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Family Dinner

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Here it is, as I promised! While visiting my dad’s sisters and their husbands for spring break, we went to a really nice dinner one night. This look was super easy to put together, especially after my aunts let me go through her extra makeup stash from their modeling days and working for Sephora (haul coming soon).

First comes first, I (semi-permanently) dyed my hair! It’s just a deeper shade of my natural color with the smallest hint of red. I’m obsessed with how it looks, and now makeup is even more fun. I’m currently on a flight home right now, so most of this is from a quick list I made and memory. If I remember anything, though, I’ll be sure to update!

Face: Tarte Highlighting Moisturizer, Tarte Clean Slate Flawless 12-hr Brightening Primer, Tarte Empowered Hybrid Gel Foundation (light sand), Glycerin (hear me out, I’ll explain later), Makeup For Ever Ultra HD Concealer (Y21), Ben Nye Natural Set Setting Powder

Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow (M636 Cappuccino), Benefit Hoola Bronzer, Ciaté London Dewy Stix – Luminous Highlighting Balm, Pacifica Beauty Blush (Wildrose)

***Now noticing that my foundation isn’t dewy enough for my dry skin even with a moisturizer, I took a tip from my aunt who worked for BareMinerals and Sephora. Adding a drop or two of Glycerin to your foundation will give you a glowy, dewy look, even if your foundation is more of a matte finish. Because it’s not water-soluble, it will stay on all day. Add as many drops as you need, but just in case make sure you swatch a few different times before doing your whole face. The new Ciaté Highlighting Balm is AMAZING. It gives you the most natural glow wherever you put it. Even without any other makeup on, this will leave you looking dewy and fresh. I could not recommend this more!

Eyes: Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer, Smashbox Eye Shadow Trio (Focal Point), Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner Liquid Eyeliner (13 Mat Black), Benefit They’re Real! Mascara

***Okay so I was on the Kat Von D Tattoo Ink Liner train for awhile but I have officially found a new holy grail. This Aqua Liner is so easy to put on, and if you do it subtly (like the picture) it looks great close up and far away! It doesn’t dry up like the Kat Von D Liner, and the application is even easier with the tiny brush!

Brows: Benefit Gimme Brow (4)

Lips: MAC Lipstick (Chatterbox)

I curled my hair with a regular curling iron (whatever works for you). I borrowed my shoes, pants, and tank top from my aunt so unfortunately, I am unsure of where those are from. However, the top is actually a swimsuit cover up from a store called Onda De Mar.

I hope enjoyed this look, and I’ll talk to you all very soon 🙂

xx – Em ♥

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Naturally Smokey

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WOW, it’s been a minute since a look 🙂 With this, I really took my time trying to enhance features rather than covering them. For my eyes, I wanted that “day to night” look. Something where if you add some a bit more eye shadow and a wing, it’s perfect for a night out. I also took a stab at false lashes! Hope you enjoy!

Face: Tarte Clean Slate Flawless 12-hr Brightening Primer, NYX Color Correcting Concealer, Too Faced Born This Way Foundation (Porcelain), Tarte Shape Tape Concealer (light sand), Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer (125 Fair), Laura Mercier Setting Powder

Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow Palette, Benefit Hoola Bronzer, Too Faced Love Flushed Blush (Justify My Love)

Eyes: Tarte Tarteist Pro Eyeshadow Palette, BareMinerals You’re Too Sweet 8 PC Set (dolce de leche), bareMinerals Lasting Line Long-Wearing Eyeliner (absolute black), Kat Von D Tattoo Ink Liner (trooper), Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, Ardell Natural Lashes

Brows: Benefit Gimme Brow (3), Elf Brow Palette

Lips: Kylie Lip Liner (Merry), Kylie Matte Liquid Lipstick (Merry)

That’s it! I know, I use a lot of the same products…But I’m definitely trying to add new products here and there. Let me know what you think!

xx – Em ♥

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Emma Watson (pt.2) ?

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Below are the details for how I recreated this look! Feel free to let me know what you think of any of these products and the look itself!

Face: Nivea Moisturizing Cream, Tarte Clean Slate Flawless 12-hr Brightening Primer, NYX Color Correcting Concealer, Tarte Empowered Hybrid Gel Foundation (light sand), Tarte Shape Tape Concealer (light sand), Laura Mercier Setting Powder

Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow Palette, Benefit Hoola Bronzer, Too Faced Love Flushed Blush (Justify My Love)

Eyes: Tarte Tarteist Pro Eyeshadow Palette, BareMinerals You’re Too Sweet 8 PC Set, bareMinerals Lasting Line Long-Wearing Eyeliner (absolute black), Kat Von D Tattoo Ink Liner (trooper), Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

For my eyes, I decided to use pinker shadows to brighten up eyes a bit. I tried to smoke it out as hers is, too, and I added a bit of liner. I used Mod in my crease and built it up a bit more on my outer v. I covered the inner half of my eye with Chic to have something that the shimmery shade will stick to. With my new BareMinerals palette, I packed Cupcake on top of Chic and then blended everything out as I saw fit.

