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

Get Ready With Me // PAX East 2015

This year Tristan + I attended PAX East for the third time. PAX is essentially a giant gaming convention filled with vendors, game developers, streamers, companies involved with all aspects of the gaming world + so much more. It is an insane but very cool experience! I actually vlogged my weekend so stay tuned for that on Wednesday, if you’d like to see what PAX is like.

I know, I know. This isn’t a celebrity look and I JUST promised to make Sundays celebrity inspired. Well, as you’ll also see on the vlog, I did film something. I just forgot to turn my microphone on. So it will have to wait until next weekend + I hope this makes up for it. The star of the show is definitely the Colour Pop Lippie Stick in Feminist, which was perfect for today because it is International Women’s Day! I could write the world’s longest blog post about equality and the importance of women having the power to make their own decisions. I really could. But for now, makeup. Enjoy!

 

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PRODUCTS:

  • NARS Sheer Glow Foundation – Mont Blanc
  • Revlon ColorStay – 180 Sand Beige
  • MAC Prolongwear – NW20
  • Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer + Highlighter – 230 Fair/Light
  • Revlon PhotoReady Skinlights – 100 Bare Light
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Maybelline Master Hilight Blush – Nude
  • NYX Brow Pomade – Brunette
  • Benefit Gimme Brow – Medium/Deep
  • ColourPop Lippie Stick + Pencil – Feminist
  • ColourPop Super Shock Shadow – I ❤ This
  • Kat Von D Tattoo Liner – Trooper
  • Rimmel Wonder Lash Mascara – Blackest Black
  • Tresemme Heat Tamer Leave In Spray
  • Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray

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+

MUSIC

“Red Lip Classic Thing That You Like…”

Taylor Swift’s makeup is always on point. That girl has been flawlessly rocking a red lip pretty much on the daily for a couple years now, so she’s living the dream. Her latest video is no exception…glossy red lip, cat eye + simple skin. I recreated the look using all drugstore products, all things that you can easily pick up at Target, CVS, Rite Aid, wherever! Taylor’s video will be down below as well so you can check out what may be her most artsy creation yet.

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PRODUCTS

  • L’Oreal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray
  • Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Makeup – 200 Sand Beige
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer – Light
  • Revlon ColorStay Aqua – Light/Medium
  • Maybelline The Nudes Palette
  • NYX Blush – Taupe
  • Rimmel Glam Eyes Liquid Liner – Black
  • L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes – Blackest Black
  • Maybelline Master hi-Light Blush – Nude
  • NYX Lip Liner – Burgundy
  • Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain – New York Scene

MUSIC

Bronze Eye with a Twist – YouTuber Inspired

Sharon Farrell is a YouTuber + makeup artist that I have been following for probably about a year now, and her looks are always so gosh darn beautiful. She consistently puts out content that is user friendly + well explained, and always comes out flawless. This particular look that she did really struck me + I just had to do it. Luckily I have many of the same products she used so I was able to pull off a pretty good version of it (am I allowed to say that?!). I couldn’t stop looking at my makeup that day…Sharon, you’re a genius! I am always pulling inspiration from other people out there so let me know if there are any videos  you really love that you’d like me to recreate!

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PRODUCTS:

  • NARS Sheer Glow Foundation – Mont Blanc
  • MAC Prolongwear Concealer – NW20
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • NYX Blush – Dusty Rose
  • Stila All Over Shimmer – Kitten
  • Maybelline Define-A-Brow Pencil – Medium
  • Benefit Gimme Brow – Medium/Deep
  • Makeup Geek Shadows – Grandstand, Latte, Mocha
  • Makeup Geek Gel Liner – Poison + Immortal
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara
  • NYX Lip Pencil – Natural
  • NYX Butter Gloss – Creme Brulee

MUSIC:

Provided by: NCS (No Copyright Music)
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2AydJcUKR8
Artist: Distrion, can be found at https://soundcloud.com/distrion

Date Night Makeup

For this look, I practiced what I preach…I was bold + went outside my comfort zone! I was watching a Jaclyn Hill tutorial recently + she was wearing lashes by a brand called Lashes by Lena. They. Were. STUNNING! On JH’s big, beautiful eyes they looked so soft and lush. And there was a coupon code. Queue  me racing to the website to buy my very own pair of Bianca style lashes. In the box, they don’t look like anything insane. But on my tiny eyes, oh honey! They are a commitment. I was shocked when I applied them. I was tempted to take them off but then I thought, screw it, let’s just finish off the look + see how I feel. And let me tell you, I ended up loving them. I wore them for the rest of my day, including a stare-filled trip to the grocery store (they don’t bite, people!). Once I trimmed them to fit my eye size, they were great. But every time I looked down, I could definitely notice them on my eyes + I could feel them. Maybe it’s just my inexperience with lashes, who knows, but I will definitely be pulling them out for special occasions in the future.

In addition to a big, fluttery lash I went for glowy skin, cause who doesn’t want that?! Using light infusing primers, a damp sponge + cream products help to accomplish a lovely, healthy dewiness. For the lips I chose an insanely long wearing liquid lipstick by Stila in the shade Beso. You can easily adapt the look + use whatever colors your heart desires!

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Products:

  • L’Oreal Magic Lumi Primer
  • Revlon Photoready Foundation – 003 Shell
  • MAC Prolongwear Foundation – NW20
  • NYX Liquid Illuminator – Sunbeam
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Maybelline Define-a-Brow – Medium Brown
  • Maybelline Brow Drama – Deep Brown
  • Makeup Geek eyeshadows – Beaches & Cream, Latte, Mocha
  • Maybelline Gel Liner – Blackest Black
  • Tarte Gifted Mascara
  • Stila All Over Shimmer – Kitten
  • NYX Cream Blush – Natural
  • Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick – Beso

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

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

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