NEW! Lancome: Teint Idole Ultra Wear

Teint Idole Ultra Wear

Teint Idole Ultra Wear $55

Discover a foundation that lasts all day with Teint Idole Ultra Wear, Lancôme’s first 24 hour* liquid foundation.

Teint Idole Ultra Wear gives you an even, flawless looking complexion, with a blendable fresh texture and a smooth finish. No need for touch ups for a divine perfection and perfect coverage.

*Self-assessment by 109 women.

• Dab a small amount of Teint Idole Ultra Wear to well-moisturised skin, starting on your T-zone, then moving to your forehead, sides of the nose, cheeks and chin.
• Using a foundation brush or your fingertips, blend the foundation out towards your hair and jaw line to achieve a natural, flawless look.


I’m Stacey Hobbs, thank you for reading. Until next time! 






NEW! Lancome: Teint Idole Ultra Makeup Stick Longwear Foundation Stick

Teint Idole Ultra Makeup Stick

Teint Idole Ultra Makeup Stick Longwear Foundation Stick C$50

This oil-free, highly pigmented long wear makeup stick delivers buildable coverage with a natural-looking matte finish for ultra-versatile application: use as a foundation, for touch-ups, as a spot concealer, or to contour.

The foundation’s innovative extreme long-wear formula gives all skin tones a flawless, complexion-perfecting coverage. Its ultra-lightweight powder-crème texture blends smoothly for a traceless, second-skin result. Made with porous polymers that absorb excess oils, it leaves the skin looking flawless and shine-free. Plus, with ambora extract, it helps to reduce the appearance of redness. This formula is transfer-resistant and smudge-resistant, so the color-true coverage stays on all day long. This pigment-rich makeup stick is infinitely versatile— with ample coverage to use as a concealer, an even glide for custom contouring, and perfect portability to take with you on the go, it goes beyond your average foundation.

How to use:
Apply Teint Idole Makeup Stick with a brush, makeup sponge, your fingers, or directly onto the skin, depending on your preferred method of application.
• When using a foundation brush, lightly feather the product, starting at the center of your face or where you see the most discoloration, and blend outward. Or, apply using fingers, blending with a cross-hatch pattern.
• As a concealer, apply where needed to spot treat and conceal imperfections. Using your finger or a brush, apply in a stippling motion for best results.
• To contour, pick a shade 2-3 shades darker than your base complexion, then apply and blend to sculpt and define your features.


• Can be used to: cover, conceal, contour and highlight
• Long-lasting foundation
• Full-coverage makeup
• Flawless & quick application
• Ultra-lightweight, powder-cream texture
• Fragrance-free, transfer-resistant, noncomedogenic, and tested under dermatological conditions.

Teint Idole Ultra Makeup Stick Longwear Foundation Stick is designed for oily skin due to it being oil-free. 

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Lancome Holiday Make-up Collection 2016

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Le Duo Kohl C$32 Limited Edition

Create your Parisian trendy smoky eyelook with this 4 double ended eye pencil.
On one side, the intense color provide a smooth – gliding application for a deep and pearly effect. On the other, an illumination side to highlight the eyebrow arch and create points of light.

Shades: 01 Paris La Nuit, 02 Brun Glace, 03 Chene Brun, 04 Hôtel Particulier

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La Palette Des Reves C$75 Limited Edition

A rich tapestry of shades inspired by beautiful holiday Parisian lights and cristallin flakes of snow during a mysterious winter night.
6 bright eye shadows in a collector case that goes from a sparkling white and beige to intense brown warmed by a subtle pink and gold.
Easy to apply thanks to the expert tool and the mirror inside the palette.

Shade: Or Cuivre 

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Top 5 Lip Oils!

Lip oil conditions your lips while delivering colour.


Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Tint-In-Oil C$35 – Best Selling


CLARINS Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil C$25


LISE WATIER Gourmand Lip Oil C$21


LANCÔME Juicy Shaker Lip Oil C$28


CLINIQUE Pop Oil Lip and Cheek Glow C$25

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Yes to Miracle Oil Argan Lip Oil C$4.99 NEW


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Let’s Welcome Lancome Grandiôse Liner to the Grandiôse Family!

