7th Wedding Anniversary Makeup

Quickie post today! David and I had our 7th wedding anniversary yesterday, and I thought I’d share my makeup details.

(Seriously loving the reflection of Toronto in the windows behind us… why did I have to discover this NOW just before we move??)

For those curious, we went out for dinner at The Elm Tree on Elm Street in downtown Toronto and had some delicious Mediterranean food! (Dress is from Target, by the way.)

Since the 7th wedding anniversary traditional theme is copper, I wanted to go with some kind of a copper-coloured eye look. However, I don’t think I pulled enough orange/rust into the look, so it’s mostly just a warm eye look!

I used the Stila liquid glitter eyeshadow in Rose Gold Retro all over the lid, and then pull in a bunch of shades from the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette (Sauced and He Devil through the crease, En Fuego and Ashes through the outer corner).

On my face is Too Faced‘s Born This Way foundation in Porcelain with NYC Sun n Bronze in Fire Island Tan as my bronzer on top. I’ve got Smashbox‘s Culver City Coral blush (Rich Coral) on my cheeks, and then tarte’s Spellbound highlighter to add some luminosity to the tops of my cheekbones. And finally, to finish off the look: Charlotte Tilbury‘s Hot Lips in Miranda May.

Wishing you all a happy Friday! <3

Hard Candy Wet Ever Bold Hold Lip Lacquer (Review & Swatches)

Hard Candy Wet Ever in Temptress

Has anyone else spotted these adorable tin packages of lip gloss by Hard Candy at Walmart yet?? These are Hard Candy‘s Wet Ever – a bold hold lip lacquer, although I do believe they have a matte one as well.

Hard Candy Wet Ever Bold Hold Lip Lacquer
Hard Candy Wet Ever Bold Hold Lip Lacquer

Every time I see these tins I’m so impressed by the quality. I mean, it’s fairly unique to have a tin with a relatively large mirror inside (in the lid) to house your lip gloss! Even more so for a drugstore brand to do this! Each tin is colour-coded on the outside to match the lipstick inside with a dripping, melty lipstick that’s embossed on the tin. It’s such a nice touch!

Hard Candy Wet Ever Bold Hold Lip Lacquer in Temptress
Hard Candy Wet Ever Bold Hold Lip Lacquer in Temptress

The tube of product is actually entrancing – the component is specially crafted with upraised drips of “melting lipstick” and it comes to a flattened out point at the end. I know I’m talking a lot about the packaging, but I’m really quite enamoured by it. It’s so unique for a drugstore brand!

Hard Candy Wet Ever has a flattened out doefoot applicator.
Hard Candy Wet Ever has a flattened out doefoot applicator.

Twist off the top and you’ll pull out your doefoot applicator. This one doesn’t have the “bucket” that some doefoots now have, but this one has more of a scooped shape that comes to a flattened out tip. This does wonders to help cover your entire lip, and the tip is also great for getting more precise lines around the edge of your lip line.

Hard Candy Wet Ever Bold Hold Lip Lacquer in Temptress - swatch
Hard Candy Wet Ever Bold Hold Lip Lacquer in Temptress – swatch

The colour I have is Temptress – a deep burdgundy-red with a hint of brown. Pigmentation is solid in one swipe (as shown above) and it definitely has that lacquer-like look because it looks very, very wet on the lips.

Wearing Temptress
Wearing Temptress

In these shots, I’ve applied the Wet Ever in Temptress without anything underneath so I could show you just how pigmented the product is. Hard Candy says these have the longwearing properties of a liquid lipstick with the shine and hydration of a lip gloss. I agree completely with the lip gloss statements (shine and hydration) but I feel like it misses the mark with the liquid lipstick claims (you definitely need to re-apply if you want it to stay glossy).

