The Beginnings of Darkness

I got to try out some more Motives Cosmetics eyeshadow and chose this lovely forest green shade. I planned on doing a smokey eye, but I didn't plan it looking so dark. I just kept going and love how it turned out. Also, I'm a sucker for black lipstick (but let me just add NYX "Penelope" looks lovely but doesn't have the best lasting power!). I'm using Make Up For Ever everything else basically.

Also used the secret moments palette previously mentioned and a MAC shadow for the hightlight, which name I can't seem to remember atm.

I was going to turn this into a queen of darkness thing but I think this is more a cross of a princess of darkness and raven look.

Yonique 3D Fibre Mascara Review

 Disclaimer: I was sent this product free to try. My opinions are my own, this review was not paid for.

I remember when fibre mascara just hit the North American market and desperately wanting to join the trend of having longer lashes without the use of falsies. I've tried lash serums and although they help condition my lashes, don't really help the growth. As far as I know there's only one product that works and you need to visit a health care practitioner to get it prescribed. BUT! I also remember searching the #longlashes tag on instagram and coming by this product. Instead of buying it I bought a similar brand off eBay. I hated it to say the least.. fast forward a year and here we are, I get to try the real thing!


You get two brushes, a transparent gel (which is actually pretty damn banging, I'm a fan of the brush and it just applies really nicely). Then you have the fibre brush. You're supposed to apply your own favourite mascara, wait for it to dry then apply the transparent gel and quickly the fibres. Then seal with the transparent gel again. These are my results after two applications:

Top: Coat of my own mascara
Middle: left has two coats of fibre mascara, right shows just my mascara
Bottom: Both eyes have two coats of fibre mascara

As you can see, it most definitely works. I will say though that is very easy to get the spider lash look, some girls like that, but I am not particularly a fan. The first time I used it I needed my brush separator to loosen it up a bit, I then found using a clump-free mascara was very beneficial. I likely would not use more than two coats of the fibres for this reason.

If I didn't wear this mascara or falsies I don't think this look would have turned out quiet well. Lashes really give oomph to makeup looks imho. The best thing about this is that it is not as time consuming as putting lashes on. You don't have to wait for lash glue to dry you simply just apply some coats of mascara. It's really easy to use!

I don't think I would use this on clients, but I do recommend it for personal use. The main reason being it would be difficult for a makeup artist to use on a client because when you're applying makeup on someone else, for hygienic reasons you use a disposable wand (unless they're using their own mascara). The fibres are held onto a special brush and would likely apply unevenly if I used one of my disposables.

The set is priced at $29 which is a bit steep for me, however, there isn't a fibre mascara that works as well as this out there (at least that I know of). So if longer lashes are important for you, then it's not a huge price to pay. I do see this lasting quite a while, especially the fibre wand.

Rest of the products used on my face:

  • Make Up For Ever Face & Body
  • Make Up For Ever aqua brow
  • Ben Nye bella poudre
  • Rimmel Kohl liner
  • Nicka K Maxi Satin Lip Crayon in "bright orange"
  • The Balm "Bahama Mama"
  • Benefit "Rocketeer"
  • La Femme white cake liner
  • Motives "Secret Moments" eyeshadow

Thank you Kristin who helped me finally try this mascara out! They sell for $29 for the set and you can purchase it over here.

Purple Days

I seem to always go to purples and browns with my makeup. I guess since I have green eyes those are just the colours that look best on me but most people (re:possibly everyone) looks amazing in both those colours. I mean, you can't really go wrong with brown. I tested out the L.A Girl lip paints again and as much as I love the colours, the staying power just doesn't work for me. In retrospect, I don't think they're meant to stay on for long. They remind me of lipgloss, that just isn't meant to stay on your lips through eating, drinking and socializing. It looks damn pretty though!

Bonus, outfit post as well!! The sun would be really bright one second and cloudy the next. Guess I didn't choose an ideal time to start taking photos. haha

Make Up For Ever: face & body, aqua brows, primer, fixer, eyeshadow
Kryolan: eyeshadow
L.A Girl: lip paints
Ben Nye: bella powder
The Face Shop:  fibre mascara
The Balm: Bahama Mama
La Femme: pink sparkle blush
Ardell: lashes #122 (I think... lost the packaging ><)

Outfit Of The Day + Make!

 I had the best meeting today, will be working on a makeup and photography job (yes, I'm doing both!) and am super pumped! Ever meet someone and just get a really good vibe from them and you just know whatever you guys do will turn out great? Left with that kind of feeling. Here is what I wore today, it was beautiful, sunny and humid out.. so I didn't last long outdoor (you can see how pale I am right? haha).

Shirt: UP
Skirt: H&M
Waist and head chain: eBay
Purse+watch: Fossil

Skin: Make Up For Ever HD, Ben Nye Bella Powder
Blush: Benefit 'Rockateur'
Contour: The Balm 'Bahama Mama'
Eyes: La Femme 'dark brown' + Creme lashes #472S, The Face Shop mascara
Lips: L.A Girl lip liner in 'Pink Parfait' and OCC's 'Queen' lip tar

ahahaha and when I try and look cool...

So let me tell you, after my meeting and lunch my lipstick was still in really good condition, didn't reapply once and I was SO shocked! Wasn't until I had a very messy drink and some slippery snacks that I had to actually reapply. OCC on its own has good lasting power, but I find after I eat the innermost centre part of the lip will fade, liner prevented that.

Also, I pretty  much love all body and head chains. Expect to see more of them. haha :)

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