Category: Makeup

Vancouver Fashion Week

Vancouver Fashion Week has been a staple in Vancouver since 2001. Ever evolving – just like fashion – this year’s opening gala (and also the full 7 day show) was held at the Chinese Cultural Centre in Chinatown on September 18th, 2017. This venue lent a hand to the gritty feel of the show – very much Sex in the City circa 1999.

The crowd was plentiful and varied, just the way a fashion show should be. Redken was on hand offering hair touch ups to show goers before they could head to Republic nightclub for the afterparty.

Three designers walked in opening night – Charly Thorn, Aiki District, and Nozomi Kuwahara.

My personal favorite was Charly Thorn. She is an 18 year old Australian designer who made me crave Spring ’18 already! At such a young age she is sure to continue to grow and produce amazing fashion in the years to come. One piece in particular stood out to me. This structured beach suit. Not only the shape but the pattern had me begging to see more. The entire aesthetic of her show had me feeling I could move to an island and live there forever.

Aiki District had a much more laid back and simplistic feel. The neutral colors and unstructured cuts worked so well with the fabrics chosen. Any piece could work alone but also be given your own spin with the right accessories and styling. 

See below for my own outfit and makeup details. Also visit www.vanfashionweek.com for tickets. Shows run until Sunday September 24th!

Until March 2018 VFW! I will be back to view all that Fall has to offer.

 

Makeup
Fenty Pro Filt’r 290
Fenty Highlighter ‘Mean& Hustla Baby’ || fenty

 

Dress/Jacket- Zara   Shoes- Louboutin     Bag- Saint Laurent 

 

Dress/Jacket- Zara
Shoes- Louboutin
Bag- Saint Laurent

FENTY BEAUTY

Let’s talk FENTY!

I have now tried three products from the line and plan on trying them ALL. I’ve seen a lot of reviews about the products and some are utterly obsessed while others criticize the brand. I absolutely LOVE the products I’ve used so far. The foundation is brilliant, comes in 40 shades for any and every skin tone. It’s full coverage and semi matte. Can add as little as you want to achieve sheer-medium coverage. I use less than a pump on my entire face and love the results. A lot of people say that the foundation oxidizes…. well it doesn’t. When color swatching, leave the foundation on for 1 minute before committing to the color. It typically takes 1 minute to see the true tone . It lasts all day and the color does not change. 

Now on to the killawatt higlighters…. if you don’t have one already, go and get one asap. They are magical and don’t add texture to the skin. Below are photos wearing the products. Check out my IG for more upcoming photos, in the meantime, go ahead and check out the line and let me know what you think. xo

Shu Uemura || Collaboration

I have collaborated with Shu Uemura to give you all a  sneak peak of the new amazing products that’s they have. Check out my Instagram to see the looks I’ve created using their products. Most importantly, I have a discount code for you all to use on their website www.shuuemura.com and or .ca! You’ll receive 15% off ALL products, in addition to deluxe size samples & free shipping on orders over $50. 

I used the cheek and eye palette ‘water slide blue’ in this look! The shadows are pigmented and blend seamlessly. Side note, Shu carries some of my FAV matte lipsticks. If you haven’t tried their lippies yet, go  online now! You’ll thank me later XO. 

 

Vita Liberata

Are you wanting a tan without having to lay out in the sun? If so, keep on reading. I honestly hate all self tanners! They smell, get messy, stain your clothes and become blotchy. I cautiously tried out the Vita Liberata Body Blur and it is PERFECTION! This is not a paid post, but a testament of my love for the product. Check out the photo below. I used very little product and instantly got a good medium based tan. No streaks, no stains and mess-free. 

 

No-makeup makeup

Want to achieve that no makeup, makeup look? Check out the following photo and product breakdown to achieve the look.

Prep your skin with your daily skin routine and make sure you have beautiful hydrated skin. Use a Beauty oil of your liking and apply a few drops to the palm of your hands and press it in to the skin until it is fully absorbed. Use the Anastasia cream stick foundation and apply three swatches over your face– both checks and your forehead. Take your favourite blending brush and blend until you have a beautiful sheer coverage. Once complete, use a powder puff or a dry beauty blender and pat it on the skin. This gets rid of excess oil and foundation. Apply a bit of highlighter and bronzer if you would like. I just applied the Aurora Glow Kit from Anastasia Beverly Hills. Use the same bronzer and highlight over your eye lids for a harmonious look. Lips and brows are up to you– you can pick a bold lip and brow or go natural like I have above.  ūüíč

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IMG_5655Hi Lovies,

I’ve been MIA on here and wanted to send some love! Check out my IG for detailed makeup and fashion looks. I’ll be blogging more soon xo

ABH- Product Breakdown

If you know me, you know that I LOVE all of Anastasia’s Products. When she came out with her foundation sticks I was thrilled. To your surprise, I fell in love with the foundation as well. ¬†Coverage is buildable and I use a synthetic foundation buffing brush to apply and set it with a wet beauty blender. You always want to make sure you use the right tools for this product. If you have dry to combination skin, use a beauty oil first then apply the foundation. If you have oily prone skin, make sure that you set the foundation. They are multi-purposeful and can be used for contour and highlight as well.

 

Oil Recommendation: ABH beauty Oil, Josie Argon Or Boscia Beauty Oil!!

Setting Powder: Kat Von D Transluncent powder or Laura Mercier Translucent
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Pretty In Pink–Bridal Shower

How beautiful is this Bride to be on the day of her bridal shower? product details are below!

 

Shadows and Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills

Contour/Highlight: Anastasia Glow kit and contour Kit

Lipstick: Entice from Nudestix with Armani Lipstick in 517.

Foundation: Aqua Luminous from Becca set with Kat Von D compact foundation for a fuller coverage .

Lashes: Sephora Collection ‘Celebrities’

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Glow

imageI’m obsessed with highlighters! It really does complete the look. I used the glow kit from Anastasia in this photo. Aside from that, I’ve listed a few of my go-to highlighters.

1.Anastasia Glow Kit

2. Anastasia Illumintors (More intensity in comparison to the glow kits)

3.Becca highlighters In Opal, Pearl and Champagne Pop

4.MUFE- Sculpting Duo #2!!! I absolutely love this! It’s amazing to use this as a metallic shadow as well

5. Tom Ford Sculpting in the darker tone, the highlight in this compact is cream and it’s beautiful

6. Charlotte Tilbury Sculpting Duo

7. Armani Fluid Sheer #2 and #7