Lazy Sunday Make Up Look

Hello beautiful people & happy Sunday!
I don’t know about you guys, but I love Sundays. You can be cozy and stay in all day, or you can run errands, or have brunch with friends – Sundays are just the best for so many lovely and relaxing things; including a lazy make up look.

This is a look I usually do on Sunday’s if I’m going to be leaving the house, and just want to highlight some of my natural features without all the contouring and winged liner (which I absolutely love, don’t get me wrong), but sometimes it’s just nice to have a “less is more” kind of day!

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This look is super fresh and pretty, but also super fast if maybe you slept in for a little too long, or you’re a mom on the go – or if you’re like me and just want to have a little something going on to run errands and do laundry!

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For my complexion I used:
Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation in the shade 0.5 – to even out my skin tone
Urban Decay Naked skin concealer in the shade fair/neutral – for blemishes and under my eyes
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow – I only used the bronzer from this duo to add a little colour to my face
MAC blush in the shade Warm soul – To add a little flush and shimmer to my cheeks
Laura Mercier loose setting powder – To make sure there’s no shine where I don’t want it

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For my eyes I kept it super simple and only used a few products:
L’oreal brow style definer in the shade brunette – To add some definition to my brows and fill in any sparse areas
MAC Teddy eye kohl – Just smudged along the upper lash line to add the illusion of volume
Covergirl Full lash bloom mascara Clinique bottom lash mascara – To make my lashes look as fab as possible
Rimmel Scandaleyes kohl kajal in 005 nude – I used this on the water line to make my eyes look bigger and more awake

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Finally for the lips I used Tanya Burr’s lipgloss in the shade Chic to add a nice natural juiciness to my lips!

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I absolutely love the way this look turned out, and really you could wear this any day of the week because it really emphasizes your natural beauty – but I particularly like it for my lazy and lovely Sunday’s!

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your day!
Until next time my loves,
xoxo
-Lo

 

Fun and Flirty Valentine’s Day Make Up Look!

Hello beautiful people!

Valentine’s Day is this weekend, and wether you’re celebrating with your sweetie, spending the night with your girlfriends or going on a first day, I have a look that will make you feel fabulous and wow whoever you’re with!

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I wanted to create a look that was playful and flirty without being too glam, because then it can really suit any outing!
I went for a more natural eye look with some glitter and winged liner to add that flirty feel, with some really natural wispy lashes to play it up just a little bit more. I wanted my skin to be glowing and flushed, with a nice rosy matte lip which is transfer proof if you’re going to be doing any smooching this v-day!

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For my complexion I used:
Rimmel Match Perfection foundation in the shade 010 porcelain
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly for my blemishes
Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer in Fair Neutral for under my eyes
Laura Mercier loose setting powder in translucent to set everything in place
Burberry Earthy Blush in No.7 to contour
Hourglass Ambient Bronzer in Bronze Light to bronze up my face
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in fetching to add a really pretty flush to my cheeks
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone to add that glow I was going for on the high points of my face

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For my eyes I used:
L’Oreal Brow Stylist Definer in Brunette to fill in my brows
Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani palette for shadows – I used baby all over the lid, with anaheim and punk through the crease and lower lash line, then I pressed a bit of pop glitter all over the lid to add some sparkle
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper for my wings
CoverGirl Full Lash Bloom mascara for my top lashes
Clinique bottom lash mascara for the bottom lashes
I used some of the Tanya Burr Limited Edition false lashes that came in her advent calendar and unfortunately don’t have a name

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Finally for lips I used the new Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip colour in the shade devotion which is a gorgeous dusty rose that just added the perfect pop of pink for this look!

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I’m so happy with how this look turned out, and I’ll definitely be re-creating this on Sunday for whatever Carmen and I decide to do!

Let me know what you’re planning to do this v-day!
Until next time my loves,
xoxo
-Lo

Fall Make Up Look!

Hello beautiful people!
Did you all have lovely weekends? I hope so! It was pretty cold and rainy here, but I still managed to enjoy myself!

now that fall is upon is, it’s the time for smokey eye shadows, matte foundation, and bold lips! Which is exactly the kind of look I put together to show you guys!
This is the kind of make up look I love wearing when the weather gets cooler, and the fashion gets cozier!

