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Prom Makeup Look, Tutorial, & Tips: Pop of Color!

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Prom season is officially here, and my little sister is heading to hers in just several days. It is dizzying to think of how quickly she has grown up, but I’ll save my reminiscing for another place! I have endless amounts of prom makeup looks that I can do on here. You want something that complements your dress, but nothing too matchy-matchy. Since the young ladies heading to prom are teenagers, I tried to think more along the lines of practicality and “less is more.” In other words, play up the features, look feminine, but don’t cake on the makeup to look too grown-up or sexy. I put this look together which anyone going to prom can alter depending on their dress and preferences. The pop of color underneath the eyelid can be changed to the color of your dress or your favorite color, and the cheeks and lips are both the same color (peach), so they can also be changed depending on your skin tone, dress, and pop of color you choose. I have the full tutorial, products used, and plenty of prom makeup tips inside! (more…)

Laura Mercier “New Attitude” Collection: “Summer In St. Tropez” Baked Eye Colour Quad, Swatches & Makeup Look

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I used to be the kind of gal that shied away from wearing blue eyeshadow. I find myself wearing it more often on my eyelids now, and I adore the way it looks with a peach blush and a pale lip shade. It adds a pop of color, a little something different, but it can still look sophisticated and sexy…not like you just stepped out of the 80′s. The Laura Mercier “Summer In St. Tropez” Baked Eye Colour Quad is part of their New Attitude Collection, and it’s all about bringing something bright and bold to the table that is a little different than usual. I’ve got the full look inside! (more…)

Natural Neutrals Makeup Look featuring It Cosmetics “Naturally Pretty” Eyeshadow Trio

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On any given day, you’ll probably find me in a makeup look like this one, or some variation of it. Yes, I love to play with makeup. Yes, I change my look up often. The tried-and-true makeup look for me though is this one, which I call Natural Neutrals. It’s probably one of the fastest looks I’ve learned to perfect over the years, and it gives me just enough definition on my eyes and face that I look awake and like a “better version” of myself. I’m using the It Cosmetics “Naturally Pretty” Eyeshadow Trio which is basically the perfect tiny little eyeshadow palette for the natural beauty lover. It’s compact, it fits into any makeup bag easily, and you can create that gorgeously natural, defined eye look. Full pictorial inside! (more…)

Coachella Inspired Makeup Look: Hippie Chic!

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With Coachella kicking off in California this weekend, I knew I had to do a hippie chic look for you guys! My style is very bohemian year round, and I always say that I was born in the wrong decade. I seriously think I am a flower child, meant to be a teenager during the 1970′s! This look is very Woodstock-inspired, when the women wore a lot of bright, happy, fun colors on their eyes and kept their other makeup quite on the neutral side. I’ve got a full pictorial for you on how I achieved this, and more inspiration pictures! (more…)

Scarlett Johansson Purple Eyeshadow Makeup Look

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My Urban Decay Electric Palette has been sitting on my vanity whispering to me, “Use me.” I’ve been wanting to play around with it more since I got it, and then I also stumbled across this image of Scarlett Johansson and I thought it was perfect. Not only is Scarlett gorgeous, but her and I have a very similar eye color. The eye makeup is bold, daring, and bright, but there is also a fairy-tale softness to it. It catches your eye and then you can’t help but be transfixed by how shimmery and gorgeous it is. Full details inside! (more…)

Spring 2014: Too Faced A La Mode Palette, Swatches, Review & Makeup Look!

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I have a really awesome husband. I mean, really awesome. He actually went into Ulta and scouted this palette out for me on his lunch break while he was by himself, and purchased it for me. How many men would actually walk into Ulta by themselves and purchase makeup? Needless to say, he won major kudos for picking this palette up for me. It happened to be the last one they had in stock, and since I’m a massive fan of Too Faced Cosmetics and all of their releases, I knew I had to get my hands on their A La Mode Palette for Spring 2014. The packaging is, of course, adorable in typical Too Faced fashion. The eyeshadow shades are pigmented and velvety soft, and the possibilities for looks are endless. (more…)

Urban Decay Electric Palette Swatches, Review, & Makeup Look

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Once upon a time, Urban Decay was known for their acid-like colors and shocking pigments. In recent years, they have released the wildly popular Naked, Naked 2, and Naked 3 Palettes, all with neutral shades. While I use and adore my Naked Palettes to death, I think that Urban Decay was getting a little sidetracked, especially for those of us UD fans who remember them as being a wild, bright, colorful brand. The Urban Decay Electric Palette finally delivers! There are ten shades total, including Chaos, a highly coveted bright blue shade from Urban Decay’s original Vice Palette. Every shade is creamy, soft, and highly pigmented, making this the best bright eyeshadow palette I now have in my collection. Full swatches inside, (more…)

Happy Spring! Sephora Moonshadow Baked Palette “In The Tropics,” Makeup Look & Swatches

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Happy Spring Equinox! Today I have a gorgeous Spring 2014 release for you, the Sephora Moonshadow Baked Palette “In The Tropics.” It’s a gorgeous palette with ten baked eyeshadow shades in varying colors. Sephora really did a fantastic job of choosing colors for this palette because the shades remind me perfectly of a night in a tropical, exotic location underneath the moon. I decided to put together a spring look for you, as well, with lots of pastel shades that glimmer in the light. Come and enjoy the first official day of spring with me! (more…)

Green and Gold St. Patrick’s Day Makeup Look!

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St. Patrick’s Day is almost upon us, and though I’m not personally Irish, I love being festive and going with green makeup for the day. Green eyeshadow is so versatile. You can create something really dramatic or editorial looking, you can switch the smokey eye up by using shades of green, or you can create a soft, colorful eye that looks ethereal. To create this glowing, fairy-tale inspired look, I popped a bright gold eyeshadow right in the center of my eyelid and lower lash-line. The metallic green pops out on either end of the gold, and it creates this gorgeous, soft, shimmering gradient effect. No matter what eye color you’ve got, this is going to look good on you. Full tutorial inside, (more…)

New Hair: Brunette Balayage & Neutral Eye Makeup Look

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Today was a super fun day because I went and got my hair done at the salon with my good friend Jessica. She is an incredible hairdresser, and she’s actually more like a therapist than a hairdresser because by the time you leave her seat, you’re feeling like a new person! I had balayage highlights done, which I had been eyeing up on Pinterest for awhile now. I put together a little collage on my Instagram of examples that I loved, and she knew exactly what I wanted without any further instruction. I also used my NYX “Wicked Dreams” Palette again today, which I am realizing I love more and more each day. It’s a fairly simple, neutral look that really makes your eyes look much bigger and brighter. Full tutorial inside, as well as pictures of my balayage! (more…)

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