The Ordinary Foundation First Impression & Salem Vlog

Welcome to a weird two-in-one video! I wanted to test out the new Ordinary foundation on a day when we were adventuring to Salem so I made this combo vlog slash first impression video. Spoiler alert: Salem was INSANELY busy during October but it was a good thing to check off our collective bucket lists. The main reason we went was to see the It’s Alive! exhibit at the Peabody Essex museum, which is a small collection of items from Kirk Hammett’s much larger collection of horror/sci-fi pieces. The journey was long, parking was treacherous and it was packed but it was certainly an experience. As for the foundation? You’ll have to watch and find out!

PRODUCTS:

  • The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer
  • The Ordinary Serum Foundation – 1.2N
  • Catrice Liquid Camouflage – 010 Porcelain
  • MAC Prep + Prime 24 Hour Extend Eye Base
  • Laura Mercier Translucent Powder
  • The Body Shop Honey Bronzer
  • Essence Satin Touch Blush – Satin love
  • Dose of Colors Highlighter – Fuego
  • Becca Highlighter – Pearl
  • Tarte Tartellete In Bloom – Flowerchild, Sweetheart, Rebel
  • Dose of Colors Dexi x Katy “The Girls” Eye Shadow Palette – Noli
  • L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara
  • Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara
  • Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick- Project Chimp

Boyfriend Does My Voice Over // Classic Holiday Glam

I enlisted the help of my sweet boyfriend to do voice over for this sparkly holiday makeup look! He surprisingly knows a lot & always manages to buy me super rad makeup as gifts. This video also kicks off the holiday season for my channel! I love a good bit of glitter paired with a red lip & this time of year is the perfect excuse. Enjoy!

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PRODUCTS

  • Cover FX Illuminating Primer
  • Maybelline Fit Me – 120; Maybelline Dewy + Smooth
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – Light; Tarte Shape Tape Concealer – Light
  • MAC Prep + Prime 24 Hour Extend Eye Base
  • Anastasia Dip Brow – Medium Brown
  • Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette – Stark, Bathwater
  • Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow – I Heart This
  • RCMA No Color Powder
  • Kat Von D Tattoo Liner – Mad Max Brown, Trooper
  • House of Lashes – Feline
  • Marc Jacobs Mascara
  • Tarte Park Avenue Princess Bronzer
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Palette
  • Kathleen Lights Highlighter Palette – Starlight, Night Light
  • NYX Lip Liner – Auburn
  • MAC Prep + Prime Lip Primer
  • Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick – Liquorice
  • NYX Dewy Setting Spray

GRWM // Red Sox Game

Hey guys! I was genuinely kind of in a rush had to do my makeup, no time to play around. I had to go with a standby look so I obviously stuck with neutrals and a cat eye, topped off with a festive Sox red lip! Even though we lost, I still had a pretty silly time drinking Sam’s Summer, wolfing down a Fenway Frank and dancing to alllll the up-at-bat songs. I have listed the products below! xoxo

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PRODUCTS:

  • NYX Soft Focus Primer
  • EX1 Foundation – 100 AND Makeup Forever HD – 117
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Light Neutral
  • MAC Prolongwear Concealer – NW20
  • NYX HD Studio Photogenic Finishing Powder – Transluscent
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz – Dark Brown
  • L’Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper Brow Gel – Medium to Dark
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadows – Mirage, Beaches & Cream, Latte, Brown Sugar
  • Jordana Cat Eye Liner – Brown
  • Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector – Champagne Pop
  • MAC Mineralize Blush – Warm Soul
  • MAC Prep + Prime Lip
  • NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil – Cruella
  • Pantene Airspray

MUSIC

Invincible – Deaf Kev

HOW TO: Long Lasting Lip Color

Lisa Eldridge is the makeup goddess of all makeup goddesses, in my opinion. She is brilliant, having worked on countless clients (Kate Winslet is her bestie), appeared in magazines and on runways + currently serves as the Makeup Creative Director at Lancome. I love her philosophy of less is more and how fresh and modern all of her looks are. I think you can tell by now how much I admire this woman. Every film she puts out, I watch! I especially liked one that I am sharing with you today about how to achieve a long-wearing lip. The technique is great and I thought I would quickly show you how you can get it with any lip color you want. Even after the bulk of your lip color has worn off, your lips should still be beautifully stained.

