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!!



 – Showstopper Clay Palette –

 I used…

– “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

– “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)



Winging Out…

Good Afternoon!!

Recently I have been wearing less eyeshadow and more eyeliner! You can never go wrong with a sophisticated thick winged liner! I love to pair this with a white eyeshadow and a little soft brown shadow in the crease. This is a perfect everyday look for every eye shape! Coat your lashes with some mascara or wear some amazing lashes to finish your eyes! Instant beauty in 5 minutes!

IMG_6406IMG_6415Products for the eyes…

Eyeshadow: Base- MAC “Blanc Type”  – apply all over the eyelid | Crease- MAC “Soft Brown” barely apply to the crease for a brown shadow effect.

Eyeliner: Motives liquid liner in black – line the entire eye with this pocket size liquid liner, lightly wing out the ends and thicken up the wing!

Lashes: Huda Beauty in “Samantha”  & Huda Beauty Glue – obviously pop on your favorite falsies or some mascara!

Eyes are complete! <3

Bronzed Eyes & Bubblegum Lips

Happy Monday!

Today I have a bronzed eyeshadow and bubblegum lips makeup tutorial for y’all! I had a beauty event this weekend and this is the look I created for it! I am wearing a lot of new products, including LA Girl Cosmetics and Artist of Makeup Cosmetics {AOM} ! These are both super nice quality lines and I am so thrilled to have them as a part of my collection! I will be doing more product reviews for you all so that you will know the best makeup to buy! Have a great day and I hope you enjoy this post!

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Foundation: “Earth Yellow” Camo Cosmetics with a Luxie Lush stippling brush

Concealer: LA Girl in “Classic Ivory”- these are wonderful creaseless concealers that work perfect for hiding dark circles or brightening up the under eyes! {review to come}

Blush: AOM Cosmetics “Dainty Doll”– this is a gorgeous pearl pink with flecks of highlight. I would suggest this for all skin types. Super high quality & pigmented.

Highlighter: AOM Cosmetics in “Candlelight” – my new favorite highlighter on the planet – this is a beautiful pearl/white highlight that adds the perfect amount of glow to the skin. I would compare it to MAC Soft and Gentle and Becca Opal mixed!

Contour: AOM Cosmetics contour stick {review to come}

Powder: Dior setting powder

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Eyeshadows: AOM HD shadows-

  1. Bare Canvas- apply all over the lid to create a nude base
  2. Espresso- apply Espresso to the inner corner of the eye and the outer corner of the eye creating a “Smokey” effect on each corner.
  3. Molton- Apply this with a wet brush to the center of the lid for a pop of bronzed shimmer.
  4. Glow- pop this shadow on top of Molton to create that beige-bronze color

.Liner on bottom: Line the eyes with white liner- LA Girl in “White”

Brown shadow on bottom: add the “Espresso” with an angled brush along the bottom lash line and blend with a Q-tip.

Lashes: Huda Beauty in the NEW “Samantha” pre-stacked lashes applied with Huda Beauty lash glue! I have to rant about these a bit… I am absolutely in LOVE with them to say the least. I have been stacking lashes {applying two} to my eyes for so long because I love the look of overly thick, long, black lashes. Finally I have found a pair that is natural but still thick and makes my eyes look big and beautiful! Thank you Huda for making such a beautiful style of lashes, they really are the most comfortable, high quality and stunning lashes.

As you all know, I wear Huda lashes majority of the time and use them on most of my clients- they are currently being sold only in Dubai but will be shipping world wide soon, and once they are you must all try them! I will be doing a fun giveaway soon with these lashes, so please check back!

Lips: LA Girl Glazed Lip Paint in “Babydoll” – These are beautiful lip glosses that come out like thick creamy lipstick. I love the texture of them and they last super long. This color lasted me three hours through my beauty event! {review to come}


Cool In Coppers

Copper is one of my favorite colors to use on the eyes. It works on virtually all skin tones, makes all eye colors pop, and is festive for any season. MAC has some of my favorite neutral toned shadows, and today I will be showing you an easy smokey bronzed-copper look using some of their products and a few others. I am also showing my new favorite brow products from Anastasia Beverly Hills.   Learn all the details below! 

