January Jones Inspired Smokey Blue Eye

I have started re-watching Mad Men, in it’s entirety, much to my boyfriend’s dismay. While I am getting ready in the morning, when he’s playing a video game, filming…it is always on. Netflix continuously proves why it is my number one bae. I don’t hate myself for using that word because it’s the most fitting. ANYWAYS! I am one of those insane, voracious information gatherers when it comes to people I like, whether they are actors, musicians, comedians, friends. I like details, I like knowing why people are who they are and how they got there. That kind of history helps provide context that helps to figure out the human as they are in front of you. I was clearly meant to be an Anthropology major.

In my attempt to be a real consumer of all things Mad Men years later, I dug into what YouTube had to offer, which included this interview of January Jones on Jimmy Fallon and I was blown away by her makeup. So, I did my own version! I am all about unexpected combinations & this certainly fits the bill.

PRODUCTS

  • NYX First Base Setting Spray
  • Becca Backlit Priming Filter
  • IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye – Neutral Medium
  • L’Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Makeup – Sand Beige W5
  • RCMA No Color Powder
  • Anastasia Dip Brow  – Medium Brown
  • Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer
  • Milani Blush – Luminoso
  • Becca Champagne Glow Palette – Prosecco Pop & Champagne Pop
  • MAC Prep + Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base
  • Makeup Geek Eye Shadows – Mirage, Mermaid
  • Benefit’s They’re Real! Mascara
  • Colour Pop Lip Primer
  • MAC lipstick – Sounds Like Noise
  • Rimmel Gloss
  • Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50

Taylor Swift 2015 VMAs Makeup

Did y’all watch the VMAs last week? While I am an enthusiast of many kinds of music, pop music will always have a very special place in my heart. I love it, I live for it, the music, the videos, the drama, the sass. I can’t help myself. I was that kid who set up my stuffed animals to perform Mariah Carey concerts and created and sold fake concert tickets at age 6. I have always loved pop music, and what goes along with that better than award shows?! The VMAs is where I saw Justin Timberlake’s first solo performance in 2002, and in 2009 I realized just how incredible talented Lady Gaga is.

Now that I have an eye for people’s makeup, I find that I am always checking out the contours, shadows and lips of the VMAs attendees, and T Swift’s flawless makeup instantly drew my attention. So, I have recreated it! I loved creating this look on the fly, and loved the looks I got throughout the day even more. The only person to compliment my look, aside from my sweet boy, was the dry cleaner. He was very impressed and I thought it was so sweet that he took a moment to let me know how beautiful he thought my eyes were :p

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PRODUCTS:

  • NYX Jumbo Pencil – Black
  • Urban Decay Naked Palette – Creep, Gunmetal
  • Too Faced HangoveR
  • x Replenishing Face Primer
  • L’Oreal True Match Lumi Foundation – W3
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – 10 Light
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Rimmel Scandaleyes Jumbo Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner
  • CoverGirl Super Sizer Mascara
  • Lena Lashes – Tina
  • L’Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper – Medium to Dark
  • Revlon Blush – Melon-Drama
  • Colour Pop Lippie Stix – Primer
  • Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick – Buttercup
  • Sample Lip Gloss (anything nude will do!)
  • Colourpop Highlighter – Lunch Money

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Kendall Jenner Poppy Lip

Shout out to Kendall Jenner + the makeup Godesses over at Estee Lauder for creating a truly beautiful matte Poppy lipstick shade! Generally I stay away from mattes as they can be fairly drying but this is just so beautiful I couldn’t help myself when I saw it was for sale. I went a little wild recently with makeup purchases recently (evidenced partially by my Polar Purchases post) and felt the need to showcase them in a video!

Products, pictures + music info listed down below, as always! Hope you enjoy this one 🙂

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PRODUCTS:

  • Nivea After Shave Balm, Sensitive
  • L’Oreal True Match Lumi Foundation in W1-2 and W3
  • Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – 10 Light
  • Kat Von D Shade & Light Palette  – Lucid
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Powder – Translucent
  • Anastasia Brow Wiz – Dark Brown
  • Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze + Glow Palette
  • Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner – Lionfish
  • L’Oreal Soft and Full Mascara
  • House of Lashes – Au Naturale
  • House of Lashes Adhesive
  • NYX Lip Liner – Hot Red
  • Kendall Jenner Estee Lauder lipstick – 340 Restless
  • Milani Baked Powder Blush – Rose D’Oro

MUSIC:

“Chemical Reaction” – Sucré

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Selena Gomez Inspired // Urban Decay Naked 2

Selena Gomez is a complete + total babe. She also makes some of the catchiest songs of all time. I have been known to put her songs on repeat, including “Who Says” (best message ever), “Come and Get It” (sassy as hell), and most recently, “The Heart Wants What It Wants” (how beautiful is the melody when she sings, ‘the bed’s gettin’ cold & you’re not here’?!). I love her, if you can’t tell. So it was kind of a no brainer doing a makeup look inspired by her. Her eyes are similar to mine in the sense that they’re smaller + fairly hooded so I knew that I would be able to pull this look off. I found this picture + used it as my main source of inspiration.

