BECCA Cosmetics holographic line

BECCA Light Chasers and Liquid Crystal Lip ToppersYour skin is going to look like a magical unicorn all summer with these new BECCA launches. Holographic gloss, and pigmented highlighters in every shade of the rainbow? Got your attention yet? Just when you think you have enough highlighters…

BECCA Light Chasers and Liquid Crystal Lip ToppersIf there’s anything BECCA Cosmetics is known for, it’s bringing the glow. They’ve launched a whole collection of Light Chaser Highlighters in 6 gorgeous rainbow shades; and a coordinating 6 coloured Liquid Crystal Glow Glosses which are inspired by raw gemstones melted into liquid form, which flatters all skintones.

BECCA Liquid Crystal Lip ToppersI haven’t seen anything quite like the glosses before. They’re a sheer gloss but incredibly light-catching with a wet-look to the lips. They literally have that kaleidoscopic look to them, like a highlighter for your lips. Rad hey. The glosses are infused with a coconut and vanilla scent with nurturing ingredients that will leave the lips soft and smooth.

The launch of the glosses and highlighters are coordinating with one another for a monochromatic look, ranging from bright pearls to bronzey-greens and pops of gold. You’ll want to stock up on them all!

You have six options to choose from with the BECCA Liquid Crystal Lip Topper Glow Gloss:

  • Pearl x Gold · Creamy pearl with a golden shift
  • Champagne Dream x Bellini · Soft peach with rose gold
  • Rose Quartz x Seashell · Rose with a hot pink shift
  • Amethyst x Geode · Lavender duo-chrome with aquamarine shift
  • Opal x Jade · Golden opal pearl with teal sapphire shift
  • Topaz x Gilt · Golden bronze with soft emerald

BECCA Liquid Crystal Lip ToppersEach of the glosses can be won on its own or as a top coat over a lipstick. The gloss is designed to add a hint of holographic color and dimension.

BECCA Light Chaser Highlighters (for face and eye):

  • Rose Quartz x Seashell · Rose with a hot pink shift
  • Champagne Dream x Bellini · Soft peach with rose gold shift
  • Pearl x Gold · Creamy pearl with a golden shift
  • Topaz x Gilt · Golden bronze with soft emerald shift
  • Opal x Jade · Golden opal pearl with a teal sapphire shift
  • Amethyst x Geode · Lavender duo-chrome with a blushed garnet shift

BECCA Light Chaser HighlightersThe Light Chaser Highlighters can be worn alone on face or eyes, or layered on top of a blush, eyeshadow, or add as an eyeliner. Each of the shades will bring similar glow to BECCA’s other famous highlighters.

BECCA Light Chaser Highlighters and the Liquid Crystal Lip Topper Glow Gloss dropped in early June and are now exclusively at Sephora and BECCA Cosmetics. Earlier this spring BECCA Cosmetics partnered with Chrissy Teigen for a palette of bronzers, blushes and highlighters (see my review); and don’t forget about those gorgeous BECCA Sunlit Bronzers! Those are my #1.

Come back on Tuesday for swatches of the glosses on my lips! 

 

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bareMinerals bare Sensuals eyeshadow palette

An easy everyday makeup look using some of my favourite products. This is a little different than the step-by-steps I normally do when I post a tutorial, but I thought most know how to achieve the complexion look. So I thought I’d go more into detail with the eyes.  

A few weeks ago I received a PR parcel from bareMinerals which contained two eyeshadow palettes. They’re new, and this one above is called bareminerals bare sensuals eyeshadow palette. Not many palettes appeal to me, and truthfully I think this is the first time I wore eyeshadow in 2017 itself.

Here’s everything I used for the look. For my complexion I used a mix of two foundations since I felt the skin match for both foundations by themselves weren’t quite as a good match as two mixed. 

