BECCA x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette Review & Demo

I got my paws on the latest Becca collab with Jaclyn Hill….GUYS! It’s beautiful. But I definitely need a tan to be able to rock these shades more confidently. I think a fun drinking game for this video (water, coffee, whatever, you do you) would be to take a sip every time I say the word tan. Honestly, it gets a little out of hand. Regardless, the shades are gorgeous and are INSANELY pigmented. Almost too pigmented. Use the lightest hand ever when applying each of the shades to the face because this shiz means business.

As I am typing this post it has been about 5 hours since application and my cheeks are still going strong. Somehow there has been little to no fading and I am glowing like a firefly. My boyfriend told me I looked like Nikki Tutorials today with the intense cheek and I was so happy I almost passed out. What a dude.

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Chit Chatty GRWM + Life Updates

Hi you guys! I’m back! If you didn’t know, I took a little break because I just wasn’t feeling it. And I didn’t want to film or do anything relative to YT, but I think that breaks are good! I was also sick, and I traveled to see my sister to be her date to the Marine Ball so the past couple weeks have been busy. Anyways, I posted on my Facebook just letting people know I was feeling uninspired, and the outpouring of love I got blew my mind. The support was unreal, and there was no way I could walk away from something I not only enjoy, but it turns out that it brings joy to others, too! 🙂

Here’s a little Get Ready With Me that I filmed the other day. I had just received my November Ipsy bag, so I used a bunch of those items in this look! Not going to lie, I couldn’t help myself and talked basically the entire time so it’s a long one. Love you guys!

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PRODUCTS:

  • L’Oreal Magic Lumi Primer
  • Revlon ColorStay Whipped Foundation – 200 Sand Beige
  • Tarte CC Undereye Corrector – Light-Medium
  • NYX Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomade – Brunette
  • NYX HD Studio Photogenic Finishing Powder
  • MAC PREP + Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base
  • Stila Eye Shadow – Fawn
  • Makeup Geek Foiled Eye Shadow – Grandstand
  • Luxie Eye Shadow – No. 290
  • Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara – Jet Black
  • MAC Blush – Warm Soul
  • Model Co Highlighting Trio
  • Becca Champagne Glow Palette – Pearl, Champagne Pop
  • treStiQue Mini Matte Lip Crayon – Florence Fig

MUSIC

Odesza – Memories That You Call (Petit Biscuit Remix) – find him at https://soundcloud.com/petitbiscuit

Secret Garden Copycat

When I saw this video by Jaclyn Hill, I low key lost my mind. Not only were the new matte shades by Makeup Geek gorgeous, but I owned the very shimmery green and purple shadows she was using on her lid (insert happy dance!). It took me juuuuust about 12 hours to re-create the look and I am SO GLAD I did! I obviously don’t have the MUG mattes yet (they don’t come out until later this week), so I used what I had already, mixing and applying, praying the results would yield something similar to my girl JH. The green is a duochrome called Secret Garden and to be honest, I had no clue how I was going to make this shadow work but Jaclyn showed me the way with sandy browns, purples and even some poppy pink.

My version is below…I tweeted it (@AmberRae) and was stunned when Marlena herself RT’d it! I have been freaking out on the inside pretty much all day about it. I didn’t edit these at all, sometimes I will play with light to show true pigmentation but I didn’t need to for these. I hope you guys enjoy, and if you’d like a tutorial on this look let me know and I would be more than happy to film it for you! xoxo

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PRODUCTS:

  • L’Oreal Magic Lumi Primer
  • L’Oreal True Match Lumi w1-2, W3
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Light Neutral
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Palette – Pink and a little Yellow to set Under Eye
  • Makeup Geek Shadows – Barcelona Beach, Chickadee, Mango Tango, Razzleberry, Caitlin Rose + Secret Garden
  • Smashbox Eye Shadow – Orchid
  • Rimmel Liner – Nude
  • CoverGirl Super Sizer Mascara
  • Ardell Short Individual Lashes
  • Anastasia Brow Wiz – Dark Brown
  • Benefit Hoola Bronzer
  • NARS Blush – Orgasm
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed – Champagne Pop
  • The Balm’s Meet Matt(e) Hughes – Committed
  • NYX Finishing Spray – Dewy

Jaclyn Hill’s Fall Favorites Tag!

Today’s video is less makeup and more Autumn/Fall chit chat! Let me know if you like these kinds of videos and I will certainly do more. If it isn’t obvious after you watch this video, I freakin’ love this season and was pumped to talk about it. Hope you all have a beautiful Autumn full of horror flicks, apple picking and all the seasonal beverages!

