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Everyday Makeup Look- Spring/Summer Edition

Check out my Everyday Makeup Look- Spring/Summer Edition! Ok, as promised here is a full review of all the makeup products I used to create my recent Instagram Live.  So many of you asked for the products, colors, etc. so I thought it would be good to just list a full blog post of what I use.  Plus, the video!

Makeup Deets:

*Aillea is having 15% off using code: MEMORIAL.  Most of them I tried to link to Aillea! 

Let me know if you have any questions!  Also, if you like my Instagram Lives let me know!

 

Spring Makeup Looks

Spring Makeup Looks

I’ve got some spring makeup looks on the blog today!  Aillea Beauty- an online green beauty retailer sent me some green beauty loot.  Some of the products are new to green beauty and I’ve been on the edge of my seat to share them with you!  After all, what’s spring without some pops of pink?

I’m sharing some different spring makeup looks I’ve created using the products.  It was so fun seeing all the warmer colors and blush pinks- I’m already craving summer!  It may not be spring yet where you’re at but you can certainly pretend that it is with some fun spring makeup.

Here are the new products I’m loving:

Kjaer Weis Lip Gloss-

This is a new release from Kjaer Weis and I can’t get enough!  I know how odd this may sound but I love how heavy the packaging is.  I’m always a sucker for pretty packaging and Kjaer Weis never disappoints.  The gloss is so nourishing, with rosehip, castor and sunflower seed oil- this gloss packs a punch.  You get a semi-sheer color, hydration and a subtle sheen- I mean what more do you want?  I love applying these by themselves for a subtle look or layering them over a lipstick for a higher impact look.  It’s not sticky or goopy like some glosses.  I got the color Affinity- a blush pink that I can’t get enough of.  What’s great about the glosses?  Once you buy one, you can just by a refill after.  Not only do you save money but help the environment too.  Snag a Kjaer Weis Lip Gloss here!

Lily Lolo Pressed Bronzer in Miami Beach-

This bronzer is so great for many reasons!  First it’s a pressed powder- which I love.  Say goodbye to bronzer getting everywhere, a pressed bronzer allows for easy application and no fuss.  I also love that it comes in 3 different shades depending on how dark you want to be.  The color isn’t so opaque either like some bronzers but more translucent.  I know that might sound weird but some bronzers are so pigmented you end up looking like an ommpa loompa instead of looking sun kissed.  This makes it easy to use because you don’t have to fear being too heavy handed with it.  I apply this where the sun would naturally hit my face.  My skin instantly looks perkier, and more alive.  If you don’t wear a bronzer I suggest you start- game changer!  Get your Lily Lolo Bronzer here!

ILIA Pressed Eyeshadow Palette in Prima-

Talk about the perfect spring eyeshadow palette?  This is it!  All the pretty blush pinks, and plums to welcome spring into your makeup look.  I love that the eyeshadows come in a compact, with a cute little mirror.  So easy to bring when traveling too- love having all my shadows in one place.  I also love that their pressed and not loose- can you see a trend here?  I always opt for pressed over loose- so much less mess, can I get a witness?  The formula is creamy and smooth even though they’re a powder.  They go on so nicely and the staying power is great.  I get all day wear out of them!  Get the ILIA Pressed Eyeshadow Palette here!

Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in the color Happy-

Ok, in all honesty I’ve wanted this blush color for a good 2 years- no joke!  The color is so pretty and just a show stopper in my opinion.  It screams spring with it’s poppy pink color.  Kjaer Weis said they named the color happy because anyone who sees the color just smiles.  I mean I can’t blame them!  I love that it comes in a cream formula too.  It goes on so smooth and livens up the whole face.  Instead of getting a matte look that a powdered blush gives, it instead gives you a dewy look.  Who doesn’t need that after a long winter?  Sign me up!  Bonus: you can even wear this on your lips too- that’s a 2 for 1 I’ll take!  Snag your Kjaer Weis Blush here!

Kosas Lipstick in the color Rosewater-

This is my first time trying Kosas lipstick and let’s just say it won’t be the last!  The formula is one of the best I’ve used in green beauty.  It glides on, yet doesn’t feel too slick that it’s going to bleed.  The true test of a good lipstick in my opinion.  The formula dries matte but isn’t drying.  The packaging is so chic.  With a sleek black case, the top easily clicks right on top because it’s magnetic- genius.  It has a subtle vanilla scent but nothing overpowering.  I got the color Rosewater, a fairytale pink as Kosas describes it.  A really pretty dusky pink color that literally goes with anything.  These lipsticks are made by hand and have a buildable finish.  Trust me when I say you will get hooked- you’ve been warned! Snag your Kosas lipstick here!

