Quick & Easy Summer Makeup

Some days we want to wear makeup but not spend time doing it – don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the process of getting ready. Occasionally, more than I like the activity I am doing. Sorry everyone, I love snuggling with my blankie, my kitten & my boyf. I digress. On this day I wanted to look a little more put together without putting in the time, so viola! I also wanted to wear my (at the time) new Jeffree Star liquid lip in Rose Matter. I can report now that this lippie is INCREDIBLE! Long-wearing, pigmented, smells nice, builds easily. I also love the applicator – it’s firm enough that  I can maneuver the thinnest parts of my lips but can fill in the larger areas quickly and without being streaky. Hearts in my eyes over this stuff.

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PRODUCTS

  • Cerave Daily Moisturizer SPF 30
  • NYX First Base Primer Spray
  • Maybelline Dewy + Smooth Foundation in 110 Porcelain AND Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 120 (both SPF 18)
  • bareMinerals Bareskin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer – Light
  • RCMA No Color Powder
  • Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer
  • NARS Blush – Orgasm
  • Wet n Wild Geometric Highlighting Powder – Where the Dreamers Go
  • Charlotte Tilbury Color Chameleon – Amber Haze
  • NYX Doll Eye Mascara
  • Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick – Rose Matter
  • Wet n Wild PhotoFocus Setting Spray

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