Grandiôse Liner C$40


Grandiôse Liner

Penelope Cruz 


• Easy access to the root of the lashes for an effortless application thanks to the bendable wand
• Most precise line thanks to the Incredibly thin tip
• Ultimate matte finish thanks to the highly pigmented & ultra opaque formula
Noir Mirifique (Black)
Brun Mirifique (Brown)
Saphir Miriphique (Sapphire) 

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My Makeup Routine

This is my makeup routine. It’s quick and it’s simple, as I like my every day makeup routine to be; quick and simple. 

Lancome La Base Pro (C$48

1. It’s Prime Time!

I begin by applying a primer. Some of my favourite primers include Lancome, Smashox, Dior, NARS and, especially Chanel. This primer is a lotion based primer. It moisturizes the skin while acting as a primer. Using a silicone based primer, such as Lancome or the famous Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer requires you to ensure that you’re makeup is silicone based.
As for Chanel, you can use either water base or silicone base makeup with it. 

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation (C$50

2. Foundation, Cover Up, Powder, Oh My!
I like using foundations that contain a bit of a concealer in them, which is normally HD foundations, meaning they are silicone base, as well as that these foundations contain a built in concealer. If you need more coverage than minimal coverage. HD foundations can only do so much like covering acne/blemish scars. Silicone is a long lasting ingredient to ensure long-lasting results up to eight hours of makeup wear, with very minimal to no touch ups that are needed. I like using my foundation brush applying in a downward motion to prevent all makeup from entering into my pores. This will dry out your skin, dry skin ages much quicker than other skin types. A powder foundation delivers coverage in case the foundation misses anything, after you have removed any excess product. I like applying my powder by concentrating it. How do I do this? With my powder on my powder brush, I like using my now discontinued Dior Powder/Blush Brush that was designed by John Galliano right before he left as Creative Director for Dior. With a brush like this, a little bit of powder goes a long way. So, with brush in hand, I will pat the brush all over my face. You are applying more product when it is concentrated vs to sweeping it onto the face. The sweeping motion is what I use to blend the powder in to even it out. Viola, imperfections are camouflaged. I like a matte finish, so I like powder.

NARS Dual-Intensity Blush in Fervor (C$55

3. Blush It!
The new NARS duo blush is so long lasting that whatever intensity of application you apply in the morning before heading to work, you will notice that it stays in tact eight hours later. Yup, that’s right, ladies, you have read that right. No touch ups needed. Dior and Smashbox deliver the same results. I love using my artist brush from Make Up For Ever to apply my blush. this blush can be worn in an intense manner by wetting the powder, or in it’s natural state by applying it dry.


4. Look Into My Eyes! 
Do you see my baby blues? That is one of the reasons as to why I keep my eye makeup natural with a brown eye shadow, wither in a sophisticated smokey eye or just as is. I love wearing colour from neon pink, neon yellow to pastels to white. I normally line my upper lash line with the tight-liner technique and hidden liner technique so my lashes give the illusion that they are full from all angles, which is actually what both techniques are excellent for. And, of course, mascara. I don’t have sensitive eyes, like I thought I had, instead I have dry eyes, moving out to Calgary last year, which is a dry climate, my eye have become even drier if that is even possible, so any mascaras that does not contain fragrance in them is what I can wear. I love 100% Pure mascara made from either black tea or blackberries. I don’t need a fragrance in my mascara. Who is going to smell my lashes? “Do my lashes smell pretty today?” Haha. 
Tip: Powder is much more long-lasting than pencil. I like using a powder that has a dual property; wet or dry. Wetting the eye shadow wet will give an intense look. A dry powder gives it a soft, natural look. 
A little mixology with an eye shadow pencil: Place it under a flame for a couple of seconds. Remove. Apply. This result is that it looks like you are wearing liquid eye liner. Excellent alternative if you’ve ran out of your liquid eye liner, gel eye liner, cake eye liner.

