4 Makeup Brands You Never Heard Of, But Will Love

The list of common makeup brands are endless, from Kat Von D. to Maybelline to Tarte. However, there are so many more makeup companies out there that you have never heard of. Below are 4 of those under-the-radar brands that you need to know about asap. Ready? Lets dive in!

Beauty Bakerie

       

The second you see their packaging, you are going to fall in love with them. From highlighter packaged like a tub of ice cream or setting powder packaged like flour. They even has a collaboration with Gabby Douglas, the American Olympic gymnast. It is a set 5 liquid lipsticks, four with a matte finish, in a plum, red, nude, and magenta shade, and one with a metallic finish, in a bronze shade.

Coloured Raine

If you love bold, bright colours, then you will love Coloured Raine. Although the have a small collection of nail polishes, a selection of eyeshadows and some false lashes, they are best known for their extremely pigmented matte lip paints. From a neutral mauve shade called Mars to  a bright, metallic blue named Blue Dragon to a deep matte plum known as Swerve, there is a shade for everyone.

Face Stockholm

You are guaranteed to find the perfect lipstick shade for you, as they have 103 different cream lipstick shades, even a lemon-lime shade and iridescent pearl. They even have a collaboration with Reebox, featuring sneakers in key makeup shades from the season.

Besame Cosmetics

The founder of the company goes from antique store to estate sales to find old vintage lipsticks. They recreate the shade and, voila, they have their collection of lipsticks. From a blood red shade originally from 1922 to a 1959 bright red, which was Marilyn Monroe’s favourite shade, every shade is stunning and has a story behind it.

Did I miss any of your favourite  under-the-radar brand? Let me know in the comments below!

 

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5 Things I Do In The Morning To Feel More Confident

The day I am writing this, I have an eight hour class, so I decided to wear sweatpants. Looking in the mirror, I didn’t feel confident, as I am usually more put together and wearing sweatpants is outside of my comfort zone. Therefore, I wanted to share with you five things I do every morning to feel more confident. Ready? Let’s dive in

  1. Accessorize. I wear jewellery everyday and I feel naked without at least a pair of earrings.
  2. Apply Some Makeup. I know makeup isn’t for everyone, and that is okay. However, I personally find that just applying a bit of concealer and mascara makes me feel 10x more confident.
  3. Dance. I can’t dance. However, putting on some music while I am getting ready in the morning and dancing, even if it is just swaying while applying my concealer, gets the blood flowing and makes me feel more awake, which in turn makes me feel more confident.
  4. Relax. Give yourself 20 minutes where you have to do nothing and find a relaxing hobby you love to do, such as reading, journaling, knitting, etc. It is extremely important to have some you-time everyday and it can be hard to fit it into your busy schedule.
  5. Write a To-Do List. This may just be me, but if I have a ton of things going on in my brain, I feel less confident. I don’t know why. So, writing a to-do list helps me clear out some of that clutter from my mind.

How do you feel more confident? Let me know in the comments below!

P.S. Click here for a tip on how to feel more confident!

 

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DIY Custom Lipstick

I may be the only one, but do you have several lipsticks but only use a few? Have you ever purchased a bright blue lipstick that you thought would be cute but have never had the confidence to wear? Well, you can but those unused lipsticks to good use with this DIY custom lipstick. Are your ready to start mixing? Let’s dive in!

Materials

Lipsticks

A container (I used an old Lush sample container)

Something to mix with (I used a toothpick)

Liquid Lip + Cheek Tint (Optional)

Essential Oils (Optional)

Directions

I decided on using two lipsticks but you can use more than two, if you want. The two I used were both from Rimmel London, Candy and Airy Fairy. Start off by removing the lipstick from the tube and placing it in the container. Then mix until smooth.Swatch on your hand to see if you like the shade. Then, if you want, you can use a few drops of a lip + cheek tint (I used Benefit’s Benetint) to alter the shade. It doesn’t impact the shade dramatically but changes the undertones a bit. I personally don’t like the scent of the Rimmel Lipsticks, so you can always add a drop or two of your favourite essential oil to alter the scent.