ILIA True Skin Serum Foundation-

This foundation is special.  A new release from ILIA, it’s been the foundation I’ve been reaching for.  It really lives up to it’s name.  More of a serum that your skin soaks up.  A creamy texture but not heavy.  If offers medium coverage but doesn’t look like a mask.  I apply it and then add a little concealer to areas I want a bit more coverage.  But overall it’s a really nice coverage.  Definitely a good foundation for spring and summer.  It wears nice too, after the whole day my face still looked fresh and not worn down.  I really dig it!  ILIA nailed it.  Grab your ILIA True Skin Serum Foundation here!

Aila Nail Polish in the color Wheez-

I wore this color on Easter and let’s just say it’s the perfect Easter pink!  I felt so festive.  It has spring written all over it.  A bubble gum pink that never goes out of style.  I’m going to be wearing this on my toes next!  If you haven’t tried Aila nail polishes get on it- my favorite.  They go on smoothly, have vibrant colors and their top coat Better Than Gel is one of the best!  Read my full review on them here.  Snag your Aila nail polish here!

Vapour Beauty Siren Lipstick in Possess-

Ohh this color is so good! It’s a neutral pink.  An easy to wear lip color.  I find myself throwing it in my purse for an easy to apply color that I don’t have to think twice about because it goes with anything. It feels silky on the skin and nourishing with organic botanical extracts.  This pretty pink is an essential for spring!  Grab your Vapour Beauty Lipstick in Possess here!

 

Here are some of the looks I created using the products I mentioned above, plus a few other faves!  The other products I used aren’t new to me but definite faves as I mentioned.  Here they are below-

*In this photo I’m wearing the ILIA foundation in the color SF3, Hynt Beauty Brow Cream in the color espresso, Inika Long Lash mascara, ILIA Prima eyeshadow palette in the color Jasper under the brows, and in the crease Moka, then my upper lid is lined Rosa Tea.  Also, wearing the Lily Lolo Bronzer in Miami Beach, Maya Chia Highlight of the Day in After Hours and Kjaer Weis Cream blush in the color Happy.   I finished the look with Kosas Lipstick in Rosewater.  

*In this photo I’m wearing the ILIA foundation in the color SF3, Hynt Beauty Brow Cream in the color espresso, Inika Long Lash mascara, ILIA Prima eyeshadow palette in the color Jasper under the brows, and in the crease Moka and Moonstone, then my upper and lower lid is lined with Rosa Tea.  Also, wearing the Lily Lolo Bronzer in Miami Beach, Maya Chia Highlight of the Day in After Hours and Kjaer Weis Cream blush in the color Happy.   I finished the look with Kosas Lipstick in Rosewater and a swipe of Kjaer Weis Lipgloss in Affinity. 

*In this photo I’m wearing the ILIA foundation in the color SF3, Hynt Beauty Brow Cream in the color espresso, Inika Long Lash mascara, ILIA Prima eyeshadow palette in the color Jasper under the brows, and in the crease Moka and Moonstone, then my upper lid is lined with Rosa Tea.  Also, wearing the Lily Lolo Bronzer in Miami Beach, Maya Chia Highlight of the Day in After Hours and Kjaer Weis Cream blush in the color Happy.   I finished the look with  Kjaer Weis Lipgloss in Affinity. 

*In the photo below I’m wearing the nail polish color Wheez by Aila Beauty.

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The Best Natural Red Lipsticks

The Best Natural Red Lipsticks

A lot of you have asked for a post of the best natural red lipsticks!  I thought what better time to post it then in February- LOVE month!  I’ve got photos of me wearing all my favorite natural red lipsticks below.  Plus, I’m dishing on formula, longevity and all my tips for getting the perfect pout. Let’s just say you’ll be a red lipstick pro by the time you’re finished reading this post!

