Look of the Week: Janel's Mix-and-Match Juicy Lip!Look of the Week: Janel's Mix-and-Match Juicy Lip!
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 08, 2014
Despite the very complex character she played on Pretty Little Liars, Janel Parrish's look from a recent magazine party is very pulled-together! I love how she pairs her totally fall-appropriate dewy skin with a heavy-yet-flattering contour using matte shades. I'm also drawn to her smoky, sexy eye, and more importantly, how she works it so well with such a bold, bright lip!
The easiest way to keep this sexy eye subdued so it doesn't overwhelm the lip is to use matte shadows. After priming, my recommendation (And my new obsession) is the Essential 18 Piece Eyeshadow Palette, which contains shimmer, satin, and matte shades. I've found myself reaching for this palette for both every day looks and parties recently, and I definitely think it would be perfect here. Use a lighter, doe-brown shade all over the lid, then contour the crease with a darker matte brown using the NEW Studio Crease Brush. On the face, contour as well with the Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder in Fiji, which features all-matte shades that are universally flattering for most skin tones.
What do you think of Janel's look?
Nude Lip Made EasyNude Lip Made Easy
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 07, 2014
Yes, the nude lip. One of the more difficult trends to try. While it's a great way to keep your lips looking natural while you showcase a bolder party of your look, say, a shimmery smoky eye, it can be next-to-impossible to find a shade that matches perfectly. That's why I'm here with a very sneaky way to get the perfect nude lip, in three simple steps! Check it out:
1.) Pick the e.l.f. concealer that matches your skin tone exactly. Our recommendations are the Studio HD Lifting Concealer, Studio Undereye Concealer & Highlighter, or Essential Tone Correcting Concealer.
3.) Much better! Now that looks a little more workable, doesn't it? Finish off your sneaky nude lip with a nude-colored or clear gloss. You can try the Studio Glossy Gloss in Ballet Slippers, Essential Hypershine Gloss in Bare, or the Essential Super Glossy Lip Shine in Angel.
Would you try this trick for a simple nude lip?
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e.l.f. halloween how-to: VAMPIREe.l.f. halloween how-to: VAMPIRE
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 07, 2014
Hey Elfette! Have I told you how much I LOVE Halloween? This might be the 10th time! Try my look from the "VAMPIRE" Beauty book and be the most seductive vamp at the party you're going to this year... it's so easy! And don't forget, you can wear these colors way after Halloween is long-gone.
STEP 1: It's my favorite brush again! The Eye Shadow "C" Brush is perfect for packing on color over the lids, so apply a light wash of light orange to start.
STEP 2: Let's get intense. Apply a bit of the red or plum shades from the "VAMPIRE' Beauty Book to the edges of your lid with the Essential Defining Eye Brush.
STEP 3: Using the black eyeliner from the book, smudge the color into your lower lash line and then blend/soften using the e.l.f. Studio Flat Eyeliner Brush. Your line does not have to be perfect! Just has to look smouldering and give you some evil-looking eyes!
STEP 4: I love to use shadow as highlighter sometimes and this is the perfect theme for it! Pick up a generous amount of the white shadow on an e.l.f. Flawless Concealer Brush and apply to the cheekbones.
STEP 5: Contouring and shading the cheeks is essential for this look. Using the e.l.f. Studio Complexion Brush, apply a bit of the brown shadow to the hollows of your cheek. More layers equal more drama!
STEP 6: No vamp should be without a bold, red lip. Apply the gloss from the kit and mix in a bit of the red shadow for more pigment!
e.l.f. halloween how-to: STARRY NIGHTe.l.f. halloween how-to: STARRY NIGHT
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 03, 2014
Hi Elfette! Are you looking for a unique, artistic face for halloween? My STARRY NIGHT look is sure to please you then! Who WOULDN'T want to look like a beautiful work of art? I did it all with the e.l.f. ENCHANTED BEAUTY BOOK! Check out the steps below to create this romantic eye.
Apply a generous layer of blue shadow to the lid, using the e.l.f. Studio "C" Brush and the e.l.f. Studio "Blending" Brush. I started with the lightest shades of blue and built my way up to something deeper.
Apply the lashes for a dramatic effect. Don't know how? Here's a tutorial for you on LASH APPLICATION. Then, follow with the e.l.f. Essential Glitter mascara, in small dots on the lid to create the stars. I used the tip of the mascara wand to apply the glitter.
The best part! Using the pencil liner from the Beauty book, begin to line your lashes. Once your line is as thick as desired, begin to get creative! Extend the line from your lid, upwards to the brow to connect. Then add more color and thicker lines to the "tree." Cover your whole brow and extend several "branches" from your brow.
Line your lower lid with black or any shaow from the "Enchanted" Beauty book.
Try my signature STARRY NIGHT and show it to us by tagging @elfofficialcosmetics on instagram.
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