Today, I wanted to talk a bit about a show I went to recently! Every year for Christmas, my mom, sister, and I usually go to two shows in Edmonton. We love going to these shows, because it kickstarts Christmas for us and gets us in Christmas spirit! One of the shows we go to, and my favourite is a Christmas Carol at the Citadel!
I love a Christmas Carol! It’s one of my favourite plays to see! It usually runs from Dec. 1- 23. SO if you want to go see it, you have a couple more days! If not, no worries, I’ll remind you about it next year and earlier! It’s very well done. The set is absolutely incredible, and the actors are usually the same, so they’re always very comfortable in their role. All the donations taken are given to the food bank, so make sure to give a few dollars if you can! Also, it’s worth noting that it does not matter where you sit! The set and actors move around and use the entire stage, so you can see well from any angle!
You can park at the Canada Place and take the pedway across to the citadel- super easy and only cost be $5. Also, if you go early enough, you can enjoy a candy cane hot chocolate from Second Cup and walk through the garden of the citadel! My uncle got married in the upstairs part of the citadel by the large boat and fountain- so beautiful! But it’s all decorated for Christmas, so we usually get all dressed up and take some Christmas pictures before going to see a Christmas show! My favourite! Makes me want to go again! Christmas is coming fast this year!
The other half of this post is to talk about my look for the night! I went all out with dramatic makeup!
So to start off, I use Fenty Beauty’s Pro FILT’R Instant Retouch Primer. I love this stuff! For those wondering, primer is important for helping makeup stay on longer and go on smoother. This primer feels more like a lotion and smells beautiful! I absolutely love it!
For my foundation I use, again, the PRO FILT’R soft matte longwear foundation #140. I love this foundation! It’s by far the best foundation I have ever used! It matches my skin tone perfectly (most foundations are way too light making me more pale or way to dark. This is the perfect match! It blends well and I find I only need to use partial coverage.
Ok, this is one of my favourite products! For my eyebrows I use, ka- Brow! Eyebrow cream gel color. The brush on this is AMAZING! It’s so precise! It’s all part of the lid! You pull the top, long, part off for the brush, flip it over and push back into the lid, unscrew the base of the lid and you have a beautiful brush! When shopping for eyebrow pencils, I have been told to go two shades lighter. For most people, it might not matter as much, but I have super dark eyebrows, so if I don’t go lighter, it looks very odd and unnatural! I wear the number two light. Also, if you ever need help learning how to do your eyebrows, I recommend going into Shoppers, or a Sephora and asking for help. They are excellent! I went in a while ago and they showed me which product to use, what color, which brow shape, and then taught me how to draw mine. Very good to know, because it was something I never learned how to do!
Moving on, I used another Fenty product for a concealer! I use ivory for those big bags under my eyes, for touch ups around my eyebrows and for any breakouts I have going on! I also use eyeshadow primer potion from urban decay on my lids before using any eyeshadows.
Next, I used Bronzer. I use the Naked Flushed, streak palette. I put the bronzer under my cheek bone kind of leveled with my mouth, and on my forehead. I’ll thinly use it along my hairline, and then brush a bit more of it on my temples (starting from the highest point of my eyebrows to my hairline). I also blend it in under my chin as well.
After that is my favourite part!! HIGHLIGHTER! I always get the super sparkly, and outrageous looking highlighters. I have this deep love for highlighters. The one I used for this night was called Fenty Beauty confetti! It’s a purpley/ pinky shade with blue sparkles. I freaking love it! Plus it’s so easy to put on with the Match Stix! The best part (in my opinion) is that when you get a bunch, they all stick together with magnets and look like a honeycomb. It’s the little things that make me happy!
When that is all blended in, I move onto eyes! I used Naked2 palette from Urban Decay. I used Foxy for my eyelid, then used then used verve under my brow. Then I used busted to darken underneath my eye and along the outer corner of my eye. Last I used Bootycall in my inner most eye corner.
For eyeliner I used Kat Von D tattoo liner– the best eyeliner. I love the brush at the end! And the eye liner stays on for a very long time! Also for mascara, I have been using Better Than Sex from Too Faced! I do love it a lot, but if you use too much of it, I find it does get a little clumpy. I love the bottle look to it, and the brush. I do still like it, I just make sure to use a lash comb- also using a lash primer (Dior is my favourite) also helps as well!
Last is lips! I LOVE Mac lipsticks! I stick to Mac most of the time. So I used Hot Tahiti and auburn for a lip pencil.
Also, my outfit is from 1861 boutique in Montreal! I order from them all of the time- they are my favorite store! The clothing is good quality, affordable, and ships quickly! My jacket and skirt aren’t on there anymore, however, there are plenty on there that look like mine that are up there now! Take a look through! They’re amazing!