Thursday, 27 March 2014

Sephora VIB Rouge: Spring Social

Calling all VIB Rouge Members (and their best friends!) 

Did you get your invite as yet for the Spring Social?   This is the second event since the VIB Rouge program was launched, specially formulated with VIB Rouge in mind. This season event focuses on offering a closed door shopping on Sunday, March 30, 2014 from 9am to 11am in EVERY Sephora across North America.
(only in free standing stores).

Perks of the event: 

15% savings on everything (Rouge VIB clients and a friend)
Coffee and bites
Free cosmetic bag
Closed-door shopping (Less people more fun)
VIB Rouge savings pass is valid through April 11, 2014 ( / Sephora / Sephora inside JCPenney stores)
Possible sample bar*


15% savings does not apply to purchases of Gift Cards or e-Gift Certificates.

What I will be doing?

Learning new skills
Live tweeting (@daredbeauty)
Instagram (@daredbeauty)

My Wishlist?

Illamasqua Lipstick in ESP
Ardency Inn Americana Ultra Lightweight Skin Perfecting Primer
Too Faced The Chocolate Bar Eye Palette
Sephora+Pantone Universe Rush Luster Cheek Sweep

Where will I be?

27846 Novi Road
Novi, MI 48377
Novi Road & West Oaks Drive
Phone: (248) 347-1518

Remember if you were invited to RSVP for the event, do so online at by March 28th!

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Spring 2014 Wearable Beauty Trends

With Spring 2014 officially here (based on the calendar but not according to the snow on the ground), I am compelled by my beauty instincts to talk Spring trends of 2014. If you reside in the mid west of the states or anywhere in Canada, I am sure you have been hit with random snow days (with more approaching said the weatherman).  Don't be in despair soon old man winter will fail. And with that being said, lets start with the trends to come!

The Lips

Soft berry (like) lips are always a staple where the is hope for longer days of sunlight and warm weather, and this year is no different.   Think radiant orchid (Colour of the year 2014)!

The much talked about Bright Orange Lips, which could easily be worn if you take into account, your skin's undertone isn't for the faint at heart but lining the lips with a darker hue (reds, browns, purples-yes! purple), to create a 'wearable' ombre effect can make this trend easily wearable and fun!

Some of my favourite orange/shades of orange lippies come from MAC cosmetics.  Namely Morange, Lady danger, Hot chaud and Saigon Summer- all of which are available in the regular line. 

The Eyes

Then there was blue, a hue of any blue on the lids will create the perfect match for the warmer weather to come!  Am I the only one who is excited to match Blue eyes and Orange lips?   Will be bold but so beautiful if done right!

Where there is blue, there is green and this season this is no different.  Use a pop of green on your lids to freshen up any look!

The magical ethereal white eyeshadow is a hit this Spring. Therefore if you aren't into the bold blues or dashing greens, you can tone it down with a quick wash of a frosty white.

Metallic eyes are also very in for Spring 2014, wear this bold look in the evening by easily smoking it out. Rustic golden lids featuring pigmented orangey coral lips.  Can you see I'm still 
excited about THE orange?

Cat eyes, whether the season is always a fun route to take and this season is no different. Use your favourite liquid or gel eyeliner to create this bold cat eyed look.  

I find with the warmer weather approaching and my very oily skin, gel liners will be my best friend for the weather to come due to the staying power.


Now that drab winter has dried out our skin, it's time to get dewy and radiant. Remember to moisturize your skin and feature some glowing highlights and bronze where needed! 

This season features bold colours.  Remember trends are always open to interpretation so have fun, be you and stay beautiful!

What are your favourite Spring 2014 beauty trend?

Guest Blog: Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Flawless Wear Concealer

Conceal, conceal, conceal. It’s not that you have anything to hide, let’s call it enhancing some problem areas. At least that’s what I tell myself when I conceal my under eye. If you’ve been looking for an undereye concealer I’ve got just the one for you. Two words, one famous brand. Estee Lauder.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Flawless Wear Concealer, retail price ($27 CAD, 0.24 oz) is my everyday staple concealer. Very lightweight and provides great coverage quickly with its sponge applicator. Check out the picture below:

Without Camera Flash
With Camera Flash

 This concealer ranges in various colours from Extra Light to Extra Deep. I happen to be a Deep (see image below). When I’m rushed for time, trying to head out at 7:00am, this concealer allows me to save time quickly. I absolutely love it. I own other concealers, but this has been my favourite for my everyday work look.

 So you get the gist of it, appears as a darker colour before on application, but when the flash is used appears lighter in colour. I call it concealer magic. See below the boxes the applicator comes in:

Your best friend is a concealer. Don’t leave home without it. It’s a bit pricey, but in comparison to other high end brand concealers, I’m loving it. I've had this concealer for approximately 5 months, and it shows no sign of slowing down. It’s best to be lighthanded. I’d highly recommend trying the entire Double Wear line from Estee Lauder, especially if you have combination/oily – more towards oily skin type. This concealer lasts me my entire day from sun up to sun down.

Left eye: with concealer                          Right eye: Without concealer
 What’s YOUR favourite under-eye concealer?

Would love to hear from you!


Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Getting to know a little bit more about me

I wanted to share a little bit more of me with my readers.  So here goes....

As a child and into young adolescence I had a nag for art (visual) as a late teen and into adulthood, I took that skill and love for makeup and combined it.  As a result, I became really good at makeup application.

Self taught freelance makeup artist

My favourite high end makeup line: YSL and Make Up For Ever
My favourite drugstore makeup line: Milani and Revlon

My favourite high end skin care line: Boscia, Estee Lauder and Ole Henriksen
My favourite drugstore skin care line: Neutrogena and Body Shop

My favourite Canadian makeup line: Annabelle Cosmetics
My favourite Caribbean makeup line: Sacha Cosmentics

Hobbies:  I love cooking and nail art (I find it therapeutic).  If you follow my instagram (@daredbeauty) you could see weekly pictures of recipes prepared and nail art done by yours truly.

Blogger secret:  This isn't my first blog.  When I was in my late teens into young adulthood, I had a journal blog.  Unfortunately after a few years, I ended it.

Obsessions?  I have a shoe collection within a full walk in closet and a vanity overstocked with makeup.  In a nutshell, anything that relates to beauty and fashion, I am obsessed.

Share something with me in the comments below, that other bloggers might not know about you?