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+

MUSIC

January ’15 Favorites

The end of January has come + gone so you know what that means…we get to share our favorites! I had quite a few this month + probably could have included more products but these really stood out to me. Please share your favorites down below + add to my ever growing wish list.

ALSO! If you like the makeup I am wearing in this video, have no fear, a tutorial is on it’s way 🙂

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Products

  • Revlon Photoready Foundation – 003 Shell
  • Revlon Photoready Skinlights Face Illuminator – 100 Bare
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara
  • Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows – Grandstand + Mesmerized
  • Dove Nourishing Curls Whipped Cream Mousse
  • Nume Curl Jam Set
  • M-61 Skincare Fast Blast 2-Minute Vitamin C Facial Mask
  • Caudalie Divine Oil
  • Bath + Body Works Aromatherapy Sleep Lotion – Night Time Tea
  • Daisy by Marc Jacobs

Evening Look Featuring Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow

I love me some Makeup Geek + the new foiled eye shadows are absolute heaven in a pan. Creamy, insanely pigmented, metallic goodness. Watch below for a tutorial perfect for a night out!

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Products:

  • Revlon Photoready Foundation
  • MAC Prolongwear Concealer – NW20
  • Revlon ColorStay foundation
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Benefit Watt’s Up Highlighter
  • Maybelline Define-A-Brow pencil
  • Maybelline Brow Drama
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadows – Beaches & Cream, Latte, Unexpected
  • Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow – Mesmerized
  • Cynthia Rowley Eyeliner – Black
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara
  • Makeup Geek blush – Bliss
  • Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick – 17

2014 Makeup Favorites

Reaching the end of the year always calls for reflection which usually spawns lists of what we have most loved over the previous 12 months. Some people chat about movies, music or adventures but over here on Amber Rae Beauty, I am all about the cosmetics! I decided to present my makeup favorites to you in a fairly non conventional way (for the YouTube community, at least) and do a quick tutorial using all of the products I most used + loved. What did you love most this past year?

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Products:

  • MAC Face + Body – N1
  • MAC Prolongwear Concealer – NW20
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Benefit Gimme Brow – Medium/Deep
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish – Lightscapade
  • MAC Blush – Warm Soul
  • Benefit Hoola Bronzer
  • Makeup Geek eye shadows – Latte, Beaches & Cream
  • Kat Von D Tattoo Liner – Trooper
  • Tarte Mascara Lights, Camera, Lashes
  • NYX Lip Liner – Natural
  • Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick – 1995

Monkey See, Monkey Do

It’s safe to assume that if you follow my blog, you’re a beauty blogger/YouTuber addict just like me. I spend an exorbitant amount of my life watching other people apply makeup, chat about products they love + live their lives (who else is devastated that Vlogmas is over?!). One of my all time favorites is Jaclyn Hill, a makeup artist known for her love of a cat eye, smoking out that lower lash line + having a bold personality. I love her. I think she is insanely talented, so down to earth, honest + hilarious. That being said, when she posted her NYE look I knew I had to give it a shot, even though it intimidated me!

One of the coolest parts of makeup is seeing how a look progresses, how it can go from looking like a sloppy mess to a work of art with a blending brush + some patience. I wanted to share my recreation of Jaclyn’s look with you guys! I didn’t film it, but I can if you’d like! I wore this on NYE + absolutely loved it. I’ve never done a double liner before but honestly, it was so easy!

Who are your favorite YouTubers? I am always looking for more talented people to inspire me!

Alos, if you aren’t following me on other forms of social media, DO IT!

Facebook.com/amberraebeauty

Instagram: AmberRaeAnderson

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NYE Collaboration Featuring the Naked 3 Palette

New Years Eve is the time for glitter, sparkles, bubbles (in beverages, of course). This look was created as part of a collaboration with a subscriber who reached out to me named Sondra. We decided that we would both use the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette to create looks fit for a NYE party. In addition to makeup, I also tackled nails + hair. Sondra will be bringing you an outfit as well as makeup so make sure to head over to her channel. Doing this collaboration was so much fun! I hope this is the beginning of something new for my channel. Huge thanks also to my good friend Barrington Beats who has allowed me to use a couple of his mixes as the soundtrack to my video. If you want to hear ore of his stuff, you can find him here.

