Sephora purchases

Hello Beauties,

Here is what I bought from Sephora and why I chose these products.

2 main things I purchased were the Modern Renaissance eye shadow palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills. I bought this obviously a part of it was because everyone was raving about it but who ever really knows my work, I dont JUST buy palettes unless I’m fully in love with the colours but mostly the finish and texture. It really needs to be very blendable, buildable colour and needs to deliver in pigment. So this is why I chose this one.
The Pore Score set from Benefit was perfect since I use POREfessional so much, i needed to restock but for the same price i got 2 more products so hey why not 🙂

As for the 2 big primer samples, I used my reward points. First i love getting small packages since i bring so much makeup along with me, opting for smaller versions allows me to bring a variety without having to spend so much and carry all the extra weight from my case. Also 2 products im VERY familiar with the smashbox photo primer and the Laura Mercier Radiance primer.

The glitter drops were a treat from Cover FX. So excited to use this on a look.

As for the rest of the mini samples as you can see. Yes they came complimentary to the order but i chose those because I love trying new products for future MUST HAVES.

I’ll be testing out some products and will be showing some previews on my instagram cpmakeup (link on your right side bar). Keep an eye out 😛

Enjoy!! xox

Semi-pro makeup seminar


I host semi-pro makeup seminars for all aspiring makeup artists in Terrebonne, QC 20 mins from Montreal. It can be either a one-on-one or in a group, one-day only seminar. Book between February March and beginning April.

I will talk about different products, skin types, tools to use, where to apply what & how! Please book your spot now, availability is very limited and for a limited time.

Hope to see you

via Semi-pro makeup seminar — Christina Paras

Bridal Season

Hello Everyone!!

I’m starting to book for the bridal season of 2018 WOOHOOO!!

So excited to try out new products I recently got.

Just a quick update I will not be taking any bookings for the month of May or June exclusively. you can contact me anyway if I have an opening last minute I will take you or I will refer you to some other MUA’s I work with. It’s not that I don’t want but I’m expecting baby #2. Woohoo 2 times!!

Please follow my instagram for updated looks and details.

Thank you for understanding and welcome  2018 and Congrats to all my Brides of 2018!!

See you soon xx

Fav nudes

Here’s a list of my Favorite Nude Lippies

Lip liners:

Mac Lip pencil in shade Spice
Mac Lip pencil in shade StripDown
NYX lip pencil in shade Nude Suede Shoes (very long lasting)

Lip Sticks or Lip Stains:

Mac lipstick in shade Angel
NYX liquid lipstick Lingerie  in shade Baby doll
Tarteist lip stain in shade Birthday Suit
NYX Liquid lipstick in shade Stockholm
Mac lipstick in shade Cream  Cup

The darker outline and lighter on the inside of the lip is super nice and makes lips appear a little plumpier.

I love any of these difference combos and I always mix to have different looks.

Face routine – BRIDES

Hello beauties!

Since I get a lot concerns from brides and anyone in a bridal party for that matter. I decided I was going to give my best pre-wedding face routine I have.

For one, do not get a facial within the week or 2 prior to your big day. You’ll most probably break out. A facial is meant to deeply cleanse the skin therefore all impurities tend to come out within that week or next following your facial.

Ingredients you’ll be needing:

  1. Baking soda
  2. Coconut oil
  3. Grounded coffee
  4. Night-time Moisturizer

The week of your wedding every night I recommend cleansing with a natural and underestimated product… baking soda. Take a tablespoon of baking soda in a small cup and add a bit of water, enough to turn it into a paste. Remove all makeup with either a wipe or a cloth and regular face cleanser. Rinse your face, then slowly and very gently massage the baking soda all over for about a minute, especially around the nose area. Rinse well and pat dry with a towel. Use your favorite night time moisturizer.

The night before the big day, I recommend the following. Take 2 tablespoons of raw organic coconut oil with a teaspoon of ground coffee, mix well. Remove all makeup once again, cleanse face with your favorite cleanser. Pat dry. With clean fingers, work the coconut oil and coffee bean mix onto your skin using circular motion. Again slowly and very gently massage all over for a good minute or so. You can even sit and enjoy some relaxing music. Rinse with help of a cloth. It’s ok if you have a bit of an oily residue, do not remove it. Let that oily residue seep into your skin overnight for extra moisture and hydration. 

If you are worried about oily skin, don’t worry!!

In the morning just rinse your face very well and that’s it! Don’t need to put anything else. 

Just remember oily skin is easier to work with than having dry, patchy skin. Trust me!!

That’s it, hope you enjoy this.


Nars creamy vs fitMe dupe?


I decided to put this to the “test”. I’m a HUGE fan of the Nars radiant creamy concealer in shade Vanilla. So I figured let me try out for real to see if it’s really a dupe.

I got the lightest shade for the FitMe concealer in #10

I compared both on my hand and right there I noticed the color was wayyy off. Maybelline fit me was darker, yellow undertone and felt like a lighter formula.

Nars is light, peachy undertone and very thick and coveragey.

So for me it was a total miss and almost disappointing from all the things I heard.


Let me know what else you’d like for me to test.


My foundation routine

Hello it’s been ages since I’ve done one. 

I have horrible, dry & patchy skin. I always want my makeup to be glowy as possible and fresh looking. So here goes my summer foundation routine:

Benefit POREfessional face primer

Nars radiant creamy concealer in shade Vanilla (use for under eyes and highlight)

MAC cosmetics face and body foundation in shade C2

MAC mineralize\loose powder in light 

Nars bronzing powder in Laguna

Foundation is blended with beauty blender and powder with large powder brush and angled blush brush for contouring both from Morphe.

Thank you, let me know what you want me to post next?!


Outfit & Makeup


Here are the details on my outfit from last night and makeup.


Camel faux-suede crop top and black high waist jeans from Forever 21.

Black studded faux-suede sandals (I don’t remember where I got them from 😦 )

Thank you.

If any of you want the makeup details let me know ill detail the products on Instagram sometime. Ig: cpmakeup