Category: Beauty tutorial

BeautyLulus How-To: Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Tutorial

Forget the box of chocolate this year and tell your beau you want the new Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow! You’ll be moonstruck with your makeup with this palette comprised of natural browns, delicate pinks and luscious plums. With 16 matte and shimmer shades pigmented by pure, antioxidant-rich cocoa powder, the possibilities are endless! Needless to say our studio was smitten by the kit and came up with this beautiful Valentine’s day look using the shades listed below! Crazy for the kit? Let us know how you would use it for a chance to win it and $50 to Lulus! We will be choosing three winners so be sure to tell us how you would get gorgeous!


This contest has ended and winners have been announced here. Thank you to everyone who participated!

BeautyRomantic Smokey Lavender Eye

Vamp up your Valentine’s day makeup with this lovely smokey lavender eye. Blend your favorite shades of purple from light to dark to create a dramatic look that’s perfect for drinks with the girls or a night out with your love. Try pairing it with one of our party dresses for a perfectly put-together look. And the best part? You’re working with the Pantone color of the year, so you know you’ll be on trend! Keep it fresh faced and get ready for romance with this sultry, smokey eye!


BeautyBeauty Tip Tuesday: Make Any Lipstick Matte

Our makeup artist Sarah is sharing her tips for making all of our models look flawless for their closeups! Today she’s showing us how to make any lipstick matte using our NYX Studio Finishing Powder and the fab summer lip color, Citrine by NYX Black Label. You can use any of your favorite lipsticks under the finishing powder.


Step 1: Apply your fav lipstick.
Step 2: Pour small amount of translucent powder in the lid of the container. Choose a fluffy brush that you don’t mind getting lipstick on. Sarah prefers a flat precision brush. Swirl and tap some of the excess powder off.
Step 3: Working from the middle of the lip and outward, lightly tap the powdered brush and see the shine disappear to matte!

BeautyOmbre Lip Makeup Tutorial

Create a ravishing ombre lip in no time at all with this easy makeup tutorial!

All you need are two lip colors that are approximately two shades apart, and a brush. This fabulous two-toned look will make all the difference in the world whether you’re off to work, or out for the night!

ombre lip makeup tutorial

1. Start with a good base coat of your darker shade.

2. Using a makeup brush*, apply a lighter shade to the interior of your lower lip leaving 1/8″ to 1/4″ of your darker shade along the bottom, and more along the sides. Apply a similar amount to your upper lip, following the natural cleft. (*This step can also be done straight from the tube.)

A. Napoleon Perdis Devine Goddess Lipstick in Gamelia B. Napoleon Perdis Devine Goddess Lipstick in Iris C. Napoleon Perdis Devine Goddess Lipstick in Xenia D. Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Pink Petal.


BeautyEye Brightening Tutorial

If your eyes ever need that extra perk, try this simple how-to. It’s perfect for any eye color, and lets you showcase the brighter side of your lipstick collection as well!

How to Brighten Eyes in 4 Easy Steps:

1. Start by applying Pixi Eye Bright Primer over entire lid, followed by a dab of neutral shimmer under the eye (we used the Pixi Eye Bright Kit No.2). Next we applied Milani Powder Eye Shadow in French Vanilla over the entire lid.

2. Line the upper lid with a white cream shadow or liner like Milani Shadow Eyez in Winter White, making sure you travel all the way to the inner corner of the eye. Start from the inner corner and line the under lid as well.

3. Just in the outer crease of the lid add a little depth with a neutral eye shadow like Urban Decay’s Toasted, and blend.

4. Highlight your brow with a white powdered eye shadow like Milani’s White Lie or Ka’oir Milky Way Light Beige Eye Shadow. Finish with a thin black cat-eye (upper lid only) and black mascara top and bottom!