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Watch: How To Master The Modern Pony

Whether it’s sleek and straight or full of volume…everyone knows I love a good pony. Over the years, I’ve learned some tips on how to make a ponytail good for any occasion.

Click the video below to get all the steps for this chic and modern pony: 

The Products: 

1. Dove Style + Care Flexible Hold Hairspray 

2. Dry Bar Triple Sec 3-In-1 Spray

3. A Paddle Brush 

4. A Teasing Comb

5. IGK Broken Dreams Texturizing Paste 

6. Blow Dry Clips 

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Watch: 3 Tips To Treat + Conceal Dark Circles

Ugh, dark circles are the WORST! As a momma of three, they are pretty inevitable for me. The key is to treat AND conceal…not one or the other!

Click on my YouTube tutorial below to watch how I fake a night’s sleep when I really, really need it: 

The Products:

1. Jade Roller 

2. Klorane Smoothing Eye Patches 

3. Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Concealer 

4. MAC Cosmetics Brush

5. Nars Cosmetics Radiant Creamy Concealer 

6. Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

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Watch: My Easy Glossy Eye Tutorial

I’m OBSESSED with this glossy eye look! It’s not only pretty, it’s also super easy! All you need is a few products to achieve it. Click the video below to get the full tutorial today on my YouTube channel: 

 

photo credit: Vanessa Tierney Photography

The Products:

Make Beauty Face Gloss 

Rodin Olio Lusso Lip Balm 

Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Long-Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in New Moon 

Bobbi Brown Crystal Lip Gloss 

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Watch: A Peachy Makeup Tutorial For Spring

photo credit: Vanessa Tierney Photography

I’m OBSESSED with a peach look this spring. It’s definitely becoming my go-to look. Check out my YouTube tutorial and product recommendations below!

Moisturizer: Tarte Cosmetics Brighter Days Highlighting Moisturizer 

Foundation: Tarte Cosmetics Rainforest Of The Sea Water Foundation 

Blush: Too Faced Peach Glow Highlighter 

Highlighter: Milk Makeup Highlighter 

Eyeshadow: Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette 

Eyeliner: Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner in Fireball 

Mascara: L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Sculpt Mascara 

Lipstick: Beauty Counter Sheer Lipstick in Coral

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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

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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!

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