Tarte Showstopper Palette

Have you tried Tarte Cosmetics yet?!

If you are still not on the Tartelette band wagon, I suggest you hop on now! This high-perfomance natural brand has everything and anything that you need when it comes to makeup! My current obsession is their new palette, Showstopper! Filled with flattering shades for the eyes and cheeks, these Amazonian-clay colors will instantly bring life to your face. All of their products are used with mineral pigments to ensure no breakouts and smooth application! Below I am wearing multiple colors from the palette, see what I chose!!

XOX

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 – Showstopper Clay Palette –
$38.00

 I used…

FACE
– “Fame” blush {Warm Peach} on my cheeks
– “Park Ave Princess” on my forehead, cheekbone contour and nose! This is a top favorite bronzer of mine!
– “Champagne Pink” for my glow-highlight on my temples, nose, cupids bow and brow bone

EYES
– “Showstopper Copper” in the crease to warm up and add depth
– “Go for the Gold” on the eyelid for that extra shimmery look

Other colors not used yet…
• 6 Amazonian clay eyeshadows: showstopper copper (bronze copper), go for the gold (gold), you’re a natural (nude), steel the scene (steel taupe), rose to the top (rose gold) and dim the lights (black brown)

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Freckle Face: Contour Phase 1

Hello Babes!!!

Today I am sharing with you the first of my contouring with freckles. When it comes to contouring with freckles, you have two options. Cover them completely or learn how to blend with the freckles. In this look, since it was for a high end photo shoot, we did a full cover and contour. If you are interested in learning how to contour for your gorgeous freckle face, and not have to cover your sun kisses then stay tuned, I will be teaching a YouTube video just for this soon!

XOX ENJOY

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Products used…

Foundation: Graftobian HD Creme –
“Warm” Apply “Graceful Swan” under eyes to highlight
Apply “Vixen” all over face for a clean palette & to cover freckles
Apply “Enchantress” to the contours of the face

BLEND with Beauty Blender 

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Powder: Japonesque Velvet Finish – apply this translucent powder to set the contour and highlight with a flat kabuki top brush- I used the Luxie Beauty!

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Blush: Japonesque blush shade 01 – a peach shimmer blush!
Contour powder: theBalm Bahama Mama – contour powder for the nose, forehead and cheekbones!

Eyes Palette: Lorac Pro 1 Palette
Lashes: Borboleta Beauty Extensions

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Lips: Gerard Cosmetics “Spring Fling” – A true baby pink lip!

Two Toned Eyeliner & Anastasia Lip Gloss

I was recently sent the gorgeous new Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss set to try out and fell in love with the Nude set. It has six beautiful shades of neutral tone goodness! These glosses are not only gorgeously pigmented, but they smell like literal sugar. In the look below I am wearing Dainty {peach} mixed with Vintage {rose}, to create a dusty rose lip! I am also sporting a wicked liner. Winged liner is my go-to for my every day makeup. I never get sick of a slick black wing, but I like to change it up sometimes. So today I am sharing the products I use to create a bronzed two-tone wing! I am also wearing the new Huda Beauty Mink lashes in “Raquel”, a very wispy, thick and long lash!
Hope you enjoy!

XOX

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Products used…

Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Foundation – A lightweight medium coverage dewy foundation
Anastasia Cream Contour : Light
Cle de Peau Concealer “Ocher” – flawless concealer for under eye darkness
Sigma 3DHD Khabuki Brush – AHHmazing foudnation brush 

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Frankie Rose Powder: Spice & Buff
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Bahama Mama theBalm
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Color Pop blush: Thumpera coral peach blush with slight shimmer
Doseofcolors: Peach Glow
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NYX Espresso brow pencil a NEW favorite. small mechanical pencil for precise shaping 

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Two Tone Liner: To create this playful style of winged liner, it is very simple. Draw a winged liner as thick as you desire how you  regularly would. Second, use an angled eyeliner brush, and a sparkle bronze color. Over line the beginning of the inner corner of liner to the middle of the eye with the bronzed shadow. This will create an “ombre” effect to the liner from light to dark. Apply mascara or false lashes. Complete! 

AOM Cosmetics Extreme Art Liner Pen {the best}
Anastasia Shadow in “Dark Chocolate Shimmer”
Hua Beauty NEW Mink Lashes in Raquel – soft, flexible, wispy, long and comfortable!

