Attain the Perfect Brows with NEW Make Up For Ever Formulas!

Brow Liner - Light Blond

BROW LINERIntense Brow Definer $23


Pro Sculpting Brow - Blond

PRO SCULPTING BROW3-in-1 Brow Sculpting Pen $27


Brow Gel - Transparent

BROW GELTinted Brow Groomer $20


Brow Pencil - Light Blond

BROW PENCILPrecision Brow Sculptor $20


Pro Sculpting Brow Palette - Harmony 1 I000017101



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






NEW! Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick

Jessie J is wearing Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick in 203

Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick C$20

An ultra matte liquid lipstick with insane color payoff and crazy long wear. 

A liquid lipstick with intense color in an ultra-matte finish, yet comfortable to wear.

Its unique formula boasts Beeswax for long wear and Avocado Oil for soft, nourished lips.

Concentrated in pigments and powders, Artist Liquid Matte provides truly matte, saturated color payoff with a lightweight feel.






Love! All things Marble!

I love marble. Marble is so interesting. From marble lips by MAKE UP FOR EVER, to lamps, to iPhone case to name it.




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Quay Australia My Girl 50mm Cat Eye Sunglasses C$68


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wildflower Marble iPhone 6 & 6s Case C$48


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Christian Louboutin So Kate – Marble Pointy Toe Pump C$1,022


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Thirstystone Gold Edge Round Marble Coasters (Set of 4) C$32


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cupcakes and cashmere Marble Column Table Lamp C$183


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Erno Laszlo White Marble Treatment Bar C$61


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





Product Love: Make Up For Ever Artist Palette in Volume 4 Shadows

I love, love, love these eye shadows. Shadows are pigmented. They blend easily. The give fabulous and effortless eye looks. I am so glad that Dany Sanz, founder and creative director is adding on to her already existing best-selling Artist Shadow palettes. If you haven’t tried any of these shadows, yet, oh my, you don’t know what you are missing out on. 

A collectible, eye shadow palette with nine groundbreaking Artist Shadow formulas in must-have matte shades.

This Artist Palette Volume 4 – Shadows features MAKE UP FOR EVER’s coveted, easy-to-use Artist Shadow formula for endless eye looks that range from beautifully natural to dramatically smoky. Its advanced gel-powder formula is blended with ultrafine pigments so that each matte shade leaves a smooth, even finish. Lids are left looking ultra-saturated with highly-blendable, lasting color. The shades are organized into trios so you can effortlessly create bewitching to romantic looks. This palette includes illustrated, step-by-step application techniques by MAKE UP FOR EVER’s founder and creative director, Dany Sanz, to help you effortlessly sweep on a number of eye-catching looks.

This palette contains:
– 9 x 0.04 oz Eyeshadow in Black (M-100), Grey Brown (M-620), Chalk (M-126), Wine (M-842), Antique Pink (M-806), Dark Purple Taupe (M-546), Prussian Blue (M-240), Milk Tea (M-536) and Eggshell (M-530)
– Illustrated step-by-step application tips

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





Talc-Free Powders!

Talc isn’t necessarily the greatest ingredient if you have dehydrated skin and/or dry skin, including your eyes.Talc absorbs hydration and moisture. Trust me, I know. My eyes are dry, and since moving to a dry to a very dry climate (it hasn’t been dry this summer. It’s been very wet – raining everyday! What is this April Showers?!)  Here are some talc-free powders to try and to use! 

Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder C$42


BURBERRY Eye Colour Wet & Dry Glow Shadow C$33



Kylie Cosmetics Kyshadow in Bronze Palette Kit 


Crabtree & Evelyn Nantucket Briar Talc-Free Body Powder C$17.99


tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation C$47


Chantecaille Talc Free Loose Powder C$115


Christian Dior DiorSkin Nude Air Nude Healthy Glow Ult C$65


Givenchy Poudre Bonne Mine Healthy Glow Powder 4 Extrême Croisiè C$60


Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Translucent C$47



Marc Jacobs Beauty Perfection Powder – Featherweight Finish C$58


CLINIQUE Redness Solutions Instant Relief Mineral Pressed Powder C$43



Givenchy Beauty – Healthy Glow Powder C$51


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




NEW from Make Up For Ever


AQUA XL Eye Pencil - Matte Black Extra Long Lasting Waterproof Eye Pencil I000016410



