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Makeup Menu: The Pinks

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Pink might be my favorite makeup color to wear. Today I combined some of my favorite pink products to create a wearable, winter makeup look.

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The Best Valentine’s Day Lip Product

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This Buxom Full on Lip Cream in White Russian used to be a real favorite in my collection and I used it religiously.  Then I went through a bit of a matte lip stage and this (and all my glosses) fell by the wayside.  And I have rediscovered it just in time for Valentine’s Day!

I am a fan of several of the Buxom lip products, but this one is especially good for Valentine’s Day or date night.  Let me tell you why…

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Get the Perfect Fall Vamp Lip for YOU

I love this technique for turning your favorite red lip into a fall-appropriate vamp lip.

Elevate a lipstick you already have into your perfect fall color!

Love it.  Let me know if you try it out!

-Jules

My Go-To Everyday Makeup: September 2014

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This is my everyday face.  A complete list of products is below with links to buy!  I wore this ensemble or some slight variation of it most days throughout the month!

Lorac Pro Palette:  I use the shade Gold

NARSissist Cheek Kit

Benefit Gimme Brow

Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara

Maybelline Line Stiletto Eyeliner

L’Oreal Miss Manga Mascara

L’Oreal True Match Foundation

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser Concealer

Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow in Bad to the Bronze

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in Creme Brulee

Mac Eyeshadow in Shroom

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder

ABH Brow Wiz

Maybelline Unstoppable Eyeliner in Onyx

Mac Painterly Paint Pot

L’Oreal Collection Privee Lipstick in Jennifer’s Nude

 

Enjoy!

-Jules

Makeup of the Day: Warm Pink

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Today I was rocking a warm, pink, glowing look.

 

Here are some of the key components:

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette:  I used the shades Dust, Limit, Buzz, Nooner and Strange.  Read my full review of the palette here.

-Chanel Rouge Allure in 88 Évanescente:  I rave about my favorite lipstick in my National Lipstick Day Post.

Nars Blush in Deep Throat:  A universal, shimmery pink.

Tarte Picture Perfect Eyelash Curler:  A daily necessity for added drama.

Revlon Photoready Skinlights in Pink Light:  For a ton of glow on the cheek bones.

Soleil Tan De Chanel: The ultimate universal cream bronzer that works on my fair skin.

 

I love this look for effortless, feminine glamour.

-Jules

Makeup of the Day: Summer Weekend

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This all pink look is my favorite effortless look for summer.

With Labor Day right around the corner it’s time for posts on summery makeup to come to an end.  But, you can still rock this look until the weather cools off.  Here are the key ingredients:

Revlon Lip Butter in Sorbet: We all know I have an obsession with the Revlon Lip Butters.  This color is a super cute, bright pink that I think screams, “Summer!”

e.l.f. Studio Blush in Pink Passion: It’s only $3!  Enough said.  Surprisingly pigmented and shimmer-free. Worth it.

L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Amber Rush: This product is BEAUTIFUL.  Especially if you have blue or green eyes this metallic pink color will complement your eyes beautifully. I use my finger to apply it to my lids then blend it out with Makeup Geek eye shadow in Peach Smoothie on a fluffy brush.

You can apply these products on their own or with as much foundation and additional products as you like.  I use this ensemble with my full face foundation routine, but you could just as easily use these three along with a BB cream for a lighter summer look.

-Jules

Makeup of the Day: August 21st, 2014

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Today was all about the purples.

The By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Misty Rock was my starting point.  I absolutely love the sparkly and sophisticated look it gives to the eyes with just a simple swipe.  (Check out my in depth review here.)  I placed Misty Rock all over the lid and along the lower lash line and blended it out with Limit from the Naked 3 Palette in the crease. Limit and Nooner are great transition shades from this palette which I reviewed as well.

To stay consistent with the purple theme I went with Sin blush from Nars. The dark purple color may seem intimidating for a blush shade, but it’s actually very wearable as I explain here.

Finally, Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Fig topped off the look with bold purple lips.

-Jules

Makeup of the Day: August 20th, 2014

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Today’s makeup look was all about cool neutral colors since I was wearing sliver accessories.
I knew I wanted to used my Lorac Pro 2 Palette so I opted for Cool Gray in the crease, Silver on the lid and Snow as my highlight shade.
To compliment the silvery shades I used Rockateur blush by Benefit. It is a rose gold blush that has cool undertones with hints of gold to warm up the face.
Finally I went with Jennifer’s Nude from L’Oreal on the lips to complete the look.
-Jules

Must Watch Tutorial for Brides

This is an essential video for anyone who is getting married and doing their own makeup.

Kate Middleton did her own makeup for the royal wedding so if you plan to follow in her footsteps this video will give you all the tips and product recommendations you need to prepare.

-Jules