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
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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

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”

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

Gaga Goes Green at the Grammy’s

How’s that title for some alliteration? Lady Gaga looked absolutely stunning at the Grammy’s this year. She went for a very classic look in a gorgeous sparkly dress that was quite deep cut, a platinum gray wig + a beautiful green  and silver cat eye. Recreating this look was actually quite difficult! It took a lot of blending + adding color, and I had to spray my brushes with MAC Fix+ a few times to try to really intensify the colors. Also, how about that performance?! Perfection. She put a red lip on to sing with Tony + she totally nailed the sassy jazz singer look.

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PRODUCTS

  • NYX Infinite Shadow Stick – Blackout
  • Smashbox Studio Pop Eye Palette – Nude, Emerald, Lunar, Obsidian
  • NARS Sheer Glow Foundation – Mont Blanc
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer – Light
  • Sonia Kashuk Undetecable Cream Bronzer – Warm Tan
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Makeup Geek Blush – Bliss
  • Maybelline Define-A-Brow – Medium Brown
  • Maybelline Brow Drama – Deep Brown
  • Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara – Jet Black
  • NYX Lip Pencil – Natural
  • NYX Butter Gloss – Apple Strudel or Maple Blondie (don’t remember!!)
  • L’Oreal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray
  • MAC Fix+

MUSIC

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