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4 Products to Warm Up Your Makeup This Winter

12.1.15

Renee DeSantis, Beauty Blogger, Philly blogger, Philly Beauty Blogger, Jersey Beauty Blogger, NARS Taos, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Opal, MAC

I’ve been feeling somewhat blah lately. It could be post holiday blues, the ridiculously cold weather, a cranky toddler, or lack of sleep caused by the aforementioned cranky toddler. Whatever the cause is, I needed a solution to it ASAP.

Since makeup solves all world problems, I created a soft, warm makeup look using some new products I acquired recently.

P.S. I’m loving how my hair color is growing out! This is color I got done in July!

NARS Taos, Tom Ford Pink Dusk, MAC Warm Neutral Palette

Renee DeSantis, Beauty Blogger, Philly blogger, Philly Beauty Blogger, Jersey Beauty Blogger, Tom Ford Pink Dusk, NARS Taos, Becca Opal

Here’s a list of the main products used here:

NARS Taos, Tom Ford Pink Dusk, MAC Warm Neutral Palette

from l. to r.: Tom Ford Pink Dusk lipstick, Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Opal, MAC Cosmetics Warm Neutral Eyeshadow Palette, NARS Taos blush

Products of the Week 3.9.13

10.3.13

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When compiling my group of products this week, I wanted to get outside the box a bit. We’ve covered eye creams, concealers, etc and they are fantastic, but today I want to show you some products that aren’t at your standard department store counter.

 

 

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1. Make Up For Ever Aquarelle ($21 at Sephora.com).

This product is incredibly versatile. It is a liquid that can be used in a plethora of ways. I use it in my airbrush gun (for those fellow MUAs), I have used it straight out of the bottle with a liner brush, it can be used as eye shadow, etc. My recommendation: chose one of the lighter (or brighter!) colors and using your ring finger, dip your finger on the lid of the bottle and pat the color all over your lid, blending well. (Note: a LITTLE goes a LONG way, so start with a tiny amount). Then, using a liner brush, apply the black along the lash line to create a perfect winged cat eye. The color will last all day without touch ups!

 

 

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2. Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in # 13- Warm Beige ($23 at Sephora.com).

The Aqua Creams from MUFE are one of the longest lasting products I have found to date. I keep this shade (#13) in my kit and use it as a highlighter for the entire face. My recommendation: Dip your ring finger into the cream and apply it to the top of your cheekbones, your inner corners of your eyes, brow bones, cupids peek (the top, middle of your top lip), and collar bones. The effect cannot be seen when looking straight at the face when close up, but when the light hits those places, it bounces off and you have the appearance of glowing skin. I use this on ALL my brides and often in photo shoots. The glow that is created is simply gorgeous.

 

 

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3. MAC #217 Blending Brush ($23 at MacCosmetics.com).

When applying eye shadow the the crease, it is so important to blend blend blend. If you do no blend properly, you have a dark, crisp line just above your brow bone that looks messy. The solution? This brush! I do not use a lot of MAC products and tend to favor Make Up For Ever products, but when browsing my local MAC store, I cam across this brush and could not pass it up. My recommendation: Apply you contoured eye look as usual (lighter color on the lids, darker color in the crease, etc). When you have applied all your colors, use this brush (clean, with no product on it) and using a firm hand, blend all the lines until they are buffed to perfection. You will find many uses for this brush, but this is my favorite!

 

 

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4. Ellis Faas Skin Veil Foundation SPF 15 ($65 at SpaceNK.com).

I am completely in love with the entire Ellis Faas line- the performance, the pigmentation, the presentation, the storage, etc. I love it! One product I absolutely cannot live without is the foundation pen. Now let me preface with $65 is quite a bit of money for foundation, but you do get a refill with it. So it ends up being twice as much as the pen can hold. Being that I only use the pen for under eye concealer, I have found it lasts me a very long time- months. I have used their concealer as well and I love it for blemishes and such, but there is just something about the Skin Veil Foundation that gives me the perfect coverage for my under eyes. My recommendation: pump once every two days (or two applications), drag the brush back and forth under your eyes to spread the product and then with your ring finger, blend. It melts into your skin beautifully and covers any hyper pigmentation under the eyes.

 

I hope you love these products as mush as I do! If you try them, please let us know your thoughts :)

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Video Tutorial: Look Stunning Using Only The Make Up For Ever Flash Palette

21.7.12

If you knew there was one product you could use to make up your entire face, you would want to know all about it right? Well, Make Up For Ever has that one product in the form of their Flash Palette.

This palette is expensive (at $99), but it literally has every color you would ever need to use.

 

Purple eyes? Got it!

Fuchsia lips? Got it!

Black liner? Got it!

Silver liner with blue mascara? Got that too!

 

With this one palette you can create any look you want. I do not know one makeup artist that does not have this in their kit because it is so versatile.

 

In this tutorial I show you how to create an entire look using only the Flash Palette, and some skin products.

I used 3 (skin) color products aside from the palette:

  • Sonia Kashuk Perfecting Luminous Foundation (available at Target.com for $9.99).
  • MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural (available at MACcosmetics.com for $29).
  • Temptu S/B Concealer Wheel (available at TemptuPro.com for $26).

 

I also used all Sigma Beauty Brushes aside from one Kryolan Art 3503 Professional Brush. All Sigma Beauty Brushes can be purchased at SigmaBeauty.com. The Make Up For Ever Flash Palette can be purchased at Sephora.com for $99.

 

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JenniferK

Video Tutorial: A Summer Look! Turquoise Eye and Coral Cheek

18.7.12

We all can agree that this summer has been brutal! In this heat, who wants to apply loads of heavy powder to your eyes?

 

Using 3 liners we create a colorful eye that is sure to add a pop of color to any summer day. Wear it with a coral cheek and you’re right on trend for the season. Also, because the pencils are water resistant or waterproof, you’re sure to hold up against the smoldering heat!

 

Watch our YouTube Tutorial to learn how to complete this fun, summer look.

 

Products Used

  • Estee Lauder Pure Color Intense Kajal Eye Crayon in Dramatic Teal
  • Sephora Collection Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner in #16 Teal
  • Kryolan Eye Pencil in Navy
  • Rimmel ScandalEyes Mascara in Black
  • Sonia Kashuk Beautifying Blush in Sunset
  • NARS Blush in Orgasm
  • Mac Mineralize Pressed Powder
  • Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in #006 Strawberry Fraise
  • Sigma Beauty Precision Round Brush #P82
  • Sigma Beauty Flat Kabuki Brush #F80

 

Don’t forget to check out the rest of our videos on ABeautyLoft’s YouTube Channel!

 

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JenniferK

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