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My Oscar Night Glam

So, this momma is officially back in action! I won’t lie–I was a little nervous. The Vanity Fair party for the Oscars was my first red carpet since giving birth and it happens to be a major one. It can be a little intimidating especially for someone who has been cooped up in a house breastfeeding for weeks.

Since I’m still not exactly where I want to be post-baby weight, I wanted to wear something that would slim me in all the right places. My stylist, Jeff Kim, chose this GORGEOUS black Tony Ward Couture gown for the event. Also, I could practically live in these Forevermark earrings and rings. They were so perfect!

What you don’t see under that dress is the heavy-duty corset and Spanx helping this momma out. I mean, you gotta do what you gotta do! Also–how handsome does Scott look in his Tom Ford suit?! I mean…come on!

Now, let’s talk glam. My makeup artist, Nikki La Rose and hair stylist, Kristin Heitkotter worked some serious magic on me. The result was Hollywood waves with a pretty peach glow. I loved it! Annie Lam from Nails By Design on Sunset Blvd painted my nails a classic taupe.

It truly takes a village, people! What you see on the red carpet takes some major preparation. If you want to try this same look at home, here are the products Nikki and Kristin used to create it:

My Oscars Glam Look:

Primer:

Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Prism Cream 

Foundation:

Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation in Macadamia & Butterscotch 

Powder:

Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Face Powder 

Bronzer:

Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronzing Cream 

Blush:

Mac Cosmetics Trip The Lights Fantastic Powder in Luna Luster 

Highlighter:

Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop

Eyeshadow:

Charlotte Tilbury ‘The Dolce Vita’ Eyeshadow Palette (#2 in Enhance)

Elsie ‘The Minimalist’ Eyeshadow Palette 

Eyeliner:

Laura Mercier Longwear Creme Liner in Noir 

Mascara:

Mac Cosmetics In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash 

Lipliner:

Mac Cosmetics Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Nice N’ Spicy 

Lipgloss:

Lip Couture Waterproof Lipstick in Vixen

Tools:

T3 Micro Blowdryer 

GHD Platinum Curling Iron 

Hairspray:

R+Co Vicious Strong Hold Hairspray 

Orlando Pita Play Full Extent Firm Hold Hairspray 

Dry Shampoo:

Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam 

 Stay tuned! I’ll be recreating this look soon on my YouTube channel! Click here to subscribe so you don’t miss out! 

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Watch: 3 Tips To Get The Perfect Winged Liner

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photo credit: Erica Hampton Photography

Winged liner is a classic makeup look that will likely always be on trend. The only problem is that it’s a little bit hard to master. Trust me, it was hard for me at first! But, I learned some tips and tricks along the way.

Check out some of the techniques I use to master the perfect winged liner: 

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The Best Beauty Products For Tired Mommas

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photo credit: Erica Hampton Photography

I don’t even need to explain how exhausting caring for a newborn is. If you’re a mom, you already know. Some mornings I feel as if I could pass as an extra on The Walking Dead. Luckily, there are ways to look a bit better than you feel. The key to looking like you’ve had a great sleep (even though you’ve been up every 2 hours on the dot) is to attempt to TREAT the problem areas and then CONCEAL the sh*t out of them.

I know what you’re thinking. How will I ever find time between feedings, diapers, and all that comes in between? Trust me, I understand. It’s hard for me to get motivated, too. But giving yourself even 5 minutes to fix yourself up a bit can help boost your energy and your self-esteem. That’s sometimes all it takes to keep you powering through your day.

Keep a few or all of these products in your beauty arsenal for those mornings you need a major pick-me-up. Trust me, the word brightening will become your new best friend. 

Step 1: Attempt To Treat The Problem

Brightening Sheet Masks:

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I love a good sheet mask. Not only do they give you an instant glow but they are relaxing and cooling upon application. The only downside? You may scare your husband and kids. Once you put that sheet mask on, the resemblance to Jason from Friday the 13th is pretty hilarious.

If a full face sheet mask seems a little too intense for you, there are TONS of options that are just for under eye. The Klorane patches have always been a favorite.

