Is it Worth the Buy? Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer

Happy Sunday, friends! Hope you all had a great Black Friday weekend! Today I wanted to share with you my thoughts on one of Too Faced’s most popular products.

The Chocolate Soleil Bronzer is a medium/deep toned matte bronzer with their famous sweet chocolate scent. I got a deluxe size of this when I bought a little trial set with 5 of their best selling products. You all know that Benefit’s Hoola bronzer is my all time favourite so this one had a lot to compete with. I think the overall tone is nice but for my skin tone it borders on being too warm so you have to be careful when applying it.

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I find that it looks really nice blended around the temples, cheeks and jawline to wake up your complexion and you can get get away with a really soft and subtle contour if you’re careful to not apply too much. My one complaint is that I find it tough to blend and since it’s such a deep tone that can be a serious issue. Building it up slowly with a fluffy powder brush seems to be the best way to deal with that.

Overall I think it’s a really nice matte bronzer with a fairly good tone. I think it works well in the summer time for those of us with fair skin and could work all year on deeper skin tones. Let me know your thoughts on the Chocolate Soleil Bronzer if you’ve tried it. Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great Sunday.

-Rach

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Product Fave: L’Oreal Visible Lift Blur Blush

Hello friends! Happy Monday! Today I want to mention a product that I reach for whenever I’m getting ready in a hurry–which is most mornings! The L’Oreal Visible Lift Blur Blushes are a gel formula that gives your cheeks a super natural flushed look.

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I have the shade Soft Berry which is bright pink when blended out, but there’s also Soft Pink which is a natural pink and Soft Peach which is the most sheer option. I like to squeeze out a small amount and pat it on with my fingers. Keep in mind that this does set pretty quickly so don’t take too long blending! This shade looks like a natural “just in from the cold” flush and lasts all day long. The only downside is that they are pricey at about $15 where I live so definitely wait for a sale.

These are not usually products that I would try but I’m so glad that I did. Let me know if you’re planning on trying them! Have a great week!

xx -Rach

Face of the Day: Fall Makeup Look

Hi everyone! It is officially time to start breaking out the sweaters and cozy scarfs since the weather is getting chilly. Today I thought I’d share with you a makeup look that I wore the other day that featured a bunch of my favourite tones for this time of year! More info on all the products is at the end!

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I love the look of bronzy eyeshadows and the L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Amber Rush is incredible. For a quick look on busy days I’ll throw a medium brown in the crease and apply this gorgeous rose gold shade on my lids. I have combination/oily skin which gets more dry around this time of year so I like to add a more glowy highlight. The illuminator in Flush from the Grand Palais palette by Too Faced gives a lovely champagne/gold glow. Most of the time I like to wear red and berry tones, but I figured I’d change it up a bit and go for a more muted deep nude. Mac’s lip pencil in Whirl is a gorgeous shade–these are super pricey though and I’m actually not a huge fan of the formula. I’d recommend the Exaggerate Lip Liners by Rimmel over these.

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Left to right: Amber Rush, Flush, Whirl. 

What kind of makeup have you been wearing lately? All the info on the products I’ve used is down below! Thank you all so much for stopping by and have a great day!

xx -Rach

Product Links: 
Face: 
Revlon Colour Stay Foundation: http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/revlon-colorstay-makeup-with-softflex-for-combinationoily-skin-sand-beige/1255044976185
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer: http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/maybelline-new-york-fit-me-concealer-fair/6000071408268
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder: http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/rimmel-london-stay-matte-pressed-powder-buff-beige/6000074498509
Benefit Hoola Bronzer: http://www.sephora.com/hoola-matte-bronzer-P290636?skuId=513234&icid2=products%20grid:p290636
Elf Cool Bronzer: http://intl.target.com/p/e-l-f-bronzer/-/A-51170012
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush:http://www.sephora.com/amazonian-clay-12-hour-blush-P278610?skuId=1851435&icid2=products%20grid:p278610

Eyes:
Urban Decay Primer Potion: http://www.sephora.com/eyeshadow-primer-potion-tube-original-P284716?skuId=1704402&icid2=products%20grid:p284716
L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Amber Rush: http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/loreal-infaillible-eye-shadow-amber-rush/1455223900984
Rimmel Kohl Liner in White: http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/rimmel-london-soft-kohl-eye-liner-black/6000074498424
Maybelline The Rocket Mascara: http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/maybelline-volumexp-the-rocket-blackest-black/1255161111569
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara: http://www.sephora.com/better-than-sex-mascara-P381000?skuId=1533439&icid2=products%20grid:p381000
Nyx Microbrow pencil in Espresso: http://intl.target.com/p/nyx-microbrow-pencil-ash-brown-0-16-oz/-/A-49113234
Nyx Eyebrow Cake Powder in Dark Brown: http://intl.target.com/p/nyx-eyebrow-cake-powder/-/A-14723532

Lips:
Mac Lip Pencil in Whirl: https://www.maccosmetics.ca/product/13852/340/products/makeup/lips/lip-pencil/lip-pencil#/shade/Whirl

Fall Decorations!

