August Favorites

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Here are five of my favorites for the month of August!

August Favorites

1. E.L.F. Small Tapered Brush: I love E.L.F. brushes because they're well made and they're only $3. This specific one is a favorite because it fits under your eyes perfectly, making it easy to set your under eyes with powder. 
2. Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner in 'Innocent': I've sung the praises of this product time and time again so it's no surprise it's a favorite on this list. The color 'Innocent' is a really pretty nude shade and it's one of those great 'Your Lips But Better' shades. 
3. Swank Boutique Skinny Frontal Exposure Bralette: This bralette is quickly becoming my favorite thing to wear, ever. These are so comfortable, inexpensive, and fashionable. I love wearing them under t-shirts for extra support, but a lot of comfort. I love wearing them under dresses and tank tops, because they give an extra bit of pizazz to an outfit. They're only $12 so it's no wonder I went out and bought four of them.
4. Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy Nail Polish: I have been loving this gel nail polish because it's long-lasting, beautiful, and affordable. It stays on your nails without fail and has such a great range of colors. I have 'Wild Card', 'Pocket Aces', and 'Up the Ante'.
5. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in 'Mysterious Red': I just want to declare to the world...I LOVE NARS. This Velvet Matte Lip Pencil is so easy to apply and stays on forever. It's such a great product and looks fantastic on the lips.

What are your favorites for the month?

xo Emily
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Keep Your Face Matte: 5 Steps

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Nice to Matte You


Becca: Ever Matte Poreless Priming Perfector - $36 (the best primer for oily skin - keeps you matte all day long)


L'Oreal: Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation - $13 (a great mattifying drug store foundation. It's easily buildable and leaves your skin looking both matte, and natural)


Rimmel: Stay Matte Pressed Powder - $4 (I will never buy a high-end pressed powder because this one is so good. Long-lasting, inexpensive, and the best product out there to mattify and set your foundation and concealer)


Too Faced: Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer - $30 (a natural looking bronzer - easy for contouring and bronzing)

Tarte: Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush - $28 (a perfect pink coral shade - looks natural and gives the cheeks the perfect flush)


NYX: Matte Makeup Setting Spray - $8 (a great setting spray to keep you matte for the entirety of your day! It's small, so it's easily transportable in your purse or bag!)

xo Emily

Everyday Eyes

Sunday, August 16, 2015

For the past few weeks, I've been doing a variation of the same eye makeup - utilizing my Lorac Pro Palette 2 - and I've been really loving it. To change things up, I've been trying to experiment with my lip color. For today's post, I'm showing you how I do my everyday eye makeup - specifically with my favorite Nude Lip pairing. 

1. Starting with the face - I used the NARS Creamy Concealer to cover up blemishes and dark circles - followed by the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder to bring down the shininess on my T-Zone. To finish off my base, I used my Anastasia Brow Wiz pencil to fill in and shape my eyebrows. 
2. For my everyday eyes I start with a shadow from the Lorac Pro Palette 2, 'Light Brown' and just buff it into the crease with a big fluffy brush. Build up that shadow until you're at the intensity you want. 
3. Next up, I brought 'Mocha' into the crease with the same fluffy brush to add more color and shimmer. 
4. For my lid, I used a Rimmel Scandal Eyes eyeshadow stick in the shade 'Bluffing' for a shimmering base. 
5. On top of the shadow stick, I used a flat brush to pat a mixture of 'Rose' and 'Beige'. Finally, to darken it up even more, I blended 'Cocoa' into the crease with the fluffy brush to darken it up fully. 
6. For my lashes, I used Benefit's 'They're Real' mascara to coat my lashes. 
7. For my lips, I used another Rimmel product, their Exaggerate Lip Liner Pencil in 'Innocent'. It leaves your lips matte and nude, which I think looks really lovely with the darkness of my eyes. 

xo Emily