Anastasia NEW Lip Glosses in “Dainty” & “Vintage” mixed
{first two colors below^}

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Purple Vibes…

Happy Tuesday beautiful babes!

I have been obsessed lately with purple lips. I usually would NEVER wear this color, because I am stuck in my ways and love that sexy-nude-lip, BUT, this color is the exception. Most of the products used to create this look are from my favorite woman, Anastasia Beverly Hills. Her products are always super quality and gorgeous, and I think they are affordable as well. I also used a brand new foundation created by the talented MakeupbyLilit. This full coverage and lightweight foundation is great for ALL skin types, I have semi-oily skin and it holds really well on mine! See more below!

 

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Eyez: Sultry and dramatic, these eyes are packed with lots of shimmer and matte tones for a smokey gray/taupe/green shadow!
Base: Painterly Pot Primer by MAC 
Shadows: ALL Anastasia Beverly Hills
“Soft Peach”- All over eyelids
“RTW” – Blended into crease
“Warm Taupe” – Blended into crease- inner corner
“Emerald” – Packed onto eyelid  and under bottom lashes
“Victorian” – Inner tear ducts
“Night Sky” – Used to line bottom lash line and top
Waterliner: NYX Jumbo pencil “Milk”
Top Lashes: Huda Beauty NEW MINK “Bridget” – fluffy and gorgeous, these wing out at the end for ultimate cat eyes! Available SOON!! Video HERE for preview
Bottom Lashes: House of lashes “Precious” – easy to apply and these add a really cool bottom lash effect!

 

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Face:
Primer: Thebalm Time Balm – diminishes pores and smooths out skin before application
Foundation: Elcie Cosmetics Micro Silque in “Natural” applied with Sigma 3DHD Kabuki 
Concealer: Amazing Cosmetics : Fair
Powder: NYX Contour Kit– Banana powder under eyes
Blush: Motives Cosmetics “English Rose”
Brushes: Morphe Brushes 6 piece contour set
Nose Contour: Luxie Beauty 
Highlighter: Dose of Colors “Peach Glow” 
Lipstick: Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lips- “Vintage” & “Sad Girl” mixed for the perfect plum lippie

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Too Faced Cocoa Contour Kit

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Hello Hunnies!
Today I am sharing with you a new favorite powder contour kit of mine, the Too Faced Cocoa Contour kit! This is a beautiful contour set filled with two amazing chocolate bronzers and two highlights, one matte and one shimmery. This is the full set and all you need when it comes to HAC-ing. There is an amazing kabuki brush included to apply the contour to the face. I recorded a full product review for my new YouTube channel and it will be uploaded sometime today, in this tutorial I show how to use each of these gorgeous powders in detail! So if you are looking for an affordable but still high quality set, this is for you!

Click HERE for video
XOXO


Bronzed & Peachy: Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette

 Hello loves!
I am in love with the Chocolate Bar palettes from Too Faced! They each have a perfect combination of shimmery and matte shadows! I wanted to create a cat eye paired with lots of peach tones {my favorite}. I went for a peach cut-crease and glimmer lid using this fabulous palette and a few other new products I am enjoying! I am wearing the Lily Lashes for this look in the style “Tehran”. These are a new style of lashes for me, they are wispy and long, and the band is super comfortable and not too thick! See full products below…

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Products used: {Click link below to purchase}

Shadows: Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette: “Marzipan” on eyelid {shimmer pearl} | “Salted Carmel” in cut-crease {tan shimmer} | “Champagne Truffle” on the inner tear duct for shimmer |
Liner: Motives liquid liner luxe precision – thick cat wing liner applied to top lash line for ultimate chic style.
Lashes: Lily Lashes in “Tehran” – a thick pieced out false lash made with real human hair

Primer: theBalm Time Balm – This product is really amazing for priming the skin, gives the skin a powerless effect.
Foundation: Elcie Cosmetics  “Warm Ivory”– Applied with a damp beauty blender all over skin for a flawless smooth finish
Concealer: Amazing Cosmetics “Fair” – applied with beauty blender under the eyes to brighten and conceal
Powder: Frankie Rose “Olive” – Pressed into the skin all over face to set foundation {Code: FrankieJadey15}
Contour: NYX Contour Kit – See full post on this HERE
Highlight: MAC Soft & Gentle – shimmery perfection added to cheekbones 
Blush: theBalm Instain “Swiss Dot”  – an orange/peach blush
Lips: Gerard Lipgloss: “Salmon”

