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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new years eve look

new years eve look

{Night in New Year’s Eve Look}

I’m a little too excited for New Year’s tonight and I’m not even going out. Instead I’ll be enjoying a feast of Chinese food (cheat meal!) with my main man some awesome friends. Could you really ask for much else on a cold winter’s night?

new years beauty look

{Copycat}

Seeing as I’ll be home I decided to take some inspiration from  Christina Aguilera’s beauty look and opt for something a little seasonally inappropriate.

2013 American Music Awards - Arrivals

{The Inspiration}

I saw this beauty look on Christina and majorly swooned. So gorgeous right? I took her orange hues and made them a tad more pink. Coral if you will! I so wish my hair was this blonde though…

new years even makeup

{The products}

Alas, the products to get the look.

Yves Saint Laurent – Le Teint Touche Eclat in BD50

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara

Shu Uemura False Lashes in Natural Volume

Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer (best ever)

Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Liner in Coral 18c

Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow

L’Oreal The Super Slim 12H Eye Liner

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Lipstick in 13 Peach Passion

eccentrico palette

{Giorgio Armani Eccentrico Palette Holiday 2014}

Armani’s Limited edition palette is a bit of a splurge at $90 odd so I’d fully only recommend it for the true beauty collectors out there. That being said the product is sensational.

armani eccentrico palette

{Eccentrico without the overspray}

I was totally not expecting this awesome BAM of colour on the palette. At first I was disappointed that the shimmer was just an overspray and then this happened. I mean, it’s like make up graffiti I LOVE it. It’s just enough shimmer to ring in the New Year I think.

lancome nails

{Lancome Vernis in Love – 520 Étincelle de Neige}

This nail polish drives me wild and is my mani of choice for our night in celebrations. I Love how it looks like hardened, glittery snow on your fingertips.

yves saint laurent beauty

Tag me in your NYE beauty looks, I’d love to see them!

I: @theburgundybook

T: @RemaGouyez

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YSL_collection

{Yves Saint Laurent – Summer 2013 Collection}

The new YSL Summer 2013 collection is close to my heart. Okay well all makeup is close to my heart but this collection especially so because the colours and theme are based around Marrakech – a vibrant and beautiful city in my home country, Morocco. Check out the pictures that I took below when visiting the The Majorelle Garden, which was once owned by Saint Laurent himself. Notice how the colours in the collection closely resemble the shades found in the garden? Gorgeous hues of brown, pink and beige with a pop of a vibrant, royal, purply-blue…

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foundation_lineup

Wherever possible, I like to try different bases for my makeup, especially in different seasons. Traditionally we tend to lean to toward lighter formulas in the summer that offer a more dewy look but I feel like it makes more sense to go for the opposite. In the winter, I want my dehydrated skin to glow with moisture and in the summer I want to tone down the shine that I get from the humid and hot weather. View Post

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