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 Lipstick  – 11

NAILS: OPI – My Favorite Ornament

 

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Inspired By: Tanya Burr

Tanya Burr…she is so many things! YouTuber, Author, Creator (of her own Lip Glosses, Nail Polishes + False Lashes) + All Around Lovely Human. Aside from being a talented makeup artist, Tanya is also one of the sweetest people that I feel like I am best friends with even though I have never met her. She is genuine, humble + hardworking. Just a few reasons why it was a total no-brainer doing a makeup look inspired by her.

I have been tossing the idea around lately of doing a YouTuber inspired series. A lot of the ladies I watch on YouTube have very different and distinct makeup styles and I am constantly drawing inspiration from them. Tanya is all about having a flawless base, glowy cheeks and eyes + glossy lips. It is effortless and youthful, simple but stunning. I hope you enjoy this look, let me know if you’re interested in more YT inspired looks! Also, side note, my hair was air drying while filming and the lighting isn’t great, I hope it all isn’t too distracting! xo

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PRODUCTS:

  • Too Faced HangoveRx Hydrating Primer
  • NARS Sheer Glow Foundation – Mont Blanc
  • MAC Prolongwear Concealer – NW20
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • NYX Tame & Frame Brow Pomade – Chocolate
  • MAC Eyeshadow – Woodwinked
  • L’Oreal Infallible Gel Liner – Blackest Black
  • Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
  • Benefit Hoola Bronzer
  • NARS Blush – Orgasm
  • NYX Lip Gloss – Beautiful

Selena Gomez Inspired // Urban Decay Naked 2

Selena Gomez is a complete + total babe. She also makes some of the catchiest songs of all time. I have been known to put her songs on repeat, including “Who Says” (best message ever), “Come and Get It” (sassy as hell), and most recently, “The Heart Wants What It Wants” (how beautiful is the melody when she sings, ‘the bed’s gettin’ cold & you’re not here’?!). I love her, if you can’t tell. So it was kind of a no brainer doing a makeup look inspired by her. Her eyes are similar to mine in the sense that they’re smaller + fairly hooded so I knew that I would be able to pull this look off. I found this picture + used it as my main source of inspiration.

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PRODUCTS:

  • Benefit Puff Off!
  • Too Faced HangoveRx Replenishing Primer
  • Neutrogena Healthy Skin Foundation – Classic Ivory
  • MAC Prolongwear Concealer – NW20
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz – Dark Brown
  • NYX Eyeshadow Base – Skin Tone
  • Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette – Foxy, Tease, Pistol, Verve
  • L’Oreal Infallible Laquer Liner – Blackest Black
  • Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
  • House of Lashes – Au Naturale
  • Kat Von D Shade & Light Palette
  • Makeup Geek Blush – Bliss
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector – Opal
  • Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick – 17
  • Jouer  Lip Glass – Pink Glace
  • MAC Fix+ Spray

MUSIC:

Selena Gomez – “Love You Like a Love Song” + “Who Says”

Meghan Trainor Dear Future Husband Video Look + Foolproof Cat Eye Trick

Guys, I am on a serious Meghan Trainor kick. When her album first came out a few months ago it was on heavy rotation but then, as it always happens, I put her on the back burner. The recent release of her video for the song “My Future Husband” has put her album back into my life! Aside from the song being super cute + catchy, the makeup in this video is my idea of perfection – cat eyes, bright lips + contours. To me, it doesn’t get much better than that! The look I chose from the video is actually the thumbnail + the photo that comes up most often when  you Google image search Meghan Trainor My Future Husband. To watch the video, click here.

In this video I show you a foolproof way to accomplish a cat eye! All you need is some tape + whatever eyeliner poison you prefer – gel, liquid, pencil or even eyeshadow for a soft wing. You really can’t screw it up using this method, it makes it so easy to create a wing, big or small.

