MOTD: Out-The-Door Look

Happy Friday! I hope you all had a great week. As for me, my body is fighting off some kind of stress cold, I think, so I haven’t done a full face of makeup since last weekend, but wanted to share this out-the-door look with you. I’m sure you’ve seen similar photos on my Instagram about it since I tend to do this makeup every day, but I wanted to share it with you in case you need a quick makeup look for the day. I’d say this look takes me about 15-20 minutes to do, maybe a little less. This look mainly consists of foundation, blush, eyeliner on the waterline, blush, highlighter and lipstick. No eyeshadow, mascara or liquid eyeliner. ūüôā

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Face:

Lips:

That’s the look! I apply my foundation with a beauty blender so I’m not using my hands, and then I apply my concealer with a brush and then go back with the beauty blender to make it look more natural. I tend to apply foundation and the blended concealer on my eyelids and brow bone to hide the redness. As you can see by the photo, no hardcore eye makeup!

Do you have an out-the-door look? Let me know in the comments.

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June Ipsy Glam Bag & First Impressions

After a three day delay (I tweeted out to Ipsy and they were really accommodating), my June glam bag finally arrived yesterday. I have to say, I am obsessed with everything I received this month. Granted, I always get a sneak peek by sharing on social media before they even send it. The theme for the month is “Rebel Rebel” so the bag is super cute (all graffiti) and, like I said, I’m loving the items. Here’s an image with descriptions below.

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If you’re wanting to experiment with new makeup or try new brands, I highly recommend subscribing to the Ipsy Glam Bag. It’s only $10 per month and you get these full size samples every time. Fill out your profile and pick your favorite brands and you’re good to go.

Do you subscribe to something similar? Let me know in the comments.

 

My Latest Too Faced Haul

Okay, so if you haven’t noticed by now, I’m seriously obsessed with Too Faced products. I ordered this package about two weeks ago and just unboxed it over the weekend and I wanted to share my loot with you. I have yet to try anything since I was in a rush to get out the door this morning, so I will experimenting throughout the week and weekend with these products.

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Left to right: Mr. Right Perfect Powder Brush, Hangover Rx primer, Cocoa Contour palette, Mascara Melt-Off, Melted Matte Liquified Lipstick in Miso Pretty, Sweetheart Blush in Something About Berry

  1.  Mr. Right Perfect Powder Brush РI am so excited to use this. I am currently using an angled blush brush and sometimes it grabs too much pigment for my cheeks.
  2. Hangover Rx Primer – Need I say more? This is my new favorite primer. I’m always excited to get the free sample of it with every purchase (I have about three of them now), and it smells like coconut and hydrates my skin like no other.
  3. Cocoa Contour Palette – I have never contoured before, but have watched enough YouTube videos to see how chiseled it can make your jaw line and how defined your cheekbones can look, so I decided to give this a shot. I’ll play around with it this weekend. I love that Too Faced gives a little instruction book with it.
  4. Mascara Melt-Off РI have the hardest time getting mascara off with my makeup remover towelettes. I am super excited to try this product. All you have to do is leave it in for 1 minute and then voila! Your mascara comes right off.
  5. Melted Matte Liquified Lipstick in Miso Pretty – I’ve been loving this formula for liquid matte lipsticks. I got this ballerina pink as a color to use on top of others to make it lighter.
  6. Sweetheart Blush in Something About Berry – Excited to try this new combo blush color. I can combine all three together, or use just one or two of them.

Have you tried any of these products? Let me know in the comments!

Natural Glow Party Look – Eyes

Earlier this week I shared with you my whole look for the White Hot Summer party I attended. What I didn’t show you is a close up of the eyes, so here you go! The hubby and I are heading out to a friend’s birthday dinner tonight, so I thought I’d recreate the eye look. See the step-by-step instructions for this eye look below the photo.