Dr. Jart Brightening Infusion Hydrogel Mask // TONYMOLY Earth Beauty Kelp Sheet Mask // Leaders Brightening Recovery Mask // Klorane Soothing And Relaxing Eye Patches // Karuna Brightening+ Face Sheet Mask 

Brightening Moisturizers:

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A good brightening moisturizer is a godsend. When I’ve had absolutely no sleep, my skin can look pretty dull. Dull skin is never a good look…and trying to layer makeup on top of that? It can look even worse. Pick a moisturizer with a brightening color corrector or luminizer, preferably with some type of antioxidant in it. When it comes to getting the glow, Vitamin C is always a good ingredient choice! Any gel or water-based serum will also help lock in that needed moisture.

Tarte Brighter Days Highlighting Moisturizer // Stila One-Step Correct // Fresh FreshFace Instant Glow Luminizer // Glossier Super Glow  // One Love Morning Glory Caffeinated Firming Serum

Step 2: Mask + Conceal

Brightening Primer:

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If you’ve already applied your brightening moisturizer, you can feel free to skip this step. But once you see how they both look together, you won’t want to. A primer will help keep the makeup in place so you don’t have to keep applying. Let’s be honest–new moms don’t have time for that. And if it’s a brightening primer, it will punch up the glow even more.

Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Prism Cream // Becca Cosmetics Highlighting Skin Perfector // Stila Aqua Glow Perfecting Primer // Benefit Cosmetics “That Gal” Brightening Face Primer

Brightening Concealer:

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THANK YOU, CONCEALER! You are truly a friend when I need you the most. I recently had such dark circles that I scared myself when I looked in the mirror. I’m serious. But, here’s the catch–you may feel like you need that heavy-duty option but you don’t. It can actually make it worse. That heavy concealer is perfect for any pimples or discoloration but if your main concern is the under-eye, stick to something creamy and light. The heavy-duty will end up just

But, here’s the catch–you may feel like you need that heavy-duty option but you don’t. It can actually make it worse. That heavy concealer is perfect for any pimples or discoloration but if your main concern is the under-eye, it will just cake up and flake off.

For dark circles, stick to something creamy, light, and one shade lighter than your skin tone. When in doubt, look for our keyword: brightening. We want an easy glide-on application and not a product that’s going to bring out any fine lines or discoloration.

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer // Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer // Glossier Stretch Concealer // Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Concealer + Treatment // Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer // Milk Makeup Blur Stick 

Foundation:

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I’ll be honest–I’ve never been a huge foundation girl. Sometimes it can feel way too heavy and if my skin is feeling gross, it will just sit on my pores and look horrible. Just like the concealer, you need to think light and bright. Brands like Nars, Tarte, and Bare Minerals have options that hide any imperfections while still showing your skin. Apply with your fingers or a beauty blender for the best coverage.

Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint // Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea Water Foundation // Bare Minerals Bare Skin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation // Benefit Hello Wow Oxygen Foundation // La Prairie Skin Caviar Foundation 

Highlighter:

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Before you start going crazy with the highlighter, there’s one rule to mention. Don’t overdo it. We aren’t trying to go for a post-partum disco ball look. With a brush or your fingers, focus on the high points of the face…with a gentle hand. It’s easy to go a little overboard especially when you really need it. In other words, a little goes a long way.

Sweep a little under the eyebrow, a dab at the top of the cheekbone, run a line down the bridge of your nose and you are set. I prefer highlighters with a bronze hue to them because I think it gives a more natural look. The gold highlighters are better for a night out or when you’re being photographed..and I’m doing neither at the moment.

Stila Heaven’s Hue Highlighter // Milk Makeup Highlighter // Glossier Haloscope // RMS Beauty Living Luminizer // Honest Beauty Magic Balm 

Bright Lip/Cheek Duo:

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Was anyone else’s momma all about the blush and lip? Maybe it was just a Southern thing but she lived by the fact that a little rouge went a long way. I used to roll my eyes but now I get it. When you feel as tired as a zombie, a little pop of color on the cheeks and lips can take your look from dead to alive. To make your routine faster, pick a cream duo product that works as both a cheek and lip. A bright pink or raspberry tint works like magic.

La Prairie Cellular Radiance Cream Blush // Wander Beauty On-The-Go Blush And Illuminator // Tom Ford Cream Cheek Color in Pink Sand // Lilah B. Divine Duo Lip & Cheek

Plumping Mascara + Eye Brightening Liner:

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When you’re exhausted, eyes are the biggest dead giveaway. That’s where a great mascara and eyeliner come in. For mornings like this, I prefer a mascara with a fatter brush. I’m usually not as concerned about length as I am about the thickness of my lashes. A thicker brush also makes application easier and faster, in my opinion.

