Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tropical Glow: Coral Cheeks & Lips!






I was so inspired by the Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Cabo Coral that I decided to dedicate an entire video to the subject of coral lips and cheeks...one of my favorite trends for spring and summer! Not only is this product the perfect color, a lush cantaloupe, the formula is great and it wears just as well on your lips. When worn as a lip color it drenches your lips with the most refreshing apricot color. Nothing about this shade is orangey or neon! It also compliments a wide variety of eye looks, as I've discovered by wearing it almost everyday. It's the perfect no-fuzz multipurpose product to take with you on vacation, or you can blend it out with a little bronzer to mimic a "back from the beach" glow.




I purchased my Pot Rouge from Sephora.com for $24.00 and some change (most of the beauty counters I visited did not carry Cabo Coral, only Calypso Coral which came out in the same collection). Here is the official description of the product from BobbiBrownCosmetics.com:


"color description: Pink Nectar

This cream-based formula is great on both lips and cheeks for a sheer, stained finish. Available in a wide array of color choices for a variety of skin tones. For All Skin Types. Creamy and easy to blend - pat on lips and cheeks for a pop of color. For best results on cheeks, use fingers or foundation brush to apply. Start on the apples of cheeks, blending up towards hairline, then downwards to blend and soften color. For drier skin, be sure to moisturize skin first."




In the video below I explain all of the steps I take to get a beautiful, tropical flush using my Pot Rouge.

All of the brushes I use are from Sigma Beauty and you can browse them here :)
http://tinyurl.com/4dtcsp9

(Also shown in the video is the NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in Happy Days)


Hope You Enjoy!
-Alli






Saturday, April 16, 2011

Kim Kardashian Inspired: Lavender & Grey Smokey Eye




































Products Used:
Covergirl Liquiline Blast in Silver Spark
Maybelline Expert Wear Quad in Lavender Smokes
Covergirl Liquiline Blast in Brown Blaze
MAC Haute and Naughty Mascara
Benefit High Beam
Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Color in Lotus Pink
Bare Escentuals Buxom Big & Healthy Lipstick in Marrakech
NARS Turkish Delight Lipgloss























Friday, April 15, 2011

My Hair Product Must Haves!

Hey everyone! I wanted to make a video compiling all of my favorite hair essentials! These are the products that help keep my hair looking healthy and manageable. Coming from me that really says a lot because my hair has definitely seen it's fair share of abuse! However these conditioning and styling essentials make my beauty routine easy and hassle-free! Hope you enjoy the video :)

-Alli


Products Mentioned:
Matrix Sleek Look Shampoo & Conditioner
Redken Body Full Volumizing Foam
Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum
Matrix Vavoom Gold Heat protective spray
Big Sexy Hair Spray and Play Hairspray
Remington Blow Dryer w/ Nozzle attachment
Aluminum Spray Bottle
Rat Tooth Comb



*Routine for Radiant, Dewy Skin*

Every year around this time I like to change up my foundation routine a little bit. I guess when the weather starts getting warmer it feels appropriate to lighten everything up! A great way to do that is to start with your foundation routine and in my opinion fresh, dewy skin is the best spring accessory! In the video below I show you some of the tricks I use while applying my liquid foundation to get a beautiful, luminous finish to my skin without looking greasy or shiny. If you already use a liquid foundation and setting powder in your regular beauty routine, then all you need is a damp sponge and your favorite highlighting product! So I hope you try out these simple steps to get "glowing"!... ;)

-Alli

PS: Sorry about the weird ending to this video! I'm not sure what happened with that??

Products Used:
Aveeno Ultra Calming Daily Moisturizer
MUFE HD Primer
MUFE HD and Mat Velvet + foundations
Essence of Beauty cosmetic wedges (available at the drugstore)
MUFE HD Powder using C309 brush from Coastal Scents
Neutrogena Health Skin Eye Brightening Perfector
Benefit Powderflage using fluffy blending brush from Coastal Scents
Benefit Highbeam liquid luminizer