Monday, June 27, 2011

My Favorite Blushes

A few months ago I posted a video all about my favorite lip products and got a few requests for a similar video about blush. Twist my arm ;) I tried to narrow it down to my all-time faves in a variety of color options and formulas....enjoy!


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Long Lasting, Bronzed Summer Makeup



Hey all! What better way to ring in summer than with a beachy, bronzed summer eye makeup tutorial? Hmm, well I tried to make it a bit more interesting by throwing in some long-lasting makeup tips. I've been loving the Tarte Lock & Roll 12 Hour Eyeshadow in Bronze! The color is perfect and the combination of cream and loose eyeshadow means that it lasts all day (it really does, I've put it to the test). This eyeshadow withstands the test of time so you can apply it and go have fun!...No touchups needed :)




Products Mentioned:
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden
Tarte Lock & Roll 12 Hour Eyeshadow in Bronze
Covergirl Intense Shadow Blast in Forever Pink
MAC Eyeshadows:
Swiss Chocolate
Twinks
Phloof!
Mylar
Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Chocolate Shimmer Ink
Maybelline Master Drama Eyeliner in Bold Brown
Maybelline One By One Waterproof Mascara
MAC Fawntastic Cream Color Base
Laura Mercier Dune Bronzing Powder
Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Hussy
Covergirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in Temptress
MAC Underage Lipglass



Sunless Tanning With A Brush!

Hey everyone! Since summer has officially begun, I thought I would do a blog post on an appropriate yet touchy subject: self tanning! Although a lot of people embrace the faux glow, it can still be difficult to achieve a streak-free, authentic looking sunless tan. For this reason I love applying Faux Tan by Bare Escentuals! Since it's a tinted self tanner, I can see exactly where I'm applying it which eliminates the threat of streaking altogether! I realize the thought of a tinted self tanner can be scary to some people - completely understandable. However, this is a product unlike any others that I've tried. In the video below I explain why I think this sunless tanning product is so innovative, and also demonstrate how I apply it with a body brush. I love this application method because I never have to touch the product! That means absolutely no orange palms :) In the video below I'll give you a mini demonstration of how I apply Faux Tan sunless tanner and do a quick run-through of my self tanning routine.





Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Exotic Eyeliner Tutorial


This is an eye look that I wore in my "How To Apply Blush" video a while back. It was highly requested to film a tutorial for this makeup look, and I thought it would be a good idea since it does involve some different application techniques. I find that applying my eyeliner this way is much simpler and full-proof than how I usually apply it, and I'll show you a cool trick for getting an "antiqued" effect with your eyeshadow. All the steps are outlined in the video below..enjoy!!

Products Mentioned:
UD Primer Potion in Eden
MAC Beige-ing Shadestick
MAC Eyeshadows:
Mystery
Dazzlelight (can also use Ricepaper)
Retrospeck
Texture
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
Stila Eye Kajal in Onyx
MAC Carbon Eyeshadow
Loreal Carbon Black Liquid Liner
Maybelline Volume Express One By One Mascara
Laura Mercier Dune Bronzing Powder
Smashbox Fusion Soft Lights in Baked Starburst
MAC Angel Lipstick
Nivea Kiss of Shine Gloss
























Easy "Braided" Hairstyle for Summer!

I absolutely love the look of bohemian-inspired braided hairstyles for summer! They're great to add some interest to your look and they keep the hair out of your face during those hot summer days. Unfortunately, I'm not exactly blessed in the hairstyling department. So whenever I'm trying to create a look like this, I'll cheat a bit and do my favorite "faux braid". It's the simplest braiding technique EVER (really..it is)! But I thought it might be fun to film this video since I've been wearing some variation of this style pretty much every day ;) In the video below I'll show you how to do it!

-Alli