Eyeliner can be tricky. Many women will reach for a dark shade but that can actually make your eyes look smaller and unfortunately, more tired. Instead, pick a nude shade with even a slight pink tint to it. You’ll be surprised how much a nude liner will open up the eyes and neutralize the redness. Apply to the lower inner rim and inner corner of the eyes. The same liner can also be used under the brows for more definition. And when the liner isn’t enough? Eye drops. Lots of eye drops.

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara // Eyeko Fat Brush Mascara // Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes 5 Star Mascara // Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara 

Tarte Fake Awake Eyeliner // Charlotte Tilbury Rock N Kohl Eyeliner in Eye Cheat // 100% Pure Bright Eyes Creamy Eyeliner // Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Inner Rim Liner

Dry Shampoo:

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I’m embarrassed to say how many days I’ve gone without washing my hair…especially as a mom to a newborn. But, that’s what dry shampoo is for! I always spray it at night so my hair has a nice messy texture in the morning after it sits for awhile.

IGK Jet Lag Invisible Dry Shampoo // Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam // Dry Bar Detox Dry Shampoo // R + Co Death Valley Dry Shampoo 

A Pick-Me-Up Fragrance:

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I truly believe in the power of aromatherapy. When you’re tired, there are certain scents that can help you feel more productive, focused, and energetic. For example, citrus scents like orange and lemon and herbs like rosemary or juniper are an instant perk-up. Spray as a perfume or just sniff when needed.

Fictions Los Angeles Eau De Parfum // Pharmacia Fleur D’Oranger // Vitruvi Focus Face & Body Mist // Vitruvi Wake Aromatherapy Oil 

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Like I said, you don’t have to use every step. It’s all about picking and choosing what works for you and your routine as a new mom. Even if it just makes you feel a little bit better, that’s what matters!

What’s your beauty routine when you’ve gotten no sleep? I’m always looking for new product recommendations and tips! Comment below! 

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5 Ways To Switch Up Your Skincare Routine For Winter

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I love the wintertime but I hate what it can do to my skin. I struggle with eczema (as does my son, Brooks) so I have to be very diligent about staying moisturized. If I don’t, my skin will start to become dry, flaky, and majorly irritated. And, now that I’m pregnant? It’s even more of a reason to stay moisturized. I mean, come on. I’m already uncomfortable enough!

It all comes down to paying attention to how your skin reacts to your environment. We all change our wardrobe once the temperature drops–so why not apply the same method to your skincare? It seems like common sense but you’d be surprised how many people don’t. It’s so important!

Here are my 5 tips to get your skin through these cold, winter months: 

TIP #1: Pump Up The Moisturizer

During the summer, I tend to get pretty oily so I use a light moisturizer to keep my pores clean and clear. Since my goal in the winter is to keep a bright complexion, I stick with the same toner and cleansers. I just switch out my moisturizer for something a bit heavier. It’s all about picking and choosing with what works for you.

For a hydrating glow without all that pore-clogging greasiness, I love Garnier Skin Active’s Miracle Anti-Fatigue line. The texture is more of a gel than a cream, which I prefer. I apply the Miracle Anti-Fatigue Wake-Up Hydra-Gel in the morning as a dewy palette for makeup and the Miracle Anti-Fatigue Sleeping Cream at night–which is just a bit thicker. This line actually includes an ingredient called hyaluronic acid, which helps the skin replenish its moisture. When looking for skin care products, you definitely want something that’s going to work for you up to hours after application.

Tip #2: It’s Also About How You Apply Your Moisturizer 

Believe it or not–this makes a difference. If you need your moisturizer to work overtime, you must apply it as soon as you possibly can after cleansing or showering. In the winter, the air around us tends to be a bit drier, depending on where you live. So when you apply your product where there’s already moisture (like a steamy bathroom) your skin will absorb it more effectively.

TIP #3: Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate

In other words, make your dry brush your new best friend. When your skin is looking dry and dull, sometimes all it takes is a good exfoliation to slough off that dead skin. Before getting in the shower, brush in a circular motion all over your body. I like to start with my arms and move down. Not only is dry brushing good for your skin, it’s also beneficial for increasing circulation and your lymphatic system.

