Holiday Travel Survival Guide!Holiday Travel Survival Guide!
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014
It's that time of year again! You're sure to be dashing through the snow here and there this season, with parties and dinners and presents abound! With carry-ons and cramped hotel or guests rooms, it can be tricky to pack all your favrorite beauty supplies. That's why we put together this handy kit of Holiday Travel Must-Haves that are perfectly portable and great for getting gorgeous in an instant!
1.) Studio Lotion Wipes - Dry winter air can leave you feeling scaly all over. These convenient wipes make full-body hydration quick!
2.) Daily Moisture Stick - Sleek and portable, this innovative stick is great for a surge of moisture on-the-go. Just wipe it on directly.
What are YOUR holiday travel must-haves?
How To: The Perfect Holiday Lip!How To: The Perfect Holiday Lip!
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2014
Can you believe it elfettes? The holidays are almost here! Since holiday makeup looks tend to be pretty and classic, I love the look of a deep, rich, cranberry red lip for any holiday party. Here's a quick way to create a beautiful lip look that lasts all day, that's totally on trend and great for the fall-to-winter transitional period!
How to Apply Cranberry Lipstick
Step 1: Any lip look needs to start with a smooth canvas! Prep with your trusty Studio Lip Exfoliatorto slough off any dry, chapped skin
Step 2: One of our favorite tricks to make your color last and last! Cover your lips in a concealer that matches your skin tone patting it around your natural lip line with a finger. The Studio Complete Coverage Concealeris a great option, because it's easy to get a matching color
Step 3: Apply our Studio Matte Lip Color in Rich Redall over your lips. I know I absolutely love the matte finish on these pencils
Step 4: Taking our Studio Lip Liner & Blending Brush in Wine, line around your lips to lock the color in. Perfect party pout insurance!
Step 5: Using the Studio Small Precision Brush, take the Studio Baked Highlighter in Moonlight Pearls, and highlight your Cupid's bow. This adds such a nice, flirty touch, along with great definition!
Step 6: Last but not least, a little sneaky trick! Taking a lip brush, like our Studio Retractable Lip Brush, apply a bead of Studio HD Blush in Showstopperto the corner of the lips, and blend towards the center. This easy lip contouring trick gives the illusion of fuller, plump lips, and the long-lasting pigments of our HD Blush make sure this color isn't going anywhere!
What's your go-to holiday party look?
Look of the Week: Emma's Green-Eyed Glam!Look of the Week: Emma's Green-Eyed Glam!
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2014
Let me preface this post by saying, I adore Emma Stone! I'm a fan of her films, and she has always struck me as so down-to-earth, with such a natural radiance of inner beauty. This recent look of hers made me so happy as a fellow green-eyed gal! While it's natural to assume that wearing green eyeshadow is bound to make green eyes pop, I find it can be difficult to pull off. The temptation is to instantly go with a bright lime color, which can be way too overwhelming. Instead, try a subdued, moss green shade. It works wonders, as Emma so beautifully demonstrates here.
My latest favorite shadow for this look comes from our Essential Holiday 32 Piece Eyeshadow Palette. I use the green shade, third from the left on the bottom row of the palette on its own, but you can also mix it with one of the black or slate gray shades to change the tone easily. Plus, all of these shades have just the right amount of shimmer to them, they're far from glitter shadows, but they have just enough to add a touch of holiday glamour to your look! Green eyeliner is another must for this look. Apply our Studio Cream Eyeliner in Metallic Olive along the lashline and inner rim with an eyeliner brush like our Studio Small Angled Brush for a subtle enhancement. Or, if you want to amp up the shimmer, apply our Shimmer Eyeliner Pencil in Twinkle Teal in the same spots.
I love the coral tone in the rest of her face that keeps the heavy eyes very balanced, and plays off her fair skin beautifully. Try our Studio Blush in Candid Coral on the apples of the cheeks, using the Studio Angled Blush Brush to really define your face. To keep your blush looking more like a natural flush, pop a small dab of it on the tip of your nose and chin, and in the center of your forehead as well. Top your lips off with a coat of our Mineral Lipstick in Cool Coral to finish it off.
What's your favorite eye-enhancing look?
Look of the Week: Holland's Hot Copper Eyes!Look of the Week: Holland's Hot Copper Eyes!
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 05, 2014
A full fall face is so easy to dream up—all the lush, bold, and deep colors!—but can be oh-so hard to execute successfully. That's why we're taking a page from the book of one Holland Roden, and her stunning copper-colored eye look from a gala event last week. Copper and other variations on red have been tremendously trendy this season, but Holland manages to look radiant instead of washed out and tired (Which can be the case with many red-toned eyeshadows). Holland's secret is to use this brown-toned copper. It definitely calls to the red shadow trend, and makes her hazel eyes pop! She pulls the look through with a gentle coral blush (Keeping it in the copper family!) and a gentle nude lip. It's fall made flawless!
Wanna try this look for yourself? Our Baked Eyeshadows are best for this look. My picks are the brown and copper tones in the Studio Baked Eyeshadow Palette in California, or the single Studio Baked Eyeshadow in Burnt Plum and Toasted. Pack a lighter shade all over the eye with our Studio Eyeshadow "C" Brush, then use the Studio Angled Contouring Brush to blend a darker shadow on the outer edges and outer "V" of the eye for depth. Add a coat of your favorite mascara, the Studio Mineral Infused Mascara is always a great option for very fluttery, natural-looking lashes. You can also pop on some false eyelashes for some extra flirtiness. My favorites are the Studio Everyday Lashes, because they look natural enough while still adding a little oomph!
For the rest of the face, add a soft, coral blush just along the cheekbones. Our Pressed Mineral Blush in Cabo Cabana is always a great choice, but my recent fall favorite has been the Studio Blush in Giddy Gold. Don't let the color fool you, this shade is absolutely gorgeous for fall, and just a touch is all you need! Top your lips with you favorite nude, like our Studio Moisturizing Lipstick in Party in the Buff, Mineral Lipstick in Natura Nymph, or http://www.eyeslipsface.com/elf/lips/lip_stick/lipstickEssential Lipstick in Nostalgic. Finished: A flawless fall face!
What's your favorite way to wear fall makeup?
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