Natural Valentines Day Makeup

A soft and natural Valentines Day Makeup is perfect for a date night. It will enhance your natural beauty, while still looking put together and is just the right amount of glam for Valentine’s Day. This natural makeup is universally flattering, which is why it’s one of my favorites for date night makeup.

Whether you’re with your significant other, single, hanging with friends or family; make sure to share your love with yourself or someone else… It’s the day of love after all!

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PRODUCTS USED:
EYES-
***Makeup Geek Peach Smoothie e/s
(For some reason it didn’t record that I applied this through my crease with a MAC 224 Brush, I just buffed it above the socket to add a nice transition)
MAC Uninterrupted e/s
The Balm Work Is Overrated Pigment (I accidentally said the wrong name in the video)
Kevyn Aucoin Lash Curler
Chanel Le Volume De Chanel Mascara (Top lashes)
MAC Extended Play Gigablack Lash Mascara (Bottom lashes)
FACE-
MAC NW20 Select Cover-Up
Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation
Becca Pearl Shimmering Skin Perfecter (Liquid)
Becca Damselfly Blush
LIPS-
MAC Boldly Bare Lip Liner

BRUSHES USED:
Beauty Blender (Concealer, foundation, highlighter)
MAC 217 Brush (Crease)
MAC 242 Brush (Lid)
MAC 219 Brush (Lower Lashline)
MAC 239 Brush (Inner corner highlight)
MAC 129 Brush (Blush)

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Fresh Faced Pretty Makeup

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An easy makeup tutorial to look youthful, fresh faced, and effortless, but still pretty and put together. A fresh faced pretty makeup is my favorite look; it’s very light and shows off your natural beauty. This is day and night appropriate, whenever you want to put your best face forward. Hope you enjoy!xo

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PRODUCTS MENTIONED:
FACE-
Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow Pomade
MAC Face And Body Foundation in C2
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Medium
MAC Margin Blush
EYES-
Becca Rose Gold Skin Perfecter
Makeup Geek Creme Brulee e/s
Kevyn Aucoin Lash Curlers
Chanel Le Volume De Chanel Mascara
MAC NC15/NW20 Chromographic Pencil
LIPS-
MAC Boldy Bare Lip Pencil

BRUSHES USED-
MAC 217 Brush (Lid & Crease)
MAC 182 Brush (Powder)
MAC 239 Brush (Inner Corner Highlight)
MAC 129 Brush (Blush)

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Glamorous New Years Eve Makeup Tutorial

Hi everyone! This is the perfect glamorous New Years Eve Makeup Tutorial with a smokey winged liner. It’s glamorous, dramatic, fun, sultry, and super smokey.

It’s a smoked out cat eye, which is one of my favorite makeup looks since it looks beautiful on anyone! It’s great for those with hooded lids, as the cat eye we are doing is very smoked out, so it will work for any eye type.

Using this technique will really elongate the eyes giving that sultry almond eye shape. I also added a pop of gold glitter to really glam up this makeup to make it suitable for any party or of course, a new years eve party. What better way to ring in the new year with a new makeup look;)

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Remember you don’t have to do everything I did. You can always change up the colors to anything that you have in your own collection, you can always adjust a look to suit you!

Let me know how you like this talk through tutorial versus voice overs. I want to know what you all prefer for me to do!

Products Used:

EYES-
Anastasia Auburn Dip Brow Pomade (Brows) –
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
Makeup Geek Creme Brulee e/s –
MAC Smolder Eye Kohl –
MAC Handwritten e/s
Makeup Geek Corrupt e/s –
Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear e/s –
MAC Copperthorn Fluidline
MAC Mylar e/s
MAC 3D In Extreme Extra Black Mascara
Chanel Black Stylo Yeux Eyeliner –
Ardell Demi Whispies (Cut off the outer and inner corners and use the middle portion as accent lashes on the outer corner of the eye; used to enhance the cat eye shape)
Urban Decay Baked Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner
MAC Nylon e/s
MAC Costa Riche Eyeliner
MAC Extended Play Gigablack Lash Mascara

FACE-
Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer
MAC Prolong Wear Concealer
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
MAC Emphasize Pro Powder
MAC Medium MSF
MAC Harmony Blush
Bobbi Brown Golden Light Bronzer
MAC Gingerly Blush
Bobbi Brown Beige Shimmer Brick

LIPS-
MAC Boldly Bare Lip Pencil + MAC Japanese Maple Lipstick + MAC Creme Cup Lipstick

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Cranberry Marsala Smokey Eye

Hi everyone! Today I have created this cranberry marsala smokey eye makeup tutorial for Fall and Winter that’s the perfect makeup for the holiday season. It’s super glamorous, fun, and dramatic. I really hope you enjoy!