After you’re done, jump in the shower. Follow with a soothing body oil. I’m a huge fan of Nuxe and Tata Harper’s Revitalizing Body Oil. A natural oil like almond oil or grapeseed oil works great, too. I’m telling you–you’ll be hooked.

Tip #4: Find Your “Go-To” Sheet Mask

Take a cue from Korean beauty and stock up on sheet masks before winter hits. The cut-outs may freak out your kids and husband (you’ll look like Freddy Krueger!) but it’s worth it. The result is a bright complexion, moisture that stays locked in, and a happier momma. I love the masks from Tatcha! I tend to use mine at night

Tip #5: Avoid Overusing Hot Water

I’m not saying skip showers all together. Actually, please shower. Just lessen the time you spend rinsing off. I know a hot shower feels amazing in the winter but it depletes your skin of essential moisture. So, keep that in mind.

The hot water can dry your hair out, too so I tend to go a few days without a hair wash (even in the summer!) Dry shampoo is always a lifesaver! I also try to skip a day using my gel cleanser, too.

On those “off-days”, I’ll use micellar water (like this one from Garnier SkinActive) to remove my makeup and any impurities on my skin. It’s gentle, effective, and there’s no need to rinse. Pour a bit on a cotton pad, press gently on your face, and voila! You are cleansed.

Sometimes the key to glowing winter skin is doing less…and that’s fine by me!

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Monika Blunder’s Glitter Eye & Red Lip For NYE

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photo credit: Erica Hampton Photography

If you’re looking for a classic yet festive look for this New Years Eve, check out this step-by-step tutorial from my makeup artist, Monika Blunder:

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The Products:

Foundation: La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation in Amber Beige 
Brows: Anastasia Brow Definer in Soft Brown
Eyeshadow: MAC Pigment in Gold
Eyeshadow: MAC Pigment in Tan
Eye Cream: Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream
Mascara: Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes
Concealer: Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard
Powder: Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder
Lipstick: Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Red Carpet Red
Lip Pencil: MAC Lip Pencil in Brick
Powder: Dior Diorskin Nude Air Tan Powder in Golden Honey

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new years eve makeup

In the new year, I’ll be posting TONS of beauty tutorials so make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel here

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Watch: Monika Blunder’s Sugarplum Look For NYE

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photo credit: Erica Hampton Photography

I love to change up my makeup look for a festive night, especially for New Year’s Eve! That’s why I brought in my friend and celebrity makeup artist, Monika Blunder, to teach me a new makeup tutorial to ring in the new year. The look focuses on the eyes with a shimmery lilac color and pink lips (aka The Sugarplum Eye!)

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The Products:

Primer: Victoria Beckham x Estee Lauder Morning Aura Illuminating Creme 

Foundation: Tom Ford Traceless Foundation (I wear 05 Natural)

Concealer: Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer 

Powder: Charlotte Tilbury Air Brush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro-Powder in 02

Bronzer: Hourglass Cosmetics Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Blush: Lorac Color Source Buildable Blush in Spectra

Highlighter: Nars Illuminating Multiple in St. Lucia 

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer 

Eyeshadow Stick (For Lid & Waterline): Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Lilac

Shadow (Inner & Outer Corner): Nars Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in Desdemona 

Shadow (Middle Lid): Nars Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in Cassiopeia

Shadow (Outer Corner & Lash Line): Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Shadow Singles in Rosette

Eyeshadow Brush: MAC 217 Blending Blush

Eyeshadow Brush: Tom Ford Blend Brush

Eyeliner: Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Junkshow

Mascara: Tom Ford Extreme Mascara

Mascara Brush: MAC Cosmetics 205 Mascara Fan Brush

Lip: Hourglass Cosmetics Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss in Canvas

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We also filmed a tutorial that was a bit more classic–but definitely still festive. Head on over to Monika’s YouTube channel here to watch! 

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Watch: How To Fake A Pregnancy Glow

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photo credit: Erica Hampton Photography

Everyone’s skin is different during pregnancy. Some women get that “pregnancy glow.” I’m not sure if I ever have. Does sweating profusely from not being able to fit into my favorite jeans counts as a glow? Probably not.

During my pregnancies, including this one, I’ve dealt with something called melasma. It’s basically dark pigmentation and spots that will not go away until you give birth. And it’s horrible.

