The Warm Contour

Mac Blunt and Brush

I used to have things very clearly-defined in my mind: bronzers were warm, and contours were cool. I used a bronzer with an orange-y/red undertone to warm up my skin, and a contour with a grey undertone to create realistic-looking cool shadows.

But warm contouring is so in, and truth be told, it much easier and more manageable than cool contouring. {Read more…}

The Bath Experience

Comforter

About a month ago, I moved into my own apartment. It’s the first proper place of my own I’ve ever had not counting the dodgy fully-furnished place I subletted one summer. It’s lovely, bright, and clean. One of the best parts of living here, though, is that I have a bath tub.

I haven’t lived somewhere with a bath tub in literally a decade. Baths are a bit of a thing in the beauty community, and I’ve been excluded from this trend for years. Until now. [Read more…]

In My Shower Right Now…

In My Shower

Maybe I’m alone on this, but it takes me a really long time to decide that I like a body, shower, or hair product, whereas I pretty much know whether I like a makeup product right away. These are the products I’ve added to my shower routine in the past few months that I have just decided that I actually like. Read more…

On Savvyist

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A few months ago, a website called Savvyist reached out to me. They’re a beauty community full of swatches, product reviews, makeup looks and challenges (which we’ll get to in a minute!), but the crown jewel of the site is their Guru Match Tool. I didn’t post about it right away because it has taken me a while to find my way around and decide that I really do like it.

The Guru Match Tool allows you to find bloggers who look like you. You input your information – skin color, skin type, eye colour, hair colour, eye shape – and receive a list of bloggers who most ressemble you. This is useful because their product recommendations are more likely to work for you. Through this tool, I have discovered a whole bunch of bloggers with similar colouring who have in turn recommended amazing lipstick, blush, and eyeshadow shades that I had never even thought of trying.

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Another fun Savvyist feature is their biweekly makeup challenges. Winners have a chance to win gift cards for various makeup retailers. After watching and voting in these challenges for a little while, I’ve finally decided to enter one with the look from this blog post. Although I didn’t like how that lip product wore, I loved the shade and how it looked!

If you’d like to vote for me, head over to Savvyist, sign up, and give me a heart! The beauty of it is that you don’t have to vote just once, so vote for the other looks you like while you’re there. I daresay that my red lip is on the tame side!