Category: Makeup

BeautyPerfect Makeup: 3 Easy Steps

Perfect Makeup: 3 Easy Steps

Looking for a go-to makeup look? We got you! We interviewed one of our favorite makeup artists, Ahna Ellis, to show us how she achieves the perfect summer look. Ahna creates makeup looks for all of our beautiful models daily, so we definitely trust her with all things beauty! Follow these three easy steps for a flawless face.

Prep: Ahna suggests starting with a clean face and prepping the skin with a moisturizing primer.

Once the skin is prepped, she advises starting with the eyes (before skin!) for more versatility and a cleaner look.

Perfect Makeup: Step 3

Step 1: Eyes

“To start off, I begin with a concealer base on the eyelid to help the shadow to last, and then I blend a neutral matte shadow into the eyelid using a fluffy blending brush,” says Ahna. “After I have my base shadow, I buff a darker matte shadow onto the crease to add definition to the eye. The shadows in this palette are perfect for building this look. If you’re wanting something a bit more fun, use a flat synthetic brush to pack a pop of sparkle in the center of the eye to catch the light. If I’m doing a sun-kissed bronze-y look, I love adding a pop of gold shadow to the lid!”

Perfect Makeup: Step 1

Step 2: Lashes

“For a fuller lash line, follow up your shadow by curling your lashes and using a volumizing mascara. A quick and simple trick to get lashes even fuller is to first coat lashes with a white priming mascara and let it dry for a few minutes before applying a volumizing formula in a dark color. This will lift, lengthen and plump the lashes to really open up those eyes!”

Perfect Makeup: Step 2

Step 3: Skin

“Once the skin is prepped and the eyes are done, I usually buff foundation in with a flat top Kabuki brush. My favorite foundation brushes at the moment are the Japonesque complexion brushes. For more oily skin use a matte foundation formula to control shine, and for normal to dry skin, a luminous dewy finish works best to keep skin looking youthful and radiant. I then go in with a beauty blender to push the products into the skin to give it a beautiful airbrushed effect.”

“Once the foundation is set I use a concealer on the high points of the face such as under the eyes, the bridge of the nose, and the center of the forehead to brighten and highlight the face. For a sun-kissed look, I finish it off with a bronzer on the areas that would naturally see the sun. I love the NYX Medium Matte Bronzer as an affordable option to achieve that warm glow.”

Perfect Makeup

And there you have it! Simple makeup that’s perfect and versatile for everyday wear and all this summer’s events. Check, please!

Let us know in the comments below how you used Ahna’s tips to create your go-to make up look and shop some of our favorite beauty products below!

xo

CelebritySteal Her Style: Khloe Kardashian

Khloe Kardashian

When Kylie Jenner turned eighteen this past month, we all saw her sisters come out in full-force glam. Khloe Kardashian was a definite favorite in a daring striped mesh dress that showed off her curves. In contrast with her chic palette (including a gold clutch and some sexy black pumps) Khloe chose bright blue eye makeup for a fun and bold highlight. If you’re loving this look, and are wanting emulate it for your own night on the town, we’ve got you covered!

BeautyTurn Your Desk into a Vanity!

With summer in full swing, why not turn your workspace into your glam space?! We’ve been eying some darling vanities and decided, rather than buy a whole new piece of furniture, we can use a piece we already have and transform it into the perfect primping station! Create a custom space for all your beauty wants and needs in no time with the inspo below!

The essentials:

1. Desk

2. Mirror

3. Storage

4. Seating

5. Lighting

6. Last, but not least: Decorations

Shop the links below to get as inspired as we are!

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Shop this vanity roundup: 1. Classic Hollywood Vanity Light 2. Gold Wall Mirror 3. Marble Base Mirror 4. Silk Peony 5. Mirrored Jewelry Box 6. Chemistry Vases 7. Candlestick Set 8. Beetle Box Storage 9. Silver Makeup Tray 10. Classic Desk 11. Faux Fur Stool

 

 

BeautyLulus + Sigma Summer Style Makeover Contest Winner!

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We’re excited to announce that the winner of the Lulus + Sigma Summer Style Makeover Contest is………………… @kalopsiaa__!!! Congratulations, Becca!! You’ve just won a $500 shopping spree to Lulus to overhaul your summer wardrobe AND a summer beauty prize pack from Sigma Beauty including everything you’ll need for a fresh-faced look!

 

 

Thanks to *everyone* who entered this amazing giveaway and be sure to stay tuned, for there are more killer contests on the calendar!

 

xo

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BeautyLulus + Sigma Beauty Extravaganza Copper Brush Kit Contest Winner!

Lulus + Sigma Beauty Extravaganza Copper Brush Kit Contest Winner

We’re excited to announce that Instagrammer @emlisz is the winner of the deluxe Extravaganza Copper Brush Kit from Sigma Beauty! A makeup maven like you is sure to put this amazing set to good use! Congratulations, gorgeous!

We want to thank each and every person that entered; we loved reading all of your entries! Be sure to check back soon for more amazing contests and other chances to #WIN! XOXO