Q + A

Do you have burning questions about makeup? or me? Now is your chance to have them answered. I’m a Professional Makeup Artist and a pretty  friendly and open person. I want you (my wonderful readers) to know more about me and the career I love. So here is your chance! Get your questions to me, […]

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Tinted Moisturizer NARS

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer

I’m always looking for a new way to achieve the ‘no makeup’ look (while still actually wearing makeup) so I guess I’ll just call it natural.. Right now there are so many BB creams and CC creams and Tinted Moisturizers how is one to wade through all of them to find their perfect fit? I […]


Better Than Sex! Mascara by Too Faced

If a name like “Better Than Sex!” doesn’t get your attention then it will certainly attract your eyes once you see the results. I know I’m a bit behind on discovering this mascara, but I think it was worth the wait! Its no secret that I have stubby light lashes so I am always looking […]

Better Than Sex MAscara Too Faced

Too Faced Melted Lipstick

Too Faced: Melted Villain Liquified Long Wear Lipstick

Too Faced is all over my radar right now with their gorgeous lip shades! Everyone I see wearing them looks so luscious and smooch-able. I spent a good 10 minutes trying to decide which one to buy, I figured go bold or go home. I already have lots of neutrals and popping pink colours. I […]


NYX Jumbo Lip Pencil: Honey Nectar

Although it’s called a pencil, it’s anything but thin! This jumbo pencil comes with jumbo options. Use it as a regular lip liner underneath your favourite shade or colour your lips in with some pigmented staying power. The creamy formula is hydrating and will drench your lips with colour. It’s formulated with mineral oil to […]

NYX Jumbo Lip Pencil Honey Nectar

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

Real Techniques: Miracle Complexion Sponge

Sponges! Who knew these little squishy things we fill with water to wash our dishes would revolutionize the way we apply our makeup? Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge I’ve been doing makeup for just over 5 years now and the changes I’ve seen within the beauty industry have been amazing, I can only imagine 20 […]


Make Up Forever Artist Shadow: Black Purple ME-930

I tend to lean towards more neutral/subtle shades of eye shadow because I try to buy within the realm of colours that my clients request. A metallic dark purple generally wouldn’t fall into this category. I just couldn’t help myself with this shade though, my (somewhat angsty) high school self would’ve worked overtime any day […]

Makeup Forever Artist Shadow Black Purple Swatch

Jealous Body Scrub

Do you get Jealous?

Two things that you should probably know about me by now is that I love coffee and I love beauty products. My two favourite worlds collide with Jealous Body Scrub’s coffee + coconut! The scrub is made up of all natural ingredients (score!) and what makes it different than other body scrubs is its the […]


Make Up Forever Artist Shadow: Pine Green I-300

Just in time for St.Patrick’s Day! This green iridescent from the Artist Shadows collection is a darker way to celebrate this (drunken) holiday! You get to be intimidating and fashionable while celebrating your heritage like me! (Or if you’re not Irish, you’re just showing your support to the Irish by partaking in their tradition) When applied […]

Makeup Forever Artist Shadow Pine Green Swatch

Biore Makeup Removing Towelettes

Biore Makeup Removing Towelettes

 I think at this point I’ve tried just about every makeup removing wipe they sell at the drugstore. I wash my face daily but if I go the day without makeup (yes that actually happens sometimes!) I only have my moisturizer, maybe some mascara and the days dirt & oils to wash away. So I’ve […]


Nars Pro Prime

Since getting the NARS lip pencils as the Sephora birthday gift this year I’ve decided to explore the NARS brand a little more…   Their products are in the higher end dollar range but if this Primer is any indication of their supreme quality, its worth the moolah! I’m always willing to invest in a product […]

Nars Pro Prime 3

Drink Water MakeupMyMind

The Most Obvious Beauty Secret is…

Did you know that your body is made up of 70% water? Drink up! I am being a bit of a hypocrite here because I do not drink the recommended 8 glasses a day, some days I swear I live on just coffee (not recommended.) When you don’t drink enough water your body becomes dehydrated. Dehydration […]


Cinderella for MAC

MAC has once again teamed up with Disney to bring us makeup fiends a sparkle filled collection in the name of Cinderella! This shimmery set of with it’s powder blue packaging is available online February 26th and is expected to sell out quickly! Don’t fret princess, the goodies hit stores on March 5th. This collection is due […]


Hacked

I’ve Been Hacked!

makeupmymind.ca was hacked in the wee hours of Feb21st and I’ve yet to be able to fully recover the site. I’m hoping within the week to be able to get it all cleared up. I’m in touch with authorities to make it right but it looks like the site may have to start from scratch. […]


Freelance Work

I am a professional makeup artist in my real life as some of you may already know. I get some great opportunities to work with different photographers, models, stylists and companies to bring fresh & creative content to your formal events, computer/Tv screens and magazines. I love when I feel like my work makes a […]

Enchanted Forest

Tarte Tartlette Palette

Tarte’s Newest Palette: Tartelette

Tarte Cosmetics is celebrating their 15th anniversary this year! Since I can’t afford to buy them the traditional 15th Anniversary present of Crystal, I treated myself to their new Tartelette palette! The palette is made up of 12 matte Amazonian clay eyeshadows, with colours never released before from Tarte. They are highly pigmented, super blendable […]


Clarisonic Mia2

  I have been waiting a few years to get my mitts on a Clarisonic, so when I had racked up a few gift cards from Christmas this year for a spree at Sephora I already knew what I wanted. I ogled it online for about a week researching every inch and reading other people’s […]

Clarisonic mia2

SAG Awards Red Carpet 2015

With so many awards shows crammed into two months (Golden Globes, SAG, and the Academy Awards) these Hollywood women are expected to look fabulous at each one to avoid being slammed on the ‘Worst Dressed” lists. I think they all deserve an award for getting all gussied up and put on blast for every details […]


Makeup Forever Artist Shadows

Make Up For Ever is easily one of my favourite makeup brands ever. They never fail me- always creating quality, long lasting products I use personally and in my professional kit. The new Artist Shadows Collection they’ve released has over 210 shades and come in 5 different finishes. Featuring highly pigmented hues and they blend […]

MUFE artist shadows pro

Peter Thomas Roth Sephora 2015 Birthday

2015 Sephora Beauty Insider Birthday Gift

You get the choice between these two mini kits! Not a Sephora Beauty Insider yet? What are you waiting for? My birthday is January 23rd (I’ll be the big 2-6!) So I get to be one of the first to grab my birthday goodies from Sephora, so here they are for 2015 OR


Benefit: Roller Lash Mascara

  While I’m still over here babbling on and on to anyone who will listen about how much I love ‘They’re Real’ mascara by Benefit (my favourite mascara) they were busy in the lab cooking up a new mascara for me to start talking about! it’s called Roller Lash and is design to lift, lengthen […]

Benefit Roller Lash Before and After