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2 Easy Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

It’s Matt’s favorite time of year…  Halloween!  We look forward to October each year because we get to really let our creativity show with our videos.  Last year, Matt was working on Timeless, so he didn’t get to be as involved as he likes.  This year, we’ve released two videos so far and they’re both easy to recreate and great for anyone looking for a last minute costume idea.  Chances are you have most of the makeup products used to get these looks.  As for the products you don’t have, they’re easily replaceable with something you can find as your local Sephora, Ulta or drugstore.

First up, we have a scarecrow.  This would be adorable for a family dressing up as the Wizard of Oz!

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There is no special makeup products involved in this look, which makes it PERFECT for any last-minute folks out there.  Just grab a straw hat, any flannel shirt and straw, if you have easy access to it, and you’re good to go!  This is such a cute look that’s office and kid appropriate.

Watch the full tutorial of this makeup look to see just how easy it really is here:

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Makeup Used:

MAC | Prep & Prime
Benefit | Brow Kit
Make Up For Ever | Flash Palette
Urban Decay | Naked Fire
Colourpop | Blow Me Away Palette
Marc Jacobs | Eye Pencil
Ardell | Wispies Mascara
Kat Von D | Lock-It Foundation
It Cosmetics | Bye Bye Under Eyes
Kat Von D | Translucent Powder
MAC | Blush
Salon Perfect | 614 Lashes
Lower Lashes | Similar
MAC | Lip Pencil
Covergirl | Gold Lipstick
It Cosmetics | Eye Liner

On Thursday, I released my latest Halloween makeup tutorial: Easy Skull Makeup.  If you’re looking for a creepy, but not too scary, costume, then this is for you.  Skull/Skeleton makeup can be very intimidating.  I’ve done skull makeup in the past that was very intricate with face paints that took FOREVER to do.  They came out so cool, but not everyone has the time or patience to do that.  I wanted to create a skull look that would be super easy for anyone to recreate and take the intimidation out of it for you…  So, I came up with this look.

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Makeup Used:

Marc Jacobs | Coconut Primer
Make Up For Ever | Ultra HD Foundation
Cover FX | Concealer
NARS | Creamy Concealer
MAC | Prep + Prime Powder
Benefit | ka-BROW
Make Up For Ever | Flash Palette
Smashbox | Full Exposure
Smashbox | Mascara
Too Faced | Bronzer
Make Up For Ever | Eye Pencil
It Cosmetics | Superhero Liner
Colourpop | Roller Girl Eyeshadow

As I said in the video, this wig was TERRIBLE.  If you’re looking for a great quality wig, be sure to check out Hairdo.  I recently received their “Out of the Blue” and “Lilac Frost” and both are beautiful wigs!

Leave a comment below with your Halloween costume this year!  Happy Halloween!

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Tutorial: Natural Everyday Makeup Look

I’ve been playing in makeup since I was four years old.  With all of the makeup in my collection, you would think that I have a different makeup look for every day of the week, and I probably do.  Here’s the thing: when you get comfortable with a certain look or product, you tend to stick to it…  Even when you have a ton of makeup like I do, lol.  Every woman I know has their go-to everyday makeup look.  Some want to look more glam and others want to look more natural.

When I think of everyday makeup, I think of looking like a better version of yourself.  Fresh, clear skin with soft, rosy cheeks.  My focus is on my lashes and lips.  Today’s video is about my everyday natural makeup look.  Essentially, it’s my “No makeup, makeup look.”  I’m taking you step by step through this routine and showing you each product I use on an everyday basis.

Just a head’s up…  Multiple products that I use in this video are ON SALE!  Check out the makeup list below to see which items you should snag for a weekend deal!

Everyday Makeup Used:

Urban Decay | Naked Skin  (ON SALE!)
bareMinerals | Bare Skin  (ON SALE!)
beautyblender  (ON SALE!)
Jouer | Moisturizing Tint
Kat Von D | Lock-It Concealer
Kat Von D | Powder
Ben Nye | Banana Powder
Benefit | Hoola Bronzer
tarte | Contour Palette
MAC | Paint Pot  (ON SALE!)
Makeup Geek | Peach Smoothie
Trim | Eyelash Curlers
tarte | Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara
Revlon | Ultimate All-in-One Mascara
Anastasia Beverly Hills | Dipbrow  (ON SALE!)
Becca Cosmetics | Champagne Pop
ABH | “Dainty” Lipgloss


Feel the Piece | Linzee Top

I want to hear from you!  Please comment below with your go-to everyday makeup product(s) you can’t leave home without applying!  PLEASE don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube Channel!

