Everyday Make Up (+ Sephora Gift Card Giveaway!)

her waise choice makeup
As I’ve been simplifying my wardrobe and life over the past year or two, that mentality has naturally spilled over into my beauty routine. Lately, I’ve been trying to master a “No Make-Up Make-Up” look and paring down my daily routine, both in length of time required and number of products used. I’ve managed to trim it down to the products shown below, and am generally done in five minutes flat in the mornings. Scroll down to read about my favourites, and enter the Sephora giveaway below!
best cc cream
stila cc cream
This CC Cream has taken the place of every other foundation or tinted moisturizer I’ve tried. It’s a little daunting since it comes out of the tube green, but it blends in perfectly and gives just enough coverage while remaining natural. It also has SPF and has seemingly evened out and calmed my skin, which are obviously welcomed side-effects.
best concealer
I have the worst under eye circles and this stuff works wonders. I’m usually open to trying different brands and varieties of any given product, but this concealer is something that I will probably use forever. I finally understand what people mean when they say that something is their “hg”!
everyday make up
I don’t use this every day, but this palette is great for days when I want my eyes to pop a little bit more. The colour on the bottom left is a great base to brighten eyes, and I use the darker brown to add depth.
her waise choice make up
bobbi brown gel liner
I love a good cat-eye since there are so many variations and differing intensities you can do depending on mood. This gel liner is the best for creating a rich, saturated line that doesn’t budge over the course of the day.
make up
I’ve fallen in love with cheek tints¬†thanks this product¬†- I was initially a little bit intimidated by the shocking density of colour, but it blends in so naturally and finishes off a natural look with a subtle splash of colour.
easy make up routine

All products in this post are available at Sephora. In honour of their Robson Street flagship opening, Sephora is also giving away a $50 gift card and complimentary make up session at the new store (opening Friday) to a lucky Vancouverite reader. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post along with your email address so we can reach you if you win! Giveaway closes at 11:59pm PST on October 31st.

Eyeshadow Palette | CC Cream | Concealer | Brush-On Highlighter | Mascara Base | Mascara | Cheek Tint | Lip Balm | Brow Gel | Gel Eye Liner | Brushes

Photos by Brian Chan


otk boots
One thing I’m often asked by friends is what kinds of pieces I think are worth splurging on. While I’ve definitely learned to spend way less on clothing and shoes than I used to, I definitely believe that it’s smart to invest in higher quality basics that will last rather than replacing each season. A black leather, flat, over-the-knee pair of boots is about as classic as it gets for fall, and these ones from DUO are pretty amazing: not only is the leather quality beautiful, but they also come in different calf widths – ensuring a perfect fit that will be a wardrobe workhorse for years to come.
her waise choice boots
sweater dress and boots
her waise choice fall
saint laurent bag

Boots: Duo (c/o) | Dress: Cos | Scarf: Joe Fresh (c/o) | Sunglasses: Celine | Bag: Saint Laurent (borrowed from Jenny) | Watch: Daniel Wellington

Photos by Jenny Liu