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

Jaclyn Hill’s Fall Favorites Tag!

Today’s video is less makeup and more Autumn/Fall chit chat! Let me know if you like these kinds of videos and I will certainly do more. If it isn’t obvious after you watch this video, I freakin’ love this season and was pumped to talk about it. Hope you all have a beautiful Autumn full of horror flicks, apple picking and all the seasonal beverages!

I talked about all this stuff:

  • Yankee Candle’s Apple Pumpkin candle
  • MAC Lipstick – Pure Heroine
  • Rimmel Lipstick – Bordeaux
  • Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain – Parisian Passion
  • Starbucks Toasted Graham Latte
  • MAC Blush – Warm Soul
  • Blanket Scarf – You can get it here!
  • Harry Potter, Hocus Pocus, The Ring
  • The Walking Dead
  • Stuffing + Cranberry Sauce
  • Katy Perry Costume

Gray Liner & Purple Lip

I wanted to try something new + use a couple products I don’t usually use – a gray gel liner + my MAC Pure Heroine lipstick. I thought the combination wold be unusual + a bit vampy, and I think that’s exactly how it turned out! I spent a lot of time making sure the wing + lip were crisp, often going over the same spot over + over again to ensure good color pay off + nice, even lines.

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PRODUCTS

  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation – 1W1 Bone
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer – Light
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Maybelline Define-A-Brow – Medium Brown
  • Benefit Gimme Brow – Medium/Deep
  • Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette – Tease, Snakebite, Suspect
  • Makeup Geek Gel Liner – Twinkle
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Barcelona Beach
  • MAC Blush – Warm Soul
  • Stila All Over Shimmer – Kitten
  • MAC Lipstick – Pure Heroine

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