Boyfriend Does My Voice Over // Classic Holiday Glam

I enlisted the help of my sweet boyfriend to do voice over for this sparkly holiday makeup look! He surprisingly knows a lot & always manages to buy me super rad makeup as gifts. This video also kicks off the holiday season for my channel! I love a good bit of glitter paired with a red lip & this time of year is the perfect excuse. Enjoy!

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PRODUCTS

  • Cover FX Illuminating Primer
  • Maybelline Fit Me – 120; Maybelline Dewy + Smooth
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – Light; Tarte Shape Tape Concealer – Light
  • MAC Prep + Prime 24 Hour Extend Eye Base
  • Anastasia Dip Brow – Medium Brown
  • Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette – Stark, Bathwater
  • Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow – I Heart This
  • RCMA No Color Powder
  • Kat Von D Tattoo Liner – Mad Max Brown, Trooper
  • House of Lashes – Feline
  • Marc Jacobs Mascara
  • Tarte Park Avenue Princess Bronzer
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Palette
  • Kathleen Lights Highlighter Palette – Starlight, Night Light
  • NYX Lip Liner – Auburn
  • MAC Prep + Prime Lip Primer
  • Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick – Liquorice
  • NYX Dewy Setting Spray

Get Ready With Me! // Shaaanxo by BH Cosmetics Palette

Even though my love for getting ready for a night out is deep and true and pure and I like to take my time, that certainly doesn’t always happen. This video is case in point and rears it’s head towards the end as I am delicately clutching a lash letting the glue get tacky while highlighting my face… listen, it’s real life and I know we have all been there. I really, really like the way the makeup turned out even though getting there wasn’t the most relaxing experience of my life.

Let’s talk about the palette itself for a second, shall we? Shaaanxo has become a serious addiction for me over the last, I don’t know, maybe year. I watch her daily vlogs, regular beauty videos and follow her on Snapchat. I find her to be super talented, refreshingly honest, hardworking and also happens to be a dime. So when she released this palette, it was a no-brainer…I needed it and I needed it yesterday.

The Good: As I mention in the video, many of the shadows remind me of Makeup Geek shades, which isn’t a bad thing. The colors are pretty and work well together. They especially come to life with some Fix+ spray.

The Bad: I do have a couple complaints, however. I had a lot of fall out the first few times I used the shadows and still experience mild fall out but that’s not a deal breaker. I also wish there was a more neutral transition shade, as the mustard shade is a bit bright on my light skin for day to day wear. If there was a brown I would probably never use another palette again. The lipsticks are beautiful but do not appear in the lips as they do on the pan.

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PRODUCTS

  • NYX Soft Focus Primer
  • Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation – 110 Porcelain
  • Revlon ColorStay Foundation – 180 Sand Beige
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – 10 Light
  • NYX HD Studio Photogenic Finishing Powder
  • Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Color – Medium
  • MAC Prep + Prime 24 Hour Extend Eye Base
  • Shaaanxo Palette
  • MAC Fix+ Spray
  • NYX Tres Jolie Gel Pencil Liner – Black
  • Ardell Lashes – Naturals #124
  • NYX Lip Pencil – Natural
  • Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
  • Makeup Geek Contour Powder – Break Up
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

 

GRWM // Red Sox Game

Hey guys! I was genuinely kind of in a rush had to do my makeup, no time to play around. I had to go with a standby look so I obviously stuck with neutrals and a cat eye, topped off with a festive Sox red lip! Even though we lost, I still had a pretty silly time drinking Sam’s Summer, wolfing down a Fenway Frank and dancing to alllll the up-at-bat songs. I have listed the products below! xoxo

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PRODUCTS:

  • NYX Soft Focus Primer
  • EX1 Foundation – 100 AND Makeup Forever HD – 117
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Light Neutral
  • MAC Prolongwear Concealer – NW20
  • NYX HD Studio Photogenic Finishing Powder – Transluscent
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz – Dark Brown
  • L’Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper Brow Gel – Medium to Dark
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadows – Mirage, Beaches & Cream, Latte, Brown Sugar
  • Jordana Cat Eye Liner – Brown
  • Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector – Champagne Pop
  • MAC Mineralize Blush – Warm Soul
  • MAC Prep + Prime Lip
  • NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil – Cruella
  • Pantene Airspray

MUSIC

Invincible – Deaf Kev

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

Sparkly Purple Smoke

Another weekend, another Makeup Geek Sparkler to try out. I apologize for the redundancy but I only bought two of these babies and can’t pull them off in the workplace, so they have taken over my last couple uploads. But for good reason – they’re gorgeous! Enjoy this one, a purple smoky situation using Kat Von D’s new Shade + Light blush, and the Makeup Forever HD Foundation in liquid form rather than a stick – I made the switch and my dry skin is SO much happier!

