BRONZE BEAUTY

I’m all about easy. These days I rarely have enough time to take a shower AND put makeup on, so a great, fast makeup product is gold. I love a bronze shadow and cream formulas are so easy to use.  They look great from morning to night, and compliment all skin types and eye colors. Major bonus for not having to use a brush to apply. I’ve rounded up a few of my faves.  Simply rub a bit of product on your lids, using a clean finger and blend.  Voila!

CreamShadowsFrom left to right:
Make Molten Shadow in ‘Bronze’
Jouer Créme Eyeshadow in ‘Suede’
Ilia Illuminator in ‘Sway’
Becca Eye Tint in ‘Bronze’
RMS Eye Polish in ‘Solar’

50 SHADES OF GREY

In honor of the film (and since I secretly want to see it even though Charlie Hunnam is no longer the lead…waaaaa), I’m talking shades of grey.  Matte grey can be tough to pull off in life.  On walls it can turn blue, purple, and brown, and in your wardrobe, it can look…drab.  But on the eyes, grey can be sexy and is a nice alternative to black and brown.  A swipe of grey in the outer corners of the eyes gives definition and wearing it on the bottom lash line is a nice day-time smokey look. Below are some picks that are sure winners.
50shadesofgreyFrom left to right:
Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow in Cement
Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Slate
Stila Smudge Pot in Grey
Rimmel London Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Liner Pencil in Stormy Grey
Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner in Storm

 

6 UNEXPECTED USES FOR VASELINE

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My amazingly talented cousin Claire, who’s behind all my videos, is the master-mind behind The Kitchy Kitchen.  It’s filled with wonderful recipes, lifestyle tips, beautiful photography, and now a collaboration with yours truly.  I’m so excited to be a part of her monthly beauty series and this month I share a makeup bag essential…Vaseline.  Read below or check out her blog post to see the 6 unexpected uses for Vaseline lip balm.

Even though makeup is my business, my personal arsenal is pretty streamlined.  The less I have to carry around, the better.  Vaseline lip balm is cheap and perfectly packaged, making it easy to toss in your bag or pocket.  I find it has a multitude of uses beyond moisturizing your lips, that really makes it a makeup must-have.

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Cuticles – keep your digits in tip-top shape by rubbing a dab of vaseline on your cuticles.

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Rough Elbows – Use your finger tips to rub a small amount into notorious dry areas like elbows and knuckles to keep them moisturized.

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Eyebrows – I have unruly brows and wiping just a little bit on my arches keeps those rogue ones in place.

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Fly Aways – Used sparingly, Vaseline helps keep those pesky fly away hairs from popping up all over the place.

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Highlighter – If you need a little pick-me-up in the afternoon or just want a dewier complexion, try dabbing a small amount on your cheekbones to give you some added sheen.

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Creme Shadow – Vaseline can take your favorite eyeshadow up a notch by turning it into a cream.  It will intensify the color and is perfect for a day to night look.