Monday, September 15, 2014

Speckled Fall Eyes

I created this look because I love all the earthy tones that the fall season brings out and these types of warm neutrals look great on everyone! Earlier this year I picked up a whole bunch of Stila liquid and pencil liners at The Makeup Show, and I finally got to put them to work in this fun look. I would suggest checking out Stila's liners if you like to play with color as they have a vast selection and are felt-tipped making them very easy to handle.



























Eyes
1. Prime the lids to ensure longwear, crease proof shadow application, I used my Urban Decay Primer Potion.
2. Dust a matte cream colored shadow from the lid up to the browbone.
3. Blend a matte brown shadow into the crease for soft definition.
4. Draw on a winged line using a deep green color and extend it towards the browbone, I used my Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner in 'Olive'.
5. Trace the green line with a burnt copper shade, I used my Stila liquid liner in 'Amber'.
6. Trace the inner corner of the lower lashline with a white pencil, I used my Stila Smudge Stick 'Alpine'.
7. Thickly line the outer corner of the bottom lashline with a berry pencil, I used my Stila Smudge Stick in 'Deep Fuchsia'.
8. Draw on little dots extending them in a triangular shape from the wing, I used my Stila liquid liner in 'Snow'.
9. Finish the look by filling in the brows, I used my Anastasia Brow Wiz in 'Medium Ash'.

Face
Foundation: Nars Sheer Glow
Concealer: Mac Pro-Longwear 
Powder: Hourglass Ambient Lighting in 'Ethereal'
Blush: Nars 'Goulou'
Bronzer: Nars 'Laguna'
Highlight: Laura Mercier 'Highlight 01'

Lips
Lipstick: Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge #10

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Gold Glitter & Pink Lips

I love wearing unexpected colors on my eyes, and pinks are one of those colors that people will tell you to stay away from because it can make you look sick. While that is true in most cases, if you get the right shade of hot pink, it can really make brown eyes pop!


Eyes
1. Prime the eyes to ensure longwear, creaseproof shadow application, I used my Urban Decay Primer Potion.
2. Apply a shimmery gold shadow all over the lid.
3. Blend a matte dark brown into the outer corner and crease for definition.
4. Blend a tiny bit of hot pink into the outer edge of the eye overlapping it with the brown, I used Nars blush in 'Desire'.
5. Draw a yellow pencil on the inner corners of the eye and set it with a yellow shadow, I used a Sephora Collection liner in 'Banana Split' and a bright matte yellow shadow by Make Up For Ever.
6. With a skinny brush, pat hot pink shadow along the length of the bottom lashline, I used Nars blush in 'Desire'.
7. Place gold glitter in the center of the eyelid, I used Sephora Collection Glitter Eyeliner & Mascara in 'VIP Gold'. If you want to be fun, use eyelash glue to add little stars to the corner of the eye.
8. Line the top of your eyes with a black pencil and add mascara and false lashes for more drama, I used Ardell Demi Wispies.
9. Finish the look by filling in the brows, I used my Anastasia Brow Wiz in 'Medium Ash'.

Face
Foundation: Nars Sheer Glow
Concealer: Mac Pro-Longwear
Powder: Hourglass Ambient Lighting in 'Ethereal'
Blush: Nars 'Desire'
Bronzer: Nars 'Laguna'
Highlight: Laura Mercier 'Highlight 01'

Lips
Lipstick: Sephora Collection Luster Matte in 'Electra-Pink'

Friday, September 5, 2014

Heavy Liner & Bubblegum Lips

Heavy liner is one of my favorite looks, it elongates the eyes and makes any style more hip. This liner is more dramatic than what I would normally wear (with my eyes fully open it almost took up my whole lid space) but it is a fun way to try something new!



































