Canada Day Inspired Makeup

June 29, 2015

As a proud Canadian, it seemed only natural to create a makeup look inspired by our upcoming national holiday. Winged liner and a bold red lip is always a classic and simple combination. However, I wanted to put a twist on our country’s colours and smoke out the eyes using various shades of grey.

For the eyes I used my Lorac Pro Palette 2, beginning with Buff all of the lid and up to the brow bone. I wanted the centre of my lid to be fairly bright, so I sandwiched the shimmery white colour called Snow in between Silver, which was packed onto the outer and inner-third of my lids. Cool Gray was my transition colour and Charcoal helped give a smokier effect to the outer corners.

I feel like cool tone eyes have the tendency to wash me out, so I used a ton of bronzer to warm up my skin. I also used a matte red lipstick to create balance from the shimmer on my lids.

In my opinion, this is perfectly suitable for evening wear – especially if there’s a party. But it’s easily adjustable to wear every day too. The eyes can be paired with a nude lip, or the lip can be worn with a simple neutral eye. However, I always say makeup is meant to be fun. A special holiday is the best excuse to experiment and go a little overboard.


Covergirl Outlast Stay Luminous in Creamy Natural
Covergirl + Olay The De-Puffer in Fair/Light
Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder in Creamy Natural
Benefit Hoola Bronzing Powder
Rimmel Lasting Finish Blendable Powder Blush in Santa Rose


LORAC Pro Palette 2:

  • Buff (all over lid)
  • Cool Gray (crease/lower lashline)
  • Silver (inner/outer thirds of lid and lower lashline)
  • Charcoal (outer-v)


How will you be celebrating when July 1st rolls around?

Happy Canada Day ya’ll! Play safe!


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