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I followed this tutorial to create a dutch braid headband! Missy Sue is a genius! Also, sorry about my messy room…real life, y’all

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PRODUCTS:

  • Makeup Forever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Skin Base
  • Makeup Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation – 117
  • NYX HD Studio Photogenic Finishing Powder – SFP01
  • L’Oreal Magi Lumi Highlighter – Light
  • Ofra Cosmetics Eyebrow Pencil – Universal
  • L’Oreal Hrow Stylist Plumper – Medium to Dark
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil – Vice
  • Urban Decay Naked Snoky Palette – Smolder, Black Market, Combust
  • Makeup Geek Sparkler – Satellite
  • MAC Prep + Prime 24 Hour Extend Eye Base
  • CoverGirl Clump Crusher Mascara (Waterproof) – Very Black
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Blush – Piaf + Poe
  • Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow
  • Rimmel Lip Liner – Spice
  • Colour Pop Cosmetics Lippie Stick – Button
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

Sparkly Green Liner

The red lip is a little played out for the holidays, am I right?! I mean, I won’t lie, I LOVE a bold red lip but sometimes we want to play up the eyes instead with a little green when you’re feeling festive. This look focuses on an insanely cheap eyeliner by NYC that I was actually gifted last year and it is gorgeous! Perfect for this look.

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PRODUCTS:

  • Nivea Men Sensitive After Shave Balm
  • Makeup Forever HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation – 117=Y225
  • Tarte Smooth Operator Powder
  • Maybelline Master Conceal by Facestudio Camouflaging Concealer – 20 Light
  • NYX Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomade – Brunette
  • Thank Me Later Eye Shadow Primer by Elizabeth Mott
  • Makeup Geek Eye Shadows – Beaches & Cream, Dirty Martini
  • NYC Waterproof Eyeliner – Teal
  • CoverGirl Super Sizer Mascara – Very Black
  • Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow – I Heart This
  • L’Oreal Infallible Laquer Liner – Blackest Black
  • Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze + Glow Palette
  • Becca Cosmetics Champagne Glow Palette – Pearl & Champagne Pop
  • Colour Pop Cosmetics Lippie Stix – Primer
  • Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick – Buttercup
  • NYX Dewy Finish Long Lasting Setting Spray

Rainy Day Lunch Date

A couple of week ago I filmed this GRWM for a lunch date! I intended to go very light but you’ll see, it did not happen. The photo used for this post was from another date, as I genuinely didn’t have enough time to snap any pics for this post! But it is from a lunch date I had with my sister, hence the smile on the face.

PRODUCTS:

  • Makeup Forever Step 1 Primer – Equalizer Hydrating Primer
  • Revlon ColorStay Whipped Foudnation – 200 Sand Beige
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Light Neutral
  • NYX HD Studio Photogenic Finishing Powder
  • Maybelline Master Conceal – Light
  • NYX Tame & Frame Brow Pomade – Chocolate
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Palette
  • Revlon Blush – Oh Baby! Pink
  • Colour Pop Cosmetics Highlighter – Lunch Money
  • MAC Prep + Prime 24 Hour Extend Eye Base
  • Makeup Geek Pigment – Afterglow
  • Stila Eye Shadow – Mink
  • CoverGirl Super Sizer Mascara – Blackest Black
  • Buxom Full On Lip Polish – Dolly

Chit Chatty GRWM + Life Updates

Hi you guys! I’m back! If you didn’t know, I took a little break because I just wasn’t feeling it. And I didn’t want to film or do anything relative to YT, but I think that breaks are good! I was also sick, and I traveled to see my sister to be her date to the Marine Ball so the past couple weeks have been busy. Anyways, I posted on my Facebook just letting people know I was feeling uninspired, and the outpouring of love I got blew my mind. The support was unreal, and there was no way I could walk away from something I not only enjoy, but it turns out that it brings joy to others, too! 🙂

Here’s a little Get Ready With Me that I filmed the other day. I had just received my November Ipsy bag, so I used a bunch of those items in this look! Not going to lie, I couldn’t help myself and talked basically the entire time so it’s a long one. Love you guys!

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PRODUCTS:

  • L’Oreal Magic Lumi Primer
  • Revlon ColorStay Whipped Foundation – 200 Sand Beige
  • Tarte CC Undereye Corrector – Light-Medium
  • NYX Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomade – Brunette
  • NYX HD Studio Photogenic Finishing Powder
  • MAC PREP + Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base
  • Stila Eye Shadow – Fawn
  • Makeup Geek Foiled Eye Shadow – Grandstand
  • Luxie Eye Shadow – No. 290
  • Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara – Jet Black
  • MAC Blush – Warm Soul
  • Model Co Highlighting Trio
  • Becca Champagne Glow Palette – Pearl, Champagne Pop
  • treStiQue Mini Matte Lip Crayon – Florence Fig

MUSIC

Odesza – Memories That You Call (Petit Biscuit Remix) – find him at https://soundcloud.com/petitbiscuit

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