Lot’s of makeup posts lately! I guess it’s because I’ve been so excited for the Gather For Brunchkins event coming up tomorrow night – it’s all I’ve been thinking about. Gather for Brunchkins is an event aimed at raising money for Brunchkins which is an organization providing breakfast and a packed lunch for kids in non-profit housing, in the Bowmanville area. If you’d like to come by tomorrow, it’s not too late! There will be tickets at the door for $20. There will be a beautifully motivational talk given by Julia Grieve, wine, food, goodie bags, and make up tutorials by yours truly! The makeup I’ll be using tomorrow will all be by Arbonne Cosmetics. The great thing about Arbonne is that not only does it work really well, but it feels fantastic on your skin due to the fact that it’s paraben free, phthalates free, 100% vegan, doesn’t contain mineral oils, no gluten, no artificial fragrances, and is PETA approved. Yes, it’s good!
To create today’s look though, I used several different brands, and some new products I was eager to try.
The products I’ve never tried before are the Annabelle Bronzer, and Annabelle pencils – both eye and lip ones, And I have to say I’m pretty impressed. The great thing about a lip pencil, and I don’t mean a lip liner, but one you would use for your entire lip, is that you can’t screw up! Just like when you were little you get to colour inside the lines. Maybe it’s just me but I feel that this way you have more control. The other thing I liked about this pencil is that its rather moisturizing and also doesn’t feel like a foreign body annexed to your lips but rather natural and comfortable. The shade I’m wearing is called Vamp and you can find it here.
For the eyes, I used purple eyeliner along my lash line on both the top and bottom. On the top I made sure to wing it out and smudge a bit for a smokier look (I really hope you guys can tell what I’m talking about from the pictures!). On the bottom I went about half way, and once again made sure to smudge. I was skeptical if it would work but I used a gold pencil in the corner of my eyes and along the entire lid. Ps. yes it worked, it stayed on and everything but I don’t recommend applying a pencil along your lid because it hurts – it feels like you’re pressing on your eyeballs. It’s perfect in the corner of your eyes though! And finally I finished the look with some thin liquid eyeliner and mascara. I didn’t extend the black eyeliner as far as the purple to play up the smokey look and let the purple do its thing!