I talked about all this stuff:

  • Yankee Candle’s Apple Pumpkin candle
  • MAC Lipstick – Pure Heroine
  • Rimmel Lipstick – Bordeaux
  • Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain – Parisian Passion
  • Starbucks Toasted Graham Latte
  • MAC Blush – Warm Soul
  • Blanket Scarf – You can get it here!
  • Harry Potter, Hocus Pocus, The Ring
  • The Walking Dead
  • Stuffing + Cranberry Sauce
  • Katy Perry Costume

Chatty Makeup Application Featuring Flawless Foundation Routine

This base makeup has been my go to as of late and has been working like a dream! From the primer to the setting spray, it lasts a super long time and looks great even when I am ready to wash it off. Could be the Champagne Pop, who knows. I decided to do a chatty Get Ready With Me and boy oh boy, can I talk. I knew I had the gift of gab already but damn, I had to edit this video down and I still came out with about 20 minutes of footage! Grab a drink and settle in!

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PRODUCTS:

  • Too Faced HangoveRx Primer
  • L’Oreal Lumi Healthy Luminous Foundation – W3
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – 10 Light, 20 Sand
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Anastasia Brow Wiz – Dark Brown
  • L’Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper Brow Gel – Medium to Dark
  • Benefit Hoola Bronzer
  • Milani Blush – Luminoso
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector, Pressed – Champagne Pop
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadows – Beaches and Cream, Purely Naked, Nautica, Mermaid, Bling
  • Kat Von D Ink Liner – Baudelaire
  • CoverGirl Super Sizer Mascara
  • Rimmel Lip Gloss
  • NYX Dewy Setting Spray

MUSIC

Italian Afternoon by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/

Polar Purchases

Recently, Mr. ARB and I have been house saving. With that comes a strong urge to buy basically everything. While I have been practicing some super serious restraint (and using up tons of products I already have), a gal also has to get her Treat Yo Self on, know what I mean?

AFFORDABLE: The gorgeous KathleenLights created some absolutely stunning eye shadows with the every popular and insanely amazing Colour Pop. After this talented beauty hit 1 Million subscribers I decided that enough was enough and it was time to get my paws on these shadows and I am so glad I did! Two mattes, a pearlized and a shimmer offer everything I could ever want in an eyeshadow quad. The eye shadows themselves are extremely creamy to the touch but apply like a powder. Granted, I haven’t slapped these on my eyeballs yet but I have swatched them and oh hot damn.

In addition to the shadows I picked up a couple of more natural lippies, as I currently only have very bright ones (red, hot pink + a very deep plum). I grabbed Rocket, which is a beautiful pinky coral, and Button which is a pinky nude. I absolutely love both of these Satin finish lippies and will definitely be wearing them all the time! They’re a nice addition to the family because I don’t really have anything like them.

LUXURY: Charlotte Tilbury’s Filmstar and Glow Palette also sucked me in. BEAR WITH ME! I know, I know…this is the beauty bloggers dream but it is for a very good reason. This duo is insanely luxurious, highly pigmented and comes in some of the most stunning packaging I have ever seen. Rose gold, solid, huge mirror and lots of product made the purchase a little less painful. So did a Beautylish coupon and free shipping. Y’all know me! I can definitely do a tutorial with these in the very near future. For now, I hope you enjoy these photos!

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Rambling Update

Ready for some stream of consciousness ramblings? Ok, let’s get into it people.

Lately I have not been feeling inspired to create content. I have no idea why. I think in life we all go through funks and I might be in one right now, creatively speaking. I’m sorry I haven’t been particularly present here, and I hope that inspiration finds it’s way back to me very soon. I love creating content + sharing makeup ideas, however, I feel like I need to present myself as less of an instructor and more of just a sharer. Is that a word? You know what I mean. I’m not qualified to teach anyone about this stuff, I’m just a girl who is very excited about beauty + wants to chat with others and share that excitement! I want it to feel like I am just sitting down with a friend, putting my makeup on for the day/night/whatever.

I hope this all makes sense. I have been questioning whether or not I even want to continue this because I feel so badly about not having posted over the last couple of weeks. It gets tough with a full -time job, an insane commute, spending time with human beings + alone time. Not to make excuses, but that’s the reality I’m workin’ with here. I may not stick to the themes I previously said I would, and I cannot guarantee a particular number of uploads a week. I think I let this feel like more of an obligation and less of the fun hobby that it started off as. I just have to remain true to myself and the reasons I made the leap into Beauty Blogging + YouTubing.

Leave a comment letting me know how you find inspiration in funks like the one I’m in! I’d love to hear from you guys and have a conversation in the comments.

Thanks for listening 🙂 xoxo