We thought we'd share with you some of our recent beauty favorites. These include makeup essentials we love, as well as some skincare items we've been enjoying. We've combined both high end and drugstore options and also provided links for the items featured!
We hope you enjoy!
All our love,
Casandra & Kristin
Casandra's current beauty favourites include:
Details: Succulent: Home Depot / Plant Pot: Z'AXE / Duvet Cover: Ikea (here)
Sephora Rose Cleansing Wipes: These are so lovely! For $10, you get 25 cleansing wipes that smell so wonderful and do a great job at removing makeup. I'm quite lazy about taking my makeup off at the end of the day, so I try to keep makeup wipes by my bedside and these have been great for that! They're quick and moisturizing and so effective.
Lush Enchanted Eye Cream: I received a sample of this product a while back and fell in love with it, so I just had to purchase it. It's moisturizing and light and has helped immensely with the dryness under my eyes as well as with my bags. I dot it under my eyes before lightly blending it into the skin. My makeup goes on smooth and flawlessly with this product underneath.
Clinique Pep-Start Hydro Rush Moisturizer SPF20: After using (and loving) the Clinique Hydroblur moisturizer, I decided to pick this one up for summer because of the SPF in it. It's light and smooth and really hydrating. My makeup goes on seamlessly over top, which I'm so happy about. However, it may not be for everyone. It does smell slightly like sunscreen (which I love, oddly enough) and is slightly shiny (but dries down to a demi-matte finish).
NYX Matte Liquid Liner + Vivid Brights Liner: (Vivid Halo / Vivid Sapphire) I LOVE THIS STUFF. I cannot rave enough about it. I've been an avid fan of the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner and this one has surpassed it. The brush is so thin, giving you so much control to create your desired shape of wing. As well, it lasts. IT LASTS! As someone with oily eyelids and water-y eyes, its lasted through 10+ hours of wear. And the same can be said for the Vivid Brights liner. They're wonderfully opaque, dry down to a great matte finish and have that same thin brush.
Price: C$10 / C$10
Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in SunlightReal Techniques: This is a thing of magic. Immediately after putting this on the high points of my face, I feel like a bronzed, glowy goddess and feel like I look so healthy. I like to apply it on my cheekbones with a damp beauty sponge (I like the one) and it goes on like a dream this way - not too intense but just enough. It can be applied in different ways depending on how strong you want your highlight. Using a damp fan brush can give a profound highlight and using your fingers can give you a subtle glow.
Kristin's current beauty favourites include:
Two Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer in Medium/Deep: This is the perfect product for those of you who love to look sun kissed all year round. I love it because it looks so natural and it is not red toned like most bronzers are which can make you look like you got burnt by the sun. On the plus side, when I want to look extra bronzed, I can layer the product very easily. Oh and did I mention that it smells like chocolate! What more can you want? Try it out at your local Sephora store.
Tarte Amazonian Clay Highlighter in Stunner: A great powder highlighter that glides over your foundation or bare skin so beautifully. This is my go-to for when I want my glow to be more noticeable. Plus, if you layer this on top of a liquid highlighter (like the Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops that Cas mentionned) you will look like a glowing goddess! There are two other shades available which are just as radiant-try whichever one that attracts your eye!
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 hour Blush in Exposed: My favorite blush that I have ever tried! The only blush that does not make me break out when I put a little or when I layer it up. I sometimes use this product as an eye shadow and it looks so natural. It brings a flush of color to my face especially when I go out with a bare face and no bronzer. I wear it everyday and has become an essential to my beauty routine.
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Yogurt: A great product to use when you're in a rush and want a pop of color on your eyes. Use the pencil to swipe the shadow all over your eyelids and you will get a glossy eye look in seconds. It looks effortless, beautiful and is super easy to blend with your fingers. Plus, it is affordable and you can get it at the drugstore! Tip: Make sure to put an eye primer before using this product so it doesn't crease.
L'oreal Paris Voluminous Mascara in Blackest Black: The only mascara that makes my eyelashes look so long and full. It's affordable and it's a great product that can be layered. It looks natural, it doesn't smudge and there is no fall out after hours of wearing it! It's a great mascara for sensitive eyes too because it doesn't irritate my eyes or make them watery.
Buxom Full-on Lip Cream in White Russian: If you want your lips to look full and plump, than you want to try this product out! I usually line my lips first and then put the gloss on top. This is perfect for the spring/summer season.
Origins Out of Trouble 10 minute Mask to Rescue Problem Skin: The product I use whenever I'm breaking out on my face. I usually leave the mask on for 20 minutes and after I wash my face with water, my face feels so smooth and soft. It's great for skin that is textured as it gets rid of oil and dead skin. Try out a sample at Sephora and see if it's right for you!