Quick & Easy Summer Makeup

Some days we want to wear makeup but not spend time doing it – don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the process of getting ready. Occasionally, more than I like the activity I am doing. Sorry everyone, I love snuggling with my blankie, my kitten & my boyf. I digress. On this day I wanted to look a little more put together without putting in the time, so viola! I also wanted to wear my (at the time) new Jeffree Star liquid lip in Rose Matter. I can report now that this lippie is INCREDIBLE! Long-wearing, pigmented, smells nice, builds easily. I also love the applicator – it’s firm enough that  I can maneuver the thinnest parts of my lips but can fill in the larger areas quickly and without being streaky. Hearts in my eyes over this stuff.

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PRODUCTS

  • Cerave Daily Moisturizer SPF 30
  • NYX First Base Primer Spray
  • Maybelline Dewy + Smooth Foundation in 110 Porcelain AND Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 120 (both SPF 18)
  • bareMinerals Bareskin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer – Light
  • RCMA No Color Powder
  • Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer
  • NARS Blush – Orgasm
  • Wet n Wild Geometric Highlighting Powder – Where the Dreamers Go
  • Charlotte Tilbury Color Chameleon – Amber Haze
  • NYX Doll Eye Mascara
  • Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick – Rose Matter
  • Wet n Wild PhotoFocus Setting Spray
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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

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

Green + Gold Fall Makeup // Makeup Geek Duochrome

For today’s look I used a couple Makeup Geek Duochrome eye shadows! I used a couple of the lighter, more user friendly shades this week at work but have been dying to get my paws on the darker shades, which I think pack more of a duochrome punch. In addition to the eyes I wanted to use a Colour Pop liquid lipstick – the color is stunning and totally fits the look, but they are a little drying (FYI!). If you have requests, let me know!

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PRODUCTS:

  • Nivea Sensitive After Shave Balm
  • CoverGirl Ready, Set Gorgeous Foundation – 120
  • L’Oreal True Match Lumi Foundation – W3
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealers – 10 Light, 20 Sand
  • Anastasia Brow Wiz – Dark Brown
  • L’Oreal Brow Plumper – Medium to Dark
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Lush Mint Julips Lip Scrub
  • Aquaphor Ointment
  • treStique Mini Shadow Crayon – Venetian Gold
  • Makeup Geek Duochromes – Ritzy, Voltage
  • Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal – Black
  • Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar and Glow Palette
  • Milani Blush – Luminoso
  • Colour Pop Cosmetics – Lippie Stix Primer
  • Colour Pop Cosmetics Ultra Matte Lip – Bumble
  • NYX Dewy Finish Long Lasting Setting Spray

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/