Winter Makeup

Winter Makeup
When people think about winter makeup they can go one of two routes: minimal makeup with a bright red lip or heavy makeup for nighttime. In my case, I do enjoy keeping things very minimal and focusing a statement lip color. If you've been following me for a while. then you already know how much I love a good red lipstick. I actually don't care how bright, dark, warm-toned, or cool-toned a red lip is- I just want a good red lipstick. So when I first saw the Milk Makeup Lip Color in Dip Out, I knew I needed it in my collection. This shade is a wearable vampy red and I personally think it would compliment nearly every skin tone. I honestly love this shade that much that the whole look was made so it would complement the lip color. That's true love right there.

Purple and Orange Smokey Eye

Purple and Orange Smokey Eye
This year will be the year that I'll start being a little more daring with my makeup. I don't longer want to be intimidated by colorful eyeshadows, metallic finishes, and things that are considered a bit "out there." I want to play with bright shades, dark colors, and try different makeup techniques. One of those techniques that I wanted to try out is the halo eye. This isn't anything new or particularly groundbreaking, but it is much different to what I usually do with eyeshadow. The beauty about the halo eye is that you can use any eyeshadow combination that you want! I've tried a more subdued version with browns and a metallic gold eyeshadow and the look still came out beautiful. Hopefully this colorful look will inspire some of you to give the halo eye a try.

December 2016 Favorites

December Favorites
Guess who's back from a month-long hiatus? This girl. To be completely honest I didn't intend to take that long of a break. In fact, I didn't even intend to take a break at all but the holiday craziness just really got in the way of creating new video and blog posts. Long working hours, preparing for Christmas, my 27th birthday, Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve... I think you get the jist of it. The month of December was honestly such a blur, but despite of how busy I got I still managed to enjoy it a lot. Although there was a lot going on in my life, makeup-wise I kept things very simple. I just didn't have the time nor energy for a complicated makeup routine, hence why I focused on practical products and skincare.

Drugstore Holiday Makeup

Drugstore Holiday Makeup
Holiday Makeup Week continues with this very dramatic smokey that's perfect for any holiday party or New Year's Eve. If you follow me on Instagram, then this look will probably look pretty familiar to you. A few months ago I drove up to Los Angeles to take a class with L'Oréal and we learned how to recreate this smokey eye that Jennifer Lopez wore to a red carpet event. I know, I know... I'm the last person you would think to recreate J.Lo's makeup look, that's why I had to change a few things this time around. I decided to make this look much more grungy by smudging more eyeshadow in the lower lash line and by changing the lip color completely. The result is a hazy smokey eye with glitters that will look equal parts festive and edgy.

Dollar Store Holiday Makeup

Dollar Store Holiday Makeup
Can you believe that we only have 14 more days till Christmas? It's honestly time to buckle down and try to finish all your holiday shopping. I know, I still have a few people to buy gifts for (*cough* my dad and uncle *cough*). This week you'll be seeing three festive holiday looks for three different budgets, so there's bound to be something for everyone. I'm going to kick off Holiday Makeup Week with a very simple look using $1 makeup and brushes! Believe it or not, it is more than possible to achieve a full face of makeup with just products from your local dollar store. The makeup alone was under $20 which is a complete steal!