The June Favourites

junefavestn

Now, when I do favourites videos, I have to put the year on them just because I’ve been on YouTube for a year and now I have two June Favourites, etc. It’s weird. ANYWAY.

Here are my June faves! I loved a lot of products this month, so I was really careful to choose the absolute best of the best. It’s a nice short video with new and better sound quality!

Colonialism and Concealer: The Importance of Realistic Makeup Expectations

Realism

Over the past month or so, I have encountered numerous people in search of that one miracle product that will do x for them. I feel so sad when I have to let them down and tell them that there is no makeup product in the world that will do what they want it to do because it is physically impossible without surgery. Consider this a highlight reel and an education in what is reasonable to expect from your makeup. {Read more!}

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…]