Oh, Canada!


Annabelle, Balmshell, Canadian, Cover FX, Eye Products, Face Products, Fusion Beauty, Lip Plumper, Quo, Tutorials / Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Hey everyone! I’ve been doing a lot of research on Canadian beauty brands lately and have been so excited with what I’ve found that I decided to do a whole look with ALL Canadian products! (YAY!) Lets get started on my Oh, Canada! look!

Canadian Made

Heres what I used.

1) LashFusion XL by FusionBeauty in Black
2) Annabelle Mineral Foundation in Nearly Nude
3) Annabelle Mineral Blush in Au Natural
4) CoverFX Clear Prep Primer
5) LipFusion in Clear
6) Balmshell Smear Campaign in Blackmail Betty
7) Annabelle Smudgeliners in OhMyGoth! and Armour
8) Annabelle Mineral Pigment Dust in Prism
9) Annabelle Studio Pigments in Matte Black
10) Quo Optical Illusion Concealer in Sand
Concealer Placement
I started out with applying my CoverFX Clear Prep all over my face. Then used my Quo Optical Illusion Concealer with a concealer brush. I placed it under my eyes, the outter corner of my eyes, nose to mouth folds and the bridge of my nose. All places where I tend to get red! (I look so silly in this picture I can’t believe I put it up!)
Set With Powder

Built into the Quo concealer is a little pot of yellow-ish toned powder to set your concealer. I used the little finger pad it came with to gently pat powder over my concealed areas for extra staying power and redness reduction.

Blush Placement

Next, I used my new Balmshell Cheek Smear in Blackmail Betty. I applied three dots to my cheeks and blended in with the built in sponge on the other end. (NOTE: You HAVE to be lightning fast in blending this! I stained by cheeks taking this picture and had to scrub to get it off! The end result is worth it though, its a gorgeous colour!) After the blush I buffed in my Annabelle Mineral foundation with a Kabuki brush. I then added a light layer of Annabelle’s Mineral Blush for added glow and a bit of shimmer!

Upper Liner

Next, I moved on to eyes. I applied Annabelle Smudgeliner in OhMyGoth! (black) to my upper lash line and created a small wing at the corner to elongate my eye shape. I didn’t use the smudger on the top lash line, I wanted a solid, defined look! I went over that line with my Annabelle Studio Pigment in Matte black to smoke it out a tiny bit and to give it more staying power! (By the way, ignore my terrible nail polish! Not even my Seche Vite could keep my Claire’s Mood polish on… haha)

Lower Lash Liner

I then took Annabelle’s Smudgeliner in Armour, a GORGEOUS grey/purple-ish (hard to explain but so pretty!) and smudged it into my lower lashes for a little colour and a soft line. After that I took a small shadow brush and dipped it into my Annabelle Mineral Pigment Dust in Prism (iridescent white/pink/purple – it changes colour depending on the light angle) and tapped it onto the inner corner and brow bone.

Finish with Mascara

I then applied two coats of LashFusion XL in Black to give my lashes some volume, curl and length!

Glossy Lips

And polished off my look with a coat of LipFusion in Clear (my favourite gloss ever!)

The Finished Product

So heres my finished Canadian look! (I personally think the blush is too heavy but this was my first time using it and as I said, I stained my cheeks taking that picture!) Other than that I absolutely love this look and I love that it is all from Canadian brands! I really hope to see more Canadian Labels making it big in the beauty world soon!

There are a couple things I would like to find from a Canadian brand that I don’t yet have! If you know of any great Canadian eye primers, spot concealers (not undereye) or bronzers please let me know! And let me know your favourites from Canadian brands, I’d love to try new things and hear your opinions!
Thanks so much for reading guys, enjoy! 🙂

  • Halifax

    CoverFX just came out with the Eyeprep, I haven't tried but heard good things. Annabelle has a good bronzer called Haute Gold that I use all the time. It is fun experimenting Canadian brands, isn't it?

  • Tracy

    Cargo is supposed to have a great bronzer, although I haven't tried that one yet. I loved this post, always great to support Canadian products where you can..pretty pictures too!

  • MakeupJunkie88

    LOoks good!did you buy them online?? i would like to buy some to try it out!

  • ohyouprettythings

    Very pretty! :]

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  • emily☆

    what a great look!! You look awesome!

    I use Lise Watier (Can brand) portfolio concealer wheel on both spots and undereye. As for primer I've never found a canadian one. lol

  • Shaylee Anne

    @emily: Ohh I've always wanted to try the Lise Watier Concealer wheel but its pretty pricy! I might have to save up and invest since everyone raves about it! 🙂