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Makeup: Nude, Mauve, & Metal
Trending from Winter to Spring in beauty is all about Nude, Mauve and Metal. For instance, take a look at the ravishing Amra Olević, whose gifted makeup techniques make her one of the most sought-after artists in Los Angeles! Here, she combines a hammered metal statement necklace with dark mauve lips and pink-nude shadows. Copy her look: Anastasia Beverly Hills BrowWiz and Brow Definer. MAC "Soft Brown" on the crease "Deep Damson" and "Ground Brown" on the crease Motives Cosmetics "Heiress" and "Aphrodite" on the lid. MAC "Nylon" on the tear duct. Inglot gel liner #77 with NYC liquid liner to darken. MAC "Feline" on the waterline Flutter Lashes Inc "Intoxicating" lashes. Toofaced Better Than Sex mascara. Armani luminous silk foundation (#5.75) Urban Decay "Naked" concealer Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour kit. MAC "What I Fancy" blush Anastasia Beverly Hills "So Hollywood" illuminator Gerard Cosmetics "Gravity" on the lips Hope you give this look a try and tell me what you think! @jordanhamilton @kaminisingh @alywoah @TessStevens @mikayla @ChelseaHeyes @QueenYuki @KyotieWolf @kristenadams @Donnas @stargaze @flymetothemoon @ImUrBestFriend @galinda @Bekka @RaquelArredondo @jazziejazz @rmayra1 @prgurl4u2envy @DemiP @alannasofia @petname83 @TinaDang @dimplequeen @tiffany1922 @atmi @ZoilaObregon @brinJSN @CelinaGonzalez @JessicaChaney @Animaniafreak @CrystalBlunt @AliciaJaneth @NaraA @TurtleyTurtles @sherrysahar @raenel @CandaceJordan @FlyingAway @LemonLassie @AprilNapier @peahyr @MyAffairWith @SarahRegulski @HappyLulie @GingerMJones @humairaa @yellowbug18 @reaper412
The Lip Liner Perfect For The Ombre Effect
If you know me than you know I'm a nude girl when it comes to my lipsticks. I will gravitate towards a bright or deep shade depending on my mood, but for the most part I always grab my nudes. There's something about a nude lip that just screams simple. With the winter comes the need to add a bit of life to your makeup and I have been doing so for the past week now since I invested in MAC Cosmetics lipliner in 'nightmoth'. I've known about night moth for some time now, but I never got my hands on it and I honestly regret waiting so long. The color is the perfect shade of purple. It's deep enough to wear alone, but perfect to ombre with another side on top [which I've been doing]. I'm absolutely in love and although nude will always be my go to shade, something about this lip liner just makes me feel put together. This liner is the perfect shade for pretty much any complexion and it's extremely versatile. It's nice to step outside of your comfort zone every now and then and night moth allows you to do exactly that. I promise you won't regret getting your hands on this liner. Keep scrolling to see just how amazing it actually is below. The Real Vs. The Deal: If you don't feel like dropping nearly twenty dollars on a pencil, you can always opt for the dupe by NYX [here] which is just as good. As a makeup junkie, it's always good to know and learn the dupes. Contrary to popular belief, just because a dupe is more affordable -- doesn't mean that it doesn't work in the same manner. Isn't it gorgeous? Are you feeling the vampy look? @TessStevens @marshalledgar @stephosorio @amobigbang You can purchase yours [here].