I quickly want to thank each and every one of you who has supported me throughout 2014. If you read the blog, watch the videos, or tell someone else about my little channel, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I started my YouTube channel and this blog because I truly love all things beauty + absolutely adore the beauty community already established on the web + wanted to be a part of it. Words cannot properly capture the excitement I experience when one of you tells me you tried a technique I used, watched a video I posted or learned something new. That’s the point of all this! I only hope to grow and improve in 2015 and bring you better content. Being able to share my passion has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life!

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Dat cheek shine…thanks Makeup Geek pigment!

 

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Happy New Year everyone!

 

Nails

  • Nailtiques Formula 2
  • Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy – Double Down
  • Seche Vite Top Coat

Face

  • NARS Sheer Glow Fundation – Mont Blanc
  • Tarte Under Eye Corrector – Light/Medium
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Benefit Gimme Brow – Medium Deep
  • NYX Jumbo Pencil – Milk
  • Naked 3 – Strange, Limit, Noonerm Blackheart, Mugshot
  • Maybelline Gel Liner- Black
  • Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara – Jet Black
  • NYX Blush – Taupe
  • Makeup Geek Blush – Romance
  • Makeup Geek pigment – New Years Eve
  • Rimmel Show Off Lip Laquer – Nova

Hair

  • Nume Wand – 1″ Barrel
  • Not Your Mother’s She’s a Tease Volumizing Hairspray
  • Big Sexy Hair – Pow! Powder Play

Classic Holiday Red Lip

I planned on doing a voice over for this, however, our family suffered the loss of most adored feline friend + I just can’t bring myself to record something. I have instead used music from a Christmas EP I recorded last year with my boyfriend as the soundtrack + have listed all the products below + in the description box. Please give all your loved ones, both human + furry, lots of hugs, kisses and cuddles and tell them every single day how much you treasure them.

This look is your classic holiday makeup, complete with a long lasting red lip + lots of shine.

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Products:

  • L’Oreal Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer
  • MAC Face + Body – N1
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – 10 Light
  • Benefit Gimme Brow – Medium/Deep
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Makeup Geek eye shadows – Purely Naked, Latte
  • Makeup Geek Pigment – Afterglow
  • Maybelline Gel Liner – Black
  • Rimmel Eye Liner – Nude
  • Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara
  • Benefit Hoola Bronzer
  • Revlon Oh Baby Pink Blush
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish – Lightscapade
  • MAC Fix+ Spray

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

Quick + Easy Every Day Makeup

I filmed this look today, that being Sunday, as I was running out to do a few errands & wanted to look a little bit more presentable for the outside world. That being said, there are 2 things I’d like to mention. 1)There are MANY days that I go out + feel totally fine without makeup on, I have no problem being a makeup free lady but today I felt like I wanted just a little to even out my skin tone + brighten up my face. 2) You can do this any day, not just Sunday 🙂

This look is insanely easy + quick and anyone can do it. Tinted moisturizer provides some coverage while concealer takes care of those tough spots. Cream highlighter + blush add a soft glow, a little liner + mascara frame the eyes and a simple lip color pulls it all together!

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Products:

  • Sonia Kashuk Radiant Tinted Moisturizer – Linen
  • Revlon ColorStay concealer – Light
  • Benefit’s Gimme Brow – Brunette
  • Doll 10 Highlighter – Champagne
  • The Balm How ‘Bout Them Apples Cream Blush – Pie
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Stila Waterproof Eyeliner- Stingray
  • Rimmel Lash Accelerator – 003 Extreme Black
  • Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer – Comet

Taylor Swift Blank Space Tutorial

Can we take a second to bask in the gloriousness (don’t even care that that’s not a word)

of all that is the Blank Space music video? I think it’s hilarious, well put together and of course, THE OUTFITS! THE MAKEUP! Taylor, be still my heart! My favorite song off the album has been brought to life in such a beautiful, playful way. So naturally, I had to do a tutorial doing one of the looks. They’re all essentially the same – bold cat eye + some shade of red lip with a contour and matte skin. The one I chose to do features a more raisin lip + what looks like some cool gray smoked out on the lower lash line + on the lid. I kept it drugstore for you guys this time around, let me know if you’d like more of that!

 

Photo that I used as inspiration

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Products:

  • Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation – 103 True Ivory
  • NYX HD Concealer – CWO4 Beige
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
  • Revlon Brow Fantasy – Brunette
  • Makeup Geek eye shadows – Beaches & Cream, Stealth
  • Maybelline Gel Liner – Black
  • Rimmel Lash Accelerator – 003 Extreme Black
  • NYX Blush – Taupe
  • NYX Lip Liner – Deep Red
  • Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick – Raisin Rage