Empties Edition

It’s that time again! That time when I show you all the stuff I’ve either loved and repurchased or bought and regretted. I’m pretty sure I’ve written product reviews on most if not all of these products so if you really want to know how I feel about them, check out those posts.

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My First Professional Makeover


Today marked the first day I ever had my makeup professionally done! It was very unexpected but my office was shooting some pictures and videos to keep on stock for promotional purposes and they asked me if I wanted to be an extra! So I had my face makeup done by a professional (and she even used some of my favorite Lorac products!) What do you think of the final result? She kept everything pretty natural, except for my brows which she made a shade or two darker. Different but I think I like it!

My Newest Craze: Spot Moisturizing

You may have heard of the trend that took skincare by storm, multi masking. But I’ve come up with my own skincare regime that has truly made my Summer skin feel better than ever: spot moisturizing. And while this isn’t technically a thing, I’m making it one. Here’s how it works:

  1. Apply a serum to the tops of my cheekbones, massaging it in there first before moving the access to the rest of my face.
  2. Wait a minute or two for the serum to sink in and then apply a light moisturizing cream or lotion all over the rest of my face.
  3. Apply a thick cream moisturizer to the dry spots on my face for extra moisture. This is the SPOT moisturizing portion of my routine.

I’ve found that during the Winter my entire face loved being lathered in a thick cream to retain moisture. During the Summer, however, I really only need this intense moisture in certain points of my face (cheekbones, in-between eyebrows, and tip of my nose). Since starting this routine I have noticed that my skin feels sooo much smoother and makeup doesn’t cling to these dry patches any more! If you’re having issues with dry patches, I would definitely give this method a go and let me know how it works for you!

Product Review: NYX Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomade

After realizing that my beloved Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz was pulling out my eye brows (definitely some human error involved in this), I had to switch up my brow routine. Here was my first attempt:nyx

PROS:

  • Applies smoothly
  • Very affordable
  • Doesn’t have a dangerous amount of pigment so you can build it up

CONS:

  • Not a large color selection
  • The color that matched me best had a yellow undertone to it and came out looking weird on my skin
  • Stayed on for most of the day, but not all

Overall, I will not be repurchasing this product. The color match was just off and created some sort of optical illusion that made the brows look like more of a puke color. While the price is right, I went back Anastasia DIPBROW Pomade and already have better things to say about that product (coming soon).

Discovering Coloured Raine

When shopping for makeup, it’s naturally easier to go to a Sephora and swatch or try out the products that you’re thinking about purchasing. There are, however, some extraordinary indie brands that definitely make shopping online and testing out after purchase very worthwhile. Some of the brands that I’ve loved trying out that aren’t sold at Sephora include Colourpop, Morphe, Lorac and Zoeva. And today while watching Tati’s new video, I was very intrigued by another one of these more undiscovered brands called Coloured Raine. And after hearing her rave about their eye shadows, I wanted to take a look for myself. Here are some of my favorite shades from their range that I’m seriously thinking of giving a go: