have evened out my skin tone a little and reduced the redness in my trouble spots. My under-eye area is still quite dark but significantly less. I also noticed that this product helped reduce the appearance of my pores. Now, I’ve never tried any of those pore-reducing products such as Benefit’s Pore-fessional but a review done by Youtube’s jeanfrancoiscd (makeup guru extraordinaire and fellow Montrealer) said that after trying this product he wouldn’t need to buy those higher end pore-reducing products again. In addition to evening out my skin tone and reducing the appearance of my pores, it also left my skin feeling silky smooth, making the application of my foundation very easy! NEXT!20130126-113120.jpg

So this is after applying the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation. I know that this product has been out for some time now in the UK (since Rimmel is a UK brand) but this juuuust came out at my local drug store and after seeing such good feedback on this product by another Youtube personality that I follow, Zoella (who lives in London) I really wanted to try it out! I’ve never really tried any foundations from Rimmel, I never really gave them a chance but this looked promising. The consistency of this product is very light, is not too watery and not too thick either, which made application very easy. There is a little fragrance but it smells like lotion which was a pleasant surprise. It is kind of hard to tell by this picture but I do feel like my skin had a slight glow to it after application. I had a hard time trying to find the right shade when I was at the store because the product was just put out and no testers were available, but I am pretty happy with what I chose. The flash kind of makes my face look more white than it actually is. Anyways, in addition to the Annabelle primer, this foundation evened out my skin tone even more and even helped reduce the darkness around my eyes. So far, I’m really liking both of these products. Thumbs up! 20130126-113138.jpg

This is my finished face! I was inspired by my new tights that I got yesterday that are sheer purple with purple polka dots to create this eye look. I’m also using an Annabelle eyeshadow in Infrared that I got at a warehouse sale last year (so I don’t think you can get it anymore in stores!) and a Rimmel Exaggerate waterproof eye definer in 270 Purple Shock on the waterline. My blush is Vintage Grape by MAC with Superb Extra Dimension Skinfinish by MAC as a highlight. On my lips is the L’Oreal ColorRiche lipstick in Sheer Linen. 20130126-113148.jpg20130126-113208.jpg20130126-113239.jpg

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Stay tuned for a full review on these two products! Let me know if you would like to see a tutorial or how I created this look! Have a great weekend 🙂

Drugstore Mini Hail

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Went to Shoppers Drug Mart today (aka Pharmaprix here in Quebec) and purchased these two bad boys. I’ve heard a lot of good things about both the Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation and the new Annabelle CC colour contour instant perfecting base so I figured I would try them out! The Rimmel foundation was $12.99 and the CC cream was $17.49 but there was a $2.00 coupon on the counter where it was on display. I will be posting again soon after trying out these products in a couple of days!