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NYX NEW Highlight & Contour Palettes

 

 

 

Hello Makeup Queens!
Today I am sharing with you my review for the new NYX Highlight & Contour Palette. I finished my review for the new NYX Conceal & Contour creams that were using in this look also, HERE. I am very impressed with this refillable powder palette from NYX. They have definitely stepped up there game when it comes to face products. If you are on the market for a palette that contours as well as highlights & brightens, this one is great for you! I would compare it to the Kat Von D contouring palette that recently came out. The colors are highly pigmented and the price is super affordable {$25}! I would suggest this for makeup lovers of any level, beginners and professionals! You can purchase these now at Ulta stores or online!
I will be giving away one set on my Instagram, CLICK HERE!

Enjoy!

Learn how I CREAM CONTOUR with NYX Cosmetics  HERE

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Colors used for this look: 
+ Pearly Pale White: highlight cheekbones, nose, cupids bow
+ Yellow: Applied under eyes, along jaw, chin, forehead
+ Matte Neutral Brown: Applied to cheekbones and forehead
+ Matte Taupe: For contouring the nose

 

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I love the texture of these velvet/matte finish powders! They are great for those with all skin types and truly look amazing on the skin! I have been using them everyday for the past two weeks on clients and I am so happy with the results in photographs as well. You can wear these powders with a Primer under, BB cream, Foundation, or by themselves! I have been using my Morphe brushes to apply them, when it comes to the face, quality brushes are very important! Below I have listed the exact colors that I use from the palette and where they are to be applied! To see how I applied the Cream Contour, click HERE.

Pearly Pale White: This color is perfect for highlighting the inner corners of the eyes, cupids bow, and nose.

Matte Nude: This is a great cheekbone highlighter that has 0 shimmer to it. Great for brightening cheeks, middle of brows and under cheekbones to enhance structure.

Matte Soft Yellow: My FAVORITE color from the palette. This yellow is absolutely amazing for under the eyes to brighten! {comparable to Ben Nye Banana Powder}.

Pearly Soft Peach: A great color for all over face to set any foundation, also great for a color corrector for darkness/circles by eyes.

Matte Soft Brown/Red: Perfect for contouring the forehead, red undertones and good for those with more olive toned skin!

Matte Neutral Brown: This is great for bronzing the entire face. A true chocolate brown.

Matte Taupe: The best color for contouring the nose. This taupe/brown is very neutral and still on the lighter side so its great for sculpting the nose!

Matte Deep Brown: Great contour for the cheekbones. Cheekbones require a darker color for contouring so that they pop a bit more than the nose and forehead.

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‘Tis The Season For Red…

Good Morning Sweets!

‘Tis the season to shine! Its time to dust off your sparkly dresses and glam up your beauty routine with hints of red! To help get you in the spirit, today I am sharing with you a holiday bridal look that I created on the gorgeous, Kendyl Bell. She wanted a very glamorous Winter look, so of course we had to do some bright ombre red lips! I used two of my favorite products to create this look, House of Lashes in “Iconic” & Lime Crime Velvetine lip stain! I wanted to do a review on these two because they give the perfect finishing touches to this seasonal makeup!

Enjoy…

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Lime Crime Velvetine in “Red Velvet” – This velvet to matte lip creme is gorgeous for photos and every day wear. Spice up your Xmas by wearing this paired with golden eyes or a sophisticated wing! I always suggest these for clients who are taking engagement photos or wedding day because they stay on even through the kissing! Line your lips completely with a darker toned lip liner {2 shades darker than the red to create the “Ombre” look} then fill in the center of the lips with the matte creme!

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IMG_8918Lashes: House of Lashes in “Iconic” – These spikey fluffy lashes are so perfect for opening up the eyes and creating a really dramatic look to the eyes! The band on these lashes is a little thicker than normal to allow all the hairs to be supported, so if you have sensitive eyes I would suggest trying a lash a little bit thinner. For those who don’t mind the band these lashes will look great on you! I love applying them to round eyes because they really open them up even more! They are also reusable up to 5 times when you take good care of them! House of Lashes always supplies high quality lashes!

