Makeup Monday: A Bronzer for All the Fair-Skinned Ladies

Good afternoon everyone! I am introducing a new series called Makeup Monday, where I'll be posting about my favourite makeup products, looks, or anything else beauty related. Today's post is for all those fair-skinned ladies out there (like myself) who want a bit of a glow in the summer time. I am super pale, and I'm proud to say it. I don't really tan, I just burn. And when I burn, I become a lobster. With that being said, I stay out of the sun as much as I can, but I still want my face to have some life in it.

This bronzer is perfect for my skin tone as it provides a glow without being 1. orange or 2. excessively dark or 3. super duper shimmery. These three things give the whole bronzer thing away which is why this bronzer is just plain perfect. The Body Shop does some really nice cosmetics that are ethically produced (always a good thing). And it won't break the bank. You can shop for it here. The bronzer of my choice is in the shade 01 Light Matte. If you're a fair-skinned lady like myself, give this bronzer a try. If you have any good bronzer choices, leave them down in the comments below! 

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Spring/Everyday Makeup Look

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I absolutely adore makeup and all things beauty, yet I rarely where the stuff. When I do wear makeup, I like to keep it simple, light, and very fresh looking. Today's post is on my spring/everyday makeup look.

I used the Clinique CC Cream in Very Light as my base. I did a review on it a couple of weeks ago and you can see it here. And I put it on with the Sonia Kashuk Buffing Brush No. 130. It's a great brush that was around the $10 mark; definitely a steal! I used the Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer under my eyes and on any blemishes I had. I really like the Eco Tools Foundation Brush to put on concealer. It's weird I know, but I like how big it is for under my eyes. For blush I used the Sephora Blush in Romantic Rose No. 10 and put it on with the e.l.f. Contour Brush (a $3 brush!!!). Usually for a regular day I won't wear mascara, but if I'm really trying to look good, I'll put on the Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Mascara. This mascara leaves your lashes so long and soft; they end up looking really natural which is always a good thing. And finally I used the Clinique Chubby Stick in Super Strawberry on my lips for a great colour and moisturizer.

This look is really simple and won't melt off in the warm heat. It makes you look natural but still bright and fresh. Let me know what you think in the comments below. If you'd like to see me in action, click here. 

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Flower Beauty

I'm a huge fan of Drew Barrymore. I love her films, how she looks on the red carpet and now I love her new beauty line. Flower Beauty offers high quality cosmetics at ridiculously great prices. It launched at Walmart in mid October. Her line of products includes everything under the sun. Powders, foundations, concealers, lipsticks and glosses, eyeshadows, brushes, you name it! I picked up three of her products, each under $10, and I am now a lover of her line. Last weekend I had a wedding, and last minute realized I didn't have the dark burgundy lipstick I thought I had. So I headed over to my neighbourhood Walmart, and looked all over for a lipstick, but couldn't find one. Then I saw the very pretty and white Flower Beauty section, and found the perfect lipstick. This was the Kiss Stick Velvet Lip Colour in the shade LS21 Desert Flower. This lipstick lasted through an entire wedding of eating, drinking, and dancing and I did not get a ring around my lips at all! It's so smooth and really does make your lips feel like velvet. It is the perfect burgundy lipstick, and honestly, I think it beats out any other lipstick, high or low, out there.

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I also picked up another lipstick in the shade LS3 Tender Tuberose. It's perfect for daytime, and has a mauve undertone to it. Another favourite. I bought the Loose Powder in the shade LO1 Light. I've never used a powder over top of my foundation before, despite probably needing it since I have an oily t-zone. Again, I was not disappointed. Lightweight and did the job perfectly.

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I will be trying out many more products, and definitely some of the brushes from Flower Beauty. Another bonus about the line is that nothing is tested on animals! These cosmetics feel high end but are at a very reasonable drugstore price. I'm a firm believer that one shouldn't be spending an arm and a leg on beauty products, but I still love to try out new things. Give Flower Beauty a go and your wallet will thank you!

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