Ultra HD Stick Foundation - Ivory Stick foundation I000042230



Aqua Lip - 21C - Cool Candy Waterproof Lip Liner Pencil 16521

AQUA LIP Waterproof Lip Liner Pencil C$24


Artist Lip Balm - Sensual Coral



Artist Lip Blush - Flammable Tangerine


Artist Acrylip - Juiced Up Pumpkin

ARTIST ACRYLIP Liquid Stain C$29

Pro Sculpting Palette - 20 - Light

PRO SCULPTING PALETTE 4-in-1 Face Contouring Palette C$54


Pro Sculpting Brow - Blond

PRO SCULPTING BROW 3-in-1 Brow Sculpting Pen C$32


Pro Sculpting Lip - Purple

PRO SCULPTING LIP 2-in-1 Lip Sculpting Pen C$32


Ultra HD Foundation - Marble Fluid foundation  I000032225

ULTRA HD FOUNDATION Fluid Foundation C$52


Excessive Lash Arresting Volume Mascara I000023551

EXCESSIVE LASH Arresting Volume Mascara C$31


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




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 🙂

How-To: Apply Bronzer

Bronzer can be difficult to decipher in how it’s properly to be applied. Don’t worry, I’ll break it down for you :).


The Limited Edition Bronzing Powder

La Mer Bronzing Powder $85


How to Apply:

Dip or rub your bronzer brush into the bronzer, and apply where the sun hits your face in a three shape on one side of the face, and a backwards three shape on the side of the face. 

Tip: Don’t over apply your bronzer. You don’t need a heavy coverage of bronzer, or you will end up looking as if you have a two-tone look with your face being overly bronzeed (brown) and your neck looking much, much lighter. Very un-natural. 


Make Up For Ever 134 Large Powder Fan Brush C$57

This brush is perfect to apply bronzer that delivers a sheer coverage of a bronzer, which is all you need.  This is actually one of my favourite brushes to use to apply bronzer. 


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




LOVE & Best Seller: Make Up For Ever Sens’Eyes – Waterproof Sensitive Eye Cleanser

MAKE UP FOR EVER Sens’Eyes – Waterproof Sensitive Eye Cleanser C$


A multitasking makeup remover for sensitive eyes that removes the most stubborn waterproof makeup in one swipe. This ultra-gentle makeup remover instantly wipes away impurities and makeup. Creamy and lightweight, it easily wipes away any waterproof makeup that other cleansers leave behind. It leaves your skin feeling clean and refreshed without any greasy residue. Formulated with honey extract, this powerful yet soft formula moisturizes and soothes delicate skin. FREE of parabens.

Stacey Says: This make-up remover is lotion base, so it moisturizes your eyes as it removes your eye make-up, even the heaviest makeup. It truley is one of my faves. It’s non-greasy. I don’t like anything that is greasy. It is light-weight, gentle with effective results that will amaze you. How can I compare it? I know. It’s like using a face wipe on your face in terms of gentleness. It’s as effective as using an oily base make-up remover minus the greasiness of one. 


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

How-To: Lip Blocking


I had applied a friend’s makeup (centre) for an event to attend a Kesha concert and to meet Kesha. She wanted me to re-create the typical Kesha makeup look; gems on the eye brows, smokey eyes, blue lips. Kesha had mentioned that she had really liked the makeup. As well as, that it was one of the best re-creations that she had seen to date. Thank you, Kesha!!


Re-Create the blue lips:

Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in Intense Blue C$29

This is the exact product I had used as blue lipstick.

First, begin by using concealer. With a concealer brush, apply cream concealer (or concealer that is opaque) over top of your lips. Always, powder to set your makeup to keep it in place. Also, don’t mix cream with cream. You aren’t going to get that true blue that you see in the container. Applying this cream eye shadow as a lipstick can only be applied once powder has been applied. Compact powder to be precise. Powder Foundation is what I had used.  The acidic in the lips have a tendency to change the colour of lipstick. My friend has pigmented lips, so her lips contain quite a bit of acidic in them. This means applying this Aqua Cream in Intense Blue by itself, created a faded blue look. Not good. 

Lip blocking is excellent when you want all focus to be on the lips. It’s also great to not allow the acid in your lips to blend with a lipstick of any colour. 

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