Navy Liner + Glitter!

If I am being 100% real with you all, I must confess that I felt hella inspired by Katy Perry to do this look. I am the girl who has loved KP wholeheartedly from the beginning. I bought her album, I got her stickers, I saw her in person at Warped Tour but after getting rained on decided to skip her set because “she’ll be back”. After being a freakin’ megastar. Anyways, I got tickets for her Prismatic World Tour with a girlfriend last year and finally had the opportunity to see her. At the Garden. Girl’s got skills.

Her Prismatic World Tour made it onto my most favorite place, Netflix, so naturally I put it on and ate it all up. And then filmed this look because glitter is pretty and she wears it and I had some in my drawer from an Ipsy bag.

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PRODUCTS:

  • Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
  • Burt’s Bees Mango Lip Balm
  • Maybelline Fit Me Foundation – 120
  • Benefit Puff Off!
  • MAC Prolongwear Concealer – NW20
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz – Dark Brown
  • L’Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper Brow Gel – Medium to Dark
  • Smashbox Halo Powder
  • Maybelline Gel Liner – Navy
  • NYX Jumbo Pencil – Cottage Cheese
  • Bella Pierre Glitter – Sparkle
  • CoverGirl The Super Sizer Mascara
  • The Body Shop The Honey Bronzer – 01 Light Matte
  • NYX Lip Liner – Natural
  • Rimmel Provocalips – Make Your Move

MUSIC

“Memories” – Petit Biscuit

Get Ready With Me // Neutral with a Pop of Teal

I sat down over the weekend with a very vague idea in mind, knowing only that I wanted to use a couple new gorgeous Makeup Geek eye shadows that I hadn’t used yet. I came up with this very wearable, mostly neutral look that features a pop of shimmery, teal/turquoise goodness on the lower lash line. You could leave the bottom lash line out of the equation for an easy every day look but I really loved the way the shades Mermaid + Shark Bait worked together to create a really unusual, beautiful pop of color.

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PRODUCTS:

  • Too Faced HangoveRx Hydrating Primer
  • Revlon PhotoReady Foundation – 003 Shell
  • MAC Prolongwear Concealer – NW20
  • Kat Von D Shade & Light Palette
  • Anastasia Brow Wiz – Dark Brown
  • Rimmel Brow This Way Brow Gel
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadows – Purely Naked, Shark Bait, Mermaid
  • L’Oreal Extra Intense Liquid Pencil Liner – Turquoise
  • L’Oreal Infallible Gel Lacquer Liner – Blackest Black
  • Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
  • The Body Shop Honey Bronzer – Light
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector – Opal
  • Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter – Juicy Papaya
  • L’Oreal Infallible Pro Spray + Set

MUSIC

All Songs by Young the Giant

“I Got”, “Strings”, “My Body”, all from the album titled, “Young the Giant”

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

Perfect Holiday Green Smokey Eye

I’m on a real green kick these days. I think it might be the impending Christmas Holiday or simply that I am just really drawn to it at the moment. Green is usually not my go to color but I have been absolutely loving the way it looks on my brown eyes! This look is perfect for a Holiday party or evening out + is very, very simple. If you’re not into green you can use any color you’d like! The technique can be applied to any color – you just need a dark base, a transition shade + your lid color. The key is to apply + blend, apply + blend – you can never blend too much! It is crucial for creating a smokey look that doesn’t come off as a black eye.

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Products:

  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil – Black
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadows – Peach Smoothie, Dirty Martini, Envy, Latte
  • Maybelline Gel Liner – Black
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation – Bone
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – 20 Light
  • Benefit’s Gimme Brow – Medium/Deep
  • Benefit’s Holla Bronzer
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish – Lightscapade
  • MAC Blush – Warm Soul
  • Ardell Individual Lashes
  • DUO Lash Adhesive
  • NYX Lip Liner – Natural
  • Stila Gloss – Amaretto

Sittin’ Pretty On the Throne with Lorde

Lorde was a music recommendation from a coworker last summer & I was immediately hooked. At the time she only had a couple EPs out & I listened to them on repeat constantly. She was my little secret & then Royals hit the radio. Lorde is insanely talented. She has her own unique sound & even more exciting, her own unique look which I really wish I could have pulled off at 17. Hell, she IS who I wanted to be when I was that age. She’s so effortlessly cool & mysterious & I just love her. Click the link below to see the photo that inspired me.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/grammys-2014-beauty-lordes-lipstick-673905

Her makeup looks run along the lines of winged liner, contour, dark lip. Her Grammy look was no exception & I just had to give it a shot! Below is the photo I used as inspiration as well as my step-by-step tutorial & product list. I had so much fun recreating this look & have a feeling this won’t be the last time I wear this lip combination.

Now go listen to Pure Heroine!

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Products:

  • Maybelline Instant Pore Eraser
  • Palladio Herbal Foundation – Nude
  • Neautrogena Brightening Eye Perfector – Buff
  • Revlon Colorstay Aqua Powder – Translucent Light Medium
  • Maybelline Gel Liner – Blackest Black
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo – Barely Branded
  • Makeup Geek eyeshadows – Shimma Shimma, Mocha
  • Maybelline Voluminous Butterfly Mascara – Blackest Black
  • NYX Blush – Taupe
  • RevlonSuper Lustrous Lipstick – Black Cherry
  • Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick – Bordeaux
  • Maybelline Eleixir – Caviar Couture