NEW! Pur Cosmetics Get a Grip Endurance Eye Shadow Primer


Get a Grip Endurance Eye Shadow Primer $20

No more fallout.

With Get A Grip, eye shadow is locked in place with no creasing or fading throughout the day. The eye primer ensures a smooth application and enhanced color payoff with less product. This allows you to hold on to your eye shadow all day or all night.

Click on the image for more information on Pur Get a Grip Endurance Eye Shadow Primer! 


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







Introducing Estee Lauder Three NEW Primers!

The Smoother Universal Perfecting Primer $36


The Mattifier Shine Control Perfecting Primer + Finisher $36


The Illuminator Radiant Perfecting Primer + Finisher $36

Click on each image for more information on the latest innovation from Estee Lauder.

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





LOVE: Origin Maskmizer Skin-Optimizing Mask Primer

Maskimizer™ Skin-Optimizing Mask Primer C$27

A skin-optimizing pre-treatment for masking.

What it is formulated to do:
Maskimizer™ Skin-Optimizing Mask Primer preps, primes, and optimizes skin for mask to follow. It improves spreadability and rinseability of masks while hydrating, soothing, and boosting skin’s radiance immediately. Great for use with every type of mask except peel-off, it softens skin and boosts hydration levels.

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





Meet the Icons of Laura Mercier!


Foundation Primer

Foundation Primer C$36


Silk Crème Moisturizing

Silk Creme Foundation C$48


Translucent Loose Setting Powder

Translucent Loose Setting Powder C$38


Laura’s Icons

Tinted Moisturizer

Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen C$44


Secret Camouflage

Secret Camouflage C$35


Caviar Stick Eye Colour

Cavair Stick Eye Colour C$29


Which one of these iconic products from Laura Mercier Cosmetics is your favourite? I really like Secret Camouflage, Tinted Moisturizer, Silk Creme Foundation (Great for dry skin) and the Caviar Stick Eye Colour.


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






ALTERNA Haircare CAVIAR CC Cream for Hair 10-in-1 Complete Correction

ALTERNA Haircare CAVIAR CC Cream for Hair 10-in-1 Complete Correction C$14


A leave-in hair product that delivers 10 benefits in one simple step, leaving hair perfectly polished.

CAVIAR CC Cream or “complete correction” cream is a luxe leave-in product that perfects hair in 10 different ways. It provides moisture, shine, smoothness, softness, anti-breakage, heat protection, light hold, UV protection, manageability, and strength—everything your hair needs to look absolutely beautiful, healthy, and flawless. This 10-in-one hair primer can be used alone or as a base for the layering of other styling products.
FREE of parabens, sulfates and phthalates.


Stacey Says: I gave ALTERNA Haircare CAVIAR CC Cream for Hair 10-in-1 Complete Correction to my mother. She loves it. She was looking for soemthing that is as great of a hair primer as you can get. 

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 🙂

Givenchy Les Saissons Summer Collection 2016




Les Saisons Collection: 


Poudre Bonne Mine (Powder)

Cushion Kiss N°1Cushion Kiss N°2


Mister Radiant Primer

Mister Radiant Primer in Universal

Mister Radiant Bronzer

Mister Radiant Bronzer in Universal 

Mister Radiant Blush

Mister Radiant Blush in Universal 


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




Cover FX Calming Primer


Cover FX Calming Primer C$44

A soothing primer that helps reduce redness and relieve highly sensitive, inflamed, and irritated skin. Brighten, clarify, and balance dull skin-tones, while treating damaged skin and uneven pigmentation with this multitasking formula. Cover FX Calming Primer soothes highly sensitive skin, including rosacea skin conditions. Endothelyol reduces redness and inflammation, St. John’s Wort soothes, Defensil-Plus helps repair, and Tego Pep 4 improves skin-tone and clarity. FREE of parabens, sulfates, phthalates.


 Upon application:
– 96.6% agreed that product is gentle on skin
– 72.4% of subjects agreed that product calmed skin
– 86.2% of subjects agreed that product provides a soothing effect on skin

After 4 weeks of use:
– 79.3% of subjects reported that skin’s red and blotchy appearance improved
– 96.5% of subjects agreed that skin feels smoother
– 65.5% of subjects agreed that signs of irritation diminished
– 82.8% of subjects agreed that skin appears healthy
– 79.3% of subjects agreed that overall skin quality feels improved

Stacey Says: This is a primer for all of those people who have skin conditions of sensitive skin, rosacea, hyper skin that creates redness and they need their skin to calm down.It has become a primer that many people  have really liked. Clients of mine have really found it effective. They’ve really liked it. 


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

LOVE: Cover FX Mattifying Primer with Anti-Acne Treatment


Cover FX Mattifying Primer With Anti-Acne Treatment C$44

This lightweight, mattifying gel-primer minimizes the appearance of fine lines and pores. It also facilitates blending and extends your foundation while preventing and healing acne blemishes, all the while providing an instant mattifying effect, leaving skin texture looking flawless. This clinically tested primer is vegan and free of parabens, fragrance, gluten, mineral oil, talc, sulfates and phthalates.


Additional Information:

The secret to Cover FX Mattifying Primer with Anti-Acne Treatment is its ingredients. Willowbark extract, naturally containing salicylic acid, provides gentle exfoliation to clarify the skin and reduce sebum buildup and support the body’s natural cell renewal process. Ancient African tree bark extract assists with minimizing pore size, shine, sebum, and inflammatory acne, while a natural fruit acid complex of bilberry, sugar maple, lemon, sugar cane, and orange alpha-hydroxy acids gently exfoliates and supports the body’s natural cell renewal process to unclog pores and allow drainage. Vitamins F, C, and E protect the skin, soothe inflammation, and reduce redness while they support protecting against premature skin aging. Ancient African tree bark extract derived from the chamomile plant reduces redness and inflammation. Vitamin F, esters, squalene, and hyaluronic acid nourish and moisturize the skin.


Stacey Says: I love how this Mattifying Primer mattifies with wonderful skincare benefits to treat acne, as well. 


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

Primer – What is it, Exactly?

Primer isn’t designed to prevent or makeup from “sliding off”. Powder is designed to keep your makeup in place, hense the reason why makeup artists will set your makeup either with setting powder or with regular powder. There isn’t really much of a difference. It comes down to preference. So, what does primer do?  Once your makeup has been set, silicone based primer will prolong the makeup application. Silicone fills in the fine lines, minimizes your pores. It isn’t great for your skin, as it looses hydration, but excellent in other ways. Primer acts as a barrier wall to prevent your makeup application from touching your skin. The only thing that touches your skin is the primer. You don’t have to use primer, if you don’t want. I use it for prolonged application. Also, with it, my clients have noticed a huge difference. The makeup application looks brighter and makes the entire look, look radiant. 

Primer has come a long way since it first hit the markets back in the early 2000’s, when practically all of them were silicone based. Some people like primers, while other did not. They just didn’t like silicone. Now, with technology expanding, there are more options out there. There are primers that have built in skincare benefits like  Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil. This primer does all the things a primer is designed to do, PLUS it contains essential oils making it fantastic for dry skin. Click on the link to find out which essential oils are in this primer, and how amazing it is.

You then have a primer that is for anti-aging skin, acne prone skin, a primer designed for Dehydrated Skin, this primer is so for you LOVE: Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water


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