Rosy Spring Tutorial

Even though it’s not quite Spring yet, I’m getting a bit excited over Spring makeup! I’m ready to say sayonara to dark and dreary Winter makeup. Pinks, orchids, and rose tones are making their entrance!

For the sake of switching things up, I’m going to be using my Shirley-Temple lookalike cousin Alysha for this tutorial tonight. We got secret Starbucks drinks earlier hehe…(Twix and Chocolate Raspberry)!

Ok, back to the tutorial 🙂

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1. First, prime your face to keep your makeup lasting all day. I used NYX’s photo-loving primer in the green shade to combat her redness.

2. Apply a liquid foundation for a medium, dewy coverage without the caked-on look. I used Skin 79 Oriental Gold BB Cream, then set with a loose powder.

3. For blush, apply any pink toned cream product. For this look we’re staying away from powders to ensure a fresh-faced and natural look. On the apples of her cheeks I used NYX’s cream blush stick in Orchid. To apply a stick blush like this, simply twist the tube on your cheek wherever you want a color-payoff, and blend with clean fingers or a brush.

4. Onto the eyebrows~ For Cara Delevigne-esque bold brows, shape your eyebrows with a brow pencil, then fill in any sparse areas with a eyeshadow or brow powder, then brush out any harsh lines. On Alysha I started her brows almost at the bridge of her nose and straightened her arch. I used NYX’s brow pencil in Dark Brown, and the Urban Decay Naked Pallet One’s shadow in Buck.

4. Next I contoured her eyes and nose with Benefit’s Hoola powder, blending the artificial shadows in with a small detail brush. Spend at least a minute blending whenever you contour to make sure it looks natural!

5. Lastly, I used Estee Lauder’s lipstick in Blush lightly on her lips to add a pop of warmth! Instead of sliding the lipstick on directly, dab it lightly on the lips to build up your desired color.

Hope you guys enjoy this beautiful and simple Spring look! What are you most excited about for Spring? Leave me a comment!

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DIY Sunday: 3 Min Exfoliator and Mask

These past few weeks I’ve been mega-busy with school work and clubs, so I’ve been trying to keep my skin as un-stressed as possible. Tonight I’ll show you guys how to make two really simple skin treatments from ingredients in your kitchen! Forget the expensive stuff, these little treats will leave your skin happy and glowing~~~

Numero Uno: Brown Sugar Honey & Lemon Exfoliator

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All you need is about 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of honey, and a few drops of lemon juice. Mix them all together in a little bowl, and gently massage into your face for a minute or two. The sugar will clean up any gunk in your pores, while the honey moisturizes and replenishes the skin’s hydration. The lemon, (which is totally optional btw) can help to brighten up dark spots, and reduce skin dullness! You should try to exfoliate your skin twice a week along with your normal regimen, and remember, always use a moisturizer after exfoliation! 

Number Two: (Almost) Better than Botox Mask

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For this one you’ll need one egg, and again, an optional lemon!

In a bowl, separate an egg, and add a few lemon drops. To separate an egg, crack it, and keep the yellow yolk in the shell while the whites drizzle out. You can cook the yolk later if you’d like. Whip the mixture like you’re making meringue; 30 seconds should be plenty. When it’s nice and frothy, you can apply an even layer all over your face. You can remove it as soon as the mask hardens, or you can wait like I do for about 20 mins. After that, you can just gently rinse it off with warm water. Your face should feel tightened, and look brighter, with visibly smaller pores.

And that’s it! How easy was that? It’s almost crazy how much we can get out of simple kitchen ingredients, no forking out cash required!

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Jane Porter Makeup (Inspired by the Disney Movie “Tarzan”)

Good evening everyone, it’s been a tiring week. Thankfully I got to rest up a bit after taking the SAT, and writing essays for AP English and AP European History. Yesterday as I was relaxing I got the hankering to watch some Tarzan clips on Youtube. Sadly there’s not a lot on there because of copy rights and stuff like that but I got to watch the scene with Jane and that stupid baby baboon I’ve always abhorred XD. Seriously, that monkey is horrible.