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PRODUCTS
Eucerin Aquaphor Ointment
NYX Lip Liner – Deep Red
NARS Audacious Lipstick – Bette
Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Light Neutral

Nails: Essie’s Virgin Snow

MUSIC
Fantasy – Alina Baraz & Galimatias

Quick & Easy Holiday Look

As far as holiday makeup looks go, this one is fairly straight-forward – it’s all about a red lip, gold, fluttery lashes & glowy skin. It’s kinda my version of makeup heaven. This look can be achieved with things you probably already have in your collection & can be adapted to your features. Want to do a cat eye? Be my guest. Want to skip that nose highlight? Good on ya. Don’t feel like applying lashes? Do ya thing, girl! (or guy!) All I ask is that you enjoy yourself, cause that’s what makeup is all about.

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PRODUCTS:

  • Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation – 100 Ivory
  • Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer
  • NYX Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomade – Brunette
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Maybelline Master Hi-Light Blush – Pink Rose
  • Champagne Glow Palette – Champagne Pop, Pearl
  • Urban Decay Naked Palette
  • MAC Prep + Prime 24 Hour Extend Eye Base
  • e.l.f. Waterproof Eyeliner Pen
  • CoverGirl Super Sizer Mascara – Blackest Black
  • Ardell 120 Demi Lashes
  • NYX Lip Liner – Deep Red
  • Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick  – 11

NAILS: OPI – My Favorite Ornament

 

Game Day Makeup // New England Patriots

I have become a ride or die Patriots fan. Something happened to me within the last 6 years and I am forever changed…I now care when we make a play, listen (begrudgingly, mostly) to sports radio and follow a multitude of Patriots twitter feeds. I’m in, and I’m in it for real. I can’t pass up an opportunity to rock a red lip and lucky for me, one of the Pats’ colors is red. This is a look I like to wear during game day, and am always looking for new ways to wear my team’s colors. THIS LOOK’S A TOUCHDOWN! It’s ok, I hate me for that one too.

Here’s a quick Get Ready With Me on today’s game day!

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PRODUCTS:

  • Too Faced HangoveRx Replenishing Face Primer
  • It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream – Medium
  • Rimmel London Match Perfection Tone Adapting Concealer – Light
  • Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder – Light
  • L’Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper Gel Mascara – Medium to Dark
  • Kat Von D Ink Liner – Baudelaire
  • Maybelline Gel Liner – Velvet Navy
  • Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara – Blackest Black
  • Colour Pop Cosmetics Super Shock Shadow – I ❤ This
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish – Lightscapade
  • MAC Blush – Warm Soul
  • L’Oreal Color Riche Collection Exclusive Red Lipcolor – Blake’s Red

 

Zoella Inspired Autumn Makeup Look

When I first started watching YouTube, it didn’t take long to discover the adorable Zoella, aka Zoe Sugg. Everyone already knows who I am talking about, of course (she just hit 9 million subs, are you kidding me?!). Luckily, we share a love for Rimmel lipstick in 107 and can’t resist pairing it with a gold eye. Zoe recently shared a tutorial featuring a similar look and it inspired me to do one of my own. This lipstick gives me all the fall feels, and is perfect for this time of year.