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Eyes:

  • Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Original¬†by Urban Decay. Apply all over your lid and up to brow bone.
  • Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette¬†by Too Faced. See below for colors and placement.
    • Using an all over eyeshadow brush, apply¬†White Chocolate¬†on lid up to brow bone.
    • Using a clean blending brush, apply¬†Salted Caramel¬†in the crease. Be sure to tap off excess shadow before applying. Start with little color and add more to deepen the color if necessary. Keep applying to the outer corner of your eye, to mid-eyelid.
    • Using the same all over eyeshadow brush you used for White Chocolate, apply¬†Marzipanon the center of your eyelid to the inner corner.
    • If needed, apply more¬†Salted Caramel¬†in the crease with the blending brush used. To soften the crease, take a clean blending brush and blend it out.
    • On brow bone, apply¬†Champagne Truffle¬†to highlight and line the bottom of your eyebrow.
    • Apply¬†Champagne Truffle¬†on your inner corners to brighten your eyes a bit.
  • 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil in Legend (black)¬†by Urban Decay. Running out of this, too, so I purchased a Too Faced one to see which looks better.
  • Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink¬†by Bobbi Brown. I haven‚Äôt used a liquid eyeliner since purchasing this, but watched a MannyMUA video last night that uses a brush and liquid eyeliner. I feel like I have more control with a brush rather than what comes with the liquid eyeliner.
  • They‚Äôre Real Mascara¬†by Benefit Cosmetics. No need for falsies with this.

Natural Glow Party Look

It’s summertime and the living is easy. On Sunday, my work threw a fabulous White Hot Summer party with Cavallo Point Lodge in Sausalito, CA. Since people had to show up in their best summer whites, I decided to create a simple, natural glow look. Below is a photo from my snapchat. I didn’t get a close up of my eyeshadow, however, I plan on doing this look again, so I will update with a new photo then. Also, I recently added some ombr√© highlights, so I’m looking blonder and tanner. ūüôā This look is using primarily Too Faced products.

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Face:

Eyes:

  • Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Original by Urban Decay. Apply all over your lid and up to brow bone.
  • Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette by Too Faced. See below for colors and placement.
    • Using an all over eyeshadow brush, apply White Chocolate on lid up to brow bone.
    • Using a clean blending brush, apply Salted Caramel in the crease. Be sure to tap off excess shadow before applying. Start with little color and add more to deepen the color if necessary. Keep applying to the outer corner of your eye, to mid-eyelid.
    • Using the same all over eyeshadow brush you used for White Chocolate, apply Marzipan on the center of your eyelid to the inner corner.
    • If needed, apply more Salted Caramel in the crease with the blending brush used. To soften the crease, take a clean blending brush and blend it out.
    • On brow bone, apply Champagne Truffle to highlight and line the bottom of your eyebrow.
    • Apply Champagne Truffle on your inner corners to brighten your eyes a bit.
  • 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil in Legend (black) by Urban Decay. Running out of this, too, so I purchased a Too Faced one to see which looks better.
  • Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink by Bobbi Brown. I haven’t used a liquid eyeliner since purchasing this, but watched a MannyMUA video last night that uses a brush and liquid eyeliner. I feel like I have more control with a brush rather than what comes with the liquid eyeliner.
  • They’re Real Mascara by Benefit Cosmetics. No need for falsies with this.

Lips:

Finish:

Since this look consisted of neutrals and pinks, the melted matte lipstick really added some depth to the look. I will definitely be doing this look again (probably this weekend for a friend’s birthday party).

I’d love to see your favorite natural glow party looks for summer! Tag me on Instagram @blush.and.lipstick! ūüôā

Child Star Melted Matte Liquified Lipstick

I haven’t officially done a Child Star Melted Matte Liquified Lipstick post yet, so here it is! Love this color. It goes well with every outfit and keeps my lips hydrated. Also, I took a picture of my Warm Glow¬†Too Faced Candlelight Glow highlighter that I don’t leave the house without wearing. Makeup Tip: put a little highlighter on the tip of your nose and brush on your cupid’s bow to give them a little extra glow.¬†

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May Ipsy Glam Bag

Have you heard of the deluxe makeup sample subscription service called Ipsy? I hadn’t until¬†a few months ago when a former coworker from my banking days told me about it. To get started, you fill out a survey on ipsy.com about your preferences, skin, eye and hair color, and what brands you frequently buy and where you buy them from. Then, you pay $11 per month and get five deluxe samples. Each month has a theme, with the bag to match (you get to keep the bags, by the way).

