Here is a makeup look I did inspired by fall colours. Hope you guys enjoy.

Products Used

Clinique Even Better Foundation
MAC Prolongwear Concealer
Ben Nye Banana Powder
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
Sleek Blush Flushed
Nars Albatross Highlighter

MAC Dipdown & Girl Boy Brow Kit

MAC Paintpot in Painterly 
MAC Shadows: Cork, Sketch, Pink Bronze Pigment, Ricepaper, Expensive Pink
Rimmel Scandal Eyes pencil in 001black 
Loreal Mascara and Liner
Ardell Wispies Lashes

MAC lipliner Hover
MAC lipstick in Honeylove


The Fall version of the Ri Ri Hearts MAC collection was launched in stores yesterday and I picked up a few things. The Fall collection included some colours from the Summer collection as well as some new additions such as the eyeshadow quads, 3 additional lipsticks, Ri Ri Woo lip glass, liquid liner, blush, cream highlighter, brow pencils, mascara and brushes. I skipped out on the summer collection because I just didn't feel driven to get anything, and especially since the packaging was so 'regular.'  Well, after seeing pics of the fall collection, I knew I had to get some things from this collection. I mean, do you see the packaging of these items. I was even more impressed when I was able to look at them in person and actually swatch the products and realize that they are even more gorgeous in person. These are the items I decided that I would like and wear and I think these are colours that a lot of you guys would like as well, especially if you're medium to darker skin tone. I will be doing a tutorial using the colours as the swatches were not doing them justice. 

Eye Shadow Quad: Her Cocoa; Pro Longwear Lip Pencil: Talk That Talk; Lipsticks: Talk That Talk, RiRi Woo, Nude; Blush: Bad Girl Gone Good

Eye Shadow Quad: Her Cocoa

Blush: Bad Girl Gone Good

RiRi Woo, Talk That Talk, Nude


Make Up For Ever, the Paris based makeup brand, kicked off their Foundation Nation campaign in Toronto at the Toronto Eaton Center Sephora on Saturday, September 14, 2013 and they invited some of Toronto's beauty bloggers to attend. Make Up For Ever did a study through The NDP Group Inc. and discovered that 73% of women face challenges when finding the right foundation. The goal of the event is to empower women through education in choosing the right foundation for different Shades, Textures, Skin Types & Skin Concerns, Tools and Seasons.  The educator for the event was Troy Jensen, Celebrity makeup artist to the likes of Kim Kardashian, Nicole Scherzinger and Megan Fox, just to name a few. After an intimate sit down with this mega makeup artist, we were each given a private sit down with Make Up For Ever Artists to address our main concerns with applying foundation on ourselves or on others. The Make Up For Ever Artists were so welcoming in answering all our question, no matter how small, to address all the issues that we face individually each day such as the best formula for oily skin, dry or dehydrated skin in colder seasons to increasing the longevity of foundation wear throughout the day. 

The event kicks of its Canada wide campaign on September 19 through to October 6. Each location will have a Make Up For Ever expert in store to assist with answering any questions as well as educating women on some of the issues founded in their study. 

Some of the products used in the demonstration 
Celebrity Makeup Artist Troy Jensen

The new Make Up For Ever Makeup Brushes (Stay tuned for a review)

Aida telling us about the new Make Up For Ever brushes

The Personal Foundation Nation Suite at the Make Up For Ever department at Sephora

The Make Up Forever section of the Toronto Eaton Center Sephora has the largest selection of products 

Aida and I
Getting matched and highlighted by Jackie- MUFE Expert
How cute are these Foundation Nation and Make Up For Ever cupcakes! 


Beyonce may not have pioneered this season's bigggest hair trend but it was the cut heard around the world. The star broke from her usually long and flowy looks to a more edgy and dare I say current look even though the bob has been around since the 1920's. Now, as with mostly everything that has to do with the head, the shape of your face should determine how you rock this cut. A side part works for most face shape but a center part can be just as flattering as Ciara demonstrates. Not ready to take the plunge and get the cut, fake it like Adrienne Bailon and pin under retro curled hair to give the effect of a curled bob. If the bob is your signature style like Nicole Richie, update your cut by going asymmetric or experiment with different textures such as curling it or wearing it pin straight. 