Eyes and Brows

Primer: e.l.f. mineral primer – apply all over eyelid.
Full Eyelid: MAC “Sable”  – apply with a shadow brush to the entire eyelid.
Full Eyelid: MAC “Coppering”  – apply this shimmering orange/copper over the soft brown.
Center Shimmer: MAC “Expensive Pink”  – apply this to the center of the eye and bottom lash line.
Top liner: Maybelline Drama Gel “Black”  – apply a thin black line with this gel liner to the top lid.
Bottom lash line: MAC “Ground Brown”  – apply this shadow to the bottom lash line.
White liner: NYX jumbo pencil “Milk” – apply to the inner water line to make eyes appear larger.
Mascara: Baremineral Flawless – apply this mineral mascara to the bottom lashes and top.
Lashes: House of lashes “Siren”  – apply these falsies to the top lashes with DUO glue.

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills – Perfect Brow Pencil “Medium Brown” – pencil in your brow shape with this amazing smooth pencil. This pencil will last all day long on your brows. My new favorite!
Brow Gel: Anastasia Beverly Hills – Tinted Brow Gel “Brunette”  – brush both brows upwards with this tinted gel, it will keep your brows in place all day long.

Face and Lips

Primer: NARS Pro-prime – a weightless and oil-free primer that extends the appearance and vibrancy of your makeup.
Foundation: Dior Airflash 201– The unique micro-diffusion system delivers a fine mist of foundation to provide a soft, velvety complexion. Customize your coverage by choosing to apply straight from the can for a lighter finish, or with a Kabuki brush for fuller coverage. 
Concealer: MUFE Concealer #3 – apply under eyes to conceal and down center nose for highlight. 
Setting: Dermablend – set your entire face with this translucent setting powder. 
Blush: NYX “Cinnamon” – apply this soft orange/peach blush to cheeks/cheekbones/ forehead/contour nose. 
Highlight: Stila “Kitten” – apply this pearl/white highlight to the nose/cheeks/ inner eyes. 

Lipstick: MAC “Touche” Huggable Lipcolour Collection {orange/nude cream} 
Lipliner: Milani “Nude” – pencil in the lips and fill in. 
Lipgloss: Benefit “Nudie-Tudie” {glossy nude}

For any detailed questions about this look, please leave a comment below and I will respond! 

Center Pop

 Good Morning ladies!
This is one of my favorite makeovers. Most of my brides usually want the same neutral colors on their eyes for their special events. Doing these colors all the time can get get me in a rut, so I like to try different styles of applying these colors. I like to call this style the “center pop”. I focus all of the shimmer to the middle and smoke each corners of the eyes! Learn how to get it below! I will be showing a few holiday looks in my next couple posts so keep coming back!

**Also~ I wanted to let any San Diego followers know that I will be in the area for a while and have  openings for the following services:

  • Holiday party makeup
  • New years makeup
  • Event makeup
  • Private makeup lessons
  • Chemical peels
  • Lash extensions

Please email me at Jadembaird@gmail.com to schedule any appointments
Subject: San Diego

Base: Urban Decay Primer Potion
Outer and inner corner: MAC “embark” Apply with a blending brush to inner and outer corners.
Center shimmer: Mac “Ricepaper” and “Phloof” mixed
**Make it shimmer: I always get asked how I make the center of the eye shine and shimmer so much. For this center shimmer, I mixed my shadow brush in both shadows and sprayed it with MAC Fix+ spray. This will give the shadow a tacky consistency, pat onto the center of the eye and shine on! Appy some of “Phloof” to the inner corners and under the brows!
Top liner: Stila stay all day waterproof liquid
Bottom liner: Essence “black fever” liner {bring this all the way in to tear ducts
Lashes: House of lashes “Femme Fatale” I recently ordered a bunch of these lashes for my clients because they are so perfect for all events. They are thick and wing out towards the end!
Mascara: Clinique Lash Doubling
Brows: Anastasia brows “brunette”

