Cream Eye Shadow

I love finding new brands to test and try out – it’s usually when I find a new favorite product! A friend of mine suggested Younique Splurge Cream Shadow and I figured why not try it out. I got the black and gold glitter shadows and they are amazing! They are so vibrant and pigmented, especially the gold one called Bronze.

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You only need a to put a small amount on your brush and it goes a long way! I use a flat brush so it’s easy to control and spread the creamy shadow. It’s so easy to move and blend, I love the way it comes out!

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Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!

 

screen-shot-2017-01-24-at-1-26-22-pmIf you haven’t tried the True Cream Aqua Bomb by belif, I highly suggest you do so ASAP! This gel/cream is by far my favorite skin product. It’s super light weight and doesn’t have a thick or creamy texture like most face moisturizers. It’s more of a gel-based cream that refreshes and hydrates your skin while providing a cooling sensation. It’s the perfect morning face moisturizer to use after you wash your face, because that cooling sensation helps wake you up and feel rejuvenated for the day!

It also works great for minimizing pores and improving skin elasticity. And don’t worry, the True Cream Aqua Bomb works for any type of skin whether you have oily, dry, or combination skin. Don’t take our word for it, try it out!

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Going Nude

The great thing about a nude lip is that it works for every occasion and every outfit. It adds the final touch of completion by defining the lips in an effortless way. And let’s be honest, the best makeup is the kind that enhances your existing features by just making them a bit more pronounced and eye-catching.

Below are some of our favorite Nude Lipsticks on some of our favorite clients!

 

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Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil – Honey Berry

This product is my all time favorite nude lipstick. It’s a long-lasting matte lipstick, but it doesn’t feel like every other matte lipstick out there. It still has moisture to it so you don’t feel like your lips are drying up and cracking. This is because Bite Beauty uses a hydrating formula that is infused with all natural food-grade ingredients, which means you can literally eat this stuff it’s so good!


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MAC Viva Glam Lipstick

MAC’s Viva Glam is an oldie but goodie. It has a lustre finish giving you that simple sheen of lipstick while maintaining a natural look. Who doesn’t love a staple MAC product to carry in their purse at all times?

 



Kylie screen-shot-2017-01-24-at-12-23-50-pmCosmetics Dolce K Lip Kit

Kylie Cosmetic Lip Kits can be a hit or miss for some people as the formula used can dry out the lips. A tip for this issue it putting on a light layer of chapstick about 5 minutes prior to putting on the liquid lipstick. This maintains the moisture in your lips while capitalizing on the high-pigmented lipstick. Not to mention that these liquid lipsticks stay on your lips forever! You’ll rarely even need to touch up.

My favorite color is Dolce K, especially for those with a darker complexion!

 


 

Let us know what your favorite nude lipstick is!

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Make Up For Ever HD Concealer

The HD Concealer by Make Up For Ever is by far my favorite concealer to use! Whether you have heavy bags under your eyes from lack of sleep or an abundance of stress, or just need a light coverup to make your eyes stand out a bit more, this product does the trick.

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The best thing about the HD Concealer is that a tiny amount goes a long way. You only need about a teardrops worth of concealer for both under-eyes, and the it is so lightweight that once it’s all rubbed in there are no crease lines! This product also refreshes the under-eye area as the formula specifically supports collagen renewal. So, by using HD Concealer not only are you covering up some unwanted circles under your eyes, but you also preventing new ones for the next day!

 

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My Favorite Time of Year!!!

It’s Prom and Wedding season!!!!  As a make up artist this is one of the best times of the year for business… With so many girls requesting services it keeps us busy, and the busier we are, the better we get! We love love LOVE helping these girls get beautified!!  Take a look at some of the pictures and let me know what you think!

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 Products Used:

  • Smashbox Full Exposure Shadow Palette
  • Urban Decay Naked Palette #1
  • Debra Macki Foundation
  • Stila Smudge Pot Liner (top lid)
  • Ardell Natural Strip Lashes #116
  • Too Faced Translucent Powder
  • Palladio Baked Blush – Atlantic
  • NYX Nude Pink Lip Liner
  • NYX Pure Nude Lipstick
  • Debra Macki Cheeky Blush #1
  • L’Oreal Mascara
  • Debra Mackin Sunlit Beige Concealer
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel
  • Smashbox Always Sharp Eyeliner (water line)