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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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winged eyeliner

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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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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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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! 

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Watch: 5 Minute Makeovers With Glozell

I can confidently say Glozell is one of the funniest people I’ve ever met. Last time we shot videos together, I ended up with tape on my face. This time? I got a total GloZell makeover. Glitter included!

Click the video below to see our hilarious 5-minute makeovers:

BEFORE…

AND AFTER!

For more GloZell, subscribe to her on YouTube here. I’m showing her how to make homemade baby food on her channel so don’t miss out. Things get a little messy! 

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Watch: How To Contour With Joey Maalouf

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photo credit: Allen Daniel Photography 

I am so, so, so excited to have my makeup artist, Joey Maalouf on my YouTube channel today! He’s recently come out with his own line of contour kits called ISH (I’m Smoking Hot). Now, we’re not talking about the famous Kardashian contour technique here. We’re talking a natural and easy look you can do anytime, anywhere.

Watch Joey’s tutorial here: 

Now for a recap: 

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STEP 1: Dip an angled brush into the contour color. Dust off any excess. Take the highest point of the brush and go in a back and forth motion. Make sure to get in the hairline so there’s no gap between. But if you’re blonde, be careful so it’s not too drastic.

STEP 2: Take the same contour color and brush down from ear shading to the jawline. To make the contour look more natural to the eye, blend in on forehead and temples.

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photo credit: Allen Daniel Photography 

STEP 3: With another brush, dip into bronzer color and blend wherever the sun naturally hits your face. Or blend in over where the contour color is. For a more sunkissed look, blend into neck.

STEP 4: Now, time for blush. For easier and more natural look, place the brush right on the apple of your cheek and blend.

STEP 5: Take a similar sized brush (Ish has a great double ended blush + highlighter brush!) and dip into the highlighter. Make sure it’s not TOO shimmery so you can build on it. Blend on top of blush, under eyes, nose, and brow bone.

JOEY’S TIP: All of these colors can be used on your eyelids, too. It’s really an all-in-one! To make your look pop, rub some balm (like Magic Balm from Honest Beauty) on your fingers and place over color.

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photo credit: Ish Beauty

Shop The Products Here: 

Ish Contour Kit (Light/Medium) // Ish Contour Kit (Medium/Dark) // Ish Contour Brush // Ish Bronzer Brush // Ish Double-Sided Blush + Highlighter Brush //

 For more beauty tips and tricks (plus more!) subscribe to my YouTube channel here for weekly videos! 

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Watch: 3 Step Beach Waves For Short Hair

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Beach waves are definitely my go-to. I love that “done/undone” look! It looks effortless and with a little practice–it becomes effortless. All it takes is 3 easy steps!

I’m showing you my tutorial today on my YouTube channel. Click the video below to check it out! 

STEP 1: It’s all about the prep. When you blow-dry, make sure to use a round brush.  Before starting to curl, mist a wave spray on your hair or something with a little salt. I like using Olivine Atelier Love + Salt Beach Hair Mist. Ouai Haircare makes a great wave spray, too!

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Spray dry shampoo on the roots to give even more texture. My makeup artist, Joey Maalouf, recently introduced me to a brand called Octavio, which has a great dry shampoo. Once you let dry and set, brush your hair out a few times. I like using the old school Mason Pearson brush–but any brush will do.

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STEP 2: For the ultimate beach wave, part down the middle. If you prefer a side part, do that. It’s whatever you’re comfortable with. Now it’s time to curl! I love using a one-inch curling wand for this look. I use the one-inch ceramic wand from Enzo Milano. With the wand in your right hand, start in the front. Take a small piece of hair so it’s manageable and flatten it out with your fingers. Gently wrap hair around the back of the wand and leave the last inch of hair out. This gives it that beachy look!

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Repeat on each strand. Wand ALWAYS in the back! Hold for about 5-7 seconds.