Base: Clarins Perfecting Smooth
Cream highlight/contour: MAC studio conceal palette {highlight: yellow/ contour: NW35}
^Dupes:{less expensive cream h/c =  NYX Conceal Jars: Yellow and Nutmeg
{Yes I love to contour with concealers!}
Foundation: 2 layers of Airbrush with my Kett machine and Glamaire pro foundations.
Set: Mac Mineralize in Medium plus
Bronze/Highlight: MAC Gold Deposit {shimmer highlight and bronzer}

Lipstick: YSL 2 Sensual Pink {pale pink}
Gloss: MAC Sugarrimed {frosted pink}
Drugstore Dupes:
e.l.f. “party in the buff” lipstick
L’Oreal Paris “mauved”
Revlon “strawberry shortcake”

Bride: Jovanna 


Lady In Red: Fergie Centerstage Collection

With Fall already here and the crisp, cool temperatures approaching, it seems everyone’s beauty regimen could use a little change. Summer’s nude look has given way to the need for an extra pop of deeper color now that the tans have faded. I’m excited to share with you a few new favorite drugstore products to add to your collection, as well as teach you how to get this sexy look! My favorite style for the Fall season has to be bold eyebrows, glowing skin, and seductive dark lips. 
It’s time to pull out the faux fur, bundle up and paint our faces with jewel toned hues! 

You all know that I love my Wet N Wild products and usually stop by to admire them whenever I am at the drugstore. Last time I was there, I walked by and saw the super pretty packaging for the new Fergie Centerstage collection. She has some beautiful lipsticks, highlighters, liners and polishes that I was excited to get my hands on. The two products that really caught my eye were, the Rose Champagne glow and the Saranghina long-lasting lipstick. Who new beauty could cost so little!

Primer: Sephora Perfecting   Apply a dime size amount all over face.

Foundation: Frankie Rose in Vintage applied with Bdellium Foundation brush

Concealer: Graftobian HD Creme Concealer ‘ultra light’ applied with a beauty blender under eyes and down the center of nose to highlight.
Contour: MAC Sculpt powder I applied this sculpting powder down the sides of the nose with a regular eyeshadow brush for my nose contour. I used a blush brush from Bobbi Brown to apply this to my cheekbones, forehead and jaw line. 
Blush: Inglot 25 This is a rosy pink blush with a bit of rose undertones. 
This highlighter is an exact, and I really mean EXACT, duplication of Soft and Gentle from MAC. I wear Soft and Gentle usually every other day as my highlight because it is my favorite, so when I tried out this beautiful shimmer, to my surprise it was identical but around $8 instead of $30. 
Apply this to the cheekbones, down the nose, under brows and tear ducts!! 
It is the perfect pink highlighter.
Burgundy lips are always a bold statement for Fall, so if you are looking for the perfect deep hue, Saranghina is it. These creamy lipsticks are really fabulous, they stay on a long time and don’t smudge easily. If you don’t want as deep of a red lip color or if you don’t like lipstick,
 apply the shade and remove with a tissue. You will get the perfect red stained lips instead!
I love matte eyeshadows, and I think that everyone should own some. What are matte eyeshadows? The difference between matte and shimmer: shimmer has a glitter or shine consistency to them when applied, matte has no shimmer at all and has a more silky soft consistency when applied. I like matte colors a lot as well because they blend beautifully. This Stila palette is perfect for those looking for a neutral collection of matte shadows. You get ten beautiful shades that you can wear many different ways. Learn how I got this Fall look below… 
 {used 1 brush for entire look^}
1. Apply #1, “Wind”, to the entire lid and up to the brow bone. I like to apply a tan matte shadow to the entire lid for a great base to the skin. This will also help with blending your other colors by giving you a matte skin toned base.
2. Apply #2, “Clay”, to the crease and up onto the brow bone. This look is meant to be a little more edgy and blended outwards onto the bone. 
3. Apply #3, “Fire”, to the lid and up blended onto the brow bone. This orange toned shadow is beautiful for the Fall season, it adds a really warm coloring to the eyes. 
4. Apply #4, “Earth”, To the crease and under the bottom lash line with your blending brush. 
5.  This palette includes a beautiful creamy gray liner called “Halfmoon”. Apply this to the top and wing outwards. Also apply it to the under the bottom lash line and trace to the inner corner of the eye. 
6. Apply mascara or false lashes and your eyes are complete. 
I am using the blonde brow duo from NYX because the color is a little lighter than the Brunette and I think it is the perfect shade for either blondes or light colored brunettes. 

