Makeup of the day | Burberry Cashmere Foundation

Burberry Makeup of the dayNo filter, no editing done to the photo above. It was taken with my new Google Pixel phone which seems to make things a little more saturated and sharpened (something that bugs me a bit since I’d rather do that on my own if I wanted it to look a certain way). But that’s another story for another day. I wanted to share this photo of me above that I took on Friday of last week in my parked car — one, because my hair never looks that good. And secondly, I was sportin’ the Burberry Cashmere Foundation that I’ve been using more regularly now that the cooler weather has arrived.

I shied away from the Burberry Cashmere Soft Matte Foundation for a while when I got it — simply for the fact that it had matte in the name. But it doesn’t look too matte does it? It looks really natural and skin-like, it seems. Plus it gives a medium to high coverage to the face, which I’m diggin’. Overall it lasts a bit longer than the Burberry Fresh Glow foundation that I reviewed here.

When I went to get my skin analysis done at Kiehl’s, I heard the same results as I did back in 2012: I have dehydrated yet oily skin. All this time I thought it was bogus I had oily skin, but it’s not overly oily if you get my drift. It doesn’t require blotting so to speak — either that or I like that ‘natural dew’ I seem to have. My t-zone for the most part is the only oily bit on my face, which hey I’m okay with. When I heard the results it was when I was wearing makeup (both in 2012, and last week). So I’m wondering if my philosophy hope in a jar moisturizer has anything to do with it? Does that not sink into the skin as much, leaving an oilier residue on the face making me look dewy? Or do I have oily skin regardless of me wearing makeup? Thinking out loud here I guess.

Burberry-cashmere-foundatioHere’s what makeup I’ve been wearing (not too much difference in my everyday makeup besides swapping out a few pieces like the foundation, mascara and blush!). When it works – ya don’t change it. At least, for me. Even though makeup is super fun to play around with.


Burberry Cashmere Soft Matte Foundation in the shade Honey
Chanel Les Beige in No. 50 (as bronzer)
Cle de peau concealer in Beige


Burberry Cat Lashes mascara in Jet black
Dior All-In-Brow 3D in Blonde (yes! blonde!)


Burberry Kisses Gloss in Nude Beige (my favourite of the 4 I have!)


Disclaimer: I know people aren’t huge fans of them… but I wanted to tell you! The links above are affiliate links. It’s my second time trying out affiliate links and I earn $0.05 a click, so friends definitely don’t be afraid to click on them. I made a whopping $0.35 on a post I did last month. 

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Make up of the day | Burberry Fresh Glow

Makeup-Of-The-DayI like wearing makeup that doesn’t take me any more than ten minutes from start to finish. I always look for easy-to-blend foundations that give me a bit of coverage yet allows my skin to breathe, better yet, looks glowy too!


up-closeI’m slowly accumulating a handful of favourite foundations, and Burberry Fresh Glow is already up there. Thus, I wanted to highlight this foundation I used on a particular day last week considering it’s the perfect satin finish, providing me with a healthy looking complexion. It has a medium coverage to it, and lasts me the entire day. Do note, I never like to touch up my foundations at all during the day.


Burberry Fresh Glow in Honey
Cle de Peau concealer in beige
Chanel Les Beige No. 50
Rituals Cosmetics blush in Peach Glow
Hourglass ambient lighting powder dim light
Dior All-In-Brow 3D Backstage Pros in Blonde


Too Faced Sweet Peach palette
Tweezerman eyelash curler
Joe Fresh mascara


Dior Addict lipstick in Nude Fever

Makeup-Of-The-Day-FlatlayIf you’ve been following me on Snapchat you’ll know I received a PR package from Burberry not too long ago. I mentioned my love for the (new-to-me) Burberry Fresh Glow Foundation in my September Favourites video, and I thought I’d feature a look of the day using it on the blog to show you how it looks on me.

You know I get fancy when I break out the eyeshadow palettes. I wanted to capture a few up close shots of my eyes since it’s rare I wear any colour on them at all. The Too Faced Peach Palette (it’s coming back for Christmas you guys!) is what I’ll now reach for if I want any bit of neutral shadows on my eyelids.

Are you guys into these sort of blog posts for makeup looks? Or would you rather a step-by-step one like this?

