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

Ingrid Nilsen Inspired Hair + Makeup

Ingrid Nilsen, aka Miss Glamorazzi, has gone through a hell of transformation over the years that I have been watching her. She has undergone a person journey that has reflected through her video content, and it has been amazing to watch. Thanks to Ingrid I know about Tanya Burr and Estee Lalonde, aka Essie Button. Thanks to Ingrid I feel like it’s ok to be myself on the internet, and to talk about things that may be considered tabboo (though I haven’t really had the opportunity to ‘go there’). I think she is wonderful and lovely, and I feel inspired by her message for all of us to give ourselves our best chances, and to be our most authentic selves. She is a beautiful person, inside + out! So doing this little tribute to her was a no brainer.

Ingrid loves the NYX Matte lipstick in Indie Flick, a champagne eye and wavy hair, so I replicated that for this video!

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PRODUCTS:

  • Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation with Comfort Serum – 100 Ivory
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Light Neutral
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz – Dark Brown
  • NYX HD Studio Finishing Powder – Translucent
  • Doll 10 H2Glo Cream Highlighter – Champagne
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner – Blacque
  • Stila Highlighter – Kitten
  • E.L.F. Liquid Liner – Black
  • CoverGirl Super Sizer Mascara – Blackest Black
  • Revlon Blish – Oh Baby! Pink
  • NYX Matte Lipstick – Indie Flick
  • NUME Curl Jam Set
  • Pantene Pro-V Powerful Body Boost Spray

Recent Every Day Makeup Routine

If we are being completely honest, I am a woman who highly covets sleep. I am a night owl that could stay up until who knows when and sleep until well after the sun comes up. Needless to say, the morning and I are not pals. I do a lot of things to make sure I can get a few extra zzzzz’s in the a.m., which is not limited to styling my hair the night before, choosing an outfit and even planning my makeup. Don’t tell me I am the only one to do the latter…right?

Anyways, I have recently gotten into a bit of a groove when it comes to the latter and that’s what I’m sharing with you today! A defined crease, a pretty lower lash line, a wing and some simple lips. This is perfect for work and for the days we just can’t be bothered. To amp this up, add lashes and a fun lip. See? Easy peasy.

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PRODUCTS:

  • Too Faced HangoveRx Replenishing Primer
  • CoverGirl Ready, Set Gorgeous Foundation – 120
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Light Neutral
  • Anastasia Brow Wiz – Dark Brown
  • Makeup Geek eye shadows – Beaches & Cream, Barcelona Beach, Preppy
  • Makeup Geek Foiled eye shadow – Grandstand
  • L’Oreal Gel Liner – Blackest Black
  • CoverGirl Super Sizer Mascara
  • Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Palette
  • MAC Blush – Warm Soul
  • Rimmel Stay Glossy Lip Gloss – Lucidalabbra

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

Peachy Glowy Sping Makeup

Who doesn’t want glowy, gorgeous, healthy looking skin?! No one, is the answer. In today’s video I show you a few of the skin care + makeup steps I take when I want to have skin that looks like an angel’s. I’m going to toot my own horn here for a sec… I couldn’t stop looking at my skin in the light the day I recorded this because it looked so dang good.

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PRODUCTS:

  • The Body Shop Vitamin E Cleanser
  • Simple Kind To Skin Smoothing Facial Scrub
  • m-61 Fast Blast 2 Minute Vitamin C Facial Mask
  • Lather Ultra Light Face Lotion
  • Burt’s Bees Sensitive Eye Cream
  • Olay Fresh Effects Soak Up The Sun Protection! Lightweight Moisturizing Sunscreen
  • L’Oreal Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer
  • MAC Face + Body Foundation – N1
  • MAC Prolongwear Concealer – NW20
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Beauty Blender
  • Revlon PhotoReady SkinLights Face Illuminator – 100 Bare Light
  • Maybelline Master Hi-Light Blush – 10 Nude
  • Milani Blush – Luminoso
  • Anastasia Brow Wiz – Dark Brown
  • Pixi Eyeshadow – Apricot Glow
  • Tarte Gifted Mascara
  • Stila Lip Glaze Melon

MUSIC:

“Memories” – Petit Biscuit

Jaclyn Hill Inspired Fresh Spring Makeup

Welcome to another installment of makeup inspired by a YouTuber! This week is Queen Jaclyn Hill who is consistently flawless, creative + energetic. I was inspired by this tutorial she shared + followed it the best I could, though I did not have the same exact products, I used the same techniques to achieve a similar look. If I did this again I would use a different pair of lashes but otherwise, I loved wearing this look!

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PRODUCTS:

  • L’Oreal Magic Lumi Primer
  • Revlon PhotoReady Foundation – 03 Shell
  • Sonia Kashuk Cream Bronzer
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Anastasia Brow Wiz – Dark Chocolate
  • NYX Eyeshadow Base
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadows – Peach Smoothie, Latte, Chickadee, Mango Tango
  • Makeup Geek Blush – Spellbound
  • Tarte Gifted Mascara
  • House of Lashes – Au Naturale
  • Stila Eyeshadow – Barefoot
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector – Opal
  • Stila All Over Shimmer – Kitten
  • Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick – 08
  • NYX Butter Gloss – Sugar Cookie

MUSIC
“Sunset Lover” – Petit Biscuit

Essie Button Inspired Bright Orange Lip

I love me some Essie Button, aka Estee. She is a down to earth, hilarious, genuine + talented Canadian who has been living in London for the last four or five years. Whenever I watch her videos, I feel like I am catching up with an old friend + just hanging out. She posted this photo to Instagram and I thought DAMN I have to recreate this look! Estee’s makeup is usually on the more natural side but she does love a good bright lip and that’s exactly what this look is all about. I used products that I know she has and loves, including the Honey Bronzer by The Body Shop (I picked it up because of her!), the bareMinerals base + the Maybelline Dark Circle Eraser Concealer.

Used Flash when snappin’ pics of this makeup look, FYI!

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PRODUCTS:

  • Too Faced HanoveRx Replenishing Face Primer
  • Benefit Puff Off!
  • bareMinerals Complexion Rescue – Vanilla 02
  • Maybelline Dark Circle Eraser
  • Maybelline Fit Me COnealer – 10 Light
  • Revlon Naked Skin Powder – 020 Light
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz – Chocolate
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo – Creamy Beige
  • Tarte Gifted Mascara
  • The Body Shop Honey Bronzer – 01
  • Makeup Geek Blush – Bliss
  • Maybelline Master Hi-Light Blush – 10 Nude
  • Rimmel Show Off Lip Velvet Matte -Orange-Ology