face of the week the burgundy book favourites

face of the week the burgundy book favourites

{June favourites: Luxury look of the week}

This week has been nothing short of exhausting and having to show a LOT of face for work. Amidst such busy times I needed a beauty-set up that would hod up it’s end of the bargain. Helping me put my best face forward were pieces from the likes of Yves Saint LaurentGivenchyGuerlainMaybellineDior and Benefit.

ysl youth liberator foundation serum

{Yves Saint Laurent – Youth Liberator Serum Foundation}

This little number is magic in a bottle for your skin. Combining YSL’s award-winning serum with a luminous, medium-to-full coverage foundation. Topping it all off with a modest SPF 20, I love everything about what this does for my skin short term and long term and I get sooooo many compliments when I wear it!

yves saint laurent touche eclat beautezinexysl

{Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat No. 2}

Touche Eclat has for years been my favourite product for masking dark discolouration on areas of my face that need illuminating. I recently ran out of this beauty staple but my girl @Beautezine gifted me with my very own engraved version at her BeautezinexYSL event. Woohoo!

givenchy prisme libre loose powder

{Givenchy Prisme Libre – Loose Powder – in Delicate Beige}

I have been obsessed with this powder. I hate to say it but Givenchy’s Prisme Libre isn’t out in Canada until 2015 BUT you can purchase it online here. I usually hate loose powders but this one reduces shine with the perfect luminous finish. The quad contains 4 shades that work to adjust redness and illuminate your skin tone. No more chalky cheeks!

benefit theyre real push up liner dior it lash maybelline brow drama

{The eyes}

This trio has been my eye opening go-to for the week. Maybelline’s new Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara is pretty awesome in adding depth and setting my brows. The only downfall to the product is that you still need to fill your brows in to add a sense of volume — for Gimme Brow I am forever grateful.

Dior’s It Lash Mascara is serious false-lash effect business. Man does it give volume and separate my lashes without my having to work too hard at it. It’s taken first place in a close competition of mascaras for the time being.

Benefit’s they’re Real! Push Up Liner feels like it’s been my first born child. You all know I work for the brand but let me be real (no pun intended) with you for a second. Before this I would avoid liner like the plague simply because It was  too much work and I always messed up. With this liner I get it it right every time and it stays on all day. No really, literally, all day.

My only downfall with this God-send is the fact that after using it once, the outer layer of each use after that can be a bit dry. Bound to happen when you’re storing a wet product in a chamber. My solution was just to wipe the top layer sideways on the back of my hand to warm it up. BOOM wet liner ready to go again.

guerlain terracotta 30 ans limited edition

{Cheek popper}

This Limited Edition Terracotta Sun Celebration Palette by Guerlain is such a special item to the geekiest of make up buffs. Featuring two bronzers, a peach blush and a pink blush, the gold middle is a fancy addition. The huge magnetic mirror is a bonus and the main reason I’ve carried it in my purse all week.

rema gouyez beauty look

{The staple look}

Today I’m wearing it with Julianne’s Nude by L’Oreal Paris for The Exclusives collection but during the week I was wearing a red lip for more drama.

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revlon matte color burst balm swatch

revlon color burst matte beauty blogger

{Pink pout}

Oh hello drugstore lippie that has the texture of silk. You may know that I’m not the biggest fan of glossy lips (though I have been fancying the Lancome Gloss in Love lately), so this pencil impressed me — big time.

revlon colour burst matte balm

I love this ‘chubby stick‘ style casing, makes it easy to throw in your purse and go and the twist features means you don’t need a sharpener. Sa-weeet.

revlon color burst matte

{Pink is pretty}

The way this lipstick felt on my lips (dare I say it) reminded me of the Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipsticks.

revlon matte color burst balm swatch

I recently gave the Ultimate Suede Lipstick by Revlon a shot but was so underwhelmed. I loved the initial application but my lips quickly cracked. Womp womp. On that note, the Colorbust Matte Balm applied like butter and doesn’t dry out your pout.

I believe these retail for around $9.99 which as always point out, equates to almost 4 Chanel Lipsticks. Bargain.

My biggest problem? I need MOAR.

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garnier product

before1 copy

{Nerd Face}

Well this is awkward. My name is Rema and this is my face. I thought it fitting to do a ‘deer in headlights’ expression because well that’s how I feel without make up on. Now that I’ve gotten naked in front of you it’s only fair I tell you more.

garnier product

{Garnier Ultra-Lift Transformer – $22.99 available in February}

Just before Christmas I attended the Garnier spring releases event and was oh so impressed with the line up. Saying that, the most exciting part of making my rounds though the new products was playing with this little number. So much so that I actually starting applying it on to my face in copious amounts despite the rotating crowd.

product before

{The product before rubbing it in}

It wasn’t the first time I’d seen colour changing technology in a make up base but it was the first time I’d seen one get so accurate and best of all, sooo glowing. Yes it’s an anti-aging product and I’m coming up to 25-years old but it’s this year I started to see the fine lines come in for the first time and I’d rather start embracing that journey ASAP.

product after

{The product after rubbing it in!}

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{The product applied}

It happens to me every weekend. I’m scouring my make up drawers for a base that’s light enough to feel like moisturizer but not heavy enough to make my face feel congested. Even my BB creams weren’t cutting it – they all felt too heavy.

The thing I absolutely love the most about the this product is how lightweight it feels and how the product colour adjusts to make my skin look warmer as opposed to ashy, like most colour-adjusters have done in the past.

after makeup

{I’m human!}

Not sure If you can tell in the pictures but the Ultra Lift Transformer instantly lifts and brightens your skin tone but also offers long term anti-aging benefits to smooth out wrinkles and reduce dark spots (thanks to the vitamin E, Pro-retinol and firming peptides).

Slap on a bit of Vasanti’s Lip and Cheek pod in Candelight on my lips and cheeks and my easy weekend look is a breeze to apply. If you want the the chance to win one of FIFTY of these gems then enter my giveaway below! 

Have any questions? Ask away below, I won’t be offended and would be happy to answer! Oh, and in these photos I was also wearing a CC eye cream that had some brightening particles in it.

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