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MAC Haul + Must Haves + Secrets

Hello lovelies! MAC is one of those makeup brands that makes great products in beautiful packaging and you simply can’t  buy anything if you enter the store. I’ve had the opportunity to experiment with a good share of MAC products throughout the past years, and there’s quite a few products that I like (a lot). As it happens, I needed to stock up on a few of my favourite items, so this post is not only a haul, but I’ll also reveal a few of my not-so-secret favourites from the Canadian brand, and a few secrets about my personal appreciation of the brand.

Back To School Edition: Products for your Busy Mornings | YouTube Video

Hello fellow beauty addicts! In this video, we are introducing to you some useful products for back to school, because we know how hectic mornings can be. The products we introduce are good for a complete makeup look and they are also products that we absolutely love! We are not lying because you can see we hit pan on some of the products we’re showing! Hope you enjoy and let us know what are your favourite products to use on a busy morning! -xox- Products: – Total Face Palette Beautifully Bare by e.l.f. – Eyebrow editor in the shade Midnight Brown no.03 by Sephora – Classic Line Eyeliner feature 24HR liner by Sephora – NYX fan brush 06 – E.l.f all over face brush – 8 HR Mattifying Compact Foundation by Sephora in Linen – Bite Beauty lipstick: Café and Pepper – Blush: Desert Rose by MAC Cosmetics – Eyeshadow: Nylon eyeshadow by MAC Cosmetics – Mascara

Birthstone Beauty July Edition Ruby

Birthstone Beauty: July Edition

July’s birthstone is the ruby, and is said to guarantee many great things such as success in love. Maybe that’s why red is associated to love, and why red lips are so fascinating… More info about the gem here. Image from here. For this look I was inspired by 1950’s Hollywood glam, which is what a ruby makes me think of. I adapted the look to the season: dewey skin, matte eyeshadows, etc. Overall, it’s a minimalist look, with a strong focus on the ruby-coloured lips. It is very easy to recreate, and any woman, no matter her age, can pull off this look. I think every woman should focus on her most beautiful/favourite assets when doing her makeup. For this look, the lips are very bright, but the bold brows are also very present and the skin is very natural-looking. Eyes: After applying primer on my lids, I used MAC’ eyeshadow in “brulé” all over the lid.  I then applied different eyeshadows from Smashbox’s On the Rocks palette: “marzipan” as a highlight on the brow bone, …

Birthstone Beauty June Alexandrite

Birthstone Beauty: June Edition

June is a special month because it has three birthstones: the pearl, the moonstone and the alexandrite. For this makeup look, I was mostly inspired by the alexandrite, a very rare gem that has a particular feature: it changes colour depending on the lighting, going from a bluish-green in daylight, to a purplish-red in incandescent light. More info here.   Image from here. For this makeup look, I decided to play with shimmery and metallic textures, and I used mostly bluish and purple tones. I love the combination of blue and purple on the eyes: it gives a summer vibe to the whole look.   Eyes: From Smashbox’s On The Rocks palette, I used the eyeshadows “Snow” all over the lid, “Peacock” in the center, and “Sapphires” in the outer corner and in the crease. I lined my lid with Sephora’s “matte turquoise” eye pencil. On the waterline is MakeUpForEver’s Lip Liner Concealer in “no 100”. I lined under the eyes using MakeUpForEver’s eyeshadow in “I-922” and Smashbox’s eyeshadow in “Lilac”. On the brow bone is Smashbox’s eyeshadow in …