I hope you’ve all had a spooky Halloween! It’s been a crazy busy month for me but I’m finally caught up with school work so I figured I’d share with you all some of the decorations I had up for fall and Halloween. These are super easy and they work great for really small spaces!

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I didn’t really like many of the fall decorations I was finding so I figured that I would just pick up some fake leaves and make my own. I got a few that had little wire stems that I twisted together to make sets of three and I also got some tiny loose leaves that I glued to some twine. I put these up all around my room and on my door and they looked super cute! I don’t really have the patience to carve pumpkins so I bought a mini one at a grocery store and took a black sharpie and drew on a jack-o-lantern face. If you want to get more crafty and creative with pumpkins, I’d recommend using fake ones so that you can re-use them. That’ll save you a ton of money and effort!

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What kind of decorations did you have for the spooky season? I’m always looking for new ideas! Now on to Christmas decor! Thank you all so much for stopping by!

xx -Rach

@forallstylishstudents on Instagram!

Back To School Makeup Faves!

Hello friends! I’ve always been a huge fan of anything labeled ‘Back To School’ since this has always been a very exciting time of year for me. I am a big believer that you should always wear whatever makes you feel beautiful regardless of what others thing so I always had a tendency to wear much more makeup than my peers. However, for the days when I have a super early class or just don’t want to spend a ton of time getting ready, these are the products I turn to.

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I like to start out with the Essence Say No To Dark Circles eye brightener. This is a really nice light pink stick concealer that just does a lovely job of brightening up dark circles so you don’t have to use as much concealer. It’s a step that takes about 10 seconds but will make a huge difference in the final look. Next up I go with my favourite foundation, the Revlon Colourstay for combination/oily skin. It gives a great amount of coverage and looks flawless all day. My go to concealer for under my eyes and on any spots is the Maybelline Fit Me. I have raved on and on about this guy and can’t get enough!

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You all know that I love bronzer and my favourite one to warm up my skin and give a subtle contour is Benefit’s Hoola. I like to apply this on my temples, my cheekbones and down my neck with a big fluffy brush for a look that’s natural and pretty. I’ve recently gotten into this L’Oreal Visible Lift Blur Blush. It’s a super strange gel like consistency but when you sheer it out with a brush it gives you gorgeous ‘just in from the cold’ flush. On busy mornings I like to use the L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Hourglass Beige as a highlight since you can quickly apply it with your fingers. I use it on my cheekbones, down my nose, on my brow bone and the inner corners of my eyes to brighten my skin.

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The last step for this speedy makeup look is mascara. Maybelline The Rocket waterproof is my favourite mascara ever! It separates, holds a curl and gives a really nice amount of volume! Then I go on top of that with any volumizing mascara. Lately I’ve been loving Tarte’s Tarteist Lash Paint ever since I reviewed it a few weeks back! (Check out that post here! https://forallstylishstudents.wordpress.com/2016/06/24/is-it-worth-the-buy-tarteist-lash-paint-mascara/)

What are your go to makeup products for a quick Back To School look? Be sure to let me know! Plenty more Back To School posts to come, so stay tuned! Thank you all so much for hanging out and I’ll see you on Thursday!

xx -Rach

@forallstylishstudents on Instagram

Product Links: 
Essence Say No To Dark Circles:http://www.ulta.com/say-no-dark-circles?productId=xlsImpprod13561147
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer: http://www.maybelline.ca/products/face-makeup/concealer/fit-me-concealer.aspx
Revlon Colorstay Foundation: http://www.revlon.ca/products/face/foundation-makeup/colorstay-makeup-combination-oily-skin#309975410013||0
Benefit Hoola: https://www.benefitcosmetics.com/ca/en-gb/product/hoola
L’Oreal Visible Lift Blush: http://www.lorealparis.ca/cosmetics/face/visible-lift-blur-blush/soft-pink.aspx
L’Oreal Infallible Hourglass Beige: http://www.lorealparis.ca/cosmetics/eyes/couleur-infallible/endless-pearl.aspx
Maybelline The Rocket: http://www.maybelline.ca/Products/eye-makeup/mascara/volum-express-the-rocket-washable-mascara.aspx
Tarteist Lash Paint: http://tartecosmetics.com/tarte-item-tarteist-lash-paint-mascara