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For complexion I used:
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Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation in the shade 0.5
Collection Lasting Perfection concealer in Fair 1 – for my blemishes
Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer in the shade Fair Neutral –for underneath my eyes
Rimmel Stay Matte powder
Charlotte Tillbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow – To contour and highlight
Hourglass Ambient Bronzer in the shade Luminous Bronze Light – To add a bit of warmth to my ghostly skin
Hourglass Ambient Blush in the shade Luminous Flush – To add a pop of colour to my cheeks

For eyes I used:
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It Cosmetics Brow Power in Universal Taupe – To fill in the sparse areas of my brows
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MAC eye shadows in Patina (all over the lid) and Satin Taupe (outer corner)
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Kat Von D Tattoo liner in Trooper – To add slight definition to the upper lash line
Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Mascara

For Lips I used:
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Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick in the shade 107

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(Thought I’d throw a goofy one in)

That’s it for now my loves,
Let me know what some of your fall make up favourites are!
Until next time,
xoxo
-Lo

My Go To Summer Make Up Look

Hello beautiful people! And Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians!

You lovelies may notice a slight change in the look of my blog, I added a few custom touches to give Laauraborealis a little make over! Let me know in the comments what you think!

As we are now officially into summer, I thought I’d show you guys the make-up look I’ve been wearing quite a lot recently. It’s got a nice radiant complexion, with gold eyes and pink cheeks! what more could you ask for in summer time?

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For my healthy glowing complexion I used:
My NARS Sheer Glow foundation in the shade Mont Blanc (which apparently didn’t make it into this picture! woops)
Rimmel match perfection concealer in Ivory for blemishes
Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer in fair neutral for under the eyes
Anastasia Dip Brow in Soft brown for my eyebrows
Sleek contour kit in light to contour my cheekbones
Hourglass Ambient Bronzer to add a little bit of colour to my face
Urban Decay Afterglow 8 hour blush in the shade Crush for the apples of my cheeks
Becca shimmering skin perfector in Moonstone to add that gorgeous glow to the tops of my cheeks
Rimmel Stay Matte powder (Obviously) to get rid of shine in unwanted places!

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For my eyes I used:
Smashbox 15 hour wear cream eye shadow in the shade Riches
Urban Decay eye shadow in the shade Half Baked – which is my all time favourite gold eye shadow
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper for some winged liner (Again, not photographed here, oopsiesx2)
Covergirl Lash Bloom Mascara to give my lashes some volume and length
Of course my trusty Clinique bottom lash mascara

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Finally for my lips I used:
Fresh tinted lip balm in the shade Berry
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The finished look turned out glowing and fresh with a little bit of edge from the winged liner, which is exactly the kind of look I love to wear in the hotter months!

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Let me know what kind of look you like to wear for the summer in the comments! and also don’t forget to hit all the good buttons and follow the Laauraborealis Facebook page!

Until next time my loves,
xoxo
-Lo

All Drugstore Make-up Look

Hello beautiful people!
Today I thought I’d share an all drug store make-up look with you! Sometimes it can be hard to find good quality products at the drugstore, especially eye shadows, so it took me a while to collect products I was happy with.
In the end though, I was really impressed with all the products I used and will definitely continue using them, but since I hadn’t used some of these before, this will be a bit of a review as well!
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Products used:
Maybelline dream wonder liquid touch foundation in the shade 10 porcelain ivory
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Rimmel match perfection concealer in the shade 125 fair
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Maybelline new York define-a-brow in the shade medium brown
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This brow pencil was too dark for me, but once I blended it out with a spooly it was fine. The brush that comes with this product is totally useless, but the pencil itself is nice and waxy and easy to use!

Revlon Bold lacquer mascara
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Rimmel eye shadow quad in the shade 019 Sun Safari
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I used all 4 of these shades to create a nice bronze but natural look, and I used the palest shade to highlight my cheek bones as well. These shadows are surprisingly buttery and they blend together beautifully, and the pigmentation is better than I expected. I did notice that I was going back to pack more product onto my brush than I normally would, but I was still impressed with the pay off, and it lasted all night.

Revlon colourburst lacquer balm in the shade 130 tease
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This is by far my favourite product of the bunch, it’s an orangey red colour that created the most gorgeous and subtle bold lip. It has a nice texture, it’s thicker than a balm and it stays in place quite well, I only had to re-apply after eating. This stuff smells like mint and the pigmentation is really nice, you can build it up to be quite a glossy bold lip, or blend it in with your finger for a more subtle look, which is what I did.

Rimmel stay matte powder
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Rimmel natural bronzer in the shade 022 sun bronze
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This is a matte bronzer which I used to contour and bronze up my face, it has great colour pay off and blends out really well. It says it’s waterproof on the packaging, which I’m not too sure about, but aside from that I don’t have a bad thing to say about this, it’s a great bronzer.

