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

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

Monochromatic Peachy Pink Spring Makeup

Loved creating this soft peachy look perfect for warmer weather using a couple shiny pretty products I was dying to use…Stila’s Magnificent Metal Eyes in Kitten and Makeup Geek’s In the Spotlight. I shamelessly watch Shaaanxo’s Vlogs every single day and she uses this Stila product often in the inner corner and it always looks incredible on her! I realized that I used waaaaaay too much on this day but whatever. I also rocked what I like to call the Accidentally Aggressive Cat Eye. Whatcha gon’ do.

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PRODUCTS
Too Faced HangoveRx Replenishing Face Primer
L’Oreal Lumi Cushion Buildable Luminous Foundation – W2
it Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye – Neutral Medium
L’Oreal Magic Lumi Highlighter – Light
Maybelline Fit Me Powder for Normal to Dry Skin – 120 Classic Ivory
L’Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper – Medium to Dark
Hoola by Benefit Bronzer
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze + Glow Palette
Kat Von D Shade & Light Blush – Piaf + Poe
MAC Prep + Prime 24 Hour Extend Eye Base
Makeup Geek Eye Shadows – Beaches & Cream, Frappe
Makeup Geek Foiled Eye Shadow – In the Spotlight
NYX Matte Liquid Liner
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara
Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette
Stila Magnificent Metal Eyes – Kitten
Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor – Flirtation
NYX Dewy Finish Setting Spray
Tresemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray
Not Your Mother’s Double Take Dry Finish Texturizing Spray

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

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

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/

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

Get Ready With Me // PAX East 2015

This year Tristan + I attended PAX East for the third time. PAX is essentially a giant gaming convention filled with vendors, game developers, streamers, companies involved with all aspects of the gaming world + so much more. It is an insane but very cool experience! I actually vlogged my weekend so stay tuned for that on Wednesday, if you’d like to see what PAX is like.

I know, I know. This isn’t a celebrity look and I JUST promised to make Sundays celebrity inspired. Well, as you’ll also see on the vlog, I did film something. I just forgot to turn my microphone on. So it will have to wait until next weekend + I hope this makes up for it. The star of the show is definitely the Colour Pop Lippie Stick in Feminist, which was perfect for today because it is International Women’s Day! I could write the world’s longest blog post about equality and the importance of women having the power to make their own decisions. I really could. But for now, makeup. Enjoy!

 

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PRODUCTS:

  • NARS Sheer Glow Foundation – Mont Blanc
  • Revlon ColorStay – 180 Sand Beige
  • MAC Prolongwear – NW20
  • Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer + Highlighter – 230 Fair/Light
  • Revlon PhotoReady Skinlights – 100 Bare Light
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Maybelline Master Hilight Blush – Nude
  • NYX Brow Pomade – Brunette
  • Benefit Gimme Brow – Medium/Deep
  • ColourPop Lippie Stick + Pencil – Feminist
  • ColourPop Super Shock Shadow – I ❤ This
  • Kat Von D Tattoo Liner – Trooper
  • Rimmel Wonder Lash Mascara – Blackest Black
  • Tresemme Heat Tamer Leave In Spray
  • Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray

Gray Liner & Purple Lip

I wanted to try something new + use a couple products I don’t usually use – a gray gel liner + my MAC Pure Heroine lipstick. I thought the combination wold be unusual + a bit vampy, and I think that’s exactly how it turned out! I spent a lot of time making sure the wing + lip were crisp, often going over the same spot over + over again to ensure good color pay off + nice, even lines.

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PRODUCTS

  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation – 1W1 Bone
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer – Light
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Maybelline Define-A-Brow – Medium Brown
  • Benefit Gimme Brow – Medium/Deep
  • Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette – Tease, Snakebite, Suspect
  • Makeup Geek Gel Liner – Twinkle
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Barcelona Beach
  • MAC Blush – Warm Soul
  • Stila All Over Shimmer – Kitten
  • MAC Lipstick – Pure Heroine

MUSIC

Bronze Eye with a Twist – YouTuber Inspired

Sharon Farrell is a YouTuber + makeup artist that I have been following for probably about a year now, and her looks are always so gosh darn beautiful. She consistently puts out content that is user friendly + well explained, and always comes out flawless. This particular look that she did really struck me + I just had to do it. Luckily I have many of the same products she used so I was able to pull off a pretty good version of it (am I allowed to say that?!). I couldn’t stop looking at my makeup that day…Sharon, you’re a genius! I am always pulling inspiration from other people out there so let me know if there are any videos  you really love that you’d like me to recreate!

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PRODUCTS:

  • NARS Sheer Glow Foundation – Mont Blanc
  • MAC Prolongwear Concealer – NW20
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • NYX Blush – Dusty Rose
  • Stila All Over Shimmer – Kitten
  • Maybelline Define-A-Brow Pencil – Medium
  • Benefit Gimme Brow – Medium/Deep
  • Makeup Geek Shadows – Grandstand, Latte, Mocha
  • Makeup Geek Gel Liner – Poison + Immortal
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara
  • NYX Lip Pencil – Natural
  • NYX Butter Gloss – Creme Brulee

MUSIC:

Provided by: NCS (No Copyright Music)
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2AydJcUKR8
Artist: Distrion, can be found at https://soundcloud.com/distrion