Category Archives for Makeup

September 14th, 2020

Rare Beauty: What to Get and What to Skip

Rare Beauty Review | Sara du Jour

So: Rare Beauty launched at the beginning of September, and despite the initial assumption that this would be just another cash grab by a celebrity slapping their name on some mediocre makeup products (catered to preteens), it turned out to be pretty awesome and very fairly priced. I’ve gotta hand it to Selena Gomez and her team – I didn’t think I’d be purchasing anything from this launch, but after watching a bunch of Youtuber reviews, well, here we are. I’ve taken just over a week to test everything out myself, including wearing the products for a whole day to see how they last.

Some of these items I’m keeping, and some are getting returned. So let’s break down the good, the bad, and the…meh of Rare Beauty. (more…)

14. September 2020 by saradujour
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May 19th, 2020

Cruella de Vil Cosplay Makeup + Costume

Cruella de Vil Cosplay Makeup Transformation | Sara du Jour

Cruella de Vil is one BAD BITCH. So of course I eventually did a Cruella de Vil cosplay and makeup transformation. Of all the Disney villains, Cruella is probably the most fabulous, with her big fur coat, slinky black dress, blood red lipstick, and elbow-length gloves. She’s a fashion icon AND has hilariously insulting one-liners.

Once I had the whole Cruella outfit on, I definitely felt my inner bad bitch come out. (more…)

19. May 2020 by saradujour

April 17th, 2020

What to Get in the Sephora Sale (2020)

What to Get in the Sephora Sale | Sara du Jour

Sephora’s Spring Sale 2020 starts today for Rouge members, April 21 for VIB members, and April 23 for Beauty Insiders – which means 20% off, 15% off, or 10% off your total order, respectively. Wondering what to get in the Sephora sale? I gotchu.

I’ve put together this post to share my Sephora favorites, and which products I recommend you buy while prices are slashed. Their sale event only happens twice a year, so I wait and wait to stock up on all my holy grail products at a discount, or nab any big-ticket items I’ve had my eye on. Because buying things full-price is for suckas. (Use code “SPRINGSAVE” for your discount!) (more…)

17. April 2020 by saradujour
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April 11th, 2020

Maleficent Cosplay Makeup + Costume

Maleficent Movie Cosplay Makeup Tutorial and Costume | Sara du Jour

Well, well. It is I, the world’s worst procrastinator, here to bring you the Maleficent cosplay makeup tutorial I meant to share last October when I took these photos. And what a different world it was! Now we’re in lockdown because of a global pandemic. (more…)

11. April 2020 by saradujour
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April 7th, 2020

Pink Hair, Don’t Care: Meet Quarantina

Pink Hair and Pink Makeup | Sara du Jour

Well, we’re still in quarantine. I don’t know how you’re coping, but I’m doing everything I can to keep myself entertained and busy to prevent the darkness from creeping in. For me that means throwing myself into creative projects and transforming for fun.

It’s day 26 in my apartment as I write this, and on day 24, I had tickets to watch many of my favourite queens from Drag Race perform in Werq the World live – a streamed event broadcast around the world. It was Saturday night, and I planned to watch the show while video chatting some friends. So I decided to surprise them by showing up on Zoom in a drag look for the occasion. (more…)

07. April 2020 by saradujour
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September 5th, 2019

Ariel Cosplay + Makeup – The Little Mermaid

Ariel Cosplay + Makeup - The Little Mermaid | Sara du Jour

Sebastian said it right: the human world IS a mess. That’s probably why most of us wanted to be mermaids as kids after watching Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Heck, even to this day, anytime I swim underwater I imagine I’m a mermaid. Am I alone in this?

The grass is always greener on the other side, I guess. Or the…seaweed? Anyway, it was only a matter of time before I attempted to do an Ariel cosplay from The Little Mermaid. (more…)

05. September 2019 by saradujour

September 2nd, 2019

Sephora Sale Haul: My 5 Must-Haves

What I Got in the Sephora Sale | Sara du Jour

Sephora recently had their VIB sale, meaning 15% off everything for all VIBs and 20% off for VIB Rouge members. High-end beauty products are an expensive habit, so I try not to buy anything full price if I can help it. Especially when I know I’ll need to repurchase certain products again and again anyway. (more…)

02. September 2019 by saradujour
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August 22nd, 2019

QUEEN MIDAS • Gold Makeup Look

Queen Midas - Gold Makeup | Sara du Jour

The myth of King Midas has captivated me since I first heard it as a young girl. It’s a tale of greed and grief; great wealth and even greater loneliness. For those not familiar with the Greek myth, let me tell you a story. In this story, the king will instead be a queen, because this was the inspiration behind my Queen Midas makeup look.

