Saturday, 28 May 2016

Birthday Makeup!

Hi, everyone! I was pondering a more profound, professional, witty title for this post, but eventually decided that sometimes when it comes to birthdays, a quick exclamation is sufficient! Yesterday was my thirty-third birthday (still getting used to that; odd-numbered birthdays always tend to make me feel older) and it was one heck of a great day. It started with some Birthday Yoga from Yoga with Adriene, while burning the scented candle that I won from Lisa Eldridge. Namaste, indeed! I then had some Skype time with my family (including my niece, who is now very proficient  at blowing kisses. *Heart melts*), then headed downtown for some shopping time with a friend! She was looking to treat herself to some new makeup goodies, and we all know that makeup enabling advising is one of my favourite hobbies! I then met up with my fiance (that word also still sounds weird!) for some Chinese food, then home for a relaxing evening. Couldn't have asked for a better day! 


Given that it was my birthday, I wanted to do some festive, colourful makeup, yet given that my destinations were the mall and a super casual restaurant, I didn't want to go full-on crazy glam (though I realize it would have totally been within my birthday girl rights to do so). I opted for some warm, shimmery eyes, coral cheeks, and a bold orange red lip.


For the base, I opted for my favourite foundation combo of late, mixing Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation No.10 with By Terry Light Expert Illuminating Flawless Foundation in Rosy Light. They create such a luminous, but long-wearing base! To further satisfy my goal of looking fresh and glowy, I swept generous helpings of Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop to the tops of my cheekbones, temples, and down the bridge of my nose. I then spritzed my skin with Tatcha's beautiful Luminous Dewy Skin Mist, which cut down the flatness of the powder I had used. For the cheeks, I reached for my favourite coral blush of the moment, the vibrant and beautiful Chantecaille Cheek Colour in Flair


For the eyes, I chose one of my all-time favourite palettes that I had not reached for in a while- Charlotte Tilbury's The Dolce Vita. I applied the shimmery beige shade all over my eyes as a base, the rusty colour heavily to the crease, and the deep brown to the outer corners for some definition. I patted the glittery copper all over my lid, which always makes me feel ultra glamorous. I didn't want to leave my lower lash line out of the fun, so I reached for Natasha Denona True Gold (from the Eyeshadow Palette 5 #10 palette). It added such a festive feel to the look! I lined my eyes with Chanel's Le Crayon Kohl in Rouge Noir and coated my lashes with a few coats of (dare I say) my favourite mascara, BeneFit They're Real


Choosing a birthday lipstick is a crucial choice (at least for this fiend), but it was fairly easy this time around. I opted for Besame Cosmetics Classic Colour Lipstick in Carmine, which is pretty much the perfect semi-matte orange red. It's fairly new in my collection, but has quickly risen to top ranks in my stash. Everything about it is fabulous! 

I'm lucky to say that my birthday weekend didn't stop yesterday- I'm soon headed out to brunch with a group of my blogger buddies (which isn't specifically for my birthday, but festive nonetheless), then out for a pizza dinner with one of my oldest friends, with perhaps some shopping in between. I'm feeling like quite the lucky gal! 

Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend as well! Thanks so much for stopping by! xo

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42 comments:

  1. Happy belated birthday and sounds like you had the perfect day!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Thanks so much, Shireen! I had a wonderful day :)

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  2. Wow this is stunning! You look so good with a red lip btw! Happy Belated birthday <3


    Jenny | Krystel Couture

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    1. Thanks so much, Jenny! I had a fantastic birthday :)

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  3. This has made me want to dig my Dolce Vita palette back out again! I love Champagne Pop for any special occasion too :) hope you had a lovely birthday

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. Yes, you should! It's good for any occasion ;) Same goes for Champagne Pop. Thank you! xo

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  4. I knew that lip colour on you a mile away! SO GORGEOUS!

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    1. Thanks! I'm sooo happy I picked it up at IMATS :)

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  5. beautiful!
    love the lip color

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  6. Happy Belated Birthday! I love the lip shade xo

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  7. your makeup looks really pretty! Happy belated Birthday lovely <3

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    1. Thanks so much, Ana! I had a great day :)

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  8. Happy birthday babe! I like your lipstick so much. Suits you really well.


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  9. Hi! Just happened to stumble upon your blog and I have to say, I really love the lip colour on you! Also, happy belated birthday!

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words and for stopping by! xo

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  10. Pretty makeup look! I love the eyes! Happy belated bday!

    Jenny Loves Beauty ♥

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  11. Happy Belated Birthday <3
    This look is absolutely beautiful on you!

    Krystal // embraceandignite.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thanks so much, Krystal! Carmine is one of the pretties lipsticks I've tried :)

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  12. Yoooou are so beautiful to meeeeeee! And to everyone else too!

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    1. Awww, thanks so much, lady! Right back at ya! xoxoxo

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  13. Happy belated birthday!! That lip color is hot on you!

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    1. Thanks so much, Kristelle! I'm obsessed with this lipstick :)

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  14. That blush, that lipstick, that skin! Your makeup is absolutely flawless - can't get over how glowy your skin is!

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Jodi! Champagne Pop and Tatcha Dewy Skin Mist are fully responsible for the glow :)

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  15. Happy bealated birthday Jen! Your look is so on point! It sounds like you had an amazing birthday <3 I've been following Yoga with Adriene as well and I'm loving it!

    Stephanie | theFantasia.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Steph! I had a wonderful birthday and so great that you love Yoga with Adriene too! xo

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  16. Happy Belated Birthday!! You look so glowy! :)

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  17. That highlight though! And - I love the hint of shimmer on the lower lash line!

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    1. Thanks so much, Renee! Champagne Pop never disappoints :)

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  18. Such a gorgeous birthday look. I love your bold blush choices - you always look so vibrant. (I guess the blog title makes sense?)

    Happy Birthday!

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    1. Thanks so much, Kate! I'm a true sucker for vibrant blush :)

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  19. Happy Birthday! I get you on the odd number b-days feeling older.

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    1. Thanks so much! Yeah, I'm still getting over the number ;)

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  20. Oh gosh I'm so jealous, your make-up looks amazing here, stunning!

    Lauren x
    http://huggled.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. Happy belated! Such a pretty and vibrant look ❤

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  22. Happy belated birthday! This is a gorgeous look and very vibrant, appropriately enough for your blog :-)

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  23. I'm super late but happy birthday Jen! I'm glad you had a great day and your makeup was on point as always! :)

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