Summer at the Lake: Travel Makeup

Sorry for the lack of posts lately but as you can probably tell from this post, I've been spending a lot of time at the lake lately where internet is unreliable.
In Canada one of the most popular summer activities is going to the lake. We are lucky enough to have access to a cabin on a very nice lake and I tend to spend a lot of time there during the summer. Lake life is very different from being in the city. I often won't wear much makeup, but I still bring a makeup bag. So here's my Lake travel makeup bag.
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer- Something to cover my spots and redness, also great for a day when I don't want to wear foundation.
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer- For under the eyes.
Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream- It has SPF 35 and it's not too heavy so it wears nicely in the heat. 

Urban Decay Naked Flushed in Native- An all in one palette with bronzer, highlight and blush is perfect for travel.
Collection Eyes Uncovered in Nude Bronze- Easy pigmented and blendable neutral shadows to wash all over the lid.

L'Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper- I don't do much with my brows but they still need to be kept neat.
Maybelline The Falsies Mascara- I almost never go without mascara and waterproof is important if you're going to be in the water.

Zoeva 127 Luxe Sheer Cheek- For blush and highlight
Real Techniques Multi Task Brush- For bronzer
Real Techniques Expert Face Brush- For foundation and concealer
Urban Decay Naked 2 Brush- For eyeshadow, dual eneded brushes are ideal for travelling
Crown Brush C476 Crease/Shadow Brush- For eyeshadow

MAC Lipstick in Syrup - This is my favourite everyday lipstick so it's great when I want to look put together for going into town.
Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Crayon- It's moisturizing and gives just a hint of colour and shine for anytime.

Elizabeth and James Nirvana White- This is my normal perfume and I bring it in roller ball form to the lake so I always smell like myself.

Does anyone else wear Makeup at the lake? The Beach? What are your go to, easy, summer products?

Dramatic Eyes!

Here's a dramatic eye look that I did recently that was based off of this Instagram post from Makeup Geek. I don't own any Makeup Geek shadows yet (one day) so I had to improvise. It was really fun trying to copy this look and to go a little DRAMATIC! 
I started by using Sunset from the itCosmetics Naturally Pretty palette in my crease. I buffed that out with Sunrise. Then took a light cream shade to highlight the browbone.
I used Charcoal from the Lorac Pro 2 palette and packed that on the lid. I finally used my finger to dab a little of the Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadow in Rio de Rose Gold in the very centre of the lid.
To finish off the look, I used my trusty Stila Stay All Day black liquid liner to do the flick and finished off with some Ardell Demi Wispies (This was my first time ever wearing falsies!) 

Where do you go for Makeup Inspiration?

Best Spring Lip Products

In spring and summer I love bringing out all the bright lip products. I've collected some of my favourites that I thought I would share. I did a similar post for my favourite Autumn Lip Products.

Revlon Lip Butter in Strawberry Shortcake
This is a pale pink lipstick that is great for the spring and summer months. As it's a lip butter so it isn't long lasting but it feels really comfortable and moisturizing on the lips. It is definitely one of my favs.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp
This is the darkest of the spring lips products I like to wear. It may be a darker pink but it's still fairly bright and really pops on the lips. It's a matte formula but it's really comfortable and long-lasting which is important when wearing a brighter colour.

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Elusive 
This hot pink matte lip crayon is really comfortable on the lips. It's long lasting, and mint flavored which leaves a cooling feeling on the lips. 

Teeez Lipstick in Read my Lips
This is a nice, bright coral lipstick that is perfect for the warm months. I find the colour very wearable even with my pale skin. It's a matte formula but comfortable and long lasting. Also the packaging is very cute. I got this in my Ipsy bag so I don't know if it's available in stores but you can find it online.


What are your favourite Spring Lip Products?

Why I Love Makeup

We're all here because we love makeup. I mean you're reading a beauty blog so I can only assume you share my love for makeup. I thought it was time to explain why I love it!

Makeup is good for making you feel more beautiful and more confident but, to be honest, I have become completely comfortable going out with no makeup at all. The reason I love makeup is for the creativity. I love playing with new products and experimenting with colours, especially when it comes to eyeshadow. For me, makeup is art. To save myself from becoming really cheesy, I thought I would just leave a few of my more artistic eyeshadow looks. I don't believe I'm the best at doing makeup but it's fun and it allows me to use my imagination.

Bleeding Hearts Flower
I was inspired by the colours in this photo I took of the bleeding heart flowers in my backyard. I wanted to do an eyeshadow look that incorporated the pinks and greens.
flower eyeshadow look
I used Jade from Lorac in the outer corner, the Green Lid shade from Wet and Wild Comfort Zone and Posh from Smashbox on the inner half.
If you follow me on my Instagram you'll have probably seen this Earth Day inspired eyeshadow look.
earth eyeshadow look
The name and brand of the palette I used rubbed off, sorry! It was nothing special though. Any blues and greens would do. 
I love makeup because it allows me to be creative and artistic. 

Why do you love Makeup?