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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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 HAUL | Sephora VIB Spring 2014 Makeup Haul Part One

If you’re a beauty addict I know your bank account took a hit recently. Why? The Spring 2014 Sephora VIB sale!

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Check out what I got (this is part one because I ended up getting more stuff, couldn’t resist!):

What did you pick up this VIB sale? Comment below.

“Love it” or “Leave it” | Too Faced Pretty Rebel Palette

It’s time to get edgy.

Too Faced has come out with an edgier eyeshadow palette, Pretty Rebel. The colors are reminiscent of Urban Decay’s Vice 2 palette so it’s ideal for those of you not afraid of a color.

Here’s one look I’ve done using this palette:IMG_7203

Anxious for a closer look? Check out my review/first impressions and swatches of all the colors:

Do you have this palette? Do you love it as much as I do?

Makeup of the Day | Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette

The Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette has become a staple of mine. I’ve found so many ways to wear the colors from day to night.

Here’s my makeup look of the day:
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Here’s everything I used to achieve it (mascara and eyeliners are missing from photo but are listed below):

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Eyes:

  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance Anti-crease Eye Shadow Primer
  • Too Faced light beige shadow in Jingle all the Way palette
  • Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette | Strike, Betrayal and Voodoo
  • Maybelline Line Stiletto | Blackest Black
  • Maybelline Masterprecise | Black
  • Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen | Blackest Black
  • Rimmel Scandaleyes Thick and Thin Eyeliner
  • NYX Eyeliner pencil | Jet Black
  • Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara
  • NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder | Taupe/Ash

Face:

  • Benefit the POREfessional
  • Revlon Age Defying | Bare Buff
  • Covergirl Trublend Fixstick Concealer | l 5.6.7
  • Covergirl Trublend Fixstick Concealer | m 1.2.3.4
  • Revlon Colorstay Undereye Concealer | Light/Medium
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder | Silky Beige
  • Too Faced bronzer in Jingle all the Way palette
  • Tarte Cheek Stain | Flush
  • Sephora MicroSmooth Baked Luminizer | Star Dust
  • Urban Decay De-Slick Setting Spray

Lips:

  • Giovanni Premium Lip Balm | Peppermint Treat
  • Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick | Berry Couture

I just love the purple and gold combination and I think this look is especially perfect for Mardi Gras, without being over the top.

What do you think of the Vice 2 Palette?

MAKEUP HAUL | First Ulta Beauty Haul of 2014

I’ll openly admit that I usually prefer Sephora over Ulta, mainly because I had a run-in with some really unpleasant Ulta employees. Despite this, I decided to take a trip while I was in the area.

I was pleasantly surprised at all the great items I got on clearance as well as some other things I picked up.

Check out my entire Ulta beauty haul:

What did you buy the last time you went to Ulta? Comment below.