Festive Makeup Look, Strong Wing & Fluttery Lashes

I rarely post makeup looks on the blog, but for the holidays I thought I’d share some I know I’ll be rocking for December.

I do a lot of celebrating during the month. There are work parties, potlucks, lunches, friends-mas, cousins-mas, Xmas Eve and day, and let’s not forget topping it all off with New Year’s Eve!! In a nutshell, I’m busy eating, drinking and celebrating with those I love.

I find that during this time I really like to play around with makeup. Today I’m sharing the winged eyeliner and fluttery lash look I shared on my Instagram a week ago.

HolidayMakeup_Covergirl (10)I received these items in a recent Influenster package and I couldn’t wait to put together this look!

I love a good wing because it frames my large eyes and is pretty fun yet still elegant.

I start off with a skin-toned base all over the lid and just use bronzer in the crease to give my eyes depth. I then hold my breath as I create an exaggerated wing. If you mess up, a little micellar water or makeup remover on a small brush always does the trick to clean it up.

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The eyeliner I used is the Covergirl Get in Line Liquid Liner. This has a fine 0.1 mm tip so I can create a really sharp wing. I also like it for getting super close to the lash line. This formula is liquid but not runny and is super black. It dries down quick but I still have time to work on the wing before it fully sets. I like it. It’s also has a comfortable grip which helps keep my hand steady.

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To finish off the eyes I applied Covergirl Exhibitionist Mascara. I find that it coats my lashes well and the shape of the brush helps to fan out the lashes for a full and fluttery look.

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The mascara doesn’t give me all the length I’m looking for but it’s great with the wing because it draws attention to my eyes, it’s a mascara I enjoy wearing during the day because it’s bold but not too dramatic. I have this in the very black shade which is a very intense black.

Since we’re on the Covergirl train, I finished the look off with Covergirl’s Exhibitionist Cream Lipstick in Sweetheart Blush. This is a metallic baby pink shade. I think this looks best on me as a lip topper. It is a very comfortable formula that is balm-like. This comes in 27 shades.

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I would wear this look during the day for an office event or holiday lunch because it’s a bit extra to how I do my makeup usually for work. Plus it’s a very quick look to put together in the morning that will last me the whole day.

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Do you like wearing a bold eyeliner and fluttery lashes?

Lots of Love,
Dal

I received the items mentioned above complimentary from Influenster.
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Review: Covergirl Full Lash Bloom


Back in June I unboxed a Flare Box by Topbox and inside I received Covergirl’s Full Lash Bloom, to see the other items I got in that box, click here.

I was saving this product as a back-up for when my mascaras finished, however, one day I was tired of using one of my other mascaras and decided to just open this up and use it. I was surprised to find that a month later, this became one of my favourites for everyday! Here are my thoughts on this product;

Price

On Walmart.ca the price is only $8.47. This is about the cost of many drugstore mascaras so you’re not breaking your wallet to purchase it.

 Application

I love plastic brush applicators. I find that for me it really allows the formula to coat easily on each individual lash. I also love the fat barrels that a lot of drugstore brands like Covergirl, Maybelline, Rimmel etc. house their mascara’s in. This is not only cute and bubbly looking but makes it much easier to grip and apply.

Wearability

For everyday makeup I usually like brown black mascara because it is softer. Since this came in a beauty box I got black. Regardless, it’s not so dramatic colour-wise and I can easily wear it to the office. It lasts all day and does not flake! I love that my lashes look cute and wispy throughout the day and into the evening. Sometimes when my mascara has been on too long, my eyes start to get irritated but I don’t get that with this formula.

This also nicely fans out my eyelashes. I can easily maneuver the brush to get into the corner of my lids to create a dramatic look. One coat for me gives great volume, if I did do a second coat I could probably built more thickness. I feel like this really creates a beautiful, soft, looking lash.

Removal

My Lash Bloom is not waterproof, so it easily removes when I wash my face. This is not to say that this product doesn’t have longevity, I don’t wear it on rainy days or when the weather is too hot to avoid it smearing but on nice days this holds up well without fail! I know that Covergirl has released a waterproof formula that I may buy when I need to repurchase this.

Overall

I’m really loving this mascara, Lashblast was my favourite drugstore mascara and Lash Bloom by Lashblast is living up to the high hopes I had. It’s only second favourite to my Benefit They’re Real Mascara and honestly I think it looks just about the same as that one.

Have you tried Lash Bloom? What are your thoughts? What’s your favourite drugstore mascara lately?

Unboxing: FLARE Fearless Beauty Box

I purchased this box from the Topbox store because it was on super special for members at $5! With all the amazing products in it I couldn’t say no. Topbox releases limited edition boxes where the items are curated by magazine editors or that are focused on a beauty feature, such as hair. To get a sense of what I’m talking about click here to see their boxes.

I love these limited edition boxes because I get to see what the products are before I buy them and a lot of times there are some really great items that I want to try. There were two versions of the FLARE beauty box and I chose the Fearless Beauty box because I’d received the Classic Beaty box before and wanted to get new products. I even bought some for my friends because the price was awesome! This box with created with the beauty editor’s at FLARE magazine.

What I received

1. Covergirl Colorlicious Lipstick in Succulent Cherry This comes on more like a lipstain than lipstick so it actually like it more. Really pretty for a light look to work.

2. Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Mascara by LashBlast I have not opened this but I really love LashBlast so I’m hoping this is just as nice.

3. Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash

 I received this in my last FLARE box and I’m so happy to see it again. It smells incredible and lathers so perfectly. I gave this one to my sister before I took photos of my box…silly me…. but she’ll get great use out of it when she travels this month.

4. Olay Fresh Effects Clear Skin Swirled Mattifier This is great to get rid of the extra shine you might get on your face in the summer. Although I wish it was a bigger sample, this is good for throwing inside my purse and using for touch-ups during the day.

5. Herbal Essences Wild Naturals Rejuvenating Shampoo & Conditioner  This smells amazing, as most of Herbal Essences shampoos do. I like having samples this big becuase they’ll last me weeks.

6. Vidal Sassoon Salonist Hair Colour 

Such an amazing coupon! You can redeem it for a boxed colour worth up to $16.99. Currently I’ve been getting a lot of blonde hightlights professionally done in my hair, but when I go back brunette I’m so just going to do it at home.

7. BONUS, 60 day trial to NextIssue 

Nextissue is a magazine subscription service in Canada similar in concept to netflix. I was really excited to get this because I’ll be going on a trip to Ottawa with my friend in about a month and thought this would be awesome to have for our train ride there.

So that’s what I wanted to share from this box! Have you ordered the FLARE box or any other Limited Edition box from topbox?