COMING SOON! MAC Collection: Selena Quintanilla
MAC Cosmetics has done it again. Selena fans get ready to run to your nearest MAC counter towards the end of 2016 because our favorite cosmetic company is releasing a makeup collection with your favorite latino. The latin pop sensation was extremely gorgeous and her voice was perfect -- which means, that the collection will mimic her beauty. We are hoping for pops of color and bright reds, a color that she often wore. Whether you're a fan or not, there is no doubt in my mind that this collection would be pretty close to perfect. This collection was made possible all because of a fan who created a petition on change.org earlier this year. Thanks to the 37,000 supporters and fans this MAC collection has become a reality. MAC's creative director/vice president chimed in saying, "Selena's talent and beauty, inside and out have, have left a colorful, meaningful impact in the world, that has continued to grow over the last two decades. We have heard the passion and enthusiasm from her fans and wholeheartedly agree that her legacy embodies MAC's philosophy." Her sister even voiced her excitement saying, "I am so excited that MAC Cosmetics will be releasing a collection in honor of my sister Selena. Helping to create this collection brings me back to all those late night conversations on our tour bus when she spoke of having her own makeup line one day. If Selena were here she would be beyond ecstatic to have this happening. History is being made." Next year seems so far away, but there's no doubt in my mind that this collection won't be worth the wait. Thanks to MAC and all of the true Selena fans for allowing this beauties legacy and beauty to live on forever. "If you have a dream, don't let anybody take it away." - Selena Quintanilla
Budget Spring/Engagement Look
This card goes out to all the ladies who love fashion but not the prices! Trust me, I am right there with you! But I am dedicating this card to @peahyr because she challenged me to come up with a Spring/Engagement look that was attainable without having to sell the car. In a previous card I shared with you my easy breezy vision for wearing skin-breathing attire for Spring or your wedding engagement (or both!), which you can see here. You can view it here side by side above. Which look do you prefer? And are these looks worth the price of $2,667 and $115 respectively? Forever 21 Strapless Lace Cotton Dress $34 Guess Carnney Stiletto $43 Asos Circles Open Cuff $10 Essie Spin The Bottle $18 MAC False Lashes mascara $10 @jordanhamilton @kaminisingh @alywoah @TessStevens @mikayla @ChelseaHeyes @QueenYuki @KyotieWolf @kristenadams @Donnas @stargaze @flymetothemoon @ImUrBestFriend @galinda @Bekka @RaquelArredondo @jazziejazz @prgurl4u2envy @DemiP @alannasofia @rmayra1 @ModernRomance @worldofbridal @MAYRARUIZ1 @stephosorio @mArshadKhan @humairaa @ButterflyBlu @Heartofgold35 @PatriciaAranzab @brinJSN @anniepham177 @MadisonKitko @RobynHope @Z3r03D @redroses8807 @jasmineP96 @petname83 @TinaDang @dimplequeen @tiffany1922 @atmi @ZoilaObregon @brinJSN @CelinaGonzalez @JessicaChaney @Animaniafreak @CrystalBlunt @AliciaJaneth @NaraA @TurtleyTurtles @sherrysahar @raenel @CandaceJordan @FlyingAway @LemonLassie @AprilNapier @peahyr @MyAffairWith @SarahRegulski @HappyLulie @GingerMJones @humairaa @yellowbug18 @reaper412
Five MAC Products Every Makeup Lover Should Own
If you're into makeup, it's not a secret that there are specific products you should own without hesitation. It's always nice to have a mix of both low end and high end products -- you'd be surprised what low end products happen to work better than some high end. If you're a MAC fan than you know how amazing their products are. You've probably heard of the basic items that pretty much every makeup lover owns or has owned at some point. If you have yet to own a product from one of the best cosmetic companies in the world, you're not living the makeup life as you should. These five MAC products will change your life, if they haven't all ready. Make sure you own them and if you don't hurry to your local MAC store before you get your makeup privileges taken away. Prep + Prime Fix+ You could be freshening up your makeup or spraying a bit onto your beauty blender -- regardless, this amazing spray is a makeup lovers holy grail and it's so worth it. If you prefer to not dish out a dub on such an amazing spray, you can opt out by creating your own here. Ruby Woo Lipstick It's extremely well known and most of all it's an amazing red matte lipstick, not to mention the perfect red. Every lady needs this lipstick in their possession. It's that serious and it will change your life. Painterly Paint Pot The perfect flesh tone primer for your eyes. It glides on your eyes easily and it makes any eyeshadow pop beautifully. Mineralize Skin Finish If you're looking for the perfect glow and bit of shine on your face this baked bronzing powder is perfect for highlighting the skin with a matte finish. Honey Love Lipstick Let's just say, if you're searching for the perfect nude lipstick to suit all complexions -- honey love would be the correct choice. Everyone needs a nude in their life. On you mark. Get set. Shop. You know you want to.
Beauty Quiz: What MAC Lipstick Are You?
If you're a lover of lipstick than you know just how difficult it can be to choose the perfect shade. Whether you're running to the store or running late for work, the perfect shade of lipstick can make or break you. There's a shade for everyone, you just have to find what works for you and what doesn't. A lot of times we choose lip shades based on what looks great against our skin, but choosing the right lipstick also says a lot about your personality. If you're a MAC Cosmetics fan or just a lipstick fan in general, take the short quiz below to find out what MAC Lipstick compliments your personality. You're getting ready to head out on a date with a guy you've only seen in pictures. What color lipstick do you gravitate towards? [a] nude [b] pink [c] burgundy [d] red When you think of the perfect daily look, what's the first word that comes to mind? [a] dewy [b] pop of color [c] smokey eye [d] natural What's your must have lipstick consistency? [a] cremesheen [b] lustre [c] satin [d] matte If you could choose to be any main character from from Sex and The City, who would you choose? [a] Miranda [b] Carrie Bradshaw [c] Charlotte [d] Samantha If you chose mostly A's, your MAC lipstick would be Shy Girl. You're simple with a bit of flare. You tend to be very modest, but deep down you have a side that not too many people get to see. If you chose mostly B's, your MAC lipstick would be Girl About Town. You enjoy a little bit of excitement every now and then. Although you make sure you always look your best when you're in the streets, you live for those moments when you can just be you. If you chose mostly C's, your MAC lipstick would be Rebel. Don't let the name confuse you. Although you can be rebellious when need be, you usually play it cool. A little splash of fun here and there is enough for you. If you chose mostly D's, your MAC lipstick would be Ruby Woo. You have a way of woo'n people with your charm. You have a way with your words and of course, your looks. You like to live life on the wild side and you don't care what others happen to think.
