MAKEUP OF THE DAY | Natural Makeup for Prom

Prom is around the corner and it’s time to finalize your makeup look.

As a freelance makeup artist, I have to be in tune with the latest trends and the wants of my clients.

This year, the biggest requests I’m getting are natural makeup and winged eyeliner.

Because prom-goers are often under the age of 18, the natural makeup look is perfect and prevents the possibility of looking like a clown.

Here’s the look I put together for one of my clients:IMG_0545

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Interested in this look? Here’s what I used:

Eyes:

  • Revlon Photoready Eye Primer + Brightener
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo | Bad to the Bronze
  • Too Faced Pretty Rebel Palette | Girly
  • Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette | Busted and Booty Call
  • Maybelline Line Stiletto eyeliner | Blackest Black
  • L’Oreal Infallible Eyeliner | Black
  • POP Beauty Sooty Black Liner | Sooty Black
  • L’Oreal Voluminious Mascara | Black
  • Maybelline Mega Plush Mascara | Black
  • Maybelline the Rocket Mascara | Black
  • NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder | Taupe

Face:

  • Benefit the POREfessional Primer
  • Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foudnation | Medium Beige
  • Covergirl Trublend Fixstick Concealer | m 1.2.3.4
  • Neutrogena  3-in-1 concealer for eyes | Light
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder | Silky Beige
  • Too Faced | Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
  • Too Faced | Who’s Your Poppy? Blush
  • Sephora Baked Luminizer | Star Dust
  • NYX HD Setting Powder

Lips:

  • Giovanni Street Chic Premium Lip Balm | Peppermint Treat
  • Revlon Superlustrous Lipstick | Kissable Pink

What do you think of this look? Comment below.

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Top Drugstore Lipsticks for Spring and Summer 2014

Spring is here and so are bright lippies!

Pinks and corals will always be on trend for Spring and Summer, but if you want to be a little more daring this year, you’ve got to dip into orange and purple. Both colors are all over the runways and fashion magazines.

At first, these bright colored lipsticks might be intimidating, but if you choose the right shade (and don’t go full on night-time smoky eye during the day along with it) you should be fine.

 

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Recently, I’ve had quite a few requests to share my top drugstore lipstick colors for spring. It was really hard to choose but I went with the colors I reach for the most. I tried to keep it under 10 but you know me, I love my lippies, so there are two “honorable mentions.” 🙂

Check out the swatches of these beautiful colors! Can you guess which is which?

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If you’re interested in finding out my drugstore lipstick favorites for Spring and Summer 2014 be sure to check out my video:

Which color was your favorite? Should I do another video for my high-end lipsticks? Comment below.

xo

P.S. My Urban Decay Electric Palette giveaway is still open so be sure to enter if you want to win!

 

MAKEUP HAUL | ULTA 21 Days of Beauty Spring 2014 Haul

Sephora’s VIB sale wasn’t the only parasite on my bank account…

ULTA’s 21 Days of Beauty was three weeks of beauty product bliss. Each day there was a different product on sale, sometimes up to 50% off regular price. Additionally, several brands were offering really cool free gifts with purchase (varying $ amounts) and certain stores were hosting special events.

Needless to say, I couldn’t help myself. Here’s what I picked up:

What did you snag during ULTA’s 21 Days of Beauty? Comment below.

Makeup of the Day | LORAC POREfection Foundation + Pinks and Purple

 

So, if you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m obsessed with pink and purple eyeshadows. I know people are afraid of them, but they shouldn’t be! I’m hoping that at the very least my posts help inspire people to try them out.

Anywho, the most exciting thing for me today was trying out my new LORAC POREfection Foundation. It’s my first high-end foundation (aside from a MAC foundation I got recently) and I chose it because of the great reviews online. I also happened to color match myself perfectly. Stay tuned for a First Impressions video on it.

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Interested in this look? Here’s what I used:

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Eyes:

  • Revlon Photoready Eye Primer + Brightener
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo | Inked in Pink
  • Too Faced Pretty Rebel Palette | Totally Fetch
  • Urban Decay Electric Palette | Urban
  • Maybelline Line Stiletto eyeliner | blackest black
  • L’Oreal Infallible The Super Slim Liquid Liner | Black
  • NYX eyeliner | Jet Black
  • L’Oreal Voluminious Mascara | Black
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
  • NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder | Taupe

Face:

  • Benefit the POREfessional Primer
  • LORAC POREfection Foundation | PR5
  • Covergirl Trublend Fixstick Concealer | m 1.2.3.4
  • Revlon Colorstay Concealer | Light Medium
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder | Silky Beige
  • Physician’s Formula | How to Bronze
  • Milani Baked Blush | Luminoso
  • Sephora Baked Luminizer | Star Dust
  • Urban Decay All-nighter Makeup Setting Spray

Lips:

  • Giovanni Street Chic Premium Lip Balm | Peppermint Treat
  • L’Oreal Colour Riche | Violet Chiffon

What do you think of this look? Comment below.

MAKEUP SALE! Get it Before it’s Gone!

I’ve cleared out my makeup collection and you can reap the benefits!

I wanted to “lighten the load” of my makeup collection so I’ve compiled all the items I haven’t used (so BRAND NEW still in packaging) and listed them on my eBay store. I have more items listed than in the photo below so check it out! I also offer combined shipping discounts so you can really save.

Items are brand new and listed for less than retail so definitely check it out before it’s all gone!

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Thanks everyone!

Makeup of the Day | Bold Blues with Maybelline Color Tattoo and Covergirl Flamed Out Shadow Pots

Got the blues? I do.

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Normally I avoid blue eyeshadow for fear of looking like a grandma stuck in the 80s. I recently have committed to finding ways to incorporate blues into my makeup routine because I believe all colors are wearable, if used correctly.

The biggest advice I have when wearing blue eyeshadow is to match it with a very neutral lip. Here I chose a nude/mauve color:

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Want this look? Here are the products I used:

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Eyes:

  • Revlon Photoready Eye Primer + Brightener
  • Covergirl eyeshadow quad | Urban Basics
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo | Tenacious Teal
  • Covergirl Flamed Out Shadow Pots | royal blue
  • Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette | Prank
  • Maybelline Line Stiletto eyeliner | blackest black
  • NYX Gel liner | jet black
  • NYX eyeliner | jet black
  • L’Oreal Voluminious Mascara | black
  • Covergirl Clump Crushers Mascara | black
  • Maybelline the Rocket Mascara | black
  • NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder | taupe
  • NYX AUTO eyebrow pencil | dark brown

Face:

  • Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer
  • Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation | 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
  • Milani Baked Blush | Luminoso
  • NARS | Albatross
  • Urban Decay De-slick Makeup Setting Spray

Lips:

  • Giovanni Street Chic Premium Lip Balm | Peppermint Treat
  • Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick | Sassy Mauve

How do you do the blues? Comment below.