Anyway, I never really noticed until yesterday that Jane has a very distinct makeup look. I always thought she went “au naturale” but no, she apparently remembered whatever she learned in “finishing school” and looks pretty prim, even in the jungle.

Don’t believe me? Take a looksies.

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She sports violet eyeshadow with indigo eyeliner complemented by rosy cheeks and lips.

Oh, and just because Halloween has passed doesn’t mean you can’t still wear you’re favorite (or my favorite at least) Disney heroine’s makeup! It’s actually a wearable look, especially for blue or brown eyes!

1. Apply a foundation of your choice. I’d assume Jane wore a powder formula since she’s in the sticky and humid jungle. Apply concealer to any spots or under eye circles and blend out thoroughly. For shine control and all-day coverage, dust a translucent powder over your skin or mist a setting spray over your makeup.

2. Apply a rosy-plum shade of blush. When in doubt, go with something that looks like your grandma would wear. It sounds tacky but Jane lived in the early 1900’s so of course her makeup would reflect that. I used my Estee Lauder blush as shown here

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The swatch for the blush is on my right-most finger.

3. Go ahead and fill in your eyebrows with a pencil or powder of your choice. If you want to be super authentic, shape your eyebrows the way Jane’s are. If you look at the pictures above you’ll notice that her brows wing upward at the beginning.

4. For your eyeshadow apply a nice primer. I used Too-Faced’s Eye-surance primer. Apply all over your lids and let dry. Next, take a warm violet color and sweep all across your lid. For reference, it is the middle finger swatch, and the top right eyeshadow on the pallet. Now for added definition, apply a darker shade of purple on the outer third of your crease, blending in generously. The color I used is the left finger and the darker shade of purple on the bottom right of the pallet.

5. Take a royal blue eyeliner…

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and thinly line your upper lash line. If you want to amp up your eyes apply the liner to the inner third of your lower water line.

6. The last step for your eyes is to apply a two coats of your favorite black mascara to your upper and lower lashes.

Here is the finished eye makeup.

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7. If you’d like, contour your cheekbones and nose with a matte bronzer. I’d recommend Benefit’s Hoola powder since it looks so natural. For a nice little picture guide to contouring, click here.

8. Make sure your lips are smooth and un-chappy, and apply a rose colored lipstick or balm if you prefer. I used Estee Lauder’s Lip stick in “Blushing”

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And you’re done! If you want you can wear a yellow dress or sweater to get even more into the “Jane” mood.

On a cute note, I just remembered that when I was little, I wanted to change my name to Jane…bless my heart.

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You can wrap your hair into a bun like pre-Tarzan Jane, or let your wild tresses flow free like post-Tarzan Jane :).

Hope you all enjoy this tutorial, and have a great evening!

Red Riding Hood Makeup Tutorial

Happy Saturday! As promised yesterday, I’m going to show you how to get this look. It’s very easy, and would also work well with a lot of costume ideas!

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Here are most of the products I used:

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1. Create a smooth canvas for your makeup by applying a primer. Then apply your favorite concealor and foundation.
2. Set your foundation with either some loose powder or a setting spray.
3. Instead of blush, apply two or three dabs of a reddish lipstick to your cheeks. Red riding hood is out in the woods, so her cheeks are red from the cold! Blend with your fingers until you get your desired color. I actually had to wipe some of the color off with a washcloth and blend it out even more with a fluffy brush, so be careful :)!
4. With a black liquid liner, just thinly line your lids and create a small wing at the ends. Next, taking a detail brush and some black or dark gray eyeshadow, line halfway into your lower lash line. This creates a smokey and darker look.
5. To make your eyes look even bigger and brighter, line your water line with a white eye liner.
6. Curl your lashes and apply a volumizing black mascara.
7. Fill in any sparse areas of your eyebrows with a pencil or powder. For a youthful look, fill in your arches if you have them.

You’re done! Now all you need is a big bad wolf!

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What are you going to be for Halloween? Comment below!