Here’s to makeup purging and rediscovering old favourites!

Well hello there my friends. It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I have been on a makeup purge lately, getting rid of things I haven’t touched in years or things that I’ve kept as ‘collectibles’ versus serving any real purpose at all and simply taking up more space than needed.

Ironically, at the same time, I’ve been coveting some new items lately (I’m looking at you NARS Audacious lipsticks!) but have managed to stay strong and resist the urge to haul. I’m not sure how long my willpower will last however as I’ve found some newfound room in my makeup drawers given all the purging I’ve been doing. During my makeup purging, I’ve stumbled upon goodies that I have forgotten. You know you have too much when…

One of these rediscoveries was a YSL Rouge Volupte lipstick called Ultimate Beige.

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I’ve been wearing this one a lot lately in between wearing the reds, wine and bright pinks I typically wear during Fall. This colour is a lovely neutral nude colour that doesn’t make me look like I’m wearing concealer on my lips. Read more

Where have you been all my life? MAC’s Redd Lip Pencil

I stumbled upon a beauty find. You know where I found it? Right beneath my eyes. At home. In my collection. It is MAC’s lip pencil in Redd, and it is amazing. I don’t think I’ve ever actually ever worn it or if I have it’s been YEARS. You know you’re a makeup addict when…

REDDI stumbled upon Redd while rifling through my pencil collection which I tend to neglect.  It caught my eye and something compelled me to slap it on all over my lips — it was an a-ha moment for sure. Where have you been all my life, MAC Redd?

REDD3The colour is a beautiful tomato red, with a slight orange undertone to it. I simply drew the colour all over my lips and then added a lip balm for some shine and moisture. Easy.

Do you have a lip pencil you use as a lipstick colour?

Lipstick of The Day: Feeling Amorous (MAC Huggable Lip Colour)

There’s nothing like putting on a bright pink lip. For me, it’s an instant pick-me-up on the most dreary of days.

One colour I’ve enjoyed wearing this summer is MAC’s Feeling Amorous, one of its Huggable Lip Colours. Feeling Amorous is a muted fuchsia pink. It’s easy to wear, and not an ‘in your face’ kind of fuchsia. It’s just pretty.

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I love the formula of these Huggable Lip Colours. They are creamy and moisturizing and have a hint of glossiness on the lips. They came out earlier this year, and unfortunately, I hear these are not part of the permanent collection (boo!).

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I’m glad I picked up a few colours when they were available, and am praying that MAC brings them back someday.

Beauty Challenge: How much makeup can you buy for the price of one Tom Ford lipstick?

I have one makeup dream, and that’s to own a Tom Ford lipstick. But shelling out $50 for a lipstick is just something I just can’t bring myself to do at this point. Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy my fair share of luxury makeup brands (hello YSL, Chanel and Dior!). But I’m also a big believer in the makeup gems that can be found at say, your local Walmart. To prove my point, I went on a mission to Walmart to see what I could buy for $50, equivalent to the cost of one Tom Ford lipstick.

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My initial goal was to try and build an entire makeup look, from foundation to lashes. It was a lofty for someone like me it seems. Read more