Friday, April 6, 2012

Tangerine Tango Smoke!

Here's a great smokey eye look inspired by Tangerine Tango that's perfect for spring and summer evenings!
For those of us with blue eyes, this orange trend is perfect because it really makes blues pop!

1 Apply foundation all over and concealer in areas of concern. Set with a translucent powder.
2 Blend bronzer through the backs of the cheeks, and around the hair and jawline. Apply a peach-bronze blush to compliment the look onto the cheeks.
3 Pat eyeshadow primer all over the lid before pressing a burnt orange pigment from lash line to crease on the first two thirds of the lid. Blend your edges.
4 Press a black eyeshadow onto the outer most third of the lid and blend. Continue to apply the shadow and blend until you have a good level of intensity and a natural gradation of colour.
5 Line the upper and lower waterlines (inside of the eye) and smudge into the lower lashes on the outer corners.
6 Bring your black shadow on the outer corners of the lower lashes to give a smouldered and smokey look. Pack your burnt orange pigment onto the inner half of the lower lash line and lightly blend across the black.
7 Blend a light champaign shadow through the brow bone and onto the inner corners of the eye for a barely there highlighted look!
Apply lots of mascara to the upper and lower lashes.
Finish with lip balm to hydrate and naturally plump!

Products Used:
Face Atelier Ultra Foundation
Givenchy Mr. Light Concealer Pen
MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Natural
Sephora Collection Brow Pencil 'Nutmeg Brown'
Two Faced Shadow Insurance
Inglot Pigment Eyeshadow '81' (orange)
Urban Decay Eyeshadow 'Blackout' (black)
Urban Decay Eyeshadow 'Bootycall' (light champagne)
Clinique Cream Eyeliner (black)
Two Faced Better Than False Lashes Mascara
Nars Bronzer 'Laguna'
Nars Blush 'Luster'
EOS Lip balm

xo candice

Monday, April 2, 2012

March Favourites!

Firstly, I've been all over the Cover FX Skin Prep Nourishing Foundation Primer + Anti-Aging Serum these last two months to the point where I've basically finished my bottle! Love that this is a cosmetic with skin care benefits and love the way it glides onto the skin! It contains radiant boosting Q10, skin firming peptides, and protective and repairetive omega-3. My skin is naturally pretty dehydrated and in the winter months I struggle with a bit of a flaky texture and this bad boy really helps my foundation go on a whole lot smoother.

If you're a self proclaimed self tanner freak then you'll definitely know about this next product... St. Tropez Tan Applicator Mitt. Say goodbye to orange hands and streaky skin forever! This is the best thing to happen to self tanning! I would either have splotchy hands or a line around my wrist where the self tanner ended when I used to either work with my hands or awkward rubber gloves, but with the mitt self tanning is faster, easier, and really hard to mess up! I'm a huge fan of the St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse but this mitt literally makes any self tanning experience so much better! Highly recommended! It's life changing.

I've been wearing my Tarina Tarantino Blush in Feather almost everyday this past month! It's such a beautiful light peachy pink colour with a subtle hint of irridescents that gives such a pretty glow! It's sold individually but I actually have it in this super cute four pan dollskin blush palette from Tarina and love it! These blushes are HD formulated for smooth texture, even application, and great colour balance!

xo candice