How to Apply concealer the right way

The right way to apply concealer | elodiebeauty.com Concealer can leave you looking flaky 

As we age, our skin becomes more and more dry. This is mainly because of hormonal changes and a decrease in oil production. Since the skin under the eyes is naturally thinner, it’s the first area of the face to be get dry and wrinkly (*sigh*).

To make things worse, when we apply concealer the dry flaky skin and fine lines can become even more obvious.

How to cover dark circles and get a flawless under eye: 

  1. Always prime the under the eyes with a hydrating serum. This ensures the area is plump and moist, without adding greasy oils. Try: Consonant’s HydrExtreme 
  2. Apply a natural, alcohol-free foundation as a base to help prime and even-out the skin tone. (Many foundations and concealers contain alcohol which will dry out the skin even more!) Try: Sappho’s Essential Foundation (I use ‘Leisha’)
  3. Using a brush (or your fingers!) apply a small amount of colour corrector on the darkest areas. Try: Fitglow’s Eye Bright
  4. Starting at the inner corner, apply a creamy concealer in an upside down triangle shape under your eye (don’t apply a full sweep of colour under your whole eye area, this will make you look like a racoon!) Use your finger to gently pat it in. Avoid smearing it around. Try: Alima Pure’s Cream Concealer (I use ‘Pearl’).
  5. Finish off by applying a little bit of concealer on your eye lid to even out the skin tone.

Watch the video to see the step by step!

The Top Makeup Trends for Fall 2017

 

Fall 2017 Makeup Trends | elodiebeauty.com

This Fall’s hottest Makeup colours with well.ca

This fall, it’s all about burnt sienna, scarlet auburn, and rich burgundy. Every year vampy lips are popular (think: oxblood, wine, burgundy), but the 2017 fall makeup trends are shifting more to the orangey – brown shades.

No need to buy 10 different shades of eyeshadow and lipstick though, monochromatic colouring is very popular and the same shade can be used for the eyes, cheeks, and lips.

Eye Shadow

  • A combo of scarlet auburn and metallic gold is all over the beauty feeds of Youtubers and Instagramers (Try: Pure Anada Loose Luminous Eye Colour in Marsala and Champagne).
  • Powder blues are also very popular, especially as an accent liner (Try: Pure Anada Loose Luminous Eye Colour in Bahama Blue, Crocus, or Zuzu Liquid Liner in Azure).

Lip Colour

  • Lip colour is harkening back to the 90’s with burnt sienna and deep shades of mauve -brown (Try: Axiology lipstick in Infinite, Bad, or Identify)
  • Two-toned, ombre lips are also showing up everywhere! Try using a darker lipstick (or liner) for the outer lips and fill the centre in with a lighter colour. (Try: Axiology lipstick in Bad and Instinct).

*Note: In the video I was using Axiology lipstick which is VERY creamy! Instead, I would recommend using a liner or a matte lipstick for the outer line. I also had no makeup brushes. Make your life easier and use the brushes! 🙂 

Nails

  • Dark blue-green nail polish is hot this fall! (Try: Pacifica 7 Free Nail colour in London Tom Boy). 
  • Dark burgundy is also a tried and true classic. (Try: Pacifica’s, Red Red Wine)
  • For a neutral look, light grey and translucent whites are also very popular. (Try: Pacifica’s, Wonderland).

Pacifica Nail Polish Fall Colours | elodiebeauty.com

Watch the Full Video with well.ca here:

Basd – Organic, Plant-based bodycare

 

Basd Body Lotion and Wash close up

Allow me to boost your shower experience with new Canadian body care line, Basd.  Ever since it launched a few months ago I’ve had my eye on their deliciously sounding body washes, lotions, and scrubs. (Thank you to the company for allowing me to indulge!!)

Basd makes their products in two different scents: Indulgent Creme Brûlée and Invigorating Mint. *OBVIOUSLY* because of my sweet tooth, I opted for the Creme Brûlée, which truly smells like the real thing.

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Basd Body Lotion
I’m totally impressed by this rich body lotion and find myself applying it multiple times a day. The formula is super creamy and made up of Sunflower oil, aloe vera juice, shea butter, and coconut oil. The lotion absorbs well with minimal greasiness, but takes some time to massage in, especially when the skin is still wet. *For those of you who don’t like smelling like a vanilla goddess, or want to share it with the men in your lives, I’d opt to get the peppermint scent. 

Basd Body Wash
When it comes to shower products, I’m surprisingly a minimalist. I rarely use body wash and only use a bar of natural soap to clean the “essentials”. My reason: it’s far too easy to over-wash the skin and strip it of its naturally protective oils –contributing to eczema, irritation, and breakouts.

Not to worry, you won’t be over-drying your skin with Basd body wash. It’s surprisingly creamy (I was expecting a gel consistency) and feels extremely hydrating and silky. Plus, the creme brûlée scent literally makes showering a treat.
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“For those who are sleep deprived (like this new mama!) the coffee aroma is a much needed wake up call before the actual java is brewed! “

Basd Coffee Body Scrub
If you love coffee, you’ll love this! Made out of organic coffee grounds spiked with sweet almond oil and coconut sugar, the Basd scrub not only exfoliates, but moisturizes.

The label warns that it will make a mess, and it’s true. Since scrubbing my bathtub is a chore I try to avoid, I will probably reserve this treat for special occasions. That said, the coffee scrub followed by the body wash and lotion definitely makes for an indulgent shower ritual!   

Basd is one of the many fantastic beauty brands that will be at the Mindful Beauty event hosted by Graydon Skincare on September 28th, 12-7pm at Creeds Coffee Bar (390 Dupont St. Toronto). Admission is free! 

The Right way to remove your Eye Makeup

The Right Way to Remove Eye Makeup | elodiebeauty.com

Protect your eyes from premature aging!

We’ve all been there where the end of the day comes around and we just want our eye makeup OFF!

Scrubbing and tugging at the delicate eye area can cause damage over time contributing to those pesky fine lines and wrinkles — not to mention losing precious eye lashes!

I don’t want to presume anything . . . but you’re probably removing your eye makeup all wrong. I was the same way until I got into this whole skincare biz.

The RIGHT way to remove eye makeup

Before you cleanse your face:

  1.  Saturate a cotton pad in eye makeup remover or oil. If your product is creamy or an oil, soak the cotton and in water first.
  2. Place the cotton pad on your eye(s) and let sit for 20-30 seconds (or longer if you have the patience and/or are wearing waterproof mascara!). This should help dissolve a lot of your mascara, eyeliner, etc.
  3. Swipe the cotton pad down the eyelid first to remove the majority of makeup, then do a few circles counter-clockwise, or eye in the direction of your eyebrow.
  4. Dip a new cotton pad in water and repeat step 3.
  5. Dip a cotton swab in water and go around the eye to remove any excess product .

Watch the video to see the full routine! 

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