Blogmas Day 6: Sephora + Pantone Colour of the Year 2016

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Each and every year Sephora and Pantone Universe team up to bring you a range of limited edition sets in what they have deemed the ‘colour of the year’. You may remember these fun yearly colours standing out to you at the front of most Sephora locations and it’s always so exciting when the next colour of the year is announced. Starting in 2012, we have had a year of Tangerine Tango, Emerald, Radiant Orchid, and Marsala. And just announced for 2016 we have two colours coming! Rose Quartz and Serenity.

“Delight in the gentle pink of Rose Quartz; blaze beauty trails with the unexpected blue of Serenity. Wear each colour individually or break all the rules and wear them together!”

The range includes various pieces that are really taking 2016 beauty to a bold new level. Each colour of the year comes in a Matte Lipstick which will retail for $22. They are said to have quite the colour payoff, yet reviews have also noted a slight glossy hue to these lipsticks.

Also included in these Sephora + Pantone Universe pieces is a new Modern Watercolours Lip Gloss Set which retails for $28. Following the rule breaking drama of these colours, this 6 shade set is anything but conventional and understated.

And last but not least the Modern Watercolours Eye Palette which retails for $49. Again, unconventional and dramatic. Bold colours that are identical to a watercolour paint set! I can’t wait to get my hands on these.

What do you think of the 2016 colour of the year?

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Everyday Eye-Popping Makeup Tips for Glasses Wearers


It seems to me lately that glasses wearers are becoming the majority. Whether a reading, driving, or a once-in-a-while-when-I-get-headaches kinda person, there are few out there that don’t have something or other wonky going on with their eyes. If you’re like me and terrified to put a flimsy little piece of lubricated plastic in your eye everyday, then chances are you’re an everyday glasses wearer. So with a large plastic frame taking over the better half of my face on a regular basis, it’s important to play up that accessory; important to know the right tips and tricks to make you’re eyes pop!

Now an important thing to note is: the bigger the frame, the more toned down your eye makeup should be. The frames themselves are usually pretty dramatic so you don’t want to go overboard. It’s important to stay away from sparkles and falsies. No matter how hard you try, it’s all going to look pretty silly squished up there behind those glasses. The darker your frames the lighter you’re makeup should be, so try to pick a shade lighter than you normally would. If your frames are coloured then I would suggest as minimal as possible. A quick line with some mascara is all you’re going to need.

So to start, define your brows. I like to fill my brows in and give them a good brush into place to help my glasses frame my eyes. My brows are the only part I want to be dramatic. Next I stick to soft neutral shadows and either brown or charcoal liners to keep a soft and delicate look behind such bold frames. Sometimes I might do a quick flick with a liquid liner, but nothing too thick or too dark or else you’ll look like a raccoon. If you find that your glasses often make your eyes look small, then line your bottom water line with either a white or a nude liner to make them really pop and appear bigger, even behind your glasses. Then a good sweep of mascara over the top and bottom! Again….avoid the falsies; nothing more annoying than your lashes touching the lens.

Of course none of this will prevent me from having my glory days of full makeup, but these tips are for your everyday struggles behind those frames. Whether in the office, out running errands, or on your feet for a busy customer service work day, these tips will keep it simple, elegant and eye-popping! I can’t keep track of the amount of compliments I get daily for my glasses and my eyes! “Wow those glasses are cool! They really make your eyes pop” is heard on the daily, especially with my purple frames…..and still never fails to embarrass me and make me blush. It’s all in the simple tricks folks!

Do you have any tricks for glasses wearers?