Close up of Temptress
Close up of Temptress

In practice, I know that a lip gloss is never ever going to work on me because I am prone to lip line bleed out IMMEDIATELY upon application. You can see what I mean in the shot above- I had *just* applied the Wet Ever and you can see that I’m getting “the fuzzies” around the edge of my lips. So while the colour and pigmentation is gorgeous, for me this is a product that I have to use a lip primer and lip liner underneath in order to get it to stay put. I am an exception though, as most of the people I have talked to over the course of the years don’t experience such intense lip line bleed out as I am prone to, so please keep that in mind.

Longevity is what I would expect from a lip gloss – around 1.5 to 2 hours before I felt the need to reapply. I was extremely impressed that my lips continued to feel hydrated while wearing this even though I had tested it with a primer and a lip liner (which are generally prone to drying my lips out a tad). The colour is INTENSE on these too – solid, opaque and super glossy. I loved the consistency of the product and there was no scent, which is a huge bonus for me.

In short, although the Hard Candy Wet Ever needs a little bit of TLC from me in order to keep it in line, I think it’s a really decent product that packs one hell of a punch.

You can buy the Hard Candy Wet Ever Bold Hold Lip Lacquers on walmart.com for $5 USD each.

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Swatch Sunday: Too Faced Natural Love

Too Faced Neutral Love

Limited edition for summer, the Too Faced Natural Love palette is a humongous 30 pan eyeshadow palette that focuses on neutrals. The fun thing about this palette (well, fun for me, maybe less so for others) is that it incorporates a lot of previously existing shades in Too Faced‘s collection. Since I never really bought most of their neutral palettes outside of the Chocolate Bar range, I was REALLY happy to see a lot of them in one big palette all at once!

Too Faced Neutral Love
Too Faced Neutral Love

Out of all of the shades in here, and considering how enormous my Too Faced collection is at this point, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that I only had three shade duplications: Heaven, Satin Sheets and Makeup & Chill. So if you haven’t purchased some of Too Faced‘s older neutral palettes, this is a very good jumping off point for you instead.

Too Faced Neutral Love
Too Faced Neutral Love

The Too Faced Natural Love palette is a limited edition item and can be purchased at sephora.com for $59 USD. I’m not currently seeing it on the Sephora Canada site, so check in stores if you’re Canadian!

Too Faced Neutral Love Swatches

Too Faced - Heaven
Too Faced – Heaven
Too Faced - Fairy Tale
Too Faced – Fairy Tale
Too Faced - Nudie
Too Faced – Nudie
Too Faced - Tickle Me
Too Faced – Tickle Me
Too Faced - Don't Settle
Too Faced – Don’t Settle
Too Faced - Fingers Crossed
Too Faced – Fingers Crossed
Too Faced - Lace Teddy
Too Faced – Lace Teddy
Too Faced - Satin Sheets
Too Faced – Satin Sheets
Too Faced - Push-Up
Too Faced – Push-Up
Too Faced - Honey Pot
Too Faced – Honey Pot
Too Faced - Chocolate Martini
Too Faced – Chocolate Martini
Too Faced - Undercover
Too Faced – Undercover
Too Faced - Pink Cheeks
Too Faced – Pink Cheeks
Too Faced - Kittens
Too Faced – Kittens
Too Faced - Bunny Nose
Too Faced – Bunny Nose
Too Faced - Moonbeam
Too Faced – Moonbeam
Too Faced - Love Bug
Too Faced – Love Bug
Too Faced - Smokin'
Too Faced – Smokin’
Too Faced -Poodle
Too Faced – Poodle
Too Faced - Cutie Patootie
Too Faced – Cutie Patootie
Too Faced - Dear Diary
Too Faced – Dear Diary
Too Faced - Coffee Date
Too Faced – Coffee Date
Too Faced - Coffee Date
Too Faced – Coffee Date
Too Faced - Night Fever
Too Faced – Night Fever
Too Faced - Spotlight
Too Faced – Spotlight
Too Faced - Honey Butter
Too Faced – Honey Butter
Too Faced - Honeymoon
Too Faced – Honeymoon
Too Faced - Hot & Bothered
Too Faced – Hot & Bothered
Too Faced - Makeup & Chill
Too Faced – Makeup & Chill
Too Faced - Stiletto
Too Faced – Stiletto
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