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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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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.

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2017 Fall Beauty Rundown

What comes to mind when you think of fall? I think of a return to routine, school runs, more traffic and the onslaught of too many pumpkin spice-related products.

Fall also signals cooler and drier weather, and fashion that leans towards richer and darker tones. Instead of the lighter more natural looks favoured in the summer, the drier weather allows for more makeup coverage and bolder colours. This year, metallics dominated the 2017 fall designer runways. Below are some fall essentials that will help you say goodbye to summer.

SKINCARE

The cool and dry weather calls for extra hydration to keep your skin looking gorgeous

KIEHL’S – Ultra Facial Moisturizer

This is the classic must-have moisturizer that provides all-day hydration during both the humid summer months as well as the drier fall and winter seasons. Definitely worth a try if you haven’t already!

 

 

LA MER – The Revitalizing Hydrating Serum

This serum provides continuous hydration and energy through its sea-sourced actives of The Deep Hydration Ferment, a blend of green, brown and red algae. Also containing the powerful antioxidant Lime Tea Concentrate, it protects against the fall elements, allowing skin to thrive and any lines are naturally softened and repaired.  


HAUSCHKA – Hydrating Cream Mask

The creamy texture is heavier and more moisturizing, protecting dry skin from harsh weather. It retains moisture while supporting the skin’s natural process of oil protection. Ingredients include nourishing almond, avocado and jojoba oils that hydrate the outer skin layer while rose wax soothes and protects.

 

EYES

On the fall 2017 runways, metallic eyeshadows dominated. Not just delicately applied either, but boldly swept across lids that made for striking feminist statements.

 

CHARLOTTE TILBURY – Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise in Silver Leopard – Eyeshadow

Charlotte has always been inspired by the hynoptic gaze of cats and how their eyes emit light outwards. Luckily, she channeled this inspiration into this glittering gunmetal grey eyeshadow, which became a best-seller. Use it to create a sultry, feline look just in time for Halloween and the upcoming party season.  

 

STILA – Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in various colours

If you thought that metallic shades only came in silver or copper, these beautifully-packaged liquid eye shadows from Stila will make you think again. There are eleven shades in total to help you create that glowing, shimmery look. The water-infused texture glides on effortlessly and dries smoothly, instantly locking in maximum sparkle with minimal smudging.

 

DIOR – Metalizer – Fall 2017 Limited Edition – Eyes & Lips Cream Shadow

This latest innovation from Dior does double-duty with a creamy, ultra-pigmented formula that lights up both the eyes and lips with a metallic shine. It can be applied alone, or on top of existing eyeshadow or lipstick to add extra shine. In keeping with the metallic theme, my pick is the versatile Copper Power shade.

 

LIPS

For days on which you want to forgo the strong eyeshadow, why not move the attention to your lips instead? Lips didn’t shy away from bold colours either on the fall runways. Deep berry shades of purple, burgundy or blackened plum, were seen adorning the lips of models at dozens of shows. Such a strong lip is best paired with minimal makeup, or if you want to imitate the runways, go all out with a heavy dark eyeliner or colourful eyeshadow.

 

BECCA COSMETICS – Lush Lip Colour Balm in Black Violet

Becca Cosmetics is a line that has attracted much love recently and it’s easy to see why with this beautiful shade. It’s simple and clean packaging stands in stark contrast to the drama of this deep berry shade. This is a balm however, so don’t be intimidated by the strong shade. It has buildable pigments that still allow your natural lip colour to shine through, and you can layer it however you like to create your own perfect shade.

 

 

CHANEL – Rouge Allure Velvet in Nightfall

This luscious looking lipstick is part of Chanel’s 2017 Fall-Winter Collection, which was inspired by Lucia Pica, Chanel’s global creative makeup and colour designer, and her road trip to the Californian coast. This shade is in line with the rich berry colours popular this season, but offers a more sensual matte finish.

 

MARC JACOBS – Le Marc Lip Crème Lipstick in Trax

Inspired by the design house’s Fall 2017 runway, this limited-edition creamy black-burgundy lipstick delivers 10-hour wear in just one sensual swipe. Its dark-burgundy pigment appears almost black, and looks especially stunning paired with neutral shadows.

NAILS

 

YVES SAINT LAURENT – La Lacque Couture – Fall Look 2017 Nail Lacquer in Bronze Fever

To complete the metallic look coat your nails in this rich bronze colour, inspired the nightclubs of the 70s. This exclusive lacquer has an extra holographic shimmer courtesy of the multi-coloured pearl effect polish that reflects light like disco balls, for an ultra-sparkling manicure.