Brows: Benefit Gimme Brow (3), Tarte Tartelette Tease Palette (heart-breaker), Elf Brow Palette

Lips: Too Faced Melted Matte (It’s Happening)

So that’s it! Thanks for tuning in 🙂

xx – Em ♥

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Emma Watson ?

A lot of people meet tell me I look similar to Emma Watson. I never saw it at all, but I tried anyways? Haha I feel like this sounds more like, i don’t know lol not how I want it to sound. So I’m sorry if it bothers you or offends you in some way. (? I’m awkward)

Anyways, I did this look based off of a look Emma Watson once wore for an interview. Critique as you please, but I was happy about it. My lip is a bit more pink because my lighting and really because I couldn’t find my lipstick that matched hers.

 

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Woohooo I tried! Obviously my lighting was soooo painfully different than hers but ya have to work with what ya have. This was super simple to do, I think the hair was the hardest part actually.

I’m going to post the details and a closer look in another post because then this will be wayyyy to long to tolerate. I hope you liked it, and feel free to comment or critique as you wish 🙂

xx – Em ♥

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#Tarte has my #heart

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If you know me personally, you’ll know that I seldom am really proud of my looks. Sure, I like how they turn out, but I am genuinely proud of this one. I used a TON of Tarte products with this look, and as the title says: Tarte really does have my heart.

Face: Belief Moisturizing Cream, Tarte Clean Slate Flawless 12-hr Brightening Primer, NYX Color Correcting Concealer, Tarte Empowered Hybrid Gel Foundation (light sand), Tarte Shape Tape Concealer (light sand), Laura Mercier Setting Powder

Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow Palette, Benefit Hoola Bronzer, IBY Beauty Highlighter (bubbly)

Eyes: Tarte Tarteist Pro Eyeshadow Palette, bareMinerals Lasting Line Long-Wearing Eyeliner (absolute black), Kat Von D Tattoo Ink Liner (trooper), Elf Cosmetics Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara, Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

For my eyes, I got to finally use the Tarte Tarteist Pro Palette. This is and probably will forever be my go-to eyeshadow palette. Tarte products are really impressing me lately, and I couldn’t be happier. I even have a Tarte purple and black choker (it was a gift lol). For this look,  I out Bold on my entire lid for a base. I popped Innocent into my crease for a transition powder. I blended Whimsy in the outer-v of my eye. On a small smudge brush, I blended Punk on top of that. After blending out the crease and outer corner, I put Innocent onto the 3/4 of my eyelid, then topped that with Ethereal. On my lower lashline, I smudged Whimsy to complete the look. Using my go-to liner, Kat Von D Tattoo Ink Liner, I created a small, thinner wing. Adding my two favorite mascaras to my top and bottom lashes, this became my favorite look I’ve done yet. 🙂

Brows: Benefit Gimme Brow (3), Tarte Tartelette Tease Palette (heart-breaker)

Lips: NYX Lingerie (Bedtime Flirt)

Let me know if you try this out and how it goes! Also, feel free to chat with me, comment, like, or share this with anyone you wish! 🙂 It’s absolutely beautiful here at school, and I hope it’s beautiful where you are, too. Thanks for reading!

xx – Em ♥

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Valentine’s Day ♥

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This look I created above was for my own Valentine’s Day date tonight with my sweet sweet man, Matthew. (Yes I made him take the picture of me in front of his door, he’s supportive like that)

Face: Mario Badescu Facial Spray, Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12-Hr Perfecting Primer, Double Duty Beauty Empowered Hybrid Gel Foundation, Tarte Shape Tape Concealer, Laura Mercier Setting Powder

Tarte Tarteist ProGlow Palette, Too Faced Deluxe Love Flush Blush (So Happy Together)

Eyes: Makeup Revolution Mermaids Forever 32 Piece Eyeshadow Palette, Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette, Laura Geller Eyeshadow Palette (Cherry Cordial), itCosmetics Naturally Pretty Palette in Romantics, bareMinerals Long Lasting Eyeliner, Kat Von D Tattoo Ink Liner, itCosmetics Superhero Mascara, Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

**With the eye look, I didn’t have a palette that gave me all of the different colors and pigments I wanted, soooo I just used some from 4 different palettes whoops. I pulled my top liner to the inner corner of my eye, which added so much to the look. It made my eyes bigger, it really accentuated my wing, and it kinda finished up the whole eye look. Adding a black liner to your waterline after will really put it all together, too.