****This video is giving me some frustration; the makeup looks SOOO much better in person. The dimension and depth is just not coming across at.all. on camera, it’s not picking up on how it truly looks in person. If you have any filming tips on how to fix that, it would be much appreciated! I may even re-film it since it’s giving me that much anxiety!

I wore this on a night out and got SO many compliments, so while a cranberry smokey eye can be intimidating, it’s very beautiful without being too over the top!

I really hope you enjoyed and don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE!!xx

Products Used:

EYES-
Anastasia Auburn Dip Brow Pomade
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
Makeup Geek Peach Smoothie e/s
Makeup Geek Creme Brulee e/s
Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear e/s
Makeup Geek Bitten e/s
MAC It’s Not Easy Having A Good Time Pigment* LE (MAC Blackened Red Reflects Glitter is pretty much an exact dupe, and MAC Heritage Rouge is extremely close as well!)
Chanel Le Volume De Chanel Mascara
MAC Blanc Type e/s
MAC Vanilla Pigment
MAC Extended Play Mascara
NARS Via Veneto Eyeliner
MAC Teddy Eye Kohl

FACE-
MAC Prolong Wear Concealer
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
MAC Emphasize Powder
MAC Harmony Blush
MAC Careblend Pressed Powder in Medium Deep
Illamasqua Lover Blush
MAC Vanilla Pigment

LIPS-
MAC Angel Lipstick + MAC Japanese Maple (Center of the lips, for added dimension to the lips)

Here is the Makeup Dupe website. Her site is so amazing, check it out!

The best dupe I found is MAC Reflects Glitter in Blackened Red (they are literally identical) You can get it at maccosmetics.com and they always have free shipping if you’re worried about that.
Also, if you have MAC Heritage Rouge Pigment it’s extremely similar. This pigment is just a tad more red toned and has more sparkle

Music By Approaching Nirvana

http://youtube.com/user/approachingnirvana

Song: The Long Night (Short Edit)
Buy The Song On iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-long-night-short-edit/id674040773?i=674041709
Website: http://approachingnirvana.com

Soft Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial

Hi everyone! Today, I’m bringing you a soft smokey eye makeup tutorial that’s perfect to wear for a more casual night out.

A smokey eye never goes out of style and I’m using softer neutral colours that suit anyone. It’s great makeup for everyday wear, a party, and you can dress it up or down to suit you.

This makeup is perfect for any daytime even you have going on, when you want to be a bit more glam, but still keeping the look soft.

I really hope you enjoyed and don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE!!xx

Products Used:

EYES-
Anastasia Auburn Dip Brow Pomade (Brows)
MAC Painterly Paint Pot (Primer)
MUG Peach Smoothie e/s (Transition Shade)
MUG Creme Brulee e/s (Transition Shade)
Makeup Up For Ever #M-738 e/s – (Crease, Outer Corner)
MUG Glamorous e/s (Lid)
MUFE #D-712 + MAC Fix Plus (Lid)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Noir e/s (As Eyeliner)
MAC In Extreme Mascara
MAC Mylar e/s (Brow Highlight)
MAC Swiss Chocolate e/s (Lower Lashline)
MAC Shroom e/s  (Inner Corner Highlight)
MAC Extended Play Mascara (Lower Lash Mascara)
NARS Via Veneto Eyeliner (Tightline)
MAC NC15/NW20 Chromagraphic Pencil (Waterline)
FACE-
MAC Prolong Wear Concealer
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
MAC Emphasize Powder (Set Concealer)
MAC Sculpt Powder (Contour)
Bobbi Brown Golden Light Bronzer (Bronze)
MAC Peaches Blush
Becca Opal Shimmering Skin Perfecter (Highlighter)
LIPS-
NARS El Auga Lip Liner
NARS Anita Lipstick

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Simple Makeup Tutorial | Perfect For Everyone

Hi everyone! This simple makeup tutorial is perfect for everyone (hooded eyes too) since it really enhances your natural beauty and is so easy to accomplish yourself!

