Quick & Easy Holiday Look

As far as holiday makeup looks go, this one is fairly straight-forward – it’s all about a red lip, gold, fluttery lashes & glowy skin. It’s kinda my version of makeup heaven. This look can be achieved with things you probably already have in your collection & can be adapted to your features. Want to do a cat eye? Be my guest. Want to skip that nose highlight? Good on ya. Don’t feel like applying lashes? Do ya thing, girl! (or guy!) All I ask is that you enjoy yourself, cause that’s what makeup is all about.

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PRODUCTS:

  • Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation – 100 Ivory
  • Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer
  • NYX Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomade – Brunette
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Maybelline Master Hi-Light Blush – Pink Rose
  • Champagne Glow Palette – Champagne Pop, Pearl
  • Urban Decay Naked Palette
  • MAC Prep + Prime 24 Hour Extend Eye Base
  • e.l.f. Waterproof Eyeliner Pen
  • CoverGirl Super Sizer Mascara – Blackest Black
  • Ardell 120 Demi Lashes
  • NYX Lip Liner – Deep Red
  • Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick  – 11

NAILS: OPI – My Favorite Ornament

 

Ingrid Nilsen Inspired Hair + Makeup

Ingrid Nilsen, aka Miss Glamorazzi, has gone through a hell of transformation over the years that I have been watching her. She has undergone a person journey that has reflected through her video content, and it has been amazing to watch. Thanks to Ingrid I know about Tanya Burr and Estee Lalonde, aka Essie Button. Thanks to Ingrid I feel like it’s ok to be myself on the internet, and to talk about things that may be considered tabboo (though I haven’t really had the opportunity to ‘go there’). I think she is wonderful and lovely, and I feel inspired by her message for all of us to give ourselves our best chances, and to be our most authentic selves. She is a beautiful person, inside + out! So doing this little tribute to her was a no brainer.

Ingrid loves the NYX Matte lipstick in Indie Flick, a champagne eye and wavy hair, so I replicated that for this video!

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PRODUCTS:

  • Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation with Comfort Serum – 100 Ivory
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Light Neutral
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz – Dark Brown
  • NYX HD Studio Finishing Powder – Translucent
  • Doll 10 H2Glo Cream Highlighter – Champagne
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner – Blacque
  • Stila Highlighter – Kitten
  • E.L.F. Liquid Liner – Black
  • CoverGirl Super Sizer Mascara – Blackest Black
  • Revlon Blish – Oh Baby! Pink
  • NYX Matte Lipstick – Indie Flick
  • NUME Curl Jam Set
  • Pantene Pro-V Powerful Body Boost Spray

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

Game Day Makeup // New England Patriots

I have become a ride or die Patriots fan. Something happened to me within the last 6 years and I am forever changed…I now care when we make a play, listen (begrudgingly, mostly) to sports radio and follow a multitude of Patriots twitter feeds. I’m in, and I’m in it for real. I can’t pass up an opportunity to rock a red lip and lucky for me, one of the Pats’ colors is red. This is a look I like to wear during game day, and am always looking for new ways to wear my team’s colors. THIS LOOK’S A TOUCHDOWN! It’s ok, I hate me for that one too.

Here’s a quick Get Ready With Me on today’s game day!

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PRODUCTS:

  • Too Faced HangoveRx Replenishing Face Primer
  • It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream – Medium
  • Rimmel London Match Perfection Tone Adapting Concealer – Light
  • Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder – Light
  • L’Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper Gel Mascara – Medium to Dark
  • Kat Von D Ink Liner – Baudelaire
  • Maybelline Gel Liner – Velvet Navy
  • Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara – Blackest Black
  • Colour Pop Cosmetics Super Shock Shadow – I ❤ This
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish – Lightscapade
  • MAC Blush – Warm Soul
  • L’Oreal Color Riche Collection Exclusive Red Lipcolor – Blake’s Red

 

Zoella Inspired Autumn Makeup Look

When I first started watching YouTube, it didn’t take long to discover the adorable Zoella, aka Zoe Sugg. Everyone already knows who I am talking about, of course (she just hit 9 million subs, are you kidding me?!). Luckily, we share a love for Rimmel lipstick in 107 and can’t resist pairing it with a gold eye. Zoe recently shared a tutorial featuring a similar look and it inspired me to do one of my own. This lipstick gives me all the fall feels, and is perfect for this time of year.