CE FERULIC by Skinceuticals

Vitmain C’s use in skincare has become a mainstay cosmetic ingredient because of its herald benefits of boosting collagen (a protein in the skin) which contributes to skins elasticity, tone and texture. It is also a powerful antioxidant when applied topically helping the skin to defend itself from free radicals including pollutants and the effects of the sun. Vitamin C also helps to protect our skin from the sun and can even reverse sun damage such as age spots and freckles.

SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic® ‘is a revolutionary antioxidant combination that delivers advanced protection against photoaging by neutralizing free radicals, boosting collagen synthesis, and providing unmatched antioxidant protection. More protection means more youthful looking skin and better defense against environmental aging.’

The main benefits of this product are: 
  • Provides advanced environmental protection against UVA, UVB and infrared radiation 
  • Stimulates collagen synthesis to improve signs of aging
  • Increases firmness and replenishes lipids to reduce wrinkles
  • Once absorbed, this serum can’t be washed or rubbed off. It remains effective for a minimum of 72 hours, making it an excellent addition to sunscreen.

It is no wonder that you cannot talk about Vitamin C serums without seeing or hearing this product mentioned as one of the top serum of its kind. I have been using this for over a year after listening to a close friend who works with the line talk about it’s effect on his skin. At $150 for a 1 oz bottle my reluctance was well justified until I received a sample of the product and just couldn’t see myself living without it. As a brown skin girl, pigmentation is one of my biggest concern with breakout blemishes sticking around longer than I’m comfortable with. This serum has helped to not only minimize my blemishes but also helps to shield my skin from the sun preventing old blemishes from reappearing during summer months. It is no wonder it was chosen as Allure’s Best of Beauty three times, New Beauty’s Best Anti Aging Antioxidant (major for this magazine if you’ve ever read it) and Instyle’s Best Antioxidant Serum. 

What also makes this product stand out from it’s competitors is that it combines Vitamin C (well, l-ascorbic acid which is a more stable form of Vitamin C) with Vitamin E to boost its antioxidant power. This is important because antioxidants, caused by pollution, the sun and even the foods we eat, causes fine lines, wrinkles, hyper pigmentation, sullenness, blotchiness, and rough hard texture to the skin. Combine that with the addition of ferulic acid which is a plant-based antioxidant that is found in bran, among other plants which research suggests provides antioxidant and sun-protective benefits to skin while enhancing the stability of topical applications of vitamin E, and you have a triple threat. C E Ferulic not only treat the existing free radical damage to the skin, but it also reverses damage already done, a past, present and future weapon against aging. What more can you ask for? 

Perfect if your main concerns are:
  • Dark spots and sun spots
  • Fine line and wrinkles
  • Sagging, droopy skin
  • Skin sensitized by sun damage
  • Sensitive skin types such as rosacea
This serum is beneficial for most skin type. If you are more sensitive, the milder version of this product is Serum 10 and if you are more oily, the Phloretin CF may be a better option. I recommend going to the Skinceuticals website here and with your concerns in mind, plug in your skin type and concerns and the right product will be displayed. 



Dermalogica Sheer Tint Medium
Nars Sheer Glow Cadiz and Macao
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer Biscuit
MAC Mineralize powder in Medium Deep and Deep
Sigma Kabuki Brush
Beauty Blender Sponge

Anastasia of Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Brunette and Brow Gel in Brunette

MAC Paintpot in Painterly all over
NYX Jumbo pencil in Black Bean in crease and outer corner
Naked palette:
Smog on lid
Half Baked in inner corners
Creep in crease
Buck to blend crease
Virgin on brow bone
Rimmel Scandal Eyes pencil in 001black to line tear duct and lash line
Sigma E40
Sigma E25
Sigma E36
Real Techniques brushes in base shadow brush and eyeliner brush
Red Cherry lashes in 213

Sleek Contour Kit in Light and Dark

Blush & Highlight
MAC blush in Gingerly
Highlight from the Sleek Contour light kit

NYX lipliner in Natural
MAC lipstick in HUE
Sephora lipgloss in #3 from a pack of 12- peachy gold colour