Instagram Makeup | Full Face Contour, Highlight, Baking

Happy Monday! Weeee I’m super excited about today’s makeup tutorial because it’s probably my favorite makeup I’ve done on myself yet. I don’t know if it’s because I really took the time to show you contouring, highlighting, and baking, but it finished so flawlessly! I hope you all love it too! I wanted to do a tutorial on Instagram makeup. To me, this is the look that’s trending all over the insta-sphere, and it’s also a look that a lot of people hate.. its pretty polarizing. Glam girls love it but a lot of MUAs in the industry hate it for how bold and harsh it can be. Different strokes for different folks! A girl like me loves me some cake, so be prepared to watch me layer it on!! :)

Enjoy!

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Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint & Lip Crayon | Swatches & GIVEAWAY

Tarte’s new Tarteist Lip Paints are described as ultra-pigmented, matte liquid lipsticks. They are super pigmented but I don’t think I would quite describe them as a liquid lipstick – which is not a bad thing! They’ve very comfortable on the lips and not drying at all. They feel more like a lip cream and dry to a more velvety, soft finish. I would compare them more to NYX Lip Creams than Anastasia or Colourpop liquid lipsticks. I swatched the first 10 shades that were released late last year for you today; there are a fewer new colors since then which I don’t have yet including a VIB Rouge exclusive, Fomo (which I totally have FOMO over!!).  I loved all but two of the colors & being a girl that doesn’t experiment with lip color very much… that is a big surprise! Yay! Paired with the lip paints are the new Tarteist Lip Crayons – these are unbelievely pigmented, you won’t need more than a swipe. My one gripe is that they are a little drying and pull on the skin a bit. Latergram is my new favorite neutral liner especially for my skintone and I broke the tip off my crayon already because of how hard I was tugging – waah! It just had to be my favorite color that broke. Make sure you don’t twist up too far before applying or you might snap yours too!

I am giving away a brand new tube of Yaassss so be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of this post. Enjoy & good luck!!

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Christmas Glam + Colourpop GIVEAWAY!

Hi my angels! Merry Christmas to everyone celebrating, wishing you the most beautiful, joyous day!

Today I have a last minute holiday tutorial, it’s super easy but so on season. I also am doing a giveaway in the video for two Colourpop Cosmetics boxed sets: Forever Freshman & Back to Cool. I’ve been holding onto them for a giveaway since the fall but kept forgetting!! Better late than never, consider it a Christmas gift haha! To enter you need to 1. Like my Facebook page 2. Share my FB giveaway video to your profile & 3. Like the FB Giveaway video! Easy as 1, 2, 3! There will be one winner and you will be winning both boxed sets! Entry ends 1/4/16 – I’ll announce the winner on Facebook. Good luck!

I’m jetting off to London & Paris tomorrow, I am so excited. I haven’t been since 2012 when we got engaged :) Make sure you’re keeping up with me on Instagram & Snapchat to get a peek into my travels! I’m going to be prefilming/editing two New Years Eve tutorials today to post while I’m away so be sure to let me know what kind of looks you’re hoping to see – I’m still brainstorming what to film!

Enjoy the tutorial & good luck on the giveaway!

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Holiday Glam w/ Ulta Beauty!

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!

I am so thankful and excited about this video I created with Ulta Beauty! It’s such an honor to be working with them as not only are they a household name but such a powerhouse retailer! Practically any beauty product you might need you will be able to find at Ulta; so it goes without explaining that every product used in this tutorial can be found there and I have everything listed below for your holiday shopping needs. I love the holidays because everything is a little bit more glittery and gilded.. That’s me all year round but at least during this time of the year nobody looks at me like I’m weird or gaudy ;) This look is great to wear for Thanksgiving tomorrow or really anytime the next couple months! In my case & I’m sure many of you as well.. all year round! What do you think? Is glitter reserved just for this season or nah?

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Tarte Bling it on Blush Palette #Holidaze 2015

Gosh, when is the appropriate time to start sharing Holiday Collections?! I had Tarte’s #Holidaze collection sitting around for about a month but then even more showed up at my doorstep a couple days ago. This collection is getting larger and larger so I think I’ll share a piece or two at a time! First up is Tarte’s Bling it on Blush Palette. Five blushes (0.15 oz each) for $44 is a great bang for your buck since their individuals which are a little larger at 0.20 oz retail for $26 each. These are super long wearing and the colors are beautiful. I especially love Dollface, a light cool-toned pink; sometimes it’s hard for me to find a “barbie” pink that actually keeps it’s light color on my medium-toned skin without being ashy or too transparent. Love it! Luckily, Dollface is a permanent color in Tarte’s collection, I believe the other four are limited edition: Fetching, Prim, Smashing, & Beaming. They are all mattes except beaming which has some cool-toned sparkle in there!

I’ve included an honorable mention, Tarte’s bestselling Picture Perfect Eyelash Curler in gorgeous limited edition Holidaze packaging! All this beautiful makeup and that’s what I keep looking at and obsessing over lol! This lash curler was the first I ever owned back in 2010, and I love it even more all glammed out! This limited edition duo comes with a deluxe sample size of Lights, Camera, Flashes Statement Mascara.

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