Once upon a time there was a queen who ruled over a prosperous land. (more…)

22. August 2019 by saradujour
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August 13th, 2019

Elsa Cosplay + Makeup from Frozen

Elsa - Frozen Cosplay | Sara du Jour

Felt cute, might freeze the town later. Idk.

I didn’t exactly plan to do an Elsa cosplay, but found a great platinum blonde wig on sale and the ideas started flying, so I hope you like it. And if you’re not a fan of Frozen, I hope you can let it go. *ba-dum-tss* (more…)

13. August 2019 by saradujour

August 6th, 2019

1920s Makeup: Pat McGrath x John Galliano

1920s Makeup: Pat McGrath x John Galliano | Sara du Jour

Pat McGrath is a living legend – one of the greatest makeup artists of all time. She’s behind some of the most breathtaking, avant-garde makeup looks ever created, and her collaborations with John Galliano are no exception.

I wanted to do a 1920s-inspired, editorial look based on the makeup Pat McGrath designed for John Galliano’s Spring 2011 runway show, but with my own spin on it. (more…)

06. August 2019 by saradujour
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July 29th, 2019

1960s Inspired Turquoise Eye Makeup

1960s Inspired Turquoise Eye Makeup | Sara du Jour

I feel like I’ve popped right out of Austin Powers with this 1960s-inspired turquoise eyeshadow technicolor look – perhaps it helped that I was listening to this timeless bop while getting ready. Click that link, you won’t regret it. (more…)

29. July 2019 by saradujour
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July 18th, 2019

Scar Lion King Drag Makeup + Cosplay

Scar Lion King Drag Makeup | Sara du Jour Oh you thought I only cosplayed Disney Princesses, huh? In honour of The Lion King coming out today, I decided to do a little Scar drag makeup and cosplay.

I didn’t want to turn myself into a literal lion, so instead I drew inspiration from elements of Scar’s look in the animated Lion King movie and created this androgynous, humanoid Scar look. It’s a big departure for me, but honestly? I’m kind of digging it. (more…)

18. July 2019 by saradujour
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July 12th, 2019

Jessica Rabbit Cosplay + Drag Makeup

Jessica Rabbit Cosplay + Drag Makeup | Sara du Jour

Good morning class, welcome to Male Gaze 101. Please take your seats and turn to page 52.

I have so many questions when it comes to Jessica Rabbit, like how does she remain upright? And why is she not actually a rabbit? Her husband, Roger Rabbit, is a full rabbit, ears and all. Are we meant to understand that a rabbit married a human woman, and she took his surname of “Rabbit”? But alas, these are questions for another day. Let’s set aside our critical lens for a moment and focus instead on how to transform into one of the sexiest and most absurd animated characters that ever lived: Jessica Rabbit. (more…)

12. July 2019 by saradujour

July 7th, 2019

Huda Beauty Neon Palette Makeup Look

Huda Beauty Neon Palette Makeup Look | Sara du Jour

We need to talk. Specifically about the new Huda Beauty Neon Palettes. Even more specifically about the orange palette, because I am SHOOK. Look at this colour payoff!!! But I’m getting ahead of myself. (more…)

07. July 2019 by saradujour
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July 1st, 2019

Off to the Races – Queen’s Plate Outfit

Racetrack Outfit | Sara du JourQuick links: lace top | satin skirt | straw boater hat | bamboo bag | shoes

I’d never been to a horse racing event before, so when a friend suggested we attend the 160th Annual Queen’s Plate this weekend, I was excited to dress for what I regarded to be, essentially, a costume party. A costume party with fancy clothes, fancy hats, and the horses in the back. (Yes, I had to sneak that in there somewhere.)

And you know I can’t resist a theme. (more…)

01. July 2019 by saradujour
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