Rimmel stay blushed liquid cheek tint in the shade 001 pop of pink
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I really like this stuff! It comes out in sort of a mousse, and then you blend it onto your cheek using a brush or your fingers, and it gives a really beautiful and natural flush of colour to your cheeks. You also need a tiny amount, so this little tube will last me ages.

As you can see a lot of these products are Rimmel, I just think you get the best quality for your money with Rimmel as opposed to other brands.
Let me know in the comments what your favourite drugstore brand is!

Like I said I was super impressed with all these products and would definitely recommend giving them a try if you haven’t already. I don’t think I spent over $10 dollars on anything except maybe the foundation, which is pretty good considering the quality of these babies.

Until next time my loves,
xoxo
-Lo

Blogmas day 18! – A festive make-up look!

Hello beautiful people!
Tonight is my Christmas cookie decorating party! I’m so excited to see all my best girlfriends and enjoy some tasty treats.
I thought I’d share my make-up look with you guys because it’s definitely holiday party appropriate, and would be great for new years as well!
But first:
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I wanted to incorporate glitter into tonights look, because really, if you can’t wear glitter to a Christmas party when can you?
and I definitely wanted to wear a red lip, so I went through my collection and this is the look I ended up with!
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Products used for complexion:
Bobbi Brown long wear even finish foundation in the shade porcelain
Benefit boi-ing concealer in 01
Nars radiant creamy concealer in Chantilly
Make up forever HD loose powder
Sleek contour kit in light
Becca shimmering skin perfector in opal
MAC blush in cubic
Anastasia dip brow in soft brown
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Products used for eyes:
Urban Decay primer potion
Too faced semi-sweet chocolate bar palette
Shades: Coconut crème all over the lid, mousse and truffled through the crease and outer corner, butter pecan for inner corner highlight and brow bone.
Kat Von D tattoo liner in trooper
Urban Decay heavy metal glitter liner in glam rock
Too faced better than sex mascara
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Products used for lips:
Bite beauty lip crayon in pomegranate
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I’m really happy with the way this look turned out! I definitely think I’ll be wearing this again throughout the holiday season!

Today’s movie was the Polar Express which I watched while I was getting ready! one of my holiday favourites, because I just love Tom Hanks.
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Have a beautiful evening!
Until tomorrow,
xoxo
-Lo

Blogmas day 6! – Face of the evening!

Hello beautiful people!
I woke up feeling slightly under the weather this morning, so the day was spent mostly in bed watching movies including the Christmas movie of the day which is Elf!
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I know that this will not be the only time I watch this during the Christmas season, it’s one of my favourites! It has a great message and Will Ferrell is hilarious!

My advent calendar surprises were wonderful, I’m really happy with all the polishes I’ve gotten so far! Well worth the price of the calendar itself, I’ll probably be picking up another one next year.
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Like I said yesterday in my post we’re going out for dinner for my mom’s Birthday tonight and then Carmen and I are heading to a Christmas party so I thought I’d do a face of the evening for you!
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Complexion:
Estee Lauder double wear foundation in 1C1 cool bone, I find this to last the best on me, especially for a night out
Nars radiant creamy concealer in Chantilly, this is just my holy grail concealer – I recommend it to everyone.
Rimmel stay matte powder to set everything in place
Anastasia dip brow in soft brown, this is fairly new but I’m absolutely loving it! My brows always look great when I use this
Too faced milk chocolate bronzer to contour and bronze up my face
Nars blush in Almeria which I can’t stop reaching for!
Mac cream colour base in Shell to highlight the cheekbones

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Eyes:
Estee Lauder eye shadow duo in Raisins, this is one of my all-time favourite duo’s the colours are so beautiful for this time of year
Kat Von D tattoo liner in trooper to add some wings!
Revlon bold laquer mascara and Clinique bottom lash mascara
Ardell individual lashes in medium black, I love adding some individual lashes to a look, especially when I’m wearing a more neutral lip, it just adds the nicest definition to my lashes without piling on mascara!

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lips:
Kat Von D studded lipstick in lovecraft

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The finished look:
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I haven’t decided on an outfit yet but if I can manage to take a photo tonight I’ll post it tomorrow!
I hope you guys enjoy this post, sorry it’s not super exciting but as I said I’m feeling slightly under the weather.
Enjoy your Friday & the weekend!
Until tomorrow,
xoxo
-Lo