Voila! You have a custom lipstick shade!

Will you be trying out this DIY? Let me know in the comments below!

P.S. Want to try out another DIY? Check out this DIY Lip + Cheek Tint!

 

March Favourites 2017

Can you believe that we are already three months into 2017? I certainly can’t. March went by so quickly. Before we know, it will be summer. Since today is the last day of March, it is time for me to share my favourite from this month with you. So, without further ado, let’s dive in!

Music Favourite

I have been listening to Divide from Ed Sheeran on repeat for the last month. I have been completely obsessed. Although I love every song on the album, my favourite two would have to be Perfect and Supermarket Flowers. If you have yet to listen to this album, what are you waiting for?

Book Favourite

Out of the several books I have read in March, my favourite, by far, would be The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis. It is about Alex Craft, a young girl, who has to deal with the murder of her sister. She fights within herself, trying to resist the language she knows best: violence. The whole novel was so well done and I shed a few tears at the end. I 100% recommend it!

Nail Polish Favourite

This month, I rediscovered L’Oreal Colour Riche Nail Polish in Doutzen’s Nude. It is the perfect mauve nude colour for any skin tone. It looks amazing on the nails and doesn’t chip for a few days.

Jewellery Favourite

I have two jewellery favourites this month. The first is a pair of elephant earrings that I got from Target. The other is an adorable band ring, covered in elephants, which I purchased from a boutique at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto. However, I found it online at Wishbop, if you are interested.

What have you been liking this month? Let me know in the comments below!

P.S. Click here to see last month’s favourites!

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Recreate The Balm Meet Matt(e) Trimony Palette

The perfect matte eyeshadow palette is a must have in any makeup collection. The Balm Meet Matt(e) Trimony Palette is an amazing option, featuring 9 matte shadows and the creative packaging that The Balm is known for. However, $42 for only nine shadows can be out of some peoples price ranges. Therefore, I decided to recreate the palette using Morphe eyeshadows, so you can have the same stunning colour combination with a better price tag. Are you ready to start saving? Let’s dive in!

meet matte recreation

Row 1 (From Left to Right)

  • Cream Puff
  • Pretty in Pink
  • Nuts for You

Row 2 (From Left to Right)

  • Caffé Mocchiato
  • Secretive
  • Seduction

Row 3 (From Left to Right)

  • Birthday Suit
  • Deep Cocoa
  • Coal

Pricing

The Balm Palette: $42

Your Morphe Palette: $2.30 x 9 = 20.70

Savings: $21.30

Will your be recreating this palette? Let me know in the comments below!

P.S. Want to recreate a different eyeshadow palette? Check out how to use Morphe Shadows to make an alternative to the Kylie Cosmetics Royal Peach Palette.

 

5 Makeup Products That Will Bring Out Your Inner Mermaid

Recently, I have talked a lot about unicorn inspired makeup, from holographic lipsticks and glitter gels to rainbow highlighters and bath bombs. Yet, unicorn aren’t the only magical creatures that have been getting a lot of attention in the world of beauty. This week, the internet become obsessed with some adorable mermaid makeup brushes. So, I thought that this would be a good chance to show you some more mermaid inspired products, so you can bring out your inner mermaid. Ready? Let’s dive in!

 

mermaid makeup
  1. Deborah Lippmann Iconic Treatment-Enriched Nail Polish in Mermaid’s Dream ($22)
  2. Captain Blankenship Mermaid Hair Care Set ($106)
  3. Mermaid Salon Chubby Mermaid Carve and Contour Paddle Brush ($16)
  4. Mermaid 2 oz. Perfume Spray ($35)
  5. Milk Makeup Eye Pigment in Mermaid Parade ($29)

Do you prefer these mermaid makeup products or the unicorn makeup products? Let me know in the comments below!

P.S. Want to try more trendy makeup products? Check out these purple highlighters!