Dior Addict Lipstick (C$42

4. Lips Have It All
Because, my eyes are natural looking, my feature that I have selected to play up is my lips. Just remember if you want your lips to look big, stick with nude pink, true red, so light colours. Bright colours, including bright red will make lips look small. You can always contour your lips (We shall save that one for another blog – if interested, just let me know) Bring on the colour! I don’t have a favourite lipstick. I don’t wear lip glosses. It’s too shiny. When I want shine, I will use a creamy lipstick. Creamy lipsticks today, as opposed to back in the day are made from beeswax. Beeswax retains moisture, locks in moisture, delivers moisture, so creamy lipsticks will moisturize your lips. Matte lipstick dry them out. If you have dry lips, exfoliate them before applying.  With foundation and powder applied over my lips when I had applied the duo onto my base. This is called lip blocking. When lips have been blocked the acid in the lips cannot change the colour or absorb it depending how pigmented your lips are. My are pigmented, as I cannot wear sheer, light colours. My lips absorb them. For others, the colour changes slight or drastically. So, more pigmented your lips are, the more it will absorb the colour or the actual content. Highly pigmented colours usually work for everyone who are in the predicament of absorption. As for getting that true colour that you see, whether it’s for fashion purposes (blue lips), the colour remains in tact. Don’t forget, when you are applying your foundation and powder to not exclude your lips. 

Viola! My makeup application is complete 🙂

Beauty Trend: 4 Lip Oils

What would you prefet; lip oil or lip gloss? Is lip oil the new lip gloss? I doubt it. A lip gloss doesn’t contain any nourishing or skincare properties, where as lip oil does. It’s actually healthier for your lips. Are you down for lip oil?

LANCÔME Juicy Shaker Lip Oil C$28

Intelligent, nourishing bi-phase formula combining the active relief of nourishing oils with the revitalizing power of colour pigments for plump, glossy lips with a natural look. Shake before use and apply with the luxe cushion applicator.

  • Lightweight oil leaves lips soft, radiant and comforted
  • Includes a lip cushion applicator with a pillow-soft feel
  • Vibrant and delicious colours
  • Non-sticky texture
  • 5.3ml
  • Made in France


CLARINS Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in Honey and Cherry C$25


A comforting oil that immediately soothes lips and nourishes them while leaving them beautifully shiny with natural-looking colour. Its rich texture develops a protective, non-sticky film on the surface of the lips. Protected from dehydration, lips are supple, soft and look plumper.

  • A melting, lip-plumping formula which combines the comfort of an oil and the high-shine result of a gloss for radiant, fuller-looking lips.


CLINIQUE Pop Oil Lip and Cheek Glow C$25

A subtle pop of dewy colour for lips and cheeks.

  • Fluid-gel formula
  • Infused with safflower, jojoba and sunflower seed oils
  • Poppy Glow
  • 7ml
  • Imported




YVES SAINT LAURENT Volupte Tint In Oil C$36

A revolutionary lip color with a lip tint suspended in a deep conditioning oil. Coat your lips with this lip tint for a lightweight texture that instantly melts onto lips. It is infused with a blend of four essential oils for deep hydration: apricot kernel oil, coriander fruit oil, jojoba seed oil, and possiflora edulis seed oil. Its exclusive applicator envelops the lips in full color and allows for a precise and uniform application. Lightweight and non-sticky, this lip tint offers a new and luminous shine while the tint effect enhances the natural beauty of the lips—making it the perfect combination for youthful looking lips. 


I’m Stacey Camacho, thank you for reading. Until next time!


My 8 Go-To Lipsticks!

This is really hard, as I love lipsticks. I was able to round up my top lipsticks. I have so many that I have a makeup bad dedicated to them, plus lip balms. I do like lip scrubs, too. However, the makeup bag consists mainly of lipsticks. 

NARS Pure Matte Lipstick C$35



Candy K

Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit  by Kylie Jenner C$38


DIOR Dior Addict Lipstick Hydra-Gel Core Mirror Shine C$43


CHANEL ROUGE ALLURE VELVET Luminous Matte Lip Colour C$43


CHANEL ROUGE ALLURE Luminous Intense Lip Colour C$43

LANCÔME L’Absolu Rouge Definition Lipstick C$37

MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick C$23


Smashbox Be Legendary Matte Lipstick C$23


I’m Stacey Camacho, thank you for reading. Until next time!

