Monkey See, Monkey Do

It’s safe to assume that if you follow my blog, you’re a beauty blogger/YouTuber addict just like me. I spend an exorbitant amount of my life watching other people apply makeup, chat about products they love + live their lives (who else is devastated that Vlogmas is over?!). One of my all time favorites is Jaclyn Hill, a makeup artist known for her love of a cat eye, smoking out that lower lash line + having a bold personality. I love her. I think she is insanely talented, so down to earth, honest + hilarious. That being said, when she posted her NYE look I knew I had to give it a shot, even though it intimidated me!

One of the coolest parts of makeup is seeing how a look progresses, how it can go from looking like a sloppy mess to a work of art with a blending brush + some patience. I wanted to share my recreation of Jaclyn’s look with you guys! I didn’t film it, but I can if you’d like! I wore this on NYE + absolutely loved it. I’ve never done a double liner before but honestly, it was so easy!

Who are your favorite YouTubers? I am always looking for more talented people to inspire me!

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Taylor Swift Blank Space Tutorial

Can we take a second to bask in the gloriousness (don’t even care that that’s not a word)

of all that is the Blank Space music video? I think it’s hilarious, well put together and of course, THE OUTFITS! THE MAKEUP! Taylor, be still my heart! My favorite song off the album has been brought to life in such a beautiful, playful way. So naturally, I had to do a tutorial doing one of the looks. They’re all essentially the same – bold cat eye + some shade of red lip with a contour and matte skin. The one I chose to do features a more raisin lip + what looks like some cool gray smoked out on the lower lash line + on the lid. I kept it drugstore for you guys this time around, let me know if you’d like more of that!

 

Photo that I used as inspiration

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Products:

  • Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation – 103 True Ivory
  • NYX HD Concealer – CWO4 Beige
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
  • Revlon Brow Fantasy – Brunette
  • Makeup Geek eye shadows – Beaches & Cream, Stealth
  • Maybelline Gel Liner – Black
  • Rimmel Lash Accelerator – 003 Extreme Black
  • NYX Blush – Taupe
  • NYX Lip Liner – Deep Red
  • Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick – Raisin Rage

Wine Lip Pin Up Tutorial

Autumn has finally arrived! I don’t really care how basic my enthusiasm about Fall makes me, I love everything about it – annual apple orchard trips, apple cider, seasonal beers, and most importantly, Fall lip colors. You may remember a month or so back I talked about a Bite Beauty lip color purchase that was begging for cooler weather + crunchy leaves. Well, folks, that time has arrived. I present to you, a Wine Lip Pin Up esque tutorial! A cat eye and well contoured skin comprise the pin up aspect of this look. I used a nude pencil in my waterline to really open up my eyes after applying a cat eye so intense I felt like it needed to be tamed a little bit (but only a little bit!). If you want to see how I achieved this look, please check out my latest video!

 

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Products:

  • Revlon Colorstay Foundation – MIxed 180 Sand Beige + 320 True Beige
  • MAC Prolongwear Concealer – NW20
  • Makeup Geek eyeshadows – Beaches & Cream, Peach Smoothie, Latte
  • Eyeko Liquid Liner – Carbon Black
  • Cynthia Rowley eyeliner pencil – Black
  • Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kajal – Nude
  • NYX Doll Eyes Mascara – Black
  • Benefit Gimmer Brow – Medium/Deep
  • Benefit’s Watt’s Up Highlighter
  • Rimmel Stay Mate Powder – Transluscent
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish – Lightscapade
  • NYX Blush – Taupe
  • Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer
  • NYX Lip Liner – Auburn
  • Bite Beauty Cashmere Lip Cream – Port