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PRODUCTS:

  • Too Faced HangoveRx Replenishing Face Primer
  • Tarte Colored Clay CC Undereye Corrector – Light-Medium
  • L’Oreal True Match Lumi in W3 + CoverGirl Ready Set Gorgeous in 120
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Concealer – Light
  • Anastasia Brow Wiz – Dark Brown
  • L’Oreal Brow Plumper – Medium to Dark
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Milani Eye Shadow Primer
  • Colour Pop Cosmetics Eyeshadows – Cornelius, Kathleenlights, Blaze
  • J Cat Beauty #MOTD Waterproof Slide on Pencil for Eyes – Bronze
  • Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner – Black
  • Kat Von D Tattoo Liner – Trooper
  • Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara – Blackest Black
  • Makeup Geek Eye Shadow – Bling
  • Revlon PhotoReady Skinlights – 100 Bare Light
  • Benefit Bronzer – Hoola
  • Doll 10 Hydragel Blush – Flirt
  • NYX Lip Liner – Burgundy
  • Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick – 107
  • Makeup Geek Blush – Spell Bound

Navy Liner + Glitter!

If I am being 100% real with you all, I must confess that I felt hella inspired by Katy Perry to do this look. I am the girl who has loved KP wholeheartedly from the beginning. I bought her album, I got her stickers, I saw her in person at Warped Tour but after getting rained on decided to skip her set because “she’ll be back”. After being a freakin’ megastar. Anyways, I got tickets for her Prismatic World Tour with a girlfriend last year and finally had the opportunity to see her. At the Garden. Girl’s got skills.

Her Prismatic World Tour made it onto my most favorite place, Netflix, so naturally I put it on and ate it all up. And then filmed this look because glitter is pretty and she wears it and I had some in my drawer from an Ipsy bag.

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PRODUCTS:

  • Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
  • Burt’s Bees Mango Lip Balm
  • Maybelline Fit Me Foundation – 120
  • Benefit Puff Off!
  • MAC Prolongwear Concealer – NW20
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz – Dark Brown
  • L’Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper Brow Gel – Medium to Dark
  • Smashbox Halo Powder
  • Maybelline Gel Liner – Navy
  • NYX Jumbo Pencil – Cottage Cheese
  • Bella Pierre Glitter – Sparkle
  • CoverGirl The Super Sizer Mascara
  • The Body Shop The Honey Bronzer – 01 Light Matte
  • NYX Lip Liner – Natural
  • Rimmel Provocalips – Make Your Move

MUSIC

“Memories” – Petit Biscuit

Jaclyn Hill Inspired Fresh Spring Makeup

Welcome to another installment of makeup inspired by a YouTuber! This week is Queen Jaclyn Hill who is consistently flawless, creative + energetic. I was inspired by this tutorial she shared + followed it the best I could, though I did not have the same exact products, I used the same techniques to achieve a similar look. If I did this again I would use a different pair of lashes but otherwise, I loved wearing this look!

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PRODUCTS:

  • L’Oreal Magic Lumi Primer
  • Revlon PhotoReady Foundation – 03 Shell
  • Sonia Kashuk Cream Bronzer
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Anastasia Brow Wiz – Dark Chocolate
  • NYX Eyeshadow Base
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadows – Peach Smoothie, Latte, Chickadee, Mango Tango
  • Makeup Geek Blush – Spellbound
  • Tarte Gifted Mascara
  • House of Lashes – Au Naturale
  • Stila Eyeshadow – Barefoot
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector – Opal
  • Stila All Over Shimmer – Kitten
  • Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick – 08
  • NYX Butter Gloss – Sugar Cookie

MUSIC
“Sunset Lover” – Petit Biscuit

Essie Button Inspired Bright Orange Lip

I love me some Essie Button, aka Estee. She is a down to earth, hilarious, genuine + talented Canadian who has been living in London for the last four or five years. Whenever I watch her videos, I feel like I am catching up with an old friend + just hanging out. She posted this photo to Instagram and I thought DAMN I have to recreate this look! Estee’s makeup is usually on the more natural side but she does love a good bright lip and that’s exactly what this look is all about. I used products that I know she has and loves, including the Honey Bronzer by The Body Shop (I picked it up because of her!), the bareMinerals base + the Maybelline Dark Circle Eraser Concealer.

Used Flash when snappin’ pics of this makeup look, FYI!

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PRODUCTS:

  • Too Faced HanoveRx Replenishing Face Primer
  • Benefit Puff Off!
  • bareMinerals Complexion Rescue – Vanilla 02
  • Maybelline Dark Circle Eraser
  • Maybelline Fit Me COnealer – 10 Light
  • Revlon Naked Skin Powder – 020 Light
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz – Chocolate
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo – Creamy Beige
  • Tarte Gifted Mascara
  • The Body Shop Honey Bronzer – 01
  • Makeup Geek Blush – Bliss
  • Maybelline Master Hi-Light Blush – 10 Nude
  • Rimmel Show Off Lip Velvet Matte -Orange-Ology