Pastel Tutorial MAC Pastel Times Nine

Pastel Makeup Tutorial With MAC’s Pastel Times Nine Palette | YouTube

Hi loves! So I tried something new, which I wanted to do for a long time: a makeup tutorial on video!! It was challenging, and it is not perfect (please bear with me), but I’m quite proud of the result! I would love to hear your comments, btw 🙂 The look is a pastel eye makeup, which I created using MAC’s Pastel Times Nine palette, paired with pastel purple lips. In the video, I give you a few makeup tips, but the focus is on showing you how you can have fun with unconventional colours such as pastel eyeshadows. I hope you will enjoy it!   Here is the complete list of products: On the eyes: -Primer: Smashbox‘s 24h Photo Finish Shadow Primer -Eyeshadows: MAC‘s Pastel Times Nine palette On the lips: -Lipliner: Revlon‘s Colorstay Lipliner in “Soft Pink” -Lipsticks: Kat Von D‘s Studded Kiss Lipstick in “Coven” and Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in “Melted Peony” On the face: -Bronzer and highlighter: Urban Decay‘s Naked Flushed palette in “Naked” -Concealer: MAC‘s Studio finish concealer …

Birthstone Beauty Emerald May Edition

Birthstone Beauty: May Edition

Ahhh May! My favourite month and such a busy month too: Melissa’s Bday, my own bday (YAAS), and the blog’s bday (see our exciting giveaway)!! I was so excited to create the makeup look using this month’s birthstone because I looove emerald green! Also, the emerald is a symbol of youth and rebirth, and promises good luck. What’s not to love about emeralds? More info here. Image from here. After creating “crazy” looks for the past few Birthstone Beauty looks, I decided to create a more “wearable” look for you guys! So no green lips, and no green blush 😉 I went for a very easy green smokey eye, which I paired with glossy burgundy lips. This look reminds me of autumn, and even though summer hasn’t arrived yet, I have to admit that I long for september and its long, sunny days and cool nights. Eyes: I applied MakeUpForEver’s eyeshadow in “ME304” all over the lid. I then applied L’Oréal’s Ultra concentrated eyeshadow in “Emerald Lame”. In the crease and as a transition colour, I used MAC’s eyeshadow …

“Get Ready with Us” + GIVEAWAY! | YouTube

Hellllllooooo!! We are so excited because TODAY, is our 1 year anniversary!! And yes we are still alive! Without your support and the inpiration you gave us, we wouldn’t be here. Thank you! To celerbrate our 1 year old baby, we prepared a small giveaway! To enter: 1. Like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MelrikaBlog/ 2. Like the pinned to top post with the get ready video of the page 3. Tag a friend! Very simple! Thank you so much for supporting us 😀 *The giveaway is only open to Canadian Resident. In the future, we hope to have a bigger giveaway and open to more place! Now let’s get ready with us!! It’s valid from May 21 to May 28, 2016 @ 12pm EST.    

Birthstone Beauty: January Edition

Hello darlings! If you are like us and have a thing for everything that GLITTERS, you probably like jewels. And who says jewels, says gemstones, and who says gemstones says… BIRTHSTONES!! That’s right! Every month for the following year, we will take inspiration from the month’s birthstone to create a makeup look and a nail design. We are suuuper excited and proud to share our concept with you, and we hope that it’ll inspire you too. Feel free to share your pictures! The birthstone for January is the garnet, which is a gemstone that signifies eternal friendship and trust. It comes in an array of colours, from deep red to vibrant green, though they are more commonly red. More info here. Image from: here I created 2 eye looks, one that is easily wearable on any occasion, and another one that is more extreme. Red isn’t the easiest colour to work with, especially on the eyes: it is highly pigmented and thus harder to blend. Warning: a few people have reactions to red pigments, so make sure …

Easy & Glamourous Holiday Makeup Using MAC Products

Hello darlings! It is once again that time of the year, where we spend quality time with our loved ones, share delicious meals and think back on the good and bad things that happened this year. 2015 has been a great year for both Melissa and me, and we might share why in a couple days 😉 But here’s a scoop: I started working for MAC! If that isn’t a dream job, I honestly don’t know what is! So, I decided to create an easy holiday makeup using only MAC products 😀 I promise that it’s very easy to recreate and that you’ll look so dangerously glamorous that all eyes will be on you! For this look, I went for a very classic glamorous makeup: red lips and gold eyelids, with glowy skin. I filled the brows with an Eyeshadow in “Coquette”. On the eyes, I used Pro Longwear Paint Pot in “Painterly” all over the lid (from the lash line to the brows). I often use this product as a base/primer because it keeps my …