STEP 3: Once your curls are complete, spray a little dry shampoo on the ends while the curls are still pieced. Then, brush through your hair with either your hands or brush. I like to spray some hairspray on the brush and loosen out the waves. For hairspray, Ouai and Orlando Pita Play have great light options.

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If you have flyaways, finish your look off with some balm. I like putting a dab of Kerastase Touche Perfection or Lenor Greyl Serum on my hands to run through my ends or where it’s needed.

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I love hearing from you guys. Please subscribe to my channel here and let me know if you have any beauty tips and tricks you’d like to send my way! 

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Watch: My Sunset Eye Makeup Tutorial

photo credit: Allen Daniel Photography

I’ve been doing this “sunset eye” for years. It’s kind of my go-to when I want to amp up my look for a night out or an event. One of my makeup artists’, Gianpaulo Ceciliato, has perfected this look. He really knows how to turn me into a bronze goddess!

Click below to watch the tutorial on my YouTube channel: 

photo credit: Allen Daniel Photography

STEP 1: Line the top lid of the eye with a bronze pencil (I used by Terry Ombre Blackstar in Bronze Moon) and also on the bottom.

STEP 2: Take a medium brown eyeshadow (I used Charlotte Tilbury’s Luxury Palette Eyeshadow in The Golden Goddess), and sweep it just under the bottom lash line and along the outer corner and crease–keeping the color diffused and the line very soft. Make a V-shape.

photo credit: Allen Daniel Photography

STEP 3: Then make a V-shape in the outer crease of the eye and a little along the bottom corner with a bronze shadow (something not too sparkly, but with a nice shimmer). Blend the bronze shadow in with the brown shadow.

STEP 4: With a softer brush, sweep a gold shimmer shadow (I used the gold in the Bobbi Brown Warm Eyeshadow Palette) in the inner crease of the eye and use a windshield wiper motion to blend it in with the bronze shadow in the outside corner. The goal is to have an ombre effect, lightest color toward the inside blending to the darkest along the outside of the eyes.

STEP 5: Place a little bit of gold eyeliner (I love by Terry Ombre Blackstar in Beyond Gold) to the inner lash, top and bottom, to brighten and add sparkle to the eyes.

photo credit: Allen Daniel Photography

STEP 6: Add subtle mascara to define lashes (Hourglass Cosmetics ‘Film Noir’ Full Spectrum Mascara is my favorite!)

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#SupermodelSecrets: How to Get the Glow

One of the sections of my new book, The Everyday Supermodel, is all about beauty, beauty, beauty! In it, I open up about the #SupermodelSecrets that I’ve learned over the years from makeup artists and industry insiders. I also share some of my favorite products – the ones I can’t live without and the ones you need to own. Basically, I’m helping you take the guesswork out of your shopping experiences.

I teamed up with Glam on a series of new videos and in the newest one, I’m teaching you my tips and tricks to achieving that perfect, effortless glow. I’ll take you through my makeup routine, step-by-step, and show you how to use each product. These are all directly from my own makeup bag, so you know that I love, love, love ’em, and use all the time!

I’d love to hear from you when you try these products! Leave a comment below or Tweet me a picture so I can see your glow!

Pre-order your copy of The Everyday Supermodel now before it hits stores on January 6th, 2015!

Beauty Blender // Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Moisturizer // Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow // Eve Lom Flawless Radiance Primer // Eve Lom Tinted Moisturizer in Wheat // Eve Lom Light Illusion Concealer in Beige // MAC Studio Finish Concealer// Edward Bess Platinum Concealer in Natural Tan // Nars Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner // Kevyn Aucoin Volumizing Mascara in Black // Stila Convertible Color // Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks in Milk Chocolate // Sue Devitt E-Z Eye Rollerball Eye Shadow in Bambari // BY TERRY Baume de Rose // Chanel Glossimers 185 Sexy and 186 Happy // Urban Decay Setting Spray