I’ve been an avid fan of eyeliner pencils for as long as I’ve been wearing makeup. Even my mother, who hardly wears any makeup, will not give up her kohl pencils!! While a good black pencil liner is a staple in any makeup collection, today I want to veer from the familiar dark standard and share my favorite off-black liner pencils.Read More
When we think sunscreen, the words "thick", "greasy", "heavy" and "smelly" tend to come to mind. We have been scarred by years and years of crappy facial sunscreen but I have good news - I have seen the light at the end of the tunnel. Great sunscreen is out there, my friends!Read More
Rosy. Mauve. Nude. If a lip liner contains any of those words in its shade description, I am there and I am into it. These are my ride or die lip liners at the moment and surprise surprise - they encompass all the rosy mauve nude goodness that I desire.
From Dior to drugstore...
Dior Grege (top) is the lightest lip liner of the bunch, sporting a hint of an earthy undertone. This is a great colour if you're just seeking to even out your lip shade in preparation for any nude lipstick or gloss in your collection. This stuff is so versatile and it glides over the lips with ease. Next one down is Milani Nude, which sports a darker mauve undertone. This is a fabulous budget option and a must-try if you're into the 90's lip trend that is still rocking our world. It's available at most drugstores in the US but if you're in Canada you can grab them on sale at Well.ca (one of my favorite sites!)
Speaking of budget lip liners that kick ass, Rimmel's Eastend Snob is a classic. I have gone through a bunch of these in the 5 years I've been aware of the shade. I think it's the lip liner that I have used the longest, now that I think of it. The formula is creamy, incredibly easy to spread across the lips, and you don't have to sharpen it due to its roll-up mechanism. Win Win Win! Last but not least, we have my sweet baby. My precious. Lancôme Le Lipstique lip liner pencil in Natural Mauve. This works under every lipstick I own because it is so similar to my natural lip colour. It is the lip liner I go to when I want to even out the shape of my lips and make them look a bit more full without having them look fake and overdrawn. The formula is long lasting, too. A must try!
What are your go-to everyday lip liners? Do you love lip liners or can you not be bothered with 'em? I'd love to hear your thoughts!
I was doing well with my white blouse/white tshirt/denim cutoffs summer outfit combos but I have to stay true to my true love - the Summer Black.Read More
Blithe makes three versions of this Patting Water Pack - and I have tested out the Soothing & Healing Green Tea version. It is geared towards oily/combination skin types and boasts pore-tightening and clarifying properties. Think of it as a gentle acid toner, but with a water boost.Read More
These sunglasses have practically been glued to my face since their purchase. They're comfortable, dramatic and edgy - just what I need to pep up my otherwise dull and neutral summer outfits. From denim cutoffs and white Tees to #SummerBlacks or feminine ivory maxi dresses... the Milan III sunglasses by Illesteva work with it all.
There is a variety of different lens/frame combos in this particular style so if the loud colorful lenses aren't your thing fear not - chic black on black is an option as well:
I opted for the reflective blue lenses and the warm tortoiseshell frame for maximum wild impact. I always get stared at when I wear these down the street, which I take as a compliment. I wear my wild bug eyes loud and proud.
What sunglasses are you into this season?