Since we are only using face products on the eyes, this look will flatter everyone, while still looking quite natural. Especially if you decide to switch out the bronze eyeliner with a nude eyeliner instead. Of course, you can adjust this look to suit you!
I hope you enjoy!

Products Used:

EYES-
Anastasia Auburn Dip Brow Pomade (Brows)
MAC Painterly Paint Pot (primer)
Bobbi Brown Golden Light Bronzer (transition)
MAC Gingerly Blush (crease)
Bobbi Brown Bronze Glow Highlight Powder (lid)
MAC Mylar e/s (brow highlight)
Chanel Le Volume De Chanel Mascara
NARS Via Veneto Eyeliner (tightline)
MUG Cocoa Bear e/s (lower lashline)
MAC Nylon e/s (inner corner)
MAC Teddy Eyeliner (waterline)

FACE-
MAC Prolong Wear Concealer
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
MAC Emphasize Pro Powder
Bobbi Brown Golden Light Bronzer
MAC Gingerly Blush
Bobbi Brown Bronze Glow Highlight Powder

LIPS-
MAC Japanese Maple Lipstick + MAC Creme Cup Lipstick

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Would you wear a simple look like this?

Tell me anything else you’d like to see!

Hope you all have a lovely day!

Everyday Makeup (Good For Hooded Eyes)

Hi everyone! I created this everyday makeup (good for hooded eyes) that’s perfect for everyone. It works on every single eye shape because of the blown out placement on the eyes. It’s super easy to create since there’s not too many colors or steps involved.

It’s also a great look for those of you with hooded eyes, we’re really elongating the eyes, and making the eyes appear as though they are larger, which makes it look amazing on hooded lids. I give a ton of tips & tricks in this tutorial as well so I hope you really enjoy it!

We’re using no winged liner or false lashes so it’s very practical for everyday wear!

Also don’t forget to like and subscribe. It really does help me out if you do that!

And also let me know if of anything you’d like to see! I have a list going, and will certainly add to it!

Remember you don’t have to do everything I did. You can always change up the colors to anything that you have in your own collection, you can always adjust a look to suit you!

Products Used:

EYES-
Anastasia Auburn Dip Brow Pomade (Brows) – http://anastasiabeverlyhills.com/brow…
MAC Painterly Paint Pot – http://bit.ly/1znweFP
MUG Creme Brulee e/s – http://www.makeupgeek.com/reviews/pro…
MAC Brownscript e/s – http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/s…
MAC Amber Lights e/s – http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/s…
MAC Mylar e/s – http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/s…
MAC 3D In Extreme Extra Black Mascara – http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/s…
NARS Via Veneto Eyeliner – http://www.sephora.com/larger-than-li…
MUG Cocoa Bear e/s – http://www.makeupgeek.com/store/catal…
MAC Nylon e/s – http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/s…
MAC Chromagraphic NC15/NW20 Eyeliner – http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/s…

FACE-
MAC Prolong Wear Concealer – http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/s…
MAC Face & Body Foundation ( http://bit.ly/1nXtQ7H ) + Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation (mixed) – http://bit.ly/1dO6J4v
MAC Emphasize Pro Powder – http://bit.ly/1dYAsNY
MAC Medium MSF – http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/159/30734/Products/Face/Powder/Mineralize-Skinfinish-Natural/index.tmpl
MAC Sculpt Powder – http://bit.ly/11mrbKI
Bobbi Brown Golden Light Bronzer – http://bbrwn.co/1lqxn8c
NARS Torrid Blush – http://bit.ly/1lbtUyJ
Bobbi Brown Beige Shimmer Brick – http://www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com/products/2325/Makeup/Cheeks/Shimmer-Bricks/index.tmpl

LIPS-
MAC Boldly Bare Lip Pencil http://bit.ly/MhcP6v + MAC Japanese Maple Lipstick – http://bit.ly/1ezmFbM

Disclaimer: Some links are affiliate link, but I would never recommend a product I wouldn’t purchase myself.