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PRODUCTS:

  • Benefit Puff Off!
  • Too Faced HangoveRx Replenishing Primer
  • Neutrogena Healthy Skin Foundation – Classic Ivory
  • MAC Prolongwear Concealer – NW20
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz – Dark Brown
  • NYX Eyeshadow Base – Skin Tone
  • Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette – Foxy, Tease, Pistol, Verve
  • L’Oreal Infallible Laquer Liner – Blackest Black
  • Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
  • House of Lashes – Au Naturale
  • Kat Von D Shade & Light Palette
  • Makeup Geek Blush – Bliss
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector – Opal
  • Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick – 17
  • Jouer  Lip Glass – Pink Glace
  • MAC Fix+ Spray

MUSIC:

Selena Gomez – “Love You Like a Love Song” + “Who Says”

Meghan Trainor Dear Future Husband Video Look + Foolproof Cat Eye Trick

Guys, I am on a serious Meghan Trainor kick. When her album first came out a few months ago it was on heavy rotation but then, as it always happens, I put her on the back burner. The recent release of her video for the song “My Future Husband” has put her album back into my life! Aside from the song being super cute + catchy, the makeup in this video is my idea of perfection – cat eyes, bright lips + contours. To me, it doesn’t get much better than that! The look I chose from the video is actually the thumbnail + the photo that comes up most often when  you Google image search Meghan Trainor My Future Husband. To watch the video, click here.

In this video I show you a foolproof way to accomplish a cat eye! All you need is some tape + whatever eyeliner poison you prefer – gel, liquid, pencil or even eyeshadow for a soft wing. You really can’t screw it up using this method, it makes it so easy to create a wing, big or small.

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PRODUCTS:

  • Too Faced HangoveRx Replenishing Face Primer
  • NARS Sheer Glow – Mont Blanc
  • Revlon ColorStay Foundation – 180 Sand Beige
  • MAC ProLongwear Concealer – NW20
  • NYX Eyeshadow Base – Skin Tone
  • Maybelline The Nudes Palette
  • L’Oreal Infallible Gel Liner – Blackest Black
  • NYX Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomade – Chocolate
  • Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kajal – 005 Nude
  • Rimmel Wonder’Lash Mascara – 003 Extreme Black
  • XO Beauty Lashes – The Stunner
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Kat Von D Shade & Light Palette
  • Revlon Blush – Oh Baby! Pink
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector – Opal
  • Revlon ColorBurst Balm Stain – Smitten

Marina and the Diamonds Inspired // Yellow Liner

The latest Marina and the Diamonds album “Froot” dropped a couple weeks ago + it has been on a loop ever since. On top of being an amazing musician + singer, Marina is a pretty bad ass chick. She has been wearing some very fun, bright + colorful makeup looks in support of her album and I can’t get enough. I saw this yellow liner look on her Instagram and knew I had to do it. I actually really love how this came out + feel like it is totally wearable.

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PRODUCTS

  • NARS Sheer Glow Foundation – Mont Blanc
  • Revlon ColorStay Foundation – 180 Sand Beige
  • MAC ProLongwear Foundation – NW20
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz – Dark Brown
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Palette
  • Maybelline The Nudes Palette
  • Revlon Eyeliner – Yellow
  • NYX Primal Colors Eyeshadow – Hot Yellow
  • Benefit RollerLash Mascara
  • Milani Baked Blush – Luminoso
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector – Opal
  • Revlon Super Lustrous Pearl Lipstick – Apricot Fantasy

MUSIC

“Froot” – Marina and the Diamonds

 

Sydney of Echosmith Tutorial Featuring Benefit’s Roller Lash Mascara

I can’t stop (won’t stop) listening to Echosmith. I am a sucker for a lady singer fronting a rock band, especially when it’s comprised of family members. This adorable sibling group from California totally has my heart. Aside from being hella talented in the pipes department, the lead singer Sydney is an adorable human. She also rocks some great makeup! I found a feature she did with Nylon magazine where she talked about what products she uses when doing her signature brown smokey eye, pink cheeks + lips. I didn’t have any of the stuff she uses but did some internet sleuthing to find dupes + came up with this! Watch their video to get pumped first, then watch my video 🙂

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PRODUCTS

  • NARS Sheer Glow Foundation – Mont Blanc
  • Too Faced Hangover Rx Replenishing Face Primer
  • Benefit Puff Off! Eye Gel
  • Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer
  • L’Oreal Magic Lumi Highlighter – Light
  • Revlon ColorStay Aqua Finishing Powder – Translucent Light/Medium
  • Urban Decay eyeshadow – Naked (Naked 1 Palette), Foxy (Naked 2 Palette)
  • L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow – Bottomless Java + Amber Rush
  • Pacifica eyeliner – Fringe
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Covet Waterproof Eyeliner – Midnight
  • NYX Tame & Frame Tinted Eye Pomade – Brunete
  • Rimmel Brow This Way Brow Styling Gel
  • Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
  • Maybelline Master HiLight Blush – Pink Rose
  • bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie lipstick – Speak Your Mind
  • Rimmel Show Off Lip Laquer – Nude Eclipse