I loved what came in my April glam bag, so when I was able to get a sneak peek of my May glam bag, I did. Here’s what I got:

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  1. Slmissglam contour brush. I don’t normally contour, but this brush is great for adding a thin line of blush to your cheeks.
  2. Smashbox x-rated mascara. I am finishing up my They’re Real mascara by Benefit right now, so when that’s done I’m excited to try this Smashbox mascara. I’ve heard great things about it.
  3. Hanalei lip treatment. I am always looking for a product to keep my lips hydrated. Excited to try this Hawaiian product.
  4. Eva NYC hungry hair oil treatment. I don’t normally like to put oil-based product in my hair as my hair can get pretty oily, but I am looking to grow out my hair even longer, so I’ll give this a try.
  5. Hikari Cosmetics shimmer bronzer. Just like contouring, I don’t really bronze, but maybe I should start. I am digging the shimmer in this palette.

I have been thoroughly pleased with my first two glam bags and can’t wait for my June bag. If you’re interested in trying out ipsy, click here.

Work Party Makeup

This week, I’ve been representing the magazine I work for a lot, and tonight is no exception. We have a work-related function after working hours, so I thought I’d keep it professional, yet fun for the event tonight. Here’s the look and check out the details below the photos.

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Face:

Eyes:

Lips:

Finish:

I officially am in love with that Too Faced Candlelight Glow highlighting powder and will be using it every down from now on. Do you like this look? Let me know!

My Latest Too Faced Haul

I know, I know. As¬†you can tell,¬†I’m a little obsessed with Too Faced products. But since I won’t be purchasing any more makeup until my next paycheck, I wanted to share my latest haul with you all (haha, that rhymed!).

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Love Blush in Your Love is King

Candlelight Glow highlighting powder duo in Rose Glow

Melted Matte liquified matte lipstick in Child Star (I wore this in my professional glam look post yesterday)

Absolutely Flawless concealer

Hangover Rx primer sample

Bronzer sample

I tried the blush and highlighter this morning, but I don’t know how I feel about it yet. Love the colors in both, but I think I need a better blush brush and highlighter brush to get the complete look.

What are your favorite Too Faced products? I’d love to know.

Professional Glam Look

Today I am heading back to my alma mater, San Francisco State University, to help judge magazine ideas for a contemporary magazines class (my full time job is the digital media manager for Marin Magazine in Sausalito, CA). That being said, I decided to do a full face of makeup today since I will be out representing the magazine. Why do I call it “professional glam”? Because the gold layer of eyeshadow has glitter galore in it. Subtle enough for the workplace, but glamorous enough to up your every day makeup game. I used a variety of products that I will list below. Here are a couple snaps of my look:

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Face:

Eyes:

Lips:

Finish:

So that’s my look! I received my latest Too Faced order yesterday and will be writing a post about those products soon, as well as my before and after series with the solid beautycleanser I purchased from Sephora.

I hope you like this look!

My Latest Haul from Too Faced

I have been obsessed with Too Faced products for quite a while now, and they just came out with the Melted Matte liquid lipstick and I decided to order a couple shades, as well as some other things (like their set of brushes). Here’s my latest haul, with some pictures of the packaging, because it’s just that cute.

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Love the message from Jerrod Blandino. 

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From left to right:

Pro-Essential Teddy Bear Hair brush set

Melted Matte lipsticks in Queen B and Sell Out

Lip Insurance Lip Primer

Perfect Lips lip liner in nude

Hangover primer (deluxe sample size)