Tips for application-

  • Always moisture your lips with a lip balm first.  I love Vapour Organic’s Lip Balm.  Who wants their lips to look cracked and dry when they have lipstick on top?!
  • Even out your lips with a lip primer.  I like Gabriel Lip Primer.  This is a must!  No one wants to compete with their natural lip color.  This ensures your lips start out neutral before you apply any lipstick and the true color of the lipstick stands out.
  • Wear a lip liner.  I really love RMS Beauty lip liners or ZuZu Luxe lip liners.  I always opt for a neutral color that matches the lips or a color that matches the lipstick.  This helps to outline your lips beforehand so you know exactly wear to apply the lipstick.  You can also make your lips more even or bigger if you want too.  Plus, it helps the formula last longer.
  • Always make sure your skin is polished and the redness diminished.  If you have rosacea or redness like I do you’ll want to balance out your skin to bring it back to neutral.  Too much redness with red lips is only going to emphasize more redness in your face and before long you may end up looking like you have a sunburn- ain’t no one got time for that!  Do yourself a favor and use a concealer like W3ll People, RMS Beauty or Hynt Beauty to counter balance the redness.
  • Use a lip brush. Lipsticks can be hard to apply sometimes.  To make application a breeze I recommend getting a lip brush.  Just swipe the lipstick with the lip brush and then you are able to get such a precise application.  I like using W3ll People Deluxe Lip Brush Lip Brush or RMS Beauty Brightening Brush(technically not a lip brush but works so well).
  • Once you’ve applied the lipsticks blot once with a piece of paper.  People often say use a tissue but tissue pieces often get stuck on the lips. Paper doesn’t have that issue.  This helps to set your lipstick and get a deeper pigment.  Then lightly apply one more swipe of color right in the center of the lips and slightly blend out.

How to pick the right red for your skin tone-

  • Red Heads- Use more brick toned reds, with orange undertones.  Also, some corals are flattering on red heads.
  • Fair Skin with Cool Undertones- Hues with more raspberry undertones warm up a fair skin with cool undertones.
  • Light to Medium Skin- Use reds with more of a pinkish hue in them.
  • Golden/Olive Skin- Deep rich reds add warmth and compliment golden skin.
  • Medium Skin with olive/yellow undertones- You can rock orangey reds.
  • Medium Skin with Golden Undertones- A true red is perfect on this skin tone.  Make sure it doesn’t have blue undertones but orange.
  • Medium Skin with Neutral Undertones- A true red works that doesn’t have too much orange or blue but meets in the middle.
  • Tan with Warm Undertones- Orange Based Red.
  • Dark with Warm Undertones- A blue based red compliments dark skin with warmth.
  • Dark with Cool Undertones- Ruby red lipstick that’s a touch glossy to bring out lips. Also, wine reds or deep berry hues with a hint of moisture.

*There are some red lipsticks that have a bit of artificial dye in them.  The amount is so small, however, I want you to be aware.  I typically avoid artificial dyes, but I’m ok with it in a lipstick that I don’t wear that often.  I labeled the brands below that do have a little dye so you know.

Gabriel Lip Primer-

RMS Beauty Lip Liner in Dressed Up Red- This does have artificial pigment.

RMS Beauty Lipstick in Russian Roulette-  A deep berry red. Feels like a traditional lipstick. Has a satin to matte finish. This does have artificial pigment.

RMS Beauty Lipstick in Rebound-  A ruby red. Feels like a traditional lipstick. Has a satin to matte finish. This does have artificial pigment.

FitGlow Beauty Lipstick in Love-  More of a cherry red. Very hydrating and conditioning.  Feels light on the lips.

Mahalo Red My Lips- statement red, matte lip color.  It feels light on the lips and moisturizing.

Root Pretty Lipstick in Jenny-  A deep wine berry color, gluten free and vegan. Very moisturizing formula, with a touch of shine.

Root Pretty Lipstick in Famous- Brownish red tint- a show stopping red.  Gluten free and vegan. Very Moisturizing formula with a touch of shine.

Hynt Beauty Lipstick in Red Fervor-  A sexy classic bold red with blue undertones. Hydrating formula. This does have a little artificial pigment.

Kjaer Weis Lipstick in KW Red-  A classic red that looks good on all skin tones. It isn’t super hydrating, but more weighty in texture. Feels like a traditional lipstick.

Vapour Organic Beauty Siren Lipstick in Courage- Classic cherry red.  Feels more like a lip balm but not as hydrating.  It’s not as thick feeling as some lipsticks.

What’s your favorite red lip?!  Leave me a comment!

 

 

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What’s in my toiletry bag?

What’s in my toiletry bag?

What’s in my toiletry bag?  Well, I thought you would never ask!  Ok, well to be honest some of you have asked and so I thought I would share my green beauty essentials with you all in hopes it will make your life a little easier the next time you’re going on a trip.  Plus, who doesn’t love a peek inside someone’s toiletry bag?!

