A couple beauty items I’m loving / using like crazy this summer…

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter in Opal
Becca Mineral Blush in Songbird
Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Palette
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder
Hydrangea Beauty Mink Lashes in Poison Ivy and Violet (the one in the box)
Loving these for those late summer nights 💓


So, just like si4feet who I called out the other day, I’ve also scored a new model named Becca, except this one is a real person! Some of you may already know her from her personal page where she posts the occasional foot pic (It’s not a foot blog though so don’t bother messaging her with requests and stuff) which is how I met her. We’ve been chatting for  a little while now and it turns out she lives pretty close by. So the other day we decided to add each other on Facebook, and once we both get some free time we’re gonna meet up and do a little shoot for my tumblr! She even sent these pics (along with a few others which I’ll post later) as a little teaser for her debut!


The YouTube star created summer’s must-have highlighter.

It’s easy to fall in love with famous YouTube phenomenon and makeup artist Jaclyn Hill, as millions of subscribers already have. While she takes her makeup skills seriously, she’s not afraid to laugh at herself and dance away on camera between applications. Another important point to note about Hill is that, like most beauty lovers, she’s obsessed with glowing skin. Luckily for us, she’s combined her buoyant personality and love for luminosity together for her limited-edition shade of BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressedin Champagne Pop. The Sephora Glossy caught up with the video star to learn more about her collaboration, how her love for beauty bloomed, and if she had any embarrassing makeup phases. JESSICA VELEZ

What inspired you to collaborate with BECCA?

I have been the biggest fan of BECCA’s Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed for over a year now. I rave about it all the time! So, when BECCA reached out to me and said it would like to discuss a collaboration, I was 100 percent on board.

Tell us about your process for coming up with the shade.

I wanted to create a highlighter that would work for everyone. It’s a shade that all skintones can wear—whether it’s on the top of the cheekbones, on the apples of the cheeks, or even used on the lid as an eye shadow. Champagne Pop is universal, so anyone can utilize it in their own way. I really wanted the shade to have that beachy, sunkissed glow, but still keep it in the range where everyone can use it.

Do you have any tips or tricks for using it?

Applying it to the tops of the cheeks is an absolute must! I also apply it on my Cupid’s bow to make the lips look fuller. You want to apply it on areas of the face that you want to pop, which could include the inner corners of your eyes or your browbone.

What do you personally love about the product?

The best part about it is it looks great and flatters every color, no matter if you’re wearing a warm- or cool-toned makeup look. That was so important to me. That’s why I didn’t want it too gold or too vanilla.

We’d love to learn more about you! At what moment did you fall in love with beauty?

I fell in love with beauty before I can even remember. My mom knew I would do something in the beauty world by the time I was five. I was collecting makeup and giving my friends “makeovers” by the time I was nine! Trust me, it was a hot mess.

Did you go through any beauty experiments you regret? And how did you grow to discover your signature look?

My brows! Oh my word. My brows! I went through a period where I thought that skinny, nonexistent brows were good, apparently? You look at old photos of me and everyone is like, “What’s wrong with your brows?”

As far as my signature look, I have always loved warm colors: oranges, reds, etc. I was rocking a copper smoky eye when I was 15 years old. People would make comments all the time but I loved it! Now warm tones are a huge part of who I am as an artist and I love making people step outside their box and try warm shades, too.

Why did you want to become a makeup artist?

I wanted to become a makeup artist because it’s when I was happiest. I did photography for years and I was always doing models’ makeup for photo shoots, and that’s when I realized I loved doing the makeup more than taking the photos.

What do your fans on YouTube request the most?

They want to see anything involving my husband, believe it or not. Currently, people want me to do his makeup on camera. He’s not loving that idea.

We love your Sephora Haul videos. What do you enjoy most about shopping at Sephora?

I love the environment! It seriously feels like makeup heaven. Plus, it has everything I need. I could get lost in a Sephora and I wouldn’t be mad about it.