Category: Makeup

BeautyBlogger Picks: Makeup Must-haves

All of the girls at LuLu*s are obsessed with beauty! We are always asking around to get the scoop about what fave items are hiding out in each others makeup bags.  What liquid liner is best? What mascara gives you the fullest lashes? Ultimate lip gloss pick? You name it, we chat about it. I love to ask the bloggers that we work with to share some of their beauty faves they just can’t live without! Three of our blogger friends dish below.

Now that Lauren, Breanne and Emily have shared their favorites, do tell: what are your favorite items that you just can’t live without?

BeautyNYFW Fall 2013 Beauty Trends

NYFW isn’t over yet but I’ve already picked out some of my favorite beauty trends from the runways. Which trend are you currently coveting? Share it with us below in the comments!

Big Hair Don’t Care: Voluminous locks were all over the place from Kate Spade to DVF, and of course Marc Jacobs brought the trend to a new level with teased curls and a major pouf.

Statement Eyes: Eyeliner is usually a NYFW fave but eyes were taken to a new level with dark wings at Monique Lhuillier, Edie Sedgwick inspired eyes at Rag & Bone and a luscious lavender pop at Jason Wu.

Pink Punchy Pout: Shades of pink and magenta were spotted all over the runways and made all of us swoon for a hot pink lip.

Nailed It: Nude and neutral nails were a major hit for many designers but Prabal Gurung chose a skinny triangle in the midst of olive hued nails for his show and Kate Spade went edgy with almond shaped nails and an accent stud to boot!

(images courtesy of WWD.com, EOnline.com, Celebuzz.com, HarpersBazaar.com, StyleCaster.com)

BeautyNYFW Survival Kit

Whether you’re going to New York Fashion Week or not, every girl needs an arsenal of beauty goods in her giant bag/clutch/satchel/what-have-you. I’ve compiled a list of my faves that will definitely come in handy during fashion week and beyond. Here’s what made the list for the perfect NYFW Survival Kit:

1. Cute bag 2. Chic sunglasses 3. Lip balm 4. Stain remover 5. Bandaids 6. Nail File 7. Perfume 8. Makeup remover wipe 9. Nail polish remover pad 10. Mascara 11. Dry shampoo

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!


BeautyLooks We ♥: Matte Lip Color by the Lip Bar

When I find an amazing new beauty brand I have to share it with my LuLu*s lovelies, right? Well, buckle up, because my latest treasure is the wildly awesome lip color line by The Lip Bar, a hot young company that has a daring line-up ranging from sexy corals to bright blues, and even a mint green!
 
OK, so maybe cotton candy blue isn’t your norm, but how can you say no to a perfect matte pink or coral orange when it’s packed full of shea butter, avocado oil, coconut oil and vitamin E . . . plus it’s cruelty-free! With the party atmosphere here at LuLu*s we just had to try them all, and we have to say that Stardust is our studio’s new favorite.
 
The entire lip color line by The Lip Bar; something for everybody!