January Favorites!

January is already over and since Christmas was not that long ago, there are certainly some new products that I received as gifts and used a lot during the month of January! I have been loving face masks recently. I have also been wearing a pretty simple makeup look!

ECO TOOLS – FRESH & FLAWLESS 5pc. COMPLEXION SET

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I use at least one brush from this set every time I apply makeup! The brushes in this set are so gentle on your skin and give a nice, even complexion! Get this set here!

URBAN DECAY – NAKED 2 PALETTE

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Yes. I know this is not a new palette, but I still love it. My brother bought me this for my birthday in November and I constantly use it. The colors are so versatile and look so well when they are applied! It’s definitely a must have! Get this palette here!

NYX – THE CURVE LINER

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This eyeliner is my go-to eyeliner without a doubt! It gives great coverage and it makes the application process much easier! I also mentioned this in a previous post – Eyeliner for Your Eyes. Get this eyeliner here!

TARTE – LIGHTS, CAMERA, LASHES MASCARA

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This mascara is incredible! It is not super thick at all and it defines your eyes extremely well! I got this in a set on Black Friday! You can get this mascara here!

TARTE – AMAZONIAN CLAY 12-hour. BLUSH and LIPSURGENCE LIP GLOSS

(both in the shade Magic)

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Tarte’s Amazonian clay blush is amazing! The shade magic leaves a beautiful color on your cheeks that is not too overpowering! The Lipsurgence lip gloss is also very good! I usually use this lip gloss to lighten a darker shade of lipstick and make it appear more subtle. I got these both in a Black Friday set along with the Tarte mascara! You can purchase the blush here and the lip gloss here!

(all photos taken by myself)

Pink Isn’t Only for Wednesday…

Of course, on Wednesdays we wear pink. Anybody who has seen Mean Girls knows that… but maybe it isn’t only for Wednesdays now! Looking at the recent fashion shows and the makeup the models wore and reading many articles, pink seems to be the go-to color at the moment. Different shades of pink, red, and nude colors are SO in right now!

I was just checking out some of the new Spring 2015 Couture from shows from designers such as Chanel and Christian Dior when I noticed a trend in the makeup. Chanel models wore a deep pinkish/red lip color while the models for Dior wore a more simplistic nude color.

Since spring is quickly approaching, I figured I would show you a make up look from both the Chanel show and the Dior show and give you some similar lip products to try!

 Chanel

chanel beauty spring 2015 show

Here is one of the looks from the Chanel 2015 show. The model has a quite simplistic look for the face, but a statement lip to complete the look. To get a similar look you don’t necessarily have to use the same color. Any statement lip will complete a look with minimal face makeup. The color the model has on is more on the red side, but if you prefer you could also try a deeper pink or even a brighter pink. Any of those colors are sure to make your lips the focal point of your look.

Examples of these colors could be the Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick in almost any shade or a lipstick from NARS in shades such as Funny Face or Gipsy.

Christian Dior

dior beauty spring 2015 show

This is the makeup look from the Christian Dior Spring 2015 Show. Unlike the Chanel show, the beauty look in the Dior show were a more simplistic and natural look. If you don’t feel comfortable sporting a bright lip, you can never go wrong with a more natural look. A nude lip is also a very good choice when you are making your eye-area the focal point of your face. You can either wear a clear gloss, a skin tone shade of lipstick, or even a light pink lipstick or lip tint.

Some examples of these colors are the Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick in the shade Walk of Shame or the Dior Addict Lipglow in the shade Pink.

*Photo Courtesy for both of the images above: Sonny Vandevelde*

Eyeliner for Your Eyes

Eyeliner is certainly a must for certain looks, but is the eyeliner your using really doing its job? Yes, there are multiple ways to wear eyeliner, but did you ever consider the color you are using? If you did, great! But most people do not pay any mind to the color eyeliner they use. Different eyeliner colors do different things and some colors look better depending on your eye color.

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Gigi Hadid for Maybelline *Photo taken from Google*

For Blue Eyes: To make your eyes even bluer, try and go for golds and coppers. These colors will contrast with your eyes and make them appear even brighter. Winged, black eyeliner is another good technique for blue eyes to make your eyes the focal point of your face. You can also try navy, darker purples.

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 Emma Stone at the 2015 SAG Awards *Photo taken from Google*

For Green Eyes: Complimentary colors such as red and mahogany look nice on green eyes. Using bronze-like colors, shades of brown, and darker grays/black also compliment green eyes.

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Kendall Jenner for Estee Lauder *Photo taken from Google*

For Brown Eyes: Most colors look well on brown eyes. Tones of blue bring out the lighter parts of brown eyes, but colors such as gray, purple, and dark blues also look nice. If you want to go for a more subtle look, you can also stick with natural browns or a classic black.

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*Photo courtesy to NYX*

At the moment, my favorite eyeliner is the NYX Curve. I have blue eyes and I use this to create a winged eyeliner.