Brows: Elf Studio Eyebrow Kit (Light), Benefit Gimme Brow Volumizing Gel Mini

Lips: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream (Addis Ababa), Tarte Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint (Hella)

For my outfit, I wanted something kinda casual but cute and pretty girl to match the look. Although this definitely didn’t seem casual, it was very comfortable.

Top: Madewell

Scarf: Etsy (thanks mum)

Bottom: Any pair of black tights (I can’t remember where mine were from lol sorry), GAP Black Pencil Skirt (with pockets!!! I think it’s discontinued, though; I got this skirt like 2 years ago

Shoes: Sam Edelman Louie Fringed Booties (GUYS these are so comfortable I could live in just these shoes for the rest of my life. I know I usually don’t link things, which I will start soon, but I just had to link these to show you.)

Hope you enjoyed this look! Feel free to comment, like, or share this post!

xx – Em ♥

p.s. Sorry for the HORRIBLE quality on these pics. My camera battery died and this is what I was left with 🙂

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Natural Everyday Look

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Hey guys!!

I made this easy, everyday look with just 10 products! It’s soft but also with just enough definition and glow. This one tip will bring out any eye color! Here’s how I did it!

Face: Mario Badescu Rose Water Spray, Too Faced Born This Way Foundation, Tarte Shape Tape Concealer, Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder, Tarte Tarteist ProGlow Palette, Hoola Bronzer

Eyes: Hoola Bronzer, Kat Von D Tattoo Ink Liner, iTcosmetics Superhero Mascara

**When creating the eye look, use a blending brush to work the bronzer into your outer crease to add definition to your eyes. This will enhance all eye colors, just one product! Put some bronzer on your blending brush, flatten the brush out with two fingers on either side and add a bit of product to your lower lash line. Add a thin layer of eyeliner along the top lash line. Add your favorite mascara and you’re done!

Lips: NYX Lingerie in Bedtime Flirt

I love this look, this is actually one of my favorite looks I’ve done so far. Rather than adding more makeup to cover imperfections, this look will enhance your natural beauty while adding a pop of shimmer. Let me know what you think!

xx – Em ♥

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Blue Daze ft. Gracie

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Face: Tarte Maracuja Oil, Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, NYX Color Corrector Concealer in Green, NYX Color Correcting Palette, Maybelline Dream Cushion Foundation, Tarte Shape Tape Concealer, NARS Creamy Concealer, Laura Mercier Setting Powder

Tarte Tarteist ProGlow Palette, Elf Contour Palette, Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Palette in Ultimate Glow

Eyes: iTcosmetics Natural Palette in Romantics, Laura Geller Pistachio Cake Eyeshadow Palette, bareMinerals Long Lasting Eyeliner, Kat Von D Tattoo Ink Liner, Maybelline Unstoppable Eyeliner in Sapphire, Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, iTcosmetics Superhero Mascara

Brows: L’Oreal Brow Stylist in Blonde

Lips: NYX Lip Liner in Natural, NYX Lingerie in Bedtime Flirt

Mario Badescu Setting Spray, Urban Decay All-Nighter Setting Spray

Special thank you to Gracie for being my model today. Her eyes are a beautiful blue that I wanted to really show off by doing a blue smokey eye with a winged liner and white glitter on the middle of her eyelids. The NYX Lingerie in Bedtime Flirt is the perfect “your lips but better” type of liquid lipstick.

If you have any comments or questions, leave them below or but go to the contact page and chat with me! 🙂

xx – Em ♥

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Rosy Shimmer

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Face: Mario Badescu Facial Spray, Nivea Soft Moisturizing Creme, Smashbox Photo Finish Primer

Maybelline Dream Cushion Foundation, Tarte Shape Tape Concealer, Laura Mercier Setting Powder.

Elf Contour Palette, Tarte Tarteist ProGlow Palette,  Pacifica Beauty Blush in Wildrose, Hoola Bronzer, Anastasia Beverley Hills Glow Kit in Ultimate Glow

Eyes: iTcosmetics Natural Palette in Romantics, Tarte Tartelette Tease Palette,  Elf Matte Eyeshadow Palette, KatVonD Tattoo Ink Eyeliner, bareMinerals Long-lasting Eyeliner, (I LITERALLY FORGOT MASCARA LOL OOPS)

Brows: NYX Micro Brow, Elf Brow Kit

Lips: Colour Pop Ultra Matte Lip in Midi, NYX Slim Lip Pencil in Rose

Glasses: H&M Clear Lens Classes

So I decided to do a more dramatic-but-still-natural look, kinda like something you’d wear on a first or second date, ya know? Also, I’m starting to love these clear lenses. They kinda add something to it, if that makes sense, IDK. Feel free to share and comment to chat with me 🙂  Shoutout to Gracie for the photog.

xx – Em ♥