Luckily, you can fake most things with makeup. If you’re having skin problems during pregnancy (or just want a dewy glow look & you aren’t pregnant) here’s how to get it in a few simple steps:

STEP 1: Start with a clean palette

Gently cleanse and moisturize your face and neck. I’ve been using the makeup brushes from Artis for both my moisturizer and foundation. I’ve noticed it really allows my skin to really soak up the product and benefit from it.

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Finish with a spritz of a hydrating essence or oil (like Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence) for an extra boost.

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STEP 2: Apply a hydrating primer

My makeup artist, Nikki La Rose, always brings out the Peter Roth 24K Gold Lift & Firm Prism Cream when we are really trying to up the glow. This product actually has optical diffusers (like real 24K gold!) which instantly scatter light, which helps diminish any skin imperfections. (Yes. It’s $42 dollars–but it lasts forever. All you need is one little dot to cover your entire face!)

To save time, mix in a bit of your primer with your foundation to apply all at once.

Erica Hampton (Rica Blue) photographed Molly Sims for her blog.

Step 3: Apply foundation

Use a damp beauty blender and apply foundation on the bridge of your nose, cupids bow, along the top of cheekbones, across the forehead, and chin. Buff in the product by gently pressing the sponge on your face.

When you are wanting to get a glow look like this one, NEVER use matte foundation. We want the skin to look like skin…so nothing full coverage! Laura Mercier’s Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation is always a favorite of mine. Eve Lom Sheer Radiance Oil-Free Foundation is great, too!

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Step 4: Apply Blush

Unless I’m going to an event or red carpet, I stick to cream blush. It just looks more natural and doesn’t sit on my skin like powder blush sometimes can. With your finger, start by applying the color on the apples of the cheeks. Continue to sweep across the nose and forehead for a youthful, even look. Buff in with a kabuki brush or your beauty blender.

As far as I’m concerned, there’s no cream blush quite like Stila. I use the color Sweet Pea–which actually looks great as a lip color, too! I’ll never complain about a double-duty product.

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Step 5: Highlight

This step helps it all come together! Apply a highlighting powder with a fan brush to cheeks, along the brow bone, and tear duct of eye.

It’s important to note that when purchasing a highlighter you must attention to your skin tone. A powder that may look amazing on your friend may not work for you–just like foundation or lip color. (This article from InStyle maps it out perfectly!)

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If you’re not able to go to the makeup counter, Laura Gellar Baked Illuminator and Becca Cosmetics Champagne Pop are both flattering on most skin types.

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Step 6: Set With a hydrating spray

No matter what skin type you have, setting your makeup is important. For this look, I always finish off how I started–with a spritz of a hydrating spray. Not only does it keep the makeup in place but it provides more of that dewy glow we all love.

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An Earth-Tone Inspired Makeup Look For Thanksgiving

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photo credit: Erica Hampton Photography

My makeup artist, Nikki La Rose and I love playing around with different makeup looks. Last week, Nikki stopped by to try out an earth-tone inspired look for these cozy fall months. I’m definitely looking forward to wearing it for our family Thanksgiving dinner.

The Products

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Eyes:

Eyes: Too Faced Natural Eye Palette // Make Up For Ever Aqua Matic Eyeshadow in Satiny Warm Brown // Charlotte Tilbury Color Chameleon in Bronzed Garnet 

Face:

Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer // Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Pale Pink // Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop

Lip:

Nars Matte Lipstick in Indescent Proposal 

Step 1: Start With A Clean, Fresh Palette

The key to a great makeup look is skincare. Before applying, cleanse your face and apply moisturizer. Follow with your favorite foundation, concealer, and powder (if needed.)

Step 2: Apply A Nude Shadow To Lids And Crease Of Eye

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We used the color Silk Teddy in the Too Faced Natural Eye Shadow Palette. But any nude or skintone shadow will work. For this step, make sure to apply with a big fluffy brush. Nikki loves using the 217 Blending Brush from MAC Cosmetics.

Step 3: Line Crease + Lid With A Bronze/Brown Shadow Stick And Blend

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I love a shadow stick. It’s easy to use and can be applied on the go. I always say the shadow sticks are for people who aren’t as experienced in the makeup department. My momma uses one and LOVES it! For this look, Nikki used a mixture of Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Matic Eyeshadow Stick in Satiny Warm Brown and Charlotte Tilbury Color Chameleon in Bronzed Garnet.

