How I Transition My Makeup From Summer to Fall – Fashion Magazine Beauty Panel

This week’s Fashion Magazine Beauty Panel challenge was how we transition our looks from Summer to Fall.


It’s hard to believe that the leaves are already starting to fall and autumn is around the corner. When it comes to transitioning my look from summer to fall my favourite thing to do is to find new fall collections that will carry me right through from summer until winter. With Fall collections hitting counters as early as August it’s nice to be able to put our new purchases for the next season to use right away like the Lise Watier Tartantastique Eyeshadow Quartet. It makes the transition easy with it’s unique shade compilation. By focusing on the bright aqua and purple in the palette on eyes, fresh skin, bronzed complexion, and bright pink cheeks, this fall palette works perfectly for summer.


Bring the focus more to the eyes with the deep hunter green in the palette, a dark green liner, a more refined complexion, and a deep plum on the cheeks and you have the perfect fall look.



Products Used Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream in “Light”, Lise Watier Bronzing Powder in “Havana Matte”, Lise Watier Blush-On Powder in “Rose Eclat”, Lise Watier Dramatique Intense Liner in “Prune”, YSL Baby Doll Mascara in “Black”, Lise Watier Haute Lumiere Gloss in “Natural Shine”, Lise Watier Quatour Tartantastique Eyeshadow Quartet, Giorgio Armani Smooth Silk Eye Pencil in “#6 Emerald” ,Lancome Visionnaire Skin Correcting Makeup Duo Foundation in “Ivory 140″ lightened with Face Atelier Ultra Foundation in “Zero Minus”, Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Plum Attraction, Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in “Kiss You”

Top Ten Tuesday Gold Favorites

This week some of your favorite beauty bloggers are sharing their Top Ten Gold products. I don’t have many gold products as I find yellow gold doesn’t compliment my colouring very well. I absolutely adore the look of antique gold though and I’m anxious to go on a shopping spree for some antique gold shades to embrace the antique gold trend for Fall 2013.

Here are some of my most used and loved gold products ranging from white gold, to yellow gold, all the way to the far green extreme of antique gold with Aztec Gold from Fyrinnae. I apologize for the inclusion of so many limited edition products. I need to include them or I never would have found 10!

Gold Eyeshadows:

  • Gold from the Lise Watier Palette India for Summer 2013
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream Eyeshadow in Bold Gold
  • Fyrinnae Book of the Dead Loose Shadow
  • Fyrinnae Aztec Gold Loose Shadow


My beloved:

  • Chanel Poudre Signee de Chanel Illuminating Powder and
  • Chanel Or Rose Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliner



  • Haughty Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Receive


Nail Polish

  • a England Holy Grail
  • OPI Goldeneye
  • OPI Honey Rider Liquid Sand





Check out the other Beauty Blogger Top Ten Gold lists by clicking on the thumbnails below!

Makeup Wars ~ What This Beauty Blogger Packs for Vacation

Beauty Blogger Packing

So I’m not really going on vacation. Oh how I WISH I were going on vacation. Even just for a weekend. It is just not in the cards right now, nor will it be for quite a long time. Given that in years past my hubby and I have gone on a few tropical winter getaway vacations, including our wedding, I am not unfamiliar with how I pack for these things, so were are going to exercise a bit of imagination here.

Now when I go on vacation, and I mean a week long proper vacation, I don’t really concern myself with packing light when it comes to my beauty essentials. If I am on vacation it means I am going “out” far more often than in my usual life of drudgery. What better time to make the most out of all the beautiful makeup I own? So when I am packing for vacation I use these basic “rules”.

  • Pack my favourites (of the moment).
  • Make sure those favourites will create a variety of looks without a tonne of products
  • I (try t0) make sure those favourites aren’t limited edition.

What this means is I pack my favourites regardless of whether they are pricey or not. On my last vacation to Mexico I packed primarily Chanel. I will tell you that I did break the limited edition rule because I remember packing my Chanel Tentation Cuivree Quad because it was a favourite smoky eye look at the time. (I just had a massive meltdown realizing I sold this in a blog sale. What the heck was I thinking *sigh*). Since I like to bring my “good stuff” on vacation I do pack it in my carry on. maybe this isn’t the best use of space but really, makeup doesn’t take up a tonne of room right?

So lets say I won a vacation and had to pack up to leave tomorrow. Here are what my choices would be. These items would be packed in a makeup bag I purchased at Winners many years ago. We are taking possibly a decade. I used to use it to actually store my makeup collection before it got way out of hand. Hard to imagine most of my stuff fit in there at one point! Ridiculous really. How do people live like that? LOL It is from a brand called Murval. I never even really looked at the brand name on it before creating this post but it looks like they bags, apparel, and home products. I absolutely adore this bag because it is so compartmentalized and keeps all my things well organized, visible, and easy to find. There are multiple removable, and fixed, mesh zippered pouches. There is also a section for makeup brushes but I prefer to keep them protected in one of the zippered pouches.

Most of these products have been linked to their original reviews, (which took me forever!) so I encourage you to click on them to see why I find them travel worthy companions!




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The first zippered pouch holds some compacts to offer a variety of eye looks and colourful cheeks:




The second removable zippered pouch holds an assortment of brushes (mostly MAC, Real Techniques and bdellium). I should have took a picture of them all out to show you as most are hiding.  It also holds any eye and brow pencils.


The center zippered pouch holds:

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The final large zippered pouch contains most of my face and skincare items:


I weighed my packed makeup bag and it weighs 4 pounds. Quite a hefty portion of my carry on luggage but that is a sacrifice, as a beauty lover, I have no trouble making. There is actually still room in my fabulous travel makeup bag so I can guarantee you that there would be some last minute additions before I left. The one item I would likely add is the Yves Saint Laurent Y Facettes Eye Palette from Spring 2013. It breaks my LE rule but it is so colourful and perfect for a tropical vacation. I also would likely throw in some nice skincare samples. I also forgot fragrance so some of my decants and samples would be added as well. It may seem like I packed an excessive amount of lip products and I should probably cut back given I packed more things than days I will be on vacation…but I would probably throw a few more in my handbag including my Lancome Baume in Love in Urban Ballet.

Well I hope you enjoyed my emotionally scarring experience of packing for an imaginary winter getaway and having to take photos of said imaginary packing outside in -20°C/-4°F weather. I’m off to go warm up with a hot coffee and Bailey’s and try to forget about my longing for a beach.

Make sure to check out the Travel Picks of the other Makeup Wars members. Just click on the thumbnails below or use the Previous and Next buttons at the top of this post. If you have missed out on the previous Makeup Wars be sure to check them out, including some of my favourites like our Valentines Day LookHoliday LookHoliday WishlistsFavourite MascarasFavourite Fall LookFavourite Red LipFavourite Makeup BrushFavourite Fall Nail Polish, and Most Expensive Makeup Look.