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The Perfect Dose…

I am finally back in the States and couldn’t be happier to be in San Diego for work! I was fortunate enough to travel to many amazing places over the last month, but missed my work and clients so much! Today I am sharing with you part 1 of my review for the amazing Dose Of Colors! I came home to the most generous care package filled with these beauties from Anna, and couldn’t wait to play around with them instantly! These lipsticks, glosses and stains are top of the line quality and a must for everyone! My eyes instantly were attracted to the matte lipstick, “Kiss of Fire”, a bright blue toned red! These matte colors glide on smooth and dry to a matte finish with ultra long staying power! Check them out HERE! Dose of Colors also carries more neutral tones, peaches, pinks, and even purples! See how I created this simple yet chic look below…

 

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Face…
Foundation: Camo Girl “Earth Yellow” applied to skin with damp Beauty Blender.
Concealer: LA Girl “Creamy Beige” applied under eyes and blended in with Beauty Blender sponge.
Face Powder: Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Powder in : Champagne {under eyes} & Golden Peach {contour}
Highlight: AOM Candelit applied to nose, lips, and cheekbones!
Brushes: Makeup & Hair Addiction brushes

Eyes…
Lashes: Mink Wink lash in “Mademoiselle” {Natural, Soft, Wispy, Light, Fan out}Mademoiselle2-800x800Gloss eyes: This is a very Avant-Garde style of makeup. Instead of wearing the normal dry powder eyeshadows, gloss or wet shadow is worn on the eyes. Paired with some nice lashes or mascara for a very high end look.
Brows: ABH Perfect brow pencil in Soft Brown.

Gloss: MAC Creme Brilliance – apply with a small flat brush to the eyelid below the crease { important tip: Do this after mascara or lashes are applied so that they stick, stay above lash line with gloss}
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Lips:
Dose Of Colors “Kiss of Fire”  – a blue toned red matte lip paint with long lasting stay! More color reviews to come!

IMG_7954 IMG_7950I cannot wait to try all these beautiful colors and share more with you about this amazing makeup line! Anna, the founder of DOC has created some of the most high quality lipsticks I have ever used. When applied to the lips you can tell that the ingredients are top of the notch and the colors speak for themselves, vibrant and artistic. I will create some wonderful swatches for all of you soon… XOX
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Monday Makeover: Natural Nudes

 

 

Oh how I love to do makeup on this gorgeous Canadian! You may recognize her from a post last month with the vampy lips! I recently did her makeup again for a fashion shoot and was able to do a more normal and neutral toned look on her. Sometimes it is a shame to do makeup on girls as beautiful as Marina, she literally needs nothing! So don’t judge because I would rather her wear none! I created a brown smoked out wing for her eyes and a touch of nude to her lips and skin! Check out this Monday Makeover below…

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Face…

Foundation: Guerlain in 03 Beige Naturale with a damp Beauty Blender.

Powder: Makeup Forever  HD Microfinish – press this powder into the skin with a fluffy powder brush.

Highlighter: Girlactik Bronze Glow– This is a beautiful highlighter with a brown/gold tint! If you are looking for a product that will add instant tan glow to the skin, this highlighter is great for you!

Contour: Thebalm Bahama Mama– this matte-brown bronzer is a great contouring powder for the skin- apply to the forehead, jaw, and nose!
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Eyeshadows: Lorac Pro ~ Lid –  “Mauve” ~ apply all over the lid and blend into crease| Crease- “Espresso” ~ apply this dark brown with a small tapered brush into the crease | Eyeliner shadow- “Black” ~ apply with an angled eyeliner brush to the lash line and outwards to the crease and wing it out as if it were eyeliner- this creates a smoked liner look | Inner Corner- “Champagne” ~ apply to the inner corners of the eyes for a glimmering pearl glow. |

Lashes: Esquido lashes in “Unforgettable” – these soft and elegant feather lashes are a perfect touch to this sexy eye!

Lipgloss: Girlactik in Stargloss “Just Nude” – add this sheer nude and creamy gloss to finish off the look!

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