PS- If you want to see a tutorial for this super cute and easy half-up top knot hairstyle, click here to watch!

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13 Current Must Have Beauty Products

I’ve been on the move lately.  Actually, I don’t even know where my home is, we’ve moved that many times.  With all this moving business, I’ve realized that there are some things that I don’t ever leave home (wherever that is) without.  I wanted to share a few of my current must-have, holy grail beauty products.

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  1. beautyblender.  This magic pink sponge has the power to give you a perfectly flawless finish.  I use my beautyblender to apply my liquid, cream and powder face products.  In fact, I filmed a video about my beautyblender and why I love it so much (watch here).  We traveled to Charleston, SC last weekend, and when we arrived I realized that I forgot all of my makeup brushes except my beautyblender.  I somehow managed to do my makeup all three days with only my bb and q-tips, which got me thinking…  Should I film a travel video/challenge on how I do my makeup when I forget my brushes?  Leave a comment and let me know!
  2. Makeup Eraser.  One of my amazing Gorgeous Girls sent me a Makeup Eraser in the mail and it rocked. my. WORLD.  So much so, that I bought one for both my mom and my mother-in-law.  It’s magic, I tell ya.  It somehow manages to remove every bit of dirt and makeup from your face without having to scrub your skin.
  3. Kat Von D Lock-It Setting Powder.  Before I apply my beloved Hoola Bronzer or tarte Contour Palette, I first apply this setting powder.  It sets your foundation and helps to prevent oxidation throughout the day.
  4. SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense.  Even one year after coming off birth control, I’m still battling acne issues.  My esthetician recommended Blemish Defense and I’ve been using it to spot treat new break outs.  The results have been awesome so far, which meant I just had to share this product with y’all!
  5.  Clarisonic Mia.  I can’t live without my Clarisonic brush.  I use it on the days I wear makeup, after I remove my makeup, for a deep clean.  Just a reminder ladies, the Clarisonic deeps cleans but it does NOT exfoliate (Refinery 29 talks more about it here).  You still should include exfoliation in your skincare regimen.
  6. Sulwhasoo BB Cushion.  I’m a huge fan of BB creams.  I only wear foundation when I have major skin issues or I’m going to be on camera.  BB Creams provide SPF with light coverage while helping to even out your skin tone.
  7. Laneige Lip Mask.  I can’t go to bed at night unless my skin is clean and my face and lips are properly moisturized.  This lip mask keeps my lips feeling hydrated so I wake up to a smooth, fresh smile.
  8. Clarins Restorative Total Eye Concentrate.  If you watched my Beauty Room/Makeup Collection Tour, then you know I have a lot of makeup and beauty products.  It’s very rare for me to finish an entire bottle of something before moving on to something else.  This eye cream made that rare list.  I loved the way it left my eye area feeling hydrated after each use.
  9. Revlon Ultimate All-In-One Mascara.  This mascara is holy grail for me because it lengthens while plumping your lashes.  It helps hold curl but still separates, all while costing less than $10.
  10. Avene Thermal Spring Water.  I keep this mist on hand to set my makeup or spritz my face throughout the day for a makeup refresh.  It’s great for sensitive skin, especially if you’re suffering from irritation.  I also use it to spritz my face after a mask but before further product application to keep my skin hydrated.
  11. Paul Mitchell Curling Wand.  I’ve become so spoiled by this set.  It gets extremely hot, which allows me to curl my hair faster than ever.  It comes with three different barrels to create different styles.
  12. L’Occitane Amande Almond Milk Concentrate.  This moisturizer is luxury in a jar.  Every time I introduce it to someone, they’re blown away by how silky the formula is…  Then how amazing your skin feels after it’s applied.  Bonus: the scent is incredible.
  13. Dove Body Wash.  I hate when I shower, then feel dried out.  I’ve loved Dove products for years (the only bar soap I’ll buy!).  Their body wash helps to keep your skin feeling hydrated and soft even after a super hot shower, like I like to take.  I recently tried their Deep Moisture Shower Foam and absolutely loved it.  It’s a lightweight foam that I use in place of shaving cream, but it still leaves my favorite Dove scent behind.

What are some of your can’t live without beauty products?  C’mon, I know you have some!  Leave them for me in the comments below!

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