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Eye Makeup Must-Haves

I finally uploaded my first youtube video, so I’ll like it in here with all the products mentioned and a few other products I recommend as well!

It’s all about my eye makeup favorites. Things I would definitely recommend to any beginner who is looking for the best products to start their eye makeup, or just anything you want to add to the collection you already have.

As always, just ask if there’s any video you’d like to specifically see and I’ll add that to my list to do!

Also, don’t forget to subscribe and like it… if you do!

Hopefully I wasn’t too awkward for this video, but I’m sure I’ll get used to it as time goes on! Same with getting used to the whole editing/lighting situation.

PRODUCTS MENTIONED:

MAC Prolong Wear Concealer – http://bit.ly/1hBMSGd
MAC Painterly Paint Pot – http://bit.ly/1ekisZL
Z Palettes – http://bit.ly/10WjmuU
MAC Blanc Type e/s – http://bit.ly/1v54kA1
Makeup Geek Creme Brulee e/s – http://bit.ly/1pn4HE8
MAC Brown Script e/s – http://bit.ly/1v54kA1
MAC Amber Lights e/s – http://bit.ly/1v54kA1
NARS Via Veneto Larger Than Life Eyeliner – http://bit.ly/191KDtf
MAC Teddy Eye Kohl – http://bit.ly/19f1leb
MAC Costa Riche Eye Kohl – http://bit.ly/19f1leb
MAC NC15/NW20 Chromographic Eyeliner – http://bit.ly/1xq73Ei
Chanel Le Volume De Chanel Mascara – http://bit.ly/1x9zMMs
MAC In Extreme 3D Extra Black Mascara – http://bit.ly/1vfs8vS
Anastasia Auburn DipBrow Pomade – http://bit.ly/1EjvYuf
Kevyn Aucoin Lash Curler – http://bit.ly/10WjZ7K

ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS RECOMMENDED:

Highlight (light matte/shimmer) shades
MAC Shroom e/s – http://bit.ly/1v54kA1
Makeup Geek Vanilla Bean e/s – http://bit.ly/1qqck7E

Crease/Transition (light-medium matte) shades
MAC Saddle e/s – http://bit.ly/1v54kA1
Makeup Geek Frappe e/s – http://bit.ly/1pn5dSy
Makeup Barcelona Beach e/s – http://bit.ly/1tdLMq8

Definition/Depth (medium-dark matte) shades
MAC Handwritten e/s – http://bit.ly/1v54kA1
Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear e/s – http://bit.ly/1GqL0QR
Makeup Geek Mocha e/s (MAC Ground Brown dupe) – http://bit.ly/1olDWPE

Lid (shimmer) shades
MAC All That Glitters e/s – http://bit.ly/1v54kA1
Makeup Geek Cosmopolitan e/s (MAC Expensive Pink dupe) – http://bit.ly/1Ala8rV
Makeup Geek Twilight e/s – http://bit.ly/1y5txHy

Disclaimer: Some links are affiliate links. I would never recommend anything, I haven’t personally used/purchased myself.

I hope you enjoy! x

I’m Back!

I’m back! I know it’s been quite a while since I’ve updated my blog and I do apologize, but I wanted to give myself some proper time to get settled into working my new job at MAC. Which, by the way, I love! I also wanted to really take in all the tips, tricks, and knowledge from fellow makeup artists and teachers; and really educate myself with all things makeup . I wanted to gain confidence being a professional at makeup artistry, and I feel like I am there. I absolutely love my job, and for the first time I am excited and passionate about my future.

Sadly, I’m suffering from a broken ankle right now and am also on crutches. Unfortunately, I need to take off a few weeks of work because of this injury. I figured while I have the time, I will get back into blogging; working it into my normal routine. I love writing, and really want to start doing it more often, like I was before. Now, I will have a consistent schedule which I am looking forward to.

On top of that, my you tube channel is finally coming together! I created a new account and would be so pleased if you subscribed! I will be updating that regularly as well, and already have my first video ready to upload! I’m taking all suggestions on what you’d like to see, so please do subscribe and welcome all of your questions/comments. I will have my first video up within the next day or two!

