It was in high school that I decided it was time to find my “look”. It was only fitting because I was 15 and on my way to adulthood of course, it was time to establish my beauty identity. Looking back, it went far from well, I was basically a teenage girl in drag. I would apply MAC’s Amber Lights gold eye shadow all over my lid and then I would follow with Shadowy Lady, it’s a dark purple that I would apply all over my crease. I would then load up on L’Oreal Double Extend mascara in Carbon Black (whyyyy was the original discontinued). It didn’t end there, I also wore a hot pink Rimmel lipgloss every day with an Annabelle blush to match. Keep in mind, that all of this was after I had caked on loads of foundation, concealer and powder on my face. My beauty identity continued to evolve, but one thing has never changed: my quest for beautiful skin. My beautiful skin requirements are blemish-free, even toned, poreless and free of fine lines. I know it’s a stretch, but there are certain steps that you can take towards achieving a beautiful complexion. It’s not so much the need for perfect skin, but more so creating an environment where you nourish the skin you’re in.

Thought I’d share with two of my favourite skin care products:

  • La Roche Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel: This has been my ride or die cleanser for years now. I discovered it years ago when I was working as a cosmetician at a local pharmacy. It doesn’t leave my skin dry and it removes all traces of makeup. Also, the pH is at a suitable level to ensure your skin isn’t left irritated.
  • La Roche-Posay Ultra-Fluid Lotion SPF 60: This sunscreen is the bomb! I’ve been using it since it was first released years ago. It dries matte and you’re not left with a gray cast. I wear sunscreen every day, no matter what.

Let me know below if you’ve ever tried these products or if you have any other product suggestions!

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Fall is just around the corner (unfortunately) and with the colder weather comes darker colours. While playing around with makeup at the drugstore, I discovered these two beauties from Revlon. These two lipsticks are perfect for fall and would pair well with the jewel tones that we’re so familiar with during the colder months.

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Below are the swatches of the two lipsticks.

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Revlon Really Red lipstick & Revlon Black Cherry lipstick

The swatch on the left is Revlon’s Really Red lipstick. It’s a matte finish, but you couldn’t tell that from the picture. I do have to admit that it’s creamier than I’d expect for a lipstick that’s considered matte. I love the shade, it leans towards an orangey-red which is vibrant, but the semi-matte finish helps tone down the brightness.

The swatch on the right is Revlon’s Black Cherry lipstick and it’s a cream finish. Usually with darker colours I prefer a matte because I like the drama that a matte finish provides, but with this colour, a cream finish works. I just love this colour; it’s my favourite of the two. You do have to be careful when applying it because it’s dark and creamy so the application can get messy. I don’t usually use a lip brush but with this lipstick I do. I also make sure to powder my lips before applying and to set the lipstick as well.

 

Are you ready for fall? Let me know below any of your fall makeup suggestions.
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