Eyes
1. Prime the eyes to ensure longwear crease-proof shadow application, I used my Urban Decay Primer Potion.
2. Blend a warm toned neutral into the crease, I used 'Toast' by Bobbi Brown.
3. Deepen and define the crease with a cooler neural to add shadow, I used 'Taupe' by Bobbi Brown.
4. Press an iridescent color onto the inner third of the lid. I used Nars Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in 'Cassiopeia' with a wet brush. I absolutely love these dual shadows and would recommend that you guys check them out.
5. Highlight the browbone with a matte cream color, I used 'French Vanilla' by Clinique.
6. Draw on your liquid liner like you normally would and then extend the tail longer towards the end of the brow. Lastly, draw it back towards the main liner to create a thick triangle. I used my all-time favorite liner, 'Trooper' by Kat Von D.
7. Finish the look by filling in the brows, I used my Anastasia Brow Powder in 'Taupe'

Face
Foundation: Nars Sheer Glow
Concealer: Amazing Cosmetics Concealer
Powder: Make Up For Ever Duo Mat 
Blush: Nars 'Desire'
Bronzer: Nars 'Laguna'
Highlight: Laura Mercier 'Highlight 01'

Lips
Lipstick: Sephora Collection Luster Matte in 'Lilac'

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

End of Summer Blooms (Urban Decay Electric Palette)

Today was my first day back to work as a math tutor at the college. To me, the beginning of the school semester really signifies the end of summer, and I'm definitely not ready for it to end! I created this look to capture the vibrance and glow that summertime embodies with saturated colors and glossy textures. Of course I used my Urban Decay Electric Palette, the tones remind me of exotic flowers, and I hope that some of you like the colors enough to try them out on yourself!































Eyes
1. Prime the eyelids to ensure long-wear, creaseproof shadow application, I used my Urban Decay Primer Potion.
2. Lightly blend a coral shadow through the crease and high up towards the browbone, just make sure to keep it very sheer and soft. I used the orange from the Urban Decay Electric Palette.
3. Deepen the crease and outer corner of the eye with a hot pink, I again used the Electric Palette.
4. Tap a bit of Make Up For Ever Star Powder in '940' to the inner 2/3 of the eyelid and top it with Stila Magnificent Metals in 'Pixie Dust' for a super shiny finish.
5. Softly smudge a black eye pencil across the top lashline for subtle definition and coat the lashes with mascara.
6. Add a pop of neon green to the inner corners of the eye for a fun complement to the pinks, again I used the Electric Palette.
7. Blend the coral and pink shades together on the outer corner of the bottom lashline to finish defining the eyes.
8. Use a matte, cream colored shadow to highlight the browbone.
9.  Finish the look by filling in the brows, I used my Anastasia brow powder in 'Taupe'.

Face
Foundation: Nars Sheer Glow
Concealer: Mac Pro-Longwear
Powder: Hourglass 'Ethereal Light'
Blush: Illamasqua 'Lover'
Bronzer: Nars 'Laguna'
Highlight: Laura Mercier 'Highlight 01'


Lips
Lipgloss: Bite Beauty 'Dusty Coral' (Deconstructed Rose limited edition set)


Monday, July 14, 2014

Kristen Stewart Smokey Eyes


Kristen Stewart has perfected the 'messy smokey eye'. It is perfectly imperfect and smudged, making it modern and easy to recreate! Here is a quick video showing you how to get the look!


Click HERE to watch this video on Youtube in higher quality.


Thursday, July 10, 2014

"Desk to Drinks" Interview & A Look into My Makeup Bag

My interview with Sugar Salon for their series: Beauty from Desk to Drinks is out today! Click on over and have a listen (the password is: Sugar), I let you know what to focus on if you only have 5 minutes to get ready in the morning and share some tips on how to look fresh and natural.

In the video, I mentioned a few of my must-have products, so I thought I'd give you a quick peek at the staple items that never leave my makeup bag!

Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask: This lip mask is great on its own or over lipstick, it is extremely nourishing and smells delicious!
Kat Von D Tattoo Liquid Liner: This is my favorite liquid liner for a cat-eye, its firm tip is precise and the color comes out super black.
Anastasia Brow Wiz: This pencil is the easiest way to fill in brows! It takes only seconds to use and your brows never look overdone.
Caudalie Beauty Elixir: This refreshing mist is a toner, setting spray and serum, it tingles, smells divine and really wakes me up while making my skin glow!
Dior Lip Glow: This tinted balm changes color to suit your skin tone and revives any lipstick shade that has began to wear off. 
Beauty Blender: This sponge is my favorite way to apply foundation and concealer, it gives a flawless, streak-free coverage every time!

What are some of your beauty essentials?


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And if you are interested in learning how to get out the door with minimal time, effort and products (but still look fresh and pulled together) check out my quick 5 step tutorial for this glowy, natural makeup look HERE.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July!
















































Here is my take on some patriotic makeup, I hope you all had a great holiday!