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It’s been a while since I’ve posted a look here! Haven’t been wearing fun makeup much, eh, nothing new. I’m out of liquid liner so that’s kind of contributed to it, but personally I think this look works nicely without it!

Yesterday I wore Bone, Fringe, Silk, and Velvet from the Kat Von D Metal/Matte palette and Specter from the Urban Decay Moondust palette (over Too Faced Glitter Glue) on the lid. My mascara is Too Faced Better Than Sex. My inner corner and face highlight is Pink Heart from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild palette (for the inner corners, I use NYX Jumbo Pencil in Cottage Cheese as a base to make it brighter).

On my face I’m also wearing the Elf Contour Palette, Benefit Rockateur boxed blush, and TheBalm’s Cindy-Lou Manizer as a topper for more glow. My lipstick is No Angel from Marc Jacobs (definitely one of my favorite nudes)!


Antique Gold Smoky Eyes with Coral Lips

Very quick and straightforward pictorial featuring YSL’s Pure Chromatics palette No10. This is unfortunately discontinued but the good news is olive is quite easy to find.

MAC Sumptuous Olive is a good potion as the main lid shade, and you just need a dark charcoal and a silver to mix with it.

The dark green liquid liner used is Lancome’s Artliner 24H in 052 Emerald

Mascara used was Bobbi Brown Extreme Party Mascara in Black

Blush - Benefit Rockateur

Nude Lip liner - Boots No7 Precision Lipliner in Nude

Marc Jacobs Lipstick in 122 All The Way

Innisfree Creamy Tint Lip Mousse No5 in center of lips

Makeup Cheat Sheet: Do This, Wear That

First Date: Think bright. Bright future, bright features, bright as fuck. Highlighter on cheeks and the on the cupid’s bow, undereye concealer and nude eyeliner on the rim. Look awake and alive. Try: NYX Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator and Maybelline Instant Age Rewind.

Girl’s Night Out: Can’t go wrong, ever, with black cat eyeliner and purpley lips. Repeat after me—I Am The Dark Queen. Do Not Forsake Me. Try: Stila ‘Stay All Day’ Liquid Eyeliner and MAC lipstick in Heroine. Classic on all skin tones.

Shit, I’m Hungover And Still Have to Be Somewhere: If I have 5 minutes to put on makeup and still want to look somewhat presentable, there’s a trifecta to remember here. It’s blush, concealer, and mascara. Rosy blush makes you look flushed and alive, concealer to cover up the dark spots and clean up your skin, and mascara to look coherent and mostly not like a corpse. Try: Maybelline The Rocket Mascara, Benefit Blush in The Rockateur.

Staying Out All Day (Class, Work, School): Simple, basic looks that won’t melt off in the sunlight. Translucent Powder, Light Lip Gloss, BB Cream with SPF will make you look FRESH, which is a thing we all want to look like, even though it describes Douches and Citrus Drinks as well. Try: NYX Butter Gloss in Tiramisu, and Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector B.B. Cream.

Staying Out All Night: If you’re planning on ending up in a diner at 4am, noshin’ on eggs and burping gin, you’ve got to be prepared to wear makeup that lasts. Full-Coverage Foundation, Setting Spray and creaseless shadow are a must. Try: NARS Matte Foundation, Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray and Maybelline Color Tattoo THE METAL collection. Also related: my drunk diner order is an egg-white Western Omelette and fries with American cheese and gravy. I KNOW.

But Mama, I want A Smoky Eye: If you’re yellow-toned, try a copper smoky eye (copper crease, gold lid, white highlight). If you’re pink-toned, try a silver/grey trio (light grey lid, dark grey crease, silver highlight). If you’re darker-skinned, go wild and try a plum. It looks amazing with gold as a highlight and a lighter purple as a lid. Try: Naked One Palette for Copper, Maybelline Stylish Smokes for silver, and ELF Baked Eyeshadow in Burnt Plum for my favorite plum eyeshadow.

Classic Pinup Look: Red lips and cat-eye, yes, but don’t forget to contour your cheekbones with bronzer and apply a neutral eyelook with white eyeliner rim, a nude base, and a darker brown crease, blended out. You can’t go wrong with buying the Rimmel Scandaleyes in white and the Naked Basics Palette to have around for a Marilyn Monroe look. Just, like, stop misquoting the lady and let her RIP. To Try: NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny 720.


2013 Beauty Favorites

- Clarisonic Mia 2
- Beauty Blender

- Philosophy Purity Made Simple

- Embryolisse

- Smashbox Photofinish Primer

- theBalm Put a Lid on it

- Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1
- Benefit Cosmetics Some Kind-A Gorgeous

- Almay Clear Complexion Concealer
- Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer - Brightener

- NARS Laguna
- theBalm Bahama Mama
- Tarte Waterproof Matte Bronzer

- Be a Bombshell Blush in Sweet Cheeks
- Benefit Cosmetics Rockateur Blush

- Mai Couture Highlighter Paper in St. Barts

- Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner - Blue
- Eyeko Skinny Liquid Liner

- L’Oreal Butterfly Mascara
- Rimmel ScandalEyes Retro Glam

- Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in shameless
- NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Instanbul

- Pantene Detangler
- L’Oreal EverPure Shampoo / Conditioner

- Marc Jacobs Daisy

- Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday
- Kiss Nail Dress Strips

STEP BY STEP - My New Years Eve Makeup Look


  • Moisturizer - Embryolisse
  • Primer - Smashbox Photofinish Primer (oil-free)
  • Foundation - Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 in shade 857
  • Powder - Set with Translucent pressed powder
  • Bronzer - NARS Laguna along cheekbones, temples, & around jaw
  • Blush - Benefit Cosmetics Rockateur
  • Highlighter - Mai Coutour Highlighter Sheets in St. Barts


  • Primer - theBalm Put a Lid on it
  • Eyeshadows - Urban Decay Naked2 Palette - Foxy all over lid up to brow bone, tease in crease mixed with YDK
  • Eyeliner -  L'Oreal Infallible Gel Eyeliner in Blackest Black
  • Bottom lash line - YDK along lower lash line with Urban Decay 24/7 in gunmetal on waterline.
  • Glitter - Pop Beauty Glitter in silver mixed with glitter glue
  • Mascara - Pop Beauty Lash Extension Mascara + L'Oreal Butterfly Mascara


  • NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick in Celene
  • Topped with Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm in Vivacious 



Foundation: Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous

Concealer: Maybelline FitMe

Powder: Rimmel StayMatte

Blush: Benefit Rockateur

Bronzer: Too Faced Chocolate Soleil

Highlight: ELF Golden Bronzer


Pencil: NYC Eye Pencil in “Taupe”

Powder: Too Faced Brow Envy

Gel: ELF Wet Gloss


Shadow: Too Faced Everything Nice palette

Inner Corner: “Turtle Dove”; First Half of the Lid: “Honey Pot”; 2nd Half of the Lid: “Don’t Settle”; Crease/Lower Lashline: “Knockout”; Outer V:  “Secret Lovers”

Liner: L'Oreal Lineur Intense

Mascara: Too Faced Better than Sex

Lashes: ELF “Natural” falsies


Lipstick: NYX Butter lipstick in “Sugar Wafer”