I FOUND THEM // Katy Kat Mattes

It’s fair to say that I am a Katy Perry enthusiast – I consume everything she creates immediately, often & with great enthusiasm. I got to see her on her Prismatic World Tour and it was the perfect blend of actually amazing singing, humor, sass & entertainment. I knew she had been a part of the CoverGirl family for a little while now but she hadn’t put her name on anything until now – a collection of lipsticks called Katy Kat mattes. Naturally, I started hunting for them the second I knew they were in existence and after a few weeks of searching my dreams came true. I came home right after finding them and filmed this. Unfortunately I don’t have an endless supply of makeup money so I was only able to pick up three shades this trip but I plan on expanding the collection.

I was able to get my hands on Coral Cat, Kitty Purry and Perry Panther. After wearing the two more wearbale shades I do have some observations. Kitty Purry, the muted purple shade, is the most matte of the three I grabbed. It dries down nicely and doesn’t feel terribly drying. Coral Cat is forever creamy on the lips, though it does appear matte after some wear time. Perry Panther hasn’t occupied my lips much given that I work a full time job where a black lip doesn’t really fit in with the aesthetic., but I did find that it was a VERY easy dark shade to work with – it is opaque without being patchy and glided easily over my lips. So far so good!

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L to R: Coral Cat; Kitty Purry; Perry Panther
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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 LipstickĀ  – 11

NAILS: OPI – My Favorite Ornament

 

What I’ve Been Loving Lately

Here’s a run down of my recent favorites including nails, hair + body!

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Wearing some favs, including Champagne Pop, Miami Beet + Texturizing Spray

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PRODUCTS:

  • OPI Miami Beet
  • OPI Rapidry Spray
  • Aveeno Skin Relief Body Wash
  • DOVE Dry Shampoo
  • Garnier Fructis De-Constructed Texture Tease
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed – Champagne Pop
  • Bath & Body Works Lotion – Perfect Autumn Day
  • First Aid Beauty Skincare – Vitamin Hydrating Mist, Ultra Repair Cream, Exfoliating Pads, Cleanser, Facial Radiance Overnight Mask
  • Tarte CC Under Eye
  • Too Faced HangoveRx Hydrating Primer
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Light Neutral
  • J Cat Beauty – #MOTD Bronze Eye Liner
  • Chanel Chance Perfume
  • CoverGirl Super Sizer Mascara

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

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/