Category: Makeup

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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White Eyes Collage

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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.

BeautyGet The Look: Shay Mitchell

Shay Mitchell of Pretty Little Liars fame earns major style points every time she struts the red carpet. Not only are her ensembles something to covet, but her makeup always looks flawless. We broke down the look highlighting her beautiful features.

Want to get this look? Check out these new beauty items from LuLu*s!

NYX Smokey Eye Shadow Kit
Daliia Herbal Kohl Eyeliner in Cleopatra Black

NYX Terra Cotta Powder Blush
NYX Black Label Heiress Blush Pink Lipstick

BeautySpring Eyeshadow Tutorial

Brighten up your beauty routine with some fresh new shadows that will give your eyes the perfect pop of color. We used three Ka’oir shadows in three easy steps for this spring-y eyeshadow tutorial.

Step by Step

1. Apply a Ka’oir shadow in Milky Way (neutral/white) to the inner corner of the eyes blending into your upper lid.

2. Pat Ka’oir shadow in Pink Slip (pink) into the outer corners of your lid and blend it inward.

3. Line upper and lower lash line with Ka’oir shadow in Party Time (aqua).

Finish with some black liner in the water line and a few coats of mascara for eyes that POP!

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BeautyDIY Eye Gloss – Two Methods!

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DIY Eye Gloss

Eye gloss (also known as liquid eye shadow) was all over the fall 2013 runways, yet some of the brands used like MAC are not even released yet! Before you go out and buy that expensive new eye gloss, try making it home with this easy tutorial. After researching methods that used everything from glycerin to petroleum jelly, we narrowed it down to the two easiest and least expensive methods that use materials you probably already have lying around. You can literally use any eye shadow or body glitter you have – especially a broken palette! – just crush it up and mix.

Materials Used: Milani Powder Eye Shadow in Gold Dust, Baby Oil Gel, Max Clear Lip Gloss.

 

Baby Oil Gel Method

Pros:

- You can use regular baby oil for a subtle, sheer look, or kick it up a notch with baby oil gel. The gel creates a slightly thicker application that is still thinner than the lip gloss method.

-  Baby oil is safe enough for a baby and easy on your skin. It’s also widely available.

-  Resists creasing.

-  Inexpensive.

Cons:

- Coverage is more subtle than the lip gloss method.

 

Lip Gloss Method:

Pros:

- Thicker, dramatic, editorial-worthy coverage.

-  Inexpensive.

Cons:

- Tends to be very sticky.

- Can be difficult to remove.

- Creasing.

 

Overall, we found baby oil gel to be the best mixing medium, but feel free to experiment and tell us your favorite in the comments below!