How to: Do’s And Don’ts of Mature Makeup

When applying makeup on mature skin, one must be careful. It can either hide those fine line or accentuate them. No woman will want any of her fine lines to be seen up close. She will want them to be disguised.



DO: Applying eyeliner on the upper lash line. When applying eye liner only on the upper lash line keeps the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles at bay. When applying eye shadow, stick to neutral tones. Defining the crease is essential. So, a soft smokey eye is always the best solution. Or, a colour wash (eye shadow being applied on the eye lid only) using neutral tones.Keeping eye makeup clean is the best route.Neutral tones always look best. They are your best friend.

DON’T: Apply eyeliner on the bottom lash line. Sorry, ladies save it for the youngins. The reason is because, eye liner that is applied on the bottom of the lash line accentuates wrinkles, crows feet, fine lines, you name it, it’s being seen. BEsides, eye liner that is applied on the top and bottom lash line, has a way of making eye look tired and small. So, if you have medium size eyes, your eyes will look small. Small eyes will look even smaller. Traditional smokey eye, doesn’t have the greatest impact on mature skin. It actually accentuates any fine lines around the brow bone when incorporating black into your smokey eye. As well as, it just doesn’t add any greatness to the eye makeup. I want to say your eyes will look as though they are a bit closed, making it difficult to see your beautiful eyes. Save the traditional smokey eye for the young ladies. This doesn’t mean you cannot wear a smokey eye. It just means stick with the sister version, which is the softer (subtle) smokey eye using the brown palette.




BOBBI BROWN Nude Finish Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 C$53


NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer C$54

DO: Use foundation. A BB Cream or a tinted moisturizer is your best friend. It is light enough that will sit nicely on your face, without it sitting in between wrinkles and fine lines. It moisturizes, too.  With a BB Cream, you also have SPF benefits. These type of foundations can actually disguise any light fine lines when applied properly. It also adds radiance. 

DON’T: Use any foundation that heavy. Heavy foundations these days are light-weight, however they have a tendency to slip into your fine lines or wrinkles, accentuating them.


DO: Conceal those imperfections with a cream concealer. A little bit of cream goes a long way. A little bit is all you need to conceal those imperfections. It also delivers moisture. If you don’t like cream, opt for a liquid concealer with anti-aging benefits.


Clarins Loose Powder C$47

ORIGINS All And Nothing Loose Powder C$35

DO: Using a light powder, which is a loose powder or setting powder is what you need to set the mkaeup. Setting the makeup is important if you want to keep the face makeup in place. Otherwise, it will separate and move around throughout the day. 

DON’T: Use anything heavy (compact, powder foundation, etc) It’s too heavy. It’ll sit in between the fine lines.



BECCA Luminous Blush in Snapdragon C$41


CLARINS Blush Prodige in Soft Peach C$32

DO: Always apply blush. As skin ages, skin becomes dull, which means it looses its radiance, it’s colour. You must bring the colour back into the complexion. Apply it with a light hand, so it’s subtle.



Smashbox Be Legendary C$23


LANCÔME L’Absolu Rouge Definition Lipstick C$37

DO: Use lipsticks that bring colour back to the lips, or simply put lipsticks that match the colour of your lips. Apply lip liner to avoid any bleeding or feathering. To make your lips appear fuller, use this makeup trick. Line your lips just outside your lip line. Fill it in with your lipstick. Normally, I apply lip liner last, so the lip makeup looks natural. Lighter colours, always give the illusion of fuller lips. 

DON’T: Use brights. Brights shrival up the lips, so they appear smaller. Use natural tones. Classic red or a blue-undertone in t he red; burgundy, wine, maroon, raspberry, etc), deep plums, medium pink; a coulour that gives to your lips. Nudes aren’t good. Keep the texture matte. If you want shine, opt for a creamy lipstick. It delivers the right amount of shine. Matte lipsticks these days, don’t dry out your lips. There are some, that have shea butter contents in them to maintain moisturized lips. Please, ladies, stay away from gloss. It only emphasizes the fine lines and/or wrinkles around the lip area.


I’m Stacey Camacho, thank you for reading. Until next time!