MAKEUP OF THE DAY | Festival Makeup Look #1 Yellows + Teals

 

Each year, SXSW officially kicks off festival season. Although I didn’t get to attend, I’m definitely getting ready for my next festival, Ultra Music Festival. With any EDM music festival, you can expect crazy outfits, antics and definitely crazy makeup.

I’ve been playing around to come up with some fun looks for Ultra.

Here’s my latest:IMG_8328

Of course, this look isn’t complete without glitter and rhinestones (I do love to sparkle), but I hate to waste it.

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Interested in trying this look out? Here are the products I used:

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Eyes:

  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
  • NYX Natural Palette | 1st color
  • POP Beauty Bright Delight Palette | Deep Yellow + Deep Teal
  • Urban Decay Palette | Peace
  • Maybelline Line Stiletto eyeliner | blackest black
  • L’Oreal Telescopic Eye Liner | Carbon black
  • L’Oreal Voluminious Mascara | black
  • L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes | black
  • NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder | taupe

Face:

  • Rimmel Stay Matte Primer
  • Covergirl| medium beige
  • Covergirl Trublend Fixstick Concealer | m 1.2.3.4
  • L’Oreal True Match Concealer | n 1.2.3
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder | Silky Beige
  • Physician’s Formula How-to Bronze
  • NYX Blush | Pinky
  • Sephora Baked Luminizer | Stardust
  • Urban Decay De-slick Makeup Setting Spray

Lips:

  • Giovanni Street Chic Premium Lip Balm | Peppermint Treat
  • Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick | Berry Haute

What festivals are you going to this season? Comment below.

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Say “No!” to Dirty Makeup Brushes!

It’s always appalling when people can’t remember the last time they cleaned their makeup brushes. It usually means they aren’t washing them often enough.

As a firm rule I wash my makeup brushes AT LEAST once a week. Why does this matter? Because your skin will suffer if you don’t! Your face is covered with oils, dead skin cells and bacteria and when your brushes come in contact with your skin, they pick up some of it. Day after day, you are reapplying these oils, cells and bacteria to your skin, or even worse, contaminating your clean makeup! All these things clog your pores causing blackheads and pimples. YUCK!

Washing your brushes is easy. Here’s how I do it:

How often do you wash your makeup brushes? What do you use? Comment below!

How to Get Long, Thick, Natural Lashes

Everyone wants long, thick lashes. The easiest way to achieve this is to go the false lashes route, but I think false lashes should be reserved for special occasions… Like beauty pageants.

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To achieve natural, thick lashes like the ones in the picture, you need the right products and you need to know the right application.

What I use:
1. L’Oreal Voluminous mascara
2. Maybelline Falsies
3. Rimmel Scandal Eyes Show Off

…in that order.

I use L’Oreal’s Voluminous mascara on my bottom lashes and on the tips of my top lashes. Maybelline’s Falsies and Rimmel’s Scandal Eyes Show Off are only for the top lashes.

The key to avoiding flat, clumpy lashes is in the application:

How do you get full lashes? Comment below!