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PRODUCTS:

  • Too Faced HangoveRx Replenishing Face Primer
  • Tarte Colored Clay CC Undereye Corrector – Light-Medium
  • L’Oreal True Match Lumi in W3 + CoverGirl Ready Set Gorgeous in 120
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Concealer – Light
  • Anastasia Brow Wiz – Dark Brown
  • L’Oreal Brow Plumper – Medium to Dark
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Milani Eye Shadow Primer
  • Colour Pop Cosmetics Eyeshadows – Cornelius, Kathleenlights, Blaze
  • J Cat Beauty #MOTD Waterproof Slide on Pencil for Eyes – Bronze
  • Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner – Black
  • Kat Von D Tattoo Liner – Trooper
  • Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara – Blackest Black
  • Makeup Geek Eye Shadow – Bling
  • Revlon PhotoReady Skinlights – 100 Bare Light
  • Benefit Bronzer – Hoola
  • Doll 10 Hydragel Blush – Flirt
  • NYX Lip Liner – Burgundy
  • Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick – 107
  • Makeup Geek Blush – Spell Bound

“Red Lip Classic Thing That You Like…”

Taylor Swift’s makeup is always on point. That girl has been flawlessly rocking a red lip pretty much on the daily for a couple years now, so she’s living the dream. Her latest video is no exception…glossy red lip, cat eye + simple skin. I recreated the look using all drugstore products, all things that you can easily pick up at Target, CVS, Rite Aid, wherever! Taylor’s video will be down below as well so you can check out what may be her most artsy creation yet.

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PRODUCTS

  • L’Oreal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray
  • Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Makeup – 200 Sand Beige
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer – Light
  • Revlon ColorStay Aqua – Light/Medium
  • Maybelline The Nudes Palette
  • NYX Blush – Taupe
  • Rimmel Glam Eyes Liquid Liner – Black
  • L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes – Blackest Black
  • Maybelline Master hi-Light Blush – Nude
  • NYX Lip Liner – Burgundy
  • Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain – New York Scene

MUSIC

Date Night Makeup

For this look, I practiced what I preach…I was bold + went outside my comfort zone! I was watching a Jaclyn Hill tutorial recently + she was wearing lashes by a brand called Lashes by Lena. They. Were. STUNNING! On JH’s big, beautiful eyes they looked so soft and lush. And there was a coupon code. Queue  me racing to the website to buy my very own pair of Bianca style lashes. In the box, they don’t look like anything insane. But on my tiny eyes, oh honey! They are a commitment. I was shocked when I applied them. I was tempted to take them off but then I thought, screw it, let’s just finish off the look + see how I feel. And let me tell you, I ended up loving them. I wore them for the rest of my day, including a stare-filled trip to the grocery store (they don’t bite, people!). Once I trimmed them to fit my eye size, they were great. But every time I looked down, I could definitely notice them on my eyes + I could feel them. Maybe it’s just my inexperience with lashes, who knows, but I will definitely be pulling them out for special occasions in the future.

In addition to a big, fluttery lash I went for glowy skin, cause who doesn’t want that?! Using light infusing primers, a damp sponge + cream products help to accomplish a lovely, healthy dewiness. For the lips I chose an insanely long wearing liquid lipstick by Stila in the shade Beso. You can easily adapt the look + use whatever colors your heart desires!

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Products:

  • L’Oreal Magic Lumi Primer
  • Revlon Photoready Foundation – 003 Shell
  • MAC Prolongwear Foundation – NW20
  • NYX Liquid Illuminator – Sunbeam
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Maybelline Define-a-Brow – Medium Brown
  • Maybelline Brow Drama – Deep Brown
  • Makeup Geek eyeshadows – Beaches & Cream, Latte, Mocha
  • Maybelline Gel Liner – Blackest Black
  • Tarte Gifted Mascara
  • Stila All Over Shimmer – Kitten
  • NYX Cream Blush – Natural
  • Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick – Beso

Holiday Looks Round Up

If you’re still stumped as to what you’re going to slap on your faces come Christmas Eve + Christmas Day, look no further. Here are a few looks that you can easily pull off using whatever you have in your makeup drawers! These looks are less about the actual products I’m using and more about the concept or the technique being used. You don’t need the same exact eye shadows or lipsticks, use what you have + what makes you feel the most beautiful. If you recreate any, please use the hashtag #AmberRaeBeauty on Instagram or post photos on my Facebook page!

I hope you all have happy, safe + loving Holidays. Keep your eyes peeled for a few more videos before the end of 2014, including a collaboration! xoxo