The Look:
Estee Lauder Double Wear in 3W1 + Burberry Cashmere Foundation in Honey
Cle de Peau concealer in beige (not shown)
BECCA Cosmetics sunlit bronzer in Bronzed Bondi (see my review!)
BECCA Cosmetics Blushes in Snapdragon and Flowerchild (mixed together)
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Fix
bareMinerals bare Sensuals eyeshadow palette
Bobbi Brown Art Stick Liquid Lip in Honey Bare (see my review!)
It Cosmetics mascara
Burberry Effortless Liquid Liner
Anastasia brow products (unknown name!)

Before starting on the eyeshadow I prepped my eyelids (so the shadow would stand out more, and last all day) with the Urban Decay primer potion.

I used four shades from the palette, the selection is shown here:

I used Waltz all over the lid. Second colour was Shazam and I applied it over top of half of the Waltz shade. Mystify went into the outer eye area and a bit into the crease. To finalize the four shades and blend them seamlessly, I used lure into the crease.

I then reached for the Burberry Effortless eyeliner to polish off the eyeshadow look.

Add some It Cosmetics Superhero mascara to make those lashes long and luscious.

Finished off the look with my favourite lip product (and colour) of the season – the Bobbi Brown Art Stick Liquid Lip in Honey Bare. It’s SO good. I brought it with me to my trip to Palo Alto, and also to Portland.

And this is the overall look. Pretty easy and natural looking too.

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Five Things Friday . 006

01. PORTLAND |

Well friends, hello from Portland Oregon! It’s my last day here and I was flown up here on a press-trip, and today was the last hurrah of the event so I’ve dedicated my entire day to spending the entire day with one of my best pals, Megan! If you don’t know already, Megan is from Canada too and used to live in California — that’s where we met, hung out for a month then she moved away from me :( I have not seen her in two years. Follow along Snapchat + Instagram stories because I’m sure as heck gonna be storyin’ that up today! 

02. R.I.P MAKEUP |

I was too angry to write about it last week, but I lost some causalities in the toilet. Luxury makeup at that. 2 Burberry items, my $$ Cle de Peau concealer … y tho!? Angry isn’t the word to describe. I wasn’t even in the bathroom at the time it happened. It was all in an unzipped makeup bag that fell over, and five pieces flew into the toilet. The only thing I didn’t care about was the bronzer that was 95% finished up. I’ll be honest though, at least it wasn’t a full stick of my cle de peau concealer, that too was almost up but I guarantee I had more than a few months left out of that tube. But I sure as hell am not putting toilet water makeup on my face. So, as much as it hurt — in the garbage it went. :(  It had to be the pricey pieces, didn’t it! Gah, it irritated me so much because I never store my makeup on the bathroom counters, as soon as I’m done with it, it gets put back in my makeup bag and under the counter. But not this time. 

03. SCRUNCHIES |

I’m so pleased with myself. I’ve been on the hunt for some velvet scrunchies for a while and noticed that this store has 3 colour ways to choose from. They actually arrived last week but I’m still pretty stoked about the purchase. I don’t care who hates them — bring the scrunchies back! Buy ’em here!

04. HIGH END HAIR |

Since January, I’ve been rotating between Aveda shampoo/conditioner combo, and the Kérastase volumizing shampoo + conditioner (except I don’t think it’s labeled as a conditioner). Since changing from drug-store hair wash back to my ol’ faithfuls I’ve noticed a significant difference in how my hair looks and grows. I feel like it’s finally growing longer than a certain length again. The Kérastase is actually a volumizing set, and immediately when I put in the shampoo I notice my hair feels thicker right away. While it’s something I myself would only notice on myself, it’s kind of a nice feeling to have that extra bit of hair feeling. Does that make any sense? Anyway, since my hair gets used to using only 1 brands in the shower, I tend to switch it up every few days and rotate between the Aveda and the Kérastase. The combo is workin’ out well for me. 

05. FINGER PUPPETS |

I purchased Goldilocks and the Three bears finger-puppets for a friends kiddo, and I thought they did such an exceptional job. I paired the gift with the old school Golden Book, cute hey? I remember getting knitted finger-puppets at the hospital when I had bloodwork done as a kid. These have come a long way – look how fancy they are! They came all the way from France, a little pricey but I think it’s worth it [PuppetsCo on Etsy]. 


How was your week?

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