What’s in my Travel Makeup Bag?

I had to do some travelling recently for work, so it only felt appropriate that I do a What’s In My Travel Makeup Bag? post.

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Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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This review for the Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 eyeshadow palette has been a long time coming. I’ve been loving it for about a year now and I can honestly say that if I lost all of my other eyeshadow palettes, this would probably be the one I repurchase. I know, big claim!

The Naked Basics 2 is a small, compact palette with 6 matte, neutral eyeshadows. They shadows are mostly cool-toned with one (Cover) being slightly more warm. This palette would be best for people with lighter skin, as the shades would probably (unfortunately) disappear on anyone with medium or dark skin. Continue reading

FotD: Renewing my Drivers License

Monday I had to go get my drivers license renewed. I’d been putting it off for months until it finally expired on my birthday, so it was time. Unfortunately that meant two hours total on the bus on top of a very hot day. I was pretty worried my makeup would have melted off of my face by the time I got there, meaning my drivers license picture wouldn’t be the greatest. And…honestly, a lot of it had. I didn’t wear long-wearing makeup because I really wanted to try out the new light-weight foundation I bought. Yeah, not the best idea.

That being said, I do love the look I did before I sweated it all off. 😉

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Makeup Collection: Bronze and Gold

I’ve been trying to find a way to show you my makeup collection for about a month or so, but it’s just not easy with only photos. This is definitely one of those times where video would be easier. After watching Samantha’s video focusing on all of her purple products that I decided to do it like this. I could have very easily split up these posts via product type, but splitting it up by colour feels a bit more fun.

Now I’m not going to lie…this isn’t quite all of the bronze and gold products I have in my makeup collection. If I included every single product I feel like we’d be here all day. This is more of a curated makeup collection post.

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Bronze and gold are two of my favourite colours to wear. It’s so easy to throw them on and look put together – especially when it comes to eyeshadow. It’s natural without being matte brown (which I love, but can get boring) and it can be played up when you want to be fancy. It helps me feel daring when I’m really not. 😉 Continue reading

Beauty Guide: Job Interview Makeup

Job Interview Makeup | uptherollercoaster.comJob interviews are damn stressful. I had one last week and I went to do my makeup and my mind went absolutely blank. Eyeshadow? What’s eyeshadow? How do I do my brows again? I seriously couldn’t remember anything about my normal routine, it made me very glad that I decided to do my makeup early.

So that you don’t have to go through what I did (and let’s be real, so I can consult this post again when I need to) I decided I should document what I did for my job interview makeup.

For me, the key to job interview makeup is keeping it natural. While I desperately wanted to wear bright purple lipstick so I could fake confidence, I didn’t want to be worrying about having purple lipstick smeared across my face. And maybe it would have been a little too much, even for an interview for a theatre company. Continue reading