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Thank you all so much!

4 Makeup Trends To Try This Spring

First things first, I want to apologize for my posting being very sporadic lately. It’s been a busy few months, but things should be winding down shortly! I will do my best to post weekly.

Second, I got a new job at MAC Cosmetics. To say I’m excited is an understatement. The interview process was pretty intense, but I am SO, so happy I now have the job. Anyways, I’ll go into more detail about this later.

Today, let’s talk Spring trends.

With Spring finally here, the 2014 Spring trends are popping up everywhere. When taking inspiration from fashion shows, the looks can be a bit on the extreme side in terms of daily wear. Instead, I chose a few of my favorite yet wearable trends that you can add into your routine.

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Orange Lips.

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If you hadn’t heard by now, orange lipstick is a huge trend this Spring. Hearing the word orange can totally scare people off, but keep in mind there is at least one shade of orange that will work for you (I swear it). It may just take some experimenting to get it right.

Remember, it doesn’t have to be a straight orange lip to be on trend.

Anything with an orange hue goes – Corals, sheer orange, bright orange, peaches, apricots, nude orange, coral pink, and even red oranges. Wearing any of these shades and not straight up orange will still keep you on trend this season.

Choosing the right orange is important and will add a gorgeous warmth and brightness to the face. The orange lip isn’t going anywhere thing Spring and adds such a fun and glamorous look.

Even though the orange is seen as “harsh” it’s actually very wearable on most skin tones. The trick is finding the right shade for your particular skin tone. I will go into more detail on finding the perfect orange in my next post.

Doe Eyes. 

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The idea behind this trend is to add brightness to the eyes; which will make our features stand out. Wearing anything soft, light, or nude will add an instant angelic, innocent, yet glam effect to the eyes.

This look is achieved by using a white eyeliner placed in the waterline. This will make the eyes appear larger (rounder) and more awake. If you’re like me and don’t love the white eyeliner look, use a nude eyeliner; which essentially does the exact same thing, but will appear more natural since it’s skin toned.

You can play up this trend even more by using shimmery nudes, champagnes, or even light pinks over the eyelid to help achieve this classic, yet natural looking glow. Even if you don’t use white, these shades will still add a youthful and open-eyed look, which will bring lots of positive attention to your eyes.

Glowing Skin.

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Highlighted skin is a classic Spring look and will never go out of style. It’s just lovely. This trend adds this amazing radiance to the skin, while adding a youthful appearance to the skin. Highlighting is an ultimate pick me-up; making your skin appear brighter, enhancing your beautiful features.

When applying highlighter remember, less is more. Only apply to certain places on the skin – high points of the cheekbones (if you do anything, it must be this!), down the bridge of the nose, tip of the nose, cupids bow, brow bone, inner corners of the eyes, and a light tap on the center of the chin.

This technique creates more dimension and brightness, again, to enhance our features we want to stand out.

There are many options to choose from when picking out a highlighter; creams, liquids, and powders oh my. However, that’s another topic for another day.

A Pop Of Colour On The Eyes.

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Any pop of colour added to your routine will put you right on trend this Spring. Try anything bright; such as magenta, green, purple, orange, or even get daring with a little red (this is actually one of my favorites). The possibilities are endless.

If your aren’t totally ready to commit fully to a bright green or blue eye look, try adding just a hint of green, blue, purple, etc. across the lid or along the waterline to give a more subtle pop of color. If all else fails, cover up that pop of color with black or brown eyeliner and you’re back to a neutral look.

And never forget about the oh so sultry cat eye. Play up your typical black winged liner with a fun pop of color instead.

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There are many more trends I didn’t mention, but I wanted to list my favorite this season.

Make sure to look out for my next posts, where I will break down these trends and show you how to make them workable for you.

It’s totally fun to experiment and switch up your makeup each season. Doing the same old thing is definitely the easier, and more reliable route, but it’s much more fun to experiment with your look.

At least try it for a day, and it you don’t like it. Well, it’s just makeup and there’s always tomorrow to go back to your same daily look.

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What are your favourite beauty trends this Spring?

Which one of these looks are you most willing to try?