5 More Unicorn Makeup Products For A Bit of Magic

If Unicorn Hairs are magical enough to go in the wands of wizards such as Ron Weasley, Draco Malfoy and Remus Lupin, then all you need for a but of magic of your own is some unicorn-inspired makeup products. A few weeks ago, I told you about 6 different unicorn themed makeup products, including a holographic lipstick and “unicorn snot.” Today, I have 5 more for you, including a couple of illuminators and a bath bomb. Are you ready? Let’s dive into a world of magic.

 

unicorn pt 2

 

  1. Farsali Unicorn Essence ($37)
  2. Lush Unicorn Horn Bath Bomb ($8)
  3. Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Unicorn ($21)
  4. Glow Cult Cosmetics Unicorn Oil Illuminating Glow Elixir ($27) (Shade above is Iridescent Rose)
  5. I Heart Makeup Unicorns Heart ($9)

Will you be trying any of these magical products? Let me know in the comments below!

P.S. Love magical makeup products? Check out these magic wand makeup brushes and other makeup products that the internet was obsessed with in 2016!

 

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5 Dupes for Anastasia Beverly Hill’s Liquild Lipsticks

As a long lasting, full coverage liquid lipstick with a matte finish, it is no wonder that the beauty community is in love with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick. However, for $26 a piece, it wouldn’t be considered as affordable. So instead, many people turn to dupes as a way to get  a similar colour without making as big a dent in their wallet. Want to find out the best dupes for 5 different shades from this lipstick collection? Keep on reading!

 

anastasia beverly hills dupes

Shade: Dusty Rose

Dupe: Colourpop Dopey ($6)

Savings $20

  • Shade: Milkshake

Dupe: NYX Lip Lingerie in Cheekies ($7)

Savings $19

  • Shade: Trust Issues

Dupe: LA Girl Matte Pigment Lipgloss in Rebel  ($6)

Savings $20

  • Shade: Kathryn

Dupe: Colourpop Bumble ($6)

Savings $20

  • Shade: American Doll (Shade in Feature Image)

Dupe: MYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo ($6)

Savings $20

What is your favourite shade of Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick? Let me know in the comments below!

P.S. Want more liquid lipstick dupes? Click here for Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick dupes and here for Kat Von D. Everlasting Liquid Lipstick dupes!

 

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5 More Beauty Products You Should Be Buying on Amazon

It has been several months since I did my original post on which products you should buy at Amazon instead of Sephora. In that post, you were saving a few dollars, which is great and all. However, in this post, you could be saving up to $36 on these products! Ready to start saving? Lets dive in!

 

Amazon vs sephora 2.0

 

Stila Eyes Are The Window Shadow Palette

Amazon: $49

Sephora: $59

Savings: $10

Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Kit

Amazon: $31.51

Sephora: $54

Savings: $22.49

Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour Kit

Amazon: $40

Sephora: $52

Savings: $12

Glamglow ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment (1.7 oz)

Amazon: $42.92

Sephora: $79

Savings: $36.08

Fresh Rose Face Mask

Amazon: $54.95

Sephora: $75

Savings: $20.05

How do you save money on makeup? Let me know in the comments below!

P.S. Want to save more money? Check out these two discount makeup sites!

 

Featured Image: Anastasia Beverly Hills

On Trend: Purple Highlighter

Welcome to the land of extra-terrestrial makeup. The newest trend in makeup that is holographic highlighter, an iridescent highlighter with blue or purple undertones that look out of this world in their packaging. They are universally flattering and completely different from anything else we have yet to seen. Want to try one out? Here are four purple highlighters. Let’s dive in!

 

purple highlighter

 

  1. NYX Cosmetics Bright Idea Illuminating Stick in Lavender Lust ($8)
  2. Jeffrey Star Skin Frost in Lavender Snow ($29)
  3. Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Prismatic Amethyst ($46)
  4. Too Faced Love Lights Prismatic Highlighter in Blinded by the Light ($38)

Will you be trying out this new makeup trend? Let me know in the comments below!

P.S. Want to try more makeup trends? Try these metallic lipsticks!

 

Feature Image: Sephora