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Beauty Products We Love to Get Fancy and Festive with this Holiday Season

It’s hard to believe that the holidays are less than four weeks away! Besides getting together with friends and family, and finishing up that super long shopping list, taking the time to look good often becomes a chore instead of the fun and enjoyable thing it should be. Our brand new social media ambassador, Brittany Sarah, is here to add some inspiration to your holiday beauty line-up with some of her favourites below. 

YSL Touche Eclat Le Teint

During the holiday season I love to put my best face forward, and this foundation helps me do that. It has a beautiful radiant glow that will give you a fresh dewy complexion. It is my go-to for a perfect medium coverage that still looks glowing and natural!

Hourglass Ambient Metallic Strobe Lighting Palette

Highlighter is always a good idea no matter what the season. But especially during the holidays I like to shine. This palette gives you endless colour options for that perfect glow! I like to put this on my cheekbones and on my shoulders and collar bones for that extra holiday party sparkle.

Huda Beauty Smokey Obsessions Palette

This eyeshadow palette is the perfect combination of matte shades and shimmer shades! You can make so many holiday looks with these colours. There is even a silver glitter metallic shade if you are feeling extra daring.

Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter + Glow Liquid Eyeshadow

The thing I love most about holiday glam is the glitter! Tis the season for glitter everywhere. Stila makes it so easy to perfect that glittery smokey eye. This is a liquid glitter so you don’t have to deal with any mess. Just apply on your lids and you are good to go!

Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint

Everyone is always looking for that perfect red lip during the holidays. Rihanna and her new makeup line Fenty Beauty has created a universal red that is perfect for every person! It comes in a very long lasting matte formula.

Natasha Denona Chroma Crystal Top Coat

 f you are not quite ready for glitter but still want that pop of sparkle on your eyes then this is the product for you! These Crystal Top Coats add the perfect slight glow to your lids. They are so easy to apply over shadows or on their own. You can even use your fingers to apply!

Becca Liquid Crystal Lip Topper Glow Gloss in ‘Champagne Dreams X Bellini

Keeping with the sparkle theme, these new lip glosses from Becca are perfect for the holidays! They are great glosses but add a sparkly almost holographic shine to the lips. They come in many colours but I personally love this peachy nude that has pink glitter throughout. Just adds a little something extra to the lips.

IGK Pre Party Hair Strobing Glitter Spray

Glitter Hairspray may make you feel like you are back in the 80’s but IGK is bringing it back in the perfect way. This is a glitter spray for your hair that if used sparingly adds the perfect amount of shine and sparkle to your hair without looking over done. Perfect for NYE! Unfortunately, this product is so popular that it’s currently sold out! But make sure to keep checking their site for new stock.

Velour Lashes in ‘Fluff n’ Wispie’

If you don’t normally wear falsies then the holidays are the perfect time to add that extra glam! I love these ones by Velour because you can re-use them (for all of the parties this season!) and they are so fluffy and wispy which is totally on trend!

Replica ‘By The Fireplace’ Perfume

This is my current favourite fragrance! It is so perfect for winter and the holidays. It combines smoky and woody accords with the subtle sweetness of chestnut to evoke a familiar but forgotten moment—the warmth of a cozy fireplace in midwinter. It smells sexy and elegant and exactly like the holidays!

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Unfortunately, far too often the real meaning of the holiday season is lost among the stress and chaos of trying to do it all.  So don’t forget to take the time to slow down, relax and pamper yourself with any of the above suggestions this holiday season! 

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Winter Wonders! Products We Swear by During the Cold Winter Months

Selections by Jessica of Fancy Face Inc.!

Even though winter and the holiday season can be full of warm and happy moments spent with friends and family, it is anything but warm outside with the harsh, drying effects of the wind and cold weather. Needless to say, your skin and beauty routine will require some extra love and care to help you look great and party-ready during these cold winter months.

Here we turn to one of our amazingly talented Fancy Face makeup artists, Jessica, who shares some of her favourite products to use this winter. 

KOPARI Coconut Lip Love – Hydrating and glossy, perfect for the winter. Not sticky at all and cruelty free. It also smells like the beach so who wouldn’t love it! 

            

Tarte Cleansing Cutie Scrubber – Picked this up about 2 months ago and I have been obsessed. It really takes your cleanser to the next level and actually feels like it’s getting all the dirt & build up out of your skin! 

                     
Ouai Haircare Dry Shampoo Foam – the ultimate dry shampoo. This will keep your hair clean and smelling fresh foreverrrr! 
                           
CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion (for normal to oily skin) – An amazing face cream that leaves skin feeling smooth and hydrated. Best part? DRUGSTORE item!! 


               
Too Faced Just Peachy Velvet Matte Eyeshadow Palette – I love every single colour in this palette. I’ve been using it nonstop since the Sephora sale and have nothing but good things to say! I’m also a sucker for things that smell amazing. 

          
Dose of Colors “Undressed” Lip Gloss – The best nude gloss. Pigmented enough that it is perfect to wear alone or on top of a lipstick. 


                 
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Long Wear Foundation – My go to foundation for any time of year! Lightweight, full coverage, and longwearing. 


                
BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Concealer – It’s that time of year when our skin transitions to being more on the drier side. For me it’s especially under my eyes and around my nose. This concealer is perfect as it’s so hydrating but still gives great coverage! 


        
Josie Maran Pure Argon Oil – If you haven’t yet tried this you are missing out! I put this on after cleansing my face and let it soak in. After a few minutes I’ll put my facial moisturizer over top. Since I have oily skin (but I get dry patches in some areas), I only do this at night for extra hydration in the winter! Can be used on skin, hair & nails! 
              
Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in “Cruella” – Of course, I had to finish off with a red lip for the holidays. Loving this one especially because it doesn’t dry my lips out and it lasts! 

Decleor Paris Aromessence Neroli Amara Oil Serum – This serum is very effective against the cold weather and is meant to be applied before your moisturizer. Its ingredients include Neroli essential oil, parsley, hazelnut and sweet orange essential oils. Try it to give your skin a hit of hydration and radiance boost, while the calming scent of the oils soothes your senses.

Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Moisture Cream – an essential part of any skincare routine is the moisturizer. Bobbi Brown has been a global top-seller for a long time, and this cream is a lightweight version of their iconic Extra Repair Moisturizing Balm that is especially suitable for normal to dry skin, particularly those with dry skin patches. It’s perfect for layering and prepping skin for foundation and makeup, and is absorbed almost instantly with minimal waiting time.

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Brittany’s Fall Favourites

In this series, we share products that Brittany Gray, our Owner and Creative Director, have used and fallen in love with.  With her vast experience and passion for makeup and skincare, she’s the perfect person to get advice from. So…early Christmas shopping anyone?

 

Yves Saint Laurent’s All Hours Full Coverage Foundation

Brittany – “I use this every day. Whenever I wear it, my makeup lasts from morning until night and I always get compliments on my “flawless” skin. It’s the foundation at work!!”

The formula allows for up to 24 hours of long, waterproof, comfortable and no touch-up needed wear. The matte shine control of the oil-control formula keeps the skin shine-free and reduces the appearance of pores.

Benefit Cosmetic’s Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel

Brittany – “I use this everyday alone on my brows. Fast and easy!”

A cult favourite and deservedly so. It’s brush application allows for an easier application and a more natural look than brow pencils. The formula builds easily for thick, full arches, and a tapered brush can be used to blend while the precision tip for shaping the perfect brows.

Nudestix’s Magnetic Luminous Eye Color

 

Brittany – “Obsessed with these: so long lasting and so much pigment!”

This innovative company is known for its easy-to-apply makeup that all comes in either stick or pencil form, perfect for those of us who are short on time. These “touch n’go makeup stix” glides on and blends easily, and can be used on not only the eyelids but the cheekbones, brow arch and tear ducts as well.  

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna’s Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Brittany – “Love the Fenty Beauty product because it creates the perfect glow without being too liquid or too greasy. Love the consistency. Apply before or after foundation or after. Super easy to use & creates a candle lit glow. I love Starstruck!” 

Rihanna’s foray into the beauty market is definitely one of her best career moves and it was a long-time coming. Her style is legendary, classic but somehow edgy at the same time. We can’t wait to see what Fenty Beauty comes out with next!

Tarte’s Drink of H2O Hydrating Boost Moisturizer Rainforest of the Sea

Brittany – “The tarte moisturizer is packed with hydration and smells amazing. Perfect for the fall and winter months. Lightweight too!”

Cute, must-have packaging aside, this moisturizer is packed with electrolyte hydration that soothes and refreshes parched skin courtesy of the marine antioxidants from Tarte’s trademarked Rainforest of the Sea complex. This cooling gel is a mixture of hyaluronic acid and electrolyte-balancing sea salts that works to hydrate skin without weighing it down.