I hope you all enjoyed this look for less!

What lip colors are you wearing this season?


Party Eyes: Cut Crease

If you’re looking for a newer, hotter, bolder shadow, and you’re tired of the usual smokey eye, then the “cut crease” is what you want to try. You may have seen this look before but not sure what it was called. The “cut crease” is when you line the entire crease of your eye with a dark shadow to dramatize your eye makeup. This is the look I decided to do for this beautiful girl, Brinley, for her homecoming dance. Get these fun party eyes below!
1. Apply the Urban Decay Primer-Sin to the entire lid. This primer has a slight shimmer to it so it will add  a bit of shine to the gold when applied. 
2. Apply MAC ‘Blanc Type‘ under the brow bone, inner tear ducts, and under the lower lid to highlight these areas.
3. With a flat shadow brush, pack on this shimmer gold shadow {e.l.f. Golden Goddess Pigment} to the entire lid, do not go up on the brow bone though. To make the color really pop and shine, spray your brush with water before applying the gold to the lid. 
4. With a small tapered pencil brush, apply a shimmer gray { Urban Decay ‘Snare‘} to the crease with a wind shield wiper motion into the crease. Follow your crease from the outer crease corner all the way to the inner crease.  This is a softly blended cut-crease effect, what this means is we are carving out the crease with a darker color so it looks very defined. With a blending brush {Sigma}, blend out the shadow on each ends towards the temples. 
5. Apply a gel liner {Inglot 77} with a thin eyeliner brush {Sigma} to the top lid. Start from the inner corner and winging it outwards, really extend the end of the wing outside of the eye. 
6. I applied some thick lashes to the top lid to really enhance her eye shape. If you already have long lashes, you can just apply mascara. House Of Lashes -Temptress
* No eyeliner was used on the bottom so that the top was really accentuated, this also helps open the eyes.

 Foundation: Airbrush Kett 

Concealer: Graftobian HD Super Palette Warm Apply a concealer two shades lighter than your skin color under the eyes and down the center of the nose with your finger or a concealer brush.
 Blend in with a damp beauty blender

***Contour: Kryolan TV paint stick-3W For the contour, I love these creamy paint sticks, they are so great because you just draw it onto the areas you want to chisel. Draw lines on the face with this stick by turning the stick to the side as if it were a pen. Apply under the cheekbones, sides of nose, forehead, and under jaw. Blend the lines into the skin with the same damp beauty blender in pressing motions. For her nose, I drew two close lines close in to each other to shape her nose more for photos.

Highlight: MAC cream color highlighter I usually don’t use cream highlighter because they can be a bit dramatic for an everyday look, but for a special event like a dance, I love the way it looks. Apply with your ring finger and tap down the center of the nose, upper lip, inner tear ducts, and with two fingers tap onto the cheekbones.
Setting: MAC Mineralize medium deep Tap onto the skin lightly to set the skin.

Bronzer: **Smashbox bronze lights- sun kissed matte {new favorite} Apply this silky bronzer the desired areas: Cheekbones {darken contour}, forehead, sides of nose. This bronzer is ah-mazing, I just recently got it and I love how smooth the texture of it is.
Lips: Revlon- Champagne On Ice