So I finally got a new toiletry bag.  I had one but it was too bulky for just a carryon and really wanted something that could condense it all, be squished if needed and still look cute- a tall order I know but I knew there was something out there!  My hubs actually snagged it for me too- he’s a keeper.  The bag is Everywhere Kit from Lululemon and is seriously the cutest little thing.  First of all it’s pink… I’m mean I’m already sold.  Second, it has a removable and washable smaller bag for all your 3 oz. containers.  So it’s easy to remove when you’re going through security- hello! I’m all for making my life easier.  Plus, it even has different elastic loops to put your makeup brushes, or any product you want.  I love that you can open it easily on the counter and it sits up- makes it so nice to see things.  It fits all my makeup, skincare, and toiletry items.  Basically I found the “bag”.

Here it is in action…isn’t it cute?!

I also wanted to mention the new carry-on suitcase I got from Away.  It’s a hard shell and looks dreamy! I got white but it comes in a variety of colors.  My favorite feature is the battery for your electronic devices- I mean genius!  I can plug my phone or laptop in whenever I want.  It also has a waterproof laundry bag too and three separate compartments for all your clothes and shoes.  I’ll keep you posted on what I think but so far I’m in love!  Check it out here!

So what are some of my go too green beauty essentials when traveling?

Here’s my list of green beauty products that all come in TRAVEL SIZES:

Here are some products I like to bring that may not come in a travel size but I just LOVE them or they’re ESSENTIAL when traveling:

  • Maya Chia Waterless Wonderbalm- still figuring out what this magic balm doesn’t do!  I use this for my body after showering, hands and lips.  I love bringing this especially on trips since it’s not an oil and won’t spill everywhere.
  • Kosmatology Hand Sanitizer- This hand sanitizer cleans my hands but without the added toxins.  I love having this while navigating the airports and plane rides- an essential for sure!
  • Hynt Beauty Mascara- One of my fave mascaras in green beauty.  It gives my lashes volume, length and separation.
  • ZuZu Luxe Clear Mascara- This is an everyday essential for my eyebrows.  It helps to give them a natural look and keep them in place.
  • Ursa Major Facial Wipes- These wipes are a serious favorite!  They are made for your face but I love using them for on the go as you would a wet wipe.  Perfect for makeup touchups when you need to clean your hands or after eating on the go!
  • Agent Nateur Holi Rose Deodorant- This deodorant is my fave and I love that it isn’t super bulky- perfect for travel.  It keeps me smelling fresh and with no irritation.
  • Vapour Organic Lip Conditioner-  A must have for me when I’m traveling is a good lip balm- my lips can get so dry on the plane. This balm is a lifesaver!
  • 3-in-1 Soy-Based Nail Color Remover Wipes-pack of 10– these wipes save me so much hassle!  Sometimes I’m wanting to touch up my nails or one chips and I need to redo them while traveling. These wipes make it so easy to just fix my nails without having to worry about spilling nail polish remover all over the place.
  • Ursa Major Morning Mojo Soap Perfect for travel!  These little bar soaps look like the soaps you use when you travel except their completely clean when it comes to ingredients!
  • Crunchi Foundation- I love this foundation and I love even more that they have sample packs.  Makes it so easy to travel with instead of a big glass container!

That’s my go too list- see anything you love?  What do you travel with?

Everyday Makeup Look

Everyday Makeup Look

Ok, you guys asked for it, so here it is, My Everyday Makeup Look broken down step by step!  I recently shared this on my instagram stories and so many of you asked for a written format of the look, so here we are.

My Everyday Makeup Look is a look I do so often I feel I could replicate it in my sleep!  It’s my go too and keeps me looking fresh and put together without spending 30 minutes on my makeup.  I’ve listed out the products I use and the steps I did to achieve it.  If you have any questions feel free to ask!  Often people can feel confused on what they should do for an everyday look or what products are musts.  I’ve broken it down for you to easily find your look.  For instance if you hate wearing lipstick, then don’t wear lipstick!  Your signature and everyday look should be something you feel comfortable wearing and easy for you to do.  

Steps to Achieve My Everyday Makeup Look:

