Ever wonder how long you should keep some of your essential beauty products before tossing them? Well if it’s been a while since you cleaned your makeup bag, you might want to consider the following…
Eyeshadows are the perfect beauty essential item to make eyes pop however they do have an expiry date of 18 months so make sure you toss it a year and a half later in order to avoid eye infections. Tip: Write the expiry date at the back of your eyeshadow to keep track of when to toss it.
Lipsticks can make any pout stand out however they should be tossed after 2 years in order to avoid the goopy lip look. Tip: Refrigerate the lipstick tube to keep it fresh longer.
Makeup Brushes are essential tools to have for easy makeup application and thankfully they have a lifetime shelf life if taken care of properly. Tip: Wash brushes every week in order to avoid bacteria buildup and invest in a great quality set.
Liquid foundations are great to create an even, uniform colour to the complexion however it should be tossed after one year‘s use. Tip: If it looks streaky and uneven then it’s time for it to go.
I hope you find these tips helpful. Feel free to share your beauty tips, I’d love to hear them.
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If you haven’t heard by now, Gucci has a new cosmetic collection! This line is modern, luxurious and perfect for the empowered & feminine Gucci woman. It gives a high impact look that radiates glamour. Whether you choose to focus on eyes, lips or flawless skin, there is a great selection available among the rich colours and luscious textures. I’m loving the black & gold packaging and the attention to detail.
(Images via beauty.gucci.com)
This is where legendary fashion meets modern beauty. Shop Gucci Beauty here. Will you be buying?
One of my favourite Fall must-haves, MAC Rebel lipstick, lipgloss and nail lacquer.
SEPHORA COLLECTION’s exclusive Kiss Me Balm is the cutest ever! This little egg holds a scented balm that provides up to four hours of lasting hydration. It features a creamy formula that moisturizes the lips while adding subtle or no colour at all. It’s the perfect lip care treatment for only C$10 (US$8).
There are five radiant colours and one translucent shade to choose from:
(Images via Sephora)
Bonus: Each of these luscious balms have their own addictive matching fragrance too. I’ll take one of each please!
Will you be trying Sephora’s exclusive Kiss Me Balm? If so, which one will be coming to a handbag near you?
1⃣ Smashbox ‘Camera Ready’ BB Cream Broad Spectrum (Sephora) Dark
2⃣ Naked 3 by Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palette (Sephora)
3⃣ Anastasia Brow Powder Duo (Sephora) Ebony
4⃣ Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion (Sephora) Original
5⃣ M.A.C False Lashes Mascara (MAC Cosmetics) Extreme Black
6⃣ Marc Jacobs Beauty Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl (Sephora) Truth or Dare
7⃣ M.A.C Rebel (MAC Cosmetics)
What are your makeup must haves?
Urban Decay has released its latest shadow palette, Naked3!
This mirrored compact packed with 12 rose-hued neutrals, a double-ended shadow/blending brush and an Eyeshadow Primer Potion sampler in 4 formulas (about a week’s worth for each sample) is available now at Sephora stores for $62 CND.
Eyeshadows from left to right: Strange, Dust, Burnout, Limit, Buzz, Trick, Nooner, Liar, Factory, Mugshot, Darkside and Blackheart.
Here is a sample of the various hues on different skin tones:
You can order yours here!
This is definitely on my wishlist!
Every ‘beauty’ problem has a solution…Yes! Even when you drop your compact and see the powder shatter into a thousand pieces. 😢 The beautydepartment.com shows us exactly what to do…
First of all, you will need:
✔️70% alcohol (more effective than rubbing alcohol),
✔️synthetic eyeliner brush,
Now here’s the magic:
1⃣ Tightly wrap the compact with plastic wrap.
2⃣ Crush the entire pan of shadow (into loose powder) with the spatula.
3⃣ Remove the wrap and add between 8-12 droppers full of alcohol.
4⃣ Even out the pliable powder smoothly with the spatula.
5⃣ Perfect the edges with the eyeliner brush.
6⃣ Let it dry for a few hours.
7⃣ Use a Q-tip to clean up the perimeter.
TAH-DAH! No more tears! A brand new compact! 👍
If you know me, you know that I always carry at least 3-4 lip glosses and/or lipsticks in my handbag everyday. (Hi, my name is Miss M and I’m a lipgloss-a-holic 🙈)
I mean…you never know when you feel like switching it up, so why not carry a few lip shades with you just in case right!?
Want an easier way to carry your collection around and maybe even create some custom shades of your own? Well thanks to Beautylish you can create your own lip palette in just a few steps.
Simply follow these easy instructions:
You can find a palette knife/spatula in most art stores or you can even use a butter knife.
Empty palettes are available on eBay between $2-$10 (depending on the size).
Have fun with your favourite lipsticks!
1- Pink lipstick 👄 (to support breast cancer awareness month)
2- Top bun
3- Marc Jacobs Lust For Lacquer Lip Vinyl
Truth or Dare (208) is my fave! 💜 (Sold at Sephora)
4- 3.1 Philip Lim for Target
French Terry Sweatshirt in Boom print (Sold at Target)
5- Most importantly…Give thanks for all of your blessings!
Check out this fabulous & talented makeup artist in her latest eyeshadow tutorial of purple and green grapes…Miss Sweet Char!!!
Sub to her YouTube channel here for fun makeup tips & tricks.