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PRODUCTS:

  • Too Faced HangoveRx Replenishing Face Primer
  • NARS Sheer Glow – Mont Blanc
  • Revlon ColorStay Foundation – 180 Sand Beige
  • MAC ProLongwear Concealer – NW20
  • NYX Eyeshadow Base – Skin Tone
  • Maybelline The Nudes Palette
  • L’Oreal Infallible Gel Liner – Blackest Black
  • NYX Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomade – Chocolate
  • Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kajal – 005 Nude
  • Rimmel Wonder’Lash Mascara – 003 Extreme Black
  • XO Beauty Lashes – The Stunner
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Kat Von D Shade & Light Palette
  • Revlon Blush – Oh Baby! Pink
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector – Opal
  • Revlon ColorBurst Balm Stain – Smitten

Ariana Grande Grammy’s Tutorial

Today’s look is inspired by the lovely Ariana Grande! She generally rocks a cat eye, nude lips and not much on the face. I threw on a pair of feline lashes for some added drama, which is totally optional. I added a bit of Hoola bronzer as well but I forgot to press play when I did so you just don’t see the application of it, but it’s there. Ariana is much more golden than I am so I wanted to duplicate that a little bit. This look is insanely simple + you should all try it! The picture I used for reference is below!

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PRODUCTS

  • NARS Sheer Glow – Mont Blanc
  • Revlon ColorStay – 180 Sand Beige
  • MAC Prolongwear – NW20
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Anastasia Brow Wiz – Dark Brown
  • Maybelline Brow Drama
  • Makeup Geek eyeshadow – Purely Naked, Corrupt
  • Makeup Geek Pigment – Afterglow
  • Maybelline Gel Liner – Blackest Black (partially, had to toss it mid tutorial cause it was really dry!)
  • Makeup Geek Gel Liner – Immortal
  • Tarte Gifted Mascara
  • House of Lashes – Feline
  • House of Lashes Adhesive
  • Benefit Hoola Bronzer
  • NYX Lip pencil – Natural
  • Stila Lip Gloss – Amaretto

MUSIC

Courtesy of the YouTube Music Library: “Show Your Love” – Otis McDonald

Retro Coral Tutorial

It’s amazing how a product can act as a singular source of inspiration + make you want to crawl inside one of your favorite TV shows. That product is the Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick in Retro Coral + that show is Mad Men. This color is PERFECT for pretending you are smack dab in the middle of the 60s, rockin’ a gorgeous lip, wavy hair + pencil skirt. I have some mixed feelings on the formula of this lipstick but the loveliness of the color cannot be denied. I also have mixed feelings on Mad Men returning in April….while I cannot wait to catch up with Don, Joan, Peggy + the rest of the gang, I am so bummed this will be the conclusion of the show.

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PRODUCTS:

  • NARS Sheer Glow Foundation – Mont Blanc
  • MAC Prolongwear concealer – NW20
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Maybelline Define-A-Brow – Medium Brown
  • L’Oreal Brow Stylist Designer – Brunette
  • Maybelline The Nudes Palette
  • Maybelline Gel Liner – Blackest Black
  • L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes
  • NYX Blush – Taupe
  • Model Co Blush – Cosmopolitan 01
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish – Lightscapade
  • NYX Lip Pencil – Natural
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick – Retro Coral

MUSIC:

YouTube Library: Lagos 2030 A.D. – Otis McDonald

Gaga Goes Green at the Grammy’s

How’s that title for some alliteration? Lady Gaga looked absolutely stunning at the Grammy’s this year. She went for a very classic look in a gorgeous sparkly dress that was quite deep cut, a platinum gray wig + a beautiful green  and silver cat eye. Recreating this look was actually quite difficult! It took a lot of blending + adding color, and I had to spray my brushes with MAC Fix+ a few times to try to really intensify the colors. Also, how about that performance?! Perfection. She put a red lip on to sing with Tony + she totally nailed the sassy jazz singer look.

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PRODUCTS

  • NYX Infinite Shadow Stick – Blackout
  • Smashbox Studio Pop Eye Palette – Nude, Emerald, Lunar, Obsidian
  • NARS Sheer Glow Foundation – Mont Blanc
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer – Light
  • Sonia Kashuk Undetecable Cream Bronzer – Warm Tan
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Makeup Geek Blush – Bliss
  • Maybelline Define-A-Brow – Medium Brown
  • Maybelline Brow Drama – Deep Brown
  • Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara – Jet Black
  • NYX Lip Pencil – Natural
  • NYX Butter Gloss – Apple Strudel or Maple Blondie (don’t remember!!)
  • L’Oreal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray
  • MAC Fix+

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