Breaking Up With Ruby Woo And Finding True Love Again
Dear MAC Cosmetics, I was a huge Ruby Woo fan until my lips began to feel like cardboard. Sincerely, I've moved on If you happen to be a MAC girl like myself, than you know just how amazing the color payoff of Ruby Woo is. It's the ultimate red matte lipstick and every woman should have one in their makeup collection -- well, except for the fact that it has to be one of the most drying lipsticks ever created. Before you mention I should moisturize and exfoliate my lips, believe me -- I do both of those things quite frequently and to no avail -- Ruby Woo always leaves my lips dry, cracked and peeling. I eventually ended up giving up on one of my all time favorite lipsticks and for quite some time -- I was slightly depressed. That is until my wish my granted one day I walked into Sephora. If you're a makeup junkie like myself than you know just how important dupes are. If you aren't familiar with the term dupe, it refers to an affordable makeup product that is a replica of a more high end product. While in Sephora randomly shopping around, the lady helping me out had the most vibrantly gorgeous red color on her lips. I asked her what she was wearing and she replied, Always Red [see here]. Being the rather slow woman that I am, I thought she had heard me wrong and was just telling me that she always wore red on her lips. While browsing in the Sephora brand makeup section I later realized that the name of the lipstick on her lips was 'Always Red'. When I tell you that it was love at first sight, I'm not exaggerating. I didn't hesitate to purchase the small tube of lip stain. I didn't even wait an hour before I was at home trying on the color. Not only was the color payoff fabulous, but the consistency was absolutely amazing. It went on creamy like a creme based gloss and dried like a matte lipstick. The best part was that my lips didn't feel dry -- at all. I was extremely impressed, but I wanted to give it the true test of time -- so I left it on for a couple hours to see how it was going to hold up. Fast forward five hours later and it looks as if I had just applied the lip product. My lips were literally poppin' and they weren't the least bit dry. I never knew it would take being introduced to just one lip product in order for me to get over my first true love Ruby Woo. If you find yourself struggling with the drying effect of Ruby Woo, come on over to Sephora -- you won't be upset. Every woman needs this red in their collection, please take my word for it. Ladies, do you have a go to red lipstick? List them below.
Eyeshadow Palettes You Need To Get Your Hands On This Fall
Fall is upon us, which means it's time to step up your eyeshadow game. Put away your bright shades and bring out the browns and burgundy's. Your makeup deserves just as much attention as your wardrobe. Choose shades that compliment both your complexion and your outfit. Eyeshadow palettes are perfect because they come with a wide rage of colors and you get just enough bang for your buck. It's also a smart idea to choose palettes that work perfectly for the fall, but will work just as well in the spring and summertime. When choosing your makeup, be smart and be open minded. Step outside of your element and go for shades you wouldn't normally go for. These eyeshadow palettes scream fall and will have your eyes popping', but I'll let you be the judge and take a look for yourself. Smashbox Double Exposure Travel Palette This fabulous palette has the ability to give you a natural look or a dramatic look. Add water to the shadows to create a new shade giving you 16 shades instead of 8. BECCA Ombre Rouge Eye Palette This five shade shadow palette is meant to sculpt, widen and brighten your eyes while "awakening and smoothing" your lids. M·A·C TREND FORECAST SPRING 16/EYE This beautiful palette consists of creamy shades that range in colors that are perfect for pretty much any season. Whether you choose the most neutral shade or the brightest shade, your eyes will be sure to pop. Kat Von D: Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette These amazing pigmented velvet shadows are the perfect shades for the upcoming season and the great thing about this palette is that it is comes with a contouring guide, allowing you to chisel your eyes to perfection. Viseart Neutral Matte Eyeshadow Palette This twelve shade palette gives you a little bit of everything with matte shadows that are long lasting and super pigmented to create the perfect nude face. Have you fallen in love with these fall eyeshadow palettes yet? Give it some time. But until then, for similar cards click [here].