IM Mascara – the perfect companion for crimson pouts

IM Mascara - MexicoI recently read an article in Net-A-Porter talking about Mexico and  how Mexican women tend to wear red lipstick and black mascara, that they had a cult favorite that is only available in Mexico.

Lucky for me my dear friend Shawn was in Mexico City at the time of the article and I immediatly wrote to him asking him if he would be able to bring some back  and he did.

He was so sweet, he picked up one of each, made me very happy.

I tried it today and found it easy to apply and guess what? It made my lashes look pretty, thicker, longer and natural.

What’s your favorite mascara?

New Year – New Glow with GLOW UP by ELLIS FAAS

glowup-e1420492102773Happy New Year everyone, I hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday season.  Everything is new again and that includes glowing skin.  Like I’ve said before, we need to fake it until we make it.

ELLIS FAAS recently launched their new Glow Up, a soft shimmering powder that adds subtle hints of Glow where we need it most, or just to draw attention to our best features.

I don’t know about you guys, but I need all the help I can get.

Here’s to Glowing Skin!

$31.50 available in three shades, one for every skin tone.

My New Favorite Lip Product – The Lip Enhancer by Zelens

Zelens Lip EnhancerZelens is one of the best skincare brands available today and recently they launched an anti-aging makeup collection that will allow us to continue with our skincare regimen 24/7.

I love my New Lip Enhancer, you can wear it alone for a hint of color or you can layer it underneath your favorite crimson.

I layered mine today and my results are picture perfect. My lips are enhanced, smooth and pouty.


Bed Red by Butter London

RED REDWhat can I say, I love this shade of Bed Red by Butter London.  It’s a pink red and the pigment has long-lasting color.

So many times I buy a new shade of crimson only to be disappointed in the texture and lasting power.


So if you’re looking for a lipstick that has long-lasting color, good texture and hydration you want to look at Butter London’s Moisture Matte Lipstick collection.

A few key benefits:

  • Full coverage in a velvety matte finish.
  • Specialized pigments extend colour wear.
  • Long-lasting, non-drying formula does not feather or bleed.
  • Revolutionary gel-capsule technology delivers colour and moisture for smooth, silky application and maximum comfort.
  • Triple Butter Complex for rich, creamy, lasting moisture – Mango Seed Butter, Murumuru Seed Butter, and Cupuacu Seed Butter.
  • Vitamin E and minerals smooth the lip surface for a flawless application.
  • Subtly scented with creamy vanilla.

There are 12 shades in all, one for you and every makeup junkie on your holiday list.


Your Beauty BFF Brushes by IT Cosmetics

untitledLadies, these are the 12 makeup brushes that every girl needs in her makeup bag.

They are ergonomic, and made with tender love and care.

A few features & benefits:

Ultra Luxe®, plush, cruelty-free hair
Custom cut brush heads
Great for the makeup newbie or makeup Pro

I love that the pigment of my favorite foundation or blush takes a hold on the brush and is easily diffused or blended.

FullSizeRender1They were created by IT Cosmetics exclusively for Ulta.

Available in two sets of 6, they make the perfect gift for yourself or a friend.





My Makeup Routine

photo-1Since the Skin Veil from Ellis Faas landed in my lap I’ve been unable to put it down, why? Because it’s the closest foundation I’ve tried that actually mimics my skin tone.

It’s natural looking in a way that doesn’t look like I’m wearing makeup.  You may be asking yourself how can this be? It doesn’t look like I have piles of foundation and powder caked on my face, yet my skin is luminous and my imperfections are concealed without artifice.

Ellis Faas mascara is another beauty tool that enhances your natural lashes without looking like you’re trying too hard.

Naturally I’m also in love with MAKE, they make the most amazing Glossing Powder that leaves your skin glowing even  more if that’s possible.

And last but not least I am addicted to my Brow Powder eyebrow pencil by iT Cosmetics, it’s not only natural looking, but it doesn’t come off until you take it off.

Ladies, this was just my canvas, this doesn’t include my skincare regimen or my red lipstick.

What beauty items are you currently using?