Step 4: With An Angled Brush, Sweep A Darker Shadow Under Lash Line And Blend

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This is the step that kicks the sexiness up a notch. Think “bedroom eyes” so bronze, browns, and other dark neutrals. If you have green or hazel eyes like me, you may even want to try to throw a deep plum into the mix. It really brings out the color! For this look, Nikki used Erotica and Chocolate Martini in the Too Faced Natural Eye Shadow Palette.

Step 5: Sweep A Matte Bronzer To Apples Of Cheeks, Forehead, and Jawline

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As far as makeup artist “must-haves” go, the Hoola bronzer from Benefit Cosmetics is definitely on the list. I’d even go as far to say it’s a cult classic. The reason is simply because even though it’s matte, it’s not too harsh.

Step 6: Apply A Cream Blush To Cheeks

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Do you ever wonder how red carpet makeup looks so flawless? It’s all about how you apply the blush. Instead of strictly sticking to the apples of the cheeks, buff the color in with a brush all along the cheek bones and bridge of nose. This gives you that “sun-kissed” look without making it too noticeable. Instead of the standard powder blush, I prefer the cream version. Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Pale Pink gives a nice and natural pop of color.

Step 7: With A Fan Brush, Sweep Highlighter Over The High Points Of Your Face

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This means across your cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose, in the corner of your eyelid, and just under the browbone. Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop goes on flawlessly and doesn’t look too harsh. Nothing is worse than looking like a disco ball!

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Step 8: Finish Off The Look With A Natural Lip

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Since this look calls for a bold eye, the lip should be a little more understated. I love a shimmer eye with a matte lip so we chose Nars Moon Matte Lipstick in Indescent Proposal. It’s a pretty nude rose that looks good with EVERYTHING! (For tips about applying matte lipstick, check out my tutorial here)

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Stay tuned for more holiday inspired makeup tutorials. I have an AMAZING New Years Eve look that I’m sooooo excited to show you! 

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A Monochromatic Makeup Look For Fall

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photo credit: Erica Hampton Photography

As you know, I’m not afraid of trying out new beauty trends. Have some looks completely failed? Yes. But it’s definitely fun to experiment!

These days, the beauty industry is buzzing about the monochromatic look (just like the fashion industry is!) It used to be considered “not on trend” to be matchy-matchy. But, times have changed. Now we can’t get enough.

Monochromatic beauty is basically the idea of keeping your eyes, lips, cheeks, and nails to the same shade range. It creates a sleek, put-together look with barely any effort.

This fall, I’ve been loving the sultry oxblood and burgundy hues. In the summer these colors can be a bit heavy so I wear them constantly when I can.

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Here are some great oxblood beauty picks for this simple yet statement-worthy trend:

FOR YOUR EYES:

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Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow in Raw Power // Nars Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Subra //Kevyn Aucoin The Eyeshadow Duo in Silvered Lilac/ Bloodroses No. 216 // Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in The Vintage Vamp // By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Misty Rock 05

FOR YOUR LIPS:

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photo credit: Erica Hampton Photography

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Vamp (pictured) //  MAC Cosmetics Lip Pencil in Nightmoth (pictured) // Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Liquorice // Nars Audacious Lipstick in Liv // Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Chianti // W3LL People Universalist Multi-Use Colorstick // Tom Ford Lip Color in Bruised Plum // Ilia Lipstick in Femme Fatale  // MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Hangup

FOR YOUR NAILS:

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Essie Nail Lacquer in Wicked // OPI Nail Lacquer in Midnight In Moscow // ZOYA Nail Polish in Toni // Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Single Ladies // Lauren B Beauty Nail Polish in The Chateau

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Watch: My Plum-Inspired Makeup Tutorial For Fall

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As you know, I’m always on the hunt for new products–especially when the seasons change. This fall, it’s all about the plum and oxblood. And I’m loving it.

Check out my fall-inspired beauty tutorial right now on my YouTube channel: 

SHOP THE LOOK:

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Stila Star Light, Star Bright Highlighting Palette // Tom Ford Creme Color For Eye in Platinum // Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist // Stila Convertible Color in Peony // Stila Stay All Day Matte Lipstick in Bon Bon// Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Color // Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner in Lionfish // Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Delinquent // L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara // Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water

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For my upcoming winter-inspired New Years Eve look, make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel here. You’ll love it!