Category: Makeup

BeautyLuLu*s How-To: Golden Orange Lipstick Tutorial

With summer being right around the corner, go for a lip that will complement your sun-kissed glow with our Golden Orange Lipstick Tutorial! Simply add a dab of gold glitter to a bright lip for a sparkling combo that will have you warm-weather ready in a snap!

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BeautyLuLu*s How-To: Perfect Graduation Makeup Tutorial

You’ve found the dress, picked up your cap and gown, now it’s time to finish off your graduation look with a fresh and photo-ready face! Staying matte and shine-free is crucial during warm, summer ceremonies, and our simple tutorial makes it easier than 1, 2, 3!  To achieve this perfect graduation makeup look, follow the steps below!

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BeautyLuLu*s How-To: Hollywood Glam Makeup Tutorial

We may be living in a modern age, but that’s no reason to abandon the classics! This Hollywood glam makeup tutorial is the perfect way to achieve a retro-chic look that Marilyn Monroe would be proud of! It’s the perfect blend of vampy, vintage and va-va-voom! Follow the steps below and you’ll be a femme fatale at your next holiday fête!

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1. Create an even skin tone by applying liquid foundation to cover any dark circles or blemishes.
2. Lightly powder your entire face to set the foundation. Depending upon your preference, you can use either translucent or mineral powder. We chose a mineral powder for a little more coverage.
3. Apply a neutral tone blush to accent your cheek bones.
4. Sweep a nude brown eye-shadow across the lid and concentrate in the crease.
5. Blend a slightly darker brown shadow using a smaller brush and focus from outer corner to center of the crease to define the lid.
6. Use an ivory or white eye-shadow from the inner corner to the center of the lash line to create a pop of brightness and add to the wide-eyed effect.
7. Chose a narrow angle brush and apply cream black liner to the lash line to further define the look. Direct the liner upwards as you near the outer corner.
8. Complete the eyes by adding a few coats of mascara to the upper and lower lashes.
9. Last but not least, apply a candy apple red lipstick.

There! Now you have a simple and fabulous Hollywood Glam makeup look for the holiday season.

BeautyFall Makeup Essentials

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What better way to start off the school year than with a makeup bag full of fall’s essentials? LuLu*s carries great beauty products that can easily fit in any grab and go makeup bag.

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1. The Balm’s “Balm Shelter” tinted moisturizer is great for touching up foundation in the afternoon or for light coverage on days you’re rushing out the door. Oh, and it has SPF in it, score!

2. Max clear lip gloss gives your smooch instant shine and moisture which is perfect when you’re going for the au natural, understated look.

3. If you want your lips to be the perfect pop of pink, look no further than The Balm Girls Ima Good Kisser. This lipstick is ultra conditioning and has a little shimmer to keep things interesting.

4. If you need some highlighting on the go, swipe some K’aoir Gold Dust Eye Shadow on your lids with a pinky or a q-tip for some shine and definition.

5. Every fall makeup bag needs some liquid liner. NYX The Curve Eye Liner is a compact liquid liner that will give you a sultry kitten eye in an instant!

6. Talk about a versatile product… NYX Studio Finishing Powder does so many things. Make your lipsticks matte with a dash of this powder on top of your favorite lipstick or lock in your tinted moisturizer with a sweep of this powder on your nose and chin to get rid of shine.

BeautyWhite Eyes: A Stunning Look for Summer

When the weather lightens up it’s time to brighten up your beauty routine, and this year we’re taking tips straight from the runway. White eyes are a popular pick for summer, but you could use this stunning style as a snowy look for winter and the holiday season, too. A swipe of light-colored eye shadow paired with a bright white or silver eye liner is the way to go here, and be sure to highlight the inner corners of the eye to get that truly mesmerizing gaze. For a complete how-to check out this eye brightening tutorial.

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(images courtesy of Vogue Espana)

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Left to right: Ka’oir Milky Way Light Beige Eye Shadow, NYX Nude Loose Pearl Eye Shadow, NYX Studio Finishing Powder, NYX Pots and Pans Silver Jumbo Eye Pencil.