I had purchased this Mac Liquid lipstick some time ago but had completely forgot about it and stuffed it away in the bottom of one of my purses. I recently rediscovered it, and curious I decided to wear it, as I had honestly never even opened it. The colour is called “Cafe au lait” which means “coffee with milk” in French. This makes sense as the product and the colour of the lipstick itself is very much like a light brown. I had never really worn much brown lipstick, aside from the colour “1993” by Urban Decay which is my go to lipstick choice but appears more of a nude than as pure of a brown as this colour.
This is how the colour looks swatched on my skin tone:
Impression: At first I was kinda unsure about whether I liked this shade of brown on my fair complexion, but honestly after letting it settle in, and looking at it in pictures I decided that I did actually really like the way it looked. It’s so different than any other shade that I own, and so unique.
Wearability: The staying power of this lipstick is amazing, and I ate with it on, and was out for two hours without it smudging or fading. However, I did find the product a bit drying on my lips, but that does tend to happen to me with most liquid lipsticks.
Overall: I’m shocked by how much I like this shade of coffee brown as it’s a little out of my element! It’s a stunning colour, and very unique but subtle.
Happy 4th of July to those of you who are American ! 🇺🇸
Today’s outfit of the day features these brand new jeans I just purchased from Zara. I’m in love with these embroidered jeans but I had such a hard time getting the sizing right! I first bought these jeans in a size 6 after trying on a size 4 in store and finding it too small. I just bought a size 6 without trying them on again assuming it would fit ( Zara changeroom lines are massive). I have two other pairs of jeans from Zara- both in size 6- one pair fits comfortably and one pair is massive on my hips. When I got home and put the jeans on, I found them to be tiny! I was so dissapointed and I brought them in a couple days later to exchange the size 6 for an 8. The size 8 fits me but it’s a tad loose around the waist. Has anyone else had weird sizing issues with Zara brand jeans or is it just me? 😝 Anyways, the jeans are still really cute and there’s no way I’m returning them again!
The grey cropped tank top I’m wearing is from Urban Outfitters, and the shoes are the Ruffle mules from Irene’s Story that I’ve been getting a lot of wear out of this summer. I decided to accessorize the outfit with this black wrap around string choker from Urban Outfitters.
Today’s outfit of the day for some finally summer-like weather features this adorable “babes club” t shirt from Forever 21. I love the big pink lettering (it kind of reminds me of Barbie) and I find it fun and a little retro. I tucked it into my Levi’s Jean shorts for a casual summer day look.
I purchased this set on sale a little while ago on Sephora’s website but I hadn’t gotten around to trying it out. I’m a big fan of the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara so I thought I’d try out their Better Than False Lashes line of mascara. This pretty packaged set contains two products that are meant to be used together : a mascara and primer and a little white bottle of synthetic lash extension fibers that are meant to give the “false lash” look.
According to the instructions on the back of the box, the gold prime and seal mascara gets applied first, acting as a base- and then the little white bottle of synthetic fibers gets used second- attaching the tiny white hair like strings to your eyelashes. Lastly, you use the first product again – the mascara- to “seal” the fibers to your lashes.
I’ll give you a look at my lashes without mascara so you can see the difference the product made. It’s a little hard to see my own lashes as they are very fine and dark blonde so without mascara they appear very sparse.
P.S. I’m not naked in these pictures 😝 I was wearing an off the shoulder top-I promise. Also this is me sans any makeup, whereas the after pictures include foundation and highlighter.
– My lower lashes look longer than my upper lashes…
VERDICT: I’m pleasantly surprised! I didn’t think I’d find much of a difference compared to the use of normal mascara but I feel like this product gave me much more lash length than the Better Than Sex mascara does! My lashes didn’t feel any fuller but definitely much longer. I was also surprised at how easy it was to use and how mess free it was! Other products with lash extension fibers that I’ve tried in the past left tiny hairlike threads all over my cheeks and didn’t quite stay on my lashes. However, I found no problems applying this mascara and it stayed on very well! Although the fibers initially did not irritate my eyes or contacts I did find as the day wore on my eyes felt a little drier than normal. Other than that however, the product does do a good job of what it’s intended for which is making lashes appear longer than regular mascara.
Today was a second day of rain, hail, and cold, which is really out of the ordinary for June, even in Canada. This has lead me to wear a lot of long sleeves and pants over the past week, which makes me so sad because I have so many summer clothes!
Today’s outfit of the day was this casual black high kneck tank top from Urban Outfitters and these light blue distressed boyfriend jeans from Lucky Brand. I love Lucky Brand jeans; they are so comfortable and such good quality. Also- all Lucky Brand jeans have an insert under the zipper that reads “Lucky you” when unzipped which I find clever and amusing. 😂
I tied my jeans around the waist with a simple black leather belt from h&m which was on sale recently for under 15 dollars.
I finished off the look with a pair of pink mule shoes from a small boutique in California. They are made by a company called Qupid.
Today’s outfit of the day features this adorable strapless sunflower patterned romper from h&m. It is super comfy and cute and best of all, it was under 20 dollars! An amazing purchase and I plan on taking more pictures in this outfit later on in the summer! Sadly I only got to wear this outfit for a short while today as it rained on and off all afternoon where I live and became quite cold in the late afternoon. : (