The snow does not seem to want to melt in my part of the world, but that hasn’t stopped me from wearing more Spring-like makeup. Here’s one of my go-to looks lately: black eyeliner paired with glossy lips.
Viva Glam 1 was a lipstick I loved for many years. ‘Distracted’ by other lipsticks, I forgot to buy it again when I finished the tube (yes, I have finished a lipstick!). Recently, I started to become enamored again with retro red lipsticks, and I came across this beauty at the MAC counter. I swatched it, and fell in love all over again.
I am not blessed with long, fluttery eyelashes so I love, love, love the look of falsies. Unfortunately, I haven’t had the best of luck at false lashes. Truth be told, I can’t for the life of me figure out how to apply them. But always up for a challenge, I decided to give the Esqido mink lashes a chance. They look so beautiful, and I thought, why the heck not?
Esqido lashes are made from “the softest and finest naturally shedded mink hairs.” Mink? I had no idea but I have to admit I love the look and feel of these. Check out the Esqido False Lashes I tested out:
How is it mid-February already? This long and never-ending Canadian winter is putting a serious crimp in my beauty blogging motivation. But I’m trying ladies. I’ve been trying to add some spice to my looks on a daily basis as a way to motivate myself, and here’s a few things that stood out to me:
- There’s nothing like a bright lipstick to brighten my day. As soon as I have a bright lipstick on, I feel more alive. In the last month, I’ve rediscovered old favourites like MAC’s Girl about Town and Viva Glam 1 (top left picture). I’ve worn these regularly, including on outings to the grocery store with the fam. After all, why not glam it up while buying broccoli?
- I am addicted to lipstick/lipbalm/stain crayons. From NARS Satin Lip Pencils to Clinique Chubby Sticks, to Revlon Laquer Balm Stains to Annabelle Twist-Ups, my collection of these hybrid pencils continues to expand like there’s no tomorrow. I think I might love pencils more than tubes of lipstick. I love the colours and formulation, and I love how portable and easy to use they are. Ground-breaking, I know, right? Read more
Through the years, I’ve acquired dozens of blushes. The sad thing is that I just came to the realization that I don’t apply enough. I guess that’s better than over applying, right? So, here I am, the mistress of blush acquisition yet you would never know it by looking at my face on a daily basis. D’oh! Anyway, I’ve been trying a little harder to add a little bit more glow and I think I’m making progress.
One product that has captured my blush-loving heart is the new Maybelline Master Hi-Light by Face Studio blushes.