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Makeup Tutorial: Jennifer Lopez | Oscars 2015

Jennifer Lopez Oscars 2015 Makeup

Jennifer Lopez is always shutting it down during awards season. Things were no different at the 2015 Oscars. She wore a gorgeous nude Elie Saab gown and paired it with a colorful and fresh makeup look that had us all asking “is it spring yet?” Hopefully things start to warm up sooner rather than later. In the meantime, check out my recreation of J. Lo’s Oscar makeup.

Who had your favorite Oscars look?

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Makeup Tutorial: Beyonce | Why Don’t You Love Me

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Face Atelier Ultra Foundation – #6
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer – NC20
Graftobian Hi-Def Glamour Creme – Warm Palette #3
Charlotte Tilbury – Filmstar Bronze & Glow
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder – Diffused Light
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish – Soft & Gentle
MAC Brow Finisher – Clear
MAC Eye Shadow – Espresso
Tarte Tartelette Palette
MAC Paint Pot - Soft Ochre
Inglot Eyeliner Gel – #77
Ardell Lashes – Wispies
MAC Eye Kohl – Fascinating
MAC Lipstick – Siss & Peachstock

This is what happens when a guy makes you mad and you start watching Beyonce videos on YouTube. I came across Why Don’t You Love Me and decided to channel my energy into recreating one of my favorite looks from the video. I did the tears and everything lol. Check out my video and let me know what you listen to when someone presses your buttons.  Continue reading

Makeup Tutorial: Kim Kardashian | Grammys 2015

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I got my Kim K on and tried the look she wore to the Grammys this year. The eyes were completely shimmery, which is a totally different style from what I normally wear. It was a top pick when I asked who had your favorite look of the night on Instagram so I gave it a try. I loved the result and think this would be great for a date night. I can say that with confidence because it’s Kanye approved lol. Check out the tutorial here.
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Makeup Tutorial: Jennifer Lopez | Golden Globes 2015

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This tutorial was inspired by the makeup Jennifer Lopez wore to the Golden Globes this year. Her signature golden glow was paired with smoldering grey and purple eyes. It was so striking that I just had to try it on myself. Click here to get the look.  Continue reading

New Year, New You Makeup Haul

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New year, new me! That’s what we all say, right? I’m currently fighting my soda addiction by going cold turkey. It is day four and I feel like I need to scratch little tally marks on my desk or something for each day I go without a sip. I’m definitely going to need at least a little medal for this or something. Soda is one of my greatest vices, second only to my love for makeup, which fortunately can’t kill me. Anyway, I pretty much went off the deep end hauling ever since the holidays came around and there were tons of deals and new launches encouraging me to makeover my stash. Check out my video to see what I picked up. I am especially excited about my new Charlotte Tilbury makeup! I had been coveting one of the items for months on end and it turned out to be everything I wanted it to be. Gotta love those moments.

Makeup Tutorial: Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette

Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette

New palette and time on my hands means playing in front of the camera. Seems like the jury is still out on the Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette but I was certainly a fan of the colors I used to create this look. If you are looking for a comparison, I would say that the texture of most of the shadows I tried were very similar to the Lorac Pro palettes. It is certainly a great value but you could pay more for a more creamy/buttery product. Which side of the fence are you on?

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Haul: BaubleBar, Steve Madden, Express & More

Took advantage of some holiday sales to add a little fun to my wardrobe and restock some staples. Check out what I picked up in my video.

BaubleBar Cairo Ear Jackets 
BaubleBar Juniper Ear Cuff Sets 
BaubleBar Delicate Teardrop Frost Strand 
BaubleBar Phased Out Bangle Set 

Steve Madden RASPY booties 
Steve Madden ECENTRCQ sneakers 

Express Leggings
Express Sweaters
Express Black Jean Legging 

Zara Quilted Messenger Bag
Zara Coat

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Sigma 3DHD Kabuki brush
Sigma December promo code (10% OFF): DEC2014

MAC Lipstick – Flat Out Fabulous 
Becca Simmering Skin Perfector Pressed – Rose Gold 
Too Faced Everything Nice Palette 
Make Up For Ever HD Foundation – #127 
NARS Illuminator – 413 BLKR

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Makeup Tutorial: Holiday Red Lips

Holiday Red Lips

Here is the next installment from my holiday makeup tutorial series with thefancyfaced. We created looks featuring the signature red lips that so many of us like to wear during this time of year. I used my latest addition to my red lipstick collection – NARS’ Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella. It is a gorgeous deep red. I absolutely love the formula! Although it is matte it does not dry my lips as much as some of my other matter lipsticks from other brands. It is very comfortable and lightweight while giving great color payoff with one layer. You don’t feel like you’re wearing anything. I’m having a bit of a NARS moment. Can’t get enough of their stuff lately! And did you see the sneak peek of their upcoming launches that Eva Chen (Lucky’s Editor-in-chief) posted on her Instagram?

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My mouth is practically watering #beautyjunkieproblems.

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November Favorites

November Favorites

It’s favorites time! Check out my November installment which spiraled into a face of the day consisting mostly of tried and true products with some recent acquisitions thrown in as well.

Makeup Tutorial: Aaliyah Inspired Jewel Toned Smokey Eye

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A tutorial six years in the making! This look was inspired by one of my favorite Aaliyah makeup looks, which is this smokey eye and red lip combo from the “We Need a Resolution” music video. I thought it would be an excellent start to my holiday makeup collab series with my makeup sister from another mister thefancyfaced:

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Visit her channel to check out her vibrant green look.

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