  1. Apply an oil or face lotion before you put anything on to prep your skin and help the foundation go on smoothly.
  2. Apply foundation.  For an everyday look I like to wear something more subtle like RMS Beauty Un Cover Up or Vapour Beauty Luminous Foundation Stick.  Both give your skin some coverage and help even skin tone and cancel out redness but don’t look like you’re wearing a full face of makeup.  I like applying it with my fingers, a beautyblender pure , or a foundation brush.
  3. Next apply bronzer.  I really dig the bronzer by Red Apple in Sundrop Bronzer.  It doesn’t have any redness in it and is pressed not loose, so no mess! I use a powder brush. You want to make sure your foundation matches your neck.  The last thing you want is to walk outside and have your face be one color and your neck another- not pretty!  To make sure your face and neck match I like matching my foundation to my face first.  Then I take a bronzer and use downward strokes to blend in with my neck.  Then I go in and apply it on my face where the sun would naturally hit my skin.  Around hair line, below apples of cheeks, and sides of nose.  If you’re face has a lot of redness, I suggest matching your foundation to your neck instead.  That way you don’t end up with a red neck too!  Since you color matched your neck, the color won’t be red and will be able to help balance out your neck.  You can also use a cream bronzer stick- I dig Vapour Beauty’s!
  4. Now it’s time to apply the blush.  I like using a cream blush, especially in winter time.  I find that my skin needs a little extra dewiness from the dry, cold air.  A fave I turn to often is Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Blossoming. I use my fingers to apply the color on the apples of my cheeks.  When you smile, and your cheeks stick out this is where you should apply it.
  5. It’s glow time!  Grab your highlighter and apply this along the upper cheekbone, bridge of nose, cupid’s bow, right above eyebrows in the middle, and inner corner of eyes for a pop.  I just use my fingers to apply it.  A couple highlighters I love are Gabriel’s Multi Pot in the color Thistle, and Maya Chia’s Highlight of the Day– both standouts.  The Gabriel is in a cream solid form and the Maya Chia is in a liquid form.  My favorite color from Maya Chia is After Hours- it gives you a glow but looks so natural.
  6. Next I apply powder to my eyelids.  I do this because my eyelids are naturally oily and if I don’t my mascara and eyeliner will just come off so easy.  I also have veiny eyelids and this helps to even them out.  I love Root Pretty’s Pearlized Mineral Face Powder.  I wear the color G35.  I love using this on my face too for a face powder.
  7. Next I apply a neutral shadow.  I just apply this shadow all over my eyelid to help give my eye a lift.  It may have a bit of shimmer in it but nothing crazy.  I really love Crunchi’s Shadow’s in Champagne Pop or Curiosity.  I also love Hynt Beauty’s Sweet Ballet Palette.  There’s 3 shadows in the palette but I just use the lightest shade for my everyday look.
  8. Now, I grab my eye pencil.  It’s hard to find a good eye pencil in green beauty that stays on.  The best I’ve found so far is Hynt Beauty’s forte High Definition eye pencil.  It glides on smoothly and doesn’t come off in an hour!  I also love that it has a sponge tip on the end.  Helps to smudge out the liner and soften the line.  I do this after I apply the eyeliner for a less dramatic effect.
  9. Eyebrows are next.  The best eyebrow cream I’ve found in green beauty is Hynt Beauty’s eyebrow cream.  It’s easy to apply, doesn’t turn red, and lasts the whole day.  Can’t recommend it enough.  I use the Kjaer Weis Eyebrow brush to apply it.  Then I take a spoodle brush(on the end of any eyebrow brush typically) and blend up through my brows.  Finally, I take Zuzu Luxe – Mascara Clear and I use it to put my eyebrow hairs in place and to blend the color in a little bit more.
  10. Time for Mascara.  I’ve been loving Hush and Dotti’s mascara.  It gives my lashes length, separation, and volume.  Plus it doesn’t flake off.
  11. It’s lip time!  Since this is an everyday look I like to keep things simple and not too dramatic.  Before I add any color I always prep my lips with Vapour Beauty’s Organic Lip Conditioner.  This little chubby lip balm keeps my lips hydrated all day.  For the lip color I love using Axiology’s Lip Crayon in Bliss subtle color but so pretty.  It’s the perfect berry hue that offers just enough pigment.

Well, that sums up my everyday makeup look!  Also, be sure to check out my full everyday look tutorial I did on my Instagram stories under my highlights in my profile.  Have you found your everyday makeup look?

 

Did you like this? Then I think you’ll LOVE my Tips & Tricks to get Flawless Foundation Coverage. I share how I prep my skin, what brushes I use for which foundation.

 

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Summer Makeup Looks

Summer Makeup Looks

I’ve been playing around with some fun summer makeup looks the past couple of weeks!  From bold lips, to bright eyes- I love switching it up.  Warm weather calls for easy makeup, but still looking put together.  I created two different looks for you guys.  They use products that I’ve been using daily.  So many of you ask for makeup looks, so I thought I would share some faves.   I love how summer brings out all the colors too- I say bring it!

  1. First Look is all about bold, yet soft eyes:

  1. Second look is all about nudish colors that pair with anything:

That sums up some summer looks I’ve been loving!  See any products you love?

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