Black Eye Liner. Love it or Hate it?

We have all had that one time when we applied “black eye liner” and within 2 hours it was all under neath our eyes, we look in the mirror and we looked like a mixture between a racoon and someone who hadn’t slept for days or both haha.  I have tried many eye liners on the market and some of them have claimes they are are ” water proof, non smudging, non moving etc”. Some of them lived up to their claim, some unfortunately are in the bottom of my makeup drawers collecting dust.  Here are my top 3 liners in all formulas


1) Eye Pencil-There are the pencil formulas and there are the ” kohl” formulas.  I personally think the kohl formulas are better for ” smudging” as they are softer so they are perfect for creating that based for a smokey eye. I love Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes Black Eye liner as its not too soft and not too stick, you can apply this on top, bottom or even in the waterline. Make sure you sharpen it to get a more crisp line



2)Gel Pot- Gel Pot liners can be applied with a angled brush for that “cat eyed” look, dip your brush into the pot, take off the excess and apply it close to your lash line and flick outwards.  With the angles of your brush you can manipulate the product to get the liner as thin or as thick as you want.  Black track has a quick drying time so you may have to move fast, remember practise makes perfect 😉




3)Liquid Eye Liners- I used to hate them as the liner would end up all over my lids and when I would open my eyes it was a HUGE mess, it used to take me 15 mins to just to apply one eye.  I used learnt to love liquid as you dont need a brush or a sharpener. Tip: Just remember to tilt your head  all the way up and look down. This eye liner drys fast so it shouldn’t smudge all over your eye lids =)


Hope this all helped everyones Eye Liner Woes!

Airbrush Finish with out the Airbrush<3

I have clients all the time requesting a “airbrush look” especially for brides.  Airbrush makeup makes your face look flawless, impeccable and absolutely perfect ( if done right).  Airbrush services are a additional fee however those who are on a budget, we offer a second option which I prefer so much more ( no extra machine, no holding your breath, no horror stories if the machine breaks mid way).  We love using the Beauty Blender for air brush makeup.  There are no edges so you will not get any streaks or brush marks on the face.  I love the versatility of the beauty blender because you can apply and also erase (yay! for double duty). The instructions say you should dampen the sponge and apply the makeup on your face. I love it because you get so much more control of the product you are providing.  Also not only can you apply wet foundation, you can apply powders as well!. The Beauty Blender is one of my must have products in my kit <3 What do you use to create the airbrushed makeup look without the airbrush?


Makeup Reviews

Okay I had to admit it but I am a hoarder for makeup, Yup I have a makeup problem! There are so many new products on the market these days and I am usually at Sephora or shopping online for the new latest product. Here are the latest 3 finds I’m loving lately

1) Hourglass Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick in “Canvas”- I got recommended this product by a fellow makeup artist here in Vancouver. I was looking for a a nude long lasting lip stick and she recommended me this. Canvas is amazing, its the perfect nude, non drying, non sticky liquid lipstick. Great product for brides on their wedding day!



2)My next purchase was the Viseart Matte Eyeshadow palette.  I was away for a few days in Seattle for a Colour theory class and got recommended this from a well known Makeup Artist.  Viseart Matte Eyeshadow is matte and *drum roll please* does not have fall out!.  After working in the industry for 9+ years I havebeen looking everywhere for eyeshadows that do not fall out all over the cheeks.  What a great palette to great a neutral eye or even a intense smokey eye.



3)Foundations, where do I start.  They range from $10.99 to $120 a bottle.  So many brands out there and its overwhelming trying to see what ” finish” you want from a foundation.  There are also many factors that help us decide which one to purchase.  Oily skin, combination skin, dry, sensitive the list goes on.  I purchased Face Atelier Ultra Foundation and I love it!.  A little goes along way and it is very buildable for the coverage you want to acheive.   A bit on the pricier side however Great Makeup starts with a Great Base!.  Foundation is something worth spending the extra money on



What have you purchased recently and loved? I would love to know!

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