TRENDING NOW: COSMETIC POWDERS

Makeup powders are getting a makeover.

It started years ago with Bobbi Brown’s now-iconic Shimmer Brick. A beautiful ombré palette of sparkly colors, it was makeup’s first statement piece. Suddenly, gone were the flat, single blocks of color. Cosmetic powders evolved into scientific wonders that utilize “slurry technology”—suspending ingredients in water for velvety textures and incredible skin-enhancing effects. And with three-dimensional surfaces; intricate, laser-cut designs; multiple shades; and mixes of mattes and shimmers, powders suddenly became covetable items with which to adorn your vanity. Now that they’re mini works of art, we collect them. KATE HELFRICH, SENIOR PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR OF SEPHORA COLLECTION

NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow: The rolling wave pattern reminds us of an oasis on the horizon.

SEPHORA COLLECTION The Beauty of Giving Back Blush Palette: The ombré blush and bronzer plates in the center of this palette are the first of their kind.

Givenchy Poudre Bonne Mine Healthy Glow Powder: Etched into detailed blocks, this creamy bronzer is actually made of a unique baked gel.

Clinique Cheek Pop: The flower design here is so lifelike you’d think it’s been plucked straight from a garden.

SHOP MAKEUP AT SEPHORA>

Finally wearing my @geishawigs again… I love them, super thick and soft especially considering how affordable they are, not to mention incredible customer service. #Makeup is #mehron clown white mixed with #maybelline foundation, #clinique bronzer , #nyxcosmetics and #makeupforever eye shadows over #wolffx base. #litcosmetics glitter and #ardell spiky collection lashes. Lips are #lipsense in blackberry and #maybelline color tattoo silver over top with gloss.

Me encantan los productos de Clinique por que aparte de que hacen maravillas en tu piel y te hacen ver espectacular, huelen deliciosos! 🙊🙈 @prettyperfecthn #clinique

Holiday Makeup Tutorial Pt. I

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This will be a two part series! Here is the first one, perfect for Thanksgiving! 

The Products

Face

1. Foundation of your own choice (I used Urban Decay Naked Skin, shade 2.0)

2. Nars Radient Creamy Concealer (in Custard)

3. Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

4. Clinique Blended FacePowder (in 03 Transparency)

5. Too Faced Light/Medium Matte Bronzer (in Milk Chocolate Soleil)

6. Benefit Hoola Bronzer Box

7. Benefit Rocketaur Blush Box

8. Maybelline’s Brow Drama (Sculpting Brow Gel (in Soft Brown)

9. Smashbox Soft Lights Highlighter (in Shimmer)

First, apply Smashbox Photo Finish Primer all over face. Next, apply foundation as you normally would, as well as concealer where necessary. Dust a bit of Clinique Translucent Blended Face Powder over entire face to de-shine. Then, suck in your cheeks to make a concave shape and in an oval motion, apply a bit of Too Faced Matte Bronzer.Over that, apply some Benefit Hoola Bronzer to make the area darken, without orang-ingNext, apply Benefit Rocketaur Blush on top of that to add a pearly-pink glow. Brush on some Maybelline’s Brow Drama to define brows softly, and dust some Smashbox Soft Lights Highlighter on the skin to make it holiday glow.

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Eyes

1. Urban Decay Primer Potion

2. Urban Decay Eyeshadow, (shade “Loaded”)

3. M A C Eyeshadow, (shade, “Vanilla”)

4. L’Oreal 24 Hr. Infallible: The Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner (in Black)

5.  L’Oreal Telescopic Carbon Black Mascara (in Black)

Use the labeled picture below!! 

First, apply Urban Decay Primer Potion to make your look last all night! Next, dust M A C Vanilla Eyeshadow all over lid and Urban Decay Loaded Eyeshadow in outer crease. Draw a medium sized line of eyeliner with L’Oreal Liquid Liner and wing it slightly upward. *Hint: hold a credit card to the outer eye area to create the perfect wing!* Add some mascara, and you’re finished!

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Lips

1. Urban Decay Lip Liner (in shade, “Naked”)

2. M A C Lipstick  (in shade, “Fleshpot”)

Line lips with Urban Decay Lip Liner in shade Naked, for entire lip and then add more to the edges of the lip. Then fill in the lips with M A C Lipstick in Fleshpot. 

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Happy Holidays!

xox, Lex

Note: all photos in this post are my own. 

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Sharing a few beauty obsessions as of late:

1) Kat Von D lock it powder foundation. So smooth, full coverage, all-day stay.

2) Clinique acne clarifying lotion. Although it’s definitely more of a toner.

3) jimmy choo rollerball. Ahhmazing.

4) Urban Decay perversion mascara. Weird name, awesome mascara.

5) Sally Hansen miracle gel. No uv light needed. My nails have had that glossy, chip-free polish on for 8 days now.