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Makeup of the day | 100% Pure



100pure-look2I’m going to be honest with you guys, I hadn’t tried or had ventured out to specifically try 100% natural or 100% vegan makeup. But I was given the chance to try some from a local company called 100% Pure, and I thought — why not. Let’s see how it all stands up to the test of time. On my face. Throughout the day. That picture above, is the finished look. Looks like the type of look I generally gravitate towards, au natural. So far so good?

But how do I really think they perform? Find out below after the step-by-step process!

100percent-pure-look11. 100% Pure Brightening Serum: Serums are always a nice addition to start off your morning with, or apply at night (I wouldn’t use a brightening one for your night time routine though). It always preps the face and keeps the skin hydrated. Always a good thing. Or if you want to get real fancy, use this in conjunction with your foundation (mix the two together) and create a lightweight glowy base for your skin.

2.100% Pure  Argain Oil Hydration SPF 30: Holy zinc batman. That sunscreen/moisturizer combo was incredibly thick but not too thick where it too ages to rub in. I’m not sure how much moisturizing it did, considering all I felt was thick sunscreen. I need to harp on you guys: always apply SPF, even on cloudy days! I don’t know exactly what benefits a natural SPF has compared to other brands. But I was out in 30+C heat and I didn’t get burned. So there’s that.

3. 100% Pure lipbalm with SPF 15: I love lip balms that have SPF and this one not only has cute packaging but smells like mint, my favourite!

100percent-pure-look24. 100% Pure Maracuja Oil Air Cushion Foundation: Oh boy. This foundation takes the word sheer to a whole other level. I don’t want to tell you how much I ended up pressing on the puff to get enough product to achieve a light enough coverage to make it look like I’m not bare-faced. It’s like tinted water. However, I don’t dislike it enough to stop using it. I love the somewhat effortless look it gives to the skin. Like natural skin, and I’m not sure I’d even ask them to thicken up the formula. Maybe I’d dig into it with my brush next time instead of using the time consuming puff.

5. ELF Concealer: A light concealer under the eyes brightens them up!

6.  100% Pure eye creamstick in naked glimmer: In order to stand the true test of the day, and see if this product creases (along with the other creamstick’s) I applied a MAC paint on the base of just one eyelid, and nothing on the other but the creamsticks. I am quite pleased to say that they held up perfectly the entire day, without creasing. My eyelids crease with even a dab of powder on top, so I was truly impressed with this one. Although you can see the eye creamstick swatches from Saturday, they look a lot more pigmented on my arm than they translate on the eyelids. This isn’t a favourite product of mine, but it does the job and is perfect for an everyday look.

7. 100% Pure eye creamstick in eggplant: Applied this to the crease to add some definition

8. 100% Pure eye creamstick in light: This was a little too stark on my inner eyelid/tear duct area so I might not use this colour again.

100percent-pure-look39. 100% Pure Vitamint Lip Colour in Butterscotch: Applied truly like a lip butter. Gave my lips just the perfect touch of colour see all the swatches here. Throw it in your bag and touch up on the go. Feels super hydrating on the lips too, and has that nice minty smell to it.

10. 100% Pure Maracuja Oil Mascara: This is one impressive mascara, and I know my mascaras let me tell ya. I don’t try to sell you guys on anything, ever. When I first applied it I felt like it wasn’t getting anywhere, but after a couple of swipes onto the lashes, it started volumizing and lengthening. A deadly combo (deadly = Newfoundland term for omg that’s really good). What’s interesting about this mascara is that its colour comes from black tea. The product itself smells AMAZING. Is it the black tea that smells good? I have no idea. But I like it. Plus, rosey-pink packaging? On fleek!

11. Sonia Kashuk Cream Bronzer: I felt like my skin was missing some oompf. You guys know I love my bronzer, so I polished off the look with my new cream bronzer.


100pure-lookThe finished look!

100Pure-look-completeThe only problem and I suppose it’s a good thing, that I have with 100% pure cosmetics, is that because their goods are all natural (with a lot of vegan options), they expire quicker than the conventional makeup you’d buy that has all those “bad” ingredients in them. For instance, the lip colours and the eye creamsticks have a 6 month expiry. So I better get to using them all up now, while I can and while they are fresh!100Pure-products

100% Pure products were sent to me, and I could’ve signed up to be an affiliate, but I like to keep things natural here on the blog. So go shop their huge website! 

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