Makeup: Sexy Summer Glow
I stopped by Target recently (in the US of course dear Canadians) and took a chance on a few makeup pieces that have become major game changers for me. Seriously MAJOR!
I'm all about that healthy bronze glow these days and less about the winged black eye liner & red lips that I wore all winter long. My foundation is dewy (thanks to La Neige BB Cushion Foudation), my cheeks are (faux) sun kissed and my lashes are a mile long.
LA NEIGE BB CUSHION
I first heard about this foundation from a random YouTube channel and decided I needed to try it for myself. It's a bit more expensive than I would have liked at $34 USD (at Target) but it does come with an extra refill, making the price a little easier to swallow. In my opinion I took a major chance buying this product considering that I'm never 100% happy with my foundations.
The foundation itself is easy to apply and gives me that natural, dewy, no makeup skin that I’ve been craving. It also layers nicely which is perfect on the days I need more coverage after a sleepless night. I’m usually medium warm beige so I bought the Medium / Dark shade, which is just a tad darker than my face but acts as the perfect summer shade. I’ll probably switch to Medium during the winter months. Overall I’m really happy with this foundation! It wears well all day, and I love how the yellow undertones matches my skin beautifully.
For a little bit of colour I picked up some coral coloured makeup to add a sheer flush over lips and cheeks. Maybelline’s Baby Lips Crystal in Gleaming Coral is moisturizing and adds a sheer wash of colour. A little too sheer for my liking so what I do is layer it on over top of NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Morocco, an intense bright orange-red that I lightly dab on my lips to. I use Benefit’s Cha-Cha Tint on my cheeks for a light flush. The trick is to dab a little on the cheeks and then pat it in with your fingertips. A little goes a long way so you just need a bit of product. If you want more colour, just add a bit more and work bit by bit so you don’t end up with clown cheeks. I like to layer it on overtop of my bronzer/ contour powder for extra definition.
COVER GIRL THE SUPER SIZER
I love Cover Girl mascaras and the entire series of Lash Blast has never failed me so when I saw this on sale, I knew I had to try it! (Didn’t hurt that Katy Perry was in the ads with her ginormous lashes!). What surprised me was the super skinny brush that looks almost skimpy but don’t be fooled. A single coat gave me super long, thick lashes that almost looked like falsies and a second coat gave me massively dramatic lashes. I love how CG mascaras wear – they never smear or clump and they easily wash off with soap and water. I have no cons about this product and I have to say it’s my new fave!