Snowy Day Makeup

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So it snowed in Vancouver. Weird! Haha. Here is my very minimal, Snow White inspired makeup for a Snow Day!

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1. I used Covergirl Tru Blend Foundation in 405 (Ivory) and Covergirl Fresh Complexion concealer (in Classic Ivory)as a base. I apply the Smashbox Photo Op under-eye brightener before the concealer. I like these products because they have pretty light coverage and I like my natural skin to come through as much as possible.

2. I used Foxy from the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette to take out any darkness on my eye lids and then used Venus as a subtle inner corner highlight. This really brings a lot of light to the eyes, without being too bold. I applied these using a Real Techniques brush.

3. I curled my lashes and applied Maybelline’s Volum’ Express The Rocket mascara (this stuff is brilliant!).

4. To prepare my lips I used the Mint Julips lip scrub from Lush and then applied Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Adore. I also used Adore on my cheeks. I just put a couple of small strokes high on my cheeks where I naturally flush, and the blend it out.

Rosy Autumn Face of the Day

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I love this lipstick! It’s the Maybelline Superstay 24 in Timeless rose. It’s a lovely deep rose colour with brown undertones. I struggle with deeper lip colours, because I’m so fair and have a very cool skin tone so a lot of them look harsh on me, but I think this one really works. This stuff lasts incredibly well, which I suppose you should expect from the name. It comes with a lip balm to put over top (otherwise it’s very dry), but you could use any lip balm that you like.

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Halloween Casual

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It was a casual low-key Halloween this year, but I couldn’t resist taking a few pictures of the yard, pumpkins and me because I love this season and I think everything is so lovely and autumnal.

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